If you’ve ever dived into the mesmerizing world of anime, you know that one of its most enticing aspects is the diverse range of characters and their incredible abilities. Among the plethora of anime genres, there’s a special place for those series where the main character, often referred to as the “MC,” stands head and shoulders above the rest. These are the protagonists who possess otherworldly powers, unmatched skills, or an uncanny knack for overcoming insurmountable odds and are found in abundant quantity in the Isekai genre.
We all love anime where the main character is overpowered ( I mean you’re reading this so obviously) and reveals his true powers during the heat of battle the suspense and thrill of watching the main character completely destroy his foes is truly exhilarating. So today, we’re going to explore some of the best anime where the MC is overpowered (non-mainstream). From epic battles to mind-bending plot twists, get ready to discover the exhilarating world of anime where the MC is OP!
Best Anime With OP MC
- Studio: Pierrot Plus
- Genre: Action, Comedy, Supernatural, School
- Episodes: 60 episodes
Ishiyama High is a delinquent-dominated school where nonstop violence and lawlessness are the norm. There is one universally accepted rule, however: don’t cross first-year student Tatsumi Oga, Ishiyama’s most vicious fighter.
Oga is walking along a riverbed one day when he comes across a man floating down the river. After being retrieved by Oga, the man splits down the middle, revealing a baby, who crawls onto Oga’s back and forms an attachment to him right away. Though he is unaware of it, this baby is named Kaiser de Emperana Beelzebub IV, or “Baby Beel” for short—the Demon Lord’s son!
Oga is confronted by Hildegard, Beel’s demon maid as if finding 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 imagine.
9. Akashic Records of the Bastard Magic Instructor
- Japanese Title: Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
- Studio: LIDENFILMS
- Genre: Action, Fantasy, School
- Episodes: 12 episodes
The Alzano Empire is home to one of the world’s most prestigious magic schools, the Alzano Imperial Magic Academy. Here, aspirant young students are trained to become competent magicians. Sistine Fibel, a stern noble girl, and her bright-eyed best friend Rumia Tingel enrol in the Academy, intent on honing their magical abilities.
Their world is turned upside down when their favourite teacher abruptly retires and is replaced by the enigmatic Glenn Radars. His apathetic attitude towards life and magic quickly puts him at odds with his peers. Furthermore, nefarious forces hidden within the empire’s walls begin to emerge, and Sistine, Rumia, and Glenn become entangled in their schemes.
Akashic Records of the Bastard Magic Instructor follows Sistine, who is drawn to a mysterious floating Sky Castle, Rumia, who is haunted by a troubled past, and Glenn, who may be more than meets the eye. Though they appear to be completely different, they are inextricably linked by a thread of fate.
8. The Saga of Tanya the Evil
- Japanese Title: Youjo Senki
- Studio: Nut
- Genre: Action, Fantasy, Isekai, Military
- Episodes: 12 episodes & 1 movie
Tanya Degurechaff is a young soldier known for her predatory ruthlessness and uncanny tactical ability, earning her the moniker “Devil of the Rhine.” Underneath her innocent appearance, however, lies the soul of a man who challenged Being X, the self-proclaimed God, to a battle of wits, resulting in his reincarnation as a young girl into a world of magical warfare. Tanya, hellbent on defiance, resolves to rise through the ranks of her country’s military as it slowly descends into a world war, with only Being X standing in her way of resuming the peaceful life she once knew. Her foresight and combat initiative, however, had an unintended consequence: propelling the mighty Empire to become one of the most powerful nations in human history.
7. How NOT To Summon A Demon Lord
- Japanese Title: Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
- Studio: Ajia-do
- Genre: Action, Fantasy, Ecchi, Harem, Isekai
- Episodes: 24 episodes over 2 seasons
Nobody can match the power of the Demon King Diablo in the fantasy MMORPG Cross Reverie. He overpowers all who are foolish enough to confront him, as he possesses the game’s rarest artifacts and an unrivaled player level. Despite his terrifying reputation, Diablo’s true identity is Takuma Sakamoto, a reclusive gamer with no social skills. Takuma cares about nothing but his virtual life, defeating hopeless challengers day after day—that is until a summoning spell suddenly transports him to another world where he has Diablo’s appearance!
Takuma is greeted in this new world that resembles his favorite game by the two girls who summoned him: Rem Galeu, a petite Pantherian adventurer, and Shera L. Greenwood, a busty Elf summoner. In an attempt to subjugate him, they perform an Enslavement Ritual, but the spell backfires, and they become his slaves instead. Takuma decides to accompany the girls in finding a way to unbind their contract while learning to adapt to his new life as the menacing Demon King, as the situation becomes more awkward than ever.
6. By the Grace of the Gods
- Japanese Title: Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko
- Studio: Maho Film
- Genre: Fantasy, Slife of Life, Isekai
- Episodes: 24 episodes over 2 seasons
A child named Ryouma Takebayashi lives deep in the forest, far from human contact. He has a strange hobby of keeping various types of slimes as pets. Furthermore, despite his youth, he has a strong physique and a good affinity for magic. All of this is because, after enduring much adversity in his previous life, three gods bestow upon Ryouma a second chance to pursue one goal: to savor the wonders of life.
Ryouma meets people who will change his current life forever. When he meets and assists some soldiers in tending to a wounded comrade, the group persuades him to accompany them to the nearby town’s ducal family. Ryouma agrees and sets out to explore the vast world beyond his home.
5. Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious
- Japanese Title: Shinchou Yuusha: Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru
- Studio: White Fox
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Isekai
- Episodes: 12 episodes
There’s a popular saying that goes, “You can never be too careful.” It is critical to plan for any situation that may arise, even if it appears to be a waste of time. Also, in games like RPGs, it is advantageous to outperform your opponents in order to achieve total victory.
These words almost perfectly describe Seiya Ryuuguuin. The hero prepares for his noble journey after being summoned by the goddess Ristarte to save the world of Gaeabrande from destruction. While this may seem normal, despite having overpowered stats, he spends a significant amount of time training himself. To stay safe, he fights weak enemies with his strongest skills and buys an abundance of supplies and potions.
While his demeanour is a bit annoying, it could be Gaeabrande’s saving grace, especially in a world where evil forces dominate every expectation.
4. The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated as an Aristocrat
- Japanese Title: Sekai Saikou no Ansatsusha, Isekai Kizoku ni Tensei suru
- Studio: SILVER LINK., Studio Palette
- Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Isekai
- Episodes: 12 episodes
The world’s greatest assassin had sworn lifelong loyalty to the organization that had raised him. Despite his devotion, the organization takes action to silence him, ultimately leading to his demise. Drowning in frustration and regrets he can no longer suppress, he finds himself in front of a goddess who is drawn to his exceptional abilities. The goddess offers him reincarnation into a magnificent world of swords and magic in order for him to complete a critical mission: slay that world’s hero and prevent its destruction.
Accepting the goddess’ request, he is reborn as Lugh Tuatha Dé, the son of an Alvan Kingdom noble family of assassins. Lugh learns new assassination techniques from his father, which differ significantly from the cold-blooded and unsympathetic killing style of his previous life. His other talents also blossom, allowing him to meet new allies and acquaintances. Even so, Lugh realizes that his efforts are insufficient because a titanic foe like the hero can only be defeated with perfection.
3. The Asterisk War
- Japanese Title: Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
- Studio: A-1 Pictures
- Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi, Ecchi
- Episodes: 24 episodes over 2 Seasons
An unprecedented disaster known as the Invertia reshaped the world in the previous century. Existing nations’ powers dwindled significantly, paving the way for the Integrated Empire Foundation to seize control. More importantly, the Invertia caused the emergence of a new species of human, the Genestella, who are born with extraordinary physical abilities. Its elite are hand-picked from all over the world to attend the top six schools, and they compete in entertainment battles known as Festas.
Ayato Amagiri is a scholarship transfer student at the prestigious Seidoukan Academy, which has recently been plagued by poor performance. Through a series of events, he accidentally sees Julis-Alexia von Riessfeld, the popular Witch of Resplendent Flames, half-dressed! Julis, enraged, challenges him to a duel for invading her privacy. After the student council president cancels the duel, Ayato reveals that he has no interest in Festas. Instead, he has enrolled in the academy in order to find his missing elder sister. When a more nefarious plot emerges, Ayato sets out to win despite being surrounded by some of the most talented Genestella on the planet.
2. So I’m a Spider, So What?
- Japanese Title: Kumo desu ga, Nani ka?
- Studio: Millepensee
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Isekai
- Episodes: 24 episodes
The day was as normal as it could be in high school, with students going about their daily activities peacefully until an unprecedented disaster struck the school, killing everyone in its path. A few students were fortunate enough to be reincarnated into another world as nobles, princes, and other people with prestigious backgrounds, thanks to what appears to be a miracle.
One girl, however, was not so fortunate. She is reborn as a spider of the weakest kind, and she immediately faces the difficulties of her predicament. Nonetheless, she must persevere in order to survive the numerous threats to her life. When she discovers that her new world has a system similar to that of an RPG, she tries her hardest to hunt prey and defeat monsters in order to level up and evolve. She hopes that as she grows stronger, her efforts will be recognized and she will be granted a better life.
1. Chivalry of a Failed Knight
- Japanese Title: Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
- Studio: SILVERLINK., Nexus
- Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance, Ecchi
- Episodes: 12 episodes
Few humans in this world have the ability to manipulate their souls into powerful weapons. These people, dubbed “Blazers,” study and train at the prestigious Hagun Academy to become Mage-Knights; among them is so-called failure Ikki Kurogane, the only F-rated Blazer. When the academy’s worst student sees Stella Vermillion, an A-ranked Blazer who also happens to be a princess, naked, she challenges him to a duel with dire consequences—the loser becomes the winner’s slave. Stella couldn’t possibly lose, right?
That was it for the list, let us know what’s your favorite underrated anime with an overpowered mc in the comments below!
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