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13 Anime Characters Whose Weights Can't Possibly Be Real  

Anna Lindwasser
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List Rules Vote up the character weights that make absolutely no sense.

While anime characters are routinely drawn with totally illogical proportions, things get a little too strange when creators decide to announce the official heights and weights of their characters. Oftentimes, a character's stated size will have seemingly no correlation to their physical mass. In such cases, one has to wonder: what causes all these surprising anime character weights?

In some instances, a female character's stated weight won't take into account the fact that human breasts have density and aren't just fleshy balloons. Other times, non-human characters are given totally implausible weights that don't make sense in a real-world context. In many cases, creators seem to have forgotten that muscles add weight to a body. Regardless of the series' reasoning, these character weights are stilll pretty confusing. 

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Goku is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 13 Anime Characters Whose Weights Can't Possibly Be Real
Photo:  Toei Animation

Out of everyone in the Dragon Ball universe, pretty much nobody can match Goku's strength. Thanks to a brutal training regimen that involves mastering multiple martial arts in a dimension with increased gravity, his biceps have grown to the size of cantaloupes.

Despite how aggressively ripped Goku is, he weighs in at a mere 137 lbs. While his weight is roughly the same as real-life martial arts master Bruce Lee, Goku is substantially more muscular, and a few inches taller than Lee, so the comparison doesn't quite make sense. 

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Tsunade Senju is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 13 Anime Characters Whose Weights Can't Possibly Be Real
Photo:  Naruto/Studio Pierrot

Tsunade Senju weighs 107.8 lbs, a plausible weight for a medium-sized dog, or maybe Tsunade herself when she was 10. However, Tsunade is a woman in her 50s, which is reason enough to raise an eyebrow at her miniscule weight.

While it's theoretically possible for a middle-aged person to weigh around 100 lbs, Tsunade also has muscles that pack enough power to punch through walls, and breasts so big that they're likely straining her back. Whoever came up with her stated weight apparently forgot that she's supposed to be a human woman with physical mass. 

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Isumi Saginomiya Of 'Hayate The Combat Butler' Doesn't Look Like She's 40 Pounds Underweight
Isumi Saginomiya Of 'Hayat... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 13 Anime Characters Whose Weights Can't Possibly Be Real
Photo:  Hayate The Combat Butler/SynergySP

Isumi Saginomiya is a delicate, soft-spoken girl, whose personality is underscored by her small size. In 2015, the average recorded weight for a 14-year-old Japanese girl was 109.1 lbs, but Isumi weighs only 66 lbs. Given that she's a few inches shorter than average, it'd be reasonable for her to weigh a little less, but a 40 pound drop is ridiculous. 

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Gengar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 13 Anime Characters Whose Weights Can't Possibly Be Real
Photo:  Pokémon/OLM

Ghosts are incorporeal beings; while their presence might metaphorically weigh on your soul, they shouldn't have a physical weight. Nevertheless, the ghost Pokémon Gengar weighs in at a confusing 89 lbs (about the size of the average fifth grader). What's even stranger is that Gengar evolves from Haunter, who is slightly larger, but weighs only 3.2 ounces. Apparently, the evolution process involves a lot of gorging on Poké Beans.

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