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The 15 Best Anime About Overpowered Transfer Students

May 27, 2021 9.6k votes 1.7k voters 66.2k views15 items

If a transfer student appears in an anime, you can bet on them being overpowered. Maybe it's because their newness makes them stand out, but these characters often have powers and skills that exceed those of the rest of their class. It happens so often that it's an anime trope, but hey, tropes aren't inherently bad. In fact, they can be pretty cool sometimes, which is why we're recommending a bunch of anime about an overpowered transfer student.

Full Metal Panic! features a military agent transferring into regular high school in order to protect his client. It's an older but well-loved series that's both hilarious and action-packed. More recently, there's Sk8 the Infinity, which features a Canadian transfer student who turns out to be better at skateboarding than anyone guessed he would be. There's plenty more where that came from!

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    The Misfit Of Demon King Academy

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    In order to stop a war between demons and humans, Demon King Anos Voldigoad sacrificed his own life with the intention of being reborn later. In the meantime, the demons created the Demon King Academy, an organization that is tasked with confirming Anos' identity when he's reborn. 

    Unfortunately, when he comes back, he finds out that his entire history has been remembered incorrectly. When he enrolls in Demon King Academy, his powers can't even be measured, let alone verified. Still, he's determined to make them understand just how great he truly is!

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  • In an alternate version of Earth, humans called Blazers can manifest weapons through their souls. Students at Hagun Academy are selected as representatives in the Seven Star Sword Art Festival, a tournament held by the seven Mage Knight Academies in Japan that seeks to find the most powerful Apprentice Knight. Ikki Kurogane is an F-Rank Blazer, and things seem like they're going to be even worse for him when the incredibly talented Stella Vermillion transfers into their school. But after she loses a duel with him, they wind up being roommates. Will they be able to get along and get through school?

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    After eating one of Sukuna's fingers, Yuji Itadori has two choices: be immediately slain by the Jujutsu sorcerors, or enroll in Jujutsu Tech and become a sorcerer himself. The cursed object he ate gives him access to Sukuna's powers, but he also risks being taken over by the evil creature. He uses that power not just to fight other curses, but to try and find all of Sukuna's fingers and neutralize him once and for all. 

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    After being reincarnated into a magical world, Shin Wolford is adopted by a retired magician named Merlin. Because they're living an isolated life in the woods, Shin's magic skills dramatically improve while his knowledge of society stays basically non-existent. To remedy this, he's shipped off to Magic Academy. But leading a normal life won't be easy - with his lineage and his incredible skills, he's basically a celebrity from the instant he walks in the door.

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