28 Huge Muscular Anime Characters of All Time

If you are looking some hot muscular anime characters then you have come to the right place.

You have seen how anime usually shows female characters but what about the dudes ?

Well to be more specific how many muscular anime characters can we spot in an anime although they are pretty rare in any Japanese based anime series.

Lets begin the list of huge muscular anime characters who are ready to flex those biceps so lets get started with the list.

28. Roronoa Zoro From One Piece

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At first look, the samurai pirate Zoro may seem stern and serious, but he also has a refreshingly silly side.

He is often angry, and it seems like rage is the only feeling he is comfortable showing. He may come across as blunt and is often very strict with his team, but he really cares about them.

He works hard to control his feelings so that they don’t get in the way of his fights.

Zoro has a strong sense of what it means to be a leader and is a strong, steady leader who can keep a cool head and make smart decisions even when things are going badly.

Even though Zoro is not too humble, he is also not too proud. He is tall and strong, and his hair is bright green. His left eye is scarred.

27. Ay – Fourth Raikage From Naruto Shippuden

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The fourth head of the village of Kumogakure is the fourth Raikage of the village hidden in the clouds.

He is the 8-tailed Jinchuuriki Killer Bee’s older brother, and he is also the Supreme Commander of the Allied Shinobi Forces.

He is an expert at Nintaijutsu, a rare type of Ninjutsu that uses both Ninjutsu and Taijutsu in a single attack.

This shows that he has gotten better at both of these things. As for how he looks, he has highly tanned skin like his brother, but he is even more muscular than his brother, Killer Bee.

He is the largest of all the Kages because he is tall and strong. Despite how he looks, he is kind and looks out for others, especially his brother.

26. Vegeta From Dragon Ball Z

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In Dragon Ball Z, Vegeta is the prince of a certain group of Saiyans who live on the planet Vegeta. When he was first presented, he was a bad guy.

His attitude, on the other hand, changes a lot over the course of the anime. In the end, he changes his mind and chooses to do the right thing.

Later, he fights alongside Goku and other Saiyan fighters to protect Earth instead of trying to destroy it.

We watch him change from a bad guy to a well-liked main figure. Vegeta is usually strict and full of himself. He was angry because his race had to deal with terrible things.

His constant competition with Goku is one of the things that makes him who he is. He’s not very tall, but he’s built very well and has a lot of muscle.

25. Ira Gamagoori From Kill La Kill

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One of the most important people in the anime Kill La Kill is Ira Gamagoori. He is one of the Honnouji Academy Student Council’s “Elite Four.”

He is also in charge of making sure the rules of the school are followed. He is a very serious guy who doesn’t like it when others break the rules.

He is very loyal to Satsuki, who is the president of the Student Council. He calls himself her “impenetrable shield.” Gamagoori is a good man with a strong will, even though he has his flaws.

He is a young guy with a tan and a lot of muscle. He wears his 3-star Goku Uniform most of the time. He has blonde hair and wears gold earrings most of the time because his earlobes are big.

Even though he looks scary, he would never hurt a kid who didn’t do anything wrong.

24. All Might From My Hero Academia

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In the show My Hero Academia, All Might is known as the number one hero and is Midoriya Izuku’s idol.

He is a shining example of what is right and good. Even just being in the same room as him gives people hope. He is a hero who has left behind such a great story that almost no one can beat him.

He is Midoriya’s teacher, and it was from him that Midoriya got the power of ‘One for All’.

Most of the time, he wears a costume that looks like the American flag, and most of his strikes are named after places in the United States.

All Might is very strong and his hair is blonde. But when he goes back to his normal form, he is a weak and sickly person, even though in his hero form he is big and strong.

23. Baki Hanma From Baki The Grappler

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In the anime show Baki the Grappler, Baki Hanma is the main character. At the age of 13, he chose to take charge of his own training.

He trained very hard because he wanted to beat his father one day. At the age of 15, Baki fought in the no-rules ring.

He won in this arena in the end and became the champion. He is also well-known as the “champion” in the Tokyo venue.

Baki is usually a relaxed and easygoing kid, but when it’s time for him to train, he gets tense. When it comes to his physical training he is a very determined and hardworking young man.

The fact that he is both big and smart makes him especially dangerous. He is big and strong, like a boxer who fights in dangerous arenas should be.

22. Goku From Dragon Ball Z

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Goku is a character from the anime world that almost everyone knows about. He is the beloved, bright-eyed, goofy boy who grows up to be the strongest warrior in the world.

Most of the Dragon Ball franchise is about Goku, the main character. Over the course of hundreds of episodes, we see Goku grow up from a kid to an adult, and then finally to an old man with 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 fastened in the middle with a belt.

He has black hair that sticks up in spikes and a strong, well-defined body. Even though he can be very strong in battle, he is actually a kind and good person.

21. The Armoured Titan From Attack On Titan

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In the TV show Attack on Titan, the Armoured Titan is the winner when it comes to strength.

The Armored Titan’s special skill is that his muscles are very strong and have been improved so that they protect his body like armor.

He can punch through almost anything, and it was the armored titan who broke through the walls that kept Eren’s home safe from Titans for many years.

Even one punch from The Armoured Titan is enough to hurt his opponent a lot.

Reiner is a pretty strong guy, and he is the one who carries the Armored Titan. Since he has been in the military since he was young, he has a tough body that was made through hard training.

But his muscles before he turned into a giant are nothing compared to the muscles he has now.

20. Yami Sukehiro From Black Clover

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Yami is uncouth, reckless, slightly hypocritical, and prone to delivering death threats at the slightest provocation and a muscular anime character.

Yami is a tall man with a very muscular build. He has grey eyes and black hair of medium length that is messily combed backward, making it stick outwards. Additionally, he sports a stubble mustache and beard.

Yami’s attire is very simple and consists only of a white A-shirt and black trousers.

The trousers have an extra layer of tan leather that covers his outer thighs and down to his knees. The trousers are only supported by a belt around his waist.

19. Menthuthuyoupi From Hunter x Hunter

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Menthuthuyoupi was the most straightforward muscular anime character of all the Royal Guards and possesses a strength that comes from his lack of an ego.

Menthuthuyoupi was the least humanoid of the King’s Royal Guards, yet his physical appearance was loosely human.

He had a bulk musculature and manly frame, but with irregularly shaped ears, animal-like legs with feet initially depicted to be claws of three digits which were later revised to two digits and of round toes and razor-sharp teeth.

He had dark red skin and short black hair slicked back on his head.

18. Bulat From Akame ga Kill!

Bulat From Akame ga Kill!

Bulat had a calm, kind personality; although he referred to himself as passionate and hot-blooded, he never actually lost his cool in battle.

Bulat was a tall, muscular anime character with blue eyes and black hair that he usually wore in a combed up, heart-shaped pompadour. Before joining Night Raid, he had his hair down.

When not wearing Incursio, he often donned a black shirt with green shoulders, chest armor and white pants with black boots. He also wore a black leather jacket on top of his usual outfit a few times.

17. Lordgenome From Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Lordgenome From Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

At the start of the series this muscular anime character, Lordgenome is shown as a highly intelligent, callous, and tyrannical ruler who ruthlessly oppresses humans.

Lordgenome is a large, bearded and muscle-bound man towering at over seven feet tall. His bearish figure is further emphasized by robust patches of hair, which take the shape of a spiral galaxy on his chest.

He has tanned skin and dark-brown or black hair which is in heavy contrast with the light-colored hair and pale skin that he possessed in his youth.

It is implied his usage of Spiral Power had drastically altered his appearance over time. 

16. Thorkell the Tall From Vinland Saga

Thorkell the Tall From Vinland Saga

Thorkell is a jolly, fun loving muscular anime character, in and out of combat. He’s almost always laughing and smiling.

Thorkell is an overly tall man as his epithet indicates, also being extremely muscular anime character, with spiky blond hair held up by a bandana and a small beard.

He lost the tips of his right ring and pinky fingers in his first duel with Thorfinn and later lost his left eye in the second duel, necessitating the use of an eyepatch.

15. Guts From Berserk

Guts From Berserk

Guts is the main character in the anime Berserk. He always seems to be in a serious mood and has a very negative view of life.

He is known as the “Black Swordsman” in the world of anime because he is the best fighter ever. Guts’s friend turns on him, so he has to go on a trip to get rid of the curse that was put on him because of Griffith’s dream.

As he faces one hard problem after another without giving up, his character is almost the perfect example of strength and determination.

Guts is very strong, even if he doesn’t know how to use a sword. This is shown by the fact that he is very big and has a lot of muscles.

He is very tall and looks like a strong fighter, which is exactly what he is.

14. Rider From Fate/Zero

Rider From Fate/Zero

Rider is noble and physically overbearing. He is not pragmatic, but is a person who lets history run its course and acts according to his impulses.

Rider is a tall, muscular anime character with tan skin, red hair, and red irises. He has short hair with a chinstrap beard. He wears Romanian-style leather armor with a large, red cape.

When he not in battle he wears a white shirt with a picture of the state that reads “conquest” with a red wristband, dark jeans, and brown shoes.

13. Semyon Brezhnev From Durarara!

Semyon Brezhnev From Durarara!

Simon is a large muscular anime character born and raised in Russia to American parents.

His most notable features are his size, towering over all the people who pass him in the street, and his bizarre accent, which seems to be exaggerated.

He is most often seen standing outside Russia Sushi handing out pamphlets and trying to attract customers, although his appearance and manner of speaking usually scares people away.

12. Escanor From The Seven Deadly Sins

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This muscular anime character is escanor and his personality changes drastically along with his strength between day and night. At night, he is skiddish, submissive and unfailingly polite.

Escanor has a mustache and a pair of glasses. Escanor’s attire is a suit commonly worn by bartenders and although slightly baggy, does appear to fit his non-sunshine form far better than his previous attire.

He temporarily wore spectacles during his first formal appearance in the plot. His lion symbol is on his back.

11. Ira Gamagori From Kill la Kill

Ira Gamagori From Kill la Kill

Gamagōri is a large, muscular young man who has a darker-toned complexion and short blonde hair.

His eyebrows are noticeably thick and he wears a pair of small gold earrings in his enlarged earlobes, and is often dressed in his Three-Star Goku Uniform.

For artistic and comedic effect, he is sometimes portrayed as a giant, towering over the rest of the cast. Gamagōri’s varying size changes according to the size of his emotions.

This muscular anime character is typically berates his much more casual colleagues and keeps the students in line for Satsuki, and is considered to be her right-hand man.

10. Joseph Joestar From Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

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In Battle Tendency, Joseph is a hotheaded, impetuous, and confrontational young muscular anime character.

18 years old, Joseph is tall (195 cm/6’5″), handsome, and powerfully built, with light eyes.

He has short, dark and unkempt hair, parts of his bangs shooting outwards in spikes, apart from which he closely resembles his grandfather Jonathan Joestar.

Joseph retains most of his health and muscularity, though his face displays his age. His hair is short and gray, and he sports a thick, well-trimmed beard.

9. Alex Louis Armstrong From Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Alex Louis Armstrong From Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Alex Armstrong is a remarkably muscular anime character at a whopping 212 cm, who absolutely towers over most of the other characters in the series.

Making him very easy to spot in a crowd or at a distance, and has an exceptionally-sculpted and well-defined musculature honed from years of enthusiastic physical training.

While his physique is usually barely hidden beneath his uniform, it seems he need only flex all his muscles at once to tear his garments to threads and leave him shirtless and bulging – a carriage he seems to generally prefer.

8. Toriko From Toriko

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Toriko has a personality of rugged manliness, eating heavily, drinking, showing off, and displaying a wild sense of enthusiasm only towards what interests him and rarely towards what interests others.

Toriko is an extremely muscular anime character and exceptionally tall 25-year-old man with somewhat messy blue neck-length hair. He has three scars running from his left ear to just under his left eye which he was born with.

He has strong, angular facial features and somewhat catlike eyes.Toriko’s Expressions When meeting the national treasure Setsuno, she made Toriko use Knocking Master Jiro’s hairstyle if he wanted to eat the Century Soup.

7. Raoh From Fist of the North Star

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Raoh has seen several incarnations of himself in the various Hokuto no Ken media. In the original manga color illustrations, Raoh is depicted with white skin and blonde hair.

However, like much of the cast, his palette was altered for Toei Animation’s TV series, which opted for a swarthier complexion and jet-black hair.

Depending on the animators, Raoh also appears older and more rugged than his manga counterpart in some episodes.

Modern installments, such as the True Savior Legend series and Ten no Haoh are closer to the manga, depicting Raoh with silver and blonde hair respectively and lighter skin tones.

6. Broly From Dragon Ball Super

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While still tall, he is noticeably shorter and is more muscular while having noticeably darker skin next to his counterpart. Broly’s hairstyle is also different.

While spiky and reaching his upper back the same, his counterpart had hair split down in the middle while Broly’s hair is more overgrown.

He has a scar across his left cheek, left bicep, and an “X”-shaped scar on his left pectoral reaching over his left shoulder and two smaller ones on the upper-left of his abdomen, which is his most notable feature.

His standard facial expression also appears sterner than in the counterpart (who appeared melancholic when not unhinged). As a child, he lets his tail hang out but as an adult, it was removed by Paragus.

5. Younger Toguro From Yu Yu Hakusho

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Toguro is a very tall man, standing easily over six feet, being so large that his brother can sit on his shoulders and look vastly smaller in comparison.

His appearance is remarkably similar to that of a Southern-European man – unlike his older brother’s Northern-European appearance – bearing a noticeable, light brownish skin color. Toguro sports a stereotypical military crewcut hairstyle, and has a long, pointed chin.

He is often seen wearing sharp black sunglasses, an olive green trench coat with a green tank top underneath, dark gray pants with a black belt on his waist and black shoes that help to conceal his Olympic-level muscular physique.

4. Muscular From Boku no Hero Academia

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Every person in the world of My Hero Academia is born with some kind of quirk. Muscular’s quirk, “Muscular Augmentation,” is very true to his name.

He can make the muscles in any part of his body stronger, which gives him more power in fight.

He is a bad guy in the anime series, and even though he is pretty strong and tall before he uses his quirk, his height and strength increase by a lot after he does.

Muscular’s quirk covers his whole body in muscle fibers when it is turned on. This gives him the strength to fight well even against All for One.

He is tall and has blonde hair. On the left side of his face, there is a big scar.

3. Machio Naruzo From Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?

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Machio is by nature a very kind and helpful muscular anime character who is dedicated to helping the members of the Silverman Gym better themselves.

Machio is a tall man of fair complexion. He has messy short black hair, blue eyes, and a very handsome profile. He is most commonly seen wearing a blue and white tracksuit.

Although he normally appears to be slender or average frame, he is in fact very muscular.

Once flexing, he reveals such a deceptively large, bulky and well-defined physique, which is a complete contrast to his babyface, that he literally rips apart his clothing as he bulges out until all he is left wearing are his Speedos.

2. Yujiro Hanma From Baki the Grappler

Yujiro Hanma From Baki the Grappler

Yujiro is a very cruel and arrogant muscular anime character. He shows no mercy towards anybody, as he views mercy as a “weak” trait.

Yujiro is a built man standing 6’3″ and weighing 300 pounds. His neck is extremely thick even compared to the rest of the fighters and his legs are extensionally long. Yujiro has red wavy hair, thick black eyebrows, and red eyes. 

Although Yujiro isn’t as tall and so over muscular as some other characters and has a more athletic frame, his body is trained to the utmost limit and his abnormal muscles take the shape of a demon when he gets serious in a fight. 

1. Superalloy Darkshine From One Punch Man

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Superalloy Darkshine is a tall and very muscular anime character.

His skin has a dark complexion and gives off a lustrous shine.

His head is bald, and he has full lips, dark eyes, and thick eyebrows.

His only attire is a black speedo.

As a child, Darkshine was thin and frail.

He had medium-length black hair and light skin.


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Garima Singh

Moshi Moshi everyone! I'm Garima, an anime enthusiast with a passion for sharing my love of anime with others. I've watched over 1000 anime, and I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting shows to watch.

I love everything about anime, from the stories and characters to the animation and music. I'm also a big fan of anime culture, and I love to learn about Japanese culture and history through anime.

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