I have never think that isekais are bad, in general I like them and I usually watch almost all of them and I think that many of them are actually quite interesting and entertaining, the problem is not the isekais themselves nor the quantity, the problem is the quality lol, there are too many isekais receiving anime and even sequels of these anime that are actually quite bad both in production quality and in their narrative and these things should be criticized lol.back before the "isekai boom" people are always bitching about started there was a lot of people going off in the same way about SoL and "moe" type shows after that blew up with things like K-on, "cute girls doing cute things" was looked at the same way people look at isekai now and made a lot of the same arguments, "all these shows are the same", "it's over saturating anime production", "ITS BAD CUZ ITS A TREND" etc
and I'm gonna use this to spring into my own hot take, people need to shut the fuck up about how there are too many isekais. as I've pointed out before it's just the new hot trend people have noticed and naturally, people have to be contrarians and hate on whatever is viewed as popular at any given time.
it gets even funnier when you talk to people who only know about anime and don't read or care about source materials. as if you have been following the trends in LNs and WNs you would have seen this anime Isekai boom coming like a decade ago. soon as LNs got seen as being profitable to be adapted into animes it was inevitable.
if people are sick of them. just don't watch them, find something else to watch, go back and watch old shit and stop getting suckered into only watching seasonal anime
its gonna been interesting when the next hot trend sweeps the market and everyone just memory holes isekais, based on what I've been hearing and thanks to redo doing so well its possible that the new hot thing is gonna be "revenge stories", but only time will tell
also if you want a nice visual representation of what I'm talking about, this is a timeline a bro of mine made that shows where all these ieskais are coming from and you can see the boom slowly trickle down into anime
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and will have a second season in JanuaryA bit unrelated but man I really enjoy isekais like GATE, where we take modern infrastructure and political ideas to a medieval world. Really love those kinda stories. Read a LN (The Realist Hero... and oh my fucking god I just looked it up and it got an anime wew https://myanimelist.net/anime/41710/Genjitsu_Shugi_Yuusha_no_Oukoku_Saikenki ) that sorta focused on that before moving to a more generic harem plot.
I remember having an argument with someone who told me that I couldn't criticize the anime if I haven't read the novels lol, but he contradicted himself saying that the anime didn't adapt the novels well, in short the anime bored me a little, it wasted whole episodes in nonsense that could be made shorter like that episode of the cooking contest where it wasn't necessary at all to take a whole episode for that which made it very boring.
still i rarely stop watching an anime i already started so i'm going to follow the second part in january.
I think many people can agree with this, in general I think it's a decent series, but never the masterpiece that some people say, I think the guy just wrote a random story with sick characters that really wasn't intended to be more than that, that for some stupid reason people tried to look for a lot of complex things and ended up overvaluing the series, but I think it's not the masterpiece that some people say, I think the guy just wrote a random story with sick characters that really wasn't intended to be more than that, that for some stupid reason people tried to look for a lot of complex things and ended up overvaluing the series.I don't like Evangelion, i think it's dumb.
I totally agree with all of thisyea like you dont have to like it. the problem I have is so many people are just hating on it for the sake of hating on it without even considering why what's happening is in the first place. it gets annoying to see people who have no idea what they are talking about going off about how there is to mutch of X right now while having no idea the factors going into japans business decisions.
an ieskai is not bad cuz it's a ieskai it's bad on its own merits just like any over show
and I think it's due to something I've coined "anime tunnel vision" where you have fake weebs who only watch anime and nothing else running around like "WHY IS THERE SO MANY ISEKAI AND NOT WHAT I WANT" and due to not knowing where the anime comes form have no idea this isekai boom has been in the works for the better part of a decade and it should be no shock these series are getting adapted now. people think animez just kinda materialize out of thin Japanese fart air
what people need to do is stop watching anime weekly, stop watching only seasonal airing shit, go back and watch some of the thousands upon thousands of anime that have come out since the 80s and stop thinking you are forced to watch whatever the mainstream is watching so you can "be part of the conversation"
this is ALL bullshit engineered by shitty streaming sites like Crunchyroll to try to get you to stay subbed to them so you can watch shit every week, when you could just batch torrent something when its done airing and watch it at your own pace
fucking Crunchy -_-
I think only idiots who only watch manga/anime shounen or trendy anime would say that stupid thing lol.SoL is good fight me
for years now soL has become one of the genres I enjoy the most.
although in general i watch pretty much anything and can enjoy any genre, i have anime i like from any genre you can think.
there are some great gems of the genre, some of them quite well known and others not so well known.
Considering what has been said so far I can think of something unpopular to say, however it is probably only unpopular for a certain part of the people or veteran weebs and for the elitist acquaintances.
seasonal anime and current anime [after 2010 to present] in general are not as bad as many say, in the same way older anime [before 2010] are not as good, I think things are pretty balanced with some good and some bad, some gems and some disasters.
I think that to say that nowadays anime are not coming out as they used to is a rather dumb comment.