Helck introduces a unique twist to the isekai genre by placing the main characters on a remote island rather than another world, but they have no means of escape, creating a similar sense of displacement. Viewers focus on Helck and Vermilio’s journey home due to the ongoing war on the main continent, demonstrating their unwavering dedication to making it back despite the challenges they face. The use of a spell that involves locating the main characters using their DNA and a map highlights the parallels with isekai, as the demons see the remote island as a hidden world. completely different world.
Warning: The following contains major spoilers for Helck!The HIDE Exclusive seriesHelcknot one isekaiand should be celebrated for its own merits and achievements, not because it might accidentally destroy the popular phenomenon, but a certain major event in anime emulates many of the best qualities of popular genres, while also showing how these types of series can combine them. Its own perfecting formula for the better.
Adapted from the original manga by Nanaki Nanao, Helck introduces an unexpected turn of events between the eponymous protagonist and his demonic ally Vermilio. being forced to be transported to what could be another world and even treated as such in the showEven though technically it isn’t.
This anime’s quasi-isekai event revolutionized the main genre by when this phenomenon occurs in the series and how Helck and Vermilio react when they are transported there.
Helck is like an Isekai where dedicated heroes return home
Adapted from manga by Nanaki Nanao
Helck spends the first few episodes establishing the giant continent where the story takes place, which is plagued by a never-ending war between humans and demons. So when the unofficial isekai-esque moment happened in episode 4, viewers were understandably shocked and wanted them to return home as soon as possible, especially when their fight was at a turning point. large demands their presence. This understanding helps explain and further justify Helck and Vermilio’s priority in returning home over their adjustment to a new life, which is rare but sometimes happens in isekai. No one, including the audience and the characters, wants them to stay there.
Of course, the undeniable reason why the anime took Helck and Vermilio away from the continent was to force the two of them to have no way out to strengthen their relationship and remove the many obstacles that prevented them from becoming allies. That’s what Helck should be known and appreciated for instead of revolutionizing the isekai genre. Helck is naturally a threat to Vermilio’s men, but his dark past, which interestingly conflicts with his childlike fun personality, represents something completely different. , which ironically can save the demons.
A scene from Helck makes the most convincing Isekai argument
Many skeptics may wonder how a series can be considered isekai if the main characters are not transported to another world. Technically, Helck and Vermilio were just taken to a remote island, but they had no way to escape. Even though they could take a boat home, they wouldn’t know which direction to go. Furthermore, their only real hope lies in magic they do not have, which is how most isekai heroes can return home. The most convincing parallel, however, is portrayed through a spell the demons use to locate Helck and Vermilio.
The spell involves combining the DNA of the person they wish to find with an item that is then placed on a map of their world, which includes a giant continent. The item will then move to the part of the map where the person with the DNA is currently located. In this case, an item containing Vermilio’s hair will move completely off the map onto the part of the floor where the map is located. To demons, their entire world is their continent, and since this item indicates that she and Helck are not on that continent, they might as well be in a completely different world. The demons’ shocked reaction sealed the deal.
Although current fans of Helck may feel offended by the comparison to their favorite anime isekaiHope those who start watching this movie on HIDE because that connection will exist for the real reasons why Helck very good.
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