Fans searching for anime series that are just like Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja (The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest! will be delighted to know that there are a number of shows with similar themes of growth, adventure, and magical power.
But for those who haven’t seen it yet, this show follows the journey of a young man who sets out to become the strongest sage, despite having the weakest crest. Along the way, he meets powerful friends, faces challenging obstacles, and hones his skills to become the ultimate mage. The following anime offer a similar blend of excitement, drama, and magical adventure, making them great alternatives for fans of Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja.
10. One Punch Man
One Punch Man is literally about the titular: a guy who defeats everyone with only one punch. ALWAYS, with no exceptions.
If you enjoy seeing an OP protagonist who defeats literally everyone, this is a perfect match. Also, everyone is always underestimating him until they see his power firsthand. A perfect blend of action and comedy.
9. The 8th son? Are you kidding me?
A young salaryman wakes up in a magical fantasy world as Wendelin von Benno Baumeister, the eighth son of the noble Baumeister family.
Since he is unlikely to inherit anything from his father, he strives to change his financial and social status for the better. After discovering that he has a high affinity for magic, his goal might be within his reach!
This series is also an isekai series with an OP protagonist who has a great magical aptitude. He is also accompanied by beautiful girls because a little harem can’t hurt anybody, right?
8. The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat
An old man who is known as the world’s greatest assassin dies and is reincarnated in a world of swords and magic where his skill set is needed to prevent the destruction of the world.
In both anime series, the main character gets reborn in a fantasy world. He ends up being OP mainly thanks to his previous life experiences and acquires a small harem on his way to achieving his goals.
7. Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
Ichirou Suzuki, a programmer nearing his thirties, falls asleep and wakes up in a fantasy world that resembles the MMORPG games he was debugging. He now goes by the name “Satou” and has the appearance of a 15-year-old version of himself. When he’s attacked by an army of lizardmen, he instinctively uses his abilities and is shocked to find that he completely wipes them out and levels up to 310 with maximized stats.
With no way back to reality and newfound strength, Satou embarks on a journey to explore this magical world.
Both Shikkakumon and Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody are lighthearted isekai with a Japanese guy who gets transported to another world with knowledge from the previous world. Not only is he OP, but he is also the center of attention for all sorts of beautiful ladies!
6. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
After being killed by a thief, a 37-year-old office worker comes back to life as a genderless slime in a magical world.
Like Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is an anime that features an MC who finds himself in a new fantasy universe and leverages his previous life experiences to gain a strategic advantage in the new world.
5. How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
Is it even possible to recommend an isekai with an OP protagonist without mentioning How Not to Summon a Demon Lord?
Takuma is a top player in an MMORPG game, known as the Demon King Diablo. When he’s unexpectedly summoned to a fantasy world, he finds himself face-to-face with two beautiful ladies who try to enslave him. But things don’t go as planned, and instead, they become his slaves. But since he is a good guy, he decides to join them on a quest to break the slave contract.
The MC is a strong, handsome guy with two girls by his side, and anyone who tries to mess with him gets easily defeated. Sounds familiar?
4. The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School is an anime with a close resemblance to Shikkakumon with its irregular OP protagonist who is mistakenly identified as a wimp.
The anime is set in a world where magic has become a commonplace technology and follows the story of two siblings, Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba. Tatsuya is a bit of an oddball: even though he’s enrolled in the first course at First High School, which is the magic high school for elite students, he’s considered a low-achiever by the other students because of his technical abilities. On the other hand, Miyuki is a star pupil and is in the course for the top students.
As the story unfolds, Tatsuya ends up using his technical skills to help solve various problems and challenges that come up at the school. Along the way, he also has to deal with a mysterious organization that’s plotting against the school and its students.
Both anime take place at a high school for magicians with a protagonist who has overwhelming magical power. However, his techniques are different from the mainstream ones, making others underestimate him. This then results in him amazing everyone with his true powers.
3. Seirei Gensouki Spirit Chronicles
Amakawa Haruto is a young man who dies in a traffic accident before reuniting with his childhood friend who disappeared five years ago. After that, his personality and memories are resurrected in the body of Rio, a poor orphan who lives in another world. Right after they merge together, Rio awakens an unknown “special power,” and it seems that if he uses it well, he can live a better life.
Spirit Chronicles is another isekai series similar to Wise Man’s Grandchild and Shikkakumon.
The protagonist ends up in a fantasy world and is looked down upon until they find out that he is, in fact, OP, and he also builds a harem. Not to forget that both shows start with him enrolling at a magic academy and defeating some cocky dude with no effort!
2. Wise Man’s Grandchild
A recently deceased young man is transported to another world where he is trained in magic by the legendary master Merlin. Despite his exceptional mastery of magic, he is, unfortunately, lacking in common sense.
Both series follow the same tried-and-true isekai formula, with a school setting and a protagonist who is overpowered but lacks common sense, showcasing his abilities throughout the series.
1. The Misfit of Demon King Academy
When thinking about anime like Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja,The Misfit of Demon King Academy is an obvious rec. I have a feeling that these two anime series are almost identical.
You know what’s interesting? Both of these guys decide to reincarnate in the future, but their kind has become weaker over time. And of course, the main character is incredibly overpowered compared to everyone else in the series.
The main theme is always the same: the protagonist enrolls in a magic high school, and everyone underestimates them until they’re proven wrong. They’re also surrounded by a harem, mainly two cute girls, who rely on and cheer for them.
This particular series is about Anos, the Demon King of Tyranny, who has defeated all kinds of creatures like humans, elementals, spirits, and even gods in countless wars. Tired of all the fighting, he decides to reincarnate in search of a more peaceful world.
But fast forward 2000 years, he realizes the world has become too peaceful and his descendants have become way too weak.”