Top 20 Best Anime With A Genius MC 2023

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Best Anime With A Genius MC

We have seen many characters in anime series who are highly intellectual or prodigies by birth. They have overcome many situations only by using their wits and we enjoy the moments where they manage to escape from the harsh situations.

Seeing these people managing to do their stuff is so satisfying to us viewers because we all want to be like them.

So today’s list brings forth the best anime MCs who are considered the topmost genius guys in the whole animeverse.

Now without any further interruptions, let’s get into the list:


  • AUTHOR: Yuki Sato
  • GENRE: Game, Psychological, Shounen
  • EPISODES: 12
  • MC IQ: 100

Since childhood, Katagiri Yuuichi has suffered severe problems due to a lack of money. He has constantly hard worked to earn more money since he was a child.

During planning to go on a class trip, the money contributed from the class was suspiciously stolen which also contained Yuuichi’s hard-earned money.

A few days later, Yuuichi got a mysterious invitation letter signed by his friend and decides to check up on it. Upon arrival, he saw all of his friends standing there, and upon an instance, all of them were knocked out and unconscious.

Now they found themselves in a new room where they met Manabu-Kun. Here they were to play a friendly game that will prove their trust and faith in their friends. But as they play, they found out about a series of betrayals!!


  • AUTHOR: Wataru Watari
  • GENRE: Comedy, Romance, School
  • EPISODES: 13 +13 +13
  • MC IQ: 110

SYNOPSIS: Hikigaya Hachiman is an antisocial boy who doesn’t like the cheery high school life. He has a weird view of friends and their love lives.

He feels awkward when his classmates talk about their fun adolescent life. He has no plans for his upcoming future too.

So, one day a teacher made him join the Volunteer Service club where the prettiest girl in the school, Yukinosita Yukino is.


  • AUTHOR: Homura Kawamoto
  • GENRE: Drama, Mystery, Psychological, School, Shounen
  • EPISODES: 12
  • MC IQ: 120

The Hyakkaou Private Academy is an institution where the wealthiest people studied. Here they follow a very strange curriculum. They learn here how to deal with their opponent. And they do these by gambling!!

Here the persons who win in gambling are winners who live like kings in the institution and the losers are put through hell. The losers have to follow every command of the winners. 

Yumeko Jabami enrolls in this academy, and on the very first day, she decides to teach the other students, what real gambling is!!!!


  • AUTHOR: Hikaru Miyoshi
  • GENRE: Historical, Mystery, Psychological, Shounen
  • EPISODES: 24
  • MC IQ: 130

A strong class stratification has been done in this era where the average people stand less to no chance. In this era, the British Empire dominated the global power. Here the nobles rule over all the weak and average people.

A young professor of mathematics named William James Moriarty was the second son of the noble Moriarty household. He was very intelligent and genius since he was a child.
Though there is one more personality of William which he hides from the common people. He was a crime consultant and was willing to solve any people’s problems.

This story follows the incredible story of William James Moriarty and his cunning moves which will make your heart beat faster!!!


  • AUTHOR: Bokuto Uno
  • GENRE: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Military
  • EPISODES: 13
  • MC IQ: 140

The Katjvarna Empire was at war with the Kioka Republic in those days. In those regions, there was a boy named Ikta who was unwillingly preparing for the High-Grade Military Officer Exam due to some unavoidable circumstances.

Ikta was a lazy, and pervert boy. He never liked war in the first place. 

But the strange phenomenon was that no one predicted that one-day Ikta would be referred to as the Great Commander. 

Ikta survived the battle through his intelligence and wits and was hailed as a great soldier.


  • AUTHOR: Nobuyuki Fukumoto
  • GENRE: Game, Psychological, Seinen, Thriller
  • EPISODES: 26 + 26
  • MC IQ: 140

Itou Kaiji is a notorious person who steals and slashes tires frequently. His daily life changes when a man in a trench coat visits him. 

The man was a debt collector known as Endou. He has come to get back the money that Kaiji had taken as a loan previously with his co-worker Takeshi.

But one day Takeshi disappeared, so now Kaiji has to pay the whole money. He was given a chance to gamble against other bankrupts and win. He accepts it to repay the money with a debt of 3,850,000 yen!!!


  • AUTHOR: Kumo Kagyu
  • GENRE: Action/ Fantasy
  • EPISODES: 12
  • MC IQ: 150

In this world there are monsters, there are heroes, there are healers and there are slayers. When a young priestess formed a party to encounter the goblins, she found herself in a difficult situation.

At that time the goblin slayer made his way and rescued her.

The goblin slayer is the man whose sole aim is to exterminate each goblin by his own hands and through any means possible.

He lives a simple life only killing goblins, but day by day his popularity increased as people saw that he was no ordinary person.


The Promised Neverland
  • AUTHOR: Kaiu Shirai
  • GENRE: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Shounen
  • EPISODES: 12 + 11
  • MC IQ: 150

Grace Field House is a self-sustained orphanage where Emma an 11-year-old orphan along with his 37 other companions stays.

They were accustomed to the orphanage and the orphanage treated them quite well. In this orphanage, there is only one strict rule and that is to not leave the orphanage.

Though one day Emma and Norman went past the gate and their eyes were stuck on the horrifying reality they were seeing. They realized the true motive of the orphanage as they were just meals prepared to feed the monster. 


Ghost in the Shell
  • AUTHOR: Masamune Shirow
  • GENRE: Action, Mecha, Military, Sci-Fi
  • EPISODES: 52
  • MC IQ: 160

In this futuristic era, life is manipulated by both physical as well as digital means. Technological advancement has surpassed beyond any imagination. Now lives are being held by both digitalized and physical things.

Now through the interconnection of both man and the machines, a new existence was created. This existence will now redefine the basis of humanity.

Witness the power of technology and its effect as the story unveils.


  • AUTHOR: Makoto Fukami
  • GENRE: Action, Police, Sci-Fi
  • EPISODES: 22 + 11 + 8
  • MC IQ: 160

In the distant future, technological advancements are made in such a way that one can read a person’s emotions, the desires he has, and every other possibility. 

So, this way one can prevent criminal actions by reading the person’s motive. This story is about a group of policemen who maintains order and peace in the city.

Some people work in Enforcement Department and some in the Supervisory Department. Each of them has its own set of functions to maintain world decorum. 

10. The Irregular at Magic High School

The Irregular at Magic High School
  • AUTHOR: Tsutomu Sato
  • GENRE: Magic, Romance, School, Sci-Fi, Shounen, Supernatural
  • EPISODES: 26 + 13
  • MC IQ: 170

In this world, the term magic is associated with technological advancement through which the modern world progress. Magic Technicians are people who can handle supernatural use of power and they are trained to do so. 

They are sent to Magic High schools and universities to learn magic. Tatsuya Shiba is an elder brother who has a dual personality, no one knows how powerful he is. His sister Miyuki is a perfect and stunning girl who excels in her class and is a high achiever.

When they both join the Magic High School, their stories start to unfold…


  • AUTHOR: Naoki Urasawa
  • GENRE: Horror, Seinen, Thriller, Vampire
  • EPISODES: 74
  • MC IQ: 170

This story is about Kenzou Tenma who is an intellectual and genius person incredible at his work. He was a Japanese brain surgeon by profession. He also had a beautiful wife to support him.

Due to an unaccountable situation, he saved the life of a boy who was shot in his head over the life of the mayor of the city. Because of this he lost his position in the hospital and lost his wife too. After some days, the hospital director along with other doctors was murdered and Tenma was held for suspicion. Later he found out that the boy he saved previously was much more than he seemed to know.


  • AUTHOR: Chiyomaru Shikura Naotaka Hayashi Shimokura Vio Tanizaki Ouka
  • GENRE: sci-fi/thriller
  • EPISODES: 48
  • MC IQ: 180

The story of Steins’ gate revolves around time travel and the several ways performed to do it. In Akihabara, a group of friends invented a new customized microwave that can send messages into the past world.

This group of friends was tracked down by an organization named SERN which also performs different experiments on time travel. Now they have to escape from this organization and find a way to resolve this incident.


  • AUTHOR: Mamare Tōno
  • GENRE: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • EPISODES: 25 +25 + 12
  • MC IQ: 190

An online fantasy RPG named Elder Tales became famous all over the world. One day it released its twelfth expansion package. When the players installed the package nearly 30 thousand Japanese got trapped inside the game.

Shiroe is a grad student who doesn’t like to interfere with others. He too was trapped inside the game. This game consisted of monsters and to survive from these monsters, he managed to create a guild named Log Horizon along with other players.


Classroom of The Elite
  • AUTHOR: Syougo Kinugasa and Tomoseshunsaku
  • GENRE: Comedy, Romance, School
  • EPISODES: 12
  • MC IQ: 180

The Koudo Ikusei Senior High School is the school from where nearly every student can go to any university or get employed. It is a very prestigious and leading school with incredible facilities.

Here the students can do any hairstyle and can bring anything they want to the school campus. It’s a dream school for everyone.

But the dark truth behind it is that it only favors the superior students who excel at anything. Kiyotaka Ayanokouji belongs to class D which is an inferior class compared to other classes. 

Kiyotaka was put into this class due to a certain incident. After meeting other classmates he observes each one and ultimately changes the situation to his favor.


  • AUTHOR: Gosho Aoyama
  • GENRE: Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Police, Psychological, Shounen
  • EPISODES: 1050
  • MC IQ: 190

Modern Sherlock Holmes- a term given by the people to a 17-year-old boy named Shinichi Kudo. He was a high school detective with high intelligence.

One day after a date with his beloved childhood love, Ran, he stomped upon an illegal trade and was caught by the traders. They gave him a drug to kill him. But astonishingly when he woke up he was back to like when he was 7 years old. He wanted to track down the people who did this to him; he hid and stayed with Ran. Ran’s father was


  • AUTHOR: Yuu Kamiya
  • GENRE: Adventure, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Game, Supernatural
  • EPISODES: 12
  • MC IQ: 200

Sora and Shiro are two brothers and sisters who are considered legendary NEET all over the internet. They are brilliant gamers and also consider the real world as a crappy game.

These two were summoned to another world by a boy named God. In this world, everything was decided by playing games instead of warfare. It included even national affairs. 

Here, humanity was driven away and shoved into one corner by other races. Now can Sora and Shiro save humanity from the clutches of other races and take back its freedom?


  • AUTHOR: Riichiro Inagaki
  • GENRE: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Shounen
  • EPISODES: 24+11
  • MC IQ: 210

On a certain day, humanity suffered a severe loss as all of humanity was turned into stones by a flash of light. After many decades or millenniums, a high school boy named Taiju awakens from his petrified form. He found himself lost in this new world. 

After searching, he found that his genius friend named Senku also awakened a few months before him. Senku got a huge plan running upon his mind as he decides to start a new civilization with the help of science and his genius mentality!!


Death Note
  • AUTHOR: Tsugumi Ohba
  • GENRE: Mystery, Police, Psychological, Supernatural
  • EPISODES: 37
  • MC IQ: 220

One day a boy named Light Yagami finds a Death Note which fell from the sky. The Death Note originally belonged to the Death God which due to an incident fell into the realms of humans.

Light Yagami is an extraordinary ace student who excels at everything. Now with the death note in hand, Light wants to create a utopia free of bad people. He wants to create the perfect world which is a world free of crimes.

After that, the criminals all around the world were dying one by one which led to suspicion among the governing bodies ultimately leading to an inspection. Now the authorities send their legendary detective known as L to hunt down the killer.


Code Geass
  • AUTHOR: Ichirō Ōkouchi
  • GENRE: Action, Mecha, Military, School, Sci-Fi
  • EPISODES: 100
  • MC IQ: 230

Japan was conquered by the Holy Empire of Britannia when it started its military nation plan in the year 2010. Japan was renamed Area 11, but many people fought against these tyrants to seek independence.

One day a young boy named Lelouch Lamperouge was caught in an ongoing battle between the Britannia and the rebel forces. There he was saved by a mysterious girl named C.C. who gave him the power of THE GEASS which is the power of kings. This ability gave Lelouch the power to command anyone. 

Lelouch realized the huge potential it carried and along with his genius mentality, he sets on a new journey. He took on a disguise and named himself ZERO and carried out the operations to take revenge on Britannia.


So that’s it for today. Hope you enjoyed the list. Make sure to go through our other posts cause they are all full of wonders.

And comment down the one from the list which you liked the most. Let’s meet again in my next post. Till then-


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