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17th Jul '16 10:03:23 AM nombretomado
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* ''Manga/BlackButler'' (particularly the manga). It has style, plot, HoYay, style, angst (but not {{Wangst}}) and awesome characters. Did I mention it has style? I am quite sure that Sebastian is the lovechild of Kamina and Jeeves, and that ChuckNorris was his godfather. Also, the second ending of the anime is set to [[KajiuraYuki Kalafina's]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Lacrimosa]].
* FanService anime with quite some heavy plot, interesting characters that develop themselves and subvert conventional harem tropes [[MindScrew while STILL managing to play up the harem part]]? A whole load of MagicalGirlfriend including loli twins and a CuteGhostGirl? Nope, I'm not talking about ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. I'm talking about ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' of all things. For all the bad things said about this story, you have a main character who is honestly in love with the female lead(s) and genuinely nice towards everyone, who develops from angsty brat to capable fighter, readying himself to become the new emperor of the galaxy (maybe) while one of his female friends manages the task to build his harem (indifferent of his opinion obviously). This is a story that manages to delve itself into deep questions like "Is it better to get engaged with someone and serve only society or choose for yourself even ignoring what your parents wish?" (Lala) next to having a girl GoingCommando because another girl accidentially destroyed her panties. And there is a lot of FanService.

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* ''Manga/BlackButler'' (particularly the manga). It has style, plot, HoYay, style, angst (but not {{Wangst}}) and awesome characters. Did I mention it has style? I am quite sure that Sebastian is the lovechild of Kamina and Jeeves, and that ChuckNorris Creator/ChuckNorris was his godfather. Also, the second ending of the anime is set to [[KajiuraYuki Kalafina's]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Lacrimosa]].
* FanService anime with quite some heavy plot, interesting characters that develop themselves and subvert conventional harem tropes [[MindScrew while STILL managing to play up the harem part]]? A whole load of MagicalGirlfriend including loli twins and a CuteGhostGirl? Nope, I'm not talking about ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. I'm talking about ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' of all things. For all the bad things said about this story, you have a main character who is honestly in love with the female lead(s) and genuinely nice towards everyone, who develops from angsty brat to capable fighter, readying himself to become the new emperor of the galaxy (maybe) while one of his female friends manages the task to build his harem (indifferent of his opinion obviously). This is a story that manages to delve itself into deep questions like "Is it better to get engaged with someone and serve only society or choose for yourself even ignoring what your parents wish?" (Lala) next to having a girl GoingCommando because another girl accidentially accidentally destroyed her panties. And there is a lot of FanService.
7th Jul '16 2:11:42 PM Willbyr
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** People can call Creator/YuuWatase's works hentai all they want, but her beautifully-structured plots and well-developed characters trample on this accusation anytime. [[@/MiraShio I]]--once I had gotten past childhood, which we all know is a period during which kids' emotions are easily controlled--never cried serious tears over anything fictional before ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', and my imagination burst at the seams when I was introduced to it. No negative comment about this series, and no anime in the past, present or future, can ever deviate me from ''FushigiYuugi''.
** ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' was the first manga I read from start to finish, and even though I barely touch shoujo in favour of more action or comedy-oriented works these days, I will never, ever forget the way it made me cry- not just because of the [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] moments, but also from [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming sheer joy.]] Oh, and Alice 19th was pretty awesome, too. Thanks, Watase-san.- reaperangelique

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** People can call Creator/YuuWatase's works hentai all they want, but her beautifully-structured plots and well-developed characters trample on this accusation anytime. [[@/MiraShio I]]--once I had gotten past childhood, which we all know is a period during which kids' emotions are easily controlled--never cried serious tears over anything fictional before ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', and my imagination burst at the seams when I was introduced to it. No negative comment about this series, and no anime in the past, present or future, can ever deviate me from ''FushigiYuugi''.
''Fushigi Yuugi''.
** ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' ''Fushigi Yuugi'' was the first manga I read from start to finish, and even though I barely touch shoujo in favour of more action or comedy-oriented works these days, I will never, ever forget the way it made me cry- not just because of the [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] moments, but also from [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming sheer joy.]] Oh, and Alice 19th was pretty awesome, too. Thanks, Watase-san.- reaperangelique



** And this just won't finish here! FushigiYuugi was Watase's first early hit... and the epitome of her maturity as an author is ''SakuraGari''. You'd think that the "naive uke boy meets older and cynical seme" cliché can't be told in a way that is actually believable, complex and human anymore, since it has been horrifyingly botched up by so many {{Yaoi}} super series (*cough Manga/OkaneGaNai *cough* {{Manga/Gravitation}})... and yet when it comes to ''SakuraGari'', '''it's not'''. The uke reacts realistically to his terrible surroundings, the seme has believable reasons to be the way he is, and the rest of the story is tragic yet beautiful. -- Tropers/{{Orihime}}

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** And this just won't finish here! FushigiYuugi ''Fushigi Yuugi'' was Watase's first early hit... and the epitome of her maturity as an author is ''SakuraGari''.''Manga/SakuraGari''. You'd think that the "naive uke boy meets older and cynical seme" cliché can't be told in a way that is actually believable, complex and human anymore, since it has been horrifyingly botched up by so many {{Yaoi}} super series (*cough Manga/OkaneGaNai *cough* {{Manga/Gravitation}})... and yet when it comes to ''SakuraGari'', ''Sakura Gari'', '''it's not'''. The uke reacts realistically to his terrible surroundings, the seme has believable reasons to be the way he is, and the rest of the story is tragic yet beautiful. -- Tropers/{{Orihime}}
1st Jul '16 7:02:04 PM nombretomado
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* No love for ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries''? Sure the ending sucked, but the show had absolutely amazing action sequences, which really, is the entier bloody point, and still maneged to have a couple heartwarming scenes that completely avoided Narm. Pure almighty awesome.
* ''[[TwentiethCenturyBoys 20th Century Boys]]'' is incredible. Written by Naoki "Monster" Urasawa, it's an incredible plot that slowly unfolds, with each reveal drawing you in more and more and you never know where it'll go next. Incredible cast, such amazing tension and at times, incredibly heartwarming or completely frightening moments. A must-read, with one of the best written dystopia stories in manga history.

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* No love for ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries''? Sure the ending sucked, but the show had absolutely amazing action sequences, which really, is the entier entire bloody point, and still maneged managed to have a couple heartwarming scenes that completely avoided Narm. Pure almighty awesome.
* ''[[TwentiethCenturyBoys 20th Century Boys]]'' ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'' is incredible. Written by Naoki "Monster" Urasawa, it's an incredible plot that slowly unfolds, with each reveal drawing you in more and more and you never know where it'll go next. Incredible cast, such amazing tension and at times, incredibly heartwarming or completely frightening moments. A must-read, with one of the best written dystopia stories in manga history.
21st Jun '16 5:13:12 PM nombretomado
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* [[LEXicon712 I]], who used to frequently edit TVTropes all the time, now is back to gush the [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] out of ''TigerAndBunny''. It's atop the best anime this year. Kotetsu is an {{Adorkable}} BAMF and he won me over when he tried to make friends with DefrostingIceKing Barnaby. The other heroes are also awesome, ranging from the awkwardly cute Japanophile Ivan Karelin/[[ShapeShifting Origami Cyclone]], CampGay Nathan Seymour/[[PlayingWithFire Fire Emblem]], and aspiring IdolSinger Karina Lyle/[[AnIcePerson Blue Rose]], among the others. The plot started kind of slow, but soon the heartwarmingness of Kotetsu and Barnaby really made me love this series. The final episodes left me on the edge of my seat. God, please Bandai, dub this series, it deserves to be on Creator/AdultSwim!

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* [[LEXicon712 I]], who used to frequently edit TVTropes all the time, now is back to gush the [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] out of ''TigerAndBunny''.''Anime/TigerAndBunny''. It's atop the best anime this year. Kotetsu is an {{Adorkable}} BAMF and he won me over when he tried to make friends with DefrostingIceKing Barnaby. The other heroes are also awesome, ranging from the awkwardly cute Japanophile Ivan Karelin/[[ShapeShifting Origami Cyclone]], CampGay Nathan Seymour/[[PlayingWithFire Fire Emblem]], and aspiring IdolSinger Karina Lyle/[[AnIcePerson Blue Rose]], among the others. The plot started kind of slow, but soon the heartwarmingness of Kotetsu and Barnaby really made me love this series. The final episodes left me on the edge of my seat. God, please Bandai, dub this series, it deserves to be on Creator/AdultSwim!
17th Jun '16 1:28:06 PM Willbyr
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* Where is the love for ''DGrayman''? The art, the characters, the humor, the darkness, the plot, just everything about it makes it my favorite manga ever. Especially the characters, I love all of them to pieces, especially Kanda, Allen, Lavi, Lenalee, Komui, Miranda, Krory, Tyki, Road, and, and...yeah, all of them. Even the Noah, as a family of antagonists, they're so convincing, they actually get upset when a member of their family dies, not like the typical "Oh he deserved it" response you usually see from shonen villains. That alone makes them endearing to me. It makes me so sad whenever the manga is on hiatus, but that just makes the new chapters even better for me. I don't think anything about ''DGrayman'' could dissapoint me.
** ''DGrayman'' has the best characterization in a shounen manga I've ever seen. Everyone's personalities are fluid, and they change and act accordingly to their experiences. And their pasts and motivations are being revealed little by little as the story goes on; They're apparent in the little things, instead of the usual infodumps. Maybe now that the manga is moving to a monthly schedule, the pacing will get better and we'll move on to yet more massive awesome.

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* Where is the love for ''DGrayman''? ''Manga/DGrayman''? The art, the characters, the humor, the darkness, the plot, just everything about it makes it my favorite manga ever. Especially the characters, I love all of them to pieces, especially Kanda, Allen, Lavi, Lenalee, Komui, Miranda, Krory, Tyki, Road, and, and...yeah, all of them. Even the Noah, as a family of antagonists, they're so convincing, they actually get upset when a member of their family dies, not like the typical "Oh he deserved it" response you usually see from shonen villains. That alone makes them endearing to me. It makes me so sad whenever the manga is on hiatus, but that just makes the new chapters even better for me. I don't think anything about ''DGrayman'' ''D.Gray-Man'' could dissapoint me.
** ''DGrayman'' ''D.Gray-Man'' has the best characterization in a shounen manga I've ever seen. Everyone's personalities are fluid, and they change and act accordingly to their experiences. And their pasts and motivations are being revealed little by little as the story goes on; They're apparent in the little things, instead of the usual infodumps. Maybe now that the manga is moving to a monthly schedule, the pacing will get better and we'll move on to yet more massive awesome.
9th Jun '16 11:27:01 PM gewunomox
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* ''Manga/PandoraHearts''. Just PandoraHearts, dammit! Everything about both the anime and the manga is [[SoCoolItsAwesome brilliant and amazing!]] From its cute but not too [[{{Moe}} sugary]] art style to its dark, Carrol- influenced story, not forgetting, of course, the soundtrack by KajiuraYuki in the anime, makes this troper very happy indeed. Then there is the whole matter of [[PerverseSexualLust Vincent]], too.

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* ''Manga/PandoraHearts''. Just PandoraHearts, dammit! Everything about both the anime and the manga is [[SoCoolItsAwesome brilliant and amazing!]] From its cute but not too [[{{Moe}} sugary]] art style to its dark, Carrol- influenced story, not forgetting, of course, the soundtrack by KajiuraYuki Music/YukiKajiura in the anime, makes this troper very happy indeed. Then there is the whole matter of [[PerverseSexualLust Vincent]], too.
9th Jun '16 10:58:56 PM gewunomox
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** I love this show with a psychotic, {{fangirl}}ish passion. Amazing development of characters who appear for only a short time, a complex and intriguing plot (a little ''too'' complex in places, maybe, but the first season managed to handle the MindScrew well enough that it doesn't detract from the story), enough [[RiddleForTheAges unresolved mysteries]] to make the setting seem larger than what we see, complicated and sympathetic major characters, decidedly original takes on StockSuperpowers of all kinds, awesome fight scenes, good animation (Thank you, Creator/StudioBONES), and a soundtrack by YokoKanno. {{Squee}}~! The second season may not be anywhere near as good, but it's not bad either, and if they can manage to use it as a springboard for a third that's even close to as cool as the original, much will be forgiven.

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** I love this show with a psychotic, {{fangirl}}ish passion. Amazing development of characters who appear for only a short time, a complex and intriguing plot (a little ''too'' complex in places, maybe, but the first season managed to handle the MindScrew well enough that it doesn't detract from the story), enough [[RiddleForTheAges unresolved mysteries]] to make the setting seem larger than what we see, complicated and sympathetic major characters, decidedly original takes on StockSuperpowers of all kinds, awesome fight scenes, good animation (Thank you, Creator/StudioBONES), and a soundtrack by YokoKanno.Music/YokoKanno. {{Squee}}~! The second season may not be anywhere near as good, but it's not bad either, and if they can manage to use it as a springboard for a third that's even close to as cool as the original, much will be forgiven.
3rd Jun '16 8:25:24 AM Willbyr
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* ''InazumaEleven''. I never thought that I'd like an anime about football, but decided to check it out just because of some fanart I'd come across; best decision ever. In a short time, it's become my favorite anime, and I'm just waiting for the games to be exported. All the players are amazingly likable, the music is awesome and the plot is interesting. It has a good mix of comedy and drama, and it manages to keep light-hearted without seeming too silly. Each match is different and unpredictable; the main team has their fair amount of losses, and even the training episodes are fun to watch. The small bits of HoYay sprinkled in are nice to have too...

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* ''InazumaEleven''.''VideoGame/InazumaEleven''. I never thought that I'd like an anime about football, but decided to check it out just because of some fanart I'd come across; best decision ever. In a short time, it's become my favorite anime, and I'm just waiting for the games to be exported. All the players are amazingly likable, the music is awesome and the plot is interesting. It has a good mix of comedy and drama, and it manages to keep light-hearted without seeming too silly. Each match is different and unpredictable; the main team has their fair amount of losses, and even the training episodes are fun to watch. The small bits of HoYay sprinkled in are nice to have too...
3rd Jun '16 7:58:19 AM Willbyr
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* ''FruitsBasket'' is {{shojo}} at its absolute best. Yes, Tohru practically [[TastesLikeDiabetes radiates diabetes]] at times. Yes, ''[[DysfunctionJunction every]]'' [[DysfunctionJunction character has an angsty past]]. It will ''still'' suck you into the characters' lives and hearts, make you acutely feel every TearJerker moment and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, and marvel at how well the RotatingArcs flesh out just about every major and minor character (granted, Ritsu was lost somewhere in there, but considering that [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters there are no less than 14 Zodiac characters plus Tohru and her friends]], it's incredible that there's only one neglected character in the entire cast). Who would have thought that a manga with uber-sugary covers could handle angst so beautifully, and make the angst dethronings so ''warm''?
** There was once a young girl, caught between childhood and adulthood, who was just learning that sometimes, friendships didn't last forever. She felt utterly alone, lost in a world where nothing ever seemed permanent. Then, one day, her mother handed her a volume of [[FruitsBasket Furuba]], and she rediscovered what it meant to hope. I was that girl, and despite the series's flaws, it will always have a special place in my heart.

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* ''FruitsBasket'' ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' is {{shojo}} at its absolute best. Yes, Tohru practically [[TastesLikeDiabetes radiates diabetes]] at times. Yes, ''[[DysfunctionJunction every]]'' [[DysfunctionJunction character has an angsty past]]. It will ''still'' suck you into the characters' lives and hearts, make you acutely feel every TearJerker moment and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, and marvel at how well the RotatingArcs flesh out just about every major and minor character (granted, Ritsu was lost somewhere in there, but considering that [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters there are no less than 14 Zodiac characters plus Tohru and her friends]], it's incredible that there's only one neglected character in the entire cast). Who would have thought that a manga with uber-sugary covers could handle angst so beautifully, and make the angst dethronings so ''warm''?
** There was once a young girl, caught between childhood and adulthood, who was just learning that sometimes, friendships didn't last forever. She felt utterly alone, lost in a world where nothing ever seemed permanent. Then, one day, her mother handed her a volume of [[FruitsBasket Furuba]], ''Fruits Basket'', and she rediscovered what it meant to hope. I was that girl, and despite the series's flaws, it will always have a special place in my heart.
26th May '16 11:51:09 AM Willbyr
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* I think only one other person mentioned Manga/{{Trigun}}. What the hell. Okay, maybe for everybody else out there, it was just another sci-fi western anime. But to me, it was so markedly special because it was not only my GatewaySeries to anime, but it's allowed me entrance into a whole genre of other works I didn't even know about. Hell, from watching Trigun, I got interested in Series/{{Firefly}} and then Film/{{Serenity}}, and also ''Anime/GunXSword'' which VERY, VERY MUCH deserves a mention. The poster of Vash on my wall and the fact I went against my parents wishes and painted the word T.R.I.G.U.N on my wall in red paint only serves as a small testament to how much the series has changed my life.

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* I think only one other person mentioned Manga/{{Trigun}}.''Manga/{{Trigun}}''. What the hell. Okay, maybe for everybody else out there, it was just another sci-fi western anime. But to me, it was so markedly special because it was not only my GatewaySeries to anime, but it's allowed me entrance into a whole genre of other works I didn't even know about. Hell, from watching Trigun, I got interested in Series/{{Firefly}} and then Film/{{Serenity}}, and also ''Anime/GunXSword'' which VERY, VERY MUCH deserves a mention. The poster of Vash on my wall and the fact I went against my parents wishes and painted the word T.R.I.G.U.N on my wall in red paint only serves as a small testament to how much the series has changed my life.



* ''{{Pluto}}''. Amazing manga written by Creator/NaokiUrasawa, is often forgotten, when, in my opinion, is better than 20th Century Boys. Some people say it's just ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' with other characters and RecycledInSpace, but it's a totally different thing. This troper started reading it only because she was bored and didn't have any good manga; she didn't expected it to be so interesting and moving. With big tearjerkers and amazing ending. One of my favourite manga ever.

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* ''{{Pluto}}''.''Manga/{{Pluto}}''. Amazing manga written by Creator/NaokiUrasawa, is often forgotten, when, in my opinion, is better than 20th Century Boys. Some people say it's just ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' with other characters and RecycledInSpace, but it's a totally different thing. This troper started reading it only because she was bored and didn't have any good manga; she didn't expected it to be so interesting and moving. With big tearjerkers and amazing ending. One of my favourite manga ever.
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