Best anime like Slime Isekai - Our top picks

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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime has become one of the best and most beloved isekai anime to date. With its unusual ensemble of characters and their wholesome personalities, it’s a no-brainer that this show has garnered a huge and loyal fanbase. As such, we've compiled the best anime like Slime Isekai.

This guide brings some of the best anime like That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. From cooking for various monsters to becoming a spider, this list brings classic stories to the latest hits in the isekai genre.

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If you’re looking into other anime recommendations, do check out our lists of the best anime like Naruto and best anime on Netflix. We've also got picks of the best short anime, which you can blast through in a weekend!

Best anime like Slime Isekai

Read on to check out our picks for the best Slime Isekai anime to keep you entertained after you've checked out That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime!

So I'm A Spider, So What?

A spider character in So I'm A Spider, So What?

This anime may bring most of the best tropes of the isekai genre, but it hilariously tries to break the fourth wall. We come to know of a high school girl who was killed in an explosion and reincarnates as a low-levelled spider monster at the bottom dungeon of a world filled with dangerous fantasy monsters. Sounds familiar to Rimuru’s story, huh?

In this show, we get to walk by the spider’s journey as she levels up becoming more and more powerful throughout the series. With that, this show brings enough comedy, action, and excitement that will keep you up at night in trailing this spider’s journey.

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Restaurant to Another World

A horned girl holds a plate to her chest while a black girl is behind her in Restaurant to Another World.

In this low-stakes isekai, we take a trip to the famous Nekoya restaurant, which is set as a middle point between the human world and a fantasy one. This restaurant is known for opening its doors to otherworldly creatures on Saturdays, and bringing unique individuals from different walks of life. Master, the head chef and owner of Nekoya, cooks up tailored and delicious dishes for the various guests visiting.

A slice-of-life isekai, each episode introduces to the viewers various creatures that come across Nekoya and how they come to learn about the wonders of food and how it has changed them. Similar to Rimuru’s laid-back tale, it’s a chill and drool-worthy anime for the dishes the Master serves.

Reincarnated as a Sword

A cat girl holds a sword to the ground in Reincarnated as a Sword.

Stories in the isekai genre have gone more out of this world. With Reincarnated as a Sword, it’s literally what it means, as the protagonist is reincarnated into an ever-growing sword that has its own life and goals. This sword sets out to earn various skills and hone itself for its future wielder, establishing the importance of companionship in this story.

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As a sword, the protagonist can only move via telekinesis, which uses up mana. Once its mana runs out, the sword is rendered immobile, making him a stationery talking sword. This novel tale offers something new to the isekai genre with its absurd premise yet deep narrative.

Overlord

A skull monster is facing front in Overlord.

Deemed one of the top isekai anime to date, Overlord peaks in the genre. We’re introduced to Momonga, who finds out his favourite virtual reality game, Yggdrasil, is about to be shut down. He decides to log into the game for one last time and stay there until the servers disconnect permanently. However, rather than being disconnected, Momonga finds himself trapped in the game, in the form of his skeleton “Overlord” character.

With such a powerful character, Overlord shares that overpowered personality with Rimuru. Certainly, this anime offers breathtaking animation with plenty of exciting action sequences.

Skeleton Knight in Another World

A knight strikes with a sword in Skeleton Knight in Another World.
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Similar to Overlord, this story follows a man named Arc, who’s transported to his game as his in-game avatar, Arc. Using the skeleton avatar, he realises that his character has attracted unwanted attention, which forces him to hide his identity.

What sets this anime apart is how Arc tries to keep a low profile as a mercenary. However, his good-willed nature prevents him from becoming a bystander when evil happens around him.

Rising of the Shield Hero

A male hero is surrounded by his female companions in Rising of the Shield Hero.

Naofumi Iwatani is summoned to another world to help defend it from invaders known as Waves. He must rebuild his reputation while protecting the masses after a betrayal from one of his companions. This isekai is a story of a struggling hero who aims to save the world and restore his honour.

Rising of the Shield Hero has gained a loyal and notable fandom. Spanning two seasons already, this show has captured the hearts of fans as it follows the humble journey of Naofumi and his companions.

My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead To Doom

A brunette girl is being served by a blonde girl and two blonde guys in My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead To Doom.
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A unique sweet isekai different from the monster battles, we get to know of Catarina Claes, who lived a mundane life until a minor accident reawakens her memories of a past life. Previously a video game-obsessed outcast, she reincarnates as a villain in a dating sim. Knowing she won't have her happily ever after, Catarina must forge her own happy ending.

This shojo isekai may be playing safe with the tropes, however, it offers a sweet, simple, and chill story that’s a breather to isekai and anime fans alike. It’s definitely a show one mustn’t turn down when recommended.

Uncle from Another World

An old man with glasses is surrounded by magical beings and his family in Uncle from Another World.

Video games and manga are some of the things Rimuru brings to his world and introduces his newfound friends to. In Uncle from Another World, Yousuke wakes up from a coma - which was really him being stuck in a magical world. His nephew, Takafumi, takes him home and Yousuke retells to him the adventures he had in the other world. Yousuke would often mention references to the SEGA video game moves he applied in his adventures.

Uncle from Another World finds a balance between fantasy and reality, as these two ideas blend in a fun slice-of-life retelling of the Uncle’s journey to Takafumi.

The Devil is a Part-timer

A man with black hair is surrounded by his new friends in The Devil is a Part-timer.
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Similar to Uncle from Another World, this anime takes the novel approach of a reverse isekai: bringing a fantasy character to the normal world. We follow Satan, who escapes through a portal that transports him to modern-day Japan. Satan and his followers change into humans and are forced to take part-time jobs at a local fast-food restaurant.

Mainly a comedy isekai, this series offers a lot of excitement and clever wits that will trick viewers’ expectations often throughout the story.

Log Horizon

An armored man is accompanied by his female companion and multiple male companions in Log Horizon.

A classic isekai, Log Horizon begins like any other typical show in the genre. At the show’s beginning, it introduces 30,000 gamers from Japan being mysteriously trapped in a virtual reality game. Shiroe, a veteran of the game, manages to attract a group of fellow players. Together, they navigate the game’s adventures and learn how to coexist within the game.

Despite not offering anything novel to the genre, Log Horizon is an established series that encompasses everything isekai, and brings a solid narrative that will entertain isekai fans and the general anime audience alike.

That's it for our picks of the best anime like Slime Isekai! If you want even more recommendations, you can check out the best anime like Bleach, as well as our ranking of the strongest anime characters.