Since the era of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, vampires have become one of the most popular supernatural creatures in fiction. Although the concept and myth of a vampire often varies, they are commonly associated as creatures of darkness that crave blood.
Throughout fiction, the moral alignment of vampires often vary between good and evil. In most cases, a vampire's power is determined by factors like the purity of their lineage, their raw physical power, as well as their magical ability. Some are the traditional classic vampire, while others are more unique with special powers. Without further ado, here are the 10 strongest vampires in anime.
10 Moka Akashiya – Rosario + Vampire
On the surface, Moka Akashiya is a kind-hearted and pretty young girl who wouldn't hurt a fly. As a vampire, she keeps her true power sealed away thanks to the rosary around her neck. After meeting and befriending her human classmate Tsukune Aono, he removes her rosary, which releases Moka's other personality, "Inner Moka".
Inner Moka is the opposite of her outer self. Not only is she prideful and confident, but she is also incredibly powerful. As an S-Class monster, Inner Moka has enhanced speed, enhanced durability, and is strong enough to knock out most opponents with a single blow. She also has immense demonic power thanks to her being a Shinso, the highest class of vampire.
9 Kuro – Servamp
Kuro, also known as Sleepy Ash of Sloth, is a type of vampire known as a Servamp. While he is the laziest of the Servamps, he's also the oldest and the strongest. His power varies depending on the will of his master, or Eve, Mahiru Shirota. As a Servamp, his bond with Mahiru allows the latter to summon a weapon made from his power.
He is strong, fast, and quickly recovers from fatal injuries. He can also create wings, claws, and spikes using his power, as well as transform into a giant black lion. Like most vampires, he is weak to holy water and sunlight, the latter of which turns him into a black cat.
8 Arystar Krory III – D. Gray-Man
Krory is unique in that while he's still human, he’s also technically a special kind of vampire. After being implanted with a holy item known as Innocence, his teeth turned into fangs and he develops the power to fight against the living demonic weapons known as Akuma.
As an “Akuma Vampire”, he absorbs their blood, which is normally fatal to living organisms, to increase his own physical abilities. He can also manipulate his blood for offensive purposes, such as using it to create an invincible puppet known as "Blood Krory." Overall, he is a powerful exorcist capable of taking on a member of the Clan of Noah who leads the Akuma.
7 Staz Charlie Blood – Blood Lad
Despite his young age, Staz is the leader of the Demon World's Eastern District. Born from a lineage of noble vampires, he’s one of the strongest demons around. He’s also a huge Otaku that’s obsessed with anime, manga, and basically everything about Japan in general. Since he was young, Staz possessed overwhelming power, even for a vampire.
Like all vampires, he possesses enhanced physical abilities and can use magic thanks to his vast reserves of demonic energy. By concentrating his power, he can affect the environment around him, create magical constructs, as well as insert his power into the bodies of his opponents and destroy them from the inside.
6 D – Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
The story of Vampire Hunter D revolves around a human-vampire hybrid known as D. As a dhampir, D possesses all the powers of a vampire, but with fewer weaknesses. Apart from suffering from "sunlight syndrome" every five years, D can survive in sunlight.
He's immortal, an expert swordsman, and he possesses superhuman strength and speed. One of his greatest trump cards is a symbiotic entity dwelling in his left hand that can absorb the four cardinal elements of fire, water, air, and earth as well as souls and phantoms. It is hinted that his father may be the Sacred Ancestor, the ruler of all vampires.
5 Kaname Kuran – Vampire Knight
At 10,000 years of age, Kaname Kuran is one of the oldest and strongest vampires on this list. As the head and founder of one of seven remaining Pureblood families, his power is considered to be immeasurable. Kaname has super strength and speed, can regenerate from almost any wound, and, as a Pureblood, he can drink the blood of other vampires to increase his power. He's also a powerful telekinetic and can manipulate the memories of others through physical contact. He's so strong that his very presence is enough to vaporize weaker vampires and reduce an entire building to a pile of rubble.
4 Cadis Entrema de Raziel – Noblesse
Cadis Entrema de Raziel, or simply Rai, is a vampire who bears the title of Noblesse. As the Noblesse, Rai is both influential and extremely powerful. His presence alone is enough to instill fear into his opponents. Along with his telekinesis, he uses telepathy to read minds as well as compel his enemies to kneel before him. His overwhelming spiritual aura allows him to create powerful barriers that he can use to protect himself and others or seal away his opponents. He also uses his aura to manipulate and strengthen the properties of blood, using it to either attack or defend himself.
3 Dio Brando - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
From a simple commoner, Dio Brando's ambition and charisma allowed him to become one of the greatest villains in anime. In Phantom Blood, Dio takes the usual skills that vampires possess and dials them up to 11. He also develops the power to instantly freeze anyone he touches and even shoots high-pressure beams using the fluids in his eyes.
His regenerative ability allowed him to survive as a disembodied head and fuse it to the body of his enemy Jonathan Joestar. In Stardust Crusaders, he unlocks the power of his Stand The World, which freezes time for nine seconds. In this time frame, his opponents become vulnerable to his stands powerful high-speed attacks.
2 Shalltear Bloodfallen – Overlord
As a true vampire and divine magic caster, Shalltear Bloodfallen possesses several powerful abilities and skills. As a vampire, she has super strength and can manipulate blood, summon a variety of familiars to fight for her, as well as create lesser vampire soldiers. She also uses a trump card known as the Einherjar, a magical avatar that looks like her and that has all her physical strengths and equipment. Unlike other vampires, she can use skills and magic that have the holy element. Three times a day, she can unleash a giant lance of light to decimate her opponents, as well as reverse time to undo any type of damage inflicted on her.
1 Alucard – Hellsing
Was there ever any doubt? When it comes to anime vampires, Alucard is widely believed to be the most popular and most powerful. Thanks to the Hellsing Organization's research, his already impressive abilities were further enhanced. His body is made up of a dark otherworldly substance that he uses to attack and can freely change its appearance. He absorbs the souls of the opponents he slays and later summons them to fight on his behalf as his familiars. His immortality allows him to instantly regenerate from any wound, including those caused by holy weapons. After absorbing the were-kin Schrodinger, Alucard becomes omnipresent. In other words, he can instantly go anywhere he wants to be.