Top 5 Anime Where the Main Character is Op
The MC of this isekai anime appears to be an ordinary boy until his op powers kick in. His strength is unparalleled and can devastate entire armies.
Vash is one of the most op characters to ever grace an anime. His unrivaled speed and power make him a walking calamity.
1. One Punch Man
One Punch Man is an anime that combines the basic tropes of shonen action shows with some self-aware comedy. Its protagonist, Saitama, possesses the ability to destroy any opponent with a single punch.
It is his constant quest for opponents who can offer him a worthy challenge that gives the story its unique flair.
One-Punch Man is a fun and enjoyable anime to watch that delivers amazing fighting sequences. It’s also a great show to watch if you are looking for an op main character.
2. Hunter x Hunter
The anime is a classic of the shonen genre and is unique in its style. Unlike most other shonen, it doesn’t treat its MC like a prodigious Gary Stu who will win no matter what.
The characters are well-developed and their abilities are balanced. The pacing is great and the fight scenes are impressive.
The arcs that stand out are Yorknew City, Greed Island and the Zoldyck family. However, the series does start to drag in later arcs.
The manga is ending in 2023 and no news has been released about a season 3 yet. Nonetheless, it’s still worth checking out as the story is entertaining and op in its own way.
Translating to “stray God,” Noragami does an excellent job of humanizing powerful characters while also demonstrating their daily struggles and reliance on others, regardless of their power level. Specifically, Yukine is both the op god and a typical teen boy, making him highly relatable.
4. Seven Deadly Sins
A girl with preposterously massive breasts walks into a tavern and sets off a series of events that will see the Seven Deadly Sins reunited. They also uncover the standard sinister plot within the kingdom’s upper hierarchy.
This shounen anime may seem like it follows the classic formula, but it does a good job of varying up its characters and keeping things interesting. Gon Freecs, for instance, is a childish character at the start but will surprise you with his op powers over the course of the show.
5. Hellsing Ultimate
Alucard from Hellsing Ultimate is scarily overpowered and his bloodlust with terrific screen presence makes him one of the most scary OP characters. The show has a lot of action which goes from pretty awesome gruesome battles to full-on genocidal war against Nazi vampires.
The story starts off slow, but Gon Freecs’ power level keeps increasing over time and this is what makes the anime so addictive.
The animation is also top-notch, although it took a while to finish since the production studio changed on several occasions.
Kakegurui was a huge hit when it aired back in 2017 because of its OP main character. Yumeko Jabami is a gambling maniac who outwits everyone at her school to prove she’s the best punter.
She doesn’t care about flashy displays of wealth or delicate hierarchies of power—she only wants to gamble for the erotic thrill she gets from it. She can be gross and sexual at times but still manages to come across as a rounded character.
Overlord is a fantasy, action, and comedy anime with an extremely overpowered main character. The story begins when the popular game Yggdrasil is about to be switched off. However, the protagonist Momonga refuses to log out of the game and conquers a living world.
This anime flips the isekai subgenre on its head by making it about a conqueror rather than a hero’s journey. This is evident when the main character, Ainz Ooal Gown, pulls off fantastical feats that any human wouldn’t be able to accomplish.
While he starts out meek and insecure like most Shonen protagonists, Shigeo eventually grows to be one of the strongest espers in the series. He also has other talents that are useful outside of his psychic powers.
Shigeo is also very forgiving, never holding resentment towards those who have hurt him. This was shown with Minori, who ruthlessly bullied him in the mental world created by Mogami. He even forgives Ritsu for his pathetic attempt to fight him, despite being a powerful esper himself.