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Kind of a new fan, need community advice
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You seem to like most anime I like

I got started with anime on Dragonball/Dragonball Z, I also like Pet girl of sakurasuo, Sword Art Online, Naruto, etc

Anime which I think you'd enjoy judging from the anime you've listed liking are

Recommended due to you liking DBZ

Attack on Titan
Death Note
Cowboy Bebop
Space Brothers

(All the above have amazing artwork SB especially)


Reccomended due to you liking Pet girl of Sakurasuo & SAO

My little monster
Say "I love you"
Love Lab
Ouran Highschool Host Club
NANA


Sorry but most listed aren't on-going but are definitely still worth the watch
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LAST. Berserk. This one is so great, it's name is in red and they just had a 3 movie series that re-animated the entire Anime. Watch the original 24 Episode anime, and watch it in English. The Japanese cast really failed that first time around, like damn dude. I've talked to people who've only seen the Subs of Berserk, they disliked the show. Something about how actors can't decide how to say peoples name. I mean is the Protaganists name Guts? Gats? Gatsu? IT'S GUTS, IGNORE THE STUPID JAPANESE VOICE ACTORS AND FAN TRANSLATED MANGA'S. HIS NAME IS GUTS, LIKE THE THING THE YOU GET PUNCHED IN RIGHT BELOW YOUR CHEST.

Yeah, Berserk is an amazing anime, and is Dark Fantasy personified.

Berserk is incredible, but the anime is definitely not modern (being from 1996). I'd second the recommendation anyway, but it might be a little too far back. The movies are good besides the CGI though, although they skip a lot of story.

The Golden Age arc is probably one of the best stories manga has ever produced; I'm just sad that every time they try and adapt it it's never quite as good as it has all the rights to be. Looking forward to more movies regardless though.



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Also, if you haven't seen Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, it's still one of the best animated series ever made. You can pause a frame and count the bullet casings they were so precise. Besides simply being a great show.

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Oooh yes. Ghost in the shell, SAC is a definite must watch! (Also has my favorite openings in all of anime)
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Posted 1/11/14 , edited 1/11/14
Here's a list and very brief description of the best anime I've seen so far. A lot of stuff didn't make this list.

Log Horizon: I'm staying up till 6 in the morning to watch the latest ep and then going to bed
From the New World: Starts off very very slow but gets insane
Magi: Awesomeness from start to end, didn't think I'd like it but then was hooked fast
Ghost in the Shell SAC: Good pacing, great art, great characters
Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Great stuff from start to end
Stein's Gate: Starts slow but is a great story and has some great characters
Attack on Titan: Good pacing start to finish
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Starts slow but has good pacing
Sword Art Online: Awesome concept, good story, good pacing
Code Geass: Epic from start to finish
Death Note: Epic from start to finish
Elfen Lied: Great start, slow story
Spice and Wolf: Great everything although it's not very action packed
Gantz: Super fucked up but it's pretty good
Eureka Seven: Just a really awesome love story
Dragon Crisis: Another good love story
Say, I love you: Great everything but once again another love story
The Twelve Kingdoms: Really epic story and a look at Chinese mythology was interesting
Black Lagoon: Over the top action all the way through
Fooly Cooly: Just a cool anime, nothing special story-wise but good humor and great art/characters
Highschool of the Dead: Way too much fan service but I thought it was great
Blue Gender: A classic
Neon Genesis Evangelion: A must watch. Good pacing and great story
Btooom! Pretty good
Watamote: So incredibly awkward
Another: Was OK but left me feeling like it should have been better
Valvrave: Pretty good
Maoyu: OK


Some incredibly good shorts are

Time of Eve: Really thought provoking
Pale Cocoon: Same
Miss Monochrome: Good humor throughout and insanely cute ending song and dance lol


Great Movies

Summer Wars: So slick and awesome with great characters and story
The Girl who Leapt Through Time: Great art, characters, and story
Grave of the Fireflies... Abandon all hope ye who enter here
The Sky Crawlers: Awesome story and some good characters
Metropolis: Art, story and pacing very good
Akira: A true classic and my first anime
Princess Mononoke: A must-see
The Secret World of Arrietty: Great art, story, and pacing

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Watch Naruto, Magi or Sword art online


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SAO, especially with season 2 confirmed!

I also recommend Haruhi suzumiya, will warn you that season 2 is in fact eps missing from season 1. In short they went back and filled in gaps to follow the story properly after the success of season 1. Then watch the movie, well worth the wait cos the movie is simply one of the best anime movies out there!

Attack on titan, so awesome that they are planning season 2, but will animate it only when the manga is close to the end, following the story perfectly with no filler!!!

FMAB, not the 1st anime the 2nd. FMA 1 was awesome but it deviated from the core plot but offered an interesting plot twist. FMAB is the true manga plot and even coincided with the manga ending nearly the same time. Never heard of any other anime that did it with it's manga counterpart.

Also recommend fruits basket for comedy, older i know but worth it for the laughs. Also recommend ohshc cos it is hilarious with a perfect dub cast, just wish they'd do a fmab with it and get the rest animated.

Death note, speaks for it self. also bakuman for being the same mangakas comedy. Can't wait for thir next project.

Blue exorcist, very interesting plot twists and premise. Can't wait for epic battles in season 2. That much fan base and success with the show they have to make season 2. It'd be insane for the companies not to.

Steins gate if you love scifi timetravel aka cell arc of dbz.

Then there's the movies:

Wolf children, summer wars & the girl who leapt through time! Then the studio ghibli films, various art styles through their time but all classics!
Rebuild of evangelion, based on the original story but with whole new plot direction, revamped art style and improved voice acting or stick with sub if you prefer.

There's so much choice. Hope this helps. If you want any more recommendations just ask. Back to conan, also got to re-watch inuyasha & okamisan at some-point.
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Posted 1/11/14 , edited 1/11/14

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I also recommend Haruhi suzumiya, will warn you that season 2 is in fact eps missing from season 1. In short they went back and filled in gaps to follow the story properly after the success of season 1. Then watch the movie, well worth the wait cos the movie is simply one of the best anime movies out there!

Haruhi Suzumiya is definitely worth seeing, less for being an anime and more for being an anthropologically relevant event in anime culture. I'd recommend looking up the chronological episode order though, the episodes in the first season were aired out of order (and the episodes are also listed in that same out-of-order chronology on Crunchyroll), and it made the story really hard to get into (imo). But if you start with the right first episode it's infinitely easier.

And no skipping to the movie!

The movie looks the best, since it's the most recent, but it'll also make very little sense without watching both seasons first for context. In many ways it's the capstone of the series, and is one of the things that makes it so great.

Posted 1/11/14 , edited 1/11/14
Oh yeah Dalek is right, the remake 4 part movie version of evangelion is very good and is definitely a must see! Don't know how I forgot that seeing as I'm anxiously waiting for the next one lol
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DalekCaan wrote:

I also recommend Haruhi suzumiya, will warn you that season 2 is in fact eps missing from season 1. In short they went back and filled in gaps to follow the story properly after the success of season 1. Then watch the movie, well worth the wait cos the movie is simply one of the best anime movies out there!

Haruhi Suzumiya is definitely worth seeing, less for being an anime and more for being an anthropologically relevant event in anime culture. I'd recommend looking up the chronological episode order though, the episodes in the first season were aired out of order (and the episodes are also listed in that same out-of-order chronology on Crunchyroll), and it made the story really hard to get into (imo). But if you start with the right first episode it's infinitely easier.

And no skipping to the movie!

The movie looks the best, since it's the most recent, but it'll also make very little sense without watching both seasons first for context. In many ways it's the capstone of the series, and is one of the things that makes it so great.



Couldn't agree more. Also no skipping the endless eight arc, I know it may seem off putting and even i think it should have been done slightly different but the end result ids worth every sec you waited for.

Also movie won't make a lick of sense without it, it helps prepare you for the shock and the events that happen cos of it, that's all I give away without ruining the plot. Except for this, 1 ep/story even hints at Phoenix Wright! If you've played the game you'll see the pun right there!!

Hope you enjoy, it's a slow start but it is truly worth it & no peeking ahead of the plot, that way you enjoy it all the more.
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Most of these have already been mentioned, but I'll throw out a few recommendations.

1. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Still has some of the best animation you're going to find in a televised series, and it's easily one of the best series ever made imo.
2. Darker than Black: Noire-style supernatural action show with a little bit of detective stuff thrown in for good measure.
3. Hellsing Ultimate: Vampires, lots of gore, lots of action, and one of the most badass anime characters of all time. Also, neo-nazis because why not. Morally grey. (make sure you watch Ultimate, as there was another Hellsing series made earlier but it's not as good).
4. Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood: Not really sure how to sum this one up, but it's very good. Not especially action heavy but it does have good action. Don't let the age of the protagonists fool you, it's not a childish show. (much like Hellsing there was another version made earlier that wasn't as good, make sure you watch Brotherhood)
5. Black Lagoon: A show about a bunch of criminals who live and work in a city that is run by criminals. Violent, ebrasive and a lot of dark comedy. There are no good guys in this show. Just varying degrees of bad.

Eh I could go on for a while but I don't think lists like this should be too long, don't want to overload you with options.

Also, I just wanted to say that nobody should feel ashamed or anything because animation quality and art style matters to them. Anime is a visual medium and as such it's reasonable that aesthetics matter a great deal to the people watching. It's something that matters to most people I think, whether they will readily admit it or not. Just wanted to point that out as you were apologetic for being honest about that. It's not a problem.
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Pintlasher wrote:

Oh yeah Dalek is right, the remake 4 part movie version of evangelion is very good and is definitely a must see! Don't know how I forgot that seeing as I'm anxiously waiting for the next one lol


Thanks for the kind words.

Also Pintlasher, what is your avatar? If it's what I think it is, then scary! Cos it's just like the tarantula in my frigging nightmare that moves people around like puppets on their heads. Only your pic is THE spitting image of the one that doesn't do that, it just sleeps on peoples heads.
Made my nightmare more a comedy at that point.

Kind of shocked me the spider agrees with me, no offence. I have the fear of spiders.

Sorry, back to the point. I look forward to the next two rebuild films, cos this is where the plot differs altogether and from what i've heard it's a hell of a change from the anime/manga/movies.

I just hope we get a few more answers after the ending of the 2nd film. Also generally more insight into the events of the world. Usually less is more for fans to speculate but it's nice sometimes having a clear cut understanding. Not been disappointed so far with eva, lets keep it going!
Posted 1/11/14
Yeah I hear you buddy the movies and anime have basically been walking step in step minus some bonus scenes up until this part but I also hear that the next 2 are where shit really gets interesting! I was also left a little confused at the end of the anime... I mean not completely, but closure is always nice when a series has been going on for a long time! Especially when closure is what you expected from the start but never got!

But yeah this little guy (literally about 5-10mm) is just some random species of jumping spider ^_^ They're about as cute and unfrightening as spiders can get tbh lol! I keep some common species during the summer but usually enjoy mantises more as they're bigger and nicer looking and less eh jumpy lol

But yeah can't wait for evangelion 3.0!



But for the Original Poster (OP) a good thing to do would be to pick out any of the anime in this reference thread that's mentioned by more than 1 or 2 people to check out. That should narrow down your list of suggestions somewhat if it all seems a bit much or a bit daunting.
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FMA Brotherhood
Attack on Titan
Hunter x Hunte 2011
Gintama
Index/Railgun


zendude wrote:

So the Super Friends haven't reported this yet? "LAWL"

I was thinking the same thing haha.
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I was like the OP once; all I'd seen was the generic action Toonami sort of stuff. Then I sat through all of Naruto for the better part of a year on Hulu because I knew I liked DBZ, Yuyu hakusho, Outlaw Star, etc. and I had no other good ideas for something to watch. It was alright I suppose.

But then I watched Clannad on a whim, and everything changed. It's not a perfect anime by any means, but it was so freaking different than anything I'd seen before. Humor, romance, tragedy, drama, a coming of age story. Even when I intellectually knew that some plot lines were shit, I just couldn't stop watching it. And by the end of it there were more than a few tears shed :P

It started me down a long road filled with hundreds of excellent anime series from a wide variety of genres. And it's been awesome.

I'm not going to recommend a bunch of titles. But I do think that you should be adventurous and try some genres that are completely different, as it could change your entire perspective on what constitutes a good anime or not. It did me a lot of good at least!
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