The Anime’s Biggest Plot Twists

My Isekai Life made its debut in the Summer 2022 anime season, one of several isekai titles alongside competitors like Black Summoner and Overlord‘s fourth season. Looking back, My Isekai Life was a pretty straightforward adventure with a typical overpowered protagonist, but at least the plot and setting were much more exciting.

Yuji is a beast tamer and a sage, and this unbeatable hero had all kinds of fun wandering the colorful fantasy world making friends, discovering new magic and fighting powerful monsters. At times, My Isekai Life felt like a “monster of the week” anime, but a few key plot points did help move the story forward and give Yuji’s isekai adventure some serious stakes.

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When The Ominous Blue Moon Appeared in the Sky

Early on, the cult of the blue moon became one of Yuji’s most persistent enemies, inspired by the insidious blue moon looming in the night sky. This was no ordinary astronomical quirk; the huge blue moon was a portent of the world’s ultimate doom, and all kinds of people and monsters went wild under its influence. This gave Yuji’s otherwise relaxing adventure an ominous edge, with the tension slowly building over the course of the anime. Yuji didn’t yet know what was in store, but he knew that he’d need all of his formidable magical talents to face this ever-growing threat and save the world. The blue moon cult stood in his way, determined to bring about the apocalypse, and Yuji couldn’t do a thing about it just yet.

When Yuji Discovered a Magical Rain Machine

Later in My Isekai Life, Yuji took on and defeated a massive Godzilla-like volcano dragon, but this dragon was not acting alone. The blue moon cult had a hand in the disaster, and after Yuji vanquished the volcano dragon with all his might, he stumbled upon a magical rain-making machine nearby. Yuji had since learned that magical objects can affect the weather, such as creating artificial winter conditions, but why did the blue moon cult place this rain machine here? Yuji had too many questions and too few answers, unaware that these rain machines could literally rain corrupting magical power all over the world to summon an army of monsters. This was another key step in the blue moon cult’s mission to wipe out this “tainted” world, and Yuji would need some help fighting off these wicked rainstorms.

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When Yuji Enhanced His Party With Training & Equipment

As a wandering beast tamer, Yuji is almost like a Pokemon trainer, and he proved it during a few key scenes in My Isekai Life. Yuji may be OP, but that’s only because he makes such creative use of his slimes and Proud Wolf, and the crafty Yuji decided to enhance them for future battles. He commissioned a collection of new equipment for all of his animal friends, which boosted their speed, and he also gave Proud Wolf a vigorous training regimen to complete. Yuji stood back and watched as Proud Wolf pushed himself to the limit against some Pokemon-like bulls, and in the process, Proud Wolf sharpened his skills and overcame his fears. He is Proud Wolf reborn, ready to fight Yuji’s worst enemies and win. That shows just how much Yuji cares for his animal companions as a true beast tamer.

When The Blue Moon Prophecy Came True

For a time, Yuji’s ally Father Seyl was certain that Yuji was the prophecied sage who would bring salvation to this troubled world, and Father Steyl’s own sacrifice would allow Yuji to realize his destiny. But Steyl was wrong. In a last-minute twist, Walter of the blue moon cult gave his own life to summon the real sage — an ultra-powerful, godlike man who embodied the blue moon’s true power. This sage was too great a threat for even Yuji to handle, and his arrival heralded the beginning of the apocalypse.

Corrupt rains summoned an army of monsters all over the realm, but fortunately, Yuji’s many friends fought heroically to defend their homes, which bought Yuji some much-needed time. The sage was determined to end the cycle of violence and destruction by destroying the entire world once and for all, but with divine, deity-slaying powers on his side, Yuji finally triumphed, and the day was saved. However, remnants of the blue moon cult remained, plotting their eventual return. Yuji’s quest to save the world might not be truly over just yet.

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