Isekai is a genre that's been around for a while, but recently it's exploded into popularity. Every season has one or two new editions to look forward to, but the Summer 2019 season has so many that you could watch nothing but isekai the whole time and be perfectly satisfied. Here's a sneak peek at what's to come.
1. Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest
When 17-year-old Hajime Nagumo is transported into a fantastical world with all of his classmates, he hopes to experience a real life version of the video games he loves. Unlike his classmates, who gain incredible powers, Hajime only gets one transmutation skill. Bullied by his classmates and unable to defend himself against the threats of the new world, does Hajime stand a chance?
2. Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?
Is it just me, or is Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? one of the greatest anime titles ever created? Masato, the protagonist is this isekai, gets transported to a video game world, his experience isn't like those of most teenagers under these circumstances. That's because his mother is there, too! Not only does she want to use this as a bonding opportunity, she's also far more skilled at gaming than Masato ever imagined. 3. Maou-sama, Retry!
After Oono Akira ends up being transported into the game that it's his job to manage, his ordinary professional life is exchanged for a far more stressful existence as a demon lord. All he wants is peace for himself and his companion, but his status causes him to attract trouble wherever he goes.
4. Cop Craft
Cop Craft is what you get when you cross isekai with a procedural buddy cop show. After a mysterious gate opens up over the Pacific Ocean, humanity comes face to face with the residents of and alternate world full of fairies and monsters, called Reto Semaani. Immigrants from the new world live in San Teresa City, a thriving metropolis filled with 2 million people. As class disparities and interspecies conflicts emerge, the crime level rises. The San Teresa City Police - whose ranks include people from both worlds - is on the job!
5. Isekai Cheat Magician
When Taichi and Rin are unexpectedly transported to a magical world, it seems like they're about to have an ordinary isekai experience - but then they learn how to cheat. What is life in another world like when you know how to get ahead in a totally unfair way? Rin and Taichi are about to find out.
Which isekai anime are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments.