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Guts (Berserk)
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Himura Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin)
Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho)
Mugen (Samurai Champloo)
Trunks (Dragon Ball Z)
Gintoki Sakata (Gintama)

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Boku No Hero Academia

Studio: Bones 

Director: Nagasaki, Kenji [Classroom☆Crisis, Gundam Build Fighters, No. 6]

Synopsis:  What's a hero? For Izuku Midoriya, the answer to that question has always been simple: "Everything I want to be!" And who is the ultimate hero? Well, the legendary All Might, of course. All Might is the number one ranked hero and also the "Symbol of Peace" in the world. Not in his wildest dreams could Izuku have imagined that he would soon cross paths with his childhood hero...

In Boku no Hero Academia, status is governed by "Quirks"—unique superpowers which develop in childhood. But, unfortunately, hero otaku Midoriya "Deku" Izuku never had a Quirk. That is, until he met All Might, the greatest hero of all time. 

Izuku's transformation from dreamer to superhero begins at Yuuei Academy, the top-ranked hero-training high school in Japan. Izuku is on cloud nine when he's accepted to this prestigious academy, especially when he finds out that All Might is one of the teachers. What surprises does this mighty academy offer? And will Izuku be able to keep up with his elite classmates?

Heading deep into the mountains, the bus is carrying 30 different individuals, each harboring their own expectations and troubled hearts...
What they had arrived to was an uninhabited village with lingering, faint scents of life and it was falling apart.
Just what is the secret of Nanakimura?

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Shounen, Supernatural




Koutetsujou no Kabeneri

Studio: Wit Studio

Director: Araki, Tetsurou [Death Note, Shingeki no Kyojin, Guilty Crown] 

Synopsis: As the world is in the middle of an industrial revolution, a monster appears that cannot be defeated unless its heart, which is protected by a layer of iron, is pierced. By infecting humans with its bite, the monster can create aggressive and undead creatures known as Kabane. On the island Hinomoto, located in the far east, people have built stations to shelter themselves from these creatures.

People access the station, as well as transport wares between them, with the help of a locomotive running on steam, called Hayajiro. Ikoma, a boy who lives in the Aragane station and helps to build Hayajiro, creates his own weapon called Tsuranukizutsu in order to defeat the creatures. One day, as he waits for an opportunity to use his weapon, he meets a girl named Mumei, who is excused from the mandatory Kabane inspection.

During the night, Ikuma meets Mumei again as he sees Hayajiro going out of control. The staff on the locomotive has turned into the creatures. The station, now under attack by Kabane, is the opportunity Ikoma has been looking for.

Genres: Action, Supernatural





Studio: Studio Trigger

Director: Kobayashi, Hiroshi [Kimi no Iru Machi: Tasogare Kousaten]

Synopsis: The anime's setting is a fictional Japanese city named Sugomori City. One day, Noriko Sonosaki tells her classmate Katsuhira Agata, "You have been selected to be a Kiznaiver." The Kizuna System, which allows Katsuhira to share his wounds, connects him to the classmates whose lives and personalities completely differ from his. The Kizuna System is an incomplete system for the implementation of world peace that connects people through wounds. All those who are connected to this system are called Kiznaivers. When one Kiznaiver is wounded, the system divides and transmits the wound among the other Kiznaivers. Sugomori City is built on reclaimed land, but as the years go by, the city's population is decreasing. The story is set in this town where Katsuhira and the others live.

Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller




Flying Witch

Studio: J.C.Staff

Director: Sakurabi, Katsushi [Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru, Asatte no Houkou]

Synopsis: Kowata Makoto is an air head with a bad sense of direction that just moved into her relative's house... But is that all?

Genres: Comedy, Shounen, Slice of Life, Supernatural





Studio: Diomedea

Director: Mizushima, Tsutomu [Ookiku Furikabutte, Another, Blood-C, Shirobako] 

Synopsis: A shady bus tour of young men and women are headed to an elusive village called Nanakimura. A destination where people can partake in an utopian existence, free of the world's obstacles... or so goes the rumor.

Heading deep into the mountains, the bus is carrying 30 different individuals, each harboring their own expectations and troubled hearts...

What they had arrived to was an uninhabited village with lingering, faint scents of life and it was falling apart.

Just what is the secret of Nanakimura?

Genres: Drama, Mystery




Bungou Stray Dogs

Studio: Bones

Director: Igarashi, Takuya [Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars, Soul Eater]

Synopsis: Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide. That man is Dazai Osamu, and he and his partner Kunikida are members of a very special detective agency. They have supernatural powers and deal with cases that are too dangerous for the police or the military. They're tracking down a tiger that has appeared in the area recently, around the time Atsushi came to the area. The tiger seems to have a connection to Atsushi, and by the time the case is solved, it is clear that Atsushi's future will involve much more of Dazai and the rest of the detectives!

Genres: Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural




Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge

Studio: Silver Link

Director: Kawatsura, Shinya [Kokoro Connect, Non Non Biyori & Repeat]

Synopsis: Sighing, leaning on his elbows, sleepy eyes. Tanaka-kun is a boy that basically doesn't try but isn't disliked. This is a laid-back youth comedy about Tanaka-kun and the quiet Oota who can't leave him alone.

Genres: Comedy, School, Slice of Life




Uchuu Patrol Luluco

Studio: Studio Trigger 

Director: Imaishi, Hiroyuki [Kill La Kill, Tengen, Toppa Gurren Lagann]

Synopsis: The show takes place in Ogikubo, which is the name of the specially designated area in space in the Milky Way where Earthlings and aliens can live together. Luluco is a female middle school student who lives with her father, and no matter where she is, Luluco is a common, "super normal" girl. As she is living her normal life, one day the mysterious transfer student ΑΩ Nova abruptly appears before her. That meeting will change Luluco's fate.

Genres: School, Space, Comedy




Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Studio: White Fox

Director: Watanabe, Masaharu [Wakaba*Girl]

Synopsis: Suddenly, high school student Subaru Natsuki has been summoned to another world on the way back from the convenience store. With the biggest crisis of his life being summoned to another world, and with no sign of the one who summoned him, things become even worse when he is attacked. But when he is saved by a mysterious, silver-haired girl with a fairy cat, Subaru cooperates with her to return the favor. When they finally manage to get a clue, Subaru and the girl are attacked and killed by someone. Subaru then awakens in the place he was summoned and notices he gained the ability "Returns by Death" and has become a helpless boy that only has the ability to rewind time by dying. Beyond the despair, can he save the girl from the fate of death?

Genres: Drama, Fantasy




Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotto

Studio: Project No. 9

Director: Yanagi, Shinsuke [Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS, Zettai Junpaku♡Mahou Shoujo]

Synopsis: Our naïve protagonist proposes to a female character in an online game, only to find out that the player is actually a guy. Traumatized by that, he decides to never trust a girl online, but now, two years later, a female player is proposing to him. What will happen?

Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, School




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Anime: Assassination Classroom

Bio: Korosensei was the homeroom teacher for Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High School, and the central character and main antihero of Assassination Classroom. Korosensei claimed to be responsible for creating the permanent crescent moon and said that he planned to destroy the earth after "teaching" Class 3-E for a year.Prior to being a teacher, he was the master assassin known as the 1st "God of Death ".

User comments:

He is awesome - uran10


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In this section users can give their recommendations and ratings for their favorite anime. You can update your favorites every season if you so wish. If you have a recommendation, shoot me a PM with the anime and why you recommend it. 

Whether you are new to anime and want to watch some of the best available, or are a veteran who's looking for some new content, this is the place to keep an eye on.

Jizz_Beard_thePirate: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya follows the high school life of Haruhi Suzumiya, a young and very active high school girl, and those who are caught up in her unusual antics. While Haruhi is the central character to the plot, the story is told from the point of view of Kyon, one of Haruhi's classmates.

As the story progresses Kyon and Haruhi meet many new people including the time traveler Mikuru Asahina, the alien Yuki Nagato, and the esper Itsuki Koizumi, all of whom attend North High. Mikuru, Yuki, and Itsuki were all sent to monitor and observe Haruhi since she has the unconscious ability to destroy the universe and make a new one. Their mission is to keep her from getting bored, since Haruhi will create a new universe from scratch if the old one fails to remain interesting. However, they must hide Haruhi's powers from her for unexplained reasons. These three join Haruhi and Kyon to form a school club called the SOS Brigade. The entire series consists of the SOS Brigade's attempts to keep Haruhi entertained while hiding and dealing with supernatural phenomena.

Long story short: It is a fantastic series that everyone should watch. It is without a doubt, my favorite of them all even if season 2 was more on the eh side. 9.5/10 for me due to how much the movie makes up for Season 2 @_@

(Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Parody, School, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life)

Jizz_Beard_thePirate: I say K-on and the reason is that the anime blends Slice of Life, Comedy and Music really well! Both the singing and even the background music during some moments really show an emphasis on music that I havnt seen in any other anime before! Top that with some really funny comedy moments and quite rememberable characterization, you have yourself a truely great anime! I specially love Mio's songs and she is certainly my favorite anime singer without a doubt! 8.5/10.

(Genre: Comedy, Music, Slice of Life)

NobleTeam360: Angel Beats. Great anime that has a lot of emotions in it, it's on the short side of 13 episodes, but it does so much in those 13 episodes and I truly felt attached to the characters. Also I find the humor to be quite good, I can say I laughed at least a few times each episode. 9/10 for me!

(Genre: Tragedy,  Action, Fantasy)

VanceIX: Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Still the best anime of all time for me. A masterpiece in all aspects. The characters, the story, the animation, all of it was perfect. It was the kind of anime that could send shivers down your back because it was just that good. A tale both tragic yet heart-warming at the same time. Every anime fan should give it a try. 10/10.

(Genre: Science Fantasy, Action, Adventure)

estebxx: Elfen Lied is the reason why I started watching anime, it was so good that I wanted to see if I could find an anime that was better than it, and even though with time I did found some other incredible anime masterpieces, Elfen Lied is still a great classic that everyone should watch.

It centers on Lucy a Diclonii (a mutant) human being with two horns on her head and the ability to control "vectors", transparent telekinetically controlled arms that have the power to manipulate and cut objects within their reach, bullied and rejected since childhood Lucy starts to build up a hatred against society and human beings in general.

The show features themes of social alienation, prejudice, identity, revenge, abuse, jealousy, regret and the value of humanity. It also contains graphic violence and emotional themes that feature characters development through the whole story. There is one word that I would use to describe this anime and that’s UNIQUE. 10/10

(Genre: Romance, Tragedy, Action)

Squeezol: My first recommendation in this thread is "Is The Order A Rabbit?" which is your typical cute girls doing cute things aka moe anime. It's simple yet relaxing, and even feels refreshing because of its theme. The anime revolves around Cocoa and her friends living their lives in and around the Rabbit House, a cafe where all kinds of coffee are served. The animation is super cute, just like the characters, and the music fits the overall European scenery very well. I give this anime a moe out of 10.

(Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy)

Zisbest: An Anime recommendation you ask for? The first thing that came to my mind 'Recommend ToraDora... just do it, darn it' So now I'm here doing exactly so. ToraDora is basically your standard Slice of Life Anime, mixed together with a lot of Humor and Romance.

The plot evolves around the two students Ryuuji and Taiga who essentially want to help each other out to hit on their individual crush. None of their plans work out the way they intended though, so they stumble from one funny moment to the next. Living pretty isolated in the beginning, Taiga continues to form a pretty strong bond to Ryuuji over the course of the 25 episode long Anime. The plot certainly won't get boring.

Now who should watch this Anime? You're into Slice of Life? Certainly. You want humorous situations? Check it out. You can't resist Romance with a Tsundere couple? Why are you still reading this? Personally I'd rate this Anime a solid 9/10 any day.

(Genres: Slice of Life, Romance, Drama, Comedy)

Versus_Evil: Natsume Yuuinchou: Emotional, genuine, heartfelt are three words that i would use to perfectly some up Nastume's Book of Friends. The main plot of the anime involves Natsume returning the names of the yokai his grandmother stored in the book of friends that he inherited after her passing, much to the annoyance of his friend and "bodyguard" the powerfull and gluttonous yokai Madara. A rollercoster of emotons from laughter, sorrow, worry, sadness to elation, each one of the 52 episodes presents a new story, a new yokai looking for they're name back and a new character to fall in love with. From these stories, the sountrack to the characters and the chemistry between them, everything within this anime will invoke some sort of feeling that will leave you wiping away tears or laughing but always wanting more. My favourite anime of all time and one i dont think will be topped anytime soon or if ever. 10/10

(Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Shoujo, Slice of Life, Supernatural)

Ka-pi96: Sword Art Online. Plenty of great action scenes with some very good characters and a nice dose of romance between some of them. The animation quality is very high and the setting is a virtual reality MMO so something familiar for gamers. 9/10 for me.

(Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure)

Kyokusanagi: Aishiteruze Baby: Kippei Katakura is a high school playboy who flirts with any girl he sees. His life is turned upside down when one day his 5-year old cousin Yuzuyu shows up at his house after her mother had seemingly abandoned her. Kippei has been charged with the task of taking care of Yuzuyu, and he must learn how to become the "mother" that Yuzuyu needs.

I recommend this anime for everyone who wants to watch something touching. 10/10

(Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Shoujo)

Here are the newest Anime Recommendations!

Uran-10: I recommend Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha because its not exactly your typical save the world being cute magical girl show. its not Madoka but it is as someone once said "the Magical girl anime that keeps me in the genre". Its got good action, likeable characters and lots of sequels too and the 2nd season is amazing. Easily an 8/10 but its 2nd season is a 9/10.

(Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Magic, Super Power)

Zisbest: King of the Hill: Produced by the underdog Anime studio "Fox", King of the hill is the pinnacle of "western type" slice of life Anime. The several seasons long Anime mainly focuses on the daily routine of the main protagonist Hanku Hillu, who is basically just trying to get his life straight, but fails to do so on many comedic occasions, mainly revolving around his wife Peggia Hillu and his son Bobby-kun. The Anime most definitely delivers in the already mentioned comedic aspects, but also doesn't shy away from more adult oriented content and even ecchi scenes, as well as scoring one of the catchiest Anime OPs to date. An essential must this season. I give it a 9.5/10

(Genre: Comedy, Parody, Slice of Life)


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Great thread Vance, great gifs Jizz!

I'm looking forward to all the great discussions

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'Anime thread reborn'? I'm certainly in this time.

VanceIX said:

Now remember, no NSFW content here

tsk god dammit :P (I'm kidding ofcourse, I won't actually ever post that stuff here)

anyways I'm in, I'm so in. My favourite show of this season is Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun :D

Squeezol's Fanclub Member? is that how it works?

Why can't I hold all these no gaemz?

Always looking to improve my awful drawings ;_; 

Wow, nice job Vancel, no picture for Angel Beats :(


Looking pretty epic Vancel!!! Its soo beautiful


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Jizz_Beard_thePirate said:
Looking pretty epic Vancel!!! Its soo beautiful

that gif doesnt fit what you're saying at all lol

Squeezol's Fanclub Member? is that how it works?

Why can't I hold all these no gaemz?

Always looking to improve my awful drawings ;_;