Humans have always wanted to push the limits and have higher abilities, including speed. Well, in anime, many characters are born with superpowers like fast speed. There are endless debates about which anime character is the strongest, smartest, or who is the fastest anime character.
So, ranking the fastest anime characters of all time is challenging. However, we still picked the top 10 out of countless candidates with incredible speed.
10. Luck Voltia (Black Clover)
Luck Voltia is a 5th Class Junior Magic Knight in the Black Bull and Royal Knights teams of the Clover Kingdom. He seems like a simple guy wearing a normal outfit, but he really loves fighting, and one of his special skills is that he is very fast, making it hard for his opponents to catch up.
Luck makes him much faster by putting Lightning Magic on his legs. His faster speed helps him blitz his opponents often, and he can keep up with people who also use magic to speed up. However, as soon as his elf, Lufulu, took control of him, his strengthening rate accelerated and reached incredible heights.
9. Yoruichi Shihouin (Bleach)
Yoruichi’s speed is showcased through her use of the Flash Step, also known as Shunpo. In Bleach, the Flash Step is a fast way for Shinigami (soul reapers) to move. Yoruichi is very good at this technique and can move so quickly that she can teleport from one place to another. Because she is good at the Flash Step, she can easily avoid hits, fight lightning-fast, and get the upper hand on her opponents.
Yoruichi is so fast that she can leave behind afterimages that make it look like she is simultaneously in multiple places.
8. Kizaru (One Piece)
Kizaru doesn’t move only at the speed of light. He can move as fast as he wants, up to and including the speed of light, but he chooses to move much slower because he doesn’t have great control at that speed. Who would? So he moves much slower, as fast as his reaction speed, which is still enough to carry lots of force.
7. Koro-sensei (Assassination Classroom)
Koro-Sensei is a speedster, and unlike most speedsters, his top speed, Mach 20, is not only stated clearly in the first episode but also mentioned many times throughout the story.
March 20 is fast. REALLY fast. It moves quickly enough to avoid a bullet easily, fly around armed planes, and catch supersonic rockets. While taking roll calls, Koro-Sensei often dodges a hail of machine-gun fire from his students. This is probably not easy, even with his superhuman speed, but it makes sense when we think about how skilled, smart, and experienced he is.
6. Minato Namikaze (Naruto)
Killua is a skilled killer who is very quick and agile. Godspeed, one of his Nen abilities, makes him very fast. It lets him move so fast that no one can keep up.
Space and time can be changed with the Flying Thunder God Technique, like teleporting. He even goes through a Stone Ninja’s stone cap once. On the other hand, jutsu moves you faster from a stop and improves your top speed, like Body Flicker.
5. Killua Zoldyck (Hunter x Hunter)
Killua is a skilled assassin with exceptional agility and speed. Godspeed’s Nen ability takes his speed to extraordinary levels, allowing him to move faster than the eye can follow. And he is way faster than any royal guard.
It took Pitou and Gon 3-4 episodes to reach Kite, while it took Killua 5 minutes. Killua was able to attack Youpi-dono with lightning speed. He was able to keep Pouf away from Komugi. Not to mention, he saved Gon’s life from the dead puppet Pitou.
4. Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic X)
The Sonic Adventure DX manual says, “He’s the world’s fastest Hypersonic Hedgehog!”. The Hypersonic speed is also known as Mach 5. Yeah, that is, it is five times faster than sound. And in Sonic Heroes, we can see that Sonic can use Light Speed Dash without any Power-Up. So we can say that in the Adventure Era, Sonic could run at hypersonic speed and sometimes at the speed of light.
Even when he doesn’t have the chaos emeralds, he can move faster than sound and has even hit lightspeed. But I think his craziest feats are in Sonic Generations.
3. Saitama (One Punch Man)
Saitama’s speed and reactions are unmatched. During his hero tests, he could run the 1500-meter dash in a split second.
He is so fast that he can even keep up with Flashy Flash, an S-Class hero known for being fast. He can easily avoid Flashy Flash’s sword swings and catch his final technique.
Saitama returned to Earth very quickly after Boros kicked him to the moon. He could also easily respond to and stop Geryuganshoop’s rocks that moved almost as fast as light, the speed of which was like a bad joke to him.
2. Whis (Dragon Ball Z)
Whis is an extremely formidable opponent because he is Beerus’s Guide Angel Attendant and has many amazing abilities. His fastest ability is by far the most impressive. Whis can go 986,237,860,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles in one second using his Autonomous Ultra Instinct. That’s about 5 septillion times the speed of light. And he can travel through space many times, like seriously, many, many times faster than light.
Dragon Ball shows him traveling to King Kais planet in 26 minutes. He flew out of a Gas Nebula, which Wiki has as being 2 Light years to a couple hundred Light years wide…
1. Goku (Dragon Ball Z)
Who is the fastest anime character? Definitely, without any question, it has to be Goku! I mean, common, he is faster than the speed of light, traveling interstellar distances in a zap!
As for who is the fastest anime character, who is the Top 1 in your mind?