Anime30 Best Anime With OP MC: Absolute Strongest MCs in Anime

30 Best Anime With OP MC: Absolute Strongest MCs in Anime

Anime is such a diverse art form featuring many different genres, stories, and characters. But undoubtedly, the most satisfying is when the main character is so powerful that nothing can stand in their way.

So today, we’ll showcase a list of the Best Anime with OP MC!

Top 30 Best Anime with OP MC

30. BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out my Defense.

bofuri anime

An overpowered MC that focuses solely on defense?? The anime features Kaede Honjou who is convinced to start the hottest VRMMO, New World Online. With all her stats in defense, she can’t do much besides block attacks.

But she soon comes into possession of top-tier defensive skills and powerful items to help vanquish any foe. A wild ride but more ‘kawaii’ than ‘cool.’

As far as gaming anime go, Bofuri does sit right up there and it does take a unique approach to things meriting a watch.

29. Beelzebub

beelzebub anime
  • Release Year – 2011  
  • Seasons – 1
  • Episodes – 60
  • Studio – Pierrot Plus
  • Where to Watch – Crunchyroll

Beelzebub is a fantastic anime with great fights, a humorous story, and characters that don’t take themselves too seriously. The best fighter in a school of delinquents comes across a baby, who’s the next ruler of the Underworld, Beelzebub.

The baby is now attached to Oga and the two are stuck to each other while dealing with everyday delinquency and demons. Amazing how the anime is a roundabout mirror of modern society, just inversed, or maybe not

If you wanted a new anime featuring delinquents, school life, comedy, and cool fights, this one’s for you!

28. Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

arifureta anime
  • Release Year – 2019
  • Seasons – 2
  • Episodes – 25
  • Studio – Asread., studio MOTHER
  • Where to Watch – Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu

A typical isekai where the main character only wields a ‘useless’ transmutation power, compared to his classmates who have powerful, intricate skills and moves. He’s soon betrayed by one of his comrades, plunging deep into an abyss.

With a new will to survive, he’s also out for revenge. He then finds a vampire who helps him on his journey to becoming the strongest in the world.

Great fights, and decent storytelling, but flashbacks can be confusing for some watchers although it’s homogeneously funny all through.

27. Haven’t you Heard? I’m Sakamoto

haven’t you heard i’m sakamoto
  • Release Year – 2016  
  • Seasons – 1
  • Episodes – 12
  • Studio – Studio Deen
  • Where to Watch – Netflix, Crunchyroll, HIDIVE

A different style of “OP MC”, Sakamoto is the quintessential high-school student all the girls love. But all the other guys hate him and are constantly trying to trip him up, to show the girls he’s not that cool after all.

But every plan against the perfect Sakamoto is only met with disappointment. He can turn any situation into a positive one with his intelligence and physical capabilities.

A hilarious anime with an OP MC that’s too cool to be true, we recommend this for a easy watch and time well spent.

26. How Not to Summon A Demon Lord

how not to summon a demon lord
  • Release Year – 2018
  • Seasons – 2
  • Episodes – 22
  • Studio – Ajia-Do,Tezuka Productions, Okuruto Noboru
  • Where to Watch – Crunchyroll, Funimation, iQIYI

Summoning a Demon Lord gone wrong! A shut-in gamer gets transported into his favorite MMORPG, Cross Reverie where his in-game character, Diablo the Demon Lord, is the strongest in the game.

Now looking to fully experience the world he sets out on an adventure with two of his new slaves.

We will say this is an NSFW anime series with a lot of stuff that really appeals to a large section of the modern audience, not judging.

25. Blood Lad

blood lad television show
  • Release Year – 2013  
  • Seasons – 1
  • Episodes – 10
  • Studio – Brain’s Base
  • Where to Watch – Crunchyroll, Hulu

A hidden gem of an anime centered around one of the rulers of the Demon World, Staz Charlie Blood, a powerful vampire-type character who’s actually an otaku obsessed with manga, anime, and video games!

He comes across a Japanese human girl who wandered into the Demon World and is now on a mission to get her back.

We don’t have a Blood Lad season 2 in the making yet but there’s serious traction from fans for it. Just not enough manga for it but fingers crossed on all fronts!

24. The God of Highschool

the god of highschool
  • Release Year – 2020
  • Seasons – 1
  • Episodes – 13
  • Studio – MAPPA
  • Where to Watch – Netflix, Crunchyroll

The tournament, aptly named “The God of Highschool” finds the greatest high school fighters. Any fighting style is welcome, with the winner being granted any wish they desired.

Jin Mo-Ri joins the tournament and is an MC who is always able to face any foe that comes his way. 

Some of the best hand-to-hand fights in anime, but slightly lacking in terms of story. Still a great watch!

23. Cautious Hero: The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious

cautious hero

A different kind of ‘overpowered’ hero who is overly cautious of every enemy. After being transported into Gaeabrande by a Goddess, he starts preparing to face his enemies.

But he fights the weakest enemies with top-tier skills and an oversupply of potions, which is perhaps the best takeaway from the anime.

He eventually starts facing stronger, evil enemies but not without being too careful. A decent storyline and animation, but the focus here is on the character’s quirks and humor.

22. I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level

i've been killing slimes for 300 years and maxed out my level anime
  • Release Year – 2021
  • Seasons – 1
  • Episodes – 12
  • Studio – Revoroot 
  • Where to Watch – Crunchyroll, iQIYI

After a strenuous corporate life, Azusa Aizawa passes away and isekaied into another world.

She now lives her life taking care of her farm and killing a few slimes every day. After doing it for 300 years, she’s reached the max level of 99 and is extremely powerful.

Word gets out and she’s soon met with adventurers and challengers from across the world, prompting the start of her own adventure. 

21. Death Note

death note


Death Note is a must-see anime for newcomers and vets alike. An incredibly ingenious student, Light Yagami, gains the power to kill people at a stroke of a pen, committing the perfect crime, every time. 

Add in a God complex that wants to cleanse the world of scummy people, and you’ve got the MC. 

Outstanding storytelling and suspense are highlighted by the MC’s intellect and planning. Not ‘power’ in the conventional sense, but a dark anti-hero you can’t help but love. 

20. Mob Psycho 100

mob psycho 100

Mob is a middle school student who’s awakened his powerful psychic powers and needs some guidance.

He finds a con man pretending to be a psychic and starts exorcising spirits and fighting powerful enemies. But there’s a lot more power inside him than what meets the eye, power that can prove to be cataclysmic if not controlled.

Yet, Mob’s continued efforts to woo Tsuborni do have repercussions. Top-notch animation and hilarious at times, this is an anime with OP MC who’s just not into being OP. Worth a watch!.

19. Assassination Classroom

assassination classroom

The biggest threat to humanity’s existence is a yellow octopus creature. In come assassins and high school students with the sole goal of killing the octopus, who’s also the new homeroom teacher Kunugigaoka Junior High.

Easily one of the craziest animes around, Assassination Classroom 3E is the last class you’d want to be in. But the students do band up knowing that the Earth’s existence rests upon them.

AC starts slow but picks up pace for some proper fun moments and an overpowered yellow octopus to kill!

18. The Daily Life of the Immortal King

the daily life of the immortal king
  • Release Year – 2020
  • Seasons – 2
  • Episodes – 27
  • Studio – Haoliners Animation League
  • Where to Watch – Netflix

Is this the first Dongua on this list? Well, it deserves to be here, as far as OP MCs are concerned. Imagine an eternal immoral being, an emperor with unlimited powers.

As an all-powerful, unkillable wizard, Wan Ling yearns for a normal teenage life. Common theme but with a lot more detail to it. Hard to go through high school as an overpowered being who can’t hold a dish without breaking it.

And that’s where the fun is, not to mention short-skirted high school anime girls all around. A good mixture of a high school anime with OP MC although the manga’s better if you ask me!

17. Sword Art Online

sword art online

All VR NerveGear players get stuck in the game with no way out. Kirito, an infamous beta tester knows all the tips and tricks and survives the disaster, fighting powerful foes along the way.

Technically though, there is a way out and that involves pushing through 100 levels of demons in the Aincrad steel castle. Kirito manages to do that, resorting to more than just pure killing gameplay.

SAO is a classic you either hate or love. An anime with OP MC from the start.

16. Tsukimichi Moonlit Fantasy

tsukimichi moonlit fantasy
  • Release Year – 2021
  • Seasons – 1
  • Episodes – 12
  • Studio – C2C
  • Where to Watch – Crunchyroll, Bilibili

After being isekaied to another world as part of a contract with a Goddess and his parents, Makoto Misumi is stuck in a fantasy world. His powers awaken and he now has to live a life without alarming the public.

What sets this anime with OP MC apart is the MC, who is overpowered but not really helped out well enough and his powers actually mark him out making his life difficult.

Powerful MC, powerful subordinates, and an interesting world!

15. Peach Boy Riverside

peach boy riverside
  • Release Year – 2021
  • Seasons – 1
  • Episodes – 12
  • Studio – Asahi Production
  • Where to Watch – Crunchyroll, Ani-one Asia

A fantasy world filled with oni, humans, and demihumans who despise each other. A princess “Sally” holds incredible power to defeat oni with superhuman strength and is on a search for Mikoto who wields the same power.

The two have conflicting ideas on oni, and the adventure highlights the stark difference.

Honestly, this anime series should rank higher up but with just 12 episodes to it, we expect a new series early-2023 although there’s no official word on it.

14. Rurouni Kenshin

rurouni kenshin
  • Release Year – 1996
  • Seasons – 1
  • Episodes – 96
  • Studio – Studio Deen, Gallop
  • Where to Watch – Crunchyroll, Funimation

Notorious assassin and expert sword wielder Kenshin a.k.a Battousai was once the strongest in Japan. He lays low and starts a new life, atoning for his sins committed under warring banners.

Devoid of human camaraderie, Kenshin somewhat reluctantly bands up with empathizing talents in Tokyo as his past haunts him at every turn.

Powerful combat scenes and a well-thought-out post-Meiji plot scenario make for a good watch. Not your typical anime with OP MC and that’s what’s so brilliant about Rurouni Kenshin.

13. The Misfit of Demon Academy

the misfit of demon academy
  • Release Year – 2020  
  • Seasons – 1
  • Episodes – 13
  • Studio – SILVER LINK.
  • Where to Watch – Netflix, Crunchyroll

The Demon King Anos relinquished his life to bring peace between humans and demons eons ago. His demon subjects await his reincarnation and build the Demon King Academy to restore his rightful honor.

Anos reincarnates 2000 years later in a world with almost no magic, where he is by far the most powerful being around. But when he enrolls in DKA, he finds his glorious past tarnished with ill rumors.

The anime centers around Anos as he plunges deeper into the mystery of his past. More than a run-of-the-mill high school anime although there are a lot of hot anime girls in it. Something for everyone!

12. Log Horizon

log horizon
  • Release Year – 2013
  • Seasons – 3
  • Episodes – 62
  • Studio – Satelight, Studio Deen
  • Where to Watch – Crunchyroll, Funimation

Kinda like SAO but with a more linear approach to it, 30,000 gamers are virtually transported into an MMORPG (Elder Tale), a scary but enthralling world teeming with monsters and magic.

Shiroe, a student and a veteran Elder Tale gamer, tries to make the best of it, bringing order to the newly found world with his band of friends and allies, forming a guild a.k.a Log Horizon.

Unlike SAO which is all about brute force and smarts, Elder Tale demands a larger strategic approach with large factions, politics, higher powers that be, et al. This is a hidden gem of an anime with OP MC.

11. The Seven Deadly Sins

the seven deadly sins
  • Release Year – 2014
  • Seasons – 5
  • Episodes – 100 
  • Studio – A-1 Pictures, Studio Deen
  • Where to Watch – Funimation, Netflix

A princess in revolt joins hands with the same faction of knights who once betrayed the Holy Knights to rescue her kingdom from the now corrupted Royal Knights who have usurped her throne.

An epic saga filled with knights, monsters, giants, elves, demons, angels, and romance, there’s not a second wasted across 100 episodes.

Lackluster animation but an overall great story with a powerful MC, especially if you’ve read the manga. This is one of the few animes around that has covered the whole manga.

10. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

the disastrous life of saiki k
  • Release Year – 2016
  • Seasons – 4
  • Episodes – 56
  • Studio – J.C.Staff, Egg Firm
  • Where to Watch – Netflix

Arguably the best gag anime around, it’s also a cruelly underrated anime with OP MC.

Saiki Kusuo is born with a blessed bunch of psychic abilities – telepathy, teleportation, X-ray vision, you name it. Sounds great for us but not so for him IRL. He just wants a normal life without the hassles.

What follows are hilarious scenes in high school where he’s always at the receiving end of things while trying to hide his growing list of goldy powers. This is a must-watch.

9. Berserk

  • Release Year – 1997  
  • Seasons – 3
  • Episodes – 49
  • Studio – OLM, Millepensee, GEMBA
  • Where to Watch – Netflix, Crunchyroll

Guts, a powerful merc known as the Black Swordsman brandishes a large greatsword. The saga has him fighting demons, beasts, and whoever stands in his way.

A timeless classic worth a watch. 

8. Hellsing

  • Release Year – 2001
  • Seasons – 2
  • Episodes – 23
  • Studio – Gonzo, Madhouse, Satelight, Graphinica
  • Where to Watch – Netflix, Crunchyroll, Funimation

Hellsing is an organization that exterminates and manages supernatural activities. But they have a trick up their sleeve, a vampire named Alucard. An all-powerful being armed with just a handgun and a whole lot of gore. 

7. Black Clover

black clover

A modern-day Naruto, but with magic! Asta and Yuno embark on a journey to become the Wizard King, but not without facing some tough foes. 

6. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

jojo’s bizarre adventure
  • Release Year – 2012
  • Seasons – 6
  • Episodes – 164
  • Studio – David Production 
  • Where to Watch – Netflix, Crunchyroll

An epic that transcends time and MCs, but all share one thing in common; the name JoJo. The first season isn’t a great indicator of the franchise but needs to be watched to understand the rest of the seasons. 

A brilliant anime full of monologues, hilarious, and thrilling fights. 

5. Overlord

overlord anime
  • Release Year – 2015  
  • Seasons – 4
  • Episodes – 39  
  • Studio – Madhouse
  • Where to Watch – Crunchyroll, Funimation

An all-powerful wizard and guild master of the notorious guild finds himself stuck in a VR MMO and the NPCs are now sentient! The anime chronicles his journey to find another like him while tending to duties as Guild Master. 

4. Attack on Titan

attack on titan poster

Probably the most recognizable modern anime, AoT is truly an all-time great. The mysterious world of Titans, the Walls, and all that hides behind it. If you haven’t watched it, go right now!

3. That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

that time i got reincarnated as a slime

The best isekai with an OP MC we’ve watched. While he’s an adorable slime, don’t test him. Rimuru Tempest is a powerful being and is only growing stronger! Excellent fights, world-building, and lovable characters. 

2. Dragon Ball Z

dragon ball z
  • Release Year – 1986  
  • Seasons – 7
  • Episodes – 797
  • Studio – Toei Animation
  • Where to Watch –  Crunchyroll, Funimation

Dragon Ball Z is home to the original super-powered MC, Goku. If you want something to binge for a while, the Dragon Ball franchise has plenty of episodes, movies, and alternate timelines to dive into! And yes, Goku would beat Naruto in a fight!

1. One Punch Man

one punch man

Undoubtedly the strongest across all anime is Saitama, the One Punch Man. He gets his name from his ability to defeat anyone with just one punch! A hilarious action anime everyone should check out! 

Don’t be fooled by the comedy, OPM has awesome fight scenes!

And with that, we’ve reached the end of our list of the best anime with OP MCs! Any other favorites we’ve missed out on? Let us know in the comments!

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