In a rom-com anime, these isekai characters would be hilarious.
Isekai anime is known for its formulaic, predictable conventions, such as self-insert protagonists like Kirito, wish-fulfillment harems, and a token demon king. Even if some anime fans dislike Isekai, they may enjoy the best characters in the series and wish to see them in another series.
Some isekai anime characters have the right personality, skills, or emotional state to play the protagonist or side character in a romantic comedy. Those isekai characters’ emotions and friendships define them more than their magical abilities or otherworldly nature. Many of them would love to fall in love if they could be isekai’d into the title of a rom com.
Isekai Characters That Belong In A Rom Com
10. Taiju Oki from Dr. Stone
Dr. Stone is a Japanese anime edutainment series set 3,700 years in the future, during a new Stone Age. Senku Ishigami, a brilliant scientist, seeks to resurrect humanity through the power of science, while an old classmate, Taiju Oki, handles the manual labour in Senku’s lab.
Taiju is madly in love with Yuzuriha and would go to any length to win her. Taiju could have starred in a rom-com anime series in which he’ll gladly carry any physical burden or do any job to impress Yuzuriha if he hadn’t become terrified.
9. Alan Stuart from My Next Life As A Villainess
My Next Life as a Villainess is primarily a shojo isekai anime series, despite some rom-com elements. The protagonist is the reborn Katarina Claes, the villain who strives to make everyone best friends so that the plot of the original game never ends.
Although no one fell in love, as Katrina had hoped, characters like male tsundere Alan Stuart show promise. Alan would be an excellent love interest for any lovestruck heroine looking to see the kinder side of this grumpy, insecure prince in a pure rom-com fantasy title.
8. Kagome Higurashi from InuYasha
InuYasha, an isekai anime from the 2000s, featured several romantic pairings, most notably Miroku/Sango and Kagome and InuYasha himself. Overall, the InuYasha anime was many things at once, with romance taking a back seat.
Kagome has everything that makes a great rom-com heroine, from her sweet personality to her amusing tsundere ways and her incredible bravery. Kagome is a compelling protagonist with a lot of love to give, whether in feudal Japan or modern Japan.
7. Demon Lord Claude from I’m The Villainess, So I’m Taming The Final Boss
I’m the Villainess is yet another anime with rom-com elements, but this time the isekai plot takes centre stage. This is the story of Aileen d’Autriche, who, like Katarina Claes, was reborn as an otome game villain and must now save herself. This entails courting Claude, Kuudere’s demon king.
Everyone would get along better in an ideal fantasy world, and Aileen wouldn’t have to worry about her fate. A pure rom-com adaptation of I’m the Villainess would allow Claude to shine as a truly wonderful kuudere lover for Aileen, one who fans would root for all the way to the end.
6. Raphtalia from The Rising of the Shield Hero
Raphtalia, a cheerful tanuki girl, met a terrible fate before joining Naofumi’s party in the original storyline of The Rising of the Shield Hero. Raphtalia’s village was destroyed by raiders and slavers, but her adventure would be different if Shield Hero were a romantic comedy.
Raphtalia as a brave, kind, and helpful person and love interest would be a fun rom-com fantasy heroine to watch. Raphtalia would try something more constructive, like running a shop with her friends or her new lover, if she didn’t have to worry about war and monsters.
5. Angelica Redgrave from Trapped in a Dating Sim
Because the in-universe game world is an otome game, Trapped in a Dating Sim is another isekai anime with rom-com elements. On the other hand, the protagonist, Leon Bartfort, doesn’t have time for love; he needs to fight hard to survive in a world that wants him to fail.
Dating Sim’s main characters should be isekai’d to a typical high school rom-com anime where they can be themselves. Angelica Redgrave is an example of a lovable hero with a good heart and a strong will, making her a good fit for a typical rom-com.
4. Asuna Yuuki from Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online co-leader Asuna Yuuki is similar to Kagome Higurashi. They are strong-willed, brave, and noble young ladies who will gladly defend those they love from powerful villains. These girls are more than fighters because they value love and friendship.
Asuna Yuuki would bravely fight off punks and bullies in a rom-com anime series with cartoonish action sequences that would amaze and delight the male lead. That boy would have a difficult time winning Asuna’s heart, but it would be worth a shot.
3. Subaru Natsuki from Re:Zero
Subaru Natsuki, the Re:Zero’s underdog isekai protagonist, negotiated with everyone and found peaceful solutions to all conflicts. Subaru is a skilled mediator and diplomat with experience working with women.
If Subaru was never isekai’d, he could go back to school and have a different kind of adventure. Subaru could be Ram, Rem, or Emilia, and he could try to reason his way through this amusing harem to please everyone.
2. Darkness from KonoSuba
From the sleazy Kazuma Sato to the bratty goddess Aqua and the reckless Megumin, the majority of Konosuba’s main characters are hilariously dysfunctional. Darkness is a ridiculous crusader who enjoys two things: fighting for justice and being beaten up.
Darkness is a bad fighter, but she is a genuine nice person with big dreams and a big heart. In a rom-com fantasy anime, Darkness would make an excellent shojo-style heroine who falls right into the arms of the handsome prince.
1. Shion from That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Shion is one of Rimuru Tempest’s best friends in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, and while she isn’t romantically in love with him, she does appear to be a great potential love interest. Another anime series that could be turned into a romantic comedy.
Shion has many advantages, such as her natural beauty, upbeat, friendly personality, and incredible warrior skills and bravery. She became extremely shy when a love interest appeared, and Rimuru and Shuna acted as her matchmakers to make this romance happen.
That concludes the list; let us know in the comments what isekai character you think belongs in a rom com!