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All right, /a/.

Give me an anime that features a protagonist who isn't some "chosen one" with unique abilities. What I'm looking for is a manga/anime that shows the protagonist rising to the top through sheer willpower/determination/training/etc.
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>>100707342
So you want an MC that doesn't do anything himself?

Sorry can't help you there.
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>>100707456
u wot
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Sengoku Youko(manga)
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Steins;Gate

Protag is a failure even among his turbonerd freak friends.
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>>100707342
I don't know? Cromatorie? My Teen Romance SNAFU?
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>>100707539
OP here. God damn you.

I'm still in depression over finishing the movie.
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>>100707342

Hajime no Ippo
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Amamiya Yuuhi - Total Badass.
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>>100707342
Berserk
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>>100707539
Reading steiner is an ability
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>>100707342
Veritas a best

Gangryong is the king of getting shit done, rather than having fate do it for him.
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>>100707342
Hajime no Ippo
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Free
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>>100707522
But the ronin isn't the protagonist.
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hoshi no samidare

it's also a 10/10
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>>100707342
>reccomendation thread
fuck off
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>>100707796
But Haru constantly wrecks Rin's tryhard ass. I liked Free!, but the moral really goes all over the place.
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Jean
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>>100707846
what, they only really raced each other once and haru lost
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Kenichi: The First Disciple

or something along the lines

he starts as a nerd getting the shit beat out of him, becomes a martial arts badass
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>>100707342
>protagonist rising to the top through sheer willpower/determination/training/etc.
Naruto
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There's shitloads of anime like that, quit being a lazy faggot and search for yourself. You didn't even try to hide the fact that this is a rec thread.
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Boku no Pico and sequels.
First, he is trained by a great master.
Then he faces a great riva.
Finally, his old rival returns, accompanied with a girl with a mysterious hidden sword. He faces them down two on one.

In the end, he wins the hearts of all. He truly is My Pico.
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>>100707928
He has the damn Nine-Tails in him, the most powerful of the Tailed Beasts.
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>>100707342
Senyu?
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Oyasumi Punpun
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Railgun
One Piece
Bleach
Naruto
Cowboy Bebop
Trigun
Lucky Star
TTGL
SE Lain
Code Geass
To Love Ru
School Days
Sora no Woto
Tatami Galaxy
Spice and Wolf
Shakugan no Shana
ZnT
SZS
Gargantia
Yuru Yuri
Aria
Sora no Otoshimono
Dragon Ball
TWGOK
Madoka
Azumanga Daioh
Nichijou
Jinrui
Hidamari Sketch
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that one anime
you know the one
yooou know the ooone
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>>100707803
He's close enough.
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>>100707992
This.
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>>100708283
That oatmeal looks gross.
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>>100708234
Nice autistic troll you have going there, mate.
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>>100708234
Half of those are chosen ones.
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Evangelion
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>>100708234
>Naruto
>Railgun
>One Piece
>Code Geass
are you shitting me?
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>>100708323
YOU LOOK GROSS FUCKING NERD I HATE YOU AND YOUR WAIFU IS A FUCKING BLIMP COW
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>>100707342
>thinly veiled recommendation thread
nobody has said samurai flamenco?
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>>100708373
>missed bleach
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>>100708328
>Obvious joke
>Must be troll and autistic
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>>100708354
That's the joke.
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Agreed fully on Veritas. Psyren is up there as well.

Psyren's MC doesn't exactly work crazy hard, but he gets really mad and then gets shit done. It's cathartic. Early in his ability may seem kinda special snowflake, but it's handled really well.
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>>100708285
But he isn't. He is a major character, though.
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>>100708454
That's not a very good joke then.
Jokes make people laugh, that wouldn't make anyone laugh.
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>>100708391
Fuck you said cuz? Muh dawg just know I'm bout that life. Goofy ass muthafucka, you not down wit the blam blam. Me n my nigga go hard.
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>>100708314
his poor shoulders ;_;
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Hajime no Ippo is good. I never thought I'd enjoy a boxing anime but it's one of my favorites.
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Anime rec thread?

Any harem where the MC isn't some nervous shy guy?
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>>100708543
Yeah go hard into your dad's ass
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>>100708496
That's cause I haven't delivered the punchline yet.
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>>100707846
They raced twice against each other as high school students. Rin won both times, but it was a hollow win the first time.
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>>100708612
Is the punchline your retarded actions? Because that's still not very funny.
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Fuck off

>>>/r/
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Anime:
Kaiji
Planetes
Psycho-Pass?
Samurai Flamenco?
Yowamushi Pedal?

Manga:
Eyeshield 21
Hantsu x Trash
Teppu
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>>100708608
Nah, you don't fuck with the fam like that. You must be curled. I know niggas that know niggas that know niggas
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>>100708658
Wait for the damn punchline, don't rush it.
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Does Guts count?
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Veritas, Berserk, Hajime No Ippo
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>ctrl+f "baby step"
>0 results
>"diamond no ace"
>0 results

cmon guys...
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>>100708740
Well I only need to know one nigga ; Jamal Christ
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Here's the punchline!
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fullmetal alchemist
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>>100708890
>shitty unfunny anime
it'sfuckingnothing
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>>100707342
thinly veiled rec thread
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>>100708925
You just don't understand it. You've been eating shit jokes your entire life so all you can taste is shit. It's only natural for your body to reject an actual joke.
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Boku no recomendation thread
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>>100708862
Wish someone could translate more chapters of dna. That shit is good.
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Manga is better for this.

Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru
Kingdom
History's Strongest Disciple
Holyland
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>>100708604
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>>100707342
Ippo

Yowamushi Pedal

Shit most sports manga
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Nobunaga the Fool
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>>100707754
>Veritas
>that ending
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>>100709043
not that guy, but what kind of joke when no one's laughing?
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>>100707342
Hajime no Ippo, Ookiku Furikabutte, Chihayafuru
I wouldn't be naming sports anime if you didn't write "rising to the top".
There are tons of normal MCs without the rising to the top element.
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>>100707741
It's because he was the one sliding, but because he's some CHOSEN TIME TRAVELER
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>>100707342
Mx0
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>>100711120
I'm still depressed about the ending.
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>>100707912
Kenichi is pretty much the opposite of what OP wants. He is basicaly Gary Stu that develops magically from weakest nerd to superman. Its not "effort", its "magic" aka Masters Training. You`ll be hard to find a bigger Gary Stu outside of Mahaoka
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>>100707342
naruto
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>>100711210
get out.
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>>100707342
>reccomendation thread
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You're going to want to watch naruto.
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Only show I know of that fits that description is maybe Naruto.
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>>100707342
Naruto?
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>>100711412
>kyuubi
>not unique abilities
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Madoka.
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>>100707342
I watched an anime once that was exactly as you described. I think the title as Naturo or Naruto or something.
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>>100711204
What?

>>100707342
>What I'm looking for is a manga/anime that shows the protagonist rising to the top through sheer willpower/determination/training/etc.

Kenichi is exactly that. And theres no magic or really anything special about him. He works his ass off to get stronger, and he's no where near the strongest.
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>>100711592
Too bad the manga went to shit. I loved it so much, too.
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Try naruto.
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>>100711625
>Too bad the manga went to shit. I loved it so much, too.

They've got fucking armored knights, that run across water and deflect rounds from turrets. Using martial arts.

It's still pretty damn good.
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>>100711592
The Odin arc is great. After that...
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>>100711709
Wait what? I haven't read it since shortly after they finished that silly tournament arc.

This looks like massive bullshit now.
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>>100711709
>They've got fucking armored knights, that run across water and deflect rounds from turrets. Using martial arts.
You say that like it's a good thing. The thing that made me snap, the exact moment where I actually dropped this manga, was when Shigure was jousting with a bike and a torn chain mail vest. Your image doesn't exactly convince me

>>100711791
Exactly.
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>>100707342
Master of Martial Hearts
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>>100707342
Final Fantasy
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>>100707342
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
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Cromartie High School

An ordinary high school student becomes the best delinquent boss in Japan with the power of rudimentary common sense and the ability to adapt to any insane situation
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>>100712146
He looks so menacing in the later volumes, too.
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>>100707342
C3 Bu
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Fuck off to >>>/r/ request threads are against the rules.



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