Over the past ten years, the isekai genre has emerged as one of the most popular in the anime world, with hits like “Digimon” and “Sword Art Online.” However, not all isekai anime are received positively. There are some works that cause a lot of discussion and controversy in the fan community.
Here are a few typical examples:
The Controversial Beginning of “The Rising of the Shield Hero”
“The Rising of the Shield Hero” is a famous isekai anime that many people love, but its beginning caused a lot of controversy. The crux of the controversy lies in the original plot of the story, especially surrounding main character Naofumi. The accusation against Naofumi was made by a former member of his team, which generated widespread discussion and criticism when the anime debuted.
“Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World”
Released in 2022, “Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World” caused reactions among fans due to the way it handled its themes. The story follows Michio, a human who is transported to a fantasy game where he establishes a harem that causes much discontent. Unequal power relationships and excessive fan service in anime have brought discomfort and criticism to the show.
Controversies in “Young Again in Another World”
Unlike many other isekai anime, “Young Again in Another World” was particularly controversial, causing its anime adaptation to be cancelled. The series author’s posts regarding the story’s main character caused outrage with international fans. The author’s offensive content and sensitive statements were the main reasons why the main cast and director of the film resigned.
“Isekai Cheat Magician” was criticized for lacking originality
In a genre as vast as isekai, originality is the key to success, but “Isekai Cheat Magician” seems to fail in this regard. Although the original source is a popular, light novel, the film is still widely criticized for its dull storytelling and lack of innovation. This anime is considered to lack creativity, and the plot is completely predictable.
“The Very Premise Of Conception Is A Problematic Minefield”: Disappointing content
“Conception” is an anime adapted from a game, raising fans’ expectations for bolder content. However, the film ultimately disappointed some fans by not fully exploring its intriguing plot.
The plot revolves around a high school boy, reincarnated into the world of Gravania, a country facing a serious danger that only he can help them save. What’s worth mentioning here is that the way the male protagonist saved the country of Gravania was by meeting the Star Maidens and giving birth to Star Children with them. The bland plot, lackluster developments, and repetition have made Conception meaningless and often appear in discussions about controversial anime.