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Re:Monster

Re:Monster

Tomokui Kanata has suffered an early death, but his adventures are far from over. He is reborn into a fantastical world of swords and magic-- as a lowly goblin! Not content to let this stop him, the now renamed “Rou” uses his new physical abilities and his old memories to plow ahead in a world where consuming other creatures allows him to acquire their strengths and powers.

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Gosick Gosick says...

So far, Overlord looks really promising. It gave me the hype that SAO's first episode did, so I'm hoping it doesn't faceplant in the next few episodes like SAO did.

Re:Monster has a very similar premise in that it takes place in a videogame, and the main character finds himself as a sort of leader for a pack of goons. Both really great titles.

GATE: Where the JSDF Fought

GATE: Where the JSDF Fought

On August 20XX, a gate suddenly appears in Tokyo's Ginza district, unleashing a portal where monsters, medieval knights and other fantasy beings come from another world and wreak havoc on Tokyo. The Japanese Defense Force take action against these monsters and push them back into the "Gate". Third Reconnaissance Team is dispatched to the "Special Region" lead by officer (and otaku) Touji Itami.

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If you liked Overlord or Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri you'd also like the other one because both shows tell the story of a male protagonist from our world going to a fantasy universe with a twist that they're backed up by a military force much stronger than their potential rivals and both take part in the conquest of the fantasy worlds they are in.

Overlord and Gate have also strong focus on politics and diplomacy, dealing with both opponents and allies. The thing I find differing both shows is that Gate has much cuter girls, but they're also there in Overlord too.

Skeleton Knight in Another World

Skeleton Knight in Another World

One day, a gamer played video games until he fell asleep…and when he woke up, he found himself in the game world–as a skeleton! Equipped with the powerful weapons and armor of his avatar but stuck with its frightening skeletal appearance, Arc has to find a place for himself in this new, fantastical land. All his hopes for a quiet life are dashed when he crosses paths with a beautiful elven warrior, setting him on a journey full of conflict and adventure.

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The New Gate (Light Novel)

The New Gate (Light Novel)

"THE NEW GATE", an online game that trapped its players and turned into a death game, was now releasing the thousands of players that had been dragged into it, thanks to the efforts of Shin, one of the most powerful players. But after having defeated the last boss and freed everyone, he was swallowed up by a strange light and found himself inside the game world 500 years in the future and unable to leave.

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Sword Art Online: Aincrad

Sword Art Online: Aincrad

The year is 2022, and gamers have lined up on launch day to connect to Sword Art Online, a hotly anticipated MMORPG that allows players to connect to an immersive, lush virtual reality world with special helmets called Nerve Gear. Kirito is eager to return to the place where he spent a good deal of time as a beta tester, and quickly becomes friends with Klein, a newbie player. But soon, Sword Art Online's 10,000 players discover that not only are they unable to logout, the only way they can return to their physical bodies is by beating the 100-level tower's final boss - that is, if their HP doesn't drop to zero first, for death in the game means death in the real world. Now, with no one else to turn to, Kirito and the other participants must survive the game as best they can – some forming guilds, others ruthlessly leaving their peers behind, and many tragically falling by the wayside or to the merciless monsters populating the lands...

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Log Horizon (Light Novel)

Log Horizon (Light Novel)

Thirty thousand Japanese gamers awake one day to discover that the fantasy world of Elder Tales, an MMORPG that was formerly their collective hobby, has become their cold hard reality. Severed from their everyday lives, they confront a new horizon filled with ravenous monsters, flavorless food, and the inability to die! Amid the chaos, veteran gamer Shiroe gathers his friends, the guardian Naotsugu and the assassin Akatsuki, and together they embark on an adventure to change the world as they know it!

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Around 40 Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki

Around 40 Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki

Satoshi Osako was a player of the VRRPG 『Sword and Sorcery』 who defeated the Evil God and died for his troubles. When he awoke again he found himself in a strange unknown forest. Furthermore he possessed his avatar’s body and abilities. In other words, he was a cheat. Can a 40 year old DT, live peacefully in this world?

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The New Gate

The New Gate

"THE NEW GATE", an online game that trapped its players and turned into a death game, was now releasing the thousands of players that had been dragged into it, thanks to the efforts of Shin, one of the most powerful players. But after having defeated the last boss and freed everyone, he was swallowed up by a strange light and found himself inside the game world 500 years in the future and unable to leave.

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Tensei Kenja no Isekai Raifu: Daini no Shokugyo wo Ete, Sekai Saikyou ni Narimashita

Tensei Kenja no Isekai Raifu: Daini no Shokugyo wo Ete, Sekai Saikyou ni Narimashita

Sano Yuji, a black company employee, is summoned to another world while finishing his work at home. His profession in the other world, a Monster Tamer, is considered a job that makes it difficult to become an adventurer. However, thanks to some slimes he met, which read several magical books, he gained magical powers and the second profession, Sage. Yuji acquired overwhelming power, but is he conscience of his strength? Blindly becoming unparalleled and strongest in the world!

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Isekai de "Kuro no Iyashi Te" tte Yobarete Imasu

Isekai de

One day, 22-year-old Kanzaki Misuzu is suddenly transported to a strange world. Based on the pop-up screens she can access, it seems she's entered some kind of RPG as a magic user! Luckily, she can use the gaming skills she acquired as an otaku to make her way in this new world. But before she knows it, people start calling her "the Black Healer"!!

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