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Mushoku Tensei is an Isekai anime based on a light novel and manga series of the same name, about a man who gets reincarnated as a child in a magical world. The first 11-episode part of Season 1 will finish airing soon and while a second season might be on the cards you might want series with a similar vibe in the meantime. Here are some Isekai or Fantasy series that will keep you company after Mushoku Tensei.
My Next Life as a Villain
At eight years old, Katrina Claes, the only daughter of a duke, hits her head and suddenly remembers she was once a seventeen-year-old otaku that got isekai’d. She realizes that she is now in the world of Fortune Lover, the otome game that she had been playing before her death. Unfortunately, she is not the heroine, but rather the villainess who usually ends up dead or exiled at the end. As such, she endeavors to change her fate and avoid all doom flags.
While My Next Life as a Villainess is different because of its female protagonist, it does feature the character reborn right into the womb. The story then follows them growing up. However, while Rudy has his memories even as an infant, Katrina doesn’t recovery her previous life memories until she bumps her head as a very young child.
Wise Man’s Grandchild
After being hit by a truck and killed, a young man was reincarnated into a new world as a baby. He was found and raised by a legendary sage named Merlin and given the name Shin. However, while Merlin taught him his skills and Shin grew in to an extremely powerful mage, living in the forest failed to teach Shin common sense and other people skills.
Both series have the main characters reborn into a world as an infant. Unlike Rudy, Shin only has very vague memories of his previous life that gives him a certain maturity. However, very much like Rudy sometimes, he has some lacking social skills.
By the Grace of the Gods
After leading a miserable life, Ryouma Takebayashi passes away at age 39. Three deities, taking pity on him, reincarnate him into a fantasy world with an aptitude for magic, telling him to enjoy life and that they will always watch out for him. With his newfound existence, he spends it studying slimes, amassing a slime army, and learning some magic, but he misses humanity. Being persuaded to join a group of travelers, Ryouma’s new world opens up for him.
Both series have older men reincarnated into a new world as infants. They retain their memories, have an aptitude for magic, and grow up doing various things. However, while Rudy experiences a sort of social rehabilitation through a loving family, Ryouma lives in seclusion for quite a time.
As the final hour approaches the life cycle of the MMO Yggdrasil, Momonga, a powerful wizard and leader of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, is there to see it off. However, to his surprise, the servers don’t go down and even stranger is that all the NPC characters have come alive with their own unique personalities.
Both series show how having memories of a past life, even a pathetic one, allow you to excel in every respect. In Overlord, it allows him to lead his guild to dominate the world while in Jobless Reincarnation he simply lives a happier life by not repeating old mistakes.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
After a run in with a robber, the 37-year-old Satoru is suddenly killed. However, he finds himself able to reincarnate into a fantasy world as a slime named Rimuru Tempest. This allows him a fresh new life of adventure while being surrounded by a number of other unique beings.
Both series are great isekai in which the main characters have memories of their past life and rely on them frequently to thrive in the world. They also happen to be immensely powerful despite various physical weaknesses like being a child or a slime.
The Misfit of Demon King Academy
After countless wars, Demon Lord Anos Voldigoad decided he would reincarnated into the future. However, 2,000 years later, he has found that his descendants have become too used to peace and their magical powers weakened because of it. Reincarnated with his full strength, the sheer magical power of Anos makes him a misfit at the Demon King Academy charged with educating the next generation in waning magical prowess.
While the Misfit of Demon Academy is a bit different, it has several similarities to Jobless Reincarnation. For instance, they come out of the womb being intelligent with memories of their past life as well as incredibly powerful. This power, as they grow up, gathers the attention of many around them. However, instead of being an isekai adventure show, the Misfit of Demon Academy is more of a school show.
Both are isekai with very high production value.
The main character is reincarnated from our modern world into a fantasy world where monsters and magic are a reality, all while having memories of his past life.
Satoru Mikami is an average 37-year-old corporate worker, living a comfortable but lonely life in Tokyo. One day he is asked for marriage advice from his colleague and decides to meet them on the street, but he is stabbed to death by a passing robber.
On the brink of death, Satoru makes some seemingly senseless requests and gets reincarnated in another world as slime with the ability called “predator”. The predator’s ability grants him to devour anything and mimic their appearance and abilities.
Satoru meets a sealed dragon named Veldora on his way and the two quickly become friends. Satoru, now known as Rimuru Tempest breaks free from his past life and has a new, noble-minded goal in his mind – free Veldora from his seal whilst facing many challenges in the process.
Welcome to the NHK
College dropout Tatsuhiro Satou has been living as a hikikomori for four years, and in his isolation, he has come to believe in a number of conspiracy theories. Primary among them is that a conspirator is behind his NEET nature. Although he tries to overcome it, his NEET nature is a deep hole to crawl out of.
Although not isekai like Jobless Reincarnation, you will find that it is an anime all about those moments of terror that occasionally plague Rudy from his past life. NHK focuses solely on the attempted rehabilitation of a NEET, and the struggles that come with it.
On his way back from buying a new game, Kazuma Satou died a pathetic death. However, he awakens before the Goddess Aqua who gives him two choices: go to heaven or reincarnate into an actual fantasy world. Naturally, the gamer picks the fantasy world. Now Kazuma must deal with defeating an evil demon king, useless party members, and paying living expenses.
If you enjoyed the isekai as well as the bouts of comedy in Jobless Reincarnation, Konosuiba is a natural next best choice. Both lack a general overall plot and just follow previous NEETs on adventures with likable characters and comedy.
Arata Kaizaki is an unemployed 27-year-old that has thus far been living with the financial support of his parents and part-time jobs. After leaving his first job after only three months, he has not been able to find proper work. However, after a night of drinking with his friends, he meets a mysterious man that offers a drunk Arata a pill that will turn him 17 again so that he can redo a year of his youth, all expenses paid. Will Arata find what he needs to live a happy life after one year in high school again?
ReLife isn’t an isekai show, but it is a show about a similar scheme of rehabilitation for a NEET. It essentially allows him to redo his chance at youth, make friends, and learn the proper lessons. That, in its way, is not so different from what Jobless Reincarnation does for the main character.
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