31 Best Isekai Anime Series (Updated 2021)

Isekai Anime Series

Today we are going to share Isekai anime series list with you these Isekai anime are about monsters, demons, or an outsider protagonist from another world.

I am sure most of you like isekai anime series its an old genre of anime that become trendy lately and many manga and anime creators are competing to bring a masterpiece anime for isekai anime fans.

Isekai or the ‘Transported to another world’ genre is making ripples in the anime world. With releases like Re:Zero, the Isekai Quartet and so many more anime getting an increasing amount of recognition day by day.

It is hard to ignore the opportunities that it presents to the anime industry. Isekai has a lot of potential that remains to be explored with the rise of this genre among others.

So.. Without wasting any more time lets start best reverse isekai anime series to watch.

31. My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

My Next Life as a Villainess

Being a part of an Otome game where there’s a line of ikemen waiting and vying for your attention.

But what will you do when you’re reincarnated as the antagonist of the game that is destined to face doom no matter the route she takes?

It mimics real life of the inevitable doom that is arriving upon all of us, but still have to enjoy all the moments that we have because no matter what route we take, this doom is unavoidable.

Obviously, in her case, her decisions have a much more intense and quick impact on her doom, but it does resonate a lot with people who stop themselves from doing things because they’re afraid of losing out of some other things.

Watch this anime and have your fill of fun in this world of Otome games!

30. Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?

Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?

Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? (also just known as Mondaji for short) is isekai anime series adapted from the light novel of the same name. The series takes place in a fantasy world featuring four prominent characters.

I have not read the LN version of this anime so I came into this with a fresh start. But from what I got was more than just a fresh start but rather a pleasurable experience.

29. The Boy and the Beast

The Boy and the Beast

If you’re a fan of Rudyard Kipling’s Mowgli, this is a masterpiece you CAN’T afford to miss.

A small young boy sent from the human world to the world of anthromorphic ‘beasts’. Making friends with a bear who takes up the job of trainin him as his student, they discover a new bond being formed.

Should this bond be formed in two worlds that are supposed to remain separate?

Will this bond be accepted by everyone else including the humans and ‘beasts’?

Who are they really and what does this bond mean to both of them?

What would happen when the boy has to return back to his world?

Take a journey to self-discovery and get all of these questions answered in this heartwarming story of The Boy and the Beast.

28. Arata Kangatari

This is a rather enjoyable isekai anime to watch. most of the reasons have been stated, but i shall reiterate. To see how the characters react in this foreign world is great to see, especially since its done, rather realistically.

Next, as a result, watching each character go through different psychological states adds flare to this show and makes the story progression feasible.

Lastly, mentioned before, the interactions and background stories for characters is great and likely, most anyone would enjoy it.

27. The Vision of Escaflowne

The Vision of Escaflowne

Tarot Cards.

Crystal Ball reading.

Fortune telling.

A protagonist that dabbles into that kind of stuff is transported to another world. Can she make use of her abilities to solve problems?

One of the greatest asset that any isekai anime can have are it’s world building opportunities because almost anything can happen when they are transported to a different world.

And one of the most important parts of world building is the characters and their interactions with the world and with each other.

Vision of Escaflowne has a set various complex characters, each of who have a great and independent story line of their own with their own vivid character development and character progression.

26. Shichisei no Subaru

Shichisei no Subaru

In this isekai anime a popular MMORPG world ‘Union’ there existed a legendary party named Subaru. This party, made up of a group of childhood friends and elementary schoolers, exceeded the limits of the game with their various senses.

However, due to an incident which resulted in a death, ‘Union’ ended its service and the group of childhood friends went separate ways.

Six years later, highschooler Haruto logged into the new ‘Reunion’ and reunited with a single girl. Asahi—one of old ‘Subaru’ party members, and his childhood friend who should have died six years ago. Is she a digital ghost, or…?

25. Re: Creators

Re: Creators

When you are a writer you can make your characters do as one pleases but the so the characters have their own will? Would they do things differently if it were up to them?

Would it despair them to learn that they never really had a choice in choosing anything in their lives at all? Would they try and change anything about themselves or other people or their world?

All of these questions will be answered in this anime!

Re:Creators will be the one where the characters will become creators of their own lives and own stories.

24. Drifters

Drifters

Shimazu Toyohisa, whilst involved at the Battle of Sekigahara, manages to mortally wound Ii Naomasa, but is critically wounded in the process.

As he walks from the field broken and bleeding, Toyohisa finds himself transported to a corridor of doors, where a bespectacled man at a desk waits for him.

This man, Murasaki, sends Toyohisa into the nearest door where he wakes up in another world. There, Toyohisa meets other great warriors like him who have been transported as well, to be part of a group known as “Drifters.”

23. In Another World with My Smartphone

In Another World with My Smartphone

A protagonist who is blessed by God to boost almost all of the attributes that a person can have including memory, magic aptitude, physical strength and combat prowess, healing and every single thing else.

What else? Due to his friendly attitude, he is also able to get many friends in this isekai world.

His only contact with the ‘normal Japanese world’ is through his smartphone.

Go on this beautiful journey with this smartphone equipped protagonist and the pretty girls vying for his interests in a magical world!

22. Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

Thanks to NerveGear technology gamers playing video games are now able to experience their game worlds in a way that has never been before – in virtual real-time. 

For Kazuto Kirigaya his favorite game is Sword Art Online

After testing the game beta version Kazuto logs in to the game and is greeted by thousands of other players who all are now stuck in this game’s world.

21. Saga of Tanya the Evil

Saga of Tanya the Evil

This is a one of the highly misunderstood series of the anime world because of the way it progresses. The protagonist here is the antagonist and it is pretty clear.

Nowhere in the anime has ever made the effort to justify any wrong actions that the protagonist takes but that’s what makes this one such an intriguing pick on the general isekai genre.

A man challenged a god to a battle of wits and is reborn as Tanya or “Devil of the Rhine”. Her innocent tiny little girl exterior with her girly voice makes it easy for her to fool anyone as they underestimate her which she can blast away with her gigantic magic blasts.

She only has one motive to make her mighty empire the most powerful nations to have ever existed. No matter what means she has to take for it including deceit, trickery, massacre and whatever else, she will do it mercilessly.

Because this anime is so different from most and so heavy in violence, it is one of the hidden gems out there.

20. So I’m a Spider, So What?

So I’m a Spider, So What?

Many high school students lost their lives on a single day. 

Some students were reincarnated into noblest or most powerful heroes. .

Some were reincarnated in the form of fantastic fantasy creatures. 

One girl was reincarnated as an ugly cave spider. 

Despite being a tough student, she is not afraid of hardship and vows to never give up.

She also uses an RPG system to grow stronger every day.

This series follows a similar path to That Time I was Reincarnated as A Slime. 

It transforms a character into a lowly creature, and then follows them to their success. 

It also displays the activities of her classmates, which is quite interesting considering that the main character is very chatty and has a fast pace.

19. Log Horizon

Log Horizon

Isekai Level 1: Protagonist transported to  fictional world.

Isekai Level 2: Selected people enter the fictional world.

Isekai Level 100: 30,000 Japanese gamers are transported to the MMORPG world of Elder Tale.

Now, they have to set up a new life here learning to live here, leasing others and negotiating with the so-called native to start an era of peace and harmony.

Usually not being responsible for anything, these games will now have to navigate through this entirely new domain of reality using wits, strategy, negotiation and diplomacy.

The series has successfully retained its MMORPG while still not being too boring and having an independent presence of its own. This feature in itself makes this series worth your time.

18. Isekai Quartet

Isekai Quartet

A mysterious switch appeared one day.

Upon pressing it, they were sent to a different alternative world!!

There are also characters from other alternative worlds gathered together…!?

17. Re: Zero Starting Life in Another World

Re: Zero Starting Life in Another World

Re: Zero is one of the most popular Isekai anime out there. It was also a big part of the Isekai quartet which consists of the four biggest and most popular Isekai anime.

Transported into another world, falling in love with a beautiful girl and then doing everything he can to save her life. Every important task that he accomplishes becomes a check point where he can resurrect if he dies. 

Sounds like a fairly good deal, doesn’t it?

Well, things that sound good often have something hiding under wraps.

Who is plotting? Is something being plotted? Betrayal? Love? Hatred? Magic? Witches? Demons?

Find out in Re: Zero! 

16. Sengoku Collection

Sengoku Collection

In a timeline different from our own, the generals of the Warring States period, vie for power. But they’re the same generals we know in name only: their appearance, personality, and gender are all different.

One day, first Oda Nobunaga and then all the others are transported to our world.

Everything is new to them – bicycles, cell phones, automatic doors. Each episode focuses on one general and how she learns to adapt to the modern world.

15. Mushoku Tensei

Mushoku Tensei

You know how when you’re in a very sad and gloomy mood, you just feel like if you could’ve done everything over from the start, you would’ve done things differently?

Well, this protagonist has been blessed with the opportunity and he is determined to do things differently this time.

Although new, this series has the potential to become one of the best anime because it has everything that it needs.

A good relatable premise, a missed opportunity for most people that the protagonist can cash on, a world that enables him to do so, characters dynamics that have the potential and a story building opportunity with the amount of freedom that it presents.

A definite worth watch. At least once. You can always rewatch if you want.

14. Gabriel Dropout

Gabriel Dropout

Chief Angel has come to Earth!

However, she became so used to the life on Earth that she skips school and keeps playing online games, thus into self-destruction.

It’s a school comedy that Gabriel turns into a lazy angel!

13. KonoSuba

KonoSuba

Probably the cutest and the funniest Isekai anime that there is.

Isekai anime usually deal with more of thriller or gore or horror or psychological genres that use physical means like magic that exist in the fictional world to demonstrate abstract concepts that are in this world.

This anime on the other hand doesn’t abandon the various needs that are to be fulfilled in thr real world like food or living expenses, but instead provide additional thrill by having the troubles that the protagonist needs to face double and pressure quadruple.

This makes the series not only have a clumsy and relatable protagonist but also keeps you grounded to an extent.

It is said, isn’t it? That if you fly too close to the Sun, your wings will melt?

12. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

Suisei no Gargantia

The set-up for this isekai anime is great.

Due to some great catastrophe, most humans have left Earth and are now engaged in a constant battle for survival against bizarre monstrosities called Hideauze, becoming a militaristic society called the Galactic Alliance of Humankind.

Our hero Ledo is a young man who was born into this endless war, knowing nothing but battle.

Due to an accident he is transported far away from this conflict, to a water covered planet; the Earth which humankind had left so long ago.

He comes across the (mostly) peaceful boat-dwelling indigenous people living in a fleet named Gargantia, and has to adapt to their drastically different culture in order to survive in this unfamiliar world.

11. Hataraku Maou Sama (The Devil is a Part-timer)

Hataraku Maou Sama Isekai Anime

This comedy superhero shounen is one of the bet examples an Isekai Anime and is a one that most definitely deserves a second season.

Character development, the Hero and the Devil in normal Japanese life, the discussion about what actually is good or evil, are angels always good and demons always evil, should humans know about the Demon lord and the Hero and many other questions are tackled in a fun way in this anime.

Will this Demon Lord find love? Will he have to go back to his world? Will he be able to stay? What are the mistakes he made? What are his achievements?

This anime has a real complex protagonist who cares about his subordinates, their well-being and abilities, understands how the system of this world works, tries to work with feelings and so much more that makes not just him but all characters goofy and very likeable.

If you watch this anime, you’ll definitely read the lift novel series to know what happened after it.

10. Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero

Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero

In normal RPGs, a hero defeats the Satan king and the story ends. But what does the hero do after that? Ohtorizawa Akatsuki defeats the Satan king in the fantasy world of Alleyzard and returns to the real world.

He is sheltered by the international organization BABEL, which protects and controls people transferred from the outer worlds.

BABEL is astonished to know Akatsuki has really defeated Satan and brings Satan’s daughter Miu from Alleyzard. In the academy of BABEL, Akatsuki confronts other “returners”, who have psychic powers.

9. GATE

GATE

This is one of those anime where not only the protagonist, but an entire is exposed to the other world.

Unknown supernatural creatures and medieval armour donning warriors taking over everything in sight.

Now it’s up to the protagonist to lead a special team to go in and investigate and create friendly ties with this new so-called ruling empire.

So, what will it be?

A devastating war? Or Peaceful diplomacy?

8. World Trigger

World Trigger

A gate to another dimension has burst open, and from it emerge gigantic invincible creatures that threaten all of humanity.

Earth’s only defense is a mysterious group of warriors who have co-opted the alien technology in order to fight back!

7. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

The Hero of the Sword

The Hero of the Bow

The Hero of the Spear

The Hero of the Shield

Four heroes summoned from Japan to the fictional kingdom of Melromarc.

Obviously lacking in offensive power, the Hero of the Shield is named as the weakest and nobody chooses to side with him, other than a beautiful princess

Who also betrays him, steals his money and accuses him of making advances… But that’s besides the point.

The point is what will people do when the Hero of the Shield is filled with hatred and seeks revenge from everyone who has wronged him?

He still is a hero, so you better watch out.

6. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Kyoto Animation has been something of a lost soul, struggling to find its identity in a post-Haruhi and K-ON world. It is through flipping back the dial and returning to their roots that their newest title, Maid Dragon, is able to find its footing.

It feels like something that might have been animated once upon a time in 2005, and that is precisely what makes it so special in the modern climate of harem and superpower.

5. How Not To Summon A Demon Lord

How Not To Summon A Demon Lord

Character 1 & 2: Summon Demon Lord 

Enter: Protagonist gets summoned in this world.

Character 1 & 2: You are now our slave.

Protagonist: Plays Uno Reverse Card.

That’s how the protagonist who had just entered his favourite game world, summoned as the Demon Lord ends up with two neko girl slaves. Luckily, the girls don’t mind being slaves to serve their lord.

You know what’s going to happen after this, don’t you?

Watch the anime. That will answer all your questions.

4. Beelzebub

Beelzebub

You’re probably asking to yourself when picking up this Isekai anime “Will this make me laugh so hard I can’t breathe?”. The simple answer is YES and let me explain why.

The names of the central characters the story of Beelzebub revolves around is Tatsumi Oga and Baby called Beelzebub.

Tatsumi is a delinquent at the worst school in his area and Beelzebub is the son of a demon who was destined to take over the world.

From there, wacky stuff happens in EACH EPISODE that will have you on the floor crying for laughter. Honestly, I would say that the story is of less importance than how the characters were executed since it is a comedy.

3.  No Game No Life

No Game No Life

The concept of a ‘hikikomori’ or ‘NEET’ aren’t strange in Japanese culture.

Gaming experts that barely come out of their rooms or even closets a lot of times.

Story of two NEET siblings who are willing to take over an entire fictional world to defeat the ‘One True God’ or that world.

Obviously this gaming world is riddled with everything you could imagine, manipulative witches, polite assassins, robots and so much more.

2. Overlord

This is probably one of the best underrated animes anyone has ever encountered.

A protagonist is transported into a video game where he is the Lord.

The interactions, character dynamics, rivalries and friendships, the underlying concepts, nuances and subtleties of this new world, the various personalities of characters…

There is so much to look for in the anime not including the graphics or fights because those are something that stand out on their own.

If you’re looking for Isekai Anime, this is the one that will not disappoint you.

1. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken

Everyone is familiar with Pokémon right? So, remember this very peculiar Pokémon that Ash had called ‘Ditto’?

Remember how he can look at his opponent and imitate it’s looks and powers and personality as well?

Yeah. So, this protagonist is Ditto. In every single sense of the word. He can imitate looks, powers and is a pile of slime.

That should be enough to spark the question in your mind what will this guy do when he can become anyone or anything he wants?

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4 Responses

  1. you have to be kidding! #5 and #20 are the same #5 with the English Title and #20 with the Japanese Title

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