The 18 Best Isekai Manga Of All Time

If you’re looking for an isekai manga that features magic, fighting, and swordsmanship, this post has got exactly what you need.

What’s best about these mangas is that most of them are quite short so don’t worry you can finish the entire story in one sitting.

So, without further ado, let’s get right into it!


Top 18 Isekai Manga

1.  Overlord 

Momonga is an average man who loves playing a game called Yggdrasil. This game is a DMMO-RPG (Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game)  which means that players are free to do whatever they please in the large world that they are in.

However, calamity struck Momonga as he learned that the game was about to shut down forever and ever after.

To witness the game’s last few dying moments, Momonga logged into the game and moved closer to his guild’s headquarters.

What was shocking was that, even though the game had shut down, Momonga found himself still logged in and not forcefully logged out. Instead, Momonga was trapped inside the body of his character and had no choice but to embark on a new journey inside the world of Yggdrasil.

2. A Veterinarian in Another World

When Kazami was forcefully summoned into a world foreign to his own, he thought that it was just another random summoning.

However, the people of that world had summoned Kazami so that he can bring prosperity to that territory.

The funny thing is that Kazami was just a veterinarian and yet he was made into a public servant who had the responsibilities of producing medicine, growing agriculture, and conducting autopsies!

The challenge of adapting to his new home is almost impossible thanks to the different languages spoken, different food, a different religion, and many other different aspects that initially made Kazami’s life a living hell

3. Knight’s & Magic

After being reincarnated into a magical world, this mecha otaku takes on the name Ernesti Echevalier and beings to explore his new home.

Eru who is a male by nature is always mistaken to be a girl because of his short height and his feminine physique. Not long after his reincarnation, Ernesti Echevalier fell in love with robots known as Silhouette Knights.

Wishing that he could pilot them one day, Ernesti and a few of his friends join together and attempt to become Knight Runners. If they are able to accomplish that dream, they will be able to pilot as many robots as they wish.

4. No Game No Life

Although people can find all sorts of myths and legends on the internet, nobody is able to find something more legendary than the mythical gamer known as ‘Blank’ whose record-breaking accomplishments are so profound that everybody in the gaming world is aware of their presence.

What’s surprising is that ‘Blank’ is just two children who are siblings. 18-year-old Sora and his stepsister Shiro are the masterminds behind the blank account.

These two possess the immense talent and because of that, they are able to beat anyone at any game.

However, their life takes a twist when they are summoned into a world by a character who describes himself as ‘The One True God named Tet’. Now, Sora and Shiro wish for nothing but to beat Tet and conquer his world.

5.  Moon-Led Journey Across Another World

Misumi Makoto’s life takes a major twist as he is summoned into a fantasy world by a Goddess i.

However, his new life was not very decent because the Goddess threw him into a wasteland to punish him for being ugly.

Fortunately, the moon God named Tsukuyomi took mercy upon him and gifted him a few powers so that he does not live a miserable life inside the wasteland that he was harshly put into.

Will Makoto Misumi live his life free of difficulty and torture? Only one way to find out!

6. So I’m A Spider, So What?

When calamity struck a high school, all of its students were killed and were removed from their past life. But little did the students know, the calamity was disguised as a miracle.

The twist is that each of the students was reincarnated inside a new world full of beasts and monsters. Some of the students were reincarnated as a slime, while some were reincarnated as kings and queens but our protagonist was, unfortunately, reincarnated as a weak spider.

To make matters worse, she was reborn inside the most dangerous dungeon known to man. This dungeon also could’ve included a demon lord. Now Kumoko has to eat and evolve in order to survive alongside her friends

7. Wise Man’s Grandchild

Merlin Wolford was renowned as a national hero because of his immense strength and equally amazing achievements.

One day, he began raising an orphan that he had rescued named Shin.

This young boy had reincarnated into Merlin’s world as a highly talented combat specialist. Shin specialized in modern martial arts and also excelled at using healing magic to leave his opponents in his wake.

This vastly surprised Merlin because he did not expect his very own grandson to possess such talent.

Regardless, he admits Shin into a prestigious magic academy so that he can interact with other kids of his age and become a better mage than ever.

8. The Berserker Rises to Greatness

LIn order to transfer into a world foreign to his own, Kelvin agreed to lose all his memories. After that, the story of Kelvin began.

By growing his strength day after day, Kelvin wished to have enough power to summon the person he is in love with – Angel follower.

While trying to gain strength, Kelvin decided to add a group of subordinates so that his journey would become a lot easier.

At one point, in their journey, Kelvin’s powers reached unimaginable heights. What’s shocking is that Kelvin was not even aware of this!

9. The Man Picked Up By The Gods

Ryoma Takebayashi was a middle-aged businessman who used to indulge in anime and manga whenever he wasn’t overloaded with work.

Unfortunately, Ryoma was never in any romantic relationship and had never experienced anything worthwhile in his life.

Because of that, he was neither happy nor sad after his death. Upon dying he met the great Gods who decided to reincarnate him inside a magical world where people were wielding swords and used magical abilities.

In order to survive, Ryoma was forced to become better at using his sword so that he could become more adept at hunting for food.

10. Re: ZERO : Starting Life In Another World

High school student, Natsuki Subaru, was in the shock of his life when he had suddenly been summoned to another world on his way back from the hypermarket.

After he stepped foot inside the new world, Subaru was disappointed and scared because he could not find another soul.

To make matters worse, he didn’t even know who had summoned him. Calamity struck as Subaru was attacked and was at risk of becoming injured.

Thankfully, a white-haired girl had arrived in the nick of time and was able to successfully rescue Subaru. As a way of showing his gratitude, Subaru decided to join the girl’s mission of finding something that was stolen from her.

11. The Faraway Paladin

Will was a young human child who had lived all by himself inside a city of the dead which was destroyed long before Will’s time and had no signs of human civilization.

Fortunately, Will was being raised by three strange characters.

One of them was named Blood who was an exuberant skeleton warrior. The second character was named Mary who was a priestess that was mummified.

Mary was quite graceful in all that she did. The third character was Gus who was a spectral sorcerer. Gus’ most distinct personality trait was his ill-mannered behavior.

12. The Rising Of The Shield Hero

Naofumi Iwatani was a young man who lived a normal life before he was summoned into an alternate world where he was cursed to become the Shield Hero.

He and 3 other heroes were summoned in order to defeat a pack of monsters called ‘Waves’.

Naofumi was furious because while his three partners received awesome weapons such as a sword, bow, and spear, Naofumi was gifted the legendary bow which had no use other than to act as defensive equipment.

To make matters worse, nobody wanted to train with Naofumi because he lacked the strength necessary to beat the waves. Because of that, Naofumi bought a demi-human girl and an egg that gave birth to a monster.

13. Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

Ichiro Suzuki was a normal game programmer who spent his days fixing bugs inside the two MMORPG games that he was asked to work on.

Unfortunately, the work pressure was quite intense and because of that, Ichiro made the mistake of taking a nap. It was a mistake because Ichiro gets transported to one of the worlds he was working on.

While he was trying to find a way out of this different world, he was attacked by a bunch of lizards and in an attempt to save himself he used three meteor rain skills and ended up killing all of them, including a God.

Because of that, his stats rose immensely and now he has to find out the secrets of that world while making sure to not reveal his awesome abilities to anyone else.

14. The New Gate

This story is about a game called ‘The New Gate’ which was an online game that suddenly turned into a game of death.

Fortunately, one day a player named Shin who was one of the oldest players in the game had finally defeated the last boss, and by doing that he was able to set free tens of thousands of players that were trapped inside this world.

While he was proud of his achievements, he was shocked to see that the game had sent a strange light towards him that would proceed to swallow him up and send him 500 years into the future

15.  Welcome to Japan Ms.Elf

Welcome to Japan Ms. Elf is a story about how Kazuhiro Kitase has the ability to enter a dream world just by going to sleep.

The only way for him to wake up in the real world is to die in the fantasy world.

During one of his breathtaking adventures, he had the pleasure of making friends with an elf but unfortunately, they couldn’t spend much time together because a dragon had just used his breath on them which ended up killing them and sending Kazuhiro back to his world.

What shocked Kazuhiro is that when he woke up from his sleep, he also found his elf friend right beside him! How crazy is that? Will the elf be able to find his own way? Read the manga to find out

16.   Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

After withstanding the constant bullying and oppression that he had to face for the past few years, this 34-year-old decided to do something heroic and worthwhile.

He jumped in front of an oncoming truck in order to save two students, but unfortunately, this led to his death.

In a twist of events, he was reincarnated as a baby born to two great parents. The name given to him was Rudeus Greyrat.

By having the memories and all the skills he had learned from his previous life, Rudeus was a very talented young child who possessed an immense magical talent that left everybody in awe

17.   My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead To Doom!

Catarina Claes was born as the daughter of a noble family. Her life gains a major twist after she bumps her head because that caused all her precious memories to come flooding back to her.

She used to be an otaku in her previous life and realized that she was born in the otome game known as Fortune Lover.

But unfortunately, she was born as the villainess who was destined to either be exiled or murdered.

This fact gave Catarina the scare of her life as she did not want to die. And in order to avoid that fate, she takes multiple countermeasures which have unexpected consequences.

18.   The Saga Of Tanya The Evil

After firing a worker, an unnamed man is shocked to notice that he is killed by that very worker as an act of revenge.

Upon dying, he meets a being that calls itself God who speaks to the man in order to condemn him for not having faith and living as an atheist his entire life.

The salaryman refused to believe and decided to insult the God by calling him Entity X.

As a punishment the God then reincarnated the man into a world plagued by war so that the man who had been reborn as Tanya Degurechaff could learn a lesson.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best Isekai manga?

The best isekai manga is probably No game, No life because of the amazing companionship between Sora and his little sister Shiro.

What is the first Isekai manga?

One of the first isekai stories to appear in modern day japan includes Warrior from Another World which was released in 1976.

What is the longest Isekai manga?

The longest isekai manga might just be MÄR since it contains over 150 chapters. This means that it would take you at least two days to finish this manga.

Are there any completed Isekai manga?

Yes, there are many completed Isekai manga that you can read right now. Some of them are ‘The saga of Tanya the evil’, ‘The Faraway Paladin’ and many more!

Is there a good Isekai manga?

Yes, there are many awesome isekai mangas out there right now. Check our list to know about all the best ones out there.

What is Isekai manga?

An isekai manga usually contains a story where the main character has escaped into another world and has to find the means of survival.


I hope today’s post gave you a good dose of isekai manga stories.

Now I want to hear from you:

Which of these 18 amazing mangas did you like the best? Was it ‘Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf ‘ because of the amazing backstory?

Or was it ‘No Game, No Life’ because of the amazing storyline?

Either way, let us know by leaving a comment down below.

Amy Klein

Amy Klein

Amy Klein is an accomplished writer and editor with years of experience in the anime and manga industries. She brings a unique perspective and deep understanding of the otaku subculture to her insightful and engaging writing, featured in various publications.

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