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Y – Yuri!!! on Ice

  • Posted on April 29, 2017 at 1:59 pm

Yuri!!! On Ice is a relatively new anime that honestly took the fandom world by storm. Not only did the cast of characters enchant, but the story of a socially awkward athlete with self-esteem issues really caught on. Yuuri, the main character, has to find his footing again in the world of competitive ice skating.

Why I recommend it for Writers: The series is great for seeing a well-done characterization of someone with self-image issues, who happens to be an unreliable narrator. Not only that, but the main romance is subtle and has a well-defined twist that makes it all the more hilariously sweet. This series is also written by Mitsurou Kubo, who is a phenomenal writer.

Warnings: There is nudity, but nothing frontal.

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X – XXXholic

  • Posted on April 28, 2017 at 11:11 am

While the name suggests something else, this anime is entirely a supernatural story about a boy who can see ghosts. Before you think of the Sixth Sense, however, this series has traditional japanese ghosts and ghouls as it’s centerpeice, which are much more nasty than just simple human spirits. Although the humans are pretty bad too.

Why I recommend it to Writers: The real treat here is the ideas it gives. The series is wildly imaginative, and written by one of my favorite author-groups, CLAMP. Yuuko alone will win you over, I’m sure of it.

Warnings: The series IS a horror series, so some of the scares are pretty amazing.

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W – Welcome to the NHK!

  • Posted on April 27, 2017 at 10:59 am

Welcome to the NHK is a hilarious romp through the mind of someone with MASSIVE social anxiety, referred to with the term Hikikomori. The main character, Satou, suffers from the delusion that he is being forced to be a hikikomori by a conspiracy called the N.H.K. Add to this a girl who is intent on curing his delusions, and you have a hilariously dark series.

Why I recommend it to writers: First off, play a drinking game using the first episode. Every single time “Conspiracy” is said, take a shot. Now enjoy your trip to the hospital. Secondly, the characterization in this series is amazing. It showcases a lovely relationship and the way that others can help a character to grow.

warnings: Alcohol poisoning if you take my advice.

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T – Tiger & Bunny

  • Posted on April 24, 2017 at 1:54 pm

If you like superheroes, you’ll LOVE Tiger & Bunny. The entire premise is that an aging superhero gets a second chance at his glory days, with the help of a reluctant partner. The two of them grow as people by interacting, and kick badguy BUTT!

Why I recommend it to Writers: I don’t want to spoil it for you, but if you plan on killing off some characters, or maybe you just like Game of Thrones, you should definitely watch this anime.

Warnings: All the regular superhero warnings. Don’t go on the internet fanbase, though. There are so many spoilers. SO. MANY.

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R – reLIFE

  • Posted on April 21, 2017 at 1:52 pm

reLIFE is on here as an answer to the question, ‘would you do it all over again if you could?’ I include it because the main character is a 29 year old loser who gets the chance to go back and do his last year of highschool all over again. This anime is a real heartjerker, and it made me feel refreshed and ready to make my life better.

Why I recommend it to Writers: Because of how refreshing and inspiring it is, I feel like we cynical writer types need this sort of thing every now and again. Plus, the series is just downright full of twists and turns. See if you can guess them!

Warnings: A 29 year old guy perving on some highschool girls. Other than that, this is a really tame anime.

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Q – Q-chan (Petshop of Horrors)

  • Posted on April 20, 2017 at 1:50 pm

Since I’ve only seen one anime that starts with Q (Qwasar of the Stigmata), and it was awful, I decided to bend the rules a little bit. Q-chan is a character from a wonderful anime/manga series called Petshop of Horrors. The stories are all centered around Count D and his petshop. The series follows him and the pets he sells to his customers.

Why I recommend it to writers: Because it’s a very good representation of how to have a villain as the main character and still make them very sympathetic. One might want to read the manga a little to understand the series better, depending on your preference.

Warnings: Death. Murder. Gore.

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Q-chan in all his glory

P – Paranoia Agent (Mousou Dairinin)

  • Posted on April 19, 2017 at 1:40 pm

Written by the god of Mindscrews, Satoshi Kon, the famous Paranoia Agent is one of those anime that you either love or hate. Mostly I adore it. I’ve seen it six times now, and the story just keeps on giving. A huge cast of characters, all interconnected through the introduction of Li’l Slugger (Shounen Bat), a paranormal young boy who rides on golden inline skates and provides deliverance at the end of a twisted golden bat.

Why I recommend it for Writers:  The series is a masterful art of connecting interwoven storylines and character archs. Watch if you want to learn from one of the best.

Warnings: This anime is kind of fucked up. Suicide, incestuous fantasies, murder, and assault.

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O – Okami to Koshinryo (Spice and Wolf)

  • Posted on April 18, 2017 at 7:33 pm

Okami to Koshinryo, Spice and Wolf, or as my friends call it, “Moe Economics” is proof that you can make any hobby into something interesting. So don’t hesitate to give your weird, questionable ideas the room they need to grow! A series about a spice merchant and his companion, the wolf Goddess Holo, the story basically follows their travels through a world fraught with trade and stories.

Why I recommend it to Writers: The story revolves entirely around the world around Holo and Vincent. The two of them are players on a massive stage, and that teaches a great love for the way money and trade works.

Warnings: Nudity.

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M – Mujin Wakusei Survive (Uninhabited Planet Survive)

  • Posted on April 15, 2017 at 3:31 pm

An oldie, but a goodie. Uninhabited Planet Survive is what would happen if you took Lord of the Flies, added girls, science fiction, and a whole new planet. I won’t spoil it for you, but the twist towards the end is absolutely amazing.

Why I recommend it to Writers: Because of the excellent way it portrays adolescent children, as well as the great twist towards the ending. It’ll teach you how to write a survival series very well.

Warnings: violence against children.

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K – Katanagatari (Sword Story)

  • Posted on April 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm

Katanagatari is an amazing narrative, driven by strange, otherworldly characters who all bounce off the page with beauty and poise. Did I mention this anime was originally a series of light novels? Yeah, that happens. The main character, Shichika, goes through a lot to understand what it means to be human, and to be a sword, as he accompanies his master, the strategian (her words not mine) Tougami.

Why I recommend it for writers: As the series was originally a very well-sold novel series, it has great tips for characterisation. Also, the ending. But I can’t spoil it for you.

Warnings: A lot of people die. Be prepared to cry.

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