What is Isekai anime?
Isekai is a Japanese word that best translates as ‘Another World’. Isekai Anime is a sub-genre of Anime that sends the main character in the story away from their familiar world to another, strange, world, and one with which they are totally unfamiliar. Often these other worlds are magical places, where the unexpected frequently happens. Sometimes a character can be sent to a world where they will encounter terror and fear.
The first anime to be classed as Isekai was produced in 1983, and was called Aura Battler Dunbine. The main character in this story was a Tokyo boy called Shou who was sent to a medieval fantasy world where mechanized insects ruled. Probably the best-known Isekai anime was Spirited Away from 2002.
Here are the top ten best Isekai anime series that you should really try to watch during 2020.
Best Isekai Anime (Another World Anime)
1. The Rising of the Shield Hero
2. Re: Zero: Starting Life in Another World
In Re: Zero, Subaru Natsuki is the main character who is taken to a fantasy world and is granted the power that after he dies, he goes back to the point just before his death, and has the chance to change the course of his life. This anime has been around since 2016 and yet is still popular.
3. That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime
A 24 episode series from 2018, this is the story of Satoru Mikami who gets stabbed and is reincarnated as a slimeball. This gives him the power to take on different appearances. After meeting the Storm Dragon Veldora he does a deal with her so that he becomes the hero Rimuru Tempest. A new series is planned for 2020.
4. No Game No Life
Overlord is a dark fantasy anime based on its Japanese novel counterpart written by Kugane Maruyama. Momonga the Guild Master becomes Lord Ruler of Nazarick.
6. Conosuba: God’s Blessing on a Wonderful World
Kazuma Satou dies and gets sent to a fantasy world where he and a group of new friends have to defeat the Demon Lord.
A dying soldier is sent to an alternative world where he makes friends with two other dead soldiers from the past. They are tasked with fighting the Ends.
8. Sword Art Online
It’s an anime where characters get to play inside the game which was newly released.
Kirito one of the characters of Sword art online enters the game where he soon meets and befriends a newbie player. The story begins in the year 2022, It’s a fantasy adventure in which Kirito is trapped in a game that the game maker has locked.
9. Humanity Has Declined
This story is set in a future post-apocalyptic world, where a new race has developed, called Fairies. The heroine can speak both with humans and fairies and so her tale unfolds.
10. The Devil is a Part-Timer
A devil and an angel end up living on Earth and have to get by in this comedy-fantasy.
Conception is a story about a guy Itsuki Yuge a high school student who discovers on his graduation day that his cousin and youth friend Mahiru is pregnant. Afterward, Itsuki and Mahiru are taken into a mystic world called Granvania, which is currently trespassed by monsters. The only people who can fight and exorcise the monsters are the “Star Children,” and the Star Children can only be produced by the 12 “Star Maidens.”
12. Sousei no Onmyouji (Twin Star Exorcists)
Magano, a parallel world filled with monsters known as “Kegare,” is a place where exorcists deal with all impurities. Benio Adashino is a prodigy exorcist who is recognized for her strength and is summoned to Tokyo by the Exorcist Union. On her way, she falls into the arms of Rokuro Enmadou, a young exorcist with a tormented past.
When these couple exorcists see a couple of children stolen by a Kegare.Benio hurries to save them, dragging Rokuro along with her into Magano. Engaged in a fight she is on the verge of being defeated. Benio was saved by Rokuro, exposing himself as capable of being her rival in talent.
These few are the best Isekai Anime or say Another World Anime which you should watch if you are into “another world” based story. We will keep updating the Isekai Anime list from time to time. In Case you are worried about where to watch these animes check our article on apps to watch anime.