The 25 best seinen animes of all time
Yes my dear, best anime seinen. The genus Seinen (meaning young man) is a division of public, aimed at men between 18-40. However, nothing prevents a woman to see these anime seinen, just as it happens in the genus Josei (opposite of the seinen), so vice versa, men can also enjoy the josei. Go, see the best anime seinen, no matter if you are man or woman, see the anime seinen.
25. Aoi Bungaku
The series consists of six adaptations of modern classics of Japanese literature: Osamu Dazai is no more human (Ningen Shikaku) & Run, Melos! (Hashire, Melos!), the heart of Natsume Soseki (Kokoro Natsume Soseki), the Inferno screen of Ryunosuke Akutagawa (Jigoku Hen) & the Spider web (Kumo in Ito), and Ango Sakaguchi in the forest under the Falls of cherries flowers (Sakura no Mori no Mankai in Shita).
Shimazu Toyohisa, during involvement in the Battle of Sekigahara, mortally wounds Ii Naomasa, but is critically injured in the process. As he walks through the fields, wounded and exhausted, Toyohisa sees himself transported to a corridor full of doors, where a man with glasses behind a table awaited him. This man sends Toyohisa to the nearest door, and he wakes up in another world. There, Toyohisa finds other great warriors like him, who likewise were transported, to be part of a group known as "drifters. This world contains both native human races and demi-human races, including elves, dwarves and hobbits. However, this world is at war, and soon the Drifters are forced to fight.
23. Elfen Lied
The story begins with the escape of Lucy, a powerful diclonius, of an island, a research center, heavily protected by armed people, with a huge scientific facility. In an attempt to stop her, a sniper ends up hitting his helmet and knocks it overboard. Then she is found by Kouta and her cousin, Yuka, with no clothes, no memory, with a small child's behavior and the only thing she could talk about was Nyuu. Then she ends up moving in with Kouta, in an old closed boarding house, which he rented to live while studying at the university. Meanwhile, the staff working in the lab is desperate behind Lucy, and they send professional killers and other Diclonius after her.
22. Arakawa Under the Bridge
Ichinomiya Kou has always lived according to the norm of his wealthy and successful family: never be indebted to anyone. But one day, beneath the Arakawa Bridge, his life was saved by a homeless girl named Nino. In order to return the favor, Kou promises to be her boyfriend. So begins his new life beneath the bridge.
21. Sidonia in the Kishi
It's been a thousand years since Gauna, a strange alien race with no known communication method, has destroyed the solar system. A basement of mankind managed to escape using enormous "seeding ships" like Sidonia, which allowed them to keep the population as they wandered through space. Tanikaze Nagate is a young man who was raised in the bowels of the ship. When he begins training to pilot gigantic robotic weapons known as Gardes, Nagate is entrusted with piloting the legendary unit known as Tsugumori. Nagate and his fellow pilots will risk their lives against Gauna in the decisive battle for the survival of mankind.
Shigeru Akagi is a young prodigy in the art of gambling. He appears out of nowhere to become a legend of the underworld in Japan with amazing and unbelievable victories. His talent is discovered in a game of mahjong against Yakuzas (Japanese mafia) where Akagi plays mahjong for the first time. Akagi possesses a combination of courage to venture into insane bets, absurd luck, incredible analytical ability, phenomenal bluffs, skill, occasionally cheating and steel nerves to literally destroy their opponents.
19. Prison School
Hachimitsu Academy, known for its rigorous academic standards and even stricter school conduct, is making a major change this year. For the first time in the history of school, boys will be allowed in their constitution. When Fujino Kiyoshi begins his first day at Hachimitsu Academy, he is surprised to find that there are only 4 other boys in the entire school, making the proportion of girls for boys to be 200/1. And unfortunately for them, none of the thousand girls will talk to them or even recognize them. But Kiyoshi and the other boys are about to find out about the fearsome student council that's been threatening female students about interacting with the opposite sex.
18. Tokyo Ghoul
Strange murders begin to take place in Tokyo. Because of the net evidence in the cases, the police concluded that the attacks are the results of a creature that feeds on other beings, a "eater" ghoul. Two college friends, Kaneki and Hide, create the theory that ghouls are imitating humans, so they are never seen or captured. They can't even imagine that this theory can be true and the thing comes out of your control. Kaneki ends up getting involved without knowing one of these creatures, that attacking the boy ends up accidentally dying, but leaves him severely wounded and to the point of dying. The only salvation? A transplant involving the creature itself, but that could bring terrible consequences for Kaneki. What will happen from now on?
17. Kuuchuu Buranko
Based on a book of the same title, Kuuchuu Buranko (or Trapeze) is an anime that gathers several tales of Ichirou Irabu, an eccentric psychiatrist who attends the most varied situations. His unusual behaviour surprises his patients throughout each story.
Ajin are humans who cannot die. Seventeen years ago, they first appeared on a battlefield in Africa. From there, more of their species are discovered in the (within) human society. Its rarity in appearing has made, for experimental purposes, the Government offer a generous reward for those who capture one. At present, a high school student who expects to have a common summer holiday, is about to have his life transformed into something unexpected.
15. Initial D
The student Fujiwara Takumi works as a clerk at a gas station in the morning and the night delivers to his father's tofu shop. Your precise driving skills and the modified Toyota Sprinter AE86 Trueno from your father make it the best Street Racer in your region, so several other racing groups will challenge you to test your skills.
14. Black Lagoon, the
Okajima Rokuro is a typical Japanese business man, who lives in his daily routine until, he is sent by his company to the South Asian with a disc containing top-secret information, arriving there he is kidnapped by pirates inside a ship called Black Lagoon, he thought the company would pay the bounty, but the company decides to send mercenaries to reclaim the record and "Shut Up" by Rokuro. He can hardly escape with life, but now he has nowhere to go. He decides to forget his name and his past and live as a member of the Black Lagoon.
The story takes place in 2075 and the half section that is not valued by the company relies on a very energetic character nicknamed Hachimaki, the best astronaut of the company that is not noticed by it, but only by the accompanying team and his helper who enters soon First episode Tanabe who believes that the work of this sector is the most important.
12. Berserk (1997)
Gatts never had an easy life. He became the best in the art of fighting, and subsequently joined a group of mercenaries led by charismatic Griffith. Griffith's meteoric rise to power and fame leads him to the extreme depths of evil; The desire for power that can possess a man altogether. In the agglomerated genre of action anime, Berserk stands out. From animation to history with deep characters, this anime really stands out. The anime has several brutal sequences of action, but with a relatively complex storyline that makes the action more meaningful. The battle scenes are very lively, even in the one-on-one fights. In addition, an expressive soundtrack composed by Hirazawa Susumu is added. Berserk is recommended for those looking for an adult medieval fantasy title with great characters and an intriguing storyline.
11. One Outs
The mysterious Tokuchi Toua is a boy who lives in betting games and is considered unbeatable, especially in a game in particular known as one Outs (a well-summarized type of baseball). But Kojima Hiromichi, a legendary hitter of the Lycaons team, will end up crossing his path and everything will change.
In 1711, a group of alchemists seeking eternal life unite to invoke the "demon" that kept this secret. The demon agrees to give what they want-an elixir of life, beyond the method to create more and how to end their immortality-the next night, Alchemists began to disappear, "eaten" by their own. Realizing it was dangerous to be together, they decide to spread around the world. Centuries later, in an America in the dry-law season, the Immortals meet again and then the Baccano! (Noise in Italian) starts again.
9. Ghost in the Shell 2.0
Section 9 is a highly secretive government agency that deals with cyber-terrorism and other related crimes. Kusanagi Motoko is an important officer of this agency, and she is attributed the case of the "puppeteer"; A high-dangerousness hacker who starts stealing secret government information by hacking the ghost of his victims. This version called 2.0, recreates several special effects of the film through the latest technologies, remakes the voices of the actors to 6.1 surround and proposes a new mix on the original soundtrack by Randy Thom (The Incredibles, Ghost in the Shell Innocence).
8. Uchuu Kyoudai
Uchuu Kyoudai tells the story of two brothers: Mutta and Hibito, being Mutta the elder brother. When they were children, the two witnessed a UFO (at least they think it is one), and since then they promise to go into space. The years pass and only Hibito becomes an astronaut and is about to go to the moon, already his brother Mutta ends up losing his job for having given a head-butt in his boss. When Hibito discovers that Mutta is unemployed, he asks his brother to listen to a recording they had made on the day they witnessed the UFO, and after hearing the recording (which I will not reveal his content here), Mutta remembers his old dream, which due to the Problems of the day-to-day was completely forgotten, and that now with a little push of his brother, such a dream could be somehow achieved.
Young 17-year-old Izumi Shinichi lives with his parents in a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo. In one night, an alien creature called Parasyte invaded the Earth, taking the brains of the host humans, entering their bodies by their ears or nose. A parasite tried to get into Shinichi's ear while he was sleeping, but it failed because he was wearing headphones. Then he enters Shinichi's arm and gets stored in his right hand, forcing both of them to coexist.
6. Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate plays with maximum fidelity the storyline of Hellsing manga and uses modern animation techniques. Dubbed by the same team of anime voice actors, each episode has 50 minutes of animation that reproduce an entire volume of the manga. The entire manga story was covered by the DVD's/Blu-ray compilation. So it is not a continuation of the TV series but a new series, with higher degree of fidelity to the original storyline (manga).
About 10 years after the Second World War, a group of delinquents was sent to the Shonan Special disciplinary School, having to learn to face the atrocities and injustices committed on the site. A student who was already there when the young people arrived acts as their mentor, teaching them about friendship and guiding them through the difficulties.
Rainbow is a differentiated series regarding its theme, dealing with a certain seriousness of a subject often avoided, which is life in a house of correction. By passing through a time when the ghosts of war were alive, the history approach is made by the post-war optics in Japan. The animation is conducted by the famous studio Madhouse, and one of the highlights is its opening with the song "We're Not Alone" by the band Coldrain.
4. Boku Peak GA Inai Machi
Struggling manga author, Satoru Fujinuma is sated by his fear of expressing himself. However, he has a supernatural ability in which he returns in time and is forced to avoid any death or catastrophe, returning in time until he avoids such an incident. One day, he's accidentally considered a murderer. Desperate with the situation his supernatural ability comes into action, but he does not return for a little before the murder but rather for his period of life when he was a primary student.
Kenzou Tenma has an unbelievable ability as a brain surgeon, a beautiful and wealthy bride, and a promising career. However, after being disappointed with the policies of his hospital, he decides to save the life of a young boy who was shot in the head, saving the life of the mayor of the city as the boy had arrived first, contradicting the high level of the hospital. As a consequence, he loses the support he had of the hospital director, as well as his position at the hospital and his fiancée. Shortly thereafter, the hospital director and the doctors who replaced him are mysteriously murdered, and once again he returns to the top where he was. But as suspected of leading the murders, Tenma initiates a process to clear his name and correct the mistakes of the past, going to the bottom of these and other murders, and investigating the truth behind the monster behind all this.
2. One Punch Man
Everything about the young Saitama seems to be "on average"; Since his lifeless expression, his bald head and his nothing impressive physique. But, in fact, he's a superhero who's looking for powerful opponents! The problem is that every time he finds a promising candidate, he ends up with his race in just one punch. Will Saitama finally be able to find a villain strong enough to challenge him?
The story features ubiquitous creatures called Mushi that often present supernatural powers. Mushi are described as beings in contact with the essence of life in its most basic and pure form. Due to its ephemeral nature, most humans are unable to perceive the Mushi and are obliviic to their existence, but there are some who possess the ability to see and interact with such beings. One of these people is Ginko, the main character of the series. He employs himself as a "Mushishi" (term given to people who possess the ability to see Mushi) traveling from one place to another to research mushi and help people suffering from problems caused by them. The series is an anthology of episodes in which the only elements in common between the episodes are Ginko and the various types of Mushi. There is no overaring plot.
Yes, the best anime seinen are here!
With more serious history, anime seinen, has a more adult and complex language, usually anime seinen are more appreciated by young men. The deception of many is to find that anime seinen possesses only action, because they are perfectly mistaken, Seinen is only a division of public, in the case, anime seinen would be for young men of 18-40 years. As explained, anime Seinen has a more serious and complex history. Oh, don't confuse with Shounen!
Note: Seinen does not resume in just action. They are more serious and complex anime, aimed at the adult audience.
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