23+ EPIC Anime Like One Punch Man that you Must watch!

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One Punch Man is one of the most popular new-gen shounen. It literally has everything and by everything, I mean everything. The characters, emotions, and comedy, literally every bit of it is amazing.

Its first season was animated by Madhouse, one of the most popular studios famous for its work on anime like Death Note, No Game No Life, and many more. The second season, however, was animated by J.C Staff. Though some fans say that J.C didn’t do One Punch Man justice, however, in my opinion, the animation was fire and really did the manga justice.

After watching One Punch Man, fans usually look for anime with a similar premise. I mean it makes sense, given its popularity and everything. And if you’re that anime fan, I think I can help you out with it.

Here are 25 anime with premises somewhat similar to One Punch Man.

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25. To Be Hero

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Another comedy gem here peeps. To Be Hero, though kinda underrated, is a great anime with amazing comedy.

It follows the story of Uncle, a famous and handsome toilet designer who is fond of ladies. And he has a superpower! Telling a ladies’ hip size just by looking at them. Lmao! I won’t call that a superpower. You can call it perv power tho.

However, one day he falls into a toilet and gets sucked in. Inside the toilet,  the Space Peace Republic Alliance Hero Committee gives him real superpowers. But! He becomes ugly. This changes everything, doesn’t it?

I won’t spoil it for you further. Go watch it yourself.

24. Inferno Cops

Inferno COps
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Here’s a short anime for y’all. Inferno watch is another comedy gem with 3-min episodes.

The MC of this show literally looks like Ghost Rider and really sucks at his job. And what’s his job? He’s the demonic protector of the Jack Knife-edge town.

The short episodes make it pretty easy to watch and enjoyable. Well! I guess most of the anime on this list is in the comedy genre. It makes sense Lmao as OPM is also mostly comedy.

23. Concrete Revolutio

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Another unique addition to the list. Concrete Revolutio is also based around superhumans and normal people. The basic plot of this anime is about hiding the presence of extraterrestrial life from normal humans.

However, the world government fails in doing so due to corruption and other things. And the balance between the superhumans and normal humans collapses.

I really think you should give this anime a try.

I was wondering if y’all like unique anime or basic generic anime? For me, it’s unique all the way.

22. Punch Line

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Panties! Ahhhhh. Yo-yo yo! I wandered off a bit.

Let’s get back on track. Punchline is another comedy anime with a unique plot. It follows the story of Yuuta Isidatsu, who after seeing the panties of a strange hero, Strange Juice, turns into a spirit accompanied by a cat, Chironosuke.

Yuuta wanders around the neighborhood, hoping to regain his body. However, after seeing the undergarments of an idol, Narugino, he became super strong. Strength= seeing panties. Now don’t go wandering off trying to watch some panties, Y’all.

But! It had some consequences. If Yuuta sees another pair of panties, the earth will be destroyed. Why is this anime all about Panties! Lmao. If you’re okay with the panty thing, this anime is a great watch.

21. Charlotte

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Another amazing anime on our list is Charlotte. High school setting and students with supernatural powers! Best combo.

Well! You might be wondering what’s so great about this anime? My answer to this question is: If an anime is compared to OPM, it is bound to be great duh!

Still, I’ll give you an overview. Charlotte is about an academy where students with supernatural abilities are gathered. And where do they get these supernatural abilities? According to the anime, a magical comet passes over the Earth every 75 years granting people special abilities. Interested? I’m sure you are.

20. A Certain Scientific Railgun

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As you can already guess, I’m a huge fan of unique anime and manga and a certain scientific railgun definitely fits into that category.

The story revolves around Mikoto Misaka, a high school student who has psychic abilities. In fact, most of the students living in The Academy City have psychic powers.

Teenagers having psychic abilities will always be interesting, I guess. Psychic powers themselves are pretty amazing. I mean Tatsumaki is amazing, this automatically makes psychic powers cool.

19. Tiger and Bunny

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Here we have another Mecha anime on our list. The plot and characters are literally breathtaking.

The anime involves Heroes, however, it takes this hero culture even further and makes it sooper dooper amazing.

The main characters, Kotetsu T.Kaburagi and Barnaby Brooks. Jr are two heroes who live in Stern City and are responsible for its protection along with other heroes. However, this hero culture is challenged by the appearance of Lunatic in the city.

People usually blame heroes when they are suffering. For instance, in One Punch Man, Saitama was blamed for the Meteorite incident, even though we all know what really happened. Tiger and Bunny follow a similar premise. I really think you should give it a try.

P.S We all hate that Tank Top guy, I even forgot his name lol.

18. Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoiyo Masaru-san

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Another anime with overpowered MC! Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoiyo Masaru-san is also a parody anime like OPM. It follows the story of Hanae Nakajima Masaru, a student with strange obsessions like mustaches and giving nicknames to people.

This anime was the first one to introduce the concept of sexy commando fighting style. By the way, the only name of this anime makes me laugh lol. Like, what is Sexy Commando Gaiden? In short, you should really give this a try if you want to laugh and fall off your bed.

17. Cyborg 009

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Now this one is for old-school anime fans. Cyborg 009 is a 1996 fan favorite. The story revolves around nine people who were forced to turn into cyborgs and destroy the world.

However, the plan didn’t go as planned, as the nine people turned against the antagonist, The Leader of the Black Ghost organization, Skull.

An anime about cyborgs! Now, this is too much for me to handle. I mean look at Genos, isn’t he just amazing. However, this old-school anime really is amazing, and giving it a try won’t disappoint you.

16. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

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As an anime fan, you should know about Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.  I mean it’s one of the most popular anime out there.

Now you guys might be wondering how it’s similar to OPM? Well! Both Jojo and OPM have faced paced action and are literally hilarious. The comedy in both anime is top tier.

I guess I don’t have to explain the plot of Jojo as it will be really difficult to explain it in such a short paragraph. So watch it yourself! You lazy peeps!!!

15. Gatchaman Crowds

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Another great yet underrated anime. The Gatchaman crowd is also about heroes who protect the city. The heroes are called Gatchamans. And what’s the twist here? The brave warriors fail to protect the city when faced with aliens, Berg Katze

Really powerful aliens, capable of destroying entire planets. However, the heroes still try their best to protect the world and ensure the safety of people.

You might be thinking, isn’t this kinda generic? Well! yes, but you’ll be surprised when you watch the anime as words can’t explain everything.

So better go and watch it now.

14. Samurai Flamenco

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Aren’t superheroes wearing suits just amazing? Saitama, for instance, wears a suit. However, unlike Saitama, the MC of this show is just a normal human without any superpowers.

Masayoshi Hazama is a normal guy who, like Saitama, wished to be a hero. Without any superpowers, it seems impossible. Still, Hazama makes a suit to fight crime. However, along his journey, he realizes that fighting crime is no easy task and requires responsibility.

The plot seems a bit too serious, lol. However, it is not that serious. You will enjoy the show throughout. I’m sure.

13. Dragon Ball Z

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Who doesn’t know about Dragon Ball Z? It’s one of the most popular anime out there. Dragon Ball has inspired manga artists for years and still is.

Let’s talk about the MC here. I guess all of you know his name, Goku, yesss. Goku is the main reason most people watch Dragon Ball. His goofiness and insane power-ups are just mesmerizing. Not just Goku, other characters like Gohan and Vegeta are also pretty popular and fans love them.

This popularity is the reason Dragon Ball is still up and running as a major shounen. Though the plot has expanded from simple martial arts to Gods and angels, it is still pretty much enjoyable.

Oooh, I forgot about the main thing here, Goku vs Saitama. Every anime fan has a dream, and that is to watch this fight get animated and its conclusion of course.

Who do you support?

12. Naruto

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Naruto, another anime that’s been around the anime industry for two decades now.

If you ask a veteran anime fan to list his top 10 anime, he’ll surely add Naruto to his list. And I think it’s quite fair. Naruto literally has everything an anime fan wants, romance, action, comedy, adventure, and emotions.

Despite its popularity, for some people, Naruto is all about Naruto looking for Sasuke and Sasuke not giving a F**K about him and of course Filler, episodes.

Still! In my opinion, Naruto is one of the best anime out there, and if you’re a new anime fan, you should really give it a try. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

11. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

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First one on our list is Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Now this anime really is amazing, the plot might seem a bit simplistic, but I assure you that it will make you a fan of itself.

The most amazing thing about this anime is the characters and the storytelling. The anime is about two characters Simon and Kamina, who live in a village ruled by the evil Spiral King, Lordgenome.

Ohhh, I really forgot to tell you another amazing thing about this anime, and that isssss, Mecha. Yess! You heard it right, Mecha. Mecha anime usually are great, I mean look at Code Geass. You’ll understand what I’m trying to say here?

Getting back to the plot, Simon and Kamina decide to go to the surface to fight the Spiral King and free the Earth from him. Quite simple, isn’t it?

10. Astro Fighter Sunred

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Astro fighter has a pretty unique name and story as well. The anime follows clashes between good and evil.

It follows the story of the Hero of Justice, Sunred, who faced off against an evil organization Flosheim. Sunread, despite being a Hero, is pretty rude and lazy.

The comical aspect of this anime is also great and quite similar to OPM as it is also a parody anime.

If you like the concept of heroes fighting villains, then this anime really is for you.

I’ve been wondering for a long time now Like most evil organizations want world domination and also destroy the same world they want to dominate, I mean Why lol?

9. The God of Highschool

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Now this one’s a Manhwa adaptation. God of Highschool is one of the most popular manhwas out there. The anime is kinda rushed but still, it is pretty enjoyable. The story and animation are amazing.

The story revolves around Jin Mori, a seemingly normal high school student who enters a Tournament named God of Highschool. The name itself is suspicious lol. However, this tournament changes everything as we discover that Jin Mori is the famous God, the Monkee King. Ooh sorry, I meant Monkey. Really sorry.

I won’t spoil the whole story for you thooo duh!

8. The Devil is a Part-Timer

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The Devil is a part-timer is another really popular anime. The premise is amazing and relatively unique.

It’s an isekai though. The unique thing about it is that the MC, Maou Sadao, reincarnates on earth from a world of magic.

And guess what, the main character is a Demon Lord. You might be thinking what’s unique about isekai having Demon Lords and stuff. Well! This Demon Lord loses his powers as he gets reincarnated and has to earn money by working part-time.

7. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K

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Another anime about an overpowered MC? Well yesss.

Saiki Kusuo is the MC of this anime and has some overpowered psychic abilities and he uses them to fight evil? No! lol. Saiki just wants to live a normal life. However, with his powers, it’s kinda impossible.

Each day in his life is filled with stupidity and Saiki has to deal with it all. With this in mind, Saiki K is one of the most popular Comedy anime out there. It’ll be really hard to find a comedy anime like this one.

I suggest you keep a box of tissues with you while watching this. Why? To wipe tears from sheer laughter.

6. Kill La Kill

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Here we have another fan-favorite anime on this list.

Well! You know most main characters usually have some special abilities that counter their verse, like Asta’s Anti-Magic from Black Clover.

The MC of Kill La Kill has some similar abilities. The story is about Ryuko Matoi, who sets out on a journey to find clues about her father’s death. In her pursuit, she reaches Honnouji Academy where the students have special suits named Goku that grant them inhuman abilities. 

However, Ryuko is able to cut Goku with her scissor-shaped weapon. Doesn’t this make her too overpowered? No, the anime is really well-written and is balanced. Sooo It’s a must-watch.

5. Assassination Classroom

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If you’re tired of watching typical shounen and want a break, you should definitely try Assassination Classroom for a change. Its uniqueness will surely mesmerize you.

How often do you see an octopus-like alien teaching a bunch of students and the students, on top of that, try to assassinate him? Yess! This is the premise of this anime.

Assassination Classroom really is pretty unique and the characters are all amazing. Koro Sensei is one of the most loved anime characters of all time. His unique abilities like changing colors according to his mood are really fun to watch.

Not to mention, his overpowered abilities, like Saitama, are really amusing. And of course, who doesn’t love octopuses? Well! I do and I’m sure you’ll too after watching this anime. And a quick question. How many tickles does it take to make an octopus laugh? Ten-Tickles of course! Hahahahaha, I’m so funny lol.

P.S. Got this pun from google tho!

4. Gintama

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Here we have another comedy gem, Gintama. Gintama surely is one of the most amazing anime out there with the best comedy, action, adventure, and emotions too.

Gintama is quite famous for its mimicry of other famous anime like Naruto and Dragon Ball Z. Gintoki is the protagonist of the show along with Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura. The setup of the anime is in a futuristic world where samurais are forced to live under aliens.

Samurais and Aliens! This combo seems a bit weird but surprisingly this is what makes the anime this good.

Literally, everything about this anime is great, yes! I mean everything and I’m sure you’ll enjoy every bit of it.

3. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

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Bobobo-boBo-bobo! Damn, how do you even pronounce the name? My hands started shaking as I was typing it Lmao.

Nevertheless, like OPM, this is also a parody anime with an OP MC. However, the main difference between the main characters is that Saitama uses punches while Bobobo-boBo-bobo uses his long nose hair to defeat evil.

Nose hair?  Yeah, nose hair. You read it right. Both OPM and Bobobo-boBo-bobo are really hilarious and a great watch.

2. My Hero Academia

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Another amazing addition to this list. If you’re an anime fan, you surely would’ve heard about My Hero Academia. I mean it’s really popular, even outside Japan.

Its premise is kinda similar to One Punch Man in ways that it involves heroes and villains. However, the way it delivers this theme is totally different. The emotional impact of My Hero Academia is far greater than One Punch Man. The comedy is there too, of course and the characters are also pretty likable.

The only thing I don’t like about MHA is the FANDOM. So if you’re not bothered by the unusual ships and everything, this anime is for you.

1. Mob Psycho 100

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Mob Psycho 100! Ahh, one of the best anime out there in my opinion. It is not your typical shounen with the Power of friendship and things like that. Mob Psycho 100 is the story of a 14-year-old boy named Kageyama Shigeo AKA Mob with amazing and unrivaled psychic abilities.

However, keep in mind that Mob Psycho 100 is not about some overpowered kid destroying villains. Mob Psycho shows Mob struggling with his powers as he doesn’t want to depend on them. He struggles with doing everyday tasks without his powers, yet he tries his best.

How is it similar to OPM? Well! The humor is kinda similar and the main character literally looks like Saitama but with hair.

This anime really is beautiful and I suggest you give it a try.

Comment Your Favorite Anime before I One Punch You! 👊

These rankings are completely based on my personal opinion and of course on their similarity with One Punch Man. This is not a list of which one is better.

The anime that has the same rating was placed according to my preferences.

I hope you’ll like this list. Comment down your most favorite Anime before I One Punch you!

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