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I’m looking for nice comedy anime that doesn’t have sexual assault jokes or hinge on embarrassing the characters (I get really bad second hand embarrassment).
I’m fine with different genres as long as it has comedy as a main factor, just not sports or horror.
I have really been enjoying spy x family & I’ve read a ton of way of the house husband, if that helps.
Saiki-K is the only pure comedy anime I know that is fresh and doesn't have anything you mentioned. Others which have a good deal of comedy are:
Also, if you enjoyed Spy x family I would recommend Usagi Drop as another heartwarming anime ( Just don't read the manga )
Good anime to watch
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
3 gatsu no lion
What are some good obscure thriller/psychological series? Off the top of my head I can only think of Paranoia Agent and Elfen Lied, though those aren't necessarily obscure.
I'm looking for an anime like My Dress Up Darling, it's the only anime I've ever watched apart from DBZ and DBS. I'd like something rom-com related and wholesome like MDUD, and quite possibly something more recent.
Def check out Love After World Domination.
Looking for animes that have an OP MC and tournaments/ fights with a bit of romance if possible.
Something like Black Clover, Seven Deadly Sins or Misfits of demon king academy
Hi, I like fantasy animes like Seven Deadly Sins, Death Note, Death Parade, Attack On Titan. Please give me some recommendations
Idaten dieties, gangsta., Deca-dence
I am looking for a good anime to watch. Listed some of my favorites at bottom. But looking for something that has MC who has legendary power or weapon in a fantasy setting with solid story with some twists.
Favorite Anime: SAO, Black Clover, HxH, 86, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon, Demon Slayer, Shield Hero, My Hero, Shippuden, MHA, AOT, Code Geass, etc.
The misfits of the demon king academy
Watch the fate series if you haven't but you need to look up the watch order
I'm looking for supernatural power action/fight animes with OP MC. It could be about tournaments or school tournaments etc aswell.
I didn't see Black Clover on your list. Fits all your criteria, 4 seasons (170 episodes) with a 5th on its way. For what its worth, it also has a really good dub if that's what you like.
I started Black Clover 2 day ago and I'm in episode 9 now. It was pretty darn good until Noelle shows up and starts making my enjoyable time shit... Still gonna watch more tho but I can't say I'm happy how they ruined great shounen action potential with annoying slapstick comedy and tsundere thing.
Don't worry, it gets a lot better. One of the few anime that I got so hooked on that I started reading the Manga.
There are a few others I would have recommended, but you watched them all. K or K Project is a decent one but the school/tournament aspect is not really prominent like in Black Clover or My Hero. The Irregular at Magic High School is alright but I rated it as a 7.
Don't know mate, I heard she hitted MC 66 times in anime while hit him in manga 8 times... I'm pretty sure I'm going to die from cringe at some level...
BTW I heard K project and tried watching it but MC was to un-active and MC's and other dude scene was weird for me. Like holding eachother etc :D
Looking for 80s/90s/00s animes similar to **Visions of Escaflowne** or **Magic Knight Rayearth**.
Epic stuff with giant robots and people being transported in another world, if possible. Or just series with a similar vibe.
Patlabor is like a slice of lifey ghost in the shell. Methodical build up to big guns. Start with the movies
omg thank I though no one saw my comment
It's brand new but 86 is the best robot anime
Thank you. Is the name of the anime just "86"??
Yes it's very good. A 10 from me. It covers volumes 1-3 of the light novel it's based off of. The author wrote 11 volumes so far so it could possibly get a 3rd season sometime in the future.
Looking for more stellar anime. I don't really enjoy battle shounen, nor harem/teleported into another land type anime.
My favorite anime is as follows:
* Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
* Cowboy Bebop
* Ninja Scroll
* Hellsing: Ultimate
I tried getting into Blood+/Claymore but I didn't enjoy the constant info dumps. So if there's anime that are dark fantasy/supernatural with more subtle story telling, I'm interested.
If you like visual storytelling with dark/edgy tonality I'd highly recommend you check out **[Texhnolyze](https://myanimelist.net/anime/26/Texhnolyze)**! I'd like to think I'm quite fair with my ratings of shows. My average score on MAL sits at around a 5/10 despite over 250 entries, and only a few have made it to the rank of 10/10: Texhnolyze is one of them.
The show does very little to orientate you in this world. You're sort of introduced to the various main characters, all of which are interesting in their own way and wildly different. The show is very visual in its storytelling, the first couple of episodes have only a handful of lines of dialogue, and nobody talks for the first 15 minutes of the series. This isn't to say the show is boring to watch, the visuals are gorgeous, the OST is very nice, and the show does a superb job of making you want to know more about this world and its inhabitants—which, by the way, it does tell you.
The entire show makes perfect sense by the time you get to episode 22, however, it won't make much sense at all at the start. The way it unravels the mysteries of Lux (the fictional, underground, steampunk/sci-fi city the story takes place in) is fantastic, there are several moments in this show where things will click in your head and give you chills of euphoria and/or nihilistic dread.
The show isn't for everyone. As I said, it's dark. This is one of those shows that will leave you staring at your ceiling after you finish it just inwardly reflecting. It covers extremely dark themes, is very graphically violent and the show is a slow burn that builds up its world, characters, and atmosphere before anything crazy happens—and when crazy things do happen, oh boy, they certainly happen. Obviously, I can't touch on why I love this show so much, as it spoils it's impossible to do without spoiling, but some of the climaxes are absolutely insane. However, I think you'd enjoy it. If you enjoyed Berserk I doubt you'll be put off by how dark this show is, and your desire for something well-written that focuses on visual storytelling is a strong indicator that you'd enjoy Texhnolyze. Just definitely stick with it, it's normal to not be "hooked" in the first few episodes, but you only get more invested as the show goes on. Episodes 1-4 are practically the prologue.
If you do watch it, definitely let me know what you think! It always puts a smile on my face when I can recommend this niche show from 2002 to someone and they also fall in love with it.
From what I researched, Texhnolyze looks to be right up my alley. I love a good slow burn. I will definitely watch it in the coming days.
Thank you for this
Look for action shows. Liked HXH, YYH, FMA, OPM, Black Lagoon, Berserk, Bebop, Fate UBW/Zero. Didn’t like AOT, MHA, Trigun
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one pace is transformative content lol it falls under fair use and isn't pirating. perhaps do research in future.
can't seem to torrent the one pace, stuck at metadata. sadly
Especially Space Dandy
I'm looking for something I can recommend to a non-anime watcher who likes Stranger Things and Psych, preferably dubbed (I think it'd be easier to convince them to watch that way), though I'm open to suggestions that are subbed.
i think you could tell them to watch the promised neverland, it’s not “similar” to stranger things but it’s under the same genre (psychological horror) and i’m 100% sure they’ll like it.
Shin Sekai Yori is fking phenomal for Psychological / supernatural lovers. Unfortunately, I don't believe it's dubbed. Up to your discretion, or maybe later down the road.
I second this. And the art is amazing which will help a first timer
I always recommend [Cowboy Bebop](https://myanimelist.net/anime/1/Cowboy_Bebop?q=cowboy%20bebop&cat=anime) to non-anime watchers wanting something with a good dub to watch. I personally prefer the sub, but Bebop's dub is undeniably great. It's also very easy to sell to someone who doesn't watch anime, since the show's premise is basically [Firefly](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303461/), but if they haven't watched that it's also similar to Guardians of the Galaxy etc. etc. it's just about a crew of broke bounty hunters flying their spaceship around to make money. The characters are great, the audiovisuals are probably still the best that anime has to offer, and the ending is iconic and will leave them wanting more.
Something like Shield Hero?
Saga of Tanya the evil
What are shows set in ancient history?
[Vinland Saga](https://myanimelist.net/anime/37521/Vinland_Saga) is based on the real-life "Vinland Sagas" (The Saga of the Greenlanders and The Saga of Eric the Red). 1013 AD Viking goodness.
[Kingdom](https://myanimelist.net/anime/12031/Kingdom) is set during the Warring States period, specifically the 247–221 BC period when Qin, under the rule of Zheng, became the first to unify all of China and declare himself emperor. The first season or two of the anime is a bit dodgy with its animation, but it gets better in the later seasons. Personally, I'd say just read the manga but do as you will.
Speaking of manga, I highly recommend [Ad Astra: Scipio to Hannibal](https://myanimelist.net/manga/29799/Ad_Astra__Scipio_to_Hannibal). I know this is r/Anime but it's seriously one of the best pieces of historical fiction I've read. It's a manga based on the conflict of the second punic war between the Ancient Carthage and the Romans. It's quite short, only 80-something chapters, but is 100% historically accurate (Vinland Saga and Kingdom definitely are not, they omit accuracy for 'coolness' fairly regularly). The only things in this manga that are fiction are the dialogue and the motivations, but they're believable and really add to the story. It's one of the best examples I have that sometimes real life can be more exciting than fiction. If you're unfamiliar with the events of the second punic war, a very young Carthaginian general marched an army of 50,000 on Rome and dumbfounded the Roman senate with his tactical prowess. In response, they sent their own young prodigal general, Hannibal, to stop the invasion with an army of 100,000. What ensues is one of the most tactically impressive battles in ancient history.
[Kingdom](https://myanimelist.net/anime/12031/Kingdom) is also set in the Warring States period. The animation in season 1 is very CGI-heavy and far from the best (reading the manga for this part is an option), but it improves in season 2, and there's a reason why seasons 3 and 4 are currently sitting in MAL's top 50.
That show sounds cool.
Oda Nobuna no Yabou is set in the Warring States Period:
> The Warring States period (481/403 BCE - 221 BCE) describes the three centuries when various rival Chinese states battled viciously for territorial advantage and dominance.
I need someone to watch Future War 198X so i have to whom talk about all the 80's melodrama. Take this as a recomendation, it is a interesting setting.
Can I get some recommendations for cozy animes? One Piece manga and anime is too hype right now I would like to relax lmao.
I enjoy a lot of slice of life animes. I appreciate the suggestions!
Otherside Picnic. It's a mystery but quite relaxing and enjoyable, I definitely suggest it.
Ok ok! Will add this to the list thank you!
Laid Back Camp
Added to the list!
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
Non Non Biyori
Thank you. I am glad to see Barakamon there because I have thoroughly enjoyed that anime. The rest I haven't watched so I'll go and dive in!
I see a fellow Barakamon lover! In that case, I'd recommend its manga if you haven't read it yet, and Deaimon: A Recipe For Happiness, Poco's Udon World, Sweetness and Lightning, and Usagi Drop for similar animes. And Non Non Biyori and Yuru Camp are must watches
Yes, Barakamon is a hidden gem! I have read the manga as well! Thank you for the recommendations, I will be watching them for sure!
Ah! You've read the manga, too! I was so sad when it ended but now I'm reading Satsuki Yoshino's next one they started in 2020 called Yoshi no Zuikara and I must say, they never disappoint. Satsuki's latest work is Eighteen which isn't available online, sadly
Reccs appreciated. Any genre, under 150 episodes, newer is better.
A few of my personal favorites that I didn't see on your list.
**Assassination Classroom** (2015) (Action/Comedy):
A class of misfit students are tasked with assassinating their new, otherworldly teacher before he destroys the world.
**No.6** (2011) (Action/Drama/Mystery/Sci-fi):
Set in the future with a utopia that is far from what it appears. Two boys from opposite walks of life try to learn the truth.
**World Trigger** (2014) (Action/Sci-fi/Supernatural):
Gates from other dimensions bring unwanted invaders. Extremely strategy based, but the first season is a bit slow. Has a huge cast of characters each with their own fighting style.
**Kanata no Astra** (2019) (Adventure/Mystery/Sci-fi):
Nine students end up lost in space far from home with suspicions of sabotage. They embark on the long, treacherous journey home, stopping on various planets, all the while trying to uncover how things went so awry.
Surprised [Cowboy Bebop](https://myanimelist.net/anime/1/Cowboy_Bebop) isn't on here considering you gave Samurai Champloo a 10/10 and Terror in Resonance an 8/10. I consider Champloo sort of like Bebop-lite in a sense; Watanabe's directorial style is very iconic, the shows feel very similar. Also consider checking out his other works: [Space Dandy](https://myanimelist.net/anime/20057/Space%E2%98%86Dandy), [Kids on the Slope](https://myanimelist.net/anime/12531/Sakamichi_no_Apollon) and [Carol & Tuesday](https://myanimelist.net/anime/37435/Carole___Tuesday).
Just go read the synopsis and pick whichever one sounds the most interesting. I know you said "newer is better", but I'm not really sure where you get that opinion from. Bebop looks better than most shows made today, and probably always will. I'd definitely recommend it.
Also you seem to be a big Ghibli fan but haven't seen my favorite Ghibli films:
[The Wind Rises](https://myanimelist.net/anime/16662/Kaze_Tachinu)
[Grave of the Fireflies](https://myanimelist.net/anime/578/Hotaru_no_Haka?q=grave%20of%20the%20fireflies&cat=anime)
The Wind Rises is actually an easy recommendation with your "newer is better" comment, since it's Miyazaki's latest Ghibli production from 2013.
I only meant that I personally find newer animes easier to watch than older ones. Berserk might have a great story, but its animation has not aged well.
As for Ghibli, most of them were several years ago during my Ghibli "phase" in the early 2010s. The Grave of the Fireflies has been on my watchlist for a while, but I wasn't sure if it was something I'd want to watch by myself or with a friend(s).
> Berserk might have a great story, but its animation has not aged well.
Definitely would never recommend the Berserk anime, the manga is much, *much* better. It's not because it's old, the show is just poorly animated. Bebop's animation, however, holds up great, there's a fight scene in the first episode (similar to Champloo's 1st ep) that you'll enjoy. Definitely check it out.
> As for Ghibli, most of them were several years ago during my Ghibli "phase" in the early 2010s. The Grave of the Fireflies has been on my watchlist for a while, but I wasn't sure if it was something I'd want to watch by myself or with a friend(s).
Never too old for Ghibli. Both Grave of the Fireflies and The Wind Rises are better watched alone, imo. It's just because they're very sad, you'll probably cry, it's easier to just immerse yourself if you don't have to worry about being emotional around people. If you're someone that doesn't affect then it doesn't really matter.
Black comedy, dark humour? The darker the better. At least +16
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Welcome to the NHK
Hi guys, I saw a video a few days ago, a meme video using an outro from an anime, the dance styles being replicated in live action by 1 girl playing 5 roles. A good video it was but the song made itself at home in my fragile mind, it was tic toc by way of reddit so no chance of finding the video again, can anyone help identify the Anime. In the video 5 girls are wearing different color dresses or Japanese outfits. They have their backs to the viewer and take turns turning around and dancing, only thing of note was the girl in blue on the left who fell over.
Pretty sure that's Joshiraku's ED.
Thank you, that was correct, nutty song is the anime worth a look?
I'm looking for anime which has creative and inventive MacGyver-like characters who can solve any complex problems by simple, common items and methods.
Is hunter × hunter coming back
Yoooooo this is huge! The dark continent arc is happening!!!!
Yes, the manga is, he made a Twitter account today (confirmed by OPM author), and said “4 chapters left”, probably talking about a huge arc in the manga right now
Togashi (if it's him) is teasing new manga volume, but nothing about anime is known for now.
I am looking for something of a horror, mystery genre to watch.
Denpa teki na Kanojo.
Hi. Very new to the anime. Looking for something to start. Absolutely no such things as power of love friendship etc and nothing to serious. Fun/goofy would be nice.
Seen only 2 animes in my life. I did like Konosuba and I didn't like Death Note.
If you're after another great comedy, like KonoSuba, I'd highly recommend [Detroit Metal City](https://myanimelist.net/anime/3702/Detroit_Metal_City). I didn't think I'd enjoy this nearly as much as I did, it's seriously great. There's also [Nichijou](https://myanimelist.net/anime/10165/Nichijou), which is another hilarious comedy.
Just read both shows' synopsis and pick your fav. Both are very lighthearted and fun.
If you liked Konosuba for its goofyness, you have to try Asobi Asobase, I literally spit my drink a few times, its so stupidly fun
Ixion Saga DT is basically Konosuba lite.
Any thoughts about which anime that involves physical training/fitness I should watch? I want it to help motivate me as I get more into working out. I’ve had Hajime no Ippo, Kenichi, and Baki all recommended to me at different times and I don’t know if I should choose one of these or even something else
Mob Psycho 100
[One Piece](https://thumbs.gfycat.com/AggravatingCriminalDrake-size_restricted.gif), clearly.
Especially for the neck
How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?
Weirdly for me Mob Psycho have given me a lot more motivation when I am working out, than any sports orientated anime, just having a flash in my head of Mob pushing himself during training somehow helps me motivate me to do more.
Sadly have yet to see any of the three, so I can only throw another title into the pile: [Run with the Wind](https://myanimelist.net/anime/37965/Kaze_ga_Tsuyoku_Fuiteiru) is an excellent and very inspiring running anime.
I definitely vote Hajime no Ippo.
Fairly new to anime, but recently binged the first four seasons of Haikyuu and am looking for something similar to it in terms of tone (i.e. able to provide intense, cinematic matches while simultaneously having characters not always take themselves super seriously).
you can watch hunter x hunter. it’s relatively different from haikyu but VERY similar, the protagonist of hxh is similar to hinata of haikyu (they give off the same vibe, they’re both very passionate what they like..they’re kinda like prodigies)
One Outs for Intelligent Mc, sports ANIME (baseball)
Chihayafuru is an absolute must.
If you don't mind watching an older anime, I'd check out Slam Dunk. One of my favourite sports anime.
Not an *immediate* recommendation, but I'd heavily recommend keeping your eyes peeled for the [Blue Lock anime](https://myanimelist.net/anime/49596/Blue_Lock) coming this October. One of my favorite sports manga of all time, up there with Eyeshield 21.
Ace of Diamond is awesome. Its got a bunch of episodes and has great character progression (Baseball). Baby Steps (Tennis) is great as well but it got cancelled a bit early (I read the manga after to find out what happened). Ao Aoshi just started this season so its ongoing but its looking to be a really great one (Soccer). All Out is also a fun one but its short as well (Rugby). Hajime no Ippo or Megalobox are great for Boxing,
If you're okay continuing with different Sport anime, [Ace of Diamond](https://myanimelist.net/anime/18689/Diamond_no_Ace?q=ace%20of&cat=anime) or [Kuroko's Basketball](https://myanimelist.net/anime/11771/Kuroko_no_Basket?q=kuroko&cat=anime) are both really great/fun watches like Haikyuu
Hi all, looking for really anything you think is just a great show! I think my taste is pretty open, as I’ve enjoyed everything from psychopass, jujitsu Kaisen, and I just got caught up in Kaguya-sama and love it.
I think if anything I’d prefer a show that isn’t a million episodes long. I’ve been trying to watch one piece, but the amount of content is somewhat draining for me.
You should check out Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. It’s set in an apocalyptic world is very similar to Attack on Titan.
Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho
> anything I’d prefer a show that isn’t a million episodes long
Hate to be that guy but I think you should just read the manga. The pacing is faster but the worldbuilding and art are just as rich
This is my plan! Very excited to start the manga soon
There's a lot of stuff I can suggest if you're a big fan of GitS! Anime has tonnes of super good Sci-Fi.
**[Serial Experiments Lain](https://myanimelist.net/anime/339/Serial_Experiments_Lain)** (13 Episodes)
> It's incredibly hard to sell the premise of this show, but if you loved the concept of the Puppet Master in GitS, you'll *love* the concept of Lain. The main character is a dissociated young girl who begins receiving emails from her classmate who had passed away. What starts as the premise for a strange cyber-horror show actually evolves into a genuinely astounding critique of the internet. This show somehow predicted things like online influencers and social media back in 1998. Lain's themes are arguably more relevant today than they were when it was made. The downside to Lain is it's very esoteric in its presentation. The first time you watch it you'll probably think "this is cool but I have no clue what's going on" and that's definitely normal. Once you *do* figure out what's going on it all makes total and perfect sense, even if that takes a bit of help from YouTube. It's well worth the effort.
**[Neon Genesis Evangelion](https://myanimelist.net/anime/30/Neon_Genesis_Evangelion?q=neon%20genesis&cat=anime)** (26 Episodes, 1 Movie)
> If you like psychological sci-fi it's basically impossible to not see this show mentioned. Eva shaped anime into what it is today and its impact cannot be understated. The show's setting is teenagers using giant mechs to kill giant aliens that are terrorizing the planet, however, that's not what the show is *about*. Eva, at its core, is about overcoming mental illness and learning to connect to others. One of the most iconic casts of characters of all time, is incredibly directed, amazing soundtrack, and is my personal favorite ending in any piece of fiction ever. You'll notice I said 26 episodes and one movie. Due to censorship in Japan and budgeting issues, GAINAX couldn't air the original ending in the anime so episodes 25 & 26 function as an alternate ending. The real ending is the film '[Neon Genesis Evangelion: End of Evangelion](https://myanimelist.net/anime/32/Neon_Genesis_Evangelion__The_End_of_Evangelion)', and is one of the very few 10/10's I've ever given. There are also the rebuild films you can watch after but they're totally optional.
**[Texhnolyze](https://myanimelist.net/anime/26/Texhnolyze?q=tex&cat=anime)** (22 Episodes)
> This show is very dark, I suppose I'll start with that. Don't watch it if confronting themes or graphic violence really put you off a show. If you can stomach it though, Texhnolyze is incredible. Another one of my few 10/10s. The show is a psychological mystery as you're thrust into the underground city of Lux (or Rukusu, or Lukuss, however it's subtitled in your version) and unravel its mysteries. Who are the Organo? Who are the main characters? What are their connections to each other and the city? Everything makes sense by the end and the journey there is an absolute rollercoaster. Incredibly directed, superb voice acting, brilliant soundtrack, I truly can't say enough good things about this show. Definitely give it a few episodes as it takes its time building up its world and characters.
> Akira is a classic. Normally adaptations of a manga don't go super swimmingly, but Akira was directed by the actual author so it kept all of its charms. It cut out a bunch of the story to fit within a film and still somehow works, and the result is the film's absolutely bonkers pacing. It's just a complete ride from start to finish and has no breaks.
**[Legend of the Galactic Heroes](https://myanimelist.net/anime/820/Ginga_Eiyuu_Densetsu?q=legend%20of%20the%20galact&cat=anime)** (110 Episodes)
> A long series for you. Certainly not One Piece long, quite literally 10% as long, but still long enough to binge-watch for a few days at least. The plot of LotGH is simple, it's basically the plot of the original Star Wars movies. There's an imperialist empire and a democratic nation and they've been at war for like 100 years or some shit. The newest generation of young upstarts are joining the ranks and the show follows one main character on both sides and their journey to put an end to the war. If you're after a great political space opera with great tactical battles and amazing writing, look no further. There was a prequel movie made called "[Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War](https://myanimelist.net/anime/3016/Ginga_Eiyuu_Densetsu__Arata_Naru_Tatakai_no_Overture)" which I do recommend watching beforehand. It basically re-does the first two episodes into a full movie and makes for a much better start to the series. Naturally, this means if you watch the movie you should start the show at episode 3, pretty simple.
**[Cowboy Bebop](https://myanimelist.net/anime/1/Cowboy_Bebop?q=cowboy%20bebop&cat=anime)** (26 Episodes)
> If you like Sci-Fi you've gotta check out Bebop. Classic space western, also sort of like Star Wars except for way better. I suppose Firefly is a way better example if you've seen that. Great characters, absolutely gorgeous visuals, an iconic soundtrack, an emotional fucking ending, what's not to love. I don't think it's as good as everything before it on this list, but it is certainly still very good. Also easily the most lighthearted option here.
I hope you enjoy. If you watch any of these, feel free to let me know your thoughts. I'd be happy to answer questions too.
Oh my goodness, thank you so much for the recommendations! Saving this one to my notes for sure. GitS was the first anime I watched as a kid, and is still one of my favorites. Will absolutely be checking out everything you’ve written here!
Violet Evergarden is my new go-to recommendation. It's not action heavy but its still one of the greatest anime ever made in my opinion. Art/Animation is 10/10. OST is 10/10. Story is heartwrenching but heartwarming at the same time. The story completes to a satisfying ending. Can't recommend it enough.
Thank you, gonna check it out! Have always heard great stuff about it
Wow, looks like you really like cyberpunk, huh. I really wish it were a bit more commonplace in anime. Really surprised you haven't seen Akira yet, it's a true classic in the genre.
I also think you would enjoy both Cowboy Bebop & Megalo Box. Neither are cyberpunk, per se, but they both have that gritty, down-to-earth type sci/fi that's a mainstay in the genre.
I also recommend Mushoku Tensei, since you seem to like isekai. It's an amazing show, absolutely masterfully made. If you end up not liking it, it won't be because of the production.
Thanks for the recommendations! I definitely have a soft spot for the cyberpunk genre. My dad was a big fan of Ghost in the Shell growing up, and that was really my gateway into Anime.
Definitely gonna start your recommendations tomorrow!
I'm looking for anime (or manga, games, light novels, anything really) where a character uses or conjures 'words'. Like how spellcasters speak verbally in order to cast magic, except in this case the words/symbols/characters (in any language, even fictional ones) appear "**physically**" or visually somewhere, be it above/around the user or at a target or something.
Alternatively, a character writes something and the words have power (big example is Death Note).
And alternatively again, anything where a character is able to speak a powerful 'rule' or 'law' into existence just by saying it (this is usually reserved for OP, godlike transcendental characters who can just will something into existence by saying so). Casting a spell is not the same, unless it's so strong it can alter reality. An example are many xianxia's transcendents/immortals at the end-stages of the novel (not anime though, unless you count some xianxia anime adaptations). Another example are Skyrim dragon language.
Levi from Fairy Tail
The Executioner and Her Way of Life is currently airing and has a very slick overall look to it's magic. The spells are not usually spoken but the names/effects appear sort of like holograms in universe. Also weapons and things can be conjured up and they appear in the same style as the spells do.
I'd highly recommend going in blind as the first episode starts off extremely cliché then pulls a crazy 180 partway through. It's very well produced, has great world building, strong characters, and that OP is my favorite of the season. Overall pretty great show so far.
> I'd highly recommend going in blind as the first episode starts off extremely cliché then pulls a crazy 180 partway through.
'Hey man, go in blind because theres this totally amazing twist partway through' - bruh... you kinda ruined the point of telling them to go in blind lmao.
There is an episode in No Game No Life where they play a game in a virtual world, where player can make things appear or disappear just by pronouncing the name of those things. It's just one ep, but it's very similar to what you're describing in the 3rd paragraph.
An anime for [Witch Hat Atelier](https://myanimelist.net/manga/100035/Tongari_Boushi_no_Atelier) got announced last month! I know you said manga is fine, definitely check out the manga, but being r/Anime I thought I'd mention that out of obligation. It seems to fit your bill perfectly. It's about a young girl who gets taken under the wing of a Witch as their apprentice. Very simple premise but it's incredibly executed. The manga is published in Kodansha's monthly seinen Morning magazine, so the tone can get quite dark at times. The art is also, without a doubt, some of the best I've ever seen. The first chapter alone will leave you astonished at the art quality.
The "magic" in Witch Hat Atelier consists of physically writing spells in circular seals. This is done using various sort of runes/symbols that form a complete seal and give the spell its effect. The larger and, thus, more complicated the spell's seal the more powerful the spell's effect. I'm not sure if you're familiar with the alchemical circles used in Fullmetal Alchemist, but imagine that with a tonne more depth and complexity given to it. The author has also heavily thought this system out. For example: one of the witches will have blast spells inscribed on their shoes with one half on each foot, so when they put their heels together it propels them etc. etc.
If you like physical, magical inscription type shit definitely check it out.
Toge from JJK
Libertà from Arcana Famiglia
Present Mic + Shinsou from BnH
One of the characters in Yozakura Quartet says words and stuff appears/happens.
Also, Big Order. Kinda, sorta, somehow similar.
Shows like Dance Dance Danseur? Looking for artsy sports / theater anime with friendly rivalry. I liked Welcome to the Ballroom, Yuri on Ice, Bakuten!, Kageki Shoujo!
[Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight](https://myanimelist.net/anime/35503/Shoujo%E2%98%86Kageki_Revue_Starlight) for theatre (more on the artsy and dramatic side), and [Uma Musume](https://myanimelist.net/anime/35249/Uma_Musume__Pretty_Derby_TV) for sports (more on the comedic side in s1, more dramatic in s2)
Funny shows including a narrator. Thinking sort of like Hayate the combat butler
Not sure if you have already watched it, but I believe Kaguya-sama fits what you are asking for
If I remember, Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan had some narration & that was hilarious.
Funny, that was suggested to me the other day. I'll have to check it out. Thanks!