The Isekai genre is known for its incredible worlds and powerful characters. This is why overpowered protagonists are very common in these anime. Audiences simply love characters who can destroy entire armies with a single finger, and isekai are the ideal place to find such characters. If you like anime with overpowered protagonists, check out our picks for the best anime where the mc is transported to another world and is op!
17. Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
Ichirou Suzuki is an overworked programmer. One morning, he wakes up in an RPG world made from the games he was remaking in the real world. In the new world, he looks younger, and his name is different. In this game, he is very high level after using a special attack at the optimal moment. Being OP gets you too many girls so he tries to hide it and fumbles around as a shy nerd. Setting aside the barrage of tropes you get to deal with, the anime is kind of okay and pretty decent all things considered.
16. Wise Man’s Grandchild
A young man who died in an accident was reincarnated in another world as the grandson of the great hero Merlin and was given the name Shin. Growing up as Merlin’s grandson, he gained incredible powers. Finally, at age 15, Shin comes to the Magic Academy to live a normal life; however, it is not easy due to his status and powers.
When it comes to writing, this is, again, not a genius anime. The side characters are simple, the story is generic, and the protagonist is too strong. However, that’s the point. When it comes to the isekai genre, this is one of the funniest anime ever. If you are a fan of overpowered characters being transported to an other world and want a good laugh, this is not to be missed!
15. Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest
Hajime Nagumo is an ordinary shy high school student bullied by his peers. After everyone is transported to the fantasy world, his classmates gain superpowers, while Hajime gains the most basic alchemy magic. Unfortunately, his friends betray him, and he falls to the bottom of the dungeon. Somehow he manages to survive and makes a device to get out. On his way, he meets the vampire Yue, and that’s where his adventure begins.
The subjective feeling while watching this anime is very confusing. It is obvious why this anime is horrible right before you, but you will still find yourself enjoying this story. First, the main character is betrayed by his allies, which immediately adds extra drama to the story. All in all, Arifrureta is an anime that is easy to fall in love with.
14. Ixion Saga DT
Kon Hokaze is another ordinary weeb who spends his days playing games. While enjoying this hobby, he suddenly teleports to another world where he accidentally saves a princess. He joins her party in hopes of finding a way home. So together with them, he travels and embarks on different adventures.
This anime is pure comedy, and you won’t be able to stop laughing while watching it. The main character is incredibly relatable for most teenagers. Initially, he is quite annoying, but he experiences some kind of character development. In addition, over time, he becomes too great to go along with his very debatable personality.
It’s very hard to explain how enjoyable this anime is. It is something you just have to experience.
Ginta Toramizu is a boy who has always dreamed of going to a magical world. Finally, his wish comes true when a door in his school takes him to the magical world of MAR where Ginta becomes incredibly strong and can even see without glasses. In this world, people use magical accessories and weapons known as ARMs. Thanks to the witch Dorothy, Ginta finds Babbo, an ARM, different from the others because it can talk. Since then, the two become inseparable, and Ginta finds friends with whom he goes on an adventure.
MAR is a fun adventure full of twists and good fights, and of course, the protagonist is strong; that is, he becomes strong. The other characters are also quite interesting and easy to like. The villains are perhaps the best part of the story because of the very concept of the group, and each of them has a reason why they became part of the organization. Overall, a great anime if you’re looking for a fun adventure!
12. Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy
Makoto Misumi lived an ordinary life until the god Tsukuyomi called him to another world to become a hero. However, the Goddess of that world considered him hideous and took that title from him. He gets the ability to understand every language except humans and is driven to the very end of the world. Here Makoto discovers his magical abilities, which are beyond amazing. He meets various creatures but still longs for humans.
This is another in a line of generic isekai. However, Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy has its charms. This great combination of other series gives you a little bit of everything. In addition, of course, you have a great comedy, relatively interesting characters, great world-building, and a very strong protagonist. This anime could be said to be messy, but somehow it works. The only problem is the harem, but things like that are highly liked today.
11. The World’s Finest Assassin Reincarnated As An Aristocrat
The best assassin in the world gets killed by the organization to which he dedicated his life. However, his story does not stop there. He teleports to a world where he meets a goddess who gives him the ability to reincarnate and defends this new world by killing the hero. He agrees and becomes Lugh Tuatha Dé, a member of a distinguished aristocratic family. Here he learns new techniques, and his talent for killing continues to develop.
From the premise, you understand that this is, maybe, not 100% original, but an interesting story that you will follow closely. The main character is quite interesting. However, this does not mean that the other characters are not worthy of attention. You won’t get bored of this anime, and if you’re a fan of strong characters, you’ll love Lugh.
10. Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari
Kenshi Masaki was taken to another world against his will. To return home, he must help a criminal organization kill the new empress of the Shtrayu Empire, Lashara Aasu, using a robot named Sacred Mechanoid. In the battle, he is captured, but as he is a male pilot, which is very rare, Lashara decides to make him her servant. Soon he starts attending the academy where pilots are trained.
This is another stereotypical story. As usual, there’s an overpowered main character who has to save the world, a group of girls obsessed with him, and of course, epic fights. However, what makes this anime interesting is the slightly better development of female characters as well as very interesting elements of mystery and plot twists. The protagonist is also very likable and, without question, too strong.
9. Cautious Hero: The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
The Goddess Ristarta summoned Seiya Ryuuguuin to save the world of Gaebranda. He takes this task very seriously, and even though he is already too strong, he continues to train for a long time. Due to his excessive caution, he attacks the weakest opponents with the strongest hopes and buys a large amount of equipment – just in case.
Everything you need to know about this anime is told in the title itself. Other than that, this is an ordinary isekai. However, although the story is completely unoriginal, details such as the excessive caution of the protagonist make this anime stand out. Watching Seiya worry too much despite being the strongest is hilarious, and it’ll sure entertain you.
8. The saga of Tanya The Evil
Tanya Degurechaff is a young soldier known for her cruelty. However, she has incredible strategic abilities and is known as the “Devil of the Rhine.” Behind her innocent appearance lies the soul of a man who challenged the divine being known as Being X in a battle of wisdom. The result was his reincarnation as a girl who wanted to ascend the ranks of her country’s army entering the war.
Although the story seems generic, this is one of the more original isekai. First, the story’s protagonist is also the villain, making the plot more interesting. A long important aspect would be the main character’s appearance itself. Tanya is a little girl who looks innocent, like any child. However, she is a trained soldier with great skills. She is also important to be a great manipulator who uses her appearance to control everything. Aside from the protagonist, who is overpowered in her way, there are other great things, like fights that are strategy based.
7. Rising of The Shield Hero
Naofumi Iwatani is an otaku who was summoned to another world as one of the Four Cardinal Heroes, supposed to save the world. This seems incredible at first, but when it turns out that Naofumi is the “Shield Hero,” no one cares about him. The only person who wants to help him is Malty Melromarc. However, she soon betrays him, and the people hate him for something he did not do. Then begins his journey to strengthen and improve his reputation.
This iskeai is currently one of the most popular, and for a good reason. For starters, it deviates from the standard plot, albeit not completely. The very concept of weapons is also interesting, at least the shield which seems to be the weakest weapon. However, this story has some genius abilities and the MC gains skills. First, the characters are the main thing here, especially the protagonist, who you just have to like. Watching him go on adventures with his gang and get stronger is a lot of fun.
6. No Game, No Life
In the center of the plot are genius siblings Shiro and Sora, who spend their days locked up playing games. One day they get a message from an unknown number and are teleported to the Disboard. The message’s sender is Tet, who explains the rules to them. After his departure, they search for information and a place to stay.
Unlike other isekai, great physical strength or magic is not required here because everything is done through games. However, since Shiro and Sora are genius players, they are the strongest in this world. Another charm of this anime is its unpredictability. You never know how things will develop, and the crazy ideas of the main characters contribute to that. This is surely one of the most famous isekai ever, and fans will never make peace with not having a second season.
5. Log Horizon
One day in Japan, many players were trapped in the latest update of the game “Elder Tale.” Among them is the socially awkward college student Shiroe. He is a veteran in this game because he has been playing since high school and has knowledge about political science, so he offers a peace offering to the government. But, along with the others, he must find his way back.
Log Horizon is the best choice if you are looking for great action and excellently explained politics within the story. A very important aspect of the story is strategy, which is used often, so this is not just a blind fight. This is a great anime for fans of intelligent stories.
4. The Misfit of Demon King Academy
After 2000 years of Demon Lord Anos’s reincarnation, Demon King Academy was prepared for his return, and he started going there. However, he learns that magic has greatly waned during his absence, and the demon race remembers him completely differently, which is why he ends up as a misfit.
This anime is another one of those simplest isekai without much of a plot. All that matters here is that Anos is absolutely the strongest. However, what sets this one apart from other anime of a similar type is the comedy and craziness that reigns. Bizarre situations happen all the time, and although sometimes they are supposed to be funny, they are often not intended as comedy scenes. However, due to their senselessness, they just put a smile on your face. This is a genius anime to pass the time.
3. The Devil is a Part-Timer
In the fight against the hero, the devil is forced to escape through a portal and finds himself in modern Tokyo. Since there is no magic in this world, a devil who does not have the skills of ordinary people must make ends meet by working in a fast-food restaurant. However, he soon realizes that his previous goal of conquering Ente Isla is not enough, so he decides to conquer the Earth.
The fact that the devil turns meat to survive tells you that you can expect great comedy. But, of course, although it is one of the more important aspects, it is not the only interesting one. We also have good character development, which is surprising considering the number of episodes. An important part of the story is a potential romance that is very cute.
The popular game Yggdrasil will be shut down. However, Momonga, the powerful wizard and guild master of Ainz Ooal Gown, decides to spend every remaining moment playing. However, even though the clock struck midnight, the game has not stopped, and it has now become his reality. Being alone, Ainz only has NPCs who have acquired the characteristics of real players. His new goal is to take control of that world.
Although the story is simple, there is a reason why this anime is so popular. It’s, of course, Momonga, who is not only overpowered but also an intelligent character with knowledge of politics and a kind of villain. However, this anime offers much more than the protagonist; everyone will find something for themselves. Overlord is an anime well-known to everyone, and it’s hard to be a fan of the isekai genre if you haven’t seen this.
1. That Time I Got Reincarnated as A Slime
After saving his friend, Satoru Mikami dies from a stab wound. He wakes up in another world, not as a human, but as a slime that takes on the characteristics of what it consumes. Here he meets Veldora, the “Storm Dragon” who has been trapped there for centuries. The dragon gives the slime a new name-Rimuru Tempest. They agree that Rimuru will absorb Veldora, and together they will find a way to free this dragon. Thus begins Rimuru’s adventure.
If anyone can be called overpowered, it’s Rimuru. This unique protagonist has abilities that put him at the top of the iskeai characters. But, of course, his strength is not the only interesting thing about him. The concept of slime as a character is very interesting and original. He is also a very likable person. In addition, this anime has great world-building, interesting side characters, and of course, epic fights. For all isekai lovers, this is a must-watch!
Conclusion on shows where MC is Transported to Another World and is Overpowered
The Isekai genre is known for overpowered characters, so finding anime like this isn’t hard. However, in this list, those serials whose protagonists stand out and have something more to offer have been singled out here. What they all have in common are good fights and great fun.