Top 10 Isekai Manga with the Coolest Magic [Best Recommendations]

There’s some cool magic in Japanese manga, and the isekai genre has some of the coolest. At their core, isekai stories are filled with wish fulfillment, so it’s no surprise that going to another world with the coolest abilities is a staple of these stories. Today, we’re counting down some of the coolest magic found in all isekai manga. Here are our top 10 picks!

10. Kamitachi ni Hirowareta Otoko (The man picked up by the gods)

  • Authors: Roy
  • Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Slice of Life
  • Volumes: 3
  • Published: November 2017 - Ongoing

Ryouma Takuma was blessed with just about every gift the gods could bestow upon him when he reincarnated. Still, his shy personality led him to stay secluded in the wilderness, only using a taming skill to amass a small army of slimes. While they became rather mundane and basic to him, the reaction of those who met him was that of astonishment. Using his slimes, he accomplishes incredible feats to the amazement of everyone he meets. While it might not be the flashiest set of his abilities, ask anyone else, and they would definitely consider his magic cool in the hottest situations.

9. Jimi na Kensei wa Sore Demo Saikyou desu

  • Authors: Akashi, Rokurou
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Volumes: 1
  • Published: May 2018 - Ongoing

After dying by an accident by God, Shirokuro Sansui wanted to start a new life as the world’s most powerful human. God sent him to be trained by a man who had transcended his humanity and became a sage, and after 500 years of training, Sansui also became like him. Now a sword-wielding samurai for hire, he ends even the most dramatic confrontations in a few seconds. His peers find him boring because of how overpowered he is, along with his personality, but there’s no one alive that can challenge him. That’s pretty cool in itself.

8. Ansatsusha de Aru Ore no Status ga Yuusha yori mo Akiraka ni Tsuyoi no da ga (My Status as an Assassin Obviously Exceeds the Brave's)

  • Authors: Akai, Matsuri
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy
  • Volumes: 1
  • Published: July 2018 - Ongoing

Oda Akira and his classmates were summoned as heroes to another world and asked by the royalty to save it. Akira soon began to distrust them and hid his stats after he realized he was far stronger than his peers and classmates. As an assassin, he can move silently, quickly, and is adept at all kinds of killing magic. His loner personality puts him at odds with the corrupt royals and his eager classmates, but those who know him have come to rely on him greatly.

7. World Customize Creator

  • Authors: Hero Tennki
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
  • Volumes: 5
  • Published: December 2013 - Ongoing

Tagami Yusuke was brought to another world by a mysterious voice and bestowed with some fantastic powers. The world is his playground, as he has the ability to control, change and create almost anything. Shaping landscapes, making odd contraptions, anything he can dream up becomes reality with a little time and effort. Everyone in this world is after his unique ability and tries to control him, but how do you control someone who controls everything?

6. Konjiki no Word Master - Yuusha Yonin ni Makikomareta Unique Cheat

  • Authors: Tomoto, Sui
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Volumes: 9
  • Published: October 2014 - Ongoing

Summoned on accident because he sat too close to four heroes, Hiiro Okamura refused the senseless crusade his summoners forced on him and left the kingdom. Thought to be powerless, it turns out he has word-skill magic, an ability which lets him use Japanese Kanji to create spells. A bookworm back in Japan, he has an extensive understanding of language, which gives him a fierce arsenal in this new world.

5. Kenja no Mago

  • Authors: Yoshioka, Tsuyoshi
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
  • Volumes: 11
  • Published: March 2016 - Ongoing

Reincarnated as an orphan, Shin Walford was raised unknowingly by the two greatest mages in the world. He himself has an even deeper understanding of magic than they do, fighting dangerous creatures and vicious demons at a young age. While his peers recite embarrassing chants to create basic spells, Shin simply commands magic forth, filling his fellow magicians with awe and amazement. There’s nothing cooler than someone who’s cool without trying, right?

4. Re:Monster

  • Authors: Kanekiru, Kogitsune
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
  • Volumes: 5
  • Published: March 2014 - Ongoing

An ever-evolving goblin, Rou reincarnated with the ability to gain the powers of anything he eats. From low ranked monsters to high tier foes, he eats every enemy he defeats. Now Rou has grown from the lowest ranked class of monster to one of the mightiest beings on the planet. He inspires absolute devotion from his followers and instills fear in his enemies. The terrifying warlord Rou is perhaps the coolest monster with the most powerful skillset in all isekai manga.

3. Chiyu Mahou no Machigatta Tsukaikata: Senjou wo Kakeru Kaifuku Youin

  • Authors: Kurokata
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Volumes: 4
  • Published: April 2017 - Ongoing

The plain and boring Usato Ken was summoned to another world alongside his two good looking classmates. It was revealed that while the other two were heroes, he was designated as a healer. Even he had the wrong idea about how healers in this world operated, as he was sent to receive training from the harsh and militant Rose. She forced him through hellish training, making his only choice for survival to heal his body from any injury.

Now, Usato is a human weapon, able to use healing offensively instead of as support. He purifies demons with healing magic and strengthens his own body like a missile to launch at opponents. While others either fear him because of his connection to Rose or ridicule him because of his healer status, he quickly proves that he’s one of the strongest fighters through healing alone. He might only be able to heal, but that’s all he needs to win a fight.

2. 12 Beast

  • Authors: Inui, Takemaru
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Volumes: 6
  • Published: May 2013 - Ongoing

Eita Touga descends from a long line of ninjitsu practitioners. He hasn’t really kept up with it, much to the disappointment of his family, but when his brother goes missing in another world, he is roped into an epic quest to save him. As a ninja, he’s got the typical tools and skills you would expect one to have. However, his foes, the Gigas, are giant mecha monsters piloted by a mysterious army seeking to rule this other Earth. Touga has to rely on his ninja training and new powers or he and his missing brother will perish in this strange world.

1. Knight's & Magic

  • Authors: Amazake No Hisago
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Mecha, Fantasy
  • Volumes: 8
  • Published: April 2016 - Ongoing

Ernesti “Eru” Echevalier was a mecha otaku before he was reincarnated as a young noble in a world filled with fantasy mechs called Silhouette Knights. These war machines are the staple of militaries around the world, and young Eru is enamored with them. At a very young age he begins building his own, becoming one of the most recognizable individuals in the world for his success. Producing the best, most advanced mechs, he pilots them into battle alongside his friends, pushing his abilities to the limits.

Final Thoughts

We love reading isekai manga with some incredibly cool powers. It’s pretty satisfying watching heroes use them in unique and interesting ways. Do you have any favorite isekai manga with cool magical abilities? Let us know in the comments!

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