If it has a anime it's probably has mainstream appeal.
Just read manga
This.>>38782>realistic, no magic shit, etc.
Read Kaiji, Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa and Ressentiment.
lol wtf i read the post above yours and then thought of kaiji and then when i look down the first thing i see is "read kaiji"
Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues.
It isn't that well known and is also realistic in its plot (no shounen shit).
I'll check it out. Also, feel free to recommend any good hentai anime.
It isn't really realistic or anything but I recently watched Kubukiri Cycle and liked it. I'd recommend it if you haven't already seen it.
I forgot about that spinoff. Much different in tone to Kaiji, but still decent.
Just wondering, did the screencaps I posted inspire you to watch it? Or did you have a different reason? It's kind of an obscure show, so I'm curious about what motivated you to choose it.
Have you seen Monogatari? If so, how did it compare?
Haibane Renmei, very comfy.
I found out about it through a youtube video about the monogatari series.
I like monogatari more than the kubukiri cycle but it was pretty good as well.