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Top 50 Most Muscular Anime Characters Of All Time
Kritika-Updated Jan 27, 2023
Muscular features in anime are associated with strength and physical hardiness. While not all strong characters in anime are muscular, a lot of them are.
After the hero finishes his training arc and moves on to a more developed stage, we see him grow prominent and well-defined muscles.
We have both muscular villains and heroes in anime who are quite loved in the anime community. Given below is a list of 50 such anime physiques that have grown to become extremely popular among anime fans.
50. Joe (SK∞)
Joe from SK∞ is quite the charmer. He is the complete personification of the saying “tall, dark and handsome”.
To top it off he has an easy-going and rugged charisma with the softness of a ‘papa-bear’. His tanned and muscular physique coupled with his charming nature makes him extremely popular with the ladies.
He is one of the founding members of the “S” in the anime. Not only is Joe popular for his attractive appearance, but he is also highly revered for his skills on the skating track.
With amazing control over his large muscular physique, Joe easily overcomes some of S’s most challenging tracks. Even though Joe is an amazing skater, his skills are not just limited to tricks on the track.
He is also a highly qualified chef with his own restaurant.
49. Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
Scar is an Ishvalan monk who is on a mission to deliver his own brand of justice to the State Alchemists.
He is on a journey to seek vengeance for the brutal massacre of his Ishvalan community and family. Like most native Ishvalans, he is dark-skinned.
He is fairly tall with a sturdy muscular build and possesses the signature red eyes of his native land.
He also has a visible scar on his forehead in the shape of an ‘X’. Scar’s notorious murder weapon is an alchemical tattoo on his right arm which he uses to cast his alchemy.
It originally belonged to his brother. However, after the loss of his family, he took over the tattoo and made it the primal weapon in his quest for vengeance.
Scar is extremely skilled in hand-to-hand combat which coupled with his high stamina and deceptive speed makes him a formidable enemy even when he is not using alchemy.
48. Inosuke Hashibira (Demon Slayer)
Even though he is only a child, Inosuke is absolutely ripped. His physique is not only muscular but also highly flexible which allows him to squeeze through narrow spaces with ease.
Having grown up in the wild mountains, Inosuke has an animal-like instinct. His extrasensory perception and heightened senses allow him to have an enhanced awareness of his environment at all times.
He is also able to pick up even the tiniest bit of vibrations in the air which is a great help in detecting surrounding threats.
He is a master swordsman with an indomitable will and almost never-ending stamina; he is resistant to poison as well.
A demon orphaned Inosuke at a young age upon whom he seeks to take revenge someday.
47. Koutarou Amon (Tokyo Ghoul)
Koutarou Amon is a former first-class Ghoul Inspector in the anime Tokyo Ghoul. He is tall and handsome along with a well-built, muscular physique.
His muscular stature is a result of his vigorous training. Even though his large figure might seem heavy, Koutarou is quite athletic and quick on his feet.
We do not get too many glances at his physique as he is, initially, usually clad in a black suit like most Ghoul Inspectors.
Amon is a sincere and hard-working man with a strong sense of justice. He held the belief that ghouls were responsible for all that is wrong in the world and that eradicating them was the only solution.
However, after a faithful encounter with Kaneki Ken, his former views were challenged. His inherently sympathetic nature made him curious about the ghouls’ side of the story as well.
Amon possesses superhuman strength along with highly enhanced agility, durability, and power of regeneration. His amazing swordsmanship skills made him a deadly opponent while he was wielding a ‘Quinque’.
46. Yasutora Sado (Bleach)
Sado, in the anime Bleach, is a teenager of Japanese-Mexican origin who looks much older than his age due to his appearance.
He is extremely tall with tanned skin and a highly muscular build. He was a former boxer who participated in televised matches.
Despite his intimidating appearance, Sado is quite the softie. He loves small and cute things and has a calm and shy personality.
He is also often the subject of jokes and bullying because he chooses to never fight back. The only time Sado raises his fist against the enemy is when he realizes that his fists are meant for protecting what is important to him and that violence is sometimes needed to save the ones precious to him.
Even without any supernatural abilities, Sado packs quite the punch with his bare fists and raw strength. Later he becomes even more invincible after acquiring his hand armor.
45. Eijiro Kirishima (My Hero Academia)
Kirishima initially started as a timid and introverted young boy who felt insecure about his appearance and abilities. He felt like he was inferior to his livelier and more outgoing classmates.
However, after seeing an interview with the Hero named Crimson Riot, Kirishima found a new confidence within himself and decided to enroll in the best Hero academy in Japan to follow in the footsteps of his hero.
At U. A. High we see a livelier Kirishima. He is a close friend of Bakugo which is not an easy task for everyone because of Bakugo’s violent and fiery personality.
He is not exceedingly tall but has a sturdy and extremely muscular body. Kirishima’s muscular physique is a good fit for his quirk or supernatural ability which is Hardening.
The Hardening ability, just like its name, allows Kirishima to harden his entire body or any isolated part of his body.
This ability gives him super strength and durability and makes him almost invincible to any physical attack.
44. Asta (Black Clover)
Asta embodies the dauntless spirit and perseverance of a typical shounen protagonist. Born as an underdog, he aims to reach great heights.
In the world of Black Clover, everyone is born with some amount of magic within them. However, Asta is the one exception; he is born without a single hint of magic within him.
However, it is the fact that he is so very ordinary that makes him extraordinary. Despite the lack of mana, Asta aims to acquire the highest position a mage can acquire in the empire i.e. the position of the Magic Emperor.
Due to his lack of magic, Asta focused on physical training. With daily, rigorous exercise Asta developed a sturdy and muscular physique which comes in handy when he starts exploring the abilities of his dark grimoire.
43. Jean Pierre Polnareff (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures)
Polnareff may initially come off as simply a boastful and narcissistic character with a weakness for the ladies but he is so much more.
He indeed has flaws but has numerous strengths that make him admirable. He is an old-fashioned Frenchman who strongly believes in the code of chivalry and honor.
Even in the toughest and trickiest of situations, he believes in putting up an honest fight and not using any unfair means to gain victory.
Even though he appears quite self-centered, he can make difficult sacrifices when the situation calls for it. As for his appearance, he is a regular handsome dude with flowing blonde hair, above-average height, and an amazing muscular physique.
One of his primary aims in the anime is to seek revenge for the death of his loved ones.
42. Senji Kiyomasa (Deadman Wonderland)
Senji has the appearance of a typical anime “bad boy”. He is tall and tanned and tattooed with an attractive muscular build.
He turned from being a regular police officer to a prison inmate in Deadman Wonderland. His fiery attitude along with his large appetite for violence makes him appear quite intimidating.
But he is not just some mindlessly violent guy who will go around hurting others. He is quite an admirable character.
Kiyomasa helped in Ganta’s training and has come to his aid on multiple occasions. He may appear wild and battle-hungry but he also follows a code of honor.
He does not believe in killing needlessly which was proven when he left Ganta alone after he stopped trying to defend himself against Kiyomasa.
41. Caesar Zeppeli (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure)
An Italian Ripple user and a descendant of the prestigious Zeppeli line, Caesar too has made it his life’s purpose to fight the Pillar Men just like his ancestors.
Caesar has a grand and muscular build and sports a careless, unkempt hairstyle. He has an extremely handsome appearance that makes the ladies swoon for him.
One distinctive feature of his appearance is his birthmark – two colored spots on each cheek. Caesar is quite the hot-blooded fighter but he never lets his passion get in the way of his focus.
His Ripple ability is almost on the same level as Joseph Joestar and Caesar misses no opportunity to antagonize him over it.
Despite his short-tempered and arrogant attitude, Caesar is an honorable man.
40. Renji Yomo (Tokyo Ghoul)
Renji is quite the anime heartthrob. He is the quintessential strong and silent type of anime character with an air of mystery around him.
He is tall and muscular and always seems to have an immovable and intimidating glare. He usually sports a long trench coat and has an alarming ghoul mask which is in the shape of a raven.
Yomo was not always a calm personality. His personality took a drastic turn after he met Yoshimura and joined Anteiku.
Previously, he used to be a violent and hot-headed ghoul. He developed a rebellious and vengeful attitude after losing his sister.
However, after his fateful meeting with Yoshimura, he quietly does behind-the-scenes jobs and developed a much calmer personality. He may appear cold and unfeeling but deep in his heart, he feels great care and concern for his friends and co-workers.
39. Sig Curtis (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
Sig Curtis of Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is a man of huge physical stature. He is not only muscular but also exceptionally tall which makes him tower over almost all other characters in the anime.
If one could sum up his physical appearance in one word, it would be “huge”. We do not see him participate in too many fights in the anime, but he is quite strong and formidable.
Even though he does not use alchemy, he is not someone you can take lightly. Despite his intimidating appearance, he is a loving and supportive husband.
He is constantly worried about his wife’s failing health and firmly stands by her side. He is not an alchemist but he is skilled in combat which helps him take care of his fiery wife and her mood swings.
38. Aoi Todo (Jujutsu Kaisen)
Todo from Jujutsu Kaisen does not make a good initial impression but we gradually see a better side of him as the anime progresses.
He is an eccentric and quirky character who tends to judge men based on the type of woman they prefer.
When Fushiguro’s preference for women disappoints him, he engages him in brutal combat. However, Yuji has the opposite effect on him.
Impressed by Yuji’s choice of women, he not only makes him his best friend but also coaches him mid-fight which helps Yuji grow considerably both in terms of strength and technique.
He is one of the biggest characters in the anime with a towering stature and a huge muscular build.
However, despite his seemingly strong and fearsome appearance, he is an ardent fan of a female idol and attends her shows and events religiously.
37. Monkey D. Garp (One Piece)
Monkey D. Garp is Luffy’s grandfather and a revered Marine Vice General. He is both powerful and well-known. He is a loud and boisterous character.
Looking at him, it is easy to say where Luffy inherited his loud and confident personality from. He hardly has any fears and is not afraid to bluntly speak his mind.
He is a loyal man who stays loyal to both his family and the Marine Headquarters. He is a tough guardian and believes that children only learn when faced with hardships.
Garp is indeed an eccentric man but he is also caring. Garp is extremely tall and tanned. He has a huge physical stature with a broad chest and raging biceps.
His beard and a scar over his left eye further add to his intimidating appearance.
36. Bulat (Akame Ga Kill)
Bulat from Akame Ga Kill is a self-proclaimed hot-head. However, despite his opinion of himself as a passionate and hot-blooded character, he has quite a calm nature.
Even in the toughest of battles, Bulat manages to retain his calm somehow. Among the members of the Night Raid, Bulat was probably one of the most compassionate.
He was the one who taught Tatsumi the importance of keeping his feelings in control and not letting them consume him.
Bulat has quite a flashy appearance. His tall and muscular build easily catches attention. He also wears his hair in a fancy manner which is usually combed up in a pompadour fashion.
However, he used to keep his hair down before he became a member of the Night Raid.
35. Killer Bee (Naruto Shippuden)
Killer Bee is a Jinchuuriki, just like our beloved protagonist Naruto. He houses the eight-tailed beast within him. Unlike most of his Jinchuuriki predecessors, Killer Bee was able to befriend the beast within him and they collaborated in battles together like allies.
His amazing control over his tailed beast made him formidable in battle. He is the brother of the Raikage and has a goofy personality.
Despite his immense strength and capability in the field of battle, his one true dream is to become a rapper.
Just like his brother, Killer Bee has a sturdy muscular build and deeply tanned skin. He has usually seen sporting goggles and prefers to talk in raps.
His unique personality may irritate people sometimes but he has a heart of gold. He is kind and compassionate and will not think twice before endangering himself to save others.
34. Laxus (Fairy Tail)
We initially see Laxus as a highly repellant and lecherous character. He is arrogant, boastful, and cruel towards his guildmates and comrades.
He seemed to feel no compassion even towards his grandfather Makarov to whom he was heavily attached as a child.
However, he does not remain such an unbearably repulsive personality throughout the show. He undergoes a massive personality change after his ex-communication and even agrees to take accountability for his previous wrongdoings.
As for his appearance, Laxus has a loud and flashy appearance that matches his style of magic – Lightning.
He is one of the strongest lightning magic users in the anime and an extremely difficult opponent in the field of battle.
He has spiky blonde hair and a large muscular body which makes him appear strong and formidable.
33. Kenpachi Zaraki (Bleach)
Captain of squad 11 in Soul Society, Zaraki is easily one of the strongest fighters in the anime. His hellish childhood in the Zaraki district gave him a tough and unrelenting personality that knows no fear.
He is a man who enjoys fighting for the sake of fighting i.e. he often does not have any ulterior motives when challenging an opponent, all he wants is to experience a good fight.
Despite his strong and intimidating presence as squad captain, he has an extremely poor sense of direction and often tends to get lost.
He has a ragged and wild appearance which echoes his ragged and wild childhood and personality. His body is extremely sturdy and muscular.
He has long, spiked hair and wears bells on the ends of his spikes. He also wears a specially designed eye patch that keeps his insane spiritual energy in check.
32. Ace. D. Portgas (One Piece)
Commander of the 2nd Division of the Whitebeard Pirates and Spade Pirates’ one-time Captain, Portgas. D. Ace is one of the most vital characters in One Piece.
He is the foster brother of Luffy and was adopted by Monkey. D. Garp. He struggled to find his own identity under the shadow of his father’s overbearing legacy.
Even though a lot more collected and intelligent than Luffy, Ace too, like Luffy, was prone to making hasty decisions at times.
Another great similarity that he had with his brother was his love for food and parties. Ace, even though not directly related to Luffy, had remarkable physical similarities with him.
He is a tall and muscular man with curly black hair. One of his most memorable physical features is his tattoos.
31. Uzui Tengen (Demon Slayer)
Uzui Tengen, being a Hashira, is among the strongest in the Demon Slayer Corps. He appears to be flashy and boastful but his boasting is not fake.
He truly is a warrior of great stature. He comes from a family of shinobis and has exceptional speed and tactical intellect.
Among the Hashiras, he is the second strongest in terms of physical strength. He also displays excellent swordsmanship which coupled with his insane reflexes make him a force to be reckoned with.
Uzui is an extremely handsome man who is very popular with the ladies. In accordance with the polygamous tradition of his homeland, he has three wives.
He has an attractive, muscular build along with beautiful silver hair.
30. Dio Brando (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures)
Dio is first introduced to us in the very first season of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures and is a major villain in the series.
Son of a criminal, Dio is one of the most ruthless and detestable villains imaginable. He tricks the noble Joestar family into taking him in and bullies Jonathan constantly.
He somehow manages to steal the stone mask and acquires the powers of a vampire. After this, his notorious activities increased.
He even creates his own army of minions to do his bidding and cause havoc. Dio has an extremely muscular build and blonde hair.
One of his most defining characteristics is his unending ambition for power. Having grown up miserable and underprivileged, Dio has a deep hunger for riches and the best things in life.
29. Elfman Strauss (Fairy Tail)
Elfman from Fairy Tail has a very intimidating appearance. He is tall and muscular which makes him appear larger than most other characters in the anime.
However, his appearance is only deceptive as he is a total softie in terms of personality. Despite his physical stature, he was not a very strong character initially.
He has a kind nature and is among the shyest members of his guild. He deeply cares for his 2 sisters Mirajane and Lisanna.
It is only after seeing Lisanna in a fatal situation that he decides to change his personality and become stronger.
He may seem a bit egotistical because of his excessive obsession with the concept of manliness, but overall, he is quite a wholesome character.
28. Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
The samurai pirate Zoro, at a glance, may appear stern and serious but he has a refreshing goofy side to him as well.
He is usually hot-headed and it seems like the only emotion he feels comfortable showing is his anger. He may come off as a blunt person who is usually quite stern with his crew but in his heart, he deeply cares for them.
He makes a lot of effort to keep his emotions in check so that they do not get in the way of his fights.
Zoro has a strong sense of leadership and is a strong and reliable leader who can keep a calm head and make logical decisions even in the face of great adversity.
Even though not too humble, Zoro is not too arrogant either. He is tall and muscular with bright green hair and has a scar across his left eye.
27. Sakura Ogami (Danganronpa)
Sakura was the daughter of the prestigious Ogami clan who was the owner of a 300-year-old Dojo. She was the only daughter born into the Ogami family during her generation.
Therefore, she had to work especially hard to surpass all her male contemporaries. Her goal was to become the strongest martial artist.
Her amazing prowess led to her being chosen to attend the prestigious Hope Peak Academy as a member of the Academy’s 78th class.
Sakura, at the beginning of the anime, was supposedly a high school girl but she in no way resembled other girls her age.
She is above 6 feet tall and has a huge muscular build. She also has deeply tanned skin and a low voice.
However, despite her appearance, she is quite a sweet, kind, and calm girl.
26. Ay – Fourth Raikage (Naruto Shippuden)
The fourth Raikage of the village hidden in the clouds is the fourth head of the village of Kumogakure.
He is the elder brother of the 8-tailed Jinchuuriki Killer Bee and also the Supreme Commander in charge of the Allied Shinobi Forces.
He is the master of a special form of ninja technique called the ‘Nintaijutsu’ that makes use of both ninjutsu and taijutsu in a single attack.
This proves his enhanced prowess in both these forms. As for his physical appearance, he has deeply tanned skin just like his brother but has a muscular build that even surpasses that of Killer Bee.
He is the biggest of all Kages due to his tall and burly stature. Despite his appearance, he has a caring and protective nature, especially toward his brother.
25. Toriko (Toriko)
One of the “Four Heavenly Kings”, Toriko is a renowned Gourmet hunter. He has been famously nicknamed “The Glutton”.
He is incredibly strong and has an enormously large appetite that has helped him in his gourmet hunt. His appetite has allowed him to discover about 6000 different ingredients worldwide which are roughly 2% of the 300,000 ingredients available worldwide.
He aims to enter the vicious region of Gourmet World and to that end, has been putting himself through rigorous training.
Toriko has an extremely muscular build and a towering stature. He is also very tall and has messy blue hair that comes down to his neck.
His personality is the definition of rugged manliness and he enjoys drinking almost as much as he enjoys eating.
24. Guts (Berserk)
Guts is the protagonist of the anime Berserk who always seems to have an air of austerity about him and has an exceptionally bleak outlook on life.
In the world of anime, he is renowned as the “Black Swordsman” because of his unmatched swordsmanship skills. Betrayed by his own ally, Guts is set on a journey to relieve himself of the curse put on him because of Griffith’s dream.
His character is almost the personification of resilience and perseverance as he dauntlessly faces one grave struggle after the other.
Even without his swordsmanship skills, Guts has immense physical strength which is reflected in his heavily built and muscular body.
He is extremely tall and has the appearance of a formidable warrior which he actually is.
23. Menthuthuyoupi (Hunter x Hunter)
Menthuthuyoupi was one of Meruem’s three royal guards in the Chimera Ant arc of the Hunter x Hunter series. He was the least humanoid of the three royal guards as he did not have even an iota of human genes within him.
He was also the most straightforward of the three royal guards and his lack of ego only made him stronger.
He lived by instincts and his loyalty to the Ant King was extremely strong and completely selfless. In his Rage Incarnate form, Menthuthuyoupi was able to unlock immense power within him that proved him to be one of the strongest characters in the series.
Even though he was the least humanoid, he had a somewhat human-like appearance. He had the biggest physical stature of all the royal guards with a heavy muscular build and dark red-colored skin.
22. Bisky (Hunter X Hunter)
Bisky, short for Biscuit Krueger, is a renowned Double-Star Stone hunter. We first meet her in the Greed Island arc.
She was the one who took the responsibility of training Gon and Killua on Greed island. She usually appears in the form of a short, young girl with porcelain skin and blonde hair.
However, her true form is very different. Once she enters her true form, Bisky is tall and muscular with a stature that towers over other characters.
She changes her form to appear cuter and more feminine. She is extremely shrewd and cunning and often takes advantage of her cute appearance to make people lower their guard around her.
In her true form, Bisky is an extremely strong and reliable hunter.
21. Rider (Fate/Zero)
Rider is one of the main characters in the Fate/Zero anime series. He fights in the 4th Holy Grail War as a servant of Waver Velvet.
He is a very strong and noble character. He likes winning his battles in an honorable way without having to kill or humiliate his opponent.
He can be impulsive at times but is a formidable historical warrior also known as Al-Iskandar. He is the renowned Lord of War and a formidable ruler and conqueror.
He has tanned skin with red hair and eyes. He is also extremely muscular and has a majestic appearance befitting his numerous titles.
He is always seen wearing Romanian-style armor along with a flowing red cape.
20. Yami Sukehiro (Black Clover)
Yami Sukehiro is the Captain of the Black Bulls squad of Magic Knights. He is a free-spirited person who has a goofy personality.
However, he is also a strong and caring captain who is ready to go to any lengths to protect his squad members.
Due to his free and carefree style of captaincy, his squad is filled with troublemakers. But, even though he is not the strictest of captains, he manages to instill important values in his squad members in his own goofy style.
Yami has an extremely muscular body and is so tall and strong that he picked up and almost squeezed the life out of Asta with a single hand.
He is not just physically strong he is also a formidable magic knight who believes in constantly surpassing one’s limits.
19. Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z)
Vegeta of Dragon Ball Z is a prince of a certain Saiyan race on the planet Vegeta. He was initially introduced as a villainous antagonist.
However, in the course of the anime, his character goes through massive development. He ultimately abandons his initial stance and decides to take a nobler route.
Later, along with Goku and other Saiyan warriors, he joins the fight to protect Earth instead of threatening it.
We see him develop from an antagonist to a beloved main character. Vegeta is usually stern and arrogant. He had been embittered by the atrocities that his race faced.
One of the most defining points of his character is his constant rivalry with Goku. He is not excessively tall but he is very well-built and muscular.
18. Lordgenome (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
The character of Lordgenome in Gurren Lagann is that of a tyrannical and corrupt ruler. Even though he is callous at times, he is highly intelligent.
Once addressed as the Spiral King, he is the primary protagonist of the initial arc of the show. He harbored the villainous intention of eradicating all of mankind from the surface of the planet.
Even though unlike most antagonists in Gurren Lagann, Lord Genome was completely human, he was a formidable threat. Lord Genome is said to have lived a long life and was supposedly above 1000 years old.
He wore a long white wrap coat underneath which was a tanned, muscular and sturdy body. Originally a pale kid, Lord Genome drastically altered his appearance after becoming Spiral King.
17. Joseph Joestar (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure)
The art style of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure makes it a gold mine of muscular characters. Most of the male characters or fighters have well-defined jaws and muscular bodies.
Especially the character of Joseph Joestar is drawn to look particularly burly and attractive. Joseph is the main protagonist of the second part of the Jojo series.
As a descendant of his powerful father, he is an advanced ripple user and is extremely skilled in combat.
His character is goofier than his father’s as he often shows a propensity towards goofy trickery. Even at the young age of 18, Joseph is exceptionally tall and very powerfully built.
He has a huge muscular physique but is quite agile in battle.
16. Ira Gamagoori (Kill La Kill)
Ira Gamagoori is one of the most important characters in the anime Kill La Kill. He is part of the Elite Four of the Student Council in Honnouji Academy.
He is also the primary enforcer of the academy’s disciplinary committee. He has a serious personality and does not tolerate anyone breaking the rules.
He is extremely loyal to Student Council President Satsuki and refers to himself as her impenetrable shield. Even though he has his flaws, Gamagoori is an honorable man with great resolve.
He is a tanned and muscular young man who is usually dressed in his 3-star Goku Uniform. He has blonde hair and usually wears a pair of golden earrings on his enlarged earlobes.
Despite his intimidating persona, he is not the type to hurt an innocent student.
15. Younger Toguro (Yu Yu Hakusho)
Younger Toguro, more commonly known as Toguro, is one of the primary antagonists of the Yu Yu Hakusho anime series.
He was the head of both the Apparition Gang and Team Toguro. One of the archenemies of protagonist Yusuke Urameshi, Toguro served as the main villain in both the Dark Tournament Saga and the Spirit Detective Saga.
Toguro, throughout the series, usually maintains a singular calm face and we rarely get to see him show emotions.
He has a strong sense of honor but the more demon power he uses the less honorable he becomes.
Toguro is a very tall man and is easily over 6 feet at least. He is so huge that his brother looks extremely small in comparison to him when he sits on his shoulders.
He has a typical military crew-cut hairstyle and a sturdy, muscular physique.
14. Broly (Dragon Ball Super)
Broly serves as both the protagonist and antagonist of Dragon Ball Super. He is a Saiyan mutant and the son of Paragus.
Initially abandoned by King Vegeta on the planet Vampa, he was raised there for 41 years by his guardian.
He is one of the 7’s Legendary Super Saiyans and is extremely powerful. The incarnation of Broly in this series is distinctly different from that of Broly in other Dragon Ball releases.
In this series, he is calmer and more honorable. His skill in battle is unprecedented and can sometimes overpower his opponents with sheer power.
Despite his talents in battle, Broly is shown as a character who does not fight because he wants to but because he needs to.
He is essentially quite kind-natured and even though he lacks social skills, he can be pretty friendly when one earns his trust.
As for his appearance, he too is a tanned and muscular figure giving off an air of physical hardiness.
13. Machio Naruzo (How Heavy are the Weights You Lift?)
Naruzo is a personal trainer and bodybuilder working at Silverman Gym. His primary responsibility is to train the girl of Koyo Girls’ Academy.
He is a positive character who always has a smile on his face. He usually wears a blue gym suit but occasionally rips it off to strike various poses after baring his muscles.
He is extremely well built with highly developed muscles in almost every part of his body. His small and bright head is the only thing that does not match his otherwise macho and burly appearance and this is a source of comedy in the anime.
Even the name Machio Naruzo is a Japanese pun for the expression “let’s get macho”. His massive body and his unassuming facial features add to the show’s brilliant comedy.
12. Semyon Brezhnev (Durarara)
A member of the gang Dollars, Semyon is one of the strongest individuals in Ikebukuro. According to Izaya Orihara, Semyon is the strongest as far as a fistfight is concerned.
Semyon is a dark man of Russian origin and has a huge build. One of his most notable features is his bizarre accent and the air of mystery that he has around him.
He is a co-owner of a sushi store along with his friend Denis. Semyon is generally a pacifist and has a calm and gentle manner of talking.
He is almost always seen wearing his work uniform which is that of a traditional Japanese sushi chef. Even though people fear him for his appearance he is the opposite of violent.
He is one of the few who can match Shizuo in strength.
11. Raoh (Fist of the North Star)
Originally belonging to the land of Shura, Raoh is the brother of the anime’s protagonist Kenshiro. He has a fierce and terrifying fighting style that makes him extremely formidable in battle.
He became such a strong warrior that even his powerful adoptive father Ryuken came to fear him. Ever since his childhood, Raoh was driven by his strong desire to become powerful.
His resolve was set in stone after the death of his birth parents. Even though a kind and compassionate gentleman in his youth, in his adulthood he grew to become quite fierce and ruthless.
Raoh, in the anime, appears much older and more rugged than in the manga. He has a buffed-up, muscular physique and is exceptionally tall.
10. Thorkell (Vinland Saga)
Thorkell, also known as ‘Thorkell the Tall’ is supposed to be the strongest of the Vikings. He was in charge of his own band during the invasion of England.
However, eventually, he switched sides and fought for the English. He is a jovial and fun-loving man who is always seen laughing or smiling.
He loves a good fight but is not interested in hurting weak or innocent people. He only challenges those who can put up a good fight or defend themselves against him.
He greatly enjoys the thrill of fighting and is very skilled in battle. He is extremely tall and is usually always fully clothed which hides his muscles from plain vision.
Even though we do not directly see it, we can understand from his outward appearance and huge stature that he has quite a muscular build.
9. All Might (My Hero Academia)
All Might is the renowned number 1 Hero and idol of protagonist Midoriya Izuku in the anime My Hero Academia.
He is the beacon of justice and goodness. Just his mere presence instills hope in the hopeless. He is a hero with such a great legacy that there is hardly anyone that can overtake him.
He is the mentor of Midoriya and it is from him that Midoriya inherited the power of ‘One for All’.
He usually wears a uniform that is designed like the American Flag and most of his attacks are named after places in America.
All Might is extremely muscular and has blonde hair. However, even though he has a huge burly physique in his hero form when he recedes to his regular form, he becomes a frail and sickly human being.
8. Baki Hanma (Baki the Grappler)
Baki Hanma is the main protagonist of the anime series Baki the Grappler. At the young age of thirteen, he decided to take the responsibility of his training into his own hands.
He followed an extremely rigorous training regime as it was his goal to surpass his father someday. Baki fought in the no-rules arena at the young age of fifteen.
He eventually went on to become the champion of this arena. He is also famously known as the “champion” in the Tokyo arena.
Baki is usually a carefree and laidback kid except when it comes to his training. When it comes to his physical training he is a very dedicated and hardworking young man.
What makes him especially formidable is that he is both strong and intelligent. He has the burly muscular physique befitting a fighter who fights in dangerous arenas.
7. Alex Louis Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
Alex Louis Armstrong is a State Alchemist of the region of Amestris. He is a part of the prestigious Armstrong family and is extremely strong and formidable in battle.
He is an extremely caring individual who does not hesitate to go out of his way to help other people.
Due to his illustrious family background, Armstrong takes great pride in himself and his family. He is a big believer in the code of honor.
His elder sister is the powerful major General Olivier Mila Armstrong. Alex Louis Armstrong is massive in stature and easily over 200 cm tall.
He is extremely well-sculpted and his muscular outline is visible even from underneath his uniform. He has an extremely light skin complexion and blonde hair just like the rest of his family members.
6. Goku (Dragon Ball Z)
There is hardly anyone in the anime community who does not know of Goku. He is the beloved, bright-eyed, goofy boy who grows up to be the mightiest warrior in the universe.
Most of the Dragon Ball franchise focuses on Goku as the main character and through the course of hundreds of episodes, we see Goku grow from childhood to maturity and then finally even to old age when he has grandchildren.
Goku, being the strongest Saiyan, is of course built like one too. He is extremely fit and muscular and usually wears an orange outfit secured in the middle with a belt.
He has black spikey hair and a well-defined, muscular physique. Even though he can be absolutely overpowering in battle, his real personality is kind and wholesome.
5. Escanor (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Escanor is one of the members of the Holy Knight Group called the Seven Deadly Sins. He is associated with the sin of Pride and is often referred to as “Lion Sin Escanor” in the anime.
During the nighttime, Escanoe is just a thin, weak man with barely any fighting prowess. However, as soon as the sun comes out, he acquires a massive amount of power.
His power is directly related to that of the sun. At noon when the sun is at its brightest, Escanor is at his strongest.
In accordance with the sin that he is associated with, Escanor is a very proud man, especially when the sun comes out.
He is extremely noble and strongly follows a code of honor in battle. Even in his weak form, he has a noble spirit and will fight to protect his allies.
4. Muscular (My Hero Academia)
In the world of My Hero Academia, every human being is born with some form of quirk. The quirk possessed by Muscular is very true to his name – Muscular Augmentation.
He can enhance the muscles in any part of his body which obviously increases his strength in battle. He is a villain in the anime series and even though he is pretty well-built without activating his quirk, his physical stature and strength greatly multiplies after he activates his quirk.
Once activated, Muscular’s quirk covers his entire body in muscle fibers giving him the power to put up a good fight even against All for One in battle.
He is tall with blonde hair and has a large scar on the left side of his face.
3. Superalloy Darkshine (One Punch Man)
Just like Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures, One Punch Man too is filled with numerous strong characters with well-defined muscular physiques.
Even when not exerting his full strength, he is stronger than most other characters in the anime. What’s commendable about his character is that Superalloy Darkshine was not born all strong and burly; he was a really weak and frail kid in his childhood.
However, with extensively rigorous training, he completely transformed himself and became a strong muscular hero who is almost indestructible.
He is dark-skinned and bald-headed. He is very well-built and has extremely defined muscles like most powerful characters in One Punch Man.
2. Yujiro Hanma (Baki the Grappler)
Yujiro is the father of protagonist Baki Hanma in the series Baki the Grappler. He is known far and wide as the strongest man on the planet.
He is strong enough to even take on the US military. Baki is indeed muscular but the muscular physique of Yujiro Hanma is on a different level altogether.
Yujiro is so strong that he often gets hired by governments and powerful organizations to perform dangerous tasks that others cannot.
Yujiro’s body is not just muscular but also indestructible. His outer skin is almost like the armor of a tank and it can repel almost every form of physical attack including whole missiles launched at him.
His punch is strong enough to control tectonic activity and he can alone make entire armies fall to their knees.
1. The Armoured Titan (Attack on Titan)
The Armoured Titan of the series Attack on Titan is definitely a winner when muscles are concerned. The specialty of The Armored Titan is his extremely strong and enhanced muscles that act like impenetrable armor around the Titan’s body.
He can punch through almost everything and it was the armored titan that broke through the walls that kept Eren’s homeland safe from the Titans for many years.
He is extremely formidable in battle as even taking a single punch from The Armoured Titan will deal significant damage to his opponent.
The bearer of the Armored Titan, Reiner is quite well-built himself. Being trained in the military all his youth, he has a tough physique that was developed through rough training.
However, his original muscles of course are nothing compared to his muscles in the titan form.
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