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5 Anime Like How Not to Summon a Demon Lord if You’re Looking for Something Similar

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5 Anime Like How Not to Summon a Demon Lord if You’re Looking for Something Similar

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The Isekai genre is still going strong in terms of popularity and shows like How Not to Summon a Demon Lord show why this is possible. A fun romp through a fantasy world where the protagonist is an all-powerful devil man with social anxiety, the show takes all of the excitement of entering a new world and pokes light-hearted fun at it in a way that acknowledges its flaws, making for an experience that’s all the more entertaining as a result. Being a new show, however, there are only so many episodes to watch before viewers are forced to stop and wait for a new episode, and that’s only until the season ends. For when that moment occurs, we’ve got you covered with five anime to watch if you’re looking for something similar to How Not to Summon a Demon Lord.

In Another World With My Smartphone

Anime Like How Not to Summon a Demon Lord if You’re Looking for Something Similar

After the forces that accidentally kill him, Touya Mochizuki is granted a second chance at life in a fantasy world with an added perk of his choosing. To this, Touya chooses to have access to a smartphone capable of accessing the internet from anywhere and able to be recharged with magical energy. This proves a wise choice, as it allows him to learn most any magical ability in the world with ease and quickly rise to prominence, gaining followers and allies in his quest to discover the hidden Babylon gardens and defeat the evil forces lurking within the shadows.

Offering a fun twist on the usual aspects of how and why the main character is the most powerful in the world, In Another World With My Smartphone takes the genre in a fun new direction that still feels loyal to its inspirations. Each new story arc and character interaction makes you want to learn more about what the world holds, and seeing how Touya uses his smartphone to work around problems is always a sight to see. It may only have 12 episodes, but it’s a worthwhile experience nonetheless.

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Keenan McCall is a freelance journalist with experience in a variety of areas, but for whatever reason, he decided to cover everything related to nerd culture. From games to comics, anime to figures, TV to books and music, he’s always looking for what’s new from the world of entertainment and what it means for the people who consume it. It should also be noted that his Twitter feed is less a series of insightful thoughts and opinions so much as it’s a steady stream of memes, references and cute animal videos.

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