Anime Like Mushoku Tensei

anime like mushoku tensei

Jobless Reincarnation is a classic Isekai anime where the protagonist dies and is taken to another world. Anime like Jobless Reincarnation have similar starting points where we see our characters handle life in a much different world than they previously knew.

Today, I’ll tell you the top 10 anime like Jobless Reincarnation.

10. Overlord


The series begins with our protagonist, Momonga, who, upon being warned of the closure of the game servers, decides to connect for the last time. On this closing date, he is the only one left to say a final farewell to the game to which he has dedicated so much time and effort.

It is also time to say goodbye to his created characters serving him and protecting the tomb. However, not everything happens as it should, and instead of ending the connection, our protagonist is transferred to another world.

Is it an expansion of the game? A new version? The only certainty is that Momonga and all his dungeons, along with the NPCs at his service, are in another completely unknown place. A nice Isekai with a cool twist, just like Jobless Reincarnation.

This will keep you guessing throughout. 

9. Ascendance of a Bookworm

Ascendance of a Bookworm

Motosu Urano was a college student and avid reader who died in an unfortunate and untimely accident. She had finally received the news that she would be working on Momonga Books as she had always dreamed.

When she comes to her senses, she is no longer herself. She has been reborn as Myne, the daughter of a lowly soldier. Her new home is the town of Ehrenfest. It is a parallel world where an unquestionable class system gives absolute power to the nobles who possess the ability to use magic.

8. By The Grace of the Gods 

By The Grace of the Gods (1)

Deep in the forest, far from any human contact, a child named Ryoma Takebayashi lives. He enjoys the strange hobby of keeping various types of slimes as pets.

Furthermore, despite his young age, he has a sturdy physique and good compatibility for magic. This is because, having endured much hardship in his previous life, three gods graced Ryoma with a second chance to pursue one goal: to save the wonders of life.

After three years of comfortable solitude pass, Ryoma meets people who will change his current life forever. When he encounters and helps some soldiers, the group convinces him to accompany them to the nearby town’s Jukl family.

Ryoma agrees and soon embarks on a journey to explore the vast world beyond his home. 

7. Wise Man’s Grandchild

Wise Man's Grandchild

In the Kingdom of Earl’shide, Merlin Welford was once regarded as a national hero.

Hailed for his powers and achievements and preferring a quiet life forever, Merlin secludes himself deep in the rural woods, dedicating his time to raising an orphan he saved. This orphan is Shin, a normal salaryman in modern-day Japan who was reincarnated into Merlin’s world while retaining his past memories.

As the years pass, Shin displays unparalleled talent in both magic casting and martial arts, much to Merlin’s constant amazement. On his 15th birthday, however, it becomes apparent that Shin only developed his combat skills and nothing else, leaving him with blatant social awkwardness, a lack of common sense, and a mediocre sense of responsibility.

As a result, Shin enrols in the Kingdom’s Magic Academy to hone his skills and mature among other teenagers. However, living a normal life is impossible. As he is established as a local celebrity, Kenja No Mago follows Shin well through his high school life in the capital as he makes new friends, learns about the world, and fights off various forces of evil surrounding him and the city.

6. Knights and Magic 

Knights and Magic

Having died in a car accident, Tsubasa Kurata, an otaku from modern Japan, is reborn in the Fremmevilla Kingdom. It is a medieval world where powerful mechs called silhouette knights are used to fight horrific demonic beasts.

He is born into a noble family named Ernesti Echevarria and is bestowed with prodigious magical abilities, so he enrols on the Royal Laihaila Academy. The School of Magic trains young men and women on how to pile the silhouette knights to protect the kingdom from threats, which are both demonic and human.

Ernesti teams up with the twins Adeltrud and Archaed Olter, aiming to create his silhouette knight one day, a feat unheard of for several centuries. 

5. The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? 

The 8th Son Are You Kidding Me

Waking up in a new world, 25-year-old Shingo Ichinomiya realizes that he is in the body of a 6-year-old.

Retaining memories of his stressful life working at a firm company, Shingo learns that the person he is occupying is Wendolin Von Benno Baumeister, the 8th son of a poor noble family living in the countryside.

Awoken by his bizarre situation, Wendolin strives to improve his financial and social status. His newly discovered great magical aptitude may be what he needs to achieve that goal.

4. Konosuba

Konosuba (1)

After dying a laughable and pathetic death on his way back from buying a game, a high school student and recluse, Kazuma Satou, sits before a beautiful but obnoxious goddess named Aqua.

She provides the need with two options: continue onto heaven or reincarnate in every gamer’s dream, which is a real fantasy world. Choosing to start a new life, Kazuma is quickly tasked with defeating a demon king with terrorizing villages.

But he can choose one item to aid him in his quest before he goes. And the future hero selects Aqua. But Kazuma has made a great mistake. Aqua is completely useless. Unfortunately, their troubles don’t end here.

It turns out that living in such a world is far different from how it plays out in a game. Instead of going on a thrilling adventure, the duo must work to pay for their living expenses first. Indeed, their misfortunes have only just begun.

3. Ancient Magus’ Bride 

Ancient Magus Bride

15-year-old Chise Hatori is alone in the world, without hope or skill and has lost family and friends because of her ability to see supernatural beings.

Her life changes when an unhuman sorcerer, whose existence dates back to immemorial times, buys her at an auction. When Elias Ainsworth invites her to become a sorcerer, she will be able to see the world as his apprentice and promises to make her his wife.

The young woman’s heart once again harbours some hope. 

2. My Next Life As A Villainess

My Next Life As A Villainess

The series begins like all Isekai stories. Our heroine dies and appears. In this case, reincarnated in a fantasy world.

Catarina grows up, and in her tender childhood, when she seems doomed to be an evil young woman, she has a small accident and recovers the memories of her former life.

We get a big surprise when we discover that she finds herself in an otome game to which she was hooked in life but not as the game’s protagonist but as the bad guy who always ends up having the worst destiny.

That is where the adventures of Catarina and her group of friends, the game’s main characters, begin. It’s another great anime like Mushoku Tensei, but this time with a female lead.

1. That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

Satoru Mikami is a 37 year old man with a job he doesn’t like, with no way out and unhappy with his life.

When he dies at the hands of a thief and thinks it’s his end, he wakes up discovering that he has been reincarnated in a world full of magic and sword, but as a slime. Now, he will have to get used to his new life. Luckily, he will have two unique abilities that will help him survive.

One gives him a great understanding of everything around him, and another allows him to copy the abilities of his opponents. 

As you can see, there are huge similarities to Mushoku Tensei, so this is our number one recommendation for a similar anime.

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