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Kay-Posted May 22, 2021
Anime has always separated itself from the rest of entertainment mediums. Whether it's their high octane action, character drama, or storylines.
The anime industry constantly takes a distinct route. And when it comes to genres offered by the medium, they are more than what meets the eye.
Shounen, Shoujo, Seinen, Josei, etc. are some of the genres offered exclusively by anime. And amongst these exclusive genres, you would have most certainly heard of a special one.
It's called 'Isekai'. 'Isekai' is a Japanese term that means 'different world' or 'other world'. However, in terms of anime, it is a subgenre of Fantasy.
The idea of Isekai is simple. An individual gets transported from a known world to an unknown one.
Basically, if you travel from your homeworld to a foreign world, you have been Isekai'd.
I can bet that at least 70% of you would have already watched an Isekai.
Or maybe you were binging Isekai for the last three months. Whatever the case, your presence on this page assures one thing.
It's that you are interested in the Isekai genre and the anime it offers. Thus, to fulfill your interest, I will be giving you the Top 50 Isekai Anime.
And I hope that once finished, you all have at least 1 anime added to your watchlist.
So without wasting more time, let's start.
50. Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time – A Tale of the Eight Guardians
Starting our massive list, we have Haruka. This 26 episode TV series aired back in 2004.
It is an anime adaptation of its Manga sister. The manga was written and illustrated by Mizuno Tohko.
The story focuses on Akane Motomiya. Akane and her friends Tenma and Shimon are caught by a certain Demon.
This demon pulls them to another world. In this new world, Akane becomes the priestess of the Dragon God.
The residents of the new world inform her about her capabilities. They inform her about the capabilities she possesses.
Akane can stop the demons from overtaking. Whereas, demons have planned something else. They wish to use her power.
This power would help the demons as well. Now, this dilemma is critical for Akane.
However, she is in luck. This is because the Dragon Priestess is protected by Hachiyou.
Hachiyou is a group of 8 men with their own unique powers. These men have sworn to protect the Dragon Priestess.
The combination of Isekai and Shoujo is not something you see often. Therefore, if you would like to enjoy these 2 elements together, make sure to watch Haruka.
49. El-Hazard: The Magnificent World
Following our list, we have El-Hazard. This 7 episode OVA series aired back in 1995.
It is an original anime that was directed by Hayashi Hiroki and animated by studio AIC.
The story focuses on a student named Makoto Mizuhara. He is an individual liked by almost everyone in his class.
One day, Makoto experiences something Odd. He was being chased by the student council president when the unexpected happened.
He feels that time has suddenly stopped moving for everyone around him. However, Makoto himself can move.
Seeking the answer for this, he comes across something unreal. He witnesses a light coming from the basement of his school.
Upon searching, he notices the presence of an otherworldly woman. This woman claims to have waited for thousands of years for Makoto.
While Makoto was confused from all this, she transported him to another world called El-Hazard.
However, during this transportation, Makoto isn't the only one involved. The student council president, his sister, and a teacher have also got themselves involved in this.
Thereon begins the fun and adventurous journey of these individuals in a completely new world.
Fun, comedy, drama, and even romance are waiting at the routes of this journey. This is an old isekai that aired when isekai wasn't even that popular.
Therefore, if you want to experience the old days, make sure to watch El-Hazard.
48. Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
Now that we talked about an old one, why not talk about a new one.
Next on the list, we have Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear. This 12 episode TV series aired in the fall of 2020.
It is an anime adaptation of its Light Novel sister. The Light Novel was written by Kumanano and illustrated by 029.
The story focuses on a girl named Yuna who is not so socially great. She played a game called VRMMO World Fantasy Online.
And her playtime was an astonishing 1 year. Thus, the game admins give her a bear costume as a gift.
Turns out, this gift transported her into the game itself. In this new world, she becomes a lot stronger and powerful.
As she continuously searches this place, Yuna realizes that there's no way for her to log out to the old world.
Thus, she plans to stay in this game. This would allow her to enjoy this new life to the fullest.
However, destiny is never so straightforward. If you like your moe girls in action, then this anime might just be for you.
47. Those Who Hunt Elves
Alright, now it's time to go back towards the old ones. This time we have, Those Who Hunt Elves.
This 12 episode TV series aired back in 1996. It is an anime adaptation of a manga of the same name.
The manga was written and illustrated by Yagami Yu. The story focuses on three characters namely Junpei Ryuzouji, Airi Komiyama, and Ritsuko Inoue.
These 3 get transported into another world for an unknown reason. There, they meet an Elven Priestess who tries to send them back to their homeworld but fails.
This failure results in the scattering of her spell. These spell fragments spread throughout and attach to random elves in this world.
Therefore, the group begins to start a journey to bring back all those scattered fragments and give them to the elven priestess.
This is the only possible way for them to reach their planet. To do this, they use Ritsuko's tank and get the name 'Those Who Hunt Elves'.
Even though they are not the smartest group, their love and desire for going back make up for it.
This anime would be a great inclusion in your 'Old Isekai Anime' list. Make sure to add it.
46. Arata the Legend
Next up we have a new isekai from the beginning of the last decade, Arata the Legend.
This 12 episode TV series aired back in 2013. It is an anime adaptation of its Manga counterpart.
The manga was written and illustrated by Watase Yuu. The story focuses on Arata from Amawakumi.
This place was holding a ceremony for the Kingdom of Hime Clan. However, the succession wasn't possible because the Hime Clan doesn't have a female heir.
Nonetheless, to escape this situation, Arata gets sent to the ceremony as a female. Upon reaching there, he witnesses the murder of the princess.
Moreover, the murderers try to get a hold of Arata. Luckily, Arata gets teleported to a new world right before his capture.
On the other hand, Hinohara feels betrayed and wishes to be gone forever. Suddenly he exchanges places with Arata and their life changes for good.
Thus, Arata wishes to return to his world whereas Hinohara wants to fulfill the last wish of the princess.
They wish to get her murderers exposed. How will both of these achieve their goals?
Let's find out. This anime is more like a double isekai. Something unique and worth your time if you ask me.
45. Kemono Michi: Rise Up
If you are a sportsman, you would like the next one. We have Kemono Michi.
This 12 episode TV series aired back in 2019. It is adapted from its Manga sister.
The manga was written by Akatsuki, Natsume, and illustrated by Yumeuta and Mattaku, Mosuke. The story focuses on a professional wrestler named Genzou Shibata.
His muscular body and strong appearance might give you chills. But on the inside, he is a softie for animals.
His personality on the ring resembles that of a tiger and fans love it. During the final round for the World Championship, he gets teleported to a new world by the princess.
She requests Genzou to save her kingdom from monsters. However, declines and leaves her on her own.
Now in this world where no one is known, he decides to live his life as a beast hunter.
As his journey begins, he meets new people and completes the most dangerous of requests.
This way he can finally fulfill his dream. The dream of being a pet shop owner.
I think you can feel the allure of the series already. If you want to watch an isekai with a lot of comedy in it, this one should be your choice.
44. Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer
If you are a fan of games then this one might be for you. We have the Ixion Saga.
This 25 episode TV series aired back in 2012. It is an adaptation of a game.
The anime was directed by Takamatsu Shinji and animation was done by Brain's Base. The story focuses on a journey.
A journey that revolves around a guy named Kon Hokaze. In this new world called Mira, he has nowhere to go.
Mira is a place filled with some kind of mysterious energy. This mysterious energy is called Alma.
On his journey, Kon finds that princess Ecarlate is in danger. Therefore, he makes a move to save her from her attackers.
However, after saving Princess Ecarlate, Kon realizes that he is in trouble. He has got himself engaged with the mysterious Alma.
How will Kon make it out of this situation? We have to find out. This anime is based on a recognized game.
So if you like to play a lot, then this anime would be great entertainment for you.
Don't forget to play the game after that as well.
43. I'm Standing on a Million Lives
Next up on our list, we have a recent installment to the Isekai genre. We have I'm Standing On A Million Lives.
This 12 episode TV series aired back in 2020. It is an anime adaptation of a manga of the same name.
The manga was written by Yamakawa, Naoki and illustrated by Nao, Akinari. The anime focuses on 3 friends named Yotsuya Yuusuke, Shindou Iu, and Hakozaki Kusue.
They get teleported to a new world. A world where mythological creatures can be found.
In this world, they meet someone who calls himself the Gamemaster. Now the game master gives them a quest to follow.
With no other option left, these 3 accept to follow his quest. Moreover, to help them with the quest Gamemaster blesses Shindou and Hakozaki with the roles of Warrior and Magician.
Unfortunately, Yatsua gets the role of a farmer. Now, these 3 friends start their adventure for these quests for several phases.
If they don't, demons and monsters will attack their real world. This anime is fresh out from the industry and has a lot of drama in it.
So if you are a fan of drama-filled shows, make sure to check out this isekai.
42. By the Grace of the Gods
Another anime from the same year has also made it to the list. This time we have By The Grace Of The Gods.
This 12 episode TV series aired back in 2020. It is adapted from its light novel sister.
The light novel was written by Roy and illustrated by Ririnra. The series is about Ryouma Takebayashi.
Ryo lives deep in the forests far from any humans. For some reason, he likes to collect slime as a hobby.
He has a great physique and compatibility with magic. This is mainly because he had endured a lot of suffering in the last world.
Thus, Ryo has been graced by 3 Gods who gave him a new chance. This new chance is just to live a much more fulfilling life than the previous one.
Most of his initial days in this world go on with peace. However, his life changes once he engages with a group of Soldiers.
They convince him to accompany them to a nearby town. Thereon begins the journey of Ryo in a world that is much more than what he has experienced.
This is another anime that aired fairly recently and deserves a bit more attention in the Isekai genre.
If you are planning a binge-watch this weekend, you can try this one out.
41. The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar
Harem is always a genre heavily associated with Isekai. And to give you a reason, we have The Master Of Ragnarok.
This 12 episode anime aired back in 2018. It is adapted from a light novel.
The light novel was written by Takayama Seiichi and illustrated by Yukisan. The story revolves around Yuuto Suou and his childhood friend Mitsuki Shimoya.
These two try to perform the prohibited. Using their smartphone, they try to click a selfie in front of a local shrine's divine mirror.
This act results in something completely unexpected. They get teleported as per the urban legend to a completely new world.
There, they are treated with care by a race of wolves. Moreover, gain adoration from a group of warriors.
These warrior groups wield magic and are maidens called Einherjar. Now using their knowledge and smartphone, these 2 friends have a chance at bringing back the wolf clan.
Can they bring back the ones who loved them? If you are a massive fan of the harem genre as well as Isekai, this anime should be on your watchlist.
40. Magic Knight Rayearth
Another old shoujo anime is on its way weebs. This time we have Magic Knight Rayearth.
This 20 episode TV series aired back in 1994. It is an anime adaptation of its Manga counterpart.
The manga was written and illustrated by CLAMP. The story is about 3 girls. They are Hikaru Shidou, Umi Ryuuzaki, and Fuu Hououji.
These strangers meet on a field trip by accident. However, their meeting wasn't the only accident that happened.
Abruptly, a ray of light is emitted. This is followed by a plea of a woman.
The woman requests to save 'Cephiro'. Thereafter, these girls are summoned to an unknown place and meet Master Mage Clef.
Clef explains the situation to the girls. He says that they have been summoned by Princess Emeraude.
She did so to ensure peace and safety in Cephiro. The peace was disturbed by Hugh Priest Zagato and the girls are asked to bring it back.
These girls must bring the Magic Knights and bring stability to this new world. Thereon begins the journey of 3 strangers to become strong and save an entire world.
This something that they never even dreamed about yet, it's their reality now. This anime is also an old shoujo blended Isekai series.
If you like this combination, make sure to check this show.
39. Final Fantasy: Unlimited
Gamers, another game-based anime is right around the corner. Yes, I am talking about Final Fantasy.
This 25 episode TV series aired back in 2001. It is based on a game of the same name.
The anime is directed by Maeda Mahiro and animated by Studio Gonzo. The story revolves around Joe and Marie Hayakawa.
This couple once witnessed the catastrophic battle of 2 interdimensional beasts. However, during this battle, they were also teleported into the other dimension.
However, they both successfully returned the first time. (Heavy emphasis on 'First Time'). After returning from the dimension, they published the info of the other dimension in a book called 'Day Of Succession'.
They plan another expenditure to the dimension and perform the same. However, the time has passed and they haven't come back yet.
Their twin children Yu and Ai start wondering about their parents. Thus, they begin their journey to find their parents and on the way get a companion.
Will these 3 be able to find Joe and Marie? This series has a great blend of Sci-fi interdimensional settings with the Isekai one.
If other-dimensional stuff and scientific exploration are your things, this anime can please you a lot.
38. Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits
Another drama series is on its way, weebs. This time, we have Kakuriyo. This 26 TV series aired back in 2018.
It's adapted from a novel. It is directed by Okuda Yoshiko and animated by Studio Gonzo.
The series follows the life of Aoi Tsubaki. He is someone who can see ayakashi.
Ayakashi are spirits from the hidden realm. She was abandoned by her mother and got under her grandfather.
There she learned the use of Ayakashi. However, the sudden death of her grandpa causes a change of plans.
She must feed these spirits with her cooking or they might attack humans. One day she feeds a spirit and that spirit takes her to the hidden realm.
There he asks to pay 100 million yen from Tsubaki's grandfather. However, he asks to pay by marrying that spirit.
But Tsubaki decides to pay her debt by an eatery. Therefore begins the journey of Tsubaki making great food for the spirits and her debt.
The synopsis seems juicy! Don't you wanna try it?
37. Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
The first long name on the list huh? I think we have 20 million more to come.
Anyway, this 12 episode anime hit the TVs back in 2019. It is an anime adaptation of its light novel counterpart.
The light novel was written by FUNA and illustrated by Akata Itsuki. Even though the title seems good enough, let me give you the context.
The story revolves around Misato Kurihara. She has been exceptional for the entirety of her life and never experienced normal living.
However, she dies due to a sudden accident and gets a choice. She is transported to another world with a wish to choose.
Thinking about the average life as she always did, she placed her wish. Her wish was to have an average life.
Nonetheless, she was reincarnated as a daughter of a holy knight. Thus, her magical powers were amazing and far from average.
Now how will her life be with these overwhelming powers? Will she ever experience Normalcy?
Let's find out! The series seems pretty straightforward. Therefore, if you just want to relax and have a fun time then this anime can work for you.
The idea of friendship is always precious in the Isekai series. And this idea is even more vibrant in Kiba.
This 51 episode TV series aired back in 2006. It was directed by Koujina Hiroshi and animated by Studio Madhouse.
The narrative is placed in a futuristic world. In this world, two friends are on a mission to attain freedom.
Zed and Noah are the two friends who wish to achieve this dream. Zed is a bit hotheaded who runs after the authorities.
Noah on the other is smart but struggles with his own frail body. These 2 join a magical world that offers everything they ever wanted.
Thereon begins the journey of Zed and his strong spirit, Amir Gaul, to search for the ultimate power.
The power to make or break this world. This is the world of KIBA! This isekai is filled with action, drama, and adventure.
A great combination if you ask me.
35. High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World!
People who love the high school setting in anime will also love this one. The next entry on this massive list is CHOYOYU.
This 12 episode TV anime aired back in 2019. It is an anime adaptation of a light novel of the same name.
The light novel was written by Misora, Riku, and illustrated by Sakuraneko. The story revolves around 7 high school kids who are extremely good at studies.
These students survive in a plane crash and realize that it's over for them. They look at their surroundings and see that it's not their world.
Truth be told, they get teleported to the medieval era. In this era, these guys are doing their best to help the breed of humans called 'Byuma'.
These high schoolers are using their knowledge, trying their best to help this byuma. Moreover, the leader of the group assigns everyone the tasks they should follow.
Thus begins the journey of High School students' survival in a completely new world of the medieval era.
After watching this anime, you are bound to feel more attracted to the studies you do.
If you feel this is THE ANIME, you can watch this series as well.
34. The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?
The title may seem a bit weird at first but when you know the context, it's more appropriate.
This 12 episode TV series aired back in 2020. It is adapted from a light novel of the same name.
The light novel was written by Y. A and illustrated by Fuji Choko. The story revolves around Shingo Ichinomiya.
Shingo gets teleported in a new world and realizes his situation. He has taken rebirth as Wendelin Von Benno Baumeister, the 8th son of a poor noble family.
This noble family lives in the countryside and is suffering from a financial crisis. Shingo decides to change his brutal situation using his intelligence.
However, his magical aptitude might be the actual tool. The series has just come out and yet made a name for itself.
If you like the kind of anime that seems a bit on the motivating side then the 8th son should be you.
33. Isekai Cheat Magician
All my magic-loving weebs, I have good news for you. The next entry filling us is Isekai Cheat Magician.
This 12 episode TV anime aired back in 2019. It is adapted from a light novel of the same name.
The light novel was written by Uchida Takeru and illustrated by Nardack. The story is about two high school students, Taichi Nishimura and Rin Azuma.
These two were on the way to their school when suddenly, they get teleported to a fantasy world.
There, they meet a group of beasts ready to kill them. Luckily, they are saved by a group of adventurers around.
These adventurers ask the duo to follow them to their camp for their registration. The duo does the same and gets themselves tested.
Turns out, the magical capabilities of these individuals are beyond that of a Mage. They are super strong magicians.
Learning their power to the fullest, Taichi and Rin begin their journey to know the reason for their summoning.
However, some big trouble is cooking behind their back. Will they survive in this new world?
It is a popular name in the isekai genre and if you are a fan of the genre as a whole, make sure to take a look.
32. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
Oh my, isn't this a fresh entry we got? The next isekai on our list is Mushoku Tensei.
This 11 episode TV series aired in 2021. It is adapted from its light novel counterpart.
The light novel was written by Rifujin Na Magonote and illustrated by Sirotaka. The story focuses on a 34-year-old loser who earned nothing significant in his life.
Still, he tries to perform something heroic one day but ends up dead. However, life gives him a second chance.
He is reborn in a new world with the name Rudeus Greyrat. Rudeus has two loving parents and brilliant magical aptitude.
Fine-tuning his magical skills and learning sportsmanship were the two tasks he performs. This is because he wants to have the most from this life than the previous one.
He just can't let this opportunity slide. Maybe he might be able to find the most precious thing, Love, in here as well!
Mushoku Tensei became the talk of the town almost right after its release. Fans enjoyed it and wanted another season of it asap.
But will we have a season 2 of Mushoku Tensei? Well, that's a topic for another article.
31. Children Who Chase Lost Voices
Woah Woah Woah! The title seems interesting. Let's take a deeper look at this entry.
This original movie aired back in 2011. It was directed by Shinkai Makoto and animated by CoMix Wave Films.
The series is about Asuna Watase. She is an exceptional student who takes care of her house in absence of her mother.
However, satisfaction is blessed upon her in the form of music. Her habit of listening to music is outstanding.
She has a crystal radio in a mountain hideout that she uses for the same.
However, one day, she tunes into something never heard before. She tunes into a mysterious melody and soon gets attacked by a scary creature.
However, an enigmatic boy named Shun saves her and takes her on a journey. The journey to turn her life into a beautiful melody.
Destiny awaits an experience for Asuna she would have never even thought of. This movie won the Platinum Grand Prize during the 2012 Future Film Festival.
Not to mention, it's Makoto Shinkai. Therefore, if you are a fan of his works, then this movie would work for you!
30. Ascendance of a Bookworm
Yo Book readers, where are you? The next entry might meet your needs. This 14 episode TV series aired back in 2019.
It is adapted from its light novel counterpart. It was written by Kazuki Miya and illustrated by Shiina You.
The story focuses on Urano Motosu. She is a girl who has an endless craving for books.
She wants to read all she can and that's her only desire. Moreover, she was blessed with the best job she could have, a librarian.
However, her dreams are shattered as she gets part of an unfortunate accident. Even before her death, she wishes to be able to read more books.
Seems like Destiny heard her and she is reborn in a new world. The new world where there are almost no books.
She is born in the medieval era where books are handwritten and expensive. Only a few nobles can afford those.
But that isn't going to stop Urano. If she can't read the books because they are not there, she would create them on her own.
The series doesn't have your stereotypical approach towards the Isekai genre. Instead, it takes a much more emotional and distinct route.
If you appreciate this feature, then you would appreciate this series as well.
29. My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
Another shoujo series is on its way to otakus. This time it's not from the early 2000s.
It's a rather new one. This 12 episode anime series aired back in 2019. It's an adaptation of its light novel counterpart.
The light novel was written by Yamaguchi, Satoru, and illustrated by Hidaka Nami. Imagine being Isekai'd.
What would you expect? I mean most of us to want to become the main hero of the world.
Someone looked upon by everyone else in that new world. However, this isn't the case for a certain girl.
She got herself reincarnated in a game. The game is known as Fantasy Lover. The girl used to play this game in her real life.
However, misfortune made her be the antagonist in the story. She is reincarnated as Katarina Claes who serves as the villain.
Moreover, the villain in the game faces despair in almost all endings. Using her knowledge of the game, she decides to survive from her destiny.
She must look over all mouse traps and escape them no matter what. This embarks the journey of a girl in a world she used to play with.
She is not the heroine, she is the Villainess! Another unique approach by an Isekai.
If you like your Shoujo Harem series then this one's for you (not from David Guetta).
28. Dog Days
Don't call me a furry for adding this to the list as well. But the next entry we have is Dog Days.
This 13 episode TV series aired back in 2011. This is an original series directed by Kusakawa Keizou and animated by Seven Arcs.
The story is about the reincarnation of Cinque Izumi. He is a normal high school student who is summoned to a new world.
This summoning is performed by the Princess of a Biscotti. Biscotti is an earth-like world with humans.
However, these humans here have ears and tails resembling that of different animals. Izumi is summoned to save the nation from war.
As he agrees to do the same, he is bestowed with a sacred weapon called Palladion.
Izumi now has to wait for the scientists of this world to make a way possible for his return and until then, he must strive as a hero.
The story is your standard isekai with an interesting setting. If you don't mind being called a furry, you can certainly have a taste of this work.
27. The Twelve Kingdoms
The good old days can be refreshed by the next entry on this list. This time, we have The Twelve Kingdoms.
This 45 episode TV series aired back in 2002. It is adapted from its light novel sister.
The light novel was written by Ono Fuyumi and illustrated by Yamada Akihiro. The story focuses on Youko Nakajima, an ideal girl who is great at everything.
She is humble, kind, and obedient. Everything you would anticipate from a class president. However, this nature causes her to be used by anyone.
But one day, this case changes forever. An otherworld man named Kaiki shows up in Youko's classroom and calls her his master.
He claims that she is the one who should be on the throne of his kingdom.
However, Kaiki is being attacked by beasts and tries to escape the situation. He teleports himself and Youko to his world but accidentally teleports 2 more classmates as well.
Youko and her classmates are now living in this new world where they have nothing but their wit to survive with.
Where's Kaiki you may ask? Well, he got separated during the teleportation and now these girls are on their own.
The series is from the early 2000s. So if you are a fan of old-themed anime, this Isekai has what it takes.
26. Knights & Magic
How about a blend of Mecha and Isekai? Sounds Interesting? If yes then I have a special anime for you.
It's called Knights & Magic. Knights & Magic is a 12 episode TV series that aired back in 2017.
It is adapted from a light novel of the same name. The light novel was written by Amazake-no, Hisago, and illustrated by Kurogin.
The story is about Tsubasa Kurata who dies in a car accident. Tsubasa was a modern Japanese Otaku who gets reborn in another world.
This story is put in a medieval world. Here, powerful mechs called Silhouette Knights are operated by residents.
They are used to protect themselves from Demonic attacks. Tsubasa is reborn in a noble family of knights and has great capability with magic.
His new name is Ernesti Echevarria With the idea to adapt to this world, he enrolls in Royal Laihaila Academy.
There he meets 2 more students and together the 3 of them wish to build their Silhouette Knight one day.
Thus begins the journey of this group that is one day going to achieve something unforgettable.
The mix of mecha and isekai is finely done in the series. So if you are a fan of either of these genres, make sure to check this out.
Halfway through our list ladies and gentlemen. Up next, we have Drifters. This 12 episode TV series aired back in 2016.
It is adapted from a manga of the same name. The manga was written and illustrated by Hirano Kouta.
The story is placed in a world war setting. Toyohisa Shimazu was a critically wounded soldier who gets reincarnated in a new realm.
In this new realm, he is accompanied by a few other soldiers of his old world.
Turns out, the soldiers of his world are summoned here as Drifters. Drifters are supposed to stop their mortal enemy called Ends.
Their goal is to restrain Ends from flourishing and putting an end to their existence.
Now Toyohisa blends in with his old bloodline and decides to take on their mortal enemy in this new world.
Will they succeed? Drifters is also an anime that reached the ears of all anime fans right after its release.
If you like the overall setting of the series, you can check out this action-packed Isekai.
24. Outbreak Company
It's time for some harem isekai boys! Let's talk about the Outbreak Company. This 12 episode TV series aired back in 2013.
It was adapted from its light novel sister. The light novel was written by Sakaki Ichirou and illustrated by Yuugen.
The story is about Shinichi Kanou, a hardcore otaku. His knowledge of Anime, Manga, and games is beyond amazing.
However, intending to look back at his life, he decided to get a job. Unfortunately or fortunately, he gets kidnapped and sent to a fantasy realm.
Thereafter, he realizes that the Japanese government is behind this abduction. The truth is, the Japanese government has sent Shinichi into this world of elves, dwarves, etc. to spread the Otaku culture.
That's right! Shinichi is supposed to spread the Otaku culture in this realm and is supported by the Japanese Government.
Thus begins the journey of a hardcore Otaku to bring more of his kind in another world.
Dream come true for a weeb. This is a parody anime that ridicules the Otaku culture and Isekai setting.
If the synopsis made you smile, the series will make you laugh.
23. The Boy and the Beast
Another movie is on its way to make it to the list. This time we have, The Boy and The Beast.
This original movie aired back in 2015. It was directed by Hosoda, Mamoru, and animated by Studio Chizu.
Even though the title seems to show a lot of resemblance with Beauty and the Beast, the synopsis doesn't.
The story is about a 9-year-old boy named Ren who is treated extremely harshly in his world.
The only sign of kindness he ever felt was from someone dead today. On the other hand, Kumatetsu is a beast from the beast real who wished to succeed the last beast lord.
However, his cold nature doesn't allow him to prove his capabilities. Fate makes both of these hopeless souls meet together and have an agreement to help each other.
Ren is taken into the breast realm. There, Kumatetsu gets his opportunity to prove his capabilities and Ren gets a family he desires.
Fun Fact: This movie had a box office collection of ¥5.8 billion. This made it Japan's second highest-grossing domestic film of 2015.
Not to mention, it won the Japan Academy Prize for Best Animated Feature. Moreover, it was nominated for an Annie Award in its independent category.
Do you need more reason to watch this movie?
22. Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest
Harem fans would love the next one as well. This time on our list, we have Arifureta.
This 12 episode TV series aired back in 2019. It is an adaptation from its light novel.
The light novel was written by Shirakome, Ryou and illustrated by TakayaKi. The story focuses on an Otaku named Hajime Nagumo.
He along with his classmates is reincarnated in a new world. In this new world, all of them are assigned a special task.
The task was to save mankind. For this, all of the classmates are blessed with some power.
However, Hajime's power is much weaker than the others. During a trip to Labyrinth by the group, Hajime experiences the unfortunate deceit.
He then falls into an abyss deep into the world of Labyrinth. Will Hajime be able to stand up and continue his mission?
The series has a standard plot but the essence of betrayal and hope make it much more engaging.
Make sure to keep this under your eyes.
21. Wise Man’s Grandchild
The next entry would please the romance lovers. Because this time we have a romance Isekai called Wise Man's Grandchild.
This 12 episode TV series aired back in 2019. It is an anime adaptation of its light novel sister.
The light novel was written by Yoshioka, Tsuyoshi, and illustrated by Kikuchi Seiji. The story focuses on Shin Walford.
He was a Japanese salaryman who gets reincarnated in another world. In this new world, Shin is adopted by a recognized warrior of this world.
Upon reaching the age of 15, Shin displays extremely fine combat skills. His magic capabilities and martial arts are second to none.
However, what he does lack is social skills. Therefore, Shin applies to Kingdom's Magic Academy to hone his skills and become more adaptive.
Thus, begins the journey of a Japanese salaryman in a new world. The series has a popular high school setting and action theme.
I can guess that this combination might be to your liking.
20. The Vision of Escaflowne
We are in the Top 20 ladies and gentlemen. And starting this new phase, we have The Vision Of Escaflowne.
This 26 episode TV series aired back in 1996. It is an original anime directed by Akane Kazuki and animated by Studio Sunrise.
The story focuses on Hitomi Kanzaki. She is a normal 15-year-old with a liking for tarot cards and fortune-telling.
One day, a guy named Van appears from the sky. Alongside Van, there's also a dragon behind.
Now the dragon is killed by Van but right after that, a mishap takes place.
A ray of light embraces both of them and thus they get teleported to Van's world.
There it is found out that Van is the prince of a kingdom. His kingdom was attacked by the evil Zaibach.
To fight them, Van uses his family's ancient treasure called Escaflowne. It's a mechanized robot that he used for the fight but lost.
Now his kingdom is down and he has no choice but to escape. With Hitomi and a few more on his side, he tries his level best to bring down the evil Zaibach.
This is another mecha series that would feel wonderful to all the mecha fans out there.
19. In Another World With My Smartphone
Technology is useful. But how useful can it be? Well, that's what this anime teaches us.
Isekai Smartphone is a 12 episode long TV series that aired back in 2017. It is an anime adaptation of its light novel sister.
The light novel was written by Fuyuhara Patora and illustrated by Usatsuka Eiji. The story focuses on Touya Mochizuki, a simple man living his simple life.
But suddenly, a lightning bolt strikes! Yeah, he dies. Turns out that God had accidentally killed him.
Now as an apology for his unnecessary death, God offers him something. He gives Touya a wish and a chance to be reborn in a new world.
He humbly accepts the offer and as for the wish, he asks for his smartphone.
Now God grants his wish and lets him be in this new world. Now the new world has hundreds of new things to learn about like magic, elves, etc.
How will Touya survive in this world with just his phone? Let's find out! This anime was very popular during its release.
Therefore, you should keep male sure to watch it.
18. Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Now let's refresh the list with a drama series. Up next, we have Grimgar. This 12 episode TV series aired in 2016.
It is an anime adaptation of a light novel of the same name. The light novel was written by Jyumonji, Ao, and illustrated by Shirai, Eiri.
The series is about a group of people who got teleported to a world where constant war takes place.
Initially, they were on an unknown land with hazy memories and their name. Then came the opportunity.
Anyone and everyone present has only one job they can follow, the job of a soldier.
In this game-like world, survival is important. Therefore, the strongest people from the group accept their offer.
Whereas the weak came together. How will this group of weaklings survive in a world which favors the strongest?
This series has a secondary dark tone fused into it. So if you like your horror-action stuff, this anime can help you out.
Classics are on their way weebs. Next up, we have one of the most appreciated anime of its days, InuYasha.
InuYasha is an anime adaptation of its manga counterpart. The manga was written and illustrated by Takahashi Rumiko.
The story is about a girl who faces the unfortunate. She gets teleported back to the Sengoku period of Japan.
In the Sengoku era, she takes birth with a special gift. This special gift is a wish-granting jewel.
However, this jewel gets broken due to an unseen accident. Now, Kagome asks a dog demon named InuYasha for help.
They both have to collect the shards of the broken jewel. This is because the shards in the wrong hands can be miserable.
Thereon begins the journey of Kagome, InuYasha, and other people who are on the mission to find these shards.
The InuYasha Manga won The Shogakukan Manga Award. Not to mention, the anime won the Property Of The Year Award.
Well, I guess now you have an idea why this anime should be your next watch.
16. Youjo Senki: Saga of Tanya the Evil
Now we will be having a special feature. The next entry on our list is a military anime called Saga Of Tanya The Evil.
This 12 episode TV series aired back in 2017. It is an anime adaptation of a light novel of the same name.
The light novel was written by Zen, Carlo and illustrated by Shinotsuki Shinobu. The story is about Tanya Degurechaff who is a ruthless military strategist in a magical warfare world.
She is infamous for her intelligence and brutality. However, the truth is that she was a man.
He was brought into this world without his consent. He challenged the Being X, a self-proclaimed god, and lost.
Now Tanya aims to do only 1 thing. It is to ensure peace in this new world.
However, there are many hurdles including Being X. Rising through the military ranks, Tanya soon becomes the leader she wanted to be.
With aim of destroying Being X, she leads a blessed nation. A nation that was soon going to become a superpower.
Yet another anime with a dark tone in it. Moreover, the military setting makes it even more horrifying!
Sounds fun right?
15. Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
Now if you watched the anime above and want something to relax a bit, why not take a look at Cautious Hero?
This 12 episode TV series aired back in 2019. It is an anime adaptation of its might novel sister.
The light novel is written by Tuchihi Light and illustrated by Toyota Saori. The story is about Seiya Ryuuguuin, a guy who was summoned by goddess Ristarte.
She did so to save the Gaeabrande from meeting a complete end. However, our hero is overly cautious about everything.
He is overpowered but still ensures safety. He takes more than enough supplies. He beats every anime with all the strength he has.
He takes all the necessary regulations. He is a hero who is overpowered but cautious.
A pretty self-explanatory title. But when you watch the series, it is much funnier than you would expect it to be.
14. How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord.
All the cultured anime fans are going to love this one! This is How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord.
This 12 episode TV series aired back in. It is an anime adaptation of a light novel of the same name.
The light novel was written by Murasaki Yukiya and illustrated by Tsurusaki Takahiro. The story is about Takuma Sakamoto who is an expert.
His field of expertise is an MMORPG game Cross Reverie. He is so strong that he seems unbeatable.
His avatar is that of Demon King Diablo. Moreover, he is famous throughout the gaming fandom for his performance.
But in real life, he is hopeless. But all of this changes when he's summoned into a new world.
These summoners were an adventurer and elf Now they try to enslave him by a ritual but it backfires.
Now they become his slaves. With the idea of freeing himself from their contract, Demon King Diablo begins his unexpected journey.
With a blend of ecchi and harem, this anime is a perfect stress buster, especially for cultured anime fans.
Are you one?
13. Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren't They?
Talking about stressbusters, let's take a look at another comedy series we have on our platter.
It is known as problem children. This 10 episode TV series aired back in 2013.
It is an anime adaptation of its Light Novel counterpart. The light novel was written by Tatsunoko Tarou and illustrated by Amano Yuu.
Izayoi Sakamaki, Asuka Kudou, and You Kasukabe are three individuals with unreal capabilities. They have psychic abilities that are super strong.
However, their life is mundane with no fun at all. But one day, the tables turn.
All 3 of them get an invitation to Little Garden. A completely new world. When they enter this new world, they are greeted by the residents and explained the situation.
Basically, they have got a chance to participate in a game. However, they must join the community first.
The community is called No Names and they have lost all of their possessions to a demon lord.
With the intent to help No Names out, these 3 girls begin their journey to save their new home.
Another series that is light-hearted and enjoyable. If you are sad, don't be sad. Also, watch this anime.
You will stop being sad.
12. The Familiar of Zero
Now let's have a look at a classic isekai series. We have the Familiar Of Zero.
This 13 episode TV series aired back in 2006. It is an anime adaptation of its light novel counterpart.
The light novel was written by Yamaguchi Noboru and illustrated by Usatsuka Eiji. Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière is a mage whose academics are taken care of at Tristain Academy.
This academy is a prestigious one for magic training. However, Louise is more or less incompetent for her spell casts.
This gives her the name of Louise The Zero. During a summoning ritual, Louise performs a spell.
However, that spell leads to an explosion and a guy named Saito appears. Now since Saito is Louise's familiar, he does all the jobs for her and gets treated terribly.
Nevertheless, it turns out that Saito might be a powerful familiar. Thereon begins the journey of Saito in this new world and Louise to show that her lack of skill is not a hurdle.
This is one of the Isekais that showed up in the mid-2000s and earned its name overall.
If you want to have a taste of such a series, Familiar Of Zero would be a great start.
Another military Isekai is on its way, weebs. Let's talk about the popular Isekai GATE.
This 12 episode TV series aired back in 2015. It is an anime adaptation of its light novel counterpart.
The light novel was written by Yanai Takumi and illustrated by Kurojishi, Izuka Daisuke. Youji Itami is an officer of the Japan Self-Defence Forces.
He is also an otaku who loves his anime and stuff. On his way to attend a convention, he suddenly witnesses the appearance of a GATE.
From this gate, a large group of supernatural creatures and warriors show up. These creatures start attacking left and right and destroy everything in their path.
Itami tries to make sure that most people make it out safely. Whereas the other members of the defense force arrive and try to stop this invasion.
Months later, Itami is assigned with the task of going behind the GATE and seeing what stands behind.
The core intention is to maintain friendly relationships with the other side. However, if they fail, it would result in a massive war between the two realms.
This anime has politics, military, action, drama, and adventure. A package filled with quality!
10. Sword Art Online
We are in the Top 10 ladies and gentlemen! The new phase has begun! And what better way to begin this phase than with one of the most popular Isekais of all time.
Sword Art Online is a 25 episode TV series that first aired back in 2012.
It is adapted from a light novel of the same name. The light novel was written by Kawahara, Reki, and illustrated by BUNBUN.
The series involves our protagonist Kazuto Kirigaya, aka Kirito who gets stuck in a game called Aincrad.
He gets the chance to use this virtual reality game but soon realizes that there are problems.
The game creator made it so that anyone who logs in to the game can never log out.
Moreover, he also kept the game way too realistic. Death in this game is Death in real life.
With these conditions in hand, how will Kirito manage to stay alive? Sword Art Online is amongst the most-watched Isekai series of all time.
So if you are a fan of Isekai, you know what you have to do.
9. Yu Yu Hakusho
Time to talk about another classic weebs! I love it when they appear. Next up, it's Yu Yu Hakusho.
Yu Yu Hakusho is an anime adaptation of a manga of the same name. This manga was written and illustrated by Togashi Yoshihiro.
The story revolves around Yuusuke Urameshi, a thug, who ended up in the spirit realm.
He was a delinquent destined to be punished. His punishment would have been executed by the spirit realm.
But he saves a child with his life. Thus, being impressed by his actions, the spirit realm decided to give him a chance.
A chance to bring back his life. In order to do that, Yuusuke must complete the activities assigned to him by the spirit realm.
Now, Yuusuke and his newly formed group begin their journey of abolishing the demonic threat on Earth.
Yu Yu Hakusho is amongst the earliest examples of Isekai anime. If you love your classics, then this one should be your next watch.
8. Log Horizon
Isekai and Games have their way. And representing this way, we have Log Horizon. This 25 episode TV series aired back in 2013.
It is an adaptation of its light novel sister. The light novel is written by Touno Mamare and illustrated by Hara Kazuhiro.
The story revolves around Shiroe getting transported to a popular game along with 30,000 other people.
Upon reaching this place, Shiroe realizes his situation and starts his adventure. He must use all his strength to make sure that there's peace in the virtual city of Akihabara.
This is a story filled with politics, government, and strategies. All of this from the eyes of Shiroe, a mastermind.
Log Horizon is an anime that hit the Isekai market right after its release. Giving that intelligent vibe and the fun of games is present really well in this.
Thus if you like these 2 elements, then this anime is most certainly your choice.
7. The Rising of the Shield Hero
Why always attack when you can defend? That's the question we get after watching this anime.
Rising Of The Shield Hero is an anime that aired back in 2019. It is an adaptation of its light novel sister.
The light novel was written by Aneko Yusagi and illustrated by Minami Seira. Naofumi Iwatani is one of the four people who got reincarnated in a new world.
Turns out, he is one of the four warriors supposed to save the world. Each of these 4 warriors receives their own gear for fighting.
Unfortunately, Naofumi gets a shield as his weapon. Shield warrior is considered to be the weakest of them all.
Therefore, Naofumi is contemptuous by all. Therefore, he must move forward and learn from his weakness.
After facing brutal betrayal and disregard, Naofumi decides to reach the top by becoming the strongest hero and save the world.
Rising Of The Shield Hero is also one of the most popular Isekais of all time.
The first 3 episodes were exceptionally good. And fans loved the series overall. I am certain you would love it as well!
What is your image of an Idea Isekai Protagonist? Keep that in mind! Because this anime will definitely change it.
Overlord is a 13 episode TV series that aired back in 2015. It's an anime adaptation of a light novel of the same name.
The light novel was written by Maruyama Kugane and illustrated by so-bin. Momonga was playing his favorite game on the night it was set to shut down.
Right when the clock hit zero, the screen became blank for a moment. Moments later, when Momonga gets back his consciousness, he finds himself in a new world.
This world is similar to the game he plays. With the same state as his virtual character, Momonga has nothing to do except taking over the world.
Thereon begins the journey of a protagonist taking the route of an antagonist in a world where none match his might.
Overlord was another anime talked about a lot during its release. No wonder it is so high on the list.
5. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
We are in the Top 5 ladies and gentlemen. And starting this list with one of my personal favorite Isekais, Slime Isekai.
This 24 episodes long TV anime aired in 2018. It is adapted from a light novel of the same name.
The light novel is written by Fuse and illustrated by Mitz Vah. The situation is simple.
Miami Satoru gets stabbed by a knife in his homeworld. Then he gets reincarnated in another world as a Slime.
Wow, who would have guessed? Anyway, This slime form collects multiple skills by consuming something.
It roams in the cave it was born in. There he meets the Storm Dragon Veldora who grants him his name.
Thus begins the journey of Mikami Satoru in another world as a slime. If you just want to have a fun and relaxing series to watch, Slime Isekai is the one.
It has comedy, drama, action, adventure, and a tinge of harem and ecchi. A complete package if you ask me.
4. KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!
How ironic would it be when the parody of Isekai anime appears on the best Isekai list.
Well, we have Konosuba so….. Konosuba is a 10 episode TV series that aired back in 2016.
It is an anime adaptation of its light novel sister. The light novel was written by Akatsuki, Natsume, and illustrated by Mishima Kurone.
The story revolves around our man Kazuma who dies a pitiful death. After his death, he is allowed to either make his way to heaven or rebirth in a new world.
Kazuma chooses the latter and gets teleported to a fantasy world. There he is assigned the task of fighting a demon lord.
However, unlike the games, defeating bosses is secondary. The primary task is managing your personal expenses.
If you haven't guessed it already, Konosuba is basically a parody. A satire of the Isekai genre.
However, despite that, it is considered to be amongst the best Isekai out there. Not to mention, it won FUNIMATION's Best Isekai of The Decade Award!
Yes, it's THAT good!
3. Re: ZERO -Starting Life in Another World
Laughter is the best medicine, right? So If that's the case what about sorrow? Is it the best poison?
Because if so then this anime is filled with poison. Rezero is a 24 episode TV series that aired back in 2016.
It is a light novel adaptation. The light novel was written by Nagatsuki Tappei and illustrated by Ootsuka Shinichirou.
Just with a blink of an eye, Natsuki Subaru gets teleported to a magical world.
This world is just as he expected. Filled with mythical creatures like Goblins and stuff.
While exploring this new world, Subaru gets attacked by a few thugs. However, he is saved by a female named Satella who was on her quest.
With the idea of paying back the girl, Subaru attempts to meet Emilia again. However, destiny had planned something else.
During his attempts, he along with Satella are brutally murdered by a random person. However, something strange happens.
Subaru wakes up in the same world and experiences the same thing over again. What is happening to him?
Rezero is another extremely popular Isekai. It's one with a horrible dark tone that can freak you out in an instant.
Therefore, if you are a fan of the Isekai genre with far execution then ReZero is for you man!
2. No Game No Life
Countless memes have been made over this anime. And why wouldn't they? Don't you know, it's one of the most demanding Isekai of all time.
Yes, I am talking about No Game No Life. No Game No Life is a 12 episode TV series that aired back in 2014.
It is an anime adaptation of its light novel counterpart. The light novel is written and illustrated by Kamiya Yuu.
The story revolves around the best gaming duo in the world Sora and Shiro. These two siblings are so good at gaming that even hackers can't beat them.
After defeating God in a chess match, this duo is invited to a world where gaming decides everything.
Any sort of game you play is what decides all solutions. Being the best in the world, Sora and Shiro survive in this new world initially.
Thereon, they get involved with Imanity and prepare to save their existence. No Game No Life is amongst the most popular Isekai series of all time.
Not to mention, it is probably the most craved second season in all of anime.
So yeah, if you haven't watched No Game No Life, you can definitely check it out.
It's an amazing series.
1. Spirited Away
And Finally Ladies And Gentlemen. For the #1 rank on our super long list, we have the legendary Ghibli Movie, Spirited Away.
Spirited Away is an original anime movie that aired back in 2001. It was Miyazaki Hayao and animated by Studio Ghibli.
The story is about the stubborn and naive 10-year-old Chihiro Ogino. She and her parents were heading towards their new home.
However, suddenly their eyes witness an abandoned amusement park. Curiosity rises as they try to sneak into that amusement park.
However, Ogino wasn't ready for what was about to happen. Entering the world filled with unbelievable events, she panicked.
The presence of apparitions, as well as her parent turning into a pig, is just a few examples.
Truth be told, Ogino has stepped into the spirit realm. Now she must find a way to return home with her parents in this unknown world.
How will a 10-year-old accomplish such a feat? Let's find out! Ohh boy, where do I even start with this movie?
First of all, it is amongst the most beautiful drama movies out there. Secondly, this movie is amongst the most critically acclaimed movies out there as well.
Thirdly, before the release of Demon Slayer Mugen Train, Spirited Away was the Highest Grossing film of all time.
With a total sale of ￥30.4 billion from the Japanese box office alone. Fourthly, it was also the most successful debut film from Japan.
With a total collection of $289 Million worldwide, its success was no joke. And lastly, the movie has won a lot of awards.
Such as Oscar", for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards in 2003 and Golden Bear at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival.
But wait there's more. Spirited Away is also among the top ten in the British Film Institute's list of the "50 films you should see by the age of 14".
So yeah, I don't think you have any more questions about why Spirited Away topped this list.
And there you have it weebs! I hope you enjoyed reading and had at least one isekai you haven't watched yet.
Thanks a lot for reading. Until Next Time, Sayonara!