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Top 3 animes that everyone should know
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Kind of a random list which would change every time I am asked but:

1. Samurai Champloo

Essentially the same show as Cowboy BeBop just transposed into a different setting so it' s a toss up but the mix of accessible and satisfying story arcs, great sound design and top notch animation makes this one a perfect gateway anime to get folks interested in the medium.

2. Shigiru Death Frenzy

Such a perfect mix of explotation and art house. One of the more beautiful series I have seen (far exceeds "Kai Doh Maru").

3. Akira

The old stand by. Veers into incoherence so can be a bit of hard sell to some but the vision is so intensely realized it always has an impact.

Alternates would be:

Ninja Scroll movie (fun characters, great animation and lots of action)
Samurai X (big budget with classic storyline, lots of fun)
Last Exile (ditto)
Fist Of The North Star (low rent sure but a thoroughly enjoyable uptempo party anime)

My wife would probably add Fruits Basket to the list (frenetic and silly).

Cheers
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Posted 8/13/12

brego1 wrote:
Cowboy Bebop

[...] None of the 3 would ever work if you tried doing a live action version of them.


I love Cowboy Bebop too but there is pretty much nothing about that anime that really requires the space theme (as shown by "Samurai Champloo"). Even with the space theme it should be doable as long as you go the "Sky Captain and the World Of Tomorrow" route of all green screen.

On a story and character level the feel of Cowboy Bebop is pretty close to "Yojimbo" which was made decades ago (and likely acted as partial inspiration).

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1) Hell Girl
2) Kite
3) Jellyfish Princess
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1. Naruto shippuden

2. One Piece

3. Bleach

those are da most legendary of animes.. i have watched MANY but those three are my all time favourites
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1 wolfs rain

2 paranoia agent

3 clannad
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1) Code Geass (R1 and 2)

2) Fate/zero

3) Steins;gate


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1. slayers

2. fullmetal alchemist brotherhood

3. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
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1. Katanagatari

2. Darker Than Black

3. Natsume Yuujinchou(all seasons)
Posted 8/13/12
1. FMA Brotherhood
2.Steins;gate
3:Code Geass (r1+r2)

some others I would choose are:
Clannad (and afterstory)
Anohana
Elfen Lied
Angel Beats
Madoka Magica
Death Note
Gurren Lagann
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1-Clannad
2-Code Geass
3-Puella Magi Madoka Magica
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I love too many to pick only 3!
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1.Angel beats
(the end made me cry a lot )

2.Kamichma Karin

3.Karin the chibi vampire
(my first anime I ever watched)
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Everyone knows dragon ball z
Nobody in this world would know any other Japanese cartoon seriously only anime fans would know
Regular people that like rap and socialize like dragon ball z and naruto and sum what bleach
One piece is terrible n my opinion and friends.
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1.Bleach
2.Sword Art Online
3. Saiunkoku Monogatari

and if I could continue on...
4. Freezing
5. Sankarea
6. Junjou Romantica
7. Yume Tsukai
8. School Days
9. Beelzebub
10. Mysterious Girlfriend X
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1.) Lucky Star
2.) Haurhi
3.) Neon Genesis Evangelion

As for how good these anime are, well, that's another story.
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