There is a vast sea of Japanese comics with countless subgenres and stories, and the mangas of OP MCs can be found buried deep within a trench.
Finding a fantastic OP MC manga, however, is a rewarding experience, and there are many stories to choose from in this subgenre of manga. However, many of them have the typical lengthy titles (thank the anime gods, Rimuru is actually a gem) that turn off potential viewers.
Seeing a protagonist win by sheer force is fascinating. The beginning is often just the beginning, but it is often enough to vanquish naive opponents.
The following is a list of our favorite manga in which the main character manages to win our support despite the fact that we know they can smash through difficulties like an egg against a rock.
Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town?
Despite how silly it sounds, this is a satisfying title, so don’t let the length put you off.
This comic, affectionately abbreviated as LasDan, follows Lloyd Belladonna, the weakest citizen of Kunlun, as he travels to the city in an attempt to fulfill his childhood desire of becoming a soldier.
In reality, Lloyd is among the strongest people on the planet. The unfortunate youngster has the misfortune of being raised in a village established by the ancient saviors of humanity and located next to the impregnable Last Dungeon. And then the laughter begins.
The journey outside of Hamlet isn’t easy for our cute and naive protagonist. For the average person. Lloyd’s incredible power, however, benefits far more people than he is permitted to know about.
Who would have guessed that the overweight man with the ponytail running the corner store is actually a retired super-assassin?
If you’re here, reading this, you’re probably hoping for just that.
Once upon a time, Taro Sakamoto was hailed as the greatest assassin in history, inspiring terror in the hearts of his unlucky foes.
Then, all of a sudden, Sakamoto finds happiness and settles down to enjoy his retirement years with his new spouse. However, this god of death continues to be haunted by his history.
The retired assassin who is still badass is given a new spin in this comedy/action manga.
Sakamoto may seem like a soft-spoken parent, but he is actually a concealed weapon who draws blood only when necessary to protect the people he cares about.
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest
Hajime Nagumo is the only one of his fellow isekai high school students to have the commonplace Transmutation skill, normally reserved for artisans and smiths.
Hajime begins the story with hope, but his optimism is dashed when he is betrayed during a training exercise and forced to descend into a terrifying maze.
Hajime fights his way back to the surface, this time using the full extent of his talent, but with less naiveté and more of a badass attitude.
The white-haired avenger, now armed with a gun, continues his exploration of dungeons, accumulating strength and occasionally a beautiful woman.
Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
After a long day of debugging, computer programmer Ichirou Suzuki awakens to find himself in another reality, this time as a teenager going by the name Satou.
He also learns that life is a video game and that a powerful group of lizardmen is coming to defeat his Level 1 character.
Satou uses the ability “Meteor Shower” to wipe out several foes at once, increasing his level to well above the game’s limit.
What do you do if you suddenly find yourself with superior statistics and abilities? Satou’s response—to go sightseeing—was accepted.
This main character travels from one location to another, enjoying gourmet meals and rescuing helpless women while eliminating minor demon overlords.
Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Similar to Harry Potter, but without Hagrid to confirm Harry’s suspicions that he is, in fact, a wizard. Mash Burnedead, on the other hand, is a non-magical man who triumphs over the mundane via the use of brute might.
Despite living in a magical realm, Mash must rely on mundane means to improve his physical condition. He trains like Saitama and achieves superhuman strength and stamina that allow him to easily crush his opponents.
Mash resolves to attend a magic academy and become a Divine Visionary when the forces of the world threaten the peace he protects.
His illustrious career begins at the academy, where he defeats his magical opponents with his absurd power, which he dubs “Muscle Magic.”
The New Gate
Just as in Sword Art Online, the main character defeats the final boss, but instead of logging out, he immediately begins a new journey.
Shin, a top-tier combatant, defeated Origin in a life-or-death game called “The New Gate,” ending the game.
Shin is sent to the game’s future, 500 years in the future, when everything is real this time. The risk, though, is as real as ever.
Shin, on the other hand, finds out that he is far stronger than he was before he faced and defeated the final boss.
Shin explores the odd yet familiar world with the help of his NPC subordinates, who have risen to become powerful and respected leaders.
Kaiju No. 8
One man’s descent towards monster hood is chronicled in Kaiju No. 8. Kafka Hibino, 32, wants to join the Defense Force but keeps getting rejected because he lives in a kaiju-infested environment.
Kafka gives up on his childhood passion of killing monsters and instead joins the post-battle cleanup company, Monster Sweeper Inc.
After a small talking creature flies into his mouth, he suddenly becomes a monster with extraordinary strength.
Kaiju No. 8 is a unique spin on the traditional monster manga genre. Kafka, the author, is 32 years old and well past his creative peak, yet this doesn’t take away from the attractiveness of the story’s already unusual combination of components.
Add this excellent isekai manga to your (overflowing?) collection. Re: Monster is the diary-style reincarnation story of Tomokui Kanata, a boy whose childhood friend turned Yandere and killed him. Yikes.
Kanata’s new identity is that of Rou, a humble goblin who becomes OP by eating his way to greatness. Goblin Rou gradually evolves into superior being by absorbing their abilities and boosting factors through his diet.
When compared to the typical one-hit destruction and sudden level-ups of other isekais, Re: Monster stands out for its deliberate pace and ominous monologues.
Farming Life in Another World
Here’s a manga for you if you’re looking for a considerably less tense and hectic isekai.
Machio Hiraku is offered reincarnation with a group of cheats in a parallel universe. Hiraku could have become the stereotypical super-powered reincarnation, but instead, he settled on a quiet life as a farmer.
Of course, there’s a catch, since this manga is now included on this list. The supernatural deity bestows upon Hiraku the omnipotent AFT or All-Purpose Farming Tool.
He can grow anything with just a thought. However, he can also chop down grass, trees, monsters, and even mountains on occasion.
The fact that Farming Life will continue to air in 2023 despite its catchy isekai premise is a testimonial to the quality of that premise.
Reread the title, taking your time with it this time. Indeed, the hero of this comic is a godlike villager. Imagine a non-playable character who finds out that he may earn in-game currency by slaying monsters. Kagami Kouji does this until he reaches level 999, the maximum possible.
Kagami defies convention by becoming a powerful villager—the lowest of roles—in a world where God grants certain individuals to become heroes or sages.
The protagonist doesn’t act like a typical hero despite reaching such an unbelievable degree of power, although he does use his abilities to save lives and entire villages on occasion.
The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
Seiya Ryuuguuin will be remembered as one of the greatest slime killers of all time.
The first day he arrives in Gaeabrande as a summoned hero, he uses his greatest powers to completely destroy a slime.
Is that too much? Yes, in the vast majority of cases. But Seiya is our cautious hero, therefore his answer to that question is an emphatic “No.” He’s the lion who gives a rabbit everything he’s got, just in case.
And as a multi-magic user, he has the right and capacity to stop any opponent from responding. Seiya is merely attempting to prevent a painful experience from his past.
Skeleton Knight in Another World
Skeleton Knight is the result of placing a sluggish but daring Ainz in a more relaxed isekai manga setting. Similar to his fellow OP skeleton MC, Arc awakens in the body of his in-game persona in the realm of his favorite video game.
As is typical of isekai’d main characters, Arc uses his monstrous abilities to become a hero and save the world. Unfortunately, he quickly treads on the toes of influential individuals, landing himself in the middle of a problem he has the skills to resolve.
But be warned, there is rape and violence in several of the chapters. On the whole, though, Arc is a fun guy who doesn’t take himself too seriously and relishes his newfound freedom.
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
When Rem Galleu and Shera Greenwood need assistance, they decide to call upon a slave of the Demon Lord. According to the manga’s title, nevertheless, it was an unsuccessful attempt.
Instead, Takuma Sakamoto, a member of the non-working elite, has the girls as his slaves. As luck would have it, Sakamoto showed up in the form of Diablo, his game character, a powerful sorcerer with all of the best equipment and maxed-out stats.
Since he is the demon king, he easily takes care of the girls’ issues and more. The contrast between Diablo’s NEET personality and his haughty demon lord exterior makes for some amusing inner monologue gags, and the manga is a solid addition to the small canon of enjoyable isekai works.
The Misfit of Demon King Academy
When discussing demonic overlords, this figure stands alone. One of the strongest fictional MCs is Anos Voldigoad.
After being reborn into a peaceful era, Anos sees that his family’s magical might has diminished along with it. So, he returns to the Demon King Academy with the intention of reclaiming his former glory as the Demon King and resuming his conquest there.
An ancient oddity named Anos still possesses godlike abilities, and he recently sacrificed his worn-out body to put an end to a war between different races. If not for that, not even the passage of time will deter him.
The Irregular at Magic High School
Godsuya must be on this list somewhere. Part student, a part brilliant inventor, part super soldier, and all-around badass, Tatsuya Shiba does it all in The Irregular at Magic High School.
There’s a good reason why Tatsuya is worshiped like a god.
As a notable anime example of the Gary Stu cliché, he is an overpowered genius who quickly solves any problem and captivates his peers, especially women.
Even if Tatsuya is Tatsuya, the pacing and world-building are interesting enough to keep your interest. One of the best and most memorable mixtures of magic and science in recent years may be found in this manga.
Mob Psycho 100
The main character who appears to be slacking off, is annoyed. Abilities that are absurdly powerful, check. A quiet hero who doesn’t exert much effort yet can destroy foes with ease? Check, please.
The well-known web manga artist ONE understands what readers find endearing in OP’s main characters.
In the instance of Shigeo Kageyama or Mob, his godlike change at his meter’s??? mark starkly contrasts with his relative innocence as a protagonist.%. This change is badass in every way.
Thus, the moniker “Mob,” suggests a supporting role. His appearance would be appropriate in any manga set. Furthermore, the author’s manner serves to emphasize the contrast.
It’s amazing how ONE’s squiggly lines can develop into fully realized people. It’s like baiting a trap with humorous illustrations to lure in unsuspecting readers, who will then be smacked over the head with a fantastic story.
Praise be to Ainz Ooal Gown! When compared to other stuck-in-a-game isekais, such as Sword Art Online, Overlord stands head and shoulders above the competition.
When it comes to magic and martial arts, Ainz is unrivaled among the undead. He pushes his newly undead self to the breaking point and finds that he lacks any semblance of morality.
Moreover, a shattered person can single-handedly mow down armies with tremendous might and obvious disrespect if he has eliminated the need to pity outsiders.
Overlord uses traditional tropes to build a memorable environment and likable characters in order to attract the isekai audience of the mid-2010s.
The #1 rank among light novels, manga, and anime is absolutely merited.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
There’s a ton of isekai out there, so much so that many seasoned anime fans avoid it. Not this one though. New and longtime anime lovers alike adore this goo.
The lowly slime initially’respawns’ in the Sealed Cave, where the great dragon Veldora Tempest was imprisoned, after winning the isekai lottery with the bug-like talent Predator.
Through Predator, he builds a connection with the dragon and helps unseal him. This boost allows Rimuru to develop in ways that no little slime could have imagined before.
Rimuru has carved out a niche for himself at the top of the globe by amassing and evolving a group of powerful retainers with OP talents that can synthesize and advance (and even form consciousness).
The exploits of this godlike slime as he seeks to dominate the world and protect the citizens of Tempest City are likely to appeal to those who prefer manga and anime that avoid the isekai genre.
Dragon Ball Z
Can he beat Goku, though?” is a common reaction to a new super-powered character. The perennial inquiry, “, will never go away. And any response to this question, especially on anime message boards, is bound to be entertaining.
Since it is the progenitor of all subsequent shounen, Dragon Ball Z deserves a spot near the top of any such list. However, the anime lover in you knows that Goku must be included in any discussion of the OP MC.
Superpowered characters will always be measured against Goku and his power-cliff shenanigans. DBZ battles are in a league of their own in terms of raw destruction and power.
Even more astounding is the fact that nearly every fan of manga and anime grew up with Goku, watching him evolve from a cute alien monkey to a powerful deity.
This. This is the manga with the most powerful main character of all time. Not only does our hero have an unfair advantage over his foes, but Yusuke Murata’s illustrations are also pretty deadly.
Saitama is the second blank-faced, super-powered main character from Mangaka ONE.
The criminally overlooked Caped Baldy enjoys video games, comics, and grocery store sales as his life of leisure in a world where superheroes are as prevalent as celebrities.
Saitama can one-punch destroy Dragon-level creatures, which is why the manga is titled One Punch Man. His greatest opponent is boredom since his battles are too easy and too brief.
However, OPM’s popularity is based on more than just his easy victories over weaker opponents. Saitama prefers to keep to himself and avoid the glitz and glamour of the A- and S-rank heroes, thus he lives frugally in a one-bedroom apartment by himself.
Saitama put a (dull) face on an overused MC stereotype, but the genre-defying comic manga about a man who fights with being much too powerful while also being grossly underrecognized is nothing new.
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