Reincarnation Anime is a religious and philosophical idea that says “the non-physical essence of a living being starts a new life in a different physical form or body after death.”
This isn’t as common in Western culture as it is in the East, which is why it makes sense that there are so many great anime shows about it.
They come in many different forms, and in this article, we’ll rank the best anime series about reincarnation that you should watch.
- 35. Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire
- 34. Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga
- 33. Angel Sanctuary
- 32. Death Parade
- 31. Dog & Scissors
- 30. Wise Man’s Grandchild
- 29. The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
- 28. Ascendance of a Bookworm
- 27. The Rising of the Shield Hero
- 26. The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat
- 25. The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody
- 24. Seirei Gensōki: Spirit Chronicles
- 23. My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
- 22. Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
- 21. The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?
- 20. Skeleton Knight in Another World
- 19. The Strongest Sage With the Weakest Crest
- 18. Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
- 17. I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level
- 16. In the Land of Leadale
- 15. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
- 14. So I'm a Spider, So What?
- 13. By the Grace of the Gods
- 12. Kenja no Mago
- 11. Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou
- 10. Knight’s & Magic
- 9. KonoSuba
- 8. Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka
- 7. Punch Line
- 6. Seiken tsukai no World Break
- 5. Angel Beats
- 4. Isekai wa Smartphone no Tomo ni
- 3. Boku Daki Ga Inai Machi
- 2. The Saga of Tanya the Evil
- 1. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
35. Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire
In this anime, Inglis is given a second chance to learn a skill. Alistia, a goddess, decided to grant him a wish because he had lived a good life and helped make his country better.
Then, Inglis is reborn as the daughter of the Eucus family. Before, she was a hero king. In this new form, Inglis can’t use magic, so she can learn how to use the sword by training with her cousin Rafinha Bilford.
The main character in this anime is very determined and will do anything to get good at something she wants to do.
34. Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga
Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga is a cute trip through a made-up Japanese world. Cinnamon, the dog, is the main character.
He is a member of the Oda family, but he is really the reincarnation of Nobunaga, who was a lord of Owari in the past.
He thought it would be funny to come back as a dog after he died. This actually happens, which surprises him, and other warlords join him.
This story is funny and makes you feel good. There are also short scenes of real dogs at the end of each episode.
33. Angel Sanctuary
In this supernatural anime, Setsuna Mudo has a lot of trouble. He’s only 16 and still in high school, but he has to deal with the fact that he’s the Organic Angel Alexiel reborn, his feelings for his sister Sara, and the fact that he has superpowers.
Setsuna has to deal with the fact that supernatural beings are always drawn to him, and it was a terrible mistake to wake up Alexial’s soul.
Adam Kadamon helps him out and makes the effect go away. This anime shows reincarnation in a way that is both familiar and exciting.
32. Death Parade
The story is told from the point of view of two people who wake up in a dark bar.
They don’t know yet that they’ve stepped into a dangerous game.
In fact, they have no idea how they got here.
Decim, the bartender, and his assistant then tell them that they will have to play a bar game with their lives on the line (such as darts, bowling, billiards, etc.) if they want to try to figure out what happened to them.
31. Dog & Scissors
Kazuhito Harumi is a high school student who loves to read. He especially likes Shinobu Akiyama’s books.
He died while trying to keep a young woman safe from a robbery in a café. But he wakes up again in the body of a dachshund, which the same woman soon takes away from the pet shop.
Kirihime Natsuno is different from everyone else because she can talk to him telepathically. It turns out that Shinobu Akiyama is her pen name as a writer.
Kazuhito can finally meet his favorite author and read the book he’s been waiting so long for, but Kirihime keeps tormenting him, especially with the scissors she always has with her.
Kirihime is also always upset when other women show interest in Kazuhito.
Over time, he gets to know what she does every day and where she lives, which are both just as strange.
Kazuhito’s sister also finds him, but Kirihime is able to persuade her that the dog is not her brother.
30. Wise Man’s Grandchild
One night, a worker who has been working hard crosses the street at a red light by accident and gets hit by a car. He dies but comes back to life in a fantasy world with all of his memories.
As a baby, he survived a massacre. The powerful wizard Merlin Wolford, who is also known as “the wise man,” took him in and raised him as if he were his own nephew. He gave him the name Shin.
Shin finds out that he has natural magical skills, and with Merlin’s help, he gains a lot of power. But when the boy turns 15, Merlin admits that he taught him everything except common sense because he raised him in a forest away from his peers and the city.
The king of the Kingdom of Earlshide, Diseum, suggests that Shin goes to his Academy of Magic as long as he doesn’t use it to fight in politics. Shin saves two girls, Maria and Sicily, in the capital. He and his other new friends will later open a club together.
29. The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
Yoshiharu Sagara, a high school student who loves playing games about feudal Japan, especially Nobunaga’s Ambition games, finds himself in the middle of a battle in the Sengoku period.
A man who would later become Hideyoshi Toyotomi saves him, but it costs him his life.
The story has been turned upside down by these events, and Yoshiharu will try to put things back in order.
But the story doesn’t go the way he thought it would. Nobunaga Oda is now a bright young girl, but the young one is not named Nobunaga Oda but Nobuna Oda.
28. Ascendance of a Bookworm
An earthquake kills Motosu Urano, a student who loved books and wanted to become a librarian. He was crushed to death by a stack of books.
Before she dies, she says that she wants to live again in a world where she can always read books.
Fate has more surprises in store for her when she wakes up in the body of a little girl named Myne in a world where books are rare and only given to the wealthy.
Myne remembers things from her past life, so she decides to write and print her own books so she can read again.
27. The Rising of the Shield Hero
Naofumi Iwatani and three other boys from parallel Japans were called to a strange new world to become its “Legendary Four Heroes” or “Four Ancestral Saints.”
As soon as they were called to the strange new world, each of the Heroes was given a piece of legendary equipment.
Naofumi got the “Legendary Shield,” which was the only defensive item of the four, while the others each got an offensive weapon.
Naofumi didn’t have much charisma or experience, so he only got one teammate, a pretty young woman, while the others got several.
Unfortunately, on the second day, that teammate betrayed Naofumi, stripped him naked, and falsely accused him of something.
Naofumi is ashamed and hated by everyone in the kingdom, from the king to the peasants. He can only think about revenge and hate now.
So starts his journey through this world, where he will have to get ahead on his own.
26. The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat
The main character is an old man who has spent his whole life becoming the best killer in the world.
Because he was getting on in years, it was decided that he could stop working and retire.
When he gets on a plane, he finds out that it was messed up, and even though he is the best assassin in the world, he still dies. After he dies, he is brought back to life by a goddess.
She wants him to start over in a world full of swords and magic. In this world, he has to save the world from a hero who wants to destroy it.
When he agrees to do what the goddess wants, he is reborn as Lugh Tuatha Dé.
Then, he makes a promise to himself that from now on, he will fully enjoy being a person and won’t let anyone use him as a means to an end.
25. The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody
Demon Lord Varvatos, who is the most powerful thing that has ever existed, thinks that life is pretty dull.
When he decides to take matters into his own hands and reincarnate, he sets his magical strength to be just like it was before.
But there’s no way he could have known that everyone in the modern world would be as weak as bugs. This means he’s totally taking over the world again!
Reborn as Ard, women are crazy about him, the royal family wants him to be the next king, and a former subordinate keeps trying to kill him.
But Ard only thinks one way, and he will do anything to get what he wants most.
24. Seirei Gensōki: Spirit Chronicles
Rio is an orphan. When he was five years old, his mother was brutally killed in front of him. Since then, he has been looking for the person who killed his mother.
He is also the reincarnation of Haruto Amakawa, a student of modern Japan who died in an accident and now shares his memories of this other world.
Rio gets a special magical power from Haruto’s memory that, if used right, can make his life better.
Because of this power, he is able to free Princess Flora from her kidnappers and bring her back to the Kingdom of Bertram safely.
When he does this, Rio is given permission to go to the Royal Academy in Bertram. He quits college and leaves the kingdom because someone says bad things about him.
He runs away to the part of the world where his mother used to live. There, he meets his family and finds out that his mother was a princess from the Kingdom of Karasuki who ran away.
Years later, Rio decides to change his name and go back to the Western Kingdom to get back at the people who hurt his parents.
23. My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
Catarina Claes, Duke Claes’s only daughter, was proud and self-centered because her parents spoiled her.
But when she was eight, her father took her to the royal castle, where she hit her head on a stone.
Because of this, she remembers her past life as a young otaku girl who died in a car accident.
This world seems familiar to her, and she realizes it is the world of the otome game “Fortune Lover,” which she played before her accident and in which she was the rival of the main character and the bad guy.
22. Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
Misato Kurihara is a genius. This is what she was told as soon as her special skills became clear and people began to have high hopes for her.
But on the day of his high school graduation, a driver who wasn’t paying attention rushed toward a young girl.
Misato jumped into the street without even thinking about it. She did this to save the little girl, but it cost her her life.
When she wakes up, God, the one who made everything, tells her that the girl she saved will become very famous.
21. The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?
Shingo Ichinomiya used to be a Japanese salaryman. One day, he fell asleep and woke up in a magical fantasy world as a boy named Wendelin von Benno Baumeister, the eighth son of the noble Baumeister family.
Wendelin isn’t likely to get anything from his father because his family is poor. The family’s noble title, money, and things will go to his older brother, Kurt, while the rest of Wendelin’s siblings leave the estate to find other ways to make money.
He finds a magic test orb in his father’s library. When he turns it on, it lights up in rainbow colors, showing that he can use magic.
Alfred, a former court mage who is now a restless zombie, sees that Wendelin is good at magic and decides to teach him everything he knows about it.
Wendelin learned how to use a sword and do magic thanks to Alfred, but he did it in secret to keep his family from fighting.
Wendelin will have to form a group of adventurers with his classmates as he grows up and goes to the Academy. He will also have to learn how to adapt to this new world and do many heroic deeds.
20. Skeleton Knight in Another World
The main character of the work falls asleep while playing an online game. When he wakes up, he is in another world as his gaming avatar, with all of his gaming gear.
After a short while, the main character remembers something about himself that he had forgotten because the heavy armour he was wearing covered his whole body: he had made a Skeleton Knight.
When he wakes up in the body of a skeleton, he decides to hide his appearance and tells himself that if he is found, he will use the role-play biography he made up for his character, which was that of a great knight who is cursed to die and travelling around the world to find a solution.
19. The Strongest Sage With the Weakest Crest
The powerful dragon Godslayer destroyed the world until he was stopped by a mage named the wise. The magician knows there are dragons that are even stronger.
But his power is limited by a seal he has had since birth, just like every other human. So he decides to let his soul be born again in another body.
He ends up in Matthias Hildesheim, who is only six years old. Now, his seal is one that helps him fight with magic.
But the world around him has changed. Magic isn’t used as much as it used to be, and most of the tools that were used for it are no longer needed. Instead, they use guns and machines to fight.
Matthi learns that magic has changed and is harder to master as he fights his cocky brother Vigel and trains his older brother Leik.
So, he must first get used to how the world is changing before he can focus on his real goal.
18. Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
Ichiro Suzuki is a video game programmer. His partner disappeared before the game came out, so he had to fix all of the bugs by himself.
He wakes up in the world he was editing before he went to sleep. There, he sees that his name has changed to Satou Pendragon.
When he uses one of his default abilities, he sees a group of lizardmen not far from where he is.
Satou uses the gift ability Starfall or Meteor Shower to stay alive. By killing all of his enemies, he gets to level 310 and gets a lot of money.
Satou decides to hide his level so he can meet new people and live in peace. During his journey, he will meet Zara, Pochi, Tama, Liza, Arisa, and Lulu, among other people.
17. I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level
Azusa had a hard life as an office worker, and she died young because she worked too much. A goddess lets her live out her next life in peace.
So, she wakes up in a new world at age 17 as a witch who can’t die and doesn’t age. She promises to spend her days as happily and without stress as possible.
She has a house and a field that she can farm, and the village nearby has everything else she needs.
She joins the Adventurer’s Guild and hunts slimes in the area, which drop crystals, to make a living. But after doing this simple work for three hundred years, she has reached the top level of witchcraft.
When people find out about this and Azusa becomes known as the powerful “Witch of the Plateau,” all kinds of adventurers and powerful beings appear out of nowhere to try to beat her.
The witch can no longer live in peace.
16. In the Land of Leadale
After a terrible accident that put her on life support, Keina Kagami’s last chance at freedom was in the VRMMORPG World of Leadale.
But when the life support stops working, Keina dies instantly.
However, when she wakes up in the body of her game avatar, Cayna, she finds that the worries of her old life seem to be gone, but this new land doesn’t seem to be Leadale.
15. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
MushokuTensei is light novel series by RifujinnaMagonote is about an unemployed and helpless thirty-four-year-old man.
However in a quirk of fate he resurrects in some other world, starts life again as an infant born to two caring parents, and starts a new life.
Rudeus easily adapts to his current world by maintaining his memories and experience from his former life.
With the mind of a grown adult, with the aid of a mage called Roxy Migurdia, he begins to exhibit magical talent that exceeds all standards, honing his ability.
From his parent, Paul, Rudeus practices swordplay and meets Sylphiette, a girl his age who is increasingly becoming his best friend.
14. So I’m a Spider, So What?
The school is struck by an unimaginable tragedy, killing every human in its midst.
A few pupils are lucky enough to be reincarnated into another dimension as nobles, kings, and other citizens of prestigious histories.
One girl, on the other hand, is not so fortunate; after being resurrected as a spider of the lowest kind, she is forced to confront the realities of her precarious condition.
She does her hardest to hunt prey and fight enemies to level up and evolve.
She believes that when she gathers power, her contributions will be appreciated and she will be given a beagle.
13. By the Grace of the Gods
Ryoma Takebayashi is a lonely person who, before he died from an awful tragedy during his nap, lived a life riddled with misery.
He is met in the afterlife by three gods who have grown fond of him and take him as a child to another world.
Where he makes use of his natural wisdom and talents, together with the help of the gods, to live a new existence full of trials and happy meetings.
12. Kenja no Mago
Merlin Walford was once recognised as a national hero in the kingdom of Earlshide.
He secludes himself deep in the rural forests AND enjoying a simple life.
This orphan is Shin, a regular salaryman in modern-day Japan who, while still maintaining his past memories, was reincarnated into Merlin’s universe.
Shin’s social awkwardness, lack of common sense become evident by his 15th birthday, suggesting that he has just developed his fighting skills and a little more.
Shin enrolls in the kingdom’s Magic Academy to hone his talents and mature with other teens as a result.
11. Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou
It’s a twelve-episode anime featuring a dog and a child.
This is an anime about a guy named Kazuhito Harumi. He is a bookworm.
The next thing he knows, he’s being taken home by the girl he rescued, bound up, and hanged, only to find he’s transformed into a dog.
Then there’s the clincher, Shinobu Akiyama the girl he rescued. This presentation is an entertaining one.
10. Knight’s & Magic
Knight’s & Magic is about a Tsubasa Kurata, an otaku from modern Japan who died in a car crash and is resurrected in the Fremmevilla Realm, a medieval world where powerful mechs known as Silhouette Knights are used to battle hideous supernatural beasts.
Otaku is reborn in a world of knights and sorcery, where giant robots known as Silhouette Knights rumble across the ground!
As Ernesti Echevalier, he begins to create his ultimate robot by using his immense knowledge of computers and programming skills.
However, his acts had unanticipated consequences…! A robot otaku’s visions will transform the future!
KonoSuba God’s Blessing on this Beautiful Planet is a Japanese light novel series written by Natsume Akatsuki.
KazumaSatō, a Japanese shut-in NEET teenager, encounters a goddess called Aqua after an untimely and humiliating death.
Who agrees to reincarnate him with MMORPG elements in a parallel universe, where he can go on adventures and fight monsters?
8. Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka
Ayumu Aikawa, a high school student who was 16 years old, was killed while searching a strange building.
But he wakes up quickly next to a strange armoured girl named Eucliwood Hellscythe. She shows that she is a necromancer who brought Ayumu back to life and turned him into a zombie.
Ayumu, who is now unbeatable, goes out to find the person who killed him. One day, he meets a young girl named Haruna. His memories of her are erased, but he gets some of her magic afterward.
Haruna now tells Ayumu, who has lost her powers, to do her job of chasing the mysterious monsters called “Megalo” that live on Earth and scare the people there.
7. Punch Line
YtaIridatsu lives with MikatanNarugino, ItoHikiotani, Meika Daihatsu, and Lovera Chichibu at the Korai House apartment complex.
After a bus-jacking attack, Yta wakes up one day outside of his own body and as a ghost.
Chiranosuke, the cat spirit, will teach Yta how to control his spirit powers so that he can protect his housemates from different things.
6. Seiken tsukai no World Break
In Seiken Tsukai No World Break, the story takes place at Akane Academy, where students with special skills called “Saviors” are trained to fight against monsters called “Metaphysicals,” who attack humans without care and without mercy.
Saviors are reborn versions of gifted people who remember their past lives. They are divided into Shirogane (White Iron) and Kuroma (Black Magic).
Shirogane can make weapons and martial arts appear, while Kuroma can make magic appear as a way to defend themselves.
Moroha Haimura just started at a private school. He is the first Hero in history to make people think he could become both a Shirogane and a Kuroma.
5. Angel Beats
Angel Beats’s theme goes with Otonashi, who gets out of bed only to realise he is dead.
He is in the afterlife, according to an armed girl named Yuri, and the only thing he remembers is his identity.
So, Yuri tells Tenshi she is in charge of the Afterlife Battlefront, which is at war with him.
Shinda can’t believe Tenshi is a bad guy, so he tries to talk to her, but things don’t go the way he planned.
Shinda joins the SSS and keeps fighting Tenshi, but he finds himself strangely drawn to her.
So, as he tries to remember and understand Tenshi, he learns about the mysteries of the afterlife.
In an afterlife high school, rebellious teens fight with weapons against the supernatural powers of a girl who doesn’t care.
4. Isekai wa Smartphone no Tomo ni
God hit Touya Mochizuki with lightning by accident. As a way to make up for what he did, God gives him one wish and the ability to dream again.
Touya says yes to the invite, but he wants to keep his phone with him.
When Touya gets to this new world, he finds magic and beautiful girls who all want to be his friend.
Linze and ElzeSilhoueska, YuminaUrnea Belfast, Leen, and YaeKokonoe help Touya deal with romantic problems and keep him company while he learns about the mysteries of this new world.
3. Boku Daki Ga Inai Machi
Erased is a Japanese manga series written and drawn by Kei Sanbe.
In this anime, the main character is a young man from Chiba named Satoru Fujinuma. He has a power called “Revival” that lets him go back in time to just before a life-threatening event and fix it.
Many people’s lives have been saved by the 29-year-old manga artist who is not attached to his work.
When his mother is killed by an unknown intruder in his own home, Satoru’s power sends him back in time for 18 years.
2. The Saga of Tanya the Evil
Tanya Degurechaff is a young soldier who has been called the “Devil of the Rhine” because she eats her own men and is so good at strategy that she has earned the name.
Even though she seems innocent, she has the soul of a man who faced being X.
Tanya is so determined to show how much she doesn’t care that her country is going to war that she promises to work her way up in the military. Being X is the only thing that keeps her from going back to the happy life she used to have.
Her intelligence and skill in battle, on the other hand, led the mighty Empire to become one of the most powerful countries in human history.
1. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
A business worker named Mikami Satoru is stabbed by an unknown intruder and comes back to life in a parallel universe. But slime was brought back to life!
Thrown to this new planet with the name Rimuru, he keeps going on his journey to make a place where all races can live together.
Now that Rimuru is free from the troubles of his old life, he starts a new path with a clear goal in mind.
As he gets used to his new body, his silly actions send ripples through the universe that change his future.