Isekai, which literally means ‘another world’ in Japanese, has become an increasingly popular sub-genre of manga and anime. Isekai stories involve heroes or heroines being transported into another world that is similar to their own but with some key differences that they must overcome on their journey.
If you’re a fan of Anime and Manga, then this list is for you. We have compiled the Top 50 Best Isekai Manga Anime Series Of All Time. If your favorite series isn’t on the list, let us know in the comments section below!
50. Kyou No Cerberus
Kyou no Cerberus is a 12 volume manga series that started back in 2013. It’s written and illustrated by Sakurai Ato, with Chiaki Mikado being our protagonist of the story who experiences an event where he lost his ‘happiness’. This makes for one psychological journey through Japan while trying to find it again on each page turn!
The dog that had always been by his side appears again, but this time in a human form. Turns out it was Chiaki’s Guardian from an Underworld Gate and he will change forever after today…
What new challenges await him now? Will getting back on track with girls be difficult or not so bad at all! This manga has plenty of comedy along with romance which makes its appeal wide-ranging among many demographics who enjoy lovely connections between characters 🙂
Away is a manga series that started release back in 2015, and currently has 15 volumes released. The story involves a boy who teams up with a 3-weapon wielding loli to defeat the demon king after he ends up getting trapped in a different world!
Thankfully our brave young protagonist isn’t alone as he discovers 3 companions who accompany him on his adventure through the land of magic and adventure! Plenty of action along with comedy makes this manga worth checking out, not to mention some rather interesting moments too 😉
48. In Another World With My Smartphone
In Another World With My Smartphone is published by Hobby Japan Studio and written by Patora Fuyuhara with illustrations being done by E Usatsuka. The riveting plot involves a girl’s phone being transported to another world, where she must form relationships and make friends in order to survive and bring her beloved device back home.
47. Gekkou Jourei
Gekkou Jourei is published by Enix and written by Yoshikazu Kuwashima with illustrations done by Noriyuki Matsumoto. It has 3 volumes out as of now, but this manga series received such high praise since it first started that its legacy continued on for years to come!
The reason behind the positive reception was that even if you’re new to the whole concept of Isekai then you feel right at home here because all the important information needed is packed into volume 1, a great thing for first timers! Our protagonist is the son of a family which is called upon to be sacrificed as they are tasked with protecting their clan from demons that plague them.
Instead, our young swordsman heads into the night and only comes back victorious years later as he has slain all of his foes! Now months have passed since then and our character continues to search for more recruits in order to rebuild his clan… but there’s also something else he must do on this mission too…
46. Rakudai Kishi no Eiyuutan
Rakudai Kishi no Eiyuutan was written by Misora Riku and had illustrations done by Shirabi who both worked together to make this manga series a reality. It has 7 volumes available and follows Ikki Kurogane, a Japanese boy who is one of the worst students at school when it comes to grades.
Everything changes when he gets accepted into the academy due to his skill in combat! However, he’ll need more than strength if he ever wants to survive here seeing as how every student is a mage with some kind of special power or another…
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45. Reincarnated as a Slime
Published by Kodansha, Reincarnated as a Slime is written by Fuse and has illustrations done by Mitz Vah. Its current volume count sits at 5 books with the story focusing on Satoru Mikami, an ordinary 37 year old man who dies unexpectedly while working his job one day after falling into some machinery!
It’s not long before he wakes up however as his eyes begin to open for the first time thus revealing that he now exists as a slime creature of all things…
44. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
Written by Masuzu Natsukawa and illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose, Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku has 5 volumes out as of now with a total of 14 chapters.
The plot focuses on our protagonist Satou, who after dying due to committing suicide finds himself alive once more in another world! His mission? To defeat the Demon King and return home, hopefully this time being able to live life without having to worry about dying…
43. Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: Best Isekai Manga
Published by Media Factory, written by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrated by Shinichirou Otsuka, Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu follows Subaru Natsuki as he finds himself transported to an entirely different world. One where he is summoned to be a hero and save the people of this land from the beast that plagues them and their kingdom.
What’s interesting about his role as ‘The Hero’, is that he has no idea how to fulfill such a task and will need all the help he can get if ever there was a chance for success.
42. Goblin Slayer: Dark Isekai Manga
Written by Kumo Kagyu, illustrations done by Noburu Kannatsuki as well as GA Bunko, Goblin Slayer follows our protagonist after he decides to join an adventuring party in order to kill goblins… but not for any noble reason mind you!
No, our main character wants revenge out of all things and he’ll stop at nothing to see this through, even if it means taking on hordes of goblins all by himself! Currently there are 6 volumes out with the 7th already in the works making this one that you’ll want to keep your eyes on.
41. Magic Knight Rayearth
Magic Knight Rayearth has had 3 different manga series out as of now with a total of 12 volumes available. The first few chapters are primarily about the trio, consisting of Hikaru Shidou, Umi Ryuuzaki, and Fuu Hououji who each come from their own respective world.
However through mysterious circumstances they find themselves transported to Cephiro where they must become magic knights for this world’s sake if ever there was to be any hope left for survival!
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40. Akuyaku Reijou Level 99
Akuyaku Reijou Level 99 takes place in a fantasy world with magic though most of the setting is similar to what you’d expect to see in medieval times.
The protagonist is Kyrie Illunis who dies while trying to break up a fight between two men only be reborn into this new world where he can use his previous knowledge from when he was still alive to help him out with everything that comes his way!
As expected however, there are some secrets that are being kept about why Kyrie died in the first place…
39. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
Kaku Tatakaeri has 2 volumes out as of now with 24 chapters. The story takes place in Japan during the first half of 2015 where one day portals begin to appear on several locations around the country! It’s not long before soldiers from another world come about and attempt to take over Japan for what they claim is their own good…
38. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka?
Published by GA Bunko, written by Fujino Omori and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda, Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka? follows Bell Cranel as he adventures into the depths of a dungeon seeking his love interest, Hestia.
Adventurers who delve into these dungeons are known as “Familia”. However, only a small number of Familias actually complete their missions and earn the right to be called ‘adventurers’.
37. Tate No Yuusha No Nariagari: Isekai Manga With Female Lead
Tate No Yuusha No Nariagari has 2 volumes out with both containing 56 chapters! Written by Yusura Kankitsu and illustrated by Seira Minami, our story follows the female protagonist known as Clare who receives a letter from her brother, however has no idea how to read any of it. Upon calling out to him however she discovers that he’s already left for this other world…
36. Dungeon Defense
Dungeon Defense is written by Hiro Ainana and illustrated by Shino, taking place during the timeframe of Volume 5 of Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka? . The story follows Ais Wallenstein who not only becomes one of the strongest adventurers in this new world but also becomes known as “The Sword Princess” after defeating the previous owner of that title.
One day however she comes across a boy idolizing heroes who shows no regard for chivalry, merely wishing to become strong enough to defeat the monsters around him…
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34. Re:Monster: Dark Isekai Manga
Published by Micro Magazine and written by Kanekiru Kogitsune, Re:Monster was originally a web novel series before being adapted into a manga! Currently there are 4 volumes out with 33 chapters in total.
In a world devoid of any countries, where the only thing that matters is strength, Tomokui Kanata finds himself reincarnated into this fantasy world as a Goblin.
This world comes with it’s own set of rules however which includes gaining strength through killing others until you are powerful enough to become an adventurer…
Published by Enterbrain and written by Kugane Maruyama, Overlord is another series who takes place in an alternate world where players find themselves being trapped within the game itself! Currently out with 2 volumes containing 27 chapters to read through!
The story follows Momonga who finds himself trapped within his own game where he must now survive or risk losing everything that he came here for…
32. Sword Art Online: Isekai OP Manga
There are currently 3 volumes out with a total of 27 chapters written by Fumio Kunori and illustrated by Tadadi Tamori. Originally released as an online novel, it wasn’t long before Sword Art Online was adapted into an anime series which is now on season 4!
When Haruyuki Arita finds himself trapped within the virtual world known as Sword Art Online he must join one of the many player killing guilds if he ever hopes to escape…
31. No Game No Life
The manga for No Game No Life began in September 2012 where author Yu Kamiya decided to turn his light novel series into full fledged manga series! As of right now there are 3 volumes out containing 22 chapters to read through.
No Game No Life follows siblings Shiro and Sora who have achieved greatness by defeating all who oppose them in the virtual world, however the only way they’ll ever be able to leave is if they win against God himself…
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30. And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online?
And you thought there is never a girl online? began as a light novel series written by Shibai Kineko and illustrated by Hisasi where we follow our main protagonist, Hideki Nishimura who upon taking his NerveGear off for the last time soon realizes that he has been logged out of SAO and does not know what became of everyone else…
29. Oreshtomege Sekai Wa Mob Ni Kibishii Sekai Desu
Oreshtomege Sekai Wa Mob Ni Kibishii Sekai Desu is written by Tetsuto Uesu and illustrated by Shirotaka. So far there are 4 volumes out containing 19 chapters, taking place in a world where the one elected to become God failed his mission! As punishment for this failure he was decapitated but soon awoke to find himself summoned within the form of a newborn girl by another man…
28. Fushigi Yuugi
Published by Shogakukan with story by Yuu Watase and illustrations by Shii Watase, Fushigi Yuugi is a light novel series that was adapted into a manga serialized in Monthly Flowers!
Volume 1 contains 5 chapters while volume 2 only has 2. The tale of love follows two highschool students who play what they believed to be a harmless game but quickly discover that this isn’t just a simple puzzle…
27. No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!
Written by Nico Tanigawa and illustrated by Niito it wasn’t long before No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular! was adapted into an anime series. There are currently 2 volumes out containing 16 chapters.
The story follows Tomoko Kuroki who after finding herself rejected by everyone in her class has become a shut-in only to discover that the world of MMORPGs is real and she can escape there…
26. Kono Subarashii Sekai Ni Shukufuku Wo: Isekai Manga
Written by Akatsuki Natsume and illustrated by Mishima Kurone we follow Kazuma Satou who on his way back home from school finds himself dying and then immediately summoned within another world. There he encounters Aqua who tells him that he has now been selected to carry out a very important quest…
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25. Youjo Senki: Action Isekai Manga
The story of Youjo Senki is written by Carlo Zen and illustrated by Shinobu Shinotsuki. It all begins at the start of WWII where we follow an innocent girl named Tanya Degurechaff who after witnessing her father’s death, must then go through forced military training and soon enlist into the imperial army under the threat of her entire family being killed for treason if she doesn’t comply! Volume 1 contains 9 chapters while volume 2 has only 5.
24. Kumauma Kuma Kuma Bear
Written by Masume Yoshimoto and illustrated by Natsu Miyashita, volume 1 of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear contains 5 chapters. The story takes place in a small countryside village that is believed to be inhabited by bears so people fear it. One day an outcast girl named Machi falls into the bear’s pitfall trap…
23. Konjiki No Moji Tsukai
In a world where everyone has their own special ability, Konjiki no Moji Tsukai follows Kaede Makabe who doesn’t have any special skills despite being in Class 1-A. Soon he meets Haru Tsuwabuki who tells him that if they work together they might be able to achieve something… Volume 1 contains 4 chapters while volume 2 only has 1.
22. Rakudai Kishi No Cavalry: Romance Isekai Manga
No Cavalry is about an academy that focuses exclusively on magic! Ikki Kurogane who is one of the students there can only use his magic to produce ice and thus he has become an outcast. However one day he meets a strange girl named Stella Vermillion who immediately challenges him to a duel and thus his life begins to change… Volume 1 contains 5 chapters while volume 2 has only 4.
21. Maou Ni Natta Node Dungeon
Volume 1 contains 3 chapters while volume 2 has only 1. The tale of love follows a woman called Raul who is tasked with governing her country’s dungeon and takes place in the same world as No Game No Life which we all know and love! We follow Raul and his new companion, a slime named Dullahan II who will do anything to protect their new home…
20. Jishou Akuyaku Reijou No
Written by Rifujin na Magonote and illustrated by Shirotaka this is the story of an innocent girl who after being betrayed, has become a villain. There are currently 2 volumes out containing 10 chapters. The tale of love follows Reina Izumi who wants to become an extremely evil person so she can be with her beloved…
19. Kanata Kara
Written by Renzou Kagerou and illustrated by Kuroboshi Kouhaku, this is the story of a man named Youtarou Hanabusa who one day decides to become an adventurer. There are currently 2 volumes out containing 9 chapters.
Kanata Kara follows Youtarou as he tries to survive in a world filled with monsters and demons like the Orc Lord, Lizard Priest and High Elf Archer…The tale of adventure follows Youtarou who while looking for a job sees visions of people from the past and thus decides to become an adventurer…
18. Mahou Sensei Negima!
The story of Mahou Sensei Negima follows an extremely lazy teacher named Negi Springfield who is tasked with teaching English to a group of 31 cute girls. Volume 1 contains 10 chapters while volume 2 only has 3. The tale of adventure follows newbie adventurer Rundelhous Code as he hunts for magic items across the world…
17. Konjiki no Moji Tsukai
Volume 1 contains 4 chapters while volume 2 has only 1. Written by Takaya Kagami and illustrated by Yō Azakura, this is the story of Karen Kohiruimaki who one day enters a magic school and thus becomes friends with many people like Hikari Takanashi, Aika Tenkubashi and Riri Shiraishi. The final chapter of volume 1 contains color pages while the other chapters are in black and white…
16. IsenuYasha: Good Isekai Manga
This is the story of a man named Hajime who after being summoned to another world manages to meet 3 girls. Volume 1 contains 5 chapters while volume 2 has only 3. The tale of adventure follows Hajime Onizuka who is summoned to another world where he meets 3 girls who must defeat the demon lord in order to return home.
15. Hataraku Maou-Sama!: Isekai Manga With OP MC
This is the story of a part time devil named Sadao Maou who has come to Earth in order to conquer it. There are currently 2 volumes out containing 6 chapters. The tale of conquest follows Sadao as he tries to conquer the world and create a utopia. It also follows the tale of a reputed businessman named Glen Baskerville who one day wakes up in another dimension.
14. Shinka no Mi
Written by Yūsei Matsui and illustrated by Naomura Tooru, this is the story of Sousuke Bajeena who while trying to become a stronger person every day must save everyone from celestial beings known as Angels who have came to take their lives.
Volume 1 contains 5 chapters while volume 2 has only 4. The tale of adventure follows Kenzaki Makoto who one day meets a strange individual named Alain… We know that there are monsters called Behemoths in this world however what we don’t know are their origins.
13. Youjo Senki
Written by Carlo Zen and illustrated by Shinobu Shinotsuki, this is the story of Tanya Degurechaff who after dying her hair blonde and becoming an atheist decides to join the military in order to kill many people. Volume 1 contains 5 chapters while volume 2 has only 3.
The tale of revenge follows Tanya as she tries to get revenge on everyone who was involved in the death of her family… It also follows Lillim who while talking with a friend named Peter about what they should do one day, receives a strange apple from him…
12. Otome Game no
Volume 1 contains 4 chapters while volume 2 has only 3. Written by Jō Taketsuki and illustrated by Pochi Iida, this is the story of a normal young girl named Shimoyama Haruka who one day dies in a horrible accident. The tale of reincarnation follows a tough as nails soldier name Evans who to his shock appears at the gates of hell where he meets a demon lord named Lilu….
11. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
Written by Natsume Akatsuki and illustrated by Kurone Mishima, this is the story of Kazuma Satou who after dying and being sent to the other world by a girl ends up getting killed.
Volume 1 contains 10 chapters while volume 2 has only 5. The tale of adventure follows Kazuma as he tries his best to survive in this new world filled with monsters and other people like Aqua who one day obtains incredible powers…
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10. Oda Nobuna no Yabou
Written by Mikage Kasuga and illustrated by Aya Yoshii, this is the story of Sagara Yoshiharu who accidentally goes back in time to the Sengoku period where he meets a very young Oda Nobuna. There are currently 3 volumes out consisting of 25 chapters total.
9. Kono Sekai ga Game da to, Ore dake ga Shitteiru
This is the story of a young man named Matsuda Ichirou who after dying in an accident wakes up in another world where he meets 3 girls and their dog. Volume 1 contains 9 chapters while volume 2 has only 7. The tale of reincarnation follows Matsuda as he tries his best to do whatever is possible for him to survive when suddenly something appears before him…
8. Toshokan Sensou
Written by Hiro Arikawa and illustrated by Kiiro Yumi, this is the story of a woman named Iku Kasahara who after falling in love with a man ends up going on a rampage at her school… Volume 1 contains 4 chapters while volume 2 has only 3.
This is the story of Yuuta Togashi who after being severely bullied at his school ends up joining his guild whose goal is to rid humanity of digital monsters which are now roaming aimlessly around.
7. KonOverlord: Isekai Manga To Watch
Written by Dojyomaru and illustrated by Nao Watanuki, this is the story of Leon who after dying in an accident wakes up in another world where he must fight against incredibly powerful creatures known as Yoma. Volume 1 contains 4 chapters while volume 2 has only 3. This tale of reincarnation follows Satou who one day finds himself wielding incredible powers…
6. Yu Yu Hakusho: Isekai Manga With OP MC
Written by Yoshihiro Togashi and illustrated by Kazue Kato, this is the story of Yusuke Urameshi who after dying during a fight with a demon called Rando decides to make up for all his past mistakes.
This manga won the 19th Kodansha Manga Award in 1993. Volume 1 contains 9 chapters while volume 2 has only 7. The showdown between two great swordsmen begins as one holds the title of Sword God while the other is simply known as Dakki…
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5. Mairimashita! Iruma-Kun
Written by Tomokazu Takayama and illustrated by Nana Mochizuki, this is the story of a man named Shin who after being killed returns as an incredibly perverted ghost… Volume 1 contains 4 chapters while volume 2 has only 3.
This tale of reincarnation follows a young man name Shiho who is an artist who one day finds himself in another world where he spends his time crafting various items.
4. Roku de Nashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
Written by Tarō Hitsuji and illustrated by Kurone Mishima, this is the story of Glenn Radars who due to certain circumstances ends up becoming the replacement for a magic instructor who has gone missing. Volume 1 contains 10 chapters while volume 2 has only 5. The story of a fearless god follows Rem Galleu as he tries his best to survive in this new world filled with monsters and other people…
3. Imawa No Kuni No Alice
Written by Mito Orihara and illustrated by Haruno Tomoya, this is the story of Sakura Alice who after dying ends up going to another world where she must fight against incredibly powerful creatures known as Youkai. Volume 1 contains 10 chapters while volume 2 has only 9. This tale follows Momoko Tsurugi who one day finds herself wielding incredible powers…
2. Konjiki no Wordmaster
Written by Tarō Hitsuji and illustrated by Ayataka Tanemura, this is the story of a man named Yuuji who after being killed ends up going to an incredibly strange world filled with monsters and other people… Volume 1 contains 4 chapters while volume 2 has only 3. This manga won the 8th Manga Taisho Award. The tale of a lazy god follows Tomoharu as he tries his best to survive in this new world filled with monsters and other people…
1. Ixion Saga DT: Best Isekai Manga
Written by Kei Kusunoki and illustrated by Tomohiro Yagi, this is the story of Ichiya Suzaku who after dying while trying to protect his sister from a group of robed men awakens in an unknown land where he must fight against incredibly powerful creatures known as Miira. Volume 1 contains 10 chapters while volume 2 has only 9. What happens when a kingdom disappears?
This manga won the 36th Kodansha Manga Award. The story of a fearful god follows Shii who one day finds himself in another world where all sorts of different people and creatures exist…
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