12 Anime Characters That Could Beat Ichigo

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Long ago in a distant past, boys would huddle around in the playground and discuss whose dad could beat up all the other dads.

But hey, we’ve got anime now. So the discussion just got a lot more interesting and a lot more diverse.

In this list we’ll be taking a look at Ichigo and seeing which anime characters ichi-go to the after-after life.


12. Rin Okumura

Rin Okumura from Blue Exorcist anime

Anime: Blue Exorcist

This one would be quite interesting, as both characters are excellent swordsmen.

However, Rin has quite the advantage, being that he’s an exorcist and all.

That might sound weird. But we have to remember that Ichigo is basically a spirit boy, hence ripe for exorcisms.

I do think that Ichigo is faster – but they’re comparable when it comes to physical strength.

So as long as Rin manages to get a good hit in, the battle is his.


11. Ryou Asuke

Ryou Asuke in Devilman: Crybaby anime

Anime: Devilman: Crybaby

Since we’re on the topic of Satan, let’s talk about Ryou.

Spoiler alert: Ryou is Satan incarnate and can do some absolutely insane damage. Like world destroying damage.

And since Bleach hasn’t shown many destructive feats, it’s understandable to assume that Ichigo isn’t a world buster just yet.

That is, unless we start going into manga territory.

So, by the virtue of just having insane stats across the board, I’m giving this one to Ryou.


10. Bishamon

Bishamon Noragami anime screenshot

Anime: Noragami

This one does take a bit of mental gymnastics, but stay with me.

In Bleach, spiritual presence is the main scale when it comes to power.

So if we took a literal god and placed them in the Bleach universe, operating by Bleach rules, I think that Bishamon would far out-scale anyone in the verse.

Yato probably would have made more sense, since he is a swordman and a true fighter.

But since Bishamon is widely more influential, as well as technically possessing multiple Bankai, I’m betting my money on her instead.


9. Shigeo Kageyama

Shigeo Kageyama in Mob Psycho 100

Anime: Mob Psycho 100

This is like a combo of the first two picks.

Not only is Mob an exorcist, but he also has some insane stats across the board.

Even if we low-ball Mob, he’s a city destroyer. And his enraged mode has been shown to be pretty much unbeatable.

And again since he is an exorcist, we can assume that he can just kind of yeet Ichigo out of existence.

Even without the exorcist argument, I think Mob would stand a good chance, as his kit is really difficult to deal with – but I feel safer with my pick if we assume Ichigo can be dealt with like a spirit.


8. Madara Uchiha

Madara Uchiha in Naruto: Shippuden anime

Anime: Naruto: Shippuden

In the Naruto anime, characters often state how they cannot even perceive their enemy, as they’re a dimension above them.

Although this is just a power-level flex, we can take that notion and run with it.

Madara can actually just pull up and release his Limbo clones who are copies of himself that are literally in a different dimension and cannot be perceived.

The power of taking things literally is quite the asset in this fight.

Plus Madara just out-scales Ichigo when it comes to base stats.

The dude casually drops meteors, so I think he has this one in the bag.


7. Alucard

Alucard Hellsing Ultimate anime screenshot

Anime: Hellsing Ultimate

I’m going to be honest, my main reason for including this one is just the level of awesomeness it would provide.

Both of these characters are just insanely cool, and their fight would be nothing short of legendary.

However, the fight would only really go this way because Alucard likes to toy with his victims.

That might seem like highballing it – but the dude just never loses.

The only things that can damage him are holy relics. And even they haven’t done anything so far.

So I’m pretty sure he would just devour Ichigo like a spikey Twinkie.


6. Charlotte Linlin

Charlotte Linlin from One Piece anime

Anime: One Piece

This one takes a bit of head-canon and luck, but I do think it’s possible to pull off.

Charlotte’s power allows her to basically manifest and control someone’s soul, which is kind of important in a fight.

However, the enemy does have to feel fear in order for it to work.

Ichigo is far from a scaredy cat. But I do think Charlotte could pull it off with the right setup.

The setup heavily relies on how quickly she can strip before Ichigo manages to get a hit in.

Because if that sight doesn’t scare him, then none of the characters on this list stand a chance against Ichigo.


5. Anos Voldigoad

Anos Voldigoad in The Misfit of Demon King Academy

Anime: The Misfit of Demon King Academy

This is another stats-diff type of battle, but the gap is so large it’s honestly hilarious.

Anos fought the greatest swordsman in his universe with a branch, and still managed to overpower him severely.

Not only that, but the dude also managed to inflict damage on his opponent through the sheer power that came from the sound of his heartbeat.

In other words, this is basically picking Goku without being a hypocrite in the opening segment. It’s also a lot funnier.


4. Shichika Yasuri

Shichika Yasuri from Katanagatari anime

Anime: Katanagatari

If you’re caught up with the manga here, you know what an effect breaking Ichigo’s sword has on his power.

Let’s just say that is it drastic.

That is where Shichika comes it.

The dude’s entire purpose in life is to basically be a blade and break any other blade that might face him. He has dozens of techniques all specialized to leave your sword in shatters.

Therefore, if we severely overlook the big gap in physical strength, speed, and destructive power, Ichigo gets floored.


3. Satoru Gojou

Satoru Gojou in Jujutsu Kaisen

Anime: Jujutsu Kaisen

Here we have another exorcism + stat diff combo.

Gojou is just insane on so many levels, it’s hard to comprehend.

You can’t really hit the guy, as his Limitless ability basically slows down time around him.

You can’t really outrun him as the dude blinks from one place to another in the middle of a fight in order to grab Yuuji.

And you definitely can’t overpower him, as he’s basically a god in his universe.

So not only does Gojou out-scale Ichigo in every way, but he also has the means to exorcise his hollow butt any day of the week.


2. Altair

Altair from Re:CREATORS anime


You often hear how Ichigo’s Mugetsu form is just straight hacks.

However, that form has nothing on Altair.

“Why?” you might ask.

Well, because Altair technically has every power imaginable.

Her power source is her very own fans, and anything they write in becomes canon.

So, just by putting Altair on this list, I’m technically making it canon that she can in fact defeat Ichigo.

Let’s throw in Goku as well just to really piss some people off.


1. Issei Hyodou

Issei Hyodou in High School DxD

Anime: High School DxD

This one might seem like the biggest stretch on this entire list. However, it is somewhat based in reality.

In episode 288 of the anime, Ichigo states that his clothing, his Shihakusho, is directly tied to his spiritual pressure.

And since High School DxD is the king of all ecchi anime, guess what Issei can do.

That’s right: he can instantly remove your clothing! And no clothing=no powers.

Sure, this mechanic was never mentioned again.

But technically it is canon, so I’m sticking by my guns.

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Alec P.

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