Isekai Is Now In The Oxford Dictionary

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The Oxford English Dictionary (aka the OED) runs an update to its repository four times every year. Like DLC for games, these quarterly patches can introduce new words, features, and definition changes. Well, the first quarter of 2024 is about up, and the OED has just updated its linguistic repository to add 23 Japanese words, including the popular anime and manga genre “isekai.”
 
I wonder how many people will now use the word isekai in their writing assignments.
 
How many people would actually know this word though? I have only watched a small fraction of anime & read mangas.
 
I was surprised when I heard someone not hear of the word. It's a trope that makes perfect sense in a lot of fictitious scenarios.
 
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