The moment about episode 7 (after his first contact with invading Titans ends in failure) when his secret finally is revealed much even to his own surrprise is one of the best moments and scenes of any anime. Join the online community, create your anime and manga list, read reviews, explore the forums, follow news, and so much more! Touma certainly qualifies as having a hidden power but part of the reason this show fails to raise much on the list is how his power is so unrated, seems limited to a single hand, and lacks much depth or explaination as of yet as to it's origins, limits, or other uses. It presents the first series of tragic and violent occurances as part of a background story which sets up the whole series itself and the how and why it all happened. The lead character in the horror/action anime Elfen Lied, Lucy is the primary example of looks can be deceiving. His power is really only hidden at first from even himself and somewhat in later episodes due to some doubts he is either of that nature or is actually who he has been accused of being. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? It has one of the single most dramatic climatic endings of any anime or non anime I have ever seen. It is just the way the story flows you get the impression she thinks she got lucky to recruit any new member to her squad and how coincidentally it turns out he is pretty skilled much to the entire squad's surprise. As far as hidden powers goes, this anime must be at or near the top of any good list. It is hard to really say why this show or it's characters qualifiy without giving something away to those who have yet to see it. There are few with true hidden abilities but even on the surface it might be said the squad leader has some hidden intellectual powers to outsmart enemies. There are several characters with a kind of hidden power since the only ones who know these people have this power are ones like them and the one who gave them the power. But not really a tsundere who's just mean (LIke cursing out and attacking the main character for no reason). But do not dismiss it wholly just because it may seem simpler in scale to them, it is still a well made thoughtful story full of surprises and oooos and awes. After she tumbles out of a rusty suit of armor, we are treated to a princess that is trying but is still in major need of someone to save her and her cause. You must be logged in to leave comments. That, isn't hidden or a secret. This might be as close as I've seen to a really good sport anime with a female lead. It is ostensibly in a game world and in theory only works there so these skills have a more limited impact than others on this list and thus find a spot here. THough many people are aware of who he is, he downplays himself so much that even when friends meet him, you might think they never suspect he is a fraction of his skillful self. Is this perhaps irony? His deeds never seem to spread very far or wide so his relatively obscure status remains moslty intact in the gaming world. He doesn't care much for most of his family. There are many paralells, but a few key differences. It draws you in quite nicely and though there is magic, it does not overtake the main theme since it really does focus a bit more on characters and the innocent love story. Genre: Action, Adventure, Demons, Fantasy, Shounen, Super Power, Supernatural (Mature: Contains profanity & graphic violence) Why You Should Watch this Anime: Clare is part of an unnamed mercenary group of half demon, half human women. I loved 07 Ghost and Blue No Exorcist. Though other characters have some unique abilities, it is mostly all about keeping Rhyner's powers from being known at large around the world. When we get the flashbacks of Clare’s youth, we can see that she was a scarred and thin girl. Utawarerumono is unique in a sense because even the main character does not know he has his hidden skills. It is their mind, intellect, observation, strategy, and luck that all play a part in what makes them so good at what they do. But here in this space I want to share a bit of my mania for all things anime, manga, and light novels with you! What makes hidden powers special is the surprise factor. additionally, nefarious forces hidden within the empire’s walls became active. But for now it is harmless sisterly infatuation. So you might disagree with the list because everyone has their own taste when It comes to anime & we should respect others opinions.\r\r \r• Support me on: \r \r• SUBSCRIBE HERE! To paraphrase his grandfather 'be a hero, explore the dungeon, save a helpless female adventurer, and she will woo the hero.' Characters with a power, skill, or significant attribute that they either do not realize yet themselves or must hide from others make for some of the best anime stories. One of the best scenes is just before he finally levels up his power and skills just a wee bit after his love, Aiz gets to level 6. Or did Eren forget he had the same tenacity and passed it on to Mikasa? It is one of the best animes I have ever seen with some brilliant storytelling. The best part is probably watching how Hai sees problems and finds unique creative ways to overcome them. It might have ranked higher if it had a bit more meat on it's bones, so to speak and with further review or any additional seasons potentially forthcoming, who knows. Countdown Begins 10. A handful of him and his gamer friends have earned a kind of bonus that unlocks unknown hidden abilities. So we have fewer characters that qualify for hidden power but with a strong need to keep said abilities under wraps. There are lots of strong characters in this show both good and evil and many of them have powers or hidden powers of one kind or another, but perhaps the biggest twist of them all are the major characters who will surprise and shock you with how much they grow and change with respect to their skills. If anything, he is often thought of as a myth or legend as is implied a few times mostly by his enemies who remember him. Characters of all types – old and young, strong and weak, male and female – manage to find a special kind of hidden power within. It is much better than Tenyo. Within this passion comes a fact that I cannot ignore: I love sharing the things that I obsess over. The degree of hidden ability is somewhat lessened by that despite the fact a bit part of his motivation is to hide from enemies. Her story begins with her quest to find those that will save Liones from the shadow; the first season of Seven Deadly Sins ends with Elizabeth being the light that drives the shadow away. It is hard to say much without giving too much away but it has a nice season one closing episodes that will leave you wanting more. Few if any translate into real life so he is not nearly as skillful in the real world as he is in the game one. This is one not to miss if you love hidden power themes. Today I’m here with another blog about Top 10 Strong/Smart & Blunt/Confident Male Lead Anime [Non-Mainstream]. Darker than Black is one of my all time favorites and higher on the fave list, but the ones above just focus on the hidden power theme a tad better. This is supposedly in part due to all characters having a limited version of their true power available on this side of the gate. (LIke Mai Valentine from Yu-Gi-Oh!) So beware! When the rest of her classmates are struggling to take down the robotic enemies, Velvet takes two of them down with grace, agility and a truckload of power. Female lead in an action anime, hmmm, there are quite a few: Since you like Saber, obviously you ought to check out Fate/Stay Night. Hello there – I’m Steven. He is powerful, rational, bright, and calm which is ironically almost the complete opposite of Ayano the tomboyish nearly boyish acting charge in head first hot tempered heir to the family of flames. Anime-Planet is a site run by fans, for fans. Rem does all her chores (plus the chores of her twin sister); she is respectful and follows the orders of her master. No, this character has all the earmarks of just being a cool character who can remain calm and rational in some tricky situations except when it comes to fraternizing. Characters of all types – old and young, strong and weak, male and female – manage to find a special kind of hidden power within. It gets high hidden power category points for how well it is hidden as even during the series Misaka for example hears others talking about rumors of him and his powers as if he is a urban legend. And how can I forget Rosette from Chrono Crusade.The "Nun with a gun" who hunts demons. He has to hide his ability to protect those around him and to hide from his very dangerous enemies. Nura: Rise of the Youkai Clan - Demon Capital. This is a fairly violent and bloody anime yet it is not filled with pointless gruesome events just for the purpose of frivolously having them like some whacked shows. Summary: First of all, About thirty years prior to the start of Hagure Yuusha no Aesthetica, a number of select people from Earth were summoned to other worlds with only about […] (Topic ID: 553629) But by around 7, you get addicted when the first big AH HA moment happens as described above. When anyone looks at him they would only see a innocent young child but he is far more than he seems. This makes everyone underestimate them at every turn and offer them no mutual sense of gaming respect that might otherwise give oppenents a higher chance of winning. Romance anime are those type of shows involving two people having deep feelings for one another, who are willing to protect their love, or fight for it. There are a few other characters with hidden identities or even some hidden skills but that is not exactly the main focus either and those abilities only show up somewhat sparingly. Login or sign up today! As her physical powers develop she wants to use them to help others. Slayers is one of … Then you get to see his 'lost puppy' side. Hiiro is a bit of a arrogant nasty jerk and an incompetent clutz to boot but plenty of humor revolves around his not so stellar qualities to help offset that pure sense of negativity surrounding his character and makes it a bit more palatable and forgiveable. Kenshi isn't your run of the mill hero, he has extraordinary abilities but he is humble and never seems to realize anything he does is all that special. "Mob") is a 8th grader with psychic abilities. The main downside is the series is incomplete but what is there is worth watching. Either way perhaps it was a psuedo sibling rivalry that left him behind. In truth season one, his class is so rarely used and so unpopular few probably know much about his standard powers and in season 2 you see more evidence of his baseline character surprising others with his powers. It bucks the all too familiar trends seen too often in many animes where the main character has so many negative issues, you may feel you are forcibly pushed away from remotely identifying with them. The effect his sister had on him took place in the past but still affects his present life. One of the sub-genres romance anime can have is the supernatural one. You can't find a stronger character (male or female) than Phedre. Then, The Anime focuses on the enigmatic main character Glenn Radars replaces him, he is so op but he hide his power. Isekai is what I'd call another hidden gem. Whatever the reason, there aren't nearly as many female protagonists as there are male ones. Technically Rhyner's powers are sort of a national secret yet he never looks very threatening and his bumbling personality does nothing to make others suspect he is hiding more than what his meekness and run of the mill magician's outfit suggests. Just some of the strong anime female leads I love so much. In a world where she starts at the bottom, the only way is up the long ladder. It's still early to fully judge, but even early on and despite being 'human', Iruma displays surprising skills and powers and manages to not only survive surrounded by demons, but puts even the strongest ones in their place. Yet just underneath you are presented with a sweet charming love story mixed with a little magic, which as you watch you will discover an ironic connection. He keeps his true power and strength hidden and to a degree even Emi does not know how powerful he can still be when needed in the Earth side. Maybe it's because the otaku stereotype is still decidedly male, or maybe it's because women are sorely underrepresented in nearly every form of media on the planet. He pretty much carries the show and it is all the twists and turns in his life and experiences that provide the heart and the drive of the series. Some secrets are better left unsaid. So having a hidden power as a character in anime isn’t exactly a unique trope. His extreme dismissive humble nature only adds to camoflage his true powers or if not then delays their realization until nearly the end of the series. ... Arika Yumemiya being the lead. Her family kept her in the dark and sealed her full powers but even her fractional power is quite exceptional. Create lists for what you've seen & read, watch over 40,000 legal streaming episodes online, and meet Utawareumono is a sequel to an anime of the same name but season two, I found was much much better. There is no harem or out of place rude jokes or bad manners or other seemingly character killer worthless negative characteristics that could totally throw you off from connecting with them. It can be difficult to find good anime with female protagonists. Those aren't really hidden powers. It’s not necessary. Only a few in her family are even aware of her true powers. Fortunately, I finished a fitting-to-this-question anime, last night. More of a strong, independent, take charge type of female. Shana from Shakugan no Shana, the blazing eyed, flaming haired hunter. Later it gets trickier to hide his secrets from everyone as the story progresses. I'm looking for a show with a female character who's not a pushover, and isn't shy about about her feelings. I didn't include any anime with more than 50 episodes or the ones that are already hugely popular like the big three (One Piece, Naruto, Bleach).These are anime with strong male characters, listed in no particular order. Sands has enough foreshadowing that you may figure out there is far more to one or more characters than meets the eye well before the big reveal. Through her innate ability and constant practice with her weapon, she is a formidable warrior. But with a genre like Shounen, you have shows like My Hero Academia.With main characters who carry the burden of their secrets to protect themselves or protect others. The problem is he doesn't realize he has this power. Yet his past is as colorful as his present with his new secrets he surprises his old family with and happily he constantly over charges them for each visit even. Their ability is hidden in the sense that no other races not even the humans themselves think they have any chances to win games anymore or any powers against the other races at all. I know what you may say, technically no one in the series has hidden powers as it is quite obvious everyone who got 'trapped' in the game alternate universe has powers, but even then some characters discover they have abilities or powers they even didn't realize mainly such as Shiro both his tactical mind and some new powers he discovers as an example. In a humorous Ironic twist that shapes the whole series, Bell is saved by a woman and falls in love with her. There is so much backstabbing, conspiracy, and planned strategies involved it gets more dizzying than the spinning tops rides at amusement parks. I place it tenth because his power is not quite as obvious as others and though pretty impressive it has limited use given for example how many times he often has to relive things before he gets it right. His power is hidden and not hidden, there are others who know about him and his abilities but only one or two who get the gist of what he is in the city he moves to so he can go to school. This is in part another case of one not even knowiing their full potential so they have abilities hidden even from themselves. I could easily say, more than one character qualifies. Sora and his sister do not exactly have a power in the truest sense of the word. Akuto himself does not know he even has hidden skills at first and even after being told he is both in denial and doubt that he has either the inclination or the powers he is accused of having for being who he is. Trouble logging in? Some viewers who fail to see the truth, will mistakenly think he is overpowered, but several characters exist who can or have beaten him or whom even he shows concerns as to if he could overcome them should they become an adversary. The show gets high hidden power points too for as I said, how well hidden his power is and above that of some others in this list. He has a sister who has a tremendous effect on his life like the Irregular at Magic High School. Her combat ability skyrockets to the point that it frightens Subaru into running and hiding. She is the very picture of an ordinary, yet beautiful, household maid. With its peculiar set of male protagonists and its Shoujo-themed genre, this anime is likely to attract and appeal to the female audience better. Albeit it is a wee bit unreasonably unrealistic and a tad heavy on video game themes yet, it is done in a way that is almost belieaveable and certainly far more unique than other similar shows. I hope you’ll give these powerful ladies a chance when you’re selecting your next anime to watch. It is probably the single best 'harem' anime ever made because it is done right, not that I am a big fan of harems, but this one puts a innocent spin to it that makes it a charming story and not some perverted exercise like most harem anime are. Plenty of main characters give us a kind of expected surprise. He is bullied in his new school and he befriended the most powerful student (Serraphira, a female perfectionist, apparently doesnt know the fact that he is not a cripple) in his new school. They main characters do not try to stand out much either save for using those skills against enemies who hide in plain sight. Their situation and environment play into their skills and those skills are only really hidden in the sense that no one expects they can do the things they do. Did he lose it? There are no really weak or useless characters like you may find elsewhere. Through several large scale battles and some rescues, these characters do not entirely hide their 'powers' very well from everyone all the time. If you look at my fave anime list it is a virtual tie for number one. Not every anime is the same. Well he was thrown out of his home by his own family and sadly even his mother either couldn't or wouldn't step in to stop it. I also love dogs and occasionally moonlight as a cosplay handler for some of the most creatively geeky people. There’s nothing more exciting than getting someone interested in the things I hold dear. Top 10 Anime Male Lead With Hidden Superpower/Abilities This is My list of Top 10 anime male lead with hidden powers and abilities part 3. It may not ne overall the best example of a hidden power story but there are hidden powers and it is a good anime. Flash foward, the failure his family threw out because he had no power or at least no control over it, comes back with a surprise and not surprisingly a chip on his shoulder. 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