50 Anime Where the MC is Op But Hides his Power

Anime Where MC is OP is a type of genre most fans enjoy. But when the protagonist decides to hide his/her powers it makes us more curious to watch. We relate to the type of main characters who are bullied until they burst with extraordinary strength. It gets even more exciting when an overpowered MC shows everyone just how strong, cool, and badass they really are. In this list, we uncover the best Anime where the main character is overpowered but hides it.

50. Musaigen No Phantom World

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45. Musaigen No Phantom World

Aired: Jan 7, 2016, to Mar 31, 2016, Number of episodes: 13, Studios: Kyoto Animation, Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Slice of Life, Supernatural

We kick off our list with a fantasy anime where MC is Op but hides it. When the main character’s best skills start completely useless it awakens the strongest power of all! That seems to be the case with Haruhiko Ichijo, the overpowered main character of the fantasy anime Myriad Colors Phantom World.

Haruhiko is a fresh student at Hosea Academy who lives in a world where Ghosts & Phantoms are everywhere. People see imaginary characters because of a virus infection that changed their perception.

Haruhiko is a weak-looking artist who spends most of his time reading books at the school’s library studying everything he can about phantoms. His classmates don’t realize that he hides his powers as a Phantom hunter.

His special ability “The Book Of Darth” is quite overpowered. This skill is quite interesting as it allows Haruhiko to summon ghosts by drawing them into his book to trap them inside. He also has the power to copy others’ moves. Mai Kawakami is another character gifted with such martial arts powers. Together, along with Izumi Reina and Koito Minase, they form Team “phantom busters”.

We follow the adventures of a group of friends as they handle the lows and highs of school life while busting badass monsters.

49. Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero (Hagure Yuusha no Aesthetica)

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44. Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero

Aired: Jul 6, 2012, to Sep 21, 2012, Number of episodes: 12, Studios: Artland, Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy

This ecchi fantasy anime where the Mc is op but hides it introduces Akatsuki Ousawa, AKA “Rogue Hero”. He lives in a universe where people can travel to parallel universes where they acquire special abilities. Not many of them choose to come back to Earth.

Akatsuki is summoned to an alternate world to defeat an evil dark lord. As a prize for his efforts, he decides to do something for himself for once and kidnap Miu Ousawa, the ex-dark lord’s daughter.

Back on earth Akatsuki and Miu are forced to join “Babel” a school where they will learn to amplify their special skills.

Surprise, surprise, Akatsuki has a soft side. He cares for his friends and lives to protect them. On the other hand, he uses his power and becomes the leader and founder of “Scarlet Dusk”, the world’s most powerful terroristic group. This Mc Op knows how to hide his true nature.

48. Tokyo Ravens

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43. Tokyo Ravens

Aired: Oct 9, 2013, to Mar 26, 2014, Number of episodes: 24, Studios: 8bit, Genres: Action, Comedy, Romance, Supernatural

Harutora Tsuchimikado was born into the family of Onmyouji, supernatural specialists who are known for their magic powers. The problem is that Harutura has no powers, but his cousin, the heir to the family, comes to the small town where he lives to fulfill an old promise: To turn Harutora into her protective spirit, Shikigami.

Harutora is a kind joyful MC OP everyone seems to love. But when it comes to hot sexy girls, he is a hopeless goofball.

His father hides his powers away to make sure his son becomes a decent and respectful man. Thanks, Dad, now Harutora is a miserable loser. But at some point, thanks to a black raven, he gets his powers back.

As the anime progresses his imperial magic style increases making him the most powerful character in the series.

47. Cheating Craft

Aired: Oct 5, 2016 to Dec 21, 2016, Number of episodes: 12, Fantasy, Comedy, Studio Name: Blade

“Zuobi Yishu” is known for its unique take on education and exams in a fantasy setting.

The main characters are not necessarily overpowered in the traditional sense, but they possess extraordinary abilities related to cheating on exams. In a world where education is everything, students utilize various creative and supernatural means to succeed in their exams. The protagonist, Mumei Shokatsu, is a transfer student who excels in these cheating techniques. He and his classmates employ inventive methods to outsmart their opponents and excel in their studies, making it a highly entertaining and action-packed series.

While the focus in “Cheating Craft” is more on academic competition and cheating techniques rather than hiding true powers, it still offers a unique perspective on the concept of exceptional abilities in a school setting. Thank you for the clarification.

46. Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!

Aired: Oct 7, 2019 to Dec 23, 2019, Number of episodes: 12, Fantasy, Comedy, Studio Name: Project No.9

“Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!” is an anime that falls under the isekai (alternate world) and fantasy genres. It centers around its main character, Mile, who is not just overpowered but actively concealing her immense abilities.

The story begins with a young girl named Adele von Ascham, who, in her previous life, was a brilliant and socially isolated high school student. However, when she dies, she’s given the opportunity to reincarnate in a fantasy world. Afraid of standing out and being alone again, she makes a very peculiar request to the goddess overseeing her reincarnation: “Please make my abilities average.” However, the goddess interprets this request in a rather humorous and unintended manner. Instead of giving her average abilities, she ends up with powers far beyond those of any normal human in her new world.

As a result, Adele, who later adopts the name “Mile,” finds herself in a constant struggle to hide her true strength and blend in with her fellow adventurers. She becomes part of a group of young female adventurers and does her best to maintain an “average” facade by frequently using her powers discreetly while trying to avoid drawing attention to herself. This leads to various comical situations and misunderstandings as her friends begin to suspect that she might not be as ordinary as she claims.

45. The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat

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42. The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat

Aired: Oct 6, 2021, to Dec 22, 2021, Number of episodes: 12, Studios: SILVER LINK., Studio Palette, Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

The main overpowered character is Earth’s famous assassin. He is a loyal member of the organization that raised him. But when a bounty prize is placed on his head, the organization betrays and kills him.

Reborn into a world of magic, he is given a second chance to live as the son of a wealthy family of assassins in a world of swords and magic. Now known as Lugh Tuatha Dé, he has to destroy a powerful hero who wants to take over the world. Lug retains his knowledge from experience and becomes an Op Mc assassin.

See also: Best 15 Isekai Harem Anime with OP MC Worth Watching

44. The Daily Life of the Immortal King

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41. The Daily Life of the Immortal King

Aired: Jan 18, 2020, to Mar 28, 2020, Number of episodes: 15, Series Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Slice of Life, Studio Name: Haoliners Animation League

The Chinese anime series highlights The op Mc Wang Ling who is a prodigy in cultivation. He has racked up many achievements in this field ever since a young age. As a child, Wang Ling opened up many realms that are considered a difficult task even for a seasoned cultivator.

But what is the most difficult task that every teenager faces? It is his senior year in high school. Initially, Wang Ling had decided that he would lead a very quiet life in school. But he can no longer hide and his plan fails when he is faced with challenges one after the other.

43. Noblesse

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Aired: Oct 8, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020, Number of episodes: 13, Studios: Studio Production I.G, Genre: Action, Supernatural

Meet Cadis Etrama Di Raizel, a high school student with a secret that will make your blood run cold – he’s the most powerful vampire to ever exist! Don’t be fooled by his innocent appearance; crossing him or even making eye contact without kneeling first could lead to a fate worse than death. His blood manipulation abilities are unparalleled, granting him skills that mere mortals can only dream of.

So, if you happen to see Cadis walking down the halls of your school, remember to show him the respect he deserves, or you may end up like a squeezed orange!

42. Reincarnated as a Sword

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Aired: Oct 5, 2022, to Dec 21, 2022, Number of episodes: 12, Studios: C2C, Genres: Action, Fantasy

After being reborn as a sword, our OP MC finds himself in the hands of a distressed girl named Fran, who needs his help to escape from evil kidnappers. Together, they quickly become a formidable team as the sword transfers all of his abilities to Fran, turning her into a warrior to be reckoned with.

But the sword isn’t just any old weapon. He’s one of the strongest intelligence weapons out there, and he’s very protective of Fran. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to free the oppressed and exact justice on those who deserve it.

41. Tsugumomo

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Aired: Apr 2, 2017 to Jun 18, 2017, Number of episodes: 12, Studios: Zero-G, Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Kazuya carries around his mom’s Obi (a type of sash) everywhere he goes. And then one day, BAM! The thing transforms into a girl who’s ready to kick some serious Spirit butt! These Spirits, called “Sugimoto,” are terrorizing the town, and Kazuya’s new girlfriend is there to save the day.

The hidden power source in this anime is actually pretty unique. You get a nice mix of action-packed scenes where Kazuya and his girl are cleaning up the town, and some edgy moments just to keep things spicy.

40. To Be Hero

Aired: Spring 2022, Number of episodes: 12, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Studio Name: EMT Squared

The anime series takes a comical and irreverent approach to the concept of heroism. The story follows the life of a rather unheroic middle-aged man named Ossan, who is suddenly granted superpowers by an alien princess. However, instead of portraying the typical heroic narrative, Ossan’s character is far from the traditional superhero archetype.

In this series, Ossan is often crude, selfish, and unapologetically unheroic in his actions, which creates humorous and unconventional situations. His powers come with a unique twist: he can transform into a handsome young man with incredible abilities but only at the cost of his physical appearance as his regular self.

As the series unfolds, Ossan is forced to navigate his dual life as a superhero and a less-than-admirable father to his daughter. The show explores themes of personal growth, fatherhood, and the complexities of being a hero in a satirical and comedic manner.

In summary, “To Be Hero” is an anime that humorously subverts the traditional hero trope, featuring a protagonist who possesses powers but doesn’t fit the usual heroic mold.

39. War God System! I’m Counting On You!

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Aired: Jul 27, 2022, to Nov 2, 2022, Number of episodes: 16, Studios: Chongzhuo Animation, Genres: Comedy, Supernatural, Ecchi

MC Antling gets his hands on a God of War system that sends him into the supernatural world to practice. But here’s the thing, this dude starts out weak, he was raised on Earth with no prior understanding of the cultivation, so he gets abused and humiliated by his classmates. But then, he discovers his powers many times over in a short time using the power of the War God system.

And now, he’s on a journey to discover a new spiritual world of legends, make new friends, and receive legendary weapons and equipment. All while trying to become a fake mighty cultivator, which I guess is like a big deal in this world.

38. Plunderer

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36. Plunderer

Aired: Aired: Jan 9, 2020, to Jun 25, 2020, Number of episodes: 24, Series Genre: Action, Fantasy, Ecchi Studio Name: GEEK TOYS

The world of Plunderer is a black mirror universe that revolves around a system of “Counts”, AKA “Alicia”. Every human has a number, and Alica scores them based on different actions. The score goes up and down, the higher the count, the higher their status in society. However, if someone’s count falls to zero, they are thrown deep into the abyss.

Hina is a character whose mother also faced this terrible fate. She is determined to make the last wishes of her mother come true and goes in search of the Legendary “Aces” who were part of a war that took place three hundred years ago. However, The Aces are believed to be a myth, no one has ever seen them since the war.

Hina has a “Ballot”, a powerful relic that increases the count of the user. On her journey she meets Licht Bach, he is the first person she meets who has a negative count but hasn’t fallen into the abyss. The Op mc has a secret, next to his negative count he has a white star. The cute couple goes on an adventure to unravel a conspiracy that concerns the entire world.

37. Hellsing

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35. Hellsing

Aired: Oct 11, 2001, to Jan 17, 2002, Number of episodes: 13, Series Genres: Action, Horror, Supernatural
Studio: Gonzo

Sir Integra Hellsing is a young, handsome woman and a descendant of Van Helsing, the legendary vampire hunter. She is in constant conflict with the Catholic Church. On top of that, she is also the head of an organization that eliminates all the threats to the Queen.

One of the main characters is powerful but hides it named Alucard. (The opposite of Dracula, the legendary vampire). Alucard is bound to serve the Helsing family. He has an arsenal of two pistols specially designed to kill vampires. One is called Casull and the other is Jackal. Each gun has its special ammunition. Alucard is in a violent confrontation with a Catholic paladin named Alexander Anderson.

Another vampire in the organization is Seras Victoria. The young mc op hides her true nature as she has a hard time accepting her vampire nature. She finds it difficult to cope with the drinking of blood that is necessary for her existence.

36. The Rising of the Shield Hero

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34. The Rising of the Shield Hero

Aired: Jan 9, 2019, to Jun 26, 2019, Number of episodes: 25, Series Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Studio Name: Kinema Citrus

The Kingdom of Melromarc has decided to bring four people from Japan and assign them the role of heroes. These heroes need to save the land from multiple disasters that have been ongoing for a long time.

One of these heroes is our hot bad boy Naofumi Iwatani who gets a shield and comes to be known as the Shield Hero. He can’t contribute much offensively with his shield and people begin to taunt him because of that.

After getting betrayed by the only person who agreed to be his companion, Naofumi decides to train all by himself and become the true hero that Melromarc needs but does not deserve.

The betrayal should have turned nice guy Naofum into an overpowered evil character. But then it had barely any impact on his character. Naofumi understands that with great powers come great responsibilities.

35. Parasyte: The Maxim

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33. Parasyte: The Maxim

Aired: Aired: Oct 9, 2014, to Mar 26, 2015, Number of episodes: 24, Series Genre: Action, Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi, Studio Name: Madhouse

This story begins with a horde of alien zombies invading Earth who lead a parasitic lifestyle. They start feeding on the brains of human beings and eventually start taking control of their bodies. To add to the complexity, they can even take on different forms and attack their prey out of the blue.

The main problem starts when a parasite tries to get into the brain of Shinichi Izumi but lands on his right hand instead. The couple must now maintain a cooperating relationship and take the fight against the evil parasites.

34. One Punch Man

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32. One Punch Man

Aired: Oct 5, 2015, to Dec 21, 2015, Number of episodes: 12, Series Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Supernatural. Studio Name: Madhouse

The op main character of this anime is Saitama and he has an unwavering desire to become a powerful superhero. He begins his training to achieve his goal and loses all his hair because of that. As a result of his training, he becomes an extremely overpowered being who can now defeat anyone with merely a single punch.

He went through all that trouble to train and become a superhero but defeating people with one strong punch is pretty boring. This is when a cyborg called Genos appears in front of him and takes him to the Hero Association. It is the last hope for Saitama to experience the adrenaline rush of a tough fight again.

33. In/Spectre (Kyokou Suiri)

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31. In/Spectre

Aired: Jan 12, 2020, to Mar 29, 2020, Number of episodes: 12, Studios: Brain’s Base, Genres: Mystery, Romance, Supernatural

Our MC OP Kurou Sakuragawa goes through a painful breakup when he meets Kotoko. She is the “God of Wisdom,” who mediates between the real and supernatural world. The godfather helps to resolve any supernatural problems that come her way.

32. The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat

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30. The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat

Aired: Apr 13, 2013, to Jun 29, 2013, Number of episodes: 12, Studios: J.C.Staff, Genres: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural

Talk about Op Mc who hides his powers! Youto Yokodera is an 18-year-old swimsuit “fan”. He is in love with a girl named Barbara. He manages to come across as a young respectable man, keeping his thoughts under the hood. It seems that people don’t get him.

Youto is getting tired of being wrongly judged. One day he gets a friendly tip that praying to a mystical cat would help him shake off any misconception about his true persona.

No more hiding, yay! But now everyone around him is quite surprised that he can only speak the truth. That only creates more trouble for poor Youto.

See also: Top 85 Best Ecchi Harem Anime Hottest Series

31. When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace

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29. When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace

Aired: Oct 7, 2014, to Dec 23, 2014, Number of episodes: 12, Studios: Trigger, Genres: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life, Supernatural

Next, we have bad boy Andou July from”Inou Battle Wa Nichijou.” He is, you guessed it, a high school student who might come across as a bit stupid and arrogant. If we mention his secret powers, it’s called Dark and Dark! The ability to manipulate flames. It is pretty much useless most of the time.

At first, he has a hard time controlling the Dark and Dark power. He can’t burn anything at all. But his hardship just builds his character stronger.

At some point, it blows everyone’s minds. His enemies are better off taking a step back when facing Andou, as at will, he can burn everything and anyone who stands in his way.

30. I’m Quitting Heroing

Aired: Apr 5, 2022, to Jun 21, 2022, Number of episodes: 12, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Studio Name: EMT Squared

In “Yuusha, Yamemasu!” the main character, Leo Demonheart, is considered an overpowered (OP) MC due to his unparalleled strength and abilities. He possesses insurmountable power as a hero, which allows him to effortlessly repel even the most formidable threats, including the invasion led by Demon Queen Echidna.

However, Leo chooses to hide his extraordinary capabilities and live a quieter life, making him a hidden OP character. Despite being blessed with immense strength, he faces disdain and rejection from his own people, who fear the potential consequences of his power. Nonetheless, Leo’s abilities remain a crucial element of the story, as he employs his hidden strength to solve problems and strive toward his ultimate goal of uncovering the reasons behind the war initiated by Demon Queen Echidna.

29. My Hero Academia

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28. My Hero Academia

Aired: Apr 3, 2016, to Jun 26, 2016, Number of episodes:: 13, Studios: Bones, Genres: Action, Comedy

Izuku Midoriya was born In a world where the majority of the population has supernatural powers, Izuku is quirk-less. Although it’s not 100% impossible, it’s better to stay with your feet on the ground. Izuku, on the other hand, does not give up.

He keeps a notebook with accurate details of the country’s most powerful superheroes, hoping that one day he will use the information to become an mc op.

One thing leads to the other and Deku is accepted to the prestigious High School that trains superheroes. Through his intellect, he overcomes many obstacles. Thanks to his idol All-Might, Izuku uses his power for better goods.

28. Code:Breaker

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27. Code:Breaker

Number of Episodes: 13, Genres: Action, Comedy, Supernatural, Aired: 2012, Studios: Kinema Citrus

Rei Oogami is a kind and likable new transfer student who quickly becomes Mr. Popular. The innocent-looking boy is also a cold blood murderer. The Mc’s blue firepowers have to be hidden while attending school. But Sakura Sakurakouji, a girl from his class, knows his secret, Rei is a Code Breaker.

Armed with mysterious powers, Rei wields the blue fire. He has the power to burn people with his flames. Thing is, he doesn’t distinguish between innocent civilians and brutal criminals. He leaves the impression that there is a reason behind his evil use of power.

27. 07-Ghost

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26. Ghost

Aired: Apr 7, 2009, to Sep 22, 2009, Episodes: 25, Studios: Studio Deen, Genres: Action, Fantasy

Tieto was only 15 when his happy childhood was cut short by an outburst of a violent war. He was captured and turned into a slave soldier with no memories of his pats. He gets his training at the Military Academy where crying isn’t allowed.

Tieto decides to hide his emotions away so he can survive the ordeal. Slowly he discovers his ability called “Zaiphon”. It allows him to surpass his limits. He becomes the top graduate in his class as his powers are unmatched by his classmate leaving everyone in shock. Now everyone respects him.

Tieto showcased variations of his powers including the ability to fly and slay monsters for breakfast.

26. Hinomaru Sumo

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25. Hinomaru Sumo

Aired: Oct 5, 2018, to Mar 29, 2019, Number of episodes: 24, Studios: Gonzo, Genre: Sports

Hinomaru Ushio joins the school Sumo club to become the top wrestler in Japan. He is a powerful Mc who hides just how good he is, but when a gang of thugs takes over the school’s dojo, he becomes Op.

He challenges the leader destroying him with one hit. Everyone starts to wonder how he hid all his powers away and just how powerful our Mc really is.

25. To Be Heroine Season 2

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24. To Be Heroine Season 2

Aired: Apr 14, 2018, to Jul 6, 2018, Number of episodes: 12, Studios: Studio LAN, Genre: Comedy

Everyone asks when will our Mc Futaba Hanaya finally grow up and starts acting like an adult. But she’s just a normal kind of hot aesthetic girl whose parents expect her to be perfect. She questions the purpose of her life because her path is already decided by others.

The anime kicks off as Futaba wanders into a dark and crazy world full of chibi baby characters with underpants on. Futaba was summoned by an eight-year-old boy who wants her to fight the assassins that were sent by the baby bosses.

Yes, the plot is insane, but the anime is surprisingly good. The main character discovers her powers when she accidentally calls upon her spirit, which gives her new and incredible powers.

24. Sword Art Online

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23. Sword Art Online

Aired: Jul 8, 2012, to Dec 23, 2012, Number of episodes: 25, Series Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Studio: A-1 Pictures

Tens of thousands of people enter the mysterious “Sword Art Online”. The fantasy romance anime where the Mc is op but hides it focuses on group o gamers trapped and forced to participate in this dangerous death game.

The main overpowered character is Kirito who is one of the few lucky ones who knows the game very well. To finish the game and leave this distorted virtual world, Kirito uses his swordsmanship skills to go through all the hundred floors of the “Incred” castle.

23. Alderamin on the Sky

Aired: Jul 9, 2016, to Oct 1, 2016, Number of episodes: 13, Series Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Studio Name: Madhouse

“Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin,” is an anime and light novel series that prominently showcases the theme of OP MC hiding his powers. The story unfolds a universe embroiled in war, with the main character, Ikta Solork, possessing remarkable intelligence and strategic prowess. Despite his potential to become a great military leader, Ikta disguises his true abilities beneath a mask of laziness and indifference. His brilliant tactical thinking remains hidden as he seeks to avoid responsibility and combat. As the narrative delves into themes of leadership, friendship, and the consequences of war, Ikta’s personal growth becomes a central focus, all while he endeavors to maintain his facade of indifference.

22. Death March To The Parallel World Rhapsody

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22. Death March To The Parallel World Rhapsody

Aired: Jan 11, 2018, to Mar 29, 2018, Number of episodes: 12, Series Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Studio Name: SILVER LINK

Ichirou Suzuki has been drowning in work for quite some time now. He rarely got any chance to sleep. One day he finally gives in and falls asleep suddenly. To his surprise, he finds himself in a fantasy world when he wakes up.

This strange world has been made by combining the games he was working on as part of his job. He will explore this world as a different avatar with the name of Satou. Soon, Satou is attacked by a group of lizardmen but he manages to repel them with ease. His powers also upgrade automatically and he arrives at a power level of 310. Satou hides his powers so that he can be left alone.

But this show is like any other good Isekai anime with Op Mc having a demon king that needs to be dealt with. Satou wipes out a whole lizard army with the powerful attacks he possesses and Satou becomes a high-level adventurer.

Death March is filled with action-packed adventures where Satou destroys the enemy by making them think that he’s an ordinary person.

21. By the Grace of the Gods

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21. By the Grace of the Gods

Aired: Oct 4, 2020, to Dec 20, 2020, Number of episodes: 12, Studios: Maho Film, Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Slice of Life

Ryouma is 39 years soul-crushed IT worker. He dies from a heart attack and to his surprise he finds himself in the afterlife. The gods for some reason clear their schedules and decide to bless the former IT slave. They reincarnate him as an isolated forest child with magical powers.

Now the eight years old Ryoumlives in a fantasy world where the only thing he does for three years is collect slimes as pets. He now uses great magic powers to good use like setting up his laundry business, while all the girls around him for some reason can’t get enough of him.

Yes, it’s a classic anime where the mc is op but hides it.

20. Demon King Daimao (Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou)

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20. Demon King Daimao

Number of episodes: 12, Aired: Apr 3, 2010, to Jun 19, 2010, Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Ecchi
Studios: Artland

A new transfer student named Akuto Sai arrives at Constant Magic Academy an elite magic school. He is an orphan who has a dream to make the world a better place. Every new student must go through analysis by an artificial spirit named Yatagarasu, the school’s oracular spirit.

Yatagarasu predicts with 100% accuracy that Akuto will become the demon king. Quite a detour from his original plan. Once the MC OP awakens as the demon king, he becomes ridiculously overpowered. Akuto can absorb magic that can upset the natural world.

19. The Asterisk War (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk)

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19. The Asterisk War

Number of episodes: 12, Aired: Oct 3, 2015, to Dec 19, 2015, Studios: A-1 Pictures, Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Ecchi

Amagiri Ayato seeks meaning in his life. He is a respected young man that everyone seems to love. His family owns a dojo where they teach ancient martial arts to fight in times of crisis Ayato swears to protect his sister Haruka by any means. However, she disappears not before she put a seal on his powers. Unless he trains, Ayato can’t get his powers back.

Ayato trains hard and breaks the seals. He strips the number one spot from an incredibly skillful swordswoman named Kirin Todou and becomes the top swordsman. He uses various techniques with one sword, and double-edged swords, this guy is a true master.

One hidden ability that surprises all is his Shiki power. It allows him to amplify his powers by noticing sound and movement. Very similar to a ninja’s mystical powers. He can even search for invisible things and fight them to submission.

18. Elfen Lied

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18. Elfen Lied

Aired: Jul 25, 2004, to Oct 17, 2004 Number of episodes: 13, Series Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Supernatural, Romance, Studio Name: Arms

Diclonius is a special group of people who possess supernatural powers. One of these Diclonius is a crazy girl named Lucy who has telekinetic powers and a pair of horns. Lucy somehow finds an opportunity to escape from that hell hole and becomes a dark heartless girl who kills a lot of people in her way.

After escaping, she stumbles across a duo of cousins who also happen to be college students. They are Kouta and Yuka who bring Lucy into their house without knowing the Mc’s secret powers and they are getting themselves involved in a big conspiracy.

17. The Misfit of Demon King Academy

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17. The Misfit of Demon King Academy

Aired: Jul 4, 2020, to Sep 26, 2020 Number of episodes: 13, Series Genre: Action, Fantasy, Studio Name: SILVER LINK

Many ages ago, a bloody war started between demons and humans. It took so many lives that Demon King Anos Voldigoad had to step up himself to stop the war. This anime where mc is op but hides focuses on his sacrifice which led the demons to build a “Demon King Academy” and wait for the return of their king.

Many years later, when Anos finally wakes up, he finds out that the world around him has changed completely and the magic has also decreased to a large extent. He goes to the Academy and finds out someone has been working in the shadows to rewrite everything he had done in the past. It is now up to him to find out the culprit and establish himself as the Demon Lord.

16. Chrome Shelled Regios

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16. Chrome Shelled Regios

Aired: Jan 11, 2009, to Jun 21, 2009, Number of episodes: 24, Series Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. Studio Name: Zexcs

The Sci-Fi Anime takes place in a post-apocalyptic world and follows The op Mc named Layfon Alseif who wants to move on from his past. Society is composed of nomadic communities who roam the wasteland and take shelter in moving cities.

Layfon is forced to join the military academy to fight against the beasts. They are now living in special cities known as Regios and defending themselves with Dite, a weapon to counter these Filth Monsters Layfon tries to hide his special abilities and his brutal past from his comrade students. He must join the fight while trying to keep his enhanced powers a secret because the truth might break his team.

15. Beyond the Boundary (Kyoukai no Kanata)

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15. Beyond the Boundary

Aired: Oct 3, 2013, to Dec 19, 2013, Number of episodes: 12 Series Genre: Fantasy, Slice of Life, Supernaturalת Studio Name: Kyoto Animation

Akihito is a cool student with his head on his shoulders. The twist is that Akihito is not a regular student, he is half human and half Youmu (Demon) He is Op as Hell, although, he hides it.

Akihito is immortal, and it does not matter if you insert a knife Into his heart or decapitate him, his wounds will heal in the blink of an eye.

Mirai Kuriyama is a peachy-haired spirit hunter (of all kinds) and studies for a year under Akihito, and she can maneuver blood and use it as a weapon something that is unusual even among the community of people who fight demons.

Akihito and Mirai’s paths intersect when Akihito saves Mirai from death.

14. The Legend of the Legendary Heroes (Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu)

anime where mc is op but hides it
14. The Legend of the Legendary Heroes

Aired: Aired: Jul 2, 2010, to Dec 17, 2010, Number of episodes: 24, Series Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Studio Name: Zexcs

This Fantasy Anime has an Overpowered Mc Mage, although he is conditionally OP. Some people possess a special set of eyes that is referred to as Alpha Stigma. They can break down any form of magic with the side effect of cursing the user.

Ryner Lute is one such owner of Alpha Stigma who wants to bring peace to his nation. After his friend Sion becomes the King of that empire, Ryner goes on a journey to look for special relics.

A beautiful swordswoman by the name of Ferris Erris also accompanies him on this journey as Ryner wants to know the secret of his mysterious eyes. When Ryne activates his full potential he becomes a powerful wizard.

13. Hyouka

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13. Hyouka

Aired: Aired: Apr 23, 2012, to Sep 17, 2012, Number of episodes: 22, Series Genre: Mystery, Slice of Life, Studio Name: Kyoto Animation

At first, People don’t know about Houtarou Oreki’s analytical skills and intelligence. He is a passive kid who just wants to be left alone. His sister Tomoe forces him to join the Classical Literature Club to help save it.

Houtarou thinks he finally found the perfect place to be left alone. However, it turns out the club’s members also happen to solve mysteries. Houtarou’s plans to be left alone are disrupted as it turns out the Mc is op who hides it is blessed with the powers of solving mysteries.

Oreki is soon joined by three other members with one in particular who has a very curious personality. Her name is Chitanda Eru and she seems to bring out the best in Houtarou. All it remains to be seen is how this badass duo goes on about their daily high school lives and strange mysteries keep popping up one after the other.

12. Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto (Sakamoto Desu ga?)

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12. Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto

Aired: Apr 8, 2016, to Jul 1, 2016, Number Of Episodes: 12, Studios: Studio Deen, Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life

Sakamoto is the embodiment of the smooth Op Mc who hides his power. He is a cool and attractive high school student. But, underneath the surface, he is a humble guy who hates the spotlights. You’ll want to be his friend. He maintains his style and phason, and you will never see him in an awkward situation.

There are a few people who do not like Sakamoto and try to hurt him in the first episode, and they fail badly. He is unstoppable as he has a wide range of secret badass power moves. Sakamoto would probably manage to avoid every single attack with his slick moves. Yeah, Sakamoto is a lump of awesomeness.

11. The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!)

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Aired: Oct 5, 2022, to Feb 15, 2023, Number of episodes: 20, Studios: Nexus, Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy

A dark fantasy anime that takes the audience on a wild ride through the delusions of the main character, Kagano. As the leader of the secret organization, Shadow Garden, he is surrounded by a harem of powerful women who are fiercely loyal to their master. With their insider information and support, Kagano is able to navigate the dangerous world of his fantasies, where his imaginary enemies are all too real.

Kagano may seem like an ordinary high school student, but he is actually Cadis Etrama Di Raizel, the strongest vampire to ever live. He has the ability to manipulate blood and has skills that no one could dream of. With his perceived weaknesses, he is able to disarm his enemies and gain the trust of other characters before unleashing his true abilities.

10. Sky Wizards Academy (Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan)

anime where mc is op but hides it
10. Sky Wizards Academy

Aired: Jul 9, 2015, to Sep 24, 2015, Number of episodes: 12, Studios: Diomedéa, Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy

The anime follows an Mc Op who hides it by the name of Kanata Age, AKA the black master swordsman. As an instructor, he is a kind man who helps his friends to maximize their limits. He consecutively loses a hundred matches, but that only fuels his character.

Kanata hides his powers so well that everyone is shocked when they witness his black aura of power. The super-strong male character allows him to boost himself in every possible way. He can destroy his enemies with a single strike.

9. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

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9. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

Aired: Jul 4, 2016, to Dec 26, 2016, Number of episodes: 120, Studio Name: J.C. Staff
Series Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, Supernatural

Many people dream of getting psychic powers at least once in their life. But in the case of the purple-haired anime boy Saiki, it is completely the opposite. He wants to lead a simple life and hide his psychic abilities which are constantly getting in the way.

Firstly, there are his parents who always make a big deal about his powers. Even in school, he meets many quirky classmates who have taken a liking to him. The op mc plan of keeping his powers under wraps also seems to be in danger.

He can read minds, and teleport from one place. If he wanted he could take over the world fairly easily. But Saiki just wants to live a quiet life.

8. Trigun

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8. Trigun

Aired: Apr 1, 1998, to Sep 30, 1998, Number of episodes: 26, Series Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Studio Name: Madhouse

Trigun is an anime that involves a very dangerous overpowered character who hides it named Vash the Stampede. He has a huge bounty hanging over his head and wherever he goes destruction follows behind him.

However, contrary to everything that is said about him, Vash is a very soft manner guy. He has never been killed before in his life. He just wanders about in Gunsmoke planet where two insurance agents make sure to follow him wherever he goes.

7. Mob Psycho 100

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7. Mob Psycho 100

Aired: Jan 7, 2019, to Apr 1, 2019, Number of episodes: 12, Series Genre: Action, Comedy, Slice of Life, Supernatural. Studio Name: Bones

Shigeo Mob Kageyama studies in the 8th grade and has already unlocked his potential for psychic powers. The problem is that deep down his power can prove to be a massive liability in the future.

Kageyama soon realizes this and decides to keep his powers under a certain amount of control. He also takes the help of Arataka Reigen who uses Mob for his benefit.

Mob becomes reduced to a common pawn whose daily job is to take down evil spirits. With each passing minute, we reach closer to the point where his powers are going to burst out and may cause widespread chaos.

6. Gintama

anime where mc is op but hides it
6. Gintama

Aired: Apr 8, 2015, to Mar 30, 2016, Number of episodes: 201, Series Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Studio Name: Sunrise

The city of Edo was full of powerful samurai until one day a brutal catastrophe fell on the city. Mighty aliens who were known as Amanto invaded Japan and forced the samurais to surrender. Even the use of swords was completely banned throughout the kingdom.

This ban is openly opposed by a samurai called on named Gintoki who uses a wooden sword. Gintoki could usually be found sitting on a sofa picking his nose. But who can blame him? The op mc hides his powers.

The power of his wooden blade is truly amazing. Joining him in his daily adventures are Shinpachi Shimura, Kagura, and Sadaharu. The group will go about doing many odd jobs and be part of hilarious adventures on their way.

5. The King’s Avatar (Quanzhi Gaoshou)

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5. The King’s Avatar

Aired: Aired: Apr 7, 2017, to Jun 16, 2017, Number of episodes: 12, Series Genre: Action, Studio Name: B.CMAY Pictures

The King’s Avatar Anime series focuses on Op Mc Ye Xiu, a pro top player of the game called “Battle God” where he has managed to make quite a name for himself. Despite being professional, he gets kicked out by his team.

Dejected by this situation, Ye Xiu finds a job for himself in a nearby internet cafe. But when Glory opens a new server, he decides to try his luck once again and joins the game with a new username “Lord Grim”. His exploits as a newbie come under the radar of some of the top players who try to find his real identity.

4. Noragami

anime where mc is op but hides it
4. Noragami

Aired: Aired: Jan 5, 2014, to Mar 23, 2014, Number of episodes: 12, Studio Name: Bones
Series Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural

The story of the mc op and Yato, a self-proclaimed god. He comes to the rescue of people whenever they call his number. The problem is that the people don’t hold him in high regard and his weapon partner leaves him out of frustration.

Feeling lost, Yato tries to take a stroll when he suddenly gets saved from an accident by a cute girl named Hiyori Iki. Unfortunately, she dies in that accident and Yato tells her to accompany him so that he can find a new weapon partner and return Hiyori to her body.

See also: 17 Anime Where the OP MC Falls in Love and Melts Your Heart

3. Classroom of the Elite

anime where mc is op but hides it
3. Classroom of the Elite

Aired: Aired: Jul 12, 2017, to Sep 27, 2017, Number of episodes: 12, Series Genre: Drama
Studio Name: Lerche

This Drama Anime, where the Mc is op but hides it, follows Koudo Ikusei, a Senior High School in a prestigious academy where everyone wants to get admission. The students can live there in any way they want. However, they are grouped into various classes and only the top ones in higher classes receive preferential treatment.

Kiyotaka is one such student who has to study in a lower-class D. But don’t underestimate him. He meets with some of his other classmates namely Suzune and Kikyou. The catch is that their class positions are not permanent and they can upgrade them throughout the year by any means possible.

2. The Irregular at Magic High School (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)

anime where mc is op but hides it
2. The Irregular at Magic High School

Aired: Apr 6, 2014, to Sep 28, 2014, Number of episodes: 26, Series Genre: Action, Romance, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Studio Name: Madhouse

Magic is now taught at schools in the 21st century. That’s the premise on which this anime where mc is op but hides it is set as we take a look at “First High School.” They have a system that groups the students into two parts depending on their abilities.

These two groups are called “Blooms and Weeds.” The sibling duo of Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba are admitted to this school and get drafted to Weeds and Blooms respectively. Despite being a Bloom, Tatsuya shows a knack for magical abilities that makes him an irregular in that academy. This marks the start of the story where Tatsuya will go on to show his massively overpowered techniques.

See also: Top 15 Best Anime Like The Irregular at Magic High School

1. The Devil is a Part-Timer (Hataraku Maou-sama!)

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1. The Devil is a Part-Timer

Aired: Apr 4, 2013, to Jun 27, 2013, Number of episodes: 13, Series Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural, Studio Name: White Fox

A war breaks out between humans and Satan’s army. Satan Jacob is a fearsome and powerful demon lord. He started his conquest of Ente Isla, a mystical universe. But he is stopped right in his tracks by a hero named Emilia and is forced off Ente Isl to Earth through a portal.

Satan along with his General, Alsiel land in modern-day Tokyo where he is practically stripped of most of his power. He takes the name of Sadao Maou and starts working at a fast-food chain. Yes, Satan now considers using his powers to heat-fried chickens. Soon Maou begins plotting a new plan to make him come back to Ente Isla.

Though he will vehemently deny it, Maou abandons his malicious plan, and his big dream now is to climb to the top of the corporate ladder and take the universe under his control. He discovers that he can restore his powers temporarily by feeding off negative emotions.

These powers include Transformation, Telekinesis, Regeneration, Teleportation, and becoming a buff hunk. He also has the power to make everyone in the anime series talk about him all the time.

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