What are your opinions on the ever-growing flood of Isekai titles flooding the market, /a/?
I only like them when they try something different.
Not soon enough I can tell you that
Tan athletic catgirls are too rare
Is Leda the first isekai anime?
I was expecting him to stay as a dragon kinda disappointed that he turn into a human.
Most isekai i read is basically a new game+ where they went back in time as a baby while retaining their old memories.
Does it count if you're invading the fantasy world?
better question is why did they turn into one-dimensional cardboard cutouts of their former selves after they got fucked? their personalities became so bland that it's like they died inside.
>elf slut that is always horny and fucking everyone
You could have just said 'elf' anon
>he left this best girl for some random human boring girl
This get me everytime, so much shit taste
It's because before he got summoned he was working for hours non-stop and even sleeping in the office to finish debugging the game before the deadline, this is called a Death March.
Everyone is talking about this Isekai genres fever, but if you search a little you'll see that's one of the oldest genres out there.
Even the Reincarnation theme is quite old too, though it was used more in romance-like stories than adventures.
Elves are the best, just the best
I want to read an isekai about a truck driver who hangs himself from guilt over a persons life he took because he was asleep at the wheel and ends up in another world and the person he killed is a powerful wizard or dragon or some bullshit and he wants REVENGE.
It's not that new and the numbers aren't really surging that much. What's new is people freaking out about isekai as if it were something to be worried about. People were barely even using the term a year ago but suddenly it's the newest and most threatening cancer killing anime
I would rather see the story of a truck driver who killed 1000 victims and became a demon.
>MC is isekai'd into Dwarf Fortress or some RL on the highest difficulty.
I prefer proper fantasy without the real world connection bullshit, but apparently Japan doesn't.
Hopefully Grancrest is well made and sells a lot so it can get a trend going.
>tfw you had an Isekai idea for years and somebody makes it.
I have an isekai idea
what if a street racer from the 90s managed to drift into an alternate world and picks up some nobility's daughter who is distraught with her father and they get raced by the mounted fantasy shit from that world
eurobeat included of course
Such a good idea they made it twice.
I don't mind them long as they are good.
Overlord was entertaining as fuck but shit like Grimgar comes along and turns out to be boring as fuck.
I don't really hate the genre but some of the shows they produce is just fucking pathetic.
>mfw the total potato translations of the manga
I don't think Rudeus ever had a shot with Ghys anyway. She was completely unfazed by his flirting
It means "true love"
That's Mushoku Tensei. You're thinking of Kekkon Yubiwa.
Though the brown cat girls do look really similar
As representative of /tg/ I whole heartedly endorse this series of events. The world needs more elf
You got a full serving last season.
The best English translated VN at the moment is isekai, so I don't mind.
The good kind.
>tfw no series about a man getting reincarnated into a modern fantasy world as a detective in their Special Victims Unit working with an orc.
>tfw no series about bringing bald old men to justice, saving fantasy races from goblin sex rings, stopping magical cult practices that does mutilation of the genitals, and other things.
End me now bros.
It'd be ok if they dropped the whole lel mmorpg mechanics level weindowsd lelelelele so game and instead made it an actual another world instead of totally not stuck inside a mmorpg guiise
>certain man is ded
>reincarnated in parallel world of earth
>everyone thinks he's genius, but actually it's just misunderstanding
>the author basically wants to create nichijou isekai version (not the kyoAni one)
Damn I can't help but laugh everytime he does something random but in the end it gets well result and people thinks that it's because he's genius.
America is having a hard time man, not-Bush decided to invade the whole fucking middle east at the same time. So they are going to business way, lend leasing shit to Japan while pushing for corporations and american private interests to gain access.
Eh, it's basically theater with how wordy fucking everyone is.
My honest opinion is I don't give a fuck about it, trends come and go so I might as well enjoy them while they last, I don't have super high tastes in anime anymore. It's true most are shit but it's the same as anything, just avoid the stuff you don't like. One thing I do want is more straight fantasy instead of MMORPG elements and some Isekai in other settings like scifi in the spotlight too.
The one with the mr. skeleton
The one with the guy that revives the wizard as a frog, goes to live the fairies, calls another otherworlder sailor soldier, and is obseced with recreating the internet
The one with the spidercute
The one with the fedora tipper that talks shit to God when he dies, so is send to another world as a loli to spread the message of love of God, OR ELSE
>US decided to invade the whole fucking ME, yet doesn't have time or energy to use soldiers stationed in Japan to explore fantasy world or partake in operations there.
That's retarded and as for the ME that's not a long ass campaign or dump of all US resources and time.
Lazy King, Eliza and Evil God Average.
Look for "superhuman highschooler" or something like that, it's about a group of, well, superhuman japanese highschooler (one ia the greatest swordswoman in the world, one is PM of Japan at 15 and so on) finding themselves in a generic fantasy setting
Shadowrun-like settings is garbage for its neon and drap, emo aesthetics and real life agendas smacked right into your face.
Not to mention its garbage and pointless mechanics.
People go for fantasy for escapism, not to simply write about reality when they can do that without any issue.
Typical Demon lord subjugation story that goes well, except the hero was summoned to the demon's side 10 years after he emerged victorious, as the humans goes even more jackass than the demons.
I enjoy them. I don't make a big fuss of it either because isekai isnt really that new, quite old actually.
There's a thing that's getting on my nerves and its the easy mmo analogy most writers tend to lach on. I don't mind in things like log horizon, overlord, sao, etc because that's supposed to be its thing but when they start explaining their whole "magic system" with a fucking mmo troope when it doesnt belongs it pisses me off to no end.
You're right about Dan's massive ego,
but damn, he just says it out in a very classy way that I'm more than willing to look past it.
>I’ll admit it now. I’m a son of a bitch. If I’m to be a bit more honest, then I should confess that I’m not just a simple son of a bitch, but a very intelligent son of a bitch.
>I was not only the smartest person among the people I knew, but I was also the most honest. To be exact, as I was smart enough to realize that I was a son of a bitch, I was also honest enough to admit only that fact. Individuals who possessed both wisdom and honesty, like myself, were rare to find.
Props to the author & translator
I hate the lel info box in the story itself meme that authors keep using to make their MC smart.
If you want to make a game, info boxes is obviously necessary.
If you want to write a goddamn fantasy story, I don't want to know about the mechanics nor the info or the UI.
Just a good story about adventures, cute girls, evil bastards worth smiting and friendly people worth fighting for.
World-building are optional and not essential. Character building is much better in comparison in fantasy.
They didn't though. Just the focus moved from them to the main story. Since the author was obviously rushing it
and wanted to finally kill of our MCthere wasn't any more time to depict their lives in the main series so he mixed those in with the redundancy chapters and Jobless Oblige.
Well, at least Sylphy still got more attention in the Asura arc and when Zeke was first born.
Too bad the translation has kinda stopped with Zeke's story though, he seems more interesting compared to his first son.
This part wasn't in the WN right? They're really going all out with the fanservice over there
>isekai isnt really that new, quite old actually.
Quite so. There was a similar trend that was a bit popular in Western fantasy fiction in the 20th century, although it fell out of fashion - Three Hearts and Three Lions, the entirety of the John Carter series, etc.
And it's even older than that, of course. Mark Twain's A Yankee in King Arthur's Court, for instance, which is from 1889. And probably stuff from earlier centuries than that that I can't remember off the top of my head.
It's just having a resurgence in Web Novels, which get published as Light Novels, and those LNs are getting adapted to manga and anime and thus get into the limelight.
It's like how the zombie apocalypse stopped being huge in media for a while and then decided to walk the earth again near the end of the 20th century. All that's old is new again.
But yeah, including game stats for no good reason is a goddamn plague and I have no idea where the fuck it came from. Are the actual MMO stories to blame, or is this from a more obscure corner of the internet?
>I have no idea where that came from.
Most fantasy in Nip land is focused on their own culture or based on the west.
The heaviest western fantasy influence they got is Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and DnD (Though most get their influence from FF and DQ) which gets the tropes of Stats and Demon King + Copy n' Paste stuff.
It's not like it's a recent thing in anime ether.
El Hazard, Magic Knights Rayearth, Escaflowne.
And there are probably good older examples too, but I'm a pleb and don't know my anime history.
Although, there is also the thing that the genre has changed and different tropes and cliches are prevalent in different times.
Like the whole mmo-aspect is pretty recent. Also I feel that even outside of it, these days there seems to be more western Tolkien -style fantasy worlds.
>But yeah, including game stats for no good reason is a goddamn plague and I have no idea where the fuck it came from
Easiest way to phrase a power increase
>wow i was level 1 now im level 22675
>The average person has 5 dexterity but i have 7000
You woke up in a room, in front of you is two doors, one red, one blue. You heard a sound from behind and you turned back to see a wall full of spike thorn slowly coming at you, there are no other way, no window. You heard a voice saying that you have to choose between 2 doors and take the test behind them to escape, the red door required you to read through 100 chapters for each Jap's isekai web novel while the blue ones required you to read 100 chapters for each Chinkz's isekai web novel and then making summary for all of them, all WN are picked randomly on the internet.
Now, which door will you choose, /a/?
It's an easier metric to explain stuff like power levels of different characters/enemies, and is mostly used to move the plot along by having the player level-up and learn some new skill that does something.
I get the criticism because it's often just ham-fisted in its inclusion, but in practice it's almost no different from what any other shounen-type scenario does, it's just more transparent and thus is easier to grasp for a new reader.
Basically rather than make up your own special snowflake magic system, just put in levels and you've saved yourself time and effort - it's not like people are reading the endless tide of Isekai novels for quality or originality, it's easily absorbed fluff that japanese teenagers buy to pass the time on their 2-hour commute.
They accomplished the goal of their life (Sylphy to become a good bride to Rudy, also finish the work of bodyguard for Ariel, Roxy to find the love in a dungeon and teach in the magic academy and Eris Stay with Rudy and become strong to fight to his side), and when a person have children, they give priority to the family, becoming less reckless in their actions, also around after the battle vs Orsted, Rudy almost don't have time to spent with his family, and that was fixed in the briefly time that have with his wives in the next chapters and in the redundancy chapters .
That image is about another series with the same illustrator
>including game stats for no good reason is a goddamn plague
This is the main problem of various isekai, where any person can learn a skill without effort, and that happens because is more easy to the author to explain the magic like death march that every moment the Mc gain a skill merely talking with a person, seeing a action or magic, or killing monsters.
Why do they almost always have harem elements? Why can't it just be about a normal guy (not an otaku or whatever) going over to a new world, with both male and female characters being relevant?
Endride was the last one to have an even amount of important male and female characters, but I'm almost certain it can be done better.
Because the majority of writers are creatively bankrupt and don't know how to write non-contrived character relationships?
I do have a question.
Would a series in which the MC dies in our time, but his brain is scanned and uploaded into a robot in the not too distant future ala SOMA be considered Isekai?
No, I'd like to see it attempted. At least there won't be any Harem elements this time due to the MC's robot body lacking functional genitalia.
>Implying he wouldn't have a harem of robot girls
Lots of skeleton protagonists so i assume overlord?
Ore to Kawazu-san no Isekai Hourouki
Kumo desu ga, nani ka?
>fedoratipping nazi loli
The shieldbro loves you too
This title will be released on January 25, 2017.
What about the loli-bot?
Japs can't into fantasy without making full on self-insert characters.
The only good one i would name is Kazuma and that's only because the author self-inserts as a side-character with 8grader syndrome!
The translator is saint. Incredibly fast and (holy shit) high quality translation. Among all the google translated web novels his stands out like an enormous diamond among a field of garbage.
Well, but,..., I bet this design is totes unique and not like anything else you might have seen!
Did you guys ever wonder what is the legal age in those settings? levels and shit kinda mess up the perceptions of growth when you talk about demihumans and beastmen.
There's probably children like raphtalia out there who powerleveled at a young age and look mature now.
>The Ars /ss/ story isn't canon anymore
It's a male elven group of bards going arround and ''raping'' all the women they can find.
The MC is a Japanese iseaki cuck following them arround and wishing to be a little girl but just ends up as team rocket!
That said, how old was Melty when Naofumi met her? The queen pretty much gave Naofumi the OK to knock her up then. She probably knew melty could handle childbirth at a young age.
There are two worst ones that are almost always trash.
Ones that are just copy pasting from Dragon quest complete with a hero fighting a demon king and video game option menus.
And ones where the person is reincarnated, going through there whole childhood and being super powerful and "smart" by the age of like 10.
I like both of them.
Hero and Demon King is always fun because it gives a direct goal in the beginning and you wonder how it'll turn out. Japan always finds a way to make it different and interesting.
My first reincarnation was Mushoku and I thought it did it really good, so everything else kind of pales in comparison to Mushoku. Mushoku had control of power and didn't let it get out of hand and OP like other reincarnation stories.
I prefer chinese reincarnation stories.
They at least try to be original about the way they go about it.
>scientist from the future with an implanted AI chip dies in a nuclear explosion during an experiment and gets reborn into the dead body of a wastrel noble on his way to become a novice wizard (he remains part super-computer and makes a fun MC)
>VRMMO player picks up a legendary loot book that lets him enchant gear as he pleases but gets drawn ito a dimensional shift. Instead of emerging into another world his soul gets destroyed and a dirtfarmer from the alternate world finds the skill-book becoming the true MC.
>A guy with a rare blood dissease spends his limited time left on earth to travel the world. Deep in the mountains of Tibet he falls down a cliff, SURVIVES , finds some ancient library containing mystical chinese medicine, martial arts and books with various knowledge. Just as he steps out of the cave, healed after cultivating Chi he gets struck by a meteor and reincarnates as a retard whose only goal in life is to spend money cause he has only partial memories of his past life!
You are a man of fine opinions. I like you.
>Japan always finds a way to make it different and interesting.
I'm of the opposite opinion. Most of them feel like the same story with a different gimmick stapled to it that stops mattering after a few chapters in favor of level and skill grinding.
Basically the premise is training in mystical powers and different forms of magic to become immortal.
So a necromancer trying to become a lich is also a cultivator, a monk training muscle magic to increase his vitality is also a cultivator and so on.
It's just wizards of different forms and with different methods but people refuse to stop spreging about every magic user not looking like Gandalf.
>Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Not an isekai but fantasy-fiction.
It's an example of VRMMO done right. No stupid plots where everyone is trapped but pure fun.
Haven't read this but the premise does revolve around an MC who still has a real life.
Read ''I shall seal the heavens'' and join the fun before some parrot screws your ass.
If I were to ever truly like an isekai, it would have to be one where the world the MC is born is brutal and depressing, and where even if he's above average by human standards, he's weak as shit compared to everything else.
Warhammer 40k isekai?
“Bitches. If Lord Fifth hadn’t just recently awoken from slumber, then he would be much more powerful. I could have screwed the entire city! Then they would know how badass Lord Fifth is! As for you, kid, feel free to express your thanks by offering me some worship. Come, come. Say it with me: Have faith….”
>MC dies a horrible death and his soul suffers endless agony in the Warp.
Fixed that for you
Okay, i apologize.
IMPERIAL German loli.
You happy now?
>copy pasting from Dragon quest
What about when they literally copy-paste from Dragon Quest?
It reminds me of Ys games although its not really killing mythical beast. The MC travels alone, interacts with the villagers then eventually leaves.
Although there is an actual goal in the story, and it seems the MC will eventually go back for the loli sensei.
Case in point
It's a shame about Monster X Monster, though. I really love the author's work
>have no idea what this iiesekai everyone is talking about is
>look it up
>literally just parallel/alternate world
>like this is somehow new
Because they are literally bottom of the barrel escapism, that are making no excuses. Keep in mind the genre is flooded with trash writers jumping on the train.
Harem was always an escapist genre so the marriage of the two is almost unquestionable.
Op probably means the copy paste setup of:
>Japanese ordinary boy
>Summoned hero in fantasy land with tons of Japanese refferences
>Granted superpowers yay!
>Game systems so they don't have to work for it!
>All these white, elven and beast-women are after a tiny Asian cock
>Oh we must beat the Demon Lord who is also secretly a loli that wants to join the MCs harem
Did i miss any of the tropes?
It's not about it being new. It's about it going through a boom because of how easy nips are influenced by the idea getting thrown into another world and gaining god-like power and a harem of bitches.
It doesn't matter because the mother dies of an illness when the child is young, and the father is always working abroad.
The child is left alone, until one day, a mysterious girl falls out of the sky...
Amakawa Haruto is a young man who died before reuniting with his childhood friend who disappeared five years ago. Rio is a boy living in the slums who wants revenge for his mother who was murdered in front of him when he was five years old.
Earth and another world. Two people with completely different backgrounds and values. For some reason, the memories and personality of Haruto who should’ve died is resurrected in Rio’s body. As the two are confused over their memories and personalities fusing together, Rio (Haruto) decides to live in this new world.
Along with Haruto’s memories, Rio awakens an unknown “special power”, and it seems that if he uses it well, he can live a better life. But before that, Rio encountered a kidnapping that turns out to involve two princesses of the Bertram Kingdom that he lives in.
After saving the princesses, Rio is given a scholarship to the Royal Academy, a school for the rich and powerful. Being a poor orphan in a school full of nobles turns out to be an extremely detestable place to stay at.
The most common trope of the genre is a character being literally re-incarnated, which is actually quite a specific attribute to the genre.
Sure, it's been done before but it's never actually become a commonly repeated plot point that then dominates its genre.
It's more like being transferred to a specific outdated medieval setting or whatever it's called where you get to play the hero. Any alternate universe might count as isekai but the boom right now is about that specific one.
They seem pretty inspired by eachother so it's not unreasonable to put them under the same umbrella, though they don't technically fit together.
I mean it's pretty obvious that the boom in Isekai was jump-started by the resurgence of interest in Sword Art Online, and those VRMMO plots are aimed at the exact same audience.
And to think there's gonna be an american live action adaptation of SAO. What's the american equivalent of MUH YAMATO DAMASHIIIIII? IS it MUH FREEDOM or is it AMERICA, FUCK YEAH?
Because being in a medieval setting grants a certain superiority to the MC. He is from modern times, he knows more advanced science, he hates slavery and is all sorts of progressive.
In a SF world however the MC is the primitive monkey and needs to struggle tooth and nail to survive and be recognized leading to far less power fantasy.
It's not anime but, it's the closest thing to what you want.
I don't hate the idea of isekais but I hate most isekai. They're usually just lazy fantasy that skips proper world building and uses the premise to establish a protagonist who doesn't need real development.
Sometimes you get shit like Arata Kangatari where the protagonist coming from a normal world adds something to the story. Those are the ones that're worth bothering with
I'm still waiting for my anime about the son of a Osakan whiskey distiller gets transported to a high fantasy setting and travels the world, learning how the various races distill their own unique spirits.
>I'm still waiting for my anime about the son of a Osakan whiskey distiller gets transported to a high fantasy setting and travels the world, learning how the various races distill their own unique spirits.
Is that actually a thing? Name?
> all of the whiskey's I've tried (so far) are disgusting.
On the off chance you started off with Scotch, try something without peat moss next time. Ireland or Canada both have much more simple and approachable whiskeys.
You have good taste, then
Something like that would be awesome
>madam titty kitty
Why are dark skin muscle girls, and muscle girls in general, so underused and always a side character in fantasy
Because they're patricians with proper taste
Kazuma is shit. Until the story demands it, he is smart despite the fact he continues to hang around a bunch of idiots, got himself pathetically killed by embarrassment. Konosuba is a bunch of idiots fucking around, and you people excuse it as comedy being subjective or point out "opinion", or because it is that, it's good. Parodies don't work in the long run, it runs dry after awhile. There's no silver lining, characters are still fucking idiots and nothing of value other than a cheap laugh. Fuck you all.
Well, one thing I like to that WN is that the MC is ready to shoot down potential harem members, not that it happen yet.
Its the black haired girl is the heroine. Not that it exactly matters since she is the MC's love interest on his former life. Perhaps its better to call the silver haired cutie as the first girl. So I guess its fine.
MISUNDERSTANDINGS: THE NOVEL.
> Be a kid
> Fall in love with your childhood friend.
> She moves away and years later when you are in highschool, you find a school nearby her school to be close to her.
> Sees her talking with another friend.
> Immediately chickens out
> DOUTEI! (Coward! Virgin!)
> Years later and you die.
> Be reincarnated into another world.
> Get strong, get a harem, get white hair along the middle.
> You are also on a revenge quest.
> Childhood friend and her buddies get summoned.
> Turns out she loved the protagonist and it is a misunderstanding he had. But also, the friend she was with is in love with her and he doesn't like it.
> They meet and misunderstandings! They separate later!
> The asshole that wants her to not get near the mc makes up excuses and she has to stay.
> mc is still growing his harem while the misundertandings are still there.
Pic related of my feelings towards this isekai.
It's just that more often than not, if you insert so many misunderstandings, it invites actual forced drama. The whole dramatic irony leads to pointless frustration within the story and reader.
Running joke in the series; all nobles are perverts, and their particular fetishes are hereditary
Eris and her Grandfather both love beastkin
Greyrats on Rudeus's side of the family love huge breasts
The princess is sadomasochistic
Noble who kidnapped Eris is a lolicon
Prince Otaku has a doll fetish
Don't you guys know that cooking isekai is the way to go? I heard there's already several ones getting an anime.
> Imagine if Gordan Ramsay got sent to isekai.
Wrong pic. Oops.
Still, having Gordan being in a fantasy world.
Be sure to come back in a few years when the gyarus appear
How I Stalked Some Guy With An Exposed Nipple and Stumbled Upon the Zenithian Sword
The first two ain't even a fucking isekai. And don't give me the whole 'Trunks' bullshit because it's literal time reset. None of that bullshit of traveling to parallel universe time crap.
Really, I thought they were talking about Travis fucking TOUCHDOWN.
What do you guys think of evil mcs in isekai? I usually like the cold and pragmatic type of villains who do things for their own desire (don't mention Overlord) rather than the revenge-after-dying-in-old-world type of villain mc (Nidome). Nowadays, doutei protagonists (boring, nothing of value) and otaku NEET (easy for flaw-picking or deceiving people into being all empathetic) are over-flooded. I want apathy. I want those who selfish, yet calm.
>Want to read LN about comfy MMO adventures
>It's all Isekai trash or Gook Power trips
REEE stop taking over genres I like
This isn't some thinly veiled reccomendation request I just hate that every MMO series is Isekai thanks to SAO, and yes I've alreadty read Only Sense and middle aged
The manga cover a Lnvol in around 8-10 chapters, and the manga is around the events of Vol4 when Ruijerd start a rampage against the kidnapper guild, so a least 20-30 chapters more,
Another option is that the manga obtain another manga adaptation that start to cover the events of vol7-8
SAO didn't do anything though. MMO Isekai was always there even before SAO. SAO just did this really cool concept that people would want to self-insert into. It wasn't just VR, no it was neural connection directly to the brain so you could ignore everything and live in a completely virtual experience. Every person's dream. It sounded plausible, but apparently not that plausible.
Might as well try Infinite Dendrogram at this point.
I want an Isekai series where the MC is tasked to destroy other Isekai worlds, either by killing their respective main characters or alternatively convincing them to go back to reality.
Bonus Arc: The MC has to play Pest Control and sort out all the various "edgy children's toys destroy the world" scenarios those pesky interdimensional aliens keep doing.
>I want an Isekai series where the MC is tasked to destroy other Isekai worlds, either by killing their respective main characters or alternatively convincing them to go back to reality.
Sounds like the plot of a one arc antagonist to be honest.
Mostly bad, sometimes good. It takes a decent premise. It's not like isekai is new. Given how fucking fast this fast started and reached saturation it will stop soon enough, or at least bleed off.
I would say they are literally cancer but disliking things is now forbidden on 4chan and that would get me banned, so instead I'll say that I love them and would like to see more of the same garbage that's even worse than the shonenshit spam back in the days.
You mean a salaryman who goes about saving the kingdom via fucking and magic?
Was thinking more about Phoenix Wright dude defending elves.
But then the main character develops a fetish for women falling and begins a murder spree of kidnapping women and throwing them off tall buildings. Along the way he gains a special power that enables him to hide his crimes.
It would be a travelling story, with a bit of mystery. Sometimes action-packed, sometimes just alot of conversations and exploration, depending on the setting.
He has to infiltrate the world, learn the concept behind it (is it a MMO system with levels, or is it just a generic fantasy world), whilst also researching how to avoid certain overpowered spells/items the protagonist will have since he can still be hurt by them.
He doesn't ever truly know who the protagonist without getting close to them, so he has to find out who the local hero is, ask if they saw a handsome 15-year old person with edgy black and red armor surrounded by hot catgirls, and so on. This can also lead to bad misunderstandings or red herrings.
The MC would rather not kill if possible, but knows sometimes its the only way to destroy that world. This opens up moral dilemmas. You'll learn the stories of the protagonists, why they escaped to their world, why the world is the way it is. Sometimes the protagonists will be angsty teenagers, dead salarymen, or old guys given a second chance at life. Sometimes they'll fight to keep their isekai life, or relent knowing it's not right or that they were getting bored of living in a perfect, predictable world.
Sometimes he'll have to fight an Overlord type character, or convince a kid to go back to reality. It's never really clear. Either way the worlds have to be destroyed because it will lead to something bad, or something along those lines.
The whole thing can be a commentary on how retarded the genre is but in a way that doesn't explicitly bash escapism, just things its good in small measure, etc. The predictable plot twist at the end is it was all just another Isekai for the MC who's just a contrarian who wanted adventure like anyone else.
Truck-kun is a hero, not a demon
Or I guess he's a demon but only for people who hate isekai
Charles Stross' The Merchant Princes sereis. First book is The Family Trade".
Volume 4 isn't over so I'm holding some reservations, I just feel like Dandy boy is one step away from becoming a gary stue.
Dungeon Defense isn't the type of story where the protag wants to acquire a peaceful or harmonious life and his character has yet to suffer a true test and trial (Aside from chapter 1 I guess, but that was to introduce him to us more than anything.)
If he manages to get out of his predicament and save his harem in volume 4 scot free while neutering Barbaros and Paimon I'll most likely lose interest in the LN.
Does this count as isekai?
Does being killed by a plane grant you greater powers than being killed by a truck?
You realize there are a bunch of isekai stories which start with "oh man I stayed up late so I was tired and didn't even notice a truck was coming now I'm in an alternate world and this crazy elf princess is fighting the mermaid princess and the catgirl (male) princess for my penis"
Yeah what the fuck is up with that anyway? Half of them do that and the other half the guy still gets killed by a truck but it was when trying to save someone (out of character as established before and after of course).
Read Vol 4 chapter 2 yesterday and I'm expecting someone to die considering how Dandelion acts in Vol. 1 prologue.
My money is on
Lapis. Laura is made out to be the only character who could rival the hero back from the game so I don't really expect her to die anytime soon but Lapis isn't really all that strong and it wouldn't surprise me if Barbatros would try to kill her.
Honestly this is one of the things that annoy me about these stories the most
Just have a heroic character for fucks sake stop with all the saving everyone while acting like its a pain shit.
I don't think you understand how this works.
You see, it's not necessarily the Truck that's important, though undoubtedly a contributing factor. The crossing itself, flanked also by other pillar-like objects, forms a perfect geometric figuration that when combined with the ordered, rectangular shapes present on the Truck (in motion, of course), is akin to a magical incantation that transports any souls on the crossing to magical worlds.
This effect is amplified by the frequency of anyone nearby possessing the deadly japanese cold, and can be hastened by shouting EEEHHHH and panning up to the sky.
Lapis is obviously the most likely candidate and the fact I am seriously not convinced if she will die or not is really nice in my book. Since Dandy is making a major misunderstanding of Paimon reason to back him up, I feel like this could seriously bite him in the ass next chapter
The author is really good at creating tension at least, I just hope dandy get a very much needed slap of reality. For everyone being so-called genius, not even Elizabeth put up much of a fight.
The only character who actually manage to give him trouble was the goblin.
She was an ordinary middle school girl.
Also, she's not a semen demon, THIS girl is a semen demon.
WWII Japan also called themselves imperial
In fact aside from the genocide there wasn't really that much difference between the hypernationalism of the first world war and the second, with the exception that the allies in wwii had kind of discarded the hypernationalism while the axis still thought it was all cool
>There wasn't a difference between the hypernationalism of the first world war and the second.
Except for the fact WWI was a big dick waving contest for the monarchs and didn't mean to spread out of control like it did.
It would be infinitely better. It's like the sherlock holmes effect: it's much easier to make your character appear sensible when you remove the information the reader could use to show how everything is bullshit until the character has made a move based on said information.
You're better off having a proxy main character.
An observer. Someone who's not important but important. A proxy main character. Someone who mostly watches the story before their eyes. It might not be interesting to some, if not, alot of people. Because we have all these special snowflakes whose positions lack uniformity. We have literal peasants having some special power or chosen by fate. That lacks uniformity. Why can we just have this pattern?
> Be a peasant.
> Be a part of an important war or event.
> Manage to live.
> Have no special power.
> Mainly watches the true protagonists that play their role and importance far more than the mc.
> Does not exactly stand out but is important enough to interact or play certain actions but the spotlight is not on him.
Like watching an actual present narrator.
Hard to say he doesn't give a fuck after what he did with Laura. Like he said himself, he's fully committed to his true allies, there's no telling how he'll react to what Barba is about to do.
Especially if she had her underling's gangrape Lapis as it was implied. Dandy never had to face such a huge provocation before and he does love Lapis with all of his heart.
Is Barbatross going make her soldiers rape Lapis?
Who knows? touching a filthy halfbreed is poisonous in of itself but she's a demented, perverted loli who just need to swear at them to get going.
It's highly likely to happen.
Do you guys ever wonder if there's a socioeconomic reason for why this genre is so popular right now? Like Japan's economy is in the toilet, its birth rate is flat, and job prospects are completely gone.
The only hope of a stable career for the average Japanese person is to work 14 hour work days as a salaryman. I might be projecting here but I used to have lots of wish fulfillment fantasies when I worked in fast food over the summer during high school.
Maybe if we could see all the illustration instead of having them come at a trickle.
The translator is doing a stellar job but not giving us all the goddamn pics is such a pain.
Daily updated list of every available Wn of Narou and his ranking
Something like a minstrel that visit various towns/citys writing and watching the story of the hero, and talking with his companions discovering some secrets of the party and the same time is a spy/assasin or a important person to the country?
the last one i enjoyed was korean lelouch dantalian.
like what most people have already said, its
cliched shit with a gary stu that makes kirito
the industry doesn't have too many good writers
He puts all the illustrations here, doesn't it? I have not seen for myself because I don't want spoilers
Ok, let's go over the events.
> Scared till pissing.
> Sent to the hospital.
> Even the fucking staff laughs while he gets a heart attack.
To a point because how embarrassing it is, it can be assumed that they did not even fucking operate properly on him because of how stupid it was. That last post is wrong. He didn't know but still died.
"No, you died from shock. You thought you were ran over by a truck and went into shock. I had been doing this for a long time, but you are
the first to die so unnaturally!"
"Because of your close call with the tractor, you lost conscious and control of your bowels and were sent to a nearby hospital. As the
doctors and nurses were saying 'What's with this guy, how useless--(lol)' amidst laughter, you did not regain conscious and your heart failed..."
Premise is good.
Problem is it's mainstream tripe and for the faggot consumers.
RE:zero had alot of potential but instead of doing it correctly and having the guy die and replan his shit while slowly being traumatised they have him just headbutt a wall.
Isekai mixed with Edge of Tommorow would have made RE:Zero amazing. Instead we just get OP main characters who are boring or edgy.
Here's the thing about jobs in japan. People over-work. That's an issue that leads to death. What do game shows that "attempt" to touch on this?
> People have the right to work if they want to.
That's literally the response and they only ask the American chick about the western culture. Seriously, Japan needs to lighten up and allow satire that will say to themselves, "FIX IT."
>He believe that bullshit without realizing what actual Japanese takes as working
Do you click on all emails that promise to give a bigger penis and millions of dollars as well?
It was pointed out that Subaru's bullshit was wanting attention.
language develops from linguistic morphing and culture, not by mistaking actual definitions and words.
Has anyone done a "reverse-isekai"? Elf/orc/whathaveyou drops into boring old not-fantasy
re:zero's mc taking so long to figure basic things out initially bothered me
but by having the mc be an easily-overwhelmed/emotional type character
instead of a min-maxing video gamer who doesn't care aboue death
allows the series to explore a different space.
I like the ones what came to real world.
It's mostly on fantasy world but still sometimes fantasy creatures comes to real world.)
>Elf san wa yaserarenai
Shinekudoki's SFW manga about an elf addicted to real world tastes.
And she likes the fried potato a lot.
He wasn't irredeemably retarded though, because he did managed to overcome things.
If he had "brain faster than supercomputer" or some shit, the show would not have been able to show us the emotional bits. (Which is what I think the author wants to show us.)
I don't think it was aiming for "deep".