10 Best Superhero Anime

Updated on June 24, 2020
joween18 profile image

Joween identifies himself as a closet otaku. In general, he'll write anime stuff, but sometimes, he'll go over writing tech & random stuff.

Can you beat the strongest hero?
Can you beat the strongest hero?

Anime has quite a reputation for creating outrageous characters with different, and sometimes ridiculous, superpowers. For now, we will be listing the best modern anime series that feature a decent superhero vibe.

Please take note that this is my personal list, meaning you are not forced to agree with me. You can add opinions in the comments below. Another note is that this list is in no particular order.

1. One-Punch Man


Our first entry is One-Punch Man. Its story revolves around Saitama, AKA the Caped Baldy, and his disciple Genos, AKA the Demon Cyborg. Saitama started off as a normal human being and became the strongest in the world because of his secret training. Along with Genos, he chases troublemakers and large monsters with one goal in mind—to make money. The two work for the Hero Association, an organization founded to protect the public.

This series is probably the most popular one on this list. The anime has a strong dose of comedy to compliment its insane fight scenes. The main character of Saitama may be the most unique aspect. He is probably the strongest superhero that I know! He can crush any enemy with just one punch. Yes, he is that overpowered.

2. Punch Line


Flying into our second entry is Punch Line. Its story revolves around Yuuta Iridatsu, who dies in a series of strange events. He becomes a stray spirit and his friends can't see him. The only being that can help him is a perverted and drunken cat spirit. With his help, he becomes a superhero that will save the world from destruction using his power that can only be activated by seeing panties. Seriously.

The premise may be strange, but you will be rewarded for sticking with this anime. This is an easy series to rewatch, an indication of a good show.

3. Boku dake ga Inai Machi (Erased)


Our third entry is the fantasy thriller Erased.

The main character, 29-year-old manga artist Satoru Fujinuma, gains the power to go back in time. He goes back 18 years to when he was in elementary school to stop a killer who murdered his friend and framed him for the murder of his mother. The power of the main character may not be as action-packed as other entries on the list, but the ability to change something in the past is rather interesting.

This anime is full of unexpected plot twists that will quench your thirst for mysteries. The narrative is flawlessly written and is very engrossing. You may need to prepare some tissues for the sadder moments. The soundtrack is splendid too.

4. Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda (World Conquest Zvezda Plot)


Let's go visit another ridiculous plot with this entry on the list. World Conquest Zvezda Plot is, quite frankly, not for everyone but I think it is worthy of making the list because of the superpowers featured. The plot of this anime is about taking over the world, a classic motivation for villains. However, the heroes are the ones doing it in this series.

Why would superheroes want to take over the world? The justification is to take power from a corrupt government that no one has the guts to fight.

As I've said, this anime may not be for everyone because of its young cast. But if you are young at heart and want to enjoy something funny and exciting, then this might be a good catch for you.

5. Charlotte


Charlotte is an anime where every superpower you can think of is present.

Mind control is the specialty of our young protagonist, Yuu Otosaka. He intends to use his power for an easygoing life but when he uses his ability to cheat on an exam, he gets the attention of the mysterious Nao Tomori. She is our heroine with the power to be invisible to a specific target. Nao forces Yuu to transfer to her school where she is the student council president.

In this series, superpowers are only present during adolescence. Nao leads a team of youths to tame other gifted individuals before they can use their powers for harm. This is another must watch anime if you love seeing a variety of abilities!

6. Aldnoah.Zero


Aldnoah is a massive energy source that was originally discovered on Mars. It was later claimed to be owned by the Vers Empire, a group of colonists on Mars that broke away from Earth. This has started a war for resources as the colonists invade Earth.

The narrative revolves around three characters; the intelligent Inaho, the loyal Slaine, and Princess Asseylum. Inaho fights for the Earth as he uses his intelligence and skill to destroy invading robots from the Vers Empire. Slaine, being loyal to the royal family of the Vers Empire, is determined to protect Asseylum from assassination attempts.

This anime unexpectedly caught my attention for its fighting scenes, well-balanced storyline, and the amazing soundtrack.

7. Kill la Kill


Saving humanity from rogue clothes? Probably another idea we would have never thought of but Kill la Kill nailed it!

This anime revolves around Matoi Ryuuko, a transfer student at the Honnouji Academy. She was searching for her father's killer when she finds out about a strange uniform that can speak. Her only other clue to finding the murderer is the half-blade of a giant red scissor. As she sets out on her quest, she finds her long-lost sister and together they save the world from rogue life fibers—a key material for their super-powered clothes.

This award-winning anime has tons of action and delivers excitement in every episode!

8. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: Thus, the JSDF Fought There!)


Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) officer and otaku Youji Itami is a person who puts his hobbies before his work. He admits that he only works to support his hobbies. This makes him an inspiring fellow, for me at least.

Anyway, Youji plans to attend a doujin convention in Ginza, Tokyo when a fantastical army with dragons appear from a mysterious gate. They cause mayhem and death but are overpowered by the JDSF.

The military decides to go to the world where the army came from. They find out that they will have to restore peace there with the help of some locals and a demigod. This is one of the more unique series out there as modern military science fights medieval magic.

9. Ushio and Tora


Ushio and Tora revolves around Ushio, a stubborn kid who unexpectedly became the wielder of the legendary beast spear, and Tora, a ferocious monster who has been pierced and held by the spear for 500 years. Ushio has no choice but to release Tora to use the spear when a group of demonic creatures begin attacking.

They form a truce and let each other live. Tora always says that he will eat Ushio but never does it for unknown circumstances. Together they slay merciless demons that terrorize humanity.

This is a must-see anime for its excellent combination of comedy and action.

10. Yozakura Quartet


A town where humans and demons coexist has been a nightmare for a normal police force to handle. The main heroine, Yarizakura Hime, is the mayor of the city. She has a team of good demons to help her protect the city from evil demons. The superpowers seen here range from mind-reading and teleportation to materializing things from speech. This series has a ton of action and has a strong, engaging narrative. This series is definitely deserving to be on your watch list.

Closing Remarks

Do you agree on my list? Please write down your opinions, recommendation, or even violent reactions in the comments below.

Thank you for your time in reading this article. I hope you find this useful for your anime cravings!

Which anime on the list do you think is the BEST?

See results

© 2016 Joween Flores


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image


      5 months ago

      Concrete revolutio, Heroman, tiger&bunny, "my hero" academia, this boy left out these 4 acclaimed hero animes.

    • profile image


      11 months ago

      umm add goku also because he beated jiren a guy from dragon ball Z jiren was very very very very powerful

    • profile image


      12 months ago

      who thinks my hero academia should be in here

    • profile image

      I dunno, a commenter 

      19 months ago

      Oh man

      That voting’s tough

    • profile image


      21 months ago

      Where is bungou stray dogs anime .

    • profile image

      This List Is Lacking 

      24 months ago

      What about the newer Boku no Hero Academia? I found this one very entertaining and a great quality anime. This one should defiantly be on this list.

      This list is defiantly lacking and should be updated.

    • profile image


      2 years ago

      Sorry, but how are Charlotte or Erased superhero anime? Charlotte is good, but not a superhero anime. Sure, they had abilities, but they weren't superheros.

      Erased is good, as well, however he is not a superhero, he just has an ability, which isn't controllable.

    • profile image

      Where are the SuperHeroes? 

      2 years ago

      Where is Tiger & Bunny? Where is My Hero? This is just a list of Battle series, not "Super Heroes.

    • profile image


      2 years ago

      Where is Boku no hero academia! That is the best superhero anime. I really recommend you watch it!

    • profile image


      2 years ago

      i love anime and its so cool and just in

    • profile image


      2 years ago

      Master ash from pokemon

    • joween18 profile imageAUTHOR

      Joween Flores 

      3 years ago

      @RedSith & @Zalendier. I'm sorry that My Hero Academia wasn't listed. I watched and yes, its very promising. I'm excited for the 2nd Cour of the 2nd Season.

    • profile image


      3 years ago

      Where is Boku No Hero???

    • profile image


      3 years ago

      My hero academia and samurai flamenco.....


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, reelrundown.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)