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Light Novel 'Isekai Cheat Magician' Receives Anime Adaptation

by Vindstot
Apr 15, 7:28 PM | 70 Comments
The official Twitter account of Shufunnotomo's Hero Bunko imprint announced an anime adaptation of Takeru Uchida and Nardack's Isekai Cheat Magician light novel series on Monday.

Synopsis
Consumed by a beam of light, high school students Tachi and Rin were transported into a world of sword and magic. The pair, who was ordinary until yesterday, became a superhuman-like existence with cheating magical power, surprising the people in the fantasy world. Bewildered by the sudden development, Taichi and Rin begin to live in the alternate world as high spec magicians while helping each other.

Uchida originally launched the adventure fantasy series in the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in April 2012, which has garnered over 60 million views. Shufunotomo began publishing the novel under its Hero Bunko imprint with illustrations by Nardack in June 2013, and its eighth volume will be released this May.

Karin Suzuragi launched a manga adaptation in Monthly Shounen Ace magazine in December 2016. Kadokawa plans to publish the third volume on April 26 along with the June issue of the magazine, which will also feature the series on the cover (pictured). Isekai Cheat Magician has a cumulative 850,000 copies of its light novel and manga volumes in print.

Source: Moca News

Isekai Cheat Magician on MAL

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Guys, here are 2 examples of Isekai story where the MC has male comrades in his group :

1. Kenja no Mago
2. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar

Coincidentally, both are non-harem Light Novels, with the MC loving and loyal to only one girl. In Mago, only that one heroine loves the MC, and no other girls of the female cast would harbor any romantic feelings for the MC nor flirt with him. Heck, there are almost zero lucky sukebe moments between the MC and other non-Heroine girls in the story, therefore it's a true non-harem story unlike Rakudai Kishi, where Ikki is still surrounded by girls with not one proper male comrade( girly guys doesn't count).

Not Isekai, but Darling Franxx's MC is also loyal to one girl, and non-harem too ( Love triangle doesn't count as harem, and Mitsuru is not gay for the MC nor does he seek a romantic relationship with the MC like Ichigo, so he doesn't count )

Apr 26, 6:53 AM by CoolitzHubertXVI

everyone else talking about isekai

meanwhile me: Nardack? Nardack was the artist for this? :O
I saw her pics online and I thought she was only a fanartist, not an actual artist for a light novel! omg

Apr 25, 2:34 PM by SkyFullOfStars

IHTM said:
AvidAnimeViewer said:
I'm not expecting a complete adaptation, just 12 episodes (24 by a miracle) would be standard. The Seinen here is quite tame (no on-screen sex or gritty violence), and the younger years would be interesting if adapted well. There are plenty of anime far more violent, sexual, and worse story-wise, adapted from 20+ volume series with only 12 episodes. But Mushoku Tensei has a large dedicated fan base, and plenty of potential to draw in new fans and make whoever is producing it money. So unless there is a bidding war between rights to the series, it just seems like a missed opportunity.
There is no real antagonist within 12 episodes so it would be boring for the first season (if you want to split it to a series). It will likely end the same as Death March, storywise too plain for a second season.
24 or 25 episodes sounds better, convering until reaching home and first turn point (they still have to speed up too many things), though leaving a really unsatisfying cliff hanger.

The story can be interesting without the villain. In the book it take more than half the series to set up a main villain. The MC faces plenty of challenges and adversaries up before then. It would also include plenty of adventure if it did cover the first 6 books. Even 3 books would set it up for a good sequel point.

Apr 24, 10:20 PM by AvidAnimeViewer

AvidAnimeViewer said:
I'm not expecting a complete adaptation, just 12 episodes (24 by a miracle) would be standard. The Seinen here is quite tame (no on-screen sex or gritty violence), and the younger years would be interesting if adapted well. There are plenty of anime far more violent, sexual, and worse story-wise, adapted from 20+ volume series with only 12 episodes. But Mushoku Tensei has a large dedicated fan base, and plenty of potential to draw in new fans and make whoever is producing it money. So unless there is a bidding war between rights to the series, it just seems like a missed opportunity.


There is no real antagonist within 12 episodes so it would be boring for the first season (if you want to split it to a series). It will likely end the same as Death March, storywise too plain for a second season.
24 or 25 episodes sounds better, convering until reaching home and first turn point (they still have to speed up too many things), though leaving a really unsatisfying cliff hanger.

Apr 24, 9:55 PM by IHTM

IHTM said:
AvidAnimeViewer said:
I mean, at least it's being honest. Also, we're down to this but still no Mushoku Tensei adaptation?


Won't work! Unless they dont decide on a 100+ episode anime, I cant see MT will succeed. Every event is important and they cannot easily skip things especially the Seinen tag will be hard pressed on them to make such a long anime

I'm not expecting a complete adaptation, just 12 episodes (24 by a miracle) would be standard. The Seinen here is quite tame (no on-screen sex or gritty violence), and the younger years would be interesting if adapted well. There are plenty of anime far more violent, sexual, and worse story-wise, adapted from 20+ volume series with only 12 episodes. But Mushoku Tensei has a large dedicated fan base, and plenty of potential to draw in new fans and make whoever is producing it money. So unless there is a bidding war between rights to the series, it just seems like a missed opportunity.

Apr 24, 9:33 PM by AvidAnimeViewer

AvidAnimeViewer said:
I mean, at least it's being honest. Also, we're down to this but still no Mushoku Tensei adaptation?


Won't work! Unless they dont decide on a 100+ episode anime, I cant see MT will succeed. Every event is important and they cannot easily skip things especially the Seinen tag will be hard pressed on them to make such a long anime

Apr 24, 9:16 PM by IHTM

Since we're getting two people into the fantasy world instead of one who hogs all the ladies, I can't wait to see how big (or small) of a change this is!

Can't say I'm hyped, but definitely interested!

Apr 17, 9:43 PM by Yasaal

https://www.novelupdates.com/series/isekai-cheat-magician/

You can clearly see how popular the novel is around here,not to mention the amount of great reviews it's getting and the amount of new translated chapters being released everyday shows how much the translators love it.

Seriously though they should really pick better isekai novels to adapt. But you know they might be picking the really bad ones first and getting us used to the normal isekai trend and moving to the more unique ones like tensei slime, arifureta, mushoku tensei, etc. or they're just idiots who have potatos running their train of thought instead of an actual brain.

Apr 17, 12:40 PM by JapaneseFandom

I mean, at least it's being honest. Also, we're down to this but still no Mushoku Tensei adaptation?

Apr 17, 8:40 AM by AvidAnimeViewer

Magito said:
Yes. More Isekai is good.

I hope Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja and Isekai Meikyuu de Harem gets anime adaptation as well.


Yes, they are both actually good too.

Apr 17, 6:52 AM by Fnights

another isekai to watch :)

Apr 16, 11:35 PM by millhiore15

Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita when? >_>

Apr 16, 10:31 PM by Fnights

Yes. More Isekai is good.

I hope Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja and Isekai Meikyuu de Harem gets anime adaptation as well.

Apr 16, 7:22 PM by Magito

KILL THE FUCKING ISEKAI TREND

BURN IT WITH FIRE

..............................PLEASE

Apr 16, 5:45 PM by DoctorWasabi

S-quare22 said:
isekais will save animu.



"Animu was a mistake"

And so am I.

Apr 16, 2:06 PM by Fabris

Tasel said:
I will never get bored of isekais, I'll always watch them no matter how bad they are, and so will the guys that complain about them.
Of course there's gonna be a lot of isekais if people keep watching them, despite complaining about them.


watching a show dont give them moneys, and no i wont watch this

Apr 16, 1:51 PM by anemonespotte

Kindly mention me when this series finished airing, please!

Apr 16, 1:48 PM by hazecloud

Isekai might be overdone AF, but tbh I don't care. I'll probably still enjoy it more than most of "unique" titles, even if I forget about it week later.

Apr 16, 1:28 PM by Terkhev

*sigh* This isnt worth complaining anymore. If they want to continue go rigt ahead.. At this point why do you guys even bother.

Apr 16, 11:33 AM by KamenRiderMagna

isekais will save animu.

Apr 16, 10:31 AM by S-quare22

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