What is Isekai manga?

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.

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The Beginning After the End

(The Beginning After the End)

8.32

Description:

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)
Type

oel

Status

current

Started

2018-07-07

The World's Best Engineer

(The World's Best Engineer)

8.27

Description:

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! (Source: MU)
Type

manhwa

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

current

Started

2021-07-30

Who Made Me a Princess

8.26

Description:

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?! (Source: tappytoon)
Type

manhwa

Volumes

9

Chapters

125

Status

finished

Started

2017-12-20

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken

(That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)

8.25

Description:

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. (Source: Guro Translation)
Type

manga

Status

current

Started

2015-03-26

Villains Are Destined to Die

(Villains Are Destined to Die)

8.25

Description:

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! (Source: MU)
Type

manhwa

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

current

Started

2020-05-01

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

(Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)

8.25

Description:

Suddenly high school student Subaru Natsuki has been summoned to another world on the way back from the convenience store. With the biggest crisis of his life being summoned to another world and no sign of the one who summoned him, things become worse when he is attacked. But when he is saved by a mysterious silver-haired girl with a fairy cat, Subaru cooperates with the girl to return the favor. When they finally manage to get a clue, Subaru and the girl are attacked and killed by someone. Subaru then awakens in the place he was summoned and notices he gained the ability "Returns by Death." A helpless boy that only has the ability to rewind time by dying. And beyond the despair can he save the girl from the fate of death? (Source: jCafe)
Type

novel

Volumes

0

Status

current

Started

2014-01-23

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

(Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!)

8.24

Description:

Game loving shut-in Kazuma Satou's life as a young schoolboy in Japan abruptly comes to an early end...or at least it was supposed to. When he opens his eyes, though, he sees a beautiful goddess that offers him a once in an after-lifetime chance to be reborn in a parallel world. The catch is that the world is violent and threatened by a growing evil! Fortunately, he can choose any one thing to bring with him. So he chooses the goddess, Aqua! And so his adventure with his gorgeous companion begins—if he could just get enough money and food to survive, keep his goddess out of trouble, and avoid grabbing the attention of the Demon King's army! (Source: Yen Press)
Type

novel

Volumes

17

Chapters

127

Status

finished

Started

2013-10-01

Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu

(Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation)

8.24

Description:

Just when an unemployed thirty-four-year-old otaku reaches a dead end in life and decides that it's time to turn over a new leaf—he gets run over by a truck and dies! Shockingly, he finds himself reborn into an infant's body in a strange new world of swords and magic. His new identity is Rudeus Grayrat, but he still retains the memories of his previous life. Follow Rudeus from infancy to adulthood, as he struggles to redeem himself in a wondrous yet dangerous world. (Source: Seven Seas)
Type

novel

Volumes

26

Chapters

330

Rating

Ecchi

Status

finished

Started

2014-01-23

The Beginning After the End

8.24

Description:

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:tapas.io)
Type

novel

Status

current

Started

2017-01-18

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken

(That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)

8.24

Description:

After being killed by a passing robber, a normal 37-year-old guy find himself reincarnated in another world as a blind slime with unique skills. With a new name "Rimuru Tempest" he got after meeting his new friend, the "catastrophe level" Storm Dragon Verudora, he starts his slime life in another world with his increasing number of minions. (Source: Guro Translation)
Type

novel

Status

current

Started

2014-05-30

Who Made Me a Princess

8.23

Description:

When I opened my eyes I had become a princess! But out of all characters in this romance novel, why is it the princess who has the fate of dying to her own blood-related dad, the emperor! If I want to live, I must not be seen by that emperor dad. “When did this kind of scumbag start living in my castle?” The man who doesn’t have single drop of blood nor tear to drop, that cold emperor Claude! Will Atanasia who had been caught by the emperor be able to survive? “I… What do I do…..?” (Source: NU)
Type

novel

Rating

Status

tba

The Reason Why Raeliana Ended up at the Duke's Mansion

(The Reason Why Raeliana Ended up at the Duke's Mansion)

8.23

Description:

Poisoned to death by her own betrothed?! Eunha didn’t wake up in a novel’s story just to get killed off again as an unfortunate extra! To change her story she needs a cover… 6 months pretending to be the fake fiancée of the novel's male protagonist, Duke Noah Wynknight. But will this cold-hearted, angel-faced demon of a man really help her avoid another ill-fated ending?! (Source: TappyToon)
Type

manhwa

Chapters

158

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Started

2017-09-03

The Way to Keep an Older Brother of the Heroine Safe

(The Way to Keep an Older Brother of the Heroine Safe)

8.22

Description:

I accidentally took possession of someone in a 19+ reverse harem novel. The problem is that I became Roxana Agriche, the older sister of the sub-villain. My damn father kidnapped the heroine's brother. Now, is the only thing left to meet a terrible end from the vengeance of the heroine? But what if I can avoid that horrible development? “I'm also interested in this toy.” "I'll protect you until you can get out of here safely." The heroine's brother, Cassis Pedalian, will definitely be able to pay me back later. (Source: MU)
Type

manhwa

Status

current

Started

2021-01-31

Beware of the Villainess!

(Beware of the Villainess!)

8.22

Description:

A refreshing, unique villainess who's been dropped in the world of a novel, only to overthrow it all! The reason why? She couldn't just stand by and watch the female lead be manipulated by all four shitty male leads. The story of a villainess, who intends to throw out all the jackasses, and a wolf that only yearns for her! (Source: MU)
Type

manhwa

Chapters

128

Status

finished

Started

2020-04-13

Akuyaku Reijou no Naka no Hito

(The One Within the Villainess)

8.21

Description:

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!
Type

manga

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

current

Started

2021-11-19

Ellin's Solhwa

(Ellin's Solhwa)

8.21

Description:

The last thing Ellin remembers is having to deal with a belligerent customer at her dead-end job. And when she opened her eyes… she’s “Solhwa,” the beautiful fourth concubine to the king of the Xyaran Empire. Between trying to learn the language and eating steak, Ellin’s trying to figure exactly what’s going on. Where is she? How did this happen? And who can she trust: Solhwa’s handsome charismatic childhood friend or the elegant, raven-haired king’s advisor? (Source: Lezhin)
Type

oel

Chapters

52

Status

finished

Started

2019-10-19

Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta...

(I Reincarnated into an Otome Game as a Villainess With Only Destruction Flags…)

8.2

Description:

I recovered my past memories when I was hit on the head by a rock. I am Katarina Claes, the eight year old daughter of the duke. In a feverish nightmare, in which the prince’s fiancee was determined, I have realized that this is the otome game from the previous life. Also, I have turned into the villainess that interfered with the romance of the capture targets… If the heroine got a happy end, I would be exiled, while if she got a bad end, I would be killed by the capture target… I have no happy end!? Why is it only bad!? Somehow I have to avoid the destruction end, and reach old age peacefully!! (Source: Novel Updates)
Type

novel

Status

current

Started

2015-08-20

Youjo Senki

(The Saga of Tanya the Evil)

8.19

Description:

On the front line of the war, there's a little girl. Blond hair, blue eyes and porcelain white skin, she commands the army with lisping voice. Her name is Tanya Degurechaff. But in reality, she is one of Japan's most elite salarymen, reborn as a little girl after angering a mysterious being X who calls himself "God." And this little girl, who prioritize over anything else efficiency and her own career, will become the most dangerous being amongst the sorcerers of the imperial army...
Type

manga

Status

current

Started

2016-04-26

Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen

(Ascendance of a Bookworm)

8.19

Description:

Motosu Urano, a book-loving college student who just got her Librarian certification and was supposed to enter the job of her dreams after graduation, was killed during a massive earthquake crushing her underneath a pile of her own massive collection of books. Wishing for reincarnation in order to read even more, she got reincarnated to a world with a low literacy level and very few books, limited only to the nobility of the world. As she reincarnated as 5-year-old daughter of a lowly soldier, Maine, no matter how much she wants to read, there is no way there are any books around. If there are no books then what do you do? You make them yourself of course... What her goal is, to become a librarian no matter what, and to live a life surrounded by books. For starters she begins from making them. (Source: MU)
Type

novel

Volumes

0

Status

current

Started

2015-01-25

The Villainess Is a Marionette

(The Villainess Is a Marionette)

8.19

Description:

“Beauty cannot be a real power.” Cayena Hill, who was praised as the greatest beauty in the Empire, only knew about the life of luxury and flattery. She was destined to face her villainous end as her tyrant younger brother used her to obtain the throne. Later on, she was killed by her crazy husband after being put through abuse and confinement. …until one day, I became ‘that’ Princess Cayena. “I will make you the emperor.” “…Do you mean me, sister?” “In return, you shall grant me my freedom.” A rose with poisonous thorns, a beauty that lures death… I will take control of my life this time. *** (Source : Gourmet Scans — Based on the Original Manhwa Summary)
Type

manhwa

Status

current

Started

2021-02-10

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