The anime community has deemed Doraemon stronger than One Piece’s Luffy.
As detailed on Anime Senpai, the renowned Japanese ranking site Goo Ranking surveyed fans in Japan to determine what its users viewed as the most powerful anime character. According to this survey, which reveals the Top 41 strongest characters, the robotic cat Doraemon is more formidable than Monkey D. Luffy, sitting at the #10 spot, while the Straw Hat Pirate sits at #11. One-Punch Man’s Saitama holds the #1 spot on the list.
Doraemon first appeared on the anime scene in December 1969 with the debut of his titular manga series. Created by Fujiko F. Fujio, this manga chronicles the adventures of Nobita Nobi and his robotic companion Doraemon, who travels back in time from the future to help the young boy with his everyday problems. While Doraemon is not physically powerful, his four-dimensional pocket makes him a formidable force, granting him access to futuristic gadgets that allow him to do just about anything, such as teleport, turn invisible and even give people superpowers.
Unlike Doraemon, Luffy earned his #11 ranking because of his incredible physical abilities, bolstered by his control over the spiritual force known as “Haki.” When tapping into the power of his devil fruit, Luffy gains enormous strength, speed, endurance and stamina. As of One Piece Chapter 1,044, Luffy’s highest power level is Gear 5, which allows him to transform his surroundings into rubber and maximize his physical strength by inflating his muscles. Although this power gives Luffy a massive edge in battle, it also greatly exhausts him due to the sheer amount of energy it consumes. Luffy even starts to age physically if he wields it for too long.
The Top 3 Strongest Anime Characters, As Voted by Fans
After Saitama, Rimiru Tempest and Zeno the Omni King sit at the #2 and #3 spots, respectively. Rimiru is the central character of That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime, an isekai light novel series written by Fuse and illustrated by Mitz Vah. Since Rimuru is a Demon Slime given human form, he can wield formidable forms of magic, including Teleportation Magic, Dark Flame Lightning, and Shapeshifting, among others. Zeno originates from Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball series and is considered the franchise’s all-time most powerful character. In his position as Omni-King, Zeno has the ability to wipe out entire universes in the blink of an eye, evoking terror even from the Gods of Destruction.