20 Best Anime Where MC Is A Demon Lord

An overpowered MC taking down a foe with a flick of his finger is very exciting to watch. The rush while watching such scenes is immense. Anime featuring Demon Lords is that much more gripping. 

Who are the demon lords? Main Characters with demonic powers who are so powerful that they can take down any nightmare possible. In simple words, they are the boss of bosses. 

If the horror genre, demons, thriller, and high action are your forte, this list is for you. 

Let’s not waste any more time; let the demons out and get right down to the list of 20 Best Anime Where MC Is A Demon Lord.

#20 Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun

#20 Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 2
Number of Episodes: 44
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 50/100

Iruma Suzuki is a young boy who had a miserable life because of his neglectful and selfish parents. His parents not only made him work for money for their own greed, but they went to extreme lengths by selling him off to a demon. The demon had other plans for Iruma; he bought him to raise him as his grandson and pamper him. 

Sullivan, the demon raising Iruma, sends him to a demon school called Babyls. Iruma, to mask his true nature of being a human, keeps a low profile around it to avoid being detected. Iruma’s plan goes haywire when he learns that the demon who adopted him is the chairman of his school. And people all around are looking up to him as he is said to be the next demon king.

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#19 Demon King Daimao

#19 Demon King Daimao - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 1
Number of Episodes: 12
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 52/100

Demon King Daimao sells itself as a fanservice anime. What can go wrong with fanservice anime anyway, right? This anime is slapstick comedy filled with sexual innuendos in the ever-interesting fantasy world of magic. I probably should label this review as PG-18.

Akuto Sai is a young boy whose only goal is to reach the highest position in the magical world. He takes his first step to climb by enrolling in Constant Magical Academy, where he has to take an aptitude test. A test that changes his life forever. The results predict that Akuto Sai’s future occupation as a Demon Lord sends waves across the magical world. 

#18 Devilman: Crybaby

#18 Devilman Crybaby - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 1
Number of Episodes: 10
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 54/100

Devilman: Crybaby is a Horror-Fantasy anime revolving around demons and monsters. Akira Fudo, a school student, leads a vanilla life with his longtime crush and her family. 

Though, this is short-lived when his childhood best friend, Ryo Asuka, reveals the existence of demons and their intention to take over the world. Ryo hatches a plan to expose the demons and goes to a Nightclub, where things go awry when a demon pins her down. 

Akira turns into a Devilmen – a person with demons powers but has a human heart. His possession of the demon Amon awakens his primeval part, setting him on a course to hunt demons.

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#17 Ushio and Tora

#17 Ushio and Tora - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 1
Number of Episodes: 10
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 56/100

Ushio and Tora is an anime filled with action, tragedy, and comedy, making it a good watch for the viewers. Ushio Aotsuki is a stubborn and troublesome young kid. Ushio is raised by his eccentric father, who is a priest of the temple. He also claims that worldly demonic presences called Youkai roam around the Earth. Ushio blatantly disregards his claims and does not believe his father but this mindset of his changes soon. 

With his father away from the temple on work, while doing chores, Ushio is thrown away by a shocking discovery in the basement of the temple; he finds a Youkai impaled by a Beast Spear, rendering him powerless and chained. Coerced and threatened by the demon, Ushio sets it free while holding onto the Beast Spear, which he can use to chain the demon again if things get out of control. 

#16 As Miss Beelzebub Likes

#16 As Miss Beelzebub Likes - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 1
Number of Episodes: 12
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 58/100

What is the first thing that pops up in your mind when you hear the words; devil, Satan, or hell? Probably fire, a demonic aura around them, satanic intentions, to name a few. But what if? A devil liked sweets and fluffy things? 

After the mysterious disappearance of Satan, a young girl named Beelzebub takes the place of Satan as the ruler of the Pandemonium. The people of Pandemonium look up to her as a stern, capable, and intelligent ruler, but behind the face of the ruler is just a clumsy and ditzy airhead; whose life goal is to turn into a big ball of Fluff. Mullin is the attendant working for Lady Beelzebub, and one of his goals is to make sure Lady Beelzebub does not embarrass herself and does her work efficiently.  

#15 ENDRO!

#15 ENDRO! - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 1
Number of Episodes: 12
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 60/100

Endro comes under the genre of Slice of Life and CGDCT – Popular Cute Girls Doing Cute Things, and cute it is. Naral Island is a world filled with adventure and magic. A demon lord rises every generation and is subdued by a hero born every generation. The cycle goes on in a loop, with no end in sight.  

This generation’s hero Yusha, along with her friends, Seira, Mei, and Fai Fai, wage a battle against the demon lord. In the final minutes of the fight, Yusha casts a risky spell to transport her enemy back in time, the cast goes amiss, and Yusha and her friends are transported back in time with their memories whipped. Little did know, the demon lord was also transported back in time with her memories intact, and she is now their teacher! 

#14 Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan

#14 Nura Rise of the Yokai Clan - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 2
Number of Episodes: 48
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 62/100

Rikuo Nura is a member Youkai clan and a future head, expected to surpass his grandfather, who is the current head of the Youkai clan. Rikuo Nura is part human and a part Yokai – his demonic form. Trying to run away from his future responsibilities, Rikuo tries to keep his human side dominant by doing good and suppressing his Yokai part. 

However, normalcy does not last forever. With threats to hurt those close to Rikuo and pressure mounting up from his family, Rikuo has to accept his fate and transform into Yokai to protect his loved ones and to become the next leader of his clan. 

#13 Beelzebub

#13 Beelzebub - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 1
Number of Episodes: 60
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 65/100

Till now, we have seen high-schoolers, teenagers, and adults as demon lords, but can you expect a baby to be a demon lord?! Beelzebub is one such series where none other than a baby is the demon. 

Ishiyama High is a school that is an abode for savages, with violence and lawlessness high as ever. But amidst this chaos, there is one rule; you do not cross paths with Tatsumi Oga. He is the vicious fighter of Ishiyama High. One day, Tatsumi stumbles across a baby on a riverbed, which clings to his back and immediately forms an attachment. 

Baby’s original name is Kaiser de Emperana Beelzebub IV or Baby Beel; in short, he is the son of the demon lord. Watch the anime and find out how Tatsumi and Baby Beel’s demonic maid raises him in the human world filled with delinquents.  

#12 Blue Exorcist

#12 Blue Exorcist - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 2
Number of Episodes: 38
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 68/100

The anime revolves around the stories of Assiah and Gehenna, the Human realm and a demonic realm. Gehenna is ruled over by Satan, who wishes to conquer the world of Assiah one day. But, it is not as easy as it seems for Satan. He needs a vessel to travel between the two realms, a strong host. 

Rin Okumura, the son of Satan, is sent to the Assiah world to grow strong enough to act as a host of Satan to travel. Rin, learning the truth, is reluctant to help his fathers and adapts the ways of Assiah and soon enrolls in the True Cross Academy to become an exorcist and take down Satan.  

#11 Devils And Realist

#11 Devils And Realist - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 1
Number of Episodes: 12
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 70/100

Devils And Realist backdrops in the late 1800s England. William Twining is a nobleman whose family goes into bankruptcy. William goes around his manor searching for valuables to fend for himself after the bankruptcy and to pay for his tuitions, and he stumbles across a mysterious room.

Amidst all this chaos, he accidentally summons a demon, Dantalion. He explains that in the absence of Lucifer, the demonic emperor, William has been chosen as the “Elector,” giving William the power to pick the next demon lord. William, a scientific realist, refuses to believe Dantalion and labels the demonic world as a sham. 

However, Dantalion stays close to William, thereby also staying close to becoming a prospective demon leader. The demonic realm catches the wind of William being the Elector and fellow interim candidates join Dantalion to woo William. Though in Devils And Realist, the MC himself is not a demon lord, he has the ultimate power to choose a demon lord, which makes him no less relevant. 

#10 How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

#10 How Not to Summon a Demon Lord - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 2
Number of Episodes: 24
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 72/100

Did you ever dream of traveling to your favorite game? How Not to Summon a Demon Lord is a story of Takuma Sakamoto transported, under mysterious circumstances, to the world of Cross Reverie, an MMORPG game. 

He’s transported with his in-game character appearance intact, i.e., he appears in Cross Reverie as Diablo the Demon Lord. Elf Shera and Pantherian Rem, the two young girls from the game, summon Diablo. They try to place the Demon Lord under a magical spell and turn him into their servant, which rebounds and instead turns the two girls into servants of Diablo. 

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord is a fun-filled story with a guy suffering from social anxiety going through changes in the fantasy world to keep up with his character, Diablo. 

#9 Demon Lord, Retry!

#9 Demon Lord, Retry! - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 1
Number of Episodes: 12
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 75/100

Akira Oono, the creator of MMORPG – Infinity Game, has decided to shut the game’s servers permanently. Things did not go as Akira expected. As the clock struck midnight, Akira was transported to the very game he created, appearing in the game as his character Hakuto Kunai, the demon lord of the game. 

Stuck inside the game, Akira goes on to play it, all while finding out the true reason behind his summoning into the game. Being the demon lord, he carries a target on his back. Join Akira in his journey of chaos and destruction in this fantasy world, and take a peek into his life, from evading his enemies to forging new allies. 

#8 High School DxD

#8 High School DxD - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 4
Number of Episodes: 53
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 78/100

It would be a crime to talk about demons and not put much-loved High School DxD on the list. Ever had a bad date? Not to fret much, Issei Hyodo’s date is downright tragic. His first date with Yuma Amano ends on a really bitter note when she tries to kill Issei. And in the process, a third-year student of Kuoh Academy, Rias Gremory, is summoned, who revives Issei.

Upon walking up, Issei dismisses all that happened as a dream. But Rias explains how she revived him and that she is a demon. She reincarnated Issei as a demon and, in the revival process, made him a servant of Rias. Make no mistake; Issei grows to be one of the powerful characters of the series, a person praised by the devil Lucifer himself, who ironically is the brother of Rias Gremory. 

#7 The Seven Deadly Sins

#7 The Seven Deadly Sins - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 5
Number of Episodes: 100
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 82/100

The Seven Deadly Sins is a well-written show with great characters; though an absurd amount of fanservice somewhat ruins what could have been a great show, it nonetheless is one the must-watch anime series. 

Meliodas is a part of and the commander of The Seven Deadly Sins, the group which conspired to overthrow the king. The king, however, is killed and dethroned by Holy Knights, who take claim over the throne. Elizabeth, the king’s daughter, seeks help from Meliodas and The Seven Deadly Sins to help her free the kingdom from tyranny.

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#6 The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody

#6 The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 1
Number of Episodes: 12
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 84/100

Demon Lord Varvatos, true to his name, is the most powerful entity of his time. Demon Lord has it all; power, and fame, to name a few. And after achieving so much, life has become a snore-fest for the Demon Lord. He calibrates his magical strength to that of an average user and reincarnates himself as a magically average being, thinking the new life as an average being would be a walk in the park. But life had other plans.

The average powers of Varvatos, now Ard, are a class of their own by overpowering everyone in the new world. With ladies swooning all over him to royal blood pursuing him to make the next king, Ard once again became the most powerful entity of his time. 

#5 Overlord

#5 Overlord - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 3
Number of Episodes: 39
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 88/100

Set in 2126, Overlord is a story of a DMMO-RPG game called YGGDRASIL, a highly rated game among other games of the same genre. With the game servers planned to shut down, gamers have a last hooray. Among those players are the members of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, the strongest guild in the entire game; once a clan with 41 warriors to it, now a mere four remain during the final days of the game. 

The Overlord character of the game, Momonga, is the only player left playing the game and calls in once in the last meeting, and only one player attends before leaving soon. Disappointed and accepting the reality, he stays logged in till the last minute, until he gets sucked inside the game. He goes on a quest to find out the reason behind his mysterious transportation and if any real players like him are stuck inside. 

#4 Jujutsu Kaisen

#4 Jujutsu Kaisen - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 1
Number of Episodes: 24
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 90/100

Badass characters? Check. 

Great animations? Check. 

Awesome fights? Check. 

Head bopping soundtracks? Check. 

With so many elements, the anime had to make waves around the world, and it rightfully did create waves. Enough praising! 

Jujutsu Kaisen is not a demon king story per se, but rather a story of the powerful curse, Ryomen Sukuna, in the Jujutsu Kaisen world. Ryomen Sukuna’s cursed body parts are lost and scattered about, and anyone who consumes these body parts would gain the power of Ryomen Sukuna himself. 

Yuji Itadori is such a person who consumes the cursed finger of Ryomen Sukuna and turns into a cursed spirit giving him the ability to destroy the world as we know it. 

#3 The Devil Is a Part-Timer

#3 The Devil Is a Part-Timer - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 1
Number of Episodes: 12
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 92/100

Well, the name is probably enough for it to make it to the list. A devil who is a part-timer? Think the title is there to mislead you? Once you dive in, why is no devil working? Worry not. The anime keeps up to its name. 

True to his name, Satan seeks to conquer the Ente Isla World. Hero Emilia soon foiled his “satanic” intention of world dominance, banishing him to the realm of the mortal world with no magic – Tokyo, Japan. His new goal: To conquer Earth by serving one customer at a time! The Devil Is a Part-Timer is a satirical and hilarious take on daily aspects of life, from doing chores to paying rent.

#2 The Misfit of Demon King Academy

#2 The Misfit of Demon King Academy - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 1
Number of Episodes: 13
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 95/100

King Anos Voldigoad, whose name is often associated with death, warfare, destruction, and the “Unbeatable Demon King,” was the most feared lord of his time; all this was 2,000 years ago. He leaves all this behind and gives his life up in search of peace and tranquility. 

Upon being reincarnated, he finds out that his sacrifice has born no fruit, and his descendants have continued to rule ruthlessly in his stead. To regain the position he once sacrificed. Anos has to climb through the magical world one step at a time.

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#1 That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

#1 That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime - Anime where MC is Demon Lord

Number of Seasons: 1
Number of Episodes: 48
Demon Lord’s Powerlevel: 99/100

Imagine being killed by a random person and getting reincarnated as a slime. So is the story of Satoru Mikami. A corporate worker living a depressed and monotonous life gets killed and reincarnates as Rimuru in the slime world. 

In the new world, he is gifted a new power, “The Predator,” a skill that allows him to devour practically anything. In this fantasy realm, Rimuru makes strides with his unbelievable skills. A little heads up, if you have not watched the show yet, do not let Rimuru’s feminine appearance mislead you – he is a male character and strong enough to take us all down. 

That’s it, people! We have walked through the “satanic scenery” while ranking the demon king. Demon Kings have a love-hate relationship with the fans. But did your most-liked MC make it to this list? If not, here are some more Anime mentions for you.

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Honorable Mentions

  • Black Clover
  • Blood Lad
  • Demon Girl Next Door
  • Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
  • Black Butler


Who is the Most Powerful Demon Lord in Anime?

Satan from Devilman Crybaby is probably the strongest of the strong among all the demon lords in the anime world. 

Who Are the 4 Demon Lords?

The four Demon Lords are Lucifer, Leviathan, Satan, and Belial.

That’s all for today folks! So, Who is your favorite anime demon lord from the above countdown?

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