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What's with the sudden fantasy anime boom? They are everywhere

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What's with the sudden fantasy anime boom?

They are everywhere and completely dominated last season's sales.

And they dominate LN market meaning more and more anime adaptations will be appearing.
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It's a welcome change after the 2000-2010 Great Fantasy Starvation.
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There were always a few fantasy anime every season.

What's trending are the isekai ones, which are fantasy as well. So you probably mean that. Pic related isn't isekai though, doubt it'll be popular.
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>>139686549
It's better than the school-life boom that dominated the previous decade.
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Nobody will ever get tired of good ol' Sword and Magic

I've read fantasy works for over 20 years, still love them
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>>139686608
Don't you mean transported/reincarnated?
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now if only we got more dark fantasy or unorthodox fantasy
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Are there any with actual good lore or worlds
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>>139686631
this, fuck school settings, and fuck even more fantasy school settings
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>>139686549
source?
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>>139686660
Yes, boku no pico.
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>>139686641

isekai means "another world", so being transported or reincarnated into the world is implied. How else do you get there?
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>>139686549
There's always 1 or 2 per season.
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>>139686549
Blame SAO
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We're not getting "fantasy" shows. We're getting either Isekai shows, "Trapped in a video game" shows or shows that are really ads for video games that have fantasy in them. All of which are usually just harem excuses

Call me when we have people actually going on an adventure
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>>139686843
Something can be fantasy and still have the 'trapped in a game' motif. It's really no different than the old fairy tale 'fall into a book's world'.

I agree about the 2nd point though
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>>139686843
LoL Heroes was entertaining. If only they'd make a second season.

translator stopped translating the sequel when it was getting good. I'm mad
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>>139686965
I feel you /a/non. What's worse is that it's still labeled as active even though it's clearly dead.
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>>139686689
So does New Saga not count? It has time loop but no otherworlders / "modern knowledge"
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>>139686843
None of the stuff you complained about stops the characters going on an adventure.
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>>139686965
>>139687028

There's a guy translating it from Chinese raws to English. Doubt it's gonna be good since it's JP->CH->EN.

We'll just have to learn moon runes.
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>>139687146
It doesn't but they don't actually do it

Felt like the one recent anime that actually was a fantasy adventure was Chaika
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>>139687468
Well the problem is that anime adaptations are glorified ads
>look at our fun and interestiong setting
>look at or unique quirky characters
>now go buy the fucking books goy
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>>139686549
It's a shame so many of them are just the "stuck in an MMORPG" subgenre.

>>139687674
A lot of animation is advertisement for something else. Many of the most popular and beloved 80s cartoons were made purely to sell toys. At least with LN/Manga advertisements, they still try to sell the story itself. The story is still primary rather than secondary to the merchandise.
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>>139687674

This is why all the best anime are original stories.

Adaptations are always fucked up by spoilers and end without concluding anything.
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>>139687772
1) Gamification and transfer can be fine, just look at 12 kingdoms. It didn't have levels and exp but the world structure was full of game-like abstractions and restrictions. Same for Horizon, though I haven't read the prequel supposedly explaining the apocalypse yet.

2) To sell toys you have to show a full story, but to sell a story you only allow a peek at characters.
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>>139686549

I'm liking Seisen Cerberus. Looks like a poor man's Lodoss War.
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>>139686608

Why don't you just say "parallel world"?

This is an English-speaking board. You shouldn't use Japanese unless there's something to make the meaning obvious to monolingual English speakers and the switch actually holds some kind of purpose (i.e. as a joke or reference to a line).
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>>139688235
うるさいぞ、クソ外人
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>>139686549
Not even the cute anthro loli was enough to stop me dropping this shit
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>>139688344

ここで日本人こそ外人だ。
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>>139688235
this reminds me of Hatoko's rant.

someone post the webm, the /a/ edit.
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>>139686608
Not really, most shows didnt go full fantay, they had a setting most of the time like ours and just a bit of magic here and there.
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>>139686549
>What is SAO?
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>>139686549
Because the medium is stale as fuck and dictated by the wants of 14 year old japanese children. They have extremely shit taste so every season is now awash with the same fucking awful shows.
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>>139686549
Was about time, I was growing tired of highschool settings
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>>139690386
They'll find a way to shoehorn high school into isekai settings. Japan's autism is not to be underestimated.
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>>139686608
>There were always a few fantasy anime every season.

There were shows with fantasy elements every season, there was even lot of technically "high fantasy" shows but that were actually high school shows more than actual fantasy like pic related
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>>139690476
They already did, but at least it was a good show
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>>139686608

Not really. We had stuck in MMO shows or magic high school shows. Now there is a lot of actual fantasy series.
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Don't worry, guys. Soon.
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>>139686549
As long as we get shows like this, I'm fine with it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoCwUzbkfdk
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>>139690768
>virgin soul
So Favaro is the MC again, I take it.
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>>139686549
>boom

there's been no such thing. although, I guess it depends on how much you stretch "fantasy anime" or how specific you want to get with it.
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>>139690790
Oh shit! Fuck I didn't know this got the ok for an anime. Thanks for making my day anon!
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>>139687772
>Many of the most popular and beloved 80s cartoons were made purely to sell toys.

Yeah, Thing is, they pretty much had complete freedom to do whatever they wanted with what were essentially commercials. When you're adapting something based existing STORY material, especially when 90% of said source material is garbage like LNs, you're hamstrung twofold.
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>>139690790

Okay, that looks good.
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>>139690768
FAVAROOOOOO
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>>139686660
I love the world in Shirayukihime, but it's for girls.
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>>139690768
Who is this mysterious charming and dashing rogue?
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>>139691646
A liar.
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>>139691692
How can you say that? Do those really look like the eyes of a liar to you?
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>>139688235
Where do you think we are?

>>139688714
It must be with audio.
https://u.pomf.is/ockfvc.webm
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Looks like this little slut is becoming popular. Nice.
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>>139686549
>What's with the sudden fantasy anime boom?
Skyrim
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