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Aug 12, 2010 9:08 PM

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I want to watch a anime or read a manga were the main character is overpowered or becomes overpowered later on in the series. I would prefer if main character was a guy and have good fighting or interesting powers. Thanks for you help.

i dont really mind if main is a girl but i would prefer if it was a guy.
Also it doesnt have to be super strong in the beginning as long as he/she becomes extremely strong later on in the series.
Modified by mattx017, Aug 12, 2010 9:49 PM
Aug 12, 2010 9:09 PM

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Dragon Ball Z.
Aug 12, 2010 9:10 PM

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The only one I can think of off the top of my head is

Although if you weren't so dead set on males, I could name quite a few female ones.

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Aug 12, 2010 9:24 PM
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samurai champloo
soul eater
phantom of requiem
......isnt being over powered bad
Aug 12, 2010 10:17 PM

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Hellsing OVA
Terra e
Elfen Lied
Serial Experiments Lain- this one I'm just making fun of your super general request. It's not what you're looking for.
Aug 12, 2010 10:20 PM

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You've seen Chrome Shelled Regios, Asu no Yoichi!, why not try "Seiken no Blacksmith"?

Probably not too overpowered, but the main guy is voiced by the same seiyuu and is a badass.
Aug 12, 2010 10:45 PM

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Try the following:


Afro Samurai - man's got skillz

Baccano! - depending on what you mean by overpowered, this one does have a few of the casts who...well I won't spoil it for you but I can say that one or 2 has mad fighting skills. This ain't shonen though(neither's Afro) so not sure if that's what your looking for.

Black Blood Brothers - Vampire anime, main lead has mad skillz as well

Blade of the Immortal - self titled

Gun X Sword - elements of main lead being overpowered, anime is questionable might like it

Kurokami - becomes overpowered at the end, well the chick does

Maze - old school mecha anime

Photon - if you don't mind harem/comedy

Ranma ½ - another old school where main lead has some skillz

Saikano - chick is mega-overowered

Samurai Deeper Kyo - main lead is notoriously overpowered

Scryed - typical shonen where main lead becomes overpowered mid series

Sword of the Stranger - no need for explanation, just watch it

X/1999 - if you don't mind CLAMP anime

Manga: Most have a main lead who either is already mega-powered or like your typical shonen, will gradually power up. Some have anime adaptations, but your better off reading the manga

Black Cat
History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi
Mahou Sensei Negima!
Mahou Tsukai Kurohime
The Breaker
The Legend of Maian
Ubel Blatt
Until Death Do Us Part
Aug 12, 2010 10:49 PM

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thx man i been wanting to watch Ranma ½ for a long time but i always forgot about it.
Aug 12, 2010 11:21 PM

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some are not really overpowered but rather "overskilled"

Air master (overpowered ass kicking female)
Bakuretsu Tenshi (overskilled gunslinging mecha wielding babe)
Blood+ (overskilled freak hunting vampire)
Canaan (uberskilled markwoman / mercenary)
Devil May Cry (overpowered half-demon)
Devilman Lady (overpowered demon she-hulk)
Flame of Recca (overpowered firewielding kid)
Golgo 13 (overskilled hitman / assassin)
Hellsing Ultimate (overpowered vampire)
Ikkitousen (overpowered fanservice with martial arts)
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha (overpowered magical girl)
Mai-Hime (overpowered summons)
Project Arms (overpowered arms)
Witchblade (overpowered boobs-- I mean blade)
Yu gi Oh (overpowered cards)