The hero's success is now! | Yuusha no Katsuyaku wa Korekarada!


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    The hero's success is now!

    Publisher: Overlap Novels (OVERLAP)

    Synopsis:

    Tatsuya Mikage was summoned to another world to fight the Demon Lord reluctantly. After years of effort, he returns to Earth with an assassin girl named Henry and a Peach Dragon to find that 15 years have gone by and his parents have already passed away. Now without a proper education or connections to modern Japanese society, Tatsuya now lives using his alchemy cheats to make a humble living.

    Why:

    I'm a bit of a purist stubborn ol' fool when it comes to Isekai. So I want an actual Reverse Isekai series licensed. (Reverse Isekai means the protagonist has returned from another world.) This one looks cute as fuck too. It explores the rarely touched upon return to Earth. Fifteen years have passed and the protagonist no longer has a true connection to Japan despite returning. With no formal education or work experience, he turns to using his cheats to live as an alchemist. With an Assassin Waifu and Peach Dragon Pet, this looks like it'll be a cute fluffy slice of life series.

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  • To be honest i didnt even read the synopsis, i just liked the cover so i will second the motion, and if it were ever released i would buy of course.


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    With all the isekai around, a reverse isekai would be a nice change. I've been reading one about a guy remaining in his original world after a class summoning (fan-translation of course, there's no official translation of it sadly). Recently they released a manga for it too.


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    @terabyte

    Wouldn't consider that Isekai, or even Reverse Isekai since Isekai itself is for when the protagonist is transported. Fantasy -> Modern is still just Isekai since it doesn't matter if the protagonist is from a fantasy or modern world going to a fantasy, modern, or even sci-fi world.


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    @aruseus493 I call it reverse isekai since he got skills and magic power from another world/a god but remained on earth. But yeah, I guess that's not exactly the proper definition for it ;-P


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    @terabyte Then let us carry on with the execution. I promise it'll be painless. Death by Moe!


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    To me, reverse isekai is like Hataraku Maou-sama, someone from another world came to our modern world :o Would GATE be consensual isekai then O.o?


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    @myskaros

    The problem with definitions like that is that Isekai doesn't require transportation to a fantasy world after all. The definition of Isekai is much more stable when you just keep it to meaning that the protagonist has gone from his world to another. Otherwise, you'd end up with issues like with Me, a Genius!? which sends the protagonist to a moderately sci-fi world. So Hataraku Maou-sama is just another Isekai considering he left his original world for another.


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    I don't see where in my post I stipulated a fantasy world...? I fall back on the purpose of genre terminology to give a broad description of the story:

    • Isekai is when a person from our contemporary society (give or take a few decades) is transported to a non-Earth world
    • Time-travel is when a person is transported between periods of history on the same world
    • Reverse isekai is when a person is transported from a non-Earth world to contemporary Earth (give or take a few decades)

    I would not group together something like Arifureta and Hataraku Maou-sama, since the only similarity between the two is in technicality (characters go from "a" world to "another" world), not in the spirit of the story. The commonality between all stories I would classify as "isekai" is taking knowledge and sensibilities from more-or-less modern Earth (specifically Japan, really) to somewhere else.


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    @myskaros

    The thing is that Isekai isn't really a genre in the way romance, drama, or adventure are. It's just a trope to establish the initial setting of a series.

    Following the idea of contemporary Earth would exclude series like Suisei no Gargantia in which the protagonist goes from sci-fi to run down ocean planet. Trying to establish a Contemporary Earth as a reference for Isekai can end up being way too subjective.

    • Isekai - A series in which the protagonist is transported from his original world, to another.
    • Reverse Isekai - A series in which the protagonist returns to his original world from another.

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    @aruseus493 said in The hero's success is now! | Yuusha no Katsuyaku wa Korekarada!:

    Following the idea of contemporary Earth would exclude series like Suisei no Gargantia in which the protagonist goes from sci-fi to run down ocean planet. Trying to establish a Contemporary Earth as a reference for Isekai can end up being way too subjective.

    I agree, and I would not call Gargantia an isekai at all, since he's in the actual same universe O_o it's pure sci-fi, through and through. So I suppose if that's on your radar at all concerning "isekai," then we'll probably never see eye-to-eye on this.

    Likewise with Hataraku Maou. I would never pitch the show/book to anyone and use the term "isekai" to describe it, because in my opinion most people view "isekai" as "someone goes from our Earth to another world" and that's not what happens at all.


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    @myskaros

    Gargantia probably isn't a great example as it falls on the side of debatable. However, another example would be Re:Monster in which the protagonist goes from some sci-fi world with ESP and abilities to a fantasy world.

    There's also how would you define Non-Earth. For example, how about series like Oda Nobuna and Youjo Senki which are like parallel Earths?


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    @aruseus493 I've only read the Re:Monster manga, and I would not call that isekai since you literally spend one paragraph in world A and know nothing else about it. I think that series specifically would garner some debate since I don't know anything about the LN and it's kind of not the first thing someone would think of when someone else says "isekai" (which is kind of what I'm getting at).

    Do you mean Oda Nobunaga's Ambition? If so, I don't know enough about it to comment :X Youjo Senki he starts in our modern Earth and goes to not-our modern Earth, that clearly falls in line with my definition of isekai.


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    I would consider Iseaki when the MC is transported to a different world and Reverse Isekai where other characters are transported to MCs world. though I guess fantasy > Modern Earth is considered Reverse Isekai to most people and I am not going to argue against that (eg. The Devil is a Part Timer).


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    @myskaros said in The hero's success is now! | Yuusha no Katsuyaku wa Korekarada!:

    I've only read the Re:Monster manga, and I would not call that isekai since you literally spend one paragraph in world A and know nothing else about it.

    Eh~, trying to define based off length now is a bit... A lot of Isekai series typically feature very little time in the original world beyond the protagonist dying by one way or another without us learning much about their "Earths" anyways. Stuff like Shield Hero features the side characters coming from different Earths with different levels of technology, Death March also features a lot of different Earths characters come from. Plenty of series barely spend a prologue if that about the protagonist dying.

    Do you mean Oda Nobunaga's Ambition?

    Was referring to The Ambition of Oda Nobuna where MC ends up in a genderbent history/other world. All the famous generals and characters are now cute girls and the protagonist replaces another famous figure who died saving him.

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    My issue with this is that the "other characters going to Earth" ends up mixing with the "heroines falling from the sky" trope which is pretty old and not done very much anymore. This includes stuff like NouCome where the protagonist's choice manifests a girl from another world, or Oh, My Goddess.


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    eh, putting aside all the isekai/reverse isekai category stuff - I like the idea of a hero coming home and having to adjust, so upvoted this one.



  • Omg we need this!



  • reverse isekai with fluff SoL. Sounds like a recipe for pure WIN


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    Volume 2 is set to come out this month!

    Volume 2 Cover


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    @aruseus493 said in The hero's success is now! | Yuusha no Katsuyaku wa Korekarada!:

    Volume 2 is set to come out this month!

    The next month or so has been good for volume 2s (and reverse Isekai + weight loss novels).

    I'm hoping Legged Mimic (Treasure Box Reincarnation) gets one next. 🤞