What can I say? I’m hooked on Anime and Manga. Mostly tragedies. (All the best ones are.) How good are they? Let’s just say, these tragedies make Shakespeare’s look like disney movies.
For the uninitiated: “Manga” is the Japanese equivalent to “Comic Book” or “Graphic Novel”. “Anime” is the equivalent of an “animated series.” I know eventually somebody is gonna blast my definitions here, but I’m trying to make things as simple as I can.
- Akira [Anime]
- Elfen Lied [The Anime is awesome. The Manga is incredible!]
- Oldboy [Manga + the korean film]
- Ergo Proxy (Anime – full episodes online)
- Blassreiter [Anime – the animation isn’t great and the voice casting is kinda terrible, but the story is awesome]
- Darker Than Black [Anime. Based on the amazing Manga: Bones]
- Kill la Kill [Anime – I didn’t like this one at first, but it grows on you.]
- Death Note [Manga + Anime]
- Rin [Anime – Erotic and Awesome!!]
- High School of the Dead [Anime – full episodes online]
- Fate/Zero [Anime – the ending left a lot to be desired, but it was a fun ride.]
- Angel Beats [Anime – there’s no way to convince anyone that this show is any good by the trailer, but if you give it a chance, stick with it, the ending of the show will break your fucking heart!!]
- Chaos Head [Anime – A really cool concept. I was so disappointed that it was over so soon. I want more!]
- Kaze No Stigma [Anime – this one is rather childish. Definitely a teeny bopper show… and a guilty pleasure.]
- Psycho Pass
- Sword Art Online
- Deadman Wonderland
- Attack on Titan
Otaku Journalist An interesting perspective on the state of Anime, and why certain flavors of it are looked down upon as low art.