So, you guys are finally here! After visiting many websites and desperately searching for isekai manhwas, you still couldn’t find any good ones. Even if you found some good ones, you later discover that you have already read it. Now…Now no need to worry because you have come to the right place.
In this article, not only will I give you the best isekai manhwa but also those with an overpowered main character (OP MC). Also, they won’t be those mainstream ones which you have seen in many other websites instead these are underrated but gold manhwas.
Before we start, let me remind you something- “Never trash-talk a manhwa without reading it, it takes a lot of efforts to create them!”
15- Wizard Of Arsenia
Wizard of Arsenia, is one of the most underrated isekai manhwa. This manhwa is a lot similar to D&D (Dungeons and Dragons). This is the reason why this manhwa was given some hate but in my opinion, it is a good comedy manhwa with OP MC.
Our protagonist, an average high schooler Gyul Lee, gets summoned on to the continent of Arcenia by the magic of Rayered, the Red Dragon. The MC is shocked to find out that he has been isekai’d and want to return back to his planet, Earth.
But to return to his home planet and resume his boring but ‘normal’ life, he will have to gather all pieces of the shattered Dragon Heart. The continent is dangerous and our MC is weak, so a dragon teaches him magic and makes him powerful enough to defend himself. But in reality our MC becomes OP.
Now that he is ready, he sets out on an adventure with a half-elf girl Lucy through the continent of Arcenia to find the Dragon Heart!
This manhwa has good art and a decent story. Our main character becomes overpowered after the training which lasts only a few chapters.
Rating - 6/10
14- Transmigrating to the Otherworld Once More
This is a good isekai manhwa with an overpowered MC. The only problem is that the story is very slow paced. So, if you like slow paced stories then give this one a try.
A boy from Earth, Sung Sihan, brought down a tyrant and saved the world. However, his happy ending was cut short when everything was taken away from him, and he was banished back to Earth. He did so much, and at last was betrayed. This is one of the reason why readers don’t like kind hearted main characters.
After 10 years of gritting wait, he prepares for his return. The hero who has already saved the world once re-enters Terranora! But this time his goal is , “Revenge”!
The plot seems interesting and the art is also beautiful.
Rating - 6.5/10
13- Trapped In A Webnovel As A Good For Nothing
The Main Character here is my favorite type MC. Choi Yu-Seong, our MC is calm, intelligent and overpowered. The art here is also good and plot pacing is decent.
While working overtime through several nights, our protagonist fell asleep for a short while. When he woke up, he seemed to be possessing the villain of the webnovel he was reading, Choi Yu-Seong.
He need to find a way to survive because he knows that what awaits this villain is a miserable ending. The first way to survive as a good-for-nothing villain in the webnovel is to “Bring as many people as possible to his side.” The second way to survive as a villain is to “Become strong enough to protect himself.”
Lastly, the third way to survive as a good-for-nothing villain in the webnovel is to “Never become friendly with that proud and insane ‘Returnee Master’ or the main character of the novel.” But it is not that simple as Choi Yu Seong has already caused an incident.
Rating - 7/10
12- Solo Bug Player
This is considered one of the best isekai manhwa with OP MC. Each and everything about this manhwa is satisfying. The art is beautiful, MC is OP, side characters are well portrayed, pacing is decent and the story is also interesting.
Taepung Shin knows every nook and cranny of his favorite MMO video game, ‘Paradiso’ like it was the back of his hand! However, his gaming adventures suffer an abrupt end after his untimely death.
But this is not the end, as this is the beginning of a legend. When he opens his eyes, he finds out that he has been reincarnated as Jared, a delinquent lord of a frozen province in Paradiso! But that’s not the only problem, this incompetent lord is also a fatso and knows only to eat and sleep.
Now, he must brave the world he loved and take advantage of all glitches he knows about and turn himself into the main character of his new solo adventure! But before all that he has to first burn out this extra fat.
Rating - 7.5/10
11- The Previous Life Murim Ranker
If you love an action isekai manhwa, then this is totally your type. All the Solo Leveling fans, here is another good news for you, ‘The MC here is a necromancer!’
Legendary SSS-rank hunter Kang Taeha finally met his end. But just as he prepares to enter eternal sleep, he awakens once more but this time in imperial China. It could be said to be a reincarnation or it could be said that, “He was isekai’d”.
Now, he must live as Liu Xinyun, the delinquent heir to a powerful company. All he wants to do is put his hunting days behind him, but in order to survive his new power-hungry relatives, Xinyun must hone his skills again, starting from level one.
Our MC remembers all the skills of his past life as a godly necromancer. Even though he is in the murim world, he combines both his necromancy and recently learnt martial arts, to become the greatest monster in this world.
The art of this manhwa is god class. This is definitely a good choice for all those murim and reincarnation manhwa lovers.
This was one of the top isekai manhwa of 2021.
Rating - 7.5/10
10- I Grow Stronger By Eating
This is an isekai manhwa with op mc. The strange thing about this manhwa is that this doesn’t have your mainstream protagonist, instead here we have an evil one. One who can truly be called a villain and the incarnation of a demon.
Known as “Pet Shop,” Mr. Kim has the unique ability to absorb the skills of the creatures he eats. One day, Pet Shop is mysteriously transported to a magical world full of orcs, trolls, and monsters. A new world, new chow, and new skills.
Now Pet Shop is determined to become the most powerful creature in the world. Follow his epic climb to the top of the food chain.
Well, we all know that if an evil MC with this evil skill arrives in a world with orcs, trolls and monsters then the result would be ‘Carnage!’ .
More and more people loved this manhwa because it was unpredictable. There would be so many instances where you can envision what will happen in the coming chapters but you would be shocked to realize that all your predictions were wrong and you can’t understand the MC.
Rating - 7.5/10
9- Doctor’s Rebirth
Our protagonist here is so adorable, that I want to pinch his cheeks. He is brave, smart, intelligent, filial and really passionate about martial arts.
Our protagonist had been abroad to do medical volunteer work, when he was swept up in a civil war. He was killed by a rebel soldier, while taking a bullet for a patient. But the moment he opened his eyes, he realized that he had become a child!
And in front of him stood a destroyed carriage and a group of oddly dressed people, who were unconscious! As he hurried to perform first aid in an attempt to save even one person, he realized that this world is that of “The Supreme Demon King”, a murim novel he had enjoyed reading.
The art of this manhwa is beautiful and the pacing is also good. Those who love medical and murim genre should definitely give this one a try.
Rating - 8/10
8- Regressor Instruction Manual
Giyoung’s suddenly thrown into a game of life and death. Not only that, but he’s also the player with the lowest stats. Still, he’s got one skill on his side: the ability to read other players’ status! He finds the opportunity of his life when he discovers that Hyunsung is a returner to this world. Now all Giyoung has to do is stick next to Hyunsung and game his way out of this tutorial.
But our MC not only sticks with him but manipulates him and other people. His goal is survival and for that he will go to any lengths possible. The MC is someone who is manipulative and can use acting to create scenarios that benefit himself.
The MC of this manhwa doesn’t have any special powers and is weak but he is evil and uses people and has the power to manipulate humans. This makes him too formidable and overpowered. He destroys his enemies even without fighting.
He is an expert in using people as pawns. The art of this manhwa is beautiful and the story is also very intriguing.
Rating - 8/10
7- Release The Witch
A male engineer transmigrated and became a prince into another world. This world looked remarkably similar to Europe’s Middle Ages, but at the same time it looked different.
In this fantasy world witches do exist and they have supernatural powers too! The power of magic is energy efficient! But the world doesn’t accept witches. They see them as some kind of bad omen. So, they are hunted down and killed in the most brutal way. But in reality witches are not bad, it’s just the peoples mentality.
Having the knowledge of modern times our protagonist sees witches as friends and makes them realize that their power is actually a boon not a bane. He uses their power to battle monsters, crush conspiracies, scales science and technology and combines science with fantasy.
This manhwa is a kingdom building genre which has very few fight scenes. The art is beautiful and story is amazing.
Rating - 8.5/10
6- The Scholar’s Reincarnation
This is a manhwa with a lot of chapters and an overpowered MC. It is also a reincarnation and isekai genre manhwa.
Our protagonist used to be a ruthless warrior, hated by many and feared by all. His bloodthirsty rampage came to a life-shattering halt during a fierce battle with a monk, and he eventually met with his demise.
In the next moment he realises that he has been reincarnated as Junwoo Hwang, the eldest son of the revered Lord of Suzhou.
Our MC’s father wants him to become a great scholar but no amount of studying could take away his love for martial arts and his itch for adventure. What future awaits our young hero, ‘Will it be a pen or a sword?’ ‘Will it be the path of a scholar or that of a warrior?’
The art is decent, ‘not too bad not too good’. But what makes this manhwa so special is its engrossing storyline.
Rating - 8.5/10
5- Strongest Fighter
This was a very good manhwa but was lost in the annals of time. When this manhwa was released it created waves of discussions among many isekai and murim fans. But after releasing 10 chapters it was once again discontinued. The discussions continued and fans awaited for its coming chapters and after many months of wait it was released once again this time they continued for 15 more chapters and once again stopped releasing it. Months rolled by and eventually the once eager fans now slowly reached the limit of their patience.
After 8 months it released more chapters but this time no fans were there to read it, as during this period of time many good isekai and reincarnation manhwas released and they flooded the market. But I still like this manhwa.
Now this manhwa is being continued. So, if you are a new manhwa reader then make sure to check it out.
The Main character dies by Truck-kun and gets reborn as a baby martial artist! An elder from Jongnam Clan, which was once one of the 9 strongest clans, adopts him. He then receives the name “Gunchung” and uses the knowledge of his past life to learn the true meaning of martial arts.
“When your perspective is different, your martial arts changes.”, that is what the MC believes and he is a genius in martial arts. Armed with knowledge, Gunchung brings about a new age of martial arts!
Our MC is too overpowered from the start and is really passionate about martial arts. He is always curious and tries new methods to learn martial arts. He even creates his own techniques. To summarize our MC in one word, He is a “Prodigy”.
Rating - 8.5/10
4- Player Who Returned 10,000 Years Later
After reading the name, you might have already guessed that the MC would pretty much be a monster himself. What I mean by monster is, too overpowered.
Yes, you are right our MC is too overpowered as he has lived for 10,000 years. not only is he overpowered but he is ruthless too. The art of this manhwa is amazing and even better are its action scenes.
One day our MC suddenly found himself in hell. All he had was the desire to live and a predation ability. From the first to the ninth thousand circles of hell, he absorbed dozens, hundreds of thousands of demons.
Even the seven great dukes of hell bowed down before him. After thousands of years of predation and repetitive schedule he wished to go back to Earth. He had become the strongest in hell, “The Demon King”.
But still he want to go back to Earth because there is nothing to eat except raw demons, nothing to enjoy! The only things in Hell are the barren lands and terrible demons! After ten thousand years he returns to Earth.
Rating - 8.5/10
3- The Book Of Lagier
What would be more overpowered than demon king himself! This manhwa is about the story of a demon king possessing a good for nothing prince.
One day a good-for-nothing human prince signs a contract with an all-powerful Demon King. Well, the prince dies instantly, and the Demon King is forced to take his place.
But wait, there’s another catch! As the new Prince Lagier, the Demon King is obligated to fulfill the prince’s last wishes or never return to his former body. Also in this manhwa we have a fat MC but who later becomes lean.
Thus starts the journey of a Demon King and his demon friends as he gets in shape, battles the Angels, and races against time to complete his missions before it’s too late.
Some readers find this story boring as it lacks action scenes but I find this story very interesting. So, make sure to check it out and read at least 4 chapters before reviewing it.
Rating - 8.5/10
2- The Descent Of The Demonic Master
Jinho Kang used to be an average teenager, before an accident took away his family and his ability to walk. After reincarnating in medieval China, he becomes the demonic master known as The Crimson Emperor.
When his life is tragically cut short, he wakes up back in his previous life, before the accident and with his powers and martial arts prowess intact. All Jinho wants is, to live a normal and peaceful life, but he soon realizes that monsters exist even in the modern world, and only he can stop them.
I know all the above summary might sound confusing, so let me simplify it a bit, ‘The MC here gets isekai’d into a different world and then after dying there is reincarnated back to Earth.’
This manhwa is one of the oldest and well as one of the best isekai manhwa to read.
The MC in this manhwa is overpowered, calm, intelligent, ruthless and badass. The art is very beautiful and it looks as if you are watching an anime. The fight scenes are also well drawn.
Rating - 9/10
1- The Novel’s Extra
Waking up, Kim Hajin finds himself in a familiar world but an unfamiliar body. A world he created himself and a story he wrote, yet never finished.
He had become his novel’s extra, a filler character with no importance to the story. The only clue to escaping is to stay close to the main storyline. However, he soon finds out the world isn’t exactly identical to his creation.
The best thing, I like about this manhwa is the author didn’t make the MC some one with god like beauty or powers. Instead our MC here looks average and is not someone who can make girls fall in love with just a smile.
This is adapted from a novel, which was my all time favorite. The manhwa started earlier but was discontinued because of bad art. Later, in 2022 they remade it with much better art and we fans really loved it.
Our MC in this manhwa is weak. But that is only in abilities, the thing that’s most scary about him, is his perception and knowledge of future novel incidents which he uses for his own advantage.
The story is very engrossing and even the side characters might seem annoying at start, they become much more stable as the story progresses and you even get to learn about their past and more about their personalities.
Rating - 10/10
Some Most Asked Questions Regarding Isekai Manhwa
What are isekai manhwas?
Isekai means ‘another world’. This word originated from Japan. Isekai means when a person gets reincarnated or transported to another world which is different from their original world. This mainly occurs when they are either hit by truck-kun or are summoned by a goddess. The meaning of isekai still remains the same with manhwas. So, in an isekai manhwa the MC travels to another world either after death or after being forcefully summoned.
What is the best isekai manhwa?
Nowadays, there are a lot of isekai manhwas in the market but out of all those the best isekai manhwa which is loved by millions of fans and is the most popular is none other than, “Trash of the Count’s family”. This is the story of Kim Roksu who got transported into a novel in the body of a minor villain Cale Henituse who later has a miserable end.
Who is the strongest isekai manhwa MC?
As, there are a lot of manhwas in the isekai category, it becomes very difficult to determine the most overpowered out of them all. But I can still try and give an evaluation. In my opinion, ‘Reverse Villain’ has the strongest MC in the whole isekai manhwa genre. The reason is simple, Jung Woo, the main character of Reverse Villain has never lost a fight and when he was just 7 years old he defeated a dragon that even the most powerful warriors of Earth couldn’t.
Why are there so many isekai manhwa?
There are a lot of isekai manhwa because of simply one reason i.e. “people actually love reading it” and whatever people love reading will eventually flood the market. Isekai is one of the most popular genre as readers really love imagining getting isekai’d into a different world with a cheat and using their wits to win battle and make their own harem.
What is the most popular isekai manhwa?
There are many popular isekai manhwa out there but the most popular of them all is, “The Beginning after the End”. This is the story of King Grey who got reincarnated into a new world filled with magic and monsters. This manhwa has everything what a hardcore manhwa reader wants action, adventure, romance, comedy and even emotional moments. Overall, its a masterpiece.
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