Isekai is a subgenre that has recently achieved great commercial success in the manga thanks to its stories of adventure, fantasy and parallel worlds where fiction and the supernatural are the basis of its plots. Are you bored and want to travel to new worlds? So, without further ado, let's see what this interesting list of ten of the best Isekai manga recommendations offers us.
List of best isekai manga
Kenja no Mago
Shin Wolford is a fifteen year old with a very particular destiny. After dying unexpectedly he was reincarnated in another world and adopted by the old local hero, Sage, who is usually known as Merlin, an experienced demon killer who taught him everything about magic. When Shin surpassed him in aptitudes, the old wizard sent him to a prestigious magic academy to continue his training.
Although Shin is an amazing mage he is not aware of his true power and considers his work mundane. The story takes place while the boy adapts to his new school, where he will live amusing adventures with those who consider him a messiah, something that embarrasses him greatly; an attitude that the plot uses to exploit his light comedy. If you are looking for a hilarious Isekai, you will hardly find a better option than Kenja no Mago.
Jigokuren: Love in the Hell
In this story we move directly to hell, with a man who was sent there after suddenly dying from a drunken stupor. Rintaro Senkawa is the protagonist, a 27-year-old guy who was considered a complete useless, a loser to whom his naivety always played tricks on him. When he woke up in hell he found a hot place full of small and sexy demon girls with very provocative outfits and huge iron clubs.
These, led by Koyori, will be his guide in hell, where Rintaro must decide if he repents of his sins, committed after a life wasted on Earth, or if he surrenders to hell with his sexy companions, which his cruelty match their exuberant beauty and they will not hesitate to eternally torture any unfortunate with their powerful spiked clubs. This manga was released in August 2011 and had 18 chapters, divided into 3 volumes, where your body temperature will surely rise quickly thanks to its naughty plot and Ecchi style illustrations.
Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest)
The losers will always be losers, in this world or in any other world. This adage was fully fulfilled by Nagumo Hajime, an otaku whose class always ridiculed him, for which he hated all his companions and wanted to send them to another world to be left alone. One day, out of nowhere, his wish came true, though not as expected: he and his entire class were sent to a magical world where they were all endowed with supernatural powers to be heroes ... although Nagumo was relegated to be a simple craftsman for his poor physical and mental abilities.
Nagumo continued being despised and mistreated in the other world, until he fell in the depths of a dungeon when he get hit by a ball of fire. When everyone thought he had died, he returned with an appearance and powers very different from what everyone knew; the boy underwent an incredible metamorphosis in that strange abyss: the new Nagumo will be in charge of putting order in his new world, being known as Predator. The manga Arifureta Shokugyou by Sekai Saikyou continues with the saga Arifureta, being an adaptation of the light novel with a more leisurely rhythm, ideal for fans of supernatural action and it's really a good isekai manga to read.
Kekkon Yubiwa Monogatari (Tales of Wedding Rings)
In Kekkon Yubiwa Monogatari we have a very particular Harem. Satou is the protagonist, who has always loved his childhood friend, Hime, an incredibly beautiful girl, but his shyness always deprived him from confessing his feelings. After an accident, she and her grandfather are transferred to a magical world where Satou will become a powerful prince, and the best thing is that his friend Hime will also be there as a heroine, so everything indicates that their relationship will finally arrive to good haven.
However, not everything will be simple since the plot revolves around two powerful magic rings, which will probably seal the compromise between Hime and Satou, being the rings of their future marriage ... but for this they must overcome powerful obstacles. This manga has a fairly fast narrative rhythm despite its harem features, and as it has many naughty episodes for its Ecchi touch (the protagonist will have his own entourage of wives in the other world) the story will never have a boring chapter. In addition, its load of fantasy goes great with its impeccable illustration which make it as one of the best Isekai manga of all time!
Konjiki no Word Master: Yuusha Yonin ni Makikomareta Unique Cheat
Here we find another accidental trip to another dimension, Hiiro Okamura being the protagonist involved in this story. In Konjiki no Word Master we have a group of five high school boys who are sent to a world called Edea to be heroes and save it from destruction, but one of the five travelers was not initially in the plans of those who invoked their presence. Dragged accidentally, the unpopular and book addict Hiiro Okamura is immersed in an unexpected adventure that will test his hidden powers.
Hiiro did not get along with any of his four companions sent to Edea, since they were all idols in his class, so he soon decided to start his own adventure. Known as the "innocent bystander", this guy only cares about himself and is not willing to do anything for free. The controversial Hiiro must find a way to survive in this strange world without getting into trouble. Can Hiiro overcome the differences with his pompous companions for the sake of his new world?
Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu (How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord)
Takuma Sakamoto was the expert of his favorite online game. Known as the Demon King in the virtual world, Takuma is taken to this reality for unknown reasons, and now the universe of the MMORPG Cross Reverie (that's the name of the game) will be his world, where he will be accompanied by an elf girl named Shera and a strange cat known as Rem. Both will be his slaves until they can break the spell, while Takuma does the same to maintain his status as Demon King in this magical world.
The manga has its Ecchi touch because of the struggle between Shera and Rem to ingratiate their master, who only seems to care about how to get out of this strange predicament that has put his life upside down. Takuma tries to stay sane and avoid despair, making efforts to look like a relentless warrior in his world, but continuing to kill demons with magic is not a very encouraging option for him. This manga was launched in June 2015 and, to date, 4 volumes have been published.
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: Dai-1 Shou - Outo no Ichinichi-hen (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Chapter 1: A Day in the Capital)
We move forward with which was the first volume of the manga of the successful Re:Zero saga, a story that masterfully combines supernatural fantasy with drama and action. Subaru Natsuki used to be an unsuccessful boy in his school, with terrible average and psychotic look, but one day he was sent to another world for unknown reasons.
Subaru can rewind time each time he dies, always having an extra life at his disposal. In addition, his witch's scent ability will make him the main hunting trophy of all the evil creatures of his new world, as well as a being worshiped by cult warriors. Re:Zero has achieved great success in all formats in which it has been released and became one of the best Isekai manga ever, and it does not stop surprising us with its fantastic adventures.
Hataraku Maou-sama! (The Devil Is A Part-timer!)
Hataraku Maou-sama ! is a story that begins in a world submerged in a terrible war. When Sadao Maou (Satan) savored his victory, and with Ente Isla at his mercy, a warrior named Emi Yusa leads the resistance army and decimates the powers of Satan, annihilating three of his four generals. Cornered and before his imminent defeat, flees to another dimension and falls on Earth with human appearance and virtually no magic, so he must live as a typical employee, working in a known fast food franchise.
Here we are presented a classic Isekai plot but in reverse, since it is the demons who ended up living on Earth, when it is usual to see humans in supernatural worlds. Both Satan and Emi will live as average humans, but without abandoning their purposes despite losing their powers almost completely. Satan will try to absorb human pain and suffering to recharge his magic while Emi will follow him closely to assassinate him as soon as the opportunity arises, but this closeness will bring an unexpected twist in the plot. This demonic comedy was released in December 2011 and has been one of the most sold manga in Japan during the last five years.
Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation)
Here we encounter a case of a trip to another world that did end up being beneficial for the protagonist. Rudeus Greyrat was a failure on Earth, a typical NEET who, at 34, had not yet done anything productive in his life. After dying in an accident, he reincarnates in a baby that turns out to be the son of a swordsman named Paul and a healer known as Zenith, both with magical powers. The best thing for Rudeus is that he never lost his conscience, for which reason he was able to speak at age 2 and was known as a prodigy in his new world.
Thanks to his magical gifts and his adult mind our protagonist can become a mage whose power will only be comparable to that of the gods. The most important thing for him will be to avoid making the same mistakes of his previous life, for which reason he will strive every day to be a better mage. Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu is an interesting story of overcoming that we could not miss on the list of the best Isekai manga of all time.
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion)
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari is a manga where we not only have travelers to an unknown world but also a lot of action and an insatiable thirst for revenge. Naofumi Iwatani is a university student of 20 years old who, after being summoned together with three companions to save an unknown world by accidentally reading a magic book was endowed with magical powers, being known as "the hero of the shield".
However, he was the weakest of the warriors because he had bad luck in obtaining his weapon - the shield, really, was the weakest weapon - and was expelled from the group of heroes to be considered a useless warrior. Now Naofumi will use his anger to take revenge on those who rejected him and will look for answers to understand why he was really sent to this strange world. This dark fantasy manga was released in February 2014 and already has 38 chapters, where we will see the rise of a warrior humiliated and despised in a foreign world that appeal for his presence, apparently, for nothing. If you want a good isekai manga with badass main character, this manga is for you to read.