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Isekai Izakaya "Nobu" (異世界居酒屋「のぶ」, lit. Alternate World Bar "Nobu") is a Japanese light novel series written by Natsuya Semikawa and illustrated by Kururi. An original net animation adaptation by Sunrise premiered on April 13, 2018.

Genres: Fantasy, Gourmet



Imagine there is a bar, which serves a variety of food and drinks and makes you feel like you have been transferred to another world! The bar, which is called “Nobu”, is located in a back alley of the Old Capital. This is a small tale that revolves around this otherworldly bar.

(Source: ANN)


Web Novels

It began serialization online in 2012 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō.

Light Novels

It won the site's Ni Narō Con Taishō award before being acquired by Takarajimasha, who have published four volumes since 2014 under their Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Bunko imprint.

No. Title Release date ISBN
1 Alternate World Bar "Nobu"Isekai Izakaya "Nobu" (異世界居酒屋「のぶ」) September 10, 2014 978-4-8002-3057-7
2 Alternate World Bar "Nobu" - Second DrinkIsekai Izakaya "Nobu" Ni Haime (異世界居酒屋「のぶ」二杯目) February 9, 2015 978-4-8002-3721-7
3 Alternate World Bar "Nobu" - Third DrinkIsekai Izakaya "Nobu" San Haime (異世界居酒屋「のぶ」三杯目) June 24, 2015 978-4-8002-4174-0
4 Alternate World Bar "Nobu" - Fourth DrinkIsekai Izakaya "Nobu" Yon Haime (異世界居酒屋「のぶ」四杯目) December 4, 2015 978-4-8002-4877-0
5 Alternate World Bar "Nobu" - Fifth DrinkIsekai Izakaya "Nobu" Go Haime (異世界居酒屋「のぶ」五杯目) April 7, 2018 978-4-8002-5903-5
6 Alternate World Bar "Nobu" - Sixth DrinkIsekai Izakaya "Nobu" Roku Haime (異世界居酒屋「のぶ」六杯目) 25 May, 2019 978-4-8002-9523-1


A manga adaptation with art by Virginia Nitōhei began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten's seinen manga magazine Young Ace from July 2015. It has been collected in five tankōbon volumes. Udon Entertainment announced during their panel at San Diego Comic-Con International that they have licensed the manga.


An anime adaptation of the light novel series was announced in November 2016. The original net animation (ONA) is produced by Sunrise under the title Isekai Izakaya ~Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu~ (異世界居酒屋〜古都アイテーリアの居酒屋のぶ〜) and it premiered worldwide simultaneously on April 13, 2018 on different streaming services. Katsumi Ono directed the anime with scripts written by Shin Yoshida and character designs by Mariko Ito. The ending theme is "Prosit!" by musical trio Clammbon. Crunchyroll is streaming the series.

Episode English title
Original Japanese title
Original air date
1 "Potatoes in Oden"

Transcription: "Oden no Jagaimo" (Japanese: おでんのじゃがいも)

April 13, 2018
2 "Juicy Kara-Age"

Transcription: "Wakadori no Karāge" (Japanese: 若鶏の唐揚げ)

April 13, 2018
3 "Rich Girl and the Impossible Order"

Transcription: "Ojōsama no nandai" (Japanese: お嬢様の難題)

April 27, 2018
4 "The First Kaisendon"

Transcription: "Hajimete no kaisendonburi" (Japanese: はじめての海鮮丼)

April 27, 2018
5 "Shinobu's Special Napolitan"

Transcription: "Shinobu-chan no tokusei Naporitan" (Japanese: しのぶちゃんの特製ナポリタン)

May 11, 2018
6 "Kiss Day"

Transcription: "Kisu no hi" (Japanese: キスの日)

May 11, 2018
7 "The Burglar"

Transcription: "Nusutto (nu~tsutto)" (Japanese: 盗人(ぬすっと))

May 25, 2018
8 "After Work Tonjiru"

Transcription: "Shigoto-gaeri no Tonjiru" (Japanese: 仕事帰りの豚汁)

May 25, 2018
9 "The Company Commander's Weakness"

Transcription: "Chū taichō no Jakuten" (Japanese: 中隊長の弱点)

June 8, 2018
10 "Uninvited Guests"

Transcription: "Manekarezar-Kyaku" (Japanese: 招かれざる客)

June 8, 2018
11 "A Clash of Masters"

Transcription: "Oyakata Kenka" (Japanese: 親方喧嘩)

June 22, 2018
12 "Beauty and the Abura-age"

Transcription: "Bijo to Aburaage" (Japanese: 美女と油揚げ)

June 22, 2018
13 "Menchi-Katsu"

Transcription: "Menchikatsu" (Japanese: メンチカツ)

July 6, 2018
14 "The Spy and The Salad"

Transcription: "Mittei to Sarada" (Japanese: 密偵とサラダ)

July 6, 2018
15 "Kabayaki without Honor"

Transcription: "Jingi naki Kabayaki" (Japanese: 仁義なき蒲焼き)

July 20, 2018
16 "The Company Commander's Triumphant Return"

Transcription: "Chū taichō no gaisen" (Japanese: 中隊長の凱旋)

July 20, 2018
17 "A Tempura Early Summer Mix"

Transcription: "Shoka no Tenpura Moriawase" (Japanese: 初夏の天ぷら盛り合わせ)

August 3, 2018
18 "The Great Drunken Kara-age Debate"

Transcription: "San Suijin no Karaage Mondou" (Japanese: 三酔人のカラアゲ問答)

August 3, 2018
19 "The Female Merc"

Transcription: "On'na Yōhei" (Japanese: 女傭兵)

August 17, 2018
20 "The Secret of Whatsontap: Part 1"

Transcription: "Toriaezunama no Himitsu (Zenpen)" (Japanese: トリアエズナマの秘密 (前編))

August 17, 2018
21 "The Secret of Whatsontap: Part 2"

Transcription: "Toriaezunama no Himitsu (Kōhen)" (Japanese: トリアエズナマの秘密(後編))

August 31, 2018
22 "The Old Man and Fish"

Transcription: "Rōjin to Sakana" (Japanese: 老人と魚)

August 31, 2018
23 "The Tale of the Three Northern Territories Conference"

Transcription: "Hoppou San Ryouhou Kaigi no Tenmatsu" (Japanese: 北方三領邦会議之顛末)

September 14, 2018
24 "Ale from the Ancient City"

Transcription: "Koto no Ēru" (Japanese: 古都のエール)

September 14, 2018



  • All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

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