Esdeath (Akame ga Kill) is a brilliant general and a master of psychological warfare.
Unorthodox and pragmatic, Hajime Nagumo's (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou) extraordinary tactical genius allowed him to outsmart the Evil God Ehit.
Eri Nakamura (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou) is a genius in psychological tactics and manipulative schemes, having formulated a series of master plans to claimed Kouki for herself by plotting clever death traps for her classmates in the Heligh Kingdom.
Being extremely sharp, observant and perceptive, Shizuku Yaegashi (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou) can calmly analyze every situation and came up with the optimal solution.
Kisuke Urahara (Bleach) is an unparalleled genius, rivaling, and surpassing even Aizen when it comes to planning and analyzing a situation.
Suì-Fēng (Bleach) has shown to be insightful and crafty, capable of quickly understanding any situation that presents itself and adjusting to it effectively.
Lelouch vi Britannia (Code Geass) is second only to his brother Schneizel in strategic thinking.
An amazing genius
with superb abilities in manipulation
, Light Yagami/Kira (Death Note) had such , he can even kill a Shinigami using his wits.
An excellent strategist, Goblin Slayer (Goblin Slayer) is to able to come up with ingenious and effective tactics to fight even an army of goblins.
Naofumi Iwatani (The Rising of the Shield Hero)
Like his famed ancestor, Cao Cao (Highschool DxD) is a brilliant genius, who is capable of outsmarting even supernatural beings such as the Fallen Angel Lord Azazel and Dragon God Ophis.
Tobio Ikuse (Highschool DxD/Slash Dog) have extraordinary tactical insight, having become the leader of Grigori's greatest special-ops team Slash Dog since the age of 17.
Rias Gremory (Highschool DxD) has profound tactical intellect and insight along with an unmatched talent for recruiting powerful and talented individuals to join her cause.
Diehauser Belial (Highschool DxD) is a supreme mastermind and one of the greatest tacticians in the Underworld, being capable of besting even gods in terms of intellect.
A master battle tactician, Azazel (Highschool DxD) has lead Grigori and the Fallen Angels in the Great War as well as Team DxD in the fight against Qlippoth and the Evil Dragon War.
Having unparalleled talent in strategy and tactics, Sona Sitri (Highschool DxD) is an extremely intelligent strategist with incredible foresight.
Like Sona, Seekvaira Agares (Highschool DxD) is a great and intelligent tactician.
Falbium Asmodeus (Highschool DxD) is the Underworld’s greatest tactician.
Ajuka Beelzebub's (Highschool DxD) genius extends to tactics, making him a tactician of the highest caliber.
While a brash and reckless hot-head, Joseph Joestar's (JoJo's Bizarre Adventures) is one of the most tactical minded individuals in the Joestar family with his wits and keen intellect he was able to outsmart beings that have lived for centuries, the Pillar Men...
Like his grandfather, Jotaro Kujo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) is a cunning and cautious tactician despite his young age, able to outsmart the most cunning Stand Users.
Like his relatives, Giorno Giovanna (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part V/5: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo) is very tactical oriented.
Rin Shou Jou (Kingdom) became one of the Three Great Heavens of Zhao, by relying on his genius intellect and wisdom, his talents in military strategy and leadership made him one of the greatest strategists in the Warring State Period during King Sho's Era.
Being Ko Shou's former student in the military arts, Shou Hei Kun, the Chief of Qin's Military Affairs (Kingdom) is one of the greatest strategists of the Warring State Period.
After Rin Shou Jo, Ri Boku (Kingdom) is the greatest strategist of the State of Zhao, having made outstanding usage of field tactics, observation, and leadership of the current Zhao's Military to defeat entire armies which include masterminding the deaths of Great Generals, Ou Ki and Geki Shin.
Ko Shou (Kingdom) rose through military ranks to become one of the Six Great Generals of Qin by relying solely on his tactical genius alone.
One of the wisest and intelligent strategists of the Warring State Period, Gen Pou (Kingdom) was the Great General Ren Pa's advisor and mentor in strategical warfare.
Having studied under Gen Pou and armed with decades of experience in warfare, Ren Pa (Kingdom) has formidable intuition
when it comes to planning battles...
...during the Sanyou Campaign, he dispatched his best general and warrior to assassinate any noteworthy 1000-man commanders to give himself a full advantage
Despite his brutish background as a bandit, Kan Ki the Beheader's (Kingdom) talent for unorthodox strategies and psychological warfare makes him more dangerous than most Generals.
Recognized by Ko Shou and relative Ou Ki of the Six Great Generals, Ou Sen's (Kingdom) tactical genius was feared even by King Sho.
One of the few, Ka Ryo Ten's (Kingdom) strategical ability and usage of tactics were recognized by Shou Hei Kun himself as she graduated his school of strategists with top marks...
Despite her eccentric and violent nature, Ka Rin (Kingdom) is recognized as a genius in warfare.
He Ki's By the Books Tactics (Kingdom)
As one of Ri Boku's closet vassals, Ba Nan Ji (Kingdom) possesses a sharp eye for tactics...
...which he impressively demonstrated during the Battle of Shu Kai Plains with Chou Ga Ryuu himself commenting that the old veteran was one of the key factors in deciding victory or defeat.
As the 1st commander and Right Hand of Ou Sen, A Kou (Kingdom) is able to utilize the complex tactics of his lord...
Taught an endless amount of strategical knowledge by his master Rin Shou Jo, Gyou'Un (Kingdom) can use his intuition
to sense the flow of a battlefield and "light a fire" at the most important situations.
Taught an endless amount of strategical knowledge like Gyou'Un, Chou Ga Ryuu (Kingdom) was an intricate and brilliant tactician even among his master, Rin Shou Jo's elite vassals...
...with his incredible sense of perception alone, he saw right through the Ou Sen Army's right-wing's battle plans during the Battle of Shu Kai Plains.
The smartest tactician out of his two rivals, Mou Ten (Kingdom) possesses boundless tactical acuity that was acknowledged by Shou Hei Kun as he graduated his school of strategists with top marks.
With tenacity and strategic ability that can be only called impressive, Ou Hon (Kingdom) has inherited his father's strategical genius to a certain extend, able to devise more effective plans even in the midst of combat, which even allowed him to exploit a Great General's weakness.
While never formally studied military tactics, Ri Shin (Kingdom) is clever enough to apply basic tactics he has learned through practical experience in warfare...
With talent impressing even the likes of Ka Rin, Kou Yoku (Kingdom) displays an incredible use of tactics while in the midst of deadly combat...
...thanks to years of practice and experience, he can perfectly execute team and group maneuvers with his best friend, Haku Rei's unit in a matter of minutes while stalling the combined assault of his rivals, Mou Ten's Gaku Ka and Ou Hon's Gyoku Hou Units...
...and while leading a hastily assembled 5,000-men unit, he used himself as bait to lure out Tou in order to kill the general.
Tigrevurmund Vorn (Madan no Ou to Vanadis) has proved to be an outstanding military commander by securing countless brilliant victories for the Moonlight Knights and the Silver Meteor Army.
Black Zetsu (Naruto) has been the mastermind behind the millennia-long conflicts in the Shinobi world in order to revive Kaguya.
Madara Uchiha (Naruto) has an extremely sharp and analytical mind honed through a lifetime of experience on the battlefield.
Orochimaru (Naruto) was hailed as the genius of the Sannin being far more intelligent than his former peers Jiraya and Tsunade and even his wise mentor Sarutobi.
Obito Uchiha (Naruto) proved himself to have strategical prowess and ingenuity on pair with Madara himself, allow him to flawlessly impersonate his mentor to start the Fourth Great Ninja War.
With an IQ of over 200, Shikamaru Nara (Naruto) is an extremely talented strategist, thinking ten steps ahead of his enemies, instantly formulate a hundred elaborate plans, seeing flaws and weakness in his enemies, and used it against them.
With over five decades of military experience, Sengoku (One Piece) is a master strategist and one of the greatest strategic masterminds of the Marines.
Captain Kuro (One Piece) truly lives up to his epithet, "Kuro of a Hundred Plans".
The Great Staff, Tsuru (One Piece) is one of the Marines' greatest tacticians.
A master strategist, Galdino (One Piece) emphasized clever wits and intellect to defeat enemies.
The smartest of the Worst Generation, Capone Luke Gang Bege (One Piece) is a supreme master strategist, with tactical genius so great…
…he can defeat infamous pirate captains in the Grand Line with strategies alone.
The most analytical member of the Straw Hat Pirates, Usopp (One Piece) is more reliant on superior tactics and intellect to defeat powerful enemies.
While normally viewed as a simple-minded idiot, Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece) is an unorthodox genius in combat, with resourceful ingenuity he can outsmart the most cunning of enemies.
One of the smartest of the Worst Generation, Trafalgar D. Water Law (One Piece) has plotted a series of master plans to cripple the military power of the Yonko Kaido by terminating his SMILE supply.
Jinbe (One Piece) is an expert military strategist.
Takehito Morokuzu/Gakuto (Prison School) is a calculating and intelligent strategist.
Shishio Makoto (Rurouni Kenshin) saw the Ryu Shou Sen before, so he was able to tactically nullify it.
In addition to being the 2nd strongest Knight, Peta (Marchen Awakens Romance) possesses incredible intellect and is in charge of advising the battle strategies for the Chess Pieces.
Kai Watari (Shinju no Nectar) is an extremely resourceful tactician, his tactical genius is described as the wisdom of a War God.
Kiyo's (Zatch's Bell!) intelligence and quick decision making make him an excellent tactician. His quick thinking has saved his mamodo Zatch's book from being burned on numerous occasions as well as help them overcome several stronger mamodo.
Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail) successfully unified 730 Guilds of Alakitasia to found the Alvarez Empire, even casually referred this monumental feat as playing a strategy game
While his savage nature may give him the appearance of stupidity, Aza Chōbē (Hell’s Paradise Jigokuraku) is actually an insightful fellow as he was able to deduce the potential vital points and weakness of Lord Tensen's regenerative healing after surviving an encounter with them.
Even before his Double Reawakening, Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling) was clever and resourceful enough to survive the horrifying dangers of Dungeons while fighting as an E Rank hunter...
Yugi (Yu-Gi-Oh) have shown outstanding intuition, instinct and resourcefulness in the game of Duel Monsters to the point of defeating Zorc Necrophades
Thanks to his time in the war, Tatsuya Shiba (The Irregular at Magic High School) has the most advanced intellect for analysis.
Due to his excessive cautiousness
, Seiya Ryuguin (Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious) can predict any possible dangers and disadvantages, and come with countless countermeasures and tactics for them, fooling even the most intelligent enemies.
Mavis Vermilion (Fairy Tail) possess amazing intellectual talent in devising strategies.