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Male MC Only (Isekai & more). [#01]

Anime
by1List2RuleThemAl
Oct 10 2023, 12:02 AM | Updated Mar 7, 7:44 AM
Anime with male leads only.

I usually prefer characters who aren't ultimate cucks around women, so some anime featuring cuck MC's are present in the list, but the cuck level is low/bearable enough or the rest of the anime is entertaining enough to sit through MC's cucky shenanigans (cuckanigans?).. viewer discretion is advised.


PS: Only first season will be listed. If anime has more seasons, watch or skip based on experience. Not sure why other stacks list all seasons of same anime in a list.
100-man no Inochi no Ue ni Ore wa Tatteiru
TV, 2020, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Protagonist's skills grow on you.

Too bad there won't be a season 3. I guess they forgot to add more loli and furry content to make this one a hit.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

Assassination Classroom

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
TV, 2015, 22 eps Me:- Author:7
Character art for every other character is pretty much garbage tier, especially the blue haired lead kid. Other than the art and the fact that the kids have the personality of a piece of turd, pretty entertaining anime.

Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest

Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
TV, 2019, 13 eps Me:- Author:7
Over-the-top MC with a Loli love interest.. which tbh is the only thing I don't like, and the annoying "MOMMY AND DADDY" nonsense anime do with some random kid character thrown in. Luckily, that kid is there for only few episodes.

Benriya Saitou-san, Isekai ni Iku

Handyman Saitou in Another World

Benriya Saitou-san, Isekai ni Iku
TV, 2023, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Pretty entertaining and filled with fun characters.

Honestly, I don't have any complaints with this one. It's not the "BEST EVAR" but it was entertaining enough that I finished it in one setting.
Bleach
TV, 2004, 366 eps Me:- Author:7
Make sure to avoid fillers like plague. Anime itself is fun.
Boku no Hero Academia
TV, 2016, 13 eps Me:- Author:7

Fairy Tail (2014)

Fairy Tail Series 2

Fairy Tail (2014)
TV, 2014, 102 eps Me:- Author:7
Terrible ending to the whole series, but it was entertaining enough till then.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
TV, 2009, 64 eps Me:- Author:9
I recommend watching the older version of anime first, then the newer. There are enough differences to keep the re-watch entertaining as well.

Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki
TV, 2021, 13 eps Me:- Author:5
How a realist hero introduced crop rotation in another generic Isekai harem anime. If you are done watching all good Isekai, you can watch this and pretend that you're watching a good isekai anime like rest of the people voting this anything higher than 5/10. :P
Goblin Slayer
TV, 2018, 12 eps Me:- Author:6
They blew their load on first season itself. Second season just proves, this anime really has nothing new to offer, as it proceeds to censor itself massively, leaving us with a generic boring protagonist who's pathetically weak and ineffective, only capable of fighting a generic boring enemy (Goblins). Kinda funny how the premise works against the show the author is trying too hard to portray as "cool" (seems to work on fanboys).

Anyway, watch first season and first movie at-least.
Gungrave
TV, 2003, 26 eps Me:- Author:8

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar

Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
TV, 2016, 12 eps Me:- Author:10
Most realistic "Isekai" experience. Most depressing one as well.
Hajime no Ippo
TV, 2000, 75 eps Me:- Author:-
High School DxD
TV, 2012, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
Highschool of the Dead
TV, 2010, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Hunter x Hunter
TV, 1999, 62 eps Me:- Author:8
Initial D First Stage
TV, 1998, 26 eps Me:- Author:9
Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
TV, 2018, 12 eps Me:- Author:8

Isekai de Cheat Skill wo Te ni Shita Ore wa, Genjitsu Sekai wo mo Musou Suru: Level Up wa Jinsei wo Kaeta

I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World and Became Unrivaled in The Real World, Too

Isekai de Cheat Skill wo Te ni Shita Ore wa, Genjitsu Sekai wo mo Musou Suru: Level Up wa Jinsei wo Kaeta
TV, 2023, 13 eps Me:- Author:5
Jujutsu Kaisen
TV, 2020, 24 eps Me:- Author:10
Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!
TV, 2022, 20 eps Me:- Author:10
Peak of Isekai with a hilarious MC winging it since day-1.

Kaminaki Sekai no Kamisama Katsudou

KamiKatsu: Working for God in a Godless World

Kaminaki Sekai no Kamisama Katsudou
TV, 2023, 12 eps Me:- Author:-
Kenpuu Denki Berserk
TV, 1997, 25 eps Me:- Author:9

Maou-sama, Retry!

Demon Lord, Retry!

Maou-sama, Retry!
TV, 2019, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Mob Psycho 100
TV, 2016, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Monster
TV, 2004, 74 eps Me:- Author:-
No Game No Life
TV, 2014, 12 eps Me:- Author:6
One Piece
TV, 1999, ? eps Me:- Author:9
This show beats Bleach when it comes to fillers and pointlessly awfully animated intro sequences that never fucking end, along with equally long recaps to pad the playtime. They even have shitty filler movies which serve no purpose but to add characters to please primary western (read = American) audiences, characters which only show up for movies.

Entertaining show still, despite all the annoyances. Just avoid fillers like plague (Google "One Piece fillers").
Overlord
TV, 2015, 13 eps Me:- Author:7

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
TV, 2016, 25 eps Me:- Author:5
Samurai Champloo
TV, 2004, 26 eps Me:- Author:-

Seirei Gensouki

Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles

Seirei Gensouki
TV, 2021, 12 eps Me:- Author:8

Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!

Combatants Will Be Dispatched!

Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!
TV, 2021, 12 eps Me:- Author:8

Shinchou Yuusha: Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru

Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious

Shinchou Yuusha: Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru
TV, 2019, 12 eps Me:- Author:6
A good premise but the show could've used 12 more episodes to flesh out the characters and the world. The last two episodes are a good example of what "rushing to end the series" feel like.

That said, entertaining, disappointing ending aside.
Sword Art Online
TV, 2012, 25 eps Me:- Author:7
Filler art Online. Good seasons mixed with filler and trash seasons (where MC becomes a girl, cause Japan can't have normal men in anime). Expect to wade through shit to get to good stuff, but overall a good series.

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

The Rising of the Shield Hero

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
TV, 2019, 25 eps Me:- Author:8
Exciting first season with an interesting premise. After that, the writer had a stroke and season 2 and season 3 were shat out. Maybe season 4 won't be utter pile of shit, but it hasn't aired as of this writing.

Tensei Kenja no Isekai Life: Dai-2 no Shokugyou wo Ete, Sekai Saikyou ni Narimashita

My Isekai Life: I Gained a Second Character Class and Became the Strongest Sage in the World

Tensei Kenja no Isekai Life: Dai-2 no Shokugyou wo Ete, Sekai Saikyou ni Narimashita
TV, 2022, 12 eps Me:- Author:6
Trigun
TV, 1998, 26 eps Me:- Author:7
Utawarerumono
TV, 2006, 26 eps Me:- Author:8
Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
TV, 2017, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
Zom 100: Zombie ni Naru made ni Shitai 100 no Koto
TV, 2023, 12 eps Me:- Author:-
Seija Musou: Salaryman, Isekai de Ikinokoru Tame ni Ayumu Michi
TV, 2023, 12 eps Me:- Author:6
Not a unique premise. Isekai shows have had a sudden interest in "healing magic" as a thing, because we all know that being original is a skill most anime writers can't acquire.

Art is dog-shit. Most of the female characters look similar and I got confused who is who. Even the male MC's face has a similar template as the female characters, making them all look like siblings.

The show also only gets slight interesting half-way through, a lot of time wasted on shitty "training" montages that are as interesting as staring at a wall.

Overall, it's entertaining enough, but don't expect anything original.
Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
TV, 2015, 12 eps Me:- Author:5

Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu
TV, 2021, 11 eps Me:- Author:10

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
TV, 2018, 24 eps Me:- Author:9

Mairimashita! Iruma-kun

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun

Mairimashita! Iruma-kun
TV, 2019, 23 eps Me:- Author:7

Hagure Yuusha no Aesthetica

Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero

Hagure Yuusha no Aesthetica
TV, 2012, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Knight's & Magic
TV, 2017, 13 eps Me:- Author:7

Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
TV, 2018, 12 eps Me:- Author:6

Jitsu wa Ore, Saikyou deshita?

Am I Actually the Strongest?

Jitsu wa Ore, Saikyou deshita?
TV, 2023, 12 eps Me:- Author:7

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