Top 30 Best Anime Like One Punch Man

top 30 best anime like one punch man


One Punch Man is one of the most popular anime series to ever exist. And so, fans adore this show immensely. However, along with loving it passionately, they also enjoy appreciating other shows that follow a similar path to One Punch Man.


Therefore, if you are someone who wishes to enjoy other anime that present themselves on the same lines as One Punch Man then this is the list for you.


These are the Top 30 Anime Like One Punch Man. All these shows have some elements that are similar to One Punch Man but they are different enough to give you multiple reasons to watch them as well.


I hope you enjoy it.




1. Mob Psycho 100


mob psycho 100


Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama, an eighth-grader, possesses powerful psychic abilities that he has chosen to suppress due to their potential danger. He uses his powers only to impress his crush, Tsubomi, who eventually loses interest.


Seeking control over his abilities, Mob enlists the help of Arataka Reigen, a fake psychic who exploits Mob’s powers for financial gain. As part of his routine, Mob now exorcises evil spirits upon command.


However, Mob’s psychic energy is only the beginning of his abilities; if he loses control of his vast potential and emotions, a catastrophic event could occur, resulting in his unrecognizable transformation.


Mob Psycho 100 is written by the exact same guy who wrote One Punch Man, ONE. Therefore, you can find countless similarities in terms of comedy, execution, characters, and even references of each other in the story of this anime. 




2. Assassination Classroom


assassination classroom


Class 3-E, a group of outcasts and delinquents, are given the task of assassinating their teacher, an octopus-like creature named Koro-sensei who has destroyed the moon and plans to destroy Earth.


Despite Koro-sensei being a great teacher who trains the students to excel in their studies and assassin skills, the students must figure out their weaknesses to carry out their mission.


However, this is challenging since Koro-sensei can move at incredible speeds and is nearly invulnerable to earthly weapons. Nagisa Shiota and the other students must work together to find a way to kill Koro-sensei and save the world.


The similarity between Assassination Classroom and One Punch Man lies in elements such as a strong main character with wild feats of strength yet having a humourous daily life. However, Assassination Classroom will give you a one-of-a-kind experience. 




3. The Devil Is A Part-Timer!


the devil is a part-timer!


The Demon Lord Satan is leading his demon armies to conquer Ente Isla, but the hero Emilia foils his plans. He flees to modern-day Tokyo with his general Alsiel, where they lose their magical powers.


To survive, Satan adopts a human identity and works at a fast-food restaurant, MgRonald’s. As he tries to adjust to his new life, he sets his sights on becoming the ruler of Earth and climbing the corporate ladder.


The Devil Is A Part-Timer is a series that will highlight the humour of rather boring life that is now being lived by an all-powerful demon lord. 




4. The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K.


The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K.


Kusuo Saiki has a variety of psychic abilities that he sees as more of a curse than a blessing. Despite his desire for a normal life, his powers frequently cause inconveniences and draw the attention of strange individuals like Riki Nendou and Shun Kaidou.


Kusuo tries to keep his powers hidden from his classmates, but he is constantly under scrutiny due to his unique abilities, making his quest for a hassle-free life difficult. He finds that dealing with the eccentricities of those around him is an inevitable part of his life, and he learns that achieving his goal of living an ordinary life is not as easy as he thought it would be.



5. Tiger & Bunny


Tiger & Bunny


Hero TV features individuals with special abilities called “NEXT” in Stern Bild City, who earn Hero Points by catching criminals and aim to become the next “King of Heroes.” However, veteran hero Kotetsu T. Kaburagi or “Wild Tiger” struggles to cooperate with other heroes, hindering his performance. To address this, he is partnered with Barnaby Brooks Jr., a new hero who goes by his real name.


Barnaby, nicknamed “Bunny,” is Tiger’s opposite in almost every way, but they must learn to work together to overcome threats and advance their careers as heroes.



6. My Hero Academia


My Hero Academia


In My Hero Academia, the vast majority of people possess unique superpowers called “quirks,” while Izuku Midoriya is an exception as he belongs to the minority without any quirks. Despite this, he aspires to become a hero and takes notes on heroes and their abilities.


One day, Izuku meets All Might, his idol and the top-ranked hero who reveals that his quirk can be inherited and chooses Izuku as his successor. After rigorous training, Izuku joins the prestigious UA High, where he meets his skilled classmates and learns what it takes to become a hero while facing off against a villainous group.



7. Dragon Ball Z


Dragon Ball Z


The anime series Dragon Ball Z depicts the life of Gokuu, a warrior from the extinct Saiyan race, who was sent to Earth as a baby with the intention of destroying it.


After an accident causes him to lose his memories, Gokuu is raised as a benevolent boy who fights to protect others. However, his peaceful existence is disrupted by the arrival of Raditz, his long-lost brother, who informs him of his true origins and the imminent danger facing Earth.


Gokuu and his friends must defend their planet against intergalactic conflicts and search for the mystical dragon balls. The anime explores the eternal struggle between good and evil and highlights the importance of loyalty and friendship.



8. Samurai Flamenco


Samurai Flamenco


Masayoshi Hazama is a famous model who is obsessed with superhero shows and transforms into Samurai Flamenco to bring justice to the city by fighting anyone who breaks the law, from litterers to rebellious juveniles.


As a result of his heroic acts, he catches the public’s attention, including policeman Hidenori Gotou, who initially advises Masayoshi to leave crime-fighting to the police but eventually decides to join him.


Their adventures start with preventing petty theft and littering but quickly escalate to fighting for the fate of the world.



9. Gintama




Edo, once home to the ambition of samurai, falls under the control of alien invaders known as the Amanto, and a puppet government replaces the shogunate. The new government bans all swords in public, but Gintoki Sakata, a samurai with a wooden sword, refuses to give up his identity.


He runs an odd jobs business, Yorozuya, where he and his comrades Shinpachi, Kagura, and Sadaharu help people in strange ways. They face challenges such as fighting local gangs and meeting alien royalty in the constantly changing Edo.


And thus, the story of Gintama reaches new levels of amazingness.



10. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo


Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo


Set in a futuristic world, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo tells the story of the Maruhage Empire, a militant organization whose mission is to steal people’s hair and rob them of their freedom.


Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, a man with an iconic golden afro and nose hairs of steel, is trained in the art of hair and rescues a young girl named Beauty from the clutches of the Empire’s grunts.


Together, they embark on a journey to defeat the Empire’s ruler, Emperor Tsuru Tsurulina IV and save the hairs of the world. Along the way, Bo-bobo gains new allies and battles various enemies, all while engaging in comical and entertaining adventures.



11. Mashle: Magic and Muscles


mashle: magic and muscles


Mashle: Magic and Muscles made its debut in the spring season of 2023. The story focuses on a guy named Mash Burnedead who happens to be living in a world where magic is omnipresent. Nothing takes place without some degree of magic to it.


However, it has been a misfortune for Mash that he is “non-magical” and thus, isn’t able to hold his own in this world. At least that’s what most people would assume. However, in reality, he is blessed with unreal physical strength that he utilizes to go up against his enemies.


And soon enough, he embarks on a journey where people would have no choice but to accept his reality and presence. He is going to become extremely important in his world. Fans often say that Mashle is when Saitama went to Hogwarts. 



12. Gurren Lagann


Gurren Lagann


In the anime series, Simon and Kamina, who grew up underground, discover a key that activates a powerful war artefact named Lagann. Alongside Yoko, they explore the surface world and fight against the Beastmen, who use Gunmen robots to terrorize humanity.


The trio works with other survivors to reclaim the surface and unravel a galaxy-sized mystery. Despite encountering difficulties, they continue on their journey for adventure and knowledge. And although this may seem like just another anime story, the truth is that this show is incredibly wild, even with this seemingly simple narrative.



13. Kill la Kill


Kill la Kill


Ryuuko Matoi is on a mission to avenge her father’s murder and locate the missing half of his invention, the Scissor Blade. She reaches Honnouji Academy, a unique high school where Satsuki Kiryuuin, the student council president, governs with her formidable underlings known as the Elite Four.


Satsuki provides the top students with “Goku Uniforms,” special clothes that give them superhuman abilities, in the school’s fiercely competitive hierarchy. After losing to a student in uniform, Ryuuko discovers Senketsu, a sentient “Kamui” or God Clothes, which bonds with her and grants her immense power.



14. FLCL




Living in a mundane town where nothing ever happens, Naota Nandaba is a typical sixth grader who is left to take care of his brother’s ex-girlfriend, Mamimi Samejima, after his brother leaves for America to play baseball.


However, Naota’s peaceful existence is turned upside down when Haruko Haruhara, a pink-haired, bass guitar-wielding woman on a Vespa, crashes into his life, leaving him with a horn on his head and tire tracks on his back.


Despite his desire for a quiet life, Naota is drawn into a battle for power that could decide the fate of Earth and the entire universe.



15. Samurai Champloo


Samurai Champloo


Samurai Champloo is an anime that follows the journey of three eccentric individuals in an alternate Edo Period of Japan. After Fuu Kasumi, a clumsy waitress accidentally spills a drink on a samurai, she enlists the help of Mugen, a wild and unconventional fighter, to defeat the group of samurais who start harassing her.


Mugen ends up picking a fight with Jin, a more traditional samurai, and they accidentally kill the local magistrate’s son. Captured and sentenced to execution, Fuu rescues them and hires them as her bodyguards to help find a certain samurai who smells of sunflowers.



16. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure


Jojo's Bizarre Adventure


The anime is set in the late 1800s and follows the Joestar family saga. After English nobleman George Joestar and his son Jonathan are rescued from a carriage accident by Dario Brando, they become indebted to him.


However, Dario intends to rob them and assumes they died in the accident. 12 years later, after Dario’s death, George adopts Dario’s son, Dio, to repay his debt. Dio plans to steal the Joestar fortune and creates a rift between George and Jonathan.


Jonathan defeats Dio in a fight, but their relationship remains complicated. When George falls ill, Jonathan suspects that Dio is responsible, and trouble ensues.



17. Hetalia: Axis Powers


Hetalia: Axis Powers


During a time of global turmoil and uncertainty, Germany finds itself allied with North Italy and Japan, two nations with contrasting personalities. North Italy, a descendant of Ancient Rome, is weak and infatuated with pasta, while Japan is practical but odd.


As the Allied Forces arrive to stop the Axis Powers, Germany struggles to maintain this unlikely alliance. Despite a common goal, the personified nations struggle to work together due to centuries of differences, leading to comical depictions of World Wars I and II.


This is what segments Hetalia from the rest.



18. Full Metal Panic


Full Metal Panic


Mithril is an advanced, covert military organization that fights against terrorist activities. They have assigned a specialized team, led by commanding officer Melissa Mao, to a top-secret mission. Sergeants Sousuke Sagara and Kurz Weber are tasked with protecting Kaname Chidori, a teenage girl with revolutionary scientific knowledge known as a “Whispered,” from various intelligence agencies and organizations seeking to exploit her abilities.


Sousuke enrols in Kaname’s high school as a classmate to closely monitor her, but his militaristic upbringing and poor social skills make it difficult for him to fit in.



19. Lupin The Third


Lupin The Third


Arsène Lupin III is a thief who is famous in his own right and happens to be the grandson of the renowned thief Arsène Lupin. His notoriety attracts attention from the ICPO Inspector Zenigata and other criminals.


Lupin III’s love life is also impacted by his criminal endeavours, as he is involved with the enigmatic and unreliable Fujiko Mine. Along with his partner Daisuke Jigen, Lupin III sets his sights on acquiring the world’s most valuable treasures.


Lupin III’s actions are unpredictable, and his association with Fujiko Mine often blurs the line between friend and foe. As a result, he constantly risks being caught by Inspector Zenigata during his daring heists.



20. Aggretsuko




Retsuko, a 25-year-old red panda, faces difficulties at her workplace due to sexist remarks from her boss and condescending behaviour from her colleagues. Although she is diligent and hardworking, Retsuko’s modesty often makes her a target for exploitation.


However, when her frustration reaches its peak, she unleashes her emotions through aggressive death metal karaoke, which serves as a means of venting her anger and mocking the idiocy and hypocrisy of her coworkers and work environment.


Even though this outlet exists only in her imagination, it provides Retsuko with a cathartic release from a world dominated by hierarchy and appearances.



21. Hunter x Hunter


Hunter x Hunter


To explore uncharted territories, battle fierce monsters, and locate rare items, hunters put their lives on the line. However, before one can become a hunter, they must first pass the Hunter Examination.


This is a selection process filled with danger where most applicants end up injured or dead. Young Gon Freecss takes the exam with the sole purpose of finding his father, Ging, who is also a Hunter.


Along the way, Gon befriends Leorio Paladiknight, a medical student, Kurapika, a vengeful individual, and Killua Zoldyck, a former assassin. Although each of them has different motives for taking the exam, they work together towards a common goal, embarking on treacherous journeys filled with adventure and peril.



22. Overlord




The popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil is ending, and Momonga, the leader of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, chooses to stay until the end. But he is surprised to find that even after the game has ended, he is still conscious as his character, and the non-player characters have become self-aware.


To unravel this mystery, Momonga commands his loyal followers to help him explore and dominate this new world, seeking answers to the strange turn of events and whether others are in the same situation.


The story is Isekai but amazing to watch.



23. Hajime No Ippo


Hajime No Ippo


During his father’s absence, high schooler Ippo Makunouchi helps his mother run their fishing boat rental business, but he is constantly bullied due to his timid personality, lack of sleep, and the smell of the sea.


One day, Mamoru Takamura, an up-and-coming boxer, saves Ippo from a violent attack and takes him to the Kamogawa Boxing Gym for recovery. There, Ippo impresses his fellow boxers with his powerful punches and begins his training under the tutelage of Genji Kamogawa.


Ippo gains a rival in the form of Ichirou Miyata, and he faces increasingly difficult opponents as he works hard to become a successful boxer. Through it all, Ippo maintains his kind nature and indomitable fighting spirit.



24. Naruto




During the attack of the Nine-Tailed Fox demon on the Hidden Leaf Village, Naruto Uzumaki was born and the Fourth Hokage sacrificed his life to seal the demon inside him.


Due to the demon’s power, Naruto becomes an outcast in the village and faces mistrust and rejection from others. Despite this, he strives to become the village’s Hokage and gain the respect of his peers.


Along the way, he gains friends and enemies and faces many challenges and battles. However, Naruto’s determination and unwavering spirit keep him going, allowing him to overcome every obstacle in his path.



25. One Piece


One Piece


During his final moments, the Pirate King Gol D. Roger revealed the existence of One Piece, the greatest treasure in the world, which ignited the Grand Age of Pirates. The title of Pirate King and the promise of unimaginable wealth and fame awaited the one who finds it.


Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy, seeks to become a pirate and set sail on a journey to find One Piece, driven by his love for adventure and the desire to meet interesting people.


Luffy and his crew embark on a perilous journey across the Grand Line, where they confront powerful adversaries and unravel dark secrets, all in pursuit of the coveted One Piece treasure.


The story centres around Luffy’s quest to fulfil his dream of becoming the Pirate King.



26. Death Note


Death Note


The world of humans is filled with violence and transgressions, while the world of death gods is boring and unchanging. When Ryuk, a sadistic god of death, drops his Death Note into the human world, Light Yagami, a genius Japanese student, picks it up.


Although Light initially believes the idea that writing a person’s name in the Death Note will cause their death is ridiculous, he experiments with it and commits his first murder.


Using the alias Kira, Light decides to use the Death Note to rid the world of evil-doers. However, a meticulous detective named L is hot on his trail, and their pursuit of each other turns into an intense battle of intelligence and cunning that will only end when one of them is dead.



27. Charlotte




Yuu Otosaka has the ability to take over someone’s mind and body for five seconds, allowing him to cheat his way to the top of his class. However, Nao Tomori, the student council president of Hoshinoumi Academy, discovers his deceitful ways and coerces him to join the council.


Hoshinoumi is a school for teenagers with supernatural abilities, and the council’s goal is to find and protect those who misuse their powers. As they dig deeper into their investigation, they uncover complex issues that they had not anticipated.


Yuu reluctantly assists the council as they search for and safeguard new ability users, while also grappling with the consequences of their discoveries.



28. The Misfit of Demon King Academy


The Misfit of Demon King Academy


In ancient times, humans and demons clashed in a relentless war that plunged the world into chaos. Demon King Anos Voldigoad made a noble sacrifice, willingly giving his life in the hopes of being reborn into a future of peace.


After a two-thousand-year slumber, he returns to a world where magic has greatly diminished. To his surprise, he discovers that the demon race remembers him differently. His true identity, achievements, and legacy have been altered and attributed to an imposter.


As he enrols in the Demon King Academy to reclaim his rightful place, Anos realizes that he is an unprecedented anomaly—an outcast shrouded in mystery. Undeterred by this manipulation of his past, he sets out to uncover the truth and make his descendants acknowledge his return as their true ruler.



29. The God of High School


The God of High School


The God of High School tournament pits Korean high school students against each other in a no-holds-barred battle for the title of greatest fighter and the prize of one wish.


Jin Mo-Ri, a Taekwondo expert, joins the competition and befriends Han Dae-Wi and Yu Mi-Ra, two other fighters with their own reasons for competing. However, the tournament’s true nature is shrouded in secrecy, and Korean political candidate Park Mu-Jin watches every fight with keen interest.


As the matches become increasingly brutal, the trio must uncover the truth behind the competition and what it takes to be crowned the God of High School.



30.  Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They?


Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren't They?


Izayoi Sakamaki, Asuka Kudou, and You Kasukabe are exceptional teenagers burdened by the monotony of their ordinary lives. However, their perspectives shift drastically when they each receive a peculiar envelope containing an invitation to a mysterious realm known as Little Garden.


Without warning, they find themselves transported to this enigmatic world, where they are greeted by Kurousagi. She unveils an extraordinary opportunity for them to participate in high-stakes games that harness their psychic powers.


To take part, they must first join a community. Learning that Kurousagi’s community, “No Names,” has experienced a significant loss and been stripped of their land by a powerful demon lord, the trio embarks on a quest to restore the community’s honor and protect its inhabitants.



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