History Gush / AnimeAndManga

10th Feb '16 10:06:42 AM proxim752
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** Not to mention the fact that it manages satirize modern Japan [[MindScrew while making no sense at all]] and not lose any of it's hilariousness.
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** Not to mention the fact that it manages satirize modern Japan [[MindScrew while making no sense at all]] all and not lose any of it's hilariousness.
9th Feb '16 11:17:08 PM Cherryblob
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**It also helps that the anime is quite a nice portrayal of real life as a whole. In real life, there aren't always [[NoAntagonist antagonists]] going against you. The only obstacles are usually simple force of nature or hardships in life. It goes beyond the limitations to show life beyond the generic high school years, which is something that makes this a unique and refreshing SliceOfLife anime to watch.
5th Feb '16 8:30:59 PM majoraoftime
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* Manga/UmibenoOnnanoKo (officially translated as "Girl on the Shore" by Vertical, who will be publishing it stateside in 2016) is an incredibly underrated manga. It is one of the most genuine and realistic portrayals of modern relationships you'll find in manga, with all the heartbreak and uncertainty that comes from creating relationships where people are unable to commit or just want to use each other to fulfill emotional needs, not realizing that things usually can't be that simple. All the characters have an incredible sincerity to them and a spark of life that is very hard to find in even the best anime and manga. Certainly one of the great demonstrations of [[Creator/InioAsano Inio Asano's]] talent.
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* Manga/UmibenoOnnanoKo (officially translated as "Girl "A Girl on the Shore" by Vertical, who will be publishing it stateside in 2016) is an incredibly underrated manga. It is one of the most genuine and realistic portrayals of modern relationships you'll find in manga, with all the heartbreak and uncertainty that comes from creating relationships where people are unable to commit or just want to use each other to fulfill emotional needs, not realizing that things usually can't be that simple. All the characters have an incredible sincerity to them and a spark of life that is very hard to find in even the best anime and manga. Certainly one of the great demonstrations of [[Creator/InioAsano Inio Asano's]] talent.
2nd Feb '16 3:21:10 AM Adept
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* ''{{Blame}}!.'' I was with this manga ever since the first volume came out and I have loved it to death ever since. Every single page is an indulgence in awesome art and SceneryPorn, and the story distills every human-survival and cyber-punk story down to its barest elements and just shows you what it means to be human and far beyond the apocalypse. I know that it's not to everyone's tastes, but for me it is everything I have ever loved about science-fiction and it speaks to me on a universal level every single time.
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* ''{{Blame}}!.''Manga/{{Blame}}!.'' I was with this manga ever since the first volume came out and I have loved it to death ever since. Every single page is an indulgence in awesome art and SceneryPorn, and the story distills every human-survival and cyber-punk story down to its barest elements and just shows you what it means to be human and far beyond the apocalypse. I know that it's not to everyone's tastes, but for me it is everything I have ever loved about science-fiction and it speaks to me on a universal level every single time.

* ''DemonDiary.'' I typically read fairly violent and graphic, bloody and MindScrew Seinen. And I LOVE this mangwha to pieces. It is sweet, funny, and adorable. And once you've read the final volume you get absolutely fucking pissed off that there aren't any more (well at least I do)! Beautifully drawn, surreal and probably the funnest (yes, you heard me grammar nazis) manga/mangwha I have ever read. * ''DeadmanWonderland.'' This is one of THE most awesome mangas ever. It takes a Shonen protagonist and thrusts them into a Seinen reality. It is, by DEFINITION, CrazyAwesome. It's like someone took all the best shonen, blended them together, and then distilled the result into some alcoholic substance. I can't believe that someone hasn't mentioned it before, and it definitely needs more love. It's violent, graphic, full of enough horror to blow your brain out the other side of your head, and IT. IS. AWESOME!!! (yes, the capitals were entirely necessary).
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* ''DemonDiary.''Manga/DemonDiary.'' I typically read fairly violent and graphic, bloody and MindScrew Seinen. And I LOVE this mangwha to pieces. It is sweet, funny, and adorable. And once you've read the final volume you get absolutely fucking pissed off that there aren't any more (well at least I do)! Beautifully drawn, surreal and probably the funnest (yes, you heard me grammar nazis) manga/mangwha I have ever read. * ''DeadmanWonderland.''Manga/DeadmanWonderland.'' This is one of THE most awesome mangas ever. It takes a Shonen protagonist and thrusts them into a Seinen reality. It is, by DEFINITION, CrazyAwesome. It's like someone took all the best shonen, blended them together, and then distilled the result into some alcoholic substance. I can't believe that someone hasn't mentioned it before, and it definitely needs more love. It's violent, graphic, full of enough horror to blow your brain out the other side of your head, and IT. IS. AWESOME!!! (yes, the capitals were entirely necessary).

* HajimeNoIppo. [[spoiler: Miyata's fight with Randy Boy Jr.]]...wow. And now [[spoiler: Itagaki?]] Man, I love me some [[FragileSpeedster speedsters]]. ** HajimeNoIppo is one of my favorite manga ever. Great, well developed characters? Check. Hilarious (if a little crude) humor? Check. Amazing fights? CHECK. And it somehow managed to do all this without becoming stale even after 900 chapters! I just love it. * There are not enough good things to say about ''KimiNiTodoke''. The overall mood of the setting can make even the most hardened stoic melt. The characters are very lovable and entertaining, with the lead in particular having that particular shade of kindness and hope that makes you wish she were real just so you could [[CoolBigSis grab her in an armlock and mess up her hair]]. The writing is great, and emphasizes just how special the characters are and how they're better off for it. Overall, it's just one of the most enjoyable experiences you can have with a {{shojo}} series.
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* HajimeNoIppo.''Manga/HajimeNoIppo''. [[spoiler: Miyata's fight with Randy Boy Jr.]]...wow. And now [[spoiler: Itagaki?]] Man, I love me some [[FragileSpeedster speedsters]]. ** HajimeNoIppo ''Hajime No Ippo'' is one of my favorite manga ever. Great, well developed characters? Check. Hilarious (if a little crude) humor? Check. Amazing fights? CHECK. And it somehow managed to do all this without becoming stale even after 900 chapters! I just love it. * There are not enough good things to say about ''KimiNiTodoke''.''Manga/KimiNiTodoke''. The overall mood of the setting can make even the most hardened stoic melt. The characters are very lovable and entertaining, with the lead in particular having that particular shade of kindness and hope that makes you wish she were real just so you could [[CoolBigSis grab her in an armlock and mess up her hair]]. The writing is great, and emphasizes just how special the characters are and how they're better off for it. Overall, it's just one of the most enjoyable experiences you can have with a {{shojo}} series.
1st Feb '16 10:00:48 PM Willbyr
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* Anything by Kitoh really. The guys is delighfully depressing, and strange as it might sound ''{{Narutaru}}'' helped This Troper get OUT of a depression...
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* Anything by Kitoh really. The guys is delighfully depressing, and strange as it might sound ''{{Narutaru}}'' ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'' helped This Troper get OUT of a depression...
1st Feb '16 9:56:34 PM Willbyr
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* VinlandSaga is one of the best manga I have ever read. Its page to page of undiluted BadAss with extra servings of awesome piled on top.
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* VinlandSaga ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' is one of the best manga I have ever read. Its page to page of undiluted BadAss with extra servings of awesome piled on top.

**** Indeed. I can see way some circles would call ''Vinland Saga'' the SpiritualSuccessor of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''. In fact, I put ''Vinland Saga'' on a scale of how Shonen-y ''Berserk'' could possibly get. ''Vinland Saga'' would be at the extreme end (since I think that one of the more negative things about this series is how one-dimensional Thorsfinn is), then would come ''{{Claymore}}'' in the middle somewhere, and then at the opposite end, ''Berserk''. * ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' is quite possibly one of the best {{Seinen}} shows ever animated: it's got {{Magical Girl}}s who [[WiseBeyondTheirYears act responsibly]] and get into [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship ambiguously cute relationships]] with each other, grand magical battles on the scale and detail of HumongousMecha, [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental material]], TechnoBabble, PowerLevels... And it has Nanoha, the girl who will [[strike:blast]] befriend you to smithereens for your own good.
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**** Indeed. I can see way some circles would call ''Vinland Saga'' the SpiritualSuccessor of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''. In fact, I put ''Vinland Saga'' on a scale of how Shonen-y ''Berserk'' could possibly get. ''Vinland Saga'' would be at the extreme end (since I think that one of the more negative things about this series is how one-dimensional Thorsfinn is), then would come ''{{Claymore}}'' ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' in the middle somewhere, and then at the opposite end, ''Berserk''. * ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' is quite possibly one of the best {{Seinen}} shows ever animated: it's got {{Magical Girl}}s who [[WiseBeyondTheirYears act responsibly]] and get into [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship ambiguously cute relationships]] with each other, grand magical battles on the scale and detail of HumongousMecha, [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental material]], TechnoBabble, PowerLevels... And it has Nanoha, the girl who will [[strike:blast]] befriend you to smithereens for your own good.
30th Jan '16 8:35:28 AM 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 ''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''.
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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 ''FushigiYuugi'', ''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''.
30th Jan '16 8:35:13 AM Willbyr
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*** Even I, as a hardcore DarkFantasy {{Shonen}} and {{Seinen}} fan, will admit that ''Fushigi Yuugi'' was the first manga that I started collecting. I don't read the original series as much anymore, as I've moved onto liking AyashiNoCeres and the prequel Genbu Gaiden a bit more (since those two a bit more mature), and I can sorta see why some people would think the way they do about the original ''Fushigi Yuugi'' series, it will always have a special place in my heart as an anime geek.
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*** Even I, as a hardcore DarkFantasy {{Shonen}} and {{Seinen}} fan, will admit that ''Fushigi Yuugi'' was the first manga that I started collecting. I don't read the original series as much anymore, as I've moved onto liking AyashiNoCeres ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'' and the prequel Genbu Gaiden a bit more (since those two a bit more mature), and I can sorta see why some people would think the way they do about the original ''Fushigi Yuugi'' series, it will always have a special place in my heart as an anime geek.
28th Jan '16 9:58:42 AM Willbyr
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* KuroganeNoLinebarrel, full of badasses on both sides, and has lovely character developement for it's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold protagonist]]
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* KuroganeNoLinebarrel, ''Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron'', full of badasses on both sides, and has lovely character developement for it's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold protagonist]]
28th Jan '16 9:46:20 AM Willbyr
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* The first season of ''WeissKreuz''. Sure, it has it's own stupidity on occasions... but it's a living, breathing world, with characters who actually react ''exactly'' as they would react in such a situation.
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* The first season of ''WeissKreuz''.''Anime/WeissKreuz''. Sure, it has it's own stupidity on occasions... but it's a living, breathing world, with characters who actually react ''exactly'' as they would react in such a situation.
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