Akane and Hiyori Takanashi are two sisters from Japan, living ordinary lives after their parents and grandparents died. One day while on Christmas Holiday, their whole house are transported to a fantasy realm of magic. Their summoners then briefed them about the purpose of their summoning, which is to purify the land from the threat of miasma. Things roll down from there.
Isekai Omotenashi Gohan (異世界おもてなしご飯, lit. Different World Hospitality Meals) is a light novel series written by Shinobumaru. It was first published in 2016 and as of 2018 consisted of 3 volumes. It has been adapted into a manga published in Kadokawa's Young Ace Up magazine, with art by Medamayaki.
Tropes in this work:
- Adult Fear: Akane's fear of Hiyori perishing during her quest to purify the dangerous miasma, exacerbated by the tale of Saint Felypithos related by the twin princesses.
- Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": There are equivalents of her native world's ingredients (plum, corn, soybean, etc) in the local market, though Akane sometimes needs Jade's help to identify what's the equivalent of what with magic.
- Childhood Friends: The king, Levain, and Dalziel are fast friends since childhood.
- The Chosen One: Hiyori, since she is the main reason the kingdom did the summoning.
- Hero of Another Story: However, since the comic follows Akane's day-to-day activities, Hiyori essentially becomes that.
- The Fair Folk: The Fairy Queen Titania and characters associated with her have this distinct flavor.
- Food Porn: While Akane's dishes are not really sophisticated, the uniqueness of the cooking elicits the natives' awe all the same.
- For Want of a Nail: Akane found the native equivalent of a plum in the market, sold by a dubious-looking merchant who told them of a tale of the plant's curse; its flower attracted monsters, so it only grows in out-of-the-way places where the monsters won't disturb people. Titania later remarked that she once cursed the plant because a man refused to share his plum liquor to her. It is implied that the plum merchant is that very man.
- Grumpy Bear: Levain (the prime minister of the realm) behaves like a jerk to Akane, but actually cares a lot about her and tries to shield the siblings from court intrigue.
- Jumped at the Call: Hiyori takes on the task she is expected to do (purifying miasma) with little to no consideration. She burns out rather quickly, but Akane is there to be the pillar she can lean on.
- King Incognito: Though arguably still in his estate, the king (in plainclothes) accompanies Dalziel to a drinking party in Akane's house in chapter 13 of the manga.
- Lady and Knight: Akane and Jade, the knight assigned as her guardian and day-to-day helper.
- Mundane Utility: Magic is widespread and used for many things, including identifying things.
- Nature Spirit: Hiyori 'robbed' one early on, necessitating Akane to 'return' the goods via an offering ceremony/party. Later a childlike dryad, displaced by encroaching miasma, befriended Akane; it can grow edamame when fed soybeans.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: While the royals are seldom portrayed on-screen, Prince Cain (the second children of the royal family) does a lot of legwork, essentially serving as Hiyori's direct supervisor.
- Single-Minded Twins: Princesses Sylphy and Selphie, Prince Cain's younger sisters.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: The Fairy Queen has several shades of this.