Sometimes being overpowered is not as bad as we make it out to be. Almost every manga has one character who can destroy just about everyone and everything in his/her path. In fact, that aspect plays a major role in our romantic relationship with mangas and manhwas. We love the incredible displays of power. We wait in anticipation to witness the sketches of battles beyond our wildest imaginations. The magic of Japanese anime is that it expresses the power of the imagination through animation and mangas and manhwas possess the raw sketches of ideas of those glamourous and mind-blowing action scenes.
Nonetheless, there is a certain class of protagonists who are not only incredibly strong but overpowered to the point that there’s not much that can truly present a challenge. This list is dedicated to feeding those curious manga readers who possess the appetite of reading mangas and manhwas with overpowered protagonists.
22) Survival Story Of A Sword King In A Fantasy World
After finishing his military service, Han-bin is chilling on his desktop when suddenly he gets summoned to a different world. To escape the hell he is sent to, he has to level up by killing monsters. But his malfunctioning guideline makes him suffer for twenty years.
This Webtoon took the phrase “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” too literally. Han-bin, after being sent to hell, is transferred to a paradise. Here he has to blend in, for if he is found out, he will be executed. But the funny thing is no one is even able to execute him in the first place.
21) Mashle: Magic and Muscles
In his magic-dominated world, Mash Burnedead is a young boy who was born without magic. So in order to survive in his world, he trains his body and starts living secretly in the forest. But when his calm lifestyle with his father is threatened, Mash begins his journey to acquire the title of Divine Visionary, which is only given to top-of-the-class mages.
Mashle is a manga, especially with comedic aspects. Despite the art seeming dull than other mangas in this list, it has some great and memorable action sequences.
20) God Of Blackfield
This manhwa’s story happens in the modern world. In the modern world, mercenaries are a common thing. And among all the mercenaries, the protagonist of this manhwa Kang Chan is regarded as the best, God of Blackfield. But while on a mission, he gets shot in the back and dies. However, he wakes up in the body of a teenager. Without a single clue of the incident, he starts living a normal life. But his fate is destined to be different as he is soon pulled into the world of mercenaries where his only goal is to kill those who betrayed him.
19) Legend Of The Northern Blade
Legend Of The Northern Blade is a Korean novel series created by Woo-Gak. It has been adapted into a webtoon of the same name illustrated by Hae-Min.
For decades, the brave warriors of the Northern Heavenly Sect fought to keep the world safe from the evil Silent Night. But when the fourth-generation leader is accused of colluding with the enemy, he is forced to disband the sect and commit suicide to protect his son, Moowon. Moowon loses his father and his entire sect to the unjust rule of the lords, he vows to take his revenge. But he is always looked down upon for his weakness. However, he has been training hard to revive his father’s lost sect, unbeknownst to his guards. Moowon is, in fact, overpowered to the point that he hides his true potential so that a War Against the World doesn’t break out.
18) Re: Monster
After his unfortunate death, Tomokui Kanata has been reincarnated as the weakest goblin, named Goburou. However, Rou has retained his previous life’s memories. He also possesses an ability that allows him to gain strength and abilities from eating. In this alternate world of survival of the fittest, he begins his journey to become the strongest and help his tribe.
17) Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu
High school student Misumi Makoto is summoned to a fantasy world by the god Tsukuyomi in order to become a hero. However, powerful others in this world aren’t as thrilled to have him there, and they kick him to the edge of the world just as Tsukuyomi declares that he must leave Makoto to find his own way. Makoto, an overpowered hero, sets out to find his own destiny in this new unknown world.
This isekai manga is pretty similar to That Time I got reincarnated as a slime and funny to read.
16) The Hero is Overpowered But Overly Cautious
This manga is another standard isekai adventure. In the celestial realm, deities are tasked to oversee countless worlds in need of help, and the goddess’s task is to summon heroes. Rookie goddess Ristarte must save Gaeabrande, a world labeled with the S-rank difficulty. While sifting through the hero resumés, she is astonished by Seiya Ryuuguuin’s ridiculously high stats. Ristarte wastes no time in summoning Seiya to the celestial realm. But, she misses noticing the comment on his personality: unbelievably cautious.
The problem of this hero lies in the title. He is unbelievably cautious. He does not start a fight unless he is completely sure of the outcome. But this manga puts a bigger focus on comedy.
15) The Breaker
This manhwa Series is created by Park Jin-Hwan & Jeon Geuk-Jin. The Breaker is different than other digitally colored Manhwas. It has colorless art which matches perfectly with the story. After Yi Shioon Shi-Woon’s master, Goomoonryong, destroys his ki-center, Shioon leaves the world of the Murim for a normal life to which he believes his master was trying to return him. However, Murim has other ideas for the boy who holds the Phoenix medallion of the Sunwoo clan and the knowledge of the Black Heaven & Earth Technique.
This manhwa has two series and it will be pretty amazing to read for action lovers.
14) An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride
Zagan is feared as an evil sorcerer. He is socially awkward and foul-mouthed and spends his days studying sorcery. One day he’s invited to a dark auction where loner mage Zagan purchases an unexpected item in an auction of goods from a dead Archdemon, which is a white-haired elf by the name Nephilia.
This manga focuses on the relationship between Zagan and his newfound companion. This manga has lots of adorable moments and cute interactions. This has an overpowered hero plotline, but certainly an excellent manga.
13) The Disaster of PSI Kusuo Saiki
Kusuo Saiki, a pink-haired boy is not a typical high schooler with extraordinary psychic powers – that he absolutely hates. Saiki tries to use his psychic abilities to live an ordinary life. However, for the sake of his odd classmates, it has become difficult to achieve the peaceful life he desires.
This manga is a comedy-focused story, with absurdity and insanity.
Yet another “stuck in a different world” plot fills in the pages of this manga. However, the protagonist here didn’t die. Momonga is an average salaryman who spends his free time playing Yggdrasil, a Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game well-known across Japan for its immense world and limitless customization. Unfortunately, Yggdrasil’s servers shut down in the year 2138. Momonga simply didn’t log off before the server of his favorite MMORPG was shut down to witness the game’s final hours. As a result, he got stuck inside the game as his character. Momonga starts exploring this new world.
Overlord is based on the light novel of the same name but this manga is different because the protagonist sometimes acts as an antagonist of the story. This manga has already anime adaptations but it is pretty amazing to read.
11) Solo Leveling
Solo Leveling is a Korean web novel written by Chu-Gong. In 2018, a webtoon serialization was released and drawn by artists Gi So-Ryeong and Jang Sung-Rak. In a world where hunters, humans who possess magical abilities, must battle deadly monsters to protect mankind from certain annihilation. Sung Jinwoo, a notoriously weak hunter finds himself in an endless struggle for survival. One fateful day, after narrowly surviving an overwhelmingly powerful dungeon that nearly wipes out his entire party, a mysterious program called the System chooses him as its sole player and in turn, gives him the extremely rare ability to level up in strength, possibly beyond any known limits.
This manhwa follows Jinwoo’s journey to discover the secrets of the dungeons and the true source of his powers. A protagonist with limitless power and his journey to fight the threats are all that is offered in this manhwa.
10) Classroom of the Elite
Koudo Ikusei Senior High School is a paradise-like school, a leading prestigious school with state-of-the-art facilities. But the reality is that only the most superior of students receive favorable treatment. The protagonist Kiyotaka Ayanokouji is a student of D-class, which is for the inferior students in order to ridicule them. To hide his overpowered intellectuality, Kiyotaka on his entrance examination intentionally achieves the rank to be in D-class. After meeting Suzune Horikita and Kikyou Kushida, two other students in his class, Kiyotaka starts to use his fellow students as pawns to challenge the class hierarchy system of his school.
This manga is full of twists and turns. The protagonist is ridiculously smart and the plot is well developed. The manga has already got on the season of anime but the plot of manga has more to offer to the readers.
Yoshifumi Nitta, a mid-level yakuza, finds his life forever changed when a strange capsule appears and rams into his head. The next morning, a young girl with extraordinary psychokinetic powers emerges from the capsule. She is able to remember only her name, Hina. Yoshifumi reluctantly ends up becoming her guardian.
Hinamatsuri revolves around this comedic duo. Hinamatsuri seems like a joyful ride, with laughing moments with well-developed characters, and has a fantastic plot.
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8) The Beginning After the End
The Beginning After The End is written by TurtleMe and illustrated by Fuyuki23. The release schedule is three times a month with three seasons. This manhwa is based on a novel of the same name. King Grey has unrivaled strength, wealth, and prestige in a world governed through martial ability. However, solitude lingers closely behind those with great power. Beneath the glamorous exterior of a powerful king lurks the shell of a man, devoid of purpose and will. He is poisoned by his enemies and thus has to leave behind the life he had. Instead, he is born into another world where he has a family that loves and cherishes him.
Reincarnated into a new world filled with magic and monsters, where he has a family that loves and cherishes him. However, his foundation of peace and prosperity of the new world is under threat. With his extensive knowledge from his past life, he is now willing to protect the things he never had. This Manhwa’s plot matches with the plot of Jobless Reincarnation.
7) Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
A 34-year-old man, Rudeus Greyrat dies full of remorse on how he lived his life, specifically while saving someone from being run over by a truck. In a twist of fate, he is reincarnated in a magical world. But somehow all of his memories from his previous life stay with him in his reincarnation.
With the second chance he’s being given here, he decides to make the best out of everything and live a life of no regrets. The story of this manga is fluid, always leaving the reader excited for the next chapter. The art is also excellent.
6) God of High school
The God of High School is written by and illustrated by Park Yong-Je. This manhwa has, so far, been separated into five volumes and a side story. The action manhwa follows a high school student Jin Mori and his friends. They were invited to compete in an epic tournament in which they borrow power directly from the gods. But not only that, along the way they uncover a mysterious organization that will grant any wish to the tournament’s winner. With the promise of their heart’s deepest desires coming true, these young men and women will do anything to guarantee their victory.
This manhwa is for those who love only action like Dragon Ball Z. It has colorful and mind-blowing fight scenes with extremely overpowered protagonist Jin Mori.
Noblesse is a Korean manhwa written by Son Jae Ho and illustrated by Lee Gwang Su. Noblesse is the title given to the strongest member of the Noble race. The Noblesse is one of the two pillars of Noble society, equivalent in standing to the Lord. Noblesse is about an overpowered noble vampire – Cadis Etrama Di Raizel who has been asleep for 820 years with no knowledge of mankind’s advancement and scientific successes. He has recently woken up in an abandoned building in South Korea and is starting to get used to the modern world. In an attempt to protect Raizel, his servant Frankenstein enrolls him at Ye-Ran High School, where Raizel learns the simple and quotidian routines of the human world through his classmates.
He befriends Shinwoo – an athletic teenager, Ik-Han – a computer geek, Yuna, Shinwoo’s crush, and a few others. Noblesse follows the group’s often dangerous adventures against a secret organization while uncovering Raizel’s past. The manhwa began on 30th December 2007 and ended on 7th January 2019. It is also one of the Big three among the manhwas.
4) Tower of God
Tower of God is a Manhwa series created by the Korean artist SIU. The story is centered around a boy named Twenty-Fifth Baam who had only known a dark cave, a dirty cloth, and an unreachable light his entire life. Baam chases his childhood friend, Rachel who wants to climb to the top of the mysterious Tower. But Rachel was summoned by Tower and she became disappeared. There is a tower that summons chosen people called “Regulars” with the promise of granting their deepest desires. Whether it be wealth, fame, authority, or something that surpasses them all—everything awaits those who reach the top. The journey of Bam begins when he opens the tower’s gates by himself. They call his kind “Irregulars”—beings that have shaken the very foundation of the Tower each time they set foot inside it.
Tower of God has been running weekly since 2010 and is currently comprised of three seasons. This webtoon’s current status is ongoing which is released every Sunday. The Tower of God is considered the holy trinity of manhwas. It is very popular among manhwa fans. It has received its anime version with mixed reviews based on part 1 of the series.
3) That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
This manga is actually based on the light novel of the same name which is based on the web novel with the same name. Mikami, the hero of the manga lives a boring life in modern Japan when he’s unexpectedly stabbed on the streets. Soon after that, he’s reincarnated as a slime in another world. After naming as Rimuru by Veldora, our slime protagonist explores the world, and little by little evolve as one of the most powerful characters in any manga.
This story has an overpowered protagonist who is building a kingdom for the monsters only and the manga is full of adventure, action, comedy, heart-warming moments.
2) One-Punch Man
This is a series that has no need for introduction. One-Punch Man was introduced as a satirical web comic. Now it has received anime adaptation with two seasons. Saitama is a hero who can one-punch any monster away. He is not as cool-looking as other overpowered heroes on this list. But the comedic aspect is his down-to-earth attitude, and careless way of life.
Despite being the strongest among all the characters in this manga, his problems are the same as any common person faces. A comedy-action piece with great fights and superb art. It’s basically a must-read if you’ve never checked it out before.
1) Mob Psycho 100
Mob is a young high school boy, who just wants to impress his childhood crush. But add in the fact he has to keep his immensurable psychic powers in check, and things can get out of hand pretty quickly.
While this manga is from the same creator as One-Punch Man, the focus is on the development of Mob. There are lots of comedy and insane action sequences. The manga centers around this overpowered boy growing and maturing.
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