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Aug 27, 2018 11:16 PM
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I know the genre is hated so much but there must be atleast one anime that stands out?!!
 
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Aug 27, 2018 11:22 PM

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Striker-3649 said:
I know the genre is hated so much but there must be atleast one anime that stands out?!!


https://myanimelist.net/anime/552/Digimon_Adventure
 
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Aug 27, 2018 11:23 PM

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Was this thread made in protest of the "this is why I hate Isekai" thread?

Ah well, I'll bite regardless. Personally I'd have to say 'Overlord'. I love a series that isn't afraid to spend a lot of time world-building and showing PoVs from multiple different characters, but at the same time precisely connecting each and every character and event by a thread which connects at one point or another. The show being an Isekai is just a coincidence.
 
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Aug 27, 2018 11:24 PM

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I haven't watched that many, but Magic Knight Rayearth is pretty good.
 
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Aug 27, 2018 11:24 PM

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Konosuba.
It's easily the best one, because it subverts expectations you have for the genre.
 
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Aug 27, 2018 11:28 PM
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Aug 27, 2018 11:31 PM
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Probably Log horizon. I enjoy it a lot despite i hate that genre
 
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The answer is always Legend of the Galactic Heroes. The original intention of the author was that Julian got transported from our world to the one of logh, but back then yaoi isekai didnt sell well so it got vetoed by the publisher.
 
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Since this is just another listing thread, I'll say Sword Art Online. It gave a new life to isekai genre.
 
Aug 27, 2018 11:55 PM

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Easy, Spirited Away is the best isekai. Inuyasha is another good classic example. For more modern examples of good isekai, look to Bakemono no Ko or to Hataraku Maou as a great example of reverse-isekai. Modern isekai is almost categorically hot garbage with the exception of maybe KonoSuba because it's a parody of the hot garbage.

Edit: I almost forgot that Youjo Senki exists. It's pretty solid. And I guess Overlord is acceptable.
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Juuni Kokuki is most probably the best among all the isekai I've watched so far. No game-like world, no harem, no cheat abilities, good plot, no fan-service and no pretty-looking tsunderes with a shit personality to ruin everything.
 
Aug 28, 2018 12:15 AM

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Striker-3649 said:
I know the genre is hated so much but there must be atleast one anime that stands out?!!


Isekai Shokudo>>isekai that doesnt containt harem ecchi and shit like that.
Gate>>isekai theme that containt 'technology is better than fantasy' (i recommend you to read the LN)
The MC Guy Dont deserve the best Girl.
 
Aug 28, 2018 12:18 AM

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Overlord and Konosuba are the best ones imo.
 
Aug 28, 2018 12:19 AM

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NGNL was pretty enjoyable, and while I dislike Re:Zero, it is one of the better isekais
 
Aug 28, 2018 12:33 AM
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I really enjoyed no game no life to be honest, I haven't watched much isekai though •-•
 
Aug 28, 2018 12:54 AM

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Aug 28, 2018 12:57 AM

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Striker-3649 said:
I know the genre is hated so much but there must be atleast one anime that stands out?!!

https://myanimelist.net/anime/160/Ima_Soko_ni_Iru_Boku
 
Aug 28, 2018 12:58 AM

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"best isekai anime"

Thats like asking what is the best way how to die.
 
Aug 28, 2018 12:59 AM

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Obviously Sword Art Online, you might not like it but that's peak Isekai. Boohoo
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Aug 28, 2018 1:01 AM

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sword art/
re:zero/
no game no life

if i had to choose one its sword art
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Aug 28, 2018 1:02 AM
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Striker-3649 said:
I know the genre is hated so much but there must be atleast one anime that stands out?!!

You can ignore this mainstream isekai trash and watch THE ORIGINAL isekai, Aura Battler Dunbine, which aired in 1983.
 
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Obviously Sword Art Online, you might not like it but that's peak Isekai. Boohoo

Oh man, here comes the discussion about things like "SAO is not isekai", "Taiga is not tsundere" and other mythological based discussions.
 
Aug 28, 2018 1:22 AM

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Most of the Isekai as long as the main character is not as annoying as this motherfucking shit of a character.

https://myanimelist.net/character/160361/Yuuto_Suou
 
Aug 28, 2018 1:25 AM

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Now and then, Here and there pretty much a deconstruction of modern isekai anime and what they should be like, unfortunately isekai has done nothing but get worse over the years.
https://myanimelist.net/anime/160/Ima_Soko_ni_Iru_Boku?q=Here%20and%20noe
 
Aug 28, 2018 1:26 AM

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This is the best isekai ever existed
 
Aug 28, 2018 1:45 AM

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El Hazard: The Magnificent World anyone?

More recent title - Imawa no Kuni no Alice.
 
Aug 28, 2018 2:36 AM

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Overlord by country mile compare to all Isekai anime I watch. Log horizon is decent
 
Aug 28, 2018 2:46 AM

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I really enjoyed Re:Zero because I'm a low IQ casual with awful taste, apparently.
 
Aug 28, 2018 3:00 AM

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Swagernator said:
KaiserNazrin said:
Obviously Sword Art Online, you might not like it but that's peak Isekai. Boohoo

Oh man, here comes the discussion about things like "SAO is not isekai", "Taiga is not tsundere" and other mythological based discussions.


Hahahaha... i know your feel senpai
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Aug 28, 2018 3:14 AM
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Sword Art Online.
Log Horizon
Saga of Tanya the Evil.

These are the ones that stand out for me.
 
Aug 28, 2018 3:16 AM

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Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo is the best one obviously
 
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Ever_Onward said:
I really enjoyed Re:Zero because I'm a low IQ casual with awful taste, apparently.


I don't get the hate for Re:Zero. We finally got an Isekai show where the MC is a flawed human being. The guy is constantly forced to face the consequences of his actions and faults and it largely realistic. Hell, I will never forget the slap in the face moment when Emiliya said 'The 'me' in your head must be amazing'. Which while not necessarily subtle was there to force the MC to realise that he's essentially in love with the Idea of what Emiliya represents instead of an actual person. Which helps him mature in a way where I don't see happen in anime that often. His pride was shattered and he was forced into character growth. Once again. Doesn't happens as often as it should. Its not some masterclass in writing but its a solid show in my opinion and I've yet to hear a valid narrative criticism of the show to straight up justify it being called awful.
 
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Digimon Adventure and Youjo Senki.
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Aug 28, 2018 3:29 AM

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donzacuceron said:
Ever_Onward said:
I really enjoyed Re:Zero because I'm a low IQ casual with awful taste, apparently.

Hell, I will never forget the slap in the face moment when Emiliya said 'The 'me' in your head must be amazing'.


This caught me off-guard too. Made me ponder over the way I had been seeing interpersonal relationships so far. Shit's good...but people are upset because the otaku-pandering waifu-bait whose name I can't remember (i jest) was given a tough position to be in, or given the 'cold' shoulder.

The show stands out because there's a good bit in the dialogues to chew on about and understand the POV of any said character.
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Juuni Kokuki hands down
it's in its own league, but if you're looking for shit like re:zero then you're in for disappointment

it has an actually good MC and awesome worlbuilding, the new world is actually fantastic and not a generic waifu spawning shithole

there's also magic knight rayearth if you're into magical girls (and in general more shoujo feel anime) and Escaflowne for mecha fantasy isekai
 
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Nithirel said:
Was this thread made in protest of the "this is why I hate Isekai" thread?

Ah well, I'll bite regardless. Personally I'd have to say 'Overlord'. I love a series that isn't afraid to spend a lot of time world-building and showing PoVs from multiple different characters, but at the same time precisely connecting each and every character and event by a thread which connects at one point or another. The show being an Isekai is just a coincidence.
oh no dude personally i dont like the isekai genre too (but i dont hate it either lol)
 
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Escaflowne was probably the most satisfying.
 
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Shit's good...but people are upset because the otaku-pandering waifu-bait whose name I can't remember (i jest) was given a tough position to be in, or given the 'cold' shoulder.


Ugh, that makes sense knowing this community but its very disappointing. I would think the whole impaling him would be a perfect justification as to why on a subconscious level Subaru would struggle to be able to feel the same way about her, but hey what do I know ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
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"best isekai anime"

Thats like asking what is the best way how to die.
hahaha seriously your comments are always entertaining
 
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donzacuceron said:
Ever_Onward said:
I really enjoyed Re:Zero because I'm a low IQ casual with awful taste, apparently.


I don't get the hate for Re:Zero. We finally got an Isekai show where the MC is a flawed human being. The guy is constantly forced to face the consequences of his actions and faults and it largely realistic. Hell, I will never forget the slap in the face moment when Emiliya said 'The 'me' in your head must be amazing'. Which while not necessarily subtle was there to force the MC to realise that he's essentially in love with the Idea of what Emiliya represents instead of an actual person. Which helps him mature in a way where I don't see happen in anime that often. His pride was shattered and he was forced into character growth. Once again. Doesn't happens as often as it should. Its not some masterclass in writing but its a solid show in my opinion and I've yet to hear a valid narrative criticism of the show to straight up justify it being called awful.


I hear you, though I don't have that much to add. Good observations.
 
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Konosuba is probably the only good isekai anime
 
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Overlord and Sword Art Online , I enjoyed both of them but I think Overlord is better . It gave a new meaning to isekai anime .
 
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Log Horizon, by a landslide. Give it a try.

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Log Horizon is an anime with a worldbuilding prowess that had impressed me, and I'm weaned on the best of Western fantasy literature. If you know Brandon Sanderson's Three Laws of Magic, then all you have to know is that it understands and embraces that fully. It's Chekhov's Gun the Anime.

MMORPG-based isekai series have a distinct advantage over other isekai types: MMORPG mechanics allow for a pretty strong backbone in constructing a hard magic system. In fact, it’s one of the easiest ways of establishing a hard magic system, really.

Hard magic systems, as opposed to soft magic systems, have clearly defined rules so that the reader can understand and predict them, in accordance with Brandon Sanderson’s first of three laws of magic: “An author's ability to solve conflict with magic is directly proportional to how well the reader understands said magic.”

Log Horizon understands this, more than any other of the recent wave of isekai stories. And this is what enables the core strength of the series: interconnection. The author has a solid established system that he then gets to mix and match. He has established ingredients and then how he uses them determines his dish. And by god, he's making a lauriat. As per Sanderson's Third Law of Magic: "Expand on what you have already, before you add something new."

It is important to consider the effects that a magic will have on a world. If for example your magic can create food out of thin air, what will that cause, what will happen? How will it affect trade, politics, warfare, education and social norms? Asking these questions and working out what effects your magic system will add depth to your world.


And that is where the series shines the most. It's about payoffs to amazing little buildups that snowballed hard into importance. It's a series that continually expands on what it builds up and it doesn't end in just one payoff.

It's also an ever evolving world. It's not static, where discoveries are forgotten and the world is continually and forcefully stuck into one dynamic. No. Unique interaction of the game rules becoming reality slowly in multiple aspects, as well as character actions, shape and continually reshape the rules of the world.

And it's not done yet.
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People who make threads like this probably need to come up with some term like "power fantasy isekai" to stop us from saying things like Now and Then, Here and There, Fushigi Yuugi etc.
 
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I know that Re:Zero is very overhyped but i just finished it and found it to be amazing, so so far it's my favourite isekai.
 
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My favourite so far is Re:Zero because I'm a filthy fucking casual.
 
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I like konosuba the most. But if manga/light novels count it would rhe the overlord novels cuz they are much better than the anime.
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