Are you looking for some characters who live their lives as normal humans but have overwhelming strength and can defeat their enemies in a flick of their fingers?
Then you are on the right page as this article reveals 10 of those overpowered characters who are as powerful as the Gods but these main characters have a twist in their role, which is they hide their monstrous abilities in front of people to live a normal life.
The following characters are listed from various anime according to their strength, powers, abilities, and many others, the most important criteria being that they are one of my favorites. So, engage yourself in the list of the Top 10 Animes Where the Main Character is Overpowered but Hides It.
10. Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor (Glenn Radars)
Episodes: 12 (1 season)
Genres: Action, Magic, Fantasy
Roku de Nashi Mahutsu Koshi to Akashikku Redoku, or in English, Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor is a Japanese anime series set at a prestigious magic academy in The Alzano Empire. The anime focuses on the main character, Glenn Radars who sets foot in this magic academy, Seiodoukan Academy as a substitute teacher.
Glenn Radars has no interest in teaching and cannot display magic to his students. He is lazy, scruffy, and constantly bored by everything but if you think that’s all he has but then you are thinking in the wrong direction.
Despite, his foolish appearance, he was formerly the Alzano Imperial’s strongest Court Magician and military assassin with the alias “The Fool”. After serving the Imperial Court, he became disillusioned after the death of his former partner and started living a simple life as a useless magic instructor, hiding his past and powers to protect his students and friends.
9. The Devil is a Part-Timer (Sadao Maou)
Episodes: 25 (2 seasons)
Genres: Fantasy, Comedy, Demons, Romance
Hataraku Mao-sama or simply, The Devil is a Part-Timer is a Japanese anime series that is set on the life of the fearsome and powerful Demon Lord, Satan Jacob after he is forced to retreat through a gate, getting transported to Tokyo while confronting Hero Emilia in Ente Isla, a mystical universe.
Satan Jacob changed his name to Sadao Maou and gains part-time employment in a fast food restaurant, MgRonald’s, a parody of McDonald’s to survive in this new world without his powers. Later, he discovers that he can temporarily regain his powers by feeding on negative emotions.
This anime is one of the masterpieces of comedy and fantasy & one of the 10 MC is Overpowered But Hides It, showing the hilarious events of his daily life in the human world.
8. The King’s Avatar (Ye Xiu)
Episodes: 27 (2 seasons)
Genres: Action, Adventure, E-sports
Quanzhi Gaoshou or The King’s Avatar is a Chinese donghua web series focusing on an overpowered main character, Ye Xiu, the topmost professional of the multiplayer game, Glory who is called the “Battle God” due to his exceptional skills and contributions to the team and the game over the years.
Despite his contributions, he was kicked out by his team and he started his new life by working in a nearby internet café and creating his character in the game with a new username of ‘Lord Grim’. His experience and knowledge of a decade in the game exploit his mask of a newbie, immediately catching the attention of top players and guilds who try to find his true identity.
Being tracked by various organizations, he dedicates himself to starting his journey afresh to win the Glory’s summit with his talented new comrades to show his worth to the world.
7. The Classroom of the Elite (Kiyotaka Ayanokoji)
Episodes: 25 (2 seasons)
Genres: Drama, Psychological thriller
Yokoso Jitsuryoku Shijo Shugi no Kyoshitsu e, or The Classroom of the Elite is a Japanese anime series set in a prestigious Senior High school, Koudo Ikusei in Japan where students thrive to take admission and our main character, Kiyotaka Ayanokoji is one of the first year students’ of the academy.
Despite being a student of the lower 1-D class which is called the worst class containing the school defectives, Ayanokoji is a guy who should not be underestimated as he hides his intelligence by stating them as coincidences.
In this school, students are ranked by their entrance exams and hence membership in the respected class is permanent but ranking can be changed as it depends on the points accumulated by the students of each class. Together with his friends, Ayanokoji uses his IQ and martial arts to climb all the way to class A and regain his freedom.
6. One Punch Man (Saitama)
Episodes: 24 (2 seasons)
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Wanpanman or One Punch Man is a Japanese anime series which from its name reveals the fact that the main character, Saitama is such an OP character that his one punch blow is enough to extinguish his most powerful enemies and even shatter an asteroid big enough to destroy the whole world.
Saitama’s desire to become a strong hero came true after his day-to-day hard training, but he loses all his hair and becomes a bald young lad because of that. Even though he is the strongest hero in the Hero Association, he is ranked C due to his inefficiency in the writing test. Therefore, he is not known among his friends except Genos, the S-rank Cyborg hero, and a few others.
Saitama is quite bored with his overwhelming power and so waits for stronger enemies who can raise his adrenaline and gift him a tough fight worthy of his strength.
5. Plunderer (Licht Bach)
Episodes: 24 (1 season)
Genres: Action, Fantasy
Plunderer is a Japanese anime series that focuses on a world called Alcia where every human is ruled by the number of Counts imprinted on their bodies. These numbers either increase or decrease depending on actions and the citizens with high Counts rule over the lower Ones.
Licht Bach is the main overpowered character of this anime known as the Ace of Striking Flashes, one of the Legendary Aces & Strongest Characters in Plunderer who have lived over 300 years and have light-speed movements. He is the only person to live with a negative Count as a person with a zero Count will be sucked into the Abyss.
The story involves the cute romance between Licht and Hina, the girl who was searching for an Ace for 5 years while carrying the Ballot. They together with other allies investigate the dark secrets and mystery surrounding the Aces and the Althing of Alcia.
4. The Daily Life of an Immortal King (Wang Ling)
Episodes: 39 (3 seasons)
Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Supernatural
Xian Wang de Richang Shenghuo or The Daily Life of an Immortal King is a Chinese donghua series based on the life of Wang Ling, the reincarnation of the ancient immortal emperor who is a genius in cultivation and has racked up many achievements with unworldly powers far beyond his control.
Wang Ling, being a teenager spends his life as a normal high-school student and leads a quiet life keeping his powers sealed to avoid trouble. Despite his blunt outside look, Wang Ling has opened up many realms impossible for the modern world cultivators and has legendary powers.
Despite hiding his strength, he faces certain challenges he shows his true invincible strength and defeats each of the hardships, and protects his friends and the World from the demon invasions.
3. Mob Psycho 100 (Shigeo Kageyama)
Episodes: 37 (3 seasons)
Genres: Action, Comedy, Supernatural
Mobu Saiko Hyaku or, Mob Psycho 100 is a Japanese anime series based on the life of Shigeo Kageyama, nicknamed Mob, a middle school-aged boy who is one of the most powerful espers and has immense psychic powers.
Mob, being a teenager, is quite incompetent in sports and studies, and therefore his inconspicuous look disguises his role of being an esper. He also keeps his emotions shackled to control his powers but his power may break through the limits and outburst into chaos.
The over-powered main character to control his abilities works as an assistant to a con man, Arataka Reigen who considers himself a self-proclaimed medium and starts his life as a part-time exorcist.
2. The Eminence of Shadow (Cid Kagenou)
Episodes: 20 (1 season)
Genres: Dark Fantasy, Isekai, Action
Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute, or The Eminence of Shadow focuses on the life of Cid Kagenou, a teenager who dies in the real world due to a road accident and gets transported to another world of magic with overwhelming powers.
From his previous life, Cid wanted to become the saviour who protected his citizens from the shadows. He was a mastermind, skilled in martial arts and after being reborn in the world of magic, he became a solid figure creating his team, the Shadow Garden to carry out his plans and efforts in achieving his dreams of destroying the evil from the darkness of the shadows.
Being an OP character, Cid disguises himself as a normal high school student with no excellence in academics and magical abilities. He is one of the most famous characters in the anime world due to his cunning and courageous behaviour with freaky –cheesy dialogues and spine-chilling actions.
1. The Irregular at Magic High School (Tatsuya Shiba)
Episodes: 39 (2 seasons)
Genres: Action, Romance, Comedy, Magic
Mahoka Koko no Rottosei, or, the Irregular at Magic High School is a Japanese anime series that focuses on the life of Tatsuya Shiba, a student in a Magic High School, often called a ‘Weed’, a person who is inept in magic and is placed in the second class, containing the weaker students.
Though Tatsuya is magically inept, he has extraordinary powers with unique magic to decompose, detonate and reconstruct matter. He hides most of his powers unless they are required to protect his sister, Miyuki Shiba, and his friends.
Tatsuya Shiba is one of the most overpowered characters who expertise both in the field of martial arts and magic and hence referred to as the Irregular in the Magic High School. His intelligence, presence of mind, and exceptional thinking capabilities make him unparallel among his classmates.
Hope the above pieces of information about the OP main characters have satisfied your thirst, curiosity, and eagerness for the best-overpowered heroes who hide their strength. Many other characters may have been on my list but if you have not watched the extremeness of these characters along with their spine-thrilling actions, then you have missed a lot. So, grab a look at these anime containing these overpowered main characters.