Anime fans love to discuss and debate the minutiae of their favorite shows, and given how many amazing shows and characters there are, there’s no limit to the number of animated discussions you can have. A popular topic is who is the strongest anime character of all time, but others may also be wondering which character is the fastest.
Shonen anime contains ninjas, aliens, pirates, assassins, superheroes, and other characters capable of incredible moves. The shows themselves are often vague about how these powers work, but some characters are unarguably faster than others. These are some of the fastest shonen anime characters.
10 Ichigo Kurosaki (bleach)
A legendary shonen character in every way, Bleach‘s Ichigo Kurosaki learned Shunpo, a technique that allows its user to move faster than the human eye can follow. With each of the various transformations Ichigo undergoes throughout the series making him faster and more powerful, he is a real monster in battle.
Landing blows and dodging the opponent’s is second nature to him, and only the most powerful or dumb characters dare to engage him in a fight.
9 Azusa (I’ve been killing slimes for 300 years…)
Azusa is a Witch of the Highlands and was raised to god-level supernatural power through three centuries of slime-slaying. I’ve been killing slimes for 300 years…is full of powerful characters, but Azusa just beats them all when it comes to speed.
In addition to being immortal and possessing supernatural strength, agility, and durability, Azusa can use her sorcery to grant herself invisibility, flight, and teleportation.. He can be wherever he wants more or less whenever he wants, and his host of other magical abilities ensure that he’ll be able to accomplish his mission once he arrives.
8 Koro Sensei (Assassination Classroom)
Koro Sensei, a bright yellow squid alien with a smiley face who has vowed to destroy Earth unless one of his teenage students can assassinate him, is quite unlike any other shonen character. The classroom teacher of Class 3-E at Kunugigaoka High School is capable of reaching speeds of at least Mach 20, travel the world for lunch on a whim.
Combined with his immunity to poison and ability to regenerate, Koro Sensei is one of the most difficult shonen characters to kill, making his students’ mission truly unlucky.
7 Jojiro Takajo (Charlotte)
A boarding school student may seem out of place in the company of aliens and superheroes, but Jojiro from charolotte shows that he is more than deserving of his place. Jojiro is moving fast enough for time to slow down, a sign that approaches the speed of light.
Given his incredible moves, his academic ability and leadership in the student council pale in comparison. Unfortunately, Jojiro’s speed has a serious drawback: he can’t control when or where he stops. This flaw in his power has led to considerable destruction, as well as Jojiro nearly dying on more than one occasion.
6 Saitama (One Punch Man)
Caped Baldy himself, Saitama is the hero of One Punch Man, a joke manga character running around a shonen world. Like other gag manga characters, Saitama is massively overpowered in every way, capable of completely over the top and unwarranted feats, including moving at ridiculous speeds. letting him return to earth from the moon in just a second and a half.
The biggest limit to Saitama’s ability is his unwillingness to push himself to discover the full potential of his powers. Of course, Saitama doesn’t take anything seriously enough to care about that sort of thing.
5 Minato Namikaze (Naruto)
The Fourth Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village, Minato Namikaze, was known as the yellow flash for its unmatched speed. The inventor of the Rasengan technique surpassed all the other ninjas in his village when it came to movement.
Capable of summoning Gamabunta and performing other incredible feats, Minato will always be known for his speed first and foremost. He can cross the battlefield in an instant using his Body Flicker technique, appearing to teleport, which would make his speed faster than light.
4 Goku (Dragon Ball)
the more inside Dragon Ball the viewer gets, the faster and more powerful Goku becomes. Even early on, he is able to move so fast that he seems to disappear entirely, only traceable across the battlefield thanks to the concussive force blasts his punches and kicks leave in his wake.
add to that his instant transmission ability which allows him to teleport no need to move, and Goku is easily one of the fastest shonen characters out there. With a variety of Super Saiyan power levels to bolster his abilities, Goku is likely to be faster.
3 Jotaro Kujo (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure)
jojo’s bizarre adventure is full of strange characters with wild powers known as Stands, but one of the strongest belongs to the series’ protagonist, Jotaro Kujo. Jotaro’s Stand Star Platinum grants him the ability to strike at the speed of light.
Also, Star Platinum allows Jotaro to stop time for several seconds.. Time manipulation is itself a product of faster-than-light speeds, so there are at least two good arguments for Jotaro being one of the fastest shonen characters. It’s good that Jotaro is as fast as he is, given the pain his family goes through throughout the series.
two Borsalino (One Piece)
The fastest character One piece, Borsalino is the user of the Devil Fruit known as the Glint-Glint Fruit, which allows him to transform into light. As a result, Borsalino can, by definition, travel at the speed of lightallowing him to make instant changes of position on the battlefield.
That speed alone would make him nearly unstoppable, but he is also capable of creating charged beams of light that cause massive destruction and using his light powers to give his kicks explosive force. No wonder he became an Admiral in the Marine Corps.
1 Whis (Dragon Ball)
Whis is the Assistant Guide Angel to Beerus, God of Destruction, and anyone in direct service to a god had better bring something special to the table. Whis, as it happens, is one of the most grossly overpowered shonen charactersand his speed is just one manifestation of that.
Using Autonomous Ultra Instinct, Whis can travel at approximately 5 septillion times the speed of light, a power that in itself makes him absolutely godlike compared to any other shonen character. It is truly fortunate that despite working for a God of Destruction, Whis is one of the good guys at Dragon Ball.
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