If you enjoyed anime like KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!, here is a list of recommended isekai animes that you might be interested in that has some similarities to it.
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
When Subaru Natsuki leaves the convenience store, the last thing he expects is to be wrenched from his everyday life and dropped into a fantasy world. Things are not looking good for the bewildered teenager; however, not long after his arrival, he is attacked by some thugs. Armed with only a bag of groceries and a now useless cell phone, he is quickly beaten to a pulp.
Fortunately, a mysterious beauty named Satella, in hot pursuit after the one who stole her insignia, happens upon Subaru and saves him. In order to thank the honest and kindhearted girl, Subaru offers to help in her search, and later that night, he even finds the whereabouts of that which she seeks. But unbeknownst to them, a much darker force stalks the pair from the shadows, and just minutes after locating the insignia, Subaru and Satella are brutally murdered.
However, Subaru immediately reawakens to a familiar scene—confronted by the same group of thugs, meeting Satella all over again—the enigma deepens as history inexplicably repeats itself.
- Re:Zero and KonoSuba take the same ‘NEET transported to a medieval-fantasy’ premise and go in differing directions… yet still somehow end up with their respective leads in mental anguish of varying extremes due to harem-related woe.
- Re:Zero has its lead die over and over and over and over and over again trying to save the girls he encounters in his new world. KonoSuba also has its lead die from time to time… due to his moronic (yet lovable) band of misfit female party members that make him want to punch himself/them in the face. One is a drama. The other is a comedy. But both will most likely appeal to one that the likes the other. This is because, via equivalent exchange, they give what the other cannot.
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (Anime Like KonoSuba)
Life in the bustling city of Orario is never dull, especially for Bell Cranel, a naïve young man who hopes to become the greatest adventurer in the land. After a chance encounter with the lonely goddess, Hestia, his dreams become a little closer to reality. With her support, Bell embarks on a fantastic quest as he ventures deep within the city’s monster-filled catacombs, known only as the “Dungeon.” Death lurks around every corner in the cavernous depths of this terrifying labyrinth, and a mysterious power moves amidst the shadows.
Even on the surface, survival is a hard-earned privilege. Indeed, nothing is ever certain in a world where gods and humans live and work together, especially when they often struggle to get along. One thing is for sure, though: a myriad of blunders, triumphs and friendships awaits the dauntlessly optimistic protagonist of this herculean tale.
- Deities are useless, or at least they are for the main character. One of these series is in fact an Isekai series while the other isn’t. The main protagonists deal with a lack of luck, while both end up with a harem of sorts based on the companions which surround them. They also poke fun of the adventuring genre in different ways. Have fun.
Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
There is a popular saying: “you can never be too careful.” It is very important to prepare for every situation you may face, even if it seems like an unnecessary waste of time. Also, in games like RPGs, it is good to exceed the level of your enemies to achieve total victory.
These words describe Seiya Ryuuguuin a little too perfectly. After being summoned by the goddess Ristarte to save the world of Gaeabrande from destruction, the hero prepares himself for his noble journey. While this might be normal, he spends a very long time training himself, despite having overpowered stats. He fights weak enemies using his strongest skills and buys excessive amounts of supplies and potions—all to stay safe.
While his attitude may be a bit annoying, it might just be the saving grace of Gaeabrande, especially considering that it is a world where the forces of evil dominate each and every expectation.
- In terms of comedy, these shows are pretty similar. They involve an abnormal hero from another world, the hilarious goddess that summoned them, and two party members that follow them around, though the Konosuba party members are more hilarious than the Shinchou ones. If you want to have a good laugh and love the Isekai trope, then both of these anime are for you.
- It pretty much has the same setting as Konosuba, except instead of the MC being really weak, the MC in Shinchou Yuusha: Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse Ni Shinchou Sugiru is pretty much OP but is extremly cautious in the new world he is in, I’d definitely recommend watching this if you’re a fan of Konosuba.
Combatants Will Be Dispatched!
As a chief operative of the villainous Kisaragi Corporation, Sentouin Roku-gou receives orders to help the organization conquer the entire known universe. Tasked with infiltrating the kingdom of Grace—a mission that could change the fate of the world—Roku-gou mistakenly believes that his skills as a combatant are superb, fuelling his arrogant attitude. To ensure the success of the mission, Alice Kisaragi, an exceptional android with a youthful appearance named after the company itself, is assigned to be Roku-gou’s travel companion.
Upon their arrival at the outskirts of the kingdom, Alice and Roku-gou encounter Snow, the commander of the country’s royal guard. Snow leads the pair to a broken legendary artifact, and Roku-gou seizes the opportunity for a long-awaited promotion at his company and changes the recitation for the sacred ritual to an embarrassing phrase. As punishment, the princess of the kingdom forces Roku-gou to become an honorary knight, fulfilling part of his mission. Having infiltrated the kingdom’s inner circle, Roku-gou must now help his new employer fight against the Demon Lord’s Army, all while perpetuating evil deeds as a combatant of the Kisaragi Corporation.
- Both male MCs are kind of idiotic and perveted.All of the Female MCs are kind of idiotic too. Male MCs are send to another world together with a female against their will, to do what they need to do. Both stories are written by the same author so there are a lot of other similarities in world building, artifact’s name etc.
- They’re both isekais that follow a male lead who’s a perverted idiot and who’s companions are girls that all have stupid and funny flaws. Both are from the same author so the premises are similar and the vibes and comedy are pretty much the same. If you’re looking for a similar anime, I definitely recommend the other.
No Game No Life (Anime Like KonoSuba)
Sixteen sentient races inhabit Disboard, a world overseen by Tet, the One True God. The lowest of the sixteen—Imanity—consists of humans, a race with no affinity for magic. In a place where everything is decided through simple games, humankind seems to have no way out of their predicament—but the arrival of two outsiders poses a change.
On Earth, stepsiblings Sora and Shiro are two inseparable shut-ins who dominate various online games under the username “Blank.” While notorious on the internet, the pair believe that life is merely another dull game. However, after responding to a message from an unknown user, they are suddenly transported to Disboard. The mysterious sender turns out to be Tet, who informs them about the world’s absolute rules. After Tet leaves, Sora and Shiro begin their search for more information and a place to stay, taking them to Elkia—Imanity’s only remaining kingdom.
There, the duo encounters Stephanie Dola, an emotional girl vying for the kingdom’s sovereignty. In desperation, she attempts to regain her father’s throne, but her foolhardiness makes her goal unachievable. Inspired by the girl’s motivation and passion, Sora and Shiro decide to aid Stephanie in getting Elkia back on its feet, ultimately aiming to become the new rulers of the enigmatic realm.
- Protagonists in both shows (and the main female lead too) are transported from our world to a world full of RPG elements. Coincidentally, both male leads were really good gamers to begin with, so they adapt themselves quickly in the new world. While Konosuba is a show more focused on satire and humor, NGNL makes dramatic plot twist a routine.
Princess Connect! Re:Dive (Anime Like KonoSuba)
In the continent of Astraea, a man falls from the sky, possessing no memories other than his name, Yuuki. An elf named Kokkoro finds him, introducing herself as his guide in the world they are about to traverse. With Kokkoro’s guidance, Yuuki is able to learn how this world works, from battling monsters to handling currency.
To earn money for their journey, Yuuki and Kokkoro decide to go to a nearby guild association to accept a simple quest. In their expedition, they meet Pecorine, a somewhat gluttonous but charming girl skilled in battle. The next day, they also meet Karyl, a cat girl specializing in magic.
After some time, a bond of friendship and camaraderie forms between them, and the four decide to create a guild of their own. As they continue their adventures, they explore the world, meet new people, and will perhaps uncover the mysteries behind Yuuki’s missing memories.
- Another Fantasy style world with many jokes and an easy watch. But with Konosuba we get a more emotional MC (, somewhat smarter adventurers) and no flashbacks to the time before our MC death. In my opinion, Konosuba is in nearly every aspect the better princess connect redive only the Moe aspect is a lot weaker.
- Both the series gives you the same vibe between each of the characters…
There you have it. Here are my recommendations for anime like KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!.