Series about parallel worlds

List of the best series about parallel worlds selected by visitors to our site: Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation, The Midnight Gospel, The King: Eternal Monarch, Locke & Key, The Rising of The Shield Hero, NOS4A2, His Dark Materials, Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest, Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (2021)
Markimdb: 8.8
PlotAdventures
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleFascinating, Romantic

34-year-old virgin loser is kicked out of his home by his family and realized that his life is completely over. As he regrets wasting his life, a truck runs him over and he died. When he wakes up... He’s in a world of sword and sorcery! Reborn as a baby named Rudeus, he decides that this time, he’ll live a life he won’t regret!

The Midnight Gospel (2020)
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds
StylePhilosophical

Traversing trippy worlds inside his universe simulator, Clancy the space caster explores existential questions about life, death and everything in between.

The King: Eternal Monarch (2020)
CharactersKings, bodyguards
PlotTime travel, Investigation
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleRomantic

When a gateway opens to a parallel universe in modern-day Korea, a king must step into another world in search of answers to a long-unanswered mystery.

Locke & Key (2020)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersTeenagers
PlotMagic
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleNetflix

Three siblings who move into their ancestral estate after their father's gruesome murder discover their new home's magical keys, which must be used in their stand against an evil creature who wants the keys and their powers.

The Rising of The Shield Hero (2019)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:30
CharactersDragons
PlotComputer games, Adventures, Revenge, Death, Survival
PlaceParallel worlds, Japan
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

Iwatani Naofumi was summoned into a parallel world along with 3 other people to become the world's Heroes. Each of the heroes respectively equipped with their own legendary equipment when summoned, Naofumi received the Legendary Shield as his weapon. Due to Naofumi's lack of charisma and experience he's labeled as the weakest, only to end up betrayed, falsely accused, and robbed by on the third day of adventure. Shunned by everyone from the king to peasants, Naofumi's thoughts were filled with nothing but vengeance and hatred. Thus, his destiny in a parallel World begins...

NOS4A2 (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersKillers, Vampire, Family, Childrens, Wizards
PlotSuperpowers, Motorcycles, Love triangle, Abduction, Magic
PlaceParallel worlds, USA
StyleDark

A young Victoria "Vic" McQueen discovers she has the power to unlock portals that help her find lost objects. As she delves further into this hidden universe, she encounters many other "inscape travelers" - some benevolent, and some who have been corrupted by their power. When Vic encounters Charlie Manx, an immortal who stays that way by feeding off of the souls of children, she makes a sworn enemy of Manx.

His Dark Materials (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersAnimals, Childrens
PlotMagic, Adventures, Travel
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleAtmospheric

Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. She is later joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds.

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, adventure
CountryJapan
Duration00:57
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotAdventure, Love, Betrayal
PlaceSchool, Parallel worlds
StyleFascinating, Action, Spectacular

Seventeen-year-old Hajime Nagumo is your average, everyday otaku. However, his simple life of pulling all-nighters and sleeping in school is suddenly turned upside down when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned to a fantasy world! They're treated like heroes and tasked with the duty of saving the human race from utter extinction. But what should have been any otaku's wet dream quickly turns into Hajime's nightmare. While the rest of his class are blessed with godlike powers, Hajime's job, Synergist, only has a single transmutation skill. Ridiculed and bullied by his classmates for being weak, he soon finds himself in despair. Will he be able to survive in this dangerous world of monsters and demons with only a glorified blacksmith's level of strength?

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun (2019)
Genrefantasy
CharactersDemons
PlotAdventures
PlaceParallel worlds

Fourteen-year-old Suzuki Iruma has just been abandoned and sold to a demon by his irresponsible parents! Surprisingly, the next thing he knows he's living with the demon who has adopted him as his new grandson, and has been transferred into a school in the demon world where his new "demon" grandfather works as the principal. Thus begins the cowardly Iruma-kun's extraordinary school life among the otherworldly as he faces his true self, takes on challenges, and rises to become someone great.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (2018)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, comedy, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:52
CharactersDemons, Dragons
PlotLife after death, Death, Adventures, Revenge, Fate
PlaceParallel worlds, Japan
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

"Rimuru Tempest" is the new name of a slime in a fantasy world taken by a former 37-year-old human Satou Mikami after he is killed by a passing robber. Broken free from ordinary, stale past life, his fresh adventure in a fantasy world as a slime monster with unique abilities begins.

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How Not to Summon a Demon Lord (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:08
CharactersLosers, Demons
PlotComputer games, Magic, Adventures
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleEasy

In regards to the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Sakamoto Takuma boasted an overwhelming strength that was enough for him to be called the Demon King by the other players. One day, he gets summoned to another world with his appearance in the game. There, there are two people that insist "I am the real summon master." Takuma gets slave-turning magic used for summoned beasts cast on him by the girls―However, the peculiar ability "Magic Reflection" is invoked! The ones that were turned to slaves were the girls!Takuma was bewildered. He's the strongest magician but, he doesn't have any social skills. Panicking, the first words that came out were the ones that he used inside the game role-playing the Demon King?! "I'm amazing you say? Of course I am. I am Diablo... The one feared as the Demon King!"This is the story the Demon King (acting) that would soon inspire the world and his other world adventure that he plunges through with his absolute strength, raise the curtain!

Counterpart (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersPartners, Special agents
PlotInvestigation
PlaceParallel worlds, Portals to other worlds
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy

Howard Silk is a lowly cog in a bureaucratic UN agency who is turning the last corner of a life filled with regret when he discovers the agency he works for is guarding a secret: a crossing to a parallel dimension.

Fate/Apocrypha (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:30
PlotWar
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleFascinating, Spectacular, Atmospheric

The theft of the Greater Grail from Fuyuki City leads to a splintered timeline in which the Great Holy Grail War is waged on an unprecedented scale.

Stranger Things (2016)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 8.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration03:09
CharactersChildrens, Monsters
PlotSupernatural, Adventures, Missing people, Investigation, Abduction, Superpowers
PlacePortals to other worlds, Parallel worlds, School, Small towns
StyleNetflix, Atmospheric, Popular, Spectacular, Fascinating, Worth watching

When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.

The OA (2016)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersCaptives
PlotLife after death, Fate, Investigation, Death, Mystery
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleNetflix, Makes me think, Philosophical

Prairie Johnson, blind as a child, comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk with the FBI or her parents about the seven years she went missing.

Humans (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Sweden
Duration01:00
CharactersRobots, Family
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology, Investigation, Fate
PlaceParallel worlds
TimeFuture
StyleMakes me think, Action, Fascinating

In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live.

The Magicians (2015)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersWizards, Gays, Friends, Gods, Kings, Students, Teachers
PlotMagic, Adventures, Superpowers, Depression, Life after death, Time travel
PlaceParallel worlds, School, College
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity.

Gate (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:43
CharactersDragons
PlotWar, Magic
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

Off-duty Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) officer and otaku, Youji Itami, is on his way to attend a doujin convention in Ginza, Tokyo when a mysterious portal in the shape of a large gate suddenly appears. From this gate, supernatural creatures and warriors clad in medieval armor emerge, charging through the city, killing and destroying everything in their path. With swift actions, Youji saves as many lives as he can while the rest of the JSDF direct their efforts towards stopping the invasion.Three months after the attack, Youji has been tasked with leading a special recon team, as part of a JSDF task force, that will be sent to the world beyond the gate—now being referred to as the "Special Region." They must travel into this unknown world in order to learn more about what they are dealing with and attempt to befriend the locals in hopes of creating peaceful ties with the ruling empire.

No Game, No Life (2014)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genreadventure, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration00:23
PlotAdventures
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

Genius gamer siblings (plus being NEET & hikikomori) Sora and Shiro are known as the undefeatable “__” (blank). Their talents and skills are so good they are considered as urban legend. One day, a young boy named Tet appears before them, claiming to be the “God” of another dimension where Sora and Shiro are summoned to, in which no violence is allowed and everything is decided by a game. Of the 16 different races residing in this world, “Humanity” is the weakest. After having the vast majority of their lands captured by the other races and being driven to the brink of extinction, Sora and Shiro challenge these one-of-a-kind battles of the intellectual powers in order to save Humanity.

Nowhere Boys (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryAustralia
CharactersTeenagers, Friends
PlotSupernatural, Adventures, Superpowers
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleSpectacular

Four teenage boys get lost in the forest and discover, when they return home, that they are in an alternate world identical to theirs except for one startling difference - they were never born.

The Devil Is a Part-Timer! (2013)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration05:25
CharactersDemons
PlaceJapan, Parallel worlds
StyleSpectacular, Easy, Fancy

Foiled by a hero when he’s inches away from conquering the world, the devil finds himself in modern-day Tokyo. With no real-world skills to speak of, the devil is forced to make ends meet flipping burgers at a fast food joint! To stall any further plans of world domination, the hero tracks the devil’s trail and takes on the lowly tasks of a telemarketer.

Real Humans (2012)
Mark5 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountrySweden
CharactersRobots, Lawyers
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

Set in a parallel universe, Real Humans imagines a world where robots have become so human that they're barely distinguishable from real humans and follows the resulting emotional effects on two families as well as the trials of a group of robots who have attained free will and want their freedom from human ownership.

Steins;Gate (2011)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.8)
Genrefantastic, thriller, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration10:25
CharactersScientists, Students
PlotTime travel, Time machine, Lost memory
PlaceJapan, Parallel worlds
StyleSpectacular, Touching

A group of friends have customized their microwave so that it can send text messages to the past. As they perform different experiments, an organization named SERN who has been doing their own research on time travel tracks them down and now the characters have to find a way to avoid being captured by them.

Tin Man (2007)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration04:30
CharactersWizards, Witches, Dogs
PlotMagic, Adventures, Fate, Travel
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleAtmospheric, Spectacular

Tin Man is a 2007 four and a half hour miniseries co-produced by RHI Entertainment and Sci Fi Channel original pictures that was broadcast in the United States on the Sci Fi Channel in three parts. The first part aired on December 2, and the remaining two parts airing on the following nights. It was released to DVD on March 11, 2008; the same year it was rebroadcast in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Starring Zooey Deschanel, Neal McDonough, Alan Cumming, Raoul Trujillo, Kathleen Robertson, and Richard Dreyfuss, the miniseries is a continuation of the classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with science fiction and additional fantasy elements added. It focuses on the adventures of a small-town waitress named DG who is pulled into a magical realm called the O.Z., ruled by the tyrannical sorceress Azkadellia. Together with her companions Glitch, Raw, and Cain, DG journeys to uncover her lost memories, find her true parents, and foil Azkadellia's plot to trap the O.Z. in eternal darkness. Costing $20 million to produce, the first part of miniseries was the highest-rated program in its timeslot, with 6.4 million viewers; the miniseries itself would be the highest-rated miniseries of 2007. It was nominated for nine Emmy awards, winning one, and was also nominated for a Critics' Choice Award. Critics gave it mixed reviews, with some praising the acting, soundtrack, and visual effects, while others found it overly grim and bleak.

Ergo Proxy (2007)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure, cartoon, detective
CountryJapan
Duration09:35
CharactersRobots
PlotTechnology, Apocalypse, Investigation, Adventures, Intrigue, Lost memory
PlaceJapan, Parallel worlds
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric, Spectacular

Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, which premiered across Japan on 25 February 2006 on the WOWOW satellite network. It is directed by Shukō Murase, with screenplay by Dai Satō et al.. Ergo Proxy has been described as a dark sciencefiction mystery with philosophical underpinnings. It features a combination of 2D digital cel animation, 3D computer modeling, and digital special effects.

Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration08:00
CharactersKillers
PlotSurvival
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleFascinating

Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King is an 8-episode anthology series on TNT based on short stories written by Stephen King. It debuted on July 12, 2006, and ended its run on August 2, 2006. Although most of them are from the collection of the same name, there are some stories from different collections by King. A trailer confirming a DVD release of the series was made available in October 2006. The series was filmed entirely in Melbourne, Australia.

Stargate Atlantis (2004)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:43
CharactersScientists
PlotAdventures, Survival, Technology, Mystery
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

With the Ancients' city of Atlantis discovered in the Pegasus Galaxy by Stargate Command, Dr. Elizabeth Weir and Major Sheppard lead a scientific expedition to the ancient abandoned city. Once there, the team not only find themselves unable to contact Earth, but their explorations unexpectedly reawaken the Ancients' deadly enemies, The Wraith, who hunger for this new prey. Now with the help of newfound local allies like Teyla Emmagan, the Atlantis Team sets about to uncover their new home's secrets even as their war of survival against the Wraith begins.

W.I.T.C.H. (2004)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, USA
Duration00:22
CharactersTeenagers, Friends, Family, Princesses
PlotAdventures, Superpowers
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleSpectacular, By comics

W.I.T.C.H. is a European animated magical girl television series based on the Italian comic book series of the same name created by Gary Tomlin and Elisabetta Gnone. The series was produced by SIP Animation in association with and participation from Jetix Europe, The Walt Disney Company, France 3 and Super RTL. Like the comic, the show follows five girls: Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia and Hay Lin who have magical powers which they use to fulfill their duties as "Guardians of the Veil". The names of these five characters form the titular acronym, despite the characters not actually being witches. The series is set in the fictional city of Heatherfield and various mythical planets, namely Meridian and Zamballa. W.I.T.C.H. premiered on 18 December 2004 on ABC Family and concluded on 23 December 2006.

Full Metal Panic! (2002)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, melodrama, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration00:25
CharactersRobots
PlaceSchool, Japan, Parallel worlds
StyleSpectacular

Kaname Chidori’s one of the most popular girls at her high school – unfortunately, it’s her growing popularity off campus she should be worrying about. Unbeknownst to Kaname, terrorists are plotting her abduction, believing she possesses the rare and coveted abilities of “the Whispered.” That’s where Sousuke Sagara enters the picture. He’s a hotshot soldier from the clandestine counter-terrorist organization known as Mithril – and he’s going undercover at Kaname’s school to try and keep her safe. He may be an ace in the cockpit of an Arm Slave mech, but there’s no training in the world that could prepare him for the warzone of high school.

Serial Experiments Lain (1998)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, cartoon, detective
CountryJapan
Duration00:24
CharactersTeenagers, Hackers, Ghosts
PlotSupernatural
PlaceJapan, Parallel worlds
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric

Lain is an avant-garde anime influenced by philosophical subjects such as reality, identity, and communication. The series focuses on Lain Iwakura, an adolescent girl living in suburban Japan, and her introduction to the Wired, a global communications network similar to the Internet.

Stargate SG-1 (1997)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
PlotTime travel, Adventures
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds
StyleAtmospheric, Spectacular

The story of Stargate SG-1 begins about a year after the events of the feature film, when the United States government learns that an ancient alien device called the Stargate can access a network of such devices on a multitude of planets. SG-1 is an elite Air Force special operations team, one of more than two dozen teams from Earth who explore the galaxy and defend against alien threats such as the Goa'uld, Replicators, and the Ori.

Red Dwarf (1988)
Mark4 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:22
CharactersCats, Friends, Robots, Aliens
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds
TimeFuture
StyleFancy

The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

Cop Craft (2019)
PlotAdventures, Investigation, Supernatural
PlaceParallel worlds
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleAtmospheric

15 years ago, an unknown hyperspace gate opened over the Pacific. Beyond this gate lies Reto Semaani, a strange alternate world where fairies and monsters live.San Teresa City—a city where over two million immigrants live from both worlds. As a result, there are the haves and the have-nots. Here is the world's newest "city of dreams." But in the shadow of the chaos, crime is rampant: drugs, prostitution, and weapon trafficking. The detectives who stand up to these heinous crimes are in the San Teresa City Police. When the detective Kei Matoba and the alternate-world knight Tirana—two individuals who differ in gender, personality, and even world of origin—meet, an incident erupts. Two worlds. Two justices. From this, the curtain rises on a buddy police action story!

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