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Shannon Brady

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About Shannon Brady

Shannon Brady is a writer who specializes in fiction and media analysis. Her short stories can be found in such publications as Queer Sci Fi, Jerry Jazz Musician, Dark Peninsula Press, and Third Flatiron Anthologies. She loves anime, fantasy, and horror, and when not writing can be found baking or petting dogs.

Author Details

Shannon Brady is a writer who specializes in fiction and media analysis. Her short stories can be found in such publications as Queer Sci Fi, Jerry Jazz Musician, Dark Peninsula Press, and Third Flatiron Anthologies. She loves anime, fantasy, and horror, and when not writing can be found baking or petting dogs.

Industry Focus

Shannon is an Anime and Manga writer who primarily writes about shows like Naruto, Hunter x Hunter, Noragami, Fullmetal Alchemist, Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, Pokemon, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and many more. Before writing solely anime and manga lists, she also wrote about horror movies and video games like The Legend of Zelda. 

Favorite Media

Shannon likes to branch out into all genres and media, but her favorites are shounen anime and horror movies. Ever since watching Naruto, Death Note, Jaws, and Alien at a young age, she was hooked, and is always looking for new favorites.

Latest Articles

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10 Best Anime Villains Who Actually Had A Good Point

Many anime villains actually have a good point behind their nefarious plans and the trouble they cause for the heroes.

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10 Best Gender Bender Anime And Manga

Many series tell the story of a character who magically or supernaturally switches from one gender to another, making them explore their own identity.

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Over the decades, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has featured many unique heroes in both the anime and manga, but who are the fan favorites?

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12 Most Manipulative Anime Villains

The best anime villains manipulate, deceive, and control the heroes and everyone around them to get their way, as seen in Monster and Chainsaw Man.

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10 Best Supernatural Romance Anime

From vampires to shapeshifters to spirits, many anime heroes find themselves in supernatural romances with a fantastical creature.

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10 Best Enemies To Lovers Anime

Many of anime's best couples start out as bitter enemies before eventually becoming fiercely devoted lovers.

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10 Saddest Pokémon Backstories That Are Absolutely Heartbreaking

Pokémon isn't always as happy as fans remember. Often, its characters have the saddest backstories, as seen with Cubone, Charmander, and Team Rocket.

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10 Best Anime That Actually Justify Their Ridiculously Long Titles

Many anime titles are quite the mouthful, describing their premises in great detail. The longest grab viewers' attention immediately.

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Netflix's current selection of anime movies includes thrilling action films, emotional romantic dramas, and horrifying nightmares.

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10 Best Studio Ghibli Couples

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10 Most Tragic Backstories In Anime

In anime such as My Hero Academia and Naruto, characters suffer horribly tragic backstories. Who had the absolute saddest childhood?

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10 Most Interesting Ninja Anime

The most interesting ninja anime take the best parts of the ninja's historical roots and the dramatic elements that make an exciting anime.

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10 Best Vampires In Anime

Vampires are some of the most popular monsters in fiction, and anime is no exception, where they take the most original and bizarre features.

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A three-image collage. On the left, Eva 01 crouches and roars at its opponent in Neon Genesis Evangelion. In the middle, Atom spreads his arms protectively in Pluto. On the right, Ultraman glares with glowing eyes in the middle of a city in Ultraman. 1
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A three-image collage. On the left, the main characters of Hunter X Hunter pose happily. In the middle, Monkey D. Luffy grins and cracks his knuckles in One Piece. On the right, Tanjirou and Nezuko Kamado brace themselves to attack in Demon Slayer. 1
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Netflix has some of the best fantasy anime in its streaming library, including Hunter X Hunter, One Piece, and Demon Slayer.

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