The 10 Best Anime Like Demon Lord, Retry!

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10 Anime Like Demon Lord Retry To Watch Now

If you’re looking for some good isekai anime where the MC finds himself in some fantasy world with strong superpowers, Then you have come to the right place. Demon Lord Retry! takes a different approach when it comes to using the characters overpowered skills which is like a fresh take on the whole isekai theme.

Demon Lord Retry! follows the story of Oono Akira, a typical working-class adult who somehow finds himself transported into a different world while he plays the game he manages. In this new world, he becomes a character called Demon Lord and meets a girl named Aku who he saves from a monster. From there his journey begins to return to the old world while meeting new friends and foes.

If you enjoy watching OP characters figuring their ways out in the new world and craving for some more anime like Demon Lord Retry! Then don’t worry. you are in good hands.

1. How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord

  • Studios: Ajia-Do
  • Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Magic
  • Episodes: 12

An elite but socially-stunted gamer finds himself in another world, inhabiting the body of his character Diablo. But despite his powers, his awkwardness keeps getting in the way–so he decides to pretend to be a Demon Lord and soon finds himself with a pair of slaves: a well-endowed elf and a cat girl. Together, they struggle with everything from interpersonal relationships to diabolical beast battles!

2. Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

  • Studios: Asread, White Fox
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Harem, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 13

Seventeen-year-old Hajime Nagumo is your average, everyday otaku. However, his simple life of pulling all-nighters and sleeping in school is suddenly turned upside down when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned to a fantasy world! They’re treated like heroes and tasked with the duty of saving the human race from utter extinction.

Like Demon Lord Retry!, it has that isekai theme and the same MC whom were strong, except, in one anime, the MC there didn’t become a stronger until later on…..and both were aired in the same season.  


  • Studios: 8bit
  • Genres: Fantasy, Shounen
  • Episodes: 24

After being killed by a mugger on the street, in his last moments, the main character ears some command granting his wishes on how his life should be in the next world. After regaining consciousness, the main character founds himself in a new body of slime in a new world. The story follows a powerful slime who decides to build a new civilization with other several mythical creatures.

4. Isekai Cheat Magician

  • Studios: Encourage Films
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 12

Both have the same isekai thing were it involves MC’s who finds themselves in another world of magic and fantasy.

As regular high school students Taichi and Rin disappeared in a beam of light. When they came to, the two of them were already in a world of swords and magic. Finally getting away after experiencing an attack by monsters, following the suggestion of adventurers they headed on the path towards the guild. In the guild, the two of them found out that they possessed unbelievably powerful magic. Thus the regular high school students transformed into the strongest cheats…

5. Overlord

  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Magic, Supernatural
  • Episodes: 13

On the night his favorite MMORPG is scheduled to be shut down, veteran player Momonga stays logged in until the clock hits zero. The screen goes dark for only a few moments before he finds himself completely immersed in the online world of Yggdrasil. Left with all of his character’s devastating powers, total dominion over his loyal NPCs, and nothing better to do… Momonga decides to try his hand at taking over the world. All the hours he’s spent grinding and dungeon crawling have certainly paid off, and as he tests his strength on local rogues and legendary beasts he comes to realize that not one opponent can stand against his might. Embracing his new identity as the fearsome mage Ainz Ooal Gown, Momonga continues his search for bigger, badder adversaries. Leaving the people of Yggdrasil to wonder who exactly is trapped with who?

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10 Anime Like Demon Lord Retry!

6. Sword Art Online

  • Studios: A-1 Pictures
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Romance
  • Episodes: 25

The year is 2022, and gamers have lined up on launch day for Sword Art Online, a hotly-anticipated MMORPG that lets players connect to an immersive virtual reality world with special helmets called Nerve Gear.

Kirito is one such gamer who’s eager to jump back into action, having spent a great deal of time as a beta tester, and quickly becomes friends with newbie warrior Klein. But soon, Sword Art Online’s 10,000 players discover that not only are they unable to log out, the only way they can return to their physical bodies is by beating the 100-level tower’s final boss – that is, if their HP doesn’t drop to zero first, for death in the game means death in the real world. Now, with no one else to turn to, Kirito and the other participants must survive the game as best they can – some forming guilds, others ruthlessly leaving their peers behind, and many tragically falling by the wayside or to the merciless monsters populating the lands…

7. Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

  • Studios: Silver Link., Connect
  • Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Harem
  • Episodes: 12

“Satou,” aka Ichiro Suzuki is a programmer in the middle of a death march. He was supposed to be taking a nap but somehow wakes up in another world… What lies before him is what looks like the menu screen of the game he was working before his nap. He’s at a complete beginner stage at level 1. However, he had three “Meteor Showers” which could level a whole map. Suddenly, a whole group of lizardmen appears in front of him. In order to survive, Satou uses Meteor Shower, his level jumped to 310 and he became extremely wealthy. Whether it be dream or reality, Satou’s journey was now beginning.

8. Conception

  • Studios: Gonzo
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Harem, Magic, Romance, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 12

On his high school graduation day, Itsuki’s cousin, Mahiru, tells him that she’s pregnant. Just then, a gate of light emerges and transports the two into the world of Granvania. In this land, “Impurities” have been causing a disturbance to the Stars, ultimately plunging Granvania into chaos and disorder. And Itsuki, now revealed to be one who is fated to meet with the “Star Maidens”, is seen as Granvania’s last hope and was thus given the task to produce “Star Children” and combat the “impurities”. And unless the task is complete, Itsuki may never be able to return home.

These shows share a lot of similarities. For example it takes place in a different world. They contain a premise about a guy that has many girls around him. no wonder its in the list of anime like Demon Lord Retry!

9. Log Horizon

  • Studios: Satelight
  • Genres:  Action, Game, Adventure, Magic, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 25

With over 20 million players worldwide, Elder Tale is one of the hottest online RPGs. At least, it used to be only a game, until the fateful day that tens of thousands of players became stuck in the virtual world, unable to log out. For these would-be knights, healers and magicians, Elder Tale is no longer a hobby, it’s a reality, complete with tasteless in-game food, revivals upon death, and boring NPC conversations! With no other options than to accept their fates, the analytical Shiroe, perverted-and-proud Naotsugu, tiny and adorable Akatsuki and other new friends must adjust to their new lives in Elder Tale, avoiding player killers and monsters along the way!

10. Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru

  • Studios: White Fox
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Episodes: Unknown

The spoiled rookie goddess Ristarte takes charge of salvation of a super hard mode world. She successfully summons a hero named Seiya Ryuguin who has a cheating-level status, but he is incredibly cautious…? When he buys his armors, “I want three. One to wear, one for spare, and one for spare when the spare is gone.” In addition to keeping a massive amount of the stocks of items, he stays in his room for weight training until he reaches his maximum level. And even when he fights against a slime, he is cautious enough to use his full power.

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