As the Isekai genre grows its popularity this past few years, we are expected to see more coming out in the future as well! Here are some of the popular and new Isekai anime you should check out at least once if you’ve never seen, or, if you’d seen all of these before, let me know in the comments and perhaps suggest your list of Isekai anime we all should check out!! If this list of recommendations helps you out in your anime life, I’d be more than happy to provide such information! Well without any further ado, let’s jump right into the recommendation list!
| Recommendation List
◆Re: ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-◆
Suddenly, high school student, Natsuki Subaru has been summoned to another world on the way back from the convenience store. After being summoned to another world and no sign of the one who summoned him, things become worse when he is attacked. However, when he is saved by a mysterious silver-haired girl and her companion, a spirit named Puck, Subaru cooperates with the girl to return the favor by helping to find something that was stolen from her. When they finally manage to get a clue and go to the place it was gonna be sold Subaru and the girl are mysteriously attacked and killed by someone. Subaru then awakens hours before his and the silver-haired girl’s death. After dying a couple more times with the same result he dubs his ability “Return By Death.” Subaru is a helpless boy that only has the ability to rewind time by dying. Despite the despair, can he rewrite history and save that girl from a fated death?
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◆So I’m a Spider, So What?◆
Kumoko’s odyssey begins peacefully enough. Most of her memories are intact, but she’s unaware of where she is because she’s surrounded by an eggshell. It doesn’t really take her long to break out, though, and chaos ensues; things go from peaceful enough to extremely violent. It takes her a second to realize that the spiders around her are her brothers and sisters and that she is a spider herself! Her Mother is indiscriminately stomping on her young and her siblings are even feeding on each other. Kumoko quickly runs away from the carnage and gains her very first Skill: Appraisal via Skill Points (which is useless at its first level) between the carnage that ensued. Kumoko is determined to not die from the very outset of her new life.
This anime is now hot for this season so if you haven’t checked it out, then this might be a great opportunity!
Following an untimely and embarrassing death, Kazuma Satō, a Japanese teenager shut-in NEET, meets a goddess named Aqua, who offers to reincarnate him in a parallel world with MMORPG elements, where he can go on adventures and battle monsters. Despite being offered a superpowered item or ability to use in this new world, Kazuma, following some provocation, chooses Aqua herself to accompany him to the town of Axel, quickly finding her absent-mindedness to be less than beneficial. With Aqua unable to return to the afterlife until the Devil King is defeated, the two form a party and recruit two other members; an explosion-obsessed magician named Megumin and a masochistic crusader named Darkness. Due to the party’s dysfunctional abilities, Kazuma quickly gives up on the idea of defeating the Devil King and tries to live a comfortable lifestyle, only to find the circumstances of his daily life are forcing him and his party to encounter and battle the Devil King’s generals.
This is definitely one of the funniest Isekai anime you could watch! If you’re into comedy and love having a great laugh, then this is something you wouldn’t want to miss!!
◆Tensura (That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime)◆
Satoru Mikami is an ordinary 37-year-old corporate worker living in Tokyo. He is almost content with his monotonous life, despite the fact that he doesn’t have a girlfriend. During a casual encounter with his colleague, an assailant pops out of nowhere and stabs him. While succumbing to his injuries, a mysterious voice echoes in his mind and recites a series of commands which he could not make sense of.
After regaining consciousness, Satoru discovers that he has been reincarnated as a Slime in an unfamiliar world. At the same time, he also acquires new-found skills, particularly the ability called “Predator,” which allows him to devour anything and mimic its appearance and skills. He stumbles upon Veldora Tempest, a Catastrophe-level ‘Storm Dragon’, who was sealed for 300 years for reducing a town to ashes. Feeling sorry for him, Satoru befriends the dragon, promising to help him in destroying the seal. In return, Veldora bestows upon him the name Rimuru Tempest to grant him divine protection.
Now free from his stale past life, Rimuru embarks on a quest to prove his worth. As he starts to get used to his current physique, word of his weird accomplishments start to spread like wildfire across the world, changing his fate completely.
Not only you get to enjoy the Isekai story but in this anime, you’ll enjoy watching how a so-called weakest monster “A slime” builds an empire of its own! There’s more to this story but I’ll leave that for you to check it out!
In the year 2126, a Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game or DMMORPG called YGGDRASIL was released, standing out among all other DMMORPGs due to its unusually high ability for the player to interact with the game. After an intense twelve-year run, the game servers are about to be shut down. Within the game exists a guild, Ainz Ooal Gown, once consisting of 41 members and credited as one of the strongest guilds in the game. Now only four of the members remain, the other 37 having quit the game, and only one, a skeletal “Overlord” character named Momonga, continues to play as the guild leader, maintaining their headquarters in The Great Tomb of Nazarick. In the minutes before the shutdown he invites the remaining guild members, but of those only one appears and only for a short while before leaving. While saddened by this, he accepts the reality that his friends have their other lives to take care of and decides to stay logged in until the servers shut down.
When the shut-down time arrives, Momonga finds that the game hasn’t vanished; instead, it appears as if Nazarick has been transported to another reality altogether along with its various NPCs gaining sentience. Momonga has been trapped in the form of his game avatar, leaving him unable to use the normal player functions such as General Message, or even to log out. With no other option, Momonga sets out to learn if anyone from the real world is also in this new world with him. Taking on the name of Ainz Ooal Gown, a message to any other players, Momonga begins exploring the world in an attempt to figure out what has happened while searching for anyone or anything that could help him solve this mystery while ensuring the safety of Nazarick. Ainz Ooal Gown seems to have modifications made to his behavior by in-game mechanics because he demonstrates no moral qualms with killing and other actions that are taboo in the real world. This is a story about the psychology of a creature beyond ethical concerns with near-limitless power.
If you’re a fan of OP characters, then this is something that you’ll definitely like! Praise the Dark Lord!
◆The Rising Of Sheild Hero◆
Naofumi Iwatani, an easygoing Japanese youth, was summoned into a parallel world along with three other young men from parallel universes to become the world’s Cardinal Heroes and fight inter-dimensional hordes of monsters called Waves. Each of the heroes was respectively equipped with their own legendary equipment when summoned. Naofumi happened to receive the Legendary Shield, the sole defensive equipment, while the other heroes received a sword, a spear, and a bow, weapons meant for attack. Unlike the other heroes who are fully supported by the kingdom and gain several strong allies each, Naofumi’s luck turns to the worse after his single companion, revealed to be the kingdom’s Princess, betrays him, steals all his belongings, and leaves him devoid of all assistance and supplies after she falsely accuses him of sexually assaulting her.
Mocked by the nobility and shunned by everyone from his fellow Heroes to peasants, a now cynical Naofumi is forced to train as a hero alone while working to make ends meet, until he buys from a slave trader a young tanuki demi-human girl named Raphtalia and an egg that hatches into a bird-like monster whom he names “Filo”, both quickly growing into adulthood and becoming powerful warriors under his care. As they little by little gain the trust and gratitude of the people with their heroic actions, Naofumi, and his companions work together to carry out their mission as saviors as they unravel the mystery of the Waves and the reason why they are a threat not only to their world but to other worlds as well.
This is definitely one of the exciting Isekai anime that is on the list for sure! A story where the main character starts from the bottom and later on becomes a hero!
The story takes place in the fictional city of Orario to when gods all came down seeking excitement, limiting their divine powers to perceive and experience the hardships that thrive on the lower world. Offering mortals to fight monsters assorted in an underground labyrinth known as Dungeon. Adventurers visit the dungeon to defeat monsters and take their crystal shards, which are used to craft magic items, among other treasures; however, they can also be exchanged for the world’s currency. The people of Orario join groups called Familia, who serve a range of functions from dungeon crawling to crafting items. Each Familia is named after and serves a resident deity. In a fashion similar to role playing games, the adventurers are grouped into levels, increasing their levels and abilities according to their achievements.
The story follows the exploits of Bell Cranel, a 14-year-old solo adventurer under the goddess Hestia. As the only member of the Hestia Familia, he works hard to make ends meet. He looks up to Ais Wallenstein, a famous and powerful swordswoman who once saved his life, and with whom he fell in love. He is unaware that several other girls, deities and mortals alike, also develop affections towards him; most notably Hestia herself, as he also gains allies and improves himself with each new challenge he faces.
A boy who dreams to become a hero, this is a story of a brave boy’s journey with his party through the dungeon overcoming many obstacles. If you’re into a great drama of journey, then this is the anime for you!
◆Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri◆
In modern-day Ginza, Tokyo, a portal from another world suddenly appears and a legion of Roman-style medieval soldiers and monsters emerge to attack the city. Using modern weaponry and tactics, the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) easily repels the enemy and passes through the Gate to establish a forward operating base and initiate peace negotiations with the Empire of the other world. However, Japan’s exclusive access to the Gate is envied by the other nations of the world, who wish to exploit the Special Region (特地, Tokuchi) (Japan’s designation for the other world) for their own purposes. Also, the JSDF’s activities are closely monitored by their government, who hesitate to involve themselves any further into the Special Region’s affairs out of fear of public disapproval.
Yōji Itami is a reserve JSDF officer sent to investigate the other world, where magic, dragons, and elves are real, using his knowledge of fantasy stories to make his way in this new environment. While exploring the Special Region, he ends up selflessly aiding its people – including Imperial Princess Piña Co Lada – against an ancient dragon and a band of marauders, thus paving the way for negotiations and saddling himself with a group of local girls who have developed feelings for him. However, when he humiliates Imperial crown prince Zorzal in order to rescue a Japanese prisoner from his clutches, the latter decides to make Japan pay in blood, seizing power as a dictator and preparing for an all-out war. Thus the JSDF is eventually forced to engage in aggressive combat action to maintain the status quo and bring negotiations with Zorzal’s father, Molt Sol Augustus, to a peaceful conclusion.
Following the JSDF’s liberation of Princess Piña, the Emperor and the anti-war senators from the Imperial capital, Zorzal goes into hiding and engages in a guerilla war, having his men, wearing imitation camouflage uniforms, and monsters commit terror acts against the civilian population in order to discredit the Japanese and draw them out; but the JSDF’s allies and sympathizers rally to their side to defeat the rogue prince. However, as the goddess Hardy relates to Itami, the Gate itself poses another serious problem. Initially opened by Hardy, but enlarged and stabilized by the Empire’s magicians, it begins to cause a series of cataclysmic disruptions as the Special Region and Earth begin to drift away from this mutual anchor point. Thus, the Japanese must struggle to both ends of the civil war and close the Gate in time before both worlds rip each other to pieces.
Isekai collaborated with the Japanese military was just something new to the genre which brought so many fans to this title! Both the story and the actions in this are spectacular so if you’re hungry for that, then you wouldn’t want to miss this!
| Found Something Interesting?
I hope you found something that interests you in some sort of way! Of course, the anime listed above isn’t all from the Isekai genre so if you want more OR if you have any suggestions, please let me know so that we can share the excitement to everyone! Thank you for checking this out and I’ll see you soon in my next article!