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For prior conversation in anticipation of this show, see /forumtopic-974249/isekai-izakaya-nobu-different-world-tavern-nobu-anticipation



Plot Summary



The novels center on a bar called "Nobu"—located in Kyoto, Japan, but with a door that is connected to the bar in another world. The visitors include denizens of the other world, and customers seek out its excellent "Toriaezu Nama" ale and cuisine.


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Type: Unknown
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2018 to ?
Producers: Kadokawa
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Light novel
Genres: Fantasy
Duration: Unknown
Rating: None


First two episodes are now up on Crunchyroll: http://www.crunchyroll.com/isekai-izakaya-japanese-food-from-another-world/episode-1-potatoes-in-oden-769625
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This show will air two episodes every other week. The episodes for this show are half-length.

Episode 1

Two adventurers coming in for some beer and edamane. Those two sure are impressed with what they have eaten, and that's just the appetizer to the main dish in oden with potatoes. And that's oden, and not the Norse god Odin. Those guys were amusing with the culture shock they just experienced.

Episode 2

Hans is back, and this time, he brings Berthold with him. On the menu this time is karaage, and this fried chicken is served with edamane and beer just like in the first episode, and this time, they also have some grilled squid. Then comes the main dish where they see frying oil as a luxury, and they are totally confused when the chicken is double-fried. Berthold is quite the goofball there saying he's off to the final battle when in truth he's going have another meal at the restaurant.

Seeing that this is a short that the show works the way it is set up. The episodes end with some real-life explanations as with the first episode, it was cooking the oden, while with the second, it's about finding a place that makes great karaage, and that adds a nice touch to things. One thing I don't like is that the episode title is there for the entire episode, causing a text overload. This feels much like Restaurant to Another World as with that show, the episodes consists of two stand-alone stories, but this is more comedy-driven and it's more about the dish rather than the character backgrounds.
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Posted 4/12/18 , edited 4/13/18
Definitely not used to hearing Tomokazu Sugita voicing a calm laid-back character.
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It was incredibly difficult for me to finish "Restaurant to Another World" since it focused on throw away customer characters and not the actual restaurant itself and it's kinda interesting staff. I can't stomach that all over again, I'm gonna pass on this one.
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It is pleasing to have this show, even if it is too short. The "Nobu Plus" bits are probably about as good as the entire rest of the show, though.
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I tried watching the first episode because I enjoyed Restaurant to Another World but watching this series I feel like I'm playing an MMORPG with all the titles and pop-up text on and their translations along with the subtitles. Why they felt the need to leave all that up through the entire animated portion of the episode is a mystery. Did they think the viewers were going to forget what show they were watching?

I'd like to watch the series but with so much screen clutter I found I couldn't enjoy the actual anime.
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Is this by the same people as Restaurant to another world?
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domvina wrote:

Did they think the viewers were going to forget what show they were watching?

I'd like to watch the series but with so much screen clutter I found I couldn't enjoy the actual anime.


I haven't watched the anime, but it's possible that they were going for some sort of take on Japanese television. Unless you're watching a straight up drama or something, you'll often have half the screen covered by text, pictures, symbols, etc. Maybe that was their inspiration? I agree with you, though, in that it can be pretty obnoxious.
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This feels like a sequel series to "Restaurant to Another World"; however, it is nowhere near as well done as that series.
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Learning to hate food anime.
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I guess I am in the minority here. I feel this show is pure magic. Pun completely intended.
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I like it too. But it looks like characters won't be one and done.
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So we've gone from Restaurant in Another World to Japanese Bar Food in Anther World. Not bad, but not great either. Episode 2 retreads the same jokes as episode 1, and honestly the oden looked kind of plain. And if they're going to feature beer so prominently, I really wish they'd sell it more than just "it's fresh, cold, and in a glass." But it's still food porn, and I'm still a sucker for it. The Nobu Plus segments were by far the strongest parts of the show.
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The short runtime helps I think. Kind of odd they're releasing them two at a time every other week, but oh well.
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There is seem to be a lot of anime this season with food in it.

This one doesn't have the same impact as Isekai Shokudo for me and I am actually finding this boring as of episode 2 so thank goodness they are short. Its almost like an introduction segment of a show as to what an Izakaya place serve and it is not meant to be a story driven show or a stand alone show.

The only pull it is from me is the little tidbit it shows of how to prepare certain izakaya dishes.

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