What do you think is the strongest armor in anime?
It is a common misconception that mighty warriors are untouchable. In battle, everyone is human, and humans are fragile. On the anime battlefield, a true warrior is one that is fully equipped with anime armor. Check out some of the strongest defensive apparel in existence!
Here are 15 of the greatest knights in shining anime armor!
Erza Scarlet's Collection of Anime Armor
From: Fairy Tail
Erza is adept in using Requip magic and believed to possess more than a hundred different types of anime armor. She’s a fast thinker and knows exactly which armor and weapon to summon for her particular fight. The following anime armor are some of the best in her vast collection.
Heaven’s Wheel Armor
This anime armor's large metal wings are eye-catching. The feathers are actually blades that Erza can disperse all at once when dealing with her enemies. She also gains an ability to fly short distances when wearing it.
Adamantine has lots of spikes. It gives Erza a high-level defensive stance, allowing Erza to create a powerful Magic Barrier helping her withstand an enemy’s magic beam. This anime armor also give Erza an ability to fly short distances.
Erza Knightwalker and Erza Scarlet are equal in every way, but Scarlet proves to be stronger when wearing her Armadura Fairy armor. This anime armor comes with twin swords that can release powerful strikes. Knightwalker even declared it to be Scarlet’s strongest armor.
The user of this anime armor needs an enormous amount of magic power to make it work, which is why no one has worn this armor for years. Erza needs to release her Second Origin to summon the Nakagami armor. She dispels powerful magic and wields a supreme sword when in her Nakagami armor state.
Ichigo Kurosaki's Skull-like Armor
The Skull-like armor of Ichigo gives him the ability to do things that would normally be impossible to pull off. He can sever the chains of people that are hellbound. This anime armor also allows him to bind his enemies and send them to hell.
Wave's Grand Chariot
From: Akame ga Kill!
This anime armor provides enhanced physical strength and speed to its user. Wave can rip through the enemy’s strong shield and withstand a powerful blast. Although it cannot forcibly evolve like Incursio, the Grand Chariot is regarded as the advanced version of Incursio.
Kei Kuruno's Gantz Suit
The users of the Gantz Suits include Kei Kuruno, as well as the rest of the Gantz Team. The suit gives enhanced physical strength to the user and also serves as a powerful anime armor against bullets. It also allows Kei to gain maximum speed, deliver powerful punches, and leap amazing heights.
Ryo Sanada's White Armor of Inferno
Ryo is the only person who can wear the legendary White Armor of Inferno. He summons it by gathering energy and guiding virtues from all the Ronin armors. He also gains the Swords of Fervor that can shoot a massive stream of fire. According to legend, upon reaching the zenith of its power, the White Armor of Inferno is capable of wiping out an entire planet.
Takeru Kuroki's Oscar II
The Unit 8’s Willwears are all super-powered exoskeleton suits that can give the user enhanced physical strength and speed. Oscar is an amazing anime armor equipped with high-tech firepower for apprehending high-tech criminals. Oscar II is perhaps the only Willwear of Unit 8 that has the ability to fly, which serves as a huge advantage in battles.
Alphonse Elric's Full Body Armor
Alphonse’s entire body is made of strong iron that enables him to leave severe bruises on his opponents. The armor is Alphonse’s current body, but he does not feel any pain even when his enemy hits him. He can withstand extreme temperatures and hard blows without trouble.
Shou Fukamachi's Guyver I
The Guyver I is a bio-boosted armor that gives Shou a super-human strength, invulnerability to almost all kinds of threats, amazing speed, and various abilities and weapons. It is engineered to attach itself to Shou and draws out his full genetic potential as well as protect him from harsh environments. It also provides him with an ability to regenerate quickly.
Saber's Magic Armor
From: Fate/Stay Night
Saber can summon her armor at will and it is surrounded with powerful magical energy that can deflect an enemy’s attack. It is strong enough to shield Saber from powerful enemies.
Alma Tandoji's Sacred Seven Armor
From: Sacred Seven
Alma can only gain access to the Sacred Seven armor that gives him seven powers when Ruri inserts a Lightstone in him. His speed, strength, and stamina are also enhanced when wearing this anime armor.
Kazuma's Proud Fist Armor
The Proud Fist is the final form of Kazuma’s armor and it is the most powerful. This anime armor gives him enhanced speed, agility, and more forceful attacks. He can create a gateway to the alter dimension and throw punches that break past the orbit of the Earth.
Sasuke Uchiha's Sage Juutsu Susanoo
From: Naruto: Shippuuden
Sage power is the source of Jugo's curse mark, which Sasuke possesses. It is not surprising that Sasuke has been able to incorporate his curse mark into his Sage Juutsu Susanoo, which is the only thing that can defeat the powerful Obito and the giant tree.
Van Fanel's Escaflowne
Escaflowne is as huge as the traditional Guymeleaf. It is a powerful weapon that can wipe out enemies, almost instantaneously. It is capable of firing energy beams aside from slicing enemies with its huge sword. Escaflowne literally serves as Van’s armor. He feels the pain of Escaflowne whenever an enemy inflicts damaging cuts on Escaflowne.
Clare's Claymore Armor
Clare and the other Claymores wear the same type of anime armor to give them maximum protection when battling their enemies and keep the damage less severe. Weaker warriors usually have single layer of shoulder protectors or spaulders, but Clare wears the same armor as the strong Claymore warriors.
Saori "Athena" Kido's Athena Cloth
From: Saint Seiya
The Athena Cloth is so strong and powerful that it can withstand an infinite amount of attacks and get away with only minimal damage. Hades can do nothing against the Athena Cloth. The only time that it suffered severe damage was during the full attack of the creator of the Universe known as Abzu.
And the winner is...
Have you decided which anime armor reigns supreme? With such a huge collection of iconic anime armor, it's pretty much impossible to decide. In this case, it can be said that everyone is a winner. To see these characters in action, please be sure to check out each of the exciting action anime for yourself!