Anime with overpowered main characters is one of the most popular trends in the anime industry that sparked this decade.
Normally, it would be pointless if the main character was too powerful. It would mean there is no possible villain who can beat him. And even if there were some villains, they must be witty, crafty, and/or similarly overpowered. Which means all such anime must have a villain on the same level as the hero to keep things interesting.
It is definitely a difficult task to write a story centered around overpowered characters. That’s why most of these anime are either comedy anime or have some restrictions that would make it look like the MC is having a difficult time.
These types of anime are undoubtedly enjoyable for the first few times, as they take a different route than most other shounen anime, where the MC gets stronger as the story progresses. But they can easily get a little repetitive and might become boring after watching a few shows in the genre.
Regardless, if you’re a fan of such series where the badass MC singlehandedly obliterates any and every threat, here are some of the best anime with overpowered anime characters!
List of the Best Anime With Overpowered Main Characters
23. Kemono Michi
This is an isekai anime where a pro-wrestler gets summoned into a fantasy world where magic and demon beasts are everyday entities. He was summoned there to destroy the beasts and save humanity. However, our main protagonist happens to love animals more than humans and ends up ignoring his task and beginning his own “pet” shop (where he keeps demon beasts.)
Kemono Michi is a comedy anime where this animal-loving guy in underwear executes flawless wrestling moves on men, women, and beasts alike if they disagree with him.
22. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
This is yet another comedy anime that doesn’t have a definite plot. It gives off Gintama vibes (and even has this side character who looks like Gintoki).
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K is about an inhumanly overpowered psychic who wants to live a normal life without drawing any attention. He lacks the ambition to become a hero, but he still uses his powers to help people whenever necessary.
This is the slice-of-life story of Saiki and his everyday adventures.
Beelzebub is the name of the green-haired baby who happens to be the son of the demon king. He was sent to Earth in order to train to become a magnificent demon king in the future. After a couple of unimaginable events, the baby is now under the care of our undefeated main protagonist, who is at the top of his school’s power hierarchy. This story is about these two defeating all their foes and becoming the strongest there is.
20. Gunjou no Magmell
Gunjou no Magmell is kind of a slice of life anime about an overpowered main character whose job is to save people.
An entire new continent called “Magmell” was discovered recently, and the entire world wants to make profit out of its rare ores, monsters, and plants. Because of this, several adventurers get into Magmell only to be stuck in a deadly and dangerous situation.
As a person who grew up in Magmell, the main character is one of the few who knows the terrors of the new continent. Therefore, he uses that knowledge to save the ones who got stuck in this mysterious land teeming with dangerous beings.
19. Problem Children are coming from another world, aren’t they?
A mysterious envelope was delivered to all the problem children—the ones who are out of the ordinary and different from the regular humans—which transported them into a fantasy world. Among them is our main character, Izayoi. His uniqueness is his brute strength. He is the kind of guy who goes and defeats a god or two because he is bored. All he ever wants is a good brawl.
They were all summoned there in order to stop the evil and save the world (cliched, I know).
18. The Daily Life of the Immortal King
This is a relatively trending Chinese anime series about cultivation that has an overpowered main character.
If I had to relate it to existing shows, I’d say if you enjoyed One Punch Man, Gintama, and Saiki K, then you will absolutely love this anime.
The story is about a boy who is insanely powerful to the point that he could inadvertently destroy the world if his powers weren’t sealed. This is why his parents have used a special talisman to seal his true strength.
Not only that, our MC does not want to live a flashy life. He wants peace, so he absolutely does not want anybody to know about his magical prowess.
That said, he has to go to a cultivation school where they teach magic. So our main character pretends to be weak. However, there are times when he has to use his cultivation powers to save his friends, and he does so discreetly.
17. Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
This is yet another Isekai Harem anime where a game developer mysteriously gets transported into a game-like world. As soon as he gets there, enemy monsters surround him, and he is forced to use a random spell that obliterates them and gives him a massive level boost.
Now, he travels to the nearby town and lives as a trader while hiding his powers.
You don’t get to see a lot of the badass, overpowered moments in this anime. This is because the main protagonist wants to hide the fact that he is powerful.
16. Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry is a famous video game franchise that has gotten its own anime adaptation. The MC of this story is an overpowered half-human, half-demon hybrid who is also kind of immortal.
The story of this show is all about our badass MC taking requests from people who’ve had trouble with demons and resolving them. We get to see some insane gun-slinging and sword-fighting sequences that will keep you excited.
Although the plot could have been better considering the lore of the game, overall it is a decent watch.
15. In another world with my smartphone
Similar to Death March, this is also an isekai, ecchi, harem anime where the main character gets transported to a fantasy world.
Because God had mistakenly killed the main protagonist in the real world, he offered him to take anything from his world to the world he gets reincarnated into.
He is also given more powers than any regular person in that world to compensate for killing him prematurely. The MC chooses to take his smartphone, thus the title, “In another with my smartphone.”
14. Arifureta from commonplace to world’s strongest
Our protagonist, Hajime, is betrayed and left for dead in a dungeon after being summoned to a fantasy world along with his classmates. He was originally a timid and normal person. However, this betrayal made his personality flip.
After eating monsters to survive in the dungeon, he began to inherit their powers. He becomes the only known man to have the powers of monsters. On his way out of the dungeon, he meets a vampire sealed on the deepest floor and saves her.
This is the story of how this unfortunate pair, who were betrayed by their close ones, rose up to the world and lived freely without any concerns for the world, being true to themselves.
Charlotte is an anime about kids with superpowers who ultimately end up changing the fate of the world.
The story starts off innocently, where our MC uses his powers only to cheat in exams and do silly things that don’t cause much trouble. However, after being caught cheating, he is sent to a special school for children with supernatural abilities.
There, he has to team up with other students in order to find more kids like him and save them from the mad scientists. But a huge plot twist takes place and changes the course of the entire anime.
12. Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin
Bastard is an ecchi anime whose MC is the very definition of overpowerdness. The main character of this show is an ancient evil wizard who has been living for 400 years. During a past event, he was sealed inside the body of a baby.
Now, that baby is a young boy, and only his caretaker knows how to unleash the seal. His caretaker is a young virgin girl, and the way to break the seal is for her to kiss the boy.
This is exactly what she ends up doing when her kingdom is attacked by overwhelming dark forces. The evil wizard gets unleashed and destroys his foes with his unbelievable magic. But this is only the start of the badass adventures of this dark wizard who got a second shot at life.
11. The Irregular at Magic High School
This is a popular title in the genre where the main character is known for hiding his overpowered abilities. For a good part of the show, he had us fooled into thinking that his magical powers were limited to those of an above-average high schooler.
However, he is actually powerful enough to destroy cities together. Not only that, he also has a secret identity where he exercises his powers properly.
For normal people, he is just a failure who attends a magical academy along with his sister. His magical prowess is very low, but he is actually undefeatable in actual combat. He uses his martial arts skills combined with his scientific knowledge to unleash devastating attacks.
10. Tsukimichi Moonlit Fantasy
This is yet another Isekai anime with an overpowered main character who only becomes stronger and stronger as the series progresses.
While the show has cliched plot points that you will find similar to those of Reincarnated as a Slime, this anime is still enjoyable.
The goddess of another world summons our MC in order to ask him to be her hero. However, upon his arrival, the goddess decides that he is too ugly to be the hero. She treats him badly and throws him into the farthest corner of the new fantasy world.
However, our MC’s god from Earth supports him and gives him some powers. But little did he know that was enough to make him insanely overpowered.
Soon after, he meets all sorts of monster people and forms a kingdom with them. He also tries to contact the people of that world and start a business with them. But as you know, things just don’t go that well for any anime MC. The villains of the show appear and threaten to destroy him and his new kingdom.
9. Saga of Tanya the Evil
God made him reincarnate as a girl in a fantasy world where war and bloodshed are normal. The MC, who has good magical abilities, has to become a military member and take down the enemies of his kingdom.
His goal is to gain a higher rank in the military and finally get off the battlefield. However, God has other plans and challenges him, making the MC struggle until he accepts God.
8. Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing is a classic dark fantasy anime series that features a brutal and goresome story. The Hellsing Ultimate series is the remastered version of the old one that does things better.
This anime is set in a world where supernatural creatures like vampires and ghouls exist.
Naturally, the war between humans and these creatures is a big one. The British government has its own secret service that deals with these monsters.
Hellsing is the leader of this operation, and her trusted guardian Alucard is the main character of this show.
Alucard is the king of vampires and is mysteriously loyal to Hellsing despite being the most powerful being on the planet.
Throughout the anime, we see our cool, overpowered, badass main character use his gunslinging skills to puncture holes in his enemies.
Overall, if you’re in the mood for a dark story with a great plot and animation, then you must definitely check out this one!
7. Cautious Hero
Cautious Hero is an isekai anime where the main character is summoned to another world in order to save it. A pretty common setup in these types of anime.
However, the one major thing that sets this anime apart from the rest is that the MC is overly cautious, even though he is overpowered. He makes several backup plans and only fights battles when he is 100% sure he can win.
He goes as far as obliterating the enemy’s bodies so that not even their bones remain.
This is a really funny anime with a pretty good story.
6. The misfit of Demon King Academy
It has been 2000 years since the Demon King died, and it was the prophesied time he reincarnated.
This anime is about the reincarnated Demon King, Anos Voldigaod, who finds that his existence has been removed from history and someone else has taken his identity as the demon king.
He wants to figure out what happened in the past 2000 years and fix the history while living as a student at the Demon King Academy.
This anime’s MC is the very definition of overpowered. Anos literally flicked his fingers to kill a guy and brought him back to life, only to kill him over and over again until he admitted defeat. His attitude, the smug face, and the way he carries himself… Everything about him will make you wanna scream “badass!”
5. The Eminence in Shadow
This is a fairly new Isekai anime series that has an anti-hero main character who is overpowered in every way. From having insane magical abilities to having hundreds of powerful members under his command, he has it all.
The main character of this show is somewhat of a psycho who is obsessed with being a powerful entity that operates in the shadows. In the real world, he used to roam around at night, beating up thieves and gangsters.
But one day, he goes crazy and jumps in front of a truck, after which he is reborn in a fantasy world. This time, he actually has magic and creates an organization that works in the shadows.
Unlike other main characters, he intentionally acts weak and leads a double life. He also doesn’t care about being a hero or a villain. He just wants to be a person who changes the world from the shadows.
4. Mob psycho 100
Mob is an extremely socially awkward boy with psychic powers. However, he controls his powers and restrains himself from using them at all costs.
Even so, when his stress level passes a certain point, he unleashes all his powers and devastates all his enemies.
Although he just wants to live a normal life, he works as a spirit medium under his “teacher”, Reigen.
To Mob, Reigen is the man who saved him and showed him the right path to follow. So he works for him, even though he barely gets paid for it.
This anime is about Mob’s mental struggles and the adventures of this duo, where they fight supernatural ghosts and psychics. With the anime being officially ended in 2023, it is a perfect anime to add to your watchlist.
The players of a famous guild in a VR MMORPG gather inside the game one last time before it is abandoned by its company. However, only one stays behind, even past the server shutdown, as he keeps reminiscing about his days playing the game.
When he finally decides to log out, he finds that he is unable to do so. He is stuck inside the game as his character, a skeleton. He then decides to take over the world in order to find clues as to how he can return to the real world.
2. That time I got reincarnated as a slime
After being stabbed to death in the real world, the protagonist is reincarnated as a slime in another world. Due to his dying wishes and thoughts, he was granted some powers, which made him one of the most overpowered anime characters ever.
He had the power to devour any monster and gain their powers. After devouring a lot of monsters in a dungeon, he decides to start his own kingdom of monsters with the knowledge he had accumulated in his previous life.
He now has to protect his citizens from demons and humans alike and establish a relationship between them.
1. One Punch Man
One Punch Man needs no introduction at this point. This anime is what one would think of when someone mentions “anime with overpowered main characters.”
One Punch Man is the anime that took over the internet with its famous main character, Saitama, who destroys any villain in just one punch.
Other than being a super funny anime, it also has a great plot and amazing characters. It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to call One Punch Man the best anime in this genre.
That’s it for this post! These were all the best anime with overpowered main characters! I hope you found something to binge on tonight (^^)
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