Whether it be plot, character development, or pacing, it won’t be as entertaining if an anime series misses any of these aspects. But there is one genre you’ll love even with these minute flaws.
That would be the “Anime with Op Mc” genre, where the main characters are pretty overpowered. Even though it doesn’t have a good plot, you’ll love it for the moments.
So, here we have a good list of recommendations for you. If you’re ready for the ride, make sure to activate all your overpowered abilities before exploring the list.
Anime with Overpowered MC!
1. Dragon Ball
A mysterious monkey-tailed man named Goku searches for Dragon Balls that grant any wish to the person who finds them. Along his journey, he encounters various friends and foes.
Who doesn’t know dragon ball anime, and who is not aware of Goku’s powers? Goku is one of the most influential anime characters to date, and if you’re looking for op mc anime, this might fit your criteria.
2. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K
Saiki is born with psychic powers, and unlike everyone’s fantasy, he wants to live a simpler and normal life. But the people around him always put him in a tough spot.
This one is a pure-hearted comedy anime that never wears your smile off of your face. Every episode makes you laugh out loud, and the main character is quite overpowered.
3. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Lonely Satoru Mikami faces an unfortunate death and gets reincarnated into a fantastical world filled with magic. But he is reborn as a Slime; how will he survive in this new world?
Rimuru Tempest is easily one of the strongest characters in anime history. In fact, he’s on par with Saitama and Goku (at least in my opinion). So, if you’re looking for an isekai anime with op mc, this one is for you.
4. Death Note
Light Yagami, who gets bored of this sick world, finds a notebook that can take people’s lives just by writing their name on it. With his genius brain, will he become a person to change this world?
Death Note anime doesn’t need words to express because no one will have any words after watching it. Although there are other clever characters in the anime, Light Yagami overpowers them in the end.
5. One Punch Man
Saitama is a person who became a superhero for fun. He expects a challenging life with constant battles with tough opponents and trains relentlessly for years.
Unfortunately, it takes only a single punch for him to kill every enemy he has faced. Can Saitama ever find an opponent who can be called a worthy adversary to battle?
Saitama is one of the savage characters and definitely an overpowered main character. It is an extremely enjoyable anime, especially for beginners and if you haven’t watched it yet, at least do it for the MC.
6. Mob Psycho 100
Kageyama Shigeo is an Esper with Psychic Powers, and he’d rather have everyday life than showing off. But if his emotions surge to the max level (100%), he can’t control it. How will he deal with it?
Studio Bones nailed in making this anime a perfect manga adaptation. The anime itself explores an unusual world, and it perfectly manages to capture what an anime viewer wants.
7. Hellsing Ultimate
Alucard works for the Hellsing organization even though he is a vampire and eliminates these creatures seamlessly. When vampire activities are being reported in England, how will he deal with them?
Hellsing Ultimate anime is a terrific anime with an excellent and badass main character. I’d watch this anime over and over again like 100 times and never get bored of it. Well, It is a must-watch for everyone.
8. The King’s Avatar
Pro player of a multi-player game named Ye Xiu retires after getting expelled by his professional team for personal reasons. But later, when the game launches its server, he makes a comeback with a new freelancer role.
A pro player with a high IQ who can turn any situation to his benefit. What do you call him instead of an overpowered gamer? Well, if you’re a sucker for gaming, this anime/live-action drama is a must-watch.
9. No Game No Life
Sora and Shiro are two unbeatable gamers, and one day, they get summoned by the God of the world. In this world, everything is decided by games, and what adventures await them?
Overpowering the enemy tactically is also a brilliant trait. In this anime, the main duo is unbeatable in any game, and even after facing new games and challenges, they shine like a diamond.
When his favorite MMORPG game is about to shut down, Momonga wants to spend its last moments. But he gets stuck in the game, and he decides to take over this world filled with NPCs.
Overlord is an action-packed isekai anime with quite an overpowered main character. Ainz Gowl is a crazy and strong character, and he always mesmerizes with his powers.
11. Log Horizon
Elder Tale is one of the hottest online RPGs, and one day, tens of thousands of players get stuck in it and can’t log out. They gave up with nothing left to do, and now they need to survive from player killers and monsters.
Let me tell you, overpowered doesn’t only mean with skills or powers but also with wits. The main character is a genius with the game’s mechanics, and this anime is more than meets the eye.
12. The Misfit of Demon King Academy
The tyrannical demon king Anos Voldigoad sacrificed himself for the sake of the world’s peace. After 2000 years, he’s been reborn and notices nothing has changed ever since. What will he do?
Anos Voldigoad is one of the strongest characters and one hell of overpowered one in this anime. Try this one out if you want to watch anime where demon king is a badass and op.
13. One Outs
Toua Tokuchi is an incredible baseball player but also a gambler at heart. On the other hand, Kojima is trying to form a team to find what he’s missing. A bet with Toua makes his dream a bit closer.
One Outs is a phenomenal sports anime. I mean, the main duo is extremely overpowered, and the fact that they gamble even in the game makes it even more enjoyable.
Rai wakes up from his 800 years long sleep and joins in a school found by his fateful servant, Frankenstein. Although he wants to live a peaceful life, his past won’t let him and his new enemies keep disturbing his peace.
Noblesse is a pretty awesome anime, in my opinion. Even though manhwa is worth more than anime, the way the franchise initiated the story and led it is exceptionally great. Rai is a fantastic character, and you’ll get overpowered mc vibes from him.
15. Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense
Maple is new to gaming, but she thinks of an idea when she plays one because of her friend. Since she doesn’t want to get hurt in the MMORPG game, she puts all of her skill points in defense.
This anime is really something. Although the main character is extremely lucky, this anime portrays her well. Overall, a pretty good anime if you’re looking for an MMORPG concept and an op mc one.
Guts, born from the corpse of his mother, has survived brutal wars since childhood. When he meets Griffin, the leader of Band of Hawks, he realizes there is another world he didn’t know about.
Guts is one of my favorite characters not because he is overpowered but because he fights for what he thinks is right. If you haven’t watched/read Berserk yet, you better do it soon.
17. Seven Deadly Sins
When the Kingdom of Liones gets under the control of corrupted Holy Knights, the princess Elizabeth embarks on a quest to find the legendary Seven Deadly Sins. Will she succeed, though?
Meliodas in this anime is freakishly powerful, and Escanor is a legendary character (I love him more than the MC). The action scenes are pretty epic, and the way MC fights truly amuses everyone. So, just watch it.
Vash, The Stampede is worth 60 billion dollars as a bounty, and the one who turns him will receive it. So, bounty hunters are everywhere looking for this legendary gunman, but he is not an easy man to find.
Trigun is one of the classics that earned a top place in my list. It has a solid and innovative plot that evolves throughout the progression, and the MC is overpowered with his gun skills.
19. The Irregular at Magic School
The story takes place in a futuristic world where magic is used with technology. Tatsuya enrolls in the Magic High School, but as per the school’s rules, he gets relegated to course two even though he is extremely smart.
Tatsuya is a rare kind of op mc because he uses his genius brain to win against tough opponents. If you have loved Log Horizon anime, you’ll also love the concept of this anime.
20. Sword Art Online
When an MMORPG traps thousands of players in it, they get two choices: clear the game or die in it. Kirito is a pro of pros, and he seems to be the only player to save everyone.
Kirito is one hell of a character. A womanizer, good-natured but all in all a badass and overpowered the main character. So, if you want an RPG anime with op mc, try this one out.
In a world where people born with special abilities are rare, You Otosaka is born with a unique ability. Then he meets a girl named Nao Tomori, who introduces him to a whole new world.
On the surface, the main character in this anime seems weak, but as the story progresses forward, you’ll know why he is overpowered. It’s a beautiful anime with romance and feels.
22. Fist of the North Star
In a world devastated by nuclear war, Ken learns one thing after getting nearly killed by his closest friend: not trust anyone. Also, he’s not that easy to kill, and Ken plans his revenge with much anger.
I still remember how in my childhood, Ken felt as a god-like entity killing everyone he finds hostile. But this anime has more than that with romance and trying to find hope in a hopeless world.
23. How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
An elite gamer with the strongest character gets summoned into a fantasy world by two girls. Surprisingly, he finds himself in the body of Demon King Diablo, the one he has in the game.
Although this anime is usually run by fan service, I believe it has some epic moments, like how he deals with stronger opponents and overpowers them with his abilities and wits.
24. Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?
Misato was always alone, and one day she got reincarnated into another world after a tragic incident. She wants to have a normal life in this new world, but God doesn’t average her abilities.
While you might hate this anime for many reasons, it could still entertain you with hilarious context. Instead of regular action-packed anime with op mc, this one takes a unique approach.
25. Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero
After saving a kingdom, Akatsuki returns to earth with a gift, Miu, the demon king’s daughter. But later on, they enroll in a school for magic users and face even more challenging times. What future awaits them?
It is an anime that subverts the typical isekai anime, and you can clearly see that in the storyline. Anyhow, although the anime takes a similar route as High School DxD, its execution was decent and a must-watch anime if you’re into overpowered anime characters.
Anime with overpowered main characters is not a rare thing to find, but if you can’t find the right anime, then it’ll be in vain. So, this list is made precisely for that reason. Hopefully, you’ll find these titles interesting.
So, do you think our list of anime with op mc is good enough? Or is there any other anime you think that deserves a spot on the list? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.
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