Introduction to The Best Anime With Overpowered Main Character Who Acts Weak
Hey anime fans, welcome to this list of the best 20 anime with an overpowered main character who actually Looks or acts weak.
We know they’re typically organized in Shounen-themed anime TV shows, but it’s worth mentioning that it’s full of main characters that act or start as weak at first but grow into their strengths. and here we are to compile only the best animes to watch if you like this type of Japanese animated series.
We’ve been working on this list for a while now, and finally, it’s time to publish the results. You can view our list and see how we rated them and what we thought.
Here We Go!
20. Hataraku Maou-Sama!
- Genres: Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, Romance, Fantasy
Here is an amazing Isekai anime with an overpowered main character, he is a “The Demon Lord Satan” who begins to conquer the land of Ente Isla with his vast demon armies. However, while embarking on this quest to take over the continent, his efforts stop the hero Emilia.
Forcing Satan to make his retreat through a dimensional portal to land in the human world. The demon finds himself stranded in Tokyo and vows to return and complete his subjugation of Ente Isla.
Satan assumes the guise of a human named Sadao Maou and begins working at MgRonald’s to make ends meet. He soon realizes that his goal of conquering Ente Isla is just not enough.
Hataraku Maou-Sama! presents a hilarious view of the most mundane aspects of everyday life, all through the eyes of a demon lord.
19. Goblin Slayer
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In this anime with an overpowered main character, Goblins are known for their ferocity, cunning, and rapid reproduction, but their reputation as the lowliest of monsters causes their threat to be overlooked.
Raiding rural civilizations to kidnap females of other species for breeding, these vile creatures are free to continue their onslaught as adventurers turn a blind eye in favor of more rewarding assignments with larger bounties.
To commemorate her first day as a Porcelain-ranked adventurer, the 15-year-old Priestess joins a band of young, enthusiastic rookies to investigate a tribe of goblins responsible for the disappearance of several village women.
Unprepared and inexperienced, the group soon faces its inevitable demise from an ambush while exploring a cave.
With no one else left standing, the terrified Priestess accepts her fate—until the Goblin Slayer unexpectedly appears to not only rescue her with little effort but destroy the entire goblin nest. As a holder of the prestigious Silver rank, the Goblin Slayer allows her to accompany him as he assists the Adventurer’s Guild in all goblin-related matters.
Together with the Priestess, High Elf, Dwarf, and Lizard-man, the armored warrior will not rest until every single goblin in the frontier lands has been eradicated for good.
18. Alderamin on the Sky
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Military
Ikta Solork is a carefree young man who only wants two things in life: a woman on his arm and a place to nap. Unfortunately, he loses his peaceful life when war breaks out between the Katjvarna Empire and the neighboring Republic of Kioka.
Ikta and his childhood friend, Yatorishino Igsem, join the army as military officers, where they meet the infantryman Matthew Tetojirichi, the sniper Torway Remion, and the medic Haroma Becker on a boat heading for the military exam site.
However, after a rogue storm sinks their vessel, the five of them end up in enemy territory near a military outpost. There, they discover that the heir to the Katjvarnan throne, Princess Chamille Kitora Katjvanmaninik, has been taken, hostage.
The five are able to rescue her, and as a reward, each one of them will be the title of Imperial Knight—one of the highest honors a soldier can receive. It seems that Ikta will have to put his dream of tranquility on hold, as he must now become the hero he never wanted to be.
17. Assassination Classroom
- Genres: Action, Comedy, School, Shounen
When a mysterious creature chops the moon down to a permanent crescent, the students of class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Middle School find themselves confronted with an enormous task: assassinate the creature responsible for the disaster before Earth suffers a similar fate.
However, the monster, dubbed Koro-sensei (the indestructible teacher), is able to fly at speeds of up to Mach 20, which he demonstrates freely, leaving any attempt to subdue him in his extraterrestrial dust.
Furthermore, the misfits of 3-E soon find that the strange, tentacled beast is more than just indomitable—he is the best teacher they have ever had!
Adapted from the humorous hit manga by Yuusei Matsui, the Ansatsu Kyoushitsu anime and manga series tells the story of these junior high pupils as they polish their assassination skills and grow in order to stand strong against the oppressive school system, their own life problems, and one day kills the overpowered mc Koro-sensei.
16. Kaze no Stigma
- Genres: Action, Magic, Romance, Fantasy, Shounen
In this anime with an overpowered main character, Kazuma Yagami is a user of “Fuujutsu,” the ability to control the wind.
He returns to his old home, the noble Kannagi household, after being banished four years ago for his inability to control fire and his subsequent defeat in a duel at the hands of his younger cousin, Ayano Kannagi.
Returning after such a brutal exile already gives rise to many conflicts. But to make matters worse, several Kannagi family members have recently been murdered with Fuujutsu.
This leads the Kannagi family, including the hot-headed Ayano, to suspect Kazuma as the culprit. Now, Kazuma must not only clear his name. Also, aid the family he shares a mutual hatred with, in order to discover the true identity of the killer.
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