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PSYCHOLOGICAL ★ BATTLE
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Steins;Gate destroys them shitty ones.
This joke of a tourney has now ended.
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Anime Battle



I know I'm not the only one who's been whoring all the
psychological anime out there.
I've been in CR for quite a while now and I've seen a
lot of members who are into this genre.
Well, what's not to like?
Death Note, Code Geass, and Higurashi and are some of the most critically acclaimed anime that
are sure to hook you.
And since Shounen Battle
is now over, I thought of creating another tounament.
This time, with one of the most loved genres.



1st Place: Steins;Gate


Reviewed by Archaeon

Steins;Gate is easily one of the better science fiction anime to appear in the last few years, and while there are areas that could have been improved upon, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Steins;Gate is an enjoyable romp in the realms of implausibility that delivers on several levels, and while the happy ending may not sit well with everyone, the conclusion to the story does offer a degree of catharsis.

MAL Score: 9.15 /10
ANN score: 9.135 /10
A-P score: 4.641 /5
AniDB score: 8.91 /10


2nd Place: Death Note


Review by Xyik

Death Note is definitely one of the best anime series of all time, for it presents a deeply unique and compelling story rivaled by few.

The suspense was amazing, and it got me thinking. Anyone who finishes this anime will be forced to wonder about what they would have done with a Death Note. Many of them will question and argue about the actions of Light. It is this talkable and complexity that makes the anime shine, in addition to its ability to carve suspense and anticipation into its viewers. I have never seen an anime as good as Death Note, and I highly recommend this anime to be watched. You may hate it (although very few seem to), but it is definitely an anime you must TRY.

MAL Score: 8.84 /10
ANN score: 8.864 /10
A-P score: 4.52 /5
AniDB score: 8.89 /10


3rd Place: Monster


Review by TheCriticsClub

From its brilliant characters with outstanding development, to its well-paced story and realistic setting, Monster will leave you on the edge of your seat. Finding a show like this is a real treat, and whilst 74 episodes may seem daunting, it is utterly worthwhile in light of the great journey taken. The show’s dramatic storyline and intrigue filled atmosphere will keep you guessing, thinking, and feeling. The complex issues and relationships addressed throughout mark this as one of the most unique anime to appear in many years, and the questions it asks should be confronted by everyone at least once.

Monster is a true rarity in anime. The quality of its story, cast and production have earned it widespread acclaim, even garnering it plaudits from the “hate what’s popular” clique. It is both entertaining and enlightening, and the sheer depth of the series has led to it being widely regarded as a modern classic of anime.

MAL Score: 8.77 /10
ANN score: 8.796 /10
A-P score: 4.385 /5
AniDB score: 8.65 /10


4th Place: Mirai Nikki


Review by Fate25

"Mirai Nikki" has a great plot. A psychological thriller with gore is not your typical anime. Most of the time anime makers would turn away from such bloody twisted story for the fear of censorship and lack of young viewers. However "Mirai Nikki" is a great watch for anyone above 16. Everybody can enjoy the suspense of a good thriller and be hooked to the various character developments and plot twists.

MAL Score: 8.34 /10
ANN score: 8.131 /10
A-P score: 4.433 /5
AniDB score: 7.87 /10




Rules




Bracket

Part 1


Part 2



Results

Warm-up Matches
20 votes Jigoku Shoujo vs Higashi no Eden (13-7)
18 votes Bakemonogatari vs Haibane Renmei (15-3)

Battles
29 votes Death Note vs Ergo Proxy (23-6)
16 votes XXXHOLic vs Kaiji (13-3)
21 votes Higurashi no Naku Koro ni vs Planetes (18-3)
17 votes One Outs vs Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (5-12)
14 votes Aoi Bungaku Series vs Mushi-shi (0-14)
18 votes Mirai Nikki vs Paranoia Agent (14-4)
20 votes Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica vs Shiki (9-11)
20 votes Jigoku Shoujo vs GANTZ (17-3)
21 votes Elfen Lied vs Texhnolyze (20-1)
18 votes Umineko no Naku Koro ni vs ChäoS;HEAd (10-8)
21 votes Serial Experiments Lain vs Neon Genesis Evangelion (3-18)
17 votes Monster vs Kino's Journey (14-3)
20 votes Steins;Gate vs Mawaru Penguindrum (12-8)
16 votes Welcome to the NHK vs Bokurano (9-7)
25 votes Code Geass vs School Days (18-7)
18 votes Bakemonogatari vs Ghost Hound (14-4)


Main Battles
23 votes Death Note vs XXXHOLiC (21-2)
16 votes Higurashi no Naku Koro ni vs Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (14-2)
20 votes Mushi-shi vs Mirai Nikki (9-11)
16 votes Shiki vs Jigoku Shoujo (4-12)
20 votes Elfen Lied vs Umineko no Naku Koro ni (16-4)
22 votes Neon Genesis Evangelion vs Monster (7-15)
20 votes Steins;Gate vs Welcome to the NHK (17-3)
22 votes Code Geass vs Bakemonogatari (12-10)


Semi-Finals
33 votes Death Note vs Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (17-16)
17 votes Mirai Nikki vs Jigoku Shoujo (9-8)
21 votes Elfen Lied vs Monster (8-13)
25 votes Steins;Gate vs Code Geass (16-9)


Final Four
37 votes Death Note vs Mirai Nikki (23-14)
26 votes Monster vs Steins;Gate (8-18)


Bronze Match
29 votes Mirai Nikki vs Monster (14-15)


Championship Match
33 votes Death Note vs Steins;Gate (13-20)



Conclusion


Umm.. yeah. It's over.
Thanks to all the people who voted.
These are your Top 4 Psychological Anime.

Congrats... I guess.
We'll be back next year. Probably.

Bye.


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Wasn't surprised when I saw this as it was mentioned awhile but here are my picks

Your 10 picks

1. Elfen Lied
2. Higurashi
3. Death Note
4. Future Diary
5. Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
6. Hell Girl
7. Darker than Black
8. Umineko
9. Deadman Wonderland
10. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Probably a lot more than that but only ones I can think of right now. I highly suggest Elfen Lied, Higuashi, and Death Note thou as those 3 are probably the well known series. Puella Magi Madoka Magica is one of the recent popular series so might try that as well.

Might edit list later


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Elfen Lied, Nightshift nurses.
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When it comes to Japanese Psychological cartoons, all else pales in comparison to the almighty MONSTER.

Although my personal favourite is 20th/21st Century Boys, but that awesome series has yet to be animated.
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Haven`t seen much from this genre, so:

1. Higurashi
2. Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
3. Death Note
4. Elfen Lied
5. School Days (mostly for the lolz)
6. C³ (think it can be classified as a psychological anime)
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1.Code Geass
2.Elfen Lied
3.Death Note
4.Clannad
5.Steins;gate
6.Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu
7.Jigoku Shoujo
8.xxxHolic
9.Chaos;head
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stark700 wrote:

Wasn't surprised when I saw this as it was mentioned awhile but here are my picks

Your 10 picks

1. Elfen Lied
2. Higurashi
3. Death Note
4. Future Diary
5. Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
6. Hell Girl
7. Darker than Black
8. Umineko
9. Deadman Wonderland
10. Puella Magi Madoka Magica



All in except for DTB and Deadman.
ANN and MAL didn't list them as psychological.





Espada8 wrote:

Nightshift nurses.


Hentai though?



andydono wrote:

When it comes to Japanese Psychological cartoons, all else pales in comparison to the almighty MONSTER.

Although my personal favourite is 20th/21st Century Boys, but that awesome series has yet to be animated.


+1



Des85 wrote


6. C³ (think it can be classified as a psychological anime)


But who would vote for this?



instantlove wrote:

4.Clannad


it's more like Romance/Drama.



6.Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu
9.Chaos;head


Not sure about Haruhi but I will add C;H thanks.

Posted 1/8/12

stark700 wrote:

Wasn't surprised when I saw this as it was mentioned awhile but here are my picks

Your 10 picks

1. Elfen Lied
2. Higurashi
3. Death Note
4. Future Diary
5. Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
6. Hell Girl
7. Darker than Black
8. Umineko
9. Deadman Wonderland
10. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Probably a lot more than that but only ones I can think of right now. I highly suggest Elfen Lied, Higuashi, and Death Note thou as those 3 are probably the well known series. Puella Magi Madoka Magica is one of the recent popular series so might try that as well.

Might edit list later




This, but I replace Deadman with Ergo Proxy.
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Des85 wrote


6. C³ (think it can be classified as a psychological anime)


But who would vote for this?



Probably none of the psychological fans
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Yeah, they are all tagged psychological though I agree Clannad is more Romance/drama
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I love this genre, though i do realise now that i have yet to watch many which are being listed by others here....like code guess, xxholic, chaos head etc...

I don't know if all the animes that i list here, can be defined as psychological, but still they twisted my mind somehow, so they are worth being mentioned i think :D

1. The Twelve Kingdoms
2. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
3. Death Note
4. Deadman Wonderland
5. Umineko no Naku Koro ni
6. Kaiji
7. Hunter x Hunter
8. Elfen Lied
9. Phantom
10. Darker Than Black

(11. And then there was this anime where its cover had two twin brothers or something; one with white angelistic wings, the other with black wings. Where one of them become evil after one incident and a "battle" starts. I remember this as a really good anime, too bad i forgot its name. If you may know it, then please do tell me. Thanks!).

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Uh, my listing of psychological anime really depends on what other genres your going to have later on.
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kufirst wrote:

Uh, my listing of psychological anime really depends on what other genres your going to have later on.


What do you mean?

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Haha. Like you've all found out some shows might go better in other genres. Some shows might overlap depending on the genres of any future tournaments you're planning. So I would assume some are more "psychological" than others but we need to know what other genres there are before making suggestions.
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kufirst wrote:

Haha. Like you've all found out some shows might go better in other genres. Some shows might overlap depending on the genres of any future tournaments you're planning. So I would assume some are more "psychological" than others but we need to know what other genres there are before making suggestions.


You don't need to worry about that.
Just as long as an anime has the "psychological" feel to it, you can list it.

And if ever I'm doing more of these tournaments, I don't think
it's bad if a certain anime repeats.
Tbh, I have Code Geass and NGE included.
And both of which are also mecha.
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