6 Anime Like Shinchou Yuusha ~Kono Yuusha ga OreTUEEE Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru~ (Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious) [Recommendations]

Isekai is a genre that has honestly been gaining much attention in the past couple of years. Most of this could be because of how saturated the trope-turned-genre may be; however, that isn’t to say there aren’t some really enjoyable Isekai anime out there! Enter Cautious Hero, an Isekai comedy tale about a goddess and her summoned hero looking to save the world of Gaeabrande. Without further ado, we bring you 6 anime like Cautious Hero! 

Similar Anime to Shinchou Yuusha: Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru / Similar Anime to Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious

1. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!)

  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: January 2016 – March 2016

After dying a pathetic death on his way back from buying a game, high school student and social recluse Satou Kazuma finds himself in Purgatory, sitting before the beautiful goddess, Aqua. She gives him two options: move on to heaven as one normally would, or get a second chance at life in a fantasy world. Realizing that he has the chance to live the life he’d lived in all his favorite games, Kazuma chooses the latter option. Tasked with defeating the evil Demon King in this world, he is given the choice to choose any item to help him in the quest and he chooses the goddess Aqua herself! However, he soon realizes just how useless the obnoxious goddess is and to make things even worse, living in this fantasy world is different from how it would be in the games. Kazuma must work to earn a living just like everyone else, living the fantasy version of the kind of life common to the world he left behind!

The one most similar to Cautious Hero when it comes to characters and execution, KonoSuba is an extremely hilarious tale that really brings comedy and Isekai together in a beautiful combination! There are so many similarities between KonoSuba and Cautious Hero, from the main character duo to the sheer hilarity of some of the situations they get into! To really convey how similar these shows are, we’ll just say one more thing: “Listarte”? More like, ”Blonde Aqua”!

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! PV

2.Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! (Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! )

  • Episodes: 12 (Ongoing)
  • Aired: October 2019 - Ongoing

Kurihara Misato has been exceptional all her life. As a result, she has lived her life standing out from everybody else and had no friends or the experience of a normal life. After she dies suddenly, she is sent to a divine realm, due for a reincarnation. She is also given one wish – she wishes to be reborn as a normal person with abilities that are average for the world she will be sent to. Misato is reborn as Adele von Ascham, the daughter of a noble. She soon finds out that she possesses incredible magic powers that are way beyond average. Determined to live the average life she has always desired, she enrolls at a hunter school in a faraway kingdom under the alias “Mile”. As much as she tries to live an average life, things happen that continue to show that perhaps Misato was never meant to be just average in any life.
like in Cautious Hero, I Told You To Make My Powers Average in the Next Life features a main character or hero who is leagues ahead of everyone else in the series through hilarious means. Both shows are also comedy Isekai that show their true comedic potential with the ways in which they play around with their main characters’ incredible power contrasted with a sense of incompetence in everyone else. 

Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! PV

3. Hataage! Kemono Michi (Kemono Michi: Rise Up)

  • Episodes: 12 (Ongoing)
  • Aired: October 2019 - Ongoing

Shibata Genzou is a pro-wrestler who really loves animals. He wrestles as his alter-ego, “Animal Mask”, where he embodies the persona of a tiger. During the world title-deciding match against his arch-rival, the Macadamian Ogre, Genzou is suddenly transported to a fantasy world by a princess. Her kingdom is being overrun by animalistic monsters and she requests his assistance in terminating them, but given his love for animals, he storms out of the castle and into the world! He decides to start his career as a beast hunter in order to capture and befriend animals everywhere. Joined by Shigure, the wolf-girl, dragon-girl Hanako and the vampire Carmilla Vanstein, Genzou does all sorts of dangerous things in order to fulfill his dream of becoming a pet shop owner. 

 At First glance, Kemono Michi and Cautious Hero present themselves like polar opposites as far as the main characters are concerned, but there are more similarities than there are differences. Both are Isekai titles with main characters summoned out of nowhere in order to save a world teetering on endless peril. Both shows are also comedies, paying more attention to the individual journeys of the main characters rather than the reasons for their summoning. 

Hataage! Kemono Michi PV

Any Anime Like Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious / Any Anime Like Yuusha: Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru?

4. Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. (In Another World With My Smartphone)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2017 – September 2017

God accidentally smites Mochizuki Touya. To apologize, God gives Touya a wish and a chance to be reincarnated in a fantasy world. He accepts the offer and wishes to keep his smartphone in his new world; thus, his journey begins! When he arrives in his new world, he realises that he has an affinity for magic, not to mention a host of cute girls trying to get his attention who journey with him as he comes to grips with this fantasy world. 

Like Cautious Hero, In Another World With My Smartphone is a comedy Isekai anime that has a main character who possesses something about them that gives them an advantage in their new world. Another similarity is the fact that neither of these shows takes itself too seriously, perhaps as notable iterations in the current trend of creating Isekai that deal more with making an audience laugh more than anything else. 

Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. PV

5. Senyuu.

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: January 2013 – April 2013

The Demon Lord Rchimedes put the world through a dynasty of fear and terror, until he was sealed away by the legendary hero, Creasion. A thousand years pass in relative peace, but a mysterious hole opens between the demon and human worlds, resulting in demons overrunning the human world once again. A human king believes that this is the beginning of the resurrection of Rchimedes and decides to summon all the possible descendants of Creasion, all 75 of them, but time makes this incredibly difficult. One of the prospects is Alba Frühling, accompanied by a soldier named Ross who helps Alba whenever he gets into trouble… well, that was the idea. The duo set out to defeat the demon lord yet again, making all sorts of eccentric friends on their journey. 

Senyuu and Cautious Hero share a sense of similarity when considering the fact that it has main characters who have the goal of saving the world from its eventual destruction. Another similarity lies in their comedy, with a host of eccentric characters and wacky hijinks that make both series incredibly entertaining. Senyuu is made up of episodes that are much shorter in comparison, however. 

6. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest)

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: July 2019 – October 2019

Nagumo Hajime is an ordinary 17-year-old whose life changes forever when he and his classmates find themselves transported to a fantasy world where they are given the mission of saving mankind. Hajime’s classmates all get great powers and combat abilities; however, Hajime only gains a transmutation skill that makes him the target of his classmates’ scorn. When they head out to the Great Orcus Labyrinth, one of his classmates betrays Hajime and sends him to the bottom of an abyss where he is forced to survive against dangerous monsters. Hajime resolves to make his way out of the nightmare and find his way back home. 

Like Cautious Hero, Arifureta features a main character who was summoned to a world on the brink of destruction in order to save humankind. Both series change the normal structure of the Isekai trope through their characters – Cautious Hero features an eccentric main character and loads of comedy, while Arifureta has an entire class of characters sent into another world instead of a single individual.

Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou PV

Final Thoughts

Isekai is a trope that will probably continue to grow and become even more saturated than it is at the current moment. The trope is rapidly evolving and that being said, it makes sense that there are some really good shows that come from that growth. Are there other shows like Cautious Hero you think should be on this list? Drop a comment below and tell us all about them! 

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Author: Hoshi-kun

I’m South African, harbouring an obsession for anything remotely related to Japan, mostly anime, of course. I draw sometimes. Some people call me Naledi, it’s my real name, or something like that. People think I’m stoic because I don’t smile often (I do sometimes). I like languages. Hoshi-kun and Naledi are the same side of the same coin.

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