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Kingdom 3rd Season

Kingdom 3rd Season (Anime)

キングダム 第3シリーズ (Japanese), Kingdom Season 3 (Synonyms)

Following the successful Sanyou campaign, the Qin army, including 1,000-Man Commander Li Xin, inches ever closer to fulfilling King Ying Zheng's dream of unifying China. With a major geographical foothold in the state of Wei now under its control, Qin sets its sights eastward toward the remaining warring states.

Meanwhile Li Mu—an unparalleled strategist and the newly appointed prime minister of the state of Zhao—has taken advantage of Zhao's temporary truce with Qin to negotiate with the other states without interruption. Seemingly without warning, Ying Zheng receives news that armies from the states of Chu, Zhao, Wei, Han, Yan, and Qi have crossed into Qin territory. Realizing too late the purpose behind Li Mu's truce with Qin, Zheng quickly gathers his advisors to devise a plan to address the six-state coalition army on their doorstep. For the first time in history, the state of Qin faces complete destruction and must use every resource and strategy at their disposal to prevent themselves from being wiped off the map.

Ambitious Goal/s Ambitious Protagonist Armed Combat China Dream/s Hot-Blooded Male Lead Politics Involving Royalty Strong Male Lead War/s Spring 2021

Kami-sama no Yokogao

Kami-sama no Yokogao (Manga)

God, Look Back at Me Please (Synonyms), Kamisama no Yokogao (Synonyms), 神様の横顔 (Synonyms)

The Chidori Art School, where boys studying drama gathered in 1935. Keitaro Chidori, a boy who makes the hardest efforts than anyone, toward the dream of wanting to stand in the middle of the stage and to become a star, and a freshman who holds a secret, Mugizushi, who appeared before him. The story of fighting over "talent" now rings the opening bell. The latest work of Sakuyuki Yukizo, who portrays theater genius vs. talent! Is it possible for the effort to exceed the talent? Don't look away from the fight between the two.

Acting Actor/s All-Boys School Ambitious Protagonist Boarding School Female Disguised as Male Historical Setting Rival/s Rivalry Showa Era

Sakasama no Patema - Another Side

Sakasama no Patema - Another Side (Manga)

Inverted Patema - Another Side (Synonyms), Inverted Patema - Another Side (Synonyms), サカサマのパテマ another side (Synonyms), 翻轉的PATEMA (Synonyms)

A floating ring has been passed down through Mikko's family for generations. Her grampa told her that the ring bears a promise of reuniting with lost ones who departed to the "other world." Mikko explores her world -- an endless network of tunnels -- in hopes of finding the "other world" one day...This is the side story to the film Inverted Patema.

Ambitious Goal/s Ambitious Protagonist Based on a Movie Dead Family Member/s Male Demographic with Female Lead Post-Apocalyptic Sister/s Sketchy Art Style Underground


Hand's (Manga)

ハンズ (Synonyms)

Daigo wants to be a hero, but his father, once the ace of the Japanese team in handball, is a bum that loses all of their money in gambling. He goes to a coach and asks him to take care of his son, because he got into a debt and is running from the yakuza. The coach thinks he's an outstanding talent that has been given to him to coach, and he sends his daughter to pick him. Daigo then ends up living with them.

Ambitious Protagonist Childhood Dream Debt/s Elementary School Hot-Blooded Male Lead Irresponsible Parent/s Loan Shark Mafia Rushed Ending / Axed Young Protagonist

Soukai Kessen

Soukai Kessen (Manga)

God Save The Empress (Synonyms), 苍海决战 (Synonyms), 蒼海訣戰 (Synonyms)

Ambitious Protagonist Animal Characteristics Military Navy Politics Involving Royalty Racism Romantic Subplot Social Hierarchy Strong Male Lead


Shihonron (Manga)

Das Kapital (Synonyms), El Capital (Spanish) (Synonyms), Le Capital (French) (Synonyms), New Das Kapital (Synonyms), Shin Shihonron (Synonyms), 新・資本論 (Synonyms), 資本論 (まんがで読破) (Synonyms)

19th Century Ambitious Protagonist Based on a Western work Business Management Businessman / Businesswoman Corruption Economics Europe Factory Father and Son

Eisen Flugel

Eisen Flugel (Manga)

Eisen Flugel: Dangan no Uta yo Ryuu ni Todoiteiru ka (Synonyms), Eisen Flügel (Synonyms), Eisen Flügel: Lied der Kugel haben den Drachen erreicht? (Synonyms), Wings of Steel (Synonyms), アイゼンフリューゲル (Synonyms), アイゼンフリューゲル 弾丸の歌よ龍に届いているか (Synonyms)

In a world where dragons rule the skies, mankind still dreams of flight, of someday dominating the heavens in their stead. Even in times of war, the passionate young pilot Karl Schuniz continues to chase his dreams, taking up his wings of steel—the revolutionary new aircraft, the Blitz Vogel—to challenge the Kaiser Drache, the fastest dragon that can fly at supersonic speeds.

Airplane/s Alternate Reality Ambitious Protagonist Based on a Novel Bold Male Lead Determined Protagonist Dragon/s Military Pilot/s Strong Male Lead

Vento Aureo

Vento Aureo (Manga)

Dai 5 Bu Giorno Giovana: Ōgon naru Isan (Synonyms), Golden Wind (Synonyms), JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 5: Ougon no Kaze (Synonyms), JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Ougon no Kaze (Synonyms), JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind (Synonyms), La extraña aventura de JoJo Parte 5: El viento dorado (Synonyms), Le Bizzarre Avventure Di GioGio Parte 5: Vento Aureo (Synonyms), ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 黄金の風 (Synonyms), 黄金の風 (Synonyms)

SERIES 5: Set in 2001 Italy, the story follows Giorno Giovanna, son of DIO, and his dream to rise within the Neapolitan mafia and defeat the boss of Passione, the most powerful and influential gang, in order to become a "Gang-Star" and make the world a better place. With the aid of a capo and his men, as well as his own resolve, Giorno sets out to fulfill his goal of absolving the mafia of its corruption.

Ambitious Protagonist Clever Protagonist Friendship Gang/s Italy Mafia Strategic Battles Super Powers Unpredictable Outcome Unrealistic Fighting

Chi to Hone

Chi to Hone (Manga)

Blood and Bones (Synonyms), 血と骨 (Synonyms)

Set in 1923, the story follows Kim Shunpei, a man from Korea who has come to Osaka with dreams of making it big and there is nothing that can stop him. He is a man that is feared even by gangsters for his ferocious attitude.

Adapted to Movie Ambitious Protagonist Gangster/s Immigrant/s Japan Korea Showa Era

Tsubakiyama no Kane ga Naru!

Tsubakiyama no Kane ga Naru! (Manga)

Chinzan no Kane ga Naru! (Synonyms), Tsubakiyama's Bell is Ringing! (Synonyms), Tsubayama no Kane ga Naru! (Synonyms), 椿山の鐘が鳴る! (Synonyms), 椿山高校同萌會! (Synonyms)

In Tsubakiyama High School, there is a system that splits the students into two class: "Special Class" and "Ordinary Class". The students from the different classes are forbidden from interacting with each other.But Meguru Ueda, a student from Ordinary Class, and Manato Asou, a student from Special Class, are declaring that they are friends!That's what makes the new interactions between Ordinary Class's students and Special Class's students begin!

Ambitious Protagonist Appearance Different from Personality Breaking the Rules Bromance Cheerful Male Lead Childhood Friend/s Class President Classmate/s Club President Club/s

The Big Landlord (Novel)

The Big Landlord (Novel) (Novel)

大地主 (Synonyms)

Ambitious Protagonist Ancient China Male Lead Falls in Love First Married Couple Married Protagonist Overweight Protagonist Political Marriage Stoic Male Lead Transmigration


America (Manga)

アメリカ (Synonyms)

By the end of the 1980s Nae wants to become a journalist more than anything and to leave Japan for the country where everything is possible, the United States. Until she is able to fulfill this dream, Nae shares her passion for American culture with her friends. Where will the road to America, so near yet so far, lead them, halfway between dream and disappointment?America describes the myth of the American Dream for young Japanese people who sometimes regard their traditions as obstacles between them and their dream.

Ambitious Protagonist America Dream/s

Ankoku Kishi no Ore Desu ga Saikyou no Seikishi o Mezashimasu

Ankoku Kishi no Ore Desu ga Saikyou no Seikishi o Mezashimasu (Manga)

Ankoku Kishi no Ore Desu ga Saikyou no Seikishi wo Mezashimasu (Synonyms), I'm a Dark Knight but Aim to Be the Strongest Holy Knight (Synonyms), 暗黑骑士的我目标成为最强圣骑士 (Synonyms), 暗黒騎士の俺ですが最強の聖騎士をめざします (Synonyms)

Ambitious Protagonist Based on a Light Novel Brother Complex Hard-Working Protagonist Hated Protagonist Kind Protagonist Knight/s Male Protagonist Misunderstood Protagonist Necromancer/s

Aoi Honoo

Aoi Honoo (Manga)

Blue Blaze (Synonyms), Blue Blazes (Synonyms), Blue Flame (Synonyms), Blue Flame-Comic Bomber Early Years (Synonyms), Голубое пламя (Synonyms), アオイホノオ (Synonyms), 青之炎 (Synonyms), 푸른 불꽃 (Synonyms)

In this story set in the early 1980s, a young man dreams of becoming a renowned comic writer in years to come. His name is HONOO Moyuru. He has no money, only a dream. Then, he feels overwhelmed by his lack of ability, and buys some sake, although he has no head or stomach for alcohol. This is a tortured elegy for any dashing young art student who spends his days careening around in burning ambition.Note: Was nominated for the 3rd Manga Taisho Award in 2010 and for the 19th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2015. Won 2014 (18th) Japan Media Arts Festival Excellence Award.

Adapted to JDrama Adapted to Live Action Ambitious Protagonist Anime Industry Artist/s Award-Winning Work Comic Artist/s Dream Job Post-Secondary School Student/s

Arslan Senki

Arslan Senki (Manga)

The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Synonyms), Сказание об Арислане (Synonyms), アルスラーン戦記 (Synonyms), 阿尔斯兰战记 (Synonyms), 阿尔斯朗战记 (Synonyms)

Ambitious Protagonist Based on a Novel Female Demographic with Male Lead Historical Fantasy Male Protagonist Military Persia Prince/s War/s Young Male Lead