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can somebody recommend some starter anime plz, it would be helpful as for i have just started watching anime
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Might help if you explained what types of things you enjoy watching

But the http://www.crunchyroll.com/videos/anime page defaults to the most popular watched shows anyway, so I'd say try some of them and see what you like.
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Hunter x Hunter, One Piece, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Psycho-Pass, Skip Beat, Hellsing Ultimate, The Ancient Magus' Bride, March Comes in Like a Lion, Noragami, One Punch Man, The Irregular at Magic High School, Gangsta, Konosuba, Rokka no Yuusha, Say I Love You, RWBY, Vampire Knight, Snow White With Red Hair, Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop, Deadman Wonderland, Kotoura-san, Bungou Stray Dogs, Chivalry of a Failed Knight, Naruto, Kure-nai, Darker Than Black, Black Lagoon, Jormungand, Tokyo Ghoul, Blood-c, My Love Story!!, My Teenage Romantic Comedy Snafu, Haikyuu, Arslan Senki, Parasyte, Shiki, Ajin, Durarara, Kino's Journey, Aoharu x Kikanjuu, Your Lie in April, and Ouran Host Club.

Some of those are happy and light, some of those are dark and gory, and some fall somewhere between. Hopefully there are a few in that list that interest you.
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Can you expand a little on the genre you like? Heroic Action? Romance? Slice of Life? 'real life' drama, science fiction, sex, psychological thrillers, etc. Anime covers the same broad spectrum of Genres that regular live action does in the west.

One show I'm particularly enjoying is "A place further than the universe" -- it is a heartfelt and exciting quest by a handful of high school girls to do something they've never done before. The character development is spot on and the dialogue is very natural. oh and the art is quite pretty.

Another show is Violet Evergarden (it's on Netflix though not here) It's the story of a 'weapon' (a soldier really) trying to adjust to civilian life after her war is over. It's artwork is beautiful and the characters quite engaging.

Yet another show. is Death March to a Parallel world. A light hearted but amusing adventure of a 30 something computer game designer waking up after several all nighters inside what appears to be a mish mash of games he has worked on but is somehow 'real'. It's a fun exploration of a fantasy world with game trappings by an admittedly OP character making his mark in the world. (mostly by rescuing slaves)
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SillyWeaboo wrote:

can somebody recommend some starter anime plz, it would be helpful as for i have just started watching anime


What are you into any specific genre?
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To begin with I wouldn't start with any of the longer running animes. I would also start with a genre that you like, either as game or reading. Animes have their own conventions, tropes and cliches, and some are worse than others. Some people mind less and others mind more, and there can be quite divided opinions about an anime. The very thing that some people like about an anime can be very same thing others hate about it. So I would just forge ahead and explore for yourself and form your own opinion as to what you like and don't like.
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SillyWeaboo wrote:

can somebody recommend some starter anime plz, it would be helpful as for i have just started watching anime


What are you into any specific genre?


Pretty sure all those emojis represent the progression of plot they look for in their anime. It's a good reference point to go off of.
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Try watching seasonal stuff
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I guess a good starter anime would be fullmetal alchemist.
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Original Full Metal Alchemist, not Brotherhood.

Brotherhood's pacing assumes you saw the first series. It also doesn't hit the same emotional levels.(you can always watch FMA brotherhood after)

I agree Psycho Pass (first season only) is good. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is better, but Psycho Pass is a better introduction to the genre

Chobits. Something CLAMP is almost a prerequisite, and despite loving Cardcaptor Sakura, it's very repetitive, so Chobits is better as a story.

Macross Plus for your intro to Giant Robots. Can't find it? That sucks. Try to find Gundam of some sort... Gundam Wing is one most people were introed to the genre by.. (Evangelion is mecha as well, but less definitive of the genre).

Tatami Galaxy of Bakamonogatari.. either or..

Also Mononoke for artsy horror.

Try When They Cry or Another for more typical horror fare...

Try to find one of each of these two choices by Satoshi Kon. Millennium Actress or Tokyo Godfathers, and Perfect Blue, or Paranoia Agent. You don't need to see them all but they all fit into kinda one of two categories. Paprika sorta fits into both actually but it's the weaker of his works..

Inuyashiki.

The Girl who Leapt Through Time is another must see movie, and kinda a romantic series.

Some Sailor Moon and DBZ for the magical Girl and shounen introduction, but if you don't finish them, nobody will blame you. There's far better, (and though Madoka Magica is a FANTASTIC deconstruction, and I LOVE WIXOSS, you can't understand magical girl through them, much like Evangelion is not representative of the mecha genre).

You can swap the DBZ out for another shounen series like bleach, one piece, hunterxhunter etc., but it's kind of a rite of passage to at least catch a few eps.

That kinda leaves comedies and romances.

Ouran High School is a must. So is Golden Boy or B Gata H Kei (yamada's first time).

My Bride is a Mermaid or Bento also for comedy.

Slice of life, I recommend Minami-ke, or K-on, or Working!!!. They're all fair examples of the genre.

Then try either Hidemari Sketch or Gourmet Girl Graffiti for the other side of Slice of Life...

There's more genres, and some will cross into different genres. Anime is a medium, not a genre. Remember that. It's the most important lesson you can learn. Watch stuff you may not like the first few episodes of. There's a point to watching some of the bad stuff too. ESPECIALLY with the older titles. There's stuff that doesn't seem so great at first, but will sit with you years later... And with the older stuff, typically there's a reason it's still around. (plus they just don't tell stories like they used to. These days it's very "kiddy" compared to the old days of sex and gore and mature themes... God I miss the old days. Even the really crappy stuff...And there was a lot of that.)


And I think that will give you a decently well rounded "anime 101 education"
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