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25 New Anime Where Main Character Is God Or Demon King (2023)

Main characters are arguably the most essential element of an anime, other than the plot, of course. Without good main characters, the story becomes stale and uninteresting.

That’s why many anime have supremely powerful main characters or main characters with hidden powers. Being a god or a demon king is a great example of this. Today we bring you 25 anime where main character is god or demon king.

Before we proceed with this list, let us issue a spoiler warning as some of the things we’ll discuss here are quite late into the story and are major spoilers. So, proceed at your own will. Now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s jump right into 25 new anime where main character is god or demon king.

25 New Anime Where Main Character Is God or Demon King

1) The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody

The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody

Anime NameShijou Saikyou no Daimaou, Murabito A ni Tensei suru
IMDb Rating6.1
Main CharacterArd Meteor
StatusDemon Lord
PowerSuperhuman strength

Sonic speed

High attack potency

Various kinds of magic

Number of Episodes12
Where to WatchCrunchyroll

In his life Varvatos was so powerful that humans began to fear him as the demon lord, alienating him from everyone. Three thousand years later when he is reborn as Ard Meteor in a village, he’s determined to make friends.

However, he soon finds that great powers are not lost in this life after all. The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody might not be terribly unique but it’s an entertaining anime where main character is demon king.

2) The Day I Became a God

The Day I Became a God

Anime NameKamisama ni Natta Hi
IMDb Rating6.6
Main CharacterHina Satou
Number of Episodes12
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation

When Youta Narukami meets the eccentric Hina Satou, he doesn’t believe her claims of being the Norse god Odin and capable of seeing the future.

However, when he witnesses her prediction come true, he begrudgingly accepts this and is roped into being her companion as she travels around. The Day I Became a God is a fun anime where main character is god.

3) How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

Anime NameIsekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
IMDb Rating7.0
Main CharacterDiablo
StatusDemon Lord
PowerElemental magic
Number of Episodes22 (2 seasons)
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation

Takuma Sakamoto is a shut-in gamer who spends all his time in the MMORPG Cross Reverie as Demon Lord Diablo. One day he’s suddenly transported into the world of Cross Reverie, summoned by Rem Galeu and Shera L. Greenwood.

Though they wanted to summon him as their servant, the spell backfires and they end up becoming his servants instead!

4) Noragami


Anime NameNoragami
IMDb Rating7.9
Main CharacterYato
Number of Episodes25 (2 seasons)
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix

A brilliant action-comedy, Noragami follows the journey of Yato, a lowly god looking to earn money to build his own shrine. His encounter with Hiyori Iki turns her into an unintentional phantom.

With Hiyori and his newly acquired weapon Yukine, Yato sets out on various misadventures to earn money. But not everything is sunny as darkness lurks in Yato’s past.

5) The Misfit of the Demon King Academy

The Misfit of the Demon King Academy

Anime NameMaou Gakuin no Futekigousha: Shijou Saikyou no Maou no Shiso, Tensei shite Shison-tachi no Gakkou e Kayou
IMDb Rating7.3
Main CharacterAnos Voldigoad
StatusDemon King
PowerSource of Destruction

Various magic

Number of Episodes13+
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Netflix

One of the most overpowered characters of all time, Anos Voldigoad was the Demon King before he sacrificed himself to stop the war between humans and demons.

Three millennials later he’s reborn and finds himself as a student in the Demon King Academy. Far superior than everyone around him, Anos looks for clues on who changed his legacy.

6) The God of High School

The God of High School

Anime NameThe God of High School
IMDb Rating7.2
Main CharacterJin Mori

Demon King

Number of Episodes13
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Netflix

Unlike the other main characters of the anime on this list, Jin Mori from The God of High School is both a god and a demon king.

Initially introduced as a teenager expert in taekwondo, his true identity as the Monkey King and the Demon King is later revealed in the story. Even later, it’s discovered that Jin Mori is actually the god Maitreya.

7) Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins

Anime NameNanatsu no Taizai
IMDb Rating7.9
Main CharacterMeliodas
StatusDemon King
PowerFull Counter
Number of Episodes100 (4 seasons)
Where to WatchNetflix

Seven Deadly Sins starts with Elizabeth, the third princess of Liones kingdom, setting out to find the titular group to save her kingdom. She encounters Meliodas, the leader of the group, and the two of them then find the rest of the team.

Eventually, it’s revealed in the story that Meliodas is the son of the Demon King who fell in love with the goddess Elizabeth, only to be cursed to see her die again and again.

8) The Daily Life of the Immortal King

The Daily Life of the Immortal King

Anime NameXian Wang de Richang Shenghuo
IMDb Rating7.2
Main CharacterLing Wang
PowerThree Thousand Great Spells

Mind Reading

Number of Episodes39 (3 seasons)
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Netflix

The Daily Life of the Immortal King is a Chinese anime or a donghua about Wang Ling, a seemingly ordinary guy with the power to destroy the world.

His parents have him wearing an amulet to control his powers, but the amulet weakens over time. Wang Ling is not specifically a god, but his immense powers are nothing short of godlike. Which is why we put this donghua as one of the anime where the main character is god.

9) That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

Anime NameTensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
IMDb Rating8.1
Main CharacterRimuru Tempest
StatusDemon King
PowerInfinite Regeneration

Control Magic

Multilayer Barrier

Universal Detect

Universal Shapeshift

Demon Lord’s Haki

Enhanced Replication

Spatial Motion

Darkflame Lightning

Universal Thread

Number of Episodes48 (2 seasons)
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix

One of the most entertaining isekai anime of all time, That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime starts with an ordinary middle-aged man dying and being reborn in a fantasy world as a slime.

What appeared as a disappointment at first, soon turned out to be a great advantage. With the ability to take in everything, Rimuru Tempest will soon find his place from slime to the demon king.

10) The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

Anime NameHataraku Maou-sama!
IMDb Rating7.5
Main CharacterSadao Maou
StatusDemon Lord
Number of Episodes25 (2 seasons)
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix

After his plan of world dominion is thwarted by the hero Emilia, the demon lord Satan escapes to the modern human world with his trusted general Alsiel.

Now the duo has to survive in the strange world. Adapting to this, Satan takes a part-time job at a fast-food restaurant while Alsiel looks after their small apartment. Hilarious and wildly entertaining, this is one of the best anime where the main character is a demon king.

11) Demon King Daimao

Demon King Daimao

Anime NameIchiban Ushiro no Daimaou
IMDb Rating6.6
Main CharacterAkuto Sai
StatusDemon King
PowerMana Manipulation
Number of Episodes12
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, HIDIVE, Netflix

Akuto Sai always wanted to do good for the world, so he enrols in the Constant Magic Academy and becomes friends with Junko Hattori, a like-minded girl.

However, on his very first day in school, there’s a prophecy that Akuto will become the next demon king. Can Akuto still fight to be good when his fate is already settled is what we see in Demon King Daimao with some ecchi elements.

12) Kyou Kara Maou!

Kyou Kara Maou!

Anime NameKyou Kara Maou!
IMDb Rating6.7
Main CharacterYuuri Shibuya
StatusDemon King
Number of Episodes122 (3 seasons)
Where to WatchCrunchyroll

Kyou Kara Maou! starts with an average teenager Yuuri Shibuya being transported into the demon world after saving someone from bullies and getting bullied himself.

In the demon world, he’s proclaimed to be the next Demon King because of his black hair and black eyes. Though initially shaken, Yuuri soon finds his place after defeating some demons with his latent magic.

13) Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama Kiss

Anime NameKamisama Hajimemashita
IMDb Rating8.1
Main CharacterNanami Momozono
StatusLand God
Number of Episodes25 (2 seasons) + 4 (OVA)
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation

When homeless teenager Nanami Momozono meets a stranger one evening, the stranger asks her to go to a certain address for shelter.

When she does, she finds herself in a shrine and discovers that she’s the new land god of the shrine. Though Nanami now has a home and two helpers, she has to fulfil her duty as the land god and deal with her resentful familiar Tomoe.

14) I’m Quitting Heroing

I'm Quitting Heroing

Anime NameYuusha, Yamemasu
IMDb Rating6.7
Main CharacterEchidna
StatusDemon Queen
Number of Episodes12
Where to WatchHIDIVE

Though Leo Demonheart, the strongest hero, saves the human world from the attack of demon queen Echidna, the humans are scared of him instead of grateful.

As they shun him out of fear, Leo leaves the village with a disheartened heart. He’s decided to do anything else for the people, and when he finds Echidna’s camp one day, he goes to join the army of the demon queen.

15) Demon Lord, Retry!

Demon Lord, Retry!

Anime NameMaou-sama, Retry!
IMDb Rating6.7
Main CharacterHakuto Kunai
StatusDemon Lord
PowerSuperhuman strength

Rapid regenerative

Number of Episodes12
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation

Akira Oono is the creator and manager of the MMORPG Infinity Game. When he attempts to shut down the servers of the game, he’s sucked into it as Hakuto Kunai, the demon lord of the fantasy game world.

But after saving a little girl named Aku from a demon, he realizes he didn’t create them. As he sets out to investigate the world, he takes Aku with him on his journey.

16) Ah! My Goddess

Ah! My Goddess

Anime NameAa! Megami-sama!
IMDb Rating7.2
Main CharacterBelldandy




Number of Episodes46 (2 seasons)
Where to WatchFunimation

The oldest anime on this list, Ah! My Goddess tells the story of goddesses granting human wishes through their Goddess Help Hotline.

After Keiichi Morisato jokingly summons the goddess Belldandy, the duo find themselves in a unique situation. Finding a home in a Buddhist temple, the unlikely romance begins to blossom between a human and a goddess.

17) Maoyu ~ Archenemy & Hero

Maoyu ~ Archenemy & Hero

Anime NameMaoyuu Maou Yuusha
IMDb Rating6.9
Main CharacterMaou
StatusDemon Queen



Number of Episodes12
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Netflix

During the fifteen years-long war against the demons, humans have proceeded very little into the Demon Realm. Frustrated by this, Hero sets out to the Demon Palace on his own and finds the beautiful Demon Queen.

Not only is the Queen sweet and pretty, but she also needs his help to stop the war. Together, these two will face many problems, including their feelings.

18) The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Anime NameSuzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
IMDb Rating7.8
Main CharacterHaruhi Suzumiya
PowerCreating parallel universes
Number of Episodes28 (2 seasons) + 1 movie
Where to WatchFunimation, Netflix

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is an unusual slice-of-life anime about the titular protagonist, Haruhi and her reluctant friends SOS Brigade Club where they look for supernatural phenomena on the whim of Haruhi.

There’s one twist: Haruhi is unknowingly an all-powerful being capable of destroying the whole world. So, Kyon and the rest of her teammates try to entertain her to save the world.

19) Blood Lad

Blood Lad

Anime NameBlood Lad
IMDb Rating7.0
Main CharacterStaz Charlie Blood
StatusDemon Lord
PowerLong Range Magic


Number of Episodes10
Where to WatchCrunchyroll

Blood Lad is a fun vampire anime about Staz Charlie Blood, a vampire and the demon lord of the eastern districts, who spends his time geeking over everything Japanese.

When he meets a Japanese girl, Fuyumi Yanagi, he becomes attracted to her. But sadly, she dies and becomes a ghost. This funny story is about how Staz attempts to resurrect her with his band of wacky companions.

20) Edens Zero

Edens Zero

Anime NameEdens Zero
IMDb Rating7.1
Main CharacterShiki Granbell
StatusDemon King
PowerSatan Gravity



Number of Episodes25+ (2 seasons)
Where to WatchNetflix

Created by Hiro Mashima, the creator of Fairy Tail, Edens Zero tells the story in an intergalactic setting. Popular B-tubers Rebecca Bluegarden and her companion Happy come to an abandoned amusement park, the Granbell Kingdom, and meet Shiki Granbell, the grandson of the owner.

Shiki, who’s never been anywhere, sets out with Rebecca and Happy on an adventure to make friends, eventually discovering his identity as the demon king.

21) Spice and Wolf

Spice and Wolf

Anime NameOokami to Koushinryou
IMDb Rating7.8
Main CharacterHolo
StatusWolf Harvest Deity

Eternal youth

Number of Episodes25 (2 seasons)
Where to WatchFunimation, Netflix

The protagonist of Spice and Wolf is Holo, a wolf harvest deity who blesses the annual harvest of a village.

Once the villagers become more self-sufficient and don’t need her anymore, Holo sets out with Kraft Lawrence, a charismatic trader looking to open his shop, as a business partner.

The soothing and informative tale of this goddess and businessman makes it one of the best anime where main character is a god.

22) Tears to Tiara

Tears to Tiara

Anime NameTears to Tiara
IMDb Rating6.4
Main CharacterArawn
StatusDemon King
Number of Episodes26
Where to WatchHIDIVE

From the small island of Erin, Gael priestess Riannon is kidnapped by the evil Holy Empire as a sacrifice to the demon king Arawn.

When Riannon’s brother Arthur goes to rescue her, they are met by a man who, unknown to them, is Arawn.

Arawn travels with the siblings through the empire, looking for its dark secrets while getting closer to the Gael tribe.

23) Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan

Anime NameNurarihyon no Mago
IMDb Rating7.4
Main CharacterRikuo Nura
StatusYokai King
PowerYokai Form
Number of Episodes48 (2 seasons)
Where to WatchNA

Rikuo Nura is a half-human, half-yokai who lives with the humans but loves all yokai. Initially living as a human, Rikuo must assume his position as the grandson of the former Yokai King to protect his loved ones from enemies. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan is an underrated anime with an intriguing story and powerful main character.

24) Beelzebub


Anime NameBeelzebub
IMDb Rating7.5
Main CharacterKaiser de Emperana Beelzebub IV
StatusDemon Prince
PowerHigh voltage electric shocks
Number of Episodes60
Where to WatchCrunchyroll

Beelzebub is a comedy anime where the short-tempered delinquent Oga somehow gets stuck with a naked baby.

The baby turns out to be Kaiser de Emperana Beelzebub IV or Baby Beel, the son of the Demon King, who is sent to the human world to hide from his enemies.

Now Oga has to raise this demonic child with his demon main Hildegard among several hilarious circumstances.

25) Overlord


Anime NameOverlord
IMDb Rating7.7
Main CharacterMomonga
StatusDark Guild Master
PowerVarious spells and summonings
Number of Episodes52 (4 seasons)
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Disney+, Funimation, Netflix

When the popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil is about to shut down forever, Momonga decides to stay until the end.

But when he finds himself conscious in his game character even after the servers are shut down, he also discovers the non-playable characters all gaining consciousness too.

Now master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, Momonga has to find the truth behind this predicament.

The list of 25 anime where main character is god or demon king ends here. Many anime have overpowered main characters, but these are the ones whose main characters hold special titles along with special powers.

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