1. No Game No Life
Extremely well made show. Great premise and a wonderful execution of both. No Game No Life is a show about a brother and sister that are really good at playing games and that gets the opportunity to put this to the ultimate test as they get send to a world essentially only revolving about playing games. It’s a blast to watch the two siblings think up and execute ingenious and innovative strategies and ideas as they play these games with finesse and awesome action. Great visuals backed up with some really creative ideas to make one banger of a show.
I really like the setup of Overlord. You have this hardcore mmo player that gets stuck in this world with all the items that he and his guild has created and their minions and territories. From here he then needs to learn about the world and how it has changed as he slowly plans out how to live in it and deal with its inhabitants. It’s got cool magic and awesome monsters with an incredible amount of detail about the world that truly helps making it shine.
3. Re:Zero – Starting Life In Another World
I can imagine how it would be quite traumatizing to suddenly wake up in another world without a clue of what’s going on but to then get stuck in a loop has to be awful. being forced to relive the same thing over and over looking for a way out can’t be healthy for ones mind but it sure is entertaining to watch. Despite having to do things over and over manages the show still to show it from a new angle each time and make it interesting and worthwhile. Really awesome and cool.
4. Youjo Senki (Saga of Tanya the Evil)
I’m quite a bit in love with the scenetography of this anime and how everything is drawn and presented to the viewer. It already has a nice premise and setup but the way everything is drawn and the way the protagonist goes about things just makes it all the more awesome. An ordinary guy getting stuck in a baby girl body and being only a meter tall while having to fly around like superman blasting people to smithereens during some enormous war sounds nothing but awesome in my ears. really nice and awesome anime.
5. Kono Subarashii
One of the absolutely best deaths in anime into a comedy extravaganza of awesome fantasy stuff with laughs around every corner. Really nice and funny anime as you watch our protagonist get stuck with one poor outcome after another as he flips everything around in the bests of ways. It’s got some funny characters and the animation is solid and fits like a glove. a really funny and interesting anime with a funny premise.
6. The Devil Is A Part-Timer!
A ruthless demon lord trying to conquer the world that suddenly finds himself in new territory as he is transported to earth can only mean trouble. It’s focused around comedy and slice of life as you see this ruthless dictator trying to fit in as a part time worker at MgRonalds. The show is really fun and also has some cool and interesting fight scenes here and there. There is better shows out there in my opinion but it’s very popular for a good reason as it is a really and good show and it’s recommended.
7. That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime
Really awesome show that does what it means to do really well. The characters are awesome and interesting. It’s is also a show that focuses on progressively increasing the stakes and proportions of what is going. But despite this does it not remove the individualism of the characters and the feeling of looking through it from the eyes of our protagonist. Great world, cool abilities and a well executed anime.
8. Ascendance of a Bookworm
I was pleasantly surprised when i decided to watch this one. I didn’t follow it on a weekly basis when it was first releasing and I’m glad I didn’t. I think it’s more enjoyable when watched without too much spacing between episodes. Other than that, It’s great isekai that follows its own passing of a 17 year old that one day is transported to another world into a fragile five year old girl. She then struggles to follow her passion (addiction) of reading books and I think the story was build well around this. A good show
9. The Rising Of The Shield Hero
The rising of the shield hero does a good job of finding a new angle on things. Everything doesn’t go smoothly for our protagonist and he finds himself in one hurdle after another compared to his other fellow heroes. he isn’t really liked by people and all this makes up for an interesting story. I feel like people give it to much credit for the hero has it tough premise but despite that did i really look forward to each new episode quite a lot. A really good anime with great character design and a nice setting.
10. Sword Art Online
So sword art-online is a bit controversial with many people hating it and many others loving it. I personally really like it and found it to be a really awesome anime. It was also one of the first ones I saw and one of the few that I’ve rewatched and I didn’t regret it. It’s also kind off the anime to set the stage for Isekai animes further ahead as being one of the first. It’s very popular and has a cool world with everyone being trapped in it as they try to not get killed while fighting to get out. It’s a great show in my opinion and definitely worth a recommendation.
11. BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense.
Really fun and cool isekai. The main protagonist definitely has too much power for her own good and is able to beat basically anyone without breaking a sweat but it still handles this pretty well. It is just good at showing the exploration of the world and creating interesting and cool places and quests to uncover for the main protagonists. It also does a good job of making the characters likeable even if all of them aren’t equally interesting. Overall a good interpretation of an MMO even if some say it is or isn’t an isekai. Who gives a shit, it’s just a show call it what you want
12. Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun
I really didn’t know what to expect from this show and was kinda discouraged from starting watching it from the title and cover. It was just difficult to see what it would be about and that meant I wasn’t really interested. Luckily I did decide to watch it anyway and I quite liked it. It’s about some unfortunate fella getting his soul sold to a demon because his parents are short on cash and he then has to go to demon school pretending to be a demon. It’s just a fun slice of life show with some friendly characters that at least in my case made me smile. It’s chill and nice
13. Log Horizon
This is probably what I would describe as the most gamelike isekai, isekai out there.You have a bunch of players stuck a game/world and they as in any other isekai tries to fight monsters earn money and all kinds of things. The special thing about log horizon is that the the npc’s of the game becomes real people and the players will now have to figure out the best ways to live in this world. It switches between focusing on individual people and more grand schemes and events that affects a lot of people. It’s fun and interesting because of how it’s focused around mechanics that you might be familiar with from games but it can be a bit much at times and a little boring but still cool.
14. Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
Interesting concept and fun take on the genre. It’s obviously still quite the run of the mill isekai but it does do some things differently and in a good way. Having a guy being overly cautious in the sense that he prepares more than anyone could ever imagine would be necessary and having it pay off is quite hilarious. It can get a little bland fast but I think it does a good job of dealing with this and actually manages to keep it interesting and somewhat unreliable, if you don’t think about everything will work out in the end.
15. Isekai Quartet
I guess this is what could be interpreted as fan service or some weird spin off including your favorite characters goofing off. It’s literally just some isekai protagonists and their squads doing school stuff with a drizzle of isekai jargon and a twist of lemon. It’s fun and made fairly well but it’s without a doubt heavily based around comedy and maybe some slice of life. It’s for those who want to see some more of their isekai favorites and maybe have a quick laugh in between but It’s not that bad so I would say it’s up to the individual whether or not it’s worth their time
16. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
Probably the most slow paced isekai you can find out there. I can best describe it by comparing it to shows like mushishi as it is very chill and there isn’t that much action in the first couple episodes. It’s very pretty and the characters are interesting and fits the show but it takes some time to get into. I will say that it’s worth giving a chance and I did enjoy my time with it but be prepared for some very slow progress in the beginning and middle before getting more action packed and interesting. The premise is that you have a bunch of leftover people that couldn’t find a party and they slowly learn to work together as a team and become friends as they grow stronger. Good but slow start.
I really loved the premise of the show and were quite drawn in by the artstyle. It’s a show about war heroes and famous and infamous people from throughout history that in some way or another knows a thing or two about fighting and war. There are then two sides with these people and a whole world of ordinary fantasy people stuck in the middle. They then interact and battle each other and does stuff with the inhabitants of this new world and just tries to set a foothold in this world. It’s really cool and awesome but it has some flaws in terms of story and that you don’t really have an idea of what’s gonna happen and such but still a good and interesting watch.
18. Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
It’s alright and fun to see the main character discover the world and all that it has to offer. He is pretty op but he decides to not go all out with it and takes things slow as he slowly builds up his party. Everything is pretty typical but it has an overall very good quality and some nice animations that makes it worthwhile and a good watch. My biggest problem is how I feel it’s a little shallow in terms of story and such sometimes. My biggest example of this is the most I can remember of the show when thinking back is him thinking and his thoughts about something which can get a little boring.
19. Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
I would say this is more focused around a female audience even though it for sure can be enjoyed by anyone. Having some prodigy school student ask for an ordinary life in another world and end up being overpowered because of the phrasing of her wish to the genie in the lamp follows the general format. It’s on the other hand nice in the sense that the characters are friendly and you just have a group of gals hanging out. That’s obviously not all as they aspire to become better adventures as they get carried by the protagonist while getting quite the lvl boost.
An unique concept and interesting idea seeing a military enter a new world. The show of course has a main character that randomly finds himself in the middle of all the important stuff going on. It’s an alright anime and I enjoyed watching it for it’s quality and humour but it lacked a little in story sometimes as it felt a bit bland sometimes. Don’t get me wrong as it had a good story and was a good depiction of what could/would happen in case of these events happening. It was just that the interactions and what was happening could feel a little boring at times but that’s mostly the only thing wrong with it.
21. How Not To Summon A Demon Lord
Despite how it isn’t on the top of my list do I not despise it in any way. I looked forward to the new episodes each week when watching it and enjoyed the overall experience. The reason behind it’s lower ranking is the characters and the story. It’s just not that interesting and it’s more about this demon lord having some girls next to him at all times as they clear one hurdle after another and so on. It was fun with the demon lord and his conundrums but it just falls short compared to some of the other shows on this list.
22. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
I honestly didn’t have high hopes after watching the first episode and the general consensus is that it isn’t nearly as good as the manga but I have no idea about that last bit. But despite that is it actually alright in terms of isekai standards and does do some things right. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still quite bad but it does do some cool stuff and have some appealing aspects. The overpowered gear, the cool world building and just the overall vibe of the protagonist is appealing. On the other hand, the characters can be annoying, it’s not that well produced and overall meh, but watchable.
23.Demon Lord, Retry!
I guess the main appeal of watching this show is having some dude build up an “empire” or just basically growing his influence/power in the world. It’s kinda hard to describe for me but he mostly just tries to use his knowledge of the real world and earn some money and do stuff. There isn’t really any interesting battles or some special world, it’s just an ordinary isekai world with some dude trying to make his own little corner of the world have some fun and do whatever seems to be most useful at the time.
24.Isekai Cheat Magician
I think the side characters were the most interesting aspect of this anime. It’s just not good, some boring story and two friends that end up in another world but have some big powers and now have to save a city because, why not. It does some of the editing and just general quality better than some of the other trash isekai but it’s just not a good show. I can’t see myself recommending this to anyone and I’m sure the ranking on Myanimelist fits this perfectly for what it’s worth.
25.Wise Man’s Grandchild
Didn’t really like it. It’s the usual story but he just isn’t very likeable as a main protagonist. He’s overpowered but just doesn’t come off as someone interesting or special. He takes advantage of the knowledge from his previous life to create new and interesting spells which is cool but the whole story and most about the anime just doesn’t work at least for me. It’s just kinda bland and boring in my opinion with the story and the characters surrounding it.
26. Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?
I’m still amazed I managed to sit through it. I’m certain that a mommas boy would love this show and can happily recommend it to someone who adores their mother beyond the heavens, but for everyone else who doesn’t have some weird mom complex then try and steer around this one. It tries to make fun of video game mechanics and how a mom being part of your party would affect playing an online game but it’s cringe and weird and not worth the time.
27. The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar
God damn was this not very interesting. I’m sure it could be fine if everything was done in a different way but that is just not the case. Some dude in another world but he can still talk to his friend in the normal world with his phone and now he has a city and a harem to have fun with. Some war campaigns with some boring strategies and the elapse of his cities wealth and people growing slowly. There are some places that could have some potential but the characters and the overall story is bland and a bit of a drag to watch. I guess it’s just a bad show.
28. Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?
This anime is not really for me. It has an overall good quality and it could be a cool setup but the execution is just boring. You have 3 protagonists that are fairly overpowered and it just doesn’t get interesting for the entire duration of the anime. It’s also only 10 episodes which doesn’t necessarily mean anything but the plot isn’t very appealing or makes you invested in the world or characters. I saw it a long time ago, so I don’t remember it very well. But I can still remember the story and a lot of it but the thing I remember the most was how I didn’t look forward to each episode. It’s isekai but not a good one