Top 5: Anime Powers With Practical Application

Tuesday's Top 5

I know that these powers aren’t going to be the flashiest, but I’m listing anime powers that would be immediately convenient and practical in the everyday life of someone. So not a power to save the world or fight the bad guy. Powers that just make everyday life that little bit simpler and easy to deal with.

You know, the kind of power you might not immediately wish for if offered an ability but one that if you were given would make your life so much better.

What anime power would you have added to the list? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

Please Note – There are spoilers below. You have been warned.

Honourable mentions this week go to computer hacking (Captain Earth – and I know it’s not really a power but she does claim to be a magical girl) and a shout out to Orihime in Bleach because her power is pretty handy even if they keep changing their minds about what her power actually is.

Practical Anime Power Number 5:  Silencer (Hitsugi no Chaika)

Chaika Silence - this is one anime power all of us would have wanted as teenagers.

I’m going to be honest. This power isn’t so much one with a practical application as one that would just make life easier to deal with. No more noise because we are going to silence it. In the anime they use this power to cover the sound of smashing through jail bars, but just think how useful it would be during meetings and boring lunch dates.

That, and as a teenager, think how helpful it would have been to silence the noise if you were trying to sneak out, sneak someone in, or just have a private phone conversation without people listening in.

There are endless practical uses for this anime power.

Practical Anime Power Number 4: Luna Pen Transformation (Sailor Moon)

Something unexpected came up? No problem. Whip out your luna pen and transform into whatever you need to be to deal with the current situation.

I always felt Serena under-utilised the abilities of this pen given how useful it could have been in certain situations. She does use it to sneak into invite only parties and to give herself a boost of courage when infiltrating a school or a bus, but really. There are so many more moments when a quick transformation would have helped.

But even those moments when you just wore the wrong shoes could be overcome in an instant if you had this amazing anime power. Not to mention, never suffer a bad haircut again.

Practical Anime Power Number 3: Speed Reading (Fairy Tail)

Maybe this one is just a personal preference. But I read a lot in my job (and for pleasure) and I read very quickly, and even then I still feel that if I could just read faster and take information in quicker I could enjoy more stories and I could get more work done. Levy (and Lucy) use special glasses to help them read faster and I just felt so incredibly envious of them.

Just think about the everyday jobs that could be done quicker if you could read the assembly instructions in a near instant and understand them all or if you could read the manual on how to program your microwave and have the information more or less immediately at your disposal.

Yes it might seem like a dull choice but this anime power could be very handy.

Practical Anime Power Number 2: All Seeing (Inu X Boku)

Not sure if this is practical or creepy - anime powers.

Okay, this one could probably end up being used for creepy purposes but I thought it was kind of cool. Zange claims to be able to see everything about everyone, but it seems like his power is a little more limited than that. Still, his insight into others and his seeming ability to figure out where and when things will happen and to manipulate events to make things happen is pretty impressive and would be highly useful in everyday life.

Although, if everyone had this ability I assume that each person’s vision would cancel out the others so we’d probably end up no further along than we are now.

Still, think how insightful people at work will think you are if you had this anime power.


Practical Anime Power Number 1: Teleportation (A Certain Scientific Railgun)

This was the obvious choice. As annoying as Shirai is as a character, her anime power is incredibly amazing and has so many practical applications.

She teleports herself and objects through space (though she is limited by weight and distance). Still, how amazing would that be and how many ways could you use that in a single day. Although, if we are concerned about the growing obesity epidemic than maybe it isn’t the greatest idea to give us a means to completely avoid moving within short distances.

I still think it would one of the coolest powers and one that I could see a use for every day.

What do you think of the list? And what power would you have added? Let me know in the comments below.

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Karandi James

5 thoughts on “Top 5: Anime Powers With Practical Application

  1. I am old school but I would just like to have a death note instead of a super power. BTW one piece is filled with highly useful powers such as invisibility etc.

    1. It could just be me, but being invisible seems more like a pain than a power.
      Still limiting the list to 5 was pretty challenging given the sheer array of anime powers.

  2. Out of all these, I would definitely choose speed reading! My TBR pile is an enormous pile threatening to topple on me 😭

  3. As much as I’d love to be able to teleport, speed reading would be a whole lot more useful in my daily life. I could plague through my growing to read list, haha.

    1. I’m all for speed reading as well. I just keep thinking how much more I could get done at work and reading for recreation if I could just read faster.

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