Are you a slow runner, a fast one, or a really fast one? No matter how fast you are, here are the 10 fastest anime characters you won’t be able to defeat in a race. They possess incredible speed which holds the power to blow your mind. Let’s hope we never cross paths with them in a battle of speed when something valuable (waifu-husbando figurines) is at stake.
Top 10 Fastest Anime Characters
10. Shinra (Fire Force)
Shinra is easily the fastest character in Fire Force. His speed can exceed that of a jet plane. He can use it to enhance the effect of his blows. During his fights with Giovanni, Leonard Burns, and Haumea, we saw how his emotions can accelerate his moments even further. When Shinra was up against Sho, his rage led him to become faster than light.
9. Jotaro Kujo (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures)
You thought Jotaro was the fastest? No it’s me Dio (Kono Dio Da)! When we were introduced to Star Platinum, it was one of the strongest stands with incredible speed and reflexes.
In the later seasons, Star Platinum was significantly nerfed but an instance of Jotaro’s speed was when he stopped Kira Yoshikage. Additionally, the ability to stop time is common to both the World and Star Platinum. So Jotaro along with Dio can compete in a battle of the fastest.
8. Yusuke Urameshi (Yu Yu Hakusho)
Every showdown with an opponent whether it’s Suzaku or Toguro, is a way for Yusuke to exhibit his speed. When Yusuke was angered, he was able to keep up with Hiei’s movements. Hiei is known to be the fastest Yu Yu Hakusho character. Yusuke is also a fast runner and can dodge bullets, and other attacks in general. He also catches his opponents off-guard with his fast speed.
7. Zenitsu Agatsuma (Demon Slayer)
While he’d probably deny it, Zenitsu bears the weight of being one of the fastest characters in Demon Slayer. Ever since the beginning, he was able to outmatch the speed of his opponents effortlessly. Starting with Enmu to the upper-rank demons and then the final boss himself, he posed a challenge to all of them with his incredible speed and reflexes.
6. Yoruichi (Bleach)
Yoruichi shapeshifts into a black cat which helps her agility and speed. In the cat form not only does she move extremely fast but can also channel her spiritual powers at the same speed. Her Shunpo skills are superior to the other seated officers, crowning her as the Flash Master or the Goddess of Flash.
Similar to Koro Sensei, her speed creates the illusion that she’s at multiple places at once. The Flash Master can also defeat squadrons of soul reapers in a few seconds.
5. Kizaru Borsalino (One Piece)
Unlike the other characters mentioned on the list, Kizaru doesn’t travel at the speed of light, he turns into it. Paired with his masterly skillfulness and years of experience, he stands at the top with some of the strongest characters in One Piece.
Legends like Rayleigh have acknowledged him by jumping into a battle against Kizaru to save the Strawhats. Despite finding everything scary or kowai, as he would say it, he will move around swiftly and defeat his opponent before they realize it.
4. Minato Namikaze (Naruto)
In Japanese, speed is spelled as Minato Namikaze. That’s not true, but what’s true is that Minato’s name has been synonymous with speed in multiple instances. He has surpassed the second Hokage and others to earn the title of the fastest.
For those of you who believe that Naruto and Sasuke are the fastest, their powers never revolved around speed. And also they were bestowed with the powers of literal Gods. On the other hand, Minato has created techniques that revolve around speed like the Flying Raijin.
3. Koro-sensei (Assassination Classroom)
- Koro Sensei has inhuman speed and abilities. He can travel at a speed exceeding that of sound. Just by moving fast, he can create after-images of himself. Those clone-like things can take on tasks as well for him.
- He has taught class 3 E at the same time, assisting every student individually with his ultra-speed. His reflexes saved him from the killing efforts of his students and master assassins.
2. Saitama (One Punch Man)
You can’t just not mention Saitama when we’re talking in superlatives, fastest, strongest, and baldest. He has defeated the fastest-known characters in terms of speed, like Flashy-Flash and Speed-o’-Sound-Sonic. Leaping through miles in just instances and being able to catch a glimpse of your balding head in the mirror by turning around fast, you need godly reflexes to pull that off.
1. Whis (Dragonball)
This is the angel attendant of Beerus, Universe 7’s God of Destruction. In the entire 7th universe, Whis stands undefeated when it comes to speedy reactions. He can also travel the universe in a few minutes. While the other characters are as fast as light, Whis has been known to be faster than light.
This list avoids mentioning the main characters from the Big Three as they end up training themselves hard enough to enhance their speeds naturally. Whether it’s Ichigo from Bleach or Naruto with the blessings of sixth-sage, they all have incredible speed which helps them win over the strongest opponents and our hearts (looking at Luffy in a Boa-sort of way).