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MANLY Anime - Starter Pack

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byEterTC
Nov 09 2022, 12:13 PM | Updated Feb 26, 7:04 PM
What is a manly anime? It may be hard to define them at first glance. Rather than a textbook definition, it's more of a specific "vibe". You can feel when you're watching one of them.

One might associate them with a specific artstyle, starring adult male characters with a muscular build and detailed facial features, and while that is definitely a common trend, it's not necessarily a requisite.

To me, a manly series is one where the characters represent the ideals of manhood. They have an unbreakable determination, they protect their loved ones and are willing to risk their own lives for what they believe in, to achieve their dreams, or for a better future. And while the majority are battle oriented, they might not even need to throw a punch to be considered manly, sometimes their strong will speaks for themselves.

These characteristics apply to many other series, but a manly anime just hits different. You look at them and think "that's what a man would do".

This is not a comprehensive list, but rather, a collection of the series I feel represent these ideals best and would recommend to those interested in this type of anime.

MANLY Manga: https://myanimelist.net/stacks/17673
Hokuto no Ken
TV, 1984
7.97
131,562
Sakigake!! Otokojuku
TV, 1988
7.42
14,356
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)
TV, 2012
7.88
1,658,831
Kinnikuman
TV, 1983
7.45
12,895
Ashita no Joe
TV, 1970
8.32
92,263
Grappler Baki (TV)
TV, 2001
7.46
145,340
Kenpuu Denki Berserk
TV, 1997
8.58
657,761
Toriko
TV, 2011
7.51
129,226
Riki-Oh: Toukatsu Jigoku
OVA, 1989
5.98
4,152
Koukou Tekken-den Tough
OVA, 2002
6.88
4,571
Saint Seiya
TV, 1986
7.76
188,410
Space Cobra
TV, 1982
7.70
23,470
Midnight Eye: Gokuu
OVA, 1989
6.45
13,269
Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin (ONA)
ONA, 2022
6.61
68,244
Jungle no Ouja Tar-chan
TV, 1993
7.09
3,043
Golgo 13 (TV)
TV, 2008
7.52
42,873
Riding Bean
OVA, 1989
7.08
22,924
Shin Getter Robo
OVA, 2004
7.39
10,853
Kidou Butouden G Gundam
TV, 1994
7.59
69,603
Kakugo no Susume
OVA, 1996
4.80
11,913
Shigurui
TV, 2007
7.36
124,060
Street Fighter II Movie
Movie, 1994
7.19
32,159
Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf
TV Special, 1992
6.38
11,152
Hashire Melos (Movie)
Movie, 1992
6.91
7,009
Cyber City Oedo 808
OVA, 1990
7.19
31,789
Mad★Bull 34
OVA, 1990
6.32
12,049
Osu!! Karate-bu
OVA, 1990
6.66
2,267
Rokudenashi Blues
Movie, 1992
5.83
2,681
Salaryman Kintarou
TV, 2001
7.42
10,341
Soukihei MD Geist
OVA, 1986
5.33
17,012
Shuumatsu no Walküre
ONA, 2021
6.78
311,448
Juubee Ninpuuchou
Movie, 1993
7.61
141,625
Kengan Ashura
ONA, 2019
7.44
160,713
Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou
TV, 2003
7.89
139,357
Hajime no Ippo
TV, 2000
8.77
591,384

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