Unique or Interesting Isekai (JP only, no CN/KR) (w/comments)

Unique or Interesting Isekai (JP only, no CN/KR) (w/comments)
This is a list of the stories I read that I felt could be recommended, be it for comedy or interesting plot reasons.I find these to have the more interesting approaches on things, and although not necessarily faultless, can be entertaining enough and surprise you with how far it can still go.
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Created: Aug 6th, 2019, Updated: Feb 23rd, 2023
Created Aug 6th, 2019
Updated Feb 23rd, 2023
JP (4.2)
453 Chapters Every 3.6 Day(s) 29932 Readers 337 Reviews 02-19-2024
Strong story and frequent updates. NOT A REVENGE STORY, but one filled with positivism and objectives. Villains reach a level of entertainment where I always have to wonder what will be the next f*ck up. This is not the usual "World with Game Mechanics", as you need to be constantly aware that this is something exclusive only to the "people" of Lambda, a system created by the gods in the past to help humans to defeat the Demon King who invaded the world 100K years ago.... more>>
JP (4.2)
353 Chapters Every 34.3 Day(s) 13916 Readers 213 Reviews 02-04-2024
I usually don't have a problem if the MC of the story is OP or not, as long as the story is good, in this one, the MC is "mankind's weakest", however, thanks to this Goddess, he learned a way to basically act as a Glass Cannon, meaning, although his defenses suck, and his methods of attack are limited, he has a way of defeating anyone. He is still weak everywhere else though.... more>>
JP (3.8)
553 Chapters Every 43 Day(s) 28398 Readers 251 Reviews 02-06-2024
Quite similar to Death Mage in many ways, excelling in some points, lacking in others... Well, since this one is much older, I guess I should compare Death Mage to this one instead (In fact, according to DM's Author, Tomoki, one of the hateful characters, served as inspiration to Vandalieu, as in, Vandalieu will act the exact opposite to that piece of shit, well, he didn't explicitly say so, but it did feel like he was talking about this novel).... more>>
JP (4.4)
206 Chapters Every 112.3 Day(s) 22899 Readers 209 Reviews 11-28-2022
This is a parody. There is this guy who is a ridiculously big fan of "power in the shadows", this means stuff like spies, ninjas, or anything related tho these mysterious characters that are actually super strong, but otherwise, they are just mob that you never noticed.... more>>
JP (4)
123 Chapters Every 11.5 Day(s) 16840 Readers 186 Reviews 10-27-2023
Before dying, MC is blackmailed by his perfect little sister into playing a super hard TRPG Otome game with robots and stuff, then he dies and reincarnates into that game. No cheats, no gods, he is just there, in a random mob family, he expects to live a normal life, no need for knowledge from another world or stuff. However since it's an otome game, women are treated as superior by society, and MC almost ends up sold to some 50+ hag by his step mother, just for him to go to war and die, and for her to receive the pension. It's that terrible.... more>>
JP (4.3)
240 Chapters Every 7.4 Day(s) 16508 Readers 164 Reviews 02-19-2024
This is an Isekai, but the swords and magic here has space technology, but Magic may be more limited than one would expect. MC dies frustrated with his life and is sent to another world by a semi-divine like entity called "The Guide" , deal is, this Guide feeds on his negative emotions, and so as MC's life start, the Guide is just waiting for him to be happy to then introduce him to despair... Problem is, it doesn't seem to be working as expect, in fact, the Guider is losing strength because the backfiring is leading the MC to offer many positive emotions.... more>>
JP (3.7)
49 Chapters Every 29.1 Day(s) 1747 Readers 20 Reviews 03-23-2023
The story is relatively short, and it's an interesting take on the Otome genre. If I were to compare it it would be with two novels on this list: "Katahane no Riku" and "Demon Noble Girl".... more>>
JP (3.7)
0 Chapters Every 2839 Day(s) 4559 Readers 34 Reviews 05-18-2016
Although considered as generic and cliche, it's one of the few cliches with a good execution. NOT A REVENGE STORY, although it may look like it at first. The major positive point of this story is the objective: To return home. This is almost exclusive to every other generic isekai harem novel, and unlike others that may find itself with a similar objective but they give up later, this one stays through to that.... more>>
JP (3.5)
136 Chapters Every 28.5 Day(s) 2679 Readers 16 Reviews 04-09-2023
First, there are two versions of the story. The older and abandoned Syosetu version (Still being fantranslated), which has about 190 chapters, and this new Rewrite version, which is basically the author moving to another website (Kakuyomu) and deciding to fix some problems in the story, and make it better, stuff like that.... more>>
JP (4.1)
96 Chapters Every 189.7 Day(s) 9264 Readers 56 Reviews 04-01-2017
This is a great novel, if you want a "happy ever after" ending, stay away, however, I found the ending quite fitting and positive to what I originally expected. This is not a "bad ending" either, just something that maybe, someone who is expecting a perfect impossible solution to the super complex problem given, well, won't have their expectations answered, there is a reason why a perfect impossible solution is impossible in the first place.... more>>
JP (3.7)
374 Chapters Every 86.5 Day(s) 7923 Readers 44 Reviews 09-27-2020
Since I'm a big fan of Death Mage, I'm sorry for comparing it, but it's almost like a big similar premise, with quite a number of plot twists ahead. What I feel can be compared is mostly about the base plot.... more>>
JP (4.6)
49 Chapters Every 127.8 Day(s) 14459 Readers 103 Reviews 04-23-2019
This is a somewhat short novel. Although it follows many cliché tropes of this type of story, the reversal here is that the MC is the native prince rather than the reincarnated villainess. What difference does it make? For a shoujo story, the lead is male, so it should be easier for the male audience.... more>>
JP (4.5)
257 Chapters Every 21.7 Day(s) 14791 Readers 90 Reviews 12-13-2023
An interesting story, although not completely translated, I have finished it myself. I got tricked by the summary a long time ago, so when I read it because I have been interested by the author's works, well, they are still interesting. I do recommend to check his other works too. I made a review with a more in-depth explanation of the story, so you can check here: https://www.novelupdates.com/fdrev/?comid=258022&sid=4354... more>>
JP (3.7)
20 Chapters Every 124.1 Day(s) 6544 Readers 36 Reviews 07-19-2020
This is a somewhat short story (1 Volume, still not fully translated). A japanese girl that hardly had love in her life was killed by her own father, reincarnates in a family that doesn't love her because of the color of her skin, which is dark because she has the protection of the Dark Spirit King, which, as the title says, doesn't mean she is Bad or Evil, the problem relies on a certain legend which talks about a previous Dark King Spirit user that saved the country, then was betrayed, and cursed the land.... more>>
JP (3.6)
173 Chapters Every 72.3 Day(s) 5599 Readers 22 Reviews 05-28-2021
Maybe I'm in the mood as I just finished reading it, but all I can say is that this is one of the best shoujo novels I have read. I had checked the comments before starting and felt dubious, but the manga had shown some promise, and now I can heavily recommend it.... more>>
JP (4.5)
764 Chapters Every 74.1 Day(s) 27116 Readers 210 Reviews 01-30-2022
Similar yet so different from Death Mage. Spider-san has to survive in the dungeon, and then finds out that the world is in clear danger,... more>>
JP (3.6)
129 Chapters Every 46.1 Day(s) 6844 Readers 106 Reviews 06-12-2022
This is a relatively short story on the Mob character genre changing the story of an otome game by becoming close to the villainess. It has most of the usual tropes: Villainess in the game was bad for reasons, so without them, she is a good person, and the Heroine is a bad person because she is also a reincarnator aiming for the Harem route.... more>>
JP (3.8)
99 Chapters Every 44.4 Day(s) 10487 Readers 66 Reviews 01-12-2024
I think this is best treated as a Parody story. It tries to break most of the usual tropes of the generic otome isekai story, by basically using a game addict muscle head OP main character. Unlike most shoujo stories where the problem all relies on feelings and stuff, Yumelia is more like Dio going "RODOORORAA DA!" and punching her enemy though it.... more>>
JP (3.7)
64 Chapters Every 84.4 Day(s) 4524 Readers 13 Reviews 12-18-2022
When he was about 15 years old, MC was summoned to another world, with no special ability, he was sent to the front with nothing special to protect himself, but he survived and awakened his skills, from there on, he was at the front of pretty much every battle to save the Kingdom, and 17 years later, after the death of his wife, he defeats the Demon King, and then is returned to his world just like that. Now, over 30 years old back on Earth, that missed 17 years of technology and history, thought as a hikikomori that closed himself for all that time, with too much strength to properly be able to do... more>>
JP (3.9)
121 Chapters Every 22.7 Day(s) 11850 Readers 72 Reviews 05-21-2023
This is a Parody story. MC and Heroine are trying to go back home, but to do that they need to survive in this world that has a "Game-like system" that didn't work with them, as such, they are pretty much the weakest people in the planet... If not for MC who can kill anything instantly.... more>>
JP (3.3)
376 Chapters Every 12.5 Day(s) 10202 Readers 96 Reviews 02-13-2024
This is a Parody story. Also if you are easily triggered by s*xual jokes and so on, don't read it. Meet Tanaka, a virg*n ugly... more>>
JP (3.8)
295 Chapters Every 48.2 Day(s) 12901 Readers 78 Reviews 03-16-2023
This is a Parody story. Think Arifureta, but take the rest of the world to extreme heights: Rather than a class, it's the whole school. Rather than being bullied for no reason, he actually smells that bad. Rather than everyone being beautiful while he is ugly, it's that it's a school for celebrities, so studying is not even their strength.... more>>
JP (2.6)
209 Chapters Every 65.9 Day(s) 4665 Readers 57 Reviews 06-25-2021
Let me start with one point: I have written a review specifying better what I think are the most important points of this story: https://www.novelupdates.com/fdrev/?comid=246069&sid=25724... more>>
JP (4.6)
302 Chapters Every 79.8 Day(s) 16003 Readers 260 Reviews 07-07-2017
Girl reincarnates as the villainess of a shoujo manga, what's different from the usual? The story happens in exaggerate shoujo manga modern times, which means rich people that live almost like aristocrats, and no battle or magic or whatever. Also, instead of reincarnating at the start of the manga story the character read, she reincarnated much before that, finding out background information that was never revealed in the manga, besides characters that she never knew existed.... more>>
JP (3.3)
215 Chapters Every 7.1 Day(s) 8439 Readers 96 Reviews 02-23-2024
First, there are two versions of the story. The translation is focusing on the Syosetu version, which has about 190 chapters, and will be left unfinished, and they are starting the Rewrite version, which is basically the author moving to another website (Alphapolis) and deciding to fix some problems in the story, and make it better, stuff like that.... more>>
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