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Favorite Seinen anime/manga?
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Posted 3/21/08
Most of the discussion around here revolves around shonen anime, but what about another important genre, seinen? There are reams of manga in Japan focusing on career people and their lives, struggles and loves, as well as samurai epics like Vagabond and other historical dramas. There's even a very popular series about wine connoisseurs called Kami no Shizuku.

Just to clarify, we're talking about "adult" series, but NOT hentai.

My favorite seinen manga right now is Pluto. Tetsuwan Atom gets a shiny new coat of paint from Monster's Naoki Urasawa, and is re-told as a gritty detective story for the original Atom fans, who are all grown up now.

I guess I could consider Black Jack a seinen series, as long as the darker elements remain intact.

So how about you?



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Posted 3/21/08
Huh black jack is seinen? Looks more like shonen.....
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Rottensentence wrote:

Huh black jack is seinen? Looks more like shonen.....


I'm thinking of the manga and the earlier movie and OVA. All very dark and very violent. The recent anime is strongly toned down since it's meant for kids, but in the original, people die horrible deaths quite frequently.
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I think Urasawa Naoki's Monster counts as seinen, right?
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Posted 3/21/08
Oh I see......I only watched the anime so i didn't know lol
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Yes, Monster is a seinen. It was probably the first great anime I've watched, which might make me a bit biased towards it, but it had an intense, gripping story and some of the best character development I've seen in an anime.
Posted 3/21/08
I think these ones are pretty good...
GunXSword
Gantz
Trigun..yes this is Seinen
Darker Than Black the anime verison
Golden Boy...that anime is just crazy and perverted haha..
3x3 eyes
Berserk the manga is really good
Hellsing
probably a bunch of other ones that I can't think of right now lol

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I never watched Monster, but I read the entire manga without pause because the story was so intense.
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Posted 3/21/08

shizukahikari wrote:

I never watched Monster, but I read the entire manga without pause because the story was so intense.


From what I've been told, the anime follows the manga nearly scene for scene.
Posted 3/21/08
Vagabond, though the novel it was based on was a lot better.
Posted 3/21/08
xxxHolic, i really like the anime, and manga version too, its funny and misterious~
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Posted 3/21/08
Most of the anime I like is seinen...

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is my favourite though.
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Posted 3/21/08
Its Hard to choose just one... i like Akira, Vagabond, Trigun, Gantz, Blade, Hellsing and all but if a have to choose based on the awesomeness my very favorite one has to be Berserk but i share a special bond with the Drama from Bitter Virgin
Posted 3/22/08
Seinen is my favorite anime genre. Just so intense

Anyways, Darker than Black and Elfen Lied is my favorite. The first few minutes of Elfen Lied was just incredible
Monster is a Seinen? then that too
Darker than Black
Hellsing
Gantz
Trigun
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Posted 3/25/08
Bitter Virgin...

it was sad...

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