Are you new to anime? Are you bored and have nothing to watch? Do you want something adventurous to watch? Don’t worry, We have something for you. Presenting the Isekai Anime starter pack.
But before we start, I’ll let you know first what is the Isekai genre. It is a subgenre of fantasy in which a character is suddenly transported from their world to a new or unfamiliar one. The main character lives a brand new life and makes an overpowering character. Now that you know what Isekai genre is, let’s start knowing what are the Isekai Anime that you should to watch at least for starters.
5. High School Prodigies Have Easy Even in Another World
***12 eps / Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
Seven Japanese high school students enjoy international renown for their remarkable talents. One day, these friends survive a plane crash only to find themselves in the medieval fantasy world of Freyjagard, where two human races live side by side in feudal society: the byuma, who have animal features and formidable strength, and the hyuma, who have a small chance of magical aptitude. After being rescued by the byuma Winona and her adopted elven daughter Lyrule, the group pledges to use their advanced skills and knowledge to pay back the people of Elm Village for their hospitality and find a way to return home.
Tsukasa Mikogami, the prime minister of Japan, acts as the leader of these young geniuses and organizes their efforts to intervene in Freyjagard and gather the information and resources necessary for achieving their goals. Believing that there is a connection between their current situation and an ancient legend about seven heroes from another world who defeated an evil dragon, Tsukasa directs the others to learn about the culture around them and search for any clues leading them back to Earth. But he also gives another instruction: to take it nice and easy, lest they ruin this world by giving it their all.
If you are into politics, this anime is for you. The main character is terrifying when it comes to governing his subordinates and his country. The other characters have also a powerful characteristic that will also give a reason to love them. And by the way, Lyrule is the best girl for this anime at least in my opinion.
High School Prodigies Have Easy Even in Another World is available for streaming on TrueID Philippines
4. In Another World with my Smartphone
***12 eps / Fantasy, Romance, Harem
In a thoughtless blunder, God accidentally strikes down Touya Mochizuki with a stray bolt of lightning! As an apology, God offers him one wish and the chance to live again in a magical fantasy world. Touya happily accepts the offer and, for his one wish, asks only to keep his smartphone with him as he begins his journey into this mysterious world.
Starting over in this new world, Touya finds it is filled with magic—which he has an affinity for—and cute girls vying for his attention. These girls—the twins Linze and Elze Silhoueska, Yumina Urnea Belfast, Leen, and Yae Kokonoe—provide Touya with no end of romantic frustrations, but also companionship as he discovers the secrets of this new world.
One of the best magical anime. The main character’s main weapon is a smartphone and it is freaking OP *hahaha*. Kidding aside, yes it is too powerful. He can easily master all of the affinity of magic that the other characters can’t. And every girl here can be the best girl and your waifu (wife).
In Another World with my Smartphone is available for streaming on Netflix.
***39 eps (3 seasons) / Action, Fantasy, Comedy
The final hour of the popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil has come. However, Momonga, a powerful wizard and master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, decides to spend his last few moments in the game as the servers begin to shut down. To his surprise, despite the clock having struck midnight, Momonga is still fully conscious as his character and the non-player characters appear to have developed personalities of their own!
Confronted with this abnormal situation, Momonga commands his loyal servants to help him investigate and take control of this new world, with the hopes of figuring out what has caused this development and if there may be others in the same predicament.
If you want to start with a demonic type of anime, this anime is for you. The main character is too powerful and terrifying. The animation is too good. If you are a fan of dark-fantasy type of anime, then this one is for you.
Overlord is available for streaming on Bilibili and Netflix.
2. Sword Art Online
***96 eps (4 seasons) / Action, Romance, Fantasy, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the year 2022, gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online-a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) like no other-opens its virtual doors, allowing players to take full advantage of the ultimate in gaming technology: NerveGear, a system that allows users to completely immerse themselves in the game world by manipulating their brain waves to create a wholly realistic gaming experience. But when the game goes live, the elation of the players quickly turns to horror as they discover that, for all its amazing features, SAO is missing one of the most basic functions of any MMORPG-a log-out button. Now trapped in the virtual world of Aincrad, their bodies are held captive by NerveGear in the real world, users are issued a chilling ultimatum: conquer all one hundred floors of Aincrad to regain your freedom. But in the warped world of SAO, “game over” means certain death-both virtual and real.
I really think this is considered as an Isekai type of anime because the most of the characters on this anime were trapped in an online world and they need to get to used to the new lifestyle while they are looking for a way to get out of the game. This is the best isekai anime that I’ve ever watched. I don’t know why some otaku called it a trash anime. The flow of the story is really good, the animation even the soundtrack. The story attacks on-point to its viewers and I really think Asuna is the best girl in the series.
Sword Art Online is available for streaming on iQIYI and Netflix.
1. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
***53 eps (2 seasons + OVA) / Action, Fantasy, Comedy
Thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is a typical corporate worker, who is perfectly content with his monotonous lifestyle in Tokyo, other than failing to nail down a girlfriend even once throughout his life. Amid a casual encounter with his colleague, he falls victim to a random assailant on the streets and is stabbed. However, while succumbing to his injuries, a peculiar voice echoes in his mind and recites a bunch of commands which the dying man cannot make sense of.
When Satoru regains consciousness, he discovers that he has reincarnated as a goop of slime in an unfamiliar realm. In doing so, he acquires newfound skills—notably, the power to devour anything and mimic its appearance and abilities. He then stumbles upon the sealed Catastrophe-level monster “Storm Dragon” Veldora who had been sealed away for the past 300 years for devastating a town to ashes. Sympathetic to his predicament, Satoru befriends him, promising to assist in destroying the seal. In return, Veldora bestows upon him the name Rimuru Tempest to grant him divine protection.
Now, liberated from the mundanities of his past life, Rimuru embarks on a fresh journey with a distinct goal in mind. As he grows accustomed to his new physique, his gooey antics ripple throughout the world, gradually altering his fate.
It was the best Isekai Anime. The story or plot is really solid especially when you reached episode 3 of the 1st season. This anime will hook you more into Isekai Anime. The power of the main character and his subordinates is off the charts. Not to mention that most of the characters here are lovable and relatable.
The Slime (TenSura) Series is available for streaming on iQIYI, Netflix, and Bilibili.
To conclude, if you are a first time in watching anime or a first time in this kind of genre. Why not give it a try to watch those titles that I’ve mention? There is no harm on trying to explore new things in life especially on watching anime. Trust me, all of those titles are really worth to watch and I can assure you that you will love those titles as much as I love watching it.
So how’s the list? Do you want to watch them? Let me know your thoughts by commenting on it in our comment section.