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Manga 'Isekai Shikkaku' Gets TV Anime

by DatRandomDude
Jul 10, 2022 8:13 PM | 82 Comments

The official Twitter account of mangaka Takahiro Wakamatsu announced a television anime adaptation of his and Hiroshi Noda's Isekai Shikkaku (No Longer Human...In Another World) manga on Monday.

Noda and Wakamatsu began serializing the fantasy comedy manga on the Yawaraka Spirits website in October 2019. Shogakukan shipped the sixth volume on January 12, with the seventh volume is scheduled to be released on July 12.

Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga in English on May 4 and will release the first volume this October.

Synopsis
An adventure in another world with cute girls by your side and video game-like powers–sounds like an anime fan's dream, right? Not so for melancholic author Osamu Dazai, who would quite literally prefer to drop dead. Video games haven't even been invented yet when he gets yanked into another world in 1948. Really, all the fantastical adventure he keeps running into is just getting in the way of his poetic dream of finding the perfect place to die. But no matter how much he risks his hide, everything seems to keep turning out okay. Follow a miserable hero like no other in this cheerfully bleak isekai comedy! (Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)

Source: Takahiro Wakamatsu's Twitter

Isekai Shikkaku on MAL

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So much fatherless behaviour in this topic lmao.

Moar isekai is always good, and isekai comedy is top notch.

Jul 23, 2022 6:55 PM by Always_Has_Been

This is inevitable anyways. Good to see this manga get an anime. Read the manga and its so good! Tsudaken as Not!Dazai would be nice because everytime I read this... I always think about Tsudaken's voice in Not!Dazai.

Would be interesting if studio like MAPPA adapted this but nah

Jul 18, 2022 2:17 AM by MakimaFan1101

Funny and poetic, I'll definitely want to watch it.

Jul 17, 2022 7:32 AM by Kinyoubi

forbidding someone to share any emotions is very stupid! I don't understand how it is possible to impose such bans?

Jul 14, 2022 3:27 PM by JamesSVbrown

O_T_T said:
Phlaryx said:


Are you saying this to play the devil’s advocate, or do you genuinely feel that way? If someone finds both depictions offensive then I’ll still disagree either way lol.


I'm going after both routes, I'd say. The logic of "nobody complained about X in Y so they can't talk about X in Z" is ridiculous, but it is also a genuinely offensive depiction, reducing an artist to one single already unfunny joke about suicide, a regretful but ultimately minor event in their life. It'd be akin to every single depiction of William Shakespeare bawling about the death of their son and having no characterisation beyond that.


I find more offensive the idea of ​​"banning" some emotions just because some person thinks they are unjustified or stupid. People obviously have the right to find different meanings in the same things, but wasting time making fun of those who find something offensive that doesn't seem so to you is pretty toxic, I think.

Jul 13, 2022 6:48 AM by RobertBobert

Phlaryx said:
O_T_T said:



Ok, I complain that Bungou Stray Dogs's depiction is disrespectful too. What now?


Are you saying this to play the devil’s advocate, or do you genuinely feel that way? If someone finds both depictions offensive then I’ll still disagree either way lol.


I'm going after both routes, I'd say. The logic of "nobody complained about X in Y so they can't talk about X in Z" is ridiculous, but it is also a genuinely offensive depiction, reducing an artist to one single already unfunny joke about suicide, a regretful but ultimately minor event in their life. It'd be akin to every single depiction of William Shakespeare bawling about the death of their son and having no characterisation beyond that.

Jul 13, 2022 2:44 AM by O_T_T

DrBalls said:
Blue_Maroon said:

Nah that is disrespectful too.

But it aint, this series aint making fun of Dazais life. Its just basing the mc on Dazai and placing him in an isekai.

I haven't read this source material so I can't speak on it too firmly, but it was more a dig on his portrayal in Stray Dogs.

Jul 12, 2022 12:36 PM by Blue_Maroon

jasperware said:
RobertBobert said:


People believe that such a parody story makes fun of the real tragedy of a real person.


im sorry i dont get it. have they read it? is this being a comedic story inherently disrespectful to the real person depicted?


The synopsis is enough for them to draw such a conclusion. They don't like the idea.

Jul 12, 2022 8:25 AM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
jasperware said:
can someone explain to me what is morally wrong about making this kind of story?(like genuinely asking)


People believe that such a parody story makes fun of the real tragedy of a real person.


im sorry i dont get it. have they read it? is this being a comedic story inherently disrespectful to the real person depicted?

Jul 12, 2022 8:23 AM by jasperware

jasperware said:
can someone explain to me what is morally wrong about making this kind of story?(like genuinely asking)


People believe that such a parody story makes fun of the real tragedy of a real person.

Jul 12, 2022 8:04 AM by RobertBobert

can someone explain to me what is morally wrong about making this kind of story?(like genuinely asking)

Jul 12, 2022 7:43 AM by jasperware

What in the parody is this???

Jul 11, 2022 9:52 PM by mwinner

Blue_Maroon said:
DrBalls said:
I love how people are saying this is disrespectful, while completely ignoring Dazai from Bungou Stray Dogs. Yeah, this is disrespectful, but an anime only treating Dazais suicidal thoughts as comic relief isn't...anime fans in a nutshell.

Nah that is disrespectful too.

But it aint, this series aint making fun of Dazais life. Its just basing the mc on Dazai and placing him in an isekai.

Jul 11, 2022 9:06 PM by hbvnfj

RobertBobert said:
ZXEAN said:
ok!!! My bad. Have you seen Aoi Bungaku Series ? I heard it's very depressing so I keep avoiding that but may be I should check that out.


I wouldn't say it's depressing. It's just something to watch in a French beret and with a cup of whiskey, snorting happily every time during the plot moments.
Lol I will watch it then.

Jul 11, 2022 6:09 PM by ZXEAN

ZXEAN said:
RobertBobert said:


That's exactly what I wanted to say. It sounds too weird to be a mainstream show.
ok!!! My bad. Have you seen Aoi Bungaku Series ? I heard it's very depressing so I keep avoiding that but may be I should check that out.


I wouldn't say it's depressing. It's just something to watch in a French beret and with a cup of whiskey, snorting happily every time during the plot moments.

Jul 11, 2022 6:03 PM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
ZXEAN said:
Yaa the synopsis is unique but I don't think any big studio will pick this up.


That's exactly what I wanted to say. It sounds too weird to be a mainstream show.
ok!!! My bad. Have you seen Aoi Bungaku Series ? I heard it's very depressing so I keep avoiding that but may be I should check that out.

Jul 11, 2022 5:57 PM by ZXEAN

ZXEAN said:
RobertBobert said:


I don't know, the synopsis already looks too arthouse. Even if it was written by the author of the rom-com manga.
Yaa the synopsis is unique but I don't think any big studio will pick this up.


That's exactly what I wanted to say. It sounds too weird to be a mainstream show.

Jul 11, 2022 5:51 PM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
ZXEAN said:
Most probably Project No.9 or Lidenflims will adapt this.


I don't know, the synopsis already looks too arthouse. Even if it was written by the author of the rom-com manga.
Yaa the synopsis is unique but I don't think any big studio will pick this up.

Jul 11, 2022 5:49 PM by ZXEAN

Phlaryx said:
ZXEAN said:
What the hell are you smoking. So you will not consider that making a ecchi anime centred around Junko Furuta disrespectful 👏 plus you will watch it 👏👏👏

Yes if you are supporting this kind of shit then it's obvious that you are celebrating the horrible shit that happened to her.


Except it doesn’t celebrate or support the team who made it if you just pirate it lmao. Just because I watch something that’s bad or disrespectful doesn’t mean I have to like it or agree with the subject matter. You can go out of your way to watch bad shows. Separate the fiction from reality bruh. Go touch some grass already and stop crying over fake shit. We’re done here.
btw do you consider it to be disrespectful or not ?

Jul 11, 2022 5:48 PM by ZXEAN

ZXEAN said:
ichii_1 said:
This fits madhouse so well but I think they might be too busy for it.
I hope it's not polygon pictures.
Most probably Project No.9 or Lidenflims will adapt this.


I don't know, the synopsis already looks too arthouse. Even if it was written by the author of the rom-com manga.

Jul 11, 2022 5:47 PM by RobertBobert

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