19 Anime Where Weak MC Becomes Strong

The main character in anime is all about character development and many people who watch anime might also watch anime for character development.

Seeing a Weak Main Character Becoming Strong in Anime is just an exciting feeling and we get inspired by seeing these anime characters rise and improve their abilities to become strong as heck!

Today we’ve gathered a very unique list about Anime Where Weak MC Becomes Strong, this list might include many genres including supernatural, drama, psychology, and so many action series.

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Anime Where Weak MC Becomes Strong

JUJUTSU KAISEN

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Yuji Itadori is an abnormal high school student living in Sendai with his grandfather. He regularly avoids the track team because of the time commitment he requires, considering his natural talent for the sport.

Instead, he decides to join the Occult Research Club; because of the freedom it encourages him to attend, he goes to the hospital every day to see his dying grandfather. On his deathbed, his grandfather instilled two important messages inside Yuji: “always help others” and “die surrounded by people.” These two thoughts seem to come from his grandfather’s regrets.

And then we will see the real development of Yuji Itadori throughout the series.

My Hero Academia

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Izuku Midoriya, a young man who dreams of being a hero despite being bullied by his abusive childhood friend Katsuki Bakugo for lack of a Quirk (Superpower).

Both youngsters idolize one of the world’s greatest heroes, All Might, who both knew Izuku as one of the first to know of serious injury. All Might has been hiding from the public eye to uphold morality.

All Might also reveal the meaning of his Quirk “One For All” and passes it down to Izuku to succeed him after seeing the youth’s courage in the face of danger.

Tokyo Ghoul

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Ken Kaneki, a student who barely survives a fatal confrontation with Rize Kamishiro, has a date that introduces itself as a ghoul and attempts to eat him. In critical condition, he is admitted to the hospital.

After he recovered, Kaneki discovered that he had undergone surgery that turned him into a half-ghoul.

This was done because some of Rize’s organs had been passed to his body, and so, like normal ghouls, he had to eat human flesh to survive.

Parasyte

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Shinichi Izumi, who lives with his mother and father in a modest neighborhood of Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan. One night, small worm-like aliens with drill-like heads called Parasites appear on Earth, taking over the brains of their hosts through their ears or noses.

One Parasite tries to climb into Shinichi’s nose as he sleeps, but struggles when Shinichi wakes up and enters his body, burrowing in his arm instead.

Black Clover

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Asta, a young orphan who was raised from birth after being dumped at the doorstep of an orphanage in the village of Hage along with his fellow orphan, Yuno. While everybody is born with the ability to use Mana in the form of Magic Power, Asta is the only exception. He’s trying to achieve magical strength by physical fitness.

Conversely, Yuno was born as a prodigy with incredible supernatural strength and the talent to harness the magic of the wind. Motivated by an ambition to become the next Wizard King, an influence second to the King of the Clover Kingdom, the two youths formed a friendly rivalry.

Yuno has a legendary four-leaf grimoire owned by the kingdom’s first Wizard King. Asta, considering his lack of spells, had a mystical five-leaf grimoire.

Attack On Titan

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Eren Yeager, who lives in the town of Shiganshina, on the edge of the Wall of Mary, on the outskirts of three-ring walls that shield mankind from the Titans. In 845, two new forms of Titans, the Colossal Titan, and the Armored Titan broke the wall.

During the incident, Eren’s mother was eaten by the Titan while Eren escaped. He swears vengeance on all the Titans and enlists in the army along with his childhood buddies, Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlert.

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

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Simon, a meek young digger ostracised by his friends in the Giha Village, finds solace in his best mate, an older brother who is an eccentric delinquent named Kamina.

Kamina invites Simon to join his gang, Team Gurren, to help him fulfill his goal of visiting the surface world. One day, Simon uncovers a drill-shaped key called Core Drill, followed by a tiny mecha resembling a mask called Gunmen.

Shortly thereafter, a massive Gunmen crashed through the roof and began assaulting the village, led by a girl called Yoko, who was trying to repel the Gunmen.

Simon uses his Core Drill to unlock the smaller Gunmen (named Lagann by Kamina) and its drilling-based capabilities. He successfully uses it to kill the larger Gunmen and bust through the roof to get him and Kamin to the surface of the earth.

Bungo Stray Dogs

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Atushi Nakajima After being expelled from his orphanage, Atsushi inadvertently stopped the suicide of a detective named Osamu Dazai, thinking that he was drowned in the water.

During his encounters with Dazai, Atsushi discovers that he is gifted with a magical power capable of converting him into a berserk white tiger in the moonlight, making the orphanage torment him and kicking him out in the past.

Dazai hires him to the Agency and there he encounters several other consumers with skills as they deal with numerous incidents and incidents taking place within the city of Yokohama, a town full of people with supernatural abilities.

Guilty Crown

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Shu Ouma, a high school student, meets a wounded girl named Inori Yuzuriha, vocalist of the popular internet group Egoist, seeking shelter in his film club’s workshop. The GHQ Anti Bodies stormed the workshop and arrested her for involvement with Funeral Parlor.

Shu follows the coordinates of Inori’s robot to the drop zone where he encounters the chief of Funeral Parlor, Gai Tsutsugami, who asks him to protect the bottle. As Anti-Bodies begin targeting the Roppongi region in search of a vial, it shatters when Shu goes to save Inori when she is attacked by GHQ Endlave Mechs.

THE HIDDEN DUNGEON ONLY I CAN ENTER

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Noir, the third son of a small noble family who has acquired an extraordinary talent that gives him tremendous intelligence but gives him debilitating headaches, accepted a job offer that had just been canceled on the first day. He learns from his childhood friend Emma, who studied that making him kiss her made the ability less stressful for him.

Noir is lucky enough to discover a dungeon and discover the legendary warrior, Olivia Servant, who has been locked in the labyrinth for years and offers him three useful abilities that Noir uses to boost his level and enroll at the Hero Academy to improve his ranks.

Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki

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Fumiya Tomozaki, a self-proclaimed low-level character who sees the whole world as a garbage game and spends much of his time playing video games, has a match in the Yontendo Smotch Attack Families game against a player named NO NAME and wins. After the match, NO NAME asks Tomozaki to visit him.

To his surprise, NO NAME turned out to be his classmate and student model, Aoi Hinami. Hinami takes Tomozaki home and concerned about his well-being, Hinami becomes his guide to life by structuring it as a game walkthrough with a series of missions to give him the appearance of a god-tier game.

Deadman Wonderland 

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Ganta Igarashi, a seemingly average pupil in Nagano Prefecture’s middle school. As an escapee, a survivor of the great earthquake, Ganta has no memory of the disaster and has led a normal life.

This all changes as a mysterious figure in blood and ruby armor floats through his classroom walls. Grinning madly, the “Red One” is killing Ganta’s entire class. Instead of killing him, the “Red One” is embedding a red crystal shard in Ganta’s chest.

Within days of the massacre, Ganta is put on trial as a suspect. Based on evidence rigged against him, he is sentenced to death in Deadman Wonderland, a jail that doubles as an amusement park and is run by Warden Tsunenaga Tamaki (who acted as Ganta’s lawyer and was secretly responsible for the rigged evidence against him).

Big Windup!

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Ren Mihashi, guy. Mihashi was the previous ace pitcher of his middle school baseball team, but it seems he just got the spot because his grandfather was the owner of the school.

His teammates (especially the team catcher, Hatake) despised him, and they’ve always lost their games. Mihashi is deeply persuaded that he’s a bad baseball pitcher, and feels guilty because he knows he’s sorry for all the defeats. Mihashi graduates from high school with incredibly poor self-esteem.

But in fact, Mihashi is a hard-working and skillful pitcher, and the main reason his team has always lost all the games is because of poor teamwork, because his teammates have never spoken to him about the game, and they haven’t tried to come up with a plan or tactic to defeat their rivals.

Mihashi then moves to Nishiura High School with intentions to leave baseball because he feels he’s not strong enough to win, even though he still enjoys the game intensely.

Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

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Kenichi Shirahama, a 15-year-old high school student and a long-standing survivor of harassment.

At the beginning of the novel, he became friends with student Miu Fūrinji, and wanted to become better, he followed her to Ryōzanpaku, a dojo hosting many masters of martial arts, headed by her grandfather, Hayato Fūrinji.

After learning fundamentals from Miu, Kenichi overcomes a high-ranking member of the school’s karate club and becomes a magnet for all school delinquents.

Tokyo Ravens

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At present, onmyodou has become more sophisticated, streamlined, and modernized, even in the field of medicine and technology. But not everybody can afford this power, as can be seen in the case of Harutora, a member of one of the Tsuchimikado branch families, who was born without spiritual power.

Despite being born to a distinguished family of Onmyoji, his life has become worthless as he can do nothing without any divine force. But he remembers the fact that he made a promise with his engaged childhood friend Natsume, the heir to the Tsuchimikado family, and Yakou’s presumed rebirth.

TO YOUR ETERNITY

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Despite being immortal, mc was extremely weak at the start. The mysterious immortal being is called simply “the Orb” was sent to Earth with no emotions, sensations, or sense of self or identity. This creature has the power to take on the form of people who make an indelible impression on it.

It begins as a white orb, then transforms into a rock, and finally into a dying polar wolf. The creature, disguised as the Wolf, encounters a white-haired boy living alone, who misidentifies it as his dead pet, Joan. When the boy dies from a major wound, the wolf adopts his form as its default form from that point forward.

Fire Force

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Shinra Kusakabe is a third-generation pyrokinetic youth who gained the nickname “Devil’s Footprints” for his ability to ignite his feet at will and was ostracized as a child for the fire that killed his mother and younger brother Sho 12 years ago.

He joins Special Fire Force Company 8, which features other pyrokinetic who dedicated themselves to ending the Infernal attacks for good while investigating Companies 1 through 7 for potential corruption in their ranks. Shinra begins to learn that the fire that killed his mother was a cover for Sho to be taken by the White Clad, a doomsday cult behind the Infernal attacks with agents within the facets of the Tokyo Empire.

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan

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Rikuo Nura is 3/4 human and 1/4 yōkai, in which he has a human form in the day but transforms into his yōkai form at night. He lives in a house full of yōkai along with his yōkai grandfather. Trying to escape his fate, he does good deeds in order to avoid becoming a yōkai, despite his grandfather’s wish that Rikuo succeeds him as the Third Head of the Nura Clan. Rikuo is different because he helps humans. He eventually comes to terms with his yōkai blood and decides to take up the position of the Third Head of the Nura Clan.

THE HEROIC LEGEND OF ARSLAN

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The story follows the exploits of Arslan, the crown prince of the fictional kingdom of Pars, and it is divided into two parts. In the first part, Pars is taken over by the neighboring nation of Lusitania after Arslan’s father, King Andragoras III, falls victim to a treacherous plot led by some of his most trusted retainers.

After barely escaping with his life, Arslan rejoins his loyal servant, Daryun. Backed up by only a few more companions, including the philosopher and tactician Narsus and his young servant Elam, also Farangis, an aloof, cold priestess, and Give, a traveling musician and con-man, Arslan stands against overwhelming odds to assemble an army strong enough to liberate his nation from the Lusitanian army which is led by the elusive warrior known as “Silvermask”, who is later revealed to be another contender to Pars’ throne.

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