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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13311344/
https://tsukimichi.com/

In a fantasy world where people awaken with certain strengths, one among them becomes a hero to fight a demon lord army. But this follows an everyday guy.

Kinda okay I guess.



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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt21209876/
https://sololeveling.com/
https://sololeveling-anime.net/

Mysterious gates bring monsters into the world, but people develop superpowers and one previously-worthless combatant becomes incredible.

Pretty good so far.

  • Original title: Ore dake Level Up na Ken
  • The origin is Korean, but this is a Japanese endeavour.



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Cyberpunk꞉ Edgerunners - (2022 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12590266/
https://www.netflix.com/title/81054853
https://www.cyberpunk.net/en/edgerunners

In a future where cybernetics are commonplace, a kid gets involved in the underworld to get by.

Gritty and violent; lots of fun.



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Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt28776190/
https://anime.shangrilafrontier.com/

A dude plays VR video games and ends up playing on in particular.

It's kinda neat so far I guess.

  • Original title: Shangri-La Frontier: Kusoge Hunter, Kamige ni Idoman to su



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Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt30495119/
https://akuyakulv99-anime.com/

Something about a woman having played a video game and being in that world and being overpowered.

Kinda stiff.

  • Properly titled Villainess Level 99: I May Be the Hidden Boss but I'm Not the Demon Lord

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13483212/
https://shinnonakama.com/

A guy is reincarnated and chooses to become a hero in a war against demons.

Pretty interesting.

  • aka Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside
  • Original title: Shin no Nakama ja Nai to Yuusha no Party o Oidasareta node, Henkyou de Slow Life Suru Koto ni Shimashita



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Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt27417996/
https://www.iseleve.com/

An ugly, unaccomplished, student discovers a hidden world within which he becomes a hero and transforms himself in that and the real world.

It might be quite good, but because the main character is superpowered it's a pretty shitty story angle; not recommended.

  • aka / properly titled: I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World and Became Unrivaled in the Real World, Too
  • Note that every episode has an end-credit scene.
  • A second season has been confirmed



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Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5370118/
http://konosuba.com/ (.jap)

A NEET dies and chooses to be reincarnated into a fantasy world as a hero tasked to defeat a demon lord, but he ends up as a party of four semi-incompetent members.

Fun and funny!

  • Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!

    • Original title: Kono subarashii sekai ni shukufuku o!



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A Returner's Magic Should Be Special - (2023 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt28313387/
https://returners-magic.com/

When trying to protect the world from utter destruction, a young man fails and dies but is instead sent back in time into his younger body.

Nice!



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Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13293588/
https://mushokutensei.jp/

A NEET dies but finds himself reincarnated in a fantasy world, where he grows into with the competence and usefulness that he ought to have been working for in his previous life.

Starts strongly, but really spirals down into pulp crap. Still perfectly watchable overall. Recommended even for people who don't like this sort of entertainment but like the sword-and-sorcery topic in general.

Watched at the end of 2022; no notes were taken.