Isekai Quartet

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Isekai Quartet
Isekai Quartet promo art.jpg
異世界かるてっと
(Isekai Karutetto)
GenreComedy,[1] isekai[2]
Anime television series
Directed byMinoru Ashina
Written byMinoru Ashina
Music byRuka Kawada
StudioStudio Puyukai
Licensed by
Muse Communication
Original networkTokyo MX, MBS, BS11, AT-X, TVA
English network
Original run April 9, 2019 – present
Episodes24 (List of episodes)
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Isekai Quartet (Japanese: 異世界かるてっと, Hepburn: Isekai Karutetto) is a Japanese anime series that serves as a chibi-style crossover between the light novel series KonoSuba, Overlord, Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World, and The Saga of Tanya the Evil, all published by Kadokawa Corporation. The series aired its first season from April to June 2019. A second season aired from January to March 2020, including additional characters from The Rising of the Shield Hero and Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious. A third season has been announced.

Plot[edit]

One day, a magic button suddenly appears. The protagonists from KonoSuba, Overlord, Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World, and The Saga of Tanya the Evil all press the button occasionally, unintentionally and move to a parallel world — another brand new isekai — where a new story featuring high school life begins. Soon, they are joined by protagonists from The Rising of the Shield Hero and Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious.

Characters[edit]

Series Character Japanese[3][4] English[5][6]
KonoSuba Kazuma Satou Jun Fukushima Arnie Pantoja
Aqua Sora Amamiya Faye Mata
Megumin Rie Takahashi Erica Mendez
Darkness Ai Kayano Cristina Vee
Chris Ayaka Suwa Kira Buckland
Vanir Masakazu Nishida Anthony Bowling
Yunyun Aki Toyosaki Kayli Mills
Chomusuke Hitomi Nabatame Ryan Bartley
Wiz Yui Horie Brianna Knickerbocker
Ruffian Tetsu Inada Jeremy Inman
Overlord Ainz Ooal Gown Satoshi Hino Chris Guerrero
Albedo Yumi Hara Elizabeth Maxwell
Shalltear Bloodfallen Sumire Uesaka Felecia Angelle
Aura Bella Fiora Emiri Katō Jill Harris
Mare Bello Fiore Yumi Uchiyama Megan Shipman
Demiurge Masayuki Katō Jeff Johnson
Cocytus Kenta Miyake Bryan Massey
Hamsuke Akeno Watanabe Heather Walker
Yuri Alpha Hiromi Igarashi Whitney Rodgers
Lupusregina Beta Mikako Komatsu Alexis Tipton
Narberal Gamma Manami Numakura Anastasia Muñoz
CZ2128 Delta Asami Seto Michelle Rojas
Solution Epsilon Ayane Sakura Mallorie Rodak
Entoma Vasilissa Zeta Kei Shindō Tia Ballard
Pandora's Actor Mamoru Miyano Eric Vale
Sebas Tian Shigeru Chiba Bill Jenkins
Kyouhukou Hiroshi Kamiya John Swasey
Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World Subaru Natsuki Yūsuke Kobayashi Sean Chiplock
Emilia Rie Takahashi Kayli Mills
Puck Yumi Uchiyama Erica Mendez
Rem Inori Minase Brianna Knickerbocker
Ram Rie Murakawa Ryan Bartley
Beatrice Satomi Arai Kira Buckland
Roswaal L. Mathers Takehito Koyasu Ray Chase
Felt Chinatsu Akasaki Christine Marie Cabanos
Reinhard van Astrea Yuichi Nakamura Robbie Daymond
Julius Euclius Takuya Eguchi Chris Niosi
Wilhelm van Astrea Kenyu Horiuchi Barry Yandell
Petelgeuse Romanee-Conti Yoshitsugu Matsuoka Todd Haberkorn
The Saga of Tanya the Evil Tanya von Degurechaff Aoi Yūki Monica Rial
Viktoriya Ivanovna Serebryakov (Visha) Saori Hayami Jeannie Tirado
Matheus Johann Weiss Daiki Hamano Daman Mills
Vooren Grantz Yūsuke Kobayashi Jeff Johnson
Wilibald Koenig Jun Kasama Chris Wehkamp
Rhiner Neumann Daichi Hayashi Ben Phillips
Erich von Rerugen Shinichiro Miki J. Michael Tatum
Kurt von Rudersdorf Tesshō Genda Greg Dulcie
Hans von Zettour Hōchū Ōtsuka Mark Stoddard
Adelheid von Schugel Nobuo Tobita Charlie Campbell
The Rising of the Shield Hero Naofumi Iwatani Kaito Ishikawa Billy Kametz
Raphtalia Asami Seto Erica Mendez
Filo Rina Hidaka Brianna Knickerbocker
Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious Seiya Ryuguin Yūichirō Umehara Anthony Bowling
Ristarte Aki Toyosaki Jamie Marchi

Production and release[edit]

The anime logo of Isekai Quartet.

The series is written and directed by Minoru Ashina, with character designs by Minoru Takehara, who also serves as chief animation director. The series is animated by Studio Puyukai. It aired from April 9 to June 25, 2019.[2][7] The series ran 12 episodes.[8] Funimation has licensed the series and is streaming it in both Japanese and English.[9] On April 23, 2019, it was added to Crunchyroll's streaming library as well.[10] Satoshi Hino, Jun Fukushima, Yūsuke Kobayashi and Aoi Yūki perform the opening theme song "Isekai Quartet" (異世界かるてっと, Isekai Karutetto), while Yumi Hara, Sora Amamiya, Rie Takahashi and Aoi Yūki perform the ending theme song "Isekai Girls Talk" (異世界ガールズ♡トーク, Isekai gāruzu tōku).[11]

A second season of the anime series was announced at the ending of Episode 12 and premiered on January 14, 2020.[12] The main staff members returned to reprise their roles.[13] The season includes guest appearances of characters from The Rising of the Shield Hero.[14] Hino, Fukushima, Kobayashi and Yūki perform the second season's opening theme song "Isekai Showtime" (異世界ショータイム, Isekai Shōtaimu), while Sumire Uesaka, Rie Takahashi, Inori Minase, and Saori Hayami perform the second season's ending theme song, "Ponkotsu! Isekai Theater" (ポンコツ!異世界シアター, Ponkotsu! Isekai Shiatā).[15] The second season ran for 12 episodes.[16] Funimation has licensed the series for a simuldub.[17][18] Crunchyroll is also streaming the second season.[19] Muse Communication is streaming the second season in Southeast Asia.[20]

A third season of the anime series was announced at the ending of the second season's final episode.[21]

Reception[edit]

Gadget Tsūshin listed "beautiful Megumin"[a] in their 2019 anime buzzwords list.[22]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A fan nickname for Re: Zero's Emilia who shares the same voice actress with Konosuba's Megumin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Spring 2019 Anime Preview Guide Isekai Quartet". Anime News Network. April 9 – June 25, 2019. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Hodgkins, Crystalyn (October 6, 2018). "New Isekai Quartet Anime Project Crosses Over Overlord, Re:Zero, Tanya, Konosuba Franchises". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  3. ^ 「異世界かるてっと」27キャラが学園に集合!リレーPV「幼女戦記」版も公開. コミックナタリー (in Japanese). ナターシャ. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  4. ^ "STAFF&CAST". TVアニメ「異世界かるてっと」オフィシャルサイト (in Japanese). Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "[Master Thread] ISEKAI QUARTET (Dubbed)". Funimation. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  6. ^ 異世界かるてっと - アニメ声優情報. www.mau2.com. Retrieved 2019-06-15.
  7. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (March 8, 2019). "Isekai Quartet TV Anime Premieres on April 9". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  8. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (March 22, 2019). "Isekai Quartet Anime's Promo Video, 2 Ads Streamed". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  9. ^ "Funimation to Stream Isekai Quartet, New Strike Witches, Helpful Fox Senko-san, Wise Man's Grandchild Anime". Anime News Network. April 8, 2019. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  10. ^ "Crunchyroll Introduces ISEKAI QUARTET Anime to Spring 2019 Lineup". Crunchyroll. April 23, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  11. ^ "Products". isekai-quartet.com. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  12. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (June 25, 2019). "Isekai Quartet Crossover Anime Gets 2nd Season". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  13. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (October 7, 2019). "Isekai Quartet 2 Anime's Promo Video Reveals January Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  14. ^ Loo, Egan (October 5, 2019). "The Rising of the Shield Hero Characters to Guest-Star in Isekai Quartet Anime Season 2". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  15. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (December 6, 2019). "Isekai Quartet 2 Anime's Promo Video Reveals January Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  16. ^ Loo, Egan (December 24, 2019). "Isekai Quartet 2 Anime Unveils 2nd Promo Video, 12-Episode Length". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
  17. ^ "Stay Cozy with Funimation's Winter 2020 Lineup". Funimation. December 26, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  18. ^ "Funimation Adds Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Isekai Quartet 2, 'If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die' Anime to Winter Lineup". Anime News Network. December 23, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  19. ^ "Crunchyroll Adds Isekai Quartet 2 Anime to Winter Lineup". Anime News Network. December 23, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  20. ^ "Muse Asia Streams A3!, Asteroid in Love, Isekai Quartet 2, BOFURI". Anime News Network. December 27, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  21. ^ Frye, Patrick (March 31, 2020). "Isekai Quartet Season 3 release date: Will Isekai Quartet 3 include Cautious Hero's Seiya and Ristarte, BOFURI's Maple and Sally, Plunderer's Licht and Hina, or So I'm A Spider, So What?". Monsters and Critics. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  22. ^ Loveridge, Lynzee; Morrissy, Kim (December 4, 2019). "Demon Slayer, Dr. Stone, Zombie Land Saga Buzzwords Make Gadget Tsūshin 2019 List". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 14, 2019.

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