Today Anime Mantra brings you a list about top 10 anime where the MC is op but pretends to be weak.
So buckle up as we dive on a journey where you discover new shows to add to your arsenal.
If you’ve already seen the outcome of this list, meaning you’ve watched the anime, then hey, the journey is what counts the most as they say.
And with that being said, let’s dive into the list.
On a quick side note, most entries on this list are personal favorites.
Here are the top 10 anime where the main character is op but pretends to be weak:
In the world of Maburaho, everyone is born with the ability to use magic.
Hence, they are labeled magicians.
However, the magical ability of each person is not equal.
The number of times you can use magic, determines the amount of respect you receive.
And since one’s magical power is determined at birth by traits and genetics, those who have a bloodline stemming from famous magicians are highly sought after.
In other words, gold diggers are rolling.
In contrast, having the lowest magic count is looked down upon and such is the fate of our main character.
However, his bloodline consists of many great magicians throughout the ages.
This leads the main character to being sought after by three different young women: a rich sexy blonde waifu, a busty pink hair waifu and a sword wielding waifu.
And needless to say they are the hottest girls in the school, making all the guys in his school jealous and want to kick him where it hurts.
Next we have Kekkai Sensen aka Blood Blockade Battlefront.
In a world where man meets fish against god’s will and creates Fishman, the gateway between earth and the beyond opened three years ago.
New Yorkers and creatures from the other dimension alike, were trapped in an impenetrable bubble and were forced to live together.
Watching over peace and law is a secret organization composed of eccentrics.
And our main man Leonardo is not one of them.
Well, not right away.
He was living a normal life with his parents and sister.
But when he attains the all-seeing eye of the gods, at the expense of his sister’s eyesight, he goes to hell Salem’s lot (the place where the men and fish meet).
To help his sister by finding answers about the mysterious powers he received.
There he joins the secret organization and begins his misadventure turning his lame life into the extraordinary.
In eighth place we have Arata Kangatari.
As a young boy from a noble family, Arata has always expected to make life his own, especially after his grandmother had claimed him to be female at birth.
Which doesn’t make sense at first.
But when the word of the princess growing weak with no other girls to succeed her reaches the city, he is now next in line for the throne.
See, it makes total sense now.
Disguised as a woman awaiting a replacement to be found, Arata witnesses an assassination attempt on the princess by none other than her guard.
The crime is pinned on his head, forcing Arata to escape to a forest where something magical happens.
He switches universes as well as places with another Arata from modern day Japan.
Now, the wimp Arata with his newly awakened powers and the help of companions he meets along his journey, has to restore the world to order.
I get this description was kind of confusing, that’s why you should watch the anime to make any sense of it.
But if I had to simplify it, I would say the story revolves around a guy pretending to be a princess who gets framed for murder.
Hence, he skips realities and replaces himself with a body double who was getting bullied at school.
Next we have Unlimited Fafnir.
Midgar, the all-girl academy would have been notable just for the action of accepting its first and only lucky bastard Yuu.
Our generic harem main character, but midgar stands out for much more than that.
It’s a school exclusive to a group of girls known as Ds.
Funny enough, not all of them are D-cups.
Each of them has extremely powerful abilities in generating dark matter and manipulating it into powerful weaponry.
The D’s attend Midgar hoping to harness and utilize their powers against dragons.
And our boy Yuu is their latest member as well as the most extraordinary member for being the only known male D in existence.
Again, D doesn’t stand for a deck.
In sixth place we have Plunderer.
In a world governed by Count, numbers that are engraved on a person’s body, determine a person’s social status and power.
Hina, a traveler whose count is based on the distance she’s traveled, is looking for the Legendary Aces.
Heroes of the war that happened 300 years ago.
While wandering around, she encounters Licht Bach, a mysterious masked man with a negative count.
At first, he comes across as a weak pervert.
However, after Hina got tricked into a battle with a military soldier, Licht then comes across as a strong pervert.
As he rescues hina and reveals that he has another count.
One with a white star, indicating he’s one of the legendary aces.
Now, I know this is an anime recommendation list, but I have to mention the hollywood movie In Time.
If you like the concept of numbers determining power and someone’s status, then watch In Time!
Horizon In the Middle of Nowhere
Now, I’m going to be honest here.
If you pick up this show, there is a chance that you won’t understand it.
So you need to rewind some episodes and maybe get spoiled a bit to understand what you are watching.
The story occurs in the far future where Japan is the only hospitable place on earth.
There the humans began reenacting human history according to the holy book Testament.
Thinking it would help them find a way to outer space.
And as the book says, in the year 1413 of the Testament Era, Japan gets invaded forcing her people to leave.
Now, frankly I don’t know how this helps them get to space.
But hey, everyone has kinks and as you know what they say about kink shaming, it’s bad.
So we won’t judge their techniques.
Anyhow, fast forward to the year 1648 of the Testament Era, the book stops revealing what happens after 1648.
Hence, our underdog main character, who is the president of the student council on the Musashi ship that houses the Japanese folk, leads his classmates to use this opportunity to regain their homeland.
Because when adults fail, horny teenagers prevail.
Jing: King Of Bandits
You may have heard about Yu-Gi-Oh King Of Games, but certainly have not heard of Jing King Of Bandits.
Jing may appear to be a young boy, but his remarkable skills make him one of the most feared thieves on the planet.
Along with his perverted crow, Jing travels from town to town, stealing anything of value regardless of the amount of security.
The show follows an episodic formula, wherein each episode Jing tries to beat the overwhelming obstacles and get his treasure.
And surprisingly, it doesn’t get boring to the extent where you drop the show.
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Coming in 3rd on Anime Where MC is OP But Pretends To Be Weak list is, Kengan Ashura.
As all we normal people know, business deals are usually made through meetings and contracts.
But in the world of pure masculinity, known as ashura, businesses resort to hiring Gladiators to make their decisions.
And our main character, nicknamed The Ashura, is trying to prove himself as the strongest.
He gets that chance after getting hired by a company to fight for them.
And that ladies and gents is the plot of Kengan Ashura.
No fancy words, no ingenious setup, just good old pure testosterone as a selling point!
Tales Of The Abyss
Coming in 2nd, Tales Of The Abyss.
In a world where the future is set in stone by prophecies called Score instead of simply calling it fate, Luke (not skywalker) spends his days locked away in his manner.
One day, while honing his swordsmanship, a woman attempts to assassinate his master.
Luke defends him, but the clash results in the two being teleported to a distant land.
Luke and the woman’s journey back quickly escalates into a quest that will either free the world from Score’s chains or destroy it completely.
And finally, we have KatanaGatari.
The story takes place in the Edo era and as you guessed my beautiful reader who is still reading, Edo era equals samurai, which equals sword fighting techniques.
And the protagonist of the story practices the most unique one.
A technique in which the user’s own body is wielded as a blade.
The enigmatic main man lives quietly in exile with his sister, until one day, a wildly ambitious strategist barges into their lives.
She requests to help in her mission to collect 12 unique swords for the Shogunate.
Main character accepts, interested in the girl herself rather than petty politics.
And quite honestly, who wouldn’t accept, I mean did you see the chick? She’s as fine as a well written poem!
You simply can’t pass on it.
Katanagatari is a highly recommended show if you haven’t watched it yet.
And needless to say, it’s a personal favorite.
And that’s all for this top 10 Anime Where MC is OP But Pretends To Be Weak list.
I hope you liked this list and if you think I left any worthy title, let me know down in the comments.
I’ll see you on next post!