>Knights and Magic
>No Game No Life movie
>Isekai Izakaya Nobu
>and now Smartphone is getting an anime adaption too
What happened /a/?
Why is Japan riding this isekai fad so hard?
How long will we have to put up with all these tracksuit wearing NEETs fucking around with cute girls in another world?
Neither of those terms are mutually exclusive. How does Isekai being a subgenre of fantasy have anything at all to do with it's popularity?
The Isekai subgenre, especially Isekai LN adaptations, have experienced a huge boom in popularity in recent years. Someone calling it a "fad" simply means they don't expect this level of popularity to persist. Which is a reasonable opinion considering every other genre of anime that experienced a similar boom in popularity gradually faded.
Slav here, isekai and time-travel is popular af among noob authors here too.
Bookshelves are creaking under isekai novels of various shittiness.
Often involves commie or modern commando/spec-ops time-traveling to Tsar Russia or WWII or isekaing and defeating dragoms with "Vampir" AT RPG.
It's like a 3 hour drive to closest EU country here.
And authors do a lot of regular fantasy too.
It's less shitty than isekai somehow, probably because requires more experience and talent for decent worldbuilding and character development.
Close to none litrpg though, most isekai is just low fantasy with guns.
>why can't they teenage mary sues toppling the corrupt adult tyranny instead
Because life is so depressing here that toppling corrupt tyranny looks impossible enough for people to fantasize about getting the fuck out in isekai instead.
True but it gets spoken about as if it'll ever not be reasonably popular. And can we even call it a fad? OP listed a few shows compared to the myriad of shit not in that subgenre that will be airing.
>True but it gets spoken about as if it'll ever not be reasonably popular
Because it won't?
Do you think you're still going to see 3-4 new Isekai anime every season five years from now?