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Anyone reading Welcome to religion in another world? It's one of the weirdest isekai I've ever read.
Oh I've read the first chapter of that one. It is sureley...something.
Yeah, it's just so weird. It's hard to even summarize it easily
Mother's Basement likes Ascendance of a Bookworm I guess.
Not entirely sure about "Smartest" isekai though.
Yeah, making everyone else dumb so to make your MC smarter by comparison wouldn't what i called smart characters writing. the same go with made everyone else an asshole to make your MC look better.
I wouldn't call everyone else dumb in this universe.
They're certainly unlearned.
So i just learned that there an Isekai where the MC is Iori from The King of Fighters. Now i want Isekai where manga/game character got isekai to another world. My pick would be Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima from the Yakuza series.
I want to see Dan Hibiki in an isekai now.
The Hong Kong movie Future Cops has Street Fighter Characters go to high school in our world. Close enough?
(I didn't find any English review unfortunately…)
I would say Ascendance is better than most isekai about not making everyone look dumb so the protagonist seems smart. Everyone else around her has a lot of skills she lacks, such as negotiation and marketing. Benno is a way better merchant than she is and she also has to keep going to craftsmen to have them do things she lacks the skills to handle herself.
Edited by Arha on Nov 27th 2019 at 11:13:34 AM
Even Myne herself fucks up the modern knowledge she has (her earlier book failures being an example). She's got a leg up others but only by so much.
Also I just now realized all those 'fangirl in naruto' stories I used to read are isekais and now I'm unsure how to feel.
Also similarly to when I finished F, now that I'm up to date on Shini yasui I'm depressed that it might take another 4 months to find a similarly strong story with that much chapters. Maybe I should just draw fanart.
They are basically fanfiction Isekais. Hey, maybe that could be an isekai idea itself. A fangirl ends up in her favorite manga, anime, or game series. The series is an in-universe created thing and she gets her wish. However, it could be made as a deconstruction of those isekai fangirl fictions.
There's The Villainess' Pet that I mentionned a while ago, where the MC becomes a minor character in her favorite novel after she dies.
I read a villainess isekai short story where the protagonist was the heroine awakening to her memories of her past life and was like "sweet, free hunky boyfriend. Wait, am I in a villainess isekai and not just an otome game? Does that make me the actual villain? If I get all entitled will I end up ruined?" and was getting all weirded out by the situation.
It was a villainess isekai where the villainess and prince were head over heels for each other and while game events did happen they were entirely innocent in nature. The heroine ends up getting confessed to by a secondary love interest. She was the only reincarnator.
Dunno if anyone else here reads this one, but in My Wife Is A Demon King I actually feel sorry for Rennes now. Blind, one armed, heavily scarred and psychologically traumatized. And I get the feeling his magic teacher won't be very sympathetic to him either.
Edited by Arha on Nov 27th 2019 at 1:41:51 PM
So how is Magic Knight Rayearth which to my surprise actually is isekai?
Cause I’m thinking of getting the new 25th anniversary edition for Christmas.
I enjoyed the hell out of it (watched it before playing Super Robot Wars T) but you need to go in expecting a lot of genre mashups rather than a focus on any one genre in the first season. The second season leans a lot heavier into being a straight up mecha anime.
So I've been reading This Time I Will Definitely Be Happy!'s comment section .-.
Would it be alright to call comments toxic when they root for the villain?
On side note of that grimdark shock manga getting anime adaption, I've noticed another grimdark dark hero revenge story though that one is without time travel and more of "Hero get revived by dark powers". I'm mostly taking notice that it does similar thing of Hero doing really horrible things to really evil people, but its not straight up porn and doesn't actually go as far as raping the villains(though that one isn't above threatening with it) at least not yet.
I wouldn't stay its good or better than the other one, just an observation that this is apparently a subgenre now :P
Edited by SpookyMask on Nov 29th 2019 at 9:25:24 PM
Hey guys, I'd like some clarification:
I remember reading somewhere on this wiki that the only isekai (in the modern, Japanese sense) to play the formula 100% straight and be popular is The Familiar of Zero; while parodies, subversions, and deconstructions are far more popular.
Is that still true?
Parodies tend to still end up playing the tropes fairly straight. Also, Slime is pretty bog standard isekai, just with a cute monster girl spin on things.
Edited by Arha on Nov 30th 2019 at 11:41:03 AM
Fiancee of the Wizard: Woopsie! A guy who probably has a crush on the protagonist accidentally put a death curse on her because he cursed the person with her name (as in, the secret wife of the famous black wizard, not knowing who it was) after she had given him a false one.
Edited by Arha on Dec 1st 2019 at 12:57:04 PM
Man, I really need to get back to Kumo. Should put my translation plans on hold, since it doesn't really matter if I don't even get around to reading the damn thing.
Wait, are you intending to read it or not? Sounds like you changed your mind halfway through the post.
So chapter 3 of The Dark Queen and I Strike Back was recently translated. One thing to note is the hint that there's something a bit more going on than "just" genocidal bigotry (though it's made very clear that they are still horrible bigots), since one of the antagonists thinks that the protagonist would have gone along with them if they had revealed everything to the protagonist in the first place.
The omake also featured them and was oddly amusing even though the focus characters are genocidal warmongers.
What are the odds that they're hinting that they're genocidal because the other dudes were genocidal first? That seems to be a common trope.
Also, I was watching Terminator 2 and during the scene where the T-1000 is trying to kill John with a semi truck it occurred to me that John missed his chance of getting isekai'd. I wonder how the future leader of the Resistance would fare in your typical Isekai world.
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