Are there any manga or anime similar to Space Brothers, BECK or RIN? By that, I mean a "protagonist works really hard, gets waylaid, perseveres" story, devoid of mystical talent or special powers?
Already read Solanin, but it was a little depressing for my tastes. Suggestions?
Also, I've already burned through Eyeshield 21 and Slam Dunk; liked the former rather than the latter, even if it was a bit formulaic.
One more bump, I guess