Title Recommendations based on Zero Kiryu
In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko struggle to survive.
Code Geass follows Lelouch vi Britannia, who was the 17th in line to the imperial Britannian throne until his mother was assassinated by others in the royal family, after which he fled to Japan as "a Britannian who hates Britannia." After a mysterious girl gives him Geass, "the power of a king," Lelouch now possess "the absolute power to command anyone to do anything." Donning the false name "Zero," Lelouch uses his Geass to pursue his oldest and deepest goal: destroying Britannia.
Satoru Fujinuma is a struggling manga artist who has the ability to turn back time and prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he turns back time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his classmate Kayo.
When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.
Focusing on the attempts of hikikomori recluse Tatsuhiro Sato to reintegrate into normal society, Welcome to the NHK is one part slice-of-life adventures, another part dark comedy. Dealing seriously with themes like social anxiety and depression, Welcome to the NHK can be a heavy series to watch. But with its self-aware humor and satiric view of Japanese fan culture, the show manages to be deeply funny.
Gifted with a wide assortment of supernatural abilities ranging from telepathy to x-ray vision, Kusuo Saiki finds this so-called blessing to be nothing but a curse. As all the inconveniences his powers cause constantly pile up, all Kusuo aims for is an ordinary, hassle-free life where ignorance is bliss.
Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, takes a funny, yet painful, journey of self-discovery for love and independence and upends his family.
Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to diabolical. Time is running out as war between the Olympians, and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near.
Nick Birch and Andrew Glouberman are middle school students who spend their days thinking about girls. Yet all they have experienced of it so far is anxiety and fear of their own inadequacies. Nick and Andrew are trying their best to make it through puberty with their sanity intact.
Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.
Death is the main attraction in Deadman Wonderland. Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He's framed for the carnage, sentenced to die, and locked away in the most twisted prison ever built: Deadman Wonderland. And then it gets worse. At Deadman Wonderland, convicts are forced into brutal deathmatches for the amusement of the masses, the cheers of the crowd drowning out the screams of the dismembered.
Geralt of Rivia is a professional "witcher" trained to fight monsters. Because of his powers, he ends up involved in world events more often than he cares to be, and he has to step carefully around a web of lies, mistrust, and consequences.
Cute, colorful, and fun, Tokyo Mew Mew has been well-received as an entertaining entry in the magical girls manga world. The story doesn't take itself too seriously, and there's plenty of cute outfits, sparkly backgrounds, and romantic storylines. Lurking somewhere underneath that is a environmental message, but it tends to take second place to the five girls' adventures. Artist Mia Ikumi's drawings are just as free-flowing and high-energy as the main character's personality. Tokyo Mew Mew is like a piece of cake—sweet and enjoyable.
Anne with an E centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890's, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly woman and her aging brother.
Guillermo was inspired by Antonio Banderas's role in Interview With A Vampire. As he explains, he had never seen a Hispanic vampire before, and he thought: if he can do it, why can't I? Guillermo is pursuing his dream by working for Nandor the Relentless, hoping that eventually Nandor will make him a vampire. But he's starting to wonder if Nandor is ever planning on actually turning him, and it's starting to create resentment.