English Title: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Isekai
Japanese Title: 異世界のヒッチハイク
Author: Sakka Keihan
Illustrator: Shinobu Shinotsuki — 篠月 しのぶ
Translator: Emily Balistrieri, Noboru Akimoto, Roy Nukia, Andrew Cunningham, Andrew Hodgson, Michael Langwiser
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Original Run: August 2019
English Run: April 2020
Japanese Publisher: Published Independently
English Publisher: J-Novel Club
Volumes in Japanese: 1 (Complete)
Volumes in English: 1 (Complete)
Note: Also available to read online through a J-Novel Club subscription. This series is currently digital-only.
Traveling to another world, either by accident, magic summoning, death, cruel twist of fate, on a research assignment, or just on vacation, means dealing with a whole lot of change all at once. In this compilation, the authors of the SAKKA KEIHAN writing circle explore the ins and outs of what to expect when you’ve been transported to another plane of existence.
Six different short stories cover the authors’ ruminations on how to get by in these other worlds, whether you’re headed over voluntarily or finding yourself just trying to survive.
You’ll probably want to bring a towel; things are going to get slimy. Don’t think it’ll save you from a fireball, however.
Light novel authors Carlo Zen (The Saga of Tanya the Evil), Natsuya Semikawa (Isekai Izakaya “Nobu”), Hōkō Tsuda (Yaruki Nashi Eiyūtan), Tappei Nagatsuki (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-), Katsuie Shibata (Hito Yoru no Nagai Yume), Natsu Hyūga (Kusuriya no Hitorigoto) collaborated on this self-published light novel for Comic Market (Comiket) 96
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If you liked The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Isekai, you might also want to try…
- The Saga of Tanya the Evil — also written by Carlo Zen, art also by Shinobu Shinotsuki
- Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- — also written by Tappei Nagatsuki
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