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The world of magic. A world where spells can destroy mountains, levitate objects, or just make things disappear. But what happens when you combine the world of magic with the world of school? You get some of the most entertaining anime series out there.
Magic school anime are some of the most captivating anime series out there. They follow students as they learn to use magic, go on adventures, and learn more about the world they live in.
Magic anime on this list comes with strong male protagonists. Our OP MC is always the one who puts his life on the line to protect others. He may not be the most powerful wizard, but he will make up for it with his bravery and determination and that’s what makes these series so great.
If you’ve ever imagined attending a magic school, these anime are the perfect way to get a taste of what that would be like. They’re full of magic, adventure, and sometimes even a little bit of romance.
Here are the 10 best magic school anime with an OP MC!
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10. Kenja no Mago
Merlin Wolford is a national hero acclaimed for his brilliant use of magic in saving the realm. After his achievements, he has decided to retire to a peaceful life and live with his family. He adopts a boy named Shin, and as it turns out, Shin was a salaryman in his previous life but it’s something he keeps to himself. Not to mention he doesn’t think much of his previous life either, so it’s better left unmentioned.
Under the tutelage of Merlin, Shin becomes a brilliant magician capable of spells far above what his age is usually capable of. However, that focus on nothing but magic for the past 15 years has left Shin bereft of social skills and common sense. The awkwardness is doubled because of his reputation as the nephew of the greatest living mage.
So, to improve his social skills, he joined a magic school called Advanced Magic Academy. This is a fun isekai with a nice mix of slice-of-life school-fun and high-stakes action. So, if you’re down for that, then it’s a great anime choice.
09. Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor
The Alzano Empire has one of the world’s most prestigious magic schools. The Alzano Imperial Magic Academy, where only the most skilled and potent magicians are allowed to hone their talents. Sistine Fibel and her best friend Rumia Tingel are excited for the chance to enroll in their dream school and let their power shine.
However, a speed bump occurs on their journey to become a great magician and that speed bump’s name happens to be Glenn Radars. A man who replaced their favorite teacher when they retired. His laziness and apathy towards the class make the privileged students very annoyed with him. However, the man turns out to be an incredibly skilled magician, and he proves as much when nefarious forces within the school suddenly make themselves known.
If you love magic school anime shows with an OP MC and cute waifus, then do yourself a favor and check out Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor.
08. Trinity Seven
The core story of Trinity Seven is about a young boy who can’t get enough of his childhood friend who suddenly disappeared and left the MC on a mission to find her. Our MC Arata Kasuga possesses a powerful grimoire. Unaware of his power living an ordinary life.
Arata’s life changes when an unexplained breakdown phenomenon happens that wipes out the entire city and creates a small world of its own. The plot may seem like a good Sci-Fi theme but that’s the only Sci-Fi part the story had.
Apart from that, everything is filled with fan service. Later, the MC meets Lilith and enrolls him in Royal Biblia Academy’s magic school. The seven big names rule the school called the trinity seven and all of them are girls.
If you are looking for magic school anime with an OP MC and lots of fan service, then Trinity Seven is the show for you.
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07. Mahou Sensei Negima!
This entry may seem like an old tale based on the popularity of its sequel entry UQ Holder. Our MC Negi Springfield is a ten-year-old child, following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather. The only thing that is still ahead of him before graduation is the title to become a master wizard, and for that, our MC must pass one final test.
Even with all his magic skills, it won’t be an easy task, but as the plot suggests, the MC must become a teacher and needs to go into an all-girls school.
Will our MC survive being the only male in the school of young women who are ready to adore this young little gentleman? Go and check out by yourself so you can finally fulfill your dream of going to an all-girls school.
06. Seirei Gensouki
Adding isekai entry into a list of overpowered protagonists sounds like a steal deal. Our MC Haruto is a 20-year-old college student. After dying in a tragic accident, he finds himself opening his eyes to a completely new world in the body of a young homeless child.
Soon he realizes his spirit is merged into a kid’s body, and he had a memory of the abusive behavior towards him. Now our MC must rise above and survive in this new world. Thankfully, a chance encounters when he saves the princess of Bertram Kingdom.
In return, he got a chance to escape his horrible life and joined the Bertram Royal Academy. It’s one of my favorite isekai anime from 2021, and I would love to recommend this anime if you are looking for the magic isekai genre.
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05. Machine-Doll Wa Kizutsukanai
Anime where magical wizards control human-like dolls. In a world where humans have figured out how to create robots that think and act like humans. Our MC, Raishin Akabane has found himself in a bad situation. His dream is to participate in an academy competition with his doll partner Yaya, but they fail in the school entrance exam.
Now, our mc must defeat the top 100 students of the academy. He challenges Charlotte and her partner Sigmund, but things go south when Sigmund gets attacked by an unknown force.
In this anime, you will see plenty of people killing each other, so if you are looking for those battle game anime, then this is the anime for you.
04. Absolute Duo
Stop me if you have heard this before. A strong male going to high school gets stronger to save his friends, and along the way, few female characters find themselves interested in the MC, which leads to awkward situations. Sounds pretty original, right? God no.
Our MC, Tooru Kokonoe, is on a quest for power after losing everyone he cared about. To do so, he enrolls in Koryo Academy, where he must form a bond with another person in order to obtain the full power of an absolute duo.
The show belongs to the ecchi harem magic school genre, which is known for its superb plot and excellent fan service. So, if you are down for an all-in-one show, then Absolute Duo is for you.
03. Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
The franchise of this series is insanely popular and often hard for beginners to pick the right one. The series is based on Persian tales about a boy called Sinbad. Other characters are also named after many known figures of ancient tales.
In this series, Aladdin decides to become more expert and skilled in magic. So, he comes to a magician’s country called Magnostadt. There he enrolls in Magnostadt Academy. After that, Aladdin discovers many disturbing mysteries about Magnostadt and how this country works.
Magi is filled with inspirational stories, awesome fight scenes, magic, great abilities, and comedic fan service, which reflect the personalities of their users. When you finally decide to pick this series, be prepared because the journey will be full of roller coasters.
Many persons with various supernatural talents can be found on Tokyo’s crowded streets. Most of them are students who are using their abilities for personal gain. Our MC Yu Otosaka thinks that his only ability is to project his consciousness into someone else’s body.
He mostly uses it to cheat on tests and mess with other people. Things change when he meets Nao Tomori, who introduces him to a whole new world. She forced our MC to enroll in Hoshinoumi Academy, where the MC realizes that his powers are actually far more substantial than he had imagined.
From the surface, the MC may seem weak, but you all know why he is overpowered as the story progresses. It’s a beautiful magic school anime with a little touch of romance.
01. Jujutsu Kaisen
We have got ghosts, spirits, curses, overpowered mentors, and everything you can ask from a shounen anime. It’s no wonder that this anime tops our list of the top magic school anime series with an OP MC. Our protagonist Yuji Itadori has the potential to tame the beast’s spirit of Sukuna. So, after eating one of his fingers, our MC was left with two choices.
Either become a jujutsu sorcerer and help them fight against other evil spirits or become a victim of them. Yuji has a strong sense of justice but no sense of using a brain. In a series of events, he gets attacked by powerful curses and demons. So, to protect his friend, he trained himself and joined Tokyo Jujutsu High School.
The series is a must-watch for all shounen fans not because of the story but because of MAPPA’s awesome animation and the efforts they had to put in to make this visually pleasant to watch.
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