Those who are older or more seasoned watchers of anime may remember the Tenchi Muyo! franchise of the 1990s and have a host of awesome childhood memories with the vast universe and side-stories that exist. Like Masaki Kenshi from this specific Tenchi Muyo!, viewers may feel like they’ve been forcibly taken from this world into the expansive collection of alien tech and mechs that keep the attention in check, but we at Honey’s Anime want to guide you to some other worlds that will most definitely remind you of Geminar, so here we go, six anime like Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari!
Similar Anime to Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar / Similar Anime to Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari
1. Zero no Tsukaima (Familiar of Zero)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: July 2006 – September 2006
Hiraga Saito’s normal life is changed forever when he accidentally stepped into a portal that suddenly appeared in front of him one day. He was summoned by Louise Françoise Blanc de La Vallière, the daughter of a noble family and a student at the Tristain Academy of Magic to be her familiar in a world much different from the one from which Saito hails. Having been forcibly removed from his own world, Saito struggles to adapt to this world, one he thought only existed in fantasy. He endures cruel (sometimes hilarious) treatment at the hands of his new master.
The story is set in a world based on medieval Europe and the school the characters attended is reminiscent of Hogwarts. The anime boasts four seasons, each with different stories and there is sufficient room for character development and a whole lot of romance and, as one would expect, the relationship between Saito and Louise evolves and blossoms into something as magical as the world in which they live.
Just like Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari, we have a slightly rambunctious protagonist being mysteriously transported to a different world; however, Saito’s predicament is a bit more light-hearted than Kenshi’s and although both characters end up losing themselves in the complex situations they find themselves in while inhabiting a foreign world, Kenshi feeds off of his desire to return home, while Saito deals with conflicting emotions that plague him.
2. Dog Days
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: April 2011 – June 2011
This is one for all the animal-lovers.
In the world of Flonyard, a war has broken out between the dog-people of the Republic of Biscotti and the cat-people of the Galette Leo Knights. Fearing their eventual loss at the hands of the Galette Leo Knights, Princess Millhiore of the Republic of Biscotti enlists the help of a hero from another world, a hero capable of saving the republic, a hero in the form of Izumi Cinque, a regular junior-high student. Suddenly taken from his own world into the world of Flonyard, Cinque quickly comes to terms with his situation and, upon hearing the Princess’s story, he agrees to help them. War in Flonyard is more of a competitive sport than a political affair and no one actually dies, so Cinque readily assumes his role as Champion of the Republic of Biscotti.
Dog Days is the kind of anime one needs to watch after an intense day of living. The setting is quite playful and the characters take their “wars” very seriously, adding to the humour of the show. It is a delightful anime that transports viewers to a puppy-filled paradise.
Both anime share the common scenario of a character being mysteriously transported to another world and having to engage in some form of combat, although Dog Days may not be as serious as War on Geminar, some basic elements of story make this an obvious choice for someone who’d like to watch something similar.
One could say it is too ridiculous a story to ignore, in fact, it is too ridiculous to put away once started and it is perfect for anyone who likes being taken from their boring lives into mystical worlds.
Anything to keep the tail wagging, right?
3. No Game No Life
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2014 – June 2014
Sibling duo Sora and Shiro are unbeatable in any game that they play and exist on the internet as the formidable “Kuuhaku” [Blank]. Offline, they are just an 18-year-old shut in and his 11-year-old sister who are bored of reality and long for some excitement. That is when they receive a strange email challenging them to a game of chess. Upon winning this game, they are transported to the world of Disboard, a world where everything is decided through games. They are summoned by Tet, the deity of this world and he explains that 16 nations form Disboard and all war is waged through games. Inspired by their new environment, Sora and Shiro make it their goal to unite all 16 nations of Disboard and defeat Tet in order to rule over this world the way they ruled over the online gaming sphere.
No Game No Life is a gem and it is no surprise that it is highly rated. Being a brilliant mix of beautiful visuals, interesting plot, a glorious soundtrack and two incredible main characters, it is a must-watch for anyone who wishes to be blown away, or dare we say, whisked off to a fantasy realm. The sheer intelligence of Sora and Shiro will keep you asking, “How do they do it?” No Game No Life and Isekai Seikishi no Monogatari bear the same plot device in that characters are sent to different worlds and are hence forced to adapt to a different environment, but the characters handle it differently. Despite being sent to a foreign world, No Game No Life’s dynamic duo have no intention of returning to the world they left behind.
This is an anime we highly recommend with good reason. So, what are you waiting for? Let the games begin!
Any Anime Like Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar/ Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari?
4. Kamigami no Asobi (Ludere Deorum)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2014 – June 2014
When Kusanagi Yui, a normal girl living at a shrine, hears a voice calling out to her, she ends up at one of the shrine store rooms where she finds a sword giving a strange glow. Curious, she investigates, but she’s suddenly transported to a strange place where she encounters a variety of different guys who, like her, don’t know where they are. It turns out that the guys she encountered are gods from various cultures and the Greek god, Zeus, has entrusted her with an important mission: She has to teach them what it means to be human within a year or else she and her new divine students will be trapped in that realm forever.
This is perhaps the only outright Shoujo anime on this list and the anime makes no mistake in presenting each deity Yui meets with a stunning floral visual and the random sparkles synonymous with shoujo anime. The art is beautiful and the story unique and interesting, any fan of shoujo anime would definitely enjoy and coupled together with a bit of humour and several possibilities of romance blooming somewhere, it can be both a pleasure and a pain to watch at the same time. Viewers could find themselves rooting for different pairings, but what’s a shoujo anime without a little bit of romance?
Like Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari, Kamigami no Asobi boasts a main character taken away from their own world and given a condition they need to fulfill in order to return. The main characters of both shows also encounter a plethora of interesting characters. We recommend this to anyone who is tired of this world and would like something a little bit more… godly.
5. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: Thus the JSDF Fought There)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2015 – September 2015
One day in Ginza, Tokyo, off-duty Japan Special Defense Force (JSDF) officer Itami Youji, on his way to attend a doujin convention, finds himself embroiled in a war against a variety of creatures from a different realm that attacked the city after a gate spontaneously appeared. Keeping calm throughout, Itami and his colleagues in the JSDF prevent large-scale calamity and thwart the invasion. After the attack, the Japanese government decides to deploy a special team, tasked with the exploration of the world beyond the gate, an area they dub “the Special Region”. When they arrive in the world beyond the gate, they discover that it is the quintessential fantasy land with elves, magicians and even dragons. They now have to engage in a special form of diplomacy, forming relationships with the locals in hopes of understanding their world and preventing another war like the one in Ginza.
Gate is a brilliant presentation of the fantasy worlds we often read about in books like The Hobbit and the main character is an anime and manga fan - instantly relatable! The anime itself looks good and the story pretty well-written. One could even say that it is a criticism of human government, war and the never-ending quest for land and resources. With characters from different worlds trying very hard to understand each other, viewers get a good dose of comedy from misunderstandings that arise and action scenes are immersive, intense and never disappoint and it is interesting to see different social structures within “the Special Region”.
Gate bears a similarity to Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari in the presence of the concept of conflict originating from other worlds and in some ways, the characters surrounding Kenshi mirror the interesting characters in Gate. Anyone wanting to experience something otherworldly but strangely ordinary should watch Gate. Head over to the Special Region. They have pie.
6. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2016 – March 2016
A group of teenagers find themselves in a strange world, knowing not how they got there nor knowing anything about the world they inhabited beforehand. All they know is that they need to work together in order to survive in this world known as Grimgar. Despite being reminiscent of a traditional role-playing game, the characters know that this is no game, there is only one chance in Grimgar. Will they be able to stay alive in this unforgiving world?
Loosely following the trend of anime centred on games, this fresh story is quite unique in the placement of the characters: none of them actually signed up for what is happening to them and due to the fact that they don’t know that they might not be original inhabitants of their world, so they aren’t desperately trying to get home. The plot gives the anime an enigmatic feel and anticipation goes hand-in-hand with this title. Viewers desperately want to know more about this world and that is a major plus. The art is beautiful and there are often stunning backdrops that accompany the characters, making it one of the more aesthetically pleasing shows on this list.
Like Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari, we have the protagonist(s) being sent to a different world and forced to adapt to the ways of that world. Due to the focus of Hai to Gensou no Grimgar on several individuals at once, the main party could be seen as the protagonist, so in a roundabout kind of way, the protagonists of both shows are skilled fighters. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar also has a sense of mystery, as in both shows, it is not immediately apparent how the characters managed to find themselves in their respective situations.
Now that you know of six shows similar to Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari, it is time for you to dive into each one and immerse yourself in the multitude of different universes you have discovered, but, unlike your friend, Kenshi, you are in complete control. Now go and sate your wanderlust, but before you do, be sure to drop a comment below so we know what you think and don’t be afraid to visit this world again – bring friends!