Who doesn’t like overpowered MCs? Whether it be Goku from Dragon Ball, Rimuru from TenSura or Saitama from One Punch Man are all fan favorites. In this list, we’ll be showcasing anime where the MC is either actually a god or is so powerful that he’s basically a god compared to the rest of the mortals in their respective universes. So without further ado, here are the 10+ Best Anime Where the MC is Basically a God! (Recommendations)
Best Anime Where the MC is a God/Overpowered
Ishiyama High is a delinquent-dominated school where continual violence and disorder are the norms. There is one commonly accepted rule, however: don’t cross first-year student Tatsumi Oga, Ishiyama’s most deadly fighter.
Oga is walking along a riverbed one day when he comes upon a man drifting down the river. After being collected by Oga, the guy splits down the center, revealing a baby, who crawls onto Oga’s back and creates a bond with him right away. Though he is unaware of it, this infant is named Kaiser de Emperana Beelzebub IV, or “Baby Beel” for short—the Demon Lord’s son!
Oga is faced by Hildegard, Beel’s demon maid, as if uncovering the future Lord of the Underworld wasn’t enough. They try to raise Baby Beel together, but being surrounded by juvenile delinquents and demonic powers, the two of them may be in for a bigger challenge than they can realize.
The world’s gods are not myths or legends. They exist, unseen by mankind, fighting their conflicts and destroying land and life. People regard the battles of such “Heretic Gods” as incomprehensible natural disasters from which they cannot escape.
Godou Kusanagi, a sixteen-year-old high school student, travels to Italy at the behest of his grandfather to return a certain tablet to an acquaintance for safekeeping. Godou does not anticipate becoming involved in a struggle between two Heretic Gods alongside Erica Blandelli, a self-proclaimed witch battling to protect humans. Fortunately, he defeats the god of war in deadly combat and becomes a “Campione”—or “God Slayer”—tasked with fighting Heretic Gods in order to redeem humanity.
Godou’s new status as a Campione brings a slew of Gods eager to fight him, as well as a swarm of fanatical followers—mostly women—willing to assist him in his conflicts. Campione!: Matsurowanu Kamigami to Kamigoroshi no Maou follows Godou as he faces off against battling deities in a battle between Heaven and Earth.
8. Kamisama Kiss
Nanami Momozono, a high schooler, has been having a lot of issues lately, starting with her absentee father being in so much debt that they have lost everything. She comes upon a man being bullied by a dog while downtrodden and homeless. She explains her predicament after assisting him, and to her astonishment, he offers her his home in thanks. When she realizes that said home is a decrepit shrine, she attempts to flee but is apprehended by two shrine spirits and a fox familiar named Tomoe. They mistake her for the man Nanami rescued, Mikage, the shrine’s land god. Tomoe leaves quickly, refusing to serve a human after realizing Mikage must have placed her there as a replacement deity.
Rather than returning to the streets, Nanami devotes herself to her spiritual responsibilities. But if she is to keep everything going smoothly, she will need the assistance of a certain fiery fox. In her bumbling attempt to track down Tomoe, she gets herself into problems and ends up signing a contract with him. Now, as god and familiar, the two must travel the path of godhood together; however, it will not be simple, as new obstacles emerge in the form of a youkai who wants to consume the girl, a snake who wants to marry her, and Nanami’s own unexpected affections for her new familiar.
7. Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Life is never dull in the bustling city of Orario, especially for Bell Cranel, a naive young man who aspires to be the best adventurer in the region. His dreams become a little more real after a fortuitous meeting with the lonely goddess Hestia. Bell embarks on a wonderful expedition with her help, venturing deep under the city’s monster-infested dungeons known only as the “Dungeon.” In the vast depths of this frightening labyrinth, death lurks around every turn, and a mysterious power glides among the shadows.
Even on the surface, survival is a hard-earned privilege. Indeed, nothing is ever guaranteed in a world where gods and humans coexist, especially when they frequently clash. But one thing is certain: the dauntlessly hopeful protagonist of this tremendous narrative will face a slew of failures, successes, and friendships.
6. One Punch Man
Saitama, who appears uninteresting, has a somewhat unusual hobby: he is a hero. Saitama fiercely trained for three years to follow his boyhood passion, losing all of his hair in the process. Saitama is now so powerful that he can defeat any foe with a single punch. However, the fact that no one can equal his might has caused Saitama to face an unforeseen problem: he is no longer able to enjoy the excitement of battle and has grown extremely bored.
Saitama one day draws the notice of Genos, a 19-year-old cyborg who watches his prowess and aspires to become Saitama’s pupil. Genos suggests that the two become certified heroes and be honored for their excellent contributions to society by joining the Hero Association. Saitama, who is surprised that no one knows who he is, agrees swiftly. Saitama embarks on a new voyage as a member of the Hero Association, meeting new allies and facing new opponents in order to relive the thrill of a fight.
The end of the popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil has arrived. Momonga, a strong wizard and lord of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, however, decides to spend his final minutes in the game as the servers begin to shut down. Despite the fact that the clock has struck midnight, Momonga remains fully cognizant as his character, while the non-player characters appear to have evolved identities of their own!
Confronted with this abnormal situation, Momonga commands his loyal servants to help him investigate and take control of this new world, with the hopes of figuring out what has caused this development and if there may be others in the same predicament.
4. Mob Psycho 100
Season 3 is coming out in October 2022
Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama, an eighth-grader, has tapped into his natural wellspring of psychic prowess at an early age. However, the power rapidly becomes a disadvantage when he discovers the potential danger in his abilities. Mob’s main current purpose for his gift is to dazzle his longstanding crush, Tsubomi, who quickly becomes tired of the same tricks.
Mob enlists under the wing of Arataka Reigen, a scam artist claiming to be a psychic who exploits Mob’s gifts for pocket change, in order to get control over his abilities. Exorcising bad spirits on order has now become a part of Mob’s routine. However, his psychic energy is only the tip of the iceberg; if his huge potential and unbridled emotions go mad, a cataclysmic event will occur that will turn him entirely unrecognizable. Attempting to halt the path toward the Mob’s detonation is fruitless.
3. The Daily Life of the Immortal King
Wang Ling is a near-invincible being with prowess much beyond his control as a cultivating genius who has gained a new domain every two years since he was a year old. But now that he’s sixteen, he’s facing his toughest challenge yet: Senior High School. With one difficulty after another, his expectations for a low-key high school existence seem to be slipping away…
The characters in this anime are decent, and the audio is .. weird at best as it’s oftentimes not really ambient which Japanese anime seem to do a much better job at, but the animations are too gorgeous, some scenes specifically look like they’re from a movie. But overall it’s a pretty decent anime, you should definitely give it a try.
2. The Misfit of Demon King Academy
In the distant past, a war between humans and demons brought about widespread chaos and bloodshed. To put an end to this seemingly endless conflict, Demon King Anos Voldigoad willingly sacrificed his life, hoping to be reborn in a peaceful future.
In preparation for the return of their king, the demons established the Demon King Academy, an exclusive institution tasked with identifying Anos’ identity when he reawakens. He reincarnates two millennia later, only to discover that the world’s amount of magic has dwindled dramatically during his absence. Furthermore, when he enrolls at the academy to reclaim his rightful position, he discovers that demonkind has a different memory of him. His personality, his actions, and even his legacy have all been fabricated—masked beneath the name of an impostor. Because of this “lack” of common knowledge, he is the academy’s outlier—a misfit never seen before in history.
Despite these disadvantages, Anos is undeterred. As he sets out to find people who are changing his great past, he takes it upon himself to convince his descendants that their monarch has finally returned.
In times of need, if you look in the correct area, you can come across an unusual phone number written in red. When you call this number, a young man introduces himself as the Yato God.
Yato is a minor god and self-proclaimed “Delivery God” who wishes to be worshipped by millions. However, without a single shrine devoted to his name, his ambitions are unlikely to be accomplished. He spends his days doing odd chores for five yen each, until his weapon partner tyres of her useless master and abandons him.
Just as things appear to be going south for the god, a middle school girl, Hiyori Iki, allegedly saves Yato from a vehicle accident by absorbing the hit for him. She somehow survives, but the event has caused her spirit to become loose, allowing it to exit her body. Hiyori demands that Yato restore her to normalcy, but when she learns that he would need a new partner to do so, she reluctantly agrees to assist him in finding one. And, with Hiyori’s assistance, Yato’s fortunes may be changing.
BONUS: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Satoru Mikami, 37, is a normal corporate worker who is completely pleased with his boring lifestyle in Tokyo, save for the fact that he has never had a girlfriend. In the midst of casual interaction with a colleague, he gets stabbed by an unknown assailant on the streets. However, as he succumbs to his injuries, a strange voice echoes in his consciousness and recites a series of directives that the dying man cannot understand.
When Satoru regains consciousness, he realizes that he has been reincarnated as a slimy goop in an unknown region. As a result, he gains additional talents, most notably the ability to swallow anything and imitate its look and attributes. He then comes upon the locked Catastrophe-level monster “Storm Dragon” Veldora, who has been imprisoned for the previous 300 years for destroying a village. Satoru befriends him, sympathizing with his predicament, and offers to help him smash the seal. In exchange, Veldora bestows the name Rimuru Tempest on him in order to provide him with celestial protection.
Rimuru, being free of the monotony of his previous life, goes on a new trip with a specific purpose in mind. As he adjusts to his new body, his sticky antics spread over the planet, gradually changing his fate.
That was it for the list, be sure to let us know what’s your favorite anime from this list in the comments below!
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