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The 21 Most Powerful Anime Teams Of All Time

Updated August 27, 2020 108.8k votes 16.6k voters 304.9k views21 items

List RulesVote 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. Other anime teams don't have to pick sides, like Hakogaku from Yowamushi Pedal - they're just trying to support each other in athletic competition.

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

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    The Gotei 13 - 'Bleach'

    The Gotei 13 - 'Bleach'
    Photo: Studio Pierrot

    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. 

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    The Z Fighters - 'Dragon Ball Z'

    If you ask the average anime fan who the strongest fighter is, chances are they're going to say Goku - and those who don't will probably pick Vegeta instead. The Z Fighters - the team to which these Saiyan warriors belong - is full of powerful fighters. But it's not just huge muscles and beams of concentrated energy that make the Z Fighters great - they also have members who focus on intellectual pursuits, like Bulma.

    Together, the members of the Z Fighters are powerful enough to take on dangerous enemies like Frieza, Cell, and more.

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    The Phantom Troupe - 'Hunter x Hunter'

    The Phantom Troupe - 'Hunter x Hunter'
    Photo: Madhouse

    The Phantom Troupe is a band of elite thieves, consisting of only the most skilled Nen users. They're responsible for a number of grisly crimes such as the Kurta Clan massacre. Their leader, Chrollo Lucilfer, is one of the strongest characters in the Hunter x Hunter universe. For one, Chrollo can hold his own against two Zoldycks. And even Hisoka acknowledges his strength through his desire to fight him. When you bring all thirteen members of the "Spiders" together, they're capable of wreaking havoc and death among an entire city. 

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    Black Bull Squad - 'Black Clover'

    Black Bull Squad - 'Black Clover'
    Photo: Studio Pierrot

    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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