Isekai anime is known for being imaginative (especially in their titles) and entertaining, with some of the most inventive stories (jk). If you’re unfamiliar with the genre, the main character in Isekai anime is transported to another world, usually after dying in their own. They must find a way to survive after being transported to an unfamiliar world. The premise of the genre allows for action, reflection, personal growth, and HAREMS.
In this list, we’ll be going over the 10 Best Isekai Anime Ever Made That You Must Watch
10. Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Grimgar is most likely the only realistic isekai anime ever created.
It follows a group of people who awaken in a strange fantasy world with no recollection of who they are or how they arrived there. They form a party and must fight monsters and complete quests to survive in a dangerous world. As they grapple with their newfound reality, they must also learn to cope with their own feelings of loneliness and helplessness.
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash is a story about personal growth, friendship, and overcoming adversity.
9. Isekai Quartet
Studio Puyukai created the anime crossover series Isekai Quartet. It follows characters from various isekai anime series as they travel to a new world and attend school together.
Characters from Re:Zero, KonoSuba, Overlord, and The Saga of Tanya appear. As they learn to live together in their new environment, the characters engage in various comedic skits and adventures.
To be honest, I did not expect Isekai Quartet to be any good, but I was pleasantly surprised. It’s a lot more fun than you think to watch characters from your favourite anime interact with each other in a comedic setting.
8. GATE: Thus the JSDF Fought There
GATE is a Japanese anime series about a military fantasy. Itami Youji, a JSDF (Japan Self-Defense Forces) officer, finds himself in a fantasy world and is tasked with protecting the people of the world from a hostile empire. As Itami and his team explore the world, work to make peace, and learn about their new home, the series focuses on themes of politics, warfare, and morality. Along the way, they meet a variety of magical creatures and make friends with the world’s demi-humans.
GATE differs from other isekai in that it is a two-way isekai. When a strange portal appears in the middle of Tokyo, beings from another world invade Earth. Youji Itami, who is just trying to get to a doujinshi convention, ends up repelling multiple invaders and saving many lives. As a result, he is selected to be one of the people sent to explore the new realm. Their goal is to broker peace, but if they fail, the world could be thrown into the most devastating war it has ever seen.
It’s easily one of my favourite isekai anime, and I’m hoping for a third season. I strongly advise you to watch it.
7. Saga of Tanya The Evil
Tanya Degurechaff is a young soldier who is known for her ruthless tactics and exceptional tactical ability, earning her the moniker “Devil of the Rhine.” In reality, she is the reincarnation of a man who, in a battle of wits, defeated Being X, the self-proclaimed God. Tanya, now determined to defy the self-proclaimed God, works her way up the ranks of her country’s military as it prepares to enter a world war. Her astute actions and strategic prowess, on the other hand, have the unintended consequence of elevating the Empire to the status of one of the most powerful nations in human history. Tanya is determined to succeed despite Being X’s efforts to keep her from living a peaceful life.
Tanya rises through the ranks of the military, dealing with personal issues as well as threats from outside forces while trying to stay one step ahead of her superiors.
6. The Rising of the Shield Hero
The Rising of the Shield Hero follows Naofumi Iwatani, a young man who is unexpectedly summoned to another world, along with three other people from various versions of Japan. The four heroes are given a sword, spear, bow, and shield to help them defeat the Waves. Otaku Naofumi Iwatani is cursed with the role of “Shield Hero.” Because of his lacklustre offensive abilities and personality, Naofumi is mocked and belittled by his fellow heroes and the people of the kingdom.
When the heroes are given training resources and comrades, Naofumi sets out with Malty Melromarc, the only person willing to train alongside him. However, he is soon betrayed by her and falsely accused of exploiting her. Melromarcans begin to discriminate against and despise Naofumi for something he did not do. With a raging storm of hurt and mistrust in his heart, Naofumi embarks on his journey of self-improvement and reputation-building. Later on, however, the difficulty of being on his own sets in, so Naofumi buys Raphtalia, a dying demi-human slave, to accompany him on his journey.
The popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil has reached its conclusion. Momonga, a powerful wizard and master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, chooses to spend his final moments in the game as the servers start to shut down. Momonga remains fully conscious as his character despite the fact that the clock has struck midnight, and the non-player characters appear to have developed personalities of their own!
When confronted with this unusual situation, Momonga directs his loyal servants to assist him in investigating and seizing control of this new world, in the hopes of determining what caused this development and if others are in the same situation.
4. KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World
After dying a laughable and pathetic death on his way back from buying a game, Kazuma Satou, a high school student and hikikomori, finds himself sitting before a beautiful but obnoxious goddess named Aqua. She gives him two options: go to heaven or reincarnate in every gamer’s fantasy world!
Kazuma, who has chosen to begin a new life, is quickly assigned the task of defeating a Demon King who is terrorising villages. But before he leaves, he can choose one item of any kind to aid him in his quest, and to annoy the Goddess Aqua for mocking him, he chooses her as the one thing he can take to the other world. But Kazuma has made a critical error: Aqua is completely useless!
3. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Satoru Mikami is stabbed on the streets by an unknown assailant. To his surprise, he awakens in another world… as a slime. Following his reincarnation, he encounters the “Storm Dragon” Veldora, a sealed Catastrophe-level monster who has been imprisoned for the past 300 years. Satoru befriends him, sympathising with his situation and promising to assist him in destroying the seal. In exchange, Veldora bestows the name ‘Rimuru Tempest’ on him in order to provide divine protection.
Rimuru quickly evolves into one of the world’s strongest beings with his newfound abilities. This is one of the best animes I’ve ever seen, and I highly recommend watching it.
People frequently make comparisons between That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and Overlord. But I’ll tell you something: Overlord is NOT better than That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.
2. Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World
The last thing Subaru Natsuki expects when he walks out of the convenience store is to be ripped from his everyday life and thrust into a fantasy world. Things aren’t going well for the befuddled teen, who is attacked by thugs not long after he arrives. He is quickly beaten to a pulp despite having only a bag of groceries and a now-ineffective cell phone. Fortunately, Subaru is rescued by Satella, a mysterious beauty on the hunt for the person who stole her insignia. Subaru offers to help her in her search to thank the honest and kindhearted girl, and later that night, he discovers where she is looking. Subaru and Satella are brutally murdered just minutes after discovering the insignia, unbeknownst to them.
However, when Subaru awakens to a familiar scene—confronted by the same gang of thugs and re-meeting Satella—the mystery deepens as history inexplicably repeats itself.
1. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
Despite having been bullied, scorned, and oppressed his entire life, a 34-year-old shut-in summoned the courage to attempt something heroic—only to have it end tragically. In an unexpected turn of events, he awakens as Rudeus Greyrat in another world, resuming his life as a baby born to two loving parents.
Rudeus quickly adjusts to his new surroundings by recalling his previous life’s memories and knowledge. He begins to show magical talent that far exceeds all expectations, honing his craft with the help of a mage named Roxy Migurdia. Rudeus’ father, Paul, teaches him swordplay, and he meets Sylphiette, a young girl who quickly becomes his best friend.
As Rudeus begins his second chance at life, he strives to make the most of his newfound freedom while overcoming his traumatic past. And perhaps one day he’ll find what he couldn’t find in his previous life: love.
Mushoku Tensei has the least likeable main character ever, by a long shot. The main character is so disgustingly disturbing from the first episode that most of you will abandon the anime. But, if you can put up with the odd main character for a while, the payoff is insane.
That concludes the list; let us know in the comments what your favourite isekai anime is!