Appendix J: Anime, Manga, & JRPGs


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I want to use this thread to compile a best of the best list of anime, manga, light novels, video games, JRPGs, and other Japanese media that you think would or should be used as a modern “Appendix N” for a Japanese fantasy themed RPG.

I don’t want this thread to be a debate about what does or doesn’t qualify. For example, Sea of Stars is a JRPG that was developed by a western game studio. Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra are both close enough to anime that the fact the were made by western companies doesn’t matter.

Some easy, obvious choices are:

Dragon Quest franchise.
Final Fantasy franchise.
Avatar: The Last Airbender franchise.
Zelda franchise.
Mushoku Tensei.
Demon Slayer.
Fullmetal Alchemist.
Fairy Tail.
One Piece.

That’s all I can think of off the top of my head.

What do you think should be added to Appendix J?

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Greg K

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Princess Monoke and Spirited Away
Record of the Lodoss War
One Piece (Netflix live action): I only got about 30 episodes into the anime. I liked the concept and characters, but some things in the anime really annoyed me so I say go with the Netflix series instead as it removed the elements I found annoying and is more concise.

edit: I missed the fantasy specification. Removed the modern and scifi recommendations
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A suffusion of yellow
Dynasty Warriors
Monkey Magic

okay - these are Chinese Dongzhua rather than anime
Wanmei Shijie, Perfect World
Yao Shen Ji, Tale of Demons
Nezha Reborn (a Dieselpunk world)

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