Strong Old men have always been a cornerstone of a lot of anime that we have seen. They are the definition of OG and have been badass in almost every anime that we have seen them. I have always been fascinated by these strong and badass Grandpas / Old men so I decided that there should be a list dedicated to these OG Old men.
They are often shown to be in leagues that can not be reached by the protagonist even until the very end of the show and their nature and experience is what makes them truly mysterious and cool. Let’s have a look at some of the names that I can remember and maybe you all can too.
The OG Anime Granddads
Ever since Dragon Ball has been airing, Master Roshi has always been a key figure in the anime. There was even a point when he was the strongest character in the series, however, the progression of the anime has broken the power scaling and in terms of strength Master Roshi can not compare. But, if we recall from the Tournament of Power in Dragon Ball Super, his performance was splendid. Despite his age, he carried a lot of experience which enabled him to eliminate a lot of contestants.
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Master Roshi will always be an OG even though he may have been forgotten by the current gen.
Also known as Silver fang as his hero name, he is one of the strongest heroes in One Punch Man. Despite his old age, he is ranked 3 in the S-class hero rankings. Even though he is nowhere near Saitama, his skill is no joke. This is the reason why he was able to produce a disciple who was the strongest enemy Saitama had ever faced. He is also well respected and his skill has been proven time and again. This is why he deserves to be called an OG anime grandpa.
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Netero is among the strongest characters in the universe of Hunter X Hunter and was shown to be a cool character as well. We all knew he was strong since we first saw him play the ball game with Gon and Killua. But, we only got to witness his real strength in the Chimera Ant arc where he faced off with their king. It was a really epic battle and one of the best in the Hunter X Hunter anime.
He was also a true hunter and also the chairman of the Hunter Association. We were not provided with much information regarding his past, except for how he trained and how he was able to reach the pinnacle of strength. But, we still love him and he remains one of the coolest OGs even now.
The dark king, Rayleigh, who was also the right-hand man of Gol D Roger is a legendary pirate and one of the best haki users of his time. His strength was unparalleled; ever since he was introduced, the hype around him has always been on a high. I also found him to be an interesting and mysterious character and hopefully as the series progresses further, we might get to know more about him. Although, I don’t really mind him being a mystery character throughout.
This old man from Kenichi: History’s Strongest Disciple anime is also an OG character and he was also among the strongest characters and might have even been the strongest character ever in the anime. However, not many might know of his name as this anime is not really well known in the mainstream. But, those who have seen the anime know exactly just how cool the Grandpa in this anime is.
Kure Erioh is an elder of the Kure clan and is a very strong character in Kengan Asura/Kengan Omega. He is also the grandfather of Kure Raihan who is said to be the prodigy of his clan. He is a beast martial artist and is a well-respected elder as well. We have not seen him fight much but his prowess needs no introduction.
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With the Thousand Year Blood War anime airing and the revelation of many Bankai in this arc. How can I not take Yamamoto Genryusai on the list as his Bankai is also among the many mysterious and hyped things in Bleach. We will finally get to witness the Bankai of the Head Captain of the Gotei 13. Even though I have read the manga I am also hyped to see his Bankai in the episodes to come. Are you?
Monkey D. Garp
The Legendary Hero of the Navy and one of the only Vice Admiral who refused to rank up despite having the status and the strength. In more ways than one, he is similar to his grandson Luffy. He is a jolly character who loves to eat and spends his time enjoying everything he can. Even though we haven’t seen him fight much, we just know that he is not someone who is to be messed with and he also doesn’t care much about the Celestial Dragons as well. He is also trying to fix the Navy from the inside as he knows that the current condition of the Navy is quite corrupt and that is why there is an internal faction that is truly fighting for justice. He happens to be one of the mentors to nurture the future of the Navy as well.
The third Hokage and a teacher, Hiruzen Sarutobi is a well-respected man. He did not just carry the will of fire in him but also imparted that to the next generation at every chance he could get. His feats are also no short of any other Hokage despite not being as strong or talented as the others. He has protected Konoha with his life and even after he died when he came back as a reanimation. He definitely deserves praise and is a really cool old man.
If there is any other OG character that you would like to mention, then let me know in the comments.