HAYWARD, CA – Local anime fan Justin Schmitz announced his excitement earlier today for the torrent of new isekai series that he was about get swamped with this season. As an avid seasonal viewer, Schmitz stated that he usually looks forward to each new selection of anime although with currently so many shows about protagonists being transported to other worlds he wasn’t quite sure where even to begin.
“There’s just so much to pick from this season,” Schmitz told our correspondent. “Do I start with Tsukimichi: Moonlight Fantasy which is about an ordinary high schooler being transported to another world or do I start with How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom which is about a university student who is transported to another world? Or maybe I could give Seirei Gensouki a try which is about a 20-something guy getting transported to another world. There are just so many options!”
Schmitz’s conundrum is one shared by many anime fans who have found themselves amidst the golden age of animation, one which involves deep complexities and unique situations that apparently can only be explored when characters are suddenly transported to alternate worlds.
“I think I’m most excited for The Dungeon of Black Company which is about a guy who is transported to another world but the twist is he isn’t a hero but a laborer for a mining company,” Schmitz added. “But there’s also Drug Store in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist. I would explain the premise but the title kind of says it all which is really the genius of it all. Hey, are you still listening?”
Even with all the new series to explore, Schmitz still also has the second seasons of I’m Standing on a Million Lives, My Next Life As a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!, and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime to catch up on. Rather than attempt to filter through and determine which series was about who getting transported where, Schmitz says that he is considering simply just bingeing everything although determining exactly what wasn’t isekai was proving more difficult than expected.
“I guess you could say that The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! and Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S kind of count as isekai too except with fantasy characters being transported into the human world. Now that I think about it, would going back in time also count as isekai? It would begin an entirely different timeline which I supposed could be considered a different world from that of the previous timeline.”
When we last left Schmitz, he had begun to ponder the possibility that life itself was but the experience of being reincarnated into another world and that we are all just living a mediocre adaptation of a never-ending light novel series.