Anime with overpowered main characters are 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 can be 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 type 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!
Top 13 Anime With Overpowered Main Characters
13. 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 begins 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, beasts alike if they disagree with him.
12. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
This is yet another comedy anime that doesn’t have a definite plot. It gives off the 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 a 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.
10. 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, 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.)
9. The misfit of demon king academy
It has been 2000 years since the Demon King died, and it was the prophesized time he reincarnated.
This anime is about the reincarnated Demon King, Anos Voldigaod who finds that his existence had been removed from history and someone else was had taken his identity as the demon king.
He wants to figure out what happened in the past 2000 years and fix the history all the while living as a student in 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!”
8. 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 which obliterated them and gave 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 as much in this anime. This is because, the main protagonist wants to hide the fact that he is powerful.
7. 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 any one thing 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 and thus the title– “In another with my smartphone.”
6. 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 type 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 his 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.
5. Arifureta from commonplace to world’s strongest
Our protagonist, Hajime is betrayed and is 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 to 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 in the deepest floor and saves her.
This is the story of how this unfortunate pair who were betrayed by their close ones rise up to the world, and live freely without any concerns for the world, being true to themselves.
4. 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/thoughts, he was granted some powers which made him to become 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.
3. Mob psycho 100
Mob is an extremely socially awkward boy with psychic powers. However, he controls his powers and restrains himself from using it at all cost.
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 median under his “teacher”, Reigen.
To Mob, Reigen is the man who saved him and showed him the right path to live by. 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.
The players of a famous guild in a VR MMORPG gather inside the game one last time before the games becomes abandoned by its company. However, only one stays behind even past the server shutdown as he keeps reminiscences about his days playing the game.
When he finally decides to logout, 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.
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 villains 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 as the best anime in this genre.
That’s it for this post! These were all the best anime with overpowered main characters!! Hope you found something to binge on tonight (^^)
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Thanks for sharing such an excellent list. My favorite is Rimuru he is the most op character I have seen.
I think Diablo from “How Not to Summon a Demon Lord” is also an overpowered MC.