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Looking for something similar to SAO. I love overpowered fight scenes, goofy main characters, (think Fairy Tail's Natsu) and I love how SAO started.

If you guys could suggest a few things, I'd be greatly appreciative.

Already watched:
SAO
Fairy Tail
Death Note
DBZ
DBGT
Just started one piece
Bleach
SAO 2 < which was horrible
Pokemon xy, BW, and origins
//hack
B Gata H Kei
Kora
ep1 of Princess Jellyfish
Heaven's Lost Property
Fate/Zero
AoT
Noragami
Psycho Pass
FMA
FMA: Brotherhood
Kaze No Stigma
The irregular at magic high
Magi
Knights of Sidonia

I couldn't get into but have attempted:
Black Butler
Hellsing
Naruto
Arise
Legend of the Legendary Heros


I usually give any show 3 episodes to hook me.

TIA!
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? or DanMachi for short is having an anime coming April 2015, and has a goody main character and he's definitely got potential to become very overpowered, but then it's more of an adventure story than an action one.
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LOG HORIZON FOR SURE.

IT HAS THE SAME BASIC PLOT...PLAYERS GET TRAPPED IN AN MMORPG, EXCEPT THESE GUYS AREN'T REALLY TRYING TO GET OUT.
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Tsubasa Chronicle

I'd say it has a lot in common with SAO actually. There even is an arc where the main characters are in a video game.
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Well you watched fate/zero, you should give Fate/Stay Night a try.

Strike the blood comes to mind right now since im watching it. Try it out.

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Thank you all for the suggestions. Looks like I'm going to be busy now. LOL

Thanks again!
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Zoids: New Century?

Samurai Jack?
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Oh yeah, there was also a MMO arc in Hunter x Hunter... Although It was technically LARPing lol.
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Log Horizon
For overpowered fight scenes, one piece takes the cake. Theres some really awesome scenes in it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqf0GOw2w5o

Its very far into the series, but its only a minute long video.
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could be a long shot but angel beats

-widely regarded as good

-has action scenes that are nicely animated although are not high in number

-is set in an alternate place

-its more character focused so if your not into that you might not like it

-has one of the best opening songs evarrr
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Trigun is the closest in terms of having a goofy MC and overpowered fight scenes.

Others that have some similarities:

A Certain Magical Index
Strike the Blood
Familiar of Zero
Full Metal Panic
Ookami-San & Her Seven Companions (fight scenes less OP here, but goofiness factor is high)
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Shocked it took 5 replies roughly to suggest Log Horizon it's almost just like Sword Art Online but different enough to not be so similar it's not worth watching, I would definitely recommend it.
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^
I'd say it's because while the 'trapped in a game' setting is similar, it's not really an action anime with overpowered fight scenes, and the main character isn't exactly goofy.
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So you're looking for a standard shounen action show?
I'm surprised no one has said TTGL yet (Gurren Laggan)
Guess I might as well rec Kill la Kill while i'm at it...

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Btooom is much better than SAO, but still has the whole gaming theme going on
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