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20 Best Isekai Anime With OP MC You Should Watch Right Now

Overpowered Main Character. i.e. OP MC in anime was, is, and always will be popular due to its endless entertaining value and the satisfaction the viewers get by seeing the protagonist beating the fish out of the cocky villains.

Saitama from One Punch Man pops instantly in your mind, right? But in this article, I am going to talk about OP MC in Isekai anime, so Saitama won’t be on the list.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t any other OP MCs as strong as Saitama. There are quite a few in isekai anime, which you may or may not know about.

That’s why I have created this list with some popular, some new, and some not-so-new isekai anime for your convenience.

So, without any further ado, let’s dive right into the list of top 20 isekai anime with overpowered main characters.

#20 Demon Lord, Retry!

#20 Demon Lord, Retry!

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
MC Power Level: 80%

After more than a decade of creating the game, Akira decides to shut down its servers but soon finds himself in the body of the online character, Hakuto Kunai, the Demon Lord.

There he saves a girl from a demon, which he doesn’t remember creating in the game. Following this, he decides to find the reason behind the incident in the gaming world accompanied by the same girl.

Why We Recommend:

If you want to enjoy Kenjirou Tsuda’s (Nanami from Jujutsu Kaisen) voice acting, then watch this no-brainer isekai anime with an overpowered protagonist.

#19 Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

#19 Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest

Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 25
MC Power Level: 91%

Hajime and his friends are summoned to a fantasy world to save humanity. While most of his friends gain impressive abilities, Hajime gains the weakest powers.

As if that wasn’t unfortunate enough, he was soon betrayed by his comrades when he is pushed down to the bottom of an abyss. Scared to face one monster after the other, he soon sets his mind on survival to going back home.

Why We Recommend:

Arifureta is the only anime on this list that includes a journey in the abyss, where the protagonist survives to become too overpowered for anyone to stand in his way.

#18 Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero

#18 Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
MC Power Level: 96%

Akatsuki returns to earth after defeating the Demon King. He is accompanied by Miu, Demon King’s daughter. After returning to earth, he joins a school that trains individuals with unique abilities along with Miu in the guise of his sister.

But soon finds out about some suspicious activities in the school which is said to train individuals for the good of humanity.

Why We Recommend:

Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero is a run-of-the-mill isekai with OP MC that you can enjoy without using your brain cells. I know how it sounds. Just go for it if you want full-on entertainment with no baggage.

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#17 How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

#17 How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 22
MC Power Level: 92%

Takuma is renowned as Demon King Diablo for his prowess in MMORPG Cross Reverie. Soon, he is summoned in his gaming avatar to a similar-looking gaming world by two girls who want to enslave him by casting a spell. Though they cast the spell, a mishap turns them into his slaves.

He begins his journey in the new world as the demon king to find a way to break the spell with the girls.

Why We Recommend:

A shut-in living his dream in a fantasy world as an overpowered main character, what else do you want?

There’s adequate spiciness too if you are looking for that. Overall, How Not to Summon a Demon Lord is an entertaining isekai anime.

#16 Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles

#16 Seirei Gensouki Spirit Chronicles

Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 12
MC Power Level: 72%

Haruto dies in a car accident and wakes up in the body of a slum dweller named Rio. Rio and Haruto’s souls are fused. Following this, He awakens latent magic power.

Soon after saving a princess from a crisis, Rio is awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Bertram Royal Academy, a place that reeks of nobility.

Why We Recommend:

A slum dweller amongst the nobility trying to avenge his mother’s murder, one body two souls, and finally, an OP MC. While these are not original by any means, good execution makes Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles a great isekai anime.

#15 Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear

#15 Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear

Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 12
MC Power Level: 77%

After receiving a bear outfit from her favorite VRMMO game’s administrator, Yuna finds herself transported to this gaming world. Though she has no fear of being attacked by someone due to the outfit’s overpowered abilities, she is unable to return to reality.

Soon after accepting the fact, she begins her adventure in this new world. There she makes allies and comes to be known as “Bloody Bear” for her fighting prowess and the striking bear outfit.

Why We Recommend:

Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear is adorable, relaxing, and hilarious. Besides having an overpowered main character, this isekai anime is custom-made for bear enthusiasts. A must-watch if you like bears and isekai anime.

#14 Skeleton Knight in Another World

#14 Skeleton Knight in Another World

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
MC Power Level: 84%

Don’t play too many games otherwise, you will wake up as an ugly skeleton in a fantasy world. At least, that’s what it is like for the protagonist.

While playing the game continuously for hours, a gamer falls asleep and wakes up as the gaming avatar with powerful armor, weapons, and an ugly skeleton face, which is frightening at the same time.

He tries to lead a peaceful life in this world, but an encounter with an elf named Ariane changes everything, and he has no choice but to go on an adventure with her.

Why We Recommend:

You will often find yourself comparing this isekai anime with Overlord but in a positive light.

Arc the Skeleton Knight is said to be a gentle version of Ainz Ooal Gown, and understandably so. Skeleton Knight in Another World is a unique take on an overpowered main character in a fantasy world.

#13 The World’s Finest Assassin Reincarnated as an Aristocrat

#13 The World’s Finest Assassin Reincarnated as an Aristocrat

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
MC Power Level: 88%

The world’s greatest assassin is killed by the organization he has sworn his allegiance to. Taking pity on the wasted potential, the goddesses decide to reincarnate him into a new world on the condition of eliminating the hero, who will bring world destruction.

Reborn into a noble family of assassins, Lugh Tuatha Dé learns new assassination techniques and prepares himself to complete the mission while attracting allies who acknowledge his proficiency.

Why We Recommend:

An assassin as a protagonist should be enough reason to watch this isekai anime. On top of that, the protagonist is an overpowered, experienced assassin, which makes it all the more engaging to watch.

The World’s Finest Assassin Reincarnated as an Aristocrat delivers what it promises, aristocracy and assassination.

#12 The Misfit of Demon King Academy

#12 The Misfit of Demon King Academy

Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 12
MC Power Level: 100%

Demon King Anos Voldigoad got tired of the war between humanity and demons. Anos is so strong that he could even defeat gods.

On the contrary, He decides to lead a peaceful life and reincarnates in the future. But he didn’t expect his descendants to get too weak to even acknowledge his power.

The Demon King Academy was established to carry Anos’s legacy but it has now turned into a place that remembers him as a mere impostor and deems him the Misfit of the Academy.

He is now determined to remind them of the Demon King who reigns above them all.

Why We Recommend:

The Misfit of Demon King Academy is the comfort food you never get tired of. This isekai anime has all the cliches you can expect from an OP MC along with the situations and interactions which never fail to entertain us.

#11 So I’m a Spider, So What?

#11 So I'm a Spider, So What

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 24
MC Power Level: 84%

A class full of students are reincarnated into a fantasy world when an explosion kills them. While most of the students are born into royalty, an unfortunate girl finds herself reincarnated as a spider of the weakest kind.

In the “kill or be killed” world, she discovers the realm functions like an RPG and thus continues to level up to become strong and lead a serene life.

Why We Recommend:

We all like underdog characters, but what we love to see is these characters becoming overpowered and taking us on a fun ride. And that’s what “So I’m a Spider, So What?” offers you.

Besides that, witnessing this adorable spider’s struggle for existence is engaging enough to watch this isekai anime with an OP MC.

#10 Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They?

#10 Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 10
MC Power Level: 81%

After receiving a mysterious envelope, three psychic teenagers, Izayoi, Asuka, and You find themselves transported to a world named The Little Garden.

There these psychics were greeted by Kurousagi, who offered them to participate in a game where they could use their abilities. But to do that, they must join a community that they have been annihilated by the demon lord after a defeat.

Following this, the teenagers set on an adventure to reclaim the status of the community.

Why We Recommend:

OP MC defeating overconfident characters is the most satisfying thing ever. And this isekai anime is very much capable of delivering you with that. Though it is stereotypical from time to time, Problem Children will leave you wanting more episodes.

#9 Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious

#9 Cautious Hero The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
MC Power Level: 79%

To save the world of Gaeabrande from a crisis, Goddess Ristarte summons Seiya Ryuuguuin. Despite being overpowered, Seiya is way too cautious, like having a spare armor for a spare armor and training to surpass every limit just to kill slimes.

If killing slimes takes this much training from Seiya, what awaits when this hero faces the ultimate evil.

Why We Recommend:

If you enjoyed the humor in Konosuba then there’s a good chance you will enjoy this isekai anime. An overpowered and overcautious hero is what we needed in this tiny little world of isekai, isn’t it?

#8 Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy

#8 Tsukimichi Moonlit Fantasy

Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 12
MC Power Level: 82%

Makoto is sent to another world to become a hero, as a part of a deal between his parents and a goddess. However, on reaching there, Makoto was thrown far away into the homelands after being deemed hideous by that goddess.

His ability to communicate with his species was snatched away from him in exchange for being able to understand every other language.

Trying to survive on his own, Makoto awakens his inherent abilities and makes allies with different species. Despite his survival, Makoto’s longing to interact with his kind is more than ever.

Why We Recommend:

In the crowd of stereotypes, this isekai anime tries to do something different and succeeds in delivering those little things that actually make a difference.

It doesn’t try too hard to be unique. It just puts in the pinch of originality needed for you to enjoy Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy from the beginning to the end.

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#7 No Game No Life

#7 No Game No Life

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
MC Power Level: 87%

Two shut-in siblings, Sora and Shiro dominate the gaming world. After opening a mysterious message by a user, they get transferred to the world of Disboard, where everything is decided through simple games.

And the one who did was none other than God of Disboard, Tet. While they are a bit startled, knowing they are stuck in a gaming world, this also makes them happier, as one would expect.

Sora and Shiro soon find their goal in this gaming world, to unite all sixteen races of Disboard.

Why We Recommend:

In this anime, you won’t get bored, as every episode comes with new games, new opponents, and new strategies. With a colorful tone in terms of both animation and the cast, No Game No Life is a must-watch isekai anime with an OP MC.

#6 Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar

#6 Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 13
MC Power Level: 86%

Everything changes when Kenshi Masaki is kidnapped and brought to the world of Geminar to assassinate Lashara, the empress of the Shtrayu Empire. And that’s the only way he can return to earth.

Though he agreed, things didn’t go as planned, and he finds himself as Lashara’s slave after the assassination attempt.

As males are rare in Geminar, the empress decides to use Kenshi’s prowess as a mecha pilot. Meanwhile, Kenshi is looking for a chance to return home by any means possible.

Why We Recommend:

Besides being a great isekai anime, Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar has impressive writing and character development. It gives proper time for the story to deliver its potential, and an overpowered main character adds the cherry on top of the cake.

#5 The Devil Is a Part-Timer

#5 The Devil Is a Part-Timer

Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 13
MC Power Level: 89%

After hero Emilia hindered his plans, Demon Lord Satan retreats to the human world using the dimensional portal. He gets accompanied by Alsiel, his loyal general.

Realizing his absence of power in this world, Satan disguises himself as a human and works at MgRonald’s (yes, that one) to survive. Soon he realizes that he must climb the corporate ladder and rule over the earth before returning and conquering the land of Ente Isla.

Why We Recommend:

This anime shows the Demon Lord at his lowest, suffering in the human world without his powers. And when he meets familiar faces in this world, the interactions go far beyond wild and hilarious. This isekai anime has an OP MC, but it’s a reverse UNO kind-of situation.

#4 The Rising of the Shield Hero

#4 The Rising of the Shield Hero

Number of seasons: 3
Number of episodes: 38
MC Power Level: 97%

A book in the library transports Naofumi to the kingdom of Melromarc to become the hero and fight the wave of catastrophe.

But after getting betrayed and falsely accused by his comrade, Naofumi is ridiculed by the whole kingdom. To get back his lost reputation, Naofumi starts his journey as the cursed Shield Hero and buys a sick slave named Raphtalia to accompany him on his journey.

Why We Recommend:

Another underdog becoming an OP MC which entertains you throughout the series. Not only that, The Rising of the Shield Hero has a colorful set of characters and an adventure worth watching.

#3 Overlord

#3 Overlord

Number of seasons: 4
Number of episodes: 39
MC Power Level: 99.5%

Deciding to stay till the last minute before the shut down of Yggdrasil, a renowned virtual reality game, the player gets stuck in the body of the character Momonga.

Momonga is the master of the dark guild. Confused with the incident, Momonga orders his loyal ones to investigate the cause and what triggered it. He also asked them to find other players stuck in the game like him.

Why We Recommend:

Overlord has an overpowered protagonist, a powerful evil skeleton supported by vibrant supporting characters.

In this world, the consequences are real despite being a virtual reality game. Planning in detail before taking action is how Momonga does things. And that’s what makes this isekai anime much more enjoyable.

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#2 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

#2 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 48
MC Power Level: 100%

A salaryman randomly gets stabbed by an assailant and gets reincarnated into another world as a slime.

Reaching there, he befriends the mighty Storm Dragon Veldora who bestows the name Rimuru Tempest upon him, which grants him divine protection. Thus begins his journey in the unknown world.

Why We Recommend:

The one thing this anime does the best is avoid being monotonous.

With every episode or two, new characters get introduced. The story progression, the presence of numerous races, and especially the ever-growing and overpowered MC make That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime a must-watch isekai anime with OP MC.

#1 Saga of Tanya the Evil

#1 Saga of Tanya the Evil

Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 12
MC Power Level: 99%

After getting on the nerves of a self-proclaimed God called Being X, an elite salaryman gets reincarnated as a little girl into a world engulfed in war.

Retaining the intelligence from his previous world, the salaryman, now known as Tanya Degurechaff, quickly climbs the military ranks and reigns terror in the heart of the enemies. She is known as the Devil of the Rhine, the strongest and the most dangerous sorcerer.

She holds onto one goal, to prove Being X wrong and lead the empire to be the strongest in the history of humankind.

Why We Recommend:

Saga of Tanya the Evil is a highly-recommended isekai for several reasons. The storyline, a world for the overpowered main character to truly show her colors, the spine-chilling protagonist whose expressions are better experienced than described, and last but not least, the animation quality that does justice to the adaptation.

Honorable Mentions

Like always, this section is dedicated to the anime which couldn’t make onto the list but are no less in any aspect. Here are some more isekai anime with an OP MC.

  • By the Grace of the Gods
  • I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level
  • Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
  • Wise Man’s Grandchild

With that, I conclude the list of 20 Best Isekai Anime with OP MC. I hope you get a few new names to add to your watchlist and enjoy them.

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