Top 10 Anime Set in Another World [Japan Poll]

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What You Need to Know:

  • It's a popular theme in anime - the protagonist suddenly gets thrown into another world completely unlike their own and has to either get out, or learn to survive there.
  • But out of the wide selection of different shows for this genre, which anime would Japanese fans recommend? This is what Akiba Souken asked in a recent online poll, which received 1629 votes in total across the month it was open.
  • So which anime made the top ten? Do you agree, or would you choose something different? Check out the poll results and let us know your own recommendations in the comments!

Top 10 - Top 6


10. Kyou kara Maou! / 51 votes

9. Log Horizon / 55 votes

8. Spirited Away / 79 votes

7. Outbreak Company / 81 votes

6. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri / 86 votes


Top 5 - Top 1


5. Ixion Saga DT

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103 votes

  • Episodes: 25
  • Aired: October 2012 - April 2013

Synopsis

The game and anime follow Kon Hokaze, a boy who embarks on a journey from our world to an alternate world known as Mira, which is full a mysterious energy known as Alma. After saving Princess Ecarlate from attackers, he soon finds himself in the middle of a struggle around Alma.

(Source: MAL)

4. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar

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118 votes

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2016 - March 2016

Synopsis

Living isn’t as easy as you think.

Haruhito opens his eyes one day to total darkness. He has no idea where he is, why he is there, and how he got there. He is surrounded by others who are in the same predicament. Afriad and alone, they set out towards light to see a world like no other spread out before them; Grimgar.

These adventurers have now been handed a world that has left them with no memories, no money, and no special skills.

3. No Game No Life

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205 votes

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2014 - June 2014

Synopsis

No Game No Life is a surreal comedy that follows Sora and Shiro, shut-in NEET siblings and the online gamer duo behind the legendary username "Kuuhaku." They view the real world as just another lousy game; however, a strange e-mail challenging them to a chess match changes everything—the brother and sister are plunged into an otherworldly realm where they meet Tet, the God of Games.

The mysterious god welcomes Sora and Shiro to Disboard, a world where all forms of conflict—from petty squabbles to the fate of whole countries—are settled not through war, but by way of high-stake games. This system works thanks to a fundamental rule wherein each party must wager something they deem to be of equal value to the other party's wager. In this strange land where the very idea of humanity is reduced to child’s play, the indifferent genius gamer duo of Sora and Shiro have finally found a real reason to keep playing games: to unite the sixteen races of Disboard, defeat Tet, and become the gods of this new, gaming-is-everything world.

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

2. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

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277 votes

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

Synopsis

Hikikomori Kazuma Saitou loves video games more than life and one day his sad, short life ends in a traffic accident… Or at least it was supposed to. When he opens his eyes after the accident a goddess appears and introduces herself as Aqua. Then she says, 'I have something really interesting to offer to you. Would you be interested in going to another world in another dimension? You can bring one thing you like with you.' 'You’ll do,' he fires back almost immediately.

Now located in that other dimension, he is in a world just like an RPG! Now he gets to live just like his favorite characters and a hero awakens! He is overjoyed at what he is able to do, or at least he was supposed to! He wakes up in this new world and is already presented with problems. Food, water, shelter, and clothing all require him to work.
This is not what he asked for!

Not only that, but he is now followed by three other characters. Aqua is a trouble making, no-good goddess. Megumin is a moody, second-year syndrome magic user. Darkness is a female knight full of non-stop delusions. While fully capable, they are the only three people in their sad party. Kazuma's troubles are far from over! Not to mention too, one the same day that this all goes down, they have caught the attention of the Demon King's Army!?

Where will tomorrow take these travelers and Kazuma in this alternate dimension's world!?

Anime Database Page

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! - Anime Winter 2016

1. Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

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334 votes

  • Episodes: 25
  • Aired: April 2016 - September 2016

Synopsis

Regular high school student Subaru Natsuki was walking home from the convenience store one day when he suddenly found himself in another world. Thrown into this unknown new world, a bewildered Subaru is offered a hand by a beautiful silver-haired girl. Wanting to pay her back for saving him, Subaru ends up helping her search for something she’s lost, but things are not so simple. Once powerless, he suddenly finds in his hands the ability to rewind time if he dies. In order to protect those whom he cares about, and to take back the original time that he knows existed, he will stand up against a cruel fate and fight despair.

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Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Source: Akiba Souken


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I think we all knew it would be a battle between Re:Zero and KonoSuba for the number one spot... And Re:Zero won by over 50 votes!
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Wait, no Dog Days? Where's Zero no Tsukaima? There's not enough other-world ecchi in this list!