Why is Isekai so popular nowadays? Escapism ?

Why is Isekai so popular nowadays?

Escapism ?

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  1. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's easy-to-make-appealing escapism. Imagine-you're-me protagonist just gets whisked off to fantasy land where the population is 70% double D women or something.

  2. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Name one good isekai

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Re zero.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Overlord.
        There's several good Isekai.

        Konosuba. Orogioli

        https://i.imgur.com/wt7a73x.png

        Saga of Tanya the Evil

        All of these are garbage low tier anime bullshit and not good in a narrative sense at all. The only way you can think this is good is if anime is the only media you consume. I saythis being a person who've seen all of them.
        >

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          Meh. Konosuba was funny at least. But Jobless Reincarnation was lame. I liked it when he was just a little kid and experimenting with his powers but after that it was too boring.

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            ...for some reason I thought Jobless Reincarnation was in that list. Oops.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's so edgy that you have an objectively shit opinion. congrats.

          >Skeleton Gary Stu and his level 100 tames spend 5 episodes elaborately planning to one shot 10000 badly animated CGI mooks.
          [...]
          >Pedo uses Steal on a pair of panties and everyone makes a -_- face for the 10th time.
          [...]
          SAO but no one wants to leave and there's almost no penalty for dying.
          [...]
          As fun as this anime is the only time you're reminded it's isekai is when tanya has a schizo moment every few episodes and mentions BEING X for half a minute.

          With every post you get more moronic. If you had a valid point that'd be one thing
          but just blatantly being a homosexual and intentionally misrepresenting shit is pure Black person tier
          you should honestly have a nice day, all joking aside.

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            >t. unironically likes shit tier anime geared to 12 year olds and brainlet neets.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          ok name one good isekai then moron

          https://i.imgur.com/wt7a73x.png

          Saga of Tanya the Evil

          I much prefer the LNs, on book 6 at the moment. All 12 have been translated as of a few days ago, I think.

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            I have too much zoomer brain to sit down and read

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Shit film. Stupid girls with pink and blue hair. The first few episodes were interesting, but when he got into the castle it became so fricking cringe. Also the characters are ugly drawn. Compare faces in RE: Zero and CSM. Re: Zero sucks ass, even the evil villain girl had a creepy, ugly face. The blue haired and red haired girls look crap. The elven girl was ok looking, but that's about it.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Overlord.
      There's several good Isekai.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Skeleton Gary Stu and his level 100 tames spend 5 episodes elaborately planning to one shot 10000 badly animated CGI mooks.

        Konosuba. Orogioli

        >Pedo uses Steal on a pair of panties and everyone makes a -_- face for the 10th time.

        my fav is probably Log Horizon.. I've seen the first two seasons several times and I'll watch it several more. But Overlord, Tensura, and Moonlit Fantasy are also really up there for me.

        I wish more Isekai would come out that takes itself seriously and cuts out the homosexual stuff and the more cartoony elements.

        For a bit of an obscure but surprisingly good Isekai, Otherside Picnic. It's weird and different, has female main characters. One of them is a dyke, but they don't make it a romance or anything and brush it off pretty well.

        SAO but no one wants to leave and there's almost no penalty for dying.

        https://i.imgur.com/wt7a73x.png

        Saga of Tanya the Evil

        As fun as this anime is the only time you're reminded it's isekai is when tanya has a schizo moment every few episodes and mentions BEING X for half a minute.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          Overlord and Tanya the Evil both probably would've been better if they left the isekai element out of it and just told the story of an evil character straight.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Konosuba. Orogioli

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        I wasn't going to say that but honestly it really is good. Frick it, I might actually watch it again tonight.

        I made the terrible mistake of starting .hack//sign and it fricking sucks. I'm on episode 9 and.. I really think this anime is absolute complete dogshit, though I do really like the main character.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Mushoku Tensei

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      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        First season is great, but once his dad sends him off it fricking sucks.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          Ghislaine is best girl. Underrated as hell

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            Society really did a number on you..

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Saga of Tanya the Evil

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        That one was fricking weird.. From looking at screen shots and reading people talk about it, I got a completely inaccurate impression of what that anime is.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          Lol it's hard to describe for sure
          One of my favs

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            my fav is probably Log Horizon.. I've seen the first two seasons several times and I'll watch it several more. But Overlord, Tensura, and Moonlit Fantasy are also really up there for me.

            I wish more Isekai would come out that takes itself seriously and cuts out the homosexual stuff and the more cartoony elements.

            For a bit of an obscure but surprisingly good Isekai, Otherside Picnic. It's weird and different, has female main characters. One of them is a dyke, but they don't make it a romance or anything and brush it off pretty well.

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            Youjo Senki is isekai e-girl Flashman. The humour in it is eerily similar to things like Looney Tunes where suffering is self-inflicted. Tanya fails upwards.

            • 9 months ago
              Anonymous

              Don't know what flashman is.
              What humor?
              >Fails upwards
              She wins everytime and gets promoted?

              • 9 months ago
                Anonymous

                Flashman is an old historical fiction series about a cowardly Englishman that joins the British army because he wrongly assumes it'll be easy garrison duty where he can lazy about and collect a paycheck. He lies and cheats and tries his best to avoid notice of his superiors but through his own actions attempting to avoid the front lines and responsibility he constantly finds himself promoted and sent on increasingly dangerous missions. He garners a reputation as a fearsome and skilled soldier that is brave to a fault when he is the exact opposite. In his efforts to live an easy life of semi-retirement he lives one full of danger and excitement.
                >>She wins everytime and gets promoted?
                She wins and is promoted in the wrong direction. Tanya wants a safe back line position on the Generals staff away from the front. The opposite happens and she is given increasingly dangerous missions and accrues a reputation as a battle maniac that prefers the front to leading from the rear.

                That's the joke. The character tries to do something to have X result. Misunderstandings! And character has Y happen instead. Y being the exact opposite thing that they wanted to happen.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        always wondered why they named it that way in english. he isn't even evil.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Saga of Tanya the Evil

        Overlord.
        There's several good Isekai.

        >Overlord
        these are the two I'm reading right now. they're pretty fun reads. tanya more so if you know some history. the longer I can spend in a dream the better because our waking world is fricked and there's no escaping it.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Berserk (2017)

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Almost all isekai is garbage because the isekai concept is thrown out the window after the 1st or 2nd episode but here's some good ones.
      >Sword Art Online (only arc 1 and 3)
      Only isekai where there's an actual sense of agency to find a way out and not just slice of life + RPG status screens. Cry about it.
      >Ascendance of a Bookworm
      Good quality and MC commonly uses retained knowledge from modern world to affect the new one.
      >Grimgar
      Good quality, sense of main character fragility instead of being god mode. Almost a deconstruction.
      >The Twelve Kingdoms
      Classic, great quality anime.
      >Mushoku Tensei
      Good quality overall. Although the isekai aspect isn't brought up a lot and when it is it's to remind the MC he was a fat loser.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Only isekai where there's an actual sense of agency to find a way out and not just slice of life + RPG status screens. Cry about it.
        It's funny you should mention that. Though I'm not familiar enough with the genre to name any shows in particular supposedly that's what most of them used to be. That is before they started catering to the NEETs who hate life and just want an escape.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Ascendance of a Bookworm
        my Black person

        I can recommend Dead Mount Death Play. It's got an anime this season but it made me pick up the manga. It's a really good reverse Isekai.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          Almost all isekai is garbage because the isekai concept is thrown out the window after the 1st or 2nd episode but here's some good ones.
          >Sword Art Online (only arc 1 and 3)
          Only isekai where there's an actual sense of agency to find a way out and not just slice of life + RPG status screens. Cry about it.
          >Ascendance of a Bookworm
          Good quality and MC commonly uses retained knowledge from modern world to affect the new one.
          >Grimgar
          Good quality, sense of main character fragility instead of being god mode. Almost a deconstruction.
          >The Twelve Kingdoms
          Classic, great quality anime.
          >Mushoku Tensei
          Good quality overall. Although the isekai aspect isn't brought up a lot and when it is it's to remind the MC he was a fat loser.

          You must be men because ascendance of a bookworm is so fricking boring. It feels chinese that's how op and textbook the story is

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            >You must be men
            ?

            I mean yes of course I am, but it's such an odd thing to point out. I liked it because it wasn't like the others. The MC is physically frail and gets sick all the time and is the furthest thing from being overpowered unlike all the other isekai trash out there. Her autism with creating books is endearing and the story surrounding her is interesting enough to keep me watching.

            • 9 months ago
              Anonymous

              Men will eat shit and call it gourmet if there are cute characters. Shit's shallow and drags like a gay behind a truck in the south

              • 9 months ago
                Anonymous

                What anime do you like femanon?

                Whatever it is, I'm going to shit on your bad taste.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          I fast forward through it. Its very cookie cutter. The reverse isekai thing is just a novel concept that hides the fact it is otherwise still a generic low budget show full of gary/mary sue cliche characters one shotting everything.

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            true, I don't think it's the best out there or anything, just above average

            I can't think of any isekai I've really enjoyed. It's all slop to me at this point.

            • 9 months ago
              Anonymous

              I guess "Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun!" is alright for a shounen

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      All the correct answers were already given

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Amphibia!

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      John Carter

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not that anon but you have great taste

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      .hack//Sign

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Digimon (the best season).

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      A connecticut yankee in king arthur's court.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      FFF trashhero.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Reverend Insanity
      Lord of the Mysteries

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Reverend Insanity
        I think I left off at chapter 800 or 900, around the time Fang snatches the nearly-perfect body with the souped up spirit sea or realm or whatever its called (it's been long enough I forget the terminology)
        I heard ccp forced him to become a good guy at some point?

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I heard ccp forced him to become a good guy at some point?
          No, it got banned for being too based

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            frick me, did they send the author to a reeducation camp? or is he somewhere else still writing it?

            • 9 months ago
              Anonymous

              He's still alive and writing Infinite Bloodcore which so far isn't nearly as interesting and either the translation is dead or the 2nd book isn't finished.
              RI is dead unless the ccp unbans it.

              • 9 months ago
                Anonymous

                >RI is dead unless the ccp unbans it.
                I am going to kill xi jinping

  3. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >playing women in video games
    never liked doing this unless they have different stats like in morrowind

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      females don't have different stats than males in morrowind

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        they do when you first build them

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          no they don't, that's never been the case. it'd be better if that was the case.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      after staring at my guys butthole while crawling through some narrow space in MHW for the nth time I decided to swap genders. Haven't looked back since.

  4. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I play women in games that are designed for coomers when my girlfriend isn't looking because I'm cooming to the characters. It's pretty simple, really.

  5. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    imagine a world where you're needed
    where people look at you like you can do something good
    a world that can be saved
    a people worth saving
    doesn't it sound nice?

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's been a trope for a long time. Even the Quran has an Isekai story in it of three brothers who enter a cave and go to a magical other world. The old Arthurian legends do too. I mean the really old ones, from the Red Book that Tolkein based the Lord of the Rings off of. There's also the legend of fairy rings, Tir Nag Nog (spelling is for sure wrong), the list goes on and on. Even Disney had an Isekai, I think it had the kid from home alone in it. Never Ending Story is another..

      Best Isekai is, "Her Majesties Wizard"
      The Michael Moorwiener Eternal Champion novels are an Isekai too. The guy starts out as a human and dies of a fever then keeps reincarnating as a world ending bad ass. The Elric Saga is one of the Eternal Champions lives. The original books.. the ones that came out later were cucked and fricking gay. If I ever met Michael Moorwiener I'd spit in his face for selling out so fricking hard.

  6. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I love playing hot girls in video games. I even like when guys think im a girl. If i could push a button an instantly RP as a hot girl IRL i would too. But i wouldnt want to stay a girl and im not trans.

  7. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I play as woman because booty simple as

  8. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sex. That's it.
    This is such a moronic question.

  9. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    There are a lot of people who imagine that they'd have been warriors, explorers, and leaders had they been born in a different place and time. Nevermind that there's a lot of warfare, exploration, and leadership going on in the world that they show no inclination toward.

  10. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >why do some men like playing as women in video games
    this comes from World of Warcraft and night-elf girls. eventually, no man who has seen those long pointy ears/spoiler] bouncing in his face every minute he's in-game can resist having such a character.

  11. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I love isekai ever since inuyasha shit's fun who doesn't want to imagine being in another world. Or someone from the past coming to our time. Or going back in the past. Look at fiction like a Connecticut yankee in king arthurs court. Shit's just fun to see it's like fish out of water but better since the culture clash is even more dramatic

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Inuyasha isn't Isekai, it's time travel you dimwitt

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Inuyasha is time travel you dumbass

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Given its supernatural elements I think it counts as isekai

  12. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    WHAT ARE THESE FANCY ASS WORDS BRUH

  13. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I remember the age old reply was "I like looking at their ass". After playing Fortnite I realized the truth

  14. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Chunners taught me the truth

  15. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I chose female characters to lure simps to give me free gifts

  16. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    They're losers with no backbone to change their current life, so they need isekai as a way to self-insert and make themselves feel relevant with generic OP cheat skills. It's just so easy to fantasize and pretend you are saving the world with a cheat skill instead of getting off your lazy, morbidly obese ass to workout and contribute to the actual world.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      The cheat skill IRL is being born into money.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >spend entire life working for little gain
      >get cheat skill
      idk anon. no matter how hard i work i'll still not have the things i want

      The cheat skill IRL is being born into money.

      the cheat skill is money, genetics and luck

  17. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. The reality for most people has been getting worse since 2001 or so.

  18. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's just autistic bullshit for losers. There are no good isekai anime.

  19. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a huge pervert that likes dressing women in loose clothes, hence why I don't play women in games with shitty graphics

  20. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    i just like the pretty aesthetics
    and the escapism of being both a different person and in a different world

  21. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Isekais are made for bullied kids with no life, usually between 12 and 16 years old, who waste all their day watching anime and imagining they could live in one. Of course they are not good, they are not meant to be good, just to make some losers live out their fantasy.
    I say this as someone that was down that dark path and used to watch self-insert shit for 12 hours a day. They are all fricking dogshit. It's fine if your life sucks and you use them as escapism, go for it. But if you unironically think they are "good" you are an 80 IQ monkey and should have a nice day.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      No they are made for depressed suicidal jap adults

  22. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have done it before
    Honestly, I like pretty things. I like looking at pretty things. So I made my ideal gf and inserted an ideal personality in my head onto the character. I rarely do it but I have done it a couple of times. But that is why I did it. What can I say? I'm a fricking gay. I don't know why other guys do it but that's why I did it before

  23. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >play as man in Let It Die
    >die in the cheesiest way
    >feel kinda bad
    >sub all my male characters with females
    >they die in a dumb way
    >dont feel bad for women suffering
    its that simple

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