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Death Note
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tsarcen wrote:

Durarara!

*Maybe spoiler alert*

I really enjoyed this anime, it is not well thought as the series AsuraCyin mentioned, but everything
seems to be clear at the end of the serie. Every issue and questioned is linked to one thing that is
showed on the last episode, well almost everything.





Well i'm pretty sure Durarara was a book first made in Japan and then due to high ratings became an anime. So wouldn't you say it's a well thought out BOOK? I read about that somewhere (Since I myself LOVE durarara) so just saying.

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Well thought out animes? Well, if there's 1000 anime titles out there today, 980 of them are trash. So, out of the select 20, I would have to choose Eureka Seven, the series, not the movie.

It's not just because of the plot. Everyone likes to scream PLOT and CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT to make themselves look like they actually know a lil' thing or two about anime, and it's just annoying. If you look at it from a literary perspective, Eureka Seven is definitely top-notch in every aspect.


The setting of the series is unique, completely original, fresh out of the director's head. Where else do you find mechs on surfboards riding invisible particles in the air? Nowhere. It will always remain in everyone's mind.

The characters are all very real. No one is cursed by cliches. The approach taken to explore each main character is subtle but very effective. Most viewers cannot comprehend Holland's rash actions in the beginning. But, as the story progresses, he becomes everyone's favorite hero. Renton, the primary protagonist, captures the heart of your average adolescent boy so well, it connects with everyone: those in adolescence, and those past adolescence.

The thematic elements of the story coincide well with the plot. Eureka Seven, with a story about a young boy and a bunch of AWOL soldiers in an attempt to uncover the truths about the world in which they live in, manages to fit in thematic ideas of family, true love, and the nature of mankind. One of the most memorable motifs in the series is "Don't beg for it. Earn it. Then, it will be granted." And, if you think it as a motif, "I CAN FLY!!!" also sticks in your head for a while

Mature audiences will be able to detect significant symbols and motifs in the story and will be enlightened episode after episode in their meanings and connections, adding to the viewing pleasure. Audiences of lesser maturity will be awed by the Studio Bones' perfectly fluid animation and art. Eureka Seven arguably has the best choreographed fight scenes. Amazing, really.


I have yet to see any anime that surpasses Eureka Seven in these aspects.
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versace wrote:

Besides the animes listed above, I nominate Serial Experiments Lain, Monster, and Akira (if this includes movies).

I second that. But some others I would add personally, include:

-Ghost in the Shell (movie and series)
-Cromartie High School
-Cowboy Bebop
-Now and Then, Here and There
-Durarara
-Bakemonogatari


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Well thought out animes? Well, if there's 1000 anime titles out there today, 980 of them are trash. So, out of the select 20, I would have to choose Eureka Seven, the series, not the movie.

It's not just because of the plot. Everyone likes to scream PLOT and CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT to make themselves look like they actually know a lil' thing or two about anime, and it's just annoying. If you look at it from a literary perspective, Eureka Seven is definitely top-notch in every aspect.


The setting of the series is unique, completely original, fresh out of the director's head. Where else do you find mechs on surfboards riding invisible particles in the air? Nowhere. It will always remain in everyone's mind.

The characters are all very real. No one is cursed by cliches. The approach taken to explore each main character is subtle but very effective. Most viewers cannot comprehend Holland's rash actions in the beginning. But, as the story progresses, he becomes everyone's favorite hero. Renton, the primary protagonist, captures the heart of your average adolescent boy so well, it connects with everyone: those in adolescence, and those past adolescence.

The thematic elements of the story coincide well with the plot. Eureka Seven, with a story about a young boy and a bunch of AWOL soldiers in an attempt to uncover the truths about the world in which they live in, manages to fit in thematic ideas of family, true love, and the nature of mankind. One of the most memorable motifs in the series is "Don't beg for it. Earn it. Then, it will be granted." And, if you think it as a motif, "I CAN FLY!!!" also sticks in your head for a while

Mature audiences will be able to detect significant symbols and motifs in the story and will be enlightened episode after episode in their meanings and connections, adding to the viewing pleasure. Audiences of lesser maturity will be awed by the Studio Bones' perfectly fluid animation and art. Eureka Seven arguably has the best choreographed fight scenes. Amazing, really.


I have yet to see any anime that surpasses Eureka Seven in these aspects.

I agree with what you are saying, but I think you are downplaying the role of a plot in anime or a story/book/film in general. The plot provides a base for things like setting, characters, and thematic elements. Without a plot there is no story to tell in the first place. I agree with you that sometimes people put too much emphasis on the plot, but again I think a plot plays a larger role than your letting on. That's not to say that stories with less emphasis on a plot-line is a bad thing. Some anime is more based on atmosphere than plot and those can be just as effective as anime with a well drawn out plot. The execution is just as important as the message.

P.S. I have never seen Eureka Seven, and after reading your post I think I might give it a shot.
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most anime based on light novels or visual novels are great

baccano!



Each of the stories in the series involves several unrelated plots intersecting and crossing each other as events spiral farther and farther out of control. Immortal alchemists, mafia operated speakeasies, and many other elements of pulp fiction mashed together for a world straight out of the movies.

this is one of the greatest anime i've watched it's also from the same writer of durarara .

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Interesting how everyone has different views of what "well thought out" things are. For me, plots and characters are the parts that make me think about the anime the most. Are the characters unique, realistic, etc. Is the plot well made to make the anime as a whole interesting to watch. The art has some influence on me as well, seeming as I can't stand what I think are "bad" drawings/animations. In general, plots and characters matter the most to me. However, settings play a role as well. Take Umineko as an example, the murders happen on an isolate private island, that setting is key to "murder-mysteries", otherwise, the murders would be open and police, etc. can examine it.
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Code Geass
I so agreed with Death note it's an awesome anime
Love the rebuild of Evangelion series ( still incomplete) but hate the old one
Don't forgot Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
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I think Code Geass got the highest rating for me... However I do believe that The Legend of Legendary heroes could top that if you read the Novel, since the Anime doesn't seem to do good justice for it.
Posted 11/28/10 , edited 11/28/10
I'm currently watching The Legend Of The Legendary Heroes, but the anime progresses... Rather slowly. It's still a nice anime to watch, hopefully the anime will progress faster now that Sion's "dark side" is revealed.

Code Geass, it was a good watch. I loved Lelouch's character, but it felt as if the other characters didn't have much detail put into them. Yes, it does revolve around Lelouch's ideals and motives, but I think it would have been better if they revealed more detail about the characters. But, Lelouch was a well thought out character and the story/plot was pretty good.

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Regarding the incorporation of music/animation styles:

Hrm, how music is incorporated.... The only one I can think of is 07 Ghost when the "Raggs Requiem" is playing/sung. It gave an emotional feel to it, and was use well. The lyrics were well thought out and the storyline, the themes, setting, etc. all were incorporated into the song.

For art, "Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei" used various art styles during some episodes, and it was rather unique and weird. One episode, they had cut out pieces, another they looked like "magical girl" art, and it was weird to see considering the difference from the original art style. However, it was cleverly incorporated to deal with the theme of the episode.
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Iron Man

- sticks to the original, in it's Madman studio form

Durarara

- uses characters on everyday walks of life to paint a harsh story

Mobile Suit Gundam 00

- uses a fictional version of our Earth.

Code Geass

- uses mind control to defeat terrorism

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llamaben wrote:

In order:

Detective Conan - Even 5 of the tricks would be incredibly hard to come up with, let alone 400+.

One Piece - It may look like a typical shounen, but there's evidence of the future plot developments even 300-400 episodes before they happen.

Mouryou no Hako - While the execution of the anime is not that good, the story makes Death Note look like a kid's anime (the depth of the story, not the events that take place).

Monster - I'd say it's one of the best written animes out there, and to do that it's obviously well thought out.

Mushishi - The features of the mushi are very well thought out, and provide some very interesting stories.


Oh my god I have seen 4 out of 5 of these and I agree with you 100%!!!! Also, I have to watch Mouryou no Hako!

And to add more to that list:
Baccano!
Durarara!!
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Code Geass
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monster and baccano are very underrated ... too bad .
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