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26th Oct '17 3:45:24 PM lalalei2001
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* Anime/MonsterRancher, just Anime/MonsterRancher. The plot was awesome, the characters were memorable, the story was well-paced, and unlike other {{Mons}} series of the time, the hero battled alongside his monster friends. Plus it had the guts to have a BittersweetEnding for the second season (In [[{{lalalei2001}} This Troper's]] opinion, it was better than the third season's ending).

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* Anime/MonsterRancher, just Anime/MonsterRancher. The plot was awesome, the characters were memorable, the story was well-paced, and unlike other {{Mons}} series of the time, the hero battled alongside his monster friends. Plus it had the guts to have a BittersweetEnding for the second season (In [[{{lalalei2001}} [[Tropers/{{lalalei2001}} This Troper's]] opinion, it was better than the third season's ending).
2nd Sep '17 7:16:47 AM Josef5678
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is a great, great new series. It's filled to the brim with suspense and emotion, there are honest to god RISKS in this series. Another thing I'm very fond of is that it's the mangaka seems to have thought to himself that "If the character's aren't interesting, why should anyone care?" because he is constantly trying to improve his characters and make them more fascinating. And I'm happy to say that for the most part he's been succeeding so far. It's a LOT darker than your typical Shonen, which may understandably put some people off but I would have to say the dark tone works well with this series. Very good series that is sadly underrated in the States.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is a great, great new series. It's filled to the brim with suspense and emotion, there are honest to god RISKS in this series. Another thing I'm very fond of is that it's the mangaka seems to have thought to himself that "If the character's aren't interesting, why should anyone care?" because he is constantly trying to improve his characters and make them more fascinating. And I'm happy to say that for the most part he's been succeeding so far. It's a LOT darker than your typical Shonen, which may understandably put some people off but I would have to say the dark tone works well with this series. Very good series that is sadly underrated in the States.



** The anime itself is amazing. The art style is unique, incredibly fitting to the tone of the series, and still manages not to stray far from the manga's art style. The animation is also magnificent, especially when compared to other mainstream battle animes like One Piece. On top of that, I love how they use CG for a lot of the scenery animation - rather than trying to make the 2D & 3D seamless (which often turns out garish and immersion-breaking), they instead went for a more stylistic use, and ''by god'' does it work. Finally, what I find most impressive about the anime is the choreography; easy to follow even during the faster scenes, incredibly intense, believable and oh-so-very beautiful.

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** The anime itself is amazing. The art style is unique, incredibly fitting to the tone of the series, and still manages not to stray far from the manga's art style. The animation is also magnificent, especially when compared to other mainstream battle animes anime like One Piece.''One Piece''. On top of that, I love how they use CG for a lot of the scenery animation - rather than trying to make the 2D & 3D seamless (which often turns out garish and immersion-breaking), they instead went for a more stylistic use, and ''by god'' does it work. Finally, what I find most impressive about the anime is the choreography; easy to follow even during the faster scenes, incredibly intense, believable and oh-so-very beautiful.



* This series [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove hardly ever gets talked about]], which is a true shame...but hands down one of the best animes I've ever seen is ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}''. The fact they kept remaking this series three times AND a movie really shows how much Japan loved it. And I was so happy to see it hit the states back when Creator/{{Toonami}} was still around. Sadly that was short lived too...:'( And they haven't made any dvds to be released for the 2001 series, that's my biggest heart break. But you can still find episodes circulating around Youtube and other parts of the net. ''Cyborg 009'' has so many lovable characters, a great plot, a unique art style, and special mention goes to the opening and credit songs of the series, the music is downright beautiful! Look them up on Website/YouTube, "What's the Justice" and "Genesis of Next". The intro alone has beautiful and surreal images. It is a very under-rated series in the West and it deserves more attention than it gets :(

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* This series [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove hardly ever gets talked about]], which is a true shame...but hands down one of the best animes anime I've ever seen is ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}''. The fact they kept remaking this series three times AND a movie really shows how much Japan loved it. And I was so happy to see it hit the states back when Creator/{{Toonami}} was still around. Sadly that was short lived too...:'( And they haven't made any dvds [=DVDs=] to be released for the 2001 series, that's my biggest heart break. But you can still find episodes circulating around Youtube [=YouTube=] and other parts of the net. ''Cyborg 009'' has so many lovable characters, a great plot, a unique art style, and special mention goes to the opening and credit songs of the series, the music is downright beautiful! Look them up on Website/YouTube, "What's the Justice" and "Genesis of Next". The intro alone has beautiful and surreal images. It is a very under-rated series in the West and it deserves more attention than it gets :(



** I have nothing but pure, non-ironic love for the Creator/StudioDEEN anime adaptation of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. I love the soundtrack, I love the voice acting, and I love that it mainly adapts Fate, which is my favorite route. Sure, it might not be as visually pretty as other animes, but it's a very solid adaptation of a great visual novel, and it will always have a special place in my heart.

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** I have nothing but pure, non-ironic love for the Creator/StudioDEEN anime adaptation of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. I love the soundtrack, I love the voice acting, and I love that it mainly adapts Fate, which is my favorite route. Sure, it might not be as visually pretty as other animes, anime, but it's a very solid adaptation of a great visual novel, and it will always have a special place in my heart.



* Awwww, show some love for ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. Funny, awesome and often heartwarming. No need to say more.

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* Awwww, show some love for ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. Funny, awesome awesome, and often heartwarming. No need to say more.



** Seconded so much. This troper loves the anime so much. It is everything the above troper said and more. It has a wonderfull cast of characters and one of the best stories I've ever heard. Once again, thank you Ryuukishi07 and 07th Expansion

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** Seconded so much. This troper loves the anime so much. It is everything the above troper said and more. It has a wonderfull wonderful cast of characters and one of the best stories I've ever heard. Once again, thank you Ryuukishi07 and 07th ExpansionExpansion.



** Although ''Anime/SummerWars'' is slightly implausible, the makers have an amazing grasp on technology, compared to so many other animes of a similar theme. Aside from a few things to make it look more interesting (like nested OS emulations and a stupid number of Internet Explorers running at once), most of the computer usage was fairly realistic.

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** Although ''Anime/SummerWars'' is slightly implausible, the makers have an amazing grasp on technology, compared to so many other animes anime of a similar theme. Aside from a few things to make it look more interesting (like nested OS emulations and a stupid number of Internet Explorers running at once), most of the computer usage was fairly realistic.



* ''Hyperdimension Neptunia The Animation'' is a show that just keeps getting better and better. Not only is it one of the funniest shows with absolutely adorable and wonderful characters (Peashy, Nepgear and Neptune are like the holy trinity of cute and funny); but even manages to get great action and drama. The fights where the CPU Candidates (little sisters) fight to free the CPUs is amazing and Episode 10 proves that the creators can perfectly combine heartbreaking drama with an otherwise hilarious show.

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* ''Hyperdimension Neptunia The Animation'' is a show that just keeps getting better and better. Not only is it one of the funniest shows with absolutely adorable and wonderful characters (Peashy, Nepgear and Neptune are like the holy trinity of cute and funny); but even manages to get great action and drama. The fights where the CPU Candidates (little sisters) fight to free the CPUs [=CPUs=] is amazing and Episode 10 proves that the creators can perfectly combine heartbreaking drama with an otherwise hilarious show.



* ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'' is one of the best animes I've ever seen, and has profoundly affected my life. It has ''two'' of the most ''fantastic'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments Of Awesome]] I've ever seen, and despite beginning as a totally episodic show ties everything together beautifully. The main moral of the show is "Do what you want, the way you want to," and that's really not a bad way to deal with things.

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* ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'' is one of the best animes anime I've ever seen, and has profoundly affected my life. It has ''two'' of the most ''fantastic'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments Of Awesome]] I've ever seen, and despite beginning as a totally episodic show ties everything together beautifully. The main moral of the show is "Do what you want, the way you want to," and that's really not a bad way to deal with things.



* There's only been one episode of ''Anime/KillLaKill'' released so far, but I can already tell that it's going to be a good series. The only way I can describe my feelings for it is thus: have you ever had a dream which was almost normal, but everything was slightly out of scale? Maybe you were driving a car which you couldn't actually fit inside of, or maybe the entire world is tilted and you can't quite stay upright, or maybe you went to the shops which was simultaneously a mile and a half from your house, but also only three steps away...and when you wake up from that dream, you feel incredibly giddy, excited, and really feel like you can get anything done that day. I'm not sure if that sort of dream is common, but that feeling is exactly the same feeling I had while watching that episode. It doesn't waste time, it's incredibly emphatic, completely ridiculous, very witty, and managed to pack the equivalent of 8 normal episodes into just that one. The animation takes the roughness of old-school sports & battle animes, minus all the excess, and combines it with the smoothness of modern animation in a completely stupid and awesome manner. I think everything about this anime can be aptly described as "insane".

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* There's only been one episode of ''Anime/KillLaKill'' released so far, but I can already tell that it's going to be a good series. The only way I can describe my feelings for it is thus: have you ever had a dream which was almost normal, but everything was slightly out of scale? Maybe you were driving a car which you couldn't actually fit inside of, or maybe the entire world is tilted and you can't quite stay upright, or maybe you went to the shops which was simultaneously a mile and a half from your house, but also only three steps away...and when you wake up from that dream, you feel incredibly giddy, excited, and really feel like you can get anything done that day. I'm not sure if that sort of dream is common, but that feeling is exactly the same feeling I had while watching that episode. It doesn't waste time, it's incredibly emphatic, completely ridiculous, very witty, and managed to pack the equivalent of 8 normal episodes into just that one. The animation takes the roughness of old-school sports & battle animes, anime, minus all the excess, and combines it with the smoothness of modern animation in a completely stupid and awesome manner. I think everything about this anime can be aptly described as "insane".



* ''Anime/LastExile''. A steampunk anime that features quite possibly the most lovingly crafted and beautiful world I've seen. Epic battles (GONZO's ConspicuousCG works VERY well here), political maneuvering, and crowning moments of heartwarming and tear jerkers. DESPERATELY needs more love.
** Agreed! I love the look, the music is incredible, it has a slow start but really builds into something incredible. Definitely one of my favourite animes.

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* ''Anime/LastExile''. A steampunk anime that features quite possibly the most lovingly crafted and beautiful world I've seen. Epic battles (GONZO's ConspicuousCG works VERY well here), political maneuvering, and crowning moments of heartwarming and tear jerkers.tearjerkers. DESPERATELY needs more love.
** Agreed! I love the look, the music is incredible, it has a slow start but really builds into something incredible. Definitely one of my favourite animes.anime.



** [[{{Pita}} I]] don't like Anime much, to be honest. It feels like, much of the time, when a show is bad, people judge it by different standards than they do non-anime, just because it's anime. I hate gratuitous catgirls, I hate watching shows with no understanding of anywhere other than Japan, and I hate having every single relationship loaded with gay subtext. I had nearly given up on the entire platform. This was until ''Anime/{{Monster}}''. Clever writing, clever plotting, great characters, amazing themes, and none of the things that had irked me about other animes. It's just an amazing piece of fiction. It is, to other animes, what ''Series/TheWire'' is to other TV series, South Park is to other WesternAnimation series, and Film/InglouriousBasterds is to other movies. Truly a brilliant show.

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** [[{{Pita}} I]] don't like Anime much, to be honest. It feels like, much of the time, when a show is bad, people judge it by different standards than they do non-anime, just because it's anime. I hate gratuitous catgirls, I hate watching shows with no understanding of anywhere other than Japan, and I hate having every single relationship loaded with gay subtext. I had nearly given up on the entire platform. This was until ''Anime/{{Monster}}''. Clever writing, clever plotting, great characters, amazing themes, and none of the things that had irked me about other animes.anime. It's just an amazing piece of fiction. It is, to other animes, anime, what ''Series/TheWire'' is to other TV series, South Park is to other WesternAnimation series, and Film/InglouriousBasterds is to other movies. Truly a brilliant show.



* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'': One of the best animes ever created. No, seriously.

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* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'': One of the best animes anime ever created. No, seriously.



* Nobody has mentioned ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate''? What a shame. Probably the most mind-blowing anime of Spring and Summer 2011, and is a time-travel series that is extremely emotionally gripping. Together with Madoka, this anime is, to this troper, one of the best animes of the year.

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* Nobody has mentioned ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate''? What a shame. Probably the most mind-blowing anime of Spring and Summer 2011, and is a time-travel series that is extremely emotionally gripping. Together with Madoka, this anime is, to this troper, one of the best animes anime of the year.



* ''Anime/YattermanNight'' is, in my opinion, one of the best animes Winter 2015 has to offer. Not only does it get its comedic timing done right, it tugs at your heartstrings in all the right places and doesn't feel forced at all! Sure, your main characters (Leopard, Voltkatze, and Elephantus) are essentially SpinOffspring to THE TerribleTrio themselves- the Doronbo Gang- due to it being the distant sequel of a beloved children's classic in Japan (''Anime/{{Yatterman}}''), but they have their own separate identities from their ancestors and feel fresh and lively. And it ''is'' darker than its source material, but it doesn't feel too melodramatic and the references to its source are welcoming and fun.

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* ''Anime/YattermanNight'' is, in my opinion, one of the best animes anime Winter 2015 has to offer. Not only does it get its comedic timing done right, it tugs at your heartstrings in all the right places and doesn't feel forced at all! Sure, your main characters (Leopard, Voltkatze, and Elephantus) are essentially SpinOffspring to THE TerribleTrio themselves- the Doronbo Gang- due to it being the distant sequel of a beloved children's classic in Japan (''Anime/{{Yatterman}}''), but they have their own separate identities from their ancestors and feel fresh and lively. And it ''is'' darker than its source material, but it doesn't feel too melodramatic and the references to its source are welcoming and fun.
2nd Sep '17 6:34:57 AM Josef5678
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* ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan'' is proof that mindless and needlessly bloody entertainment can be a work of art! [[Tropers/{{Encrypted12345}} I]] just love how this show doesn't even try to shove an {{Aesop}} down your throat and works completely on RuleOfFunny. Oh, and the SuperlativeDubbing is also SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome.

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* ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan'' is proof that mindless and needlessly bloody entertainment can be a work of art! [[Tropers/{{Encrypted12345}} I]] just love how this show doesn't even try to shove an {{Aesop}} down your throat and works completely on RuleOfFunny. Oh, and the SuperlativeDubbing SugarWiki/SuperlativeDubbing is also SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome.



** Also, SuperlativeDubbing indeed. The dub's voice actors have done a brilliant job. ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' is all you could ask for in a mature anime.

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** Also, SuperlativeDubbing SugarWiki/SuperlativeDubbing indeed. The dub's voice actors have done a brilliant job. ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' is all you could ask for in a mature anime.



** I don't care what anyone says, [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Frontier]] will always be my favorite because right from the get-go, these kids are fighting their own battles–not their pets, ''them''. And the fact that these kids actually live in the DigiWorld. They don't just go touring around, searching for the {{MacGuffin}} or training or some other typical cliche; they ''live'', and showcase that the Digimon are intelligent enough to form their own families, and societies, and freakin' ''cultures–it's an actual world that they've grown to love and feel is WORTH protecting.

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** I don't care what anyone says, [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Frontier]] will always be my favorite because right from the get-go, these kids are fighting their own battles–not their pets, ''them''. And the fact that these kids actually live in the DigiWorld. [=DigiWorld=]. They don't just go touring around, searching for the {{MacGuffin}} MacGuffin or training or some other typical cliche; they ''live'', and showcase that the Digimon are intelligent enough to form their own families, and societies, and freakin' ''cultures–it's cultures–it's an actual world that they've grown to love and feel is WORTH protecting.



* ''Manga/DragonBall'' and its sequel ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' are the greatest action adventure anime/manga series of all time. It's got explosive over the top fighting scenes, cool interesting characters with unique and distinctive looks and and a storyline that is both straightforwardly simple yet surprisingly complex at the same time. There is just so much wrapped into this one series. There's aliens, robots, demons, it's like they just a smorgasboard. The series just keeps reinventing itself over and over again.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' and its sequel ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' are the greatest action adventure anime/manga series of all time. It's got explosive over the top fighting scenes, cool interesting characters with unique and distinctive looks and and a storyline that is both straightforwardly simple yet surprisingly complex at the same time. There is just so much wrapped into this one series. There's aliens, robots, demons, it's like they they're just a smorgasboard.smorgasbord. The series just keeps reinventing itself over and over again.



** Seconded. The best of ''Elfen Lied'' is probably its character interactions, which arguably take up a lot of the plot. Also something that deeply interested This Troper was the interactions of the humans vs. the Diclonii, and how individuals can either have a lot of influence on things around them or none at all, evidenced by Kohta or his various friends. In that sense it seems very life-like. In contrast to the anime, the manga has an ending which is saisfactory and which ties up its various loose ends. It will also make you [[TearJerker cry]], and remind you that while humans can be bastards and anything and everything can go horribly wrong, life goes on, and humans survive. Then again, its arguably hard find AnAesop to the story, mainly because of its dark nature. While the gore (and by extension, the Gorn) turns some people off, its worth reading/watching.

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** Seconded. The best of ''Elfen Lied'' is probably its character interactions, which arguably take up a lot of the plot. Also something that deeply interested This Troper was the interactions of the humans vs. the Diclonii, and how individuals can either have a lot of influence on things around them or none at all, evidenced by Kohta or his various friends. In that sense it seems very life-like. In contrast to the anime, the manga has an ending which is saisfactory satisfactory and which ties up its various loose ends. It will also make you [[TearJerker cry]], and remind you that while humans can be bastards and anything and everything can go horribly wrong, life goes on, and humans survive. Then again, its arguably hard find AnAesop to the story, mainly because of its dark nature. While the gore (and by extension, the Gorn) turns some people off, its worth reading/watching.



* Franchise/LupinIII is as funny and awesome today as it was when it was first animated. So what if the animation's a little rough? You've got a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass {{Kaitou}} HandsomeLech constantly on the receiving end of {{ArmorPiercingSlap}}s, a deadly gruff marksman sidekick, a {{Stoic}} samurai badass who could give most of the characters of ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' and ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' a run for their money, and a hot [[strike: double]] [[strike: triple]] quadruple agent MsFanservice! Did I mention even though she's kidnapped a lot, she's always TheLancer and never TheChick? Or that ''all'' of them get to be a DeadpanSnarker at one point or another? Or that they're chased by the original [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Zenigata]]? Hell, do I even have to mention the time they ''stole the statue of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_the_Redeemer_(statue) Christ The Redeemer]]???'' Franchise/LupinIII is, in essence, ''Anime/CowboyBebop'''s HardDrinkingPartyGirl CoolBigSis; all the manic fun, none of the angst. The clincher? ''[[Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro One of the movies]] was directed by Miyazaki-sensei!''

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* Franchise/LupinIII is as funny and awesome today as it was when it was first animated. So what if the animation's a little rough? You've got a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass {{Kaitou}} HandsomeLech constantly on the receiving end of {{ArmorPiercingSlap}}s, {{Armor Piercing Slap}}s, a deadly gruff marksman sidekick, a {{Stoic}} samurai badass who could give most of the characters of ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' and ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' a run for their money, and a hot [[strike: double]] [[strike: triple]] quadruple agent MsFanservice! Did I mention even though she's kidnapped a lot, she's always TheLancer and never TheChick? Or that ''all'' of them get to be a DeadpanSnarker at one point or another? Or that they're chased by the original [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Zenigata]]? Hell, do I even have to mention the time they ''stole the statue of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_the_Redeemer_(statue) Christ The Redeemer]]???'' Franchise/LupinIII is, in essence, ''Anime/CowboyBebop'''s HardDrinkingPartyGirl CoolBigSis; all the manic fun, none of the angst. The clincher? ''[[Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro One of the movies]] was directed by Miyazaki-sensei!''



** Talk about SuperlativeDubbing, too! With literally nothing to work with, they did a top-notch job.

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** Talk about SuperlativeDubbing, SugarWiki/SuperlativeDubbing, too! With literally nothing to work with, they did a top-notch job.
24th Aug '17 6:51:21 PM TheCookieAlchemist
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* ''Manga/My Hero Academia'' is quickly becoming a personal favorite. From a somewhat unique look that fantastically combines western superhero comics and manga and has some amazing, memorable character designs; to the well-thought out power system and absolutely amazing fight scenes; to the refreshingly optimistic story and instantly likable cast. The characters' desire to be great heroes drives them and pushes them to change for the better, but it usually happens in realistic ways and not all at once, making the development feel really natural. It's easily one of my favorite superhero stories and I would strongly suggest checking it out.

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* ''Manga/My Hero Academia'' ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' is quickly becoming a personal favorite. From a somewhat unique look that fantastically combines western superhero comics and manga and has some amazing, memorable character designs; to the well-thought out power system and absolutely amazing fight scenes; to the refreshingly optimistic story and instantly likable cast. The characters' desire to be great heroes drives them and pushes them to change for the better, but it usually happens in realistic ways and not all at once, making the development feel really natural. It's easily one of my favorite superhero stories and I would strongly suggest checking it out.
24th Aug '17 6:49:19 PM TheCookieAlchemist
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* ''Manga/My Hero Academia'' is quickly becoming a personal favorite. From a somewhat unique look that fantastically combines western superhero comics and manga and has some amazing, memorable character designs; to the well-thought out power system and absolutely amazing fight scenes; to the refreshingly optimistic story and instantly likable cast. The characters' desire to be great heroes drives them and pushes them to change for the better, but it usually happens in realistic ways and not all at once, making the development feel really natural. It's easily one of my favorite superhero stories and I would strongly suggest checking it out.
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* I know that a lot of people balk at the premise of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', but it's actually pretty cool to see people playing holographic card games while racing motorcycles. Wish I could do that...
15th Jul '17 2:39:15 AM Albertosaurus
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* Yokaiden. It's an OEL manga, but so, so amazing. It is hilariously funny and teaches you about Japanese yokai (or ghosts); the characters are well rounded and the art had me swooning. Give it a shot, guys!

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* Yokaiden.''Manga/{{Yokaiden}}''. It's an OEL manga, but so, so amazing. It is hilariously funny and teaches you about Japanese yokai (or ghosts); the characters are well rounded and the art had me swooning. Give it a shot, guys!
15th Jul '17 2:34:21 AM Albertosaurus
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* ''Manga/KoiKaze''. It is incredibly rare to find a story in any medium, from any country, that really takes the topic of incestuous relationships seriously. Too often it is used for either shock value or titilation. ''Manga/KoiKaze'' treats the idea of a brother and a sister falling in love completely seriously and realistically, and it does so incredibly well. It's a series that goes to places other stories don't dare to go. I love every uncomfortable and wince-inducing moment of it. Hands down my absolute favorite anime.

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* ''Manga/KoiKaze''. It is incredibly rare to find a story in any medium, from any country, that really takes the topic of [[BrotherSisterIncest incestuous relationships relationships]] seriously. Too often it is used for either shock value or titilation. ''Manga/KoiKaze'' treats the idea of a brother and a sister falling in love completely seriously and realistically, and it does so incredibly well. It's a series that goes to places other stories don't dare to go. I love every uncomfortable and wince-inducing moment of it. Hands down my absolute favorite anime.
15th Jul '17 2:33:01 AM Albertosaurus
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* Yokaiden. It's an OEL manga, but so, so amazing. It is hilariously funny and teaches you about Japanese yokai (or ghosts); the characters are well rounded and the art had me swooning. Give it a shot, guys!


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* ''Manga/KoiKaze''. It is incredibly rare to find a story in any medium, from any country, that really takes the topic of incestuous relationships seriously. Too often it is used for either shock value or titilation. ''Manga/KoiKaze'' treats the idea of a brother and a sister falling in love completely seriously and realistically, and it does so incredibly well. It's a series that goes to places other stories don't dare to go. I love every uncomfortable and wince-inducing moment of it. Hands down my absolute favorite anime.


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* Yokaiden. It's an OEL manga, but so, so amazing. It is hilariously funny and teaches you about Japanese yokai (or ghosts); the characters are well rounded and the art had me swooning. Give it a shot, guys!
8th Jul '17 12:25:34 AM GordyTepig
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** No love for ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''? The first and second seasons started out as light-hearted with serious moments, and even some minor subversions of tropes used awesomely. It got into the Mind-Screw season 3, with reincarination of one lover while the other is immortal looked at logically (even though nobody's sure if that's how he meannt it), it looked at everyone realistically. Even season four is good in returing back to its roots while still keeping the silly side.
* ''Yu-Gi-Oh! ZeXal'' is mind-bogglingly good. The protagonist isn't invincible, the plot gets thicker and thicker with every episode, and it's full of callbacks to the original Duel Monsters anime. It also includes the protagonist nearly being defeated by tomatoes, ''Nightmare Fuel'' where you least expect it, and weirdly sympathetic villains.

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** No love for ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''? The first and second seasons started out as light-hearted with serious moments, and even some minor subversions of tropes used awesomely. It got into the Mind-Screw season 3, with reincarination reincarnation of one lover while the other is immortal looked at logically (even though nobody's sure if that's how he meannt meant it), it looked at everyone realistically. Even season four is good in returing back to its roots while still keeping the silly side.
* ''Yu-Gi-Oh! ZeXal'' ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' is mind-bogglingly good. The protagonist isn't invincible, the plot gets thicker and thicker with every episode, and it's full of callbacks to the original Duel Monsters anime. It also includes the protagonist nearly being defeated by tomatoes, ''Nightmare Fuel'' where you least expect it, and weirdly sympathetic villains.villains.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhARCV'' is one of the most popular Yu-Gi-Oh! series for a reason. Though many take issues with the final arc and ending, the series has a strong cast of likable characters, fantastic duels and decks, honors each and every summon method, and crafts an interesting and compelling story. Japanese fans even coined a term for people who are sad over the show ending: "ARC-V Loss Syndrome."
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