Welcome to the Anime and Manga thread here in the mayberry. Yes, you read that title right, today (September 23, 2020) is the 10th anniversary of this thread series. When I started them I never expected them to run this long. Welcome to new and returning posters alike. Feel free to post about whatever you may be reading or watching. Many regular posters are very well read/watched and can recommend you quality series in virtually any genre. Being a 10th anniversary thread I thought I'd start us off by asking: what do you think are some of the seminal series/moments/trends of the last decade? Here's some that I've thought of The Death of the "Big Three" - When these threads started One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach were a big part of the weekly discussion. The latter two have been gone for years now but nothing has risen to take their place. Everybody keeps wondering, what's going to be the next big shonen mega-hit, but it's never come. The Rise of the Webtoon - Korean Webtoons, and their single-scrolling format, have really come into their own. The last year has even seen anime adaptions being pulled from their ranks. There are many quality series done in the webtoon format and even english-language creators are starting to publish in it. The webtoon format has three main advantages over manga's traditional page-and-panel: first is the use of full color, second is the format works well on both computer and mobile devices, and third is the greater flexibility of panel layouts. The main disadvantage is they can't really be published in traditional physical books, though that is less of an issue every year as print media continues to die. One of the major publishers even does free english translations so you can follow their entire series from start to finish without resorting to scanlation websites [webtoons.com]. Hajime no Ippo passes the 1000 chapter mark. Hunter x Hunter solidifies its nickname Hiatus x Hiatus, never having published more than 30 consecutive chapters and even passing 80 weeks during its current (and longest) hiatus. Berserk publishes less than 50 chapters over the last decade. Damn you IdolMaster! Isekai become BIG - Isekai, or the transported/reincarnated in a fantasy world genre, have become omnipresent. It seems traditional fantasy has almost been entirely supplanted by this plot gimmick. Protagonists being splattered by trucks in the opening pages of the series has attained such meme status (seach "truck-kun") that some series have started to use it as a joke or subversion.