A mecha otaku is reincarnated into another world as Ernesti Echevarria, also known as Eru. In this world, huge humanoid weapons known as Silhouette Knights exist. Dreaming of piloting those robots, Eru and his friends, Archid Olter and Adeltrud Olter, aim to become Knight Runners.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Knight's & Magic - Isekai - Netflix
Isekai (Japanese: 異世界) (lit. “different world”) is a subgenre of Japanese fantasy light novels, manga, anime, and video games revolving around a normal person being transported to or trapped in a parallel universe. Often, this universe already exists in the protagonist's world as a fictional universe, but it may also be unbeknownst to them. The new universe can either be a virtual world, such as in Sword Art Online, or an entirely different world where only the protagonist has any memory of their former life, as in Saga of Tanya the Evil. It may also be both at the same time, such as in Log Horizon and Overlord, where a formerly virtual world turns into a real one.
Knight's & Magic - Characteristics - Netflix
The subgenre can be characterized as wish fulfillment, with the person being transported often being a NEET, hikikomori, or gamer. In the new fantasy world, they are able to succeed through use of their comparatively unimportant-in-real-life genre knowledge, or gaming skills, through the use of a game interface only they can access. Their power can range from tremendous magical abilities surpassing anyone else, as in In Another World With My Smartphone, to relatively weak, as in Re:Zero, where the protagonist does not gain any special power beyond the ability to survive death in a type of temporal loop. While the protagonist of an isekai is usually a “chosen hero”, the genre was also subverted by Drifters, where the people entering the fantasy world are historical generals and other warriors who are more brutal than the inhabitants of the world themselves, and in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, where the protagonist starts as a weak bloblike monster rather than a human. Some stories involve people being reincarnated as unusual inanimate objects, like a magical onsen.
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