The isekai anime ‘How Not to Summon a Demon Lord’ is funny and entertaining with the combination of various ecchi moments and harem subplots. The series follows Cross Reveries, the top player of a virtual reality game who is summoned to a parallel game world and is summoned as a slave of two pretty girls.
The anime is much loved for its setting of the alternate gaming world with lots of fantastical adventures and pretty female characters. Every anime lover who has already watched this exciting series will be looking to watch something similar. Which is why, we’ve picked 9 anime titles similar to ‘How Not to Summon a Demon Lord’.
The anime adaptation, directed by Minoru Ashina, is one of the best Log Horizon anime recommendations. The story follows Momonga, a middle-aged skeletal “Overlord” character, who decides to play his favourite MMORPG for the last time before it goes offline forever. Momonga was surprised to know that he was still a part of the game even after its end time and soon realised that all the NPCs of the game have become sentient and can talk to him out of their own free will. He decides to explore the world around him to get a better hold on this strange situation. Overlord is similar to ‘How Not to Summon a Demon Lord’ as are isekai anime that involves a hardcore gamer being transported as the main character.
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.
KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!
KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! is the adaptation of the light novel series written by Natsume Akatsuki. The anime is set in a premise that is common in the isekai genre. The anime is much similar to ‘How Not to Summon a Demon Lord’ with the main character, Kazuma Satō, who is reincarnated in a parallel world with MMORPG elements.
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.
Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
The anime is an adaptation of the Japanese light novel series, written by Hiro Ainana. It focuses on the story of Ichirou Suzuki, a 29-year old gaming programmer, who spends most of his time debugging two MMORPGs his company is preparing for publication. After taking a nap, he surprisingly wakes up as a 15-year old named Satou Pendragon, a nickname he uses while running beta tests, in a parallel fantasy RPG world that he often works on. With no way to return to his world, he builds his little party and leads a big adventure in the new world.
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 put together to perfection so that audience doesn’t find it to be clichéd and repetitive like other gaming anime. Log Horizon is similar to ‘How Not to Summon a Demon Lord’ as the characters in both the animes are summoned in a game and game became their reality with overpowered main character stuck in an alternate world.
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 the self-awareness. Unlike other anime in the genre, Rimuru, the lead character in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, isn’t an overpowered weakling. 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.
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 chess match. They win against a character named Tet in a chess match and gets summoned to Disboard, a world in which everything is decided by games while obliging to the Ten Pledges to prevent conflicts. The anime is similar to ‘How Not to Summon a Demon Lord’ as both have overpowered protagonist who ends up on a strange new world where they fit in better than the real world.
Sword Art Online
The anime adaptation of the Japanese light novel series Sword Art Online, is one of the best gaming anime shows. The anime of Isekai genre follows a young boy, named Kirito, who gets to experience virtual reality gaming with few other lucky gamers. They realise that they are not lucky enough and plan to learn to survive in this new virtual gaming world. Sword Art Online is the first Isekai anime that popularized the concept of the video game. The anime is similar to How Not to Summon a Demon Lord with overpowered main characters who tear through everything with skills and determination.
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