If you’re familiar with the Isekai genre, you have probably watched, read, or at least heard about some really peculiar anime or manga that make you think “WHY?”. Over the years we have witnessed various strange and questionable themes from the Isekai genre. From being reincarnated as a Slime, Demon Lord, and Skeleton to being reincarnated as a Sword, Vending Machine, and now even as a Pig. And these are just the ones that have been adapted into an anime as of now.
There are numerous isekai manga with weird and fascinating stories waiting for you to read them. So in this post, we will be listing 10 strange isekai manga that don’t have an anime (for now)
Isekai Manga Recommendations
1. Reincarnated as a Hot Spring
On his way to a rural onsen, high school student Atami Kusatsu is killed in a horrific accident, but he is resurrected as an onsen in a fantasy dimension.
The liquefied Atami reveals tremendous physical and magical healing properties in this realm, and he soon finds himself being visited on a daily basis by attractive elven explorer Laticia, large-breasted priestess Kumu, and diminutive village chieftess Chichiku.
2. The Hero Took Everything from Me, So I Partied with the Hero’s Mother!
Ceres, the party’s hero and leader, eventually dismisses Ceres, a magical swordman who has been considered as a burden. He understood that all of his boyhood buddies belonged to Zect and that there was nowhere for him to stay, so he left… However, because he is a reincarnated person who used to be much older, he didn’t take it too hard when he was expelled. And there he was…
3. Isekai Walking
Sora, a Japanese youngster sent to another realm, learned the ability “Walking.” It has the effect of making “no matter how much he walks, he never gets tired.” The monarch removed him from the company of summoned heroes due to his lack of talent. However, once Sora begins strolling in another world, he quickly levels up! Walking had the unintended consequence of “gaining 1 EXP for each step taken.” He learned helpful skills like ‘Appraisal,’ ‘Alchemy,’ and healing magic…He grew talented simply by strolling, acquiring one skill after another! The journey to meet and touch the unknown is about to begin!
4. Samurai in Another World
The best swordsman from the Warring States period has been transported to another realm. Ginko, the best swordsman of the Warring States Period, was always looking for a fight to the death with someone greater than herself near the conclusion of the Warring States Period. She ultimately despairs that there is no one stronger than her in this world after cutting and cutting and cutting, and then she is transferred to another realm! A dragon appeared before her eyes!
5. Killer Shark in Another World
Shiromi is sent to kill the Demon King and diligently learns in a magic school, but due to a bizarre confluence of elements, she ends up conjuring a highly lethal shark, Same. Same turns her classmates and the Demon King’s army into delectable food. Shiromi walks across a bloodstained world, apologizing as she goes.
6. Drawing: Saikyou Mangaka wa Oekaki Skill de Isekai Musou Suru
Akira Kamishiro was a well-known manga writer who was diagnosed with blood cancer one day. He lamented the way he lived, where he could only form meaningless relationships. He died in a car accident because he was angry at his mother for asking him to send her money. He was given the option of selecting his new mother and reincarnating in another world.
Akira, not wanting to repeat his previous life, chose an ordinary but safe life. With his previous life’s memories, he was reincarnated as Akira, the only son of a magic store. He lacked talent for swordplay or magic, but he didn’t mind because he was still loved by his family. He realized that he could embody various things by “drawing a picture” at one point. That’s when he realized he could cheat…!?
This is the story of Akira, who wished to live a mediocre life in another world, and his adventures in order to protect his peaceful haven!!
7. The Red Ranger Becomes an Adventurer in Another World
Tougo Asagaki, a power ranger, sacrificed his life in the final battle against the evil Exterminators. Everything appeared to be over, but then he found himself in another world! He transforms into Kizuna Red, an adventurer, and continues to fight to save people in trouble! He meets a young Wizard named Idola here, and his adventure in this new world begins!
8. I’m the Evil Lord of an Intergalactic Empire!
Liam lived as a moral, responsible person in his last life…but died deeply in debt and betrayed by his wife. Liam, reborn into the ruling family of a vast interstellar empire, understands that life is divided between the oppressed and the oppressors, so this time he’s going to take what he wants and live for himself. But things don’t always work out that way. Despite his best efforts to become a tyrant, Liam’s decisions result in nothing but peace and prosperity for the empire under his rule, and he only grows in popularity!
9. The Forsaken Saintess and her Foodie Roadtrip in Another World
Rin Takanashi, a 30-year-old caregiver, was unceremoniously dismissed as “trash” despite being summoned as a saint.
She was blessed with a special skill, [Survival], as well as another unique skill, as a lover of the great outdoors and all things camping! Thus begins a riveting story: one of sweat, tears, and insatiable hunger as Rin leisurely explores this parallel world and savors gourmet cuisine to her heart’s content with companions she met along the way…
Or so the story should have gone, but it appears that their path is taking an unexpected turn…?
10. Maseki Gurume: Mamono no Chikara o Tabeta Ore wa Saikyou!
Thanks to the benevolence of the Goddess, he found himself reborn into a life of nobility! While this might seem like a dream come true, the skill he was granted, “Toxin Decomposition EX,” seemed disappointingly ordinary, leading to daily ridicule at home. However, one fateful day, he discovered that he could consume the magic stones of monsters with his skill, absorbing their remarkable powers.
To his astonishment, he received news that he was the long-lost prince of a neighboring kingdom. His journey led him to the royal castle, where he had the opportunity to hone his skills and experiment with the vast collection of magic stones, unlocking his latent potential. Ultimately, he even gained the extraordinary abilities of the legendary monster, the Dullahan!
As he navigated this new life, he found himself surrounded by a confident fiancée and a somewhat clumsy but devoted knight. Thus, the young boy embarked on a journey to become a true “King” and fulfill his destiny!
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