The huge bosses in anime are what anime viewers expect, so how will these guys be lined up?
Kodoani.com – In every anime in the Shounen lun genre there are powerful final bosses. Without them, the main characters wouldn’t have many villains to scream at. They not only represent the power and abilities of the anime, but are also a near-impossible goal for many anime protagonists.
Of course, there’s also the fact that the typical anime demon lord is very charismatic and easily becomes a likable character for some despite being “evil”. Here is the Ranking 10 strongest demon lords in anime.
Sesshomaru – InuYasha
InuYasha’s sequel series paints Sesshomaru in a softer light, where Sesshomaru even has a child and appears to be a decent parent. However, back in the original anime, Sesshomaru was a constant threat and thorn to Inuyasha and Kagome.
Sesshomaru is a blood-loving demon, which means that Sesshomaru is automatically stronger than his half-brother. In addition to his superhuman strength, speed, durability, reflexes, and ability to regenerate, Sesshomaru is immortal and possesses some impressive demonic techniques that make even the main antagonist (also a demon) has to admit that Sesshomaru is stronger.
Muzan Kibutsuji – Demon Slayer
Speaking of immortal demon lords, Muzan Kibutsuji is rapidly gaining popularity thanks to the latest installment of Demon Slayer. Although he doesn’t appear too much in that anime, he is still the final boss and the source of most of the demons in the series. He can create minions just by giving them a little health.
As a demon lord, he also possesses typical superhuman strength – but where he shines against the Demon Slayer is his intellect. Muzan is fearlessly intelligent and shrewd; this has allowed him to maintain the war against the demon slaying legion. As a demon, he is also a story of his own, as he is said to be over 1,000 years old.
Ryomen Sukuna – Jujutsu Kaisen
Next up is another recent demon lord, a clear all-powerful with little or no endgame: Ryomen Sukuna from Jujutsu Kaisen. Sukuna was defeated by the Jujutsu witches, but he managed to survive thanks to his severed fingers.
If he manages to merge and collect all those missing digits, he can reincarnate and literally destroy the world for being stronger than all of them – and they’re all mortal. Even in his defeated form, Sukuna is able to wreak havoc and dominate any curse-bearer, including Jujutsu witches.
Raizen – Yu Yu Hakusho
Raizen in the classic Yu Yu Hakusho appears as a shell of his former self. He’s a bit thin after refusing to eat humans. Which very well means he’s not at his peak anymore. Despite this, he is still the strongest or second strongest of the Three Kings, the S-class demons in the anime.
Back in his prime, he could easily kill two other members of the Three Emperors. In terms of strength, Raizen’s great demonic strength is the highlight as well as his ability to possess descendants. It is even said that Raizen shook the whole Earth when he increased in power.
King Piccolo – Dragon Ball
Despite his Namekian appearance and origin, King Piccolo (the first) is considered the “Demon King” in the Dragon Ball mythology. He is also one of the first strong bosses that Son Goku has to deal with. In terms of strength, Piccolo can clearly level a city in an instant.
Piccolo is also said to be stronger than most of the other Saiyans and it is only through the power of friendship or Polot amor that Goku can defeat him. As a Dragon Ball villain, King Piccolo has the usual set of strange powers such as energy rays, superhuman strength abilities, flight, and more.
Sirzechs Lucifer – High School DxD
High School DxD considers Satan to be some of the titles that demonic aristocratic families can inherit. As expected, only the strongest and smartest of them could take on the role of Satan. In the anime’s timeline, that would be Sirzechs Lucifer.
As a charming humanoid demon, Sirzechs Lucifer’s powers are the most destructive in anime, which is why he’s the best candidate for Satan. He can fire special energy bullets that will obliterate anything they touch. He also has an aura of destruction that, if left unattended, can destroy anything. Thankfully, he was a rather laid-back demon lord who mostly just flirted with his little sister.
Void – Berserk
The Void could easily win here if the contest chose the scariest demon lord in anime, and he certainly lives up to his fame and looks. He is the oldest and most knowledgeable of the God Hand in Berserk, making him the unofficial leader. The Void’s power is to bend reality and shape causality to his will.
As a demon of the God Hand, he can control space and create portals in the blink of an eye – and even weaponize them. However, the Void’s more special ability is being able to see the flow of time or events. As a result, he can “make” any possibility come true as a result. In addition, he can also mark creatures with a curse known as the Brand of Sacrifice. Any victim of this curse will be relentlessly hunted and assaulted by other demons.
Anos Voldigoad – The Misfit Of Demon King Academy
Anos Voldigoad is not Satan but he is on this list. Is the main protagonist of the anime and is actually a reincarnation of the Demon King Tyrant, who divided the world into four with his extraordinary strength and cruelty before he reincarnated.
Despite being reincarnated as a beautiful boy, Anos did not lose his edge. He’s still super strong in every way physically, but Anos shines most when he trains in his magical destructive power. The closer to anyone who is about to be destroyed (including himself) the stronger Anos becomes, making Anos undefeatable.
Lucifero – Black Clover
As expected from the name, Lucifero from Black Clover is at the forefront when it comes to demons and demonic entities in the series. Lucifero is one of the three rulers of the underworld in Black Clover and is also the highest-ranking devil residing in the deepest layers of hell.
As usual, he is super strong in all physical aspects and as a demon he can possess anyone. He has a special ability that allows him to manipulate gravity, as well as magical power of such immense scale that he will destroy the world when unleashed.
Satan – Devilman Crybaby
Now here is a demon lord who has truly conquered and destroyed life. Satan from Devilman Crybaby was able to do it through a premeditated plan that culminated in unleashing an army of demons to wipe out humanity so that demons could populate Earth.
Satan not only has physical abilities but can also cause disasters on Earth, turning the seas red and engulfing humanity in blood and countless demonic teeth. In the end, even the gods and angels had to intervene by cleaning up the entire planet in a planetary genocide on a scale no less than biblical.