The 21 Most Powerful Anime Teams Of All Time

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Vote up the most powerful anime organizations that demonstrate the potential of teamwork.

It's difficult to enact change by yourself (even in the world of anime), but with the proper team at your back, anything is possible. The power of teamwork is an important element in most anime, and it's highlighted in popular series like Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, and My Hero Academia.

The strongest anime teams consist of superpowered individuals who have pledged themselves toward achieving a common goal. Sometimes, as with the Z Fighters of DBZ, this goal involves something altruistic like protecting humanity. But there are other anime teams, like the Akatsuki from Naruto, that have far more villainous intentions. 

Whether their goal is heroic, villainous, or somewhere in between, these teams are a sum greater than their parts.

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    Black Bull Squad - 'Black Clover'

    Black Bull Squad - 'Black Clover'
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    It's difficult not to root for the underdogs. Although they started out as the worst squad among the Magic Knights, slowly but surely they're securing their place at the top. Especially after coming in second to the famous Golden Dawn squad at the Star Awards Festival. As the story progresses, each member works hard to improve upon their weaknesses and work as a team to succeed in their missions. 

     

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    The Gotei 13 - 'Bleach'

    The Gotei 13 - 'Bleach'
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    The Gotei 13 is the main military brach of Soul Society and is comprised of some of the most esteemed Shinigami. They are separated into 13 different divisions with each one being led by a Captain-Commander. Whether it's to protect the Human World from Hollows or defending the Seireitei, this is an impressive army that many Shinigami at the academy hope to join. 

  • Naruto features several teams that boast incredible power, but the most formidable might be the Akatsuki. The Akatsuki's goal is to collect all nine Tailed Beasts - powerful creatures sealed inside peoples' bodies - and harness them as weapons to help them invade ninja villages.

    The group consists of some of the most powerful and ruthless ninja in the world of Naruto - chief among them being Itachi, who massacred his entire clan with no assistance when he was only 13 years old; Hidan, a functional immortal; and Kisame, a powerful shark ninja whose weapon absorbs the energy of others and gives it to him.

    Aside from the obvious atrocities committed by the Akatsuki, the group is also embroiled in a conspiracy that could easily lead to the destruction of the entire world.

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    The Straw Hats - 'One Piece'

    The Straw Hats are a powerful group of pirates who sail the high seas in search of treasure. Each member brings something different to the table: Luffy is outlandishly strong and possesses the ability to stretch his body like gum; Usopp isn't as physically intimidating, but he has common sense on his side; and Chopper can turn into a muscle-bound reindeer.

    There are plenty of other powerful and compelling characters among the group, and each is cunning with an unflagging loyalty to their fellow members, making them one of the strongest teams around.