Excalibur Academy’s Demon Sword Master combines Isekai and the classic shounen genre, with a unique twist involving vampire genre elements. The main character, Leonis, undergoes a unique form of reincarnation, awakening 1,000 years into the future as a 10-year-old boy. The series explores familiar shounen and Isekai tropes, such as a main character with unique powers and the incorporation of original enemies into new worlds, while also introducing elements such as vampires and flashbacks to enhance the overall dynamic.
Warning: Spoilers for The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Excalibur Academy’s demon sword master Is one HIDE Exclusive series combined Isekai with popular stories from the classic series throughout its first and only completed season. On top of that, this anime even delves into the vampire genre and one of its reincarnations has a unique twist.
In most Isekai, the main character is forced to move to a new world beyond their control. In The Demon Sword Master, the demon lord Leonis Death Magnus is not only voluntary reincarnation but does so through a rare state process, whereby he awakens 1,000 years into the future as a 10-year-old boy.
This unique reincarnation is not exactly a reverse Isekai. Leonis falls into stasis in a fantasy-based land and awakens in a futuristic world in a manner very similar to the protagonist of Dead Mount Death Play. However, this “modern” future has so-called Voids that bear a resemblance to ancient monsters (albeit misnamed) and Holy Swords, which are essentially hyper-focused spells.
Excalibur Academy Sword Master features a main character with a classic Shonen background
Based on the light novel series by writer Yū Shimizu and illustrator Asagi Tōsaka
This rare form of reincarnation was later supplemented by another main character, Riselia Ray Crystalia, who has the same situation as many main characters in shounen. Like Deku from My Hero Academia and Asta from Black Clover, Riselia dreams of becoming as strong as everyone else, but doesn’t have the gift to make this a reality. Like them, Riselia later gained powers but only through unconventional methods, creating a blemish on her subsequent achievements, although Riselia seemed fine with this, as long as she could be saved. life.
However, Excalibur Academy Sword Master elevates this famous soccer story even further by presenting it for the first time through the lens of a non-anime story – where players The inheritance of a prestigious family did not meet their expectations. Next, the series gets a makeover by adding vampires into the mix. Even those who don’t accept vampires will likely enjoy this change, as the series doesn’t explore the subject in a traditional way, despite still involving bloodsucking.
If this wasn’t enough, the series also includes another interesting Isekai game, in which the protagonist’s original enemies join them in the new world, further connecting both worlds and thus complicating their overall dynamic rather than keeping them separate. The series also adds some more specific correlations by beginning most episodes with a flashback to Leonis’ exploits before his rebirth. Even though it’s only one season Excalibur Academy’s demon sword master has been released so far, HIDIVE is currently airing a dubbed version and hopes to continue producing this underrated version Isekai generally, because the original light novel series is still ongoing.
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