Four Favoite Isekai Anime

Original post from Mallow:

https://solitarycubbyhole.wordpress.com/2021/12/03/favourite-4-isekai-anime-shows-i-enjoyed-watching/

Better late than never I always say. Sorry Mallow. I got a bit preoccupied in life. I got tagged a while back and with things going hectic in my life, life kept me away from these writing projects. Anyway, let’s begin this tagged post!

Isekai is an interesting genre in anime. We all wish we could just run away and go to a new world leave behind our old life. In anime, it’s becoming a trend when the main character disappears from their world and reappears in an unknown land that could be something from fairy tail book or video game. However, the occurrence of an isekai plot can be unfortunate for the characters. Some die and reincarnate to another world and some become trapped in a world that is supposed to be paradise. In this post, I am going to choose my top four Isekai anime

4. Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?

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When it comes to Isekai anime, the most common thing about these titles is that they have a long title. Sometimes we don’t have time to type out every single word in the title and we resort to the shorten Japanese titles. However you like to call this anime, I like to call it Okaa-san Online. We all want to escape from reality and go on adventures like our RPG games like Final Fantasy, Pokemon or Dragon Quest. However, what if you entered the gaming world and your partner is your own mother? The young teen Masato thought he was going to have his own adventure and be the hero, but when he jumps into a game designated for mother and children, he didn’t know his mother, Mamako, was going to be joining him. As these two travel together, they come across with other gamers who came with their mothers and somehow wants to join them. It doesn’t help Masato when his mother is overbearing with her love and every time she shows affection, she ends up becoming the most powerful player in the game. Together, they’ll learn to work together and learn the true meaning of motherly love.

This was a weird, but fun anime to watch. It’s definitely not the best isekai anime, but when you bypass the funny gags and fanservice, you kind of see how important is love for a mother and her kid. Mamako really shows off the love and takes pride of being a mother. The novels are complete if you want to read them and as of now, there is only one season. This anime is pretty easy to follow.

3. KonoSuba

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Again, another long title for this Isekai anime, but everyone already calls it by the shorter name. KonoSuba (or also called KonoSuba: God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World!) is a hilarious story in which if you thought things can’t get any worse, you should see this main protagonist and how he ended up in this situation. After dying in the most pathetic way, Kazuma gets the chance to be reincarnated and enter a fantasy world. The Goddesss Aqua mocks Kazuma him and gives him the chance for a new life. Feeling humiliated and degraded, Kazuma gets his revenge by bringing in Aqua to the fantasy world. However, he quickly learns that the goddess is nothing more than a pathetic crybaby who doesn’t have any powerful magic and prefers drinking. These two would later meet two powerful girls who have their own quirky personality. We have the explosive explosion loving mage, Megumin and we have the sadistic lust loving knight, Darkness. Together, all four in this party will take on missions and hopefully they don’t end up sleeping a haystack.

My friend got me into this series a while back and before we got an English Dub, I watched all episodes of season 1. I was laughing a lot and I felt bad for Kazuma. It’s one thing to die and get resurrected to a new world, but it sucks when you start off with little no income and your roommates drive you insane. I highly recommend this anime if you want a good laugh.

2. Sword Art Online

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Love it or hate it, I love Sword Art Online. Sword Art Online has its ups and downs in the story and every story arc changes the atmosphere and tone. When you first start the series, the story begins with 10, 000 players who logs in to play the newly released VR game Sword Art Online. Things are taken to the worst when all of a sudden, players can’t log out of the system. The game’s creator Akihiko Kayaba makes a frightening announcement that he has disabled the log off button in the game and thus has trapped all 10,000 gamers. The only way to get out of this game is to beat the game on the final floor of the castle. The main character Kirito makes his goal to survive and get everyone out. However, he distances himself from parties to avoid bringing in danger to his friends and how some people don’t trust beta testers. Along the journey he does make many friends and he even gets married to a girl named Asuna. This is just the first act of the series. Sword Art Online has expanded and went on to many story arcs in which being trapped in a world isn’t too crucial, but that doesn’t mean the plot is not intense. Kirito has faced many challenges such as stopping a serial killer who uses a gun to kill both the in-game character and the player and even when his life was threatened and resorted to him being in a virtual fantasy world. We came a long way for Sword Art Online and despite the mixed reviews, it’s here to stay.

1. Inuyasha

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This one is a classic that we all grew up in our lives. What happens when you accidentally fall into a well and get transported to a mystical era in ancient Japan? The young girl Kagome accidentally gets taken into a time traveling well and ends up in this very place. Instead of worrying about boys and school finals, she has to worry about demons. She later becomes friends with a half-demon named Inuyasha who was put to sleep for years. Together, they will learn to work together and stop any evil demons that threatens them. Later in the show, Kagome does go back home to her time, but things get complicated when Inuyasha is able to travel to her place.  Kagome has to deal with her studies and trying to make sure Inuyasha blends in with society. Inuyasha is a beloved fan classic that most people used to watch all the time. The series got some much love and attention, it got a spinoff sequel titled Yashahime. It’s one thing to ditch your time and go dwell in  historic era, but fighting demons sounds scarier than paying bills.

This is the end of my top 4 Isekai post. What are your top 4?

Here is my picks for this tagged post:

Mia

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Momomanamu

Fav 4 Anime or Video Game Fighters

I want to thank Roki for tagging me for this tag post. I am sorry it took me a while to get to this project. When in comes to mediums like anime and video games, I like characters who can put up a good fight. Roki did his post and featured characters that can fight well and stand out from the crowd. In a way similar to him, I am going to pick 2 anime characters and 2 video game characters for this post. Originally, I was going to do 4 anime character and 4 game characters, but that would mean I would be breaking the rules.

The rules:

  • Number of entries is up to the blogger
  • Tag as many other bloggers you like

1. Son Gohan (Dragon Ball)

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I choose Gohan to be on this list. Gohan made his appearance in Dragon Ball and in the anime Dragon Ball Z. As much as I love Dragon Ball, Gohan is tied in regards to my favorite character. I like Goku, but Gohan would have to be number one. Started off as a crybaby in the series, Goku’s former foe and now friend, Piccolo took Gohan after Goku sacrificed himself to kill his Saiyan brother Raditz. Piccolo gave Gohan a grueling year of training. As time passed, Gohan warmed up to Piccolo and saw the green warrior as a teacher/father. As time passed, Gohan would later be trained by his father Goku, his friend Krillin and then even Elder Kai. While he may not be a full fledged Saiyan, Gohan went through many rigor training to be at the level with his dad and his mentor Piccolo. With the training of Goku and Piccolo, Gohan is one of few warriors to defend Earth and his family.

2.  Yoruichi Shihōn (Bleach)

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First making an appearance as a male black cat, Yoruichi is a cunning ninja woman who can save Ichigo and his friends in a flash. Don’t let her appearance fool you or otherwise you’ll end up seeing her revealing her female naked body like Ichigo did. She’s not only a fighter, she is also a princess in her clan and one of the four noble family in the Soul Society. While she not may not have a sword like the series, she is expert in speed and fast melee combat. With her Shunko unleashed, she is faster than the speed of light. With the help of her friend Kisuke Urahara, she can use tools and weapons on her enemies and make her hands and feet as weapons. I just had to add her because she is my all time favorite girl in Bleach.

3. Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat)

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Jumping into the game world, I am including this icy ninja, Sub-Zero. From the gory game Mortal Kombat, Sub-Zero is a fearsome ninja who can use ice as his weapon and even kill people in a painful experience. As part of the Lin Kuei, he has faced many powerful opponents in the realms. He is sometimes seen constantly fighting with the orange ninja Scorpion from the Shirai Ryu clan. When not fighting with each other, these two put a truce and become a powerful team against the greater evil.

4. Chun-Li (Street Fighter)

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Last but not least, I’m including the thunder thigh beauty. Chun-Li is from Street Fighter. With her martial arts and sense of justice, she’ll fight crime in the streets and even underground terrorist groups. She never skips leg day and if she traps you in her flurry of kicks, you’re going to have a swollen face. She’s a tough woman, but she has beautiful face. Don’t be on her bad side or else you’ll suffer more than a knock out.

That’s my top 4 characters. Here are some I want to tag if you want to participate. Anyone who is not tagged, can still join in.

Anime News: new Trigun anime in the works

Great news for Trigun fans, I got some major news for you if you love Vash the Stampede. It’s been 25 years since the original Trigun anime was released and die hard fans have been wanting more of the pacifist gunslinger, Vash. Thanks to the anime studio, Studio Orange, Yasuhiro Nightow’s manga Trigun will be coming back in the year 2023. The new anime will be titled Trigun Stampede. More details will be revealed at Anime Expo 2022 (July 1-4). In case you don’t know, Studio Orange is well-known for creating anime such as Beastars, Dimension W and Land of the Lustrous.

source:

Crunchyroll

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie heads to North America

Good news Dragon Ball fans! I bring you exciting news if you are anticipating the next Dragon Ball movie. In case you didn’t know, Toei Animation announced that there is plans for a new Dragon Ball movie titled Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. Recently announced at the Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour 2022 event, a trailer the new movie will be heading to theaters on April 22 of this year. However, it was also revealed from Funimation that the new movie will be coming to North America this summer. The news also revealed new details involving Goten and Trunks aged-up along with Bulma and 18 in new looks. The movie will also feature Gohan as the main focus and the new villain for the movie named Dr. Hedo.

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Anime News: Demon Slayer reveals new arc! Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 announcement!

Hello anime fans! I hope everyone is enjoying some winter anime titles. I bring some exciting news from these Shonen Jump titles. If you been enjoying the recent arc of Demon Slayer, the Entertainment District Arc, get ready for more anime goodness from this series. It’s been announced that Demon Slayer will be entering a new story arc called the Swordsman Village Arc, or also known as Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc. There is no release date yet, but you can expect more action for Tanjiro. The anime got a new visual showcasing two of the Hashiras. Featuring in the visual we have Hashira of the Mist (Muichiro Tokito) and Hashira of the Love (Mitsuri Kanroji)

Besides Demon Slayer, I hope you didn’t forget Jujutsu Kaisen. It has been revealed in a visual made by the manga creator Gege Akutami, Jujutsu Kaisen will be getting a second season. With the success of the movie which focuses on volume 0, Jujutsu Kaisen will be back for a season in 2023. this anime was made by MAPPA Studio and directed by Sunghoo Park with Tadashi Hiramatsu as character designer.

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Jujutsu Kaisen

Anime News: AMC Networks purchases Sentai Studios?

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If companies like Sony can buy Funimation and Crunchyroll, other companies can try. In recent news, the TV studio AMC Network has purchased Sentai Studios which includes the anime distributer Sentai Filmworks and even the streaming service HIDIVE. Here is the statement from them regards to the purchase:

“With strong industry relationships and access to key content creators in Japan, Sentai distributes and curates one of the anime industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles, with its content available on Crunchyroll, Hulu and Amazon Prime, among others. Sentai’s HIDIVE streaming service represents a strong new addition to AMC Networks’ portfolio of fast-growing targeted offerings.”

So far based on the reports, Sentai will still continue to produce anime as usual, but it looks like AMC Network is going to help spread out anime in their department in a way like how Sony works with Funimation and Crunchyroll. The business of AMC and Sentai will depend on the sales and how it handles the content.

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Crunchyroll

Engadget

Variety

Tragic News: Voice Actress and Singer Sayaka Kanda passes away at 35

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In case you didn’t know, I have to inform everyone that Japanese voice actress and singer Sayaka Kanda has passed away. She was the age of 35. According to the Japanese authorities, Kanda’s body was found unconscious on the 14th floor patio at the Sapporo hotel on Saturday (12/18) at 12:55 p.m. She was taken to the hospital, but at 9:40 p.m. she was pronounced dead. According to the police, while still investigating, the cause of death for Kanda is possibly suicide.

Sayaka Kanda was well-known for both singing and voicing characters in works. She voiced Yuna in the movie Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale; she also sang the songs in the movie. She voiced Anna in Disney’s Frozen and she voiced Kaede Akamatsu in Danganronpa.

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ANN

Crunchyroll

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Anime News: Rurouni Kenshin will receive a new Anime TV series by Liden Films

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If you thought Bleach was the only anime coming back, get ready for another swordsman to make a reappearance. Revealed at the Jump Festa on Sunday, it’s been revealed that the series Rurouni Kenshin will be getting a new anime TV series. The anime is currently is going to be worked by Liden Films. Currently, there is no further details on whom is involved with the project or when will it be released.

Rurouni Kenshin is a series created by manga author Nobuhiro Watsuki. The series has expanded to anime, OVA and even live action films. Him and his wife Kaoru Kurosaki, also a novelist, collaborated and made the manga Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc in 2017. However, in that year, Watsuki was charged and fined for possession of child pornography. The series took a hiatus and on June 2018, the series came back and resumed publication. English company Viz Media also been releasing the Hokkaido Arc at that time, but they stopped because of the controversy and it has yet been confirmed if they will continue to release the chapters.

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Anime News Network

Anime News Network – Liden Films

Anime News: Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War trailer reveals release date!

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Arc

In case you missed it on Saturday, the anime series of Bleach was trending online with some exciting news. Revealed at Jump Festa 2022 Super Stage, the well-known Shonen Jump series Bleach is coming back and the final arc of the series will be animated. According to the sources, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War will be animated and will return on October 2022.

Directing the anime and writing the series composition will be Tomohisa Taguchi at Studio Pierrot. Character designer Masashi Kudo will be returning to design the characters and Shiro Sagisu will once again be in charge of the music.

If you been playing the mobile app game Bleach Brave Souls game, the voice actors for the characters in the Thousand-Year Blood War will be reprising the role in the anime.

  • Naomi Kusumi as Ichibe Hyosube
  • Yoji Ueda as Oetsu Nimaiya
  • Tomoyuki Shimura as Tenjiro Kirinji
  • Rina Sato as Senjumaru Shutara
  • Ayumi Tsunematsu as Kirio Hikifune
  • Takayuki Sugo as Yhwach
  • Yuichiro Umehara as Jugram Haschwalth
  • Shunsuke Takeuchi as Askin Nakk le Vaar
  • Ayana Taketatsu as Bambietta Basterbine
  • Yuki Ono as Bazz-B
  • Yumi Uchiyama as Candice Catnipp
  • Natsuki Hanae as Gremmy Thoumeaux
  • Satoshi Hino as Lille Barro

 

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Crunchyroll 

Viz Media

Netflix live-action Cowboy Bebop series cancelled after one season

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Whether this is good or bad news, the Netflix live action series of Cowboy Bebop has been cancelled after finishing up their first season. The series was launched on November 19th this year which had 10 episodes. The show had 74 million views, but the reviews for the show was between mixed and negative. As of now, Netflix doesn’t have plans on continuing the series anytime soon.

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IGN

The Hollywood Reporter