Anime Underground The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time  

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Want to end the debate of who the strongest anime character to ever exist is? You only have to do one thing...vote on the poll below! For this list we want to hear your opinion on who the most powerful anime character of all time. These guys probably beat up the smartest anime characters all the time in high school--if they ever went to one. Both heroes and villains are included below, so you can vote for everyone from Madara Uchiha to Ichigo Kurosaki. The discussion of the strongest anime character is always shrouded in controversey, so consider the following: just because a character is physically more powerful doesn't mean they are stronger than another overall. Take Light Yagami vs Monkey D. Luffy, for example. Obviously Luffy could gum-gum pistol him into oblivion, but what if Light wrote his name down in the death note? That's an instant death with just the stroke of a pen. When you see names like Vegeta below, assume that they would be fighting at their very highest potential. 

list ordered by

1
20,064 10,524
Goku is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z

2
14,696 10,117
Naruto Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

3
20,942 7,590
Saitama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
adithya-krishnan added One Punch Man

4
15,457 7,591
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z

5
12,350 5,353
Bills is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Bills Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

6
13,473 4,751
Whis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Whis Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

7
10,550 5,438
Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

8
10,240 7,345
Gohan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z

9
11,091 5,868
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippūden

10
9,310 6,444
Monkey D. Luffy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece

11
9,716 5,326
Natsu Dragneel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Fairy Tail

12
9,203 4,158
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippūden

13
9,603 5,097
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

14
7,554 4,084
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
TejasKamble added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom

15
7,659 4,188
Broly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z

16
6,989 4,442
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Fairy Tail

17
5,977 3,147
Hashirama Senju is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippuden

18
6,442 3,325
Majin Buu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!, Dragon Ball

19
6,512 2,873
Minato Namikaze is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

20
5,678 3,307
Gildarts Clive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

21
5,362 3,728
Gotenks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Jimmyfinkelsteine added Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon, Dragon Ball

22
7,026 2,440
Vegito is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Vegito Dragon Ball Z

23
4,245 2,746
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
Bleach

24
4,891 2,932
Trunks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time
mark-van-der-laan added Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan

25
4,398 2,894
Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time