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Light Novel 'Seija Musou: Salaryman, Isekai de Ikinokoru Tame ni Ayumu Michi' Gets TV Anime

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Publisher Micro Magazine Publishing announced on Friday that Broccoli Lion's Seija Musou: Salaryman, Isekai de Ikinokoru Tame ni Ayumu Michi (The Great Cleric) light novel is receiving a television anime adaptation, revealing celebratory visuals (pictured above).

Broccoli Lion began writing the fantasy novel on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in October 2022. Micro Magazine Publishing acquired the novel and began publishing in August 2016, with illustrations by sime. The 10th volume was shipped on January 28. The novel has over 2.2 million cumulative copies in circulation.

J-Novel Club licensed the novel in English for digital publication in 2021. The ninth volume went on sale on August 4, with the 10th volume scheduled to be released on December 1.

Hiiro Akikaze began drawing a manga adaptation in Kodansha's Suiyoubi no Sirius manga service in January 2017. Kodansha shipped the ninth volume on February 9, with the 10th volume scheduled to be released on Friday.

Vertical announced that they licensed the series for English publication at Anime Expo 2019. Kodansha USA shipped the eight volume on March 29.

Synopsis
One day, Earth's God of Destiny, and Galdardia's Chief God had a bet. The God of Destiny lost, and chose ten mediocre souls to hand over. To those ten souls, the Chief God of Galdardia handed them new vessels. Among those mediocre souls was one salaryman who fought against his destiny of death. How will this man grow from now on? Not the God of Destiny, nor the Chief God of Galdardia, nor even the author themselves know. (Source: Tseirp Translations)

Novel site: https://gcnovels.jp/saint/

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Seija Musou: Salaryman, Isekai de Ikinokoru Tame ni Ayumu Michi on MAL
Oct 6, 10:19 AM
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Seriously, what kind of "era" will even replace Isekai Era at this point?
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This sounds funny lmao
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Azering said:
Seriously, what kind of "era" will even replace Isekai Era at this point?


It looks like a wave of SoL isekai about peasants, animal trainers, etc. awaits us.
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more isekai huh. is this actually decent? because the publisher's (micro magazine) recent animes are all good.
Oct 6, 11:03 AM
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RobertBobert said:
It looks like a wave of SoL isekai about peasants, animal trainers, etc. awaits us.

SoL can't replace the Action genre.
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RobertBobert said:
Azering said:
Seriously, what kind of "era" will even replace Isekai Era at this point?


It looks like a wave of SoL isekai about peasants, animal trainers, etc. awaits us.


Better than villainess genre or Gender Bender Gender :V (no disrespect to those who enjoy them)
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KichikuSenshi said:
RobertBobert said:
It looks like a wave of SoL isekai about peasants, animal trainers, etc. awaits us.

SoL can't replace the Action genre.


This is a new trend in generic isekai works.

AnimeFA78N said:
RobertBobert said:


It looks like a wave of SoL isekai about peasants, animal trainers, etc. awaits us.


Better than villainess genre or Gender Bender Gender :V (no disrespect to those who enjoy them)


You made the genre sound like a big experimental cliché field.
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AnimeFA78N said:
RobertBobert said:


It looks like a wave of SoL isekai about peasants, animal trainers, etc. awaits us.


Better than villainess genre or Gender Bender Gender :V (no disrespect to those who enjoy them)

Gender Bender yes, but Villainess is great!
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RobertBobert said:


AnimeFA78N said:


Better than villainess genre or Gender Bender Gender :V (no disrespect to those who enjoy them)


You made the genre sound like a big experimental cliché field.


seeing i keep repeatedly visit r/otome isekai and see 20 different new titles with the similar premises ... you can assume it cliche field to a degree
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Seems incredibly generic.
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AnimeFA78N said:
RobertBobert said:




You made the genre sound like a big experimental cliché field.


seeing i keep repeatedly visit r/otome isekai and see 20 different new titles with the similar premises ... you can assume it cliche field to a degree


The irony is that they first adapted Hamefura, who parodied this and her popularity in turn carried this trend into anime.
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RobertBobert said:
AnimeFA78N said:


seeing i keep repeatedly visit r/otome isekai and see 20 different new titles with the similar premises ... you can assume it cliche field to a degree


The irony is that they first adapted Hamefura, who parodied this and her popularity in turn carried this trend into anime.


Ikr its Akin to what if Konosuba or the current Eminence of the Shadow (this one is a hardcore parody iirc) popularity made Male oriented Isekai Big instead of SAO lol
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RobertBobert said:
This is a new trend in generic isekai works.


Wouldn't call it the new trend when there are like 10 Action/Adventure Isekai coming for every SoL Isekai. I think and hope it will stay the niche as always.
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AnimeFA78N said:
RobertBobert said:


The irony is that they first adapted Hamefura, who parodied this and her popularity in turn carried this trend into anime.


Ikr its Akin to what if Konosuba or the current Eminence of the Shadow (this one is a hardcore parody iirc) popularity made Male oriented Isekai Big instead of SAO lol


Well, the main uncontrollable wave of the genre started in the second half of the 10s after Konosuba and ReZero.
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KichikuSenshi said:
RobertBobert said:
This is a new trend in generic isekai works.


Wouldn't call it the new trend when there are like 10 Action/Adventure Isekai coming for every SoL Isekai. I think and hope it will stay the niche as always.


Well, look how many similar isekai have been this season.
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RobertBobert said:
AnimeFA78N said:


Ikr its Akin to what if Konosuba or the current Eminence of the Shadow (this one is a hardcore parody iirc) popularity made Male oriented Isekai Big instead of SAO lol


Well, the main uncontrollable wave of the genre started in the second half of the 10s after Konosuba and ReZero.


Now that you mention it you are right trend may kick off in 2012 but truly feels like reach start of the peak in mid 2016s or early 2017s after that we do getting many isekais in a single season and looking at atleast spring 2023 seems like its staying that way.
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AnimeFA78N said:
RobertBobert said:


Well, the main uncontrollable wave of the genre started in the second half of the 10s after Konosuba and ReZero.


Now that you mention it you are right trend may kick off in 2012 but truly feels like reach start of the peak in mid 2016s or early 2017s after that we do getting many isekais in a single season and looking at atleast spring 2023 seems like its staying that way.


It's like Bloom into you. A good, solid yuri show and we started getting 2-3 shows every season.
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RobertBobert said:
AnimeFA78N said:


Now that you mention it you are right trend may kick off in 2012 but truly feels like reach start of the peak in mid 2016s or early 2017s after that we do getting many isekais in a single season and looking at atleast spring 2023 seems like its staying that way.


It's like Bloom into you. A good, solid yuri show and we started getting 2-3 shows every season.


Dude ... the coincidence just seeing Bloom into yous Manga page in mal when i got this Notification LMAO
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" nor even the author themselves know " LoL
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Can we move on from isekai already guys? We've exhausted every possibility
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aw shit here we go again
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Crow_Black said:
aw shit here we go again
you sure can say that again
seriously tho, if this industry is somehow gonna go adapt more isekai, why not go for some of the older shoujo ones with dedicated fanbases?
like how are they gonna continue this trend and still pretend that Red River and From Far Away don't exist???
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Pietru said:
Can we move on from isekai already guys? We've exhausted every possibility

Crow_Black said:
aw shit here we go again

Sadly this genre is very popular in Japan. They adapt work for THEM, first of all, not for foreigners.
Fario-P said:
Crow_Black said:
aw shit here we go again
you sure can say that again
seriously tho, if this industry is somehow gonna go adapt more isekai, why not go for some of the older shoujo ones with dedicated fanbases?
like how are they gonna continue this trend and still pretend that Red River and From Far Away don't exist???

These great mangas weren't adapted into anime series, I am very surprised.
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That future anime movie trend anitubers speak of is starting to become better as the isekai keep coming, even if means waiting a week to 9 months for the movies to come out on BD or the seven seas.


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Memore said:
Sadly this genre is very popular in Japan. They adapt work for THEM, first of all, not for foreigners.

Yeah this I understand, but I'm surprised Japan hasn't had enough of isekai yet, it's been a couple years now..
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Pietru said:
Memore said:
Sadly this genre is very popular in Japan. They adapt work for THEM, first of all, not for foreigners.

Yeah this I understand, but I'm surprised Japan hasn't had enough of isekai yet, it's been a couple years now..


Japan IS tired of isekai, and has been since 2014-2015, before overseas audiences even started complaining so much about isekai. The people that aren't tired of them are the production committees and shareholders.


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Pietru said:
Memore said:
Sadly this genre is very popular in Japan. They adapt work for THEM, first of all, not for foreigners.

Yeah this I understand, but I'm surprised Japan hasn't had enough of isekai yet, it's been a couple years now..

It has enough, yes.
Hoppy said:
Pietru said:

Yeah this I understand, but I'm surprised Japan hasn't had enough of isekai yet, it's been a couple years now..


Japan IS tired of isekai, and has been since 2014-2015, before overseas audiences even started complaining so much about isekai. The people that aren't tired of them are the production committees and shareholders.

Agree. Sadly they decide what to adapt. All people tired of this genre, also from idols too.
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AnimeFA78N said:
RobertBobert said:


It's like Bloom into you. A good, solid yuri show and we started getting 2-3 shows every season.


Dude ... the coincidence just seeing Bloom into yous Manga page in mal when i got this Notification LMAO


It's a sign! And if without jokes, then this is how it usually works. You get a hit one season and then the next year everyone copies it. Remember how after AoT everyone started making shows about fighting monsters.
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Fario-P said:
Crow_Black said:
aw shit here we go again
you sure can say that again
seriously tho, if this industry is somehow gonna go adapt more isekai, why not go for some of the older shoujo ones with dedicated fanbases?
like how are they gonna continue this trend and still pretend that Red River and From Far Away don't exist???


Just put those, on my reading list now. And also Houshin shinai engi that has yet, to have an adaptation.

hell even this has yet to have an adaptation as well too. since its set in like another world iirc as well as it being by suda51 too.
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Hoppy said:
Pietru said:

Yeah this I understand, but I'm surprised Japan hasn't had enough of isekai yet, it's been a couple years now..


Japan IS tired of isekai, and has been since 2014-2015, before overseas audiences even started complaining so much about isekai. The people that aren't tired of them are the production committees and shareholders.

That's very unfortunate then :/
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Yet whenever you go to r/light novels
Half of the titles are isekais in top weekly sales unironically :V
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How will this man grow from now on? Not even the author themselves knows.


Now that I fucking believe. When was the last time any LN author ever took the time to actually plan a story out?
A poor summary of the MILGЯAM update:

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Azering said:
Seriously, what kind of "era" will even replace Isekai Era at this point?


Pietru said:
Can we move on from isekai already guys? We've exhausted every possibility


I hang out in the LN community and monitor Japan LN sites.

Romcoms are slowly replacing isekais. Penalty games, girl spoiling boys, etc.

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Better than villainess genre or Gender Bender Gender :V (no disrespect to those who enjoy them)


Villainess genre is becoming rare? I think? Other than Tearmoon Empire, don't remember any big ones?

For Gender Bender, the next big one is Reborn To Master The Blade, has a parody-sue protagonist.
There is a gag character one. https://j-novel.club/series/did-i-seriously-just-get-reincarnated-as-my-gag-character

There are 2 new Gender Benders in HJ Bunko this month (Astral Online and Nia Liston). https://firecross.jp/hjbunko/latest

Oh yeah, there is an isekai where the protagonist reincarnated as an apple: https://j-novel.club/series/reincarnated-as-an-apple
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NewestPersonHere said:
Azering said:
Seriously, what kind of "era" will even replace Isekai Era at this point?




I hang out in the LN community and monitor Japan LN sites.

Romcoms are slowly replacing isekais. Penalty games, girl spoiling boys, etc.


Can you explain me this part more like what kind of stories do you mean by penalty games and girl spoiling boys

Also weird seeing Romance replacing isekai oh well still probably gonna second behind to action genre overall
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AnimeFA78N said:
NewestPersonHere said:




I hang out in the LN community and monitor Japan LN sites.

Romcoms are slowly replacing isekais. Penalty games, girl spoiling boys, etc.


Can you explain me this part more like what kind of stories do you mean by penalty games and girl spoiling boys

Also weird seeing Romance replacing isekai oh well still probably gonna second behind to action genre overall


Girl spoiling boy:
https://yenpress.com/series-search/?series=yen536-the-angel-next-door-spoils-me-rotten&supapress_order=publishdate-asc
https://firecross.jp/hjbunko/series/477

Penalty game:
https://j-novel.club/series/an-introvert-s-hookup-hiccups

And high school harems are common too:
https://yenpress.com/9781975345747/chitose-is-in-the-ramune-bottle-vol-1/
https://firecross.jp/hjbunko/series/413

And childhood friend type:
https://yenpress.com/9781975337049/the-girl-i-saved-on-the-train-turned-out-to-be-my-childhood-friend-vol-3-light-novel/
https://dengekibunko.jp/product/norojun/
https://dengekibunko.jp/product/osamake/

Romcoms are everywhere nowadays, I am guessing it will outnumber isekai in this decade?
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Romcoms are slowly replacing isekais. Penalty games, girl spoiling boys, etc.


Thank god for that if it's the case; isekai has just gone too far to try and make something original at this point, in which just results it in turning out really lackluster..
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I literally just finished reading 8 of the light novels this week and was thinking to myself, "wouldn't it be great if there was an anime for this? I'd love to see it!" And behold, here it is!
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Romcoms are in not in better state either in LNs...... quality wise

NewestPersonHere said:


Romcoms are everywhere nowadays, I am guessing it will outnumber isekai in this decade?


Probably make sense out popularing isekai? yep totally can see that
Out popularing Action genre as a whole? dont think so given how pretty have every most popular ones are well action since beginning
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Better than romcoms I want more seinen adaptations, really serious works.
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AnimeFA78N said:
Romcoms are in not in better state either in LNs...... quality wise

NewestPersonHere said:


Romcoms are everywhere nowadays, I am guessing it will outnumber isekai in this decade?


Probably make sense out popularing isekai? yep totally can see that
Out popularing Action genre as a whole? dont think so given how pretty have every most popular ones are well action since beginning


The only big romcoms I can think of are Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten and Gimai Seikatsu. Don't remember people hyping the other romcoms~

Action will remain relevant. There are a ton of non-isekai fantasy LNs. A lot of them with 'strongest' or 'hero' in the title.


Memore said:
Better than romcoms I want more seinen adaptations, really serious works.


You can consider picking up Reign Of The Seven Spellblades. It is written by the same guy who wrote Alderamin.
A lot of people has been hyping Torture Princess too~
These 2 LNs are as dark as Berserk~
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NewestPersonHere said:
AnimeFA78N said:
Romcoms are in not in better state either in LNs...... quality wise



Probably make sense out popularing isekai? yep totally can see that
Out popularing Action genre as a whole? dont think so given how pretty have every most popular ones are well action since beginning


The only big romcoms I can think of are Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten and Gimai Seikatsu. Don't remember people hyping the other romcoms~

Action will remain relevant. There are a ton of non-isekai fantasy LNs. A lot of them with 'strongest' or 'hero' in the title.


Memore said:
Better than romcoms I want more seinen adaptations, really serious works.


You can consider picking up Reign Of The Seven Spellblades. It is written by the same guy who wrote Alderamin.
A lot of people has been hyping Torture Princess too~
These 2 LNs are as dark as Berserk~

Thanks for sharing this!
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Just caught up and the Manga is quite good, i like bunny girl Nana
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daily reminder just how many shoujo somehow haven't been adapted yet as opposed to the 5 millionth frickin narou-kei isekai...


NewestPersonHere said:
AnimeFA78N said:

Can you explain me this part more like what kind of stories do you mean by penalty games
Penalty game:
https://j-novel.club/series/an-introvert-s-hookup-hiccups
aw come on you had me for a second there, really thought we were gonna get more Japanese Saw damnit

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daily reminder just how many shoujo somehow haven't been adapted yet as opposed to the 5 millionth frickin narou-kei isekai...


NewestPersonHere said:
Penalty game:
https://j-novel.club/series/an-introvert-s-hookup-hiccups
aw come on you had me for a second there, really thought we were gonna get more Japanese Saw damnit



If you want Japanese SAW, read Jin-Rou Game its a really messed up story me and @iva- read a while ago.

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