So you’ve gotten a taste of your first reincarnation anime and want more. Or you’ve heard of the isekai-reincarnation anime trend and want to try it.
Well, you’ve come to the right place – no reincarnation or truck-kun required!
Here are our picks for the best reincarnation anime available right now. Whether you want to see a slime, a mahou shoujo, or a sword reincarnated to a new world, we’ve got it on our list.
Let this wish-fulfillment genre fulfill your own wish of anime binging!
- Best Reincarnation Anime
- In the Land of Leadale
- Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles
- Knight’s and Magic
- The Betrayal Knows My Name
- Didn’t I Say To Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?
- I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level
- The Misfit of Demon King Academy
- Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs
- Black Summoner
- Jobless Reincarnation
- Reincarnated as a Sword
- The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat
- Dead Mount Death Play
- By the Grace of the Gods
- The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another World
- The Reason Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion
- Parallel World Pharmacy
- The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady
- The Eminence in Shadow
- Oshi no Ko
- So I’m a Spider, So What?
- Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
- My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
- Ascendance of a Bookworm
- Saga of Tanya the Evil
- KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!
- Mo Dao Zu Shi
- That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
- The Seven Deadly Sins
- Sailor Moon
Best Reincarnation Anime
In the Land of Leadale
A lot of reincarnation anime are usually about protagonists waking up in the world of their favorite video game. The Land of Leadale is no different.
Keina Kagami wakes up and finds herself in the land of her favorite virtual reality MMORPG. In addition, she now has the body of her high-level character, Cayna.
With her well-seasoned character and prior knowledge of the game, Keina is excited to traverse her new reality!
What makes this reincarnation anime slightly different is that the main protagonist had health problems before ending up in Leadale. In this new life, you see her enjoy the little things in life, like running around!
Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles
This next reincarnation anime also does things a bit differently. Instead of the protagonist waking up being reborn in his new life, he finds that he is now cohabiting with someone else’s body!
A tragic traffic accident kills 20-year-old Haruto. He wakes up to discover that he is now reincarnated as a young boy named Rio in a faraway magical land.
But it seems like his soul was just sent to cohabit with this new body. Rio and Haruto’s memories get mixed, and the two have to work together to master their new magical powers and discover who murdered Rio’s mother.
Knight’s and Magic
Let’s spice things up with our next entry. Reincarnation anime? How about we add some robots and magic in the mix!
Otaku Tsubasa Kurata gets killed in a car accident and wakes up in a medieval-like world full of huge robots, magical powers, and demonic monsters. In this new life, he is reborn as the son of a noble family.
Since the world is plagued by dangerous beasts, young people like him train their magic powers and robot-driving abilities to pilot mechas called Silhouette Knights.
If you like mecha anime too, you’ll have a fun time with this one since it showcases the robots and their battles quite a lot!
The Betrayal Knows My Name
Fans of the Boys Love genre, this one’s for you! Yep, the BL and Shounen-ai genres have their own reincarnation anime too.
In The Betrayal Knows My Name, orphan Yuki Sakurai struggles to find out who he was in the past. The empathic powers that let him feel what others are feeling and create light barriers add more mystery.
The arrival of a strange man further complicates things for him, but he is strangely drawn to him.
Full of mystery, powers, and hot guys, this is a reincarnation anime BL fans will enjoy!
Didn’t I Say To Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?
Being an exceptional student can sometimes create a divide between you and your peers. Cultivating friendships can get difficult if they get intimidated by you or put you on a pedestal.
This was Misato Kurihara’s problem. So when she suddenly dies and is given one wish, she requests for an average life with average abilities after being reincarnated.
Surprisingly, nothing is average in her new life! She is reborn as a nobleman’s daughter with great magical powers.
Adamant, in not repeating her past mistake, enrolls at a school far from her home while keeping her not-so-average magical skills from everyone.
If cute girls being friends is something you’re looking for in your reincarnation anime, this one will be a fun watch for you.
I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level
Anime fans who yearn for an RPG-like life outside their job will enjoy this next entry about defeating slimes and leveling up!
Extreme overworking and severe exhaustion have caused Azusa Aizawa to pass away. She was an office worker who spent many years working her life away without any breaks.
Luckily, a goddess grants her a second chance at life. Azusa ends up being immortal and living a peaceful life with her cozy cottage and farm.
Everyday, she tends to her farm, protects the villagers nearby, and defeats low-level slimes around her house.
After 300 years of doing this, she ends up having insane levels of experience points, making her quite overpowered in this world!
The Misfit of Demon King Academy
To end the war between humans and demons, Demon King Anos Voldigoad ends up sacrificing his life to protect his people.
He then hopes to be reincarnated again in the future when things have become peaceful.
Thousands of years later, he gets reborn and sees that things have drastically changed. There is now a school made for his coming. To make matters worse, strange and untrue stories of his legacy are everywhere.
In his new life, he’s now determined to remind everyone who the real demon king is.
Action, fantasy and an overpowered MC who doesn’t take crap from others await you in this anime!
Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs
Forced to play a dating sim against his will, a seemingly ordinary guy toughs it out and finishes the game despite extreme exhaustion, hunger, and fatigue. He doesn’t even like the game!
At least it’s done, right? Nope, he falls down a set of stairs, thus ending his own tale…or so he thought.
He wakes up reincarnated as a mob character in the very same game he just finished and hated!
Good thing he’s very familiar with the game. Unfortunately, things are a bit harder when you’re just a mob character.
Dating sim fans, give this reincarnation anime a try!
Kelvin is ready to give up some of his memories as long as he gets upgrades and power-ups in his next life.
He wants better powers, more skill points, a cool summoner title, and even a goddess as a companion. He just has to make sure he remembers his goals even without his old memories.
Unlike other reincarnation anime, the main character for this title is fully aware of his reincarnation. No surprise trucks and deaths here!
A NEET in his 30s finds himself at the lowest point of his life when years of bullying and the death of his parents come crashing down on him.
But wanting to do at least one good thing in his life pushes him to save a group of teenagers from a traffic accident. He ends up dying himself.
However, his heroic deed is rewarded with a second chance at a new life. He is reborn as someone with magical abilities. He even has loving and supporting parents who are alive and well!
Not wanting to waste this life like his previous one, he is adamant in doing something worthwhile this time. Now that’s inspiring!
Reincarnated as a Sword
A lot of these main characters are reincarnated as humans, but in this next title, our protagonist gets reborn as a weapon!
After a car accident, a human wakes up to find that he is reincarnated as a nameless sword. He is without a wielder at first until he meets an enslaved Black Cat Tribe member, Fran.
Fran wants to prove to everyone that a Black Cat can be a strong fighter. And our sword MC sees her as worthy of being his wielder. Cue the adventure!
The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat
He might be the world’s best assassin, but it’s difficult to stop your own assassination when your bosses want to eliminate you. And so the finest assassin in the world finds himself betrayed and killed.
But that’s not the end of it! A goddess sees his potential and reincarnates him into a new life as an aristocratic assassin.
The caveat? Stop the end of the world by assassinating the hero himself!
Now that’s an interesting twist to the usual reincarnation anime.
Dead Mount Death Play
This reincarnation anime starts with an end!
It’s the final battle between good and evil. The hero faces his enemy, the corpse god, and just as the hero thinks he’s won, his nemesis uses a tricky spell on him.
The spell? Reincarnation magic!
Somewhere in the vast possibilities of time and space, a young lad realizes that something’s not quite right about him and what he’s meant to be.
Whew, talk about being reborn with a big responsibility already on his shoulders!
By the Grace of the Gods
If you need a chill reincarnated anime to binge-watch, give By the Grace of the Gods a try. You might enjoy its relaxing and slime-filled adventure!
The story starts with an ordinary salaryman whose life is full of torment and suffering. He sadly dies in his sleep.
Unbeknownst to him, three gods take a liking to him and decide to reincarnate him to a better life. He is reborn as a young boy blessed with wisdom, skills, and a penchant for taming slimes!
The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another World
When you’re at the top, some people will bring you down.
This is what Haruyoshi realized after becoming the strongest exorcist and then facing his demise. In his final moments, he casts a reincarnation spell to save himself.
He gets reborn as the child of a noble and magical family. Unfortunately, he seems to be the runt of the family when it comes to magic!
No matter – armed with his previous knowledge, Haruyoshi now knows what to do and what not to do this time.
The Reason Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion
A lot of these reincarnation anime end up in game-like worlds, but what if you awaken in your new life as a character in a novel?
That’s what Rinko Hanasaki realized after waking up in her new reality. She was dead, but now she is the beloved daughter of a rich baron and the fiancee of an equally rich guy.
Sounds like a fairy tale, right? Nope! Her life as Raeliana is a tale she once read in a novel, and she knows how her story ends – dead!
Armed with the knowledge about the novel, Rinko fights against her fate and plans to change her story’s ending.
Parallel World Pharmacy
Losing his sister to an illness made Kanji Yakutani become a medical researcher and pour all his time and energy into his studies. Sadly, he dies due to overworking himself.
But the powers-that-be saw his dedication, and he was granted another life in a magical world. Armed with his medical knowledge of his previous life, Kanji is determined to be of help to the sick in his new life.
The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady
Princess Anis remembers her past life and how she was so fond of magic.
So even though she’s a princess and next in line to the throne in this new life, she’d rather study magic and flying. Her younger brother inherits the throne instead.
But little bro breaks off his engagement, causing quite a political ruckus in the kingdom!
The discarded fiancee is disgraced and shunned, but Anis comes to the rescue and takes her as her new assistant instead.
The Eminence in Shadow
Minoru Kagenou dreams of becoming strong, but he sadly dies in a truck accident while lamenting the fact that he never got strong enough or overcame his mortal limitations.
Fate has another path for him, however. He wakes up in a new life as Cid, now with magic powers and a noble family.
With his new abilities and connection, he forms a group to become strong and fight evil. But his imagination runs wild, and things suddenly turn for the worse.
Oshi no Ko
In a weird and inexplicable turn of events, an idol otaku gets reincarnated as the son of his favorite idol.
Gorou, now named Aquamarine, retains his old memories and is excited to see his favorite idol-slash-mom’s life up close. However, he is unprepared to deal with how difficult idol life can be.
Although an odd premise, Oshi no Ko shows the realities of idol life.
So I’m a Spider, So What?
A catastrophe kills a whole class of students, but some are given a chance to be reincarnated and live a new life in a fantasy realm.
While others manage to be reborn as nobles and royalty, one student is turned into a spider!
Despite her unfortunate situation, this spider gal is determined to climb her way up to success.
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
The magical girl genre meets reincarnation anime in Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, also known as Phantom Thief Jeanne in the west.
In this story, Kusakabe Maron gets a visit from an angel and informs her that she is the reincarnation of Jeanne d’Arc or Joan of Arc.
God’s powers got scattered around the world, and the Devil wants it all for himself. His demonic henchmen are out to get it, and it is Maron’s task to seal the demons in artworks.
But after sealing them, the artwork itself disappears, which makes Maron look like a thief! No good deed goes unpunished, indeed.
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
For an otome gamer, being reincarnated in one of your beloved games sounds like a dream come true.
A fairy tale story, pretty guys around you, and an ending where you can choose your happily-ever-after – sounds like a dream!
Unfortunately, one otome gamer gal realizes that she got reincarnated as the villainess of the story! She knows her character’s doomed ending, so she has to carefully work her way to avoid it.
Ascendance of a Bookworm
For anime fans and book lovers, here’s a page-turner for you!
A librarian with an immense love for books and reading meets a tragic end in an unfortunate accident. Her last wish before dying is to live again to read more books.
Her wish comes true…but she is reborn during an era with no printing press yet. Books have to be manually written, and only the rich can afford to have lots of books.
For an intense book lover, this is no problem. She’ll just have to write books herself!
Saga of Tanya the Evil
A man challenges a god-like being called Being X, and his soul is reincarnated into the body of a young soldier. In the soldier’s world, magic and war are intertwined.
Now stuck in his new reality, the man has to prove his wits and skills and survive the warfare. He, as Tanya, is eventually known as the “Devil of the Rhine” for his feats in battle.
How will his actions affect the kingdom he battles for, and how will his challenge with Being X end?
KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!
If you want a reincarnation anime that’s full of parodies, references, and jabs at MMO and isekai cliches, you’re in good hands with KonoSuba.
The story starts due to the pathetic death of our NEET protagonist. A beautiful, benevolent, and slightly silly goddess gives him a chance to go to heaven or be reborn in a fantasy world.
As an otaku gamer and NEET, of course, he chooses the fantasy world!
He even picks the goddess as his companion in this new adventure. Unfortunately, this goddess isn’t of much use, and they both realize later how tough it is when starting out in an MMO-like world!
Mo Dao Zu Shi
When Wei Wuxian pursued the taboo Mo Dao, a path of magic that uses dark energy, other people tried to stop him. Even his closest companion and ally betrayed him and contributed to his demise.
Many years later, he is reincarnated into the body of a crazy man. Not knowing what exactly happened to him, why he was betrayed, and the whereabouts of his enemies, he contacts an old friend to help him get to the bottom of things.
If you want more magic, demons, ghosts, and other spiritual elements in your reincarnation story, try this Chinese anime for a change.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
In a list of reincarnation anime, we simply can’t skip one of the best and most popular reincarnation anime ever.
In this series, our protagonist doesn’t get reincarnated into a dashing hero, a genius wizard, or a muscly fighter. Nope, he gets reborn as a slime!
But don’t underestimate this goo. He quickly learns to adapt to his new life and even makes friends with strong allies. He himself eventually becomes one of the strongest beings in his new world!
The Seven Deadly Sins
Elizabeth is from the Goddess Clan, while Meliodas is from the Demon Clan. Based on their families alone, there is no chance the two can ever be allowed to be together or fall in love.
And yet they did, which made the two face terrible consequences and punishments.
The Demon King cursed Elizabeth to be reincarnated as a human, dying over and over again while losing her memories of her beloved.
As for Meliodas, he is cursed with immortality and sees his beloved die in front of him.
Truly heartbreaking, and their punishments are worse than death!
Yep, this classic magical girl anime is also a reincarnation anime!
It started out as any mahou shoujo story. A cute animal teams up with our energetic and plucky protagonist to fight evil.
In this case, a talking cat named Luna tells Usagi Tsukino that she is Sailor Moon, Earth’s guardian and protector.
But it turns out that Usagi is more than that. She is actually the reincarnation of a princess from an ancient kingdom. In her past life, she was Princess Serenity of the Moon Kingdom!
The Dark Kingdom waged war against her kingdom. And to protect her and the other guardians, her queen mother had them reincarnated to a safer time.
With cool transformations, cute magical outfits, and a riveting plot involving reincarnation, it’s no wonder the Sailor Moon series has remained a classic among anime fans.