Let’s go direct to the point, Chinese anime with OP MC had always been one of the elements that captured the hearts of many fans. For example, I had been enticed into Chinese animation while watching an e-sports donghua that featured an MC whose skills and abilities can be considered a god in the e-sports world.
That is why I know that there are plenty of manhua readers and donghua viewers out there who are also searching for more Chinese anime with OP MC. Yeah, that’s a short abbreviation for an OVERWHELMING, OVERPOWERED MAIN CHARACTER. I think this cliche had made Chinese animation quite popular as opposed to the shounen of Japanese animation that featured a story from newbie to godhood.
So, what do we usually have for Chinese animation? We had plenty of MC (main characters) that can be considered monsters, gods, and beasts from the very beginning, it might be pure luck or talent, but they are the OP MC that always sparks and captured our interest. And when we speak of OVERPOWERED MC, they are an existence that does not comply with the basic law of the universe, of the world where the story had been set.
In this post, I will be listing 10 Chinese anime with OP main character from different series and I do hope that you guys might find out which donghua will you be checking out next time after reading this.
Chinese Anime with OP MC
The King’s Avatar
Quan Zhi Gao Shou | First on the list is the Chinese anime that enthralled me to become a donghua fanatic. The King’s Avatar featured Ye Xiu, an e-sports player with unrivaled knowledge in Glory, he was considered as the textbook of the game itself and was admired by many players. The story follows his journey to return to the professional arena after he was kicked out of his former team due to conflict with them. However, the entire experience of following him will only prove his legend and brilliance even further.
The Daily Life of the Immortal King
Xian Wang de Richang Shenghuo | Imagine a child single-handedly and nonchalantly defeated a catastrophic demon? Such is the case with The Daily Life of the Immortal King, a Chinese anime with OP MC named Wang Ling who is a genius with the power to steadily achieved a new realm of cultivation in a shorter amount of time than his peers. However, his wish for a simple daily life will be a challenge as he entered high school, how will he keep a low-key high school life is the exciting cliche to be followed from this donghua. If you wish to check the donghua, it is one of the new Chinese anime on Netflix this 2021, so you can watch it there.
The Manual of Hundred Demons
Bai Yao Pu | Also known as Fairy Albums, while she’s traveling penniless most of the time, Tao Yao is the divine doctor who had the special abilities to heal demons and supernatural creatures up to the extend of mending the rift between human and the spiritual realm. She’s no damsel in distress, she’s insanely boisterous and bad-tempered, yet her power and the special role she played among supernatural creatures are worth noting. While she usually loses in gambling, she usually dictates how the story develops to her advantage despite being surrounded by dangerous creatures.
Hitori no Shita: The Outcast
You might be surprised why Hitori no Shita is in this list of Chinese anime with OP MC. While its main character Zhang Chulan had so much potential but he didn’t unravel most of it yet. However, did we ever see him loses so badly? Nah, he is the OP MC that we’d like to hang around with, he is crazy, funny, quick-witted, a battle genius behind that hilarious exterior. He is even more badass when he is with Feng Baobao, another OP character featured in great fight scenes from Hitori no Shita.
Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation
Mo Dao Zu Shi | At some point in time, prior to his demise and reincarnation, Wei Wuxian is a force to reckon with in the cultivation world. The way he ended the life out of Wen Chao is simply satisfying and ecstatic, whoah, that scene alone gives him so much of an OP MC vibe. That is why I am listing Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation as one of the Chinese anime with OP MC as Wei Wuxian and even Lan Wangji are undeniably a cultivation genius in their own rights.
Tales of Demons and Gods
Yaoshenji | The main character from Tales of Demons and Gods is unusually so OP, basically he is a god. For fans of cultivation (xinxia) donghua, Tales of Demons and Gods should be one of the series that you must have as an introductory title to the genre. It’s exciting and satisfying, that is story-wise since the animation quite set me off, but I’m still buying the cliche of an OP MC from this donghua.
Shan He Jian Xin (Qian Qiu) | In case you are wondering, why this bl donghua is in this list? Of course, we can’t talk about Chinese anime with OP MC, without mentioning Lord Yan Wushi, one of the sexiest characters from a Chinese anime out there, and while he is not the sole MC from the series, he is definitely the other side of the coin, the other half of Shen Qiao. Yan Wushi is known as the King of Evils, and throughout the entire run of the donghua so far, he is that mighty figure that looks down upon the weaker entities that he can stomp to anytime he wants except for Shen Qiao. He is badass, he is strong, and the typical xinxia MC that we enjoy watching most of the time.
Nezha: The Devil’s Birth
The devil himself is next on our list. He was inspired by one of the mightiest figures in ancient Chinese mythology and the main character of his own story, the 2019’s box office animated film Nezha: The Devil’s Birth. He is so OP that not even monsters, demons, and some heavenly entities could match him. Paired with a playful nature and a bit of a trickster, Nezha is the MC that you can’t easily defeat by any means.
Douluo Dalu | I’ll make an exception for Soul Land in this list. I haven’t included several of its peers like Martial Universe, Battle Through the Heavens, Stellar Transformations, etc. However, Tang San from Soul Land is an OP MC that caught our hearts. Tang San is a true genius of his generation, paired with the fact that is a character reincarnated from his previous life, which makes him a powerful figure with talent, skills, genes, and strong mental fortitude.
Quan Zhi Fa Shi | Alright, while I am not a fan of its animation quality, Full-Time Magister had one of the most badass MC from a Chinese animation. Mo Fan, who had the special abilities unique only to him and made him superior to his peers will bring the viewers to an exciting adventure of fighting beasts and evil groups, while also destroying the people that humiliated and insulted him and his family.
I know that 10 is not enough so I had further listed here some more Chinese anime where the MC is OP, so you guys can enjoy and savor their story in one way or another as they bring different flavors to the table from various genres including xinxia (cultivation), danmei (boys-love), comedy (more in parody style), and many more.
- Hero Return!
- White Cat Legend
- A Will Eternal
- Jue Ding
- Fog Hill of Five Elements
- Wu Geng Ji
- Martial Master
- Lord of the Universe
- Heaven Official’s Blessing
- Everlasting Immortal Firmament
Is there any series that you would like to be added to this list? Please let us know by leaving your comments below and we will make sure to check it out.