That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime: Does this RPG anime offer something new?

Are you frustrated about Sword Art Online III?  Do you love RPG anime but the new ones you’ve watched did not go well with your taste? Then look nowhere else because That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime is likely to be the perfect match for you.

How can I confidently say such a statement?  I’ve read almost every RPG manga even the least popular ones and watched their respective anime adaptations.  Among all of them, That Time I go Reincarnated as a Slime, stands out as the most complete.  It’s an anime series that you’ll enjoy from the get-go.  First of all, it’s not hard to root for the main protagonist who got reincarnated as the weakest monster in almost every RPG, a slime.  I know he is not an ordinary one but his small and adorable appearance makes it impossible to hate him.  He also has an easy-going personality.  Second, this anime has a few boring moments.  Interesting events keep coming like a landslide to keep us entertained.  Humor is also sprinkled every now and then which serve as great breaks before serious and important plot elements are introduced.  You might have noticed that I’ve already on board to this anime’s hype train and honestly I am.   Read further if you want to know how That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime captured my heart and other thousands of anime fans despite embracing an overused storyline.

 

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Visuals: 4/5

I love it.  Every new RPG anime seems to get better visually nowadays.  As long as it’s not as bad as what they did to Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, I’m happy.  The animation sequence that I like the most is when Rimuru, the main protagonist, consults with Great Sage.  The Great Sage talks like an AI in a Sci-Fi movie which is really cool and the animation that comes with it completes the futuristic atmosphere.  It even makes me think that he might be reincarnated inside a game and not in the real world.  The fight scenes animation is also impressive.  It’s not as detailed as good as Seven Deadly Sins but it is still very entertaining. I would love to give it a perfect score but I’m reserving that for an anime who can blend both 2d and 3d animation and so far only Overlord attempted it with a passing grade.

 

 

Voice Acting: 3/5

I’m not really a fan of Rimuru’s voice as a slime.  He was an adult in his past life with a much deeper voice so why did he lose that?  I can understand sounding like a child as he mimics Shizue but as a slime I think it would have been better if he retained his voice during his past life because he can’t speak and it’s just for us to know what’s in his mind as the story progress.  Well, this is just my opinion and you might think otherwise.  Share your thoughts in the comments section below.  The voices of the supporting characters are good enough except for Ranga.  It echoes like he is a spirit or something.  I know it is to suggest that he speaks through telepathy but it would have been better if it’s done with a livelier and energetic voice to match a wolf’s personality.

 

 

Characters: 4/5

I love every character this anime series introduces from one episode to another.  They are unique compared to other RPG anime.  Yes, the orcs are still pigs but they have samurai-inspired ogres.  The ogre’s appearances are far from their ugly and fat RPG counterparts.  Based on how the story is currently going, their group will be Rimuru’s most powerful and loyal subordinates. The dragon Veldora also has a lovable personality.  He is prideful like other overpowered characters but he is secretly lonely and has a childish personality.  I find it very funny when he tried to stop Rimuru from leaving during their first meeting because he was lonely an wants a friend to talk to while still acting tough.

 

 

Plot progression (as of 3 episodes): 3/5

The pace of the story is good enough but I really want new plot twists.  I’ve watched almost every new RPG anime titles so I can say that it just follows a similar route to its predecessors.  This is acceptable for those who are new to this anime genre but not for those who have already watched Sword Art Online, Overlord, and the likes.  I’m expecting Rimuru will build his own country where all races are accepted and be a good ruler.  Other countries will disrupt the peace either because they are jealous of Rimuru’s achievements or they are against humans interacting with monsters.  This storyline is too scratched.  But I’m hoping That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime will give us something new in the coming episodes.

 

 

So it is a Nay or Yay? Yay!

Do you play RPG?  Are you a fan of fantasy world anime?  Regardless if it’s either the two or both, you should watch That Time I go Reincarnated as a Slime.  This promising RPG anime will surely entertain you.  Don’t be fooled by other saying it’s very similar to Overlord and others that belong to the same genre because it’s not.  Yes, it’s an overpowered MC but not to the point that he is unbeatable.  He is reincarnated to another world but not as a human or other usual races but a mere slime.  And he has strong allies but they are not originally strong and they develop along with him. Watching Rimuru and his group progress as a community and overcome hardships together is definitely worth the time.

 

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That’s my take on That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime.  The holidays are fast approaching so I don’t know if I can squeeze in watching and writing more anime reviews in my schedule but I’ll try.  Are there anime shows you want to be reviewed?  If that’s so, feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments sections below.  As you might have noticed I only feature anime shows that interests me as of now but I give any title a chance especially those that are highly recommended by fellow anime lovers.   As always give us a LIKE and don’t forget to SHARE THE ANIME LOVE MINA!

Top 25 Cute Anime Couples: [Updated: May 2019]

An anime series won’t be complete without romance.   An interesting protagonist would need a partner who will stay by his or her side no matter what.  It does not have to be a perfect couple but as long as they stay honest and true to their feelings, their love team would easily inspire viewers.  With all the chaos happening around the world, it’s refreshing to see shows that feature cute anime couples every once in a while just to change the atmosphere and inspire us to love more and hate less.

I’ve decided to compile the best anime love teams out there to spread happiness, love, and inspiration to all of you my otaku friends!  May the anime love story behind these love teams encourage you to dig deeper into your hearts to forgive those that made wrong to you and have the courage to trust even though almost every news around you is about heartless acts and betrayal.  Enjoy and spread the love my otaku friends!

1. Inuyasha and Kagome Higurashi from Inuyasha

Humans and demons are mortal enemies.  This is usually the norm in fantasy worlds because demons treat humans as nothing more than food.  But then again, Inuyasha sees things differently so it’s fair to say that he is a peculiar demon.  Despite being at the top of the food chain among demons and having enough strength that equates to a vast army, Inuyasha respects humans especially those who don’t have ill intentions toward peace-loving demons.  In fact, he fell in love with a human, Kagome Higurashi who belongs to the family of his first love.  The two of them prove that race is never an issue between two people who truly love each other. This is the reason why this show is among the best romance anime of all time.

 



 

2. Kyo and Tohru from Fruit Basket 2019

From the anime series Fruit Basket 2019 which is a remake of its original release in 2001. The cute couple of Kyo and Tohru are some of the main characters in the story.
These two have a lot of sweet and fun moments in the series where they show love and support for each other. Kyo sees Tohru as someone who is very special to him making him above anybody else.


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3. Kousei Arima and Kaori Miyazono from Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

There is no better love than one that can make the couple a better version of themselves.  Kousei is the youngest pianist to win the Saki Competition.  He was on his way to become the best in Japan but everything changed when his mother died.  Kousei’s mother is not only his trainer but his biggest inspiration in playing the piano.  After she died, Kousei lost the ability to hear what he plays.  Kaori, an aspiring violinist, became his light of hope.  She persevered to bring back Kousei’s love for music.  It’s never easy since Kousei haven’t played for years and initially has no motivation to play the piano again.  This anime love team is made and bound by music.

 

4. Eren And Mikasa from Attack on Titan

This couple is among the main characters in the anime series Attack on Titan which is currently on its 3rd Season. Personally, I see them as a nice couple especially when Mikasa shows how much she wanted to protect Eren and do not want him to be in harm’s way.
On Eren’s side, she might not think too much yet about love in a romantic way due to their current situation, I could still see that she loves Mikasa and he is willing to risk his life for her. In the kind of world they are living together, it’s great to see this kind of love team.

 



5. Tomoya Okazaki and Nagisa Furukawa from Clannad

Tomoya and Nagisa is the popular couple in the anime series Clannad. They became boyfriend and girlfriend and ended with marrying each other which is a very sweet love story.  They are somehow destined for each other since they first met on their way to school and together they helped each other restart the drama club. It is great to see that each of them complement each other. Nagisa brings hope and joy for Tomoya while on the other hand, Tomoya is always there to support Nagisa. They became officially a romantic couple when Tomoya finally confessed his feelings for Nagisa which she reciprocated.

 



6. Misaki & Usui from Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama

These characters are among the most popular anime couple of all time. They are the main characters in the anime series Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! Their love story is somehow very much relatable since Misaki always says she hates Usui, but deep inside, its the other way around. And she represents those women who try to hide their feelings for someone. On the other hand, Usui truly and deeply loves Misaki and is waiting for the right time for them to be together.

 

 

 

 

 

7. Uzumaki Naruto and Hyuga Hinata from Naruto

Are you in love with your childhood friend?  Don’t be shy since it’s typical for two people who grow together to develop a special bond.   Others might say that relationships with this kind of foundation usually don’t last but cheer up since NaruHina is one of the many anime lovers that proved them wrong.  Hinata secretly admired Naruto after he saved her from a group of bullies when they were just kids.  From that day on until their adulthood, Hinata grows tense every time Naruto is near.  She even collapses if Naruto is too close.  It was a one-sided love at first but eventually, Hinata’s true feelings reached Naruto and they became an official couple.  They even got married and now enjoying a family life with two bubbly kids.  Are you a fan of NaruHina? Which among the many sweet moments of this love team in the Naruto anime series is your favorite?  Tell us about your pick in the comments section below!

8. Kirito/Kazuto Kirigaya and Asuna/ Asuna Yuuki from Sword Art Online

Love is not a game.  But what if you fell in love inside a game?  Does it translate to the real world?  How can a relationship made in a virtual world strive in the real one? These issues concern Kazuto Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki more than anything else.  They met when a famous Virtual Reality MMORPG became a death trap for millions of players.  Kazuto known as Kirito inside the game immediately responded to the challenge and worked hard on his own to not just survive but with a grander goal which is to clear the game and save everyone.  He became a solo player while Asuna decided to join one of the biggest guilds in the game.  Although they met early in the game but since Kirito decides to do things on his own, they separated.  Their paths met once again during a dangerous mission and from that moment onwards were inseparable.  Kirito managed to beat the game but Asuna was left trapped.  Their love story is filled with challenges yet they never give up.  They support each other in every way which gives them the power to topple down even the strongest adversaries.  And sharing the same passion towards the virtual world made their relationship even stronger.


 

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9. Sadao Maou and Emi Yusa from The Devil is a Part-timer

A hero is destined to slay the demon king.  This is the cliché in every fantasy world tale but what if the female hero develops romantic feelings toward her arch rival?  Such kind of twist would change everything.  It would lead to humanity’s destruction but did not happen in Sadao and Emi’s case.  In fact, it turned out well for both parties.  Sadao Maou was transported to the present Japan when his castle was being sieged by the hero and his party.  Emi, the female hero who wields the sword bestowed by an angel, pursued Sadao.  She decided to monitor the demon king who is currently living as a normal staff in a famous food chain store.  Emi refused to believe that the demon king will be contented in becoming a normal employee but she is proven wrong every time Sadao uses the magical power he gathers in incidents to help others and restore everything back to normal. In the end, Emi admired Sadao’s sense of justice and how he prioritizes the safety of the people close to him above all even against his own. Their unique love team only proves that love knows no boundaries and affiliations!

10. Yusuke Urameshi and Keiko Yukimura from Yu yu Hakusho

Can a delinquent and a top student become friends or even more?  Of course, they can! Yusuke and Keiko’s relationship proves that love is universal.  Yusuke is not your average troublemaker.  He does not play dirty and is against bullying.  In fact, he prefers cutting classes and spending his time strolling around than fighting other delinquents but he is a trouble magnet.  Gangs target him because he is known to be unbeatable.  Keiko, on the other hand, is a diligent student who frequently reminds Yusuke to at least attend his classes.  She is not afraid of Yusuke unlike most of his classmates because she knows that he is a kind person and is just misunderstood.  Yusuke was introduced to the world of spirits and demons as the story progressed so he was forced to leave Keiko behind.  But the love they share did not fade while apart instead it ended up stronger when they were finally reunited.

11. Kenshin Himura and Kaoru Kamiya from Rurounoi Kenshin

Love is probably the last thing anyone would think of during an era of war and bloodshed.  Kenshin Himura is the legendary battousai who killed countless people with his sword.  After the war and realizing that his blade failed to accomplish his goals despite sacrificing so many lives, Kenshin wandered and decided to never kill again.  Along the way, he met Kaoru Kamiya, the sole heir of a small kendo dojo.  She was troubled by a group of thugs back then who uses the nickname battousai for their own gain.  Kenshin saved Kaoru from the predicament and agreed to stay in Kaoru’s dojo as a tenant.  He told her that the life of a wanderer is starting to tire him but is that really the case?  Eventually the feelings they secretly feel towards each other surface.  Kenshin now keeps his promise to never take a life again not just for his own salvation but for Kaoru’s sake as well.

12. Recca Hanabishi and Yanagi Sakoshita from Flame of Recca

A ninja back in the day is a warrior known not to protect but to kill.  Nonetheless, it is now celebrated as a lethal yet loyal ally in books and movies.  Recca Hanabishi can be considered as a new-age ninja.  He was a fan of these mighty warriors way back when he was just a kid.  Recca was so fascinated by it to the point that he practiced their way of moving and fighting.  He developed inhuman strength, agility, and senses as a result.  He was undefeated in fighting among delinquents yet he was beaten by a mysterious lady while saving a woman in distress.  The woman involved is Yanagi Sakoshita, a woman who possesses a unique gift of healing.  Due to her ability, she was kidnapped by a group of criminals that aims to develop a drug that can give eternal life.  After being defeated by the lady who turned out to be his long lost mother, Recca along with his friends vowed to save Yanagi. I know I’m spoiling the show big time but it’s important to narrate these events to justify Recca’s actions.  He chose to face dangerous foes in a tournament including his step brother who controls a more powerful flame just to save Yanagi.  This is in accordance to his vow as Yanagi’s ninja.  If this won’t be good enough to express your love towards someone, I’ll be clueless what will.

13. Ichirou Suzuki/ Satou Pendragon and Aialize  from Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

Ichirou Suzuki was transported to a fantasy world.  He was initially worried about surviving in an unknown and dangerous world but he discovered that he is granted with overpowered abilities. Since he concluded that he can live peacefully in the new world he decided to fully enjoy the experience.  He made new friends along the way and even gathered a few fangirls because of his strength and wealth.  But none of them even though they were all attractive and kind captured his heart.  Cupid’s arrow only managed to hit Satou when he met Aialize, a high elf.  Not only is her beauty unrivaled but she is also innocent and kind.  Satou’s feelings gradually grew stronger when he spent a couple of days in the elf town under Aialize guidance.  But since Aialize is a high elf and is immortal, she was hesitant about becoming Satou’s wife. Satou responded by finding ways to reach Aialize status.  He even ventured in a far and dangerous continent just to achieve this goal which only shows how he truly wants to spend eternity with Aialize.

 

14. Shinichi Kudo and Kazuha Toyama from Detective Conan

A detective’s life is dangerous.  This is why having a partner with this kind of profession can be daunting.  You can’t help but constantly worry about his welfare especially if he is assigned to a daring mission.  No matter how skillful a detective is, he simply can’t predict everything and he will suddenly end up cornered before he knows it.  This is what happened to the rising star detective Jimmy Kudo.  The syndicate he was tracking abducted Kudo and turned him into a kid with the use of a mysterious drug.  Kazuha Toyama, Kudo’s childhood sweetheart was worried sick about him after reports about Kudo missing started to circulate.  She was clueless about the fact that the man she misses is posing as the elementary student Conan.    Toyama’s worries about Kudo are lessened every now and then as Conan manages to temporarily negate the effect of the drug and meet her.  Their close relationship is obvious during these moments and no one can deny that they value each other far more than friends.

 

15. Ryuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka from Toradora!

Do opposites really attract?  Of course, this goes true with magnets but what about two people with different personalities, body size, intelligence, and even minute details like favorite color and food?  In reality, there are only a few couples who can attest to this famous quote and one of them is from the anime series Toradora! composed of Ryuji and Taiga.  Ryuji is tall for his age and has scary eyes, which is why many are intimated by him.  Those who don’t know Ryuji would instantly think of him as a delinquent.  But don’t be deceived since Ryuji is a gentle and calm person.  He is also studious which explains his good grades. On the other hand, Taiga’s cute appearance is a far cry from her straightforward and daring attitude.  She resolves almost any conflict through force and won’t back down on anyone.  She might be small but Taiga is someone you don’t want to mess with.  The two met and got close after they discovered each other’s secret crushes.  They later on agreed to help each other out but slowly realized that the two of them are starting to like each other more than their initial crushes.  This love team is the best proof that no amount of differences can stop love when it strikes!

 

 

16. Raku Ichijo and Chitoge Kirisaki from Nisekoi

Love moves in mysterious ways.  Raku and Chitoge met when they were just kids but they were taken apart due to unavoidable circumstances and moved on with their own lives.  However, they made a promise to be a real couple when they reunite in the future.  Raku is now the heir of a powerful gang while Chitoge’s family also controls a huge part of the city because of their influence and wealth.  The two parties agreed that their marriage would benefit them without knowing about their past.  Is this destiny at work here?  I don’t know but such coincidence even made their reunion a lot sweeter.  Since they were too young when they made the promise, both of them have hazy memories of it.  The only things that reminded them of it are the key and locket they gave to each other.  The locket will only open by using the key.  It was supposed to be a happy ending but another girl close to Raku who also holds a key from her childhood emerged.  Will Raku and Chitoge’s childhood fling transition to a long and lasting love?  The uncertainty of their feelings and if they were truly paired by destiny makes this love team one of the best anime has to offer!

 

 

17. Rokuro Enmado and Benio Adashino from Twin Star Exorcists

Arranged marriages are frowned upon by today’s society but in some rare cases they turned out to be just fine for the two main parties involved.  This is what happened to Rokuro and Benio.  They were destined to marry and give birth to the strongest exorcist, the Miko.  Despite being forced to live together, it did not end up the way their superiors planned.  Although it’s obvious that Benio has strong feelings toward Rokuro, their relationship failed to move up to the next level because of Rokuro’s hesitance.  He simply does not want them to be together just because they are instructed to.  Deep inside him, he wants their relationship to be real.  Rokuro is passionate about protecting Benio even at the expense of his own life.  This anime love team will surely melt anyone’s heart as they express their feelings toward each other through simple yet sweet antics but can’t fully commit in making everything real because of their responsibilities as the savior of mankind.

18. Bell Cranel and Hestia from DanMachi/ Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

It’s said that you’ll most likely meet the girl destined for you in an unexpected place.  But does a dungeon count?  Bell Cranel is a new adventurer who aims to reach the topmost level of the dungeon like everybody else.  Many even risk their life just to achieve this goal since reaching the top of the dungeon would mean prestige and mountains of riches.  Bell Cranel’s goal is a bit different though.  He explores the dungeon for a living and won’t mind being popular but what he truly wants is self-improvement and the ability to protect the head of his family, Hestia.  She is a new-comer just like Bell Cranel and is innocent when it comes to hardship.  Nonetheless, she loves Bell Cranel and would do everything for him to be safe while adventuring.  Bell Cranel might be too young to notice it for now but Hesita has strong romantic feelings toward him. This cute anime love team works hard together in achieving their goals and even though they often stumble upon challenging obstacles along the way, they maneuver their way out of them by trusting and supporting each other.

 

 

19. Amagiri Ayato and Julis Riessfeld from Gakusen Toshi Asterisk

Ayato and Julis met in an awkward fashion.  Julis was changing in her room back then when Ayato decided to return her handkerchief.  The incident led to a duel which resulted in a draw after Ayato successfully landed a surprise attack.  Julis acknowledged Ayato’s fighting skills after that.  Although she treats Ayato coldly, it can’t be denied that she trusts him.  It even came to the point where Julis is willing to open up to Ayato whenever something is troubling her. This anime love team is in the denial stage.  They share the same romantic feelings toward each other but are too shy to admit it.   But isn’t that how true love should be?  It is supposed to be hard to say because you don’t want your love to end up unrequited.  Maybe someday one of them will have the courage to confess and I know very Gakusen Toshi Asterisk fan is looking forward to that moment.

 

 

20. Sorata Kanda and Mashiro Shiina from Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Pet lovers are known to be kind and trustworthy people.  Many believe that pets have the ability to see a person’s innate personality and they only cling to those who are good.  This is probably why Sorata and Mashiro easily got close to each other.  They both love the stray cats they choose to keep after being found loitering around their dormitory.  Pets are not allowed in their dormitory so both of them worked hard to go around this problem.  Sorata is so kind that he already adopted 7 cats.  He finds Mashiro to be beautiful.  Although he is a bit protective, it’s only because he wants nothing but the best for the girl he loves. Sorata is shy and is bad at social interactions but he eventually gathered enough courage to confess his feelings Mashiro and they became an official couple.

 

 

21. Lux Arcadia and Lisha/ Lisesharte Atismata from Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut

A knight in shining armor only comes around saving a princess in a fairy tale.  But this is not true for Lisha.  Yes, he met a knight but not because he was in distress but it happened when Lux Arcadia broke into the bathroom of the girl’s dormitory by accident.  Lux may not be wearing a shining armor but he is a competent drag knight who is sometimes called the “Weakest Undefeated” or the “Black Hero”.  He is also a prince of a kingdom that was destroyed 4 years ago because of a coup d’état.  Although their meeting is just by accident, it’s as if they are fated to cross paths since Lisha’s kingdom is currently in turmoil and she needs someone with experience and strength to help solve the issues before it’s too late.  Lux decided to lend her a hand and they grew closer as they face one dilemma after another.  A relationship formed this way is bound to last since it has bloomed at dark times.  What more would it be if they successfully made the kingdom peaceful and prosperous again and they have all the time in the world to focus on their feelings?

 

 

22. Takashi Komuro and Rei Miyamoto from High School of the Dead

Who in the right mind would think of hitting up with a girl during a zombie apocalypse?  This is a time when you need to focus on escaping the zombies and securing the necessary goods for your own survival.  Takashi Komuro made this daring move to rekindle his childhood fling with Rei Miyamoto.  It was easy because Rei was also in love with him at some point in the past.  But there are zombies around right?  This couple simply can’t leave everything behind and entirely focus on their relationship.  They need to lookout for their friends and visit each of their homes to reunite with their respective families.  But will their relationship last in a world that is now engulfed by death where every people would do anything to survive?

 

 

23. Natsu Dragneel and Lucy Heartfilia from Fairy Tail

Love usually is rooted in friendship.  Natsu and Lucy hold on to their friendship every time they encounter dangerous enemies in their missions.  Natsu’s ability to control dragonic magic made him one of the strongest mages in Fairy Tail.  Many argue that he can pull off any mission alone through sheer force but that’s definitely not the case.  He may be strong but he is too straightforward.  Because of his personality, Natsu easily falls to deception and would greatly struggle against an enemy who uses wits over strength.  This is where his friend Lucy comes to play.  She is not even close to being a genius strategist yet her second opinion during missions can be quite handy.  Lucy is a newcomer but her innate talent as a mage is more than enough to compensate for her lack of experience.  This duo is unbeatable especially if they share a common goal and if the safety of their friends and guildmates is on the line.  But are they really a love team?  For me they are!  Natsu may not admit it but he rampages every time Lucy is in danger which only shows how she treats her dearly.  Lucy also worries a lot about Natsu and is always the first to give a hand every time he is in trouble.

 

 

24. Shouta Kazehaya and Sawako Kuronuma from Kimi ni Todoke

There are only a few experiences in life that can match the happiness you’ll feel when finding out that the one you love also feels the same way.  Sawako is among the few lucky ones to enjoy this moment.  She was initially a shy girl.  Many were hesitant to befriend her because of her pale skin and long black hair which made her look like a ghost.  Nonetheless, her physical appearance did not stop Shouta, a famous male student in her school, to reach out to her.  Sawako captured his attention after later on because of her kindness and unique personality. They dated and then confessed to each other.  It was a typical love story but the emotional struggles they have to overcome in order to express their feelings made it extra special.

 

 

25. Hiro and Zero Two from Darling in the FranXX

Don’t despair when it seems everything that is happening as of the moment is against you.  The universe will surely find a way to repay your struggles and might even send someone special to serve as your saving grace.  This is what Zero Two is for Hiro.  They met when they were lonely and not given the chance to be pilots. Hiro, later on, was able to put his feelings for Zero Two into action with a kiss and piloted Strelizia.  This happened even though Zero Two has horns that usually turn off others who want to get close to her.   From that day on, he continuously exerts effort to prove that he is worthy not just as a pilot but also as Zero Two’s partner.

 


Other Cute Couples Worth the Mention

 

Monkey D. Luffy  and Boa Hancock from One Piece

One-sided love is a tragedy. It’s sad to see a person loving truly but not loved back.  A person who chooses to pursue such kind of love is bound to tread a challenging road.  This is the same dilemma Boa Hancock from One Piece dared to face after developing strong romantic feelings towards Monkey D. Luffy.  It’s not that Luffy does not like Hancock but he is just too innocent and straightforward to be romantically involved with anyone.   Luffy will eventually mature and Boa Hancock probably knows this which is why she is doing everything to be closer to Luffy and help him as much as possible to leave a lasting impression as soon as now.  Boa’s funny lovestruck expressions and Luffy’s innocent reactions to these acts makes this love team worthy to be a part of his list.

 

Kurosaki Ichigo and Kuchiki Rukia from Bleach

Saving a princess in distress is a knight in shining armor’s duty.  This is what Kurosaki Ichigo is for Kuchiki Rukia.  Although Rukia is a strong shinigami, she was abducted by her own brother and childhood friend.  She was forced to come back to soul society and be executed because of the dangerous evil power trapped inside her.  Ichigo can sense spirits despite being a normal human.  He was saved by Rukia from a Hollow attack and gained shinigami powers as a result.  With his newly gained powers, he ventured head first to soul society in order to save Rukia.  Ichigo knows it is like knocking on hell’s door because Soul Society houses hundreds of powerful shinigamis who can kill him in an instant.  Yet he carried out the mission without even a slight of hesitation.  This act alone is an honest confession of love.  A man would do anything for the woman he loves even at the expense of his own life.

Ainz Ooal Gown and Albedo from Overlord

Typical neets easily welcome the idea of having romantic feelings toward computer-generated characters.  This is true especially for those who are avid fans of MMORPGs and simulators where the player can immerse in an entirely new world using his own customizable avatar.  Since they are lonely, it’s not a surprise for them to be attached to characters they’ve interacted with every day even though they are not real.  But what if the so-called NPCs in MMORPGs were given life and their own unique personality?  This was the dilemma Satoru Suzuki endured when he was transported to a fantasy world along with their guild’s loyal NPCs who were turned into real beings.  Since he playfully changed Albedo’s settings before the incident, the sexy yet dangerously powerful demon lady is now madly in love with him.  I can’t really consider them as a real couple but there is definitely a spark every time Albedo tries to seduce Ainz with her demonic charm.  It would have been easy for her to grab Ainz heart if he was not transformed into an undead whose emotions are controlled.  This peculiar love team made it to this list not just because of their growing popularity but mainly for the funny story behind their relationship and how funny, awkward, and sweet situations easily materialize whenever they are together.  If you want to get to know more about Ainz Ooal Gown and other cool Overlord characters, be sure to check out this anime characters list that I’ve made: >>List of Overlord Anime Characters<<.

Krillin and Android 18 from Dragonball Z

Do you believe the opposites attract?  Some say this is true while others argue that this bizarre pairing only happens in fantasy.   But sad to say for those who frown to this idea because Krillin and Android 18 proves that it’s possible for two people with different attitude and size to be a perfect couple.  They first met in a battle where android 17 and 18 completely overpowered Krillin and his comrades.  Android 18 found Krillin to be adorable but the receiver of the praise thought of it as some kind of mockery because it came from an enemy.  Later on, Krillin pleaded Vegeta to save Android 18 after he was puked out by Cell.  He also used a Dragonball wish to turn her into a real human.  Talk about the lengths a man would make for her special someone right?  Despite being small, Krillin turned out to be a dependable husband and father.  This couple’s happy ending is an inspiration especially to all the little guys out there!

 


 

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And that’s a wrap my otaku friends!  I can already see hearts in your eyes now after reading about all the anime love teams featured in this list.  I won’t blame you since they are all inspiring.  Loving is truly challenging but it’s definitely worthwhile especially if you are among the lucky ones who have found a partner that would exert an equal amount or even more effort to keep your relationship strong.   Are you presently in a relationship?  Are you happy? Then share this with your partner so you’ll both be inspired to love even more!  And as usual, even if you are still single, give us a LIKE AND KEEP ON SHARING THE ANIME LOVE MY MINA!

Top 10 From Another World Anime you should not miss!

Have you thought of being trapped in another world?  We usually fantasize with such kind of scenario when we are fed up with our current life and when it starts to feel that everything and everyone is going against us.  If given the chance, would you really leave behind everything and set forth to a new journey in a new world?  This is the question shared by all the main characters in this list of anime series where the hero is transported to another world.

This interesting "from another world" anime plot is now taking the world by storm from one successful show another and you should never let everyone leave you behind.  Get on the hype train and be sure to read until the anime show featured in this list so you can include all of these gems in your future late night anime binges!


GATE: Thus the JSDF Fought There

 

Year Released:  2015

No. of Seasons: 3

Anime Score:

Plot: 4/5

Characters: 3/5

Art Style: 4/5

Is it worth watching? Yes/Maybe

What would you do if a portal to another world suddenly appears at the heart of your city?  I won’t blame you if you end up among the crowd that will surround the portal hoping to at least have a little peak of what’s found beyond.  But don’t you think this is a really reckless move?  What if the beings that created the portal appear while harboring ill intentions?  How would you react if they slaughter the people around you without even saying a word?  The protagonist of GATE, Yoji Itama, had to answer all these tricky questions and respond as soon as possible.  He had the option to run like everybody else but since he is a member of JSDF, his sworn oath to protect the citizens got the better of him and gave him enough courage to fight a mysterious primeval army that came through the portal.

So how does this anime belong to this list?  Our main protagonist along with his subordinates eventually led the first expedition to the world beyond the portal.  The setup is quite unique because he was not transported without his prior permission and by force but he simply responded to his duty as a soldier.  This anime perfectly combines guns and other modern warfare equipment with magic and mythical monsters only found in a fantasy world.  Added with pretty anime girls and a little bit harem, GATE: Thus the JSDF Fought There offers a complete package to cater anime lovers across different age categories and genre preferences.

 

 


Overlord

 

Year Released:  2015

No. of Seasons: 2

Anime Score:

Plot: 5/5

Characters: 4/5

Art Style: 5/5

Is it worth watching? Yes

Suzuki Satoru loves Ygdarasil.  It’s a VRMMORPG which showcases an open world which you can do almost anything through magic.  He plays the character Momonga, an Elder Lich, while being the guild leader of an all-succubus group called Ainz Ooal Gown.

They had a lot of fun exploring the fantasy world, finding rare items, and protecting their base, The Tomb of Nazarick against intruders. Nevertheless, the game’s glorious days ended after 12 long years and only Satoru was the only guild member left in the game’s last day before its servers are officially deactivated.

It was a sad moment for Satoru but what he thought was a saddening farewell turned out to an astonishing surprise when he found himself still in the game world after the announced server shutdown.  What happened? Is this a glitch or the developers decided to extend the game?

He eventually realized that he was transported to the game world with his character’s body after noticing the NPC’s exhibit facial expressions other normal gestures when talking.  It marked the start of Satoru’s adventure in the new world where magic, dangerous monsters, and warring kingdoms, are the norm.

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Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

 

Year Released:  2016

No. of Seasons: 1

Anime Score:

Plot: 3/5

Characters: 5/5

Art Style: 5/5

Is it worth watching? Yes/Maybe

Usually in transported to another world anime, the main protagonist gains a cheat ability which makes his life in the new world easier.  But this is not what happened in Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash.  It is a story of a group of young people who were transported to a game-like world without anything other than hazy memories of their past.  They have nothing to start with which is why they struggled to survive.  Although they managed to live on by adapting to both the unwritten and written laws of the new world, mistakes were made along the way.  The world they were forced to live in is a dangerous place.  Since they are not overpowered, the group needs to work together in perfect harmony to boost their individual strengths while hiding their weaknesses.

 

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Can they continue to survive while gathering new leads on how and why they ended up in such a dire situation?  This anime illustrates a realistic picture of what will happen when a person is transported to a strange and dangerous world.  It may not have the usual humor-filled and bright vibe of most anime series of the same genre but everyone will definitely enjoy how each of the featured characters is developed and how their perspective about life changes as they encounter hardships and losses.

 


Re: Zero Starting Life in another World

 

Year Released:  2016

No. of Seasons: 1

Anime Score:

Plot: 5/5

Characters: 4/5

Art Style: 4/5

Is it worth watching? Yes/Maybe

Subaru Natsuki is someone who would rather stay hut in his room than go out and hang out with friends.  In Japan, he is referred to as a hikikomori.   Yet his stagnant life spun around in an instant after being summoned to a fantasy world.  The new environment and the crowd that surrounded him almost placed Subaru in a state of panic but he endured. He befriended a silver-haired elf girl called Stella but unexpected turn of events led to Subaru along with her newfound friend dying.  He was ready to accept his unlucky fate but the phenomenon happened again.

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This time around, he came back to the time when he first met the elf girl.  He retains the memory of everything that happened prior to his death which gave him clues on how to avoid the same path in the future. Can it be called a cheat skill? Of course!  Whether he can do this indefinitely is still unknown but being given another chance every time you die like game characters can literally turn you invincible!


 


Zero no Tsukaima

 

Year Released:  2006

No. of Seasons: 4

Anime Score:

Plot: 3/5

Characters: 4/5

Art Style: 3/5

Is it worth watching? Yes/Maybe

This is a classic anime series which features a light story filled with humorous and romantic situations.  Basically, it’s the typical rom-com anime with frills of fantasy and action here and there.  The story revolves around the chaotic love-hate relationship between Saito Hiraga and Louise de la Valliere.  Saito was summoned by Louise to her world when she used a familiar-summoning spell.  She is known as Zero because an explosion always happens if she uses magic and summoning a normal human during their most awaited event as a magician even solidified the bad impressions of many that she is a failure.  Saito was confused at first but was left with no choice but to go with what his new master wants.

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Eventually, Saito realizes that being he is the successor of a legendary mage who managed to cross worlds as he found evidences of weapons and vehicles from his world being used.  Being the only one who can use these powerful arsenals made him a strong companion for Louise and their love story progressed as they protect each other and their friends from all sorts of adversaries.

 


The Rising of the Shield Hero

 

Year Released:  2018

No. of Seasons: 1

Anime Score:

Plot: 3/5

Characters: 3/5

Art Style: 4/5

Is it worth watching? Yes/Maybe

The sword, arrow, spear, and wand are the most popular weapons of choice in RPG games.  They are weapons which greatly help players survive by improving their offensive ability.  But what if you can’t use none of them and be restricted to only a shield?  A shield is good for defense but it’s not ideal in inflicting damage to enemies.  This is the predicament Iwatani Naofumi in The Rising of the Shield Hero faced upon being transported in a fantasy world.  Right from the start, he was told that he needs to be the hero of a kingdom and save them against invading demons.  Anyone with a right mind would say that it’s an absurd request.  Yet, everyone in the throne room where he was summoned acted like it’s expected to happen.  Naofumi objected but he was framed and bad mouthed after refusing to be the people’s savior.  He decided to live independently while the other summoned heroes who specialize on other weapons stayed after being promised with fame and riches.  How will he survive in a new world as a newcomer?  Will his shield and the skills that come with it be enough to help him live freely in a fantasy world?


Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

Year Released:  2018

No. of Seasons: 1

Anime Score:

Plot: 3/5

Characters: 5/5

Art Style: 2/5

Is it worth watching? Yes/Maybe

It was a normal work day for Ichirou Suzuki as a game developer.  Or that’s what he thought.  He was working almost 3 days straight to meet deadlines as he was working on upcoming game while fixing the issues of the already released one.  He decided to take nap to freshen up a bit but woken up in a different place.  Like any of us would think, his first guess was that everything is just part of a dream.  But then again, that hypothesis was easily disproved by how realistic the people, buildings, and the overall environment he had seen after being transported.  He also concluded that it’s not like the previous world since lizard-like warriors greeted him with flying spears right from the start.  Although he managed to eliminate an entire army of them in one hit using a skill from the game he was working on in his world, he was still cautious about the dangers of living in a world where monsters and demons exist.  Can a normal game developer strive in a fantasy world? How will he use his vast game knowledge and overpowered skills in the new world?

Although the light novel where this series is based from is pretty good, the anime adaptation is obviously rushed.  You can tell by how the fight scenes were made.  The characters seem lifeless which is why it got a very low score in the visual department.

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In Another World with my Smartphone

Year Released:  2017

No. of Seasons: 1

Anime Score:

Plot: 3/5

Characters: 3/5

Art Style: 3/5

Is it worth watching? Yes/Maybe

Most of us nowadays can’t even spend an hour without looking at our smartphone.  It has become a necessity in our daily lives from making important calls to simply passing time.  But what if you transported to another world with it? I know you’ll say that the battery will eventually run out and it will turn out useless if there are no network providers in the new world.  Well, all of these issues can be solved in an instant with magic.  This is what happened to Touya Mochizuki.  He died from the previous world because of gods own fault so he was given a perk in the new one.  It made Touya confused at first but he simply had no choice since it was something arranged by god himself.  To his amazement, the new world he was transported to isn’t bad at all.  He met new friends and went on a journey while using his handy smartphone and its cheat-like functions to get out from dangerous situations, save his companions, and help others solve their problems.

This is like another version of Death march to the Parallel World Rhapsody. Sadly, it suffered from the same flaw as it was serialized.  The art style looks rushed and a lot of good parts in the novel were skipped.  I know the story is intended to be light and it’s designed for kids but it’s hard to overlook obvious plot holes like nobles easily acknowledging someone with no background and the main character instantly becoming a genius detective who can easily deduce complicated situations as if he is Sherlock’s apprentice


Knights & Magic

Year Released:  2017

No. of Seasons: 1

Anime Score:

Plot: 4/5

Characters: 4/5

Art Style: 4/5

Is it worth watching? Yes

Tsubasa Kurata was a mecca otaku in his previous life.  He was killed in a car accident and was reincarnated in a fantasy world with all the memory from his previous world still intact.  He is now Ernesti Echavalier and he plans to use his vast knowledge about mecca anime to his full advantage.  The world where he was resurrected is a dangerous one.  It is ravaged by demon beasts that can instantly devour anything in its path through brute strength. Ernesti vowed to change everything and build his own Silhouette Knight, a huge robot-like machine that acts like the people’s hero, to save his friends, family, and the whole kingdom.  Can a simple mecca otaku take up such a heavy responsibility?  How will he exploit his previous knowledge and defeat the dangerous demon beasts that come his way?


KonoSuba: God’s Blessing in this Wonderful World!

Year Released:  2016

No. of Seasons: 2

Anime Score:

Plot: 4/5

Characters: 4/5

Art Style: 4/5

Is it worth watching? Yes

Just when Kazume Sato thought that his life would continue to be a boring and lonely one, he was transported to another world.  He was involved in an accident after trying to safe someone and it turns out he died in the process.  Such heroic act needs to be rewarded right?  Technically, he did nothing remarkable since the person he tried to save will eventually turn out just fine even without his help.  This was explained by the god he met after dying and it hit him hard.  He was given the option to either rest eternally or be reincarnated into another world.  Obviously, like him all of us would choose reincarnation right?  In his new life, he met weird but trustworthy friends who also have their own issues to deal with.  This anime series is not the usual transported to another world story simply because its plot is nowhere to be found.  It’s simply a collection of funny stories about the adventure of Kazume Sato and his friends.  Although a slight resemblance of a grand plot is there, in the end this anime series is designed to be humorous with a few action scenes perfectly sprinkled in several episodes.  It’s hard not to love an anime series like KonoSuba: God’s Blessing in this Wonderful World that can draw out a smile in your face after watching it.


Honorable Mentions:

Sword Art Online

This anime series is to be precise not a transported to another world anime.  But then again, it follows the concept of the MC being forced to live in another out worldly dimension. This time around, our hero, Kazuto Kirigaya was trapped in a VRMMO. He is a social outcast who prefers spending most of his free time in games which is why unlike newbies he instantly responded to the problem without being confused and clueless.

Satou, his game name, decided to play solo.  This is not because he doesn’t need anyone or he dislikes making friends but since the game became real including the dangers, he simply doesn’t want to see his newfound companions meeting their ends.  Eventually, he met Asuna and his worries and fears even heightened as he developed feelings toward her.  How can he save Asuna from the game and its dangerous elements?  Can’t both of them escape from the virtual prison and reunite in real life?

This anime series was a hit not only because it is very much relatable but it also has a lot of great anime fights. The franchise even extended to several movies which also feature Satou along with his friends as they try new VRMMOs and encounter new foes.

Log Horizon

MMORPGs have lost their shine thee past few years.  But then again, this sad reality should not stop us from reminiscing its golden times.  There was no better way to spend the weekend before than grinding a dungeon with friends or ambushing enemy guilds as your group rally towards being the best in the server.  This is what Log Horizon was designed to be as a game but it turned out to be a virtual prison for players.  Log Horizon is very similar to Sword Art Online but with more depth when it comes to character development and integrated game elements.  Any MMORPG enthusiast would love Log Horizon.  It even spent several episodes where the group raided a dungeon and faced a troublesome boss just to farm for rare items and treasures.

Although critics say that Log Horizon’s pace is too slow to be enjoyable, I disagree.  It’s just enough to keep us wanting for more every episode ends while satisfying our daily dose of anime action, camaraderie among characters even with various differences, and even a little bit of romance.

 


Old but Goodies:

Monster Rancher

The new generation won’t be able to experience the excitement and frustration of waiting, watching, and wanting for more anime every day.  Monster Hunter was released when there was still no free online streaming so we have no other option than to patiently watch every episode one day after another.  But if you think about it, that’s the exciting part.  You’ll have something to look forward to everyday and there are no spoilers since internet social media back then was also non-existent.  Going back to Monster Rancher, this anime show tells the story of Genki and his adventures in a new world where monsters rule.   Some are friends while others are foes.  Genki’s mission along with his newly formed team is to defeat the Monster King and bring peace to the land. The animation may be outdated but this show is truly a must-watch.  Classic anime at its finest!


Yu Yu Hakusho

Yusuke Urameshi was your average high school delinquent student.  He skips classes and often fights with gangs for fun.  But he’s not what he seems to be.  Yusuke is in fact a kind-hearted person who frowns upon the weak being bullied and abused.  He is even willing to lay down his own life just to save a stranger in danger.  He has proven this by jumping in between a child and a car.  Yusuke died but was revived by the afterlife administrator for him to serve as an agent whose duty is to maintain

order in both the land of the living and the dead.

This anime series is one of my favorites simply because it offers everything including lessons about friendship, selfless brotherhood and sisterhood, high-intensity action scenes, and heart-warming romance.  You simply can’t ask for more!  According to trustworthy sources, Yu Yu Hakusho 2018 which makes me excited more than anything else!  This is truly an anime series the current generation would love to experience!


Magic Knight Rayearth

Field trips excite us above anything else when we were in high school.  But what if it would lead us to another world?  This is what happened to the three girls who are the main protagonists of Magic Knight Rayearth.  This classic anime is a must-watch especially for those who are into magic, knighthood, heroines, and romance.  The three have different personalities and gained unique powers after being transported to another world.  Although I have not completely watched this series, most of my girlfriends love it so I’m giving this one the benefit of the doubt.   Have you watched at least an episode of Magic Knight Rayearth before? How would you feel about a remake? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

 

 

 

 


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Having second thoughts about being transported to another world after reading the list?  I don’t blame you.  It’s cool that you’ll be able to see new things and places, make new friends, and start a grand adventure but the hazards will also be real.  What if you don’t have a cheat-like ability like most of MCs in transported to another world anime?  That’s truly a disaster right?  You might even experience more hardships in a fantasy world than the one we have now so I think it’s best to think about it carefully if ever you’ll be given a chance to choose.   In the end, contentment is nothing but an elusive dream regardless if you live in a normal or fantasy world.  We always want what we don’t have, it’s the sad reality so might as well enjoy what you already have to the fullest.  As always, give us a LIKE and continue SHARING the ANIME LOVE MINA! 

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