There are so many strong, macho guys in anime that they’re starting to get boring.
But in the last ten years, we’ve started to see more strong anime Girls, so we finally have some variety.
In honor of the changing tides and new customs, we’re going to talk about some of the strongest girls in all of anime.
Also, we’re ranking them based on how strong they are in their own worlds, not how strong they are in general.
This list is also based on real strength, not just looks (though we did make a different list of anime girls with a lot of muscle, so check that out too).
- 35. Big Mom From One Piece
- 34. Kale From Dragon Ball Super
- 33. Kaguya Otsutsuki From Naruto Shippuden
- 32. Retsu Unohana From Bleach
- 31. Saber Alter From Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel Trilogy
- 30. Mereoleona Vermillion From Black Clover
- 29. Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade From Monogatari Series
- 28. Eri From My Hero Academia
- 27. Anri Sonohara From Durarara!!
- 26. Shalltear Bloodfallen From Overlord
- 25. Mikasa Ackerman From Attack on Titan
- 24. Yoko Littner From Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
- 23. Revy From Black Lagoon
- 22. Milim Nava From That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
- 21. Tanya Degurechaff From The Saga of Tanya the Evil
- 20. Erza Scarlet From Fairy Tail
- 19. Bishamon From Noragami
- 18. Tatsumaki From One Punch Man
- 17. Tsunade From Naruto: Shippuden
- 16. Merlin From The Seven Deadly Sins
- 15. Ghislaine Dedoldia From Jobless Reincarnation
- 14. Nana Hiiragi From Talentless Nana
- 13. Morgiana From Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
- 12. Ryuko Matoi From Kill La Kill
- 11. Neferpitou From Hunter x Hunter
- 10. Lucy From Elfen Lied
- 9. Shuka Karino From Darwin’s Game
- 8. Akame From Akame ga Kill!
- 7. Shiro From Deadman Wonderland
- 6. Haruhi Suzumiya From The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
- 5. Kaede Kayano From Assassination Classroom
- 4. Freya From Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
- 3. Shinobu Kochou From Demon Slayer
- 2. Misa Amane From Death Note
- 1. Krul Tepes From Seraph of the End
35. Big Mom From One Piece
She can tell someone to do anything, even if it costs them their life, and if they don’t do it, she can kill them right away.
She is the best woman pirate in One Piece, even though she is getting old. She is known as one of the Four Emperors of the Sea, which makes sense.
34. Kale From Dragon Ball Super
Even though she is shy and meek, she is easily one of the best women in anime.
In the DBS world, she is said to have a power level of 50,000,000,000.
At full strength, her power level is about 10 billion billion.
She was also strong enough to beat Shido in his Saiyan Beyond God form, forcing him to turn into a Super Saiyan Blue.
33. Kaguya Otsutsuki From Naruto Shippuden
If being the mother of the Sage of Six Paths and the creator of all chakras doesn’t make her one of the best female anime characters, we don’t know what will.
She would have ended the Ninja world right there on the battlefield if not for plot protection and the great teamwork of Team 7.
She also has the Byakugan and the Rinne-Sharingan, two of the most powerful dojutsu, in addition to her ability to move between dimensions and her infinite chakra pool.
She can also use star material to make tools that can’t be broken.
32. Retsu Unohana From Bleach
Unohana is the only woman who can scare someone like Ichigo and almost mess with Zaraki when they are fighting to the death.
She was the first Kenpachi, which means she was the strongest Shinigami of her age. She used to kill for fun and move piles of dead people without getting tired.
But she changed and became a very calm and quiet woman who did what she was told.
She hasn’t completely changed her ways, though, because her bankai is one of the most terrifying and powerful in the series. Minazuki’s bankai is made up of the blood of everyone she killed with her blade.
31. Saber Alter From Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel Trilogy
Saber Alter (Image via Ufotable)In the Heaven’s Feel route, Angra Mainu’s evil corrupts Saber, who then becomes Saber Alter, the servant of Dark Sakura.
She is the exact opposite of what Saber used to be. Because of this, she has given up on all good things and is going down a dark road.
She is immune to all kinds of magical damage, and she fights with Excalibur, the most powerful magical blade ever made.
Fans of the Fate series say she is all-powerful and nearly impossible to beat. She can use her ultimate moves as much as she wants, which makes her one of the best female anime characters ever.
30. Mereoleona Vermillion From Black Clover
Mereoleona is a fierce fighter in the world of Black Clover. Even the captain is afraid of her.
She’s always ready to fight and puts a lot of effort into her training.
You might ask in a silly way, “How seriously?”
So, she works out inside a volcano. And often takes other characters hostage to make them train with her.
Even our stylishly constipated bad boy Yami had a hard time keeping up with her, so it’s clear that she’s S class and deserves to be in this list.
29. Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade From Monogatari Series
Most of the time, Kiss-shot’s power is just said, but in the movie series, we got to see how broken she was when she was at her strongest.
Being her servant was almost like being eternal, since the vampire queen never seemed to get hurt.
In a later story, Kiss-shot even destroyed the whole world because she was lonely.
She’s almost a god, so it makes sense that her simple presence messed up the whole world.
28. Eri From My Hero Academia
This is because she can turn back a person’s biological clock so much that she can make them disappear.
She still can’t handle her power. But there was a reason why Overhaul was so crazy about Eri and her earth-shattering skills.
27. Anri Sonohara From Durarara!!
I’ll never understand why everyone forgot about Anri’s power once she figured out Saika.
If you haven’t seen the show, I’ll just tell you how strong Saika is.
She has a blade that is made of evil and can take full control of whoever it cuts.
And if that wasn’t enough, that person can then “contaminate” other people around them, giving Anri a whole army in just a few hours.
The second strongest figure is just a thin, handsome boy in a vest who looks like the Hulk.
26. Shalltear Bloodfallen From Overlord
Anime loves vampires with too much power, doesn’t it?
Most of the time, Overlord just showed how strong Ainz was and how strong his guards were in their own ways.
But man, once Shalltear got some attention, we learned that the balance of power is a lot trickier than we thought.
Even though Ainz is like the god of his world, he had to metagame his way to victory against Shalltear.
He also had to do a lot of planning and use a lot of rare things that only he had.
Confirmed that vampires are the best?
25. Mikasa Ackerman From Attack on Titan
In this anime’s S-tier, there are still two humans, even though people can actually change into huge monsters with strong jaws, claws, and hardening powers.
This is especially true if Eren is in danger and she starts acting like a mother bear.
Then she looks like a scary bad guy who is about to attack.
24. Yoko Littner From Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
I find it really interesting that Yoko is so strong.
In Gurren Lagann, all of the main characters use giant robots that can destroy whole towns, countries, and, later on, even galaxies.
Then there’s Yoko, who has stayed important for most of the story because she’s a badass shooter.
She also never felt like she didn’t belong at the party.
And her skills as a fighter made her just as important as the guys who drove the big robots in the show.
23. Revy From Black Lagoon
Since we’re already talking about gunslingers, we have to talk about Revy, our favorite badass with a foul mouth who works for the bad guys.
Every bullet Revy has seems like it will kill for sure.
She could easily take on whole groups of enemies without getting tired.
Her will is as strong as the lead she keeps shooting into people’s heads, and her no-nonsense attitude makes her both an interesting character to watch and a rogue you’re sure to fear.
22. Milim Nava From That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
I can’t really put Rimuru on here because they don’t have a gender.
Millim, on the other hand, is just as amazing.
She has so much power that she doesn’t have to take anything in this world seriously, because she can just destroy it with a snap of her fingers.
In fact, she is so strong that she went to war with a whole country and won without much trouble.
Just think about that.
Someone went to war with a whole country, and everyone knew that the place would soon be erased from the map.
21. Tanya Degurechaff From The Saga of Tanya the Evil
I think it’s obvious that you should run away as fast as you can from a fighter whose nickname includes the words death, demon, or evil.
Still, people keep fighting Tanya because she looks like a little girl, which is a mistake.
The poor jerks don’t know that their whole platoon is about to be blown away, while Tanya dances on their country’s landmarks and laughs at their weak military.
She is so strong that she broke the anime revenge trope when she fought a guy twice, killed him, and then beat his daughter, who was out for revenge.
Man, you’re ice cold.
20. Erza Scarlet From Fairy Tail
Erza is what a lot of anime fans think of when they think of a badass woman.
She is the best at fighting because her magic lets her change to any setting and kick some ass.
She is the main player in some of the best fights in the show. And the fact that she is both very strong and a lot of fun/likeable when she is not on the battlefield makes her a staple in this subject.
Her fight against booze might be tougher than most, but other than that, she hasn’t lost yet.
19. Bishamon From Noragami
In the world of Noragami, gods get their power from the lost souls (called “shinki”) they have a deal with.
These shinki can also change into different weapons, armor, and other items to help the god fight.
Our main character Yato’s shinki is a sword, and he is one of the most powerful gods when it comes to fighting.
But then Bishamon shows up with eight shinki on her person and hundreds more at home.
She’s obviously way too hot to believe.
And it’s hard to believe that she didn’t kill Yato the first time they met.
18. Tatsumaki From One Punch Man
There are three levels of heroes in One Punch Man.
The main character, Saitama, is so strong that he’s sad. Then there’s Tatsumaki, who feels like a weak god who came to Earth… and the rest of the group is just filler.
Tatsumaki is so strong that she can make comets fall out of the sky and hurt a rocket the size of Texas very badly.
She has never ever gotten an L. I don’t think she ever will, because she’s so much better than every other character in the story who isn’t Saitama.
Just don’t let her drink.
That is just asking for a disaster to happen.
17. Tsunade From Naruto: Shippuden
As a series, Naruto does a bad job of showing how women act.
But Tsunade is as close as they’ve ever come to making a real tough woman.
She is stronger than the fourth Raikage and just as tough as Hashirama when it comes to physical strength.
I mean, the woman was cut in half, but she still went on.
Not to mention that she had already healed a whole army on her own.
Compared to Naruto or Sasuke, she might have gone off the edge. But she is definitely in the top 1% of the series as a whole.
16. Merlin From The Seven Deadly Sins
Merlin is my favorite because she doesn’t care about anything.
She was a genius from the start, and as if that wasn’t enough, she tricked both the Demon King and the Supreme Deity into making her even stronger.
In other words, a child lied to two gods and became the best mage Britannia had ever seen, and probably will ever see.
She doesn’t get as much attention as the other sins. But she was able to get rid of the Ten Commandments, so she’s not a joke.
15. Ghislaine Dedoldia From Jobless Reincarnation
Ghislaine should be the perfect model of a strong-willed woman character.
She not only has a real body and real steel buns, but she also knows how important knowledge is and tries to learn from the young butt lover.
And when it comes to fighting with a sword, she is the best.
Plus, she doesn’t mind that blood is all over the sidewalk.
She quickly became one of my favorite characters in the show, and the fact that she is so strong makes her even more fun to watch.
14. Nana Hiiragi From Talentless Nana
Nana is both the weakest and strongest character in the series because she is the only student who doesn’t have any abilities.
But she is also the best at killing.
Even though her enemies can do things like bring the dead back to life or turn back time, Nana’s intelligence and killing skills are too much for them to handle.
She has already killed a lot of people in her class.
Even though everyone is on high watch, she still manages to sneak by and kill a few more people.
What a girl!
13. Morgiana From Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Morgiana should be high on your list if you like characters with thunder thighs that can open the heavens and please the gods.
Even though she started out as a slave girl whose ancestors had been mistreated for generations, she quickly rose to the top and became a big player in the game.
Her fighting skills are out of this world, and her stamina isn’t bad either.
Plus, she did all of this without even having her own Djinn.
12. Ryuko Matoi From Kill La Kill
Even though Ryuko was weaker than Satsuki at first, she turned into a real beast by the end of the series.
At first, there were small changes, like when Senketsu evolved and gave her more bodies to use.
But then (spoiler alert) we find out that she has Life Fibers in her. Those who have seen the show know how important that is.
Late game Ryuko could be cut in half and keep going as if nothing had happened. She was also strong enough that one swing of her sword could bring down a whole building.
11. Neferpitou From Hunter x Hunter
Neferpitou is one of the most scary bad guys in all of anime by himself.
At first glance, she looks like any other sweet cat girl.
But her claws have torn through the bodies of a lot of people.
She can see you from a long way away and jump straight to where you are.
This bloodthirsty cat was so strong that not even Kite could stop it.
She can also heal her own wounds or the wounds of other people. So even if you do get a bite, it won’t mean much.
Gon learned that she is still dangerous even after she has died.
10. Lucy From Elfen Lied
When it comes to characters that scared me to death and came back to me in my dreams…
Lucy is a pretty scary person herself.
She would be a good choice even in a made-up world where everyone has skills. I mean just look at Petelgeuse.
But in her world, no one else has powers besides her and her brothers.
This puts the first scene of the anime, in which she kills dozens of scientists and soldiers, in a whole new light.
So getting on her bad side is pretty much the same as dying.
9. Shuka Karino From Darwin’s Game
In terms of Darwin, Shuka is smarter than the average person.
Even though everyone in the show has some power, I think it’s safe to say that Shuka is on her own level.
I mean, you can’t be called “Undefeated Queen” if you’re just pretty and average.
With her chains, she can move around a lot, use them from a long distance, and even kill an enemy with one shot.
Kuname could be in charge.
But everyone knows who’s really pulling this team along.
8. Akame From Akame ga Kill!
At first, I thought Esdeath was the best person in the Akame ga Kill world.
Sure, Akame had a sword that would kill you if it even touched you… But in the blink of an eye, Esdeath could freeze a whole army.
But it didn’t take long for someone to tell me that the main characters are gods among humans and have no equal.
Warning about the ending of the last fight:
Even though Esdeath got stronger when she said she could freeze time, Akame still won because she is so fast that she has a shadow even when time is stopped.
That’s all I have to say about it.
7. Shiro From Deadman Wonderland
If this pick confuses you in any way, skip it and move on to the next one while you still can.
At first, Shiro seemed like the good guy of the show, the one who would keep the story going and add some spice to the show’s dynamics.
But then we find out that she has two different personalities and is the show’s main bad guy who killed everyone in a school in the first episode.
Isn’t it fun?
This does not make it hard for me to trust people in the future.
6. Haruhi Suzumiya From The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Haruhi is one of the strongest characters in all of anime, even if we don’t count how hard someone can hit as a measure of strength.
This is because she is truly a god and can change anything she wants.
Not enough fun for you this week?
Let’s do it a thousand times over.
You like ghosts, right? Let’s add some to our world to make things more interesting.
Haruhi’s thoughts always come true, so even Nietzsche can’t beat her.
5. Kaede Kayano From Assassination Classroom
I’m really on a roll with these quiet little girls who have a lot of power.
Another example of a secret OP is Kaede, who has tentacles like Koro-Sensei’s that aren’t seen until late in the show.
In this anime, this alone makes her one of the strongest creatures on the world, since their speed and strength are far beyond what a normal person can do.
Even Koro-Sensei had trouble dealing with Kaede, because her past gave her a lot of extra points for being able to get even.
4. Freya From Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
I was going to put Ais on this list at first, because she is by far the most skilled fighter in the series.
I chose to work on a different kind of strength, though.
Freya has so much power and influence in politics that whenever she shows up, things are always about to get dangerous.
She is in charge of almost every part of the show, just like a great puppeteer.
Whoever dares to stand up to her is quickly crushed under her boot.
Freya killed one of the few gods we’ve seen killed on the show. So that should help you understand what a great and important person she is.
3. Shinobu Kochou From Demon Slayer
Rarely do you see a figure who is both cute and scary at the same time.
She is one of the few high-ranking demon-slayers we got to see in action.
And I, for one, wasn’t let down.
She was so agile that she could jump over whole trees, and her skill with a sword is also well-known.
But what makes her really scary is the way she acts. She will tell you in a soft voice how she will break you out of your mortal shell.
She is both a waifu and a nightmare.
2. Misa Amane From Death Note
Light is the only person in Misa’s world who can match her in terms of power.
Since she also has a death note, she can kill anyone as long as she knows their full name and can picture them in her mind.
Even though she isn’t as smart as Light, she is still like a god in her own world because she can kill almost anyone quickly.
It’s too bad that she only worked for Light, but what can you do?
1. Krul Tepes From Seraph of the End
Did you really think that there wouldn’t be another vampire girl on this list?
Krul is not only a vampire, she is THE vampire because she is the Queen of Japan.
This means that she is stronger than any human could ever hope to be, and she can also beat up other vampires, as Ferid found out when he tried to challenge her.
She does like Mikaela a little bit, but not much.
But other than that, she is the perfect example of how painful and cruel life can be.