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.
The Z Fighters - 'Dragon Ball Z'Photo: Studio Pierrot
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.8,0781,866Is this a strong team?
The Seven Deadly Sins - 'The Seven Deadly Sins'Photo: A-1 Pictures
In the Kingdom of Liones, the strongest order of Holy Knights are a team of seven ruthless criminals called the Seven Deadly Sins. As their name implies, each member has been guilty of committing one of the seven sins. Despite their rough appearances and the false accusations made against them, their combined powers and strength have made them legends greatly admired by fellow Holy Knights and apprentices. Only this team of skilled ex-convicts can help the princess reclaim their kingdom from evil oppressors.5,1401,185Is this a strong team?
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.4,5771,052Is this a strong team?
Fairy Tail Guild - 'Fairy Tail'Photo: A-1 Pictures, Bridge
Considered by many to be the strongest guild in Fiore, Fairy Tail is renowned for its valour, unwavering beliefs, and teamwork. And while the main members constantly bicker and get on each other's nerves, it's their close friendship and bonds that make them an unstoppable team.4,2071,072Is this a strong team?