When the main protagonist of One Punch Man can quite literally take someone out with one punch, it’s reasonable to assume that there are few, if any, who could have stronger punches than him. There are, however, several martial arts and fighting-based anime series where characters have specialized abilities like taijutsu, leg-based fighting styles, or even magically reinforced combat styles.
Because of this, battles or fights in anime are not only interesting and unique but are highly enjoyable to watch. Even though Saitama has the strongest punch of all, there are others whose punches are nothing short of impressive.
10 Natsu Dragneel Grows Stronger From The Encouragement Of His Friends (Fairy Tail)
Natsu Dragneel is known for his fiery nature and his willingness to jump in fists first. This doesn’t always end up so well for him, but there are some moments where his recklessness can be praised as he does save his friends.
One such fight is the last battle between Fairy Tail and Acnologia. Despite their differences in power, it wasn’t expected that Natsu would win this fight. However, when Natsu became fired up by his friends praising him and cheering him on, his normally strong punch turned deadly, allowing him to defeat Acnologia.
9 All Might Channels The Last Of His Power Into One Final Punch (My Hero Academia)
All Might is the former number one hero in the My Hero Academia series. With his impressive muscular build and unique Quirk, he is a formidable opponent for any villain. All For One found out the hard way.
When there’s no other option, All Might channels his remaining strength and power into his fists. The impact from this blow not only creates a high wind impact, but it also has the ability to leave a crater in the ground. What is awesome about this punch is that, due to the highly controlled power flowing into his fists, it can also heal any broken bones that he might have in his arms.
8 Luffy’s Punch Sends A Celestial Dragon Flying (One Piece)
Despite his very slim yet muscular physique, Luffy is known to get into a brawl, or several, when the situation calls for it. Combined with his somewhat lacking intelligence, his fearlessness, and his desire to protect those he cares about, he can certainly be a deadly opponent.
After witnessing Hachi being shot, Luffy grew furious and vowed to make the Celestial Dragon pay for what he’d done. Luffy was so full of rage that he punched the Celestial Dragon in the face and sent him soaring through the air. He did it even though he knew that the consequences of his actions would be dire.
7 Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s Punch Can Split The Ocean (Sengoku BASARA)
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings is a shonen anime that is set during a time of war. Toyotomi Hideyoshi, otherwise known as Regent of Japan, is a tall and bulky samurai, which is very unusual as it doesn’t fit the standard build of a samurai.
Hideyoshi is ruthless, powerful, and willing to do whatever it takes to win, making him a formidable foe. He can take out an entire platoon of warriors within seconds and split open the sea with just his bare hands. His punches can also be strengthened by magical arm guards.
6 Izuku Midoriya Uses His Fists To Takedown An Overpowered Villain (My Hero Academia)
Like his idol All Might, Izuku Midoriya has an ability known as One For All, a Quirk that can be transferred to a different host. Unfortunately for Izuku, in the beginning, he had no control over this and when using this Quirk, he would severely injure himself.
During the fight between Izuku and Overhaul, Izuku continuously and ruthlessly punches Overhaul with incredible strength to break through Overhaul’s defenses. However, it was the final punch that sent Overhaul flying that caused fans to go wild as the show’s overpowered villain met his match.
5 Jonathon Joestar Can Land A Punch That Severely Injures His Rival (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
The rivalry between Jonathan Joestar and Dio Brando is nothing short of legendary. Whenever the two end up in a skirmish, either together or separately, these fights are well worth the watch. So, when the biggest confrontation of the series occurred, viewers knew that it was going to be epic.
Using his bare fist in a single punch, Jonathan was able to severely injure Dio, even though Dio was incredibly strong. It wasn’t enough to finish off the antagonist for good, but it just goes to show Dio and the viewers how strong Jonathon had become.
4 Might Guy’s Taijutsu Ability Is Almost Inhuman (Naruto)
Due to his inability to perform ninjutsu or genjutsu, Might Guy had to train religiously to become a decent taijutsu user in order to become a shinobi. Through many ups and downs, he was able to achieve his goal and eventually went on to become a master of taijutsu.
While fighting Madara Uchiha, the antagonist praised Guy for his fighting prowess. His level of strength is almost inhuman, so when he does land a punch, it makes an incredible impact. Then, when he opens the 8th Gate, his strength and punches become almost unstoppable.
3 Eren Yeager’s Titan Form Can Literally Knock Someone’s Head Off (Attack On Titan)
As a human, Eren’s abilities are quite limited as his main weapon is his ODM gear. He, unfortunately, doesn’t grow stronger with the power of friendship or encouragement as many other anime protagonists do. However, when he shifts into his Titan form, many things are possible.
In his Titan form, Eren is much faster, stronger, and all the more deadly. The very first time that Eren transformed, he punched an enemy titan with incredible speed and accuracy. In doing so, he ended up punching the titan’s head clean off.
2 Son Goku Is One of Earth’s Greatest Defenders And Has Been Training His Whole Life To Be A Fighter (Dragon Ball Z)
As one of the strongest fighters in the galaxy, it goes without saying that Goku would have one of the strongest punches in anime. From an early age, Goku has trained to be the best fighter and eventually becomes Earth’s greatest defender. Throughout the many Dragon Ball series, Goku only grows stronger.
His attacks are not only fast and accurate, but the strength behind them is also almost unbelievable. In a fight against Frieza in Dragon Ball Z, Goku lands a well-deserved punch to Frieza’s stomach, knocking the wind out of him. But in the end, it’s Goku’s Kamehameha that defeats the villain.
1 Edward Elric Has A Strong Sense Of Justice And Has No Problems Using His Fists (Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
He may be the State’s youngest Alchemist, but Edward knows how to throw a punch. At his core, Edward is the type of character that cares deeply for his friends and family, has a strong sense of loyalty, and a pretty grasp on what is right and wrong.
So when someone does something that he believes goes against his moral compass, he can be quite terrifying. When Shou Tucker turned his daughter and dog into a chimera, Edward had no problem punching the disgraceful alchemist. He also even ended up winning a fistfight with his Father.
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