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I guess everyone failed to take note of the OP's name lol.
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"Classics" that spawn conversation-


Post 2003 stuff worth mentioning-


Other Notable mentions (probably where newfriends should really start)



EDIT: Adding spoiler tags because of overwhelming
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Death Note is a Master Piece well the first part anyway
Attack on Titan for action lovers
And Toradora is just a well put together story all around
Angel Beats is pretty good too
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iblessall wrote:

Are we talking to someone who is already into anime or someone who has never watched an anime before?

*wonders if people are sick of him yammering about Toradora!*

I guess I would say Toradora!

Reason 1: A romance that actually ends with people together.
Reason 2: The Christmas bear scene.
Reason 3: Not too many of the anime tropes that would throw off non-anime watchers.
Reason 4: Excellent portrayal of real, non-romantic (at first) love.
Reason 5: Pretty deep cast of characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.
Reason 6: I just finished it, so I'm still thinking about it a lot.

But seriously, I don't think you could go wrong watching this anime. There are a lot of things to love, and while, sure, you could nit-pick it to death, it's a pretty incredible love story.


Tch. I was too late... But good job- it's nice to see someone who actually cares that much about ToraDora now (you know, and openly state it).

I guess I'd go with Toaru Majutsu no Index for people who are just starting. It's got that shounen feel in battles and fanservice, yet the way it plays out resembles most generic anime- while at the same time mentioning certain events and incidents throughout history and adding a twist to them for the plot (in other words, it can be slightly educational). For someone who only knows anime by what they hear from others and the common stereotype, it's a good place to start- since you can move in any direction from this point.

Or, you know- I could recommend Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.
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TripleBakaKimidori wrote:


iblessall wrote:

Are we talking to someone who is already into anime or someone who has never watched an anime before?

*wonders if people are sick of him yammering about Toradora!*

I guess I would say Toradora!

Reason 1: A romance that actually ends with people together.
Reason 2: The Christmas bear scene.
Reason 3: Not too many of the anime tropes that would throw off non-anime watchers.
Reason 4: Excellent portrayal of real, non-romantic (at first) love.
Reason 5: Pretty deep cast of characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.
Reason 6: I just finished it, so I'm still thinking about it a lot.

But seriously, I don't think you could go wrong watching this anime. There are a lot of things to love, and while, sure, you could nit-pick it to death, it's a pretty incredible love story.


Tch. I was too late... But good job- it's nice to see someone who actually cares that much about ToraDora now (you know, and openly state it).


Well, I'm late to the game watching it (obvi) so I missed most of the over analyzation that probably happened. Which I'm pretty thankful for.


On topic:
I'd also plug Blast of Tempest because it breaks the anime stereotype that anime is just action and fanservice. The Shakespeare references are nice, but the overall predominance of themes like logic and moving on from death are beyond what you would find in a normal shonen.
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asharka wrote:

There's no way I could pick just one...

Grave of the Fireflies (and everything else by Hayao Miyazaki)
5 Centimeters Per Second (and everything else by Makoto Shinkai)
Usagi Drop
Mushishi
Time of Eve
Bakemonogatari series
Death Note
Steins;Gate
Black Lagoon

And it hurts to leave many others, including romances and comedies off the list.


Mushishi +1. You have a nice mature taste
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iblessall wrote:I'd also plug Blast of Tempest because it breaks the anime stereotype that anime is just action and fanservice. The Shakespeare references are nice, but the overall predominance of themes like logic and moving on from death are beyond what you would find in a normal shonen.
Plus, you know, there was the plot brilliance of managing to have a beach episode, every episode, for the entire first half of the series

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1. Fate/Zero- beautiful animation + a marginal error of fanservice + MAGE WAR = awesome
2. Kami Nomi(TWGOK)- Keima Katsuragi, need I say more
3. AoT- more beautiful animation, a nice story, and they constantly tease at the characters dying makes me love it
4. Puella Magi Madoka Magica- I ussually don't like Magical Girl anime, but the story and the death(can you tell I like death in anime?)
make me LOVE the series, manga and all
5. LeLouche of the rebelion- I think it is a very well thought out story with guess what, MORE DEATH. I like anime that are gusty
enough to kill off main characters
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If you're into Samurai stories, I highly recommend this show:

http://youtu.be/etaY4tgYe0g
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Haven't seen enough to recommend to normal anime watchers, but to new people something like Fate/Zero would be the best IMO. It's an engaging story that doesn't alienate the viewer as if it was from a completely different culture (even though it is). It's a solid anime quality wise and has a character for everybody, as well as amazing soundtrack. Sometimes while watching the animation was so good I thought I was watching a real life event.

If they want one that's just addicting regardless of quality, Attack on Titan or Sword Art Online would suit them better. If they care about quality but want something that moves fast, Death Note.
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Clannad all u need to know..
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spectralMagician wrote:


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