30+ Best Reincarnation Anime Of All Time

30+ Best Reincarnation Anime Of All Time

Have you ever dreamt of starting a new life in a completely different body? If yes, then you are not alone; the idea of experiencing reincarnation or starting a new life has always been fascinating. Anime fans demand recommendations for the best reincarnation anime. Otaku are utterly obsessed with watching anime where the main character experiences reincarnation. 

Today, you will find a list of all such anime that will make you feel highly entertained once you start watching them. 

Many people believe that the concept of reincarnation is mythical or purely imaginative. However, we are at an advantage because we are blessed with the anime world where our imaginations come true. So, let’s begin with the list of best reincarnation anime! 

31. Serei Gonsouki: Spirit Chronicles

Serei Gonsouki: Spirit Chronicles best reincarnation anime
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As we know, all of the anime on this list are reincarnation anime. So this one involves the same story where a boy dies and experiences reincarnation. Haruto is a 20-year-old boy who reincarnates as Rio in an entirely different world.

As Rio, he could use magic skills which he found really interesting. The new life isn’t easy for him as he has to face some challenges. His life takes a new turn when he saves a princess from kidnappers, and in return, he gets the chance to study in an elite school. The story is simple yet refreshing. So my fellas! Have a good watch! 

30. Dogs and Scissors

Dogs and Scissors best reincarnation anime
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We are all fans of someone in our lives, aren’t we? The question is, how far can we go for the safety of our idol? This is the story of Harumi Kazuhito, a high schooler obsessed with an author.

He is a huge fan of her work and proves his loyalty by sacrificing his life to save her from an attack. This was not the end but the beginning of a new chapter for Harumi as he reincarnated as a dog. Yeah, you heard that right!

He was trying to survive as a dog when he met a woman who decided to help him. It turns out that the woman is a sadist; to top it off, she is the same author Harumi died for. 

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29. Ya Boy Kongming

Ya Boy Kongming best reincarnation anime
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Kongming, the main character, has lived as one of the best tacticians. Most of his life he spent seeing wars; therefore, in his last moments, he wished for a peaceful life. You and I know that his wish had to come true; otherwise, the story wouldn’t have progressed (XD).

Therefore, Kongming reincarnates in peaceful modern-day Japan. Though he had his previous life memories with him, he found it hard to survive in such an advanced world. A singer named Eiko helps him, and in return, Kongming decides to help her become Successful. The story is very simple as it revolves around the daily-life challenges that the duo faces.

28. Angel Beats

Angel Beats best reincarnation anime
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The anime highlights the life of a boy named Yuzuru. He is a teenager who finds himself reincarnated as a high schooler. However, unlike cliche reincarnated stories, Yuzuru is unaware of his past life.

The story progresses, and we see the students starting a rivalry against gods and angels because they believe that God has done them wrong. Amidst the battle, Yuzure finds himself trapped. Each episode brings some new engagement, and fans love to guess how the story will develop. 

27. Black Summoner

Black Summoner best reincarnation anime
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Kelvin is our main lead, and the story revolves around his reincarnation journey. However, the reincarnation process is not a cliche one in this world. If Kelvin wants to reincarnate, he must eradicate some of his memories in exchange for some valuable, including S class titles and power skills.

Kelvin forgets his memories and gets the chance to choose his partner. The boy decides to take the goddess with him as her beauty mesmerizes him right from the moment he sees her.

However, to take the goddess with her, he must summon her physical form, which seems quite complicated. The story highlights the duo’s challenge in a world similar to an RPG. 

26. Knights And Magic

Knights And Magic best reincarnation anime
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If magic, fantasy, action, or hunting anime intrigues you, trust me, you’ll love to see these elements combined in this anime. This is also why this one is famous as one of the best reincarnation anime.

This anime intrigues the audience because it revolves around the life of an Otaku named Tsubasa. His life changes when he experiences reincarnation in the medieval period when people were busy fighting demonic beasts.

Tsubasa, a beautiful girl is now loving the life of a royal named Ernesti, has some special abilities. He soon joins a magic academy that trains the students so that they can become knights who later fights against the beast to protect the world.

The story is filled with thrill and adventure. It makes sure to entertain the viewers with the best plot possible. 

25. I Have Been Killing Slimes For 3000 Year

I Have Been Killing Slimes For 3000 Year best reincarnation anime
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How many of you have been intrigued by the idea of role-playing games? This is the story of a girl named Azusa who spends 300 years slaying slime monsters. Her life changes only when she dies, and the goddess offers her a new life in a new world.

In the new place, Azusa enjoys her life the way she wants, slaying around 25 slimes per day. She didn’t know that her daily routine had significantly made her reach the highest level.

With time, people learn about her strengths, and she becomes famous worldwide. Each day brings her something new where she sees people asking for her help or for a duel. The anime is filled with entertaining episodes, so you will likely find this one the best reincarnation anime. 

24. The Eminence In Shadow

The Eminence In Shadow best reincarnation anime
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In this anime, we follow the journey of Minoru, who dreams to be the strongest version of himself. He has trained day and night to achieve his goal of being the strongest.

His dreams are destroyed in a truck accident, and he dies only to be reborn. The story progresses, and he starts his new life as Cid in a world where people practise magic. This time, Cid decides to achieve his dream no matter what! And the good thing is that he is not bound by human limitation.

He creates a story about an evil organization planning to destroy the world. He tries to build his team against his imaginary organization. The twist is that whatever Cid has imagined is accurate, and his team knows it, except him. Yeah, our poor boy doesn’t know what he has imagined! 

The humor, the suspense, the unique plotline, and the handsome and entertaining main lead make this one worthy of being on the list of best reincarnation anime.

23. In The Land Of Leadale

In The Land Of Leadale best reincarnation anime
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Game lovers have only one dream, can you guess what? Of course, they want to live the life of their favorite character. Humans are not lucky to be allowed to start a new life in their favorite fantasy world, but anime characters can!

Keina Kagami was obsessed with her favorite VRMMORPG game, and her dream came true when she got a chance to get reincarnated in the game world. To top it off, she is now inside the body of a top tier character “Cayna”.

Keina accepts her new life and vows to face the odds with courage and determination. Her adventurous journey is worth watching, and I hope that you will not get bored watching the anime.

22. Didn’t I Say To Make My Abilities Average In the Next Life

Didn't I Say To Make My Abilities Average In the Next Life best reincarnation anime
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Don’t we wish to be different from others? This anime perfectly teaches us that being the best is not always beneficial. Misato was a girl of exceptional abilities, and due to her uniqueness, she could never fit in the world.

People used to get jealous of her, and unfortunately, she lived without friends. Things changes when she reincarnates in a different world where she wishes to be born as an ordinary individual.

Unfortunately, this time, she is also born with exceptional skills and abilities that ultimately make her stand out from the crowd. Yet this time, our girl makes every effort possible to live a normal life. 

21. In Another World With My Smartphone 

In Another World With My Smartphone best reincarnation anime
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Touya Mochizuki can be considered lucky and unlucky at the same time. He is unlucky because he dies an untimely death due to God’s mistake and lucky because God realized his mistake. Therefore, he gives him another chance to start life. It’s incredible, isn’t it? 

Touya starts his new life by bringing a smartphone to the new fantasy world. In this new life, he gets surrounded by gorgeous girls who obsess over him, making his life a perfect harem. The story involves comedy, fantasy, drama and a lot more. So if you want to refresh yourself and try something different, this is a good watch. 

Watch it and let me know if you found it a perfect suggestion on this list of best reincarnation anime or not!

20. Life With An ExtraOrdinary Guy Who Reincarnated Into A Total Fantasy Knockout

Life With An ExtraOrdinary Guy Who Reincarnated Into A Total Fantasy Knockout best reincarnation anime
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This is one of the most entertaining stories of two friends named Tachibana and Tsukasa. The latter is not interested in the opposite gender, yet girls are attracted to his charm. While on the other side, Tachibana is desperate to find a girlfriend, but the more he is desperate, the less chance he gets to impress a girl.

One day, he was frustrated enough to wish to be born as a gorgeous lady in an entirely different world. Guess, what? He was so lucky that a goddess instantly fulfilled the guy’s wish, and the duo found themselves in a different world.

Tachibana was happy because he now had a gorgeous heavenly appearance that attracted Tsukasa. Though they didn’t die exactly, the idea is similar to reincarnation, right? The story follows their adventures and journey of survival in the new world. 

19. Is This A Zombie?

Is This A Zombie? best reincarnation anime
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This is a story of a boy named Ayumu who was murdered during her mission of investigating a mysterious house. Luckily, he gets a second to live, and the first thing he sees is an armoured girl who happens to be the one who revives him.

The girl reveals that she has turned him into a zombie. The story becomes intriguing with each passing episode, and we see Ayumu meeting new people. One day, he saw a magical girl, Haruna, fighting off a bear.

When Haruna tries to erase his memories, Ayumu absorbs her magic, leaving her deprived of magic. This was another turning point for Ayumu as now he must take the job of a hunter and do all Haruna’s duties. Would it be an easy job for him? 

18. Reborn To Master The Blade: From Hero-King To Extraordinary Squire

Reborn To Master The Blade: From Hero-King To Extraordinary Squire best reincarnation anime
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This is the story of a hero named Inglis, who gave his best for the betterment of the world. After his death, the goddess awards him with a new life. Inglis finds himself Reincarnated as a girl named Eucus.

Unfortunately, no matter how much she tries, she can not become a knight because she can’t use magic. However, this doesn’t stop the girl from progressing; she vows to face each challenge with courage and strength. 

17. Wise Man’s Grandchild 

Wise Man's Grandchild best reincarnation anime
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The anime revolves around a former national hero named Merlin, who is looking after an orphan named Shin. The boy belongs to modern-day Japan and has been reincarnated in the kingdom of Earlshide.

The anime focuses on Shin’s life and journey to becoming a skilled martial artist and magic user. Opposite to the grandpa’s expectations, he happens to be weak in magic. Therefore, he soon enrols in a magic school to master his magic skills.

The anime highlights Shin’s lack of common sense and social awkwardness in an entertaining way, ultimately making the anime comedic. I hope you’ll get enough of this masterpiece! 

16. Parallel World Pharmacy

Parallel World Pharmacy best reincarnation anime
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Kanji Yakutani was living his life as a successful researcher… After losing his sister, he devoted himself to finding the cure for tumors. His life passed, finding different solutions for the disease.

Unfortunately, due to overwork, he passes away. He finds himself reincarnated in the body of a 10-year-old boy named Falma. In the new world, he uses his previous medicinal knowledge to play the role of the betterment of the world.

He continues to do the same job he died doing in his previous life. Now, this is what we call passion! For all of you who love isekai-fantasy that involves science and stories related to Medicines, this is made for you! 

15. Choyoyu: High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World

Choyoyu: High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World best reincarnation anime
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Like the title suggests, this anime is all about seven talented high schoolers who survive a plane crash and find themselves stuck in a fantasy land. In this new land, two different races live.

One of the races saves them and, as a result, demands the team of heroes to help them achieve their goals. The prodigies use their knowledge and talents to make the world a better place meanwhile finding ways to return.

As the story progresses, we learn that their entry into this new world wasn’t coincidental. They are linked to the legend of seven heroes. Well, to know if the 7 legendary heroes have been reincarnated, play the anime right now! 

If you enjoy isekai fantasies, then dude, you have found it. 

14. The Strongest Sage With The Weakest Crest

The Strongest Sage With The Weakest Crest best reincarnation anime
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The plot is set in a world where people can become powerful by using one of the four crests. Only the mages can get one. Gaius is the main character who gets a crest of creation and becomes the world’s strongest sage.

As they say, a man never gets satisfied with what he has, so the same goes for Gaius. He wanted the other crest and therefore wishes to reincarnate. Finally, after waiting thousands of years, his wish comes true, and he gets the right crest.

The MC is stunned to know that magic is so weak in this era that it’s impossible to use the crest the way it was used in the past. Therefore, this crest is considered one of the weakest. The story becomes intriguing when he decides to face the odds with success. With time, some twists are unfolded, which ultimately makes the story engaging. 

13. My Next Life As A Villainess 

My Next Life As A Villainess best reincarnation anime
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Have you ever dreamt of living the life of your favourite character? Don’t lie; we all have imagined that! The thought of reincarnation in the fantasy world is mesmerizing, but what if you find yourself in the villain’s body instead of the protagonist? Oooh, a scary thought!

This anime highlights the same idea where a girl finds herself in the world of a game she used to play. To top it off, she is now in the body of Catarina Claes, the villainous. Luckily, she remembered her past life and knew how the game would turn out.

Therefore she tries her best to escape from the things that will lead her to death and doom. Those who read Manhwa, especially romance-fantasies, will find this anime worth watching. The blend of romance, fantasy, and mystery, makes this one the best reincarnation anime!

11. The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn As A Typical Nobody

The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn As A Typical Nobody
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This is the story of Vervatos, one of the most powerful humans. Because of his overpowers, the others start to treat him as a sovereign being, and he became famous as a Demon Lord. This is not what Vervatos wanted; instead, he wanted to be treated typically where he could enjoy true friendship. 

His wish does come true after 3000 years when he experiences reincarnation as Ard Meteor, belonging to an ordinary family. Yet, he found it hard to fulfil his dream in this new world. Why? Because he was still powerful and a bit socially awkward.

He thought this new life would be better than the previous one, but it turned out to be the opposite. He realized that his previous life was much better than this one. It’s a good anime that teaches us the lessons of accepting and valuing our blessings. Don’t you think this is one of the best reincarnation anime?

10. The 8th Son Are You Kidding Me?

The 8th Son Are You Kidding Me?
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After spending 25 years in his world, he wakes up in a new world and that too in the body of a 6-year-old. The 6 year is old belongs to a poor noble family. Therefore the MC decides to improve his finances to live a better life.

The good thing is this is a fantasy world where magic is ordinary, so he uses his magical abilities to prosper more and more. The anime is full of adventure, and watching the fantastical elements is also pleasing. 

9. Death March To The Parallel World Rhapsody

Death March To The Parallel World Rhapsody
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If you are looking for a reincarnation anime, and also love watching RPG themed anime, this is it guys! This is the story of a programmer Ichirou Suzuki, whose life changes when he finds himself in the RPG game world. Soon an army of lizardmen attacks him, and to save himself, he attacks back and ends up killing the whole army.

This incident instantly results in him levelling up. This marks the beginning of his adventure in the new world. The boy has no choice except to survive and find ways to return to his world, which seems impossible. What would you have done if you found yourself in a similar situation? 

8. So I Am A Spider, So What?

So I Am A Spider, So What?
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This is another reincarnation story that brings a new idea of a girl reincarnated as a spider. Yes, you heard it right. The story begins when many students survive a disaster and open their eyes to a different world.

They were lucky to be reborn as princesses, nobles, and influential people. Unfortunately, it surprises our MC to find herself as a spider. Where everyone was enjoying their new lives, she was struggling to survive.

As everything happens for good, the saying comes true. Our girl learns to survive and, with time, surpasses everyone. The world they are in now is similar to a game system where they hunt and level up. The more they hunt, the more powerful they become. This is undoubtedly one of the best reincarnation anime!

7. Konosuba

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Kazuma Satou was living a pretty comfortable life spending his time alone playing games till the day he met with an accident and died. The goddess presented him with two choices: a chance to go to heaven or start a new life in a fantasy world.

As you have guessed, the boy chooses the second option, where he gets a task to defeat a demon lord. Of course, it was not easy for him to defeat the demon without any powers; therefore, the goddess asked him to wish for anything to help him fight.

Kazuma always does something unpredictable so the same goes this time as well; instead of wishing for powers, he wishes for the goddess herself to accompany him. The goddess agrees, but Kazuma soon realizes he wished for something useless. The story continues with the duo facing difficulties in the new world.

But why didn’t he choose heaven? WHY?

6. Ascendance Of Bookworm

Ascendance Of Bookworm
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How many of you love reading books? If you are a book lover, this anime will become your favourite. In this anime, we follow a girl named Urano Motosu whose life revolves around books. Her dream was to become a librarian so she could spend most of her time around her only love.

Unfortunately, she couldn’t achieve her dream and died an untimely death. But this wasn’t the end; she opens her eyes to a new world and in a new body of a 5-year-old Myne. Her passion for reading was so intense that the first thing she tried was to find books. The twist begins when Myne learns that books are only affordable to the elite class in this world, and it’s not something ordinary. Salute to the girl’s will to read, and she decides to find a way to achieve her goal. So, my book lovers, trust me; you will find this one the best reincarnation anime!

5. Reincarnated As A Sword

Reincarnated As A Sword
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I know you are looking for the best reincarnation anime, and the good news is the wait is OVER!!! The idea of reincarnation sounds entertaining but trust me, it’s not that easy to live in a different body and that too in a different world. As you have guessed, the story revolves around a 20-year-old salaryman who transforms into a sword.

Yes, he gets a second chance at life but in the form of a sword. We know that swords depend on their wielder, so our MC was searching for a wielder. His wish does come true when a girl named Fran uses the sword to protect herself.

Fran treats the sword like a teacher. Everyone in the otaku community adore the duo’s chemistry. There is action, suspense, mystery and adventure. The idea of starting a new life as a sword has won this anime a considerable fan following. 

4. The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated

The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated
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The title describes the main plot of the story concisely. As you have already guessed, this anime follows the reincarnation of the world’s finest assassin. After dying from a selfless and honest life, a goddess gives him a second chance.

His qualities even impressed the goddess that she gave him a mission to protect the world. The world was where magic and swordsmanship were ordinary. Now the MC must fulfil the mission to stop the world’s hero from creating havoc.

In the new world, the boy trains to learn assassination techniques that sharpen his already-learned skills. He makes friends and allies during his journey of protecting the world. It’s an entertaining anime involving action, romance, drama and fantasy. 

3. Tensura (That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime) 

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Satoru Mikami, a man in his late thirties, lived his boring life until he fell victim to an assailant. The day of his death ended a monotonous life he had lived. The story continues, and the man finds himself in a different World and… guess what?

He was not in a regular body, but a slime. Satoru begins exploring the new world, his new form, and what he can do. His slime abilities included devouring and mimicking appearances.

His adventure continues, and he wishes to help a storm dragon named Veldora. This decision of his changes his life for good as Veldora gives him the name “Rimuru Tempest”. In an entirely unique world, how would Rimuru survive? This is one of the most popular stories in the otaku World, so you can start watching it without any thoughts. 

2. Mushoku Tensei

Mushoku Tensei
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If you want to entertain yourself quickly, then Mushoku Tensei is the best watch. This offers humour, suspense, isekai, action, adventure, and magic fantasy. Don’t you think it’s a complete package?

The story is about a 34-year-old man who gets reincarnated as Rudeus Great in a completely different World. Before reincarnation, his life was a total mess. Living in complete boredom and sadness, he died in an accident.

The man was stunned to find himself in the body of a baby named Rudeus. The plus point was that the man had all the memories of his past life, which made the anime humorous. Rudeus grew up learning the norms and magic. He was exceptional at almost everything. And Why not when you have a 34-year-old brain? XD.

It is soothing to see the boy learning magic and becoming a magic prodigy at a young age. The man got everything he lacked in the past, and this reality was a dream come true. The story continues with the entry of some villains that have caused chaos around the world, and poor Rudeus finds himself trapped. No matter what, he will have to survive in this new world of magic. 

1. The Saga Of Tanya The Evil

The Saga Of Tanya The Evil
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It’s one of the best isekai anime that I am sure you will love watching. This is the story of a strict and skilled young soldier named Tanya. Apparently, she is a kid, but inside her resides the soul of a salaryman who once challenged God.

As punishment, God reincarnated him as Tanya. The girl is surrounded by an environment filled with danger as she spends most of her time in the war zone. The deal is that she must die a natural death. Yeah, you heard it right!

In a place where death is following her like shadows, she must fight the odds to survive and win; otherwise, HELL is waiting for her after her death. The idea and concept of the anime intrigued many Otaku, including me, as it has brought something new to the anime world. I hope you’ll find it watch-worthy. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is reincarnation anime called?

They are famous as a subcategory of the Isekai genre and are often called the Second Chance anime.

What type of anime is isekai?

Isekai is a famous type of fantasy that involves the traveling or reincarnation of the main character in a different world.


Phew! Finally, I am done with recommending the best reincarnation anime to my friends. I pray that you will find them watch-worthy as each brings something entertaining. I would like you to mention your favourite anime that keeps you happy. As we are friends, let’s tell each other about our favourites! Have a good day, friends!

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