Top 20 Isekai manga you should read right now. [2024 List]

Isekai manga you should read right now.

What is this genre all about? An isekai story is one in which the lead characters are transferred to and become stuck or trapped in another world, one completely different from the one they lived in up until the transfer. The new world is commonly a fictional world. In order to adapt to their new environment, they must use the abilities and knowledge brought from their former world as well as any that may have been bestowed upon them by their brave new world. In some cases, they will seek and eventually find a way to return; in others, they will gleefully embrace their new life.

We present you the list of Isekai manga you should read right now.

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20. The World's Best Engineer

The World's Best Engineer

Kim Suho, who’s a civil engineer, became a Noble inside a novel.

So what? My estate is about to fail? Then it must be saved. To design, build and sell.

The awaited special opportunity all over the continent! The perfect transportation, highest educational district, pleasant forest area, and a one stop premium estate life by Baron Frontera that everyone has been waiting for.

A first-come-first-serve basis contract!

The World's Best Engineer is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: The Greatest Estate Designer

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19. The Beginning After the End

The Beginning After the End

King Grey has unrivaled strength, wealth, and prestige in a world governed by martial ability. However, solitude lingers closely behind those with great power. Beneath the glamorous exterior of a powerful king lurks the shell of man, devoid of purpose and will.Reincarnated into a new world filled with magic and monsters, the king has a second chance to relive his life. Correcting the mistakes of his past will not be his only challenge, however. Underneath the peace and prosperity of the new world is an undercurrent threatening to destroy everything he has worked for, questioning his role and reason for being born again.(Source:Mangadex)

The Beginning After the End is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 最強の王様、二度目の人生は何をする?, TBATE

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18. Wo! Tian Mìng Da Fanpai

Wo! Tian Mìng Da Fanpai

Gu Changge was transmigrated into a fantasy world, and right from the start he had everything to make the hero Qiyun Zhizi rage with jealousy. Not only did all the women threw themselves at him, he was given preferential treatment in every way. Good thing he had higher status and more power, too, so he could stomp Qiyun Zhizi easily anytime. Furthermore, the world system gave him missions to conquer the other heroes, too? Gu Changge laughed as he realized he has a long road to become the great villain!

I Am the Fated Villain is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Villain Is Here, Me, the Heavenly Destined Villain

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17. Release That Witch

Release That Witch

A male engineer transmigrated into another world, and became a prince. This place strikingly resembles the Middle Ages of Europe, but at the same time, it seems kind of different? Witches truly exists, and they even possess magic powers! Magic powers are productive forces! Save the witches, liberate the productive forces! Open map, fight demons, break conspiracies, climb up the science and technology tree, and open the path of hardcore ‘farming’!

(Source:MU)

Release That Witch is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Release That Witch

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16. Zhang Men Di Diao Dian

Zhang Men Di Diao Dian

Traveling to the world of Tian Xuan, can’t believe I’ve become a useless sect’s leader! Paying money in the city to be reborn in a game’s realm. Making the players my workers, collecting the main characters from the world as my underlings. If we’re talking about being pretentious, then I’ll only take the number one spot!

Keep a Low Profile, Sect Leader is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Headmaster, Keep Yourself Low Profile, Sect Head, Be a Bit Modest, Zhǎng Mén Dī Diào Diǎn

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15. Villains Are Destined to Die

Villains Are Destined to Die

Penelope Eckart reincarnated as the adopted daughter of Duke Eckart and the villainess of a reverse harem dating sim. The problem is, she entered the game at its hardest difficulty, and no matter what she does, death awaits her at every ending! Before the "real daughter" of Duke Eckart appears, she must choose one of the male leads and reach a happy ending in order to survive. But the two brothers always pick a fight with her over every little thing, as well as a crazy crown prince, whose routes all lead to death. There's even a magician who's enamoured with the female lead, and a loyal slave knight! But somehow, the favourability meters of the male leads increase the more she crosses the line with them!

This is Penelope’s survival story, who’s been dropped in an insane reverse harem dating sim!

Villains Are Destined to Die is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 悪役のエンディングは死のみ, The Villain's Ending Is Death, Death Is The Only Ending For The Villain, Kết thúc của nhân vật phản diện là cái chết, Agyeok-ui Ending Jugeum-ppun, 恶役只有死亡结局, Agyeogui Ending-eun Jugeumppun, Death Is The Only Ending For The Villainess, Ag'yeog'eui Ending'eun Jug'eumbbun, Для лиходійки лиш одна кінцівка – смерть, Конец злодейки - смерть, Смерть - единственный конец для злодейки

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14. Academy Wijangchwieopdanghaetda

Academy Wijangchwieopdanghaetda

I wasn’t reborn with talent or ability, but at least my knowledge from earth allowed me to stay one step ahead in this other world.

Magic exists here, and new progress was rapidly being made in science while magic stagnated in the name of tradition. Using my earthly knowledge and not bound by the traditional thinking, I was able to do things other wizards couldn’t even imagine.

Still, inadvertently becoming an undercover professor for a mysterious secret society at the renowned Sören academy was never in my to-do list!

Academy Wijangchwieopdanghaetda is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Academy's Undercover Professor, I Got a Fake Job at the Academy

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13. Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute

Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute

Just like how everyone adored heroes in their childhood, a certain young man adored those powers hidden in shadows. After hiding his strength and living the mediocre life of a mob character by day while undergoing frenzied training by night, he finally reincarnates into a different world and gains ultimate power. The young man who is only playing at being a power in the shadows, his misunderstanding subordinates, and a giant organization in the shadows that gets trampled….. This is the story of a young boy who had adored powers in shadows possibly eventually reigning over the world of shadows in another world.

To Be a Power in the Shadows! is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 陰の実力者になりたくて!, The Eminence in Shadow, Восхождение в тени

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12. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken

After being killed by a passing robber, a normal 37-year-old guy finds himself reincarnated in another world as a blind slime with unique abilities. He takes up a new name and calls himself "Rimuru Tempest," which he thought of after meeting his new friend, "catastrophe-level" Storm Dragon Verudora. There, he begins his new slime-like life in another world with his increasing number of minions by his side.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 転生したらスライムだった件, Regarding Reincarnated to Slime, Re: My Reincarnation as a Slime

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11. FFF-Class Trashero

FFF-Class Trashero

Protagonist Kang Han Soo killed the demon king after 10 years of being summoned in the fantasy world. Now it's time to be sent back to earth. What's this? the fantasy worlds god appears along with his report card. Because he removed all the obstacles that prevented him killing the demon king, his personality score came out as F. The regression that follows is that he has to return to the the start and begin again. Can Kang Han Soo end this endless returns?

FFF-Class Trashero is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: FFF-Class Trashero (Manhwa)

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10. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou

Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou

When a classroom of students is transported to another world to act as its saviors, Hajime Nagumo finds himself the weakest link. As his friends and classmates are granted strong classes and impressive abilities due to their existing skills, he is given the weak title of Synergist. When a dungeon quest leaves him separated from his group, Hajime must discover his own talents or be left to rot in this world forever.

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ありふれた職業で世界最強, From Common Job Class to the Strongest in the World

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9. Seoul Station Druid

Seoul Station Druid

What started out as an ordinary day turned upside down when an unknown catastrophe struck Earth, transporting Suho Park to a different planet. He eventually learns how to adapt and fight for his survival in this foreign world, but one day, just as suddenly as he was sucked into this new planet, Suho is pulled back to Earth. He quickly learns that return to life as he remembers it is no longer possible, as Earth is in constant battle with monsters who’ve managed to infiltrate the planet. How will Suho fight against the monsters attacking Earth, and will he be able to survive this time with his current skills?

Seoul Station Druid is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Seoul Station Druid

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8. Konjiki no Word Master: Yuusha Yonin ni Makikomareta Unique Cheat

Konjiki no Word Master: Yuusha Yonin ni Makikomareta Unique Cheat

In an RPG-like fantasy world consumed by warring nations and racial discrimination, the human kingdom summons five high school students from 21st-century Japan for assistance in their conflict with the demonkin. Now those students, with their experience of MMORPGs at their disposal, will hone their skills to protect the human kingdom of Edea.

However, this isn't their story.

Out of the five students, four of them were given the title of Hero and the fifth one the title of Innocent Bystander. He had been summoned by accident since he sat near the other four students. His name is Hiiro Okamura, an aloof bookworm with traveling and reading as his raison d'etre. Hiiro sees no reason to help the human kingdom in their offensive war with the demonkin, seeing that he isn't a Hero and that he has no real obligation to help them, and decides to leave the kingdom to go on his own adventure.

Soon, Hiiro finds out that he has the very unique skill of Word Magic: magic that can materialize the definition of a word. As he travels more and more, he finds many uses for his Word Magic and many opportunities to find books, level up, and gain some of his own companions. Even with the outbreak of war on the horizon, Hiiro stays true to his desire to travel the new world he's in.

Adaptation of the light novel series written by Tomoto Sui with illustrations by Sumaki Syungo.

Konjiki no Word Master: Yuusha Yonin ni Makikomareta Unique Cheat is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 金色の文字使い ―勇者四人に巻き込まれたユニークチート―, Konjiki no Moji Tsukai: Yuusha Yonin ni Makikomareta Unique Cheat, The Golden Word Master - The Four Heroes and the Innocent Bystander with the Unique Cheat, 금색의 워드마스터

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7. I'm Only a Stepmother, but My Daughter Is Just So Cute!

I'm Only a Stepmother, but My Daughter Is Just So Cute!

Somehow, I found myself as the evil stepmother of the beautiful little Blanche, a woman so jealous of her stepdaughter that she tried to kill the girl with a poisoned apple...

Sounds familiar?

However, I’d much rather shower my cute and lovely Blanche with all sorts of affection, but–

“Hilarious. Since when did you like Blanche so much?” This god-damned husband keeps getting in my way!

“I am Blanche’s parent as well. I demand an apology for being so suspicious of me.”

“And if I don’t?”

“I’ll visit your bedroom tonight, your majesty.”

“…..”

“I even managed to get some really sexy panties just for you.” With a big smile on my face, I struck him with a critical hit.

“I could show it to you right now if you’d like?”

The look on his face was truly something to behold. I lifted my chin and looked down on him victoriously.

I'm Only a Stepmother, but My Daughter Is Just So Cute! is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: I'm the Stepmother, but My Daughter Is Too Cute, I'm a Stepmother, but My Daughter Is Just Too Cute!, Not-Sew-Wicked Stepmom

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6. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic Otaku who spends his days on games and manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe! He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. As the Shield Hero, the weakest of the heroes, all is not as it seems. Naofumi is soon alone, penniless, and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield. Now, Naofumi must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero and save the world!

The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 盾の勇者の成り上がり, Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

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5. Shijou Saikyou no Mahou Kenshi, F Rank Boukensha ni Tensei Suru ~ Kensei to Matei, 2 Tsu no Zense o motta Otoko no Eiyuutan

Shijou Saikyou no Mahou Kenshi, F Rank Boukensha ni Tensei Suru ~ Kensei to Matei, 2 Tsu no Zense o motta Otoko no Eiyuutan

Aizawa Yuri has reincarnated 2 times now and is dead tired of being the emperor of this and that. Using his skills he aquired a reincarnation artifact, and starts his life in a brand new world!

The Strongest Magical Swordsman Ever Reborn as an F-Rank Adventurer. is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 最强之人转生成F级冒险者, 史上最強の魔法剣士、Fランク冒険者に転生する ~剣聖と魔帝、2つの前世を持った男の英雄譚~, Shijou Saikyou no Mahou Kenshi, F Rank Boukensha ni Tensei Suru ~Kensei to Matei, 2 Tsu no Zense omotta Otoko no Eiyuutan~

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4. Akuyaku Reijou no Naka no Hito

Akuyaku Reijou no Naka no Hito

In order to clear the name of 'Emi,' who had reincarnated as the villainess, Remilia, the real Remilia who had been watching all along inside awakens.

Now it's time for the true villainess' revenge to begin!

The One Within the Villainess is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 悪役令嬢の中の人〜断罪された転生者のため嘘つきヒロインに復讐いたします〜, Akuyaku Reijou no Naka no Hito

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3. Who Made Me a Princess

Who Made Me a Princess

The beautiful Athanasia was killed at the hands of her own biological father, Claude de Alger Obelia, the cold-blooded emperor! It’s just a silly bedtime story… until one woman wakes up to suddenly find she’s become that unfortunate princess! She needs a plan to survive her doomed fate, and time is running out. Will she go with Plan A, live as quietly as possible without being noticed by the infamous emperor? Plan B, collect enough money to escape the palace? Or will she be stuck with plan C, sweet-talking her way into her father’s good graces?!

Who Made Me a Princess has finished publishing and it has 125 Chapters. It is also Known as: Suddenly Became A Princess One Day, One Day I Became a Princess, Eoneu Nal Gongjuga Doeeobeoryeotda, Dites-Moi, Princesse!, One Day, I Became a Princess, Suddenly, I Became a Princess, WMMAP, ある日、お姫様になってしまった件について, Однажды я стала принцессой, อยู่ๆ ฉันก็กลายเป็นเจ้าหญิง, Plötzlich Prinzessin, Un dia me converti en una princesa, Princesa Encantadora, ¿Cómo Me Convertí En Princesa?, 某天成为公主, 某天成為公主

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2. Kichiku Eiyuu

Kichiku Eiyuu

10 years since he reincarnated in hell... Takamichi is troubled. With his power as an “Incubus” allowing him to become stronger by having sex with women, he had reached the peak of his growth. “I’ll move to a new area, wait for me beautiful women of the new world!” Sexy & violent pretty girl battle fantasy!

Savage Hero is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 鬼畜英雄, Incubus of Frustration, Kichiku Hero, 귀축 영웅

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1. Isekai de Tochi o Katte Noujou o Tsukurou

Isekai de Tochi o Katte Noujou o Tsukurou

As our humble corporatist Itonami Norio is suddenly summoned to another world, it would look as if he'll be sent to a battlefield-- he, however, holds no skill to speak of, and as he is deemed to be useless. He negotiates with The King and receives a plot of land -- an empty, deserted plot of land, with no inhabitant in sight. Norio holds something he couldn't bring himself to tell anyone: The Master of Supremacy, a gift which will grant him the most comfortable of lives in this world. Hereby begins the Norio's colorful story -- having a mermaid he fishes declare herself his wife, becoming neighbors with the Undead King, this is his busy but enjoyable life -- and now a dragon appears ?!

Let's Buy the Land And Cultivate in Different World is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 異世界で土地を買って農場を作ろう, Isekai de Tochi wo Katte Noujou wo Tsukurou

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