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It’s a common isekai anime trope of portraying the main character overpowered from the beginning of the series. But the problem is that every other isekai anime series coming out every season is using this same trope. This makes it repetitive and boring for anime fans. But anime like Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest) takes a different twist on this trope. It showcases a weak main character climbing his way to the top in the new world.
Arifureta follows the story of Hajime Nagumo who’s entire class along with him gets sent to a fantasy world. In this new world, Nagumo and his classmates are treated like heroes and are entrusted with saving the human race. But unlike his classmate, Nagumo only receives a common ability to transmute solid materials. While his classmates get powerful magical abilities. But what awaits for him is more than weaker powers, its the betrayal of his classmates during a dungeon raid where he gets dropped to the bottom of the dungeon. Lost and afraid, Nagumo survives the drop and decides to get out of the dungeon and become stronger.
If you like isekai anime like Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou where the main character does not give up even if the odds are against him and want to watch some more anime with this concept. Then don’t worry. you are in good hands.
Here are some good isekai anime similar to Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest)
Anime Similar To Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
01. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (The Rising of the Shield Hero)
Naofumi Iwatani gets summoned to the kingdom of Melromarc along with three other young men to become the Four Cardinal Heroes. It’s the duty of heroes to protect the kingdom from the Waves of Catastrophe which are hordes of monsters. The other three heroes each receive a sword, spear, bow while Naofumi receives a shield. This makes Naofumi the weakest among the heroes. To make matters worse, his only teammate betrays him and accuses him of assault. This leads to the entire kingdom hating on Naofume. Tired of being hated, furious Naofume decides to get strong and return to his old world as soon as possible.
02. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions)
A group of people with no memories other than their names found themselves in a new world. With no other options, their only way to live is to join as a soldier in the Reserve Army. The job is to eliminate anything that threatens peace in their new world. All strong people band together, while those left must group up together to survive. The story follows a group of such people.
03. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)
After being killed by a random assailant on the street of Tokyo, Satoru Mikami gets sent to a new world as slime. Soon Satoru discovers that he is not an ordinary weak slime. He has the ability to absorb anything and get their powers. After becoming friends with a storm dragon named Verudora, he receives the name, Rimuru Tempest. There his journey begins of exploring the new world after being freed from the old mundane life of a corporate worker.
04. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)
Subaru Natsuki who only plays video games gets suddenly transported to another world while returning from a convenience store. There he meets Satella who was looking for her insignia which was stolen by a thief named Felt. While helping Satella to find the thief, both get mysteriously killed. However, Subaru awakens and discovers that he has acquired the ability “Return by Death,” which allows him to reverse time by dying. Again he experiences a familiar scene of meeting Satella, but this time he is ready to change the reality.
05. Sword Art Online
The progress in virtual reality has allowed players to control their in-game avatars using nothing but their own thoughts. With the release of VRRPG called Sword Art Online (SAO), thousands of players log into the game to experience it first hand. But they soon discover that they are unable to log out. The creator of SAO announces that the players must complete all 100 floors of the game if they wish to be free. The only problem is that if they die in the game, they will also die in real life.
06. Log Horizon
Thirty thousand Japanese players of Elder Tales suddenly find themselves transported into the virtual game world during an update. Among them is Shiroea, a college student who is also a veteran in the games. He quickly teams up with his friends in order to survive in this new world.