Unexpected Immortal Adventurer proves that anime with reincarnated protagonists can be compelling without needing to be isekai. Having the main character turn into a skeleton in his own world adds depth to the story and allows the character to develop. The introduction of new characters creates a touching friendship and heightens anticipation for future episodes.
Warning: Unexpected spoilers for Immortal Explorer episodes 1 and 2!!
The Unwanted Immortal Adventurer is an adaptation of the original light novel series by writer Yū Okano and illustrator Jaian.
The first two volumes of Crunchyrollnew series of, Unwanted immortal adventureris proving that anime with a reincarnated main character can still be interesting even if it’s not officially an anime isekai. While this new show will benefit from the intrigue factor that the genre creates, the compelling struggles in the experience of its reincarnated adventurer are directly related to his arrival. from the very world where he died.
Adapted from the series of light novels by writer Yū Okano and illustrator Jaian, the main conflict of Unwanted Immortal Adventurer stems from what the human Rentt Faina reincarnated after being killed in dungeon – a skeleton.
Such an unfortunate transformation alone automatically negates the need for him to have isekai anywhere based solely on the negative stereotypes often attached to them, unless he is transported to that world. world of monsters. But that would just take away from the overall appeal of what Unwanted Immortal Explorer is clearly trying to capture.
Isekai would detract from the intriguing story of the unwanted immortal adventurer
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On the surface, the irony of Rentt becoming what adventurers kill in his own world of adventurers proves why it was right for him to stay. However, as Rentt begins to easily surpass what he can achieve as a human, the fact that the anime requires him to be in the same environment with the same rules limits him as a human more effectively, emphasizing how this unwanted transformation actually benefited him. This is especially true because as a human he was quite weak – and now he is no longer so.
However, Rentt’s experience in episode 2 really begins to enforce this creative choice when a new adventurer named Rina Rupaage enters the fray. The previous episode showed how stronger adventurers often mocked him for being weak, so since a brand new adventurer decided to help him even though he was a monster, the anime more effectively conveys how kind she is.
Although Rentt can disguise himself, it is understandable that he is also known in the area, making things complicated when he and Rina need to find shelter in the city where Rentt used to work. Additionally, Rentt’s situation severely limits who he can rely on while there, so when he finally abandons Rina for her sake, the trajectory of the story is completely manipulated. because of these limitations, this is expected to be even more complicated once the series ends. evolution.
Aside from the premise, the unwanted immortal adventurer is already good
The anime promises more reason than its subversive story
The overall delivery of Unwanted Immortal Adventurer serves as further justification for the series not relying on the isekai genre. Once reborn, the anime’s unique skeleton imagery immediately presents a series of goals that viewers can rely on, giving Rentt’s actions more purpose than just leaving him floundering around in prison. dark. In Rentt’s world, skeletons have the ability to evolve, which gives him some immediate opportunities to move the story forward naturally.
The introduction of Rina’s character, then, is a way for the anime to not only move beyond its limited setting, but do so by creating a touching friendship. Rina’s unprecedented kindness and understanding of Rentt’s situation had a profound effect on Rentt, whose sincere reactions only increased viewers’ sympathy for him. This quickly exacerbated the general shock everyone felt when he left Rina, increasing expectations that they would reconnect soon.
So even though reincarnation is the main driving force behind The Unwanted Immortal Adventurer, Crunchyroll is handily demonstrating that, although often associated with isekai, any form of teleportation between worlds would only detract from the already Its unnecessarily attractive..
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