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10 Anime Like Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Updated on April 20, 2016
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Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu | Source

About Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Re: Zero kara Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (also known as Re: Life in Different World from Zero) is one of the shiny gems of the spring season of 2016. Mixing time-travel, dimensional transfer, magic, thrill, and comedy—Re: Zero proves to be a great force to be reckoned with.

When the main character is a wacky weirdo shut-in who suddenly is summoned to a medieval fantasy world, hilarity is sure to ensue. But who would have thought that a beautiful half-elf, an animal-like thief girl, a mysterious knight, a gut-loving villainess, and more would add so much interest to the plot? This show is actually crazily good with its fine blend of themes and elements!

And so, the moment to recommend more of this fine show arrives! Presenting, the Anime like Re: Zero that will equally captivate you and even allure you to watch more. Enjoy!

1. No Game No Life

No Game No Life
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Do you want to live in a fantasy world where games mean everything? Well, with extreme luck and prodigious talent, the God of Games might just allow you to leave this world and crossover to “Disboard”—the world of games!

Sora and Shiro are collectively known as "Blank"—the best gamer in the world! As Blank, Sora and Shiro knocks-down every player/gamer with ease in any game that exists. And so, being undefeatable with a spectacular winning streak, Blank has become the become the best in the world!

One day, a mysterious email arrives, inviting them to a game of chess. After beating the mysterious challenger, Sora and Shiro are invited to a unique world where games mean everything! The mysterious challenger happens to be none other than “Tet”—the God of Games. And the world where Sora and Shiro are invited to is—Disboard!

It’s a one-way trip ticket to Disboard! Will Sora and Shiro accept? Will they be able to also conquer this world of games?

2. Endride

Endride
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Who knew there was actually a whole new dimension below the surface? Its name is “Endra” and it’s a realm governed by mysterious powers and forces that are not bound by physics.

Endra—it’s a mysterious realm just below the surface of Earth. Its sky is illuminated by the giant Adamas as well as the seven-colored bands. One day, a middle-school student named Shun Asanaga is transported to Endra’s domain by accidentally touching an enigmatic crystal he found at his father’s office. There, he meets the vengeful Prince Emilio who seeks justice for his father’s untimely demise.

Henceforth, the unusual adventure commences! An undiscovered realm, an enigmatic crystal, and a vengeful prince—everything is a cryptic mess that will soon muddle the regular life of Shun.

3. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
Hai to Gensou no Grimgar | Source

Here comes a challenger for the RPG-style anime genre contest! With a world akin to that of a fantasy game but with a scenario parallel to that of reality, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar dazzles spectators with its brilliant mixture of surrealism and realism.

In the world of Grimgar, several young people suddenly appeared from the darkness. They have no memories of their pasts and no ideas of why they are in Grimgar. In essence, they’re all now in a world where survival means slaying monsters and selling spoils for money.

This is their new reality. This is how they’re all going to live from now on. This is—the Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash!

4. Boku dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED)

Boku dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED)
Boku dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED) | Source

“Revival,” “Return by Death,” or “whatever related skill it may be”—Boku dake ga Inai Machi and Re: Zero strikes all resemblance with uncanny abilities that transcends time and space! Yep, going back in time to save precious friends—that’s the main idea here.

Satoru Fujinuma has the power called “Revival” – it enables him to go back in time to prevent fatal disasters and accidents. Until present, Satoru only has manifested his power trivially on minor stuff that doesn’t even directly concern him. And then it occurred—a major “Revival” triggered by the death of his own mother sent him back to the time when he just in fifth grade.

It is fate or is it just another inconsequential trip to the past? This fifth-grade period, the missing children, the insinuation of a criminal, the mind-blowing hop to the past—what does it all mean? Satoru Fujinuma shall tread and face once again the biggest setback of his life! It’s his only chance to finally make things right!

5. Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate
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Speaking of time, what would you do if you could alter the future by tweaking with the past? Sounds like a godly power to have, right? But as they say: “with great power comes great responsibility!” So with a power like sending messages to the past to change the future—it sure sounds like a complicated power that’s definitely too much to handle!

“Phone Microwave”—this is a unique invention that is supposed to be able to morph bananas into green oozes. Created by Rintarou Okabe, Hashida Itaru, and Mayuri Shiina, the Phone Microwave takes off to a much complicated twist when its new function suddenly manifested—the capability of sending messages to the past and ultimately altering history!

This is big! This is phenomenal! But with such overwhelming prowess comes a terrifying price! Will Okabe, Itaru, and Shiina be able to harness their invention at ease and put a lid back on the Pandora’s Box they opened?

6. Mondaichi-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?

Mondaichi-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?
Mondaichi-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? | Source

An invitation to another world has come? Just how bored with the current world are you to accept such fantastical invitation?! Well, it might be an ultimate once-in-a-lifetime chance of experiencing something totally different and unique so…why not? Invitation accepted!

A “No Name” community is in serious trouble and the only help they could get is from three problem children! Black Rabbit is desperate and so she summons three psychics who are extremely bored with their respective worlds. They are—Izayoi Sakamaki, Asuka Kudou, and You Kasukabe.

The three are just plain bored and wants to kill some time. And so, they join the nameless community, venture through the world of Little Garden, and try to defeat the Devil King along the way.

7. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! | Source

Oh, a shut-in just went to an RPG-style world due to reasons that are mostly unexplainable yet laughable—sounds familiar right? With Re:Zero, the main character suddenly got warped to another world dying again-and-again to make things right while with KonoSuba, the main character dies a funny death only to be given a chance to live again in another world. Holy hell of a similarity!

After dying a comical death on earth, Kazuma Satou is met with two choices: (1) to finally rest in peace and move on or (2) to relive life in a fantasy world where his aim is to defeat the demon king! Being the gamer that he is, Kazuma chooses the latter!

Now that he’s decided, one more question remains! What does he want to bring with him? With the very goddess, Aqua, questioning him, he chooses her to tag along with him! An unexpected answer! And so, Kazuma’s adventure begins with the Goddess Aqua by his side.

8. Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online
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Since when did RPG-like anime shows gain indomitable fame and popularity? Pop! One thing comes to mind—Sword Art Online! Reset, start-over, finish, or just GAMEOVER—the decision is yours!

The newest VMMORPG just launched and it’s very popularly known as “Sword Art Online!” It’s a big hit as it’s a tremendous breakthrough in the field of virtual reality. But, who knew it’ll turn into a controversial deadly mess?

On its first day, it trapped thousands of players with no chance of escape. No logging out, no removing the nerve gear, and no escaping—just certain death! That is until someone miraculously finishes the game, in which case, the surviving players live!

9. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka

Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka | Source

DanMachi takes place in another RPG-style world. It’s just what we need! Having Re:Zero guarding our backs, now let’s have DnMachi storm the front!

The city of Orario is famous around the world. Why? It’s because it has a huge labyrinth below it! This labyrinth called “Dungeon” is what adventurers from all over the globe seeks and hope to conquer. One such adventurer is Bell Cranel!

Bell wants to be a veteran adventurer—one that can prove being one of the best! With the aid of the goddess Hestia, Bell levels up from scratch to prove himself worthy while helping Hestia in amassing a lot of fame and followers.

10. Overlord

Overlord
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Getting sent to a game-like world can’t get any better than this! Imagine living in another dimension as an ultimate being. Yes, for this anime series, the main character is left to live the life of an all-powerful overlord!

Momonga is a player who just happened to be logged-in during the final moments of the game “Yggdrasil.” When he awoke from his slumber, he noticed that all the NPCs around him (his loyal servants) have become animated with unique personalities of their own. As it turns out, he’s now a legitimate overlord!

Now, he wields overwhelming power that he can use to dominate the game-turned-reality world he’s in. With the name “Ainz Ooal Gown” as his namesake, his overlord powers, and his fiendish servants—the path to ultimate supremacy begins!

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      Christian Lied 18 months ago

      Thanks for sharung this! I put like six anime to watch later now