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Turn Your Pain Into Power

Inspiring. Moving. That feeling you get when someone you've rooted for gets to be a--*ahem*--"badass". Stories that tell us pain does not have to be the end of us. Watch these guys transform. Satisfaction most effective with the no spoiler sit and watch.
1 Yona of the Dawn

Yona of the Dawn

A great and dramatic transformational story of outcast princess Yona. The storytelling woven with action, comedy, supressed romance, and realistic tensions made me as a viewer (and reader of the manga) believe in Yona as a real person. This is not a typical shojo story. The plot turns are refreshing in their ability to not follow predictions. A spoiled palace girl turns into...

2 Arslan Senki

Arslan Senki

Protagonist Arslan has always been kind of heart. A crushing military defeat, however, sends the young prince into a fight for survival. The world becomes very believable to viewers because of both the complexities to different groups we see and Arslan’s empathy that is drastically different from his father the king.

3 Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Violent and desperate, Attack on Titan‘s is never certain and almost always surprising.

4 Haikyuu!!


5 Haikyuu!! Second Season

Haikyuu!! Second Season

6 Baby Steps

Baby Steps

7 Eden of the East

Eden of the East

Part 1 to Eden of the East

8 Eden of The East Movie II: Paradise Lost

Eden of The East Movie II: Paradise Lost

Part 3 to Eden of the East

9 Eden of The East Movie I: The King of Eden

Eden of The East Movie I: The King of Eden

Part 2 to Eden of the East

10 Eyeshield 21

Eyeshield 21

11 Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

This first season of Free! takes us along with Haru and the gang of girly-named men. Some friendships are tightened. One friendship in particular is trying to mend after an event in their middle school years.

12 Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

A single young woman's tranformation into an old lady strips her of how she sees herself. Then put her into the house and mini-family unit of the young and handsome wizard Howl and his moving castle.

13 Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service

A new city, a new home, new friends, and a new stage in life. The protaganist must overcome these stresses as she comes into her own.

14 Kuroko's Basketball

Kuroko's Basketball

15 Kuroko's Basketball 2

Kuroko's Basketball 2

On to the next challenge for Kuroko and Seirin High!

16 Kuroko's Basketball 3

Kuroko's Basketball 3

The culmination of everything protagonist Kuroko was fighting for in season 1. This is "Kuroko's Basketball".

17 Naruto


Realistically a sour personality. Yet, our main protagonist, Naruto, must overcome painful situation one after the other. This includes Naruto's stigma for carrying a terrifying tailed beast inside him. Anyone can relate to Naruto. Beleive it.

18 Natsuyuki Rendezvous

Natsuyuki Rendezvous

Unique in that this anime explores dating and romance after the central female has become a widow. Our primary protagonist is interested in this widow who runs the flower shop, but is hindered by a ghost or spirit that only he sees.

19 Ookiku Furikabutte

Ookiku Furikabutte

The camaraderie built in this new all freshmen team becomes a source of recovery and healing for protaganist Mihashi, who turns out to be one heck of a pitcher.

Pitcher Mihashi loves baseball. Yet, his self-esteem as a pitcher was crushed by his teammates during middle school. Now attending a different school district, Mihashi is dragged into the school's first hardball team. His painful middle school experiences are slowly chipped away as Mihashi bonds and plays baseball with his new teammates.

20 Seraph of the End

Seraph of the End

Painful losses in his childhood first drive protaganist Yuu into an impressive thirst for vampire blood (just like Attack on Titan's main protaganist). Some good things come out of his life after joining the military, something he desired.

21 Say

Say "I love you."

This is not your typical luvy-dubby romance story. What's awesome is that this new relationship between our main couple brings them out of their painful pasts and transforms them as people. 

A young woman who decided long ago to never have friends and a popular guy who is known to have kissed lots of girls. Just starting a dating relationship is bound to have its bumps. Yet, the way challenges are tackled by this couple are just as moving as it's sweet moments.

22 Blue Spring Ride

Blue Spring Ride

23 Blue Exorcist

Blue Exorcist

If you can think of someone who made a bad mistake, has to live with the consequences forever, and has tried to come back even when others still hold their mistake against them...yeah. That is kind of Blue Exorcist.

24 Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters

Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters

25 Princess Jellyfish

Princess Jellyfish


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