There is a genre that has been stealing glances for a while now, I mean survival anime. This series has gained an increasing number of followers, as the emotion that surrounds the viewer is difficult to explain. Possibly one of the greatest attractions of these anime is to feel part of the plot by betting on the survival of one of its characters.
Since survival is the main reason for these stories, the logical thing is always to bet on the best warrior. Thinking about it, in Best’s Anime, we took on the task of enlisting ten of the best warriors of the Battle Royale, without further ado let’s start this count loaded with charismatic, intelligent characters and possessors of great strength.
10. Shiroe from Log Horizon
- Episodes: 25
- Issuance: October 2013 to March 2014
Waking up one day and discovering that you have been teleported into your favorite video game may be the wish of many, and although it was not especially Shiroe’s wish, somehow I ended up in that situation. Now he must use all his knowledge to be able to stay alive and eventually find some method to exit the game. During your adventure you will not be alone, a group as diverse as it is strange, will gradually gather around you.
Shiroe is a more intelligent player than strong, he is recognized for his great ability when planning a strategy. It is his great intelligence that makes him one of the most respected players since he has shown that his plans always go as predicted. Undoubtedly he is a great warrior, however, he loses some points because depending on strategies, what he can do by himself is limited. In spite of everything, individually he is a powerful sorcerer.
9. Kirigiri of Danganronpa
- Episodes: 13
- Issuance: July 2013 to September 2013
Naegi is an ordinary boy, despite this, he has managed to enter one of the most prestigious high schools, Pico de Esperanza. This school is recognized for hosting boys with great talents, rather than boys who are the best in their respective talents. What at first seemed like a great stroke of luck for Naegi, ended up turning into a nightmare when he discovered that he is trapped along with other students and the only way out is by murdering the rest.
Within this anime who gets crowned as the best warrior is Kirigiri. The high school ultra-detective is capable of prodigious deductions, thus ensuring that most crimes are solved. It is her keen sense and her high intelligence that make her a formidable warrior, especially knowing that it was thanks to her investigations that the true culprit was always found, and thus the execution of the group could be avoided.
8. Kuroyukihime from Accel World
- Episodes: 24
- Issuance: April 2012 to September 2012
In the future, technology is an essential part of life, all thanks to the use of Neuro-synchronization, a technology that allows the use of the five senses in an augmented reality environment. This technology provides easy access to the internet and the possibility of entering other virtual worlds, an ability that Haruyuki often uses to escape, this is how he runs into Kuroyukihime who will offer him a secret application called “Brain Burst”. This application allows you to stop time, by accelerating your brain waves, but it has a limit of times that can be used and in order to increase the times of use, you must enter a series of battles to level up and thus be able to continue “accelerating”.
This position is occupied by the beautiful Kuroyukihime, she is a powerful player since she has managed to reach level 9, it is her thirst to continue advancing that led her to assassinate the Red King and be expelled into hiding, her goal is to assassinate everyone the kings and thus rise to level 10. Despite not fully demonstrating his skills, it is known that he is someone extremely skilled, he did not manage to reach the highest level for nothing.
7. Shiro from Deadman Wonderland
- Episodes: 12
- Issuance: April 2011 to July 2011
One of the worst situations that can happen to someone is being accused of a crime they did not commit. That happened to Igarashi Ganta, who was charged with the mass murder of all his classmates. When found guilty he is sent to Deadman Wonderland, the first privately-owned prison, but what I never expect is that that prison was an amusement park where they make inmates fight in bloody games for the entertainment of the masses.
Young Shiro, a resident of this crazy amusement park, joins our list. She is inhumanly strong and has a special liking for Ganta, which leads her to have a very strong protective attitude towards the boy. In addition to her strength, she is also very athletic and despite how powerful she is, her personality is very innocent and even childish. In addition to everything, she contains a double personality, a more psychopathic one, all due to traumas from her past. It is these characteristics together that make Shiro an opponent to be feared.
6. Zwei from Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
- Episodes: 26
- Issuance: April 2009 to September 2009
With no memories, a young Japanese man is drawn into a world of cold slaughter, death, and murderers. After witnessing a crime, this boy is captured and subjected to brainwashing, he is given the code name “Zwei” and is thrown into the world of murder, there he must delve into conspiracies, deceptions, and violence, without knowing that it is just a simple puppet created to kill.
Zwei makes his way onto this list as a normal boy with incredible ability, a natural survival instinct perfect for a killer. Without knowing it, it was this ability that gave him more time to live, as it could be used to turn him into a perfect assassin of the organization that at first was looking for his head for having witnessed his crime. The price he paid was the loss of all his memories, this instinct is the one in charge of keeping him alive in a world that is completely alien to him.
5. Kimimaro Yoga from C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
- Episodes: 11
- Issuance: April 2011 to June 2011
If your interest in economics is growing, this anime could be what you are looking for. It focuses on the economy of Japan, which has been declining little by little, the story speaks, apart from the Japanese economy, about the life of Kimimaro Yoga, who after the disappearance of his father and the death of his mother, goes on to live with your grandmother. He wants to get to live a quiet life, with a stable economy, start a family, etc., but in the course, his life is altered by a man who offers him a large amount of money, in exchange for taking his future as a guarantee. Since then, its future begins to change thanks to the so-called “financial district”.
Kimimaro is a fairly ordinary boy, his life takes a turn when he is tied to the “financial district”. His studies in economics help him get out of some trouble, that and his asset Msyu, who possesses fire skills. His ability to make decisions and his noble heart make this young man a difficult warrior to defeat.
4. Kirito from Sword Art Online
- Episodes: 25
- Issuance: July 2012 to December 2012
Every gamer at some point dreamed of living in one of their video games, SAO fulfills that fantasy. Using a virtual reality headset it is possible to enter a game where everything seems real, it is almost ideal until they realize that they will not be able to exit the game. Trapped in a virtual world, they only have to fight for their survival, since only by completing the game could they disconnect, however, the risks are many because dying in the game also means dying in reality.
In this list, we could not leave out Kirito, the hero who managed to finish Sword Art Online. This boy decided to become a lonely anti-hero at first, all in order to unite the players who distrusted beta-testers. His solo career led him to climb to high levels and perfect his sword techniques, achieving a unique ability. For many, he is perhaps one of the characters that have the most abuse of power-up, but be that as it may, he is still one of the strongest warriors in Battle Royale anime.
3. Sakamoto from Btoom!
- Episodes: 12
- Issuance: October 2012 to December 2012
Nothing better to spice up this list than a bit of bang. Sakamoto is a professional of the online game Btoom !, but what he never imagined is that one day he would be playing it in reality. Disoriented, one day he wakes up on an island, only equipped with some food and a small number of bombs. He soon deduces that his objective is to assassinate the rest of the inhabitants of the island before they assassinate him.
Sakamoto is a warrior by nature, used to playing online, one would think that his survival skills would be lacking but he proves that he is no fool. However, he is usually somewhat clueless, which makes it easy to fool him. Despite his mistakes, he has proven to be a very competent warrior, capable of detaching himself emotionally from the situation, because at a certain point he sees himself outside his body, almost as if he was playing from his computer, this ability makes him strangely dangerous because he sees everything around him as a game and stops caring what he destroys or who he kills in the process.
2. Levi Ackerman from Shingeki no Kyojin
- Episodes: 25
- Issuance: April 2013 to September 2013
In a world dominated by the fear of being eaten by giants, the most normal thing is that powerful warriors appear who fight every day for their survival. After the fall of the outer wall, humanity has lost a third of its territory, despair begins to seize everyone. A ray of hope seems to have appeared when Eren transforms into a titan and manages to block a hole in another of the walls. Humanity might not be lost with this new and unexpected ally, that is clear if it really is one.
Although this anime has several powerful warriors we have decided to take the strongest soldier of humanity, Levi Ackerman. Not only is this man adept at using the 3D maneuvering machine, he is also a skilled melee fighter and is the most proficient titan assassin within the Recon Legion. His death would be one of the greatest losses for humanity, as it is his combat skills that have made many missions successful inside and outside the walls.
1. Yuno Gasai from Mirai Nikki
- Episodes: 26
- Issuance: October 2011 to April 2012
When they say that the future is already written I never believed that it would be taken so literally. This anime revolves around Yukiteru Amano who is always writing his diary on his phone, somehow this gets him to enter a survival game to see who would become the new god, who would replace Deux Ex machina. All participants have a diary capable of showing them the future, although each diary and the future it shows them depend on the personality of the owner.
No one better to close this list than the psychopath Yuno Gasai. This girl is crowned as the best war of the Battle Royale for being the most determined to win her respective game. Her twisted personality, the product of many traumas, makes this hairy assassin quite difficult to overcome, as long as Yuuki is involved, nothing and no one will be able to stop Yuno. She is a true warrior of the Battle Royale because she did not participate only once and in each one she was in charge of always reaching her goal.
The best thing about Battle Royale is betting on the survival of our favorite character, even if it is not always the protagonist. These animes will always be accompanied by great warriors who will have us at the edge of the armchair, for the emotion, drama, and action that their participation creates in the story.
Whether we like them for their great charisma, capable of winning the heart of anyone, or for their intelligence so sharp that it always manages to get them out of any jam and even for their strength when fighting because fists and fights are an ingredient that we could not miss. . Be that as it may, in these stories there will always be a character who steals our attention. Tell us, did you like this count? What character would they add? Who would they take away? Remember that at Honey’s Anime we are interested in knowing your opinion so do not hesitate to leave your comments, thanks for reading us and until next time.