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27+ Best Isekai Light Novels!

Updated November 19, 2022 by Ernie

The Isekai genre has taken over the anime/manga/light novel community by storm. Every other anime/manga/light novel is about some guy getting reincarnated into a fantasy world AFTER getting hit by the over beloved Truck-kun. True isekai fans will know this reference!

Today, were back with another blog and well be talking about some of the best Isekai Light Novels. Are you guys ready? Lets get started!

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29. Loner Life in Another World

loner life in another world
Title Loner Life in Another World
Genre Fantasy, Adventure
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Booota, Gouji, Shouji
Published 2018

This is a story about an ordinary loner high school boy named Haruka. Hes spending his days peacefully as a loner until suddenly one day, his whole class including him is sent to another world. He finds himself before the god of that fantasy world who makes him choose between a bunch of cheat skills. However, the skills are available at first come first serve. Haruka is already way behind and he has to make do with whatevers left. How will he survive in this new world full of mysteries?

28. Campfire Cooking in Another World With My Absurd Skill

Title Campfire Cooking in Another World With My Absurd Skill
Genre Fantasy, Adventure
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Masa, Eguchi, Ren
Published 2016

Were introduced to Mukouda Tsuyoshi who gets reincarnated to another world full of sorcery. He naturally gets excited to start his new life as an adventurer. However, it is revealed that he was summoned there by mistake. He was not supposed to be one of the three summoned heroes. His stats were also very low compared to theirs. He realized that hes of no use to them and starts his own journey. He can only rely on his skill, the Online Supermarket. This skill allows him to buy things from the modern world. He realized that hell be able to lead a comfortable life using this skill. However, it turns out that the modern items bought from this skill have some strange effects as well. 

27. My Isekai Life

Title My Isekai Life
Genre Action, Adventure
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Pon, Jea, Shinkou, Shoutou
Published 2018

Yuji Sano is a corporate slave who works tirelessly day and night. One day, his computer flashes a screen and shows him the message of him being summoned into another world. When he tries to restart it, it is revealed that he has accepted his summons. As he arrives in that world, he thinks hes in a dream. However, he has to accept the reality. He finds out that he has a Monster Tamer Character Class. He can befriend slimes using his character class. The slimes help him befriend a lot of magical knowledge, raising his stats in the process. In the blink of an eye, he becomes the greatest sage ever. Will he forget about his previous life or still stress over all the paperwork he left behind?

26. Parallel World Pharmacy

Title Parallel World Pharmacy
Genre Fantasy
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Keepout, Takayama, Liz
Published 2016

This light novel tells us the story of a pharmacologist named Kanji Yakutani who dies and gets reincarnated into a fantasy world and as a boy apprentice. He notices quacks everywhere around him. With his experience surrounding medicine and newfound powers, Kanji is all set to revolutionize medicine and healthcare in this new world that he calls his home now. 

25. In Another World With My Smartphone

Title In Another World With My Smartphone
Genre Comedy, Adventure
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Usatsuka, Eiji, Fuyuhara, Patora
Published 2015

The protagonist of this anime dies as a result of Gods mistake. He soon finds himself in a fantasy world where he is supposed to live his second life. He has only his smartphone with him in this world which works perfectly well. He explores this new world, makes new friends, and forms friendships. On top of that, he inherits the legacy of an ancient civilization. He even forms relationships with the kings of the neighboring countries. Is this life with his smartphone better than his previous one?

24. Knight’s and Magic

Title Knights and Magic
Genre Action, Fantasy
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Kurogin, Amazake-no, Hisago
Published 2013

Knights and Magic is a story about a hardcore robot otaku and a programmer who gets reincarnated into a fantasy world full of Knights and Magic. His new name in this new world is Ernesti Echevalier. His new goal is to create a robot using his past knowledge of programming and robots. Will he be able to make a positive impact in this new world or make a clown of himself? 

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23. In the Land of Leadale

Title In the Land of Leadale
Genre Fantasy, Adventure
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Tenmaso, Ceez
Published 2019

The anime tells us the story of Keina Kagami who had been suffering from a deadly illness and was bedridden. After her life support failed to rescue her, she found herself in her favorite VRMMORPG game named Leadale. She finds out that she had been reincarnated into the body of the character she played with. Her name is Cayna. She starts noticing the difference in this world and the real game she used to play. Shes ready to start her new journey in this world of her favorite game. 

22. How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

Title How A Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom
Genre Action, Fantasy
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Dozeumaru, Fuyuyuki
Published 2016

Were introduced to Kazuya Souma, a 19-year-old aspiring civil servant, who lost his grandfather and is left alone now. One day, he suddenly gets reincarnated into the Elfrieden Kingdom. Hes actually summoned there as a hero. The Demon World has almost destroyed this world Kazuya was actually summoned as an offering as well. He doesnt like the fact that hes an offering. He first decides to help the kingdom with its declining economy. Hes declared the king of the kingdom soon and is betrothed to the princess. He will slowly get the kingdom back on its feet and will defeat the demon army. 

21. Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

grimgar
Title Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Genre Action, Adventure
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Jyumonji, Ao, Shirai, Eiri
Published 2013

The anime introduces us to Haruhuro who gets reincarnated into a game world out of the blue. Hes confused about him suddenly getting transported into that world. But he soon realizes that in order to survive, he must form a party. He joins a party and also joins the reserve force. Thats when his adventure begins. But he still doesnt know what awaits him ahead. 

20. Reincarnated as the Last of My Kind

Title Reincarnated as the Last of my Kind
Genre Adventure, Fantasy
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Kiri, Komori, Yamigo
Published 2020

In this anime, our protagonist gets hit by a bicycle and gets reincarnated into a fantasy world as a baby. The world she got reincarnated in was full of magic, demi-humans and other monsters. When she was still a baby, she was carried by a wolf to a former knight with only one arm. He takes care of her as she grows up. As a token of gratitude, she helps rebuild the family inn and also heals his arm with alchemy.  As some more time passes, she slowly realizes that shes not actually a human. What will become of her in this new world full of magic?

19. Re: Monster

Title Re: Monster
Genre Adventure, Fantasy
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes 10
Authors Kanekiru, Kogitsune, Yamaada
Published 2012

Re: Monster tells us the story of Tomokui Kanata who dies very early in his life. However, he finds himself reincarnated into a world full of magic and fantasy. But heres the catch, he gets reincarnated as a low-class goblin. Not satisfied with how he is, he decides to become stronger in order to let the world know that hes not just a lowly goblin. His journey to become the best has just begun

18. Log Horizon

log horizon
Title Log Horizon
Genre Adventure, Fantasy
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Touno, Mamare, Hara, Kazuhiro
Published 2010

Log Horizon takes us to the game world of Log Horizon where 30,000 Japanese gamers have been trapped. While they enjoyed playing the game, in reality, the world of Elder Tale is cold and filled with dangerous monsters. Were introduced to Shiroe who is the main character of this series. He comes across his old friend named Naotsugu and teams up with him as well as a girl named Akatsuki. Together, they go on their journey to win the game that has become their reality. 

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17. The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious

Title The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
Genre Action, Adventure
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Toyota, Saori, Tuchihi, Light
Published 2017

This anime takes us to the fantasy world of Geabrande which is on the verge of destruction. The fate of this world is in the hands of a rookie goddess named Ristarte. Shes looking for a perfect hero to save her world. She comes across Seiya Ryuuguuin who has extremely impressive stats. However, the only problem with Seiya is that extremely cautious. He trains all the time even when hes too overpowered. He also keeps ridiculous amounts of supplies with him just in case. Ristarte is slowly losing her sanity due to Seiyas overcautiousness. Will she be able to save her world with a hero like that? 

16. By The Grace of Gods

Title By The Grace of Gods
Genre Action, Fantasy
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Ririnra, Roy
Published 2017

By the Grace of Gods tells us the story of a middle-aged man who dies and gets reincarnated as a boy into a fantasy world. He is granted magical powers in this new world. His name is Rouma and he uses magical tamed slimes as a natural source. He slowly learns about this new world and his abilities as well. He uses his creative brain in order to introduce new things in this world and becomes popular quickly. 

15. My Next Life as a Villainess

Title My Next Life as a Villainess
Genre Comedy, Fantasy
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Hidaka, Nami, Yamaguchi, Satoru
Published 2015

This anime tells us the story of a girl who gets reincarnated into her favourite otome game that she was obsessed with. But unluckily, she reincarnated as a villainess of that game named, Katarina. She realizes that only a bad ending awaits her. In order to avoid her ultimate doom, she tries hard to be in everyones books, even her rivals. Will she be able to avoid the ultimate doom that is waiting for her?

14. Sword Art Online

sword art online
Title Sword Art Online
Genre Adventure, Action
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Bunbun, Kawahara, Reki
Published 2009

Sword Art Online tells us the story of Kirito, who along with 10.000 other players gets trapped inside a new and highly anticipated MMORPG game. It is revealed that the only way the players could get out of the game was to beat the 100-level towers final boss. If they die in the game, they die in the real world as well. Now, Kirito and the other participants must try their best to survive in this new game world, or else they will perish forever. 

13. Arifureta

arifureta
Title Arifureta
Genre Adventure, Fantasy
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Takayaki, Shirakome, Ryou
Published 2015

Arifureta is about a high school guy named Hajime Nagumo who gets transported to a fantasy world along with his whole class. All of them are summoned as heroes to that world. While all of his classmates are granted amazing stats and weapons, Hajime gets nothing like that. He parted with his group and found himself in a dungeon full of lethal monsters. Will he submit to them or will he be able to awaken some secret powers within him?

12. Reincarnated as a Dragon Hatchling

Title Reincarnated as a Dragon Hatchling
Genre Action
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Necoco, Yanagida, Naji
Published 2015

Reincarnated as a Dragon Hatchling is a story about a man who reincarnated in a fantasy world as an egg. In a  world full of monsters and dangerous beasts, he finds himself in the form of a helpless egg. However, he realizes that hes no ordinary egg. Hes actually a dragon egg. Now, hes determined to grow into a ferocious dragon who is stronger than everyone in that world.  

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11. Reincarnated as a Sword

Title Reincarnated as a Sword
Genre Action, Fantasy
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors LLO, Tanaka, Yuu
Published 2016

Our protagonist in this anime finds himself reincarnated as a sword in a fantasy world. He soon figures out that hes able to absorb mana from all the monsters he defeats. Each day, he looks for stronger monsters to defeat in order to have their skills. One day, he comes across a black cat-girl named Fran who was being treated poorly by his master. They were also in trouble because of a huge monster that was waiting to eat them. Our protagonist is able to save her from the monster and Fran decides to keep him and go on adventures with him. However, she must conceal his identity as an intelligence weapon or else a lot of people will be after him. 

10. The Eminence in Shadow

Title The Eminence in Shadow
Genre Action
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Touzai, Aizawa, Daisuke
Published 2018

The Eminence in Shadow tells us the story of Cid who wants to be able to stay in the shadows while doing heroic things. For that, he trains tirelessly every night. However, one day while training, he gets hit by a truck and gets reincarnated into a fantasy world where he finds himself to be the head of a secret organization with a bunch of powerful beauties at his disposal. This organization is supposed to fight evil forces from the shadows. So finally, Cid will be able to live his dream in this new fantasy world. 

9. So I’m a Spider So What?

so im a spider so what
Title So Im a Spider So What?
Genre Fantasy
Type Light Novel
Chapters 384
Volumes 16
Authors Kiryuu, Tsukasa, Baba, Okina
Published 2015

Our protagonist in this anime was just a high school girl until she got reincarnated into a fantasy world as a spider monster. When she woke up as the spider monster, she found herself in a dungeon full of monsters. She doesnt have any combat skills. All she has is her human knowledge and her spider web. How will she survive in a world like this as a bottom feeder?

8. Konosuba

konosuba
Title Konosuba
Genre Adventure, Fantasy
Type Light Novel
Chapters 127
Volumes 17
Authors Mishima, Kurone, Akatsuki, Natsume
Published 2013

Konosuba tells us the story of Kazuma who gets reincarnated into a fantasy world after his death. He finds before him a beautiful goddess named Aqua who tells him that hes going to get reincarnated into another world. She also gives him a choice of taking anything with him to that world. Kazuma decides to take Aqua herself with him but she turns out to be utterly useless. He forms a party with a mage named Megumin and a female knight named Darkness. Theyre silly in their own way and thats when their adventures begin. 

7. No Game no Life

no game no life
Title No Game no Life
Genre Comedy, Fantasy
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Kamiya, Yuu
Published 2012

No Game no Life introduces to us two neet siblings that get reincarnated into a game world after winning a challenge. In this game, everything could be solved by playing games with others. Our two protagonists are always up for new challenges and aim bigger. They want to become the kings of that world and theres no one stopping them. 

6. The Saga of Tanya the Evil

tanya
Title The Saga of Tanya the Evil
Genre Adventure, Fantasy
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Shinotsuki, Shinobu, Zen, Carlo
Published 2013

The Saga of Tanya the Evil is a story about a man who gets reincarnated into another world after challenging the Being X. He gets reincarnated as a little girl named Tanya who has exceptional combat skills. Climbing up the ranks of the military, Tanya aims to become the best of the best using her sharp wits. 

5. Overlord

overlord
Title Overlord
Genre Adventure, Fantasy
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Maruyama, Kugane, so-bin
Published 2012

Momonga is our protagonist in this series who is obsessed with playing an MMORPG named Yggdrasil. One day, he finds himself inside the game and as his favorite character, Ainz Ooal Gown. Ainz is too overpowered. He can do anything he wants. Thats why he soon gets bored and wants to take over that game world he was obsessed with before. 

4. The Rising of the Shield Hero

shield hero
Title The Rising of the Shield Hero
Genre Fantasy
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Aneko, Yusagi, Minami, Seira
Published 2013

Naofumi Iwatani was summoned to a fantasy world out of the blue along with 3 other boys as a hero. While the three other guys got some impressive weapons including a sword, a spear, and a bow, Naofumi was given a shield. He was excited at first but when he got falsely accused of harassing the kings daughter, he became grim and dark. He was banished from the empire. Thats when he decided to take his revenge on those who did him dirty and started his journey from zero to hero. 

3. Re: Zero

rezero
Title Re: Zero
Genre Drama, Fantasy
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Nagatsuki, Tappei, Ootsuka, Shinichirou
Published 2014

Re: Zero is a story about a guy named Natsuki Subaro who got reincarnated into a fantasy world after getting hit by a truck. He met a silver-haired girl named Emilia there who also saved his life. In order to repay her, Natsuki decided to go with her to her mansion and serve her. Thats when all the trouble began. 

2. Mushoku Tensei

mushoku tesnei
Title Mushoku Tensei
Genre Adventure, Fantasy
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Rifujin na Magonote, Sirotaka
Published 2014

Mushoku Tensei introduces us to a 34-year-old neet who gets himself killed while saving two high school students. He finds himself in a fantasy world as a baby named Rudeus born to the Greyrat family. As Rudeus grows up, he is taught combat skills by his father and magic skills by his teacher named Roxy. But everything turns upside down when Rudeus goes to teach his cousin, Eris. 

1. The Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime

Title The Time I GotReincarnated as a Slime
Genre Fantasy
Type Light Novel
Chapters Unknown
Volumes Unknown
Authors Mitz Vah, Fuse
Published 2014

Satoru Mikami is a 37-year-old corporate slave who gets stabbed by a mugger while hanging out with his colleague and his girlfriend. When he opens his eyes, he finds himself in a fantasy world in the body of a slime. He soon comes across a dragon named Veldora Tempest who was sealed away. Taking pity on him, Satoru promises to unseal him. Veldora is very pleased and grants him his divine protection as well as the name Rimuru Tempest. Now, Rimuru is ready for his new journey. 

Conclusion

In the world of Light Novels, the isekai genre is too prevalent. You guys might have noticed it by now. Anyway, comment down below and let us know about your favorite Isekai Light Novel. Well come back with more recommendation blogs. See you at the next one!