10 Best Anime With Overpowered Main Characters Update 07/2024

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We’ll all admit it: every now and then, it’s fun to see a protagonist who’s way powerful.

Why not live my life as if it were a movie, where I have total control over everything?

The top anime series with an overpowered main character are listed here for your convenience. The number of them is staggering!

Shounen will be plentiful.

10. Escanor


The Seven Deadly Sins in Anime.

Because Meliodas becomes crazy later on, I originally planned to include him on this list.

Escanor, the deity of ego, has to be mentioned, of course.

His one-liners are the most badass things ever spoken in anime, therefore it’s safe to say the program made a wise choice when it chose him.

Powerful enough that you can’t even hate someone because they’re so lowly that you can only feel sorry for them.

You’ll never be able to stop him from blasting you into space if he asks, “Who determined that?”

He could have a perfect existence if only his flirting could match his fighting prowess.

9. Ainz Ooal Gown

It’s Overlord!

There are no words to describe how creepy this skeleton is going to make you feel.

With henchmen wielding the might of an entire army at his command, he has the ability to wipe out entire countries if he chooses.

In addition, he’s a participant in the game he’s ensnared himself in. As a result, he is able to out-metagame his opponents in every battle.

Ainz, dressed in a costume and carrying a sword, is the second most powerful character in the series. Even though he is a mage.

That, in my perspective, says a lot about his authority.

8. Saiki Kusuo

Saiki Kusuo

This is a story about the tragic life of Saiki K.

This may seem like a strange choice, given that the show is more of a skit-based comedy than a war show.

Saiki’s god-like status, however, provides the comic relief.

Being an esper on steroids, he can do anything he sets his mind to.

Transmorph, teleport and read everyone’s thoughts all at the same time. He can do it all.

Off-screen, he’s dealt with the one threat the show has ever had to deal with. Because watching him snap his fingers wasn’t all that exciting.

7. Levi

The anime series Attack on Titan is one such example.

My original plan was to include Eren, as he becomes ridiculously outlandish at times in the manga. Because of this, I chose to continue with Levi.

To be honest, I’m not sure if I should describe him as powerful or overskilled.

As we’ve seen, he’s taken out a plethora of titans. He’d do it all on his own, sometimes with others, but he’d never be hurt.

Even when confronted with a real foe, Levi was able to emerge victorious and unharmed.

6. Kazuto Kirigaya

Kazuto Kirigaya

Sword Art Online is an anime.

For a long time now, Kirito has been a meme since he is so powerful.

His strength has only grown since the first installment. As fast as he can swing his sword, he demolishes everyone in his path.

Attacking him, the gang can’t even see his health bar go down.

Despite appearing to hack the universe, he nevertheless won the one time he was put to the test.

And then he did it again, and again, and again. I’ve lost count of the number of times he’s done it.

5. Rimuru Tempest

Anime: The Reincarnation of That Slime I Used to Be

Most characters on this page are overpowered because they can scale indefinitely. Rimuru is no exception.

They can merely keep consuming enemies and increasing their population as long as they choose to be a slime.

And as the story progresses, Rimuru is joined by an ever-increasing number of allies. So, in terms of military power, they’re a formidable adversary.

Rimuru can also increase the number of its soldiers by giving them individual names.

With these folks, it feels as if there is no end in sight.

4. Tanya Degurechaff

Tanya von Degurechaff From Youjo Senki

Anime: Tanya the Evil’s Saga

In other words, the god Tanya didn’t believe in brought her back to life.

So, creature X, the deity, bestowed on her a colossal amount of authority in the hopes that it would enhance her piety.

What happened, do you suppose?

In the end, she became a true terror on the battlefield, killing so many people that she doesn’t even care to remember their names, and was undoubtedly transformed into the boogieman by the opposing army.

What in the world was the point of granting her so much authority? I’m stumped.

It’s fun to see her detonate massive nuclear weapons on entire armies, so whatever.

3. Alucard

Hellsing Ultimate is a Japanese anime series.

I don’t care if you’re a real-life pope or a supremely powerful king. Alucard lurks in the shadows, ready to snatch your leg at any given moment.

I can’t recall a single instance in which Alucard appeared to be losing, unless he was faking it for laughs.

In the end, though, the devil’s nightmare will turn on him and devour you from head to toe.

This character was a great labor of love for the creators. There was no way they wanted the “good people” to have a reasonable chance of victory.

2. Saitama


One Punch Man, a Japanese anime series.

This one was a given, I’m sure.

To put it another way, Saitama has never been able to break a sweat no matter who he is up against.

Just by existing, this man was able to transform an epic action shounen into a comedic series.

On top of that, it is not like he plays around with his enemies like some of the other people on this list. Or that he’ll be given a ton of buffs in the future.

Everyone and everything is shot in the face by him.

Since we have yet to see him actually try in battle, even YouTubers who do scaling videos have a hard time with him. As a result, only God knows how far he can go.

1. Goku

Goku and several other Saiyan

Dragon Ball Z: The Complete Saga

Power-cliffing is exemplified in this man’s actions.

When it comes to sheer strength, he’s on par with gods.

To add to the confusion, he just keeps getting stronger and stronger, changing into every color of the rainbow as if it were a transformation.

The topic of whether a new overpowered character can beat Goku is always on everyone’s mind.

And there’s a good reason why the answer is always no or I don’t know.