The idea of reincarnation/being born again has been the subject of many excellent anime series, as we are aware. In fact, it’s safe to say that the Isekai subgenre has been overdone the most in the last decade. Additionally, it is the genre whose popularity has increased the most. Several different stories feature them. In order to avoid unnecessary rambling, here is a list of the top 10 anime series with a rebirth or new life theme that you really must watch!
14. Didn’t I say to make my abilities average in the next life?
Adele von Ascham, the eldest daughter of Viscount Ascham’s House, suddenly remembers her past life while suffering from a severe headache. When she was 18 years old, Kurihara Misato (herself) sacrificed her life while attempting to save a girl.
She encounters God at that point and begs him to make her abilities in her next life average. However, something goes awry with the plot, and the Gods mock her by turning her into the noblewoman’s daughter instead. The plot actually centres on her attempts to maintain anonymity and lead as normal a life as she can.
13. Ascendance of a bookworm
College student Motosu Urano, a voracious reader, passes away in an unexpected accident. She had just learned that she would be able to work as a librarian, as she had always desired, and this happened immediately after that. She was then Reborn as Main, the underprivileged soldier’s daughter, nonetheless, when she came to when she was cognizant.
But to her, it made little difference because she didn’t really need anything else as long as she had her books. But since they were so rare, and only the nobles owned them, she was somehow unaffected, and decides, nevertheless. Watch to learn more about how the story develops.
12. Spirit Chronicles
In this anime show, a young lad who has memories of two lives confronts his future. Rio, an orphan who had to live in the slums after his mother was killed when he was a young child, made every effort to survive.
But one morning, as he awakens, he is confronted with memories of a different person named, Haruto Amakwa, who perished in an accident while daydreaming about meeting up with his childhood friend. Rio then understands that he has been reincarnated in the world of magic and swords.
11. By the Grace of the Gods
Ryoma Takebayashi, who had lived a life beset by misfortune for 39 years, dies peacefully in his sleep. Three divine entities reincarnated him as a small child and sent him to a fantastical new realm out of sympathy for him. He now spends his time looking for slime and caring for it. But after curing a hurt Traveller, he decides to embark on a journey with his new friends to use his ability for good.
10. My Next Life As A Villianess: All Routes Lead To Doom!
Affluent heiress after receiving a rock to the head, Catarina Claes is able to recall her previous life. It turns out that the world she inhabits is the one from the otome game Fortune lover, which she was enamoured of in a previous life. However she has been portrayed as the antagonist who attempts to thwart the protagonist’s romantic relationships!
For Catarina, exile is the best and death is the worst possible outcomes in the game. She’ll need to figure out a method to keep the flags of doom from flying and create her own happy future!
9. The Strongest Sage With The Weakest Crest
The most powerful sage in the world, Mathias, appears to have a supernatural crest on him that limits his ability. Despite his overpowering might, he is dissatisfied with his skills and longs for the close-ranged target. being aware that a person’s crest cannot be changed. In an effort to change his destiny, Gaius chooses to reincarnate himself many years in the future under the name Mathias.
However, Mathias naturally goes above and beyond all expectations after enrolling in the second Academy of the royal capital and succeeding in every test that is put in his path. But soon after, he learns the terrible reality of humanity’s collapse, and he works to find a solution.
8. The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn As A Typical Nobody
The Demon Lord Varvatos, who is the most powerful person alive, finds his life to be incredibly dull as the story progresses. Those around him dread him because of his status as a Demon Lord, which has rendered him friendless. So he makes the decision to use magic one day to become a totally normal human. He is reborn as a regular peasant born to typical parents 3000 years after casting his magic. Little did he realise that his parents were well-known magicians and that he still possesses some great magical skills that were far stronger than those of the normal human.
7. The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy
A millennium ago, humanity was nearly destroyed in a war against the Six Dark Lords. The only hope was the Six Heroes, who defeated the Dark Lords one by one. The final Dark Lord, Leonis the Undead King, was sealed away in the year 447 by a powerful spell to be resurrected in a thousand years.
In the present day, a girl named Riselia accidentally undid Leonis’s seal, awakening him in the body of a child after his long slumber. Believing him to be a refugee, Riselia took Leonis into her care. With no knowledge of how the world had changed, Leonis began uncovering what transpired during his thousand-year sleep.
But what will happen when this resurrected Dark Lord realizes the world he wishes to conquer is not the one he remembers?
6. Redo of healer
This is a story of a healing magician who used information from his previous life and healing magic to become the strongest magician. Assuming that the healers are useless and unable to battle on their own, Keyarga is used and thrown around by his fellow adventurers.
To him, it represents a stereotyped viewpoint. In order to relive his life and take his sweet revenge on the people who used him, he travels back in time four years, whereupon he performs the most powerful healing magic and heals the entire globe.
5. World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman
This series’ narrative takes place in Akane Private Academy, where students who have memories of past lives are being taught ancestral techniques so they can protect others from Monsters called metaphysicals who attack out of the blue.
The main character Moroha Haimura discovers that he possesses the abilities of Shirogane and Kuroma, which are skills that transcend physics and can use magic to control Mana powers to eliminate a large number of foes. All of the Academy’s students appear to be resurrected heroes who fought for the survival of the world in the past.
4. Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary
The story follows Inglis, a legendary hero-king who is reincarnated as a woman by the goddess Alistia. In his past life as King Inglis, he united the Kingdom of Silvare but regretted not mastering the blade.
Now reborn as Inglis Eucus, she aims to live a quiet life and achieve her goal of mastering the sword, without getting caught up in saving the world again. She serves as a squire to her cousin Rani.
Three things make the anime stand out: Inglis’ gender swap reincarnation, her love of fighting strong opponents like Goku, and her desire to avoid her past mistakes and live a lowkey life.
While the worldbuilding seems interesting, many mysteries are left unexplained by the end. The animation quality is lacking at times. But Inglis is a great character and her relationship with Rani delivers consistently.
3. A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special
After a decade of ruinous war, magician warrior Desir Herrman gets sent back in time to his student days at Hebrion Academy. Armed with knowledge of future calamitous events, Desir sees a chance to reshape the course of history and save his friends and the world from destruction.
With his future experience, Desir unravels the mystery behind the coming threat to humanity while changing the past to give the world a fighting chance. This time around, he is determined to stop the forces that originally left the world in ashes. Desir races against the clock to alter the course of the future and replace catastrophe with hope.
2. The Misfit Of Demon King Academy
The Misfit of Demon King Academy follows the mighty demon king Anos Voldigoad as he is reincarnated in a time of relative peace. Seeking tranquility after an eternity of warfare, Anos enrolls as a student in a magic academy run by his far weaker descendant. Though bereft of his former powers, Anos’ prodigious skills quickly set him apart.
However, sensing something amiss in this era, he takes it upon himself to investigate while enjoying school life. With his uncompromising power and sharp wit, Anos upends the academy’s social order. This fish-out-of-water tale turns conventions on their head, as the demon king himself becomes the school misfit.
1. Oshi No Ko
Oshi no Ko is a thrilling anime that puts a dark twist on the reincarnation genre. It follows Aqua and Ruby who are reborn as the children of their favorite idol. Retaining memories of their past lives, the twins use their insider knowledge of the entertainment industry to support their new mother’s career.
This suspenseful series subverts expectations and brings fresh energy to the reincarnation genre through the brothers’ emotional journey. Oshi no Ko keeps viewers engaged through unpredictable twists, complex characters, and excellent animation. Its dark yet heartfelt story creatively explores the bonds of family and justice.
That’s all there is to say today! However, Isekai is no joke! Isn’t it interesting how the MC travels to a completely different dimension? What do you think of it? Did any of your favourites made it to the list? Please share your thoughts in the comments box below.