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That's pretty much the problem with it. It plainly just tried to cover "everything".

That isn't a list I'd go by at all.
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Mirai Nikki and Elfen Lied - For those who like the "I'll destroy everything in existence except you"- animes, where the female protagonist may be batshit crazy, but knows how to make a boy feel special.
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TrueGoober wrote:

I'm typing this from the point of view that these people have never watched anime

Kuroko's Basketball (Very well-done shounen that doesn't need you to be familiar with old shounen tropes to fully enjoy)
My Little Monster (my favorite shoujo, out of the few I've seen. Funny and mostly drama-free)
Sword Art Online (the vast majority do like this anime, believe it or not)
The World God Only Knows (extremely easy to watch shounen rom-com, and the manga is good)
Baka and Test (accessible and lol-worthy every episode)
The Devil is a Part-Timer! (deeper-than-you-would-think comedy with a silly premise and surprisingly good execution)
Monster (Really good seinen series that's very believable, with a very involved plot)
Toradora! (A rare harem comedy that has well-executed romance that develops evenly through the story. Seinen rom-com)
Attack on Titan (cause why not)


Thank you for giving some explanation to your choices.
Seems i might check out a few anime's from this thread :D

I would also recommend The World God Only Knows. My favorite anime as of right now, and i can't get enough of it.
TrueGoober described it pretty well, heheh
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I guess the ones i would seriously recommend are Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Cowboy Bebop, FLCL,Eureka Seven

And then if you like complicated shows try Serial Experiments: Lain and Ergo Proxy


And my wild card recommendation try Welcome To The NHK and Panty & Stocking
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Posted 9/10/13

zipzo wrote:

That's pretty much the problem with it. It plainly just tried to cover "everything".

That isn't a list I'd go by at all.


But isnt' that how the list should work?

Anime isn't simply a "genre" in Japan, it's a Medium. Same as TV Shows or Movies in other countries.

Stating "What would you recommend to people who've never seen a TV show before" is a really bad way to word a question, and that's what was asked.

Giving someone a large chart that lists prime and extremely accessible examples from a wide source of different Genre's and focus was a great answer to the Thread question. It allows the individual to pick out something to their tastes.

I would say shows like House, Game of Thrones, Fresh Prince of Bel'Air, and Community are all AMAZING shows.
But all of them are highly different.
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To bad their not making a season 2 of btooom.
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Posted 9/10/13

TrueGoober wrote:
The Devil is a Part-Timer! (deeper-than-you-would-think comedy with a silly premise and surprisingly good execution)


Finally, someone else who realizes that The Devil is a Part-Timer! goes deeper than a simple comedy.
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Evangelion 1.11 2.22 3.33 a must
Black Lagoon for mindless action
Kimi ni Todoke for a nice slice of life
Puella Magi Madoka Magica for a great mind screwing
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Posted 9/10/13 , edited 9/11/13
Highschool of the Dead
Highschool DxD
Sword Art Online
Speed Grapher
Fairy tail
Yu Yu Hakusho
Sekirei
Clannad
Steins Gate
Kaze no Stigma
A Certain Magic Index
and many more these are only a few
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Mars of Destruction. Prepare for a full on thrillride and strap on your seatbelts for the most exhilarating 20 minutes of your life! Timerefundsdonotapply.
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AOT and FMA (original for more emotional appeal, brotherhood for shonen-type entertainment). You can't go wrong with "classics" also.
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Any Ghibli movie - its a good start, just because.
Attack on Titan - well, its on the rage
Magi - good amount of action and seriousness with a touch of comedy
Sword Art Online - its about an mmo and its very popular
Ano Hana - for those looking for drama
Toriko - very shounen and its about food
High School of the Dead - zombies. what else is there to say?
Minami-ke - a slice of life anime. good for casually watching
Fairy Tail - very good. my favorite atm
YuYu Hakusho - very shounen and its about ghosts, spirits and demons.
Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood - FMA is fine too but this follows the manga; also shonen with a good amount of everything
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Beelzebub- awesome story/ art and laugh your ass off comedy
Pandora hearts- one of the most origonal stories and the music is 10/10
Railgun- another amazing story with comedy and cuteness
Haganai- borderline gintama funny had me laughing so hard. Great art , characters are so cute.

Just a few that I havnt seen posted after skimming quick.
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Wow, no one said Full Metal Achemist?
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Kappuccino wrote:

Wow, no one said Full Metal Achemist?


They did.

I'd pick Texhnolyze, personally.
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