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This “New World” genre kick has been going for a while. This is the strongest I’ve seen it though. There have always been Isekai stories. Heck, my favorite anime is an Isekai story, The Vision of Escaflowne. There’s a lot you can do with a story set in a different world.

All the necessary world building exposition can easily be shown through the main character discovering it, having conversations, and doing stuff in the new world. It’s a nice trope that is really enjoying its time in the spotlight right now.

I’m just covering books and anime stuff here, Stargate was a hugely popular franchise for this trope.

The one complaint I have about it is that we’re getting sent way too many copies of these manga books. We can barely fit anything in that section to begin with, we don’t need extra promotional copies. The shelves are going to break soon.