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I only started watching anime quite recently ,so I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to the noble art. I'm not really into romance or drama, more action/ fantasy. I've watched a few mainstream animes, but is there anything that's a hidden gem and easy to get into?

Heres what I’ve watched so far

Attack on Titan
Death Note
Claymore
Fullmetal Alchemist
Sword Art Online
Naruto/ Naruto Shippuden
Hellsing
Fate/ Zero

Thanks
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Posted 3/18/14 , edited 2/29/16
Let me throw this out here before you get replied with the same answer............ CODE GEASS
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Have you watched Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood? If not, go do so, most people say it's better than the original (not the original was bad in any way). Code Geass is another of my favorites. It reminds me of Death Note in a lot of ways. It is a mech anime, so that might put you off, but I'm not a big fan of them and I still loved the show. Madoka Magica is another one, not quite as well known. It is a magical girl anime, but in some ways a deconstruction of a genre, and everything is done brilliantly.

Those are my top 3, I hope you can find something there you like.
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I've started watching Brotherhood. It quite similar to the original, but I can see why people think its better.
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Posted 3/18/14
And yes, I will definitely consider Code Geass
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Try this list.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya3guHgPTNg&list=UUmEbe0XH51CI09gm_9Fcn8Q
I'd also like to add NHK ni Youkoso for your first taste of animeception
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Posted 3/18/14
I'll toss in Darker than Black.
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The earlier you see Code Geass the better you'll think of it.
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Posted 3/18/14
Judging from what you've watched, some titles you might also like include: Baccano!, Soul Eater, Kill la Kill (currently airing), Hunter x Hunter (currently airing), Black Lagoon, BTOOOM!, Fairy Tail (continuing next season), Noragami (currently airing), Gungrave, and Trigun. I'll also second Code Geass.
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Posted 3/18/14 , edited 3/18/14
I recommend
DuRARARA
DEATHNOTE
CODE GEASS
HAMATORA
GHOST IN THE SHELL
TRIGUN
EF A TALE OF MEMORIES
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Posted 3/18/14

MadameViper wrote:

I've started watching Brotherhood. It quite similar to the original, but I can see why people think its better.


It follows perfectly the Manga Story-line (which is awesome), and well the different time from one to another made the resolution and effects much better too.

Yes, the beginning was the same, but after some time FMA and FMA Brotherhood disrupt to 2 different roads, one of a Filler (FMA) and the good road (Brotherhood). Seriously if you have the time check Brotherhood, it's epic.


... Yep like the guy above said "Ghost in the Shell"

Try "Steins;Gate" too.
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Posted 3/18/14 , edited 3/18/14
Serial Experiments Lain
Texhnolyze
Neon Genesis Evangelion
End of Evangelion

You must be broken.
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Hunter X Hunter and Fairy Tail would probably be right up your ally since you've seen Naruto and FMA:B. Going with the other million people who would suggest it Code Geass is a must watch imo. Durarara is also really good, and if you watch that Baccano! might be good too though you'd have to get past the gore at times but if you've seen Hellsing that shouldn't be an issue. Steins;Gate may not be all action but it tells a pretty damn good and gripping story that I would recommend to anyone who hasn't seen it. Psycho Pass would be worth a watch too, especially knowing theres a season 2 in the works and a movie.

Also Gintama.

In short; HunterxHunter, Fairy Tail, Durarara, Baccano, Code Geass, Steins;Gate, Psycho Pass, Gintama.

The list can go on for years but those are some particularly good ones.
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Posted 3/18/14 , edited 3/18/14
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
Moribito
Gunbuster
Diebuster
Birdy the Mighty Decode
Gantz
Canaan
Shiki
Excel Saga

etc...

Also, here:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-7173/recommend-me-an-anime-read-first-post
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This'll also help you out:

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