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28th Jun '16 12:55:23 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/MacrossII'' was the first true sequel to the classic ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' series. Being done without the original creators' involvement has turned it into a black sheep of sorts within all of the ''Anime/Macross'' universe, even going so far as to declare it outside canon. While YMMV on its overall story, on its own merits, it stands as a great piece of anime, and its mecha (especially the GORGEOUS VF-2S), music and battles stand right there with some of the best in ''Macross''. Luckily, it has gotten a nod or two within canon (though some {{Take That}}s as well), and even got its own campaign in the last PSP ''Macross'' game.

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* ''Anime/MacrossII'' was the first true sequel to the classic ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' series. Being done without the original creators' involvement has turned it into a black sheep of sorts within all of the ''Anime/Macross'' ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' universe, even going so far as to declare it outside canon. While YMMV on its overall story, on its own merits, it stands as a great piece of anime, and its mecha (especially the GORGEOUS VF-2S), [=VF-2S=]), music and battles stand right there with some of the best in ''Macross''. Luckily, it has gotten a nod or two within canon (though with some {{Take That}}s as well), and even got its own campaign in the last PSP ''Macross'' game.
16th Jun '16 3:27:43 AM Doug86
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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar:" While it's considered legendary in Japan, it isn't nearly as well-known in America. It deals with deep themes, such as poverty and nuclear war. The villains can either be [[FreudianExcuse really sympathetic]] or really cruel, either way making them memorable. There are plenty of AwesomeMoments, HeartwarmingMoments, and TearJerker moments.

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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar:" While it's considered legendary in Japan, it isn't nearly as well-known in America. It deals with deep themes, such as poverty and nuclear war. The villains can either be [[FreudianExcuse really sympathetic]] or really cruel, either way making them memorable. There are plenty of AwesomeMoments, HeartwarmingMoments, SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments, and TearJerker moments.



* ''Manga/HelenESP''. It's a two-volume manga about a blind, deaf and mute girl who finds out she has PsychicPowers, by the author of Manga/FrankenFran! ''Helen'' has interesting characters and can be quite [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] at times.

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* ''Manga/HelenESP''. It's a two-volume manga about a blind, deaf and mute girl who finds out she has PsychicPowers, by the author of Manga/FrankenFran! ''Helen'' has interesting characters and can be quite [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]] at times.



* ''Anime/JuuniSenshiBakuretsuEtoRanger'' had a decent following in the Philippines, [[NoExportForYou the only country it was ever exported to]], but is almost entirely unknown nearly everywhere else. It's a charming take on the FracturedFairyTale genre with a lovable cast of {{Funny Animal}}s and, though somewhat formulaic at first and containing a few baffling decisions, it has a number of HeartwarmingMoments, and [[KnightOfCerebus it gets very, very dark towards the end]] when the BigBad shows up. Also, it was made by the same company as the relatively famous ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats''.

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* ''Anime/JuuniSenshiBakuretsuEtoRanger'' had a decent following in the Philippines, [[NoExportForYou the only country it was ever exported to]], but is almost entirely unknown nearly everywhere else. It's a charming take on the FracturedFairyTale genre with a lovable cast of {{Funny Animal}}s and, though somewhat formulaic at first and containing a few baffling decisions, it has a number of HeartwarmingMoments, SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments, and [[KnightOfCerebus it gets very, very dark towards the end]] when the BigBad shows up. Also, it was made by the same company as the relatively famous ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats''.



* ''Anime/RealDrive'' is an anime created by Masamune Shirow and Creator/ProductionIG (the same people who produced ''Manga/GhostInTheShell''). It is highly enjoyable, having a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming story]] and some of [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome the best music]] I've heard in a while. It's beautifully animated Creator/ProductionIG did a superb job and paid even the smallest details attention. The end result is an anime that is filled to the brim with SceneryPorn: one can almost feel the warm tropical sun on them as they watch. There's no defined storyline: in a sense, it's like a slice of life show that proceeds at a casual, relaxed pace that shows how technology has come to affect humanity in ways we cannot imagine. Despite having all the elements of a good slice-of-life/speculative fiction type anime, it remains virtually unrecognized by the anime community.

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* ''Anime/RealDrive'' is an anime created by Masamune Shirow and Creator/ProductionIG (the same people who produced ''Manga/GhostInTheShell''). It is highly enjoyable, having a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming story]] and some of [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome the best music]] I've heard in a while. It's beautifully animated Creator/ProductionIG did a superb job and paid even the smallest details attention. The end result is an anime that is filled to the brim with SceneryPorn: one can almost feel the warm tropical sun on them as they watch. There's no defined storyline: in a sense, it's like a slice of life show that proceeds at a casual, relaxed pace that shows how technology has come to affect humanity in ways we cannot imagine. Despite having all the elements of a good slice-of-life/speculative fiction type anime, it remains virtually unrecognized by the anime community.



* ''[[Anime/UchuuKyoudai Space Brothers]]'' is an incredibly [[HeartwarmingMoment heartwarming]] and inspiring manga and anime series that, despite being very popular in Japan, has a very small following in the US. The series focuses on the newly unemployed Mutta as he rekindles his dream of becoming astronaut. However Mutta struggles to follow in the footsteps in his younger brother Hibito, who's slated to become the first Japanese man on the moon. What makes this show truly special is that it doesn't follow most anime troupes, making it very accessible to even those not familiar or a fan of anime. It's also a very pro-NASA/JAXA/Space Travel show with a very positive take on American (and global) culture.

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* ''[[Anime/UchuuKyoudai Space Brothers]]'' is an incredibly [[HeartwarmingMoment [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]] and inspiring manga and anime series that, despite being very popular in Japan, has a very small following in the US. The series focuses on the newly unemployed Mutta as he rekindles his dream of becoming astronaut. However Mutta struggles to follow in the footsteps in his younger brother Hibito, who's slated to become the first Japanese man on the moon. What makes this show truly special is that it doesn't follow most anime troupes, making it very accessible to even those not familiar or a fan of anime. It's also a very pro-NASA/JAXA/Space Travel show with a very positive take on American (and global) culture.
9th Jun '16 6:35:46 PM Delnoir
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* ''Manga/{{Murcielago}}'' is a story about Kuroko Koumori, as life-long serial killer with 715 kills to her name formerly on death row, who works as an extremely controversial {{godzilla threshold}} for the police to track down and kill other serial killers they simply cannot handle...at least when she's not trying to get into the panties of the latest curvy number that she's helping. Joined by a cast of varied characters including her partner who has an excellent mental GPS and puts {{drives like crazy}} to ''exceptional'' use, her {{mafia princess}} girlfriend who's as violently protective as she is in love with her, and multiple other recurring characters. Not for those unable to handle graphic depictions of gory and brutal violence, but somehow manages to mix all of that with instances of fanservice, murderer manhunts, villains with varyingly sympathetic origins and motives, multiple dangling sequel hooks for previous arcs, and overhanging theme of the morality of using someone who is undeniably mentally imbalanced as a "fight fire with fire" approach.

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* ''Manga/{{Murcielago}}'' is a story about Kuroko Koumori, as a life-long serial killer with 715 kills to her name formerly on death row, who works as an extremely controversial {{godzilla threshold}} for the police to track down and kill other serial killers they simply cannot handle...at least when she's not trying to get into the panties of the latest curvy number that she's helping. Joined by a cast of varied characters including her partner who has an excellent mental GPS and puts {{drives like crazy}} to ''exceptional'' use, her {{mafia princess}} girlfriend who's as violently protective as she is in love with her, and multiple other recurring characters. Not for those unable to handle graphic depictions of gory and brutal violence, but somehow manages to mix all of that with instances of fanservice, murderer manhunts, villains with varyingly sympathetic origins and motives, multiple dangling sequel hooks for previous arcs, and overhanging theme of the morality of using someone who is undeniably mentally imbalanced as a "fight fire with fire" approach.
9th Jun '16 6:04:24 PM bleach246
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* ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade'' needs some love! Just look at its page!



* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia:'' It is a superhero manga currently running in Weekly Shonen Jump. It's fairly recent, so it's understandable why people aren't talking about it. The series is an interesting take on the superhero genre. The characters are fun and likeable, and the villains are shaping up to be real badasses. TheHero, while powerful, is limited realistically enough to keep him from being a Gary Stu.


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* ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade'' needs some love! Just look at its page!


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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia:'' It is a superhero manga currently running in Weekly Shonen Jump. It's fairly recent, so it's understandable why people aren't talking about it. The series is an interesting take on the superhero genre. The characters are fun and likeable, and the villains are shaping up to be real badasses. TheHero, while powerful, is limited realistically enough to keep him from being a Gary Stu.
9th Jun '16 5:42:55 PM Delnoir
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* ''Manga/{{Murcielago}}'' is a story about Kuroko Koumori, as life-long serial killer with 715 kills to her name formerly on death row, who works as an extremely controversial {{godzilla threshold}} for the police to track down and kill other serial killers they simply cannot handle...at least when she's not trying to get into the panties of the latest curvy number that she's helping. Joined by a cast of varied characters including her partner who has an excellent mental GPS and puts {{drives like crazy}} to ''exceptional'' use, her {{mafia princess girlfriend}} who's as violently protective as she is in love with her, and multiple other recurring characters. Not for those unable to handle graphic depictions of gory and brutal violence, but somehow manages to mix all of that with instances of fanservice, murderer manhunts, villains with varyingly sympathetic origins and motives, multiple dangling sequel hooks for previous arcs, and overhanging theme of the morality of using someone who is undeniably mentally imbalanced as a "fight fire with fire" approach.

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* ''Manga/{{Murcielago}}'' is a story about Kuroko Koumori, as life-long serial killer with 715 kills to her name formerly on death row, who works as an extremely controversial {{godzilla threshold}} for the police to track down and kill other serial killers they simply cannot handle...at least when she's not trying to get into the panties of the latest curvy number that she's helping. Joined by a cast of varied characters including her partner who has an excellent mental GPS and puts {{drives like crazy}} to ''exceptional'' use, her {{mafia princess girlfriend}} princess}} girlfriend who's as violently protective as she is in love with her, and multiple other recurring characters. Not for those unable to handle graphic depictions of gory and brutal violence, but somehow manages to mix all of that with instances of fanservice, murderer manhunts, villains with varyingly sympathetic origins and motives, multiple dangling sequel hooks for previous arcs, and overhanging theme of the morality of using someone who is undeniably mentally imbalanced as a "fight fire with fire" approach.
9th Jun '16 5:42:32 PM Delnoir
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* ''Manga/{{Murcielago}}'' is a story about Kuroko Koumori, as life-long serial killer with 715 kills to her name formerly on death row, who works as an extremely controversial {{godzilla threshold}} for the police to track down and kill other serial killers they simply cannot handle...at least when she's not trying to get into the panties of the latest curvy number that she's helping. Joined by a cast of varied characters including her partner who has an excellent mental GPS and puts {{drives like crazy}} to ''exceptional'' use, her {{mafia princess girlfriend}} who's as violently protective as she is in love with her, and multiple other recurring characters. Not for those unable to handle graphic depictions of gory and brutal violence, but somehow manages to mix all of that with instances of fanservice, murderer manhunts, villains with varyingly sympathetic origins and motives, multiple dangling sequel hooks for previous arcs, and overhanging theme of the morality of using someone who is undeniably mentally imbalanced as a "fight fire with fire" approach.
8th Jun '16 6:13:00 AM sorako
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* ''Manga/{{Kagetora}}'' [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/]] Funny? Check. Great characters? Check. Running gags? Double Check. Great art style? Triple Check.

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* ''Manga/{{Kagetora}}'' [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/]] ''Manga/{{Kagetora}}''. Funny? Check. Great characters? Check. Running gags? Double Check. Great art style? Triple Check.
30th May '16 8:43:20 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Got to make a shout out to ''Manga/LetterBee'', a charming, gorgeously textured manga about a weepy letter courier and his many adventures. It has a deceptively cutesy, storybook style that may throw older viewers off; but it's well juxtaposed against a world two hairs shy of {{crapsack|World}} territory. In addition to a highly original, intensely complicated plot that evolves with the characters. It's a modest, yet immense series; chalked full of [[WorldOfWoobie Woobies]], {{Tearjerker}}s, [[CosmicHorrorStory epic, Lovecraftian storylines]], and just the right helping of {{Fanservice}}. And it's also just really, really pretty. Needless to say, it is woefully underrated.



* Got to make a shout out to ''Manga/TegamiBachi'', a charming, gorgeously textured manga about a weepy letter courier and his many adventures. It has a deceptively cutesy, storybook style that may throw older viewers off; but it's well juxtaposed against a world two hairs shy of {{crapsack|World}} territory. In addition to a highly original, intensely complicated plot that evolves with the characters. It's a modest, yet immense series; chalked full of [[WorldOfWoobie Woobies]], {{Tearjerker}}s, [[CosmicHorrorStory epic, Lovecraftian storylines]], and just the right helping of {{Fanservice}}. And it's also just really, really pretty. Needless to say, it is woefully underrated.
22nd Apr '16 1:47:27 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/MacrossII'' was the first true sequel to the classic Super Dimension Fortress Macross series. Being done without the original creators' involvement has turned it into a black sheep of sorts within all of the Macross universe, even going so far as to declare it outside canon. While YMMV on its overall story, on its own merits, it stands as a great piece of anime, and its mecha (especially the GORGEOUS VF-2S), music and battles stand right there with some of the best in Macross. Luckily, it has gotten a nod or two within canon (though some {{Take That}}s as well), and even got its own campaign in the last PSP Macross game.

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* ''Anime/MacrossII'' was the first true sequel to the classic Super Dimension Fortress Macross ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' series. Being done without the original creators' involvement has turned it into a black sheep of sorts within all of the Macross ''Anime/Macross'' universe, even going so far as to declare it outside canon. While YMMV on its overall story, on its own merits, it stands as a great piece of anime, and its mecha (especially the GORGEOUS VF-2S), music and battles stand right there with some of the best in Macross. ''Macross''. Luckily, it has gotten a nod or two within canon (though some {{Take That}}s as well), and even got its own campaign in the last PSP Macross ''Macross'' game.



* ''SpringAndChaos'': an autobiographical OVA base on the life of Kenji Miyazawa, one of Japan's most famous poets. It's directed by ''Shoji Kawamori'' (the ''Franchise/{{Macross}}'' guy), no less. It's one of the most moving films you'll ever see.

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* ''SpringAndChaos'': an autobiographical OVA base on the life of Kenji Miyazawa, one of Japan's most famous poets. It's directed by ''Shoji Kawamori'' ''Creator/ShojiKawamori'' (the ''Franchise/{{Macross}}'' ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' guy), no less. It's one of the most moving films you'll ever see.
7th Apr '16 7:33:29 AM erforce
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* ''Manga/{{Oldboy}}'' is a "revenge story" comic series that you've probably seen [[Film/{{Oldboy}} the movie of]]. Bearing parallels to Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo, ''Oldboy'' is about a Japanese man who, after being imprisoned without provocation, is finally released after ten years; setting out to find out why he was kidnapped, Mister/"Yamashita"[[note]] (You don't find out about his past or real name until later when it's relevant)[[/note]] soon finds himself making [[AbsurdlyHighStakesGame the ultimate gamble]]. Outshone by its DarkerAndEdgier Korean adaptation by Creator/ParkChanWook, ''Oldboy'' is still pretty darn good in itself; however, since the movie chose [[TheToothHurts tooth pulling with a claw hammer]], [[{{Squick}} eating a real living squid]] and a more extreme ending, the manga that relies more on drama, tension and reveals appears [[LighterAndSofter pretty light-hearted by comparison]], and continues somewhat unnoticed.

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* ''Manga/{{Oldboy}}'' is a "revenge story" comic series that you've probably seen [[Film/{{Oldboy}} [[Film/{{Oldboy 2003}} the movie of]]. Bearing parallels to Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo, ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', ''Oldboy'' is about a Japanese man who, after being imprisoned without provocation, is finally released after ten years; setting out to find out why he was kidnapped, Mister/"Yamashita"[[note]] (You don't find out about his past or real name until later when it's relevant)[[/note]] soon finds himself making [[AbsurdlyHighStakesGame the ultimate gamble]]. Outshone by its DarkerAndEdgier Korean adaptation by Creator/ParkChanWook, ''Oldboy'' is still pretty darn good in itself; however, since the movie chose [[TheToothHurts tooth pulling with a claw hammer]], [[{{Squick}} eating a real living squid]] and a more extreme ending, the manga that relies more on drama, tension and reveals appears [[LighterAndSofter pretty light-hearted by comparison]], and continues somewhat unnoticed.
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