My 9 Favorite Seinen Anime Series – Still The Best


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One Punch Man



Saitama, a seemingly unremarkable man, embarks on a unique journey to become a hero. Through relentless training that costs him his hair, Saitama gains the ability to defeat any adversary with just one punch. However, this overwhelming strength leads to an unforeseen problem — he’s now bored with battles.

I think what makes this series so good is the humor side of being so strong. Saitama has such strength yet is so clueless about things going around; combining that with solid animation work makes this such a joy to watch.

Though I do think season 2 lacked a bit with the animation side, season 3, made by MAPPA studios, might take this series in the right direction again.

Key Points:

  • Saitama’s quest for excitement in a world where his power knows no equal creates a captivating narrative.
  • Teaming up with the aspiring hero Genos, they navigate the Hero Association to find challenges worthy of their prowess.

Tokyo Ghoul



In a Tokyo plagued by ghouls, college student Ken Kaneki’s life takes a dark turn after a seemingly innocent date ends with a ghastly revelation. His encounter with Rize Kamishiro, a ghoul with sinister intentions, results in a life-threatening transformation as he becomes a human-ghoul hybrid.

Key Points:

  • Kaneki’s struggle to come to terms with his new identity and retain his humanity sets the stage for a gripping exploration of societal conflicts and personal growth.
  • The series unfolds as Kaneki navigates the volatile and bloody world where he’s caught between two warring factions.




Satoru Fujinuma, gifted with an ability called “Revival,” is thrust back in time moments before calamity strikes. When falsely accused of a heinous crime, Satoru finds himself sent back to his childhood in 1988, facing an opportunity to right past wrongs.

Key Points:

  • The mystery of an unsolved murder and the abduction of a classmate years ago intertwine, prompting Satoru to alter history to prevent tragedy.
  • As he navigates his past to protect those he cares about, the series intricately blends suspense, emotion, and time-travel elements.

Parasyte: The Maxim



Alien parasites infiltrate Earth, targeting humans by infiltrating their bodies. High schooler Shinichi Izumi becomes a host to one such parasite, Migi, which takes residence in his hand. Their uneasy alliance pits them against other parasitic beings.

Key Points:

  • The series explores the complexities of coexistence and identity through the evolving relationship between Shinichi and Migi.
  • As they navigate threats and moral dilemmas, the narrative delves into questions of survival and the nature of humanity.

Kaguya-sama: Love is War



At Shuchiin Academy, the brilliant student council president Miyuki Shirogane and vice president Kaguya Shinomiya engage in a battle of wit and emotions. Both deeply enamored, they engage in a contest of pride, refusing to confess their feelings first.

Key Points:

  • The series blends comedy and romance, delivering hilarious yet heartwarming moments as the characters navigate their emotional standoff.
  • Miyuki and Kaguya’s playful yet intense rivalry captures the essence of youthful romance and the complexities of relationships.

Elfen Lied



Lucy, a Diclonius subjected to inhumane experimentation, escapes from captivity, leaving behind a trail of bloodshed. Her escape leads to a head injury, resulting in a child-like persona coexisting with her lethal instincts.

Key Points:

  • The series navigates themes of trauma, identity, and the consequences of societal cruelty through Lucy’s complex character arc.
  • Lucy’s encounter with Kouta and Yuka, who extend kindness despite her dark past, intertwines their lives in a world of government conspiracies and moral dilemmas.

Vinland Saga



Thorfinn, fueled by vengeance for his father’s murder, navigates a world embroiled in war and chaos. Dreaming of a fabled land of peace, Vinland grapples with the brutal reality of his Viking heritage.

Key Points:

  • The series dives deep into themes of honor, revenge, and the toll of endless conflict on humanity.
  • Thorfinn’s quest for justice and his internal struggle amid a backdrop of Viking politics and warfare captivate audiences.

Bungou Stray Dogs



Atsushi Nakajima finds himself entangled in a world of supernatural mysteries after encountering the enigmatic Osamu Dazai, a detective investigating peculiar incidents involving a mysterious tiger. I think the series is getting by the seasons. The latest season was a blast to watch, highly recommended.

Key Points:

  • Combining supernatural elements with detective narratives, the series boasts a diverse cast of characters with unique abilities.
  • Atsushi’s journey from an outcast to a crucial member of a supernatural detective agency offers a blend of action, intrigue, and character development.




Dr. Kenzou Tenma’s life takes a drastic turn after a moral dilemma, setting him on a path to redemption. His choice to save a young boy over a prominent figure leads to unforeseen consequences and a haunting encounter with the enigmatic Johan Liebert.

Key Points:

  • The series navigates ethical complexities, justice, and the thin line between good and evil through Dr. Tenma’s pursuit of redemption.
  • Johan Liebert’s enigmatic presence and the psychological depth of the narrative contribute to a compelling tale of suspense and moral ambiguity.

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