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The 15 Most Powerful Male Heroes in Anime

| Anime , Dragon Ball

10. Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)

The incredibly bright and young Edward Elric draws his strength from the mythical powers of alchemy. Able to call upon those powers without requiring a transmutation circle (unlike pretty much every other trained alchemist), Edward is a powerful force to be reckoned with in battle. Constantly reshaping his arm and the battlefield through alchemy, his true strength might be immeasurable, as he is able to adapt and copy his opponent’s skills after only seeing them one time.

9. Jotaro Kujo (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure)

While many of the characters in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure are quite strong, Jotaro is one of the best. His strength and ability play off his tough and silent personality—but when it comes to a fight, don’t expect him to remain calm and quiet. After Jotaro receives Star Platinum (a Stand, which is a supernatural power similar to a guardian) he gains the ability to stop time. That isn’t someone you want to mess with.

8. Yusuke Urameshi (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Tasked with protecting humans from the spirit world, Yusuke loves a good brawl. His super-human stamina, strength and speed easily make him one of the most powerful characters in the series. When that fails, he's always ready to turn to his spirit powers and fire off some powerful shots from his spirit gun (his finger). Like all good superheroes, he also possesses a stronger second form, one whose powers seem to be inexhaustible!

7. Saitama (One Punch Man)

This simple hero defeats his opponents with one move: a punch. No one has survived a fist from Saitama, which is due to the relentless training he did for three years. He doesn’t look for gratitude or credit for his deeds; he just wants to find someone who can give him a good fight and protect people in need.

6. Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)

Fire dragon slayer magic courses through the veins of Natsu in Fairy Tail, and due to the properties of his powers, he can consume any other fire to replenish his energy. His powers also take on different forms depending on the fire he consumes, causing real problems for his enemies. Natsu can also enter a form called the Dragon Force (no relation to the band) and achieve powers equivalent to real dragons. Move over Khaleesi—no need to be mother of dragons when you basically are a dragon yourself!