- Mangaka : Patora Fuyuhara, Soto, Eiji Usatsuka
- Publisher : Yen Press
- Genre : Fantasy, Adventure, Isekai
- Published : April 2021
Being transported into a fantasy world either through reincarnation, transportation, or even summoning spells is a dream for a lot of otakus. After all, nobody can resist the idea of killing fighting monsters and even casting real magic. What we often forget, however, is that even though the isekaied characters retain their memories, there is a very slim possibility that they actually remember all the essential information from their previous worlds. If only they somehow bring along the internet with them, then the information will just be a few taps away.
When a mishap happens from above, Touya Mochizuki wins the misfortune lottery. He gets killed when God releases a flash of divine lightning in his original world. This act, however, isn’t intentional. It just so happens that Touya is one unlucky child. To make up for it, God tells Touya that he will put him in a new world. Not only that, but he also gives a pretty luxurious gift. He gets sent to his new fantasy world with a fully functioning cell phone. For some reason, she also never runs out of battery or whatnot.
1. Thinking Protagonist
In Another World with My Smartphone has a very interesting protagonist. For one, he’s unfazed over the fact that his young life has ended due to some stray lightning. In fact, he’s actually quite gung ho getting put into a new world. Despite what he may seem, he’s actually pretty smart. Just right after reaching his new world, he sells his clothes to a traveling merchant to gain money and not stick out like a sore thumb. He also doesn’t need anybody to tell him what to do, because he always seems to know what he’s doing.
2. Nothing Stressful
Isekai series usually takes up two routes. First are the action and adventure heavy titles that focus on a grand scheme. It can be somewhere along the lines of saving the world or seeking revenge. The second kind focuses on living a nice, cozy life in a new world. In Another World with My Smartphone is a mixture of both. Touya spends his time exploring assimilating to his new world. He travels from place to place and fosters various relationships with the locals. However, there is nothing stressful about the series. There are no heavy themes like betrayal, torture, or even war. It’s a peaceful series that’s more like seeing a tourist visiting a new land.
1. Shallow Story
As we’ve already pointed out earlier, In Another World with My Smartphone doesn’t really put a deep plot onto the table. The whole premise is exactly what the title suggests. Even the titular smartphone doesn’t seem to be too overpowered. It simply does a good job storing information, as well as retrieving information from his previous world. Other than that, it’s just another item. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush and blood-pumping action, then veer away from this series.
In Another World with My Smartphone is unique. It definitely isn’t just like other isekai series in the market. It’s a light read that doesn’t really require many brain cells to absorb. That means it's a good title to pick up after a long day of school or work. Despite the title pointing out the protagonist’s phone, it doesn’t play many roles in the series. Actually, there isn’t much of a plot in the first place. Whether or not that’s a good thing, we’ll leave it up to you.