If you like That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken) and want more like it then this article is for you. We have created a list of other similar Isekai anime and LitRPG book recommendations. There are also a few slightly outside those genres.
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Satoru Mikami s a typical Thirty-seven-year-old corporate worker. The only thing he misses in his life is a girlfriend, otherwise he is is perfectly content with his monotonous lifestyle in Tokyo.
During a regular encounter on the street with a coworker, Satoru is suddenly stabbed by a random assailant. While he is dying he hears a voice in his mind reciting a bunch of commands that he can make any sense of.
When Satoru awakens he discovers that he has reincarnated as a goop of slime in an unfamiliar world. It's a game-like world with skills and stats and Satoru has gained the power to devour anything and mimic its appearance and abilities.
Satoru meats the sealed Catastrophe-Level monster Storm Dragon Veldora who had been sealed away for the past 300 years. Satoru befriends him and promising to assist in destroying the seal. In return, Veldora gives Satoru the name Rimuru Tempest to grant him divine protection. In this world name has power.
Rimuru starts his journey in the world and as he grows accustomed to his new life his actions ripple throughout the world and gradually alter his fate.
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Table of Context
- Animes like That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
- The Rising of the Shield Hero
- Wise Man's Grandchild
- Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest
- KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!
- No Game No Life
- BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense.
- Log Horizon
- Books like That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
- We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse #1)
- Life Reset (New Era Online #1) by Shemer Kuznits
- Dungeon Born (The Divine Dungeon #1) by Dakota Krout
- The Mayor of Noobtown (Noobtown #1) by Ryan Rimmel
Animes like That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
The Rising of the Shield Hero
Naofumi Iwatani is an otaku from Japan. He and three other Japanese people are summoned to another world to become The Four Cardinal Heroes.
The Four Cardinal Heroes are respectively given a sword, spear, bow, and shield. They are each called the Sword Hero, the Spear Hero, the Bow Hero, and lastly the Shield Hero.
Their task is to vanquish Waves of monsters. The Waves are monsters summoned from another plane to attack and destroy everything. They are summoned in regular waves.
Naofumi is cursed with the fate of becoming the Shield Hero.
Armed with only a measly shield, Naofumi is belittled and ridiculed by his fellow heroes and the kingdom's people due to his weak offensive capabilities. His lackluster personality does also not help his case.
They were summoned by the kingdom of Melromarc. The kingdom provides the heroes with some recourses and comrades to train with to prepare for the Waves.
The only person willing to help Naofumi, the Shield Hero, is Malty Melromarc, a princess of the kingdom. However, she soon betrays him by stealing his resources and falsy causing him of taking advantage of her.
This causes Naofumi to be discriminated against and hated by the people of Melromarc for something he didn't do.
Full of hurt and mistrust Naofumi begins his journey of strengthening himself. He buys the demi-human Raphtalia, a slave on the verge of death. He wants her to accompany him on his travels.
Raphtaliathe is the sword to Naofumis shield.
Is The Rising of the Shield Hero good?
The Rising of the Shield Hero is a good anime. It's interesting to watch the main character dealing with having everyone against him and growing stronger.
It has an interesting gamelike progression and a decent story and characters.
This anime is not a masterpiece, it's not among the best. It's only recommended if you like anime or like these kinds of Isekai/LitRPG kind of stories.
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Wise Man's Grandchild
Merlin Walford was once regarded as a national hero in the kingdom of Earlshide. But preferring a quiet life, he secludes himself deep in the rural woods on his older age and dedicating his time to raising an orphan that he saved.
This orphan is Shin. He used to be a normal salaryman in modern-day Japan but he died and reincarnated into Merlin's world. Shin displays unparalleled talent in both magic casting and martial arts, much to Merlin's constant amazement.
But it becomes apparent that Shin only developed his magical skills and nothing else. He is seriously lacking common sense and is very socially awkward. To solve this Merlin enrolled Shin in the kingdom's Magic Academy so he can be with people his own age.
However, living a normal life is impossible, as he is established as a local celebrity almost as soon as he arrives.
Is Wise Man's Grandchild good?
Wise Man's Grandchild is a decent Isekai, transported to a game-like world, anime.
The main character is totally overpowered, but that's not unusual for this genre. But the characters are interesting and the story is decent.
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Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest
Hajime Nagumo and his classmates are summoned to a fantasy world and tasked with saving mankind. His classmates are gifted with powerful combat abilities useful for the task at hand, but Hajime was only given an inferior transmutation ability that has no real offensive application.
The Great Orcus Labyrinth is a dungeon going many levels down into the earth. One of the first tasks to save humankind is to conquer this dungeon.
During an expedition in the Great Orcus Labyrinth, Hajime is betrayed by one of his classmates. He falls down close to the hellish bottom of the dungeon.
Hajime survives the fall, but he is faced with menacing monsters far more dangerous than anything he has faced before. Desperate to survive he ends up eating a dead monster. With his skill, he manages to gain some of its abilities.
At the bottom, Hajime finds Yue, an imprisoned vampire. He decides to free her, and she takes an interest in him and decides to follow him on his journey. A journey with only one goal, to find a way back home, to get away from this world.
On this journey, Hajime and Yue pick up some other companions, and Hajime is steadily transforming from commonplace to the world's strongest.
Is Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest good?
Arifureta is a decent Isakai anime. It not the best of its kind, but also not the worst.
Arifureta is worth checking out if you like this kind of anime and want more of it. Otherwise, stay away.
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KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!
Kazuma Satou is a shut-in high school student, a NEET, and he has just died on his way home from buying a game. Now he finds himself sitting before a beautiful but obnoxious goddess named Aqua.
Aqua makes Kazuma choose between going to heaven or to reincarnate in a real gamelike fantasy world. The gamer in Kazuma makes him choose the fantasy world option.
Aqua tasks Kazumawith defeating a Demon King who is terrorizing the fantasy world. Kazuma is given the option to choose one item of any kind to aid him in his quest. He chooses to take the goddess Aqua herself.
But Kazuma has made one grave mistake. Aqua is completely useless!
As if that is not enough, it turns out that actually living in a fantasy world is far different from how it is in games. Instead of going on a thrilling adventure, they must first work to pay for their living expenses.
Indeed, their misfortunes have only just begun!
Is KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! good?
KonoSuba is a popular anime with a loyal fanbase.
It's a very good Isekai Anime with a humoristic twist on the genre.
It has hilarious storylines, lovable characters, and stunning animation.
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No Game No Life
Two siblings with social problems and gigantic gaming addiction are selected and sent into an alternate universe.
This universe is about gaming. All conflict and problems are solved by games. No murder or violence is possible.
They set out to get enough power and influence by winning games so they can play against the god of this universe, the god of gaming.
Is No Game No Life good?
The premise of this anime sounds a little silly, but the anime turns out to be really good.
If you like anime and gaming, then this is a must-watch.
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Momonga is a powerful wizard and master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown int the popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil.
The final hour before the game shuts down for god has come and he decides to stay logged in during this event.
To his surprise, despite the clock having struck midnight, and all the servers should have been shut down, Momonga is still fully conscious inside his game character.
What's even more strange is that all the NPCs appear to suddenly have developed personalities of their own.
Surprised by this strange occurrence, Momonga decides to investigate and take control of this new world to figure out the cause and to see if there are others like him.
Is Overlord good?
I recommend this anime, but only if you like this genre. Its one of the better "trapped in RPG game world" animes.
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BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense.
Kaede Honjou reluctantly agrees to try New World Online after a friend enthusiastically invites her. New World Online is a very popular VRMMO game with thousands of players across Japan.
Kaede Honjou names her character Maple. She is a total noob and afraid of getting hurt, so she puts all her points into vitality. This makes Mapel very hard to kill, but she deals almost no damage and walks very slowly.
Min-maxing to the extent Mapel has done usually ends badly, but she lucks out by gaining powerful skills and items to bolster her playstyle.
Maple easily acquires some overpowered skills like; Total Defense, Poison Immunity, Devour, and later many more. These skills together with some overpowered items she also acquires make her an overpowered walking fortress that can kill most enemies in one hit.
After only a few days of playing Maple wins third place in an event including all players. This gains her the reputation of being both unkillable and totally overpowered.
Mapel gains infamy and is almost on a path to become a boss character her self. But Mapel is evil or power-hungry. She is kind and happy. All she wants is to play and have fun with old and new friends.
Is BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense. good?
BOFURI is an ok VRMMO anime. It not the best, but if you like this type of animes then its worth checking out.
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MMORPG gamers find themself transported into the game they play.
Shiroe and the others in Log Horizon attempt to live their lives out in the new world they find themselves trapped in.
They form governments, deal with NPCs and other players.
Is Log Horizon good?
Log Horizon is a very good anime. It`s about more than simple fighting.
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Books like That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
We have also created a few book recommendations similar to That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. They are mostly in the LitRPG genre and themed around city and empire building.
We also have a list of LitRPG books centering around city and empire building, if that's something you are interested in.
We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse #1)
Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and now he is looking forward to a life of leisure as a rich man.
Sadly Bob dies in an accident right after reaching his dreams.
But before he died, Bob paid for a service to freeze his brain. It will be kept frozen until we have the technology to put it into a new body.
However, when he wakes up a century later, he discovers that dead people have been declared to be without rights. Bob is now the property of the state.
As if that wasn't enough, he has been uploaded into a computer. His new task is to be the controlling AI of an interstellar von Neumann probe. His goal is to search for new habitable planets humanity can colonize.
If he declines, he'll be switched off.
If he accepts, he becomes the main target of competing states with similar projects and goals.
Is Bobiverse good?
The Bobiverse series is the best sci-fi book series I have read in a long while.
It's full of references to interesting science and popular culture.
It has a good story with cool humor. It's also very interesting and funny how the different bobs interact with each other.
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Life Reset (New Era Online #1) by Shemer Kuznits
New Era Online, NEO, is a full immersion virtual reality game.
Oren Berman is among the most powerful and influential players. He is the guild leader of one of the most power full guilds. In NEO the first person to discover a skill gives you the exclusive right to teach others the skill. Oren has some really good exclusive right, and together with being the guild leader he easily lives of what he makes in-game.
But all these changes when he is betrayed by his own guild commanders.
They use a rare item that transforms your character into a monster, permanently. Oren ends up as a level one goblin far into the uncharted monster territory. If Oren starts a new character he will loose his exclusive skills to the guild that betrayed him. What will he do?
Is New Era Online good?
Life Reset is an excellent LitRPG book. It has interesting game mechanics and character development.
It's fascinating to follow the main character. A person that starts out among the most powerful players, but then he is betrayed, changed to a monster race, and stuck in the game.
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Dungeon Born (The Divine Dungeon #1) by Dakota Krout
Cal is a Dungeon Heart, a soul forced into a magical stone against his will.
After several years of only instinctive living, he was able to regain his sentience. This allowed him to form new memories again, and to slowly start growing a dungeon around himself.
With help from a small friend, Cal learned to create monsters and traps and how to use treasures to grow his dungeon. His main goal is to lure in brave adventures to eat so he can grow in both power and size.
Is The Divine Dungeon good?
Dungeon Born is one of the best books I have read in a while. This book is written in a light and funny way. For me it was new and fresh, it was the first Dungeon Core type books I read.
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The Mayor of Noobtown (Noobtown #1) by Ryan Rimmel
Jim has just died and something strange has happened. He is in a room where he can pick between different classes. Just like in a game.
After some intense events connected to him still having his memories and a strange trait called unbound, Jim is transferred to a dangerous and new world. A world that acts very similar to a video game.
Jim finds himself in a new player zone for low-level adventurers. Unfortunately, the zone fell out of use centuries ago, and the monsters have taken over the place. Jim is the only player around in this zone. Even the town has no friendly NPCs around, only monsters.
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