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Seinen Anime Recommendation

Hello nerds and geeks. Are you in need of some awesome seinen anime to watch? Fear not, here we have a list of anime that can keep you pretty occupied for a while! For those of you who are just browsing and do not know what seinen means here is a description of it. Seinen is translated as "youth". It is a Japanese demographic aimed at men from late teens to adulthood who understands kanji. Seinen manga rarely includes furigana with kanji and have a wide variety of topics and themes.


I want to Eat Your Pancreas

Alt title: Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai



Overview:


This is a 108-minute long movie made by Studio VOLN. It was released in 2018. It is ranked number 71 on Anime-Planet with a 4.5 out of 5-star rating and number 285 on MyAnimeList with a score of 8.59. It is based on a novel that was published by Futaba Bunko. It was illustrated by Ioundraw and writing by Yoru Sumino.


Description:


In this deeply moving first-person story, a high school boy finds the diary of his classmate—and discovers that she’s dying. Yamauchi Sakura has been silently suffering from a pancreatic disease in school, and now exactly one person outside her family knows. He swears to her that he won’t tell anyone what he learned, and the shared secret brings them closer together. The two have very little in common, but they find themselves drawn to each other in Sakura’s final months to live.


Authors Thoughts:



I am going to say this, come prepared with tissues and issues. This movie was beautifully directed and written.


Other tags and genres:


Drama, Romance, Coming of Age, Illness, Opposites Attract, School Life, and Based on a Novel.


You can watch this anime on Hulu and 9 anime.



Monster



Overview:


This anime has 74 episodes. It was created by MADHOUSE and released spring of 2004 - 2005. It is currently ranked number 177 on Anime-Planet with a 4.4 out of 5-star rating and number 165 on MyAnimeList with a score of 8.77 out of 10.


Description:


Dr Kenzo Tenma is a genius surgeon working in post-Cold War Germany who has a bright future ahead of him. He is admired by his colleagues, loved by his patients, and due to marry his boss' daughter, the beautiful Eva Heinemann. One day, when two patients in desperate need of emergency surgery are wheeled into his hospital, Tenma faces a terrible choice of saving the orphaned boy who came first or the mayor of Düsseldorf, whose recovery would raise the hospital's profile and boost his own career. Against the demands of his superior, Tenma does what he believes is right and saves the child. However, his decision not only damages his prospects but unleashes a chain of events so horrific that it might have come from the depths of his worst nightmares. Laden with guilt, Tenma begins a journey across Germany in search of a formidable young man who will challenge his morals, his love for life, and his very sanity.


Authors Thoughts:



I haven't had the pleasure of watching this anime yet. However, I was told by those who have watched that it is a masterpiece and I am sleeping under a rock if I have yet to pick this yet. So I will recommend it to you all since others have spoken so highly of it.


Other tags and genres:


Mystery, Conspiracy, Doctors, Europe, Germany, Medical, Noir, Psychopaths, Revenge, Serial Killers, Thriller, and Based on a Manga.


You can watch this anime on Hulu, Amazon Prime, and 9 anime.



ReLIFE



Overview:


This is a 13 episode anime created by TMS Entertainment and Double Eagle. The collaborative project was released Summer of 2016. It is ranked number 398 on Anime-Planet with a 4.3 out of 5-star rating and number 495 on MyAnimeList with a score of 8.03 out of 10.



Description:


Arata Kaizaki (27) quit the job he landed after graduation in only three months. His life did not go well after that. Now his parents are threatening to stop sending money, and want him to come back to the country. He has no friend or girlfriend to share his troubles with...as he hits rock bottom a strange man named Ryo Yoake appears. Yoake invites Kaizaki to join a societal rehabilitation program for NEETs called ReLife. This program uses a mysterious drug to make him look younger, and sends him back to high school for a year...


Authors Thoughts:



I started off reading the webtoons of this. I was obsessed with it. The concept and problem-solving that the show had in there about adult life and navigating between that bridge of high school, college, and after college was intriguing and relatable. It asks the question of if you were at a job or didn't have a career would you like to go back and redo everything to better yourself as an adult. I love it. I am a big fan of the story with the purpose of teaching and showing real-world aspects. This is worthy of being in the seinen category. Watch it or better yet read the manga.


Other tags and genres:


Comedy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Age Transformation, NEET, Psychological, School life, and Based on a Manga.


You can watch this anime on Crunchyroll.



One Outs



Overview:


This anime is 25 episodes long. It was created by MADHOUSE and released fall of 2008 and 2009. It is ranked number 251 on Anime-Planet with a 4.4 out of 5-star rating and number 182 on MyAnimeList with a score of 8.35 out of 10.


Description:


Kojima is a baseball legend. As the superstar cleanup hitter for the Lycaons, he won himself many awards including rookie of the year seven times; but there's one title he never acquired: champion. In an attempt to find that special something Kojima feels he's missing inside, he opens a training camp in Okinawa. There, through a series of events, Kojima is introduced to a high stakes game dominated by the talented Toua Tokuchi and subsequently loses a fortune. However, Kojima finally defeats Toua and due to their agreement, he enlists him to join the now poorly-ranked Lycaons - but Toua demands a high price: instead of a salary, he will receive five million yen for each out and lose fifty million yen for each point lost. With a bad attitude and prodigal skills, Toua will help transform the Lycaons into winners once more.


Authors Thoughts:



I haven't watched this anime yet. However, I did hear it was pretty good. So I went on ahead and added it to the list.


Other tags and genres:


Sports, Baseball, High Stakes Games, Overpowered Main Characters, Psychological, and Based on a Manga.


You can watch this anime on Hulu and 9anime.



Space Brothers

Alt title: Uchuu Kyoudai



Overview:


This anime is 99 episodes long. It was created by A-1 Pictures and released spring of 2012 - 2014. It is ranked number 266 on Anime-Planet with a 4.3 out of 5-star rating and number 992 on MyAnimeList with a score of 8.52 out of 10.


Description:


When Mutta and Hibito were children, they made a promise to become astronauts together after spotting a UFO one night. Now adults, the duo's path couldn't have diverged more – Hibito is about to travel to the moon with NASA to help simulate the future exploration of Mars, and Mutta is unemployed, having recently headbutted his boss at an auto company. Still, the man can't shake his desire to surpass his younger brother, and soon, he becomes an applicant for Japan's JAXA space program. His ultimate goal, to get one step ahead of Hibito and go to Mars. But the path to becoming an astronaut is long and fraught with tests and challenges. Will Mutta and newfound friends Kenji and Serika manage to persevere and achieve their dream?


Authors Thoughts:



Okay, so I have had this anime in my stalls for a while. But guess what. I will be restarting it soon! I have been going on a binge through all my stalls lately and Space Brothers is the next one up right after Silver Spoon. I can tell you this from the first three episodes I felt that it had a lot to offer and that it would be an enjoyable ride.


Other tags and genres:


Drama, Sci Fi, Astronauts, Childhood Promise, Outer Space, and Based on a Manga.



You can watch this anime on Crunchyroll.



Jormungand: Perfect Order



Overview:


This anime is 12 episodes long. It was created by WHITE FOX and released Fall of 2012. It is ranked number 410 on Anime-Planet with a 4.3 out of 5-star rating and number 990 on MyAnimeList with a socre of 7.93 out of 10.


Description:


The child soldier Jonah continues to protect Koko while she brings the boom to cities across the globe. When the international arms dealer ramps up sales, her hired guns are targeted by government agencies, warmongers, and assassins — leading to some devastating betrayals and losses. Amid all the gunfire and grenades, Koko begins to work on a secret project in South Africa: Jormungand. But when she finally reveals her master plan for the future of war, not everyone is happy with the plot. As the body count starts to explode, Jonah will have to decide if he can stand by and watch his employer’s blood-soaked plan for world peace unfold, or try to put a stop to it.


Authors Thoughts:



Here is another one I haven't watched yet. It wasn't recommended to me at all. I found it while browsing and thought it would be pretty interesting based off its tags and description. So I placed it on the list.

Other tags and genres:


Action, Gangs, Guns, Mercenaries, Military, and Based On a Manga.


CONTENT WARNING: Nudity and Violence


You can watch this anime on Funimation.



This blog was written by Keria Anime Junkie.

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