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Let's analyze this using protagonist of some Japanese light novels. Let's start with those you mentioned in the question. I'm excluding Basara of Shinmai since I don't watch the anime nor read the LN. I don't know him enough to talk about him. Also to be noted that I only write based on LNs that I have read, and I write their names using the natural writing ...


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Isekai: The genre that took over modern anime is a video by Gigguk that, while amusing, also covers a lot of the actual history. Essentially, the idea of being pulled into another world is at least as old as "Alice in Wonderland" (although you could probably find some proto-isekai in works like Dante's Inferno or even folk tales of the land of Faerie). What'...


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