The isekai genre, where the protagonist is transported from one world to another, encompasses a wide variety of themes. From fantasy to history, this genre is vast, but love also becomes a subplot in isekai, and sometimes, it even ends up driving the main plot. Here are the best isekai anime with romance.
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation follows a 34-year-old unemployed man who was hit and killed by a speeding truck.
However, he awakens to find himself reincarnated as an infant in a world of magic and swords. Interestingly, he has his memories intact.
The unemployed shut-in gets a new life as Rudeus Greyrat and starts his adventure in this harem-style romantic isekai.Advertisement
Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles
This harem anime showcases a poor boy becoming impressively powerful and meeting several beautiful girls in a reincarnated world.
A 20-year-old college student named Haruto Amakawa dies in a road accident and wakes up in another world. He realizes that he has taken the form of a boy named Rio.
Amakawa’s past memories fuse with Rio’s and he realizes he has magical powers now.
Rio lives in the slums and seeks revenge for his mother who was brutally killed right in front of him.
Later, Rio encounters a kidnapping incident. It turns out that two princesses of the Bertrum Kingdom were abducted.
He manages to save the princesses and the king presents him with a scholarship to the Royal Academy.
Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles is a story of a boy from the slums studying magic with nobles.
The Devil Is a Part-Timer!
Demon Lord Satan starts to annex the Land of Ente Isla with his massive demonic army. However, hero Emilia appears and gives a tough fight against Satan.
Fearing defeat, Satan has no choice but to retreat via a portal, but Satan ends up in the human world with his general, Ashiya.
He is stuck in modern-day Tokyo with no powers, but he vows to return and complete his conquest.
Without any powers, Satan takes a human form and calls himself Maou. He begins working at MgRonald’s, a fast-food outlet, to survive in a world that is governed by money.
The series showcases Maou’s coworker having a massive crush on him.
As the series progresses, Emilia appears on planet Earth, and romantic tensions between Emilia and Maou become evident.
Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World
This popular isekai title follows the life of Subaru, an ordinary high schooler who gets sucked into an alternate world.
In this other world, a silver-haired girl rescues him, but there is more to Subaru’s misfortune because enemies eventually kill them both.
Later, Subaru finds out that he can rewind death and returns to the time when he first came into this world.
He gets the hang of his new mysterious power and starts making new allies in this magical world.
He meets a girl named Rem who instantly falls in love with him. And then there is Emilia, a half-elf, whom Subaru loves.
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Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online is a fan favorite romantic isekai title featuring one of the most famous couples -- Kirito and Asuna.
After the release of NerveGear, gamers get a unique opportunity to immerse in virtual reality games.
Sword Art Online (SAO) is one such game where players can explore the world of Aincrad.
However, when thousands of players are trapped inside the game by its creator, things take a dark turn.
The logout option remained inaccessible and the only way to exit the game involved winning all the levels.
To make matters worse, if a player dies in the game, he/she loses his/her life in the real world too.
Kirito teams up with Asuna and other players to face the challenges head-on.
One of the earliest isekai anime, Inuyasha showcases fantasy and romance in a magical world.
Kagome’s life takes a turn when she is dragged down a well by a demon. As it turns out, the well is a portal that transports Kagome to the Sengoku period.
In this world where demons roam, Kagome is being hunted by otherworldly creatures because she carries the Shikon Jewel which contains enormous power.
Kagome meets a half-demon boy named Inuyasha who thinks she is Kikyou, a maiden he hates. However, he realizes the situation they are in and offers to help her.
During one of the battles, the Shikon Jewel ends up getting shattered and its pieces get scattered all over the place.
Now, Kagome and Inuyasha embark on a journey to get back the shards of the mysterious jewel.
Inuyasha and Kagome start off on the wrong foot, but they eventually become one of the most beloved couples in isekai anime.
In Another World With My Smartphone
Even God can make mistakes, but this one mistake results in the death of Touya due to a stray lightning bolt.
God apologizes and offers Touya one wish and a chance to reincarnate in another world.
He accepts the offer and asks God to let him bring his smartphone with him to the new world.
Touya restarts his life in this mysterious world and finds that it is full of magic. Moreover, there are many cute girls who are craving his attention.
The girls named Linze, Elze, Yumina, Leen, and Yae try their best to frustrate Touya, but they are his loyal companions as he explores the world and uncovers its secrets.
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Kamigami no Asobi
Third-year high school student Yui discovers a strange sword in her home. Soon, she is transported to a different world.
Yui starts exploring the place and runs into five mysterious and good-looking men before she meets Zeus, the king of the gods.
Meanwhile, Zeus is concerned about the troubling relations between humans and gods.
He opens a school for the gods and selects Yui as its instructor.
Yui has one year to teach the young gods about being human while she learns about the gods at the same time.
If she fails, they will end up getting trapped inside the realm created by Zeus.
This reverse harem is sprinkled with romance and drama.
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The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat
This is an action anime where the protagonist makes sure he wins over the girl.
The anime follows the greatest assassin of all time who is betrayed by his own organization.
The organization ends up killing him. However, a goddess summons him and tells him that she is ready to reincarnate him into another world of magic.
The goddess also informs him about carrying out an important mission – to prevent this other world from getting destroyed by its hero.
He reincarnates as Lugh and is reborn into a family of nobles who are assassins for the Alvan Kingdom.
In the story, Lugh meets a young girl named Dia who is a skilled magician.
The two end up falling in love with each other.
The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent
A 20-year-old overworked office worker named Sei gets transported to a different world.
However, the ritual performed to summon Sei brings two people instead of just one.
The ritual was meant to summon a Saint who could extinguish the dark magic threatening the world.
Now that two people have appeared in this world, people prefer the second one over Sei.
However, Sei is fine with it as she leaves the royal palace to start her business of making potions using magic.
She is happy as business picks up, but a chance encounter with the commander of the Third Order of Knights changes everything for Sei.
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