Combatants Will Be Dispatched is a light novel series written by Natsume Akatsuki and illustrated by Kakao Lanthanum. It has been published by Kadokawa under their Sneaker Bunko imprint. It first appeared under the publisher’s belt in 2017. It was then translated into a manga in 2018 and published by Media Factory under their seinen magazine Monthly Comic Alive. The English versions of both, the manga and the light novel have been licensed in North America by Yen Press. Recently, an anime for the series was also announced which will premier this coming April. The anime is being produced by J.C. Staff and will be released on the 4th of April this year.
The protagonist of the series is an agent who has forgotten his name and goes by Agent 6. Agent 6 works for the evil organization Kisaragi whose only goal is world domination. He is sent to another planet which is more like a medieval fantasy era world. The story is basically pseudo isekai with the elements widely present therein. It’s a famous and great story and we are not surprised it is getting an anime adaptation. With that in mind, we know it won’t come out until the 4th. So here is a list of anime just like Combatants Will Be Dispatched to watch before it comes out.
Konosuba is also a great series that started off as a light novel by the same author. The story follows Kazuma, a teen who loses his life thanks to an embarrassing incident. Kazuma is offered to be reincarnated into a fantasy world by Aqua, a goddess. He asks Aqua to accompany him as they go on quests and defeat monsters. Along the way, they recruit Megumin, a magician and a crusader named Darkness. Since both the series are from the same authors one can easily see many Isekai and other matching elements in both. However, Konosuba is the more popular of the two series and has been a popular isekai choice for long.
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2. Re: Zero
Another important Isekai anime is Re: Zero. The story is as similar to the others as you may expect. Subaru, a teenager is suddenly summoned into a fantasy world and has no clue who summoned him or why. Immediately after entering the world, he gets killed but magically comes back to life. That is his new power. He can come back to life no matter how many times he is killed off. He makes use of these new powers by trying to help Emilia, a princess, secure the throne for her kingdom. The anime features beloved characters like Rem and Ram and is loved by many in the fandom.
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3. No Game, No Life
No Game, No Life, an anime all about gaming and outsmarting the opponent. Sora and Shiro are step-siblings who are completely socially withdrawn from society. However, they are well known in the artificial world of gaming known as Blank. They are challenged by Tet, a god from a different dimension to a game of chess. Sora and Shiro are extremely smart and win the game of chess. They are then invited to a world where everything is determined by games. They accept the invitation and are summoned to the world known as Disboard where games decide every outcome of life.
4. Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online is an unmissable name when it comes to isekai anime. It also follows a game-like format just like No Game, No Life, however, it is a little different. In the future, virtual reality gear called NerveGear allows players to log into the virtual reality world of Sword Art Online. However, once in, the 10,000 players realize that they’re trapped inside the game. The maker then announces that in order to escape, the players have to beat all 100 levels or floors of the metal castle Aincrad. If they die in the game, they’ll die in real life. If they try to remove their NerveGear, again, they’ll be put to rest. At such a time, Kirito, a player who had beta tested the game isolates himself from the rest of the players and tries to beat the game all by himself. Will he succeed?
5. Shield Hero Rising
Naofumi is summoned into a parallel reality along with three other people from similar parallel worlds. They are now challenged to become the Cardinal Heroes of reality. Their task? To fight interdimensional monsters known as waves. Each of these people is given magical weapons, however, Naofumi is given a shield. The only one with a defensive weapon is Naofumi while all the others have spears and swords. Will he survive the monsters? Shield Hero Rising is a great prime example of isekai anime.
So these were some of the anime you should check out if you’re looking to watch Combatants Will Be Dispatched. Is there any other great anime we missed? Let us know in the comments.