17 Isekai Anime With OP MC Dominating The Fantasy World

As of today, Isekai is one of the top anime genres. Each year, we anime fans are blessed with more than 50 isekai shows, and a handful of shows manage to get the attention of audiences. It’s hard to believe, yet the most successful anime within Isekai are those with Op mc.

As you know, plenty of fans tend to follow easy-going animes, and isekai, where MC is portrayed as OP, usually comes with an easy plot. “At least this is what I think regarding the success of the Isekai genre.”

I have been an Isekai fan for years, and now, using my years of experience, I have curated this list that strictly follows our topic of “Isekai anime with an overpowered main character.” If you’re interested, let’s dig further to reveal the hidden gems of the Isekai genre.

17: Isekai Cheat Magician

Isekai Cheat Magician

Let’s begin our list with 2019’s Isekai anime, which came out as a pretty unique action anime with pure romance fantasy until fans were utterly disappointed with its art style quality.

It’s obvious that an isekai anime must have quality animations to deliver a binge-worthy experience to viewers, but I am not sure why the studio “Encourage Films” didn’t realize it.

This show follows two high schoolers who get transported to a fantasy land by entangling themselves in a bizarre scenario. Upon arrival, they find out they have op magical abilities, making them a cheat code for this world. With such traits, they begin exploring this fantasy land in hope of finding a way back home.

16: In Another World With My Smartphone

In Another World With My Smartphone

In Another World With My Smartphone is another example of Isekai demonstrating why art style and appealing anime character designs are critical to the success of a laid-back fantasy anime.

This comedic isekai with modern tech follows an eccentric MC who dies as a result of a God-made error. To compensate, God granted him another chance to dwell in the dream world, but mc “Touya Mochizuki” has another wish, which is to carry his smartphone with him.

With otherworldly gadgets like smartphones in his possession, Touya is no less than a godly figure in this magical realm where hot girls fall head over heels for him, considering him unique.

15: My Unique Skill Makes Me OP Even at Level 1

My Unique Skill Makes Me OP Even at Level 1

My Unique Skill Makes Me OP Even at Level 1 is animated by Maho Film Studio, which has already created multiple renowned isekai projects like I’m the Villainess and So I’m Taming the Final Boss. Honestly, their experience in the isekai genre shows in their art style quality.

Although this isekai anime with OP MC was thrashed with bad ratings due to its weak typical storyline,.

This isekai revolves around Ryouta Satou, who eventually dies due to overwork and gets a chance to reincarnate in another world. Unfortunately, he can’t level up in this fantasy world, but he finds out he has a unique ability at max level, which allows him to pick the best quality items in this world.

By utilizing this unique ability, Ryouta makes a lot of friends, “mostly hot girls,” while exploring this fantasy land.

14: My Instant Death Ability is So Overpowered

My Instant Death Ability is So Overpowered

My Instant Death Ability is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me! is the latest Isekai anime of winter 2024.

Honestly speaking, this hugely long title is the literal premise of this show. There’s not much in the premise besides the main character’s dominance and cheesy good art style.

A group of students is suddenly transported into a fantasy world, and unfortunately, Yogiri Takatou has missed the briefings of his gift as he was asleep during transportation.

He and another girl were betrayed and left as bait to distract a nearby dragon. While considering his last moments, Yogiri has decided to die as a hero while protecting his companion and is suddenly aware of his OP skill, “instant death.

13: Am I Actually The Strongest?

Am I actually the strongest mc reincarnates as op in other world

Am I Actually The Strongest? is the creation of a newbie animating studio, “Staple Entertainment,” yet somehow manages to deliver a pretty good art style.

Although this Ecchi Isekai anime is a mix of multiple Isekai tropes with almost nothing new. If somebody wants to witness an OP MC hiding his powers and going through an easy storyline, they can watch this show, of course.

A 20-year-old lad was promised to reincarnate with OP ability until a blunder was made by a goddess and his magic level was bugged on a single unit.

With his low-level talents, he was abandoned by his family in the fantasy world until he discovered that, despite the fact that his magical index is faulty, he is endowed with magnificent abilities.

12: Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero

Aesthetica of rogue hero

Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero is a decade-old Ecchi Isekai anime with quite an old-school art style and a pretty good storyline compared to most Ecchi Isekais.

This show is great if you want a badass protagonist navigating through the series while overwhelming his adversaries and giving you plenty of fan service.

In this anime, mysterious portals were opened in Japan, transporting the youngsters to other worlds and blessing them with unique powers. 

Among them lies Akatsuki Ousawa, a prodigy who’s returned to Earth while secretly having the daughter of the defeated Demon Lord. He has to hide this girl’s identity as creepy things are going on at Earth Magical School, Babel.

11: How Not To Summon A Demon Lord

How not to summon a demon lord is isekai where mc is op demon lord

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord is maybe one of the best choices regarding the op MC trope, but it’s more recommended if you’re good to go with borderline fanservice.

The show follows an unusual MC transportation method where the MC of the anime gets sucked into the game world due to a forbidden spell cast by the game’s female characters.

Both girls cast this spell to slave the demon lord mc; however, their forbidden spell backfires and makes them the slaves of Mc “demon lord” instead. Now OP demon lord embarks on a journey with these hot chicks to find a cure for their ignorance.

10: Black Summoner

Black Summoner mc becomes overpowered after reincarnation

Black Summoner is another generic isekai anime of 2022 that is labeled as pure action isekai without harem animated by Satelight Studios.

The show is pretty straightforward, where MC reincarnates into another world with OP abilities and skills in exchange for previous life memories.

As he had instantly fallen in love with the goddess who had given him a wish, he used his wish to take the goddess into the fantasy world as a companion.

There’s a drawback: the goddess has not been in physical form, and to summon her body, MC “Klevin” has to earn enough mana points.

9: Arifureta

Arifureta mc becomes overpowered

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest first aired in the summer of 2019, and its second season was released in 2022.

Regarding its plot, this iseaki with unconventionally OP MC could be rated better if not doomed due to its horrible CGI animations and confusing character roles.

While following the typical isekai transportation method, a bunch of kids got transported to a fantasy world with magical powers where the MC Hajime Nagumo got an inferior ability.

On a dungeon mission, he gets betrayed and falls into the pits of a dungeon amidst horrible monsters where even high-class mages can’t survive. Hajime not only survived but also got OP powers in an unconventional way. Now he’s determined to move outside of this dungeon. Those folks who like anime with dungeons explorations should watch this anime at all costs.

8: The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat

The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat

The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat was launched in the fall of 2021, although there was some controversy about its author, who had previously authored “Redo of Healer.”

Honestly, the show has impressed audiences despite bad rumors looming around, and all credit goes to its art style and binge-worthy anti-hero MC.

The show follows an assassin who meets his demise in return for sheer loyalty to his organization. While drowning, he was summoned by a goddess to ask if he wanted another chance to live in another world as a savior.

He got reincarnated in another world with extraordinary abilities, using his past-life assassination experience to save this world by slaying its heroes.

7: Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious

Cautious Hero The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious

Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious is the most hilarious Isekai anime, and it was released in fall 2019.

Honestly speaking, it’s probably the funniest anime that an Isekai lover could watch. To digest this gag anime, make sure to put your brain into airplane mode because it’s that illogical and hilarious.

Even after summoning into fantasy land with OP stats, mc Seiya Ryuuguuin is a little cautious and wastes much time training by defeating the lowly monster with his OP skills.

With his annoying attitude, he’s yet to conquer the dreadful threats of this fantasy, and let’s hope our overly cautious hero performs any better.

6: The Wrong Way Of Using Healing Magic

The wrong way of using healing magic mc is overpowered with unique ability

The latest isekai anime on our list, The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic, premiered in winter 2024. And it arguably has the greatest art style any anime lover could want.

The nicest thing about this anime is that it takes its time establishing the narrative and introducing characters, allowing viewers to develop an attachment. If all goes well, we’ll have further seasons of this ongoing tale.

A bottom-tier high school student, Usato, and two top-tier students get summoned to another world as heroes. Surprisingly, Usato was not summoned but a tag-along who was accidentally caught in transportation spell.

After arriving, it’s found out that Usato has been blessed with a unique healing ability that is the rarest in this world. With his rock-hard body, determined mind, and unique ability, he’s the rarest hero tasked to prepare for the upcoming war.

5: Moonlit Fantasy

Moonlit Fantasy anime mc is ugly but op

Moonlit Fantasy was first released in the summer of 2021, and its second season is airing in winter 2024. If I am not mistaken, Moonlit Fantasy is probably the most underrated anime.

Even with an astonishingly rich art style, world-building like slime anime, somewhat unique plot, this anime fails to set a trademark.

The MC of the show was mocked by a goddess and tossed into the wastelands of a fantasy world with a cheap ability that allows him to talk with monstrous species.

Although he was compensated with OP abilities by a kind God, he’s yet all alone in the wastelands. Throughout the story, he contracts with many companions, building his own country for a specific species. But he has only one wish: to reunite with the humans of this world.

4: No Game No Life

No Game, No Life is a decade-old isekai anime created by renowned Madhouse Studios. It aired in spring 2024, and till today, fans consider it a masterpiece.

In this anime, the protagonist is not blessed with unique abilities, but he’s blessed with brilliant intelligence.

This game-related isekai follows two step-siblings, Sora and Shiro, both shut-in gamers. They both are highly intelligent and by chance, they defeat the god of chess and are given a chance to live in the game world for real.

Considering this is some kind of joke, they accept it and transport themselves into another world where everything is decided by games.

3: Overlord

overlord is a classic anime with op mc

From its first arrival in the summer of 2015 to 2022, Overlord has had a continuous story consisting of four seasons. It’s one of the best long anime shows.

Honestly speaking, the plot idea of Overlord staged in an MMORPG-themed world is nothing new, but the way it forwards, showcasing its overpowered MC, is the reason behind its success.

The program follows a skilled shut-in player who is thrown into the gaming world after failing to log out when the game servers shut down.

In-game, he’s the mighty Momonga and uses the NPC’s character to take charge of this world using cunning strategies.

2: The Eminence In Shadow

The eminence is shadow is emerging isekai with overpowered mc

Before its debut in the fall of 2022, fans did not anticipate The Eminence In Shadow to be a smash hit until its anti-heroic protagonist and meticulous world building won them over.

With a binge-worthy art style and amusing characters, the show follows Cid Kagenou, a college student with the desire to be the most powerful and magnificent.

His desires were actually fulfilled when he was reincarnated as a child in another world with magnificent powers. Using his strategies and power, he forms the shady organization “Shadow Garden,” consisting of all females. Now he embarks on the journey of becoming the magnificent of this world while hiding his true identity.

1: That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

Tensura anime is the best anime where mc is op

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime, often recalled as “Tensura,” is undoubtedly the best isekai anime that comes with OP MC, brilliant art style, and detailed world-building that every fan admires.

Tensura first appeared in the fall of 2018, and in 2024, we fans will be witnessing its third season, continuing its storyline.

This one of the best isekai anime revolves around a typical salaryman who gets killed and transported into the Isekai world as a slime monster.

Unknown to everyone, this slime monster is the possessor of many remarkable abilities that are hard to mention. With such blessings, this slime monster embarks on a journey to become the greatest of this world while making his own dream territory. 


In this brief list, I have done my best to rank isekai programs that actually come with op MC and are popular with the majority of the audience. Each of these shows has a unique storyline, traits, and plot, but they all have one thing in common: they feature an overpowered protagonist. I hope I didn’t forget anything and offered enough information to help you choose your next isekai show.