Start as an out-of-shape geek, get teleported to a magical world and appear with a winning body and tremendous powers, level up enthusiastically and discover that hero-character-you has become the real-world-you too.
How many geek teens have dreamt of this? I know I did. It’s the whole angle of the isekai I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World and Became Unrivaled in The Real World.
Yen Press has the license for the English manga, and they describe the story clearly;
A door to another world stretches out before a boy who’s been brutally bullied all his life. This alternate reality grants him access to all sorts of things, like cheat skills and a portal that lets him travel between his old and new worlds! Can this class loser turn his life around back home…?
More than 1.5 million copies of the books are out there, and the 12th novel will be published in Japan next month.
It’s April 2023 for the anime that Kadokawa is backing, with Millepensee and TMS ANimation involved.
We don’t yet know whether Crunchyroll, HiDive or Netflix will pick it up.
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