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Shlugo_the_great King of Burgers Relationship Status: Tsundere'ing
King of Burgers
Nov 26th 2019 at 3:14:25 PM

Anyone reading Welcome to religion in another world? It's one of the weirdest isekai I've ever read.

Come and get your burgers!
Kiefen MINE! from Germany Relationship Status: It's not my fault I'm not popular!
MINE!
Nov 27th 2019 at 1:54:21 AM

Oh I've read the first chapter of that one. It is sureley...something.

Shlugo_the_great King of Burgers Relationship Status: Tsundere'ing
King of Burgers
Nov 27th 2019 at 3:04:59 AM

Yeah, it's just so weird. It's hard to even summarize it easily

Come and get your burgers!
GoldenKaos Free as the flame from Ynys y Cedyrn - Europa Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Free as the flame
Nov 27th 2019 at 5:44:08 AM

Mother's Basement likes Ascendance of a Bookworm I guess.

Not entirely sure about "Smartest" isekai though.

Probably should be working.
BattleRaizer from Realm of Khorne Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Nov 27th 2019 at 6:10:56 AM

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.

E.T technically is a Isekai movie
firewriter Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Nov 27th 2019 at 7:14:30 AM

I wouldn't call everyone else dumb in this universe.

Shonen Is Not Just For Boys, Even If Literally Means "Boy".
GoldenKaos Free as the flame from Ynys y Cedyrn - Europa Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Free as the flame
Nov 27th 2019 at 7:21:07 AM

They're certainly unlearned.

Probably should be working.
BattleRaizer from Realm of Khorne Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Nov 27th 2019 at 7:44:02 AM

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.

E.T technically is a Isekai movie
GoldenKaos Free as the flame from Ynys y Cedyrn - Europa Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Free as the flame
Nov 27th 2019 at 7:47:32 AM

I want to see Dan Hibiki in an isekai now.

Probably should be working.
Lyendith I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane! from Bègles, France Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane!
Nov 27th 2019 at 8:00:07 AM

The Hong Kong movie Future Cops has Street Fighter Characters go to high school in our world. Close enough? tongue

(I didn't find any English review unfortunately…)

Flippé de participer à ce grand souper, je veux juste m'occuper de taper mon propre tempo.
Nov 27th 2019 at 8:26:46 AM

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

Mami Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Nov 27th 2019 at 8:48:48 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.

firewriter Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Nov 27th 2019 at 4:12:36 PM

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.

Shonen Is Not Just For Boys, Even If Literally Means "Boy".
Lyendith I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane! from Bègles, France Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane!
Nov 27th 2019 at 4:32:38 PM

[up] 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.

Flippé de participer à ce grand souper, je veux juste m'occuper de taper mon propre tempo.
Nov 27th 2019 at 4:40:17 PM

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

slimcoder Insane Religious Murderbot
Insane Religious Murderbot
Nov 29th 2019 at 2:36:43 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.

Nobody is innocent, there are merely varying levels of guilt. Oh and Primus hates you.
Nov 29th 2019 at 3:18:47 PM

[up]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.

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
SpookyMask Insert title from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Insert title
Nov 29th 2019 at 8:32:54 PM

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? tongue

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

Time to change the style, for now
Smasher Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Nov 30th 2019 at 9:26:20 AM

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?

Nov 30th 2019 at 9:38:58 AM

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

Dec 1st 2019 at 10:56:58 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

Dec 1st 2019 at 4:15:40 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.

Dec 1st 2019 at 6:58:32 PM

Wait, are you intending to read it or not? Sounds like you changed your mind halfway through the post.

M84 Such heroic nonsense from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Such heroic nonsense
Dec 1st 2019 at 7:04:04 PM

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.

Disgusted, but not surprised
Dec 1st 2019 at 7:49:54 PM

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.

I don't have my glasses so I can't read anything. I don't even know how I drove here.

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