‘My Isekai Life’ Anime Review

My Isekai Life: I Gained a Second Character Class and Became the Strongest Sage in the World is an anime adaption of the light novels written by Shinkoshoto, illustrated by Huuka Kazabana, and published by SB Creative. The show is directed by Keisuke Kojima and produced by Revoroot. It was dubbed by Sentai and streamed to HiDive for a North American audience.

Yuji Sano (Scott Gibbs) is a corporate worker who gets summoned to a magical world as a Monster Tamer. He immediately tames a group of slimes and they transfer knowledge to him that allows him to become a powerful sage. When he arrives in the village of Phastan with the slimes and a canine called Proud Wolf (John Gremillion), he discovers that it is about to invaded by monsters. Allying with the forest spirit Dryad (Kira Vincent-Davis) and the local adventures, they manage to beat the monsters, but the religious man Father Steyl (Chris Hutchison) warns that a cult called the Blue Moon of Salvation is on the rise. As a result, Yuji, the slimes, and Proud Wolf set off to stop the cult, but are they too late?

Isekai is one of my favorite genres. They can be straight fantasy or combine multiple genres. While this one is primarily fantasy, the way Yuji uses his abilities is seen as a digital computer screen for him, but anyone who observes him just sees glowing circles.

What is curious about this story is how Yuji seems indifferent to his situation. In Death March, Satou thinks he is dreaming. In Sword Art Online, Kirito and Asuna are trapped against their will. In Konosuba, Kazuma is just going along so he can return home. Yuji just kind of takes his circumstances at face value, relying on his monsters and his abilities to defeat enemies. It was intriguing and cool. This first season focused on showing off Yuji’s abilities and setting up the world, so I hope we learn more about our hero personally should it get renewed.

Check out this clip from the dub:

This review is based on the English dub.

PARENTAL CONCERNS: Action violence

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