20+ Anime Where The MC Is Lazy But Secretly OP

20+ Anime Where The MC Is Lazy But Secretly OP

As the saying goes, “Laziness is nothing more than a habit of resting even before you get tired.” Surprisingly, some of our beloved main characters follow these golden words genuinely. The best part is that even though they are lazy, they still keep their reputation as overpowered main characters.

Lazy but OP MCs can always accomplish the impossible. It’s just that they opt for naps or eat and play games most of the time. They deliberately hide their powers only to ensure that no one disturbs their leisurely time. It is kind of charming in its own way cause at the end of the day, they still get the job done.

So, today, let’s pay a little tribute to our lazy but overpowered main characters who do their best to have a proper rest. And we just love them for who they are. Here I present 21 Anime where the main character is lazy but secretly overpowered.

 

ANIME WHERE THE MC STARTS LAZY BUT BECOMES OP RECOMMENDATIONS

 

21. Robotic;Notes


OP MC Character Writing Plot Animation Total
16/20 7/10 6/10 8/10 37/50

I thought gamers were efficient since they have speedy brains and quick hands. Robotic;Notes will prove this hypothesis wrong. Meet Kaito Yashio. He has an extraordinary mind, but still he is lazy, blunt, and sarcastic.

The plot is a little unique where after playing a game of robot fighting, some kids decide to build a robot. But they never thought their simple efforts would lead to making an even better mecha, all thanks to our blunt genius.

While Kaito might not be overpowered in terms of power, his brains define him. It’s about time you learn to make your own giant Robot.

 

Read: Manga Where The MC Is OP From The Start

 

20. Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?

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17/20 7/10 7/10 8/10 39/50

This one is a cliché with a reincarnated lazy but overpowered main character. However, the cuteness and the character development will leave you in awe. Meet Misato. She died a lonely death.

She wanted to live a peaceful next life when fate asked her. However, things didn’t go her way. Misato decides to hide her overpowered abilities in her new life and be a simple girl but that is easier said than done.

 

19. Is this a Zombie?

Is this a zombie

OP MC Character Writing Plot Animation Total
17/20 7/10 8/10 8/10 40/50

Meet Ayumo Aikawa, our lazy yet overpowered MC. The only problem is that he died at the start and became a zombie. However, now he has the power to transform into a magical girl with a super-powerful weapon and deadly magic tricks.

Still, he was a human once, and his fear of being in a fight hasn’t left him. Join him for a bumper-kart, fun-filled, and power-packed ride. It will definitely throw you off your chairs with its humor.

 

18. The Genius Prince’s Guide To Raising a Nation Out of Debt

OP MC Character Writing Plot Animation Total
17/20 8/10 8/10 7/10 40/50

A gifted genius using his high functioning brain is like breathing until it becomes a responsibility. The story becomes attractive when this responsible genius has to do whatever it takes to avoid becoming a hero. Only to end up being praised and hailed as one.

Prince Wein is laid-back and a slacker but a genius. Being a genius took a toll on his dream of spending a leisurely life. Hence, he decided to use his intellect in a roundabout way to get a peaceful, leisurely life. But it seems fate has something else in store for him.

 

17. The Disastrous life of Saiki K

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K

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19/20 8/10 7/10 7/10 41/50

When making up a list of anime with lazy but overpowered MC, you definitely need to include this one. Saiki is your OP MC who is desperate to have a leisurely life. However, thanks to his extraordinary psychokinesis and telekinesis abilities, he cannot do so.

The plot revolves around his desperate efforts. He tries to hide his awesomeness and blend in with the crowd as an average human. Yet, chaos follows him everywhere as he unintentionally teleports himself to a desert one time.

Stuff like reading people’s minds is like breathing, so he can’t avoid it, and body-swapping also comes as a bonus. Get ready to jump in the pool of laughter and experience the cries of lazy but overpowered MC. 

 

Suggested: Manga With An OP MC In School

 

16. Alderamin on the Sky

Alderamin On The Sky

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17/20 9/10 7/10 8/10 41/50

Let me introduce you to Ikta Solork. He is the definition of a slothful person, yet his energy reaches the sky as soon as a girl passes by him lol. He fits perfectly with the characteristics of lazy but an OP MC.

The plot is set with Ikta at its center. The Katvarna Empire is at war and requires every person to give a helping hand on the battlefield. Ikta, however, hates being a soldier or a hero. Yet, he finds himself taking the military exam. He is pessimistic by nature. Still, he holds the reputation of a war genius.

Suppose you want to learn how to be a war strategist and be lazy simultaneously. In that case, this one is highly recommended.

  

15. Servamp  

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17/20 8/10 8/10 9/10 42/50

So, if you have watched Servamp, you would know that our deuteragonist fits the characteristics of a lazy but overpowered MC better than the main character. But I just wanted to add it to the list cause it’s regrettable to miss it.

Mahiru is a regular and responsible schooler. He accidentally forms a contract with a lazy but mighty vampire named Kuro. Kuro is deadly strong but lazy as a sloth, earning him the name, Sleepy Ash.

When looking for lazy yet overpowered MC, this duo always makes its place on the list. You would love the swinging relationship between these two with a touch of laziness and a sprinkle of extreme power.

 

14. I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level

I've been killing slimes for 300 years

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20/20 8/10 7/10 8/10 43/50

Our protagonist, Azusa, is a unique one. She died after overworking herself. But fate gave her another chance, and she reincarnated as a non-aging witch. However, this time she is determined to live a laid-back life.

Little did she know that killing slime monsters for over 300 years would make her the strongest of her kind. The plot develops with her acknowledgment that she will never be able to maintain her low-key life.

 

13. Blood Lad

Blood Lad

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18/20 9/10 9/10 7/10 43/50

Blood Lad is one the most famous anime that made its way to the list of anime with lazy but overpowered MCs. Staz is a perfect fit for the role. A vampire lord of a district has to be strong and scary.

Staz has the qualities of a ruthless lord, yet he loves spending his time watching anime and reading manga. LOL! He is an Otaku fellas. However, his carefree life changes when a human girl enters his realm.

To send her back safely to her own realm and without drinking her blood well seems like a setting straight from a manga. And Staz is up for this adventure. Are you?

 

12. Classroom of the Elite

Classroom Of The Elite

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16/20 9/10 9/10 9/10 43/50

Talking about anime with a lazy main character but secretly overpowered, how can I not mention Kiyotaka from Classroom of the Elite? Kiyotaka is an introvert with exceptional brains and a high IQ. He desperately tries to work from behind the scenes. However, for how long can the main character remain unnoticed?

Judging from the name, you can easily predict the plot. Set in a first-class highschool that aims to nurture and raise students with indispensable knowledge and extraordinary skills to serve the country in the future.

 

11. Gintama

Gintama (2011)

OP MC Character Writing Plot Animation Total
19/20 9/10 8/10 9/10 45/50

 If I were to crown the laziest of all OP MCs, I would name Gintoki without delay. This guy would instead wet himself than leave his bed. Lol! He is such a character. Even though this guy is famous for his superlative sword skills. 

The anime depicts Japan post surrendering to an alien force. The age of samurai is long gone. However, even after all the restrictions, Gintoki bravely travels around in his samurai clothes and a wooden sword.

Why? He is strong enough to ignore all restrictions and too lazy to remember them. So, get ready for a scoop of laughter, action, and power coming your way.

 

10. Akashic Record Of A B***** Magic Instructor

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19/20 10/10 9/10 8/10 46/50

Lucky are those who get carefree teachers. Glenn Radars is here to fulfill your wish of a lazy and happy-go-lucky magic teacher. Apparently, he has no talent, no magic, and only knows how to chill. But how did he become a teacher in the prestigious magic school if he didn’t have any magic skills?

The answer is simple. He is a part of the list of the anime where the MC is lazy but overpowered. The story of magicians develops when Glenn and his favorite students find themselves in the center of an evil plan by the wicked forces of the Empire. Glenn will shock you with his remarkable magic skill and power.

 

09. Hyouka

Hyouka

OP MC Character Writing Plot Animation Total
18/20 10/10 9/10 10/10 47/50

When talking about power, high-functioning minds are a must. Hyouka is an anime with Hotaru as a lazy MC who is secretly powerful, but his powers are more… humanly. He got brains like none other. Hmm! He isn’t a Kira-level genius, but still, the kid is a genius.

His precious mundane life flips over when he joins the Classic Literature Club. Hotaru would rather sleep than do anything. However, when he solves a 40-year-old mystery just like a kid’s puzzle, he realizes he is doomed. LOL! The fun has only begun.

 

08. Trigun

Trigun

OP MC Character Writing Plot Animation Total
20/20 10/10 10/10 7/10 47/50

Aha, Trigun! I bet every action anime fan must know this one. If not, then let me introduce you to Vash the Stampede. Apparently, he is very gentle, obsessed with doughnuts, and carries a clownish attitude. Yet, the chump has a bounty of billion dollars on his head!

Why so? Well, because in reality, he has a lot of stories to tell. He is the very name of destruction and chaos. Vash would kill cities with a smile on his face. However, that was all in the past. The plot develops when his past confronts him again.

Trigun is one of the best action anime where MC is lazy but secretly overpowered, and you will just fall for its charms.

 

07. Mob Psycho 100

Mob Psycho 100

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20/20 9/10 10/10 8/10 47/50

Okay, I had to include this one because Kageyama, aka Mob’s struggle, is real. This one is a little different. Since childhood, Kageyama has been blessed with psychic powers, but his extraordinary powers unintentionally cause chaos.

However, now Kageyama has a crush, and to impress her, he will go to any lengths to maintain a standard guise. That is a really tough job he has here. You are in for a fun time, so give it a go!

 

06. Legend of the Legendary Heroes

OP MC Character Writing Plot Animation Total
20/20 10/10 8/10 10/10 48/50

Legend of the Legendary Heroes is one of the best anime where you will find a lazy but overpowered MC. Meet Ryner, a carefree and aloof guy. The charisma is the fact that Ryner chose to be this way.

After losing his dear ones in the war and going on a rampage because of “Alpha Stigma,” he decides to keep everyone at arm’s length. However, his life starts changing when he sets on a journey to find the relics of “The Legendary Hero.”

The plot develops when Ryner encounters Ferris and Keifer. His character development is one thing to vote for. Plus, you are in for a combo of leisurely and action-packed time.

 

05. Chrome Shelled Regios

Chrome Shelled Regios

OP MC Character Writing Plot Animation Total
20/20 10/10 10/10 9/10 49/50

Main characters try their best to hide their innate abilities and powers to live an everyday life; it is cliché. However, we all know that’s precisely when we call an anime, marvelous. Layfon Alseif of Chrome Shelled Regios is on top of the anime list where MC is lazy but secretly overpowered.

A renowned warrior with exceptional killing abilities wants to abandon his dejected past. However, in a world overrun by beastly creatures, when Layfon joins the Zulleni academy, things go astray.

His desires to live an everyday and peaceful life are off the table. Nina and her crew recognize Layfon’s abilities and recruit him to join their group. Action and thrill are in, kicking idleness out of the window. So, what’s the delay for?

 

04. King of Nabari

King Of Nabari

OP MC Character Writing Plot Animation Total
20/20 10/10 9/10 10/10 49/50

King of Nabari is an anime with a disinterested and apathetic main character. Miharu is a regular high schooler with zero interest in anything. However, fate has something in store for our pretty boy.

Miharu is a perfect fit for the role of a lazy but secretly overpowered M. The plot progresses when Miharu’s simple life halts. A transition occurs in his life when one day, Ninjas attack him. Revealing that Miharu is a bearer of a powerful scroll that carries influential techniques.

It just threw his chances of a simple life out of the window. This anime is like a custard pie. One that you will love savoring.

 

03. Noragami

Noragami

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20/20 10/10 10/10 10/10 50/50

Have you ever seen a god working all sorts of jobs for only 5 Yen? If not, then meet Yato, aka Delivery God. His only aim is to earn a lot of money and make a shrine for himself. However, when his fate is interlinked with a human girl, things go astray.

Hiyori thinks Yato is a low-tier god as he does not have any visible powers except his sword skills. But the question here is: why is a low-tier god being chased by the Gods? And how is Yato exceptionally good with a sword?

There is not much suspense since he’s just plain lazy, but at least he’s overpowered, right? If I reveal the how’s and why’s, then where is the fun? You will love the character development, humor, and action in this one.

 

02. The Devil is a Part-Timer

The Devil is a part timer

OP MC Character Writing Plot Animation Total
20/20 10/10 10/10 10/10 50/50

Presenting another hit anime with a lazy main character but secretly overpowered. Who feels terrible for Satan? No one does, right? However, after watching this one, you will feel empathetic for Satan and probably fall in love with him.

Our MC is actually Satan, the Devil himself. A war in Satan’s kingdom resulted in his life on earth as a human. Struggling with the language, ways of living, and the biggest problem, earning money, he hides his nearly gone powers to adjust on earth.

However, his powers return as time passes since he is the Demon lord. But for him, earning money seems like a lot more interesting than finding a way to return. This one is a personal favorite because it’s packed with action, magic, humor, and the character development is at peak!

 

01.  The Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins

OP MC Character Writing Plot Animation Total
20/20 10/10 10/10 10/10 50/50

This one tops the list of anime where mc is lazy but secretly overpowered. Meliodas, a 3000-year-oldteenager-looking-chibi, with a laid back attitude and delicate personality as our MC. Regardless , he hides his powers simply because it brings chaos.

The plot is set in a world filled with fairies, monsters, demons, magicians, and holy knights. The story develops when Elizabeth encounters Meliodas, the leader of the seven deadly sins, on her journey to find the rest.

Name it, action, emotion, power, magic, suspense, and enchanting story—this anime has it all! So, don’t miss this one, or else you will regret it, fellas!

 

Conclusion:

Meliodas

With this peeps, I conclude the list of anime with lazy MCs yet secretly overpowered. Starting from fun loving and sleepy head MCs to the ones desperate to relax after a massacre, this list covers many of them! I hope you will love these handsome MCs who are brainy yet slow-witted simultaneously.

In hopes of seeing you again soon with something more intriguing, I’ll bid my goodbyes. Till next time then!


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