Weekly Shonen Jump Turns 50! Strongest Hero of All-Time Ranking Revealed!
It may be hard to believe, but Weekly Shonen Jump turns 50 this year. The celebrated magazine is one of the manga industry’s most famous, and it has churned out dozens of powerful characters over the years. Now, fans have chosen the publication’s strongest heroes, and its top ten list will surely have some doing double takes.
Thanks to Goo, Japanese fans were able to submit their votes for Weekly Shonen Jump’s top protagonists. The event brought in thousands of fans who fought hard for their top hero to win the top spot. Who do you think took the throne for the strongest hero? I am pretty sure the character you’re thinking of is the right answer.
Yes, the [Spoiler] hero came in first place for the fan-vote. He was deemed by netizens to be Weekly Shonen Jump’s most powerful hero, but his title could have been lost to another important manga stud. It’s not a bad thing and I think it was an obvious result. Let’s look at the whole list now and do tell me your opinions on this list alright!?
10. Uzumaki Naruto
Naruto Uzumaki is a shinobi of Konohagakure and a descendant of the Uzumaki clan. He became the jinchūriki of the Nine-Tails on the day of his birth — a fate that caused him to be shunned by most of Konoha throughout his childhood. After joining Team Kakashi, Naruto worked hard to gain the village’s acknowledgement all the while chasing his dream to become Hokage.
9. Jotaro Kujo
Jotaro Kujo (空条 承太郎 Kūjō Jōtarō) is the protagonist of Stardust Crusaders. He appears prominently in Diamond Is Unbreakable, briefly in Vento Aureo, and again in a key role in Stone Ocean. Jotaro is the third and most recurring JoJo of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series. Jotaro is a hāfu (half-Japanese) delinquent who lives an ordinary life until the Joestar Family’s old enemy, DIO, returns.
8. Kankichi Ryotsu
Kankichi Ryotsu (両津勘吉 Ryōtsu Kankichi) (Ryoutsu), often affectionately called “Ryo-san” (両さん Ryō-san), is the main male protagonist/antagonist of the long-running Japanese manga and anime series Kochikame by Osamu Akimoto. He is appointed as the Chief Patrol Officer of the Kameari Kouen-Mae Police Box.
7. Arale Norimaki
Arale Norimaki (則巻アラレ, Norimaki Arare) is an android built by Senbei Norimaki, known for her naiveté, energetic personality, superhuman strength, and lack of common sense. Being the world’s first perfect android, her only physical flaw is that she is nearsighted and needs to wear glasses. She is seriously very strong and could rival Z fighters in raw strength.
6. Saiki Kusuo
Kusuo Saiki (斉木 楠雄, さいき くすお lit. Saiki Kusuo) is the main protagonist of the series who has all kinds of ESP-related abilities. He usually avoids getting into troublesome situations. His trademark appearances contain his green-tinted glasses and two pink antennas located slightly above each ear which have the function of limiting his power.
Korosensei was the homeroom teacher for Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High School, and the central character and main antihero of Assassination Classroom. He claimed to be responsible for creating the permanent crescent moon and said that he planned to destroy the earth after “teaching” Class 3-E for a year.
4. Monkey D. Luffy
Monkey D. Luffy, also known as “Straw Hat Luffy” and commonly as “Straw Hat”, is the main protagonist of the manga and anime, One Piece. He is the son of the Revolutionary leader Monkey D. Dragon, the paternal grandson of the Marine hero Monkey D. Garp, the sworn brother of late “Fire Fist” Portgas D. Ace and Revolutionary chief of staff Sabo, and the foster son of Curly Dadan.
3. Sakata Gintoki
Sakata Gintoki is the main protagonist of the Gintama series. He is the founder and president of the Yorozuya and as well a highly skilled samurai, having fought in the Joui War in the past. During the war, he became known as the Shiroyasha (“White Demon”) due to his powerful swordsmanship and demonic white appearance.
2. Giorno Giovanna
Giorno is DIO’s illegitimate son, conceived with Jonathan Joestar’s stolen body. He is introduced as Haruno Shiobana, a half-Japanese teenager living in Italy. He speaks of his intention to join the powerful gang Passione and his dream of becoming a “Gang-Star” to restore the mafia’s virtue. Giorno is a natural-born Stand User wielding Gold Experience in battle.
1. Son Goku
I don’t think I need some description for our awesome hero – Son Goku here. Sorry Vegeta fans but Vegeta isn’t technically a hero as he was introduced as a villain. Just like the same as Sasuke. I am pretty sure Sasuke is more loved than Naruto but he was no ‘proper’ hero.