“Isekai Shikkaku” Set to Launch in July 2024

February 13, 2024

Kadokawa recently revealed that the animated adaptation of the popular manga “Isekai Shikkaku” will premiere this coming July, and what better way to do so than through a juicy trailer? In addition to this announcement, they have also introduced us to several members of the cast, as well as the production team. And, as if all this were not enough, they have also unveiled a new promotional poster for the series.

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Some of the revealed cast members include:

Hiroshi Kamiya voices the sensei (Osamu Dazai).

Rumi Okubo plays Annette.

Sayumi Suzushiro as Tama.

Rumi Okubo plays Annette.

Production Team

Shigeki Kawai (Uncle from Another World) is directing this series for Atelier Pontdarc studios. The writing and script supervision are handled by Yasuhiro Nakanishi (Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Toilet bound: Hanako-kun), while Tomoshige Inayoshi (Buddy Complex) is in charge of character design, alongside Asako Inayoshi (Buddy Complex) directing the animation and Kenji Terao (Uncle from Another World) as the monster design supervisor. Goichi Iwahata, Shigeyuki Koresawa, Michiru Odaka, and the company Light Dream are responsible for prop design. The color art is managed by Izumi Sakamoto, with Masakazu Miyake as art director, and Jin Aketagawa in charge of the soundtrack for Magic Capsule and Kadokawa.

Hiroshi Noda and Takahiro Wakamatsu, who also publish the manga “Koi wa Sekai Seifuku no Ato de,” are the writers and illustrators, respectively, of this dark fantasy comedy with supernatural elements and characters from the classic Japanese novel “No Longer Human” by Osamu Dazai. The publication of “Isekai Shikkaku” began in October 2019 on the web manga site Yawaraka Spirits, by Shogakukan publisher, where it continues to this day. Its physical edition currently has 10 compiled volumes available in the Japanese market, with the most recent one having been released just a few days ago, on February 9.


Isekai Shikkaku” is a manga that dives into the “isekai” genre, a Japanese term meaning “another world.” This genre is characterized by plots in which characters from our world are transported, reincarnated, or trapped in a parallel or fantasy world. “Isekai Shikkaku,” however, presents a unique and thoughtful twist on this popular genre, focusing on darker and more philosophical themes than usual.

The story revolves around a protagonist who, disillusioned with his life in the real world and seeking to escape his despair and failure, suddenly finds himself transported to a fantasy world. This new world, at first, seems to be the perfect escape from his problems, filled with magic, mythical creatures, and opportunities to start anew. However, he soon discovers that this world is not the paradise it seemed to be. The protagonist faces the harsh reality that the problems he hoped to leave behind are not exclusive to his original world but are universal, manifesting in different forms in this new environment.

As the story progresses, “Isekai Shikkaku” explores the protagonist’s struggle to find meaning and purpose in a place where he initially has no emotional or social connections. He is forced to confront not only the physical challenges presented by this new world but also to deal with his own insecurities and internal demons. The plot delves into issues of identity, belonging, and what it truly means to “escape” from problems. Through his interactions with the inhabitants of the world and the conflicts he faces, the protagonist learns valuable lessons about responsibility, compassion, and the importance of facing problems rather than running from them. “Isekai Shikkaku” thus offers a critical and profound look at the isekai genre, challenging conventions and presenting a narrative that is both an exciting adventure and an introspective reflection on the human condition.

In conclusion… “Isekai Shikkaku” seems to be the perfect answer to the question “Can the Isekai genre offer us something new?” I don’t know if it’s exactly “new,” but it is undoubtedly original and different, seen from a perspective that we often find uncomfortable or simply ignore is possible to adopt.

And now, we invite you to leave us your opinion about this proposal in the comments. Without further ado, go ahead, we’ll be reading! 😉

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