Highschools in anime are always special. Some of them have heartwarming romance, while others have intense magical showdowns. However, I think we can all agree that the latter is usually more interesting. In today’s article, we will be taking a look at the top 10 such magic highschool anime with OP MC.
There are easily dozens of anime series that match this requirement, but I’ve only list my favorite ones. So there is a real good chance that I’ve missed a few great titles in this genre.
Also, if you don’t necessarily need the MC to be OP, then you can also take a look at this article, which is a more general magic school anime recommendation.
10+ Best Anime With Magic Highschool And OP MC
Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero
People who suffer from the rare condition known as “Samon Syndrome” are endowed with the ability to visit alternate realities and retain the abilities they get there. That is ofcourse, if they are able to successfully return to our own.
In this anime, the main character is a rogue hero by the name of Akatsuki who travels back to the his true world with Miu, who happens to be the daughter of a demon king.
They enroll in Babel, a magic school that provides training for extraordinary magic users.
However, the school conceals a profound mystery underneath its innocent appearance. It is now up to Akatsuki and Miu to figure out what the secret is and protect themselves from any potential threats that may arise.
The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest
This is a classic reincarnation anime where an overpowered mage ends his own life in order to get reincarnated with a powerful crest.
Unlike most other anime with a similar setting, the MC is not a demon or demon lord. He is a human, but is far superior in strength than demons and what not.
After reincarnation he has to attend a magic highschool where our OP MC instantly shows his dominance. He instantly becomes popular among students, and ends up in a party with three girls.
Most of the anime is about the MC flexing his might without even intending to, and forming a harem for himself unintentionally.
Absolute Duo is an anime about a magic highschool where the pupils have a special ability known as “Blazers,” which is the art of materializing their soul into different types of weaponry.
Each student is mandated to form a partnership with a fellow classmate in the expectation that eventually, together, they will be able to reach the level of the “Absolute Duo.”‘
It also features romance and love triangle elements that make this show interesting.
Chivalry of a Failed Knight
“Blazers” are a familiar concept to Absolute Duo fans. They are people who can manifest soul-powered weapons. Chivalry of a Failed Knight features these people.
Absolute Duo focuses more on the love triangle, while Chivalry of a Failed Knight focuses on ecchi and harem.
Hagun Academy is a magic highschool that hones the skills of the Blazers. On the first day of school, Ikki Kurogane (F-Rated Blazer) observes Stella (A-Rated Blazer) naked. As you can see, the show jumps right into ecchi sequences.
This incident sets the stage for the MC to show exactly how OP he is to his fellow magic highschool students.
Mahou Sensei Negima!
Negi Springfield, 10, is a wizard-in-training. Everything was going well until his last task. He has to teach English at an all-girls institution. What does that have to do with wizard training, you ask? Well, nothing!
He actually has to hide the fact that he can use magic.
Negi’s bad start at school begins when he replaces Asuna’s favorite instructor. Asuna learns he’s a wizard, compounding his bad start. Negi must do her bidding because his identity could be disclosed.
This is a fun magic highschool anime where the MC is OP and is a teacher. It is a harem anime, but then again, most titles in this list fall under the same category too.
The Irregular at Magic High School
This anime is a little special in this list. The central theme of this show is both magic and science. This blend of two opposing concept is what makes this series great.
Another feature that makes this anime unique is its weird brother-sister romance.
Other than that we also have an OP MC studying in a magic highschool, who is pretending to be weak.
You might think he is not deliberately hiding it. As a matter of fact, he never loses in a fight in the school. But you will realize even that is just a fraction of his power by the end of the series.
Daily Life Of Immortal King
The Daily Life Of The Immortal King is sort of a hidden gem in this genre. This is a chinese anime, so there is no japanese/english dub which is mostly the reason why this show is not popular.
If you could get over the language barrier, this anime is pure fun. The MC of this anime is OP and attends a magic highschool. He tries to hide his powers throughout the show and pretends to be weak.
The central theme of this anime is “cultivation” which can be assumed as a form of magic, so I’m adding it to this list.
Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor
This is a magic highschool anime with OP MC, but the MC is not a student. This time our main protagonist is a teacher.
At first, he was a lousy teacher who couldn’t care about teaching magic. Also, he never even used magic so students were assuming he was weak.
But later on, when he got the resolve to become a better teacher, his powers surprised everyone. He had the ability to nullify magic, which makes him pretty overpowered in the anime.
Not only that, he was also well versed in other types of magic, making him even stronger.
The Misfit of Demon King Academy
When you think of OP MC in a magic highschool setting, there no way you can forget The Misfit Of The Demon King Academy.
The main character used to be the demon king who had killed even the Gods of his universe. However, he chose to reincarnate and was reincarnated far in the future.
To his surprise, nobody recognizes him as the Demon King. As a matter of fact, the history is messed up and all his feats were taken on by an imposter.
He has to find the culprit and fix whatever is going wrong, all the will studying in school.
Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun
Now, unlike all the other Main Characters in this list, Iruma is OP, but on borrowed power.
Iruma was a normal human on Earth, but his family sold him to the devil in return for money. Lucky for him, the devil was actually looking for a grandchild and actually loved and adored Iruma.
He is brought to the world of demons and devils where he has to attend school. There was only one problem though. He has no magic, and every other being in this world possesses magic powers.
So his adoptive grandfather shares his powers through a magical ring. But it turns out his grandpa is the strongest demon there is, which in turn makes Iruma OP since he has grandpa’s magical ring.
Demon King Daimao
Here’s another demon king anime where the OP MC has to study in a magic highschool. The only difference, is the main character of this anime did not even know he was overpowered.
As a matter of fact, he was super surprised when he was told that he was going to be the strongest demon king there is in the future.
Regardless, this is a fun ecchi-harem anime with an OP MC in a magic highschool setting. Pretty much the fantasy of all men on Earth. So it is definitely worth a watch for those who don’t mind ecchi and fanservice content.