10 Anime Like Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy

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Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy is a Japanese isekai light novel series written by Kei Azumi and illustrated by Mitsuaki Matsumoto.

An anime TV series adaptation by C2C premiered in July 2021.

A young boy is forcefully transported to another world but instead of becoming a hero from the start, the crappy goddess strips him of the role of a hero and drops him at the edge of her world!

Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy might have a rather generic plot but it never fails to make you laugh.

If you don’t want to watch anything serious or complex but rather something chill and chucklesome, it’s a perfect fit!

Here are 10 Anime like Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy (Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu).


10. Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Harem, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 13

Similarities

Both of them are about an isekai’d hero who ends up having some disadvantage in the new world. In the case of Makoto it’s him not being able to speak human language, in the case of Hajime it’s not having good abilities from the start. They also both end up accompanied by beautiful girls.

Synopsis

Hajime Nagumo, an ordinary 17-year-old otaku, gets summoned to a fantasy world along with his classmates. They are tasked with saving mankind and all except him are gifted with powerful abilities. After getting betrayed on an expedition by his classmate, he ends up barely surviving the fall to a deep abyss where all kinds of monstrous creatures reside.

Desperate to survive he does not give in and eventually bumps into Yue, an imprisoned vampire, and a bunch of others who are also seeking to escape the labyrinth. And thus, the journey to survive and return back home begins.

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9. BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense.

  • Genres: Action, Game, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 12

Similarities

BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense. is a lighthearted comedy just like Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy. The heroine ends up being overpowered in the new fantasy world but not in a conventional way.

Synopsis

The story centers around Kaede Honjou, a young girl who had never played any games until she purchased the VRMMORPG NewWorld Online after being urged by her close hardcore gamer friend. Being extremely afraid of being hurt, Kaede chooses a shield-class character which she names Maple and puts every status point into vitality (defense).

This might seem like a rookie mistake until Kaede obtains a skill known as “Absolute Defense”. Now, having an overpowered spell that can nullify all damage, she is ready to go off to adventures NewWorld Online has to offer.

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8. So I’m a Spider, So What?

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, Mystery
  • Episodes: 24

Similarities

So I’m a Spider, So What? is also a magical isekai with an overpowered main character. In both anime, the main character experiences many hardships in the beginning.

Synopsis

The story follows Kumoko as she’s reincarnated as a spider (literally the title). But she’s not the only one! It seems that her entire class has also been isekai’d! 


7. Overlord

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Magic, Supernatural
  • Episodes: 13

Similarities

Another case of being transported to a fantasy world (in the case of Overlord, the protagonist is stuck in a game).

The protagonist is clearly overpowered and this causes all sorts of creatures to be attracted to him in both platonic and non-platonic ways.

Synopsis

The final hour of the popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil has come. However, Momonga, a powerful wizard and master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, decides to spend his last few moments in the game as the servers begin to shut down. To his surprise, despite the clock having struck midnight, Momonga is still fully conscious as his character and, moreover, the non-player characters appear to have developed personalities of their own!

Confronted with this abnormal situation, Momonga commands his loyal servants to help him investigate and take control of this new world, with the hopes of figuring out what has caused this development and if there may be others in the same predicament.

(Source: MAL)

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6. Wise Man’s Grandchild

  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Magic, Romance, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 12

Similarities

Both are magical isekai with a heart-warming & relaxing atmosphere.

Synopsis

A recently deceased young man is sent to another world and is taught magic by master Merlin. He quickly masters everything he is taught. However, he has one fatal weakness, common sense.

(Source: IMDb)

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5. Isekai Cheat Magician

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 12

Similarities

Both are generic magical isekai anime where the isekai’d character starts off as overpowered.

Synopsis

In Isekai Cheat Magician, two childhood friends end up transported in a fantasy world full of magical creatures.

Upon their arrival, they are attacked by a beast. Luckily, a group of kind adventurers saves them and directs them to the Guild where they can get evaluated for their magical aptitude. The results are shocking—they both possess extraordinary powers that far surpass the standard mage!


4. How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

  • Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Magic
  • Episodes: 12

Similarities

The protagonist is summoned to a fantasy world and ends up ‘enslaving’ or ‘contracting’ beautiful girls (yes, it’s a harem anime filled with fanservice)!

Synopsis

Takuma Sakamoto is a shut-in gamer who is unmatched in an MMORPG game called Cross Reverie, having a gaming identity of the Demon King Diablo.

One day, he ends up summoned to a fantasy world with the appearance of the Demon King from Cross Reverie. The two beautiful ladies who summoned him try to perform an Enslavement Ritual that backfires and the two become his slaves instead. After getting to know them a little, he decides to accompany them on a journey to unbind the slave contract.

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3. The Rising of the Shield Hero

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 25

Similarities

In both anime titles, the main character teleports to another fantasy world. However, it’s not exactly great there from the start, more like harsh. He has to perform various tasks and work his way up to find a place in this new world. Luckily, he ends up having loyal demi-human companions!

Synopsis

Naofumi Iwatani, an ordinary Japanese boy, gets summoned to an alternate world as a “Shield Hero”, the weakest out of the four summoned heroes. Their sole purpose in this world is to fight inter-dimensional hordes of monsters called Waves.

Unfortunately, not all that glitters is gold. Not only is his equipment the weakest, but he also gets betrayed by the sole companion that agreed to follow him on his journey. The future looks grim until he stumbles upon a tanuki demi-human girl and a mysterious egg that later hatches into a bird-like creature.

The three form strong bonds and work together while also trying to save the world from the Waves.

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2. KonoSuba

  • Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Parody, Supernatural, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 10

Similarities

KonoSuba must have been an inspiration for this anime since they literally start with the same scene—the protagonist is greeted with a mean goddess who mocks him before he is dropped into a fantasy world. Although KonoSuba handles this way better than Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy, they both rely on a parodic approach to the isekai genre and fanservice-filled scenes.

Synopsis

A teen boy dies a shameful death and is brought before the goddess Aqua who offers him a new life with his memory intact. However, there is one catch—he will be reincarnated in a magical world with the task of defeating the demon lord!

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1. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Demons, Magic, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 24

Similarities

These two are almost identical in certain aspects.

The main character is overpowered, he allies a dragon who can also take a human form, and also there is the town building element because he helps demi-humans build their lives.

Synopsis

An average 37-year-old corporate worker dies after being stabbed to death by a passing robber and reincarnates as a genderless slime in a fantasy world.

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Misaka

Hi, my name is Mia and I'm the founder of 9 Tailed Kitsune. I love anime, games, and esports (I am also a bit weird). My passion for anime sparked when I was about 7 (Phantom Thief Jeanne, hello!) and has never stopped.

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