If you look over the history of anime, you’ll find that monster characters have, more often than not, played an important role in many prominent (and less prominent) anime franchises. Some of these monsters were more friendly, while others were monsters in the truest sense of the word. In this article, we will talk about these monsters, as we bring you a list of the 15 strongest anime monsters, ranked from weakest to strongest.
15. Masami Eiri
Franchise: Serial Experiments Lain
Masami is the lead developer of Protocol 7, which gave rise to Wired. When he worked for Tachibana General Laboratories, he illegally inserted codes and his own memory that allowed him to control the entire protocol at will and integrate his own mind and will into the seventh protocol. For this reason, he was fired from Tachibana General Laboratories and found dead shortly after.
He became a conscious being in Wired, able to disseminate information, and founded the Knights, who became his followers and made him a god. He claims to have been Lain’s creator all along and declares that she is software in a physical form. When the Wired began to merge with the real world, Masami was able to physically reveal himself to Lain in the real world and get her to complete the merge and leave her physical body.
He fails because Lain refuses to see him as a god, causing his new physical form to become disfigured. He became a hideous floating creature with a prehensile tongue and bizarre fleshy growths on his misshapen body. Lain then killed him by telekinetically throwing all her hardware and equipment at him.
When Lain restores reality, we see Masami one last time grumbling and idly threatening to quit on his way to work for Tachibana. He has a very normal and formal appearance.
A Gillian, also known as Menos Grande, or simply Menos, is a giant being completely encased in a black cloak, with a white mask and pointed nose. Menos tend to be dumb and submissive, as they can’t think very well themselves, and tend to roam in large groups (though too dumb to know they’re stronger when fighting together).
Normally, all Menos are similar in appearance, personality, abilities, and low intelligence. However, there is also the special case that if a hollow had a strong sense of self and self-preservation prior to their transformation into a Menos Grande, then as a Menos, they are not the personalityless, submissive, dimwitted being, but rather begin to close the Menos around them eat and so evolves to the next level.
It is striking that the draftsman does not seem to be sure about the size of Gillian himself, the Gillian in the Menos Forest can be estimated at 15-20m high, but the Gillian who save Aizen from Soul Society seem to be 5 times as big. Gillian have six holes on the top of their noses, they also have similar holes on their fingernails. A special way of attacking is their stretchy tongue, which they use as a whip.
13. Colossus Titan
Franchise: Attack on Titan
The Colossus Titan is one of the Nine Titans, notable for its extreme size. Its current wearer is Armin Arlert, who took over the Titan from Berthold Fubar. Unlike other Titans, the Colossus Titan has no skin, leaving only its muscle tissue visible. He also has a rather stocky body and long arms. Due to its massive body mass, the Colossus Titan is quite unwieldy and slow. The Colossus Titan is the largest known titan shifter, and at 60 meters tall it can even peer over the walls of Paradis.
12. Eto Yoshimura (One-Eyed Owl)
Franchise: Tokyo Ghoul
Eto Yoshimura is a One-Eyed Ghoul, daughter of Kuzen Yoshimura and Ukina, as well as the founder of Aogiri, which she ruled from the shadows. Eto assumes many identities, the best known being that of the One-Eyed Owl, an SSS-ranked ghoul by the CCG, but also that of Sen Takatsuki, a best-selling writer.
Following her confrontation with Ken Kaneki, she is captured by the CCG and reveals her nature to the general public. Taking advantage of the 3rd raid of the Cochlea to flee, she is beaten soundly by Kichimura Washu. His body is later retrieved, decapitated, and used by the Pierrots in order to use his Fire Kagune against allied Inspectors and Ghouls. This last form is nicknamed the Stuffed Owl.
The Juubi, anciently identified with its origin, the Shinju, is an ancient demon and the origin of all Bijuu, which arose when the Rikudou Sennin, the first Jinchuuriki, just before he died, divided the Juubi into the nine Bijuu to prevent it from threatening the world again after its death. Legend has it that it created the world and will destroy it if it ever revives.
Obito Uchiha and Madara Uchiha want to revive it in order to carry out their “Eye of the Moon” plan, which is ultimately used by Black Zetsu to resurrect Kaguya Ootsutsuki. When it takes the form of a creature with ten tails, it has one huge eye that occupies almost its entire head. It consists of four concentric circles, with nine tomoe in the inner three. The rest of his body is humanoid except for several large spikes on his back.
Franchise: Terra Formars
In an effort to colonize the planet Mars, 21st century scientists have been tasked with finding a way to warm the planet’s atmosphere so that the human species can live there. For this, the surface was covered with lichens and cockroaches in order to absorb the sunlight. Thus, in 2577, the terraforming comes to an end.
Several astronauts are then sent to Mars during the Bugs 1 mission in order to eliminate the remaining cockroaches. However, they do not know that these have changed in 500 years and have become humanoid giants endowed with great strength. The mission is then a failure and sees all the crew members being exterminated.
Franchise: Princess Mononoke
Nago is a god of wild boars from the movie Princess Mononoke, who ruled the surroundings of the cedar forest as a mountain god. He was feared by the people because of his size and strength. He was killed by Ashitaka when he was turned into a demon and attacked his village. When Ashitaka came into contact with the cursed boar, he contracted the same disease.
Before Nago died, Hii said a prayer to appease him and ward off further harm. His last words to Hii were: “You vile creatures. You shall share my pain and anger.” Hii believes his illness was triggered by a bullet she found on Nago’s remains. Now that Ashitaka is also cursed, he must leave his tribe.
Yoma are the result of infection caused by a parasite that directly affects the human brain. The infection transforms them into beings that devour the flesh and blood of human beings. The yoma are a plague that latches onto humans, using their bodies until they rot, then switching users, with the parasite spreading widely.
Technically, the yoma are not a species per se, but the result of the parasite within the human. Yoma have strength and speed superior to that of non-infected humans. They can regenerate damaged parts of their body at incredible speed and stretch their limbs great distances.
Yoma in their true state have cat-like golden eyes, sharp teeth and claws, elongated muscular limbs and torso, and brown, purple, gray, or green skin and blood. Some of them have even developed wings.
Franchise: Fullmetal Alchemist
Embodying the sin of pride, he plays the role of Selim Bradley, the adopted son of King Bradley. Oldest of the homunculi, with 300 years of existence, he looks like a little boy of 7 to 10 years old, he manipulates the shadows. It is Riza Hawkeye who discovers its nature (volume 18) and she manages to inform Mustang about it with a coded language to escape the surveillance of Pride.
He is by far the most powerful of the homunculi, able to act throughout the enclosure of Amestris (but not beyond) via his abilities, he is also the only one who can use alchemy (although the price to pay is extremely heavy and greatly weakens him) and absorb the philosopher’s stones of living beings (he absorbs, among others, Kimbley the Scarlet Alchemist).
His shadow form, closest to that of the original homunculus (Father), is a dark mass with eyes and toothy mouths. He is helpless in total darkness, the most dazzling light restricts his movements, and his power is quite close to that of his siblings.
6. The Founding Titan
Franchise: Attack on Titan
The Founding Titan is one of the nine Titans created from the fission of Ymir Fritz’s soul. The first Titan ever, he is capable of commanding other Titans and manipulating the memories of most Eldia. The current wielder is Eren Yeager, but he is unable to use the full range of abilities due to his lack of royal blood.
According to Marley’s Titan Biology Research Society, the Founding Titan is the crossing point of the “paths” connecting all people of Ymir and Titans. For this reason, the Marley sometimes call it the Coordinate.
ZeedMillenniummon is a Mega-level Evil God Digimon that appeared as a foe in the Digimon Adventure and Digimon Xros Wars tie-in materials. He is the final form of Moon=Millenniummon. Flying freely between space and time, he is an entity of evil that is still trying to destroy all eras and worlds, the destruction being his only real goal. Although a Digimon will become a Digi-Egg if defeated in battle, there are very rare occasions when it has instead been reborn from within the corpse of its data.
According to one theory, when Millenniummon died in a furious battle, the dark soul he possessed was reborn as ZeedMillenniummon, the ultimate evil of the Digital World. Also, as for the bands which wrap around ZeedMillenniummon, it is said that they are like chains which suppress his abilities, but it is unknown who could cast such a spell on ZeedMillenniummon since there is no known Digimon stronger than him. However, it is foretold that if it is released from this spell, it will rain unfathomable destruction upon the Digital World and every known reality.
4. “The Dwarf in the Flask”
Franchise: Fullmetal Alchemist
The original Homonculus (Father) is the main antagonist of the manga Fullmetal Alchemist. The enigmatic leader of the Homonculi, he is a mysterious being who strongly resembles Van Hohenheim, although he looks older. He is the father (hence his nickname “Father”) of the Homonculi, whom he directs in order to accomplish his ultimate goal on the “Promised Day.” Its name is due to its origin.
Indeed, it is the basis of the first artificial being created by Alchemy, the “The Dwarf in the Flask” as Hohenheim nicknames it, because it could not live in the open air or it would dissipate. Specifically, it was created during the golden age of the Kingdom of Xerxes by the alchemists of the time, who used the blood of a slave to give birth to it.
It later turned out that this slave was Van Hohenheim. It was Homonculus who gave him this name, who had hitherto been called Slave No. 23, and who taught him the basics of knowledge which enabled him to become an apprentice to the Alchemists with whom he was in the service.
Franchise: Spirited Away
No-Face is a peculiar creature that first appears as a ghost, later as a monster. At Chihiro’s invitation, it gains access to the bathhouse – against the will of Yubaba, who wants to get rid of the unwanted intruder as quickly as possible. The restrained spirit distributes gold and is transformed into a ravenous monster by the boundless greed of the bathhouse attendants.
It’s only when Chihiro refuses his gifts and feeds him a magical ball of herbs that his power breaks; it regains its original form and follows it as a faithful companion. The enigmatic figure of the oaf is symbolic for almost all characters of the fairy tale.
There is no dualistic division into good and evil, but according to the Shinto worldview, every being (whether deity, spirit, human, goblin or animal) follows its more or less complex, often ambivalent nature.
The Bunny Elder Bairn displays a sadistic obsession with torturing and killing people using the transformations of his limbs. These transformations, such as turning the living matter of their limbs (arms in this case) into powered razor blades and clubs, turning their fingers into sharp points, turning their joints and shoulders into sacks with which they hold their struggling human victims while tearing them into bloody, gory smoothies.
They also seem to have a penchant for devouring and shish-kabobbing the humans they capture en masse. They are so far the most cruel and manipulative of the Elder Bairn that the resistance forces have encountered.
After Cerberus and Todayashi are defeated, it is freed by Fumito after destroying a talisman. It confronts Saya, but is then cut in half vertically after leaving the Bunny, regenerates and multiplies. After leaving the shrine, the two older Bairns split into six and begin their attack by devouring everyone in the city.
They devour and kill the entire population of the town and are only completely destroyed when Saya cuts off the head of the original. Shortly after removing the head of the original, Saya completely destroys it, and then all the copies are also wiped out.
Franchise: Death Note
Ryuk is a shinigami — that is, a psychopomp god, often referred to as a “death god”, a spirit of death. It appears from the beginning of Death Note: from chapter 1, Ennui, of the manga, and from episode 1, Renaissance, of the anime which is its adaptation. In the shinigami world, he is surrounded by other “death gods” who spend more of their time playing cards than killing, as they did in the past; they only kill a human to survive (see what killing does in shinigami).
As he is bored, Ryuk, to distract himself, decides to drop one of the two “Death Note” he has in the world of Humans, which fascinates him. This “death book” is capable of killing anyone, if you write in it the name of a person whose face you also know, in order to prevent people with the same first and last name.
The Death Note is discovered by a young seventeen-year-old high school student, Light Yagami, who is disgusted by the violence of the world around him and who quickly sees in the notebook the opportunity to play the role of a ” God “. Ryuk is forced to stay with Light, as he must accompany the owner of the Death Note until the latter dies, or until the latter destroys the notebook or relinquishes the right to possess the Death Note.
To please him or in exchange for certain services, Light offers Ryuk red apples, for which Ryuk feels a real addiction: he adores them, a real addiction, finding them sweeter than those that can be found in the “World of Dead »