The seine genre is nowhere near as popular as the shonen genre, although it addresses many of the problems people have with the shonen. People are attracted to the acting and the big battles of the shone and forget that there are many great series aimed at an older audience.
An even bigger problem is that when the seine series get attention, there are only a handful of series. Shows as Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vinland Sagaand One-Punch Man are unfortunately the only programs people ever talk about. Although they deserve their popularity, it means that people are missing out on many other great seine anime.
10 Blue period focuses on a passion for painting
Blue period was originally a manga from Tsubasa Yamaguchi and published in Seinen magazine Monthly afternoon. The story is about Yatora Yaguchi, who struggles to find meaning in life despite being a talented genius. Before he graduated from high school, he falls in love with painting and joins the school’s art club.
Yatora’s passion for art is so great that he’s trying to get into Tokyo University of the Arts, a prestigious school with almost impossible standards. Despite the scarcity of available seats and the lack of competitors’ many years of experience, Yatora is still seeking to find its way in and achieve its dreams.
9 Maison Ikkoku is a classic romance series
Rumiko Takahashi has created more classics and more waifu at the top level than most manga creators can dream of. In 1980, the prolific artist began work on the manga for Maison Ikkokua romance series that was published in the first issue of the magazine Seinen Great comic spirits.
The story focuses on the Maison Ikkoku guest house, whose rowdy residents are about to drive Yuusaku Godai to move out – until he meets the new house manager. Impressed by the beauty of Kyoko Otonashi, Yuusaku decides to stay, even though he has a tough time ahead of him before he gets Kyoko to let go of her lost love.
8 Girl with high score reminds players of their youth on arcades
Girl with a high score was originally a manga series from creator Rensuke Oshikiri, published in Square-Enix magazine Monthly Big Gangan. The main character is Haruo Yaguchi, a boy who lacks social skills and characters, but who absolutely dominates arcade games. He has built his whole life around games, so he is quite desperate when he is destroyed by classmate Akira Oono in a game with Street Fighter II.
Girl with a high score captures the feel of early 90s arcade culture, where friendships were born from friendly rivalries and intense competition. If nothing else, everyone who was around for arcade games before they all went to the console should check out this series.
7 Jormungand should appeal to Black Lagoon fans
Jormungand follows Koko Hekmatyar, an arms dealer who works with a special crew of bodyguards she has grown through many years of business. The latest addition to her crew is Jonah, who despises arms dealers because of what they have done to his country, and only reluctantly works for Koko.
Koko believes that one day she can create world peace, even though she spends most of her time either selling weapons or evading the authorities in the countries from which she operates. Created by author Keitarou Takahashi, Jormungand was originally published in the magazine Monthly Sunday Gene-X.
6 Lupine III is the first gentleman thief of anime
The legendary Lupine III the series was originally a manga series from creator Monkey Punch. The series was first turned into an anime in 1971, directed by creators Masaaki Osumi and finally Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Lupine has received content regularly since, with his 80s series as an anime that all fans should watch at least once.
Although Lupine The universe is not so well known in the West these days, the franchise is still popular elsewhere in the world. Recently, Lupine III del 6 saw Lupine pair up with Sherlock Holmes as they went up against the international criminal organization The Raven.
5 Arakawa under the bridge is excellent surreal humor
There’s nothing like when an anime is not afraid to get weird, and Arakawa under the bridge will definitely be weird. Created by Hikaru Nakamura, Arakawa originally ran in Ung Gangan from 2004 to 2015. The series follows 22-year-old Kou Ichinomiya, who lives her life according to a simple rule: never blame anyone.
When a girl named Nino saves his life, he is willing to do anything to pay her back – even if it’s something like she wants to experience love. Kou decides to live under the Arakawa Bridge with her, and encounters all the ridiculous inhabitants who live there, including a village chief who pretends to be a kappa. Arakawa is one of a handful of underrated comedy series that any fan should at least try.
4 Ah! My goddess! Is a top-level romantic comedy
Kousuke Fujishima began working with Ah! My goddess! to Monthly afternoon back in 1988. The series went to 2014, but it got an OVA in the 90s and a TV series in 2014. The series takes place in a universe where people can call Goddess Help Hotline to get a simple wish fulfilled.
When the main character Keiichi Morisawa calls, he jokingly asks that the goddess Belldandy stay with him forever. Surprisingly, the goddess agrees, but this only creates new problems for him, such as being thrown out of the apartment and figuring out what to do with it.a goddess who lives with him.
3 Gangsta represents the end of an era
Gangsta was one of the best projects from studio Manglobe, a company that delivered classics such as Samurai Champloo and Ergo Proxy. It was also the studio’s last project, when at the same time they were forced to go bankrupt. The series focuses on a couple of “Handymen” who take on dangerous odd jobs for both the police and the mafia.
When a job requires them to take out a trafficker and his prostitutes, the two decide instead to hire the woman to work for them. A project from the manga creator Kohske, Gangsta is still published in Comic @ Bunch. That’s the biggest flaw with anime: it’s a great story that was forced to end while still world-building.
2 Wave, Listen To Me presents a cast of adults with real jobs
Waving, listen to me began as a manga series that ran into Monthly afternoon from Hiroaki Samura, who is best known for his work with Blade of the Immortal. People looking for the action to Blade may be disappointed, however, since this series focuses on a former waitress who gets a job at a radio station because of her ability to joke.
Minare Koda catches the eye of a radio station producer when she drunk starts shouting about her life to him while she is at a bar. Even though it costs her the waitress job, she gets the opportunity to get a job as a nightly talk show host. Waving, listen to me shows the advantage of a seine – for once, the cast is all adults working actual jobs.
Manga creator Kosuke Fujishima created You’re under arrest for his magazine Morning in 1986, and even though it only ran in seven volumes, its popularity far exceeded the length it ran as a manga. The series focuses on Natsumi Tsujimoto and Miyuki Kobayakawa, who both work at Bokuto police station.
The two are opposites, but their passion for helping people and enforcing justice knows no bounds, and leads them into situations far above pay. You’re under arrest started as OVA, but got three seasons as a TV series.