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20 Must Watch Anime Where MC Is Reincarnated

The number of isekai anime these days might be more than the number of stars in the skies.

If that feels exaggerated, you have no idea about the mass production of isekai anime for the past few years.

Thankfully anime like Re Zero, Konosuba, Slime Datta Ken, Shield Hero, and Mushoku Tensei is leading from the front and keeping the originality of the genre alive.

Isekai and reincarnation go hand in hand. But that does not mean every isekai anime has reincarnation in it. Similarly, not every reincarnation anime is an isekai.

Re Zero, The Rising of the Shield Hero, and Overlord are great isekai anime, but they cannot be included in this list as reincarnation does not take place.

In this list, I have included a variety of anime where the MC has reincarnated into another world. You will find a donghua, a retro anime, and a few shows that are still ongoing.

So, without further ado, let’s begin the list of top 20 anime where MC is reincarnated into another world.

#20 Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga

#20 Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: Studio Signpost
Rating: 65/100

The Warring States Period is known for warfare and annexations. Oda Nobunaga along with other warlords, finds themselves reincarnated in modern-day Japan.

Oda reincarnates as a Shiba Inu. However, they must continue their warfare. Instead of the battlefield, they now face each other at the dog park.

Why You Need To Watch:

Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga is undoubtedly the most lighthearted and the cutest reincarnation anime on the list. If you want a kawaii war between warlords barking at each other, this one is for you.

Dog lovers, I don’t think you need a reason to get into this adorable anime.

#19 Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life!

#19 Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life!

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: Project No.9
Rating: 66/100

Standing out in a crowd means you are either too popular or you are just an eyesore.

Though not an eyesore, Kurihara Misato is always alone, without friends. The one thing she always wished for is to have average abilities in her next life so that she gets a chance to socialize like everyone else.

Following a sudden death, she was reincarnated into another world that too with one of her wishes granted.

Born into a world where magic is a norm, she is now a daughter of a noble. Named Adele von Ascham, she soon finds that her abilities are not average.

Not willing to give up on the dream to lead a simple life, she joins a hunter school distant from her home using the name of Mile as an alias.

Why You Need To Watch:

This reincarnation anime has the most important factor of them all, Truck-kun.

Jokes aside, This isekai anime has an all-female lead cast which is just cute and bubbly inside out. Apart from that, There are quite a few references that’ll keep you guessing in this anime.

#18 So I’m a Spider, So What

#18 So I'm a Spider, So What

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 24
Studio: Millepensee
Rating: 67/100

Not everyone is born with good luck. That goes for our protagonist too.

When an explosion takes the lives of an entire class full of students, everyone gets reincarnated into a fantasy world either as a prodigy, prince, or a member of the royal family.

Except for our protagonist, who finds herself reincarnated as a spider and that too of the weakest kind. In the nest of the spiders, you either eat or get eaten.

While trying her best to survive, she discovers the world works as an RPG game. Following that, she goes on an adventure to defeat monsters to level up. That way, she can lead a better life.

Why You Need To Watch:

Even if you are afraid of spiders, you can’t help but adore Kumoko being the cutest spider ever.

So I’m a Spider, So What isn’t your regular anime where the MC has reincarnated into another world as an overpowered MC. Instead, it shows the struggle the MC goes through to reach the top of the food chain, all while entertaining us.

This isekai anime is the personification of Darwin’s “Survival of the Fittest.”

#17 I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level

#17 I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level

Number of seasons: 1 (S2 announced)
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: Revoroot
Rating: 68/100

Exhaustion takes away another one. (DJ Khaled gif comes to mind)

Anyway, Azusa Aizawa is a corporate slave. She loses her life due to severe exhaustion. From the blessing of a goddess, she has reincarnated into another world as an immortal.

What did she do in that world Killed slimes for 300 years while protecting the inhabitants? And just like that, she reached the maximum level of 99 without realizing it.

As the word spread, dragons, elves, and many other guests knocked on her door. Some wanted a one-on-one, while some wanted her help.

She soon finds acquaintances in some of them.

Why You Need To Watch:

This is the second anime on the list after By the Grace of the Gods, which deals with slimes.

Instead of researching the slimes, the protagonist of this reincarnation anime keeps killing slimes to protect the people.

But just like the other anime, this isekai is a nice watch that will cool you down after a hard day at work.

#16 By the Grace of the Gods

#16 By the Grace of the Gods

Number of seasons: 1 (S2 announced)
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: Maho Film
Rating: 69/100

Honestly, Gods in Isekai anime be like, “We ain’t saving you until you die”.

Ryouma Takebayashi is no different. Gods took pity on him due to his untimely death. His life was full of nothing but misfortune.

The gods give him a second chance in life where he has to pursue one goal, to enjoy his life being himself.

And that’s how Ryouma has reincarnated in a fantasy world where he spends most of his time caring for and researching slimes. His lonely time ends when he gets invited to join the traveller whose wounds he tended moments ago.

Why You Need To Watch:

By the Grace of the Gods is one of the most healing isekai anime released in recent years.

There is no endpoint. This anime is only about a boy trying to enjoy his life. A simple thing he was unable to do in his previous life.

If you love the idea of comfort, then this reincarnation anime is surely made for you.

#15 In the Land of Leadale

#15 In the Land of Leadale

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: Maho Film
Rating: 70/100

Life support is the only thing keeping a bed-ridden Keina Kagami alive. The VRMMORPG named Leadale is her only way to escape reality and be free.

Suddenly, the life support stopped working, and so did Keina’s heart.

However, it’s not the end of her life as she finds herself reincarnated as Canya, a high-level elf character in the game of Leadale.

Surprisingly two centuries have passed since she last interacted with the world. Instead of being nervous, she is now looking forward to an adventure where she can move around freely.

Why You Need To Watch:

In the Land of Leadale will give you a pleasant and heartwarming experience as an isekai where the MC has reincarnated into a game.

This reincarnation anime displays a familial bond, which is quite a relaxing watch.

#14 Knight’s & Magic

#14 Knight's & Magic

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 13
Studio: 8bit
Rating: 71/100

This time it’s car-kun who takes the life Tsubasa Kurata, An otaku. Luckily, he has reincarnated in a world of robots, beasts, and magic.

He is reborn as Ernesti Echevarria, the son of a noble family. He also possesses tremendous magical abilities.

Ernesti joins the Royal Laihaila Academy, where the students train to pilot the robots known as the Silhouette Knights which protect the kingdom from the threat of demons and even humans.

But the otaku in him wants to do the unthinkable, build his own Silhouette Knight.

Why You Need To Watch:

Knight’s & Magic delivers what it promises. Knights. Mecha Knights all of that.

It has magic, demons, and a royal academy so that the protagonist can fulfil his ever longing wish as an otaku of making a giant robot.

This reincarnation anime shows a romance between the protagonist and robots. A love story like no other.

#13 Seirei Gensouki Spirit Chronicles

#13 Seirei Gensouki Spirit Chronicles

Number of seasons: 1 (S2 announced)
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Rating: 72/100

Haruto Amakawa dies in an accident and reincarnates into a body while the soul of that body is still intact. And that body belongs to Rio, a boy who lives to avenge the murder of his mother.

This Rio resides in a completely different world.

Both their personalities and memories are fused. Following this, they discover the awakening of magical power in the body.

Rio is happy that he finally has a chance to better his life and that now he can avenge his mother’s death.

But before anything could happen, Rio saves a princess from being kidnapped. And as a result, he gets a scholarship at the Royal Academy. An academy filled with rich people, a place uncomfortable for Rio.

Why You Need To Watch:

It is unlikely that you will get to see another one-body-two-soul isekai anime. Besides that, both protagonists have different goals, one who wants revenge while the other wants to reunite with his childhood friend.

This anime may not be a top contender, but it tries something different from the other anime where MC has reincarnated into another world.

#12 Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games Is Tough for Mobs

#12 Trapped in a Dating Sim The World of Otome Games Is Tough for Mobs

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: ENGI
Rating: 73/100

Leon is another office worker who kneels his life down to sleep deprivation. Stumbling down the stairs and falling unconscious was the last thing he remembered from his previous life.

He has now reincarnated into the Otome game. The game that took his life, the game he despises so much.

Knowing the ins and outs of this game like the back of his hand, Leon has only one goal, To lead a peaceful life by changing this world.

Is that even possible?

Why You Need To Watch:

Trapped in a Dating Sim is made for the otome game fans out there. Women rule in this world.

If you love the harem genre, and the notion of a revolutionary character who wants to change the world, this is the isekai anime you should watch.

#11 Phantom Thief Jeanne

#11 Phantom Thief Jeanne

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 44
Studio: Toei Animation
Rating: 74/100

Maron Kusakabe is a high school girl during the day and a thief at night.

She is the reincarnation of Jeanne d’Arc. Demons reside in the art pieces and prey on the owner with a weak heart. And that is where Maron comes in.

With the help of Fin Fish, an angel, Maron seals the demons in the art pieces.

It might seem a good deed, but to the law, it looks like thievery as the art pieces disappear right after the demons are sealed away.

Maron’s best friend is a detective’s daughter who is also her classmate. If that wasn’t enough, she gets challenged by a thief named Sinbad.

Why You Need To Watch:

Being a 90s classic, Phantom Thief Jeanne is not only inspired by Jeanne d’Arc, the real-life national heroine of France, but even the angel Fin Fish also portrays her vision of archangel. Along with her devotion to divinity.

This reincarnation anime is not an isekai yet has an engaging plot.

Phantom Thief Jeanne was animated by Toei Animation in 1999. Keep note that the retro vibes will hit you hard.

You will love those big sparkling eyes.

#10 The Misfit of Demon King Academy

#10 The Misfit of Demon King Academy

Number of seasons: 1 (S2 announced)
Number of episodes: 13
Studio: Silver Link.
Rating: 75/100

You can’t flex like Anos Voldigoad.

He named himself right after his birth.

As a Demon King, Anos was so strong that he could defeat anyone including humans, spirits, and even the gods themselves. He got bored and decided to reincarnate into a peaceful world. Even the demon king needs a break once in a while.

Anyway. Anos has now reincarnated in a world where the descendants are too weak. Reason Too much peace.

Too much of anything isn’t good.

Still, he decides to join the Demon king Academy, where he expected a grand welcome, but it seems like his image has been falsified over the years. And now he is marked as an impostor.

Can he regain his lost glory?

Why You Need To Watch:

The Misfit of Demon King Academy has an overpowered MC. This anime is absurd, predictable, yet thoroughly entertaining. Not every stereotype is boring, you know.

On the bright side, An overpowered demon king as our protagonist sounds way too good to miss out.

#9 My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

#9 My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 24
Studio: Silver Link.
Rating: 76/100

Not many of us would like to live as an antagonist. But for our protagonist, it was never a choice.

Being an antagonist was forced upon her when she died and got reincarnated as one. That too as a villainess in an otome game she used to play.

It is all the more terrifying to her as she knows that at the end of the game, only disaster awaits Catarina Claes, her character. And to avoid that, she has to apply every bit of knowledge about this game and break free of fate.

And to do so, the first thing she has to do is call off her engagement. That too, with a prince.

Why You Need To Watch:

If you are into otome games, you might want to add My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom to your watchlist.

That isn’t enough?

Reverse harem is one of the USPs of this isekai anime. Besides that, My Next Life as a Villainess displays the ending from the very beginning. That might change depending on the action that our beloved villainess takes.

#8 Douluo Dalu

#8 Douluo Dalu

Number of seasons: 12
Number of episodes: 208
Studio: Sparkly Key Animation Studio
Rating: 78/100

Is it desire or greed?

While obtaining everything might be greed for most of us, to Tang San it was his sincere desire.

Tang San, one of the martial arts clan’s prestigious disciples, is unrivalled when it comes to the use of hidden weapons.

He obtained knowledge from the forbidden lore of the Inner Sect and obtaining such given secrets is punishable by death.

After being marked as a traitor, Tang San jumped off the Hell’s Peak and gave up his life to prove his sincerity.

But, fate had other plans. He has reincarnated into a land without martial arts. A land named Douluo, where each person possesses a spirit, who can then continue to strengthen themselves to become a Spirit Masters.

In this world, he possesses the most useless spirit. But he, himself, has strong spiritual power. With the memories of his past, can Tang climb the ladder to become a Spirit Master?

Why You Need To Watch:

Douluo Dalu is a donghua (Chinese animation) that feels nothing like traditional Japanese animation. You might want that much-needed break for your eyes.

Surprisingly, Douluo Dalu donghua executes the plot quite well. Be it action, comedy, romance, or world-building.

#7 The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat

#7 The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: Silver Link., Studio Palette
Rating: 79/100

Loyalty isn’t appreciated everywhere. Unfortunately for the world’s greatest assassin, being loyal to his organization led to nothing but his demise.

A frustrated late assassin finds himself in front of a goddess who doesn’t want his skills to go to waste. Thus he gets reincarnated in a noble family of assassins.

Known as Lugh Tuatha Dé in this world, he polishes his assassination skills while learning new ones from his father.

However, reincarnation is a part of a deal. Lugh Tuatha Dé will have to kill the hero of this world who might become the cause of the end of the world.

Why You Need To Watch:

Assassination looks cool on screen, and you have to agree with me on that. Besides being an anime focusing on an assassin, the anime also falls under the harem genre.

If well-executed action scenes and beautiful ladies are not enough, let me tell you something, The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat is written by Rui Tsukiyo, the author of Redo of Healer.

#6 Ascendance of a Bookworm

#6 Ascendance of a Bookworm

Number of seasons: 3
Number of episodes: 36
Studio: Ajia-Do
Rating: 80/100

Book Lovers and Bookworms, Assemble.

Subject or language was not a barrier for Urano Motosu. The college student loved reading so much that she aspired to be a librarian until she died in an accident.

Her last wish is to read more books in her next life.

And just like that, Urano Motsou’s wish is granted. She finds herself reincarnated in a medieval era as a girl named Myne. However, in this world, books are too expensive as they are written by hand and copied by hand.

Born to a poor soldier, Myne decides to do whatever she can to read books, even if she has to make one herself.

Why You Need To Watch:

Ascendance of Bookworm is for those who can’t live a day without reading a few pages of a book.

The reincarnation anime shows a brilliant execution of slice of life and fantasy genres, giving us a fresh outlook on an isekai anime.

“The pen is mightier than the sword” perfectly describes the approach of this anime because not every isekai needs sword fights to come under the spotlight.

#5 Ya Boy Kongming!

#5 Ya Boy Kongming!

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: P.A. Works
Rating: 82/100

Kongming is the General of the Three Kingdoms. Not only did he face numerous battles, but he has also struggled throughout his whole life.

As a well-renowned strategist, he has conquered many lands with his accomplices. But at the last moment of his life, he wishes to be reborn in a peaceful world.

Unknown to his knowledge, he has reincarnated in Shibuya of modern-day Tokyo.

Mistaking it for hell, where alcohol and loud music seem torture to him, he founds a voice that soothes his soul in this chaos.

Whose voice is this?

Why You Need To Watch:

Kongming is the courtesy name of Zhuge Liang, a real-life historical figure of China. Even the hand fan made of crane feathers and the Taoist robe of the protagonist of Ya Boy Kongming are inspired by the real-life Zhuge Liang.

On top of that, this reincarnation anime is the first manga adaption of P.A. Works. The studio is well-known for its originals and novel adaptations.

Music is an integral part of Ya Boy Kongming, another reason to watch this anime.

#4 Saga of Tanya the Evil

#4 Saga of Tanya the Evil

Number of seasons: 1 (S2 announced)
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: NUT
Rating: 83/100

It is a battle of wits between the almighty and a normal human being.

Devil of the Rhine; this is what the soldiers call the protagonist, Tanya Degurechaff.

Beneath that small stature lies a beast that knows only efficiency on the battlefield and destroys anyone who gets in her way. Not even her comrades are safe when it comes to war.

With brain and brawn, Tanya Degurechaff is a force to reckon with. And she has only one goal, to move up the ranks and make the Empire the strongest of them all.

But how can someone so young achieve so much?

To simply answer that, Tanya is a reincarnation of a middle-aged salaryman who has his memories intact from his past life.

He has reincarnated in this war-stricken world due to his disagreement with the existence of god.

In short, he engaged in a battle of wits with the god, or what he calls Being X.

Why You Need To Watch:

Unlike other reincarnation anime, Saga of Tanya the Evil opens the first episode with the reincarnated character to give you a taste of what’s to come in the upcoming episodes.

Saga of Tanya the Evil excels in battle sequences. It has heart-thumping moments that keep you on the edge of your seat.

The anime also presents political warfare that one might miss in most anime, where the protagonist has reincarnated into another world.

#3 KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!

#3 KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!

Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 20
Studio: Studio Deen
Rating: 84/100

If you are presented with two choices after your death, which one will you choose?

Continue your journey to heaven or, get reincarnated into a real fantasy world?

Our protagonist, Kazuma Satou, who died a rather embarrassing death, chose to get reincarnated. Reasons? He was a NEET in his previous life, and gaming was his way of life.

Kazuma has to defeat the Demon King as his task. Before that, he can choose an item to help him in his mission. The NEET chose Aqua, the goddess who presented him with those choices after his death.

But Kazuma soon regrets his decision as Aqua is completely useless despite being a goddess.

Tragedy or Glory? What awaits them in the fantasy world?

Why You Need To Watch:

KonoSuba can change its color just like a chameleon. It can be relaxing, hilarious, exciting, and determined throughout the story.

To be honest, It is pretty flawless with the execution.

But the one thing that differentiates KonoSuba from the other reincarnation anime is how it flaunts the stupidity of its characters.

If you want to have a good time without going too deep into the storyline of a fantasy anime, KonoSuba is the one you are looking for.

#2 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

#2 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 48
Studio: 8bit
Rating: 86/100

“Please remove the hard disk from my computer. And, make sure to completely erase the data”.

Those are the last words of our protagonist, Mikami Satoru, who gets stabbed to death while protecting his colleague from a random assailant.

In his last moments, he hears a strange voice. Following this, he finds himself reincarnated in another world as a slime whose ability is to mimic anything it devours, be it the abilities or the appearance.

After a while, he encounters the walking disaster, Storm Dragon Veldora.

Veldora has been sealed away for the past three centuries. Reminiscing on his past life, he sympathizes with Veldora for being lonely this long and befriends him.

He promises Veldora to break the seal, and in return, a happy Veldora gives him the name of Rimuru Tempest.

This name will grant Rimuru divine protection in the journey of this unfamiliar world.

Why You Need To Watch:

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime starts like any other anime where the MC has reincarnated into another world, but soon it builds a diverse world. A world where dragons, goblins, fairies, and humans co-exist.

This anime has a great plot, but the USP of this reincarnation anime is its overpowered MC, Rimuru Tempest.

So, if you are someone who drools over overpowered MC, this isekai is calling you.

#1 Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

#1 Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

Number of seasons: 1 (S2 announced)
Number of episodes: 23
Studio: Studio Bind
Rating: 89/100

How do you feel when your help isn’t well-received by others?

It feels like an emotional gut-punch, right?

But it’s way better than dying, just like our 34-year-old protagonist, a shut-in whose decision to be heroic for the first time led him to his grave.

Luckily enough, he finds himself in a different world, reincarnated as the child of the Greyrat family, Rudeus Greyrat.

With memories of his past still intact, Rudeus quickly discovers his magic abilities. Besides being trained by a mage, Rudeus learns the art of swordsmanship from his father.

Soon, Rudeus embarks on an adventure to get past the tragedies of his previous life while looking for the one thing he was devoid of all this time. Love.

Why You Need To Watch:

Mushoku Tensei has all the elements that make it a perfect anime where the main character is reincarnated in another world.

Truck-kun is here too.

The story development, the drama in the family, unbounded love, abilities, species beyond your imagination, diverse characters, unpredictability, and most importantly, well-choreographed action sequences make Mushoku Tensei a must-watch for anyone who loves reincarnation fantasy.

Honourable Mentions

Like always, I have some more anime where the MC has reincarnated into another world.

  • The Faraway Paladin
  • Wise Man’s Grandchild
  • Dog & Scissors

With that, I present to you the list of 20 Anime Where MC is Reincarnated Into Another World.

I hope you have found more than a couple of anime to watch. Be it the ongoing ones, the one from back in the 90s, or the donghua, I look forward to your feedback on these anime.

If you have any suggestions, recommendations, or questions, feel free to contact us through our Instagram handle.

That’s all for today and keep visiting averagebeing.com for more awesome anime content.

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