Animated drama films and series transport its viewers to a world where emotions are visually interpreted through a play of movement, colors, music and words. So prepare copious amounts of tissue and your favorite human pillow (for hugging!) as we are about to give you the Must Watch Drama Anime List this 2016.
1. Orange Animated Series is a story about regrets and getting a second chance at life in a parallel world. One day, 16-year old Takamiya Naho receives a letter from herself ? ten years into the future. As Naho reads the letter that warns her about events that will happen, it coincidentally starts on the day she meets a new transfer student- Naruse Kakeru.
Why should you watch this anime? You learn about dealing with regrets, forgiveness, depression during adolescence, and friendship. It shows you two possible outcomes of what your future can be – 1. If you held back and take for granted the people close to you and 2. If you let go and care for things that really matter.
2. Battery is a story about a baseball prodigy named Harada Takumi, who at a very young age was hailed the best pitcher in the region. When his family moves to another town, he loses faith in his talent. Until he meets a kid named Nagakura Ko. Ko has a strong desire to form a ?battery? with Takumi (pitcher and catcher combination).
Why should you watch this anime? Because this drama anime will tug your heart-strings. A story about believing in yourself, learning how to trust, and basically a display of perseverance and hard-work to achieve your goals.
3. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu Set in the 1970s, an ex-convict becomes passionate about rakugo, a one-man-show style of Japanese comedic storytelling told using only a fan and a handkerchief as props. The actor portrays all the characters in the stories by changing his voice and mannerisms. This man seeks out Yakumo after watching his Rakugo performance called ?Shinigami?. Yakumo takes in the ex-con as an apprentice and calls him Yotaro. Yotaro becomes delighted, but after a while, things begin to progress in ways he never expected.
Why should you watch this anime? ?This anime is really more of a period drama. It?s very historical and educational. If you want to know what Japan was like during the Showa Era, learn all you need to know about rakugo and learn some traditional Japanese stories in the process, don?t miss this series. The art and animation are beautiful, and it transports you to a different time and place with its artistic use of music, and wonderful voice acting.? – Lizzy Nyanko
4. Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (Erased) This story is about a boy named Satoru Fujinuma who finds out that he possess an ability called ?Revival?, which allows him to go back in time, minutes before a life-threatening accident occurs, to prevent it from happening. However, when his mother was murdered, he was sent back in time once again. This time 18 years in the past, giving him a chance to make things right.?
Why should you watch this anime? The story is very intriguing and very dark in a way that you will be hooked right from the start. The characters? mysteriousness is complemented by the beautiful art and smooth animation.?
5.?Ajin: Demi Human What do you do if you discover that you are immortal? This is a story about Kei Nagai who discovers that he can never die. In this series, immortal beings are called Ajin, and the government is supposedly supporting them but instead they are being used as subjects for cruel experiments.
Why should you watch this anime? Ajin is a supernatural anime full of complex ideas about life and death, as well as the dark side of human nature. It deals mostly with the question- what does it mean to truly be human? Fans say that this is a must watch for those who liked Tokyo Ghoul. (myanimelist)
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