Top 25 Best Isekai Anime:

Overlord, Re:Zero, SAO, and More

The single most jam-packed genre of anime is the Isekai genre. Essentially meaning “different world” in Japanese, the idea is that this genre features two distinct worlds. Usually magical, fantastical, and colorful, these Isekai anime are massively popular.

Here are the top 25 best Isekai anime of all time. While the definition can be a bit iffy depending on who you ask, the requirements for this list are that the anime has two worlds of some kind, even if you don't necessarily visit both.

Angel Beats

While serious and dealing with some of the most emotional scenes in anime history, it balances the idea of death with some comedic and exciting moments, too.

Spirited Away

Following a young girl trapped in a spiritual realm, she seeks to escape among some stunningly designed creatures and a heartwarming coming-of-age storyline.

Sword Art Online

It starts with Kirito being trapped in a deadly game where death is permanent in the real world and evolves each season until the stunning Underworld arc among the finest seasons in all anime.

Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World

Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World follows Subaru, the Isekai protagonist with the worst luck out of anyone. Reincarnated in a fantasy world, he has to endure dying in gruesome and excruciatingly painful ways with no escape.

Digimon Adventure

One of the original Isekai anime, Digimon Adventure, follows a group of kids who go from summer camp to another world where digital monsters run rampant.

Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions

It's in the name, but Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions are by far the grimmest Isekai ever. Unlike other series, the humans awakened in this fantasy world are newcomers with no powers or strength.

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