Tilea no Nayamigoto ~Isekai Jashin Tensei Kitan
Media: novel by Shito Rina (story) and U35 (art).
Tetsuya is a 33-year-old unemployed man who had a difficult life because he had chuunibyou (delusions of having mystical powers or other special characteristics) back in his youth, which made him not take school seriously. After getting hit by a truck, Tetsuya was reborn in a fantasy world as a girl named Tilea, and decided to live a more peaceful normal life, working earnestly at her family’s restaurant rather than going on adventures. But trouble emerges when Tilea’s younger sister, Timu, is awakened to her memories as one of the sealed generals of the demon king. Tilea, however, believes that Timu is having a chuuni phase like she was in her past life, and is bent to snap Timu out of it.
As explained in our previous review, Tilea no Nayamigoto is mainly driven by the comedy of errors. First, Tilea always misunderstands the things Timu and her colleagues say and do as mere chuuni antics. This is compounded by the fact that Tilea unknowingly possesses cheat powers that make her unaffected by the reincarnated demon generals’ shows of power. On the other hand, Timu mistakenly perceives Tilea as an “evil god” (jashin) due to Tilea’s cheat powers and speeches about her chuuni past life. But other than that, the story also follows the growth of the sisters’ relationship despite their misunderstandings. (Halimun Muhammad, The Indonesian Anime Times)
Tensei Kyuuketsuki-san wa Ohirune ga Shitai
Media: novel by Chokingyo. (story) and 47AgDragon (art); manga by Sakura.
A lazy but polite boy is reincarnated in another world as a beautiful vampire girl. In this world of swords and magic, this main character is reborn as an overpowered character. However, even with this privilege, he’s still searching for one thing. This is a comedy fantasy story about a beautiful vampire who just wants to laze around.
Gender bender, loli, pettan, and, also yuri fanservice ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°). The manga contains a decent, cute art to accompany its light comedy with the yuri element. This series can be a good recommendation for Fabiniku fans. (Cakra Bhirawa, Social Media Team)
Tensei Shitara Hime Datta node Dansou Joshi Kiwamete Saikyou Mahoutsukai Mezasuwa.
Media: manga by Akira.
Ikuto Sato is a high school boy who enjoys reading manga about people being transported to another world with magic and having adventures with companions. One day, he gets hit by a truck and is reincarnated in a fantasy world as Princess Isabella Martinez. It seems like Ikuto’s dreams of having adventures in a world of magic could come true here, but unfortunately, in that world women are forbidden from learning magic and even seeing it is taboo for women. So, on her 16th birthday, Isabella sneaks out from the palace in a male disguise to learn magic and go on adventures.
Another series was created as a manga, and it is actually published by a shoujo manga label. The cross-dressing element adds an extra layer to the gender changes, as the main character is a princess disguised as a guy. Even as a princess, the main character still speaks and acts like a guy despite having gone through many years of training in courtly manners. Ikuto’s pure boyish dreams of magic are kind of expressed cutely with the character’s present appearance. It provides interesting dynamics with the travelling partner and magic instructor Liam, whose life experiences and goal make Ikuto think more about the various forms of discrimination in that world. (Halimun Muhammad, The Indonesian Anime Times)
Herscherik: Tensei Ouji no Eiyuutan
Media: novel by Nobiru Kusunoki (story) and Ariko (art); manga by Rato Kitaguni (1st series) and Yuyu Yuzuki (2nd series).
35-year-old clerk and otaku Ryouko Hayakawa was hit by a truck after going through overtime work. He is reborn as Herscherik, the seventh prince of a country in a fantasy world. With a loving father and many handsome brothers, living in this new world first appears nice like living in an otome game come true. But upon the prince’s third birthday, Herscherik finds that corruption runs rampant in the country, making life difficult for people outside of the palace, and the king is powerless to fight it. Can Herscherik do something to save the country from this problem?
Unlike the other titles in this list, Herscherik: Tensei Ouji no Eiyuutan features a female-to-male reincarnation with its main character rather than the other way around. And while having the mind of a grown-up makes Herscherik surprisingly mature to people around him, the prince mostly tries to counter the corruption plaguing the country through a combination of mundane clerk skills from the past life as Ryouko, gaining allies with interpersonal relation skills, and making use of his cute boy charms rather than through superhuman powers. There are two manga adaptations of the novels, with the first lasting for two volumes and the second continuing from the first manga series with a different artist. (Halimun Muhammad, The Indonesian Anime Times)
Are there any of these titles that has been your favorite or instead makes you interested in checking it? Or do you know some other titles you’d like to recommend? Feel free to chime in in the comments section.
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