Animated by Haoliners Animation League and based on the Chinese web novel of the same name, ‘The Daily Life of the Immortal King’ or ‘Xian Wang de Richang Shenghuo’ is a fantasy comedy donghua that revolves around Wang Ling, a prodigious sixteen-year-old who has wielded immense powers from a young age and is now nearly-invulnerable. However, the overpowered protagonist now faces the biggest challenge of his life – high school. With enemies always waiting for an opportunity to get the upper hand, Ling must find ways to lead a low-key life at the magic school. But will he succeed?
The hilarious and exciting misadventures that follow have entertained millions worldwide, some of whom may wish to watch other similar shows. If you are one of those people, we may have a few recommendations for you. Most of these anime like ‘The Daily Life of the Immortal King’ can be streamed on Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation, or Amazon Prime.
6. The Misfit of Demon King Academy (2020-)
‘The Misfit of Demon King Academy’ revolves around Demon King Anos Voldigoad’s efforts to reclaim his rightful position in the demon world after sacrificing himself for peace 2,000 years ago. Like Ling, Anos also ends up enrolling in a magic school and keeps the true extent of his powers a secret. Therefore, they are technically living a double life. People who like ‘The Daily Life of the Immortal King’ will surely enjoy ‘The Misfit of Demon King Academy’ because of the similarities in the plot and the main characters.
5. Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious (2019)
Based on the light novel of the same name by Light Tuchihi, ‘Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious’ is an isekai anime that centers upon Seiya Ryuuguuin, an overpowered and, as the title suggests, an over-cautious protagonist who is summoned by a goddess to save a world from the horrific plans of a Demon Lord. Although there are few similarities between the two shows, the series can give fans of ‘The Misfit of Demon King Academy’ the chance of seeing an overpowered protagonist in a new light.
4. Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies (2021-)
‘Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies’ follows Lloyd Belladonna, a teenage boy who embarks on an adventurous journey to fulfill his dream of becoming a soldier someday. However, unlike Wang Ling, he is ignorant of his powers which leads to several comical and entertaining misadventures that every fan of ‘The Daily Life of the Immortal King’ should definitely watch.
3. My Hero Academia (2016-)
Izuku Midoriya, the main character of ‘My Hero Academia,’ is born powerless in a world where 80% of the people have “Quirks” (some form of superpowers). However, thanks to his persistence and unwavering faith, he is later chosen as a successor by All Might, the greatest hero of Japan, who passes on his mysterious One for All Quirk to him. The young boy then embarks on an epic journey to become the greatest hero on the planet.
Although unlike Ling, he is not born with indomitable powers and spends a lot of his childhood desperately clinging to whatever gives him hope of becoming a hero, Izuku ultimately gets a Quirk that instantly sets him on a path to become the most powerful character in the ‘My Hero Academia’ universe. He, like Ling, keeps the origins and the extent of his powers a secret from those around him at his high school.
2. One-Punch Man (2015)
Now, ‘One-Punch Man’ needs no introduction. The supernatural action-comedy series is often dubbed by many as one of the best anime of the twenty-first century. The series follows Saitama, an unassociated hero who fights evil, but like Ling, most of the credit for his work is taken by some undeserving character. Apart from their somewhat similar cold and distant demeanor, Saitama and Ling also have powers that dwarf those of their friend and foes.
1. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (2016-2019)
Based on the Japanese manga series of the same name by Shūichi Asō, ‘The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.’ is a comedy-supernatural series that, like ‘The Daily Life of the Immortal King,’ revolves around an overpowered main character who tries to keep a low-key profile in high school and only uses his powers when the situation demands. Both the series are equally hilarious with extremely entertaining side characters who, despite the natural aloofness of the protagonists, make the series a fun watch.
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