Digimon is an isekai.
@Lue BreKannt, That is more correct than it should be. Although, note that isekai literally means "otherworld"
@Proactive Citizenry , so Star Wars? It happens on multiple other worlds and they’re constantly transported
@Prince super Vegeta , why yes.
@Lue BreKannt, Harry Potter is an isekai
@A Flying Panda, not really, it’s in the same world with a different culture, that’s like saying going to another country is being isekai’d
Alice and wonderland?
@BlazingBowman, That or Gulliver's Travels.
@SimonPetrikov, was gulliver's travels an isekai? Ive only watched chunks of it and i was under the impression that he was just washed up on some weird series of islands.
Sonic X is an isekai
Idk about the first, I'm sure there's some ancient myth about a man traveling to another world.
@TheStarHawk, pretty sure the Barsoom books are a couple of decades older. Not quite ancient myth level, but older
@pleroma77, A Princess of Mars (first Barsoom story): 1912. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court: 1889. Alice in Wonderland: 1865. I’m sure there are older. But none coming to mind (Barsoom tales are pretty fun pulp reads)
@makunouchi82, I don’t know that I’d consider either of those to be another ‘world’. Connecticut Yankee is definitely one of the earliest time travel novels, but specifically is based on earth. With ‘Alice’ I think the common consensus is that Wonderland is a reflection of our world where everything is mixed up and distorted.
@pleroma77, granted, but does time traveling to a fictional/mythical earth not count as another world? (BTW, my comment was not meant to pull away/deny from yours, just to add to, showing further that isekai is a very old literary trope)
@pleroma77, also originally it was a huge acid trip so based off of original stories I domt think that's it
Is isekai the type of anime where some degen kids get sent to a fantasy world?
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