Isekai has always been one of that genre in anime and manga that will never disappoint you.
They have all the elements for an exciting and captivating ride along with humor, action, fight, adventure, monster, world-building, and a great plot. Well not always a great plot but most of the others.
Isekai becomes a means for us to leave our world and be reborn in the world of magic and power and live the life we always wanted.
It may be the life in a world of a manhwa which has became a reality like in omniscient readers viewpoint or become the king of the goblins in re:monster.
And today we will look at 25 such manga from the isekai genre which you all will love to delve into.
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“Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World”
Let’s kick off our journey with “Re:Zero.”
This manga follows the adventures of Subaru Natsuki, who is mysteriously transported to a fantasy world after leaving a convenience store.
What makes “Re:Zero” stand out is its unique twist on the isekai genre.
Subaru possesses the power to return to a specific point in time upon death, which allows him to relive and alter events.
This element of “return by death” adds a layer of suspense, making the story gripping and unpredictable.
With its complex characters and emotionally charged narrative, “Re:Zero” has earned its place as a must-read isekai manga.
Prepare to enter the immersive world of “Overlord.”
The story revolves around Momonga, a dedicated gamer who finds himself trapped within the virtual reality game of Yggdrasil.
As the powerful skeletal mage, Ainz Ooal Gown, he embarks on a quest to uncover the mysteries of this new reality.
“Overlord” offers a fresh perspective by exploring the protagonist’s perspective as an in-game villain.
The series delves into themes of power, morality, and the blurred lines between the real and virtual worlds.
With its intricate world-building, strategic battles, and thought-provoking narrative, “Overlord” is a must-read for fans of the genre.
“The Rising of the Shield Hero”
Next on our list is “The Rising of the Shield Hero.”
The story starts with our hero Naofumi Iwatani and 3 others from the earth are summoned to a parallel world as the four legendary heroes.
The hero of the sword, hero of bow, hero of spear and the shield her.
But unlike others heroes the shield hero was considered to be completely useless and everyone considered him a waste and because of this he was stabbed in his back.
This manga showcases the protagonist’s journey as he rises above adversity, honing his abilities and forming unexpected alliances.
“The Rising of the Shield Hero” captivates readers with its well-developed characters, intense action sequences, and exploration of themes like resilience, trust, and redemption.
It’s a thrilling tale of an underdog defying expectations and becoming a force to be reckoned with.
“Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!”
If you’re seeking a lighthearted and comedic take on the isekai genre, “Konosuba” is the perfect choice.
Kazuma Sato, a shut-in gamer, finds himself in a parallel world after an untimely demise.
Joined by an eccentric cast of characters, including a goddess with a penchant for trouble, he embarks on humorous misadventures.
“Konosuba” offers a satirical spin on typical isekai tropes, parodying the fantasy genre and providing non-stop laughter.
With its witty dialogue, charming characters, and comical situations, “Konosuba” is a delightful addition to any manga collection.
“That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime”
In “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime,” an ordinary salaryman named Satoru Mikami is reborn in a fantasy world as a powerful slime creature.
This manga stands out for its intriguing world-building and unique spin on the isekai premise.
As Rimuru Tempest, the slime protagonist, navigates the unfamiliar world, he forges alliances, creates a thriving community, and unleashes incredible powers.
The series masterfully blends action, humor, and heartwarming moments.
“That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” offers a captivating story filled with exciting battles, endearing characters, and a fascinating exploration of diplomacy and leadership.
“Saga of Tanya the Evil”
Prepare for a gripping and thought-provoking experience with “Saga of Tanya the Evil.”
The story revolves around Tanya Degurechaff, a ruthless salaryman who is reborn into an alternate world as a young girl.
In this war-torn realm, Tanya uses her cunning and military genius to climb the ranks of the military while grappling with the concept of faith and destiny.
With its gritty war setting and complex protagonist, “Saga of Tanya the Evil” explores the darker aspects of human nature and raises profound philosophical questions.
This manga combines intense action, strategic warfare, and a compelling narrative that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
“Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash”
Prepare to immerse yourself in a world of danger, camaraderie, and personal growth with “Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash.”
This manga follows a group of individuals who awaken in the fantasy realm of Grimgar without any memories of their past lives.
Struggling to survive, they join forces as volunteer soldiers and embark on quests that test their strength and resilience.
“Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash” shines through its immersive world-building, realistic character dynamics, and emotional depth.
With its focus on teamwork, character development, and the harsh realities of life in a new world, this series offers a compelling and introspective isekai experience.
“The Twelve Kingdoms”
Yoko Nakajima, an unhappy high school student, is one day suddenly faced with a strange man who swears allegiance to her.
After a battle with demon-like beasts, he then takes her to another world along with two of her classmates.
There, her appearance has changed and she can understand the language even though her classmates cannot.
But their status as “Kaikyaku” (people who come from Earth) makes them hunted fugitives, so they wander the land of the 12 countries, simply trying to survive and figure out the reason why they were brought to this world.
This manga series transports readers to a land of multiple kingdoms, where individuals are chosen to fulfill their destinies.
Yoko Nakajima, an ordinary high school student, finds herself thrust into this realm and must navigate the treacherous landscapes of power and self-discovery.
“The Twelve Kingdoms” stands out for its intricate world-building, complex characters, and exploration of themes such as identity, personal growth, and the consequences of one’s choices.
This series offers a mesmerizing blend of fantasy, adventure, and philosophical depth.
Get ready for an isekai experience that delves into the world of gaming and virtual reality with “Log Horizon.”
After the release of a popular online game, a large number of players find themselves trapped within the game world.
As they adapt to their new reality, strategist Shiroe takes charge to create a society and navigate the challenges of this immersive game world.
“Log Horizon” offers a unique perspective on isekai, exploring the intricacies of social dynamics, politics, and the balance between virtual and real-life existence.
With its strategic gameplay elements, complex characters, and thought-provoking themes, this manga series appeals to both gamers and fantasy enthusiasts.
“The Ancient Magus’ Bride”
Prepare to be enchanted by a world of magic, folklore, and deep emotional bonds with “The Ancient Magus’ Bride.”
Chise Hatori, a young girl with a troubled past, is sold at an auction and becomes the apprentice and bride of a mysterious mage named Elias Ainsworth.
Together, they embark on a journey filled with magical creatures, ancient traditions, and personal growth.
“The Ancient Magus’ Bride” captivates readers with its beautiful artwork, intricate mythology, and exploration of themes such as love, redemption, and the power of one’s choices. This series offers a spellbinding blend of fantasy, romance, and introspection.
“Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody”
Prepare for a light-hearted and adventurous isekai journey with “Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody.”
Programmer Ichirou Suzuki is transported to a fantasy game world and embarks on a grand adventure filled with quests, magical encounters, and unexpected friendships.
What sets this manga apart is its emphasis on exploration, world-building, and the integration of game mechanics within the story.
“Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody” offers a delightful mix of action, humor, and slice-of-life elements, making it an enjoyable read for fans of light-hearted isekai adventures.
“No Game No Life”
Enter a world where games dictate everything in “No Game No Life.”
Sora and Shiro, a pair of brilliant siblings, are transported to a reality where conflicts are resolved through gaming competitions. In this vibrant and colorful world, they aim to conquer the myriad challenges and establish their dominance.
“No Game No Life” excels in its intricate world-building, filled with complex rules and imaginative settings.
With its clever strategies, mind-bending twists, and visually stunning artwork, this manga series is a delightful blend of adventure, comedy, and mind games.
“The Devil Is a Part-Timer!”
Prepare for a comedic twist on the isekai genre with “The Devil Is a Part-Timer!” Satan and his loyal general, Alsiel, find themselves stranded in modern-day Tokyo after being forced to retreat from their world.
Now, disguised as ordinary humans, they must adapt to their new reality and find a way to regain their powers.
This manga’s charm lies in its humor, as it hilariously juxtaposes the demonic and supernatural with everyday life.
With its lovable characters, witty dialogue, and unexpected turns, “The Devil Is a Part-Timer!” offers a refreshing and light-hearted take on the isekai concept.
“In Another World With My Smartphone”
Imagine having your smartphone as a lifeline in a fantasy world. That’s the premise of “In Another World With My Smartphone.”
Touya Mochizuki, after an untimely death, is given a second chance at life in a magical world, equipped with his smartphone intact.
With this technological advantage, Touya embarks on a journey filled with magic, friendship, and unexpected encounters.
This manga series blends elements of fantasy, comedy, and slice-of-life, offering a feel-good and light-hearted adventure.
It’s a perfect choice for those seeking a relaxing and enjoyable isekai read.
“The Faraway Paladin”
Embark on a spiritual and profound journey with “The Faraway Paladin.”
This manga follows Will, a young boy reincarnated as a paladin in a world of sword and sorcery.
Guided by three mysterious beings, Will sets out on a quest to uncover the secrets of his past and fulfill his destiny.
“The Faraway Paladin” stands out for its rich world-building, deep philosophical themes, and exploration of moral choices.
It delves into concepts of faith, duty, and the meaning of life. With its poignant storytelling, complex characters, and stunning artwork, this series offers a captivating and introspective isekai experience.
Prepare to immerse yourself in a blend of virtual reality and action-packed adventure with “Accel World.”
The story follows Haruyuki Arita, a high school student who enters the virtual world of “Brain Burst,” a game that accelerates mental processes.
As Haruyuki becomes involved in the game’s mysteries and battles, he discovers the true potential hidden within him.
“Accel World” explores themes of self-acceptance, friendship, and the impact of technology on our lives.
With its fast-paced action, intricate plot twists, and examination of societal issues, this series offers a unique take on the isekai genre.
“How Not to Summon a Demon Lord”
Prepare for a hilarious and raucous isekai experience with “How Not to Summon a Demon Lord.”
The story revolves around Takuma Sakamoto, a socially awkward gamer who is summoned to a fantasy world as his in-game character, Diablo, a powerful demon lord.
Now, trapped in this new reality, Takuma must navigate the challenges of being a demon lord while dealing with his own insecurities.
“How Not to Summon a Demon Lord” stands out for its comedic moments, eccentric characters, and self-awareness.
With its blend of fantasy, comedy, and light-hearted romance, this series offers an entertaining and amusing isekai read.
“The New Gate”
Prepare to delve into a world of gaming and exploration with “The New Gate.”
The story follows Shin, a player who becomes trapped in a virtual reality game world, only to discover that he is the only player remaining.
Tasked with unraveling the mysteries of the game and finding a way back home, Shin embarks on an epic journey filled with powerful enemies, thrilling battles, and unexpected allies.
“The New Gate” offers a combination of game mechanics, strategic battles, and immersive world-building that will satisfy fans of action-packed isekai adventures.
“Isekai Cheat Magician”
Enter a world of magic and adventure with “Isekai Cheat Magician.”
The manga follows Taichi Nishimura and Rin Azuma, two high school students who are transported to a fantasy world where they possess extraordinary magical abilities.
As they navigate this new realm, they encounter mythical creatures, engage in battles, and uncover the secrets of their newfound powers.
“Isekai Cheat Magician” combines the excitement of fantasy adventure with the growth and development of the protagonists.
With its vibrant artwork, thrilling action sequences, and exploration of magical abilities, this series offers a satisfying isekai experience.
“That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Yamcha”
Prepare for a hilarious and tongue-in-cheek twist on the isekai genre with “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Yamcha.”
In this comedic manga, a Dragon Ball fan finds himself reincarnated as the weak and underrated character Yamcha.
Armed with his knowledge of the Dragon Ball series, he sets out to change the course of Yamcha’s fate and prove his worth.
“That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Yamcha” offers a humorous take on isekai, parodying the Dragon Ball universe and showcasing the protagonist’s attempts to survive and thrive in a challenging world.
Shueisha released the volume for the manga in Japan on November 2, 2017, the same date as Dragon Ball Super Volume 4 also went on sale. It was released in the United States by Viz Media on November 6, 2018.
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest”
Prepare for a tale of strength, determination, and survival with “Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest.”
The story follows Hajime Nagumo, who is transported to a perilous world of monsters and magic alongside his classmates.
After being left behind in a treacherous dungeon, Hajime undergoes a transformation, becoming a formidable warrior on a quest for vengeance and survival.
“Arifureta” stands out with its intense action sequences, dark undertones, and exploration of themes such as resilience, friendship, and the depths of human strength.
With its thrilling battles, intricate world-building, and character development, this series is a must-read for fans of action-packed isekai manga.
“Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious”
Get ready for a comedic yet thrilling isekai experience with “Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious.”
The story centers around Seiya Ryuuguuin, a hero summoned to save a fantasy world from destruction.
However, he takes caution to extreme levels, obsessively preparing for every possible danger.
Enemies which could be defeated easily with tackle like the Slime our protagonist uses the high level meteorite to kill it so further you can imagine.
This manga combines humor, parody, and action as Seiya’s cautious nature clashes with the unpredictable challenges of the fantasy world.
With its amusing twists, memorable characters, and self-aware humor, “Cautious Hero” offers a fresh and entertaining take on the isekai genre.
“The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic”
Enter a world of healing and magical mishaps with “The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic.”
The story follows Ren, a healer who is transported to a fantasy world but possesses a unique, unconventional approach to his powers.
Ren’s healing magic has unintended side effects, causing chaos and hilarity wherever he goes.
This manga series stands out with its comedic elements, endearing characters, and exploration of the healing magic aspect of the isekai genre.
It offers a lighthearted and enjoyable read that will leave you smiling.
“Knight’s & Magic”
Mechas and Magic are two concepts that we rarely see in common in the same story.
In Knights and Magic, they come together to make the story unique.
The story centers around Ernesti Echevarria.
The story begins when Tsubasa Kurata, a software engineer and hardcore mecha otaku from Japan dies in a car accident and is reincarnated in a fantasy world where magic and giant robots coexist.
Determined to fulfill his dream of piloting these machines, Ernesti uses his knowledge and skills to become a formidable mecha pilot.
“Knight’s & Magic” combines the excitement of epic battles with the charm of a fantasy setting, offering a unique blend of genres.
With its detailed mecha designs, thrilling action sequences, and an engaging protagonist, this series provides an exhilarating isekai adventure.
“My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!”
In “My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!” The story follows Katarina Claes, a young noblewoman who is reborn as the antagonist of her favorite otome game.
It is then that she realizes she has been reborn into the world of the otome game Fortune Lover.
As the game’s villainess who, regardless of what route the player took in the original game, is doomed to be either exiled or killed.
Realizing her impending doom in various game routes, she sets out to change her fate and forge her own path to happiness.
This manga stands out with its engaging characters, light-hearted humor, and exploration of the otome game genre from a unique perspective.
With its endearing protagonist and charming romantic entanglements, “My Next Life as a Villainess” offers a refreshing and enjoyable isekai experience.
Skeleton Knight in Another World
A gamer ends up in the world he was playing, but also with the skeletal appearance he was using. Now he must make his way in the new world conscious of his frightening appearance.
After falling asleep while playing an online game, a man wakes up and finds himself transported to that game’s world as his in-game character, Arc.
He wastes no time adjusting to his new environment but soon realizes that he is using the skeleton avatar he chose when creating his character, which forces him to hide his visage to avoid unwanted attention.
I loved this anime as it has a very similar feel to one of my favourite manhwa Skeleton Soldier Couldn’t Protect The Dungeon.