By - pikachu_sashimi
Best example here. Our boy goes *through* it
Subaru gang rise up
I’d argue shield hero is worse. Gets sent to a world where the shield hero is seen as useless, then gets accused of falsely raping the kings daughter, by the daughter. Then he realizes he’s the only competent hero of the 4, but everyone is too blinded by hatred to see it.
Subaru is at least mostly seen as a decent person by all involved, even if he is out through arguably worse treatment by the antagonists of the show.
It’s not worse cuz he doesn’t get killed 30+ times while having people he talk to repeat the same things to him and forgetting who he was
I mean, he kinda chose to go hardmode in this life. He could’ve groundhog day’d himself into whatever he wanted.
You fail to realize the mental toll that would take on a person
Isn't that the case for every isekai except maybe mushoku tensei? Usually the worlds they get isekai'd to suck in terms of quality of life
Tbh the world of Mushoku tensei had a massive world War like 400 years ago. Rudy being exceptional in magic prob hides just how bad the state the world is actually in.
After the mana calamity which affected like a whole continent tons of people are missing+dead or homeless. As seen with Lilia some people could've been teleportred underwater or even worse. People getting kidnapped and sold as seen with Paul and the beast tribe. And people will kill you for seemingly nothing. Demon continent filled with monsters and legit no plants.
Yeah rudy was born into a comfortable family and didn’t leave home for ages too
Things could've ended much worse for him and Eris... kinda reminds me of that Paul episode where he was crawling with missing limbs.
Id say Grimgar fits that pretty well. Though i don't think it will ever be getting its second season. Which is a shame since i really liked what is there.
Most unappreciated isekai.
Thanks for reminding me of it, I saw a video about it and it was quite interesting, but I forgot to write it down at the time. Why do you think it won't get a 2nd season though?
Its been about 3 years since it came out and the studio hasnt made any mention of a second season. Major shame since its so well made.
It came out in 2016 , so 6 years
A shame indeed. I wouldn't completely discard it though, lots of shows have returned after many years, with little or no hints that they ever would. Thankfully there's a lot of stuff to watch and read in the meantime and as long as the source is complete or still being worked on, there's always hope. :)
Remember... we're getting a Devil is a Part-Timer season 2 after 8 years.
Then again it was quite a lot more popular...
Ah yes, probably from Scamboli I bet. The dude's a legend for making a video about it and somehow getting 2m+ views (one of his most viewed videos on his channel now). Probably introduced it to a whole lot of people for sure.
Actually yes! I recognize the name. That's remarkable tbh.
Tenchi Muyo War on Geminar, never see it talked about but such a fun watch! And exactly what you’re looking for!
I'm a spider, so what? fit into this description, and I really like it.
Half the show is unwatchable unfortunately
I saw some talk about it when it first came out and the images reminded me too much of the slime isekai and I didn't feel like watching the same thing twice (I liked slime tho). What's uh, wrong with this one? 👀
Same premise, complete different development.
In short, in the spider show, the MC starts as a weak monster and the entire show is about her slowly improving and becoming stronger little by little, her inner struggles and looking her making plans and to use whatever she had at hand (all eight of them) to survive. The spider takes an entire season to get done the same than the slime did within the first episodes. And this isn't a complain, there's some satisfaction and sense of interest to see this little spider growing from generic mob into stage boss, while the slime just casually grows in power by leaps and bounds. Personally I lost all interest in the slime show, because I didn't feel there was any sense of tension or any real menace to the MC.
However, the bad part about the spider show is there're two stories in there. The part with the spider is the interesting one. The other story is about some bunch of generic friends going in generic adventures to save the world from some generic menace. Plainly boring, and I would grab some coffee or go to the bathroom while they were on screen. I don't feel like I missed much.
It's sad to see people calling the Human POVs boring. Some of my favorite parts of the LNs are the human chapters, especially when they are reacting to something our favorite cataclysm on eight legs did (often accidentally).
Ahh I see. I worried there'd be some questionable content/development in the series. Not a stranger to series that have a lot of what feels like wasted airtime, be it due to extremely slow pacing, endless flashbacks (I lost interest in BnHA anime because of it) or unnecessary subplots. Nothing a good ol' 1.25x can't fix though, assuming it becomes necessary... I agree with the slime issue, though personally I gave it a pass because it can be a bit comforting despite it not being a slice of life per se. Thanks for the explanation though, I'll add it to the pending list.
Despite what they said, you should not skip the human POVs. They provide important story information, world building, and context for various things in the show.
That said, the show was so badly butchered that I'd almost just recommend not watching it entirely, and instead just reading the LNs. They're so good.
I'm not one for skipping! If it really becomes too much of a slog or I'm just not feeling like it, but it's not so bad that I'd drop it, I'll just speed it up a bit. I've got a pretty long list of stuff to watch so I just cycle through them if need be. I'll make note of the LNs, I don't think I've ever read any LNs properly (The only one I can think of was Re:Zero's, back when the first season aired, and iirc there wasn't a lot, it was all fan-translated, and had to be accessed through Google Docs or something. I wonder how that's going anyway). Are there sites that host the LN, same way it happens with anime and manga series?
The LN has an official translation by Yen Press (volume 13 releases at midnight tonight, actually). The Web Novel has fan translations, but they can be iffy at times (I think there is a stretch of chapters that are just unedited machine translation), and the story is different in the WN. The LN is the 'canon' version of events.
Where Slime has Rimuru be given an insane ability at the start and how to use it, along with soon giving a bunch of insane power boosts, turning the show into a civilization builder/country builder/nation builder type of isekai, Kumo Desu has Kumoko be given insane growth at the expense of peril, and we see just how DANGEROUS her life is (granted it’s more dangerous then most), along with also showing just how much FASTER Kumoko’s growing compared to her human reincarnate counterparts because of the multitude of factors playing in, ultimately ending in Kumoko becoming her “evolution goal”, also revealing some things about the inner workings of the world because of how the human to Kumoko POV is being shown.
It's barely comparable except for the likeable monster protagonist.
The spider anime focuses on just surviving in the initial dungeon for a big part of the show while the slime only has a montage of that in one episode.
Also the spider anime has roughly half the screen time dedicated to a different cast of characters whose story sucks compared to the spider
Grimgar. Main characters can barely take on one goblin as a group of six at the beginning
Black company i dont remember full name
Mentioned in the post
8th Son - born as the last son of a remote noble family, is forced to relinquish his nobility and become an adventurer, becomes an absolute chad. Also, soy sauce aficionado.
He's also so overpowered magic-wise that he just casually slays a dragon as a side quest on his way to another city.
I don't think this one fits the description.
> but he manages to rise in that world?
Shield Hero. MC gets summoned in and assigned to be the shield hero, one of the 4 legendary weapons. However everyone HATES those that wield the shield so he basically has to crawl his way to the top.
Whoops, missed that part.
Shield Hero was mentioned by OP
the prostitute isekai
Why do people look for such specific animes? Why is it usually really specific isekais too?
Isekai is big enough that there's a few sub genres out there. That and this isn't too specific, it's pretty much the reverse of a usual isekai plot where the MC is insanely powerful.
That time I got reincarnated as a slime, maybe? I really enjoyed the MC’s progression as a slime.
You just defined rising of the shield hero
Youjo Senki, the Mc was a salaryman in his past life but after being killed by his former employee he was reincarnated to a world filled with wars. Now he’s trying his best to get promotions so he can work in the rear where he doesn’t have to fight in the frontline.
Tanya the evil and maybe grimgar