The main character meeting their end on Earth and getting transported to another world is a familiar narrative to anime fans. It is, after all, how most isekai stories begin. While some may argue the genre has overstayed its welcome, more isekai titles continue to pour into the market every season. Viewers continue to patronize it, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The problem is that many newer isekai titles are petty attempts to cash in on the subgenre's hype and popularity, making it hard for genuinely good series to shine.
Newer isekai must devise strategies to differentiate themselves from the competitors due to the oversaturation of the market. Some books choose to employ gimmicks, such turning their protagonists into monsters, devils, or even a sentient sword. Others, on the other hand, choose to elaborate on its worldbuilding and make an effort to entice readers with their expertly created fantasy realms. Here are the top isekai anime with interesting God systems if you want to learn more about the deities who sometimes transport the heroes to their wonderful realms of monsters and magic.
The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious Turns Isekai Into Missions
As the saying goes, "You can never be too careful." However, the main character of The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious takes this to the extreme. Ryuuguuin Seiya dislikes nothing more than taking risks or plunging into danger, and that doesn't change after he is summoned as a hero tasked with saving the world of Gaeabrande. Seiya develops a tendency for overkilling his enemies, even if they are nothing but measly slimes. He also makes sure to pack for every possible scenario, as well as extra reserves just in case. Although his antics annoy the goddess who summoned him, they turn out to be useful as the forces of evil in Gaeabrande also belie expectations.
Cautious Hero's world features various gods and goddesses living in a place called the Unified Divine Realm. Ristarte, the one who summoned Seiya, is a novice Goddess of Healing. These gods and goddesses are often assigned a certain world facing imminent doom, with their missions viewed as entertainment and publicly broadcasted. Each world is categorized corresponding to its threat level. Gaeabrande, the world assigned to Ristarte, is S-ranked -- the highest difficulty there is. Completing these missions can increase their ranks, which will consequently also increase their powers.
It's God Vs. Man in The Saga of Tanya the Evil
There is rarely an occupation that perfectly matches one's personality. However, the protagonist of The Saga of Tanya the Evil is the perfect fit for his job -- rejecting insurance claims. He literally feels nothing as his rejected client succumbs to despair; it's simply part of the job. A client harboring deep anger toward him unsurprisingly decides to take revenge and pushes him into an upcoming train -- which ultimately takes his life. A being claiming to be God appears at his moment of death in an attempt to win him over. Refusing the deity's offer, he instead gets sent to a war-torn world as a young, orphaned girl.
Unlike in other isekai anime, Tanya the Evil's titular main character is transported neither to become a hero nor a villain. The God, who Tanya refers to as Being X, wants her to suffer and turn over a new leaf but she refuses; she is set on overcoming the deity and killing them for putting her in such an undesired situation. As such, Being X continues to put her in more and more desperate situations, while also granting her the power to overcome them. The only catch is that Tanya has to praise Being X to use said power.
I'm Standing on a Million Lives Makes It All Seem Like a Game
Yotsuya Yusuke has a particular hatred toward the world, and more so its inhabitants. He dislikes how people act, though he doesn't necessarily do anything about it. When Yusuke is suddenly transported to a game-like world, he brings this attitude along; he uses logic more than emotion to solve problems, even if means sacrificing himself to save the others. Fortunately, their new world allows death. They will resurrect after a set amount of time passes -- and as long as one teammate is alive. They are then tasked to accomplish a series of missions.
The character that can be considered the god in I'm Standing on a Million Lives refers to itself as the Game Master. As its name implies, they oversee the game and issue the missions the gang must accomplish, both in order to return to their world and to recruit the next player. Although this initially seems like a typical game, it is more than that. The Game Master claims to be from a future where the Earth is invaded and destroyed by fantastical creatures. The only hope of altering this path is by making the heroes overcome the trials through a series of game-like missions.
Anybody Can Be the God in No Game No Life
The siblings Shiro and Sora may be inseparable shut-ins, but they possess superb gaming skills. They dominate various online games using the username "Blank," but after defeating an incredibly strong opponent in online chess, the siblings are sent a weird invitation. They accept and get transported to Disboard, where they can use their gaming skills in dominating others.
The person who sent the siblings an invitation is Tet, the God of Disboard who enjoys games. His commandment basically requires every dispute to be settled by some sort of game. Despite the various races living in Disboard, no violence is allowed. Only those who are good at using their heads have a chance on dominating the world of No Game No Life, literally. By conquering the various races and gaining all the necessary pieces, an individual can challenge Tet and become Disboard's new God.