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The real world sucks and I want to imagine myself being reincarnated or transported to another world. Sure, with any genre there will inevitably be a sea of garbage but there are plenty of Isekai gems, Log Horizon and Shield Hero and Slime-san being a few. Anyone else here like isekai shows?

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7 minutes ago, ninja_jesus said:

The real world sucks and I want to imagine myself being reincarnated or transported to another world. Sure, with any genre there will inevitably be a sea of garbage but there are plenty of Isekai gems, Log Horizon and Shield Hero and Slime-san being a few. Anyone else here like isekai shows?

Re:Zero is great.

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10 minutes ago, Distinct Lunatic said:

Step 1: Go outside and get hit by a truck

Step 2: Wake up in some isekai world where you are the hero

Step 3: ?????

Step 4: Profit

Truck-kun doesn't like me. :( I've only ever been hit by car-san.

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59 minutes ago, ninja_jesus said:

Re:Zero is excellent, I just need to catch up on it. xD

Season 2 has been ridiculous (in the best ways).

I mentioned it since it's basically the opposite of what you were looking for, though. 😏

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Just now, naraku360 said:

Season 2 has been ridiculous.

I mentioned it since it's basically the opposite of what you were looking for, though. 😏

??? But Re:Zero is isekai.

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1 hour ago, -Ninja_Jesus- said:

The real world sucks and I want to imagine myself being reincarnated or transported to another world.

 

1 minute ago, -Ninja_Jesus- said:

??? But Re:Zero is isekai.

I was focusing on the life sucks and I want a better world part, perhaps more than intended.

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1 minute ago, naraku360 said:

 

I was focusing on the life sucks and I want a better world part, perhaps more than intended.

Ohhh, that makes sense. But I didn't say a "better" world. :P I wouldn't consider most isekai to be "better", per say, because it's the people that have to make it better.

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“Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?” and “I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense” are the only two I’ve gotten into lately.

I prefer the goofier ones that get into of the video-gamey issues that come from isekai VRMMORPGs like flippant mods, gamebreaking glitches, and overpowered weapons/items.

If they get too self-serious or feel too much like wish fulfillment, I tune out or lose interest. I do like Re;Zero though, but I need to find the time to catch up with it.

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31 minutes ago, Jiro_Dreams said:

“Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?” and “I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense” are the only two I’ve gotten into lately.

I prefer the goofier ones that get into of the video-gamey issues that come from isekai VRMMORPGs like flippant mods, gamebreaking glitches, and overpowered weapons/items.

If they get too self-serious or feel too much like wish fulfillment, I tune out or lose interest. I do like Re;Zero though, but I need to find the time to catch up with it.

Bofuri is so sweet, I love that show.

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14 minutes ago, Top Gun said:

The isekai fad needs to die in a goddamn fire.

You should check that fire to see if your sense of fun got thrown out by accident.

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I like fun, but this shit ain't it.  The vast majority of it is just...nothing.  No attention given to crafting a believable world populated with engaging characters, just Truck-kun and then either random comedy lolz or "no we didn't rip these mechanics straight from a generic JRPG why would you say that."  I've yet to read a premise for any of these series that's instilled a desire for me to give them a try.

You know what were fantastic, though?  The older girl-in-another-world series that came out long before the term "isekai" was a gleam in anyone's eye.  Escaflowne, Magic Knight Rayearth, Twelve Kingdoms.  Shows that actually gave a damn about world-building.

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2 hours ago, Jiro_Dreams said:

“Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?” and “I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense” are the only two I’ve gotten into lately.

I prefer the goofier ones that get into of the video-gamey issues that come from isekai VRMMORPGs like flippant mods, gamebreaking glitches, and overpowered weapons/items.

If they get too self-serious or feel too much like wish fulfillment, I tune out or lose interest. I do like Re;Zero though, but I need to find the time to catch up with it.

But the defense one isn't an isekai because she isn't trapped in that world. That is like saying fantasy stories are isekai when no one was reborn or transported.

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Usually the only isekai that I don't like are the really soulless ones. Like In another world with my smart phone. The Slime one is borderline that level, but it actually has some funny moments and fan service, but I think most of the girls looked better in their monster forms before they made them full human. 

A lot of series do with the cellphone one did where god just makes the mc into the Avatar of that with all types of magic and buffs to their physical ability. It just gets old when 8 episodes of a 12 episode season are; MC does a thing with no effort, Holy shit MC you're fucking amazing,  I'm so wet right now MC-Kun~!  Like there's very little comedy or action, and it's 99% just telling the self insert how amazing they are.  

I probably like Konosuba the most followed by Overlord. 

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30 minutes ago, HardcoreHunter said:

Usually the only isekai that I don't like are the really soulless ones. Like In another world with my smart phone. The Slime one is borderline that level, but it actually has some funny moments and fan service, but I think most of the girls looked better in their monster forms before they made them full human. 

A lot of series do with the cellphone one did where god just makes the mc into the Avatar of that with all types of magic and buffs to their physical ability. It just gets old when 8 episodes of a 12 episode season are; MC does a thing with no effort, Holy shit MC you're fucking amazing,  I'm so wet right now MC-Kun~!  Like there's very little comedy or action, and it's 99% just telling the self insert how amazing they are.  

I probably like Konosuba the most followed by Overlord. 

Smartphone, Demon Lord Retry, How Not To Summon a Demon Lord, stuff like that are so soulless, I hate them so much. Slime-san's manga and a Light Novel are better, since they haven't been stalling on the main plot line like the anime. "Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?" was very borderline soulless but it was funny and had a charm to it. OP MC does not like that she's OP and tries not to stand out, hilariously failing.

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I will say that the only one that's remotely interested me is Ascendance of a Bookworm, because the premise feels far different than anything else I've heard of, and it seems like there's actual legit world-building going on.

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3 minutes ago, Top Gun said:

I will say that the only one that's remotely interested me is Ascendance of a Bookworm, because the premise feels far different than anything else I've heard of, and it seems like there's actual legit world-building going on.

I am eagerly awaiting season 3! I am very tempted to buy the Light Novels because it's further along in the plot.

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6 minutes ago, -Ninja_Jesus- said:

Smartphone, Demon Lord Retry, How Not To Summon a Demon Lord, stuff like that are so soulless, I hate them so much. Slime-san's manga and a Light Novel are better, since they haven't been stalling on the main plot line like the anime. "Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?" was very borderline soulless but it was funny and had a charm to it. OP MC does not like that she's OP and tries not to stand out, hilariously failing.

The manga for how not to summon a demon lord was better. The anime fucked up and was doing like half a chapter an episode to stretch the fanservice scenes. The manga isn't a gem, but the anime did it wrong. 

 

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17 minutes ago, HardcoreHunter said:

The manga for how not to summon a demon lord was better. The anime fucked up and was doing like half a chapter an episode to stretch the fanservice scenes. The manga isn't a gem, but the anime did it wrong. 

 

No wonder it felt so slow. I'm sure Demon Lord Retry is the same way. The anime has it looking like a worse, discount Overlord with a loli sidekick.

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31 minutes ago, -Ninja_Jesus- said:

No wonder it felt so slow. I'm sure Demon Lord Retry is the same way. The anime has it looking like a worse, discount Overlord with a loli sidekick.

DLR's anime just seemed so damn dry that I don't even think a faster pace could help it. The MC was just a failure of a protagonist. It's not someone you would root for, or meant to be a self insert. 

A fun series that gets overlooked to check out is, I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job. Also goes by Yusibu for short. The MC got beaten to the punch on beating the demon lord so he gets a job at a Lawsons, and the Demon Lords daughter gets a job with him. 

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8 minutes ago, HardcoreHunter said:

DLR's anime just seemed so damn dry that I don't even think a faster pace could help it. The MC was just a failure of a protagonist. It's not someone you would root for, or meant to be a self insert. 

A fun series that gets overlooked to check out is, I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job. Also goes by Yusibu for short. The MC got beaten to the punch on beating the demon lord so he gets a job at a Lawsons, and the Demon Lords daughter gets a job with him. 

I loved it when it came out! The premise of exploring what happens when the Demon Lord gets defeated isn't something I've seen done since, tbh.

Would Misfit of Demon King Academy count as an isekai? I know it's bad but it's so entertaining that I don't really care.

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17 minutes ago, -Ninja_Jesus- said:

 

Would Misfit of Demon King Academy count as an isekai? I know it's bad but it's so entertaining that I don't really care.

No it's just a fantasy. 

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