This summer we have so many anime with an all-male cast, I was so happy I decided to to a rec/ranking/review/summary. Note: I only watch anime with mostly males I’m sorry it’s just what I like lol so this list may not match yours. (I cannot stand female leads - except maybe Gintama? - because they will escalate into romantic relationships and they annoy me to no end. It’s like the only purpose of females is romance and I hate that.) And a warning is that I’m kind of shallow so I normally look at the guys’ looks and then their character. But good character and relationship developments are definitely essential to me too.
Fukigen na Mononokean
I’ve rec it so many times I feel like I’m part of the official publicity comm but it’s really good :) My favourite character is Abeno cause he’s really adorable and tsundere (?) haha. If you like youkai, friendship and touching moments, do try this out!! It’s a little similar to Natsume Yuujinchou too.
It looks really interesting so I watched it and when I saw the OP I screamed cause all-male cast! Compared to Spring 2016 this season does look more appealing to me. And I’ve ran out of anime with all bromance (other than sports anime) and no romance. So anyway for Servamp, Kuro was a really cute cat, and the setting seems interesting enough for me to chase. I feel like I might not like the main character as much though but we’ll see.
3. Fudanshi Kokou Seikatsu
Ahh this is really cute I can relate so much to the main character as a Fujoshi myself :D and I can hardly find friends who can fangirl with me. It’s really sad to be embarrassed for liking gay ships ;n; The only bad thing about the series is that it’s too short each episode haha.
4. D.Gray-man Hallow
I’ve read the manga but didn’t understand most of it. Still, it’s likeable and I like Allen and Kanda. I felt like this season they beautified all the characters and Kanda definitely looks better with his new hairstyle/fringe :DD I hope they can animate most of the manga and I hope we can finally understand what is going on with the 14th.
I just watched the 1st episode today and all I can is that it’s really good and hilarious omg. Only it’s too short with the first 9min trying to break the fourth wall and I couldn’t understand the humor at all. Still, the rest of the episode was worth it! Can’t wait for the rest!
1. Katsuki Hoshino from Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria (Light Novel)
You wouldn’t expect a normalcy-obsessed boy to become pretty abnormal for the sake of the one he cares. I don’t want to spoil but he’ll become one of the most crazy yandere in creepy first person narrative you’ll ever find if you read and endure reading all seven volumes of this light novel which is already amazing itself.
2. Kairak from Abide in the Wind (Webtoon)
This is a pretty known yandere, so I’ll sum him up briefly. He’s a dragon and only have one girl he cares about in this whole world. I don’t want to spoil so let’s say his yandere glare to other guys while getting all gentlemanly to the main girl would make you fangirl all day XD
3. Onodera Punpun from Oyasumi Punpun (Manga)
This one is also relatively unnoticed. Throughout my whole career of seeking out a male yandere in a manga. This one never came up. I didn’t expect the male MC to be a yandere either. But, trust me, the latter part of the novel would shock you with his antics and logic in order to save his love. If you can stand him being drawn as a bird head, that is. The manga is amazing as well, not only well drawn but also one-and-only of its kind.
4. SeJoon from Flowers of Evil (Manhwa)
While seemingly sane at the beginning, this guy is certainly the craziest, most jealous in the story. Warning: So shojo and TWINCEST
5. Akiharu from Hakuji
The guy next door is a painter. He’s obsessed about your porcelain like complexion… in a relatively crazy but not too creepy (at a cute level) way…
i love the idea of a drarry fanfiction where drarry is a casually secret relationship but Hermione and the rest of the school population is completely oblivious, and so they formulate a plan to get them together and drarry watches in amusement as the school tries to sail a ship that’s already canon
… you also might enjoy Kaijudo, a 2012 cartoon series from Hasbro.
Kaijudo was co-developed by Andrew Robinson, who also served as story editor and wrote many episodes. Overwatch fans may recognize his name as the storyteller behind several of the Overwatch comics, particularly Symmetra’s “A Better World”.
But really, the similarities lie in that both are stories about a diverse cast of characters from various walks of life, regions, and cultures who nevertheless band together to fight for peace & make the world a better place for everyone…
(…while also befriending awesome monsters and dragons and things)
6 Reasons to Read The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
As you may or may not know, The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon is one of my favorite high fantasy series. If you love fantasy like I do and are looking for a thrilling, thought-provoking series, I would definitely recommend these. Below I’ve listed a few reasons you should give this series a try.
Location: The books are set in London, but in a futuristic, dystopian London called Scion London. Obviously, London provides a variety of interesting settings in the book, and provides the perfect backdrop for the intrigue and darkness of the plot. Scion London completely captivated me
Diversity: The books are extremely diverse. There are both LGBTQ and POC characters. They are given as much development and respect as any other character, and they are an integral part of the book.
Strong Female Characters: The protagonist of the books, Paige, is a kickass female character. She’s is strong, stubborn, and intelligent. She is not a damsel in distress, and she fights for what she believes is right. If nothing else, read this book for a female lead who is not written as perfect. She has character flaws and sometimes makes bad decisions. But she overcomes these and sticks to her beliefs.
World-Building: The world-building in these books will Blow. You. Away. Trust me. The world that Samantha Shannon has created is truly mind-blowing. You become completely and totally immersed in this strange, dark world that she has created. It’s one of those books where you feel weird when you stop reading it, because your own world doesn’t really feel that real anymore.
Uniqueness: The book is so completely original. It might take you about 50 pages or so to get into the rhythm of it, but once you do, you will be so impressed with how different it is from every other fantasy book. Shannon has created a totally new world, a new language and slang, and characters unlike anything I have ever read before.
The Sequel: The last reason to read The Bone Season is this: its sequel, The Mime Order is even better than the first one. I know. That never happens. But it is.
So, there you go. What more do you need? Read this book. You won’t regret it! And the third one in the series comes out next year, so you have plenty of time to read the first two before then!
Ship: Jimin - Jungkook Rating: Mature Type: Fluff Status: One Shot Warnings: Smut Summary: Jimin accompanies Taehyung to Jeongguk’s brother’s Halloween party and he flirts with his long term crush using Pokemon Go.
Opinion: Just Jikook being Jikook using pokemon for the worst pick up lines ever ;)
Hi, fellow otaku! In ‘Mangaka Close-Up’ corner, I simply want to talk (or basically, fangirling) about Nakamura ASUMIKO sensei. Ever heard of her or maybe even read her works before? As far as I know, she is undoubtedly a significant figure among fujoshi and fudanshi, as she already made a big name in Yaoi/BL stream.
I happen to stumble upon her works for the first time when I was looking for Yaoi manga with mature, psychological genres. And at that time, her work that I read was 'Double Mints’. My first impression on that manga was ’How weird and outworldly her arts are.’ The way she drew their limbs, body proportions, facial expressions seems so wrong yet so right. And her smooth lineart flows gracefully. I was not immediately fell in love with her art styles, yet, by times, they simply grew in me.
The most significant feature of her arts is the sanpaku eyes, which obviously can be seen among most of her characters. For those who don’t know what sanpaku eyes actually mean; it refers to eyes with a significantly visible white space above or below their eyes (alright, I Wikied that one indeed). When it comes to psychologically disturbing characters, their void and mysterious personalities are excellently projected through their sanpaku eyes feature. Sensei’s arts are simply seductive, stunning and haunting if I must say.
Nakamura sensei seems to be fond of gothic and lolita fashions too, as can be seen portrayed through many of her female characters.
Now let’s talk about her manga and storylines. For me, Nakamura sensei works usually have this unexplainable magical and dark appeals. She may pull one of it or combine both elements simultaneously in her manga such that in J no Subete. When she intended to create a cute, heart-warming and fluffy love story, she’ll give you exactly that and even beyond what you desire. Her manga entitled Non-non, Doukyuusei, Sotsugyousei and the related sequel, such as Sora to Hara and O.B. are the proves of that. You can’t help but adore every single characters in it. As a matter of fact, the storylines are quite simple. But sensei managed to approach her reader with common story in a special way.
But, please beware that she can instantly seized all of those cloud nine feeling the moment you read her other works tagged as mature, adult, psychological or tragedy. If I have to recommend you my favourite works of her under these genres, then you may want to try reading Lure of Aroma, The Inheritance of Aroma, Double Mints and J no Subete.
Nakamura sensei also have several short stories, too short to a point that left you hanging in the end. But my favourite among those is Perfect World. It’s about a wife’s unconditional love towards her ill husband.
And, here I simply have this need to express on how I am head over heels with the way Nakamura sensei explicitly and meticulously draw the make love scenes of her characters. It’s not merely about the nudity or how steamy the scenes are, but it’s about how the characters are into the moments, being indulged and spoilt. Though some scenes are disturbing, such as bully, rape scenes which occasionally appear in her works, but the expressions of her characters are undeniably overwhelming.
A round of applause to Nakamura sensei for successfully serving her readers with mind-boggling stories. And for those who are looking for unique manga, especially for Shounen-ai and Yaoi genres, please never hesitate to check sensei’s works. Second thought is unnecessary, I believe.
Quick summary: Three newcomers become civil servants, expecting a boring, simple life. On the contrary, this workplace is anything but normal.
The art style is not only adorable, but it is well done and smooth.
The characters are unique and lovable (especially Lucy, who’s pictured above)
It’s got a simple plot, so it’s really easy to follow. Most episodes have separate plots of their own (a common thing in slice of life anime).
It has a really catchy intro song
The timing of the plot twist was literally PERFECT.
Each episodes (usually) has its own subplot, along with the underlying, main plot. The main plot doesn’t start taking effect towards the end, so it could be considered slow in that regard. This is mainly because the early episodes focus on the subplots
Overall opinion: It’s really quite charming. Not only did it teach me a little about what civil servants do, its cute characters and simple, humorous plot really topped it off for me. I would probably hug 99.9% of all the characters, too.
guys i highly suggest Eleanor & Park (it’s a book). i just spend 6 consecutive hours reading it & it’s now four in the morning. it makes you want to scream, cry, fall in love, punch a wall, and appreciate life.