Isekai is a wonderful genre that has given us a hit series like Reincarnated as a Slime and Re: Zero. Isekai has also given us several mediocre anime series and a ton of manga adaptations that make no sense. It seems that every time you check the new releases now, there is some strange manga, about being reincarnated in another world. It also seems like each week; these series get more and more ridiculous in the premise. While the light novel Reincarnated as a Vending Machine proved even weird concepts could be hard-hitting, other emerging isekai proved the opposite. Below are ten manga that proves Isekai is starting to go too far.
10 I Shall Survive Using Potions!
This story is about a girl who is killed by accident and then reincarnated into a world where she is the ultimate potion maker. The ridiculous doesn’t stop there though; she also has a box that lets her speak every language in the world and demands to be a teenager again, because what’s a manga without a teenage protagnist? She then wanders the world using her advanced potions to make a living while overcoming small roadblocks.
This series is a bit reminiscent of watching peddlers in a video game marketplace.
9 Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for my Retirement
This manga starts out a bit differently as the protagnist can jump between worlds instead of being forcibly reincarnated. The world she can jump into is a medieval setting, so the young woman starts figuring out ways to use modern tools. Her goal is to save up a ton of gold and then peacefully retire.
Luckily the protagnist in this series does seem to not try and upset the balance of the worlds.
8 Loner Life in Another World
This is a manga about a loner named Haruka, who, along with his entire classroom, finds himself in another world. He is forced to pick from a list of already plundered abilities, and all he wants is to be able to take care of himself in this new world. The manga is all about Haruka’s struggle to be a loner while surviving.
If you ever wanted a book about avoiding making friends, then this manga is perfect for you.
7 The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind!
Instead of entering a world where the protagonist gains power, this manga turns the tables. The protagonist is transferred to another world with two of his best friends only to learn that the magic there is underpowered. He decides he wants to learn more about the new world’s magic system and how it works.
This manga heavily relies on the reader having a deep interest in RPG systems.
6 Woof Woof Story: I Told You to Turn Me Into a Pampered Pooch, Not Fenrir!
Woof Woof Story is about of a character name Okami, who is reincarnated into a giant dog. All he wants is to live a life in luxury, not having to worry about anything; this leads him to become a beloved family pet. Sadly, the new world has other ideas for Okami, who is thrust into several adventures, including becoming a king.
Okami makes the whole manga about using his doggy looks to get out of work.
5 Skeleton Knight in Another World
Most skeletons are the weakest monsters in video games; this story is about a man who is reincarnated as a skeleton. While the reincarnation part of the story is questionable, seeing as the character as re-dead, you do get to see a skeleton being one of the most powerful characters in an RPG setting.
Arc, the protagnist, is completely driven by his want to save elf girls, and the story goes about how you would expect of this premise.
4 My Room is a Dungeon Rest Stop
This is a manga literally about the safe room of a dungeon. The protagnist Suzuki leases a cheap apartment that is magically connected to the dungeon of another world. Instead of it just being a quick comedy about annoying roommates, the character decides he wants to explore the dungeon and finds a beautiful girl in danger.
He then brings her back to his apartment filled with anime merchandise and convinces her he is a mage.
3 The Ideal Sponger Life
This manga stars Zenjiro, who has married a queen in another world. Instead of a life of luxury, though, he finds himself in the middle of political turmoil. This manga is different then most isekai as it is more focused on politics and talking your way through problems that swords and magic.
Zenjiro desperately wants his relationship to work and strives to be a good king.
2 How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom
This is a manga about a protagnist who finds himself as the king of another world. As the name suggests, the protagnist is a realist who uses his brains to bring the kingdom into a period of prosperity. This manga also throws in several love interests, including the former king’s daughter, for the protagnist to marry.
If you like simple love stories and learning about the government, then you may actually enjoy this manga.
1 Goodbye! I’m Being Reincarnated!
The title of this manga gets’ straight to the point. The protagnist Yuya meets a princess and wants to get reincarnated as the hero of another world. The only catch is he needs to be killed for this to go through. The demon army, on the other hand, is doing everything in their ability to keep Yuya alive.
This is a manga all about the protagnist being the hero the world needs, but not being able to be reincarnated.
The Isekai genre is pretty played out. All you have to do is look at some popular titles to know things have gotten out of hand.