So you watched your first Reincarnation anime and liked it.
Now you want more.
Or maybe you’ve heard about the isekai-reincarnation anime trend and want to try it.
Well, you’ve come to the right place, and you don’t even need to be reborn or learn truck-kun!
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.
Here are the anime about reincarnation that we think are the best right now.
We have everything on our list, whether you want to see a slime, a mahou shoujo, or a sword reborn in a new world.
38. Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online is the best anime about reincarnation that you can’t miss and nearly everyone knows about this anime.
That’s why we are starting this list with it.
People won’t be able to miss a single picture in this anime because the animation is so beautiful and well-done.
The anime takes place when the actors log into SAO and can’t get out. Kirito, who is our lead character, is one of these gamers.
Everyone must get to the 100th floor of the tower and beat the final boss in order to finish the game.
But if their character dies in the game, they will also die in the real world.
Kirito and his friend Asuna were able to get through all of SAO’s challenges and set everyone in the game world free.
37. No Game No Life
No Game, No Life is another reincarnation anime that you can’t miss. Sora and Shiro of the Blank Tram are a famous match in the world of online games, but they are really useless people in real life.
This is the story about them. When they accidentally killed Tet, a god from a different world, Tet took them to a different world called “Board World.”
Where the game decides everything. From people’s lives to country lines. Will humanity’s two best gamers continue to rise to the top in the world they’ve always wanted?
The characters in No Game, No Life are kind of sketchy, so the super psychological fights will be fun to watch. Even though there are only 12 episodes, fans of epic fantasy tales will be happy with what they see.
Overlord is one of the first anime about people coming back to life. The story starts at the end of an online game called Yggdrasil, which is about to end.
Momonga, our main character, chose to enjoy the last few minutes of the game while waiting for the server to close.
He was stuck in the game and couldn’t get out, which was a surprise. Momonga got stuck in his own character and was sent to a different world.
The game’s most powerful lord sets out to discover a new world with new challenges. He has neither friends nor family, and he has done his best to stay alive and take over the world.
Fans will not be able to get enough of Overlord’s exciting and intense fight scenes. This anime is a great choice for people who like rebirth anime.
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
Five different characters wake up in a dark bar over the course of the story. They don’t know yet that they’ve gotten into a dangerous game.
They really don’t know how they got here. Decim, the bartender, and his helper then tell them that to maybe figure out what happened, they have to play a bar game (like darts, bowling, billiards, etc.) and put their lives on the line.
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
This is an excellent item in Top anime rebirth. The story is about a man who was 34 years old and died in a car crash.
But he came back to life in a whole new world. This is the perfect place for all kinds of magic and swordplay. He came back to life as a child named Rudeus Greyrat.
Where Rudeus still remembers the old world and is thought of as a magical genius. The story is about Rudeus from the time he was a child until he becomes an adult in a dangerous world.
The anime has a lot of great action scenes and a story that many fans can’t stop watching.
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 man who has had a hard life up until the time he dies in his sleep from an accident. It was a quick and sad end to his life.
Ryoma never had a good life, but after he died, three great gods asked for his help and put him back into the world as a child with swords and magic.
Ryoma gets the warmest and most divine welcome from the gods. For now, he decides to live quietly on his own in the forest, where he uses his natural skills and knowledge along with the gods’ gifts.
Ryoma works hard at magic and hunting, but his biggest interest is studying his tamed slimes.
As he trains different slimes, some of which have never been seen before, he pulls back the curtain on this quiet life fantasy that enjoys a second life with kind people in a different world.
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!
The sad death of our NEET main character sets off the story. A pretty, kind, and a little silly goddess gives him the choice of going to heaven or being born again in a dream world.
He picks the fantasy world because he is an otaku gamer and a NEET.
The god even agrees to go on this new adventure with him. Sadly, this goddess isn’t very helpful, and they both learn the hard way how hard it is to start out in a world like an MMO!
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
There are only four other girls living in Koraikan, their names are Mikatan, Ito, Meika, and Rabura. Yūta Iridatsu is one of them.
At some point, though, Yūta is taken hostage on a bus and is suddenly thrown out of his body, turning into a spirit in every way.
Yūta learns from the cat Chiranosuke that he needs to find the book Nandala Gandala in order to get back to normal. But before he can do that, he needs to keep his friends safe from different dangers.
Plus, Yūta will have to be careful not to see two or more pants in a row as long as he is a spirit. If he does, a rocket will hit the Earth and destroy it for some reason.
6. World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman
People in the story are called “Saviors,” and they go to Akane Academy to learn. The powers, which are split into Shirogane and Kuroma, come from people who have died in the past and have come back to life with superpowers.
Shirogane uses guns for defense, while Kuroma uses magic. The students are taught to keep people safe from monsters called metapsychics, who attack anyone without thinking twice.
The story begins from the point of view of Moroha Haimura, the main character, who has Shirogane’s superpowers, and Kuroma, who has been picked to go to Akane’s academy. At the school, he meets Satsuki, a mean girl who is also very confident and calm.
He joined Akane Academy’s top team one day while he was in a class to show off his skills. School isn’t like life for everyone else, though.
One day, monsters start to appear in the middle of the community and attack people. This throws Moroha’s school life into chaos.
5. Angel Beats
The characters are teens who have died, and most of the time it was a tragic death. They did not have an easy life and were not able to reach their goals or dreams.
All of them are in a world where life goes on after death. They have to try to live normally again to make their dreams come true so they can either go away or accept they had fun together.
Yuri, a young girl, wants to get back at God for the bad things he has done in the real world. When Otonashi first comes to this new world, he has to fit in.
Who is this girl with the white hair, though? Is it an angel, the helper of that well-known god that the group is looking for?
During the 13 episodes, Yuri and his group will try to figure out what’s going on.
4. In Another World with My Smartphone
God kills 15-year-old Tōya Mochizuki when lightning strikes him by accident. God forgives him and lets him be born again in a fantasy world that is very different from the one he left.
He only has one wish, though. It lets Toya bring his phone with him to the new world.
God also improves his physical, mental, and magical abilities to say sorry again for killing him. Tōya makes friends with many people in this world because he is enjoying his second life. He starts going from one world to another.
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
At the time of his sudden death on February 22, 2013, an arrogant Japanese salaryman insulted God.
Because of this, he will be reborn in a universe similar to Europe in the 1910s, in a kingdom that is constantly at war with all of its neighbors.
The salaryman comes back to life as Tanya Degurechaff, a homeless girl who joins the Imperial Army at age 9 as a second lieutenant.
God, who Tanya calls “Being X,” says that Tanya’s soul will leave the circle and go to Hell if she can’t die naturally or doesn’t believe in Him.
This is because Tanya has done so many bad things in his past lives.
1. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
We can’t leave out one of the best and most well-known reincarnation anime ever when making a list of them, and here this anime ranks at the top.
Satoru Mikami is 37 years old and lives alone in Tokyo. He works as a salaryman and would be almost happy with his boring life if he had a lover.
He meets his younger brother in the street and is introduced to his fiancée by his brother. As they talk, chaos breaks out on the sidewalk as a man carrying a knife charges through the crowd.
Satoru is killed when he steps in to protect the couple. He is hit in the back. During his pain, he thinks briefly about himself, and a “voice” listens to him and explains what his “last words” mean.