Whether you wanna be the very best, like no one ever was, or you’re fighting evil by moonlight and winning love by daylight, you’ve likely watched an anime where the characters exhibit extraordinary powers. Regardless of genre, anime has cultivated all sorts of inventive fictional abilities to bestow upon its characters, ranging from the simple yet awesome, to the subtle yet complicated.
We often theoretically pit our favorite heroes and villains against one another, breaking down and assessing their skill inventories to see who would come out on top. Others entertain thoughts of how their lives might be different if only they had that move in their arsenal. If you grew up under the wing of Dragon Ball Z, there is an approximately 100% chance you have tried to launch a Kamehameha Wave at some point in your life, so you know what I’m talking about.
In this article, the resident anime enthusiasts of Geeks Under Grace team up with guest contributor, Lynna (heralding from Christian/anime aficionado, Beneath the Tangles), to bring you our picks for the best, coolest, most awesomest (that’s a word now) abilities in the medium. Some might be familiar to you, while others may be fairly obscure. Read on for mind-blowing powers your imagination can chew on.
Lynna is a writer at Beneath the Tangles and an aspiring author who always seems to be trying to find a balance between writing and the turmoil of life. She lives in the western side of Canada, which could mean anywhere really. She also enjoys singing, drawing, and brilliant stories that hold her attention for weeks.