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20 Best Anime series like In/Spectre (2020)

List of the best anime series like In/Spectre (2020): My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!, Kamisama Kiss, Otherside Picnic, Plunderer, I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level, Soni-Ani: Super Sonico The Animation, Fruits Basket, Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs, C³ Cube x Cursed x Curious, The Helpful Fox Senko-san.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
PlotComputer games, Relationship
StyleWomen in the lead roles

After hitting her head particularly hard one day, Duke Claes' daughter, Katarina, suddenly recalls all the memories of her past life: that of a teenage Japanese girl. Just before her untimely death, this girl recalls playing an otome game... that is exactly like the world she's living in now! She is now Katarina Claes, the antagonist of the otome game, who nastily hounded the protagonist until the end. Knowing all the possible outcomes of the game, she realizes that every single possible route ends with Katarina being murdered or exiled! In order to avoid these Catastrophic Bad Ends, she has to use her knowledge of the game and her own wiles, starting with breaking off this engagement with the prince... Will Katarina survive while making her way through this world, where bad flags trip at every turn? Find out in this reverse-harem rom-com, led by everybody's favorite villainess!

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersGods, Orphans
PlotLove, Adventures, Everyday life
StyleRomantic, Women in the lead roles, Uplifting

Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who reluctantly becomes her familiar in a contract sealed with a kiss. The new responsibilities—and boys—are a lot to handle, like the crow demon masquerading as a gorgeous pop idol and the adorable snake spirit who’s chosen the newly minted god to be his bride. As the headstrong Tomoe tries to whip her into shape, Nanami finds that love just might have cute, pointed fox ears. With romance in the air, will the human deity be able to prove herself worthy of her new title?

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, adventure, cartoon, detective, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersStudents
PlotAdventures
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Friendless college girl Sorawo finds a door to another world one day — a strangely post-apocalyptic-feeling Otherside with serene emptiness, which becomes her new “special place.” There, she meets one other human, the beautiful and independent Toriko, and they explore the abandoned Otherside together.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, fantasy, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersHeroes, Good people, Defenders
PlotAdventures, Travel, Computer games
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleSpectacular, Women in the lead roles, To cry, By manga

In a post-apocalyptic world dominated by the so-called "Numbers," each human will have their identity branded with their own "Count," which could define any number related to their life. May it be one's walked distance or amount of compliments given to them by others, this Count could lead them to the abyss when it has dropped to zero.In the year 305 of the Alcian calendar, Hina has inherited a mission from her Mother, whose Count has depreciated to zero, to search for the Legendary Red Baron. In her adventure, she meets a half-masked swordsman named Licht who tries to hide his identity, as he is known as a degenerate for having an incredibly low Count.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersWitches
PlotMagic, Life after death, Adventures, Everyday life
PlaceSmall towns
StyleEasy, Women in the lead roles

After dying of overwork in the real world, I’m reincarnated as an immortal witch, and I spend 300 years enjoying a relaxing life. At some point, though, I end up at level 99! All those years spent killing slimes to make the money to pay the bills gave me a ton of experience points. Rumors of the level 99 witch spread, and soon I’m up to my ears in curious adventurers, duelist dragons, and even a monster girl calling me her mom! I’ve never been on an adventure, but I’m the strongest in the world… What’s going to happen to my relaxing life?!

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration00:25
CharactersTeenagers, Musicians, Models, Guitarists
PlotMusic group
PlaceConcerts
StyleWomen in the lead roles

"Super Sonico" debuted as Nitro+'s live mascot girl, and her world will be brought to life in the anime, "SoniAni - SUPER SONICO THE ANIMATION -"!

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersDogs, Cats
PlotLove, Supernatural, Curses
PlaceJapan
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, By manga

After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, 16-year-old high school student Tohru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out… into a tent! Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land belonging to the mysterious Soma clan, and it isn't long before the owners discover her secret. But, as Tohru quickly finds out when the family offers to take her in, the Somas have a secret of their own—when hugged by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac!

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantasy, melodrama, cartoon, detective, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersTeenagers, Ghosts
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Death, Life after death
PlaceJapan
StyleRomantic, Easy, Fascinating

Kogarashi has the ability to see supernatural, and has been possessed by ghosts since he was a kid but now he has learned to fight back against them! Unfortunately, he's now also very poor, homeless, and hoping for a happier, more normal, high school life. In his search for housing, he's introduced to a very cheap boarding house called Yuragi Manor, which was formerly a hot springs inn. It's so cheap because the house is haunted by the spirit of a high school student whose corpse was found there.Kogarashi doesn't think this is going to be a problem for him. Soon he finds that Yuragi Manor's ghost is a 16-year-old girl named Yuna, who lives in his room. Kogarashi has no desire to hurt a ghost girl, and instead he ends up agreeing to help her to figure out her unfinished business so that she can move onto the afterlife before turning evil. Once it is clear that he is fine with Yuna, the other tenants reveal their own secrets—his life in Yuragi Manor is going to be far from ordinary!

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, comedy, cartoon, detective, anime
CountryJapan
Duration05:00
CharactersInvestigators
PlotMystery
PlaceJapan

A high school student named Yachi Haruaki receives a mysterious, super-heavy black cube from his father overseas. That night, Haruaki wakes up to a suspicious noise in the kitchen, and he discovers a fully naked female thief of rice crackers. The girl, Fear, is the first of several surprises that Haruaki receives.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:42
CharactersGods, Maids
PlotSupernatural, Adventures, Fate
PlaceOffice, Japan
StyleEasy

Nakano is an employee of an exploitative "black" company, who meets a divine fox spirit named Senko. While she looks like a young girl, Senko is in fact 800 years old. She offers to spoil Nakano as much as possible, and begins looking after him.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon, detective, anime
CountryJapan
Duration05:00
CharactersInvestigators, Ghosts
PlotSupernatural, Investigation, Love triangle, Life after death, Mystery
PlaceSchool, Japan
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric

The story revolves around a first-year high school student, Teiichi Niiya who had just enrolled at Seikyou Private Academy. When he gets lost in one of the school's old building, he meets a girl named Yuuko Kanoe who reveals herself as a ghost with no memories. Teiichi then decides to investigate her death by delving deep into the infamous Seven Mysteries of the storied school along with Kirie Kanoe, Yuuko's relative, and the oblivious second year Momoe Okonogi. Throughout the story, Teiichi and Yuuko discover the truth about these ghost stories and help those who are troubled all the while inching closer to the truth behind Yuuko's death.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration00:57
CharactersTeenagers, Teens, Demons, Friends, Monsters
PlotLove, Adventure, Supernatural, Magic, Mystery
PlaceSchool, Parallel worlds
StyleSpectacular, Easy, Action, Fascinating

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?

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration02:16
CharactersDragons, Demons, Poor
PlotLove, Supernatural, Magic, Curses
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating, By manga

Chise Hatori, 15 years old. Lost, without hope, and without family, she is bought for money – not by another person, but by a non-human sorcerer named Elias. Though she hesitates, she begins life anew as his apprentice and future wife.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:30

Humans have created a Wall of Severance to separate themselves from the bears, who grew violent and attacked humans after a far-off planet known as Kumalia exploded many years ago, turning into a meteor shower that fell upon earth. Two bears, Ginko Yurishiro and Lulu Yurigasaki, sneak through the Wall of Severance and disguise themselves as humans, enrolling in Arashigaoka Academy and taking an interest in Kureha Tsubaki, a human girl who despises bears.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:46
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Death, Life after death
PlaceJapan
StyleSpectacular, Easy, Fascinating

Touya Mochizuki was accidentally killed, and as an apology, God allows him to be reborn in a fantasy world and will grant him any one wish he desires. And so, Touya chooses to keep his smartphone in the next world. In his second chance at life, he befriends many important figures and comes across the world's secret. He inherits the legacy of an ancient civilization and travels around nonchalantly while possessing powers that rival this world's kings.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:24
PlotLove, Relationship, Adventures, Fate
PlaceSchool
StyleRomantic, Lovely, By manga

Fuutarou Uesugi is a poor, antisocial ace student who one day meets the rich transfer student Itsuki Nakano. They argue but when Uesugi realizes he is to be her tutor, he tries to get on better terms. While trying to do so he meets four other girls.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan

Just when Masato thought that a random survey conducted in school was over, he got involved in a secret Government scheme. As he was carried along with the flow, he ended up in a Game world! As if that wasn't enough, shockingly, his mother was there as well! It was a little different from a typical transported to another world setting, but after some bickering,"Mom wants go on an adventure together with Maa-kun. Can mom become Maa-kun's companion?"With that, Masato and Mamako began their adventure as a mother and son pair. They met Porta, a cute traveling merchant, and Wise, a regrettable philosopher. Along with their new party members, Masato and co. start on their journey.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan, Taiwan
Duration10:00
CharactersDragons
PlotSurvival, Politics
PlaceCourt
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

The legend of the Four Dragons and the origin of the land has been passed down for generations in the land of Kouka. Currently, Hiryuu Palace has no one else next in line for the throne other than the fifteen year old princess, Yona, who had been raised with care. Finally, the night of her sixteenth birthday arrives. She expects it to be a wonderful day spent with her peace-loving father, Il, her servant and friend Hak, and her cousin Soo-won, who she had feelings for... However... That night, Yona goes to visit her father to tell him how she really feels, because he opposes to her getting married to Soo-won. However, when she gets to her room, she encounters a shocking truth. The destinies of Yona and the Four Dragons entwine in this period drama fantasy romance!

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
PlotRevenge, Death, Adventures, Fate
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating, Makes me think

Invertia was a meteor storm that caused an unprecedented disaster during the 20th century. Because of this disaster, numerous cities around the world were destroyed. However, within the meteor, an unknown element called mana was discovered. It allowed human technology to make rapid strides giving rise to a new species of super-powered humans, the Star Pulse Generation (Genestella). The Festas (Star Warrior Festivals) host battles between Genestella at a city of six academies called “Rikka,” also commonly known as “Asterisk.”Scholarship student Ayato Amagiri transferred into Seidoukan Academy in order to fulfill his own wish, swearing he too will fight in this city.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration05:00

One day, high-school boy Yamada bumps into the beautiful girl Shiraishi on the stairs (literally), and their lips touch as they fall. When they regain their wits, they realize that they have swapped bodies. As time progresses, the two realize that this is not the only mysterious happening in the school.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan

As a child Sakura Mamiya mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind her grandma's home. She returned whole and healthy, but since then she has had the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! At school, the desk next to Sakura's has been empty since the start of the school year, then one day her always-absent classmate shows up, and he's far more than what he seems!

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersTeenagers, Shamans, Samurai, Heroes, Friends
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Death, Adventures
PlaceJapan
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating, By manga

The Shaman King is the one who can contact the king of spirits and reshape the world. Every 500 years, shamans, who can commune between the worlds of the living and dead, compete in the Shaman Fight to become the next Shaman King.Among those aiming for the top is a young shaman named Yoh Asakura.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersCriminals
PlotArt, Jealousy
PlaceSchool
StyleRomantic, By manga

The girls in a high school literature club do a little icebreaker to get to know each other: answering the question, "What's one thing you want to do before you die?" One of the girls blurts out, "Sex." Little do they know, the whirlwind unleashed by that word pushes each of these girls, with different backgrounds and personalities, onto their own clumsy, funny, painful, and emotional paths toward adulthood.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan

One day after school, Asahi Kuromine stumbles upon the truth that Youko Shiragami, the girl he has a crush on, is actually a vampire. According to her father's rules, Youko must now quit school in order to keep her family safe. However, Asahi does not want her to go and promises that he will keep her true nature secret. Unfortunately, this turns out to be easier said than done, as Asahi is a man who is easy to read and is unable to keep any secrets to himself.And this is the only the beginning of his troubles—more supernatural beings enter his life, and he is forced to protect all of their identities or face the consequences. Jitsu wa Watashi wa follows Asahi as he deals with his new friends and the unique challenges they bring, struggles to keep his mouth shut, and desperately tries to win Youko's heart in the process.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
PlotSupernatural
PlaceSchool
StyleRomantic

The famous "Seven Wonders" that every school seems to have are a staple of Japanese urban legends. One of the most well-known of these tales is that of Hanako-san: the ghost of a young girl who haunts the school's bathrooms.Kamome Academy has its own version of Hanako-san's legend. Rumors claim that if one successfully manages to summon Hanako-san, she will grant her summoner any wish. Lured by the gossip, many people have tried to call upon her, yet every attempt has failed. However, when Nene Yashiro, a girl hoping for romantic fortune, dares to summon Hanako-san, she discovers that the rumored "girl" is actually a boy!After a series of unfortunate events involving Nene's romantic desires, she is unwillingly entangled in the world of the supernatural, becoming Hanako-kun's assistant. Soon, she finds out about Hanako-kun's lesser-known duty: maintaining the fragile balance between mortals and apparitions.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersVampire, Witches
PlotMagic
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

Kojou Akatsuki's days as an ordinary high school student in the Demon District of Itogami Island come to an abrupt end after a fateful encounter leaves him with the remarkable abilities of a vampire. It isn't long before he is thrust into the center of attention when it is discovered that he is the fourth primogenitor, an immensely powerful vampire whom most consider to be merely a legend. Fearing Kojou's destructive potential, the Lion King Organization sends in an apprentice sword-shaman, Yukina Himeragi, to monitor, and should he become a threat, kill the boy deemed the world's most powerful vampire. Forced together by circumstance, the two form an unlikely alliance as Kojou comes to terms with his abilities and they both struggle to protect the city from various emerging chaotic forces.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration05:50

Zombie-obsessed Furuya is making a potion to reanimate his dead cat when he meets Rea. She’s about as miserable as a girl can get, thanks to her creepy, domineering father. When the pain becomes too much, she tries to commit suicide with a sip of Furuya’s weird elixir. The potion doesn’t kill her – but it does turn her into a zombie after she falls from a cliff.Now that Rea’s undead and ready to finally live, she hides out with Furuya, who’s always dreamed of having a zombie girlfriend. Their one-of-a-kind relationship comes with some challenges, like the fact that Rea is decomposing. Even worse, her freak-show dad is dangerously determined to get her back under his control. As Furuya fights to keep his ghoulfriend safe, Rea finds the secret to resurrecting her happiness: Live like you’re dying – even if you’re already dead.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, cartoon, detective, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersHeroes
PlotSupernatural, Investigation, Adventures
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!

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
PlaceSchool, Japan
StyleRomantic, By manga

For high school students like Shouichi Kamita, university entrance exams and the future are common concerns. It is also during this time in life that a mysterious emotion that vexes people of all ages may begin to weigh upon one's mind—love.At this point in his teenage years, Shouichi finds three girls he could see himself having a future with: the ever-cheerful Hikari Tsuneki, who teases Shouichi without mercy, but actually has a softer side; the competitive gamer, Tooru Miyamae, who has difficulty communicating with others; and Shouichi's childhood friend, Kyouko Touno, the sometimes immature shoujo manga enthusiast. Seiren follows Shouichi's relationships with these three girls across three separate arcs, as their feelings grow from mutual interest and blossom into something more beautiful.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
PlaceSchool, Japan
StyleRomantic, Touching, By manga

Sota Hatate is a boy who has the unique ability to see "Flags" above the heads of other people. The "Flags" mark critical crossroads in people's lives — when the choices they make will determine love, friendship, victory, and even death. He transfers into Tokyo's elite Hatagaya Academy, but instead of living by himself in the boys' dormitory, he ends up living with many beautiful girls under one roof.





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