Titles like Re:Zero, Sword Art Online, GATE, and KonoSuba have really popularized the isekai or alternate world genre in anime. Now, it looks like we’re getting yet another one, as “How Not To Summon A Demon Lord” gets itself a TV anime adaptation. They even launched a new official website and Twitter account for the anime, which both show off the anime’s new visual:
Based on Yukiya Murasaki’s bestselling light novels, the anime will feature the usual trend of having an MMO player suddenly get summoned to an alternate world, but with a twist. J-Novel Club is releasing the light novels in English, and here’s how they describe the story:
In the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Takuma Sakamoto is so powerful that he is lauded as the “Demon Lord” by other players. One day, he is summoned to another world – but with the same appearance he had in the game! There, he meets two girls who both proclaim themselves to be his Summoner. They had performed an Enslavement Ritual to turn him into their Summon… but that’s when Takuma’s passive ability <> activated! Instead, it was the girls who had become enslaved! Though Takuma may have been the strongest Sorcerer there was, he had no idea how to talk with other people. That’s when he makes his choice: to act based on his persona from the game!
“Amazing? But of course… I am Diablo, the being known and feared as the Demon Lord!”
So begins a tale of adventure with an earth-shakingly powerful Demon Lord (or at least someone who acts like one) taking on another world!
Isekai, isekai everywhere! Looks like we’ll expect more announcements about this new series soon, so stay tuned.
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