Fushigii Yūgi - Yū Watasei
Fushigi Yūgi is a shōjō, and it was originally released from 1992-1996 and has been re-released several times. It is another classic Isekai following the adventures of Miaka and Yui. The two young ladies begin their adventure in a library, and the reading of a book transports them back to Feudal China. Yui manages to escape back to the "real" world rather quickly, but Miaka finds herself the Priestess of the god Suzaku, tasked with gathering the seven celestial warriors in order to summon the god. She ends up falling in love with Tamahome, one of the seven warriors. Yui, meanwhile, works diligently to retrieve her friend Miaka, only to come back into the world of the book and find Miaka in love and seemingly unmoved by her disappearance. Jealous and outraged, Yui becomes the Priestess of Seiyū, gathers her own warriors, and declares she will do everything to stop Miaka from summoning her god.
Inuyasha - rumiko takahashi
Here is a classic Isekai - a subgenre involving the main character being transported to another world. The manga originally ran from 1996-2008, and is now published in an Omnibus format (3 volumes in 1 book) from VIZ Media.
In this series, Kagome, our protagonist, falls down a well at her family's shrine and finds herself in the Sengoku period of Japan. An evil monster recognizes that Kagome carries the sacred Shikon Jewel inside her, and in the ensuing battle, Kagome inadvertently shatters the Jewel, and its pieces scatter all over Japan. Kagome then meets the warrior InuYasha, and the two travel across the country searching for the pieces of the Jewel to recover it before the evil Naraku.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Hiromu Arakawa
Fullmetal was originally published between 2001-2010 by Square Enix in Japan, with English releases between 2005-2011. The series spawned two different Anime series, Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. The second series focused more on the storyline of the manga, while the first series took a lot of detours and created new characters because they had to wait for the mangaka (manga artist) to finish the stories. Brotherhood is still widely regarded as a wonderful adaptation of the manga to screen, and many students watch this series instead of the longer, looser adaptation.
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