Liz’s Solo: Isekai

Show Notes

Join Liz as she explores the exciting genre of Isekai, a captivating blend of fantasy and science fiction, commonly found in novels, light novels, manga, films, anime, and video games in Japan. Uncover the fascinating tropes that make this genre so beloved, such as being a business owner who is transported to another world. Experience an engrossing journey as

  • What is Isekai and why it is popular
  • Common tropes used in Isekai
  • Examples of Isekai stories
  • Potential for Isekai to become a mainstream term

Even if you’re not a fan of anime or manga, you’ve certainly read or watched Isekai stories. You just didn’t realize it! What is it? What’s it about? Listen to find out!

Key Points

Immerse yourself in the fantastical realm of Isakai, a captivating genre of fantasy and science fiction which features beloved stories like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, The Chronicles of Narnia, Restaurant to Another World, and Vision of Escaflowne.


“So basically isekai means a character gets transported from one world into another world.”

“So some very well known examples of this concept in Western media are of course, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, peter Pan, and The Chronicles of Narnia amongst others.”

‚Äč”You have to start from somewhere. And what makes the many stories interesting are their interpretations of this basic formula.”

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