Isekai (Japanese: 異世界, transl. "different world") is the portal fantasy subgenre of Japanese light novels, manga, anime, and video games. Isekai works revolve around a normal person from Earth being transported to, reborn, or trapped in a parallel universe, usually a fantasy world. Often, the protagonist is already familiar with the parallel world, as it is often a fictional universe from a fictitious work published in the protagonist's origin universe, but the parallel world may also be unknown to them, as is the case with Sonic X. The new universe can be an entirely different world where only the protagonist has any memory of their former life, as in Saga of Tanya the Evil, one that they reincarnate in or one that they are summoned or teleported to by accident or intended reasons , as in the case of Isekai Cheat Magician. In Sorcerous Stabber Orphen, the whole population of human race that appeared in the magically created world was transported from our world and got partially mixed with local dragonlike Heavenly Beings. It may also be one where a formerly virtual world turns into a real one, such as in Log Horizon and Overlord.
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