Part of the reason I joined this forum was because I am looking for Isekai Light Novels that dont suck. Specifically books that deal with the concept of an Isekai Protagonist in a more realistic light that doesn't rely so much on tropes and pandering. It's probably a suckers bet but I'd like to see what I have a bit of an obsession with darker more sinister Isekai. But I'm not talking about like modern day 'dark' Isekai like Grimgar or Overlord or RE: Zero. Those (maybe lesso than RE Zero) are mostly lighthearted works with the occasional dark moment in them or else they have enough 'Otaku tropes' in them to make up for the dark tones. I'm looking for new works that are more in the vein of older Isekai works (Examples include 12 Kingdoms, Escaflowne, and the nightmare inducing trauma fest that is Now And Then Here And There), . Stuff like the older Isekai works. Stuff that is genuinely scary, traumatizing, and deals with some of the more realistic implications of a person being transported and/or abducted to another world out of the blue. Language Barriers, Cultural differences, main characters suffering Slavery and abuse. There does not see to be a lot of that in the Light Novel Isekai Genre. If possible does anybody here know of such titles?