The autumn 2022 anime season is filled with interesting shows ranging from exciting new titles such as Chainsawman & Eminence in the Shadow to returning fan favorites such as My Hero Academia & Bleach. It has arguably been the most anticipated season of 2022 and it’s easy to see why as the season has a stacked lineup. There’s something for everyone, and anime fans are spoiled for choice when it comes to what to watch.
Although it goes without saying that the arrival of a new season brings with it the emergence of new main characters. Many of these characters have interesting characteristics that contribute greatly to how they are perceived. This list will focus on their strength and where they rank among their older, more established counterparts.
8/8 Loid Forger – Spy X Family Part 2
Codenamed “Twilight,” Loid is a spy known for his expertise and extreme devotion to his cause. He became a spy at the age of sixteen and since then has worked in both the Vestal military and Vestal intelligence. He is also a skilled fighter who can adapt to a wide variety of situations due to his vast experience.
He is extremely intelligent and usually brings this intelligence to make the most of his surroundings in battle. He has immense physical prowess and has only been overpowered in the anime by his assassin wife, Yor Forger. Furthermore, he has heightened senses and is very skilled with a gun.
7/8 Saichi Sugimoto – Golden Kamuy Season 4
Saichi Sugimoto, often revered as “The Immortal Sugimoto” is a skilled war veteran who survived and contributed greatly to the anime’s rendition of the Battle of 203 Hill. His outstanding quality is his seemingly immortal body that has survived deadly attacks and quickly recovered from gruesome wounds. He has managed to survive being shot in the neck, stabbed in the face and attacked by bears.
On many occasions, he not only survives, but also retains enough strength to go on the offensive despite his injuries. As a result, he bears the title of Sugimoto the Immortal. Sugimoto is also familiar with some forms of martial arts and skilled in the use of military tactics and weapons.
6/8 Cid Kagenou – Eminence In The Shadow
Reincarnated into another world with the presence of magic and other fantasy elements, Cid Kagenou is obsessed with becoming a character who orchestrates events from the shadows. He prefers to adopt a weak stance among others so that he can stand out as little as possible, but in reality he is one of the strongest characters in the series.
Even before his reincarnation, Cid was a high school student strong enough to overpower motorcycle gangs all by himself. But in his new world filled with magic, he broadened his horizons and became proficient in many more aspects. For example, he is able to use strengthening, healing, and defensive magic with great skill, while possessing a signature technique that rivals the power of a nuclear explosion.
5/8 Izuku Midoriya – My Hero Academia Season 6
Fans of My Hero Academia will undoubtedly be excited for the return of their beloved series and protagonist, Izuku Midoriya. He has gained a lot of experience in recent seasons and has grown incomparably stronger than he was at the beginning of the series.
His trait not only increases his physical abilities further, but also gives him a new set of powers belonging to the previous holders of One For All. His current quirks include Gearshift, Fa Jin, Danger Sense, Blackwhip, Smokescreen, and Float, all of which, combined with his enhanced strength, make him a force to be reckoned with.
Originating from an anime with a rather long title, Al Wayne was formerly a simple farmer determined to perfect his craft. However, after maxing out his level, he gained abilities he never imagined he would be capable of.
The show is set in a world with a game-like feature that shows individuals their acquired skills and stats through a callable interface. Al’s stats are extremely high and have been reflected in his most high profile feats. For example, he was able to destroy a dragon by throwing an ordinary carrot at it. On another occasion, he defeated a being that was stated to be as powerful as a demon lord with one blow.
3/8 Denji – Chain Sawman
Chainsawman is one of the most anticipated shows of the 2022 fall season, as it has garnered the interest of millions of people worldwide. It takes place in a world where demons exist and are empowered by the fear various beings have of certain objects or concepts.
After making a deal with the Chainsaw Devil, Denji gained the ability to manifest chainsaws from different parts of his body and became the titular Chainsaw Man. In this form, he is not only a massive threat to humans, but also to devils due to his enhanced strength. Furthermore, he has astonishing amounts of stamina, which makes him seem almost immortal, and he can use his chainsaws in various ways. Over the course of the series, he assumes multiple forms and defeats some extremely powerful devils, making him one of the strongest in history.
2/8 Ichigo Kurosaki – Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War
After the highly anticipated return of Bleach anime, Kurosaki Ichigo is back with modern graphics as the show features stunning flashy animation. He returns with the beloved cast that has accompanied him on his journey so far, ready to face the new trials that await them.
Throughout the series, Ichigo has already shown immense levels of power and defeated some powerful enemies. He overwhelmed Ulquiorra Cifer in his Vasto Lorde form and, more impressively, defeated Aizen, a man who previously simultaneously overcame several members of the Gotei 13. His signature technique, the Getsuga Tenshou, has many variations and in its most powerful form is capable of significant damage to almost anyone he comes across.
1/8 Shigeo Kageyama – Mob Psycho 100 III
Shigeo is not only one of the most powerful espers in the world Mob Psycho 100 series, but also one of the most powerful in the entire anime medium. Even with the third season’s release, there have been hardly any psychics on the show capable of challenging Shigeo.
His psychic powers largely involve telekinesis, but over the course of the series he has learned to perform many other skills as well. His emotional state significantly affects his abilities, and when his instability reaches a certain threshold, he becomes a walking disaster. On one occasion, he was able to lift several skyscrapers and converge each of them into a massive ball, while controlling them with ease. Additionally, in his strongest form, he can cause natural disasters just by walking and has proven to be nearly invincible.
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