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Posted 2/18/13

Ookamitenshi wrote:

There were a lot that I came into late watching that I kick myself for not seeing sooner. Especially lately is Kuroko no basuke. OMG I fell in love with it instantly. Others include Kuroshitsjui, Bakemontgatari. (apologize for the misspells)


There are shows from the 1980's I still haven't seen yet, that I want to see. I'm grateful for finding Gunbuster, which lead me to Diebuster, which lead me to appreciate the shorter anime in life - the six episodes ones like the two I just mentioned, FLCL, Murder Princess, Time of Eve, Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne, etc.
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I know I've benefited from recommendations of friends when it comes to anime. Even on CR (like the spotlight section) I've found things that I didn't even know existed. What series have you found lately that was totally new to you that's been out for a few years? I am an unabashed marathoner so in a lot of ways I adore finding these series after they are done because I don't have to go through the pain of waiting week after week for resolution.. LOL Either way my current list of "new for me" anime:

Kimi ni Todoke - I'm watching now and I'm really enjoying it. I remember it being "the anime about a girl mistaken for the chick from the Ring movie" and that was about it. I'm happy it wasn't "just" that and so far halfway through the first season I'm getting the His and Hers Circumstances vibe from it. (that's good for me )

Time of Eve - Surprised I never knew a thing about it until the CR spotlight on it: http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-791513/catalog-spotlight-time-of-eve I'm reaaaally happy I saw it. I love that type of world (like Appleseed, Ghost in the Shell, etc.) so that small window in the cafe was just a treat for me. Sucks it was short but even at that length I'm really a fan.

Both series being done a while ago.. have you guys run into anything recently (like this year) that ended a long time ago but you just discovered and liked?


This is not from the last year but I'm reading the Manga with it. Funimation has the license for it: Claymore.
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Naruto, my most loved and inspiring character disappointed me to new levels when they ended the series leaving the plot open ended and mediocre after 100 quality episodes. Naruto still having the 9 tails brooding inside him, Saskue and Naruto having their relationship in shambles and Naruto never became Hokage. I have never been so engrossed in an anime only to be so let down. SEQUEL?!?!?!?
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A series missed by a lot of people that was one of the best anime of 2010 is Kuragehime.
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I was suprised How much DearS reminded me of Chobits, and yet i think i like the charactors more. its a shame they never made anymore than 13 episodes. Dog days was suprisingly pleasent, and i am looking forward to watching the second season.
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Well, there was one anime, I'd heard the name thrown around and seen pictures of it here and there, but I never really gave it any attention until this year...
I don't know why I avoided Gintama for so long... It's amazing!!
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I just for The Legend of the Legendary Heroes. Only 9 eps in but so far I'm loving it. Also I wish there was a second season for Aesthetica of a rogue hero. I love that show. I cant seem to find any info if there will be a second season, anyone know?
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Chihayafuru.

Another.

I don't why it took me so long to watch these series.

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Wow there's a LOT of series listed that I haven't seen.. I have to make a list..
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Toradora!

It's a wild ride and really touching.
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Only just now watching Spice and Wolf, Soul Eater and Zero no Tsukaima
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Just started watching Spice and Wolf because of this thread. Can not believe I waited this long to watch it. To be honest though, my to watch list is quite long.
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Dont kill me please but Im 22 years old and I just started watching the first Naruto..... currently on episode 40
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I just started watching Fate Zero on crunchy roll. It is fantastic! I would definitely add to you long watch list. It's a prequel to another show (Fate/Stay Night), but I don't think you have to watch that series to understand it. I haven't had problems so far.

Also, Puella Magi Madoka Magica. It's also on crunchyroll and is only 12 episodes.

Steins;Gate is kind of a big deal. I thought it was good, but a little slow to get started. It's on hulu.

You should try Penguin Drum! It got overshadowed by Madoka and Steins;Gate, due to not having a simulcast (which is ridiculous) in 2011.

Mayou is currently airing. It gets compared to Spice and Wolf a lot. It's good, but is not Spice and Wolf Good.

Sword Art Online was also big for a while. I can't recommend it (as I thought it was terrible), but it was popular.

Also gonna second Kuragehime (romantic comedy) and add Shiki (horror). I think these are both on hulu.
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Arsenette wrote:

Time of Eve - Surprised I never knew a thing about it until the CR spotlight on it: http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-791513/catalog-spotlight-time-of-eve I'm reaaaally happy I saw it. I love that type of world (like Appleseed, Ghost in the Shell, etc.) so that small window in the cafe was just a treat for me. Sucks it was short but even at that length I'm really a fan.

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Yokohama Shopping Trip (1998):

~ This is not so much a story as it is a slice of life. Or rather, it is a look into portions of the life of a girl named Alpha, together with the people around her. Alpha runs a little cafe on the outskirts of Yokohama. There are almost no customers, but Alpha does not mind at all since she has the occasional company of the old man who runs the gasoline stand down the road, as well as that of his grandson Takahiro. This is a Yokohama of the future, when the sea covers most of the land and roads have disappeared under sand or water. Alpha is in fact a robot, looking after the cafe during her owner's indefinite leave of absence.

Aquatic Language (2002):

~ Several people are spending their evening in a cafe. Two gossiping girls, two debating men, a bookworm and a boy, who just broke up with his girlfriend. The cafe's waitress starts a chat with him, persuading him to take a look at certain easel, while other customers begin to notice unusual things.

Pale Cocoon (2005):

~ A future where the continuity of history has broken off, a world of enormous ruins that continues endlessly. Oceans and continents have vanished, existing only within the archives brought up from the remains. Ura works in the Archive Excavation Department, which restores and analyzes the data left behind. One day, he finds a disturbing visual record...

Hotori: Tada Saiwai wo Koinegau (2005):

~ At the Personality Plant, robots are being built and slowly outfitted with the artificial memories of real people. Suzu is one such robot, being made to replace the young boy a family has lost. By chance, he meets a Hotori, a young girl suffering from progressive memory loss. The two children become friends and attempt to define themselves in the light of their changing memories.

Dennou Coil (2007):

~ Eleven years after the introduction of internet-connected, augmented reality eyeglasses and visors, Yūko Okonogi moves with her family to Daikoku City, the technological center of the emerging half-virtual world. Yūko joins her grandmother's "investigation agency" comprised of children equipped with virtual tools and powerful metatags. She quickly crosses paths with Yūko Amasawa, an expert hacker of the virtual environment, as Amasawa relentlessly seeks to "unlock" the mystery of a computer virus that emerges from an inaccessible corrupted space.

Half-Broken Music Box (2010):

~ In 2039, helper androids are widespread as general purpose electronics. Keiichiro lost his family in a traffic accident and retired from his band. One day, he finds an old model android in a garbage dump. He takes her home but after taking her to a repair shop he was told she couldn't be repaired so he planed to throw her away, but the next day he finds her making breakfast for him. Thus begin the summer days of a memoryless android and a dreamless boy.
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Some I'd thought I'd share, though I knew about them beforehand (ie not lately). Just thought if anyone's seen Time of Eve and enjoyed it... these are similar. Of course, there are others (there are thousands of upon thousands of shows out there after all) and these are only pebbles in a rock quarry. They are still good examples though, none the less.
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