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    1. I should start by saying that I, generally, hate animes. However, for some reason, One Punch Man (OPM) is fucking awesome! I like everything about it. I find myself laughing while watching it,...

      I should start by saying that I, generally, hate animes. However, for some reason, One Punch Man (OPM) is fucking awesome! I like everything about it. I find myself laughing while watching it, Saitama is hilarious.

      Can you suggest me animes similar to OPM, or animes that you think I would enjoy watching?

      15 votes
    2. Basically, obscure anime thread. I'll put my interests in the OP because I don't really have any in particular and you can just reply with general recommendations. I watch (and enjoy) pretty much...

      Basically, obscure anime thread. I'll put my interests in the OP because I don't really have any in particular and you can just reply with general recommendations. I watch (and enjoy) pretty much everything, from shows like Ojamajo Doremi to others like School Days.

      I would probably define obscure as anything with below ten thousand members on MAL, but then again I've only seen 28 out of the 50 anime with the most members. So really just recommend anything you think may be considered obscure by whatever standards you wish to go by.

      12 votes
    3. I recently purchased Junji Ito's Shiver collection, which has nine of his self-descirbed "best" shorts inside: Used Record Shiver Fashion Model Hanging Blimp Marionette Mansion Painter The Long...

      I recently purchased Junji Ito's Shiver collection, which has nine of his self-descirbed "best" shorts inside:

      • Used Record
      • Shiver
      • Fashion Model
      • Hanging Blimp
      • Marionette Mansion
      • Painter
      • The Long Dream
      • Honored Ancestors
      • Greased

      And while overall I would say the collection was well worth the £16 it cost, I will say I was somewhat disappointed in the varying "shivers" delivered by each short.

      For example, I found the Fashion Model short to be quite frustrating: compared to the creativity and build up of horror present in some of the other shorts such as Hanging Blimp, it was essentially "creepy looking lady is serial killer". Others such as Used Record seemed as though there was a lot of wasted story.

      Meanwhile, some such as Marionette Mansion did a grand job of building a suspenseful atmosphere and The Long Dream was certainly scary to dwell on.

      I understand variable impact on the reader is to be expected for so many different works, but for what Ito described as nine of his best I was a little disappointed.

      Outside of this collection, the only work of Ito's I have seen is the one where people enter holes carved out for their bodies (which for the record I also enjoyed).

      Are others familar with Junji Ito's work? Recommendations for his or similar artists work would be very welcome.

      Edits: paragraphing.

      5 votes
    4. I wanted to try Saint Seiya again because i loved as a kid, but the original anime is not doing it for me now. Is there any spin off or anything that has more of a mature feel? The animes i liked:...

      I wanted to try Saint Seiya again because i loved as a kid, but the original anime is not doing it for me now. Is there any spin off or anything that has more of a mature feel?

      The animes i liked:

      • Black Lagoon
      • Death Note
      • Mushishi
      • Barakamon
      • Parasyte
      • One Punch Man
      9 votes
    5. I'm still fairly new to anime (~2.5 years) and have been just watching either classics/high rated anime or whatever everyone else is watching that season and really want to know what are some...

      I'm still fairly new to anime (~2.5 years) and have been just watching either classics/high rated anime or whatever everyone else is watching that season and really want to know what are some pretty good anime/manga that are underrated and overshadowed by huge influx of anime every season?

      Mine picks would be:

      • One Outs : It's basically a Sports anime about Baseball with heavily focusing on mind games (similar to Death Note/Code Geass/etc) It is 8.4 on MAL but It's really underrated in terms of it's audience

      • Black Clover : It's really not that bad as people say it is. Yes the adaptation is bad but the story is really good, yeah it's basically generic shonen but it does the generic shonen things much better than other generic shonens. I'd still suggest the manga over the anime (with coming back to see the climax of arcs/seeing your favourite scenes being adapted)

      For Manga:

      • Gokushufudou (The Way of the House Husband) : It's basically a manga about an ex-most wanted gangster now living as a house husband. It's one of the most funniest mangas I've read.

      • Vigilante: Boku no Hero Academia Illegals : It's a spinoff of My Hero Aca which is pretty cool but not really popular. The story could be boiled down to what would've happened if Midoriya wasn't able to pass the UA exams. Oh yeah and it's all canon (the main author verified this).

      That's basically it for what I've read/watched.

      15 votes
    6. Recently I've started getting really into manga/anime that focuses pretty heavily on brawling. I binged Kengan Asura, which primarily focuses on a fighter named Ohma and his coach as they fight in...

      Recently I've started getting really into manga/anime that focuses pretty heavily on brawling.

      I binged Kengan Asura, which primarily focuses on a fighter named Ohma and his coach as they fight in an underground fighting ring.

      Baki was very similar, but probably a bit more silly, and a bit more focused on the conflict with his father.

      Part of my problem is I don't really know what to look for after this. Does anyone have any suggestions for either manga or anime that is focused on fighters / fighting like Kengan or Baki?

      10 votes