The overpowered main character trope has certainly captured the imaginations of many anime fans in recent times. They enjoy following the stories of protagonists who possess immense supernatural powers far beyond the capacities of ordinary beings. Most such anime tales feature the MC as a mighty demon lord.
Witnessing the journey of such an almighty ‘Demoniacal dictator’ ruling their legions of lesser demons or sometimes blending in with humanity portrays a soothing experience. So let’s dive into the anime list where the main character is a Demon Lord.
15: How Not To Summon A Demon Lord
Looking for an overpowered protagonist surrounded by demi-human chicks? How Not to Summon a Demon Lord is a must-watch game related isekai enriched with lewdicity.
An introverted shut-in gamer Takuma Sakamoto transports into the game world as a result of some ritual. Here Sakamoto is Demon King Diablo summoned to be a slave of two girls “Rem Gale and Shera L. Greenwood.
For the worst, girl’s ritual backfires making them the slave of Diablo instead. Instead of holding any grudges, Sakamoto decided to help these girls by finding an unbinding ritual.
It may look wholesome, but it won’t gonna be as this anime has set up this plot on purpose “to glorify fanservice.”
14: Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle
Suppose you’re kidnapped by some mysterious entity, what would be the ultimate resolve? To escape! Yeah, it’s the logical one but our white hair waifu has other important things to do like taking care of her sleep.
The story follows the sleepy princess who has been imprisoned in the castle of the demon lord. Instead of worrying about her left human nation, she is angry for not having a good pillow and bedsheet for better sleep.
Instead of escaping, she begins her quest to find the materials in the demon lord’s castle to arrange the needs of her sleep. Off course, I have talked about the human girl but don’t worry, the demon lord MC plays 2nd most important role in this anime.
13: Demon Lord, Retry!
Demon Lord, Retry! is nothing special but a parody anime very similar to “Overload” however less schemy and more hilarious.
The story follows a working adult named Akira Oono who finds himself in a game he used to play. While figuring out his current situation, he ran into a girl named Aku chased by a demon.
Since he’s reincarnated as a demon lord, defeating a lesser demon is nothing but a child play for him. Honestly, the only difference between the plot of Overload and this anime is that the MC embarks on a journey to find out how he is summoned into this world instead of becoming a cunning demon Lord like Momonga.
12: The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy
The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy may be the most latest anime having a demon lord MC who hides his identity. Honestly, the whole anime is a mishmash of different anime tropes blended with the ecchi genre.
A mighty Demon Lord was once cornered by heroes and forced to put in 1000 years of sleep only to live. Now being reincarnated in the body of a mere child, this demon lord is rescued by some hot militant chicks.
Now the world is changed and another threat called void has already wiped out most of humanity. The humans also don’t use magic now and instead protect themselves with advanced technology. How the cute little demon lord will handle all this mishmash stuff, watch on your own.
11: So I’m a Spider, So What?
Unarguably, after the slime isekai, this anime delivers the best skill and evolution system of the protagonist which not only looks steady but also deserving. If you can behold the cutesy of the world’s cutest spider! You’re good to go with this anime with dungeon explorations.
A handful of students get caught in unprecedented catastrophe only to find themselves awakening in another world as princess, nobles and other sort of prestigious roles. however one girl, the mc reincarnates as a lowly spider in a dreadful dungeon.
Where every students are enjoying their luxury lives, our mc has to climb through ranks in order to survive. Though doesn’t reincarnate as a demon lord however later in storyline she achives the title of Demon Lord.
10: Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room Hero
Although I have my personal reasons to hate the character design of the demon lord MC of this anime, his character design was necessary to put in this way to serve comedy.
The demon king Mao was defeated by a charming Hero and sworn to avenge his defeat after resurrection. After mere 10 years, Mao resurrects and rushes to beat the crap out of his adversary.
His energy instantly vanished when finding out that the mighty hero was now just a pitiful slob bearing no resemblance with his golden form. And the world is now a very peaceful place where a man chased by a naked woman is a damn hot topic.
Despite it’s easy to take revenge for Mao, he instead prefers to defeat his adversary in his best form. Alongside Zenia, ‘subject of mere fan service’ Mao moves in with Max in the hope of building him back into a worthy opponent.
9: Seven Mortal Sins
Say with me, all hail to the mighty demon lord. Why! I bet you won’t gonna witness a seductive demon lord MC ever in anime.
Once a proud Angel falls out of grace and is banished from heaven, this is hell a gorgeous Lucifer. After hitting the grounds of Hell, Lucifer witnessed a sin and a fan girl named Leviathan.
While fighting against the authorities of Hell, she evolves into a Demon Lord from an archangel and embarks on a journey to defeat the authorities of hell.
8: The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody
Precautions first, If you’re too annoyed like me to witness a scared pussy cat-like main character, believe me, this anime is gonna annoy you with its lousy yet powerful mc and too-mainstream storyline
Sometimes a greater power can make you an outcast, similar to the MC of this anime who only wishes to have loyal companions. Varvatos has earned the name of Demon Lord regarding his potential.
With such powers, he failed to engage in society and ended up being reborn after 3000 years as Ard Meteor. Unfortunately, his powers still overshadow everyone in this era. Can he able to make any difference now? Let’s see.
6: I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss
I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss is basically a shoujo anime with a female lead. However The deuteragonist of this anime ‘Elmir’ is a demon lord.
A beautiful blonde Aileen reincarnates into an Otome game as a villainous whose fate is destined to be doomed. Her only resort to escape this doomed fate is to make the deuteroagonist fall in love with her.
Well, it’s easier said than done because Claude Elmir is a hard-to-melt demon lord. Time is ticking and it’s up to Aileen to change the fate of her and Elmir as well.
5: That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime
It’s obvious that Slime anime deserves the top spot in this list where mc is immortal demon lord. well, regarding the fact that MC “Rimuru” evolves into a demon lord at the end of 2nd season, it ended up in 5th place.
A superordinary salaryman meets his demise after being stabbed. He dies while protecting or he was a good person, he has been given another chance to live as a Slime monster in another world.
Though Slimes considers the weakest monster, in case of Rimuru, it’s 180 degrees opposite. He’s damn powerful and possessor of many unique abilities and later on, becomes the demon lord.
4: Demon King Daimao
Looking for ecchi anime with OP MC who goes to magic school? Demon King Daimao is perfect with lots of boobs fondling fan service and cloth-shredding scenes.
The story follows Akuto Sai, your very much ordinary MC who wanted to become a priest but ended up prophesying to become a demon lord.
Even though the future plans suck for this dude, he’s blessed with a harem of beautiful girls. Akuto Sai hasn’t accepted his fate, as he’s determined to rewrite his fate with hard work.
3: The Misfit Of Demon King Academy
It’s ok to be a little cocky if you’re that overpowered like Ainz Voldigoad of “Misfit of Demon King Academy”. Frankly speaking, the overpowered role of Ainz makes the plot very predictable but the betrayal mystery will force you to scratch your head.
Once a Demon Lord has sacrificed himself to create a barrier around human territory to keep humans safe. Instead of being thankful they had the misconception of Demon Kings’s identity.
Now being reincarnated once again as a child, he has a long way to uncover the mystery of his ruined reputation.
2: The Devil Is A Part Timer
Nothing special but overall a very stable isekai with quality animations, hilariousness, and pretty much romance. Honestly, most demon lord mc related anime sucks because they try a very straightforward action-related approach.
The horrifying Demon Lord was determined to conquer all human land until the Hero Emelia forces him to retreat through a portal into a human world. Even though Satan has vowed to accomplish his incomplete mission, will he be able to find a way back home?
Besides fulfilling his vow, he first needs to make a living in this human world where he’s powerless.
Despite having a typical game world-related isekai storyline, Overload anime has its own unique reputation among fans for presenting an anti-hero.
Overlord is an exciting anime where the main character suddenly finds himself transported into a virtual reality game he had been playing called Yggdrasil.
But this game has been shut down and he realizes that his character from the game, an extremely powerful demon lord, has become his new reality. With his legions of undead warrior servants, the inhuman mc sets out to conquer the new world he finds himself in.