Demons kings are quite common villains in fantasy anime. However, demon kings, as the main protagonist, is something you will not find very often. Such anime portray demon kings as scary and friendly and try to balance out anti-hero with chivalrousness. Anime like The Misfit of Demon King Academy is one of such series with a unique take on the whole demon king trope. The anime has an interesting “strongest demon king in history, but nobody believed” dynamic.
Synopsis: Two thousand years ago, the strongest demon king Anos Voldigoad, tired of war, made a deal with the human hero Kanon. He gave his life as a sacrifice to cast an ultimate spell and reincarnate in the future so that peace could flourish among demons, humans, and other realms. After being born again, Anos enrolls in the demon school to claim back his title and to observe his decedents.
The Misfit of Demon King Academy has an exciting take on a common theme of using an overpowered main character in a fantasy setting. The characters have great chemistry and are diverse and interesting. The anime is just entertaining. If you are looking for anime with a similar theme, then look no further. Here are some anime similar to The Misfit of Demon King Academy.
Anime Similar To The Misfit of Demon King Academy
01. Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou (Demon King Daimao)
Akuto Sai is an orphan who transfers into Constant Magick Academy. He aims to become a High Priest, country’s highest magician order. His dream is to make the world a better place. However, his goal of becoming a priest shatters when he takes the aptitude exam, and the results were that he’s fated to become a Demon King instead.
Because of that, the entire student body is terrified of him. Despite all that, he is determined to keep pursuing his vision. Now with his newfound powers and destiny to become Demon King, he now must spend his days at school, developing his abilities, and do whatever to achieve his dream.
Similarities: The anime has a main character who is pretty overpowered. He is supposed to become the new demon king. The anime sets in a school setting, and the main character has many female characters around him.
02. Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu (How Not to Summon a Demon Lord)
Takuma Sakamoto is a shut-in introvert and the most strongest player in Cross Reverie MMORPG. He goes by the name Diablo but is infamously known as the demon lord. Takuma has defeated countless players with the most desirable equipment and unrivaled skills. One day, he wakes up in Diablo’s body and witnesses the world of Cross Reverie as it’s real.
The two young girls named Shera and Rem summoned him, and both proclaim themselves to be his Summoner. The girls attempted an Enslavement Ritual to turn Takuma into their salve. But due to Takuma’s unique ability called Magic Reflection, the girls instead became his slaves. With max out abilities, Takuma decides to explore the fantasy world along with his new companions.
Similarities: The anime is about an overpowered main character who refers to himself as the demon lord. While the anime focuses on the isekai and ecchi genre, it still has the right amount of impressive fight scenes. The main character also begins with two female companions but later gets a harem.
03. Maou-sama, Retry! (Demon Lord, Retry!)
Oono Akira is a typical working-class adult who manages MMORPG Infinity Game. After 15 years of a long run, Akira plans to shut down the game. However, he somehow ends up in the world of the Infinity game. He even finds himself in his in-game character, the Demon Lord.
In this new world, he meets an injured girl shunned from her village named Aku, whom he saves from a monster. Together with Aku, he begins his journey to discover the reason behind his summoning and how he can return to the old world.
Similarities: The main character is smart as well as overpowered. The main character unknowingly becomes a demon lord. As it’s an isekai anime, the story follows more business and learning part of the fantasy world.
04. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (The Irregular at Magic High School)
In a distant future, magic exists as a systematized modern technology. Magic University Affiliated First High is a school that helps the “Supernatural Power User” nurture their skills. The Magic School segregates its students into two-course groups; First Course called “Blooms,” those who receive high scores, and Second Course called “Weeds” those who receive lowest scores.
Siblings Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba are just about to start their first year at the First High. However, because of the school’s law, the flawless Miyuki enters the First Course. At the same time, her older brother, Tatsuya, joins Second Course due to the lack of magic skills. But Tatsuya is more than what meets the eyes.
Similarities: The main character is a misfit and irregular due to a lack of a proper way to measure his abilities. Even with the low magic level, he is the most powerful among other characters due to his intelligence.
05. Kenja no Mago (Wise Man’s Grandchild)
A young man dies in a tragic accident and reincarnates in a magical fantasy world. He is now in the body of a baby but still remembers a few memories of his past life. An old man named Merlin Wolfordn finds the baby and names him Shin. Merlin then raises Shin as his grandson and teaches him all kinds of magics.
On Shin’s fifteenth birthday, Merlin realized a colossal mistake. He forgot to teach Shin the most essential thing, which was common sense. On a recommendation from a friend, Merlin agrees to send Shin to a Magic Academy where he can learn more about everyday life.
Similarities: The main character is obnoxiously overpowered to the point where his powers are immeasurable. The beginning of the story takes place in a magic school where the main character showcases his skills against jealous classmates.
Yggdrasil is a popular multiplayer virtual reality game. After its twelve-year long run, the game is about to shut down. Momonga, leader of Ainz Ooal Gown, the most powerful guild in the game, decides to continue playing until the servers shut down.
But even after the period when the game was supposed to shut down, he finds himself still in the game and unable to log out. Confused by all this, he commands his NPC servants to help him investigate all this. He then sets out on a journey to discover if there’s anyone else from the real world in this new world.
Similarities: The main character is pretty much a god in the anime and can do whatever he wants. The anime has scenes where the main character gets called out as weak, but the moment he reveals his powers, everyone around him either gets scared or amazed.
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