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    10 Best Isekai Anime You Should be Watching in 2020


    Isekai is categorised as fantasy anime where the characters travels from the real world they know to an unknown fantasy world. In Isekai series you will see a person in a mystical realm, although sometimes it may happen the other way around. 

    The anime universe has produced some of the finest Isekai anime, that are sure to leave the audience awestruck. An Isekai anime will leave you compelled and if you seek to teleport into one of Isekai imaginary world, try watching one of these.

    The Rising of the Shield Hero

    The Rising of the Shield Hero, is a Japanese light novel series, which first aired during the Winter 2019 anime season.

    It is one of the admired series around. The plot starts with Naofumi Iwatani, an otaku getting suddenly transported to the world of Melromarc to accomplish a mission: he is asked to defeat the Waves of Catastrophe, who are creating chaos in the world with the help of three other legendary warriors.

    Unfortunately, Naofumi is the Shield Hero, which means that he’s looked down upon from the start. Worse, the one person who befriends him, betrays him and defames his reputation. He is forced to complete his mission alone if he ever wants to see his home again.

    That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

    This is a Japanese fantasy novel series by Fuse, in which, when a man named Satoru Mikami is randomly stabbed on the street, he is reborn into another world – not as a wizard, a demon, or anything you can imagine, but as a slime! Yes, a slime with an ability to devour other creatures and absorb their power. 

    Now known as Rimuru Tempestgiving, he befriends a dragon named Veldora and chooses to build community and help others, just like he tried to do through his job on Earth.


    The first season of Overlord, aired in 2015 covered the first three volumes of the light novel. 

    Overlord is an an anime based on a young man who gets trapped in an online video game permanently. He has now become his game character, the wizard master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown. The anime takes us on his journey as a warrior king and his quest to make his empire in the world of video game.

    No Game No Life

    Based on a light Novel by Yu Kamiya, No Game No Life features Sora and Shiro, two hikikomori step-siblings known as incredible gamers in the online gaming world. However, they lack the skills to achieve anything meaningful in their current world. Their lives takes an interesting turn, when they are challenged to a games of chess by a god from another dimension. They get a chance to live in the world of Disboard, a world where gaming is an essential part of everyday life. 

    The Devil Is A Part-Timer!

    The Devil Is a Part-Timer! is an isekai anime different from the mainstream Isekai anime. 

    Instead of a human being transported to a mystical world, this anime features Satan getting trapped in the human world , not being able to escape his way back. 

    Deprived of his demonic powers, he starts working at a fast-food restaurant to survive in his new reality.

    KonoSuba: God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World!

    KonoSuba is a 2017 comedy anime series where, Kazuma Sato, a high school student is left with two options following his death : to go to heaven, or rebirth in a fantasy world that resembles the video games he plays. A passionate gamer wanting to experience the real version of his gaming world, Kazuma chooses the latter.

    On a hilarious turn, instead of being able to fight monsters and demons like he thought, he first has to work for a living.


    Re:Zero shows Subaru Natsuki’s monotonous life change into a gripping reality, when he is dragged into a dangerous alternate realm where he is immediately attacked. 

    With no means of protecting himself, Natsuki loses hope, until a beautiful witch named Satella comes to his rescue. Subaru offers to help her find a missing insignia in return of her help. But just after they succeed, they’re murdered, then brought back to life in this strange new world.

    Why was Subaru murdered and brought here? What secret is Satella hiding? Tune in to Re:Zero to get your answers.

    How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord

    An anime series adaption of another light novel, How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord might be the ultimate astounding anime in Isekai world. 

    Plot features Takuma Sakamoto as a loser in the real world, but  he’s an expert in the game ‘Cross Reverie’. He is mysteriously transported to the world of his favourite game, when two NPCs summon him with an intention to enslave him.

    But, Takuma turns the table and make them his slaves instead. 

    Log Horizon 

    Log Horizon, the Japanese anime series was inspired by a novel series by Mamare Touno. The plot of this anime revolves around a role-playing game which becomes a real-life threat cause of a glitch.

    The show explores what happens when thousands of Japanese players are transported into the world of RPG, Elder Tale and are incapable of logging out, after a new update. 

    Away from their regular life, trapped together with the protagonist of the show, a socially awkward student Shiroe, they struggle to find the way out. The line between virtual and reality is blurred when the virtual world becomes their reality. 

    The Philosopher’s Grandson

    A burnt out office employee after losing his life in a car accident is reborn into a magical realm, as a baby! Interesting point being, he still remembers his past life on earth. His grows up to be known as Shin Wolford, a young boy raised by one of the greatest mage of his time, Merlin. 

    While Merlin teaches him all kinds of magic tricks, he neglects his education, leaving out important life skills like how to buy things. To deal with this, Shin has to attend school in the city, where he’ll be one of the most powerful students.


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