10 Manga/Manhwa Like "Re:Monster"
Re:Monster follows the story of Tomoki Kanata—an esper—who reincarnates into a goblin—a class considered as the weakest! Now a goblin, Kanata is given the moniker “Rou.” Due to his rare circumstances, Rou remembers his past life and has an unusual evolution. Rou died an unfortunate death in his past life, so now as a goblin, he decides to do his best to live a very fulfilling life that is totally unlike before!
True to its name, “Re:Monster” is has a monster protagonist—something you’ll rarely see in manga and anime. Also, it’s an RPG fantasy kind of manga, so lovers of this genre and theme will definitely like this. Given all that, this manga actually has gained and is still gaining quite some popularity in the manga world. And so, providing more titles similar to this just the right thing to do.
Thus, here they are—the manga like Re:Monster! In one way or another, they’re all similar to an extent. Having that said, just read along and enjoy because you’re bound for an unforgettable adventure!
1. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
When a 37-year-old man, who’s so far lived as a sage (someone who passed 30 years of age while still a virgin), gets stabbed by a random thug while strolling-out with a workmate, he finds himself on the brink of death! Then it happened—he actually died! But to his surprise, he didn’t actually just die—he got reincarnated into a different world as a SLIME!
Now, with the weird skills “Predator” and “Great Sage” that he now possesses, he’s about to learn something about his ultra-rare existence! To add to all of that, he even meets a Catastrophe-Level Storm Dragon by the name of Verudora, who’s the first creature he ever met in the strange new world. Now named Rimuru Tempest, the man who has reincarnated into a slime shall now steer towards the greatest adventure of his new life!
2. Douluo Dalu
Tang San is a resolute young man who’s determined to polish his art and craft to the highest levels. And so, he steals the secret teachings of the Tang Sect. He did fulfill his goal but he threw himself from the fearsome Hell’s Peak, which caused his death. Little did he knew—what comes after death is a new life!
Reincarnated in the world of Douluo Dalu, Tang San is about to immerse himself in new-fangled experiences and carve a new legend of his own.
3. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
Bell Cranel is rookie adventurer. Hestia is a failed goddess. Both of them met in Ontario, the city of dreams and hope. Underneath the city is a labyrinth simply known as the “Dungeon.” This “Dungeon” is believed to bring power, fame, and wealth to whoever conquers it.
And so, with Bell trying to fulfill his dreams as an adventurer and Hestia trying to attract some followers, both of them work together to attain their goals. An adventure that overwhelms both commonsense and instinct begins!
4. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (The Rising of the Shield Hero)
Iwatani Naofumi is a young man who was mysteriously summoned to another world to become the Shield Hero. Being the Shield Hero means he’s the weakest of the four heroes in the new world. As such, no one really wants to be his companion in adventure.
A few days later, Naofumi is betrayed and framed by the people of the world. As a result, he loses everything he has and his faith in humanity. The only thing left now is his shield and his desire for revenge.
5. World Customize Creator
A young man named Tagami Yuusuke is called upon by a mysterious voice to serve as the “Evil God of Calamity” of another world. Being the “Evil God of Calamity,” he has the power to create and customize the world at his will.
Being a video-game lover, the title “Evil God of Calamity” isn’t so bad for him. In fact, he likes it! And so, his creation and customizing ability is put to the test in the new world!
6. The Gamer
Han Jee-Han is a student who has an unnatural power—the power to treat everything in his life as a game. It’s the power known as—The Gamer! With this power, he can level-up to increase his stats and use all sorts of abilities in reality.
At first, Jee-Han thought that his powers carried no risks. Then it happened—he accidentally slipped into an illusion barrier where two supernatural people were battling each other. He barely managed to survived. So from that day on, he does everything in his power and capability to raise his level to the utmost limits.
7. Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
While walking home from the convenience store, Natsuki Subaru suddenly finds himself in a completely different world! In that world, everything seems like a fantasy. A few moments after his arrival, Subaru gets attacked by band of ruffians. Overpowered by the ruffians, he is helped by a silver-haired girl named Emilia and her spirit familiar. That fateful meeting is the start of it all for him in the new world!
Subaru later discovers that he has a unique ability called “Return by Death,” which enables him to go back in time whenever he dies. With this kind of power, he uses it to protect Emilia from danger and save the future from the turning a tragic course.
8. Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Tanaka Daichi is a 38-year-old man who has always wanted to play a VRMMO game. Now that VRMMO has become a thing, he tries to play to his heart’s content. In-game, he doesn’t act like the usual player—he learns skills which are considered useless by regular players!
And so, with his weird skills and unusual gaming style, Daichi plays VRMMO as carefree as possible, treating it like an alternate life to reality.
On the last day of the online game “Yggdrasil,” one player decides not to log-out. That player is Momonga, and because of his choice, he wakes up in a transformed world similar to his favorite game but with all the characters coming in terms with reality.
In the new world that is born, Momonga is the all-powerful overlord! Bestowing the name “Ainz Ooal Gown” upon himself, he tries to learn everything about the new world in order to cope-up and finally dominate and conquer it one day as the supreme overlord.
10. Spirit Migration
In a faraway dungeon, a spirit is born from the darkness. Unaware of the world it is in and having lost memories of the past, the spirit tries to break free from the dungeon and discover the very meaning of its existence. From one monster to another, he jumps through possession in order to find a way out. Then, he finds some adventurers that may be able to help him out.
What is the meaning of everything? Why is such spirit inside a dungeon? Why does the spirit have the power to possess monsters? Everything shall be revealed once the spirit goes into the outside world.