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High-Level Mind Games

May 10 2022, 4:33 PM | Updated Oct 12, 2022 12:11 PM
Anime where smart / clever characters engage in high-stakes battles of wits using galaxy brain level strategy and 4D-chess moves to defeat their opponents.

(one entry per franchise)

• High stakes
• Emphasis on strategic thinking
• Well-thought out, well-executed, and well-explained plans

(let me know if I missed anything that fits this stack!)
Death Note
TV, 2006, 37 eps Me:- Author:9
A classic game of cat and mouse between Kira and L
Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen
TV, 2011, 26 eps Me:- Author:8
Gambling addict Kaiji must use clever planning and gambler's instinct to dig himself out of debt. This season is the more exciting of the two that are currently out.
Tomodachi Game
TV, 2022, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Tomodachi Game is a high-stakes contest designed to destroy friendships. With their secrets revealed, will Yuuichi and friends ever be able to trust each other again?
World Trigger 2nd Season
TV, 2021, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
This franchise has some of the best team tactics battles in anime. This season is where it really starts getting good with much higher animation quality.
Be sure to watch the first season first, just remember to skip the copious amounts of recap and filler that season is known for.

Yakusoku no Neverland

The Promised Neverland

Yakusoku no Neverland
TV, 2019, 12 eps Me:- Author:9
These high-IQ orphans have to use their heads to avoid an unfortunate fate.
Hunter x Hunter: Original Video Animation
OVA, 2002, 8 eps Me:- Author:8
One of the best arcs in HxH, and the one that best fits this stack.
Obviously, watch/read the previous arcs first! (or the 2011 version)
Kenpuu Denki Berserk
TV, 1997, 25 eps Me:- Author:9
Griffith uses his mastery of strategy to move up in the world...

Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu

The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt

Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu
TV, 2022, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
In war and politics the ability to predict and outmaneuver your opponents is key to the continued success and survival of a kingdom. Does Prince Wein have what it takes to raise his nation out of debt?
Odd Taxi
TV, 2021, 13 eps Me:- Author:9
Taxi Driver Odokawa finds himself involved with a dangerous group.

Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
TV, 2006, 25 eps Me:- Author:8
Lelouch gains the ultimate power to start his rebellion.
TV, 2017, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
These crazy girls are crazy about gambling!

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