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Top 25 Strongest Heroes in Shonen Anime, Ranking!

Shonen Anime is made up of thousands of series with a multitude of powerful heroes. Who is the strongest hero among them?

Anime that fits the Shonen genre is one of the most consumed forms of media, and fighting is an aspect that is deeply rooted in it.

With hundreds of thousands of universes built and expanded across the various series, there are all kinds of characters with abilities.

While the protagonist or "hero" of any series is undoubtedly the number one priority, most are only limited to their particular universe or world.

With such a diverse cast of characters and powers, however, we can't help but compare their levels of power. There have often been debates contrasting the Narutoverse with the Dragon Ball universe, and many more.

While it may be impossible to properly rank the characters based on their strength as they are each from a different series, this list tries to definitely rate the 25 strongest heroes when they are strongest in Shonen Anime.

25. Lelouch vi Britannia

Anime - Code Geass

Power system - Geass

Signature ability - Geass

Lelouch vi Britannia is the main protagonist of Code Geass. He was the leader and founder of The Black Knights under the pseudonym Zero.

After being awarded Geass by CC, he received "The Power of Absolute Obedience," which enabled him to plant commands into a person's mind upon eye contact.

While Lelouch isn't exactly a hero, the motivation and purpose of his actions were good. Since his ability, taking into account superhuman powers and beings, does not really contain a final set of rules, he is last on this list.

24. All power

Anime - My hero academia

Power system - Quirks

Signature ability - Texas Smash

The next character on this list is Anime, or specifically My Hero Academia's very own Superman - All Might.

He is considered the strongest hero in the world and is the eighth owner of the One For All quirk, which he has now passed on to Midoriya.

The power of One For All enables the user to store and access energy, which in turn allows almost unlimited, superhuman strength, agility and speed.

A single blow from All Might can generate enough pressure to destroy rows of buildings.

He is strong enough to face All for One several times and successfully defeats him twice, despite his holdings of power. Because of this, it ranks 24th on this list.

23. Yami Sukehiro

Anime - black clover

Power supply system - What

Signature ability - Dark Cloaked Dimension Slash

Yami Sukehiro is the captain of the Magic Knights Black Bull team in the Clover Kingdom. He is an incredible swordsman with sophisticated magical skills and a mastery of ki.

Though they are very reckless and hot-headed, A skilled and powerful magical knight, Yami is able to identify his opponent's strategies at a glance, constantly trying to find counters for him.

He also possesses exceptional levels of strength, speed, durability, reflexes and strength.

Yami's unique arcane type dark magic, along with his ability to push his limits, make him one of the most powerful captains in both magic and brute force.

Currently he has proven this again by fighting on equal terms with the current Black Clover antagonist and almost defeating him.

22. Eren yeager

Anime - attack on Titan

Power system - Titan Powers

Signature ability - No

As the protagonist of one of the cruellest and most fascinating shows, Eren Yeager is a powerful figure who can transform into a 15-meter tall titan.

He is the current heir to the Attack Titan, War-Hammer Titan, Founding Titan, and Ymir powers, which give him incredible strength and regenerative abilities.

While demonstrating excellent combat skills and manipulation at the mastermind level, The main reason he ranks 22nd on this list is his ability to command legions of titans with the founding titan's power that enables him to ruin entire nations.

21.Kageyama Shigeo (Mob)

Anime - Mob Psycho

Power supply system - Psychic powers

Signature ability - No

Don't be fooled by the looks of our next-strength hero. Despite its basic looks, Kageyama Shigeo, aka Mob is an extremely powerful esper that can cause widespread destruction when its emotions are widespread.

Its powers are so immense that they are on par with literal natural disasters.

The scary part of its ability is that its nature makes it impossible to protect against it.

Mob's immeasurable telekinetic powers enable him to create impenetrable force fields, move giant structures, fly, and remove matter from existence.

These overwhelmed skills, coupled with his emotional state, make him much like a time bomb. Due to the uncertainty about his exact performance levels, he is number 21 on this list.

20. Isaac Netero

Anime - Hunter x Hunter

Power supply system - nen

Signature ability - 100-type Guanyin Bodhisattva

Netero was the chairman of the Hunter Association and one of the most powerful hunters in the Hunter x Hunter universe.

He spent years peaking both his body and his Nen skills. Though well past his prime, he was known as the fastest man on the series.

Netero's Nen ability enabled him to assemble the 100-type Guanyin bodhisattva that delivered over 1000 devastating blows in seconds.

Though losing to Meruem, he achieved his goal by killing the invincible king for the first time and scaring him.

19. Korosensei

Anime - Assassination classroom

Power supply system - Unknown

Signature ability - No

Korosensei was the by-product of a failed experiment.

Because of this unfortunate accident, he turned into a creature with a yellow squid, whose powers were far beyond what humans could tolerate.

He took the whole world hostage and threatened to destroy the moon unless a group of children stopped him before the end of an academic year.

Korosensei had unmatched speed and destructive power that enabled him to dodge bullets with unfathomable speed, fly over fighter planes, and even punch a hole in the moon.

With an ingenious intellect and superhuman abilities, he ranks 19th on this list.

18. Guts

Anime - Angry

Power system - Magic, martial arts

Signature ability - Unknown

A soldier since he was nine, Guts, the protagonist of Berserk, is next on our list.

Over the years, his fighting skills developed so much that he single-handedly defeated a force of 100 soldiers and even apostles.

The Black Swordsman manages to defeat terribly powerful demons with his dragon slayer sword, a prosthetic arm with a hidden cannon and pain-suppressing armorand most importantly, his incredible willpower. Although Guts does not use mystical powers, he is at the forefront of the Berserker universe.

17. Adult Gon

Anime - Hunter x Hunter

Power system - nen

Signature ability - Yes, thank you

Gon is the protagonist of the classic anime Hunter x Hunter. Using one of the most diverse and well-developed energy systems in the anime known as Nen, it displays many unique skills.

Gons nen ability is called Jajanken, a game with the classic game of "rock, paper and scissors".

After Kite's death and Neferpitou's inability to bring him back to life, Gon wipes out all of his future potential to seek revenge.

He invokes all the power he would ever have and grows to an age at which he can defeat the latter. His physical strength, Nen skills, aura performance and aura reserves increase dramatically to the point that he has a power that can rival Meruem himself.

This power, comparable to the Chimera Ant King, deserves to be ranked 17th.

16. Kenshiro

Anime - Fist of the North Star

Power system - Martial arts

Signature ability - Hokuto ham

Kenshiro is the protagonist of "Hokuto Renkitoza", who lives in a post-apocalyptic world and fights against those who abuse the weak and defenseless.

He is the 64th successor to the Hokuto Shinken style and has great strength.

While his ability to kill an opponent by hitting his pressure points doesn't sound as glamorous as other skills on this list, it is utterly deadly when combined with his ridiculously honed combat feel.

15. Monkey D. Luffy

Anime - One piece

Power system - Devil fruit, haki

Signature ability - Gomu Gomu not a gun

Monkey D. Luffy is the main protagonist of One Piece and a man who will one day be king of the pirates. It possesses one of the most unique and originally considered useless powers of rubber.

During the two year time jump after the Paramount War Luffy was taught Haki by Silvers Rayleigh, the former first officer of the Roger Pirates. and mastered all three types. During this time he developed a fourth gear in addition to his previous three.

Strong enough now to fight the top commanders of the Four Emperors, Luffy has already defeated Big Mom Pirates Sweet Commanders Charlotte Cracker and Charlotte Katakuri.

His strength is further cemented by his reputation as one of the worst generation pirates.

As the series progresses, Luffy becomes more and more powerful. Because of its current strength and future potential, it ranks 15th on this list.

14. Gray fullbuster

Anime - fairy tale

Power system - Magic

Signature ability - Making ice cream

Gray is one of the strongest characters in Fairy Tail. His Ice Devil Slayer Magic is extremely powerful and effective against demons.

Gray has mastered this magic so well that he can envelop an enemy in a spiked cocoon of ice and manipulate it.

In one case, Gray, who recently inherited the magic of his father Silver, Completely freezes several twisters from tempester that was in its ethereal form. In the end, he became powerful enough to compete with Natsu's END form.

13. Edward Elric

Anime - Fullmetal alchemist

Power supply system - alchemy

Signature ability -

The main protagonist of the Fullmetal Alchemist, Edward Elric, is a daring young man who has won one natural command of alchemy after failing to bring his mother back to life with forbidden alchemy.

During this process, he not only lost his right arm and left leg, but also his brother's physical body.

A master of alchemy, Edward can change the terrain of any battlefield, turning almost any substance into a weapon.

In the later half of the series, he becomes so powerful that his abilities allow him to take action against homunculi and even defeat a creature that is consuming a literal god. His immense power puts him at number 13 on this list.

12. White beard

Anime - One piece

Power supply system - Devil fruit, haki

Signature ability - Unknown

Next on this list is Edward Newgate, aka Whitebeard, a man of enough power to destroy the world.

Whitebeard was hailed as the strongest man in the world and was one of the Yonko, the four most formidable pirates to rule the second half of the Grand Line.

Even after considering his age and diminishing power, his name alone was enough to instill fear and awe to everyone.

In his heyday, Whitebeard was equal to Gol D. Roger, the pirate king, and the only one known to compete with him.

Whitebeard is a man who lived well beyond his prime and made his mark on the world. He ranks 12th on this list.

11. Julius Novachrono

Anime - black clover

Energy system - mana

Signature ability - Chrono Anastasis

Julius Novachrono is the 28th Wizard King of the Clover Kingdom and a user of time magic.

With this extremely rare magic, which is supplied with an equally, if not more rare, grimoire, he can control and manipulate time himself.

His immense magical reserves and his sense of mana skin, experience and skills make him one of the strongest characters in Black Clover.

Its appearances have often been compared to that of Itachi Uchiha, so both characters were so powerful that the creator either had to kill them or reduce their power in order for the main characters to shine. Julius' powers guarantee him 11th place on this list.

10. Ichigo Kurosaki

Anime - bleaching

Power system - Spiritual power

Signature ability - Getsuga Tensho

Ichigo is the epitome of a character with unlimited sources of strength. His broad skills and abilities allow him to defeat even the most overwhelmed antagonists.

He excels at swordsmanship and, when combined with his intellect and strength, is almost invincible.

Using the powers Quincy, Shinigami, Fullbring and Hollow, he can defeat almighty god-like characters like Aizen. All of this makes Ichigo incredibly powerful and one of the strongest characters in Bleach.

9. Giovanna day

Anime - JoJo's Bizzare Adventures

Power System - Stand

Signature Ability - Gold Experience Requiem

As the fifth JoJo in the series, Giorno's booth is easily the most broken skill in the entire franchise.

This ability, called the Gold Experience Requiem, enables him to undo people's efforts. It basically means that no matter how strong his opponents are, their attacks won't even reach him or affect him.

Regardless of his own strength, that ability alone makes him, frankly, way too overwhelmed. Because of this, it ranks 9th on this list.

8. Essential Natsu Dragneel

Anime - fairy tale

Power system - Magic

Signature ability - Dragon's roar

Natsu is the male protagonist of Fairytail and the younger brother of the strongest magician, Zeref Dragneel. He had died in the past but was revived by the latter as his most powerful ethereal - END

He was considered Zeref's greatest creation and the only one that could kill the black wizard. END's power was so great that it surpassed some of the gods on the series.

He easily defeated the powerful wizard, who was on the same level as god Serena, and even Acnologia feared him. In the end, Natsu managed to defeat the latter and became one of the strongest characters in the series.

7. Meliodas

Anime - Seven deadly sins

Power system - Magic

Signature ability - Full counter

Meliodas is the dragon's sin of wrath and captain of the seven deadly sins.

He was also the head of the Ten Commandments and the eldest son of the Demon King. Returned with just a fraction of his power He easily defeated members of the legendary Ten Commandments.

After successful inclusion of allCommandments, Meliodas assumed the position of the demon kingThereby he increases his powers to the same divine levels as his father and literally becomes immortal and invincible.

6. Sasuke Uchiha

Anime - Naruto

Power system - Chakra

Signature ability - Amaterasu, Amenotejikara, Chidori

Next on this list is the character who single-handedly wrote the story in Naruto - Sasuke Uchiha. He was the last surviving member of his clan and, like Naruto, a member of Team Seven.

After leaving Konoha to take revenge on his brother, he became extremely powerful. He woke them up Mangekyou Sharingan and later the eternal Mangekyou.

As if that wasn't enough, he even did it won the Six-Way Chakra during the Fourth Great Ninja War and unlocked the Rinnegan in his left eye.

Sasuke is the only shinobi who can take on Naruto and one of the strongest characters in the series. Due to his immense power, he ranks 5th.

5. Naruto Uzumaki

Anime - Naruto

Power system - Chakra

Signature ability - Rasengan, Kage Bunshin

A character who portrays the anime niche itself, Naruto, is the definition of a true success story.

Instead of going from rags to riches, he literally went from being the most hated person in his village to being the most popular character in the entire Naruto universe, and arguably ours too.

Kurama, the host of a nine-tailed beast, seemed like a curse at first, but that very power opened the gates for him to become one of the strongest characters of all time.

By the end of the anime, he had virtually complete control of the tail animal, along with his own sage mode and the six-path sage chakra. When you use all three, few characters can hope to beat him.

4. Vegetation

Anime - Dragon ball

Power system - Ki

Signature ability - Galick Gun

Vegeta is the prince of the fallen Saiyan race and one of the most notable characters in the Dragon Ball series. As someone who matches Goku himself in strength, his strength is no less than admirable.

After he achieved the Super Saiyan Blue Transformation, he was able to access divine energy and thereby became even more powerful.

He could even land an attack on Jiren and shock him himself. Combined with his development and division, Vegeta is currently one of the most powerful Saiyajins.

3. Saitama

  • Anime - One Punch Man
  • Power system - Unknown
  • Signature ability - Punch

Saitama is the protagonist of One Punch Man. He's someone who just wants to be a hero for fun and is also the strongest character on the show.

After three years of training, Saitama became inhumanly strong by breaking the limiter that he had on his body. Then he still has to find an opponent whom he can completely let go of.

He is strong enough to kill Boros, the strongest alien, with ease, and to defeat Garou (who defeated several S-rank heroes).

The main reason he's on this list is because Saitama is a parody character and there is simply no one supposed to be more powerful than him.

However, this also means we haven't seen his full power, which limits how high we can place him on this list. For this reason, it ranks 4th.

Note: In my opinion, Saitama and the Saiyajins are equally powerful - the reason for the small advantage Goku receives is in Ultra Instinct.

2. You are Goku

Anime - Dragon ball

Power system - Ki

Signature ability - Kamehameha

Next up on our list is a hero so well known that even people who have never seen an anime will know his name. It's not far-fetched to say that he is one of the characters who portray anime in general.

As the greatest martial artist of all time, Goku is unfathomably powerful.

With his newly acquired Ultra Instinct shape, his strength knows no bounds. After mastering this form, he even overpowers Jiren, who is said to have what rivals that of God.

Goku is capable of destroying an entire universe easily as collateral damage. He is legendary and gets more and more powerful over time.

1. Simon

Anime - Tengen toppa coo lagann

Power system - Spiral force

Signature ability - Giga drill break

Simon, also known as Simon the Digger, is the protagonist of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Simon is the strongest anime hero of all time. It stores and develops so much spiral energy that it can create a robot the size of an entire universe or even a galaxy.

At the beginning of the series, he's a simple person who later learns to incorporate Spiral Force into mech attacks.

He can also create a grill that can tear apart reality, let alone individual worlds. In the end, he becomes a god-like figure in command of everything as we know it.

If a character with such power doesn't deserve the top spot on this list, who does?

Top 25 Strongest Villains in Shonen Anime, Ranking!
Originally written by Epic Dope

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