With so many animes out there, it can be hard to find the right one for you. If you’re looking for a new anime with a kick-ass main character whose powers can’t be matched, then this list has got you covered.
Here, we’ll take a look at 10 of the best anime with overpowered main characters out there that you should watch right now. So if you want to find the next great anime for you to add to your watchlist, read on, and we’ll show you the best of the best!
Beelzebub – Tatsumi Oga
In the lawless Ishiyama High, Tatsumi Oga is the leader of the pack. While other students fight each other, and even the teachers, Tatsumi is feared and respected by others.
Tatsumi, also known as the Demon King, is the strongest and toughest student at the school and no other student dares cross him, even though violence is a part of daily life.
Tatsumi’s life changes one day when he finds a man’s body floating in the river. When he tries to pull the body to the riverbank, it splits in two and a baby pops out.
He discovers that the baby discharges electricity when it cries, and is soon approached by a demon who reveals that the child is the son of the Devil, sent to earth to find the most evil human to raise him.
This, of course, is Tatsumi, and he is tasked with caring for and protecting the Devil’s child with the assistance of a demon maid called Hildegard.
With constant trouble at school and a new baby to raise, Tatsumi has to deal with the responsibilities thrust upon him along with the new demonic powers he has gained.
Magi: Sinbad No Bouken (Magi: Adventure of Sinbad) – Sinbad
Sinbad is a young man who has spent his life under the shadow of war and poverty in his homeland of the Parthevian Empire. After losing his father in the war and struggling to take care of his sick mother, Sinbad longs to change the world for the better.
Despite the struggles he faces, Sinbad is a kind and hopeful soul that puts the well-being of his village first. When he grants shelter to a mysterious stranger called Yunan, he has no idea that Yunan is actually a Magi – powerful magicians with unknown magic.
Yunan, impressed by Sinbad’s compassion and ambition, offers to guide him through the Dungeon: a mysterious labyrinth that holds treasures beyond imagination.
Sinbad must journey through the Dungeon to reach the Djinns, who are ancient beings capable of granting incredible power and will crown the king of the entire world.
Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Resonance) – Nine and Twelve
After a terrorist attack on a nuclear power station in Tokyo, police are left with a video of two masked teenagers who identify themselves only as Sphinx.
These two boys are Nine and Twelve, the subjects of terrible government experiments who seek to expose the government for their crimes and wreak vengeance against those who wronged them.
As Kenjirou Shibazaki, a disgraced detective, tries to unravel the clues and riddles left by Sphinx, Nine and Twelve always seem to be one step ahead.
While the two teenagers continue to attack Tokyo and reveal their tragic past, Shibazaki has to try and find out their true identity and stop them from destroying the entire city.
But with Sphinx’s elaborate plans and unknown capabilities, there’s no telling whether they can be stopped. And as more and more of their past is revealed, the question arises: who is the villain in this game?
Overlord – Momonga
When the popular virtual reality MMO, Yggdrasil, is shutting down its servers, one player finds it hard to let go.
Momonga is the leader of the Ainz Ooal Gown guild – the strongest guild in the game. But when Momonga keeps playing after the servers have been shut down, he finds that he is unable to log out. In fact, he has become trapped in the virtual world of Yggdrasil and can’t leave.
The game’s NPCs develop sentience, and now Momonga has to find his way around the world of Yggdrasil as his character (a powerful wizard known as Lord Ainz) to find the cause of his imprisonment and any other players who have also been trapped.
Meanwhile, the monsters and villains of the game have also gained sentience, and Momonga has to put his newly-found magic powers to use to survive.
Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) – Satoru Mikami
Satoru Mikami is a burnt-out salary man in his late thirties, trundling through his monotonous life. However, when he saves his colleague from an assailant he is stabbed and left dying on the ground. As the last ebbs of life fade away, Satoru hears a mysterious voice reciting commands in a language he can’t understand.
When Satoru wakes up, he finds that he is in a strange world, in a different time and universe. What’s more, he has been placed in the body of a small Slime, and now has the ability to absorb the powers of anything he consumes.
He meets a storm dragon known as Veldora, who has been imprisoned for destroying a village. After befriending the dragon, Satoru absorbs him and becomes the most powerful being in the Great Forest of Jura where he woke up.
However, Satoru has drawn the attention of neighboring nations and warriors, and must put his powers to use to protect his new home and the people who live there.
ALDNOAH.ZERO – Inaho Kaizuka
In an alternate reality, during the Apollo 17 mission that saw humankind land on the moon, an ancient artifact known as the Hypergate was discovered. The Hypergate allowed instant travel between the moon and Mars, and an independent colony quickly known as the Vers Empire formed on Mars.
After a war between Earth and the Vers Empire leaves the Hypergate destroyed, a ceasefire was agreed. However, 15 years later an assassination attempt on the Vers Empire’s princess plunges the two civilizations into another interstellar war.
Inaho Kaizuka, who is a high school student on Earth, witnessed the assassination attempt. Inaho is drawn into the war against the Vers Empire’s forces, where he must put his incredible tactical skills and highly advanced technology to use against the Martians and the terrorist group who made the attempt on the princess’ life.
While Inaho’s skills are unmatched, he must first figure out who the real enemy is to try to end the war between the planets once and for all.
Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi No Kyoushitsu E (Classroom Of The Elite) – Kiyotaka Ayanokoji
At the Koudo Ikusei Senior High School, students are at the top of their league. With access to the best classes, state-of-the-art facilities, and a monthly allowance of 100 points (which are equivalent to real currency), students are given complete freedom and left to their own devices.
Kiyotaka Ayanokoji has started his first semester at Koudo Ikusei Senior High, where he is placed into Class 1-D – a low-performing class known for having the school’s worst students.
After a month at the school, it’s revealed that the point allowance is actually based on classes’ performance; as the worst class in the school, Class 1-D is left with the minimum amount of points.
Kiyotaka is left struggling to improve his grades along with the rest of the class to try and earn enough points to continue living the life of luxury he briefly held.
Not only will Kiyotaka have to get his own grades up to par, but he will also need to whip his classmates into shape to have a shot at getting their points back.
Mahouka Koukou No Rettusei (The Irregular At Magic High School) – Tatsuya Shiba
Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba are siblings who have entered their first year of magic school. While magic was once a mystical and little-known art, it has since been developed into a scientific technology that is taught as a technical skill to talented students.
But while Miyuki is skilled at magic and achieves the high-performing Bloom status in the entrance exam, Tatsuya’s lack of magical prowess puts him with the low-performing Weeds.
What Tatsuya lacks in magical skill, he makes up for in technical know-how and combat capabilities. To try and reach the level of Bloom, he must put these skills to use and develop his magical abilities to become the high-performing student he longs to be.
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi To Akashic Records (Akashic Records Of Bastard Magic Instructor) – Glenn Radars
Sistine Fibel and Rumia Tingel are two students studying at the prestigious Alzano Imperial Magic Academy, the most famous school of magic in the world. But when their favorite teacher is replaced by Glenn Radars, a strange and incompetent instructor, the two students find themselves at their wit’s end.
In addition to his eccentric behavior, Glenn also seems to be lazy and completely unskilled at the magic he teaches. Not only is he uncertified to teach, but Glenn’s behavior is infuriating, especially for Sistine. But unbeknownst to his students, Glenn is actually a former assassin who is concealing his incredible magic abilities.
When the school is attacked by their former teacher, Glenn comes to the rescue and saves his students. Sistine and Rumia see that Glenn has a lot more power than it seems, and the class and teacher must learn from each other to reach their full potential.
Mondaiji-Tachi Ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sou Desu Yo? (Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They) – The Trio
Three young teenagers with astounding powers are transported to a mystical land known as Little Garden by a rabbit-eared girl called Kurousagi. The three protagonists (Izayoi Sakamaki, Asuka Kudou, and Yo Kasukabe) each possess a supernatural power known as a ‘gift’, and all came from different periods in time.
In Little Garden, communities have to participate in events known as ‘Gift Games’ to earn respect and wealth. However, Kurousagi’s community of No-Name has lost its notoriety and prosperity.
The trio must work together with Kurousagi to earn back its status, win the Gift Games, and overthrow the tyrannical overlords controlling the land of Little Garden.
There are many great animes with overpowered main characters, and far too many to cover in a single list. Here are a few honorable mentions that we weren’t able to fit in the top 10.
Hellsing Ultimate – Alucard
Hellsing Ultimate follows a supernatural war between the Hellsing Organization and the vampires, ghouls, and magically altered threats that aim to destroy England and the world at large.
Alucard, who in a past life was also known as Count Dracula, is an immensely powerful vampire and the Hellsing Organization’s secret weapon against the supernatural forces working against them.
While Alucard’s role is more that of an anti-hero than a protagonist, he is shown to be more than a match against all the dark forces that threaten his home.
Dragon Ball – Goku
While Goku has faced his fair share of defeat (and even temporary death) throughout the many iterations and offshoots of the Dragon Ball series, there seems to be no opponent who can truly be a match for our favorite Saiyan.
While every new series and saga brings new, even stronger threats, the original Dragon Ball series is a nostalgic adventure that shows just how strong Goku is, and has the potential to become.
One-Punch Man – Saitama
Given that his gimmick is being able to defeat any opponent in a single punch, it’s a no-brainer that Saitama of One-Punch Man is an overpowered protagonist. In fact, despite living in a world where monsters and supervillains are everywhere, Saitama has yet to ever be defeated in a 1v1 fight.
That said, this superhero anime is anything but repetitive, and One-Punch Man takes a remarkably fresh and introspective approach to having an OP main character that keeps this iconic anime from ever getting boring.
So there you have it – 10 of the best anime with overpowered main characters (plus a few extras that we couldn’t fit into the list)!
We hope you enjoyed taking a look at these great animes, and that you check at least some of them out. With so many to choose from, there’s something for everybody to enjoy!
All of these animes are great choices for you to watch, so you should definitely check them out. Trust us, you won’t regret it!
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