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I totally get what you mean! I have been thinking about more underlying messages and problems that animes try to deal with in their stories recently and if you think about that stuff long enough, even generic shounen animes like One Piece and Bleach seem a whole lot more interesting!

If you are looking for something that I believe is psychologically impacting I recommend the anime Flowers of Evil to you if you have not seen it before. The subliminal messages that show gives are truly on an another level I believe and it is in a setting everyone can relate too! Not unrealistic stuff like Higurashi or Mirrai Nikki.
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A lot of anime have religious undertones.
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jenapanese wrote:

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I was inspired by my research on Neon Genesis Evangelion and the themes and psychological impact behind it.
I've still yet to finish without spoiling myself!

Anyway,
When I was a lot younger, I used to watch anime just for a source of entertainment. I never really paid attention to specific scenes and details, and my heart was more focused on the beauty of the animation, characters and music. Although I still look for those traits in animes I watch right now, as my mind and curiosity expanded I grew more into plots, themes, and subliminal messages etc.
I've watched some crazy psychologically impacting shows, and I want to get my hands on several more.
(please recommend!)

What do you specifically look for? Do share!

**By the way by psychologically impacting, I don't mean traumatizing. [Elfen Lied, Higurashi etc..]**

Honestly... i feel exactly the same way, i'm addicted to animation because i want i want to cry or smile and feel the characters so it's definitely more then a source of entertainment now that i'm older.

lol if you're saying higurashi and elfen lied is traumatizing i'm assuming you haven't seen either which.. they're more comical then anything else, higurashi is good however.

If anything i would say ef a tale of and shinsekai yori probably two of the deepest animes i have seen that actually have a complete ending.
Ef a tale of is without a doubt the most realistic and yet beautiful story about love i have seen, needless to say it has a good share of its ups and downs.


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I found Total Eclipse to be among the most disappointing anime I've seen, but looking at exactly why I feel it's such a piece of shit is a matter of great interest to me. I'm entertained because I want to be entertained.

Out of everything you could list it just had to be that... it's like you haven't seen any moeshit lately or actually enjoy it.
But looking at your post i can obviously sense an overwhelming amount of sarcasm. Anyways it was alright, good for an anime but not great.. going out of your way to say it basically insulted you with how bad it was is a major exaggeration. Pretty much always expect for the original to be better no matter what.
But i will tell you this much you can either listen or walk away, nothing hasn't impacted me like visual novel trilogy muv-luv has.
It's completely changed the way i view entertainment.

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yes, i have seen elfen lied, and a portion of higurashi (i couldn't take the gore), however when i was a lot younger, haha! I'm thinking of rewatching the animes i watched years ago. I'm sure I've missed a ton if not all of the purposes behind events and characters.
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jenapanese wrote:

yes, i have seen elfen lied, and a portion of higurashi (i couldn't take the gore), however when i was a lot younger, haha! I'm thinking of rewatching the animes i watched years ago. I'm sure I've missed a ton if not all of the purposes behind events and characters.


Gore doesn't really effect me or anything but i can understand why some people would be more touchy about it.
It was awhile before i warmed up to it as well but i quickly got disconnected to some of it even some of my favorite series feature heavy gore but have a great story that sets a good balance alongside it. Regarding manga Akame ga kill, berserk, cynthia the mission come to mind.

If you want more recommendations feel free to speak to me anytime.

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