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Light Novel 'Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.' Receives TV Anime for Summer 2017

by Stark700
Mar 20, 8:49 PM | 85 Comments
An official website has opened for a TV anime adaptation of Patra Fuyubaru and Eiji Usatsuka's Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. light novel. The series is scheduled to premiere in Summer 2017.

Synopsis
Touya Mochizuki was accidentally killed, and as an apology, God allows him to be reborn in a fantasy world and will grant him any one wish he desires. And so, Touya chooses to keep his smartphone in the next world. In his second chance at life, he befriends many important figures and comes across the world's secret. He inherits the legacy of an ancient civilization and travels around nonchalantly while possessing powers that rival this world's kings.

Staff
Director: Takeyuki Yanase (Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan)
Series Composition, Script: Natsuko Takahashi (Nurarihyon no Mago)
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Toshihide Masudate (Futari Ecchi (2014)), Masahiro Sekiguchi (Sousei no Aquarion Key Animation), Miyako Nishida (Nijiiro Days)
Art Director: Satoshi Shibata (Black Bullet)
Color Design: Aki Watanabe (Black Blood Brothers)
Sound Director: Takumi Itou (Tantei Team KZ: Jiken Note)
Music, Music Production: Exit Tunes
Studio: Production Reed

Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. was originally launched on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in April 2013, and has been publishing under the HJ Novel imprint since May 2015. Hobby Japan will publish the eighth volume on March 23. The series has also been digitally published in English under the title In Another World With My Smartphone by J-Novel Club since February 2017.

Official site: http://isesuma-anime.jp/
Official Twitter: @isesumaofficial

Source: LN News

Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. on MAL

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Why almost all Isekai show have OP character? Why it is so hard to find a wonderful world like in Konosuba, where we have flying cabbages, slimmy toads, nice friend and party ? I feel like Isekai shows is some kind of service for losers in reality, those cant do anything in this world and hope they could travel to another world and fuck it really hard. It should be more about the world, not all about the MC!

Yesterday, 6:06 AM by IrisBestGirl

What really sucks about all these isekai stories, at least for me, is how narrowly presented the plot and world building are, and how much the story is centered on the protagonist (mainly how much awesome stunt he can pull off), and pretty much himself alone, while everybody else like the heroines get very little, if any, meaningful screen time to justify their existence, which completely defeats the point of it being a harem in the first place.

Man, sometimes when it comes to isekai stuff i wish they'd adapt some good xianxia with more meaningful storytelling than these bunch of crap

Mar 24, 2:19 PM by Amiluhur

I see so many people complaining about it only from reading synopsis...
I wonder how many of these critics already read LN?

I am not telling you that it is 10/10 LN but I have to laugh because somebody only manage to read synopsis and tell "It is definitely trash!"

Mar 24, 1:52 PM by zelezo

How in the hell is he going to charge his phone without a charger? I wonder if theres an electricity and plug on that world. Oh wait I might be thinking too much.. This is an anime after all can't question it.

Mar 23, 4:27 PM by Heracrim

ichii_1 said:
Nidhoeggr said:
Do we even need to mention this will be a generic piece of garbage at this point?

No, it won an award and ANN reviews said it was good.

yeah an award like tokyo awards? what a joke. Those awards have no credibility anymore.

Mar 23, 2:20 PM by Cnon

We all know that it will turn out to be shitty...
But we will watch anyways.

Mar 23, 1:25 PM by Sato

I'm hype, sounds like it'll be right up my ally.

Mar 23, 4:13 AM by Manaban

Sounds like a shitty version of KonoSuba, but I'll give it a watch nonetheless.

Mar 23, 12:54 AM by Snappynator

FINALLY, an LN fantasy harem adaptation. When was the last time we had one of these?

*checks season lists*

Looks like Masou Gakuen in Summer 2016 was the last one.

I know the source material appears as cliched as fuck, but it's almost like a dying breed nowadays.

*muses to myself whether or not non-reverse harem is dying anime genre*

Mar 22, 9:57 PM by tsog

Gotta love how so many people on here writes off a series as being shit without even watching or reading it...Am I on 4chan or something?

Mar 22, 8:21 PM by Tokoya

Another day, another shitty LN nonsensical adaptation... Whatever I guess, at least the girls are cute. Still gonna pass on this one.

Mar 22, 9:38 AM by KamenRiderMagna

Hmmm...... a harem tag.... obligatory watching material I guess so I can get into any ship and commence a waifu war.

I thought that he went to a world of smartphones where he will befriend smartphones. I didn't know why I expected that. I guess after KonoSuba, I was expecting something different. Although the character designs intrigued me, because flat and non-oversized boobs are my favorite type of things. I might actually end up liking it for the waifus and not the story like all my harem ever.

Besides, just like this thread, people shits on KonoSuba announcement too in MAL. Now look at that, one of the biggest selling anime with LN sales of over 3m and BD/DVD averages on 10k+ each. So I really would reserve my judgement and hold off the pitchfork, people.

Mar 22, 6:53 AM by DarklordVor

Jagd84 said:
yhunata said:


It's called a trend. It happens in all industries, not just anime. Just an example; Infinity Ward had to fight tooth and nail to get Modern Warfare made, because Activision said that no one wanted modern settings in shooter games. An year later, they had to fight tooth and nail to get World at War made, because Activision said that no one wanted historical settings in shooter games anymore. Same shit is happening in anime right now. Isekai anime are popular. Therefore, make more Isekai anime to cash in on the hype.


Actually the Isekai genre has existed for decades going all the way back to classic works like the Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan etc. Anime had some well established titles like Twelve Kingdoms, El Hazzard and like. Unfortunately modern Isekai has most be infected with male power fantasies which is why it is looked down a upon nowadays. hopefully as the better stuff in genre will continue to be adapted to pushback against some of the criticism.


I'm not saying it's never existed. I'm saying that the trend didn't start until recently. Just like how Modern Warfare truly kickstarted the trend of FPS games set in the modern day, SAO's success is, I assume, where the "fire" was first kindled for Isekai anime.

Mar 22, 3:56 AM by yhunata

yhunata said:
SkyDrop said:
Why's so many reincarnation plot based story and light novels these days?? Is it that they have ran out of ideas?


It's called a trend. It happens in all industries, not just anime. Just an example; Infinity Ward had to fight tooth and nail to get Modern Warfare made, because Activision said that no one wanted modern settings in shooter games. An year later, they had to fight tooth and nail to get World at War made, because Activision said that no one wanted historical settings in shooter games anymore. Same shit is happening in anime right now. Isekai anime are popular. Therefore, make more Isekai anime to cash in on the hype.


Actually the Isekai genre has existed for decades going all the way back to classic works like the Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan etc. Anime had some well established titles like Twelve Kingdoms, El Hazzard and like. Unfortunately modern Isekai has most be infected with male power fantasies which is why it is looked down a upon nowadays. hopefully as the better stuff in genre will continue to be adapted to pushback against some of the criticism.

Mar 22, 3:51 AM by Jagd84

Still no Mushoku Tensei anime. Why live?

Mar 21, 10:06 PM by IronLobster

SkyDrop said:
Why's so many reincarnation plot based story and light novels these days?? Is it that they have ran out of ideas?


It's called a trend. It happens in all industries, not just anime. Just an example; Infinity Ward had to fight tooth and nail to get Modern Warfare made, because Activision said that no one wanted modern settings in shooter games. An year later, they had to fight tooth and nail to get World at War made, because Activision said that no one wanted historical settings in shooter games anymore. Same shit is happening in anime right now. Isekai anime are popular. Therefore, make more Isekai anime to cash in on the hype.

Mar 21, 9:03 PM by yhunata

Red_Keys said:
Are these LNs like, self-published? Or does Japan really have publishing standards this low? Like, how does this trash get accepted anywhere?

These are still decently written compared to newbie western and chinese novels.

Mar 21, 8:18 PM by ichii_1

julyan said:
_Ako_ said:


Ehh... You just explained something that I will like...

Good... This is for me, probably. The waifus looks fappable too...

Well, this shit has real polygamy on it. Yep, a real harem. You'll probably like it haha.


Ohhh, a wacky relationship flags huh... I'll try to see what it has for me... For now, a good stuff... Yeah...

I wish my ship will sail...

Mar 21, 6:33 PM by _Ako_

_Ako_ said:
julyan said:

OP MC that fools around doing things that have no real purpose. It's good on what it's trying to do, but if you're expecting some sort of a cohesive plot in the long run, meh, just look for something else.


Ehh... You just explained something that I will like...

Good... This is for me, probably. The waifus looks fappable too...

Well, this shit has real polygamy on it. Yep, a real harem. You'll probably like it haha.

Mar 21, 6:05 PM by julyan

Dear Anime God:
Please spare us from anymore of these...

Or at least make it different from others, in a good way of course.

Mar 21, 5:19 PM by XXXXXXXXXIII