If you are an anime fan, of course, you are familiar with the Isekai genre. This genre began to trend in 2016, where Isekai genre anime began to appear, including KonoSuba, Overlord, Re: Zero Starting Life in Another World, and Saga of Tanya the Evil. But do you know about anime where the main characters from the above Isekai have been trapped in the same Isekai world? The anime is the Isekai Quartet.
Isekai Quartet (Japanese: 異世界かるてっと, Hepburn: Isekai Karutetto) is a Japanese anime series that serves as a chibi-style crossover between the light novel series KonoSuba, Overlord, Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World, and Saga of Tanya the Evil, all published by Kadokawa Corporation. The series aired its first season from April to June 2019.
One day, a magic button suddenly appears. The protagonists from KonoSuba, Overlord, Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World, and Saga of Tanya the Evil all press the button occasionally, unintentionally and move to a parallel world — another brand new isekai — where a new story featuring high school life begins. Soon, they are joined by protagonists from The Rising of the Shield Hero and Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious.
A second season aired from January to March 2020, including additional characters from The Rising of the Shield Hero and Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious. The main staff members returned to reprise their roles. The season includes guest appearances of characters from The Rising of the Shield Hero. Hino, Fukushima, Kobayashi and Yūki perform the second season’s opening theme song “Isekai Showtime” (異世界ショータイム, Isekai Shōtaimu), while Sumire Uesaka, Rie Takahashi, Inori Minase, and Saori Hayami perform the second season’s ending theme song, “Ponkotsu! Isekai Theater” (ポンコツ!異世界シアター, Ponkotsu! Isekai Shiatā). The second season ran for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll is also streaming the second season.
A sequel to the anime series was announced at the ending of the second season’s final episode. A new anime film titled Isekai Quartet The Movie -Another World- has been announced, with the returning staff and cast. The film will premiere in 2022. A side-scrolling action game, Pixel Game Maker Series Isekai Quartet: Adventure Action Game, has been released for Nintendo Switch and Steam on July 17th, 2021.
Isekai Quartet is a meeting between 4 different Isekai anime in the same parallel world. There they also live side by side like school children. It’s like the game I’m playing, Memories Interactive, where female characters meet ideal boys in another world. This game is very fun and I spend my free time playing it. If you are interested in Otome-themed games like Memories Interactive, you can download them here for Android and here for iOS.
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