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A LIST OF ANIME FOR MANLY MEN MAN, MEN! I think, or something like that. Just stuff that would appeal to a male audience, and without a ton of ecchi bullcrap. This is also only anime I have seen. ALSO IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS THAT ARE NOT ON MY MAIN LIST (or this list.) , COMMENT TELL ME WHAT IT IS I WILL WATCH IT AND ADD IT TO THE LIST.Please try to keep suggested anime to shows that are not all that popular and are a max of 50 episodes. Caps are for getting your attention...
1 Afro Samurai

Afro Samurai

Come on Afro Samurai aired on spike TV. It's ah mans show. and you only have to watch it for all of 5 mins to know that.

2 Akira


Cyberpunk awesomeness. Akira may be confusing as hell but it is pretty damn good animation wise. I hear the manga is a lot less convoluted.

3 Armitage III Dual-Matrix

Armitage III Dual-Matrix

Badass android chick kickin ass and chewing bubblegum, damn strait Armitage is a classic.

4 Armitage III Poly-Matrix

Armitage III Poly-Matrix

See above.

5 Battle Angel Alita

Battle Angel Alita

See armitage Repace name with alita. This anime is a little wierd and the manga is just as much so. Still the animation is great.

6 Berserk


Guts is ah badass. Need I say more.

7 Black Lagoon

Black Lagoon

This show it the ultimate in heartpounding rocket ride kick you in the nuts till you can't stop watchin show I would suggest it to anyone. This is in my personal opinion the best show on this list.

8 Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail

Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail

See black lagoon

Watch this after Second Barrage

9 Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage

Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage

Just black lagoon second season, see black lagoon.

10 Blood+


A great anime to watch with the girlfriend but still pretty good alone. Blood+ is gory and violent in a nice kinda way.

11 Blood: The Last Vampire

Blood: The Last Vampire

if you want ah badass vampire anime, but don't want to bindgewatch a whole series.

12 Blue Submarine No. 6

Blue Submarine No. 6

Not really sure on a reason but this anime has always had my attention. Submarines, fish people, explosions, it was pretty awesome.

13 Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

This is a great anime to watch with yer buddies and a few beers. I'll be honest You probly won't be able to stand it sober but drunk this anime is a riot.

14 Claymore


Not much hotter then a chick that can kick yer ass.

15 Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy bebop is simply a classic and I have yet to meet a guy who didn't think fey was somewhat attractive even for an animated girl. That being said this is not the reason, Cowboy bebop is a awesome bounty hunter spaceship anime with a kickass crew.

16 Crayon Shin-chan

Crayon Shin-chan

well had to put some comedy in here. Shin-chan is pretty messed up and though looks innocent is more dirty then ren and stimpy. I'll also mention that when I talk about Shin chan I mean the funimation dub. The reason being that they took a lot of liberties with the script to make it better for a american audience. This may sound bad but when you have a show that's all about pun humor in a language that those puns wouldn't make sense it's alright to make the principal a hispanic gypsy who was an ex magician that killed a whole bunch of people on accident. Or have a little girl who thinks because she's not being beaten that her daddy doesn't love her anymore. 

17 Cromartie High School

Cromartie High School

Freddy Mercury, the manliest gay man to ever man. also gorrillas and... ya know what. just watch it. You will see what I mean.

18 Desert Punk

Desert Punk

.... I don't even.

19 Devil May Cry

Devil May Cry

Devil May Cry. Need I say more.

20 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Brotherhood is kickass, much better then the first series, not really all that "manly" I guess armstrong is in it. Both him and his sisters are manly enough for this list.

21 Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

What can I say about ghost in the shell. well it's Cyberpunk greatness in a digital format. see for yerself, This applies to all ghost in the shell related material.

22 Ghost in the Shell 2.0

Ghost in the Shell 2.0

23 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Stand alone complex is in my opinion the definative ghost in the shell.  The movies are great but this show is a masterpiece. The characters are somewhat fleshed out better as is the world. The show is art. And I say this because rather then just stating the plot to explain what the show is about it does in fact have a deeper meaning. What does it mean to be human? Hell this show has even got me to read the catcher and the rye and I didn't really want to do it. That being said while it may be an action show. It is rather thought heavy. So mature audiences here.

24 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig

Ghost in the shell stand alone complex second season.

25 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society

26 Hellsing Ultimate

Hellsing Ultimate

Hellsing, If you are a guy and don't know hellsing I feel sorry for you. This anime is epic. Watch Hellsing ultimate OVA there are 12 episodes each one 42 mins long and the animation is amazing. Watch in a dark room with a bottle of whiskey and a box of nuttybars, get comfy yer gonna be here a while.

27 Jormungand


Ok so if you enjoyed black lagoon and didn't get enough even after roberta's blood trail. You should watch this show. The chacters are solid as is the writing. Only instead of smugglers/pirates/delivery boys this show is about arms dealing. If you are a fan of lord of war, apacalypse now,fullmetal jacket, hell anything with people shooting eachother for a cause or not. you will most likely like this show.

28 Jormungand: Perfect Order

Jormungand: Perfect Order

Jormungand season 2,

29 Last Exile

Last Exile

Last exile, Yet another one not all that Manly but if you like Steampunk, with airships, explosions and good character devolopment here's yer ticket.

30 Monster


Kinda like watching, a Crime drama. Monster is about a man who had everything and lost it all.

31 Mezzo


yet again chick who kicks ass. In a semi cyberpunk setting.

32 Mezzo Forte

Mezzo Forte

see mezzo.

33 Mushishi


Been watchin a lot of the crazy action on this list and need to relax a bit and go to bed well here ya go. Mushi-shi isn't action crazy or even fast passed. The animation is different the backgrounds are beautiful and the stories are really good.

34 One-Punch Man

One-Punch Man

One punch man is the manliest man to ever anime man, man! Everything about this anime is MANLY! If you don't know already One punch man can beat any enemy in a single punch. Goku git yer ass whoop.

35 Requiem from the Darkness

Requiem from the Darkness

Another one that has been a while Requiem from the darkness. is another one of those nightime ones that I watch from time to time. It has it's moments and some of the later episodes are pretty messed up.

36 Samurai 7

Samurai 7

A anime mecha adaptation of the old story. I am not a huge fan of mecha in any way but this was pretty good. also the samurai didn't have giant robots they are fighting giant robots, much cooler.

37 Samurai Champloo

Samurai Champloo

I have in all honesty never been able to finish samurai champloo, That being said I had a lot of friends who watched it when it came out on adult swim. The animation is good and story is sound. Not my thing but this list isn't for me.

38 Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

Moribito is about a kingdom, a prince and the badass woman bodyguard who risks everything to save both of them. It's very mello at times. But the animation is solid and the story is as well for the most part. This one is in here because it's good. It doesn't have a whole ton of machismo like the rest but this one is worth your time.

39 Sword of the Stranger

Sword of the Stranger

Take a classic samurai movie and animate it and you will have sword of the stranger. The story is good and the animation is top notch.

40 Tokko


Ok almost done my rewatch.Some minior spoilers here, This show is odd in that I have now watched it 3 times and it changes every time. I don't know it's just me, I guess. So Ranmaru is a cop, His parents were killed 5 years ago, since then his only mission in life was to find who killed them and kill them right back easier said then done because it was demons from the pits of hell. He then finds out that where he is currently working is pretty much just a front for a special opts group known as Tokko.

Beautyful women, swords, demonslaying,blood,gore, It's a good anime if you want something short and sweet, but it's also a bit sad for that same reason, You will wish it was longer.

41 Toriko


Toriko is in here for a simular reason to one punch man. But like bobobo is easier enjoyed drunk.

42 Trigun


I shouldn't really have to explain tri-gun this show is classic. but I will try. A badass intro, hand drawn animation and a classic story. If you are a fan of borderlands you will most likely love tri-gun. If you liked firefly you will like tri-gun, if you like anime you will like tri-gun. And if you are not made of gasoline metal or explosions get the hell out. I digress if you are still here reading what the hell are you doing go watch tri-gun.

43 Trigun: Badlands Rumble

Trigun: Badlands Rumble

Counldn't get enough Trigun. well look no further. The movie takes place after the main series and it is a fun little romp with Vash and the gang.

44 Trinity Blood

Trinity Blood

Trinity blood is a tough nut to crack. Once you manage it though it's a pretty good story. Though predictable, it's only failing to me is that it was too short. 

45 Vampire Hunter D

Vampire Hunter D

46 Witchblade


Ok I said I wasn't going to put in ecchi bullshit and I was somewhat lying. The difference here is the tropes are gone. No fan service(well none needed) or attempt at romance. This show is pure action.

47 Wolf's Rain

Wolf's Rain

a rather strange anime but if you are in the mood for something a little off then well worth watching.

basically it's about wolves disguising themselves as humans. 

48 Ergo Proxy

Ergo Proxy

Animation that is out of this world and a dark cyberpunk setting that is almost scary, also I think Re-l is kinda cute. This anime is really good ignore the reviews and just pay attention and you will be impressed. Confusing as all hell but overall very good.

49 Gungrave


Another one those anime that is beautiful to look at but you think the whole while watching, This is gory violent and well animated but what the hell is going on.

50 Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing

Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing

Fam the silver wing is admittedly a little more campy then the original last exile I hesitated to add it to the list but it is very good and worth the time to watch it.


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2steel Aug 25, 2021

nice list, I like a lot of the titles on here, kinda funny though how these are regarded as manly men's animes, yet a lot of women watch them too, not only men enjoy some good violent action scenes

beiri0x Jan 29, 2021

love this genre i would add baki to tho 

thenewnoobguest May 15, 2020

Wait is this list unnironic?

Halex May 15, 2020

Megalo Box definitely belongs on this list, it is primarily a show about "finding & doing what you love" to the point you risk everything in your life for just a moment of bliss, regarding the consequences that will come next.

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Jeanmat Apr 2, 2019

Youjo Senki would be an other one to look at. Dho fairly balanced in it's theme, it does get pretty fucking dark at times and deals with what an army man must do for it's country. Closest anime I can think of that ressembles Generation Kill; marines first recon unit in the invasion of Iraq. (If you're a man, you have to watch Generation Kill, regardless of the fact it's not anime. Crayon munchers are the best and f*ck POGs!)