10 Anime Like One Punch Man

Updated on August 17, 2019
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One Punch Man
One Punch Man | Source

Become a Hero and Save the World with the Anime like One Punch Man

One Punch!!!

I know exactly why you're here! You want to know more Anime like One Punch Man for you to sink your excited fist into. Feeling all too giddy and exhilarated huh? Well, that's what I'm about to fix for you. Presenting – the anime similar to One Punch Man!

Don't try to hide it now. If you've been totally hyped by One Punch Man, then you'd surely never want to miss these ones. In one way or another, they're the closest shows to what you're looking for.

So what are you waiting for?! Scroll down fast and get the action and excitement of these titles running through your screens right before your eyes. Maybe you could even do 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and a 10-km run while watching them all.

Plot Synopsis of One Punch Man:

Saitama used to be just a very ordinary human. But after realizing that dangerous villains are lurking around the world every now and then, he trained to become a hero for fun. 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and a 10-km run every single day, and he became – the caped baldy! He is now the hero Saitama! The most powerful hero on Earth. With just a single punch, enemies beware!

1. Hataraku Maou-sama! (The Devil is a Part-timer!)

Hataraku Maou-sama!
Hataraku Maou-sama! | Source

When the all-powerful demon lord from Ente Isla, Satan, is drove into a corner by the hero Emilia, he and his right-hand man and demon general, Alciel, retreats to an unknown dimension for temporary refuge. Much to their surprise, they arrive on Earth, a place where magic is scarce to nothing. And so, the ordinary but not-so-ordinary life of the demon lord begins!

From an all-powerful demon lord, Satan is now a part-time worker in a fast-food joint. His name is now Sadao Maou and Alciel’s name is now Shiro Ashiya. Both now strive to live on Earth and try to dominate it with scarce to no usage of magic.

They won’t be living their peaceful and quiet lives on Earth though. The hero Emilia has followed the demon lord, Satan, and countless others are also after him. Will Sadao Maou ever be able to just live his ordinary life on Earth? Or will he still return to the other dimension?

2. Mondaichi-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu Yo? (The Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren't They?)

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

In terms of psychic powers; Sakamaki Izayoi, Kasukabe Yu, and Kudo Asuka are practically unmatched in the whole world. And so, they are the perfect recipients to the letters connecting the other world - Little Garden.

A “No Name” community is in dire need of help. Thus, the three problem children are needed. Black Rabbit is in charge of summoning them, but, she also has to deal with their “problem children” natures before she could solicit some help.

With the three problem children now at the disposal of the “No Name” community, baddies (including the demon lord) should watch out for their inevitable defeat. The problem children are definitely coming from another world!


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In a world where virtual gaming is ever-popular and ever-booming, a certain game mysterious takes everything to the next level. Yggdrasil is that game, and on its shutdown, one player remains! That player is - Momonga! And he is now the Overlord of the world he wakes up into.

With the deadly skill set and magic of an all-powerful overlord, Momonga, who’s now taking time to be known as Ainz Ooal Gown, is taking it step-by-step to get to know the mysterious world he’s now in and ultimately dominate it.

Will he succeed in his endeavour? Will he ever know why’s he’s in such a quirky game-like world? Will he ultimately become the most powerful being of all? That’s all up to Momonga to decide!

4. Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball | Source

Goku is anything but an ordinary human. He has quite the talent and the strength. He’s actually a - Saiyan!

Searching for the dragon balls far and wide, Goku is on his way to the top. Beating baddies one-by-one, he’s sure to save the world from danger. There is no peril too much to handle for Goku, for he has a will that can never be bent.

With Goku and friends, they shall defeat evil and bring peace to world no matter how hard it takes. The world is in good hands! Also, the dragon balls are always there to be found and grant wishes that holds the foundation of the universe!

5. Concrete Revolutio

Concrete Revolutio
Concrete Revolutio | Source

We all know that superheroes are in charge of saving the world when it’s in danger but, who’s in charge of saving them back? That’s where the Superhuman Bureau comes in!

The Superhuman Bureau classifies all superhumans and takes action when things grow out of hand. Whether it’s a superhuman in danger or a superhuman causing danger, the Bureau is what keeps the world at bay.

One day, however, a member of the Superhuman Bureau named Jiro suddenly turns into a vigilante with purpose seemingly about to shake the world’s foundations.

6. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann | Source

Taking place in a world where humans are living underground unaware of the surface, the most epic event in the history of mankind is about to begin!

Two young men, Simon and Kamina, are bent on going to the surface and prove that it really does exist. With willpower and a strange drill-shaped object at hand, the two drills through the trials and tribulations of the surface world to free mankind from its oppressed underground situation.

The most epic universe-shaking event is about to unveil. Pierce through the heavens! Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann!

7. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)

Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom | Source

When a powerful octopus-like creature destroys half of the moon, it claimed that it will blow up the world next! But, there’s actually a catch! He wants to be a teacher of a middle school class whose goal is to assassinate him before they all graduate. Failure to do so and its bye-bye earth!

Now, now…it’s not like he won’t teach the class anything! Besides teaching assassination methods and making the students discover their hidden potential, the octopus-like creature that the class named Koro-sensei, will definitely also act as a good ‘ol teacher. Actually, he wants to be one of the best teacher ever!

Now, the fate of the world lies in the hands of some Class E middle school class. Will they be able to assassinate Koro-sensei, or will the world just meet its untimely demise?

8. Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)

Nanatsu no Taizai
Nanatsu no Taizai | Source

In the region of Britannia, a certain group of criminals is known throughout the land. They are - the Nanatsu no Taizai (Seven Deadly Sins), and they are strongest and most brutal of all criminals!

It all started when the Great Holy Knight was assassinated by the aforementioned group of criminals. They used to be the greatest of all Holy Knights, but ever since that event, they were called the worst of all criminals.

At present day, the holy knights have turned their weapons against the kingdom and no one can stop them. And so, the princess, Elizebeth, tries to seek help from the most unexpected group there is to save the kingdom. That group is none other than - the Seven Deadly Sins!

9. Gintama

Gintama | Source

When it comes to being omnipresent, Gintama is the anime show all the way! Why? It's because Gintama is a parody anime that's capable of always breaking the 4th wall and having lots of crossovers through a multitude of universes.

It takes place in feudal Japan. Or is that even true at all? There are aliens, monsters, supernatural beings, pirates, high-tech stuff, and everything imaginable in it! So can you still say that it's a feudal setting. Well that doesn't matter though because Gintama is a parody!

While it does crossovers from time to time, it also showcases a show full of laughs and comedy. As I've said, it always also breaks the 4th wall so Gintama is truly a show that's a bit of higher in dimension than the rest of the other shows in existence.

10. One Piece

One Piece
One Piece | Source

Becoming the next pirate king?! Yes, that's exactly what young Monkey D. Luffy's dream is! And to kckstart that dream, he has to venture to the perilous oceans of the world with a formidable pirate crew of his own. That crew is what soon shall be known as – the Strawhat Pirates!

As if becoming the pirate king was all that easy, one has to cross the Grand Line and find the ultmate treasure “One Piece” to become one. No one even knows if that legendary treasure really exists, but one things for sure – it's a treasure that's one of the greatest reason for the golden age of pirates.

And thus, the adventure begins! The Luffy and the rest of the strawhat pirates are ready to embark on a dangerous but wacky quest to stand tall upon all the seas of world!

Which one's your favorite among the listed anime shows?

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      2 years ago

      lol, why isnt there Boku no hero academia?

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      2 years ago

      No mention of Mob psycho 100?

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      3 years ago

      You put Hataraku Maou-sama first on the list!

      -- My friend, you have real taste.

      (It seriously in need of a 2nd season!

      I got such bad withdrawal syndromes, I even searched for its Japanese original novels to try man-handling it w/ my shitty Japanese @w@ ... yeah I know there's Eng-trans for the novel but I prefer the originals ...just my peculiar tastes w/ all due respects to the Eng translators)


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