“If you’re looking for some great harem anime with overpowered mc, read on to find some good recommendations.”
Although the anime industry offers tons of genres with a plethora of varied shows, only a few manage to strike a chord with the majority of the viewers. While some prefer to watch action anime scenes with stunning visuals, some are delighted by the slice of life anime shows with meaningful stories.
However, the genres like isekai and harem also garner quite an amount of acclaim. While we have covered isekai in plenty of articles, let’s get into harem a bit. Harem typically means a male character in the anime is surrounded by multiple females who mostly try to win him over.
Mostly due to his handsome features or some sort of power he has, and we’re here to thoroughly explore this genre today. So, let’s have a look at some of the best harem anime with op mc, which means the main protagonist is overpowered.
Have you ever wondered what meeting your online gamer crush in real life would be like? It could be amazing, or it could turn bad. In the anime “And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online?” which is, in fact, its title, the protagonist faces a similar situation but with a twist.
A naive otaku named Hideki Nishimura, who goes by the name Rusian in the game, Legendary Age, was devastated to learn that the person he proposed in the game is an older man, and he swore he would never trust a girl online again. However, a couple of years later, his guild consisting of three players, decides to have an offline meeting. It turns out that not only are they girls, but they all go to the same school as Nishimura.
The Testament of Sister New Devil is a fantasy harem anime that you either end up hating or find extremely enjoyable, probably due to the overuse of fan service, which is actually a norm considering it is an ecchi anime. The fact that it was mostly censored, although you can find uncensored editions with some effort, explains why it is an extraordinary 18+ anime.
Basara Toujou suddenly finds himself in a situation where his father brings two beautiful girls home and introduces them as his siblings. While he tries to go by his day, hoping to maintain normalcy, he discovers that his stepsisters are demons, where one is a princess and the other is a succubus. Will he be able to live with them while there is a constant hostile threat from both heroes and demons?
Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, while it is a decent anime under normal circumstances, if you consider some harem and action, it is undeniably one of the better anime shows in the genre. In the anime, Earth has evolved after discovering “Samon Syndrome,” and young people travel to other worlds to grow stronger.
Akatsuki Ousawa did the same thing, but instead of bringing some souvenirs for his loved ones, he stole the daughter of the Demon King he had defeated. Joining the Babel Academy, which trains young travelers of Earth, they both try to uncover the forces trying to control the Earth from behind the scenes.
12. Redo of Healer
If it isn’t the most controversial anime in history; Redo of Healer has spread its name among the anime fandom, and while not everyone appreciates it, there are countless who love it for what it provides to the viewers. While debatable, let’s not delve into arguments since it is fiction and needs to be enjoyed that way.
Set in a fantasy world governed by “Heroes,” Keyaru has awakened as one with healing abilities, but his first day at work plunges him into an endless path of suffering as other heroes torture and use his powers for granted. However, when an interaction with the demon lord brings him back in time, he swears to exact vengeance on those who made his life hell, in the most satisfying way, of course.
Regardless of the reviews you might have heard on the internet, we believe that How Not to Summon a Demon Lord is one of the most well-done isekai harem anime shows. It’s different from most harem anime series, but you do have one hell of an overpowered main character, but it doesn’t feel like plot armor.
When Takuma is summoned by two beautiful girls, he finds himself in a fantasy world in the avatar of his gaming character, the Demon King Diablo, a fearsome and unrivaled player on Earth. However, due to his lack of knowledge of real-life social interactions, will he be able to adjust to the new reality?
Imagine you could wish for anything while traveling to a fantasy world where you will live for the rest of the world, and you wish for a smartphone. What kind of addict are you? Well, that’s how it may sound, but in this anime, you’ll find it an extremely smart decision.
When God inadvertently strikes down a bolt of lightning, Touya dies, and as an apology, God provides him with a decision: he can choose one wish and live in a fantasy world. However, he chooses his smartphone to keep him company in this world, and it works just fine, thanks to God’s mercy. What will he do in this new world, though?
The realities of war often go unnoticed as most modern individuals haven’t been in one or experienced in any way. Well, Lord Marksman and Vanadis teach you its harsh realities in the most exciting and engaging way.
Set in a fantasy world of Europe, a war between countries is ongoing, and Eleonora, a war maiden, launches an invasion against a neighboring country and decimates Tigre’s entire army but spares him on one condition: he should become her captive. Watch as this anime further teaches what actually transpires in the depths of war and how dark secrets and conspiracies entirely change their course.
Trinity Seven is your typical mediocre harem storyline with lots and lots of fanservice, but the characters make the anime so likable that you might even watch it a few times. While it has its fair share of entertaining moments, its slight tone of mystery gives you entirely another reason to be excited about it.
The story follows Arata Kasuga, whose town instantly gets destroyed by a weird phenomenon, but thanks to a grimoire given to him by his childhood friend, Hijiri, it artificially gets reconstructed. Determined to solve the mystery and hopefully bring his best friend back, he enrolls at a secret magic academy along with an enigmatic girl named Lilith Asami.
7. Date a Live
Depending on what piques your interest in a harem anime, you’ll either like this anime too much or find it a mess. As far as honesty goes, Date a Live is a kind of anime that you need to watch while turning off your logical senses because it is purely meant for entertainment, and it doesn’t disappoint in that category.
The story follows Shidou Itsuka, a high school student who gets embroiled in a war between Spirits and Anti-Spirits but soon learns that he is the key to saving the world. However, in order to do so, he needs to charm these spirits and make them fall in love with him.
Sword Art Online is not strictly a harem anime, but every interaction the main character has with a girl is hinted at a romance, although it won’t happen in many cases. Regardless, SAO is a fantastic anime, and if the story and its execution don’t pique your interest, its stunning animation might.
In the anime, thousands of gamers all around the world have tried the newly presented innovative NerveGear, which enables them to experience virtual reality with complete immersion. However, when they get trapped in it with no way out, they only have two choices: die or clear the game and survive, and Kirito, a beta-tester of the game, seems to be the main hope for everyone.
The Fruit of Grisaia mostly depends on the characters since there is not much of a story to look forward to, but if you’re in for some intense harem, you couldn’t have landed on a better anime.
The story takes place in Mihama Academy, where Yuuji transfers to, and much to his confusion, he realizes that there are only five students there, and all of them are girls. He soon begins to learn their traumatic backstories and how they ended up here and decides to become the fruit that heals them.
The World God Only Knows is a story about most of us, the Otakus, but it blends the concept of fantasy into the boring life of a loser in real life. Keima is vastly popular as the “God of Conquest” in online gaming communities, as he can conquer any girl’s heart in dating simulation games.
However, when a demon named Elsie arrives on Earth and takes him on a journey to retrieve the evil spirits, which is only possible if he can capture their hearts, his worst nightmare has been put to the test. Well, the moral we got from this anime is don’t stick around the 2D girls all day and try to be more confident around the real-life girls, and you will be surprised what you’re capable of.
Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar is a fantastic harem anime that hooks you up right from the beginning, although it starts a bit stereotypical. Since it develops with time, you will find it plenty exciting most of the time, and even if you feel it is cliched often, you have to admit that it is quite common in this genre.
Kenshi has been kidnapped by a group of girls and has been brought to the world of Geminar to fight against the crowned empress, Lashara. However, upon their battle, the empress takes Kenshi as a captive as it is extremely rare to find a man in their world, but despite being surrounded by heaven, he discovers something sinister is hiding within the empire. Will he be able to solve the mystery and escape the world before it’s too late?
Body-swapping is a real problem when it comes to harem genres because they eventually turn into boundless chunks of fanservice moments. However, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches make the best of the concept without neglecting to develop the characters and utilizing the storyline.
The story is about Ryuu Yamada, who one-day missteps and tumbles down the stairs along with a beautiful girl named Shiraishi and accidentally ends up kissing her. Apparently, they can switch their bodies with a kiss, which is convenient when both are lovers, but what would they do in this situation? However, soon they are recruited into the Supernatural Studies Club, consisting of a group of girls, and decide to tackle the mystery behind this weird phenomenon.
It’s no surprise that High School DxD is taking the top spot in the list because it simply can. Even if you don’t watch much anime, you at least heard about it once, and although many try it out of temptation, they stay for the story, and it is absolutely worth staying for.
Issei, a pervert who loves peeping on women, never expected to find a girl to date, but when it happened, it ended up as a disaster as he was immediately killed. It was revealed that his date was a fallen angel. However, fortunately, he’s revived by Rias Gremory, a high-ranking demon, as a servant and learns to fight alongside other comrades while keeping his new life a secret from his friends and family.