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Top 23 Best Isekai Anime on Hulu, Crunchyroll & Funimation (2023)

Last updated on July 20th, 2023 at 11:39 am

With a number of sites going down, securing a stable anime source is a must. So we bring you the Top 23 Best Isekai Anime on Hulu, Crunchyroll & Funimation.

The Isekai genre originally bloomed in the light novel industry in the late 1980s. It then fully trickled into anime by 2002.

Since then, we’ve had multiple genres that have blended with the Isekai genre. And now it has a considerably large market, even in the video game industry.

Thus we’ve noted for you a few titles on three different sites. Fans can view these Isekai anime on VRV.

So without any further ado, let’s get into the Top 23 Best Isekai Anime on Hulu, Crunchyroll & Funimation.

Top 7 Best Isekai Anime on Hulu

7) Demon Lord, Retry!

Demon Lord Retry

Anime Name魔王様、リトライ!
MAL Ratings6.55
Number of Episodes 12
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Isekai

Oona Akira is a working adult who manages a game called MMORPG Infinity Game. As he decides to shut it down, he is dragged into the game and transformed into the Demon Lord character. 

With his transfer to this world, he also finds characters that he did not create. Naturally being confused, he decides to find the reason for this abnormality by befriending the characters.

6) Wise Man’s Grandchild

Wise Man's Grandchild

Anime Name賢者の孫
MAL Ratings6.61
Number of Episodes 12
Genre(s)Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Isekai

A normal salaryman Shin is reincarnated into a magical world as an orphan with no memory of the past. Therefore he is adopted by Merlin Warford, a talented hero living in seclusion.

As this orphan is raised, he develops brilliant battle skills but zero common sense and social skills. Therefore he joins the Magic Academy of his Kingdom to help achieve greatness like his adoptee.

5) Kemono Michi: Rise Up!

Kemono Michi

Anime Name旗揚! けものみち
MAL Ratings6.62
Number of Episodes 12
Genre(s)Comedy, Fantasy, Isekai

Genzo Shibata is a pro-wrestler with a huge body and an even bigger heart. He is well known for his iconic tiger persona and prepares for the World Championship. 

This is when he is suddenly summoned to a different world. He’s actually summoned by a princess who asks him for help. 

However, after panicking and a comical escape, he decides to become a beast hunter and fulfill his dream of owning a pet shop in this new world.

4) Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest


Anime Nameありふれた職業で世界最強
MAL Ratings6.69
Number of Episodes 25 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Harem, Isekai
Studioasread., White Fox

17-year-old otaku Hajime Nagumo and his friends are dragged into a fantasy world. However, while his friends were granted cool offensive powers he is left with a smidge of inferior skill. 

Due to this he is belittled and betrayed by his friends. Soon he meets the Vampire he names new Yue and befriends him and many others. And so his new friends now attempt to help him find his way home.

3) How Not To Summon A Demon Lord

How Not To Summon A Demon Lord

Anime Name異世界魔王と召喚少女の奴隷魔術
MAL Ratings6.87
Number of Episodes 22 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Comedy, Fantasy, Ecchi, Harem, Isekai

Takuma Sakamoto is a shut-in gamer to the outside world. However, in his MMORPG Cross reverie, he is the most revered Demon King Diablo

But when he is summoned into this world by two characters, he finds himself a victim of an enslavement spell. Luckily, when the ritual fails and results in the exact opposite, he decides to help the girls break the contract. 

And so he befriends many more characters and tries to adapt to life as a demon king.

2) Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

Anime Nameソードアート・オンライン
MAL Ratings7.20
Number of Episodes 96 (4 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Isekai
StudioA-1 Pictures

NeverGear has revolutionized the gaming world with their complete virtual reality game, Sword Art Online, that transports gamers to the magical world of Aincrad. But the gamers soon find themselves trapped in the game with the log out option removed. The only way to get out of the game is to win it by completing its hundred levels.

On top of that, the in-game deaths translate to death in the real world, making this a business of life and death. Kazuto Kirigaya aka Kirito, a former beta player, now has to do his best and team up to survive the deadly game.

1) Inuyasha


Anime Name犬夜叉
MAL Ratings7.86
Number of Episodes 193 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Isekai

A well-known classical anime and one of the best isekai anime on Hulu, Inuyasha revolves around Kagome Higurashi who finds herself transported to the feudal era of Japan where demons still dwell through the well in her family shrine.

In this strange world, Kagome unknowingly frees the half-demon Inuyasha and accidentally shatters the all-powerful Shikon Jewel into several pieces. Now, Kagome has to team up with Inuyasha to find the shards and prevent them from falling into wrong hands.

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8) In Another World With My Smartphone

In Another World With My Smartphone

Anime Name異世界はスマートフォンとともに。
MAL Ratings6.15
Number of Episodes 24 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Harem, Isekai
StudioProduction Reed

After God accidentally strikes Touya Mochizuki with a lightning bolt, he promises him a wish as an apology. This wish gives Touya a new life in a magical world and he gets to keep his smartphone. 

And so he has a new start surrounded by life lessons and pretty girls to add to his romantic adventures.

7) Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon

Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon

Anime Name自動販売機に生まれ変わった俺は迷宮を彷徨う
MAL Ratings6.57
Number of Episodes 12 (ongoing)
Genre(s)Comedy, Fantasy, Isekai
StudioStudio Gokumi, AXsiZ

Isekai anime often come up with the weirdest concepts and Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon is a memorable one of those. It starts with a guy who is crazy about vending machines. Ironically, he dies by a vending machine falling on him, and weirdly is reborn as a vending machine in a fantasy world.

Surrounded by monsters, Boxxo the Vending Machine has now found himself in a crazy predicament. Thankfully, he’s rescued by a girl after giving away that he’s sentient. What will happen to our vending machine protagonist in this strange world? Watch to find out.

6) Sweet Reincarnation

Sweet Reincarnation

Anime Nameおかしな転生
MAL Ratings6.63
Number of Episodes 12 (ongoing)
Genre(s)Fantasy, Gourmet, Isekai

A pâtissier who wants to make the world’s greatest pastry dies before he could fulfill his dream. He’s reborn as Pastry Mille Morteln, a nine year old boy in a fantasy world. Given a second chance at life, Pastry is determined to fulfill his dream of making the best pastry all the while discovering magic in this new world.

5) The Rising Of The Shield Hero

The Rising Of The Shield Hero

Anime Name盾の勇者の成り上がり
MAL Ratings7.99
Number of Episodes 38 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Isekai
StudioKinema Citrus

The kingdom of Melromarc summons 4 Cardinal Heroes from modern-day Japan to defend against the Waves. One of these heroes is Naofumi Iwatani, who is granted the weakest weapon shield.

For this, he is belittled and is also later falsely accused by the princess for taking advantage of her. And so betrayed, he secludes himself and helps a slave called Raphtalia to help him defend against the Waves.

4) Ascendance Of A Bookworm

Ascendance Of A Bookworm

Anime Name本好きの下剋上 ~司書になるためには手段を選んでいられません~
MAL Ratings8.00
Number of Episodes 36 (3 seasons)
Genre(s)Fantasy, Isekai

Book-lover Urano Motosu dies before she could fulfill her dream of becoming a librarian. Her last wish is to read more books. Now born as a 5-years old girl, Myne, in the feudal era, rekindles her passion of reading. But there’s no book that she can read.

Since there’s no printing press in this era, books have to be hand-written and are thus very expensive. But that won’t stop Myne from following her love of books.

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


Anime Nameこの素晴らしい世界に祝福を!
MAL Ratings8.12
Number of Episodes 32 (3 seasons) + 1 movie
Genre(s)Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Isekai
StudioStudio Deen

Even after dying a laughable death Kazuma Satou can’t seem to catch a break. This is especially so when he chooses to be reincarnated in a fantasy world with a bad decision.

The choice to make Aqua his aide only pulls on a string of bad luck. And with being tasked to defeat the Demon King the misfortunes never end. 

However, Aqua and he work together to achieve their goals despite the misfortunes.

2) That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

Anime Name転生したらスライムだった件
MAL Ratings8.14
Number of Episodes 48 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Isekai

37-year-old ordinary Satoru Mikami is stabbed in broad daylight by an assailant. When he awakens he finds himself reincarnated as a slime in an unfamiliar place. 

And so now with new life and friends, he is liberated from his mundane past. So he can now set off with a goal in mind to discover this new world.

1) Re;ZERO Starting Life in Another World


Anime NameRe:ゼロから始める異世界生活
MAL Ratings8.24
Number of Episodes 50 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Fantasy, Drama, Psychological, Suspense, Isekai
StudioWhite Fox

Subaru Natsuki is one day wrenched from reality and dragged into a fantasy world. Here he meets a beautiful girl called Satella who helps him when he is attacked by burglars. 

And so to return the favor he decides to help or look for her Insignia. But as the two set out to do so, they are both brutally murdered. 

This is when Subaru realizes that he possesses an immortal ability and so revives multiple times to prevent an unfavorable fate.

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8) Death March To The Parallel World Rhapsody

Death March To The Parallel World Rhapsody

Anime Nameデスマーチからはじまる異世界狂想曲
MAL Ratings6.46
Number of Episodes 12
Genre(s)Adventure, Fantasy, Harem, Isekai
StudioSILVER LINK., Connect

The worn-out nearly 30-year-old programmer, Ichirou Suzuki, finally has an opportunity to catch up on sleep. But when he awakens in an RPG world made of the games he has worked on, he now has a new identity. 

To add to his new identity and confusion he is also faced with an assault from multiple enemies. This causes him to use a powerful spell to defend himself and so receives a huge level up. 

And so he now explores a magical world of games he never actually had the opportunity to play.

7) Isekai Quartet

Isekai Quartet

Anime Name異世界かるてっと
MAL Ratings7.40
Number of Episodes 24 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Comedy, Fantasy, Isekai, Parody
StudioStudio PuYUKAI

The Isekai Quartet series includes a crossover of multiple isekai anime. It showcases Chibi versions of characters from Overlord, KonoSuba and Re;Zero among others.

The characters from the series are placed in a classroom situation where they are forced to interact. And so as the characters exchange their experiences and make friendships the fun is never lacking.

6) Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits

Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits

Anime Nameかくりよの宿飯
MAL Ratings7.53
Number of Episodes 26
Genre(s)Drama, Fantasy, Gourmet, Romance, Isekai

Aoi Tsubaki has always been able to see the spirits from the Hidden Realm, known as ayakashi. After the death of her only family, Aoi has to make ends meet for herself and attend college. Blessed with the art of cooking, Aoi likes to feed people.

When she learns that she now has a huge debt on her head, she decides to open an eatery at the ayakashi inn to repay the debt instead of marrying the innkeeper, Oodanna.

5) 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 Name痛いのは嫌なので防御力に極振りしたいと思います。
MAL Ratings7.54
Number of Episodes 24 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Isekai

This anime has one of the most straight-forward names that practically gives away the plot. When Kaede Honjou starts playing the popular VRMMO game, New World Online, she names her in-game character Maple and uses all her stats to strengthen her defense because she doesn’t want to get hurt. Now with an absurdly powerful defense, Maple meets many new people in the fantasy game world.

4) The Devil Is A Part-Timer!

The Devil Is A Part-Timer

Anime Nameはたらく魔王さま!
MAL Ratings7.76
Number of Episodes 37 (3 seasons) (ongoing)
Genre(s)Comedy, Fantasy, Isekai
StudioWhite Fox

Demon Lord Satan’s plan of conquering the world is ruined by Emilia The Hero. And so to escape her wrath Satan enters a portal to the human world with General Alsiel

Here he disguises himself as Sadao Maou and gets a part-time job to sustain himself. As he plans to conquer this world he realizes that he needs to work up the corporate ladder to do so.

3) Drifters


MAL Ratings7.90
Number of Episodes 12
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Historical, Isekai
StudioHoods Drifters Studio

Toyohisa Shimazu leads his troops into the battle of Sekigahara. However, being overpowered by his enemies and with his comrades dead, he tries to retreat.

This is when he finds himself in a white hallway with multiple doors. And as he opens one, he is met with a whole new world with many other heroes like him. 

He soon realizes that they are now chosen to protect this land with the title of Drifters.

2) Overlord


Anime Nameオーバーロード
MAL Ratings7.92
Number of Episodes 52 (4 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Isekai

As the popular VR game, Yggdrasil is to be shut down, Momonga spends his last moment on the server. However, when the clock strikes 12, the game continues to exist. 

And so in confusion, he decides to investigate. As he befriends the non-player characters who are his loyal servants, he hopes to discover this new world.

1) Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

Mushoku Tensei

Anime Name無職転生 ~異世界行ったら本気だす~
MAL Ratings8.37
Number of Episodes 35 (2 seasons) (ongoing)
Genre(s)Fantasy, Drama, Isekai, Comedy, Ecchi
StudioStudio Bind

When a 34-years old man who’s achieved nothing in life dies, his last moments are full of regret. But he finds himself reincarnated as a baby in a fantasy world. Now known as Rudeus Greyrat, he grows up under two loving parents with the mind of an adult and the body of a baby.

As he grows up, Rudeus finds the magical potential within himself and learns various skills from people around him as he makes strong bonds with people. He’s determined to make the most of the second chance fate has given him.

With this, we conclude with our listing for the Top 23 Best Isekai Anime on Hulu, Crunchyroll & Funimation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is Isekai Anime?

Ans. The word ‘Isekai’ means a different world. Thus isekai anime focuses on characters that travel to a different world.

Q2. Is Hulu good for anime?

Ans. Hulu has one of the fastest legal anime updates after Crunchyroll. Therefore, with its wide range, it is a good anime source.

Q3. Which countries have access to Funimation?

Ans. Funimation is available in countries like the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Mexico, and Brazil.

Q4 Which is the best Isekai Anime?

Ans. KonoSuba, which has a pretty big fanbase, is said to be the best isekai anime.

Q5. Can we watch Isekai Anime on HIDIVE?

Ans. Yes, Isekai anime are also available on HIDIVE.

Q6. Can we watch Isekai Anime on Netflix?

Ans. Yes, there are many Isekai anime on Netflix.

We hope we’ve helped you discover new anime through our listing of the Top 23 Best Isekai Anime on Hulu, Crunchyroll & Funimation. We’ll be back soon with another article curated for you so stay safe, stay tuned, and stay hyped.

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