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What is your favorite Issekai?

That time I got reincarnated as a slime 2 28.57%
 
The Rising of the Shield Hero 1 14.29%
 
Konosuba 0 0.00%
 
In another world with my smartphone 0 0.00%
 
Isekai Cheat Magician 0 0.00%
 
Ascendance of the Bookworm 0 0.00%
 
Saga of Tanya the Evil 0 0.00%
 
High School Prodigies hav... 0 0.00%
 
No game no Life 1 14.29%
 
Other: List 3 42.86%
 
Total:7

Recently I have entered on a marathon of watching several Isekai animes, the premise is someone or somegroup are transported to a different world (usually rebirth or magically summoned) most of them in fantastic medieval setting.

I had watched some of these along my lifetime but didn't know they had a specific name for a subgenre.

When I got that information I gone to Crunchyroll filter and found several that seemed interesting and added the ones I haven't watched.

For the recent ones I watched I'm divided between Rise of the Shield Hero and That time I reincarnated as a slime.

I'll list the ones I liked so far and am curious to see yours favorites. Vote on the Pool as well.

My Rank based on what is available on crunchyroll right now for me.

1) That time i got reincarnated as a slime - The absurdity and overpower of the protagonist make for a very fun story

2) The rising of the shield hero - It have a serious tone and grounded, showing a lot of politics and deception, great story overall. Also one of the few cases that protagonist seem to have a hard time and need to work to solve his problems.

3) Konosuba - The dumbness of the god and how much of a burden the crew is to the protagonist balancing his powers and putting him always in a bad situation make for a great comedy.

4) In another world with my smartphone - This is great just for the excessive overpower of protagonist and how he breaks the world.

5) Saga of Tanya the evil - God being the entity who tries his best to fuck protagonist while the resilience of the second and his wits keeps he moving on have you really cheering for him and fake Germany.

6) Issekai Cheat Magician - Funny for the clear self-conscience of protagonist knowing he is just cheating all the way to easy win while also trying to balance the burden of it and the schemes of the overruling entities.

7) Knight's & Magic - I'm not that much into mechas, but this made the subject interesting by how the ambition of protagonist make the world turn around and set changes on going.

8) Ascendance of a Bookworm - It is really slow paced and the protagonist with low ambitions but always having someone frustrate her plans, it is really grounded and makes for a nice parallel world where some genius is really springing the society ahead.

9) High School Prodigies have it easy even in another world - Emerging of a new nation and genius fucking the logic of a medieval world while fighting against tyrant and putting science and modern world versus magic.



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Re: Zero is my fave! No game no life is 2nd.
The story and how the world functions is really implemented nicely for both animes. Re Zero is getting a sequel in April so I cant wait for that!



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I've watched all those. And more Like Overlord, Re:Zero, and Isekai Quartet.
Feels like they all start well but get boring.

1) Is amazing. Although near the end with the school is a little boring.
2) Is good until "that person" is "caught" if you know what I mean. After that it goes to another story I find less interesting.
3) Stupid fun all away around. No seriousness so it never wanes imo.
4) Interesting concepts. Some fun, a little dull but enjoyable
5) Tries to be too serious with the plot. Overall fine but still not the best of the best.
6) Waiting to see where this one goes. I like her "inventing" stuff and them being shocked.
7) Didn't care for this one much. Tried it after Isekai Quartet just didn't reach me.
8) Dumb fun to watch them solve the problems. Specially the merchant one.
9) Yep that was good stuff. Some high moments, some boring moments.
Other 1: Re:Zero. Great moments. Sad Moments. Boring moments. The "rewinding" constantly to set up the plot got old at the end. I was just wanting some damn progress that took a long time.
Other 2: Overlord. It was okay. I got bored by the third season. After I heard about "the big twist" I knew I wouldn't go back to watch it.
Other 3: Isekai Quartet is pretty funny. But I feel like you need to know the 4 shows for it to really work.



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KonoSuba is probably the only one I've watched in recent memory. Good show!



Bandorr said:
I've watched all those. And more Like Overlord, Re:Zero, and Isekai Quartet.
Feels like they all start well but get boring.

1) Is amazing. Although near the end with the school is a little boring.
2) Is good until "that person" is "caught" if you know what I mean. After that it goes to another story I find less interesting.
3) Stupid fun all away around. No seriousness so it never wanes imo.
4) Interesting concepts. Some fun, a little dull but enjoyable
5) Tries to be too serious with the plot. Overall fine but still not the best of the best.
6) Waiting to see where this one goes. I like her "inventing" stuff and them being shocked.
7) Didn't care for this one much. Tried it after Isekai Quartet just didn't reach me.
8) Dumb fun to watch them solve the problems. Specially the merchant one.
9) Yep that was good stuff. Some high moments, some boring moments.
Other 1: Re:Zero. Great moments. Sad Moments. Boring moments. The "rewinding" constantly to set up the plot got old at the end. I was just wanting some damn progress that took a long time.
Other 2: Overlord. It was okay. I got bored by the third season. After I heard about "the big twist" I knew I wouldn't go back to watch it.
Other 3: Isekai Quartet is pretty funny. But I feel like you need to know the 4 shows for it to really work.

Added Overlord, Re:Zero was already on my list, Isekai Quartet unfortunately isn't available (what are the other two besides Cheat Magician and Izakaya?)



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Rising of the shield hero is my favorite. This is the genre that really got me in to anime, so I have watched most of them. They are all pretty great



MasonADC said:
Rising of the shield hero is my favorite. This is the genre that really got me in to anime, so I have watched most of them. They are all pretty great

One thing I like in several games and histories is the feeling of being an overpowered human-god, and these animes have some very clever and fun way doing that.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

DonFerrari said:
Bandorr said:
I've watched all those. And more Like Overlord, Re:Zero, and Isekai Quartet.
Feels like they all start well but get boring.

1) Is amazing. Although near the end with the school is a little boring.
2) Is good until "that person" is "caught" if you know what I mean. After that it goes to another story I find less interesting.
3) Stupid fun all away around. No seriousness so it never wanes imo.
4) Interesting concepts. Some fun, a little dull but enjoyable
5) Tries to be too serious with the plot. Overall fine but still not the best of the best.
6) Waiting to see where this one goes. I like her "inventing" stuff and them being shocked.
7) Didn't care for this one much. Tried it after Isekai Quartet just didn't reach me.
8) Dumb fun to watch them solve the problems. Specially the merchant one.
9) Yep that was good stuff. Some high moments, some boring moments.
Other 1: Re:Zero. Great moments. Sad Moments. Boring moments. The "rewinding" constantly to set up the plot got old at the end. I was just wanting some damn progress that took a long time.
Other 2: Overlord. It was okay. I got bored by the third season. After I heard about "the big twist" I knew I wouldn't go back to watch it.
Other 3: Isekai Quartet is pretty funny. But I feel like you need to know the 4 shows for it to really work.

Added Overlord, Re:Zero was already on my list, Isekai Quartet unfortunately isn't available (what are the other two besides Cheat Magician and Izakaya?)

Isekai Quartet has KonoSuba, Overlord, Re:Zero, and Tanya.  Apparently second 2 which I haven't started yet adds the Rising of the shield hero.



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Re:Zero is a masterpiece.

If you still haven't tried, go for it!



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Bandorr said:
DonFerrari said:

Added Overlord, Re:Zero was already on my list, Isekai Quartet unfortunately isn't available (what are the other two besides Cheat Magician and Izakaya?)

Isekai Quartet has KonoSuba, Overlord, Re:Zero, and Tanya.  Apparently second 2 which I haven't started yet adds the Rising of the shield hero.

Great, so I will be able to watch the 4 but no quartet available =[

Nautilus said:
Re:Zero is a masterpiece.

If you still haven't tried, go for it!

Will do



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994