Superman needs no introduction. He’s literally one of the most famous people on earth.
I don’t think there’s any debating that.
If you’re the type of person who enjoys anime AND the Marvel/DC universe…
Or you’re a DC fan wanting to venture into the world of anime, then this list is for you.
If you have any personal suggestions, leave it in the comments.
Anime Like Superman:
1. My Hero Academia
This anime is about a set of young teenagers training in an academy. With the goal to become superhero’s one day.
Each has their own perk (ability) that differentiates their style of fighting.
Boku No Hero Academia is a special series with unrivaled animation quality.
When I first watched it, it didn’t even feel like an anime series. I’m guessing it’s design-inspiration came from DC or marvel.
The fights, characters, and the universe of My Hero Academia feels a lot like Superman.
And you’ll enjoy it if Superman is something you love.
2. Dragon Ball Z
Whether we’re talking about DBZ or Dragon Ball Super, both shows share similarities with Superman.
Like Superman, Goku can fly, blast energy beams, is an alien from another planet, and has superhuman strength.
In fact DBZ characters get compared so often to superman that it’s no surprise I’m recommending it. Even if most of the comparisons are in terms of strength and vs battles.
If you appreciate a long series, DBZ is the best option to start with. As it’s still ongoing to this day.
3. Kill La Kill
If you ignore the “Ecchi” side of Kill La Kill, and the over-the-top style, it’s just like Superman.
More so when it comes to the history of the main character (to a degree), and the ending plot of the series.
To avoid spoilers I won’t say too much more than that. But in Kill La Kill you have powerful women and cool battle-scenes.
In fact It’s some of the best I’ve seen personally from an anime show.
I also feel like the animation in Kill La Kill will appeal to you if you love DC or marvel in general.
It really is something else.
4. One Punch Man
Can’t forget about One Punch Man. A mega-successful series of its kind in the last couple of years.
One Punch Man takes the typical cliches of “hero” animes, and turns it upside down. Often making a mockery of the entire industry that’s built around it.
Parody-elements aside, Superman shares similarities with One Punch Man.
And you’ll love the approach One Punch Man decides to take.
What other anime shows are like Superman?
Share your ideas in the comments…