Delve into the world of Isekai anime, the popular and most-watched anime genre which has become a hot topic recently, tending to be imaginative with bundles of fun and comedy along with powerful main characters that are transported or summoned to another world.
These transferred characters must find a way to survive in the new world by completing certain missions and quests and in that process, gain unnatural excessive powers. Every year, a good deal of Isekai anime get released. Their plot generally includes action, comedy, personal growth, and excellent animation with exceptional battle scenes.
In this article, we are going to take a look at the top 10 Best Isekai anime to watch that one can never miss and these anime stand out most under this genre. I have listed the following anime according to their ratings, and views, and also, as they are one of my favourites. So, get ready to find your favourite show from this list.
10. Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun!
Total episodes: 65 episodes (3 seasons)
Airing from: since, October 2019
What would you have done if you were a fourteen-year-old boy and got transported to the Demon World for getting adopted as the grandchild of a demon? Welcome to the Demon School! Iruma-kun is one of the best Isekai anime which perfectly displays the story of Iruma-kun, a kind-hearted, hard-working, and courageous 14-year-old boy, and the turn of events his life goes through.
Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun is a fabulous Isekai anime that displays Iruma Suzuki, a 14-year-old human boy who is sold by his lazy and selfish parents to a demon. He was adopted to be the demon’s grandson and was sent to a demon school for his education, where he must hide his identity of being a human; otherwise, he would be eaten by his fellow demon classmates.
9. The Rising of the Shield Hero
Total episodes: 38 episodes (2 seasons)
Airing from: since, January 2019
“Betrayal is painful but it should never dim the light of our authentic selves.” This quote has been perfectly displayed in the anime, The Rising of the Shield Hero which shows the character growth of the summoned human, Naofumi Iwatani, called the Shield Hero in the parallel world. This anime is one of the best anime under the genre of Isekai and dark fantasy and it’s worth watching.
Naofumi Iwatani, a carefree and easygoing boy was summoned into another world with three other young men to become the Cardinal Heroes and fight against inter-dimensional monsters called Waves. He wielded the Legendary Shield, the only defensive equipment, but was betrayed by his only companion, the kingdom’s princess, and was falsely accused by her, losing all his belongings. Mocked and insulted by the nobles, he begins his journey alone to become the strongest. Without a doubt, it’s one of the 2023 Best Isekai Animes to Watch.
8. The Familiar of Zero
Total episodes: 49 episodes (4 seasons)
Airing from: 2006 – 2012
We have seen anime where the characters make pacts with spirits, demons, or certain powerful beasts to be their familiars. But have you seen an anime where the magic caster, a young girl makes a familiar pact with a human from a parallel world? Then go and grab a look at the anime, The Familiar of Zero, one of the amazing Isekai anime with a bunch of comedy, adventure, action, and entertainment.
Louise, the main female protagonist, cannot use any elemental magic as her spells tend to be explosives, so-called ‘Louise, the Zero’ in the parallel world. During the summoning ritual, she summons Saito Hiraga, an ordinary powerless human from Japan, leaving her humiliated among her friends. The adventures of Louise and Saito make their relationship better and they together become a force strong enough to defeat the odds.
7. KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!
Total episodes: 32 episodes (3 seasons)
Airing from: since, January 2016
KonoSuba is the only Isekai anime where the main protagonist gets transported to another world ‘with a twist’ and has exceptional characters that spread rays of laughter and comedy to the viewers. This anime is one of the most watched Isekai anime with amazing adaptation and character development and is the only Isekai anime that is operated by common sense and hence, worth watching.
In KonoSuba, the main protagonist, Kazuma Satou, after dying embarrassingly and untimely, meets a goddess, Aqua who offers him to reincarnate in another world with magical elements and monsters. After gaining supernatural powers, he chooses Aqua, the goddess to accompany him, and starts his adventures in the parallel world, recruiting more members in his party and together getting stronger with loads of comedy to defeat the Devil King.
6. Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World
Total episodes: 50 episodes (2 seasons)
Airing from: 2016 – 2021
Suppose you get transferred to a parallel world with the power to reincarnate yourself after your death and change your fate, what would you have done? Re: Zero is that Isekai anime where the main protagonist got suddenly transferred with this amazing power to Return from death. It is one of the best Isekai anime which is worth watching due to its comedy scenes and the consistency of Natsuki Subaru, the main character who can withstand the pain of death every time.
Natsuki Subaru, a teenage boy who loves playing games, gets suddenly summoned into the world of fantasy. While searching for his summoner, he discovered his amazing power of time-lapse. He falls in love with a young, half-elf, Emilia, the next queen, and uses his power to help her and his friends from danger. His powers help him to remember his memories before death which are forgotten by others due to the lapse of time.
5. Sword Art Online
Total episodes: 96 episodes (3 seasons)
Airing from: 2012 – 2020
Do you like playing virtual reality MMORPG games? What would happen if you get trapped in that virtual reality game? Sword Art Online is the Isekai anime that displays the consequences of the players being trapped in an online Virtual reality game environment and they could not log out unless they beat all the floor bosses. It is one of the most popular anime under the genres of action, science fiction, and Isekai. If you have not watched it, go and grab a look or you will miss a great anime.
The main protagonist, Kazuto Kirigaya (Kirito) is one of those 1000 players or testers trapped within the virtual reality game played with NerveGear which links all the senses, helping the players to experience their game roles with their minds but the scariest part is that if one dies in the game, he also dies in the real world. Nevertheless, Kirito developed special powerful skills and continued his progress towards the topmost floor while defeating the floor bosses along with his friends.
4. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
Total episodes: 23 episodes (1 season)
Airing from: since, January 2021
Wouldn’t it be awesome to start a new and fresh life as a baby in a parallel world after dying once in the real world? Mushoku Tensei is one of the most popular Isekai animes under the genre of Isekai and fantasy in which the main character, a 34-year-old Japanese dies in a road accident and awakens as a baby in a world of magic and sword, thereby starting a new life and becomes powerful.
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation is a typical Isekai anime and one of the most-watched anime with high ratings. The main protagonist gets reborn as Rudeus Greyart while having his memories of his previous life intact. He is determined to become strong with his outstanding magical powers while enjoying his life to the fullest and being surrounded by beautiful girls. So, do not waste much more time watching the adventures of this awakened reborn teenager.
Total episodes: 52 episodes (4 seasons)
Airing from: 2015 – 2022
Overlord means an absolute or supreme ruler. Truly, this anime has made a separate place in the hearts of millions of fans and is ruling over it. The outstanding character development with epic battle scenes and exquisite animations has made it one of the greatest anime under the genres of Isekai and dark fantasy. The story is based on the modern technology of virtual reality games and has deep inner meanings, so it is a must-watch anime series.
The story relates the life of an office worker who logs in to his loved game for the last time before the game is shut down to find that he has been transported to another reality, similar to the gaming reality. He is unable to log out from the game and thus begins his exploration in the real world with his game character of Lich named Ainz Ooal Gown, thus building his empire with his near-limitless powers.
2. That time I got Reincarnated as a Slime
Total episodes: 48 episodes (2 seasons)
Airing from: since, October 2018
That time I got Reincarnated as a Slime, this anime has a long name and an even longer and larger fanbase, surpassing others all over the world, making it the most popular and finest anime series under the Isekai genre having outstanding character development, exceptional story and epic fight scenes where the main protagonist, Satoru Mikami, an ordinary corporate worker gets stabbed and is reincarnated in the parallel world of magic as a Slime.
This attractive, kind, and overpowered main character, Satoru who was later named Rimuru by Veldora, the Storm Dragon is himself strong enough to control an entire country, and along with his subjects, allies, and friends, he creates a nation called Tempest where all can live together. So, do not miss out on this outstanding anime. Otherwise, you will regret the valuable content mixed with action, comedy, and fantasy.
1. The Eminence in Shadow
Total episodes: 20 episodes (1 season)
Airing from: since, October 2022
Have you ever thought in your dreams to become a person who looks completely average on the outside but is a brutal saviour who fights evil from the shadows? The Eminence in Shadow is a recently aired anime that has been famous since the day of its release due to the courageous and cunning main character, spine-chilling actions, freaky and cheesy dialogues, and fantastic comedy which we all needed after the end of a sad pandemic life.
Cid Kagenou, the main protagonist gets transported to the world of magic by dying in a road accident and gains the power of slime which helps him to become stronger and also maintains his mediocre and feeble appearance to not stand out while achieving his dream of manipulating the world amid the darkness from the shadows. He creates his secret organisation, the Shadow Garden consisting of an army of powerful and beautiful girls to fight against the evil, Diablo’s cult. If you still have not watched this anime, then you have missed the best Isekai anime to watch in 2023.
Hope you will like this list of all the best Isekai anime which I have recommended and I guess I have not supplied too many spoilers. There are many more anime under the Isekai genre which I have not listed, but these are the ones that must be watched by all anime fans. So, wait no longer and go through the episodes of these 10 best Isekai anime to watch.