Isekai manhwa with OP MC is a genre that explores the concept of reincarnation and tells stories about how someone who was incredibly powerful in their own world would fare in a new world. It is also an interesting way of telling a story about power and how someone who is incredibly powerful can use that power for good or for evil.
I love reading about a character who is so powerful and unstoppable. It is definitely intriguing to follow an MC who can do things that are beyond human comprehension and who can fight against impossible odds in order to win. Whatever the reason, when done well, It is always fascinating to see how the MC becomes OP in an isekai manhwa.
If you are interested in reading an isekai manhwa with op mc, here are my top 40 best picks.
Best Isekai Manhwa with OP MC
40. Volcanic Age
Seo-Cheon Joo, an old man, finds himself reincarnated back to his eight-year-old body and given the chance to alter history and hopefully prevent a war.
Utilizing information from the previous timeline, OP MC has knowledge of certain secrets, such as places where treasures and cultivation ingredients can later be found. Joo strives to build great strength and rare techniques with the help of martial arts tomes.
A lot of the manhwa focuses on these attempts at finding hidden gems. Additionally, Seo-Cheon Joo forges connections with individuals destined to become important figures in the future; most significantly, Lee Ue-Chae becomes an influential merchant.
Long isekai manhwa short: OP MC Seo-Cheon uses his foresight to save the world from Dark Heavens Sect’s impending war.
39. 66,666 Years: Advent of the Dark Mage
As a result of a battle between the 12 gods, Diablo Volpir, a powerful dark mage, was defeated and sealed away. He wakes up 66,666 years later reincarnated as a baby into a loving family. Now he is dreading the endless hugs, kisses, and love of his new mother/family, a true nightmare for this evil MC.
Nine years later, with just a fraction of the power he once held, Jamie plans on exacting revenge against the 12 gods that made him live among a sticky lovey-dovey family but starts to change.
A transmigration isekai manhwa with a European setting art and an OP MC.
38. My Wife is Actually the Empress
This Manhwa has an intriguing story with the protagonist being a retired rebel leader who had killed the previous emperor. He realizes his mistake too late, thinking himself invincible due to his strength.
While in hiding, he unknowingly marries royalty; the Empress. However, he soon realizes that his wife is not just a regular woman, she’s OP MC! Turns out she is actually an Empress who has the power to make people do whatever she wants.
The narrative is mostly about their endearing relationship, as external forces try to control them unaware of each other’s greatness.
37. The Druid of Seoul Station
Suho Park is sucked into a different planet that looks like a Jungle survival game filled with gigantic animals. Now MC needs to Tarzan his way to survive, good thing he has his wolves pack buddies to help him.
He trains for thousand years becoming very much overpowered. But the isekai god steps in and summons him back to Earth. But it is a very different Earth from the one he remembers. The setting is filled with creatures and aliens that appear from the portals that have become the norm, and humankind has adjusted to deal with them. Naturally, in this world, poor Suho is like that kid that was raised by wolves. Once again MC must adjust to this new society and its hierarchies.
36. The Return of the 8th Class Mage
A pretty good regression isekai manhwa with a fairly OP MC. Ian Paige is a rare talented ruthless guy, he is the only 8th circle mage of his time. MC gets killed by Emperor Ragnar, his close friend, and ruler of the Greenriver Empire. Ian was too powerful for his own good. And thus MC regresses 30 years back to get revenge and undo his mistakes of being OP.
Ian is actually smart and only really OP because of that. He is Super op, super smart, and super cute.
35. They Say I Was Born A King’s Daughter
Awakening as 34-year-old Sanghee Kim, a newborn princess in an alternate universe where women have no rights and men dominate all, Suhee Kim must draw on her knowledge to try and win her father’s and brother’s affections.
This manhwa follows the struggles of women who are seen only as instruments of producing sons. In order to bring change to this worldview, Suhee introduces various mathematical concepts apparently having the OP ability to increase other people’s skills to control their magic by punching them.
34. The Max Level Returner
It was 2019 when people playing a certain videogame suddenly vanished without warning. Shortly thereafter, monsters began appearing in reality and caused the death of one out of every ten people. This is the basis for an apocalyptic isekai manhwa.
Eventually, some who had gone missing returned to the world that was now under the control of these beasts, with their game levels having translated into their ‘real world’ ones; putting it in more simple terms – a year in-game equates to a single month passed outside of it.
33. The Legend of the Northern Blade
Joshua Sanders stands out in this sword-dominated world with his spear, his weapon of choice. He ended a horrid civil war and put to rest the idea that the only way to be a real knight is to possess a sword.
In service of his friend Emperor Caesar Van Briton, Joshua encountered betrayal from those close to him, pushing him to near death’s door. One shining moment gave the Mc life when his faithful spear, Lukia, rekindled memories of his past at the stables of his childhood home. Now, he is fueled by retribution and ready to fight this life!
Chitra Cerekino is reincarnated to medieval times to complete various tasks of the god of beauty. To assist her, our main character chooses characters from a ‘Gacha’ game who are all incredibly attractive. She works to ensure that beauty is spread across the land, leading to immense favorability by the gods that are immortal. When they come across something intriguing in another god’s possession, they flock around it to see what’s going on.
This manhwa shines through with kingdom building, management, and politics, as well as a lot of humor and subplots. Through our mc’s wonderful contribution and with help from the gods, beauty is made ever present!
31. I Am the Sorcerer King
Sunghoon is searching for a way to help his mother overcome her affliction, which keeps her confined to bed. He takes jobs as bait for monsters that inhabit the world. In doing so, he awakens memories of a previous life as a Demigod Wizard.
Using this knowledge, he endeavors to regain his former power with the goal of becoming OP and curing his mom. Sunghoon’s progress is swift and efficient, allowing him to be reunited with his mother in just twenty chapters. His second focus then turns to protect her from further harm.
30. The Second Coming of Gluttony
In his trash life, MC was an addict, a loser, and a despicable person. His once-lost senses are reawakened by a fantasy that may or may not have been a dream at all. Possessing a very unique ability, he would use that, and the dream, to forge his path in the world now known as the Lost Paradise.
29. Dimensional Mercenary
Chul Ho Kang needs money to regain some respect from his family. He finds a job where he gets to help relieve people, who are willing to sell their souls, in order to overcome their lifelong regrets. Mc trades places with the poor souls to do things better.
With epic powers, he is using his knowledge and skills to show people what might have happened. Although there are several stories in this isekai manhwa, Ho Kang is a very special OP MC who can fix the lives of the characters.
28. The Villainess turns the Hourglass
For revenge on the sister who made her a villain, a girl turns back time. Our MC and her sister are in a “war” at home, where each tries to bring down the other – Revenge vs Jealousy.
As a result, a number of schemes are devised, including political intrigue, power struggles between different factions, spies, female OP MC, and household wars.
27. Doctor’s Rebirth
The isekai manhwa is about a young doctor who is reborn into a new body. Jin Cheonhee has a chance to start his life over and becomes the doctor he always wanted to be. However, he soon realizes that he has to deal with a lot of difficult problems in his new life, including dealing with his own trauma from his previous life and coping with the loss of his loved ones.
Jin Cheonhee is a very OP MC. He has the knowledge and experience of a doctor from his previous life and he uses this knowledge and experience to help people in his new life. He is a very compassionate and caring person and he wants to help everyone he can. He has god-like powers. He has the ability to heal himself and others around him and he can also see into the future.
However, he doesn’t want to be seen as a god or a savior. Jin Cheonhee just wants to be seen as a normal person who is doing what he can to help others. This makes him a very relatable character and his story is definitely worth reading.
Gang Ryon is a young martial artist who is on a mission of revenge against the men who killed his master. A group of powerful and ruthless warriors known as the “Four Heavenly Kings” kill him and he is reincarnated in another world.
The gang is now an unstoppable OP MC warrior who will do whatever it takes to defeat his enemies and make them pay for their crimes. However, he soon realizes that there are bigger challenges in the new world than just getting revenge for his own death.
25. Descended from Divinity
Descended from Divinity is the story of a young man who is born with divine powers. The MC is born with great powers that come from the supernatural realm. He is a powerful warrior that uses his divine powers to protect the innocent and the weak. His powers make him a formidable fighter and he is known throughout the land as someone who can stand up to any foe, no matter how powerful they might be.
However, there are other beings in the world who are also reincarnated with divine powers. These beings have different agendas and they are not as selfless as the young warrior.
24. The Live
MC Yunjae Kim is going through a mental breakdown caused by grief at the loss of his young wife and very young daughter. He wishes for the chance at seeing them again- this is not your lighthearted OP MC manhwa.
His wish is granted in a death game where only those willing to fight and kill survive. And so, Yunaje is transferred into a parallel universe of brutal gladiator games. There he will be fighting to be the last man standing.
23. Tales of Demons and Gods
A Demon Spirit Book can cause massive changes in space and time, resulting in a warp in space-time that saves Mc Nie Li from Demon Beasts’ assault. The clock turns 13 years backward and Nie Li is reborn. To avenge his death and of his beloved, he once again fights against the Sage Emperor With the vast knowledge he accumulated in his previous life, wielding the strongest demon spirits, he will reach the pinnacle of OP MC.
The isekai manhwa follows the life of Shin Youngwoo as he tries to become the best player in the game world, he is addicted to a game called Overgeared. He is so obsessed with the game that he spends all of his time playing it and he doesn’t care about anything else in his life.
However, one day he finds himself teleported into the game world and he realizes that he has the chance to change his life and become the best player in the game.
His game name now is Grid, and he starts off at the weakest level and he has to work his way up through the different levels of the game. At first, he is a simple merchant and he has to make his own way in the world.
However, op mc soon realizes that this is not going to be an easy task. He will have to get stronger and he will have to do whatever it takes to become the best player in the game world.
21. Tomb Raider King
In 2025, unbelievable tombs suddenly appeared across the planet, each containing a relic that bestows supernatural powers. And quite a few people are in search of these articles. Those lucky enough to seize these relics quickly gained control of powerful monopolies.
Jooheon Suh was one of these people – a “raider” who snuck into tombs and stole relics. Our op Mc gained tons of experience hunting relics for over a decade. However, after being betrayed by his employer and left for dead, Jooheon discovers himself isekaied 15 years back in time. He now has an edge over everyone else competing for the Relics.
This is a different take on the isekai manhwa with Over Powered character, the mc is definitely psychotic but normal MCS is less fun, right?
20. Descent of the Demon Master
When our MC, “Kang Jinho”, lost his family and became physically crippled as a result of an accident, he met a tragic fate and killed himself. Then he was given a second chance where he lived life and became a Heavenly Demon (Demon Master), where he met his tragic fate once more. Now he is given another chance for a third time? How will he live his life this time?
This isn’t your typical isekai manhwa where the OP MC battles new enemies and ventures off to save the world. It’s funny because the MC is so dense about how overpowered he is and everyone is shocked by how OP he really is. He’s just trying to live a normal life with OP powers.
19. Way To Be The Evil Emperor
In order to avoid dying from dual cultivation, Xie Yan traveled to countless worlds in order to avoid falling into the hands of sexy women.
The isekai manhwa follows a cunning, sly MC who begins his journey as a reincarnated slave but uses cheats and origin points – generated from people’s emotional responses to him – to climb the ranks of OP, he can switch between worlds and gain new powers every time. As he progresses, he even discovers new realms with their own cultivation techniques.
18. The Great Mage Returns After 4000 Years
This manhwa is an absolute thrill ride! It follows the journey of Frey Blake, a powerful mc being stuck in time for 4000 years. He takes over the body of a student; someone who has faced relentless bullying and been completely alienated by his peers.
The next day at school, Frey presents himself as an impressive figure, and his newfound strength attracts all the school girls’ attention. It’s the classic tale of a popular girl falling for an unpopular guy but with an intense isekai twist!See Recommended: Top 40 Best Action Manhwa
17. FFF-Class Trashero
Han Soo Kang was called to the fantasy realm to combat its oppressive demon king. After ten years of work and just as he vanquished his foe, a “report card” from the world’s God arrived that described his heroics in less-than-admirable terms.
Greatly angered for having slain his (annoying) comrades over a decade-long adventure, the deity takes him back to 10 years prior and eradicated all of Han Soo’s stats and levels.
In retaliation, he promises to uncover the dirtied secrets of Fantasia while becoming unfathomably overpowered- seeking retribution on those responsible for summoning him there.
16. Latna Saga: Survival of a Sword King
After being recently discharged from military service, Hanbin Ryu is thrust into an unfamiliar and hostile surrounding, with no preparation and no significant power to rely on. However, he persists in the face of adversity, and his efforts eventually lead him to become powerful.
Defying expectations, the MC does not arrive in this realm with miraculous gifts from otherworldly forces; instead, it is through sheer hard work and determination that he surmounts difficulties and becomes a figure worthy of respect.
With each page we are entranced by his journey, urging us to support him as he strives onwards.
15. Dungeon Reset
Jung DaWoon must play a deadly game with outlasting dangerous monsters and life-threatening traps. According to the rules, Jung got wounded in a dungeon and was deemed “dead”. A dungeon reset healed him among survivors, and now he’s an “error” bug, and can’t continue. What are his options now? With a bloodthirsty assistant and an adorable ground squirrel, he’s going to build an underground base.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime OP MC because he actually uses his brain. This is a good comedy isekai manhwa with op mc story, with a little bit of a dark side at the start.
14. Solo Glitch Player
After his untimely death, Taepung Shin’s gaming adventures came to an abrupt end as his favorite MMO video game, Paradiso. But this isn’t the end of his gaming adventures because he’s reincarnated as Jared, the delinquent lord of a frozen province… in Paradiso!
The man was so addicted to a game that he overworked himself and died, reincarnated as an obese noble in the world he knew so well because of it. As soon as he gets resurrected, he decides to rule the world. He basically knows everything about the game he gets resurrected in. His knowledge makes him a lot more powerful but in a good way.
13. God Of Blackfield
Kang Chan aka God of death is the brain behind SISS, the group of the French Foreign Legion. The handsome and powerful MC dominates all his enemies and ends up dying in a battle in Africa witnessing his teammate’s death.
He is reborn in South Korea three years later in the body of another Kang Chan, a 10x OP version. MC embarks on a journey to find the traitor who was the reason for his teammate’s death and ends up with a clingy generic schoolgirl.
12. Nano Machine
Nano Machine is the story of an orphan named Cheon Yeo-Woon. He is an incredibly talented martial artist and he is a mysterious OP MC with the ability to control machines.
However, he also has a very dangerous secret. Chemo is not human, he is a robot that was created by a mad scientist, and he has many dangerous secrets that can put him and the world in danger.
However, he has developed a human personality and he is trying to figure out how to live in the world that he has been reincarnated into.
The story is your classic isekai plot. As the mc progresses, he meets stronger enemies and gets stronger.
11. SSS-Class Revival Hunter
We follow Gong-ja, the main character, in a mysterious tower. He leads a life that is worldly and envied by all-star hunters. He suddenly becomes OP with a rare skill that allows him to mimic his abilities and saves his life. The Flame Emperor, hunter number one, attacked him before he realized how to do it. To exact vengeance, Gong j used his ability to time travel to kill himself constantly when the Flame Emperor was still a novice.
This is an isekai manhwa is set up in the hunter-based modern society with some plot twists that are totally new.
10. Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint
Yoo Joonghyuk is just a regular guy who loves to read, but one day he is selected by a mysterious entity to read an otherworldly web novel called Way of the Emperor. However, things get complicated when the story starts to change and the events inside the novel start to mirror Junghyuk’s own life. He soon realizes that he is not just a reader, but a part of the story himself and that he has the power to change its course if he can just figure out how to do it.
Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint is not your typical isekai manhwa with OP MC. Yoo has the power to read and control the web novel that he is a part of. Joonghyuk was not transported to a different world or a different time. Instead, he is someone who reads a novel that suddenly became real, and he finds himself transported to the world of the story. This gives him an advantage over everyone else in the story, as he can always be one step ahead of them and he can always alter the course of the web novel to suit his own needs.
9. Infinite Leveling: Murim
This weak-to-strong manhwa depicts a very realistic “work hard gain hard” principle. Yuseong Dan goes back in time to when he was a child and decides that he wants to have a better life.
The MC used to be a talentless but hardworking warrior dying while defending his superiors who have long run away from the battlefield. But in his second life, he takes advantage of his past knowledge and experience and decides he doesn’t want to live in poverty, instead he desires to become OP and he has a system that helps him with quests. Except, the system doesn’t improve his talent, but merely rewards and improves the hard work he put in. Yuseong wants to be strong. Strong enough to not let his friends die.
8. Reborn As A Scholar
Reincarnated as Junwoo Hwang, the eldest son of the revered Lord of Suzhou, our protagonist who once led a harsh life now experiences the polar opposite when it comes to his father and mother’s love and trust.
With his new daddy’s dreams of Junwoo becoming a scholar, he still finds it difficult to give up his passion for martial arts. As he strives to become overpowered and guard those dear to him, one can observe how Junwoo makes distinct choices that are affected by his privilege of power, wealth, and status.
7. Heavenly Demon Reborn!
As the most humble initiate of the Heavenly Demon cult, Unseong hones martial arts techniques and secrets to strengthen himself. After being initially viewed as least likely to survive, he ascends to become the head of a distinguished squad. Moreover, his might even outstrip those of his mentors. Despite the intent to label vengeance on his old master’s killers, Unseong must be mindful of the precarious risks that accompany demonic practices.
This novel brightly shines among the best isekai manhwa with Op Mc. The most interesting aspect of this one is that the guy becomes a member of a “Demonic” cult in his second life, which at least gives it a bit of a twist. No, this is not an “MC is reincarnated for the sole purpose of revenge” cliché. As time goes by he finds out more things he cares about than getting revenge.
6. Crimson Karma
Colonel Kasia Del Roman is a soldier betrayed by her comrades and faced with a threat from her past. As a result, Kasia was driven to suicide, but much to her surprise, when consciousness returns she discovers she had been transported away from Earth and into the medieval-era kingdom of California, where she is now a young female knight assassin.
Kasia is the only known survivor of a catastrophic magical explosion that destroyed countless lives. In this new world, she is a young OP MC and a member of the Royal Guard. She is tasked with protecting the Emperor and his family, but she soon finds herself caught up in a web of intrigue and deception.
The story follows Kasia as she tries to uncover the mysteries behind the Emperor’s death and she soon finds herself facing off against a powerful enemy.
5. Miss Not-So Sidekick
Hyejung adores reading to de-stress, so imagine her surprise when she wakes up with the pages of one of her favorite novels! Despite becoming a minor villainess called Latte, nothing can dampen her excitement. After all, what better way to take part in the story than as an actor? She meets the main characters, yet they are not quite as she imagined.
Although lacking in power (especially against the three male leads), she’s no damsel in distress and knows how to look after herself. As for our heroine, despite being isekaid she preserves her character as someone who loves watching the narrative unfold before their eyes
4. The Beginning After The End
This is the story of Arthur Leywin, a former King of Dicathen, and Grey of the Four Armies. King Gray is a wise OP MC, he is respected and feared by many.
A war between Dicathen and the Alacrya Empire breaks by a disagreement over territory. The Alacrya Empire believes that they have the right to own all of Dicathen and that they should be the ones who control the land. The Indrath Clan believes that they are the only ones who should have the right to control the Relictombs and that they should be the ones who have access to all the magical artifacts and treasures inside the Relictombs. King Gray is killed during the war and is isekaied as a new person who had no memories of his past.
With a second chance at life, many of Arthur’s new memories begin to awaken. He then starts on a journey to discover who he was in his past life and how he can make a difference in his new world. He must face great dangers and make tough decisions in order to save the world.
This is an isekai manhwa with OP MC and his journey to become strong once again. At the center of this story, he will find love, passion, and friendship.
3. Who Made Me a Princess?
When MC Anastasia is reincarnated into a royal family, she knows that the future holds an untimely death at the hands of her very own father. Faced with this uncertain destiny, all Anastasia can do is try to be as cute and lovable as possible, in a desperate bid for daddy to love her. But when Anastasia discovers a castle owned by none other than Claude – her father – it doesn’t seem like she’s been transported to an entirely different world.
Isekai? References to her past life are sparse, but that only adds to the unique charm of this heart-wrenching story – where a father learns to love the one daughter he has been doomed to hate.
2. Solo Leveling
Jin Woo is an average guy who lives a normal life until one day he discovers that he has the ability to “level up” and gain special powers from killing monsters. The monsters in Solo Leveling are incredibly powerful beings from an alternate dimension. They are always looking for new ways to feed on human life and destroy the world.
Jin Woo is a very interesting and complex OP MC. His powers include the ability to use a variety of different types of magic, the ability to heal himself, and the ability to store and use weapons. He is a very powerful and deadly hunter and he is always learning new ways to improve his abilities and powers.
Solo Leveling is an isekai manhwa as the world that Jin Woo inhabits is not the world that he was born into.
He was born into a world without magic or monsters, but he became reincarnated into a world of magic and monsters. Jin Woo uses this new ability to hunt down powerful monsters and make a name for himself as one of the strongest hunters in the world.
1. Return of the Blossoming Blade
Cheongmyeong wins the war and defeats some insane op guy, but the cost is high – all his friends and family are dead. With no reason to live, the MC feels utterly hopeless. However, he is reborn 100 years later into the future, just to find out that his name was erased from existence, and his former sect, Mount Hua, has come to its near-ruin. Cheongmyeong refuses to forget his past and sets out on a mission to reclaim the glory of his beloved sect. From that point onward, Op trains diligently and strives to become the revered MC.
I could give Return of the Blossoming Blade all of my favorite adjectives and words. It deserves all of them and it also deserves the number one spot on this list.