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Anime for people who hate anime.
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Gintama...... Period.
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Dragonball

Trigun

Cowboy bepop

Hellsing


Any action thats made for generally for older people. Just dont let him watch any childish shit it would scare him out.
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I'm surprised I don't see Another here. That's the least "anime" anime I know although my knowledge is really, really limited. I'd say it should grab anyone even remotely interested in psychological thrillers, murder mysteries etc. No "Yatta!"-screaming, unrealistic fights or other cliches that could irritate someone who can't stand the best known anime mentality.
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Posted 9/11/12
So you try to make them watch anime so that this person who hates anime will like anime? Uphill struggle lol

All I can say is to avoid mainstream shonen anime, every one else seems to have given pretty good suggestions so far
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I was exactly like your friends. Thought it was dumb, had netflix, then got talked into watching some on netflix by a co-worker.

Me and the co-worker decided to start Elfen Lied at the same time. I watched it all the way through the first night. Insta hooked.
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Posted 9/11/12

allenda wrote:

Gintama...... Period.
Absolutely not. The purpose of this thread is suggest a series for people who are scared off by overtly fruity anime with ridiculous over the top characters. There's always that one guy though who completely ignores the criteria and just spouts off his favorite title.

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Shrapnel893 wrote:

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Fate Stay Night
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Really though, like others have said it all depends on his/her tastes in what they like to watch. The ones above are examples of anime on the mature side of the spectrum (some more than others). Most of them if not all are dubbed so he doesn't have to glance at the bottom of the screen every scene.


If you include Fate:Stay Night, you might also include the other good Type Moon titles:

Kara No Kyoukai: Garden of Sinners
Shingetsutan Tsukihime
Fate: Zero
Unlimited Bladeworks.
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23 / M / Portland, Oregon
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I personally recommend Samurai Champloo. It has some humor as well as contemporary slang, which makes it palatable for most anyone in their late teens and early twenties. (Not limiting it to that age however.) It doesn't have a lot of magic or spiritual powers, which though I personally love shows like Bleach and Naruto, might deter someone new to anime. Overall, the show keeps a historical base of the samurai after the Warring States period in Japan, and does it keeping a contemporary feel. I think it could be a good introduction.
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Posted 9/11/12

Goofus wrote:


Shrapnel893 wrote:

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Fate Stay Night
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Really though, like others have said it all depends on his/her tastes in what they like to watch. The ones above are examples of anime on the mature side of the spectrum (some more than others). Most of them if not all are dubbed so he doesn't have to glance at the bottom of the screen every scene.


If you include Fate:Stay Night, you might also include the other good Type Moon titles:

Kara No Kyoukai: Garden of Sinners
Shingetsutan Tsukihime
Fate: Zero
Unlimited Bladeworks.


I meant the Fate series as a whole. That includes Zero and Unlimited Bladeworks along with Stay Night.

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I'd say Durarara.. it's a really fast paced anime not too much over the top stuff.. I mean the characters are normalish people and it keeps you wanting more after every ep. but I do have to say the English dub really didn't do it for me.. (trying to be polite here).. oh god it's really horrible (screw politeness) but if your friend hasn't watched it subbed he wont have anything to compare it to.

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X Trust and Betrayal (directors cut) you can't go wrong with blood and swords!

Just as a side note.. I had a boyfriend who didn't like anime but I made him watch Fruits Basket.. I mean I was hoping he'd like it but I didn't really think he would.. but he loved it.. he even wanted to watch it again. So you never know what someone will like. Now he loves watching anime, mostly Mech and science fiction. but he still likes Frubra!
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Any anime that seems realistic but also portrays the impossible aspect of fantasy is the best in this context. All mentioned by the OP apart from HOTD are good choices. Death Note is probably the best example. But I would recommend Code Geass and Fullmetal Alchemist. Code Geass because clever tricks and stuff always ensure the viewer is interested. And FMA...
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Hmm. I don't know. Chances are that a person who claims to hate anime may have already seen at least a little of many of the series being mentioned here. Death Note, Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost In the Shell, DBZ, FMA, etc. have all at some point been broadcast on television in the U.S. It's probably best to expose someone like that to a series that hasn't had much visibility beyond the internet here in the States.
Stuff like School Rumble, Yukikaze, Minami-ke, House of Five Leaves, Jungle wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu, and so on. I agree with whoever suggested Gankutsuou, and Kids on the Slope. And I'd suggest just about any sports anime. All of these would probably appeal to a fairly broad audience if they had the same exposure as some of the shows I formerly mentioned. It is kind of hard to recommend an anime for someone without knowing what they like in other kinds of shows and movies, and what they don't like about anime. Some people just dislike the general art style which is pretty easy to get beyond, but if they don't like animation in general or dislike Eastern cultures it gets more complicated.
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