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Aug 28, 2018 5:48 AM

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Re:Zero, No Game No Life and Kono Suba.
Kokoro did nothing wrong.

 
Aug 28, 2018 6:04 AM

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I haven't seen many of this genre but my vote goes to ReZero, it was really better than I thought...
 
Aug 28, 2018 7:51 AM

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Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku (Now and Then, Here and There)
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Aug 28, 2018 8:34 AM

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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.


I'm with you on this. some scenes can be executed more imo(some stuff going to the ending) but the whole show was absolutely great and for me it's really not awful on how others perceive it to be. I mean the ratings speaks for itself most here on MAL rated it 8+ there are others who don't like it and are constantly saying it's absolute trash, while the ones who loved it enjoyed it and moved on.. giving it a bad rep
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Aug 28, 2018 8:37 AM

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Of the shows I've seen, Log Horizon is the best serious one, No Game No Life is the best power fantasy one, and Konosuba is the best comedy one. There are a couple of other alright ones, but those are the best in my book.
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Aug 28, 2018 8:54 AM

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No game no life
SAO
Log Horizon


Rezero was alright
 
 
Aug 28, 2018 9:49 AM

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In anime, I'd say 12 Kingdoms and Youjo Senki tops it in what I've seen so far by quite a good margin.
In LN, I would add the lovely Honzuki no Gekokujou, but this one cannot be accessed to anime onlys, well, that's too bad ;o.


And Isekai is not a "genre". At best it's a theme (when the "isekai" part is really developed), and usually it's not even a theme but simply part of the initial setting. It sets the story in motion but the genre of the story coming from it can be anything you want. From the kind of standard in anime fantasy battle with OP protag (with harem/ecchi combo being quite often used as well), to slice & life, military, detective story, science fiction, anything is possible.

Oh, btw, many peoples tend to forget, but many magical girls story have been using isekai as part of their setting for a looong time since it's not rare that the mascot providing the magical girl's power is not from the same world.
 
Aug 28, 2018 11:49 AM
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If an anime viewer inserts themselves into a fantasy anime, is that isekai?
 
Aug 28, 2018 12:12 PM
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obviously it is InuYasha that is the best because of its lovable characters and intelligent story that questions the place that people are put into society, its effects and the motivations of people and if some bad people are as bad as we think, and the meaning of true strength and identity
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Aug 28, 2018 12:43 PM

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Older ones like Inuyasha and Escaflowne. Modern Isekai are absolute garbage that puts more stock in making the pathetic MC as self insertable as possible and introducing shallow waifus that people forget after the season ends. Even series like Re:Zero and Konosuba which are regarded as "deconstructions" are still garbage.
 
Aug 28, 2018 1:01 PM
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if reverse isekai counts too devil is a part-timer is the best
 
Aug 28, 2018 1:10 PM

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Overlord even though, I’ve only watched the first season it was pretty decent.
 
Aug 28, 2018 1:19 PM
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Rezero for me. Yes yall hate it, I don't care.
 
Aug 28, 2018 1:27 PM

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I like that genre, even though, in my opinion it's not an official genre, like romance, drama, action, horror, etc, are.
My favorite isekai anime is SAO and that one is also the first isekai anime I ever saw.
I know SAO got a lot of hate, but Idc, I just like it and if that's not ok with you or with anybody else, that's your problem, not mine, so deal with it.
 
Aug 28, 2018 1:30 PM
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Digimon Adventure is the best isekai anime of all time.
 
Aug 28, 2018 1:44 PM

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my favorites include:

Log Horizon
Re: Zero
Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
Overlord
Konosuba
Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?
No Game No Life
Zero no Tsukaima




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Because it's forgotten what color it's supposed to be." - C.C.




 
Aug 28, 2018 11:34 PM

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still patiently waiting for isekai putin to get adapted... there is hope...


Memes aside... GAR Putin + Isekai = Majestic...




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Aug 29, 2018 12:04 AM

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RnDHiki said:
Kuma said:
still patiently waiting for isekai putin to get adapted... there is hope...


Memes aside... GAR Putin + Isekai = Majestic...


well, it is majestic... even still les than a volume, it's already much better than most isekai out there...
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Aug 29, 2018 12:20 PM

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This is quite a controversial thread but the answer is fairly , quite obviously Re Zero . I am actually how very few people have mentioned it but if you are talking about isekai anime , there is no anime that comes even close. But I know how people think or should I say , pretend to think ( like a act or something) here at MAL . Everyone who watched it know its a great anime but they just can't confess it because it is a popular mainstream anime .
Oh how much I wish to teach them that liking a popular mainstream anime doesn't make your anime taste bad or anything and conversly , hating them ( for no reasons whatsoever ) doesn't make you or your tastes any better.
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Aug 31, 2018 10:04 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.


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.
Ehhh, not entirely true.
There were already some isekai anime that had flawed MCs long before Re:zero came along.
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Aug 31, 2018 10:13 AM
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Hai to gensou no grimgar. Because, the drama touched my heart.
 
Aug 31, 2018 10:25 AM

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If we are talking about action+romance then Sword Art Online.
If comedy then Zero no Tsukaima.
If about kawaii girls then Death March.
If dark one then Overlord (later parts) .
And finally if about worst one it's konosuba (parody is worst thing you can combine with isekai/fantasy...).
 
Aug 31, 2018 10:25 AM

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Rezero
Konosuba
Log Horizon
Spirited away
No game no life
Overlord



 
Aug 31, 2018 10:28 AM

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No isekai anime will come close to Re:Zero for me.
 
Aug 31, 2018 1:47 PM

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I'm team whoever said Juuni Kokuki.
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Aug 31, 2018 1:49 PM

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Tenchi Muyo war on Geminar
Konosuba
El-Hazard
Re:Zero
In another world with my smartphone(I did think the title of the anime was stupid)
No Game No Life
Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsod
Outbreak Company
The Familiar of Zero




The idea that isekai anime is somehow a new thing is absurd. Its been around for while. If you don't like it then don't watch it. I don't care for yaoi, and sports,.So I don't watch them. I don't care for those Michael Vick anime where those little kids catch monsters/animals, train those monsters/animals and fight them with other kids monsters/animals. So I don't watch those types of anime. I am not going to make a thread where I piss bitch and moan how I don't care for those anime. Everybody has different tastes. Its why there is a shit load of different types of anime.
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Digimon. There is re:0 other answer.
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Aug 31, 2018 2:04 PM

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Hard to choose one that stands out as the best, but I know which I'd pick as the funniest

 
Sep 1, 2018 5:38 AM

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Hard to choose one that stands out as the best, but I know which I'd pick as the funniest



bloody hell!! I am putting this on my watch list for the lulz.
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Sep 1, 2018 8:58 AM

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I think I'll pick Log Horizon, without that f'kin kids team scene.
 
Sep 1, 2018 9:05 AM

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No game no life shit on most of the isekai anime that i have watched tbh

And digimon adventure And trinity seven are pretty good

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I've seen a couple. A lot of people are listing isekai from the past ten years or so. Some of them are pretty good.

None of them top Vision of Escaflowne, in my opinion. Is it "old?" To most of you, probably. I still haven't seen an isekai that I think really tops it.
 
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Dog Days and No Game no Life, the current Isekai are mostly terrible.


 
Sep 1, 2018 9:45 AM

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Digimon 1st season or Those who hunt elves
 
Sep 1, 2018 9:46 AM

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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.

Been watching anime since the 90s and rezero managed to impress me, at least during the first arc and it was solid for at least 15 episodes. great damn anime.
 
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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.


But that's the thing though. People are throwing the word isekai to describe that it's a boring story when it just means "being transported to another world"

People are mad about these isekai simply because the characters are overpowered Gary Stus and Mary Sues due to their ability to break the nature of the world they were transported to. There's a lot of that in anime as it is, just not obvious.

As for the topic, I'm giving a shoutout to the fujobait, Kyou Kara Maou. Not the best thing I'd recommend, but the foreshadowing in that LN trumps a lot of stories out there.
 
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Maybe digimon adentures or log horizon
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Sep 2, 2018 12:59 AM
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Definetly konosuba, that show is just so fucking hilarious
 
Sep 2, 2018 1:35 AM
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I know y'all gonna fucking hate the shit out of me for saying this but Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni
 
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Best isekai ? Lol nice joke I'm in pain.
 
Sep 10, 2018 9:53 PM

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Best Isekai Anime is ReZero
If Best Isekai Manga is Parallel Paradaise
 
Sep 10, 2018 9:56 PM

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the first one, Aura battler Dunbine by Yoshiyuki Tomino
 
Oct 3, 2018 1:48 AM
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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


except that Subaru is a good MC, as donzacuceron already explained:

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.


 
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Definetely ain't Sword Art Online.
 
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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.
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Oct 3, 2018 2:18 AM
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Probably not the best one, but since I'ven't watched many Isekai, I'll say Konosuba ~
 
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Older_than_dirt said:
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
 
Oct 3, 2018 2:21 AM
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What's Isekai? is it some kind of disgusting genre that belongs to Manga/Anime :[?
 
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Konosuba definitely. I would say overlord but the anime is shit, read the ln.
 
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