The anime parody of the Isekai genre KonoSuba: God’s Blessings on This Wonderful World is popular for its humor and gag elements. The show takes a major shift with the protagonist Kazuma Satou dying on his way back home and awakened by a beautiful goddess Aqua.
The anime takes you through new worlds to explore as the main protagonist is transported to another world after death. Here are our 10 suggestions of anime similar to KonoSuba that you should watch.
How Not To Summon A Demon Lord
The anime adaptation of the light novel series, written by Yukiya Murasaki, follows the adventures of Sakamoto Takuma, a hikikomori gamer who is mysteriously transported into a strange world of his favourite MMORPG, Cross Reverie, where he’s Diablo, the Demon King. Takuma starts his journey as a slave of two girls, and the adventure begins as he uses his clever powers to turn them into his subordinates. The anime is much similar to KonoSuba as both the protagonists are eventually transported into another world though by different means. The main characters in both the anime are shut-ins but the Demon Lord is a little more serious than Konosuba.
No Game No Life
The anime series, created by Atsuko Ishizuka, is a colourful adaptation of the Japanese light novel series of the same name by Yū Kamiya. The story follows two hikikomori siblings, Sora and Shiro, who are known as Blank, an undefeated group of gamers. They are transported into an alternate world by the God of Game with a challenge to play a chess match. They win against a character named Tet in a chess match and get summoned to Disboard, a world in which everything is decided by games while obliging the Ten Pledges to prevent conflicts. No Game No Life is one of the top anime like The Rising of the Shield Hero as both are set in a fantasy world with video game features and the protagonists are transported to another world.
The Devil Is A Part-Timer!
The Devil Is a Part-Timer! is a fun and entertaining isekai anime adapted from the light novel series written by Satoshi Wagahara. The anime takes a different spin on the genre with a fantasy world setting not in an alternate or game-like world but the Earth. The anime is much similar to ‘How Not to Summon a Demon Lord’ with a Demon Lord as the protagonist, but have their settings reversed. The story revolves around a demon king named Sadao Maou seeking to conquer the world of Ente Isla. Both the anime are filled with cliched anime tropes with the main character forming a harem consisting of a furry, a tsundere and a well-endowed waifu girl.
In Another World With My Smartphone
The isekai anime adaptation of the light novel series, written by Patora Fuyuhara, is entertaining to watch even though it does not have much drama or a serious plot. The anime follows Touya Mochizuki, a fifteen-year-old boy, who is accidentally killed by God and is reincarnated into a fantasy world along with a single special request. This light-hearted anime has the potential to break you from your serious routine anime. The anime is similar to ‘How Not to Summon a Demon Lord’ as both are set in an alternate fantasy world. The male protagonists in both the anime love to protect the girls around them and have a device that allows them to flex their strength on all other powerful characters.
This shounen is as creative as One Punch Man with similar characters and punk-shonen feel. The anime, set in the late Edo period, portrays aliens who have taken over the world. Here is Gintoki Sakata, the samurai with his group of friends, who changes the way the world works by fighting their alien overlords. Gintama is similar to KonoSuba with action, hilarious parodies, ‘trollish’ main characters and masochistic female characters. The anime is a feast to your eyes with the blend of science fiction themes with alternative Edo period setting as Gintoki and his friends try to make ends meet.
Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions
The anime adaptation of the Japanese light novel series of the same name follows six adventurers who are sent to a fantasy world and have no memories of the past. The anime takes us through their struggles to survive as goblin slayers. The anime is similar to KonoSuba as both revolve around the main characters who are stuck in a game world and are about to take a journey to survive or complete it. The anime is more than just a harem, with the presentation of awkward emotions surrounding early puberty and the characters work hard to beat up slimes and goblins instead of having superpowers.
Fairy Tail is another anime that you should not miss out on if you are already a fan of KonoSuba. The anime is an adaptation of the Japanese manga series of the same name. The anime is set in the fantasy land of Fiore, where Earth is inhabited by magic guilds, with each possessing their significant abilities. It is more mature and enjoyable than the other anime in the shounen genre. The story is based on the adventure of Natsu Dragneel, a member of Fairy Tale, the popular wizard guild, in his search for the fictional world of Earth-land for the dragon Igneel. The anime share many similarities with KonoSuba including fantasy settings, magic, guild, fun characters, humor, and fan service.
The popular anime, Log Horizon, was a pioneering take on a stuck-in-a-video game concept combined with skills and strategies. The anime follows Shiroe, a young man who finds himself trapped in the MMORPG Elder Tale, just after it released its twelfth expansion pack. Log Horizon continues to be one of the most popular isekai anime as video gaming was an integral part of the otaku lifestyle. The anime has been strategically devised to perfection so that the audience doesn’t find it to be clichéd and repetitive like other gaming anime. Log Horizon is much similar to KonoSuba with a serious take on a “transported into a fantasy world” trope.
Sword Art Online
The anime adaptation of the Japanese light novel series Sword Art
That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime
The popular anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime falls in the Isekai genre that has a common concept. The anime is popular among many anime lovers worldwide for its high-quality animation and self-awareness. Unlike other anime in the genre, Rimuru, the lead character in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, is more than just overpowered as he knows well to take advantage of it to help others around him. The anime, which is a perfect binge-watching marvel, will be getting a second season in 2020. This is another isekai anime like KonoSuba with a similar take on that kind of show with the overpowered main protagonist and some great comedy moments.