Top 40 Best Isekai Anime Of All Time – 2020

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Top 40 Best Isekai Anime Of 2020

Last Updated: May 20, 2020

Isekai anime is a subgenre of suspense or adventure anime where the characters are transported to another world or a portal. It involves a parallel universe, which might have its own laws and science and is much different from our usual way of life.

Herein lies the beauty of Isekai, characters who are not worth much on earth, get a chance to live the heroic life when transported to another world. They get to begin again with all their past mistakes and fear being nullified.

We now know why people are so interested in this subgenre, but setting up a different fictional universe is not easy for the writers and animators. It calls upon their imagination and originality to make something nobody has ever seen or thought of before. Here we have a list of the best 40 Isekai anime series. Get ready to dive into another world!

1. No Game, No Life

Aired On: April 9, 2014

Episodes: 12

No Game, No Life

For an Isekai anime, it is very important to attract the fandom with their alternate dimension or world. This world must be beautiful and different from the mundane earth, we live on. In this feature this anime outscores others.

It is based on a light novel and started airing as an anime from April to July 2014. It has 12 episodes of jam-packed adventure in total, to enjoy.

This anime follows a pair of siblings who are average in real life but turn into Superheroes as they enter into a different world. The siblings in question are Sora and Shiro. They are a pair of gamers, who though not really successful in real life, are beyond amazing in virtual games.

They are so famous that their invincible game avatars have become the stuff of legends. One day, a young boy, calling himself God summons the siblings to a fantastic alternate world. In that alternative world, war is forbidden and all conflicts–even those involving national borders are decided by the outcome of games.

The siblings obviously get excited by this, but all their anticipation and fire dies down when they realize that in this world humanity has been cornered and confined in one city. They realize, they are outnumbered by the other species and are actually not the hunters but prey.

This anime shows that there is a superhero in all of us, all we need is to believe in our own selves and rise to the occasion. It is the size of their heart that makes Sora and Shiro, the two failures in life, turn out to be the saviors of mankind.

2. That Time I Got Reincarnated As A slime

Aired On: October 2, 2018

Episodes: 24

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, is one of the most trending anime right now. The anime’s die-hard fans are eagerly waiting for its next season to drop by 2021.

It was first aired on October 2, 2018, and ran for 24 episodes. It has been commissioned for a second season, which will air in two parts.

The anime follows Satoru Mikami, a lonely thirty-seven years old guy stuck in a dead-end job and is unhappy with his mundane life.

One day, tragedy befalls him and he meets his death by a robber. It is this misfortune that changes everything for him, as he resurrects into a slime monster.

He gains certain abilities as a Slime monster, the most important of which is ‘predator’, it allows him to devour anything and mimic its appearance and skills. Something that makes for some hilarious antics and sequences.

After being revived and put into a new body, Satoru wants to explore more and change his fate. In doing so, he meets Veldora, a Catastrophe-level ‘Storm Dragon’, who was sealed for 300 years for reducing a town to ashes. Feeling sorry for him, Satoru befriends the dragon, promising to help him in destroying the seal.

This feat increases his fame and people start approaching with new plans and adventures.
He enters into his new world and starts off one adventure after another with other monsters. These events lead to catastrophes that permanently change this world forever and now he who has transformed from an average man to a messiah has to deal with all these repercussions.

3. Re:Zero – Starting Life In Another World

Aired On: April, 2016

Episodes: 25

ReZero - Starting Life In Another World

The title of this anime basically means starting life in another world from zero, aka from the ground. That is a very original and downright gold premise for an Isekai anime. It puts our protagonist as well as the viewers in a land of possibilities as well as dangers.

Based on a series of light novels, the anime has really found its footing and has become a huge success, with a second season underway.

It follows high school student Natsuki Subaru, who one day miraculously is summoned to another world out of nowhere.

He goes into this world absolutely, figuratively blind with no idea, what to do. He doesn’t know who has summoned him or even the reason for his unexpected summoning.

He begins to make sense of the situation when a mysterious silver-haired girl saves him along with her cat. It is when he starts collaborating with the girl that the real story begins.

When they finally start to make sense of the situation and garner a clue, they get another shock and are put to their deaths by someone.

Then he is again revived and realizes that he has the insane capacity to rewind time after dying. Now putting all his past woes aside, this normal high school student has to now put every bit of his energy into saving that girl from imminent death.

This is an anime of growth and transformation. It is about choices and predominantly relationships and how far we will go to protect them. It is all these varying facets that make this anime an interesting and wonderful watch.

4. The Rising Of The Shield Hero

Aired On: January 9, 2019

Episodes: 25

The Rising Of The Shield Hero

An anime adaptation of the light novel series was announced and put in place in 2017. The project was produced by Kinema Citrus and directed by Takao Abo, with Keigo Koyanagi handling series composition, Masahiro Suwa designing the characters and Kevin Penkin composing the music.

The anime begins with the kingdom of Melromarc, summoning four legendary heroes of the past to save them.

Their call was answered in modern-day Japan, from where our unwitting heroes are transported to this fantasy universe.

Of all these heroes, the person with the most interesting start was definitely otaku Naofumi Iwatani aka ‘shield hero’ who is labeled the weakest due to his lack of offensive capability and apparent inexperience. When the heroes part ways to start their journeys, he only has one willing companion: the beautiful princess Malty Melromarc. However, she soon betrays him, steals all his money, and accuses him of taking advantage of her. Nobody believes him in this unknown world, and he becomes isolated.

Being labeled a criminal, and accused of wrong things otaku takes this to heart and begins to go on a path to find retribution and revenge against everyone who did him wrong.

The story deals with the personality of human beings and how any action we do can cause a huge change. Therefore, any act done by us should be performed very carefully, because it can impact others badly and fill them with darkness capable of destroying everyone and everything.

5. KonoSuba: God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World

Aired On: January 13, 2016

Episodes: 20

KonoSuba God's Blessing On This Wonderful World

KonoSuba: ‘God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World’ is an anime series adapted from a Light Novel of the same name. A manga adaptation, illustrated by Masahito Watari and Joseph Yokobori, was serialized in Fujimi Shobo’s Monthly Dragon Age magazine from October 2014.

An anime adaptation was commissioned and released from 13th January to March 16, 2017. It was directed by Takaomi Kanasaki and written by Makoto Uezu, with characters designed by Koichi Kikuta.

When a boy named Kazuma Satō, meets an embarrassing death- he feels like his life has been finished without doing anything remarkable. All of this changes when he meets a goddess named Aqua, who offers to reincarnate him in a parallel world with MMORPG elements, where he can go on adventures and battle with monsters.

Though Kazuma was provided with the option of the most powerful of companions, following some provocation, he chooses Aqua herself to accompany him to the town of Axel. He quickly finds out her absent-mindedness to be less than beneficial.

After Aqua gets stuck in the parallel world until she defeats the monster, Kazuma and she begin to form a little group of their own. The group includes an explosion-obsessed magician named Megumin and a masochistic crusader named Darkness.

The group proves to be dysfunctional and all of this causes more mess and mayhem than anyone could imagine. They create humor, but at the same time, their camaraderie bonds them together as a family and helps them to deal with their own shortcomings and anxiety. The anime shows beautifully how friendship can transform and change everything.

6. Inuyasha

Aired On: October 16, 2000

Episodes- 26

Inuyasha

Inuyasha has been widely regarded as one of the few anime which ended very soon and deserved at least one more season. The reason for this quick ending has been widely publicized because it stemmed from a feud between the director and creator of the manga.

Natsuki Takaya, the creator went as far as to say that she wouldn’t create another season as long as Studio Deen has the rights to the anime. Even after so much head butting and hot tempers flying around, the anime was hugely acknowledged and was ranked twenty by TV Asahi of the 100 best anime series in 2006 based on an online survey in Japan.

The central character of this series was Kagome Higurashi who lives on the grounds of her family’s Shinto shrine with her mother, grandfather and younger brother, Sota. This seemingly normal girl has her world flipped upside down when on her fifteenth birthday she goes to retrieve her cat and is dragged into the enshrined Bone Eater’s Well by a centipede demon that emerged from it.

She finds herself being transferred years earlier, in the Sengoku period. The demon turns out to be an ancient creature who was defeated fifty years prior by Kikyo, a warrior priestess who is the keeper of the Shikon Jewel.

We also get an intense love story between Kagome and Inuyasha that literally defeats everything- whether it be monsters or time. The viewers have their hands on their heart, till the end, in anticipation of their ultimate fate.

7. Saga Of Tanya The Evil

Aired On:  January 6, 2017

Episodes:  12

Saga Of Tanya The Evil

Since the first season of the anime ‘Saga Of Tanya the Evil’ was aired in 2017, fans have been waiting for the next season. It is one of the most interesting anime series in the Isekai culture.

An anime television series adaptation of the Manga by the same name was aired from January 6, 2017, to March 31, 2017. A theatrical film, taking place after the events of the TV anime series, premiered on February 8, 2019.

‘Saga Of Tanya The Evil’ starts when an unnamed atheist, at the moment of being murdered, is confronted by a god-like entity for not having or practicing faith in his life. Rather than being scared, the salaryman mocks his existence. The entity to prove its superiority decides to reincarnate the man into a different world where he would face difficult circumstances and would be forced to turn to the entity for help.

Thus the salaryman is reborn as Tanya in an alternate universe which is like imperial Germany. The entity threatens her- if she does not die a natural death or refuses to have faith in it, her soul will leave the cycle of reincarnation and will be sent to hell for the countless sins that Tanya has committed in her previous life.

To save herself from this situation, she decides to join the Empire’s Mage Corps and fight in the war, hoping to reach a high enough rank as fast as possible to remain far from the battlefield. Since she has found herself in a place where the murder has become a natural phenomenon, this is the only way to avoid the risk of being killed.

Though she is a very polite and graceful girl from the outside, she brings her tough and ruthless demeanor even in this world. She considers it to be a way to quickly rise in her career so that she can avoid her imminent fate.

The anime throughout its run, witnesses not only the epic battles of this world but also the battles inside Tanya, as she fights off the two opposites in her, that have come about because of her distrust in a higher power.

8. Overlord

Aired On- July 7, 2015

Episodes-  39

Overlord

Apart from the Isekai genre, ‘Overlord’ is also a revered part of the dark fantasy genre. Overlord, the anime was adapted from a Japanese novel of the same name and mostly follows the same storyline and reflects similar themes.

Every Season follows a certain amount of volumes religiously, and therefore fans of the manga were extremely happy with this reiteration.

Overlord was first aired in Japan on AT-X from July 7, 2015, to September 29, 2015, with additional broadcasts by Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, and BS11. The second season saw a change in broadcast network with Sun TV and KBS Kyoto dropping the series while MBS added the series to its schedule. The second season was aired from January 10, 2018, to April 4, 2018, followed by the third season premiering on July 11, 2018.

The anime’s plot starts when a Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game or DMMORPG called YGGDRASIL is released, standing out among all other DMMORPGs due to its unusually high ability for the player to interact with the game.

Just like all good things, this game also runs its course. After 12 long years, the game servers are about to be shut down. Within the game, there exists a guild, Ainz Ooal Gown, once consisting of 41 members, is credited as one of the strongest guilds in the game.

In this guild, we have a skeletal “Overlord” character named Momonga, who decides to stay in the game until the servers shut down, but miraculously finds himself stuck in it. The game after the shutdown creates an alternate reality out of itself.

Though an ardent fan of the game, he doesn’t know if it’s a boon or curse. It is not the life he is used to. In this series, he deals with this adventure.

9. Sword Art Online

Aired On: July 8, 2012

Episodes:  96

Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online is one of the most trending anime right now. Since its inception due to the rise of sites like Netflix, it has created a huge following. Sword Art Online in the last few years has created one of the biggest fandoms in the world.

It has a premise like Overlord, but what sets it apart is the way it develops its characters. The characters are what make this anime amazing and special.

Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki, the two protagonists of the anime are unique and have a lot of depth to their personality. Even though a part of a video game the emotions they feel resonate with the audience.

The anime starts, when a virtual reality massively multiplayer online role-playing game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online (SAO) is released. With the NerveGear, a helmet that stimulates the user’s five senses via their brain, players can experience and control their in-game characters with their minds.

When players excitedly enter the game, they get the shock of their life after realizing that they can’t log out. They are said, that until and unless they defeat and take over Aincrad, they can’t get out of here. The worst part of playing this game is the fact that if they die in the game, they will also suffer a similar fate outside.

These stakes and consequences, make everyone panic. Amidst these, some rise to the occasion and make their names while some suffer disastrous consequences.

10. GATE: Thus the JSDF fought there

Aired On: July 4, 2015

Number of episodes- 12

GATE Thus the JSDF fought there

Premiered in 2015 this anime is produced by Genco, Magic Capsule, Warner Bros Japan, KlockWorx, Showgate, Bandai Namco Games under A-1 Pictures studio and falls under the genre of action, fantasy, adventure and military and is based on a light novel.

A mysterious gate suddenly appears from which armed men from the medieval period come out and start killing everybody. Youji saves as many people as he can while the rest of the Japan Self Defense Forces try to stop the invasion.

Three months after the attack a special team is formed which goes on the other side of the gate to understand what they are dealing with and to make peace. If they fail they can get stuck in a situation of a bloody war.

The most fascinating thing was how the creators try to make the viewers understand the political and economic situation of the world that has affected the characterization.

The issue is very hard to explain through anime but the creators have done a good job in making us realize this complicated nature of human society that is often manipulated by wars and political agendas.

In twelve episodes not for once, the characters’ main focus is disturbed. The creators have balanced the socio-economic aspect as well as the story that is connecting both the worlds. The audience is given organized time to understand the philosophical aspect of both the worlds.

11. The Devil Is A Part Timer!

Aired On- April 4, 2013

Episodes-  13

The Devil Is A Part Timer!

‘The Devil Is A Part Timer!’ is based on a light novel series of the same name. It was created by White Fox and directed by Naoto Hosoda. The anime aired 13 episodes between April 4 and June 27, 2013, on Tokyo MX and were later aired on KBS, SUN-TV, BS Nittele, TVA and AT-X.

Though the setting of the anime is very intense, at its core, the show features a very slice of life. It is about how circumstances and a good company can change the character of a person.

The protagonist of this series is the devil himself. The Demon King declares war on Ente Isla in an attempt to annex the four continents. However, due to the actions of the Hero Emilia Justina and her companions, he was forced to retreat to Earth, causing him to lose almost all of his powers.

In this world, he finds new as well as some old friends, which causes him to live a different kind of life. Now, he works in a fast-food restaurant. Though it is a completely different state, he still carries his charisma that makes him endearing to the fans.

One of the most interesting dynamics in the show is between Maou and Emi. They are mortal enemies in their original world, while on Earth they create an unspoken bond with each other. This shows that if you give people a chance, they can sometimes surprise you with their transformation.

12. How not to summon a Demon Lord

Aired On- July 5, 2018

Episodes-  12

How not to summon a Demon Lord

‘How not to summon a Demon Lord’, a light novel series was announced to receive an anime adaptation in January 2018. The first season, aired in 2018 was directed by Yūta Murano and written by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu, with animation by studio Ajia-do Animation Works. It has been renewed for a second season.

The series follows Takuma Sakamoto, a hikikomori gamer who is mysteriously transported to the virtual world of his favorite MMORPG, Cross Reverie, with the appearance of his own character in the game, the Demon Lord Diablo.

In many ways, it is also a love triangle, as two young girls, the pantherian Rem and the elf Shera get involved with him. They attempt to use a spell to make Takuma their servant, but due to his magic ring with the ability “Magic Reflection”, the spell rebounds, and both end up with magic collars stuck on their necks, thus becoming his servants instead.

All of these produce umpteen amounts of hilarity in this anime. He deals with his own anxiety but finds out amidst this that he has a lot of knowledge in this game that he puts to use. He goes on his adventure along with Rem and Shera, to find a way out and also tries to solve their issues and shortcomings.

This anime is made to make you fall in love with Takuma. You will have your opinions about who is right for him- Rem or Shera. One thing is absolute that you will definitely end up with a big smile, as you reach the end of its last episode.

13. The Philosopher’s Grandson

Aired On- April 10, 2019

Episodes-  12

The Philosopher’s Grandson

‘Wise Man’s Grandchild’ aka ‘The Philosopher’s Grandson’ is a Japanese light novel series written by Tsuyoshi Yoshioka and illustrated by Seiji Kikuchi. An anime adaptation was in works in 2017. The anime, which was later confirmed to be aired on television, is directed by Masafumi Tamura and written by Tatsuya Takahashi, featuring animation by Silver Link with character designs by Yuki Sawairi and music by Kow Otani.

In pure Isekai anime style, this anime also deals with a very ordinary salary man meeting his unfortunate death and getting transported into some other world, filled with magic and demons.

In that world, a patriot hero named “Sage” Merlin Wolford picks him as a baby and gives him the name Shin. Sage raises him as a grandson and gives him all the knowledge necessary to survive in this world. His teachings also give Shin some irresistible and extremely powerful capabilities.

When he turns 15, Merlin hilariously realizes that there is one thing that he has forgotten to impart to him, common sense. After that, another character enters Diseum, king of the Earlshide Kingdom who recommends Shin to attend his Magic Academy. Merlin agrees, on the condition that Shin will not be used for any kind of political warfare.

From here Shin’s true adventure begins, as he explores this new world and meets many new characters. He rescues Maria and Sizilien from thugs and they become an integral part of his life, but they further complicate everything also.

This anime has great characters, stunning images as well as visuals that will glue you to the screen.

14. Log Horizon

Aired On- October 5, 2013

Episodes-  50

Log Horizon

‘Log Horizon’ was a novel series that was commissioned for a 25 episode adaptation by Satelight which was aired on NHK Educational TV from October 5, 2013, to March 22, 2014.

Like much other earlier-mentioned anime, it is also set in a Video Game Universe, where many players get stuck. What makes it unique is the way it presents itself as well as its characters. It also focuses more on the relationships between the characters and reflects the perils through the friendship and love these characters share. Friendship and loyalty are a huge focal point in the series.

The story begins when 30,000 Japanese players and several hundreds of thousand players worldwide are trapped in a fantasy online game world called Elder Tale. For Shiroe, things get complicated when he is forced to team up with his old friend Naotsugu and an assassin named Akatsuki to survive in this new world.

As they face the challenges and obstacles ahead of them, they are also forced to deal with the various emotions inside them regarding themselves and each other. It makes every fight more interesting than the previous one.

While comparing with other similar anime, it has been said that Log Horizon has “its own unique take on what has become a subgenre of fantasy” when compared to the previous Sword Art Online and the earlier hack series.

Widely applauded, the die-hard fans of the novel series are surely in love with it.

15. In Another World With My Smartphone

Aired On: July 11, 2017

Episodes: 12

In Another World With My Smartphone

‘In Another World With My Smartphone’ was initially a light novel series. A manga adaptation by Soto began its serialization in Kadokawa Shoten’s Comp Ace in November 2016. An anime television series adaptation by Production Reed was aired from July to September 2017. The series has been licensed by Crunchyroll.

The anime begins when our main character Fifteen-year-old Touya Mochizuki is accidentally killed by God. As an apology, God allows him to be resurrected, but since he cannot send him back to his old world, he instead reincarnates him into a fantasy world along with a single special request.

His request turns out to be his Smartphone. Though God cannot bend the rules of his universe, by allowing contact between two worlds, he still agrees to repent for his mistake.

Touya cannot contact his old world with it, but the phone retains some features with a little tweaking. It can be easily recharged by magic and can otherwise function such as accessing data from the old world and can use relevant features for his new world such as the GPS function for locations that are comprehensively identified on it.

To make his life easier in this new world, God transforms Touya’s physical, magical, and cognitive abilities to a certain degree as a further apology for the inconvenience of killing him.

Taking full advantage of the situation, Touya begins to roam around the world, befriending people from various walks of life, especially females and high ranking officials. While doing so he also begins solving political disputes, minor quests, and nonchalantly enjoying himself with his newfound allies.

16. Drifters

Aired On- October 7, 2016

Episodes-  12 + 3 OVA

Drifters

Drifters started serialization in Shōnen Gahosha’s magazine, Young King Ours, on April 30, 2009. An anime television adaptation was commissioned and aired between October 7, 2016, and December 23, 2016. A second season of the anime series has been announced.

Drifters follow a very interesting concept of using known historical figures. They are summoned in a different world by magicians who wish to employ their skills, capabilities and knowledge to solve their problems.

The Anime begins with Shimazu Toyohisa, who at the Battle of Sekigahara, manages to mortally wound Ii Naomasa. While returning from the battlefield, he finds himself slowly and steadily feeling better, and suddenly realizes that he has been transported into a different world.

He finds himself transported to a corridor of doors, where a bespectacled man at a desk waits for him. This man, Murasaki, sends Toyohisa through the nearest door where he wakes up in another world. There, Toyohisa meets other great warriors like him who have been transported as well, to be the part of a group known as “Drifters”.

This world is in midst of a war – the humans, along with a number of fantastical races, including elves, dwarves, and hobbits are fighting against another group of great warriors, the “Ends”, who wish to take over the world and kill all of the Drifters since they are the only hope the Humans have. The ‘Ends’ have many creatures under them, including giants and dragons, whom they use to destroy everything in their path.

17. Isekai Quartet

Aired On- April 9, 2019

Episodes-  24

Isekai Quartet

Isekai Quartet is hugely popular for various reasons, the most primary of which is that it has primary characters from six popular Isekai anime series. It is quite naturally a gold mine for every Isekai anime fan in the world.

Another thing that contributes to its popularity is its setting. It happens in the backdrop of a High School. As we all know there is not a more fertile setting than high school. It can lead to hilarity, intensity, emotions and stories that can make every viewer go through a whirlwind.

The Anime basically starts when a mysterious red button appears in every world- The protagonists from KonoSuba, Overlord, Re:Zero – ‘Starting Life in Another World’, and ‘The Saga of Tanya the Evil’ all press the button and move to a parallel world.

They find themselves in another Isekai world, of High School, where they have to leave all their past habits as warriors or gamers and become normal high school students. Soon, they are joined by protagonists from The Rising of the Shield Hero and Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious.

The series is written and directed by Minoru Ashina, with character designs by Minoru Takehara, who also serves as chief animation director. The series is animated by Studio Puyukai. It aired from April 9 to June 25, 2019. It comprises two seasons and has 24 episodes in total. A third season has already been announced and is in the works. Funimation has licensed the series and is streaming it in both Japanese and English.

18. Restaurant to Another World

Aired On: July 3, 2017

Episodes: 12

Restaurant to Another World

‘Restaurant To Another World’ is based on a Japanese light novel series written by Junpei Inuzuka, with illustrations by Katsumi Enami. The Anime was commissioned for adaptation by Silver Link. It ran for 12 episodes.

Masato Jinbo directed the series and supervised scripts at Silver Link, with Takao Sano and Keiichi Sano adapted the original character designs for animation.

In a few words, this anime is capable enough to make viewers keen. Simple in its outset, it makes your jaw drop by the amazing stories and characters it produces. Everything in this story happens in The Western Restaurant Nekoya, a restaurant situated in a mundane corner of an undisclosed Tokyo shopping district which offers a lot of Japanese versions of Western dishes.

On the weekdays it is like any other restaurant serving up delicious meals but on Saturdays, it becomes a portal to a different world inhabited by elves, dragons, animal men and other fantastic creatures, who enter the restaurant and partake of its exotic food, with many of them becoming regular patrons.

The Restaurant in many ways is a symbol of diversity, as we see people of many kinds and walks of life enter in this unique world. They all relish together to celebrate their love for cuisines while being part of different worlds.

The reason this place remains the entity it is, all because of Master, a demi-human. He is not only the head chef but also the protector of this place. He gained this responsibility through his grandparents. The way he handles the situations, it can be easily said that there was no other better person for this job.

19. Digimon

Aired On- March 7, 1999

Episodes-  384

Digimon

If you don’t know who or what Digimon is, then you have surely been living under a rock. After Pokemon, if any franchise has been able to duplicate its success, it’s been Digimon.
Digimon is a Japanese media franchise encompassing virtual pet toys, anime, manga, video games, films and a trading card game. The franchise focuses on the eponymous creatures, who inhabit a “Digital World”, a parallel universe that originated from Earth’s various communication networks.

The first season begins with seven young children getting transferred into a different portal outside their summer camp. As they enter the world they meet their own Digimons. The kids’ Digivices allow their partner Digimons to “digivolve” into stronger forms and combat enemies. As the kids explore to find a way home, they learn that they are “DigiDestined”, children chosen to save the Digital World.

It gained a huge international following, especially in America. Though initially considered a mere rip off Pokémon franchise, the viewers slowly warmed up to it when they realized that the characters here interacted and developed realistically.

It also has a more mature stand than Pokémon. It has involvement as well as the integration of more complicated science fiction stories and societal themes. Thus, slowly many kids began to outgrow Pokémon and joined the Digimon camp.

Due to its popularity, it gained the place first at the start of the May 2000 Nielsen rating sweeps, surpassing Pokémon: Adventures on the Orange Islands among viewers aged 2–11 and 6–11. Retailers and businesses such as snack food company Jel Sert and toy store chain Toys “R” Us capitalized on the popularity of the series by licensing it for promotion with their own products.

20. Re:Creators

Aired On- April 8, 2017

Episodes-  22

Re Creators

Re: Creators was exclusively developed for Amazon Prime. It has achieved a greater amount of popularity. It is quite similar to the ‘Isekai Quartet’ as it has characters coming from different dimensions into this universe.

Unlike in the former, here the universes are not known- therefore the creators had more freedom and flexibility with their art. Here the stakes are also much higher since there is a quite literal battle going on.

The story also has a very emotional and important beginning. The protagonist’s friend Setsuna commits suicide when she is blamed for plagiarism. This makes Sōta Mizushino, our protagonist, start on a very bleak note. Sōta blames himself for this catastrophe as he ignored Setsuna when she asked for his help. In reality, he was bitter towards her, since she got more appreciation for her work than him.

This shows how important it is to respond when someone asks for help, as it can make or break them. Your failure to help might leave such a mark on yourself like Sōta that you might not be able to recuperate.

His pain and guilt find a medium when Setsuna’s creation Altair enters the real world. Initially, he did not want to have anything to do with the character, but then he picks himself up and decides to provide Altair the support that he didn’t to Setsuna. Both of them make a formidable team and start fighting off the dangers that come from other worlds.

This Anime has a royal touch of emotion, sensitivity and nostalgia. It will give you the action as well as love. It will make you respect and appreciate your loved ones more.

21. The vision of escaflowne

Aired On- 2 April 1996

Number of episodes (26)

The vision of escaflowne

‘The vision of Escaflowne’ premiered in 1996. This anime is produced by TV Tokyo and Bandai Visual under Sunrise studio and falls under the genre of adventure, fantasy, romance and psychology.

This can be called the adventures of Hitomi Kanzaki. She is a fifteen-year-old girl who is into fortune-telling. Everything goes smoothly until Van Fanel appears with a dragon and kills it and light transports both Hitomi and Van to Gaea where the earth is hanging in the sky. Van is a prince of kingdom Fanelia.

Fanelia is attacked by an evil empire, Zaibach. To save his kingdom Van uses his family’s ancient mechanized battle suit Escaflowne but could not save his kingdom. Therefore Hitomi and Van run from there and they meet Asturian knight Allen Schezar who looks exactly like Hitomi’s crush on earth. The journey to fight against the Zaibach starts from now.

The characters are developed really well considering the fact that they had to decrease the number of episodes instead of the planned thirty-nine episodes but the creators did not compromise with the plot or the characters and they made the characters engaging, real and fleshed them out really well.

Music is awesome as both opening and the ending songs go well with the anime and thus you can listen to it without thinking of jumping directly into the episode.

The story and the characters are the real strength of this anime. The world of Gaea is well-constructed. Overall, it’s a story-driven anime and anyone would like to watch it.

22. Hack//sign 

Aired On- 4 April, 2002

Number of episodes- 26

Hack sign

‘Hack//sign’ was first aired in 2002 and was produced by Bandai Visual, Yomiko Advertising, Bandai, CyberConnect2 under Bee Train studios. It falls under the genre of game, sci-fi, adventure, fantasy, mystery and magic.

In an MMORPG called the world a wave master by the alias, Tsukasa wakes up with amnesia, with no memory of what he has done before. He is suspected of being a hacker by the Crimson Knights as he is seen accompanied by a tweaked character of a cat, unable to log out from the game Tsukasa wanders around hiding from Crimson Knights and other players whom he meets along the way.

Tsukasa gets hold of an item that transforms into a guardian and offers Tsukasa protection against every harm. Subaru, the leader of Crimson Knights and some other players investigate the reason why Tsukasa cannot log out of the game.

Now, apart from a well-written story, the music and the sound of this anime is what makes it unique and in a different league than other anime. The opening song ‘Obsession’ sets the mood for the story and fits well with the episodes. The animation is so imaginative that you would really get the feel of watching an MMORPG.

This is one of the greatest anime ever created, with its music better than anything. Plots or story-wise it lacks nothing. Overall, this anime should be watched by everyone who likes the genre and appreciates the art behind it.

23. Fushigi yuugi

Aired On- April 6, 1995

Number of episodes- 52

Fushigi yuugi

This anime was first aired on TV in 199. It was produced by TV Tokyo, Shogakukan Productions, Yomiko Advertising, Apollon under studio Studio Pierrot and is based on a manga of the same name written by Yuu Watase. It falls under the genre of fantasy, magic, adventure, romance, historical, comedy, martial arts, drama and Shoujo.

Miaka Yuuki and Yui Hongo were visiting a library and got sucked into the world of a
mysterious book “The Universe of The Four Gods” set in ancient China. Miyaka becomes the

priestess of Suzaku and Yui becomes the priestess of enemy nation Seiryuu and both of them who were once best friends now face each other as enemies.

From an animation point of view, it is smooth and the coloring is vibrant. The opening and the ending theme fit the series well. There are many characters and they are developed well and have a huge variety in them, this is one of those series that can be watched over and over again so much that it can make you an addict.

It is a great series and you would like the characters so much that you will experience their own journey on some level and feel for them. The story is a bit different from manga like in the anime only Yui returns but in the manga both of them return to their world. Whoever likes a bit of romance in the anime will like this series.

It’s enjoyable and might give a little nostalgic feel to the nineties’ kids.

24. Now and then, here and there

Aired On- 14 October, 1999

Number of episodes- 13

Now and then, here and there

This anime was first broadcasted on TV in 1999 and was produced by Victor Entertainment, Pioneer LDC and Rakuonsha under AIC studios. It falls under the genre of military, sci-fi, adventure, fantasy and drama.

Shuuzou “Shuu” Matsutani who is passionate about kendo, loses a match against his rival. Sad Shuu climbs on a smokestack where he meets a blue-haired girl wearing a strange pendant, namely Lala-Ruu. She does not give much attention to Shuu’s attempts to befriending her.

Out of nowhere, a woman with two serpentine machines appears to capture Lala-Ruu but Shuu goes in to save her and gets transported into a deserted world. Still, he tries to save her until completely beaten up by the soldiers. All this happens because Lala-Ruu can manipulate water with the help of her pendant which is the source of the power. The pendant gets lost and Shuu is the suspect.

It’s really difficult to find an anime like this, where the protagonist or victim is tortured and is stuck in a war-ridden place and has to fight hunger and at the same time tries to protect the girl. The way Shuu deals with this is so encouraging to see even after what happens with him is heartwarming.

Story-wise no other anime comes close to this one. Shuu’s character is the best character ever created in anime – this guy lives in a hopeless world, he is nearly killed multiple times but he still thinks for others and tries to save others and thus this is the most recommended anime.

25. The boy and the beast

Aired On- July 11, 2015

Number of episodes- 1

The boy and the beast

This anime was released in 2015 and was produced by Dentsu, Yomiuri Telecasting,
Kadokawa Shoten, Toho, Nippon Television Network and Arquebuse under the studio Studio Chizu and falls under the genre of adventure and supernaturalism.

Nine-year-old Ren has lost the only person in his life who has treated him with any kind of love and kindness. After the death of the person, Ren is shunned by his family and wanders around the streets of Shibuya, where he stumbles upon Kumatetsu who leads him to the beast realm of Shibuyen.

For Kumatetsu, Ren is just a pawn whom he can use to become a candidate who will replace the lord of the realm. When it comes to combat, there is no one who can come closer to Kumatetsu but due to his personality, he has no disciple. Therefore, he cannot prove his worth to become the successor of the lord.

Ren, now known as Kyuuta, is looking for love, family, home and Kumatetsu is looking for recognition, respect, pride and both help each other in order to achieve their goals.

It’s a beautiful anime and you will not regret watching this, it is an emotionally rich movie with great action. This anime captivates the people especially because of the unusual bond between Kumatetsu and Ren.

26. Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

Aired on: July 8, 2019

Episodes: 13

Arifureta From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

Arifureta has a distinct theme that contains a well-proportioned mixture of comedy, romance, harem, drama, mystery. This unique combination has made it extremely popular with the audience.

The development of the central character is distinct in nature. Having a hero of age seventeen is not new for an anime. For this anime, the character grows into a powerful person from a clumsy, regular boy hitting his puberty. The boy gets bullied and harassed initially, but came out as a strong character, firm in nature and determined to win.

The story starts when Hajime Nagumo, a seventeen-year-old Otaku boy falls into an abyss. In that fantasy world, he and his classmates are tasked to save the human race. While all his classmates receive some special powers, he gets none.

Being ridiculed and bullied by them he finds himself in despair. He survives in this world with monsters only by being determined and strong. He starts getting stronger by killing monsters. His unhesitant action and desire to win makes this character distinct.

The anime develops an interesting romantic angle as Hajime meets Yue, a vampire princess and Shea, a rabbit girl. Yue declares herself to be his wife and Shea keeps on persuading Hajime while developing a sister-like bond with Yue. Both of them help Hajime on his development with their superpowers. It is an adaptation of a web-novel or a light novel by Eto Shirakome. The amazing characterization has made this anime popular and helps the anime to earn the title one of the best anime.

27. Knights and Magic

Aired on: July 2, 2017

Episodes: 13

Knights and Magic

The theme of this anime is the mecha Otaku and his love for giant robots. This is one of the anime series that has reincarnation. But, the reason to select it as one of the best anime is the genuine love of Eru for the humanoids named Silhouette Knights. Eru’s motivation and his strive to be the pilot of the Silhouette Knights form the main plot of the story. There is no depressing story, no hidden agenda behind his motivation, but the detailed description of one’s love for their goal makes it one of the most favorite of viewers.

The story begins in modern Japan and gradually makes its way to a medieval world. Tsubasa Kurata, an otaku dies in a car accident. He reincarnates in an alternative world namely the Fremmevilla kingdom. This kingdom has got powerful Silhouette knights, who are capable of fighting with demons.

Being a part of a novel family under the name of Ernesti Echevarria aka Eru, he is blessed with certain magical powers. He joins an academy to learn how to master those Silhouette Knights and prepare them as a weapon to protect the kingdom from external threats, from demons and humans as well. Ernesti teams up with his twin brother Archid Olter with the aim to create his own humanoid weapon Silhouette Knight one day.

This anime is an adaptation of a light novel written by Hisago Amazake-no. This novel is the source of a manga series as well because of its shooting popularity. The anime lovers will fall for the sincerity and love Eru has for Mecha. The manga and the anime both are equally popular.

28. Hai To Gensou no Grimgar or Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions

Aired on: January 10, 2016

Episodes: 12

Hai To Gensou no Grimgar or Grimgar Ashes and Illusions

There is a fine line between death and life, and in life, there are no ‘redo’s or ‘undo’s. This anime makes this line more prominent to the viewers. This anime portrays a sharp reality and this theme makes it one of the best anime series.

The adventurous plot takes the viewers to a different world as it makes its way through the darkness of lost memory. This anime deals with a virtual world where the character needs to fight for his survival. There is a quest, adventure, fighting and finally all elements that can intrigue an anime lover.

The series begins as the central character Haruhiro starts his journey in an alternative universe, where he finds other men and women stuck in the same situation as him. They all are in a game-like world, named Grimmer, where they are compelled to fight for their survival. They need to form a party and learn survival skills to pull through the harsh environment.

The thrill of this anime lies in the situation Haruhiro is put in. The survival game that preaches only one motto “kill or is killed” somewhat sets the tone of this anime. Being put in an unknown land, without any memory is the first challenge for the characters. The only emotions that boil in them are fear, instinct and their will to survive.

All the strong characters join their hands to form a party. Haruhiro makes his progress as a soldier in the reserve force. Other characters like Manato, Yume, Mogzo, and Ranta add to the fighter spree of Haruhiro. The quest and the will of the characters give this anime a unique approach.

29. Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

Aired on: January 11, 2018

Episodes: 12

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

It is one of the anime series that features the game world. This anime contains an interesting blend of fantasy and adventure. The characterization and the well-knit plot of this anime make it the favorite of the viewers. You will feel the game world coming into life as the plot starts brewing.

Ichiro Suzuki is a programmer who is in his thirties. He gets to see a new aspect of his game world as one day he gets up from his sleep to find himself smashed in a game. This game is one of the games he was debugging in real life. He realized that in this fantasy RPG world his appearance has changed into a younger version of himself and he has the name Satou, which he uses as a nickname for running the beta tests on games.

The real plot of the story starts as Satou gets in a fight with an army of Lizardmen. They try to assault Satou, but being skilled he successfully wipes them out. This improves his stats and skills.

As he is compelled to stay in the virtual game world forever Satou makes his way through this new world in search of adventure. He hides his skill and stats in order to live a peaceful life and meet new people.

Death march to the Parallel World Rhapsody is based on a Japanese light novel series written by Hiro Ariana. This anime holds the essence of an adventure story that has all strong characters. The lead character is powerful, but the secondary characters are in no way powerless. This characterization is a reason this anime can hold the title of one of the bests.

30. Mondaiji-Tachi Ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sō Desu yo?

Aired on: January 11, 2013

Episodes: 10

Mondaiji-Tachi Ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sō Desu yo

It is indeed exciting to find the way to a foreign land that is driven by magic. The Brazen world gets blurred when the land of adventure invites the teenagers to get the gift it holds for them. It is considered one of the best anime because of its plot and characterization.

The plot revolves around three teenagers with psychic power who are absolutely bored by their mundane life. They get the chance to taste the very essence of adventure as they get letters that transport them to another world “little garden”.

The story actually starts when a clan of this “little garden” has lost its own name in the games. For a comeback, they needed new powers. Kurousagi decides to bring Izayoi Sakamaki, Asuka Kudou, You Kasukabe to their world. Kurousagi offers them to join in special high-stakes games, where they can join using their abilities. For that, they need to be a part of a community.

The three teenagers join the clan of Kurousagi, on learning that the clan “No names” has lost its status and land due to their defeat at the hands of Demon Lord. The trio set out to regain the dignity of their new clan and fight back the demon Lords.

This anime is a favorite of many viewers because of the bonding of the trio, and how their adventure accompanies them when they decide to protect the residents and explore the new land. This is an adaptation of the Japanese light novel series by Taro Tatsunoko, and its tremendous popularity has led it to get adapted into a manga as well.

31. Youjo Senki: The Saga of Tanya the Evil

Aired on: January 6, 2017

Episodes: 12 episodes

Youjo Senki The Saga of Tanya the Evil

“Freedom without laws means anarchy; laws without freedom means tyranny” Tanya is the character that boldly reveals the inherent relationship between freedom and laws. This unique and sharp characterization makes this anime a successful one.

The story goes from one universe to another. The main character is a salaryman, who was murdered in 2013. After that, the man is reborn as the second lieutenant of the Imperial Army in an alternative universe. She is known as Tanya Degurechaff, a 9-year-old soldier girl. Her talents, efficiency and ruthlessness on the battlefield make her an asset for the army.

God says to her, if she cannot die in a natural way, or refuse to have faith in Him, her soul will be sent to hell as a punishment for countless sins Tanya has committed in his previous life. To avoid death on the battlefield, Tanya decides to go up in rank in the Empire Mages Division. Even though she speaks with a young girl’s lisp, she soon becomes a ruthless soldier to prioritize her career and prove her efficiency.

She becomes one of the twelve knights and is granted the title of von. Moreover, she leads her own newly formed Mage battalion known as Imperial Army 203rd Air Mage Battalion. Her actions gradually lead to the rise of the empire to be the most powerful nation in mankind’s history.

The base of this anime is a light novel named Youjo Senki, written by Carlo Zen. It has a manga counterpart as well, which is as popular as the anime one. This anime shows how power works – how the need for power for survival makes its way to power hunger. This strike of reality makes this anime one of the best.

32. Digimon Adventures

Aired on: March 7, 1999

Episodes: 54 episodes

Digimon Adventures

This anime has been a favorite of children since the day it was first aired and is still holding a huge number of fans from every age group. This anime portrays the power of the positive qualities in human beings, like courage, love, knowledge, reliability and how these qualities help to fight against evil powers.

The story begins as a group of boys and girls land on a parallel reality called the Digital World. They are chosen to become Digidestined, the children who are supposed to save the Digital world by fighting against evil. The children get Digimons to accompany them on their mission. This makes the children stronger as the Digimons are there to save their partners from danger.

The children fight against several evil powers and after a bunch of quests on earth and in the Digital World, they successfully defeat Apocalymon, their real enemy. He is the one who created all the negative Digimons, the Digidestineds have destroyed before. When he is defeated the children get back on earth leaving their Digimon friends behind.

The main attraction of this anime is the relation of the Digidestineds with their Digimons. As the plot goes by, the children show more positive powers and various signs of maturity like making friends, being courageous, standing on one’s morals, etc. The Digimons are the representative of certain qualities that make the base of a child’s mindscape. This Digimon series has been so popular that there is a Digimon Franchise that has produced several movie sequels and video games based on this anime.

33. Zero no Tsukaima: The Familiar of Zero

Aired on: July 3, 2006

Episodes: 13 episodes

Zero no Tsukaima The Familiar of Zero

The story revolves around a magic world of wands and charms. Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière is studying at Tristain Academy, a prestigious academy for magic. She fails to master the way of casting magic properly and ends up earning the name “Louise the Zero” from her classmates.

The story takes an important turn as she and her classmates perform a summoning ritual. Her ritual causes an explosion but she actually ends up summoning a Japanese boy named Satio Hiraga. In the magical kingdom of Halkeginia, he becomes the servant of Louise. She humiliates Satio and makes him wash her clothes, sleep on a hay bed, whipping him with a riding crop whenever he fails to meet her choices.

In this summoning ritual, she was supposed to summon a familiar who used to be her loyal and be her protector for the rest of her life. The anime features the adventure of Saito and Louise. As the story proceeds, they risk their lives to save each other. Satio tries to find a way to get back to his home and is bestowed with the power to wield swords and other weapons to perform heroic deeds. Gradually, their friendship grows and they fall in love with each other.

There is a multimedia franchise of this anime that produces manga and light novels by Noboru Yamaguchi. This anime is very popular with the viewers as it depicts how two different individuals struggle in their own world. Satio struggles to cope up with his new life and Louise struggles to prove that she is someone beyond the nickname she has earned.

34. Hyakuren No Haou To Seiyaku No Valkyria

Aired on: July 8, 2018

Episodes: 12 episodes

Hyakuren No Haou To Seiyaku No Valkyria

This anime is the one that features urban legends and Norse mythology. The protagonist of this anime makes this an extraordinary one. This anime does not have an overly strong and powerful hero, but he tries his best to be one.

Suoh Yuuto is a normal high school student with knowledge about urban legends. To prove himself he visits a nearby shrine with his friend Mitsuki Shimoya. He is transported to an alternative world called Yggdrasil while taking pictures beside the shrine’s divine mirror.

This new world has characters straight out of Norse mythology, where people fight with each other for land domination. After being transported to another world, he shows his skill based on his knowledge learned in school. He becomes the leader of the wolf clan after one year. This leads him to engage in fights with other neighboring clans but he keeps on searching for his way back to his home desperately.

With time, his leadership makes the Wolf clan rise to the top and earn prosperity. He successfully earns the respect and adoration of a group of warrior maidens known as the Einherjar.

The main reason the viewers find this series interesting is because of the uniqueness of its ending. It is different from other contemporary anime because the magic world it portrays is not really similar to a board game, but it is the world of folklore and legends. The finest point of this anime is how an ordinary boy shines beside other heroes with his own skills.

35. Caligula

Aired on: April 8, 2018

Episodes: 12 episodes

Caligula

This anime features the phenomenon called the Caligula effect. There are a series of events that play the fine-tune on life to cause happiness and the cathartic effects. This anime is the one that deals with these psychological truths. The concept of happiness has given a unique approach in this anime.

The story begins with a high school student Ritsu Shikisima who spends his perfect life with his friends. Suddenly he gets worried about a strange voice asking for help. This voice belongs to Tadashi Satomi, a pop singer whose voice has started to affect the world in an adverse way. The pop singer performs songs requested by users and gains self-awareness from the bitter feelings of the users. The dissatisfaction that lies in reality makes her create an alternative world called Mobius.

She traps people in Mobius thinking that they will get rid of all bitter feelings and will get whatever they want. She considers this to be the most fruitful way to save humanity that is constantly suffering.

When Ritsu realizes that he is trapped inside an alternative world, he tries to gather everyone who has realized the truth before they get eliminated. They use their new-found weapons generated from emotions to fight against a mysterious group of The Ostinato Musicians. This weapon, known as the Cathartic effect, helps them as they struggle to escape this virtual world.

This anime holds the idea of happiness and sorrow and shows how they actually work. There is actually a fine line existing between happiness and sorrow, a small transgression can lead a person to go away from happiness. If you are a fan of psychological phenomena then this is definitely the one for you.

36. Isekai Cheat Magician

Aired on: July 10, 2019

Episodes: 12 episodes

Isekai Cheat Magician

This anime is popular with viewers as it holds the adventure for regular high school students in an alternative world with magic and swords. The plot shows how they discover their inherent power and use it to be the most powerful and ultimate magicians.

The story of the anime begins with two regular high school students Taichi Nishimura and his childhood friend Rin Azuma. They get transported to a fantasy world on their way to school. This fantasy world, full of magical creatures set the way for the rest of the adventure for them.

In that fantasy world, they are threatened by a beast. They got saved by a group of adventurers, who advise them not to roam unarmed. They also warn them about the increasing number of monster attacks. Taichi and Rin decide to find their magical aptitude so that they can register as adventurers.

Surprisingly, they find out that they are blessed with unprecedented power, which makes them transform from normal high school kids to strongest cheat magicians. The relationship between Taichi and Rin is also something unique. Though Taichi takes the lead in this anime, Rin dazzles with her own power and actions. Their creativity is something that adds excitement to their adventure.

This anime is based on a Japanese light novel series written by Takeru Uchida. Uchida debuted this story in 2012 and is still updating it. Considering its shooting popularity, Karin Suzugari launched a manga adaptation of the novel in December 2012.

This anime has got several strong women characters. Though the male lead is strong enough by himself, nobody can deny that he shines brighter, having another powerful wizard-like Rin standing by him.

37. Granvania

Aired on: October 9, 2018

Episodes: 12 episodes

Granvania

This anime is quite different from its contemporaries as it deals with romance as its central theme. The theme of “tender love” makes its way to impregnation of star maidens, who represent each zodiac sign. This anime has a high school boy Itsuki as its protagonist. On his graduation day, he is informed by his childhood friend Mahiru, that she is pregnant.

After this, they are suddenly transported into the magical world of Granvania. In this land, certain “impurities” have been causing disturbance to the stars and Itsuki is supposed to fight them and bring out Granvania from the chaos, it is plunged into.

They get to know that Itsuki is the one who is fated to meet the “star-maidens”. He is asked to produce “star children” who will have the power to combat the “impurities”. To return to his own world he must have to save Granvania with the children between him and the twelve star-maidens. These children are the only hope of Granvania, as they will magically remove the chaos from this fantasy land.

It has got all the elements of a successful anime, including the magical alternative world, romance, harem, everything. The nature of the baby-stats gives this a kind of fantasy RPG effect. This anime has several female characters along with Mahiru. The best thing is the girls get the space of their own. Mahiru is not a flat character. The mascot character Mana has a different vibe, unmatched with anyone else. It is very important for an anime dealing with the romantic genre to put forward distinct characters. This anime successfully does it.

38. Akanesasu Shoujo (The Girl in Twilight)

Aired on: October 1, 2018

Episodes: 12 episodes

Akanesasu Shoujo (The Girl in Twilight)

This anime series was launched as a part of a multimedia franchise celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Animax channel. This anime has a combination of urban legend and a magical world.

There is an urban legend that says if a radio player produces frequencies in front of the Akiyuki sacred tree at exactly 4:44 that can transport people to a different dimension. Asuka Tsuchimiya and her friends Nana Nanase, Mia Silverstone, Yuu Tounaka, Chloe Morisu perform this ritual related to the urban legend as a part of Crystal radio research Club activity.

They travel to a parallel universe named Fragment to meet the alternative self of Asuka, from that universe. For her serious demeanor, they call her Seriouska. She informs others that this parallel world suffers a great danger called twilight. She also asks them to kill the man behind this named the Twilight King. To achieve their goal they need to make sacrifices.

The idea of space represents the infinite existence of the world that is present beyond multiple dimensions. The girls need to meet their actual self to grow and gain superpower, which anticipates the fact that in reality, each human being needs to meet and accept their true selves in order to grow powerful.

The girls mature as they search for the Twilight king. They learn to accept their true self. The parallel universe and the storyline that revolve around it is quite captivating. It successfully holds tension, which is engaging for the viewers.

39. Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku

Aired on: October 14, 1999

Episodes: 13 episodes

Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku

Have you ever wondered how the earth will look in the future? Will there be more hardships or ease of life? If these questions haunt you then make sure you watch this anime. This anime holds a place in the best anime series because of its setting. There is the presence of an alternative world in this anime that is similar to earth in the future.

The central protagonist of the story, a young boy named Shuzo Matsutani tries to save a girl. He is transported to another world that is similar to our earth in the future. The alternative space was desolate – the struggle for survival is a daily activity for the refugees and the scarcity of water makes living much more difficult.

The story proceeds as he makes his way through the wasteland and gets trapped in this harsh world. Here he meets a girl Sara Ringwalt who is repeatedly tortured in a warship commanded by a dictator named Hamdo.

After being assaulted in the enemy land ship the young boy is compelled to join an army of child soldiers. They are trained to loot the villages, abduct females for breeding and conscript orphan boys to join Hamdo’s army.

This series transgresses the other ones because it addresses some of the social issues like war, slavery, rape, exploitation of children. It highlights the moral issues regarding war and famine. The boy character is bestowed with qualities like uncompromising and strong-willed mentality, moral belief, etc. The anime shows how modern life is gradually turning into a wasteland and the success of this anime lies in this representation of harsh reality.

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