Villain: Reloaded! turns the isekai genre on its head by featuring a 4-year-old girl wielding giant guns in a fantasy world. The manga’s over-the-top premise is supported by a convincing explanation of how to incorporate modern weaponry into the fantasy setting. The series pokes fun at the popular villain trope by having the main character use modern weapons to prevent her predetermined fate of death.
Villain: Reloaded! Blow away bad ends with modern weapons is indeed a ridiculous manga in the obvious sense, but what this underrated series specifically does to reach such levels of absurdity is to subvert what most people do. Isekai done to shock fans, while being obviously more ridiculous than most of what’s most popular villain tropical region in general.
The latest trend in the already trendy isekai genre is to have the main character reincarnate into the silliest thing imaginable, with some of the more popular examples being vending machines, complete with pigs Butareba’s and Inukai-san’s dog of the same name.
Others tend to put the main characters in ridiculous series, while even fewer give the regular hero a ridiculous item or outfit like in Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear. However, Reloaded! goes above and beyond.
Subverts how most Isekai try to be extreme
Created by the 616th Special Information Battalion & Futsu Onshin
More Direct, Reloaded! basically plays Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, except instead of pairing the main character with something ridiculous (and adorable), it features a 4-year-old noblewoman named Astrid von Oldenburg wielding big guns and other impressive mass weapons. destruction in a fantasy world setting. This is obviously adorable in a completely different sense. The over-the-top premise of Reloaded! clearly befitting the series creator’s epic name, the 616th Special Information Battalion, whose story was brought to life by artist Futsu Onshin.
More importantly, Reloaded! uses convincing explanation to bring modern weaponry into a fantasy setting rather than just being outrageous for the sake of it. In this fantasy world, there is a unique magic system that requires the user to use magic in a certain way, and Astrid von Oldenburg utilizes this within the framework of the system’s instructions to create various weapons. unusual temperament that is also rarely associated with girls. , let alone the pristine and proper aristocrats. That, or she just needs to imagine the total destruction caused by modern weapons to cast effective spells. Some Isekai see the main character incorporate modern ideas with their magic, but it’s still modest by comparison.
Making the “Death Flag” story more absurd than most of the villains
From the perspective of the villain genre in particular, the main characters are mostly confined to an already very limited setting. What has been reloaded! made within the confines of this particular genre is a complete parody of the well-known trope in which the villain tries to escape his or her fate, which usually involves death. A recent example would probably be extreme if it weren’t for Reloaded! is the new Crunchyroll anime Level 99 Villain: I may be a hidden boss but I’m not a demon lord. The protagonist tries to avoid his doom by becoming stronger, reaching the eponymous 99th level in the process.
Reloaded’s Astrid clearly took a shortcut by summoning modern weapons. In general, she was just lucky because in her previous life she was a gun enthusiast and could learn from her experience to help turn her own fate in this new life. Villain: Reloaded! Blow away bad ends with modern weapons is outrageous for obvious reasons, but the way the manga reaches such absurd heights justifies these moves simply because it naturally builds up what most villain series and overall isekai genre is working towards achieving that.