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Top 20 Best Isekai Anime on Netflix | Updated 2023

Last updated on June 3rd, 2023 at 07:59 pm

Isekai is a subgenre of fantasy that includes light novels, manga, video games, and anime. Isekai anime is a very popular genre in anime featuring the theme where a character gets transported into a game-like or a fantasy world.

If you are looking to explore this genre, check out this list of the top 20 best isekai anime on Netflix 2023, which are ranked based on their MAL score.

Top 20 Best Isekai Anime on Netflix

20) Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest

Anime NameArifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
MAL Ratings6.69
Number of Episodes 25 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Studioasread., White Fox
Aired2019 – 2022

The story follows Hajime Nagumo as he and his classmates are summoned into a fantasy world. In the new world, they are heroes blessed with exceptional abilities, and their mission is to save mankind.

And yet, Hajime is gifted with a flimsy transmutation ability that is considered as something inferior. This leads to Hajime getting bullied and tormented for his weakness.

Hajime is further betrayed by one of his classmates and sent to his cessation during a battle. Hajime, nonetheless, survives and gains strength, transforming from the weakest to the strongest.

19) How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

Anime NameIsekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
MAL Ratings6.87
Number of Episodes 22 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Comedy, Fantasy, Ecchi
Aired2018 – 2021

How to Not Summon a Demon Lord follows the story of the in-game character Demon Lord Diablo, the avatar of a shut-in otaku Takuma Sakamoto.

One day Diablo gets summoned into the world of the game he has been playing – Cross Reverie. He learns that his summoners are two girls Rem and Shera who are now trying to bind Diablo as their slave.

The spell they cast gets rebounded and the two girls end up becoming Diablo’s slaves. Diablo then discovers his new world and decides to help Rem and Shera in reversing the spell.

18) Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

Anime NameSword Art Online
MAL Ratings7.20
Number of Episodes 96 (4 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
StudioA-1 Pictures
Aired2012 – 2020

This anime is a must-watch for people who love both gaming and anime. The anime follows the MMORPG game Sword Art Online which is a popular virtual reality game with hundreds of players.

The main protagonist, Kirito, is one of the players of Sword Art Online. The story progresses as the creator of the game announces that the players are stuck in the game and will not be able to escape.

In order to escape, they will have to clear all hundred levels of the game, and if anyone eliminates in the game, they will perish in real life.

17) Restaurant to Another World

Restaurant to Another World

Anime NameIsekai Shokudou
MAL Ratings7.39
Number of Episodes 24 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Fantasy, Gourmet, Slice of Life
Aired2017 – 2021

Restaurant to Another World is about a popular restaurant in Tokyo – Western Restaurant Nekoya. The restaurant provides customers with a wide range of cuisines, from Japanese to Western.

Other than providing customers with delicious food, Western Restaurant Nekoya has a secret – on Saturdays, the staff opens a portal to different dimensions, which lets otherworldly beings like dragons, elves, fairies, and much more.

16) Isekai Quartet

Isekai Quartet

Anime NameIsekai Quartet
MAL Ratings7.39
Number of Episodes 24 (2 seasons) + 1 movie
Genre(s)Comedy, Fantasy
StudioStudio PuYUKAI
Aired2019 – 2022

Isekai Quartet is a crossover-style anime that has an ensemble of characters from Isekai anime published by Kadokawa Corporation.

The anime characters include the main characters from, KonoSuba, Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World, Saga of Tanya, Rising of the Shield Hero, and more.

The story follows as the characters encounter a mysterious red button, and on pressing it, they are transported to another world.

15) Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious

Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious

Anime NameShinchou Yuusha: Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru
MAL Ratings7.49
Number of Episodes 12
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
StudioWhite Fox

Seiya Ryuuguuin is not your typical isekai hero. Instead of charging straight away towards danger, he prefers to be cautious and safe. After being summoned by the goddess Ristarte, Seiya trains expensively for his upcoming battles, despite having maximum stats.

Following along the journey of this cautious hero as he cautiously fights the evil forces of the world.

14) Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions

Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions

Anime NameHai to Gensou no Grimgar
MAL Ratings7.65
Number of Episodes 12
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
StudioA-1 Pictures

Six strangers wake up in a new world with no memories of how they got there, and soon discover this world, Grimgar, to be a cruel one. They band together to survive and find jobs as soldiers in the Reserve Army who are responsible to destroy everything that poses a threat to Grimgar.

The game-like world of Grimgar is anything but a game, where danger lurks in every corner and the dead get no redo option. Their only choice is to survive.

13) The Vision of Escaflowne

The Vision of Escaflowne

Anime NameTenkuu no Escaflowne
MAL Ratings7.67
Number of Episodes 26
Genre(s)Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

The story follows Hitomi Kanzaki, who encounters a boy fighting a dragon. Since Hitomi has a knack for fortune-telling, she is able to help the boy, Van, defeat the dragon.

Hitomi is then transported to another world called Gaea, where Van and the dragon came from. In this new world, Hitomi’s fortune telling skills are enhanced, and this makes her the key to solving Gaea’s current problem: war with the Zaibach Empire.

Gaea has to rely on Hitomi and the mecha battle suit – Escaflowne to defeat the Zaibach Empire.

12) Gate


Anime NameGate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
MAL Ratings7.69
Number of Episodes 24 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Fantasy
StudioA-1 Pictures
Aired2015 – 2016

Gate is another Isekai anime on Netflix which follows the story about a portal to another dimension opening in Japan.

The portal gives way for supernatural creatures and other ancient warriors to enter Japan, and they cause destruction and destroy anything in their way.

Youji Itami is an officer and part of the Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF). He is assigned to investigate the world beyond the portal and thus, sets out on a journey into the “Special Region,” helping out people and making allies in his journey.

11) Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun

Anime NameMairimashita! Iruma-kun
MAL Ratings7.75
Number of Episodes 75 (3 seasons)
Genre(s)Comedy, Fantasy
StudioBandai Namco Pictures
Aired2019 – 2023

Cursed with horrible parents, Iruma Suzuki has to work tirelessly to earn money in the place of his parents despite being only 14. One day, his parents sell him to a demon, Sullivan who, it turns out, adopts Iruma as a grandchild.

Loved and pampered by Sullivan, Iruma is sent to study at the prestigious Demon School. Now he must keep his identity as a human from his demon peers and live up to the expectation of becoming the next demon king.

10) The Devil Is A Part-Timer!

The Devil Is A Part-Timer!

Anime NameHataraku Maou-sama!
MAL Ratings7.76
Number of Episodes 25 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Comedy, Fantasy
StudioWhite Fox
Aired2013 – 2022

Devil Is a Part-Timer! is a fun Isekai anime about Satan accidentally transporting himself to modern-day Japan and having to live in Tokyo as an ordinary human.

This happens during an all-out war between Demons and Heroes, where Satan tries to conquer the land of Ente Isla but is stopped by the Hero, Emilia.

The story takes a comedic route with Satan trying to get accustomed to the human world by working a job and trying to earn money for food and shelter.

9) Inuyasha


Anime NameInuYasha
MAL Ratings7.86
Number of Episodes 193 (2 seasons)
Genre(s) Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Aired2000 – 2010

Fifteen years old Kagome Higurashi finds a well at her family shrine, and after falling into it, ends up in feudal Japan where the lands are terrorized by demons. Even more shocking is when she finds a sleeping man tied to the tree with an arrow on him.

When Kagome removes the arrow, she meets Inuyasha, the half-demon. After an accident when she shatters the all-powerful Shikon Jewel, Kagome and Inuyasha must find all the shards from falling into wrong hands. 

8) Drifters


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

Drifters is set in the 1600s, where a warrior, Shimazu Toyohisa, gets summoned to a pathway full of doors in the midst of war. Shimazu is sent through one of the doors, which is a portal to another world.

There, he is sent to be a part of a group of other historical fighters and warriors like him, a group named “Drifters.”

Their goal is to defeat another group of warriors called “Ends,” whose agenda is to take over the whole world and slay the Drifters in the process.

7) Overlord


Anime NameOverlord
MAL Ratings7.92
Number of Episodes 52 (4 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Aired2015 – 2022

Overlord is a popular anime in the Isekai genre with the ‘dark protagonist’ trope. The anime follows Momonga, a powerful wizard and an in-game character in Yggdrasil.

The game is about to shut down for good, and Momonga decides to stay logged on until the game is over.

However, the game does not shut down, and Momonga, along with other in-game characters, becomes conscious, with some of them gaining personalities.

Momonga sets out to explore this new world of his and to understand what caused this sudden change.

6) Saga of Tanya the Evil

Saga of Tanya the Evil

Anime NameYoujo Senki
MAL Ratings7.96
Number of Episodes 12
Genre(s)Action, Fantasy

When a man challenges the mysterious Existence X, he’s reborn in a magical world as a little girl. Unperturbed by it, the girl, now known as Tanya Degurechaff, jumps right into war with a single-minded ferocity and brutality. She climbs the military ranks of her country, intent on defying Existence X, and earns the nickname “Devil of the Rhine” for her cruel tactics.

5) The Rising Of The Shield Hero

The Rising Of The Shield Hero

Anime NameTate no Yuusha no Nariagari
MAL Ratings7.98
Number of Episodes 38 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
StudioKinema Citrus
Aired2019 – 2022

Naofumi Iwatani is among the four ordinary men summoned into the world of Melromarc. They are the Four Cardinal Heroes blessed with incredibly powerful weapons and the ones tasked with saving Melromarc.

Naofumi, unfortunately, lands with nothing but a shield as a weapon. This leads to his title ‘Shield Hero’ being looked down on by others.

Naofumi is later betrayed and exiled from the kingdom. Naofumi is bitter and filled with hatred towards everyone in Melromarc.

He channels his detestation into training and decides to get stronger, and makes many allies on his journey.

4) No Game No Life

No Game No Life

Anime NameNo Game No Life
MAL Ratings8.09
Number of Episodes 12 + 1 movie
Genre(s)Fantasy, Comedy, Ecchi
Aired2014 – 2017

No Game No Life is another fun anime with beautiful animation. The anime is about two siblings, Sora and Shiro, who are reclusive, pro-gamers who go under the username “Blank.”

Their passion for games leads them to accept a request from a mysterious user for playing a chess match. Once they win, they are transported into another world and meet Tet, the God of Games.

Tet explains to them that they are now in Disboard, where everything is settled through games, from petty squabbles to war.

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

KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!

Anime NameKono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
MAL Ratings8.11
Number of Episodes 32 (3 seasons) + 1 movie
Genre(s)Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
StudioStudio Deen
Aired2016 – present

Kazuma Satou finds himself in front of a goddess named Aqua. Kazuma being a reclusive gamer in his past life is offered a chance to get reincarnated into an MMORPG-like world.

He gladly takes on the offer, and when asked to choose any powerful weapon he might need in his new life, Kazuma chooses Aqua to accompany him.

This ends up backfiring on Kazuma since Aqua is an imbecile of a goddess.

2) That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

Anime NameTensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
MAL Ratings8.14
Number of Episodes 48 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Aired2018 – 2021

The story follows the life of Satoru Mikami, a middle-aged man who passes in the middle of a street.

Satoru is then reincarnated into another world as a slime – a low-level monster. However, Satoru has exceptional abilities in this form, like the ability to devour anything and also mimic their appearances.

He further encounters a dragon who he befriends and receives a name from, Rimuru Tempest. Rimuru, therefore, sets out on a journey to find if there are humans in this new world and encounters many allies on the way.

1) Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World

1) Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World

Anime NameRe:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
MAL Ratings8.24
Number of Episodes 50 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Fantasy, Drama, Psychological, Suspense
StudioWhite Fox
Aired2016 – 2021

Re: Zero is the best Isekai anime on Netflix. Subaru Natsuki suddenly gets transported into another world when he comes out of grocery shopping.

After speculating that he might have ended up in some fantasy world, Subaru comes in contact with a group of creatures who beat him senseless.

He is saved by a mysterious girl named Satella, who has been looking for a guy who stole her precious Insignia. Subaru then joins Satella in her journey to thank her for rescuing him.

That concludes the list of the top 20 best Isekai anime on Netflix. If you are a Netflix user and cannot find one of the above anime on Netflix, you can always purchase a good VPN and stream your favorite anime!

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