Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku (translating as Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody) is an Isekai anime about a computer programmer named Ichirou Suzuki. One day he falls asleep and wakes up to find himself in a fantasy world. The crazy part is that this universe is a mixture of the games he was programming, and he soon attains a very high adventure level.
Anime like Death March has got all the ingredients of a proper Isekai anime that revolve around a person who is transported to another world, such as a fantasy world, virtual world, or parallel universe, and has to survive it. It is bound to entertain you if you are a fan of this genre. Naturally, people will be looking for more anime that have a resemblance. Below I will provide a list of the best anime like Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku that you can check out and have an anime binge-fest. I am sure you will not be disappointed.
25 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
1. Tensei Shitara Suraimu Datta Ken (That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime)
This is one of the popular Isekai anime that has taken the world by storm. Almost everyone is talking about Rimuru Tempest. After all, he is the protagonist of this anime. But this is his Isekai name. Before that, he was Satoru Mikami who was completely satisfied with his normal life. He gets transported to a new world after being stabbed and instead of being a human, he wakes up as a slime.
Like Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku, in this anime, we see a guy getting reborn as a very powerful character in another world. Satoru will accept his life in the end and decide to embark on a new adventure.
2. Quanzhi Gaoshou (The King’s Avatar)
We follow the story of Ye Xiu a top-tier gamer in the popular multiplayer game, Glory. He has earned the nickname of “Battle God” through his exploits in the game. But no one can keep the top spot forever and he is ultimately forced to retire. He takes up a job at an Internet cafe when he suddenly finds out that the game has launched a new server. Ye Xiu decides to try his luck again in the game using a different character. Since he still has the same skills, the new character catches the eye of many players.
The similarity is that both animes have a protagonist who walks through a game with their OP powers and abilities.
Overlord involves a game called Yggdrasil. It is a VR game that is on the brink of shutting down. One of the players of this game, Momonga has grown attached to it and decides not to leave it when the game won’t shut down. He soon realized that even though the game servers were down he was still in the game and the NPCs developed unique personalities. He starts looking into the matter to see if he could find more information regarding the situation and eventually form a plan to take control of this new world.
In this anime, we have a main character that finds himself trapped in a game and decides to make the best use of it.
4. Rogu Horaizun (Log Horizon)
In Log Horizon our protagonist finds himself trapped in a game just like in Death March. The story starts with many gamers who are unable to log out of an MMORPG called Elder Tale. Our hero, Shiroe, is a veteran of this game who quickly collects himself and decides to explore the game. He finds himself accompanied by his friend who had logged in after a long time. It is safe to say that he certainly did not choose a great time to do it. Luckily, Shiroe gets another follower in the form of an assassin who considers Shiroe her master.
5. Hepburn: Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sō Desu yo? (Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They?)
This story is about three teenagers who possess special psychic powers. Despite having supernatural powers and being different from other children, they lead a very normal life. Naturally, they are quite bored with it until one day they come across an envelope inviting them to a special place called “Little Garden“. A character named Kurousagi welcomes them to that place and informs them that they can use their powers to take part in something that held high stakes. The trio gets excited at this new opportunity and decides to embrace all the adventures that Little Garden could offer them. Little do they know that a demon lord is going to cross paths with them.
6. Isekai wa Sumātofon to Tomo ni (In Another World With My Smartphone)
Can you imagine God making a mistake and killing you with a lightning bolt? Well, our hero Touya also never imagined such a scenario but it happened. God tries to make up for his mistake by offering him a wish along with a golden opportunity to spend his life in a world of fantasy. As his wish, Touya decided to take his smartphone along with him. Strangely doesn’t have any difficulty fitting into the new world. He has an affinity for magic and all the girls are attracted to him. It is probably God’s way of trying to overcompensate for his mistakes.
You will find a keen similarity in this ecchi harem anime where the main character gets transported to a new world and has to figure everything out.
This is an interesting anime where a girl named Eruruu finds a strange man in the woods. He is not only injured but he also can’t remember any details about himself. The girl is kind and takes him to her own home. The man starts to live a new life under the name of Hakuoro. He is starkly different concerning his physical characteristics since he has a mask that can not be removed. Everything is going smoothly until one day he gets caught up in a revolution against the cruel emperor. Now it is up to him to protect his new home and find some clues about his past.
8. Isekai Maō to Shōkan Shōjo no Dorei Majutsu (How Not To Summon A Demon Lord)
Here we come across another MMORPG known as Cross Reverie where a character is unparalleled in that virtual world. This character is the Demon King Diablo, controlled by an unsocial kid, Takuma Sakamoto. He has ground a lot in this game and it is the only thing he cares about. So one day when a summoning spell transports him to the gaming world he remains unfazed. Moreover, the two girls summoned him to become his slave after a spell backfires on them. With no other way open to him, Takuma decides to take along those girls and find a way to free them of the spell’s contract.
If you love anime like Death March I am sure you will love How Not To Summon A Demon Lord.
9. KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!(Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!)
Kazuma Satou is a high school student who is very excited after buying a game. But fate has something entirely different in store for him, as he experiences a very comedic death. It does not end there as Aqua appears before him and places him at a crossroads. He can either choose to go to heaven or lead a new life in a fantasy world.
What do you think he chose? Of course, he selects the second option and instantly gets the task of defeating a demon king. Both the main characters in these two anime find themselves in an unknown world where they are plagued by challenges.
10. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World)
This is one of the most popular anime that you will find similar to Death March. Our protagonist in this story is Subaru whom almost every anime fan knows. One day he comes out of the convenience store and out of nowhere he suddenly finds himself in a fantasy world. The situation quickly gets dire when a group of thugs attacks him and he only has his grocery bag to save himself. Another character named Satella arrives at the right time and saves Subaru from danger. She chases after the thief who stole her insignia so Subaru decides to team up with her and help her find it.
11. Hyakuren no Haou to Seiyaku no Valkyria (The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar)
We all love the stories of urban legends. So are Yuuto Suou and Mitsuki Shimoya who decide to go deeper into an urban legend. The result is not what they expected and they get sucked into that world after taking his picture with the divine mirror of a shrine. The world that he finds himself in after that was full of legendary Norse myths. The task that stands in front of him is not easy but he might just have a chance to do it with his smartphone and knowledge.
Just like in Death March, here we see a boy getting stuck in a place where he spent so much time in his real life.
12. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate)
The anime tells the story of Youji Itami, he is part of the JSDF (Japanese Self-Defense Forces) on one side and a hardcore Otaku on the other side. Hearing about a doujin convention in Ginza, he decides to attend the event but he is stopped in his path by the appearance of a strange portal. Many supernatural warriors start coming out of the portal and wreaking havoc in the city. Youji is fast with his action as the JSDF can stop the threat. After almost three months after that incident, Youji is tasked with a new mission to lead a team through that portal.
They need to make peaceful connections with the residents of that world to prevent an all-out war that could otherwise create a lot of devastation.
13. Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions (Hai to Gensou no Grimgar)
What would you do if you were suddenly thrown into a strange game-like world one day? You would likely panic and that’s what our group of friends did. In a world where they have to play the part of a soldier in the Reserve Army, the group has no choice but to eliminate everything harming the peace in their new home. So after all the stronger people formed a group, the leftovers band together to find a way to survive. The crazy part is that the members of this group are starkly different from each other. They have to cooperate at any cost since there is no second chance in the world of Grimgar.
Similar to Death March, here we find the characters stuck in a fantasy world with no idea how to get out of it.
14. Kenja no Mago (Wise Man’s Grandchild)
This story takes place in Earlshide where Merlin Wolford, an ex-national hero is living a quiet life in the woods while taking care of an orphan. Interestingly, the child does not belong to this world and has been reborn from another one where he was a simple salaryman. The child’s name is Shin, he has had a knack for magic ever since his childhood. So after turning 15 years old, he gets admitted to the Magic Academy to further polish his skills.
However, it seems that is not going to be easy at all since he somehow gets the status of a celebrity within a few days in the academy.See also: 15 Animes Like Wise Man’s Grandchild with MC in a Magical World!
15. Tate no Yūsha no Nariagari (The Rising of The Shield Hero)
Four people have been brought from Japan to Melromarc to serve as their heroes. The country has been through a lot of catastrophes and each of them is designated a particular weapon. Unluckily for Naofumi, he gets a shield that has almost zero offensive use. As a result, he falls under the ridicule of other people which makes him frustrated. Even the only girl who had agreed to help him betrayed Naofumi later. With no other options, Naofumi decides to travel solo and buys a demi-human as his slave. He sets off on the path of strengthening himself so that he can protect Melromarc from its impending doom.
16. Arifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō (Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest)
Things can never be good when the fate of saving a fantasy world falls on a 17-year-old Otaku. His name is Hajime Nagumo and he has been brought to the fantasy world along with his friends. To make matters worse, he has only got a measly transmutation skill that has very little use in battles and also gets pushed into an abyss by one of his classmates. After spiraling for many days, he decides to undertake a journey and transform himself from a common warrior to the strongest in the world.
17. Ixion Saga DT
The great thing about this anime is that there is also a game available that follows the same story. From the pattern I am following, you can already guess that here also the main characters get transported to a different world just like in Death March. In this case, the name of the other world is Mira and there are mysterious energies available in that world called Alma. Our hero saves a princess from danger after reaching that place and soon finds himself in a power struggle with Alma.
18. Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
Yuna is a 15-year-old girl who is completely obsessed with the Virtual Reality MMO World Fantasy Online. She has played the game for over a year and thus receives a bear costume in appreciation. The bear raises her stats significantly in the game but it takes her to a different place making her unable to log out of it. She decides to explore this new world and comes across a hooded girl called Fina. In this way, Yuna’s new adventure in the fantasy world starts and since her bear costume stands out so much, she earns the nickname of Bloody Bear from the locals.
19. No Gemu No Raifu (No Game, No Life)
Here we come across another very popular isekai harem anime with OP MC based around a game. But this time we have two main characters who also happen to be siblings. They are Sora and Shiro who have made quite the name for themselves through their gaming skills. But when they accept a strange chess match through a suspicious email, they get transported to a different world where they meet the God of Games, Tet. There is only one rule in that world and that is to settle every dispute through games.
Just like in Death March, here we will see the main characters using their overpowered skills to explore the game.
20. Company: Moeru Shinryakusha (Outbreak Company)
It’s like a dream for every Otaku to get transported to a fantasy world. Well, I don’t know about others but Shinichi Kanou’s dream surely came true and he found himself in the Eldant Empire. But Shinichi’s job is not to defeat any demon king or save the place from potential danger. His task is to spread Otaku culture in the Eldant Empire and this task was assigned to him by the Japanese Government. In this journey, he will also get the help of an elf-maid and the princess of the Eldant Empire.
21. Hachinan tte, Sore wa Nai Deshō (The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?)
When a 25-year-old guy wakes up in the body of a 6-year-old boy, things can get pretty messed up. The guy we will be talking about is named Shingo Ichinomiya. In his previous life, he used to work at a rather stressful firm. But his new life is not great either. He is the eighth son of a very poor family. Thus, Shingo takes the challenge of improving his financial condition with the talent in magic that he suddenly acquired in this world.
22. Sodo Ato Onrain (Sword Art Online)
Who doesn’t know about Sword Art Online? Similar to Death March, this anime involves a bunch of characters getting stuck in a virtual reality game. The mc is shocked to learn about the new rule that if they die in the game, they will die in real life too. But he is a part of the Beta test of the game and he decides to use that knowledge to his advantage. Kirito and Asuna the swordswoman be able to clear all the floors and defeat the final boss at the end?
23. Naitsu to Majikku (Knight’s & Magic)
If you are a fan of the mecha genre then you are bound to love this anime. Knight’s and Magic tells the story of the OP MC Tsubasa Kurata who passes away in a car accident and gets reincarnated in the Fremmevilla Kingdom. Demonic beasts run wild in this place and the people take the help of Silhouette Knights to tackle them. In the new world, Tsubasa gets born into a noble family who enrolls him in Royal Laihaila Academy so that he can undergo the proper training to pilot a Silhouette Knight. But Tsubasa is a prodigy in terms of magical abilities and he sets his aim high to build his own Knight.
24. Quanzhi Fashi (Full-Time Magister)
Mo Fan is amazed to find out that the world he lives in has completely changed. In the new world, there is nothing called science, and magic rules everywhere. But sadly his family condition hasn’t changed and he is still living in a poor family. Despite these hardships, Mo Fan manages to find his way to a prestigious magic institution. He soon masters the dual element of fire and lightning too. Now, it just remains to be seen what kind of challenges further awaits Mo Fan.
25. Kyou Kara Maoh!
Yuri Shibuya is a good kid who saves one of his classmates from getting bullied. But the bullies make him his next target and shove his head down a toilet. Luckily for Yuri, it opens up a portal to a huge new world where he is going to be the demon king. Some of the demons are quite skeptical of him and do not trust Yuri easily. But when Yuri shows them his magical powers they accept him. The rest is up to Yuri on how he is going to fulfill his goal and become a great demon king. The path ahead is certainly not going to be easy.