Everybody loves the anime where the MC is OP but he never wants to flex is powers in front of the world. He only wants to live a normal life as a normal being.
But, as the story progresses, he or she tends to show the true power, which is always hidden inside. So, In today’s blog, I’ll be mentioning the Top 17 Anime Where the MC is OP but just wants to live a normal life.
So, let’s start with our Top 17 Anime Where MC is OP but just want to live a normal life:
17. Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
Lux a former prince of an empire named Arcadia, that was overthrown via a rebellion five years earlier accidentally trespasses in a female dormitory’s bathing area, seized the kingdom’s new princess naked, incurring her wrath.
Then she challenges Lux to a Drag-ride. Drag-rides are ancient armored mechanical weapons that have been excavated from ruins all around the world.
Lux the OP MC, used to be called the strongest Drag-Knight, but now he’s known as the “undefeated weakest” drag night because he will absolutely not attack in battle after his duel with the princess. Lux ends up attending the female-only academy that trains royals to be drag knights.
16. Aria the Scarlet Ammo
In response to the worsening crime rate, Japan creates Tokyo Butei High, an elite academy where “Butei” or armed detectives hone their deadly skills in hopes of becoming mercenary-like agents of justice.
One particular Butei is Kinji Tooyama, an anti-social and curt sophomore dropout who was once a student of the combat-centric Assault Division.
Kinji now lives a life of leisure studying logistics in order to cover up his powerful but embarrassing special ability.
However, his peaceful days soon come to an end when he becomes the target of the infamous “Butei Killer,” and runs into an emotional hurricane and outspoken prodigy of the highest rank, Aria Holmes Kanzaki, who saves Kinji’s life and demands that he become her partner after seeing what he is truly capable of.
15. Demon King Daimaou
This Anime follows the OP MC, Akuto Sai transfers to Constant Magic Academy where he befriends a virtuous ninja clan member, Junko Hattori. On the way to the academy, they vow to make the world a better place together; however, the situation suddenly takes a turn for the worse upon his arrival—it is prophesied that he will become the Demon King!
As word of his destiny spreads, the school begins to fear him, and Junko’s trust in him falters. While Akuto is determined to not let his predicted future control his fate, it seems as though everything he says and does only serve to reinforce the fact that he is destined to be the Demon King.
Moreover, he is surrounded by a harem of beautiful girls who each have their own plans for him, ranging from bringing him to justice to simply showering him with love. With his newly awakened powers, Akuto must cope with his constantly growing list of misfortunes and fight to prove that his fate is not set in stone.
14. Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor
The story takes place in a Alzano Empire which is the home to one of the most distinguished magic schools in the world. The Alzano Imperial Magic Academy, here ambitious young students under go training to become competent magicians.
A stern noble girl and her bright-eyed best friend, attend the Academy determined to cultivate their magical skills.
However, their world is thrown for a loop, when their favorite teacher suddenly retires and the enigmatic MC replaces him. He is lazy and in different attitude toward life and magic quickly puts him at odds with his class.
What’s more, nefarious forces hidden within the Empire’s walls start to become active and the protagonist and the two girls find themselves caught up in their schemes.
“Kings” are individuals who have been bestowed with incredible supernatural powers and granted the ability to recruit others into their clans. Protecting the lives and honor of their clansmen is an integral part of the Kings’ duties.
After a video depicting the heinous murder of a Red Clansman spreads virally, the unassuming student Yashiro Isana is accused of homicide. Now, a manhunt is underway for his head, bringing him into contact with the infamous “Black Dog” Kurou Yatogami, a skilled swordsman and martial artist determined to follow the wishes of his late master, the Seventh King.
Meanwhile, the current Red King, Mikoto Suou, faces his own imminent demise as the search for Yashiro narrows. But during Yashiro’s struggle to prove his innocence, a greater conspiracy is unraveling behind the scenes, clouds begin to appear in his memory, and close friends start to question his very existence.
What began as a simple murder is now leading towards a full blown war between Kings with the very fate of the world at stake.
12. The Fruit of Grisaia
This story follows, Yuuji Kazami the OP MC, who is a transfer student who has just been admitted into Mihama Academy. He wants to live an ordinary high school life, but this dream of his may not come true any time soon as Mihama Academy is quite the opposite.
Consisting of only the principal and five other students, all of whom are girls, Yuuji becomes acquainted with each of them, discovering more about their personalities as socialization is inevitable.
Slowly, he begins to learn about the truth behind the small group of students occupying the academy—they each have their own share of traumatic experiences which are tucked away from the world.
Mihama Academy acts as a home for these girls, they are the “fruit” which fell from their trees and have begun to decay. It is up to Yuuji to become the catalyst to save them from themselves, but how can he save another when he cannot even save himself?
11. Blood Blockade Battlefront
Supersonic monkeys, vampires, talking fishmen, and all sorts of different supernatural monsters living alongside humans—this has been part of daily life in Hellsalem’s Lot, formerly known as New York City, for some time now.
When a 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.
Libra is a secret organization composed of eccentrics and superhumans, tasked with keeping order in the city and making sure that chaos doesn’t spread to the rest of the world.
Pursuing photography as a hobby, Leonardo Watch is living a normal life with his parents and sister. But when he obtains the “All-seeing Eyes of the Gods” at the expense of his sister’s eyesight, he goes to Hellsalem’s Lot in order to help her by finding answers about the mysterious powers he received.
He soon runs into Libra, and when Leo unexpectedly joins their ranks, he gets more than what he bargained for. Kekkai Sensen follows Leo’s misadventures in the strangest place on Earth with his equally strange comrades, as the ordinary boy unwittingly sees his life take a turn for the extraordinary.
10. Beyond The Boundary
Mirai Kuriyama is the sole survivor of a clan of Spirit World warriors with the power to employ their blood as weapons. As such, Mirai is tasked with hunting down and killing “youmu“—creatures said to be the manifestation of negative human emotions.
One day, while deep in thought on the school roof, Mirai comes across Akihito Kanbara, a rare half-breed of youmu in human form. In a panicked state, she plunges her blood saber into him only to realize that he’s an immortal being. From then on, the two form an impromptu friendship that revolves around Mirai constantly trying to kill Akihito, in an effort to boost her own wavering confidence as a Spirit World warrior.
Eventually, Akihito also manages to convince her to join the Literary Club, which houses two other powerful Spirit World warriors, Hiroomi and Mitsuki Nase.
As the group’s bond strengthens, however, so does the tenacity of the youmu around them. Their misadventures will soon turn into a fight for survival as the inevitable release of the most powerful youmu, Beyond the Boundary, approaches.
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9. Alderamin of the Sky
Ikta Solork is a carefree young man who only wants two things in life, a woman on his arm and a place to nap.
Unfortunately, his peaceful life is destroyed when war breaks out between the Katjvarna Empire and the neighboring Republic of Kioka. Ikta and his childhood friend, Yatorishino Igsem, join the army as military officers, where they meet the infantryman Matthew Tetojirichi, the sniper Torway Remion, and the medic Haroma Becker on a boat heading for the military exam site.
However, after a rogue storm sinks their vessel, the five of them end up in enemy territory near a military outpost. There, they discover that the heir to the Katjvarnan throne, Princess Chamille Kitora Katjvanmaninik, has been taken hostage.
The five are able to rescue her, and as a reward, each one of them is granted the title of Imperial Knight—one of the highest honors a soldier can receive. It seems that Ikta will have to put his dream of tranquility on hold, as he must now become the hero he never wanted to be.
8. The Boy and The Beast
This Anime is the tale of a MC who is OP and a beast, both lonely, both stubborn and both strong. For nine year-old Rin things could hardly be worse, his mother had passed away in a traffic accident, his father is nowhere to be found and his extended family is cold and distant. Desperate Ren runs away to the mean streets of Shibuya to try and survive on his own.
In the Beast realm of Shibuten, the fierce warrior Kumatetsu is certainly feared but not especially liked or respected. When the lord decides to retire and become a god, Kumatetsu would be a natural candidate to replace him.
He and the noble Lord are the two strongest in the land. But Kumatetsu is so anti-social, he’s never even managed to hold on to a disciple and until he proves he can he’ll never be a serious contender.
When Ren gets lost in a maze of alley ways and finds himself in a strange land of Shibuten, fate brings these two stubborn and fierce willed souls together and Kumatetsu renames the boy Kyuuta.
Each of them has much they compete to the other but where these two are concerned nothing is going to be easy. As Kyuuta adjusts to his new home he finds himself torn between two worlds, two worlds that are far less separate than either the boy or the beast realizes.
Ever since she was a child, people around Haruka in schools and in normal life have found her creepy and some what scary. This is due to her ability of being able to read other people’s minds.
This ability drove everyone away from her even her parents. Raised by her grandfather, she’s grown accustomed to being treated poorly by others and has become a reserved person.
However, when she transfers to a new school everything begins to change, she meet Yoshihisa Manabe. Who finds her power cool and tells her to ignore those who find her creepy, they become the closest of friends and Yoshihisa promises to never leave her side.
And, thus begins Haruka’s new experience of social belonging and self-discovery. As she begins to love her mind-reading powers through the love and affection she gets.
Houtarou Oreki a downright lazy high school student ends up with a bit more than he cared for, when he’s forced to join the classics club after his sister’s constant nagging. It becomes extra annoying to him when he realizes how much depth the club’s history actually has to his further misfortune.
He’s dragged into a 45 years old mystery about the club’s initial beginnings.
Now joined by his fellow club members, Oreki must rush against the deadlines and his lack of knowledge through his hidden resourcefulness and hidden talents.
He gains a ton of traction into this case and a bunch of other cases as well. His bonds with the fellow club members grow stronger, as his hidden resourcefulness comes to great use in the search for truth.
5. Blood Lad
Staz Charlie Blood is a OP MC, a vampire who rules the Eastern district of Demon World. According to rumors, he is a bloodthirsty and merciless monster, but in reality, Staz is just an otaku obsessed with Japanese culture and completely uninterested in human blood.
Leaving the management of his territory to his underlings, Staz spends his days lazing around, indulging in anime, manga, and games.
When Fuyumi Yanagi, a Japanese girl, accidentally wanders through a portal leading into the demon world, Staz is overjoyed. But just as he is starting to feel an unusual attraction to her, his territory is attacked, resulting in Fuyumi’s untimely death.
She turns into a wandering ghost and the crestfallen Staz vows to resurrect her as this would mean being able to travel to the human world, something he has always dreamed of.
Blood Lad follows Staz and Fuyumi, soon joined by the spatial magician Bell and the half-werewolf Wolf, as they travel to find a magic that can bring humans back to life.
4. Mob Psycho 100
The 8th grade student Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama possesses psychic powers and has control over them at a very young age. However, he gets scared due to the liabilities that his powers bring, he instead chooses to suppress his power and use it only to impress his crush, who gets bored of the same tricks, that he shows her after a little while.
Too bad for Mob huh, f’s in the comments. So, he decides to become a stronger psychic he takes himself under the mentorship of Arataka Reigen. A con artist who pretends to be a psychic as he exploits Mob’s power for pocket money.
Exercising spirits on a daily basis, has become Mob’s life now though the real fear lies underneath Mob’s normal psychic abilities because, if he ever goes berserk he can trigger a cataclysmic event that would be the, be all and all of all humanity. Mob’s getting closer and closer to going boom. So, will he be able to contain it or will the attempts be all futile.
3.Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?
Ayumu Aikawa is a 16 year old high school student, who was unfortunately killed while investigating a house. Much to his demise though he wakes up next to a weird armored girl called Eucliwood Hellscythe.
She tells him that she’s a necromancer and that she resurrected him, he’s basically now a zombie.
Ayumu’s immortality means, he can basically do whatever the hell he wants so, naturally he gets to hunting down his killer. One day he runs into Haruna, as she fights a bear with a freaking chainsaw.
She kills the beast and attempts to erase Ayuma’s memories of this event. But for some reason he mistakenly absorbs all of her magic inside of himself, basically stripped down of all her powers. She orders him to hunt down the “Megalo” monsters that roam the earth to terrorize the people.
2. Sacred Seven
Alma Tandoji lives a lonely life. One day, Ruri Alba, a girl accompanied by her butler and maids, visits him. Knowing the power of Sacred Seven is latent within Alma, she asks him to lend her his powers. However, he refuses and drives her away since he injured many with his unusual strength in the past.
Meanwhile, a fiendish Dark Stone creature suddenly appears in this peaceful town in the Kanto region. Only Alma’s power of Sacred Seven can fight against it. But Alma just lets his power run amuck and things begin to get worse. Ruri raised her gemstone in order to release his true abilities, My Soul I give to you.
With Ruri’s wishes engraved in it, will Alma be able to defeat the Dark Stone?
At our number one spot, for the list of anime where MC is OP but wants to life a normal life, is Batooom!
Batooom! is the anime which gives you the perfect story. Ryouta Sakamoto is unemployed, lazy, he lives with his mother and is basically a loser.
His only achievement in life is that he’s the best player in japan in the popular video game Batooom! However, his peaceful life has turned upside down when he stranded on a random island, with absolutely no idea on how he got there.
He has a small green crystal embedded into his arm unfortunately, Ryouta is put into the game’s world with the stakes being life or death. Luckily though, he’s armed to the teeth with explosives known as “BIM”. He must take down seven of his fellow competitors and collect their crystals, in order to finally escape from the island to get back home.
Outside of the video game world, Ryouta is a pacifist he condemns all forms of violence yet, he’s forced to fight for his life in this battle of life and death against his competitors who are out for blood. He teams up with Himiko, a fellow gamer as they attempt to get the hell off the island, while getting closer to figuring out why this recreation has actually happened.
So, that was our list of the Top 17 Anime where MC is OP but wants to life a normal life, but ends up having to show his true power.
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