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10 ULTIMATE ANIME CHECKLIST OF ALL TIME

We have come forth with some great anime series in the past 10 years to keep you sane when you were down. But here…  No, no no! Not those mainstream NARUTO, DBZ or ONE PIECE(well ,good job if you liked them though J). But these more on the mid range popularity yet have a lot of fan following for its storyline and animation nevertheless, they are gonna give you feels like crazy, make your heart race and feel good at the same time, dattebayo! So lemme quit my yapping and get digging. HAJIMEMASHOU NE ~

BUNGOU STRAY DOGS(2016-19)

anime BUNGOU STRAY DOGS(2016-19)

Starting of with some action, mystery, supernatural seinen anime with handsome mafia men and beastly powers. Kafka Asagiri’s manga turned into a beautiful animation by Bones Studio with characters from Japan’s literary library. The story is focused on a young adult Atsushi Nakajima, a were tiger with a bounty on his head who gets saved by Dazai Osamu,and becomes a  member of the ‘Armed Detective Agency”. The series follows the members of the Agency in Yokohama and their activities including holding a business, solving mysteries and carrying out missions assigned by the mafia. It has also got some killer visuals and kicking Opening and Ending songs.

The series has 3 seasons+ova and a movie(Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple). Another movie will be released soon.

DURARARA!(2015)

anime DURARARA!(2015)

Another action fiction, crime, suspense anime of a light novel adaptation by Brain’s Base Studio with a gripping storyline. It tells the story of an urban legend, “Dullahan” working as an underground courier in Ikebukuro with an internet-based anonymous gang called Dollars, and the chaos that buds in the city. The anime has a lot of characters with different backstories; special mention is the rival pair Izaya-Shizuo. It is a must watch if you like violent criminal mind bending story telling experience. The anime as 2 seasons but the 2nd season is split in three parts namely- Durarara!!!x2(shou), Durarara!!!x2(ten), Durarara!!!x2(ketsu).

ERASED(2016)

anime erased

Erased or Boku dake ga inai machi is only a 12episode long series created by A-1pictures is a hidden gem. This thriller,outline Sci-fi anime is loved by many for its heart wrenching story of Satoru Fujinuma, a man who posses an ability called “Revival”, similar to time travelling only in his past before a life threatening incident, enabling him from preventing it from happening again. The animation is not flashy yet keeps you sit tight, it’s a must watch for all thriller lovers!

PARANOIA AGENT(2004)

anime paranoia agent

Those who don’t know about Satoshi Kon, before you start reading the plot, google him and watch his movies. In his short life span he has made only masterpieces. Paranoia agent is one of his original works in the animation industry. Its quite underrated as many of the anime lovers don’t understand the beauty of a satire, the psychological war that goes on in your head and keep asking “why?” If you love movies of Madhouse Studio, you are also gonna love the visuals of this psychological thriller. This 13 episode series focuses on a social phenomenon in Musashino,Tokyo cased by a juvenile serial assailant named Li’l Slugger. It relays between a large cast of people affected in some way by the phenomenon, usually Li’l Slugger’s victims or the detectives assigned to apprehend him.

THE MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA(2006-2009)

THE MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA

Going back to the anime adaptations of light novels, this anime is a great example of comedy and Sci-fi story portrayed by Kyoto Animation. Kyon, a North High School student, dragged along by his classmate, Haruhi Suzumiya in a hunt for supernatural phenomena, and figures like aliens, espers and time travelers. They made a club SOS based on her interest in these unearthly things where some new members enters and things turn around shockingly.

VIOLET EVERGARDEN(2018)

VIOLET EVERGARDEN

If you are a fan of artwork, animation and a good heartfelt story this is your cuppa. The storyline revolves around Violet, an emotionally detached girl who was used as a weapon all her life in battlefield got the chance to settle down and start once again anew after her commander set her free. The journey to comprehend her Commander’s last words will make your heart pain and will open your eyes as what life actually means. This drama/anime has 13 episodes and a movie released few months ago.

MEKAKUCITY ACTORS(2014)

MEKAKUCITY ACTORS

Mekakucity actors is the animated series made by SHAFT studio based on the mixed media project called the “Kagerou Project”. It is story about a Mekakushi Dan, a group of young adults with unusual eye-related powers. Every episode in the first half has a post script scene which helps you ease in the real mystery. The animation is quiet unique and distinguishable. This 12 episode gem is a must watch for all supernatural lovers!

NIJIRO DAYS(2016)

NIJIRO DAYS

Rainbow Days or Nijiro Days is the anime adaptation by PRODUCTION REED of a shojou manga about four high school boys who are all friends. They do not belong to any club and just like to hang out with each other. Natsuki, the protagonist, is a hopeless romantic who has a crush on a girl named Anna but due to complicated situations they never cross paths romance-wise.

It is 24 episode long with an OVA , very colourful backgrounds and simple character structures for you to sit back and relax.

RELIFE(2016)

RELIFE

We all want to relive our youth as we become adults and judge what went wrong in the way. Relife produced by TMS ENTERTAINMENT tells the story of a 27-year-old Arata Kaizaki, a NEET who has been unemployed for several years; only working part-time at a convenience store. One day, a mysterious man named Ryō Yoake offers him a job opportunity; but first, Kaizaki needs to become a tester for ReLife: a scientific experiment to make him appear 10 years younger and send him back to high school as a student. The experiment is supposed to provide a chance to experience youth once again and, in the process, fix whatever is wrong with the subject’s life.

It was one of the hit Slice of life anime that needs to be seen by everyone to value their youth before it passes you. It has 13episodes and 4 OVAS for you to enjoy in this caged situation.

BAKUMAN(2010-2013)

BAKUMAN anime

Well, if you have read all my suggestions then it is time for you to have a look at the process with how it all begin and the struggle that comes with it. Bakuman reveals the story of a Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high student, who forgets his notebook in class, he finds his classmate, Akito Takagi, who notes Mashiro’s drawings. Takagi asks him to become a manga artist to his stories in hopes of getting serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump. A mangaka does not take it easy thus it has 3 seasons full packed with exciting informations about the weeb world in general.

I hope Senpai could give you enough suggestions to  help you make your lockdown days less boring and full of action, mystery and drama! Look out for more Anime/manga realted posts soon in this website. Jaa ne! ^-^

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