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A Survey of the Top Ten Strongest Anime Characters

If Goku is anything but the number one spot, I shall eat a live penguin.


American fans are not the only ones concerned with who is the strongest among the strongest anime characters in the world. 10,000 Japanese fans have been surveyed on exactly who the strongest anime/manga character ever was. The results are in, and of course a majority of Japanese fans picked Goku as the top contender; being the godly, undefeatable martial artists that he is (though he still can’t defeat heart disease). Here is how it breaks down: 

Goku (Dragonball)
Doraemon (Doraemon)
Arale Norimaki (Dr. Slump)
Kenshiro (Hokuto no Ken)
Kankichi Ryoutsu (Kochikame)
Atom (Tetsuwan Atom)
Gohan (Dragonball)
Duke Togo (Golgo 13)
Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
Suguru Kinniku (Kinniku Man)


Remember this isn’t a list from most powerful to least powerful, but people voting for who they believe is the strongest. These answers are very much in tune with Japanese tastes and popularity; that’s why you won’t see someone like Guts on this list. Either way, I wish somehow everyone would have voted for Duke Togo; because we all know he would be able to take out Goku.

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lanaswifton Oct. 16, 2009 at 3:07 p.m.
There's a thread about this kind of thing on the forums right now-- people complaining about how Naruto could totally kick all these guys' asses or something. Interesting that he's not even on this list.
cfatalison Oct. 16, 2009 at 3:10 p.m.
where's all the god characther?, DS?, alucard?
Nikoon Oct. 16, 2009 at 3:20 p.m.
Goku vs Doraemon would be a neat battle, and I'm sure there's a thread here about it.
Nerxon Oct. 16, 2009 at 3:34 p.m.
They Got Doraemon Right
zynon Oct. 16, 2009 at 3:35 p.m.
Dude, Goku pwns all.
JJOR64on Oct. 16, 2009 at 3:48 p.m.
That's Goku for you.

Ruby_Alexandrineon Oct. 16, 2009 at 3:49 p.m.
Golgo 13 doesn't need fancy schmancy superpowers to be a bad ass.  Sniper bullet to the head, just one shot from long range and it will be all over.  Won't know what hit 'em.  Next victim.............
 
Naruto?  Seriously?!  In case anyone is wondering, I am not a Naruto fan.  Even Gohan can take out Naruto.
Tradogon Oct. 16, 2009 at 4:31 p.m.
My list 
 (No real order)
1. Z (TENCHI MUYO) 
2. Eternal Sailor Moon  
3.Lain (serial experiments lain) 
4.Haruhi Suzumiya (The melcholony  of haruhi suzumiya) 
5.Kenshiro (Fist of the north star) 
  6.Guyver and   Ban mido (getbackers) (Tie)
 7.Dark Schneider (BASTARD!!)
8.Admiral kizaru (one piece)  
9.Overlord Laharl (Disgaea) 
10.Pegasus seiya (saint seiya)
reinon Oct. 16, 2009 at 4:32 p.m.
Wow. the Japanese don't know anything about manga do they lol
*edit* i will take that back if they couldn't vote on characters like DS
Dream moderator is online on Oct. 16, 2009 at 5:01 p.m.
If only they knew. Here's my Top 10 of the strongest characters in anime:
 
1. Tenchi-kami-sama (Tenchi Muyo OAVs)
2. The Lord of Nightmares (Slayers)
3. Tokimi (Tenchi Muyo OAVs)
4. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (Gurren Lagann)
5. The Anti-Spiral (Gurren Lagann)
6. Washu (Tenchi Muyo OAVs)
7. Tsunami (Tenchi Muyo OAVs)
8. Haruhi Suzumiya (Haruhi Suzumiya franchise)
9. The Overfiend (Urotsukidoji)
10. Fully-Tuned RahXephon (RahXephon)
FLCL1on Oct. 16, 2009 at 5:42 p.m.

u forgot tersa of the faint smile 
 
YotaruVegetaon Oct. 16, 2009 at 5:48 p.m.
Marvel's Punisher killed the big hitter of the Marvel universe in a one-shot book, so don't underestimate Duke Togo!
reinon Oct. 16, 2009 at 5:57 p.m.
@YotaruVegeta said:

" Marvel's Punisher killed the big hitter of the Marvel universe in a one-shot book, so don't underestimate Duke Togo! "

wtf are you talking about? what big hitter did the punisher kill?
Zornon Oct. 16, 2009 at 8:04 p.m.
No Dio Brando?
Sonata moderator on Oct. 16, 2009 at 8:07 p.m.
Its all a popularity contest really.
cfatalison Oct. 16, 2009 at 10:10 p.m.
@Sonata said:
" Its all a popularity contest really. "
this, and filled wtih OVER 9000 dbz fans
Nerxon Oct. 16, 2009 at 10:28 p.m.
Even The DN could kill goku
 
no Satsujinki?
geraldtheslothon Oct. 16, 2009 at 10:31 p.m.
@rein: It's a non cannon joke story, don't take it serious.
Little_Sparrowon Oct. 17, 2009 at 8:50 a.m.
@rein said:
" @YotaruVegeta said:

" Marvel's Punisher killed the big hitter of the Marvel universe in a one-shot book, so don't underestimate Duke Togo! "

wtf are you talking about? what big hitter did the punisher kill? "
It was a non cannon one shot... Nothing important!
Nerxon Oct. 17, 2009 at 12:58 p.m.
@Little_Sparrow: Its funny how he ended the mutants in one shot
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