Komyo ga Tsuji [2006]

Komyo ga Tsuji is 45h NHK taiga drama. This aired in 2006. The title “功名が辻” can be a pain to translate into English. There are no precise English words for it. I would loosely translate it as “The crossroad to glory”.

Komyo ga Tsuji [2006]

Patlabor [1988]

Patlabor was and is still an oddball. It is one of few series which I favor anime over manga. Therefore, I will be talking about the anime although I will show you a small collection I have for this at the end of this article.

I also consider both manga and anime canon, so I will mix events from both plots.

Patlabor [1988]

Ii Hito [1993]

Ii Hito ( いい ひと ) means “a good person”. いい being “good”. ひと means a human being.
If you’ve watched anime, you have probably heard of both words frequently.

The protagonist is Kitano Yuji. He is a young man who has just arrived in Tokyo for work. He has a girlfriend in Daeko. Their relationship starts out as a long distance one in the beginning but they’ve been a couple for some years ever since their college days.

Ii Hito [1993]

Ozanari Dungeon [1989]

Ozanari Dungeon is what I’d call a typical fantasy adventure series. This was released in 1989 which is more than 30 years ago although I must point out that it ran from 1989 to 1996.

Typically, in a fantasy adventure, there is always one thing: The MC has hidden powers of some sort.

Ozanari Dungeon [1989]