Anime Fans Give Classic Shows Long Isekai Titles

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Isekai anime and ridiculously long titles often go hand in hand to the point that it has become a running joke within the anime community. To poke fun at this, anime fans on Reddit recently tried their hand at giving classic anime shows these long isekai titles.

As you can imagine, the results are hilarious, with many beloved anime classics turning into generic isekai shows based on their new extra-long names.

Isekai Anime’s Long Titles Explained

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For the longest time, anime titles have typically been short and simple. Take for instance the big three shonen titles of the 2000s: One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach. All three have simple titles that are straight to the point.

In the last couple of years though, anime with long titles have become increasingly common.

One of the shows that arguably popularized this trend is DanMachi, with its complete title being Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

DanMachi may not have started the trend by itself, but it definitely was one of the initial shows to blow up.

Since then, many shows (especially isekai anime) have become incredibly long.

If you’re wondering why that is, one likely reason is that these long-titled anime are based on light novels (many of which are in the isekai genre).

Unlike manga where the art shows readers what to expect, a light novel must rely on its title, especially for those that are published online.

Given that there are tons of light novels out there, many authors have decided to make an incredibly long title that also functions as a synopsis so that potential readers instantly get an idea of what to expect.

In essence, these long titles can be attributed to the level of competition in the light novel space.

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Anime Fans Give Classic Shows Absurdly Long Titles

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When adapted into an anime, these light novel titles are ridiculous, so much so that practically everyone calls them by a shorter nickname.

To make fun of this trend, users on Reddit’s r/anime decided to try giving classic shows these long names.

Some of the funny ones include Dragon Ball Z, which was retitled by Reddit user Ottobawt to That time I wanted to be the strongest, so I screamed for days until I was.

Another one is by Pink-Fluffy-Dragon who renamed Pokemon to I overslept and now I'm stuck with an electric mouse.

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Aside from producing lots of funny titles, it’s a testament to how ridiculous some anime title names can get.

It also highlighted that these long titles are usually only found in light novels and not in manga, further lending credence to the synopsis theory.

Despite being a running joke at this point, we’ll likely see more absurdly long anime titles as the seasons go by because the trend doesn’t look like it’s dying down anytime soon.

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