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Top 15 Best Isekai Anime on Funimation | Updated (2023)

Last updated on May 4th, 2023 at 12:57 pm

Anime is animated Japanese cartoons with a wide range of genres, and nowadays, anime has become the fad now, entertainment-wise.

Isekai anime is a prevalent genre in anime where the basic theme is “a character gets transported to another world”. The usual trope of the isekai genre is an “ordinary guy getting transported into the world of their favorite game or a fantasy world.” Here are the top 15 best isekai anime on Funimation (2023).

There are other tropes like reincarnation included in the isekai genre. If you are looking for anime to watch, try these top isekai anime that you can stream on Funimation.

Top 15 Best Isekai anime on Funimation

15) The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar

The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar

Anime NameHyakuren no Haou to Seiyaku no Valkyria
MAL Rating5.69
Number of Episodes12
StudioEMT Squared

The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar tells the typical isekai story of a teenage boy, Yuuto Suou getting sucked into another world after taking a photo of himself with his cellphone in a local shrine’s divine mirror.

The world he finds himself in is a world of Norse myths, having magical female warriors known as Einherjar. With his solar-powered cellphone and knowledge of Norse mythology, he sets out to help the Wolf Clan.

14) Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

Anime NameDeath March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
MAL Rating6.46
Number of Episodes12
Genre(s)Adventure, Fantasy
StudioSILVER LINK., Connect

Ichiro Suzuki, a programmer, wakes up one day to find himself in a fantasy RPG world that is a mixture of all the games he’s been debugging for work. Not only that, he’s now his younger version and has the nickname he used to log into the games, Satou.

After somehow managing to max up his stats, Satou sets out to explore this world, not knowing how to get out. On the way, he’ll meet quite some beautiful ladies.

13) Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

Anime NameArifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
MAL Rating6.69
Number of Episodes25 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Harem, Isekai
Studioasread., White Fox
Aired2019 – 2022

17-year-old otaku Hajime Nagumo’s life changes when he is transported into a fantasy world along with his classmates, where they are seen as heroes.

All is well for everyone since they all obtained exceptional abilities that can help them in combat except for Hajime, who has a weak transmutation ability. This leads to Hajime being looked down on and bullied for his weakness.

Things take a turn for the worse during a battle when one of Hajime’s friends betrays him and sends Hajime to his death. However, Hajime survives and builds up his strength to become one of the strongest.

12) How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

Anime NameIsekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
MAL Rating6.87
Number of Episodes22 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Comedy, Fantasy, Ecchi
Aired2018 – 2021

Takuma Sakamoto is a reclusive gamer who is known as Demon Lord Diablo in the virtual world of an MMORPG called Cross Reverie. He is one of the best players in the game with unmatched power levels, and he is also in possession of rare artifacts in the game.

One day, he is summoned by two girls, Rem and Shera, into Cross Reverie. They try to make him their servant by casting a spell, but the spell backfires, and the two end up becoming Diablo’s slaves. Diablo decides to help the two girls and sets out with them to fix the spell.

11) Knight’s & Magic

Knight's & Magic

Anime NameKnight’s & Magic
MAL Rating7.08
Number of Episodes13
Genre(s)Action, Fantasy

Tsubasa Kurata is an otaku who is reincarnated into a fantasy world after he dies in a car accident. In the new world, he is born in a royal bloodline under the name Ernesti Echevarria and is blessed with exceptional abilities.

Ernesti joins the Royal Laihaila Academy, a school of magic that trains promising candidates to pilot humanoid weapons called Silhouette Knights that fight demons.

10) Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

Anime NameSword Art Online
MAL Rating7.20
Number of Episodes96 (4 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Isekai
StudioA-1 Pictures
Aired2012 – 2020

Sword Art Online has gained popularity as one of the top anime in an MMORPG and isekai setting. This is a good anime for beginners in the Isekai genre.

The plot follows Kirito, a gamer who is lucky enough to get his hands on the first edition of the virtual reality game Sword Art Online.

However, in a twisted turn of events, the creator of the game traps the players in the game, and the only way they can escape is by clearing all hundred levels of the game. And if they die in the game, they die in real life.

9) Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits

Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits

Anime NameKakuriyo no Yadomeshi
MAL Rating7.53
Number of Episodes26
Genre(s)Drama, Fantasy, Gourmet, Romance

The anime follows the female protagonist, Aoi Tsubaki, who has the ability to see Ayakashi – spirits from another realm. Aoi’s grandfather teaches her how to live with the Ayakashi.

Soon her grandfather passed away, and she is left with nothing. The only ability Aoi has is her knowledge of cooking. One day, Aoi gives lunch to an Ayakashi and is transported into another world.

The Ayakashi reveals himself to be Oodanna, an ogre God. Oodanna explains that Aoi has to repay her grandfather’s debt by marrying him. Aoi refuses to marry Oodanna and instead decides to settle her grandfather’s debts by cooking and earning money.

8) Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense

Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense

Anime NameItai no wa Iya nanode Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu.
MAL Rating7.55
Number of Episodes24 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Aired2020 – 2023

After a lot of persuasion by her friend, Honjou Kaede reluctantly agrees to try out a virtual reality game: New World Online.

Kaede names her avatar Maple and starts accumulating all her points to increase her defense level, and disregards the other combat skills because Kaede does not like getting hurt or being in pain.

In a surprising turn of events, Kaede ends up being one of the best players in the game with total defense abilities and incredibly powerful skills and artifacts. This gains her so much fame as one of the most invincible and powerful players.

7) The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

Anime NameHataraku Maou-sama!
MAL Rating7.76
Number of Episodes25 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Comedy, Fantasy, Isekai
StudioWhite Fox
Aired2013 – 2022

This is a personal favorite and a fun anime to relax and watch! Unlike other isekai anime, where an otaku gets transported into a game or fantasy world, Devil Is a Part-Timer! follows the story of the Devil getting transported into the human world.

This happens during an all-out war between the Demons and Heroes. Satan gets cornered by one of the heroes, Emilia, and tries to escape but accidentally lands in the human world.

Satan learns that he cannot use magic in the human world, and hence, leaving the human world is impossible for him. And yet, he gets accustomed to the human world with a job and lives under the alias “Sadao Maou.”

6) Drifters


Anime NameDrifters
MAL Rating7.90
Number of Episodes12
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
StudioHoods Drifters Studio

At the Battle of Sekigahara, Toyohisa Shimazu encounters a mysterious man named Murasaki and is transported to an alternate-reality world where famous warriors from history are still alive. He encounters the infamous Nobunaga Oda and the historical archer Yoichi Suketaka Nasu and befriends them.

Soon Shimazu learns that the warriors have been summoned as Drifters to fight against Ends who will create the Orte Empire. With his new allies, Shimazu must rid the world of the Ends.

5) Overlord


Anime NameOverlord
MAL Rating7.92
Number of Episodes52 (4 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Isekai
Aired2015 – 2022

The popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil is about to shut down. Momonga, an in-game avatar, and a powerful wizard stay logged in until the game shuts down.

But it turns out even though time has run out for the game, Momonga is still in character, and the other virtual characters gain personalities. The story moves as Momonga sets out to conquer this new world and tries to find out more about this new world.

4) Log Horizon

Log Horizon

Anime NameLog Horizon
MAL Rating7.93
Number of Episodes62 (3 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Fantasy
StudioStatelight (Season 1)

Studio Deen (Season 2-3)

Aired2013 – 2021

With its newest update, the popular MMORPG game, Elder Tale transports thirty thousand Japanese players into its virtual world, leaving them unable to log out. Now trapped in the game, experienced player Shiroe sets out to explore this new world.

Joining him on his adventure is Naotsugu, Shiroe’s friend who logged into the game after years and got transported into it, and Akatsuki, an assassin who calls Shiroe her master. With his two companions, Shiroe explores this new world and its politics.

3) The Rising of the Shield Hero

The Rising of the Shield Hero

Anime NameTate no Yuusha no Nariagari
MAL Rating7.99
Number of Episodes38 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Isekai
StudioKinema Citrus
Aired2019 – 2022

Naofumi Iwatani is an otaku who is transported into Melromarc, a country facing crisis and catastrophe. Naofumi is one of the Four Cardinal Heroes brought in from the human world to Melromarc.

The Four Heroes are given incredibly powerful weapons for combat, but Naofumi is stuck with nothing but a shield. Naofumi learns that being the Shield Hero means being looked down on for being weak.

Things go downhill when Naofumi is betrayed and accused of a crime he did not commit. Naofumi leaves the kingdom and sets out to get stronger.

2) That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

Anime NameTensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
MAL Rating8.14
Number of Episodes48 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Isekai
Aired2018 – 2021

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is one of the best isekai anime on Funimation currently. The story follows Satoru Mikami as he is transported into another world after getting stabbed and dying in the human world.

Satoru reincarnates into a goop of slime but has special abilities like the ability to devour anything and shapeshift. He gets the name Rimuru Tempest and sets out to explore his new world, and makes allies on his way.

1) Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

Anime NameMushoku Tensei
MAL Rating8.37
Number of Episodes23
Genre(s)Fantasy, Drama, Isekai, Comedy, Ecchi
StudioStudio Bind

When a middle-aged, jobless NEET dies with the regret of never doing anything worthwhile in his life, he’s reincarnated in a fantasy world as Rudeus Greyrat. Born to loving parents, he soon discovers that he’s retained his adult brain even as he was born as a baby.

Born with a natural talent for magic, Rudeus finally has a second chance of making something of himself. Studying magic under a teacher and making friends along the way, he explores the amazing world he’s found himself.

That concludes the list of the top 15 best isekai anime on Funimation. If you’re looking for Top 10s in other genres or other streaming platforms, check out the website!

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