Anime featuring characters transported to fantasy lands are not new. In fact, isekai anime are pretty much over-saturating the market with a handful more making the scene each season. What is harder to find are isekai anime with a female lead though fortunately this is becoming a bit easier now that we're in 2021. Here are 5 isekai anime feature female main characters.
Why is an overpowered main character considered a bad thing? Admittedly, I do like anime where the underdog comes forward and finally overcomes the seemingly unbeatable peril, but that doesn't mean every main character has to be a wimp or a developing hero. It's nice sometimes to have someone competent, in control, and at times even confident to follow along on their quest. In those instances, it isn't tension that you are wanting to experience but rather the satisfaction of seeing someone overcome a challenge in a fairly capable manner. So, different emotional payoff but still entertaining, right? So why do we criticise main characters for being overpowered? First published June 2016.
Previously I've looked at reasons why being a villain would suck and I've certainly looked at various characters on my blog and why they shine, but with the exception of Natsume (see the supporter battle Irina and I worked on), I seldom discuss the supporting cast and their importance in making or breaking a series. … Continue reading Behind Every Great Anime Protagonist Is A Great Supporting Cast