Any devoted manga or light novel fan knows the story like the back of their hand: An average high school or college kid, usually a self-proclaimed otaku nerd obsessed with manga or video games, dies in a sudden accident. When they wake up, they discover they have been transported to a fantasy world. Often they have been transformed into a prince, duchess or legendary hero; sometimes an ordinary merchant or farmer. In some unfortunate cases, they start life anew as a sword , or even slime. This fantasy subgenre known as isekai other world has dominated the manga and light novel markets in recent years. At the time of writing, out of the top paid manga on Amazon Japan , 17 titles were isekai; on Amazon. Publishers such as Kadokawa and Alphapolis have doubled down on the genre, releasing hundreds of volumes of isekai titles a year. Isekai has oversaturated both markets to the point where fans, editors and critics are practically sick of it. One editor at a U.
1 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
In recent years have been a boom of Isekai Animes, with around 1 to 2 per season or even more, some have wonder why is isekai so popular? Anyway, first what is Isekai? In which the protagonist is sent or trapped into a parallel universe 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, NEETs, hikikomori aside from that is typical that protagonists have some kind of abilities that help them to survive in the new universe like high level of knowledge, magical abilities or in the case of issekai animes with video games stories, stats that surpass other players. Anyway, without further ado here is presented a list or better saying the Top Isekai Animes that are quite recent and some are not so much but are quite interesting and famous; the list is not ranked because as said before this is subjective and anyone can think their favorite anime is the best isekai anime. At the end of the list you will find a little gift for lovers of this genre. 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. Momonga the protagonist also known as Ainz Ooal Gown later on the anime cannot log out from Yggdrasil.
2. In Another World With My Smartphone
Examples that come to mind when it comes to this type of genre include the likes of Digimon or Re:Zero. However, the genre has since evolved into something truly special and has since entertained fans all around the world. But some series are just better at adapting its source material than others. As such, here are the 10 best Isekai manga adaptations ever, according to GoodReads. After a fight against the Hero and the Demon King, its magic crosses over to another world and destroys a high school. All of the students that were caught in the crossfire reincarnated and were transported into the new world. Although following the web novel, for the most part, one of the distinct differences with the manga is that it skips through most of the side stories. Originally a light novel created back in , Touya Mochizuki is a teenager who gets accidentally killed by God.
In some versions, the protagonist is depicted as being already familiar with the parallel world, as it is often a fictional universe from a fictitious work published in the protagonist's origin universe see Sonic Storybook Series. The new universe can be an entirely different alien world where only the protagonist retains knowledge and has any memory of their former life, as in Saga of Tanya the Evil and Ascendance of a Bookworm. How the protagonist gets there can vary greatly: in some media, they are reincarnated into that world after dying; in others, they are summoned or teleported to that world by accidental or intended reasons, as in the case of Isekai Cheat Magician ; or they may unknowingly have walked through a portal connecting two worlds, as in the case of Spirited Away and Inuyasha. In Sorcerous Stabber Orphen , an entire population of humans appeared in the magically created world was transported from Earth and got partially mixed with local dragonlike Heavenly Beings. Whereas the latter, where the protagonist dies in their original world and is then reborn in another world, became more common in newer works. The common usage of " truck -kuns" as plot devices in the deaths and thus reincarnation of the main protagonist led to a popular internet meme ,  as well as being parodied in KonoSuba when the main protagonist is killed by a tractor. In some works the person being transported is a NEET , shut-in , or gamer as in No Game No Life , who in the new fantasy world, are now are able to succeed through use of their comparatively unimportant-in-real-life genre knowledge or skills, or they may have special skills or equipment, such as a game interface only they can access. While the protagonist of an isekai work is usually a "Chosen hero", there have been a large number of alternative takes on the concept. In Drifters , the people entering the fantasy world are historical generals and other warriors who are more brutal than the inhabitants of the world themselves,  and in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime , where the protagonist starts as a slime with special abilities rather than a human.