Saturday, March 21, 2009

Who is Strongest?

A poll held by Japanese web portal "goo" recently tried to answer the epic question of who is the strongest character in the world of anime and manga.

Of course, to no one's suprise, the highest ranking character was Goku from the Dragon Ball series. But, not to be denied, Astro Boy ranked in at a respectable 6th place. Other high ranking characters include Doraemon, Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star, Goku's son Gohan, Luffy from One Piece, and Golgo 13.

You can see the results of this poll in English thanks to Gigazine.

One could analyze and over-analyze the results of this poll (like how Goku could rank higher than Gogeta, who should logically be more powerful), but I don't particularly care enough to do that. I do think it's cool that Astro, as well as other classic characters, are still considered to be powerful despite being created many years ago.