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The 10 Most Popular Isekai Light Novels You Must Be Reading!

Everyone dreams of getting isekai-ed into a fantasy world and the isekai genre light novels and anime are very popular.

In this article, we will be taking a look at the Top 10 Isekai Light Novels to read.

Although there are many good anime adaptations of isekai genre, almost all of them skip on some parts of the story and are not as detailed as the Light Novels.

Due to this many people get confused about the plot and the characters.

Top 10 Isekai Light Novels To Read

These are the top 10 light novels that you must reading if you are into the isekai genre.

  • Overlord
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime
  • Mushoku Tensei
  • Re:Zero
  • Konosuba: God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World
  • The Rising Of The Shield Hero
  • The Devil Is a Part-timer
  • So I’m a Spider, So What?
  • Log Horizon
  • No Game No Life

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10. NO GAME NO LIFE

NO GAME NO LIFE

Starting off the list is one of the most popular isekai light novel series No Game No Life.

It is a series about gamer siblings who get isekaid into another world where humans are considered the weakest and now it’s up to them to help humanity by playing games and using their big brains and defeat the gods.

And the fans of anime stuck with only 1 season of the story, reading the light novel might be the best thing to do.

9. LOG HORIZON

LOG HORIZON - Top 10 isekai light novel series

Log Horizon is one of the best isekai light novel series that combines fantasy and politics together.

One day suddenly the gamers of the elder tale game get stuck in the game and now they have to live there with all the abilities they had as their characters.

Now they have to build this fantasy world to coexist with each other through politics and adventures.

The story follows a master strategist Shiroe, who has to guide his friends in this fantasy world.

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8. SO I’M A SPIDER, SO WHAT?

SO I’M A SPIDER, SO WHAT? - Best Isekai Light Novel Series

This light novel is a story with a female main protagonist. The story follows a wholesome little spider who has to survive as a weak monster in a dungeon full of wild monsters.

But she doesn’t give up and starts leveling up by killing and eating those monsters.

This cute little spider can become very gory when the situation demands.

As we later found out she was a weeb girl who died along her classmates and got reincarnated into a fantasy world. It’s a great story but it gets dark too.

7. THE DEVIL IS A PART-TIMER

THE DEVIL IS A PART-TIMER

This is a reverse-isekai Light Novel story where the Demon Lord Satan gets sent to our modern-day world.

He now has to live as a normal person would. He with his few friends, and the hero who also got transported now get jobs and rent a house but at the end of the day he is Satan. So there are some good fights in it too.

This is one of the funnier isekai series where you are cheering for the Demon Lord. 

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6. THE RISING OF THE SHIELD HERO

THE RISING OF THE SHIELD HERO

It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that The Rising Of The Shield Hero is one of the most popular isekai light novel series in recent years.

It took the isekai community by storm when our hero Naofumi was falsely accused by the princess and was treated as trash.

But his journey to redemption is what made everyone fall in love with the story. And the journey doesn’t end there and gets even more interesting, overall it’s a great read.

5. KONOSUBA: GOD’S BLESSING ON THIS WONDERFUL WORLD

Konosuba  - best Isekai Light Novel

A comedic isekai light novel with a very unusual cast with a goddess, explosion-loving loli, a thicc pain-loving waifu, and the protagonist, the man who’s the defender of gender equality, Kazuma.

Kazuma was a normal weeb who died protecting a girl technically.

Now that he’s in a fantasy world with the worst skills someone can have he has to rely on his friends to make a living.

Eventually he also has to defeat the demon lord. With the way, the story progresses it is one of the top 10 isekai novels.

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4. RE: ZERO

Re:Zero

Subaru was a normal otaku who is suddenly teleported to another world, where his life becomes full of suffering.

He is weak and can easily die but gets revived to a certain point in time before he died.

Now he uses this power to help others while falling in love with Emilia, a girl who he met when he first came to this world.

With a great plot and characters, this is one of the best isekai light novels.

3. MUSHOKU TENSEI

mushoku tensei  - best Isekai Light Novel

A story filled with horny people, mushoku tensei, is considered the best isekai novel among many fans.

Rudeus the protagonist of the light novel is also considered the best isekai protagonist.

The story is filled with great characters and not only that but the execution of the plot is arguably the best.

Not to forget the ecchi scenes too mixed together with everything else, mushoku tensei is one of the best if not the best.

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2. THAT TIME I GOT REINCARNATED AS A SLIME

Slime - best Isekai Light Novel

An average office worker dies and gets reincarnated as a slime and befriends a dragon but then eats that dragon???

We follow the adventures of Rimuru Tempest, who draws everyone he meets together and makes his own country then becomes a demon lord with multiple factions working against him.

The story is interesting with a huge cast of great characters.

1. OVERLORD

Overlord - best Isekai Light Novel

Overlord is a dark isekai light novel series where a popular VR-MMORPG game gets shutdown.

However, our MC that remained logged in till the very last second of the shutdown gets stuck inside the game.

The story follows Mommonga who is later known as Ainz Oal Gown as he tries to understand and build a relationship with all the NPC characters he and his friends made that are now the closest people to him and also how he forms relationships with other kingdoms.

There are also some great subplots regarding other side characters.

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