A New Frontier Drawn by “Such a Hiroki Also to Another World” That Attracts Mini-Skirted Witches and Makes You Laugh at Serious Gags
The hit work “Sounan desu ka?”, depicting the desert island survival life of a cute high school girl, has sold more than 1 million copies. The first volume of the new work “Sono Hiroki mo Isekai he” by Kentaro Okamoto and Rina Sagara, the duo that created the hit work “Sounan desuka? This ambitious work challenges the red ocean of otherworldly stories.
Since 2002, the genre of “otherworldly stories” has been gaining popularity through postings on the novel submission site “Shosetsu-ka Naro” (Novelist’s Letter). The current trend is for the protagonist, who has suffered misfortune in this world, to be reincarnated or transferred to another world by death or summoning, and become happy with the cheat skills unique to the reincarnated person.
The story of “Hiroki Goes to Another World” is a parody of the “otherworldly” story, but with a twist. Hiroki is summoned to another world by Miria, a witch elf with an outstanding style. However, when she removes her “magical ring,” which is supposed to turn her into a mage, she turns into a clunky otaku girl. Her character is a gyaru-like girl who is well versed in modern Japanese affairs, and her character is not what one would expect from a “witch.
The main character, Hiroki, who is the avatar of the reader, maintains the worldly values of modern Japan and the eroticism of a young boy, and he makes the right remarks when the reader thinks, “No way. He is in sync with the reader when he says, “I’d rather show my nipples than my breasts,” to Miria, who is embarrassed to show her elf ears than her breasts. Hiroki’s personality makes the story not a simple “popular hero with a harem of beautiful women,” but rather a similar but somewhat different story.
In today’s society, there is a lot of stress and fatigue. Enjoy this otherworldly love comedy with Kentaro Okamoto’s quick-paced gags and Rina Sagara’s erotic witches to relieve your stress!
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Interview and text by： Minako Nakamura