13 Greatest Isekai Anime Recommendations You’ll Ever See! [Must-Watch]

Best Isekai Anime List

Isekai anime series vary by quite a lot from other genres, as if it emits a different aura. You have a unique atmosphere for adventure, comedy, romance, and action along with elves, orcs, dragons, and many more.

So, what are the best isekai anime of all time? If you’re looking to watch some good isekai anime, you’re in the right place. Let’s get you on onboard to travel another world!

Best Isekai Anime List!

13. Cautious Hero: The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious

Cautious Hero: The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious

Goddess Ristarte from the world of Gaeabrande has summoned a hero to save her world from evil forces. Seiya Ryuuguuin, after being summoned to this new world, has become extremely cautious despite being powerful.

Even for an easy mission, he trains, purchases many potions, and uses his strongest skills to fight against a weak enemy. Could he get more cautious?

Cautious Hero anime is not everyone’s cup of tea. It is straight-up filled with a few plot holes, but if you’re looking for some with overpowered isekai main character, you’re in for a treat.

Overall, it is a good entertaining show with satiric comedy and if you love isekai anime series, don’t hesitate to add this to your list.

12. How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

An elite gamer gets summoned to another world by an elf and a cat girl which looks exactly like his favorite game. Much to his surprise, he inhabited the body of his character Diablo, the Demon Lord. With is new slaves due to power difference, how will he cope in this new world?

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord doesn’t have a profound story, and it need not have one. It runs through action, comedy, and a few ecchi elements.

The main character is overpowered, but the action scenes get quite intense when faced with tough enemies. If you’re interested in watching an ecchi isekai anime, go for it.

11. The Demonic King Chases His Wife

The Demonic King Chases His Wife

Suo Luo transmigrated to the Blue Sky Continent and unfortunately, her new life isn’t as expected. She always gets bullied by Su Xi and Su Wan.

On the other hand, Liuyun is the Empire’s Imperial highness. There appears to be a connection between them which cannot be broken no matter what, and he wouldn’t let go of her, even his life depended on it.

How about a Chinese isekai anime for a slight change of pace? This donghua is actually a typical Chinese romance anime, but it has a very good isekai concept with goes in great deal of depth. Even if you’re not into Chinese anime shows, you’ll enjoy it very much.

10. So I’m a Spider, So What?

So I'm a Spider, So What?

An ordinary school girl gets reincarnated into a fantasy world. However, instead of as a human, she is born as a spider. Now she has to fight her way out of the dungeon to see the outer world while dangers lurks from every side.

So I’m a Spider, So What? was a great experience for us, even though you mostly hear negative reviews being it not a great adaptation.

The work done by the franchise is of quality, and it doesn’t leave you bored most of the time. If you’re looking for an isekai anime with a female lead, this one is for you.

9. Drifters

Drifters

At the battle of Sekigahara in 1600, the rearguard, Toyohisa Shimazu, gets wounded and finds himself in a strange world filled with mythical creatures.

There he befriends two other infamous warlords and learns that they have been summoned as “Drifters” to fight against “Ends” who are trying to destroy this world.

Drifters is truly an exceptional action isekai anime that comes as a surprise to many people. The animation is flawless, and the violence gets extremely brutal with each episode. If you’re looking for an action isekai anime, this one is highly recommended.

8. Log Horizon

Log Horizon

Elder Tale is the hottest online RPG with over 20 million players worldwide. One fateful day, thousands of players got stuck in this virtual world with no way to go back. Can these players survive in this world by avoiding player killers and fighting against monsters?

Log Horizon might not seem as interesting at first glance, but once you dive deep into the storyline, it shines. The gripping story, solid character development, eye-catching animation, and challenging situations make it much more awesome isekai anime.

7. The Saga of Tanya the Evil

The Saga of Tanya the Evil

When an average salary man challenges the self-proclaimed God, Being X, he gets reincarnated into the body of a young girl named Tanya in a world filled with war. However, Tanya is hellbent on defiance, and she resolves to climb the ranks and live her dream life.

It is not quite often we see a well-portrayed main character in isekai anime shows, even more so than showcasing an antagonist personality. Apart from Overlord, The Saga of Tanya the Evil does it so well. So, if you’re looking for a unique isekai anime with an evil main character, give it a watch.

6. Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World

Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World

Natsuki Subaru was on his way to home from a convenience store, but in a split second, he finds himself transported to a different world. Confused and lost, Subaru faces terror due to some unforeseen circumstances, but a silver haired girl saves him. To repay her, he tags along with her to find something what she’s looking for.

When it comes to the depth in storyline, you cannot doubt Re: Zero even by a centimeter. It has one of the best storylines and also a unique main character. However, it has other mesmerizing aspects to reel you in such as quality animation, lovable characters, thrilling pace, and constant action.

5. Konosuba

Konosuba

Kazuma was hit by a truck on his way to home and found himself before a beautiful goddess named Aqua. She gives him a choice to get transported into another world, and he can only choose to bring one thing with him.

To her surprise, he chooses Aqua, and together they try to survive in this fantasy world where every one of his plans gets ruined by his party.

Konosuba is the epitome of isekai humor, and it is extremely fun to watch. Although there isn’t anything serious you can look forward to, it keeps you excited the whole time. If you’re looking for a light-hearted isekai anime with constant entertainment, give it a try.

4. No Game No Life

No Game No Life

Sora and Shiro are two genius gamers who are unbeatable and known as “Blank.” When they get challenged by a random opponent online and win, they get transported to another world. In this world, everything is decided by games, and could it be any more favorable to this duo?

No Game No Life is a remarkable isekai anime with crazy mind games. You have two smart main characters who make every situation interesting with their wit and bravery. If you’re looking for a unique isekai anime with lots of action and splendid animation, this one is for you.

3. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

A 34-year-old shut in NEET gets run over by a bus and gets reincarnated into a fantasy world. Infant Rudy decides to live this life to the fullest and without regret whilst embarking on an epic adventure in this mysterious world.

They call it “The Godfather of Isekai,” and we believe it is for a reason. One of the best things about this anime is you won’t find repeated settings, instead you have great twists and turns in the story. Although it takes a bit of time to shine, Mushoku Tensei is the most realistic isekai anime you’ll come across.

2. The Rising of the Shield Hero

The Rising of the Shield Hero

Naofumi Iwatani gets summoned to another world as one of four heroes, and he’s the shield hero. From the perspective of this world’s people, Shield Hero is hated and weak.

Soon, Naofumi gets framed by the princess, and he leaves the kingdom to become stronger and prove what actually Shield Hero is capable of.

The Rising of the Shield Hero is anything but normal. From the opening song to action, everything makes you appreciate it endlessly. It deserves to be in the top echelon of best isekai anime list.

1. That Time I Got Reincarnated into a Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated into a Slime

Satoru Mikami dies at the hands of a robber and gets reincarnated into a fantasy world, but as a slime monster. You probably might think, what could possibly a slime could achieve? With his unique and terrifying skills, persistence, he sets out on a journey to make a peaceful life he could live in. Could it be possible, though?

That Time I Got Reincarnated into a Slime is our personal favorite from the list. It not only has a unique isekai feel, but also one of the best pacing in any anime.

With each episode, you can notice the clear character development, and it gets more intense. If you want to witness one of the most legendary isekai anime, make sure to watch this at any cost.

More Isekai Anime Recommendations:

  • The Twelve Kingdoms
  • Gate
  • The Devil is a Part-Timer
  • The Vision of Escaflowne
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm
  • The Faraway Paladin
  • Outbreak Company

Final Thoughts!

There you go—These are the 13 best isekai anime shows we think are quite exceptional and deserves a watch. There are tons of isekai anime series out there, and it is incredibly hard to choose for the list.

So, anyway, we hope you enjoy watching these anime shows and if you think we’ve missed any other good isekai shows, make sure to mention them in the comment section below for our fellow anime lovers.

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Hanumanth Reddy

Hanumanth is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Anime Ukiyo. He's a seasonal anime watcher and shares his knowledge on anime through his writing. He loved anime for a long time and in the process of loving it more, he created this amazing website.

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