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Plathyst said:
Konosuba definitely. I would say overlord but the anime is shit, read the ln.


Most of users here on MAL are anime watcher only. Shit or no, they are more into anime rather LN
 
Oct 3, 2018 2:28 AM
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Iamkingdomhearts said:
What's Isekai? is it some kind of disgusting genre that belongs to Manga/Anime :[?


Isekai = Powerful Handsome MALE character transferted in a new World, and while beating some enemies a bunch of girls including Lolis fall in love with him for no reason...
 
Oct 3, 2018 2:33 AM
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Frroku said:
Iamkingdomhearts said:
What's Isekai? is it some kind of disgusting genre that belongs to Manga/Anime :[?


Isekai = Powerful Handsome MALE character transferted in a new World, and while beating some enemies a bunch of girls including Lolis fall in love with him for no reason...


Ah, so basically the Familiar of Zero, right? definitely not one of the best Animes of all time ever.
 
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Iamkingdomhearts said:
Frroku said:


Isekai = Powerful Handsome MALE character transferted in a new World, and while beating some enemies a bunch of girls including Lolis fall in love with him for no reason...


Ah, so basically the Familiar of Zero, right? definitely not one of the best Animes of all time ever.


I think. I haven't seen it yet.......
 
Oct 3, 2018 2:40 AM
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Frroku said:
Iamkingdomhearts said:


Ah, so basically the Familiar of Zero, right? definitely not one of the best Animes of all time ever.


I think. I haven't seen it yet.......


It's pretty much Isekai now that i've heard about the genre, in fact, it might be "the" original Isekai maybe, probably not but still, just guessing.

Thanks for telling me by the way. :]
 
Oct 3, 2018 2:45 AM
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Iamkingdomhearts said:
Frroku said:


I think. I haven't seen it yet.......


It's pretty much Isekai now that i've heard about the genre, in fact, it might be "the" original Isekai maybe, probably not but still, just guessing.

Thanks for telling me by the way. :]


That's is an harem as well. Almost every isekai has the harem as well.

The first isekai, as i know was .Hack
 
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Frroku said:
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If this thread is still active in 6 months, Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken just might get quite a few votes.... we'll see.


Definetely. Some people are losing their mind and praising it as masterpiece. They do like this everytime some new isekai gets aired lol


Dunno about it being a Masterpiece, hell, only the first episode is out. It certainly looks like it could be very good, but there have been many anime that started out good and then turned to "meh".
So like I said, in 6 months we'll see.
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Oct 3, 2018 2:46 AM

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My top probably Konosuba and Rezero.

I can't think something else.

Idk if Log Horizon count as isekai but i prefer not count it as one as it isn't a recent anime.
 
Oct 3, 2018 6:29 AM

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Isekai anime are bad in general but they are quite enjoyable, KonoSuba would probably one of the best I've seen so far
 
Oct 3, 2018 6:31 AM
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konosuba for comedy, grimgar for serious, death march for lolis


just talking modern isekai here. otherwise juuni kokuki is still one of the best for sure.
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Oct 3, 2018 11:03 AM

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Read my reply to @donzacuceron

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Lmao that's not what "isekai" means, you should've said today's "isekai" but even then no.
And nah, .Hack wasn't the first one.
Don't bother if you don't know how special effects were done without computers.

 
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Overlord, GATE, Re:Zero, No Game No Life
 
Oct 3, 2018 11:10 AM

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I really haven't seen that many Isekai anime, I really liked ReZero and konosuba. Damn, I forgot No game no life
 
Oct 3, 2018 11:14 AM

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Konosuba, Overlord and Danmachi, my favs
 
Oct 3, 2018 11:15 AM

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Cabron said:
Read my reply to @donzacuceron

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@Iamkingdomhearts
Lmao that's not what "isekai" means, you should've said today's "isekai" but even then no.
And nah, .Hack wasn't the first one.


Your reply was that there are others without giving any particular examples. Not only did you not give examples which is whatever but you didn't really refute what I said anyway. Point is , there's a lot you can take out of Re:Zero apart from waifu bait which is more than I can say for a lot of isekai shows.
 
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donzacuceron said:
Cabron said:
Read my reply to @donzacuceron

@Frroku
@Iamkingdomhearts
Lmao that's not what "isekai" means, you should've said today's "isekai" but even then no.
And nah, .Hack wasn't the first one.


Your reply was that there are others without giving any particular examples. Not only did you not give examples which is whatever but you didn't really refute what I said anyway. Point is , there's a lot you can take out of Re:Zero apart from waifu bait which is more than I can say for a lot of isekai shows.
I wasn't trying to refute your comment my dude, was just letting you know that Re:Zero isn't the first.

But if you want an example, watch Aura Battler Dunbine; a "mecha" anime from the 80s.
Don't bother if you don't know how special effects were done without computers.

 
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Black Lagoon...its an Isekai trust me.
 
Oct 3, 2018 3:33 PM

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I liked konosuba I thought it was pretty mad
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Oct 3, 2018 4:49 PM

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I personally would say Re: Zero, however has a new anime isekai this season, which seems to be the best of them all. What is Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken.

Unlike all isekais, this anime only in the first episode, showed to have a magic more complex than the one of several isekais.
The magic in this world has rules, it has limits, and it's not just one more thing in the unimportant anime that nobody really cares about.
 
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I personally would say Re: Zero, however has a new anime isekai this season, which seems to be the best of them all. What is Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken.

Unlike all isekais, this anime only in the first episode, showed to have a magic more complex than the one of several isekais.
The magic in this world has rules, it has limits, and it's not just one more thing in the unimportant anime that nobody really cares about.

>unlike all isekais
>all isekais

Yeah, Imma have to stop you right there chief.
Don't bother if you don't know how special effects were done without computers.

 
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Cabron said:
RealGromo said:
I personally would say Re: Zero, however has a new anime isekai this season, which seems to be the best of them all. What is Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken.

Unlike all isekais, this anime only in the first episode, showed to have a magic more complex than the one of several isekais.
The magic in this world has rules, it has limits, and it's not just one more thing in the unimportant anime that nobody really cares about.

>unlike all isekais
>all isekais

Yeah, Imma have to stop you right there chief.

Okay. Of all the Isekals I've seen to this day, everyone treats magic only as a visual resource and with useless rules (like water overcomes fire). And the only one I've ever seen treating magic as a really important resource (like the Hunter X Hunter nen) dealing with interesting rules and what makes you think it was Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken.
 
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I'm going with a show I doubt many have heard of, but I'm pretty sure counts from what I remember. Kiba.

Also konosuba.
 
Oct 3, 2018 7:20 PM
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Off the top of my head, I would recommend Juuni Kokuki (12 Kingdoms) and Escaflowne.
 
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Overlord because it is entertaining

 
Oct 3, 2018 9:41 PM

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Juuni Kokuki & Tenkuu no Escaflowne are the only worthy shows that I'd consider myself enjoying within the isekai subgenre.
 
Oct 4, 2018 1:47 AM
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Juni Kokuki and Genmu Senki Leda.

Digimon is also great.
 
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Super Mario 64 is my favorite interactive Isekai Anime.
 
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swort art online ?? duh rofl what a stupid fucking question
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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?!!


If we’re only counting anime not manga/LN

Log horizon
Konosuba
How not to summon a demon lord
 
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And the only one I've ever seen treating magic as a really important resource (like the Hunter X Hunter nen) dealing with interesting rules


Oh...kay I'm gonna stop you right there. You haven't watched Log Horizon.

*checks list*

Yep.

Iamkingdomhearts said:
in fact, it might be "the" original Isekai maybe, probably not but still, just guessing.

Frroku said:

The first isekai, as i know was .Hack


Dante's Divine Comedy from the 1300s, which can be considered "isekai", predates those by centuries.

If not, then it's probably some medieval story about a knight getting dragged into the fairy world.

Alice's Adventure in Wonderland can also be considered. And its anime adaptation, aired in 1983, probably counts as the first anime isekai.

The first really clear-cut isekai is of course, in terms of conventions, at least for me, is The Chronicles of Narnia.
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Personal favorite is those who who hunt elves, wich is basically a parody of "trap in a mmorpg" anime, and a great comedy anime, followed by Digimon S1 and Re:zero wich really suprised me for an anime that has many modern isekai tropes

currently watching escaflowne wich has been cool so far. need to watch more episodes
 
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So far it would have to be Re:zero

 
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Personally I have to break it down into two categories, serious isekai and parody isekai. For serious isekai I would say Overlord or Log Horizon, both are really well done in terms of animation, voice acting and plot. On the other hand I would say Konosuba is the best parody isekai.
 
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Is Steins Gate isekai? If so, its the best. The only good isekai anime


Re:Zero is the most overrated (its garbage IMO)
Overlord and SAO are tied for the worst
 
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If reverse isekai counts, I'd say Fate/Zero or ReCreators.
Otherwise, Re:Zero or Overlord.
Shield Hero also looks promising.
 
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Ever_Onward said:
donzacuceron said:


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.


don't let it get to you, I bet they shit on every popular anime they don't like
 
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My Top picks for Isekai right now is:
*Overlord
*Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken

I also really loved Re:Zero & SAO (minus the rape), but it pales to comparison with my top picks for isekai.

Some very good isekai to watch while waiting for next seasons of whatever you're watching:
Gate
Log Horizon
No game no life
Death March kara hajimaru isekai
isekai wa smartphone to tomo ni
isekai maou to shoukan dorei majutsu
mondaiji-tachi ga isekai kara kuru sō desu yo?

(For some reason, I'm really enjoying Isekai right now, that's how I found this thread, trying to find some more to watch lol. And also I really enjoy Anime with Overpowered MC, I just find it amazing when the enemy Figures out how OP the mc is *Goosebumps*.)



I'm also disappointed no one mentioned Spirited Away.
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I like:
Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero
Drifters
Escaflowne
GATE
Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions
In Another World With My Smartphone
No Game No Life
RE: Zero
Twelve Kingdoms
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Hai to gensou no grimgar. Hoping for 2nd season.


 
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Konosuba
Re:Zero
Log Horizon

And Slime because it revitilized my love for the genre that was lost for quite some time
 
Jan 16, 10:50 PM
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As oversaturated as the genre is today, I would say that Konosuba is the best isekai. The comedic timing is perfect and the 4 main girls are all top tier waifus imo
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Re Zero
Konosuba
Gate
Overlord
Slime
And

Re Creators

And potential one might be

Tate no Yuusha

But it's still airing so too early to say.






 
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Konosuba. Doesn't take itself seriously, all girls are best girl, great anime to watch and chill. 10/10

Gate if you want to circle jerk and bask in our superior technology wrecking havoc on filthy medieval savages. The girls are also nice.

Overlord was nice at first but the latest season was garbage.
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Spirited away is the best anime movie ever and it's isekai so there's it.
 
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Probably No game no life, even though the movie was better than the season 1. Another isekai that was pretty good, is Log horizon. Only the first season. S2 has become quite worse.
 
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Probably 12 kingdoms and Youjo Senki right now.
If we ever get Honzuki no Gekokujou/Ascendance of a bookworm adapted in anime and it's properly adapted, then it'll be this one instead.
 
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Juuni Kokuki for sure.
Though Log Horizon and Konosuba are good as well.

 
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Wow, I hadn't answered until now...

It's pretty obvious. It was made around the second half of the 90s and it didn't need any kind of book to come to life. (it's called Tenkû no Escaflowne if some people didn't know yet.)

@CodeBlazeFate Any suggestion?
 
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Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
The only isekai I have ever liked
 
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I detest the Isekai genre because of the shits like Re:Zero, No Game No Life, Shield Hero,... but That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime is just brilliant.
 
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