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Posted 5/14/11

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Try watching Pale Cocon on crunchyroll,it's a one shot that i know of... but it's intesting or how bout Time of EVE.Or Michiko to hatchin.


You my lady are a genius, I got Michiko to Hatchin and I love it, it is like a female version of cowboy beebop. It has the same style of slickness and I love the setting to, I am guessing it is latin america.

Great animation and great story so far.

Thank you
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I am 36 and been watching anime for 23 years so I have seen a lot of anime and my options are running low.

What I am after is deep slow and thought provoking anime for the more mature and serious of mind, something specifically aim towards adults that I can sink my teeth into and enjoy. As quite frankly the UK listing for anime on crunchyroll is pretty dire and pitiful at best.

Any suggestions?


You have seen PlanetES?


Anyhow most anime even wen their target audience is 8 year old will have adult hummer in it as well, just for those adults who watch anime with there kids.


As for me I have found I am drawn to the classic slice of life drama anime more than any of the new shows.

an I two have been watching anime for a little over 25 years.


Yup seen Planates and one of my all time favourite animes and has plenty of discussion points, though I may need to rewatch it as my memory is not as sharp as it used to be.

I generally prefer sci-fi and cyberpunk, but any good well thought out story will do me.


Sci-Fi is one of my favorite type as well.. I can think of a few anime, some not as mature and provocative as people lead you to think.
Ergo Proxy, Saikano, or Vandread (if you can look past some of the shallow characters, it does have a deeper story to it.)



The thing I find with anime sci-fi, is that the stories can be more serious than the TV shows churned out like Star Trek (Anyone you want) or the Stargate series. I seem to find that TV stations and production companies look at sci-fi as a kind of joke and has no real relevance. Which is shame as there is much more that than can do rather than involving God with everything ala BSG.
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A BIG THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR ADVICE. I AM GETTING THROUGH IT ALL SLOWLY, SO THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH.
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Might I suggest Eden of the East, as well as some movies like Paprika, Tekkon Kinkreet and Summer Wars to name a few.
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Liked it too, could have a better exciting ending. If i say so myself. But it did also love it.
Posted 5/15/11

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The Studio Ghibli movie "Only Yesterday" has some very mature themes
its about an adult reflecting back on the memories of her childhood and how her life has turned out since then


add grave of fire flies to that as well... that's a movie I can not review because I will have to much biased towards it.


yes and Grave of the Fireflies, I thought that movie portrayed the reality of war very well
a very emotional film, not for the light hearted, certainly mature


Only ever seen it twice and twice was enough. Nothing has made me feel so ashamed to be human and sad.

A truly amazing film.



i've only been able to watch Grave of the Fireflies once, haven't gathered the bravery needed to watch it again even after a year and a half
a brilliant depiction of the reality of war
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Shigurui Death Frenzy might be interesting for you.
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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Revolution
Tenshi Na Konamaiki
Kashimashi - girl meets girl
Deadman Wonderland (though, I've heard Madoka Magica, or however it's spelled was better thought out)
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Try watching Highschool of the Dead or Umineko no Naku Koro ni. I think you might like those animes.
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Angel Beats and Highschool of the Dead are pretty good you should give them a try. Only thing is they are not on Crunchyroll.
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Angel Beats! was great, as was Highschool of the Dead =)

Maybe try Gunslinger Girl, and Darker than Black. If you have Netflix, you can stream them both there. If you prefer English subs, then try Animefreak.tv or Zomganime.com
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SkipRat wrote:

I am 36 and been watching anime for 23 years so I have seen a lot of anime and my options are running low.

What I am after is deep slow and thought provoking anime for the more mature and serious of mind, something specifically aim towards adults that I can sink my teeth into and enjoy. As quite frankly the UK listing for anime on crunchyroll is pretty dire and pitiful at best.

Any suggestions?

EDIT: Thanks for all the suggestions but I thikn it is better I make of list of what I have seen, so people dont waste their time thinking about stuff only for me to know it is already great.

SEEN
Akira
Blue Gender
Serial Experiment Lain
Dennou Coil
Planates
Vandred
Cleymore
Full Metal Panic
Haibane Renmei
Texnolyze
Ghost In the Shell 1 + 2, SAC
Wings of Honneamise
The Venus Wars
A Wind Named Amnesia
Voices of a Distant Star
Black Lagoon
Elfen Lied
Evangelion
Mushishi
Witch Hunter Robin
Ergo Proxy
Kaiba
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Time of Eve


I'm surprised not to see Full Metal Alchemist there. Highly Recommended. The cover may seem somewhat childish, but the themes involved, as well as the amount of blood/death and moral aspects of the story are probably more mature than it seems.

I'd suggest Darker Than Black also. It's a very good show, that's less known, and definitely for a more mature audience.

I would HIGHLY recommend READING Gantz, as I believe that's the best Mature manga I've read ever. The themes in the manga are not shown at all inside the Anime. And therefore make the anime less than 1/100th of what the Manga was. Don't make the mistake of watching it. I gave it lower than a 5/10 for the Anime, but the Manga was definitely 9.5/10 material. The main theme of Gantz is realism. What people think and do, the thoughts people go through when in a tight pinch are portrayed very well. For example, if someone was being held hostage, would you risk your life to save them? Majority of people would just stand there hoping someone else would do it instead. From the opening scene, the main character succumbs to thoughts such as these.
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Beelzebub
Fullmetal Alchemist
Giant Killing - an "adult" approach to Whistle!/Inazuma Eleven

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Thats not much there are plenty of good anime out there... try www.animenewsnetwork.com
there u can look for anime. and see reviews or myanimelist.net

adult anime
legends of galactic heros (it starts slow but gets better and bette..etc)
kenshin ova samurai x
tengen toppa gurren lagann
deathnote

and code guess is allready mentioned but as I recall it was very good

and ten thousand more

well it depends on the genre.. so i dont know what genre u like....

Posted 5/16/11

Some u should watch are:
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
Read or Die
Anything related to Evangelion
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