DVD Release DateTop 11 Best Isekai Anime of 2023: A Definitive Ranking

Top 11 Best Isekai Anime of 2023: A Definitive Ranking

Top 11 Best Isekai Anime of 2023: A Definitive Ranking

2023 has been an absolutely mind-blowing year for anime, and one genre that has truly taken the spotlight is isekai. Brace yourselves as we unveil some of the absolute cream of the crop isekai shows of this year.

Prepare for your jaw to drop as we reveal some mind-boggling new seasons of beloved isekai anime favorites. Get ready for the mind-blowing return of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation, The Rising of the Shield Hero, and The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent. Fans, get ready to have your socks knocked off!

But wait, there’s more! Hold onto your seats as we introduce you to some absolutely sensational new isekai series that will transport you to another world! Enter the enchanting realm of Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill, where you’ll be treated to a feast for the eyes with tantalizing anime food that will leave you drooling!

We want to make sure we leave no stone unturned, so if we haven’t mentioned your ultimate 2023 isekai anime obsession, please don’t hesitate to give us a shout!

Lastly, we simply cannot forget to mention one of the most buzz-worthy isekai anime of the year: Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon. Brace yourselves, because this show has ignited fiery debates and passionate discussions among fans that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

1. The Eminence in Shadow (Season 2)

The Eminence in Shadow (Season 2)
Release Date: October 4

Minoru Kageno’s ultimate life goal is to achieve unparalleled strength, not for the purpose of triumphing in weight-lifting competitions or flaunting his remarkable gains, but to safeguard himself and others from malevolence.

However, fate takes an unexpected turn when he is tragically struck by a truck and subsequently reborn as a child from a noble lineage, bearing the name Cid. Despite this transformation, certain aspects of his previous character persist, including his yearning for conflict. Consequently, Cid devises an imaginary cult known as the Cult of Diablos and embarks on a mission to recruit members. Yet, what unfolds when he discovers that this seemingly fictitious cult may hold more truth than he anticipated?

2. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Season 2)

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Season 2)
Release Date: July 10

Rudeus Greyrat, our protagonist, is no ordinary magician. He possesses exceptional skills that have earned him quite a reputation. However, his journey to this point has not been an easy one. In his thirties, Rudeus was a man plagued by deep depression and a dark past. The trauma he endured from bullying left him so shattered that he could barely summon the strength to step outside his own home.

Despite his transformation, remnants of his old self linger within him. Yet, as Rudeus becomes more immersed in forging genuine connections with others and unraveling the enigmatic wonders of the world, he undergoes a remarkable change for the better. The power of real relationships and the mysteries of the world prove to be catalysts for his personal growth.

As we venture into the second season, Rudeus will delve deeper into a central puzzle that has captivated his curiosity: the enigmatic Six-Faced World.

3. Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill

Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill
Release Date: January 11

Tsuyoshi Mukouda is just an ordinary salaryman who never wanted to fight the enemies that he was mysteriously summoned to defeat in a magical world. Surprisingly, he finds a clever way to avoid the battle by deeming his skill useless.

Little does he know, his supposed useless skill is actually quite useful. It grants him the ability to order food and cooking supplies from a Japanese website, and magically have them delivered to his new world. This opens up a whole new world of culinary options for him, making him a hit among the locals. He even manages to convince a legendary wolf to become his loyal companion! With the power of food by his side, he embarks on exciting adventures in this unfamiliar realm.

4. Farming Life in Another World

Farming Life in Another World
Release Date: January 6

Hiraku Machio’s first life was far from enjoyable. He unfortunately had to endure the slow decline caused by a terminal illness. However, in a bid to compensate for this unfairness, God grants him a second chance in a magical world. As a part of this new opportunity, he is bestowed with a remarkable tool that can transform into any gardening implement he requires. With this in hand, he wholeheartedly dedicates his newfound life to the art of farming.

5. The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another World

The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another World
Release Date: January 7

Haruyoshi Kuga, once a powerful exorcist, met his demise in his relentless pursuit of power. However, in his final moments, he cast a spell with the intention of reincarnating.

Unfortunately, his expectations of his new life don’t quite match up with reality. Now known as Seika Lamprogue, he finds himself as the illegitimate son of a noble family, facing neglect and indifference from his own kin. On top of that, his magical abilities fall short of what is expected. Nevertheless, he remains determined to pursue his goals, refusing to give up.

Seika is convinced that by utilizing the knowledge he acquired in his previous life, he can achieve the power he has always yearned for. But the question remains: is his belief justified?

6. I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World and Became Unrivaled in The Real World, Too

I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World and Became Unrivaled in The Real World, Too
Release Date: April 7

Yuuya Tenjou’s life is filled with unbearable hardships. He endures relentless bullying from classmates and even his own parents. The only source of kindness was his late grandfather, whose recent passing has left Yuuya feeling utterly hopeless.

Just as he reaches the brink of despair, a glimmer of hope appears in the form of a mysterious doorway to another world. Stepping through, Yuuya discovers a realm where he gains extraordinary powers and game-like statistics. Alongside these newfound abilities, he acquires an arsenal of incredible weapons and the ability to cultivate magical crops.

These extraordinary gifts not only empower him within this new world, but also offer a chance to turn his life around back home.

7. The Rising of the Shield Hero (Season 3)

The Rising of the Shield Hero (Season 3)
Release Date: October 6

The first season of The Rising of the Shield Hero was a huge hit. It told the story of Naofumi Iwatani, who was brought to a new world by the kingdom of Melromarc to become their “shield hero.” However, instead of being revered as a hero, he faced rejection right from the beginning.

Now, the new season is coming, and it will delve into the Fallen Heroes Arc from the original light novels. This arc will focus on the other summoned heroes: Ren, Itsuki, and Motoyasu.

8. The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent (Season 2)

The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent (Season 2)
Release Date: October 3

Sei Takanashi finds herself transported to another world as a chosen warrior, but her excitement is short-lived as she is unexpectedly removed from the position due to a mistaken selection. Stranded in this unfamiliar realm with no way back to her old world, Sei must now figure out how to navigate her new life. Fortunately, she has a burning passion she is eager to pursue: herbalism.

To her surprise, Sei discovers that she possesses remarkable skills in her newfound role, capturing the attention of influential individuals from all walks of life. As Season 2 unfolds, we witness Sei’s ongoing adventures and explorations in this enchanting world she now calls home.

9. The Faraway Paladin (Season 2)

The Faraway Paladin (Season 2)
Release Date: October 7

Let me tell you about this new show called ‘Will’s Transformation.’ It’s all about this guy named Will who used to have a pretty boring life. But then, something amazing happens – he gets reborn! And let me tell you, things get really interesting from there.

In his new life, Will gets adopted by a skeleton, a ghost, and a mummy. Can you believe it? They’re like a quirky little family. And the best part is, they team up to teach Will some really cool stuff – magic, fighting, and even religion. Who knew a skeleton could be such a good teacher, right?

Now, here’s where it gets really exciting. As part of his coming-of-age ceremony, Will has to put all these skills to the test. He’s given a quest by a local god, and he has to complete it. Talk about pressure! But hey, that’s what being a hero is all about.

And guess what? The adventure doesn’t stop there. In Season 2, Will’s quest continues. So, if you’re into action-packed and magical stories, mark your calendars for October 7. ‘Will’s Transformation’ is going to be a wild ride!

10. Handyman Saito in Another World

Handyman Saito in Another World
Release Date: January 8

Saito, a highly skilled handyman, finds himself undervalued and underpaid for his abilities. When he musters the courage to request fair compensation, he is immediately terminated from his job. To make matters worse, he is then struck by a truck.

However, Saito’s streak of misfortune takes a turn when he is reborn in a brand new world. In this unfamiliar realm, he becomes entangled with a group of adventurers who genuinely appreciate and value the unique skills he possesses. If you’ve ever felt unappreciated in your own profession, this series is sure to provide a satisfying sense of validation.

11. By the Grace of the Gods (Season 2)

By the Grace of the Gods (Season 2)
Release Date: January 9

Ryouma Takebayashi, having faced a challenging past, has been granted a fresh start by three benevolent gods. With his newfound life, his sole objective is to simply revel in enjoyment. Unexpectedly, he embarks on this quest by delving into the world of slime-raising. These remarkable creatures not only make for great companions and pets but also prove to be incredibly useful in assisting humans with various tasks.

As Season 2 unfolds, Ryouma ventures forth to a different setting, accompanied by his trusty slimes.