• Like KonoSuba, Ixion Saga DT offers a comedic take on isekai, but with cruder humor that may not be everyone’s cup of tea.
  • Outbreak Company, similar to KonoSuba, pokes fun at genres and otaku culture, making it enjoyable for fans of both series.
  • Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They? maintains a humorous tone like KonoSuba, with distinct characters leading to funny situations.

Even people who turn their noses up at the isekai genre have nothing but praise for KonoSuba. One of the best parodies of the isekai genre, the anime has won over many in the community with just how self-aware it is, mocking and turning many of isekai’s tropes and clichés over its head.


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Thus, it’s no surprise that KonoSuba would inspire a whole legion of isekai parodies, although comedic works in this particular genre are not a new phenomenon. Be it retro or modern, these are some of the best anime likely to resonate with those looking for another rib-tickling isekai to add to their watchlist.

1 Ixion Saga DT

MyAnimeList Score: 7.13

Ixion Saga DT

Ixion Saga DT
Release Date
October 8, 2012

Brain’s Base

Number of Episodes

While playing an MMORPG, a regular high-schooler named Kon Hokaze receives a request from a female character for help and does what any normal teenage boy would do – immediately accept the request. That one choice transports Kon into the world of his MMORPG, where he finds out the girl is a princess, and he now has to play the part of an honor guard.

Ixion Saga DT‘s humor is a lot cruder than KonoSuba‘s, meaning its comedy might not land with everyone. However, both series are aware of their own ridiculousness and don’t take themselves too seriously, so fans who are at least a little bit in touch with their immature side are likely to have a blast.

2 Outbreak Company

MyAnimeList Score: 7.18

Outbreak Company Poster Cropped
Outbreak Company Poster Cropped

Outbreak Company
Release Date
October 3, 2013


Number of Episodes

Imagine there was a job out there that allowed otaku to spread the word about anime, manga, and video games to residents of another world. A shut-in named Shinichi Katou gets transported into another world as an “Otaku Missionary” by the Japanese government to promote otaku culture to the Eldant Empire, a fantasy realm.


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Outbreak Company‘s Shinichi is a shut-in just like Kazuma from KonoSuba, and both series are satirical, poking fun at their respective genres and otaku culture in general, meaning fans of one series are also most likely to enjoy the other.

3 Combatants Will Be Dispatched!

MyAnimeList Score: 7.15

combat agent six

  • Release Date: April 4, 2021
  • Creator: Natsume Akatsuki
  • Studio: J. C. Staff
  • No. of Episodes: 12

Combatants Will Be Dispatched! is bound to appeal to KonoSuba fans, mostly because both series share the same creator. It follows the Kisaragi Corporation, an evil company that dispatches Combat Agent 6 and a combat android named Alice to an alternate world to help the corporation conquer the universe.

Since both KonoSuba and Combatants Will Be Dispatched! were created by Natsume Akatsuki, they share the same style of comedy, with tons of slapstick, dysfunctional characters, and witty banter between them. Fans of the former should check out Akatsuki’s more underrated offering.

4 Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They?

MyAnimeList Score: 7.43

Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They? characters lying in the grass

Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They?
Release Date
January 11, 2013


Japanese Title
Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou desu yo?

Number of Episodes

Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They? follows three teenagers, the titular problem children, who are bored with their lives despite having psychic powers. One day, they get summoned to a fantasy world named Little Garden to participate in several high-stakes games, finally satisfying the trio’s craving for adventure.

Like KonoSuba, Problem Children is a fantasy isekai anime that maintains a humorous tone throughout, with the three main characters’ distinct personalities leading to several hilarious interactions and situations.

MyAnimeList Score: 7.22


  • Release Date: April 4, 2002
  • Creator: Satoru Akahori
  • Studio: Gainax, Madhouse
  • No. of Episodes: 13

Surreal anime is Gainax’s bread-and-butter, and Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi is an early parody of isekai. Childish friends Sasshi and Arumi’s lives in the Abenobashi district change when, out of nowhere, they’re whisked away to various parallel universes, each parodying sci-fi, fantasy, and various other genres of fiction.

This series and KonoSuba have parody and satire deeply embedded into their respective stories. They both play with audience expectations and poke fun at themselves and the tropes and conventions omnipresent in anime and beyond.

6 Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious

MyAnimeList Score: 7.48

Cautious Hero The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious anime

Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
Release Date
October 2, 2019

White Fox

Japanese Title
Shinchou Yuusha: Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru

Number of Episodes

Many parodies of isekai like to poke fun at the “overpowered hero” trope. Seiya Ryuuguuin of Cautious Hero: The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious was summoned to Gaeabrande to save it from destruction, but as the goddess who summoned him would soon find out, he’s overly cautious to a fault and refuses to take on any task unless he’s fully prepared.

Both KonoSuba’s Kazuma and Seiya are unconventional protagonists for the isekai genre, with the former being a shut-in NEET who’s not overpowered at all, being maxed out on the “luck” skill, and the latter not being an otaku and being paranoid and cautious to the point of absurdity.

7 My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead To Doom!

MyAnimeList Score: 7.46


My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
Release Date
April 5, 2020

Silver Link

Japanese Title
Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta…

Number of Episodes

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! may be a female-oriented isekai, but it still deserves mention for its spin on the typical isekai narrative. The story follows a high school girl who gets reincarnated into the world of an otome game, except she’s not the main heroine; she’s the antagonist.

On the surface, KonoSuba and My Next Life as a Villainess may not seem to have much in common, but both series have satirical elements, poking light-hearted fun at the isekai and otome genres respectively, meaning fans of comedy and parody will get a lot from both Kazuma and Catarina Claes’ misadventures.

8 The Devil Is A Part-Timer!

MyAnimeList Score: 7.73

The Devil Is A Part-Timer anime

The Devil Is a Part-Timer!
Release Date
April 4, 2013

White Fox, Studio 3Hz

Japanese Title
Hataraku Maou-sama!

Number of Episodes

The Devil is a Part-Timer! follows Satan as he is forced to retreat to Earth after being defeated in battle and losing his powers. Going by the name of Sadao Maou, he takes on a part-time job at a fast food restaurant named MgRonald’s.


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While KonoSuba and The Devil is a Part-Timer! are both comedies, there’s one crucial difference. While the protagonist of the former was an ordinary teenager who gets transported to a fantasy world with powers, Maou is a powerful being who gets transported to the regular world with no powers. Both series’ humor derives from the “fish-out-of-water” narrative, with both Kazuma and Maou navigating their new lives in unfamiliar environments.

9 That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

MyAnimeList Score: 8.14

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime-1

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Release Date
October 2, 2018

Eight Bit

Japanese Title
Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken

Number of Episodes

One of the most popular entries in the “isekai protagonist gets reincarnated into something weird” sub-genre, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime follows a salaryman named Satoru Mikami, who, after getting stabbed, gets reincarnated into (as one might guess) a slime.

Neither KonoSuba nor That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime take themselves too seriously, being more light-hearted takes on the isekai genre. Both are more about the humor and colorful characters than offering fans yet another generic power fantasy. These two anime invite viewers to just enjoy the ride and not think too hard about minute story details.


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