Isekai anime is anime in which the protagonist is transfer or trapped into a different world like a video game that he was playing or was summoned by magic. Somehow the main characters are disconnected from their reality. And though is not the rule these characters are usually are gamers or NEET, but that protagonists must have some kind of abilities that help them to survive in the new universe like high level of knowledge, magical abilities. There’s been a bombardment of isekai anime in recent years. It’s been popular among the new generation. If you want to try this genre here is the best anime to get start with.
So, let’s start our list.
7. KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!
It is a funny and comic anime about Kazuma Satou who dies in an embarrassing way and goddess Aqua who was in charge of reincarnating him in a different world, she offers him a wish but he wishes that Aqua accompany him in his new journey. In this journey they form a group with Megumi and Darkness and the situation gets crazier and more hilarious. If you want a light series and some drama and comedy, you should go with this anime.
6.No Game No Life
The siblings Sora and Shiro are the game masters. They never lose any game. Thus, they are transported to a world where every battle or fight is decided by a game, but games can become quite challenging and twisted, but these siblings overcame every battle and remain undefeated. It is a worth watching anime.
5. RE: Zero Starting Life in another world
This anime focus on Natsuki Subaru who finds himself in another world with the ability to come back to life if he dies. No human can withstand that without any mind breaking luckily for him he has many people believing in him. It becomes repetitive and maddening at a certain point but if you have enough patience then it is a great anime.
Momonga the protagonist also known as Ainz Ooal Gown later on the anime cannot log out from Yggdrasil. Another anime of the protagonist trapped in a video game, but this one has a nice story that captures you since the beginning, some even say it addresses the issue of being in a video game even better than SAO.
3. The Rising of the Shield Hero
Although this anime begins as a typical isekai anime, where Naofumi Iwatami was summoned with other three young men to be the heroes that will save this new world, but Naofumi is framed and is rejected by the whole kingdom, so Naofumi commits to end the waves that the monsters that destroy the world bring so he can return to his world. This anime is pretty thrilling and interesting isekai to watch.
2. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Tensei Shitara Suraimu Datta Ken: One of the most recent animes of the list, the story starts when Satoru Mikami an office worker is murdered, while dying he was thinking many things that another being misunderstood by abilities that he gets when he reincarnates as a slime in a fantasy world and that´s how the adventures of Rimuru Tempest begin, on the way he meet new monsters, humans etc and some of them become his allies. Roughly saying is a typical isekai with the protagonist having surpassing the ones that exist in the fantasy world but the story is enthralling, is a nice isekai to watch.
1. Sword Art Online SAO
Sword Art Online! or SAO, is one of the most popular anime in the last decade, the story of Kirito, Asuna and friends trapped in Aincrad and with the possibility of die in real life if you die in the video game then it came many other arcs and came to the controversy of people who love it and who don’t, personally I like it. SAO is one of the most representative anime of this genre.