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Hey CR users!

Ive been here a while and have watched many anime series on here but have never really taken a part in the forums, but today that changes! So hello all and i look forward to chatting it up with you all!

Since i have seen plenty of anime, some more serious and moving than others, ive decided to sit down and make a top 3 list of my top anime that have moved me and have had good meaning and why. To me this was especially hard! These are in no specific order. I know there are way more than 5 but 5 takes more thought and we cant have a bunch of top 20 lists

My Top 3:

1. Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood

This anime to me had such an amazing story, Their resolve to keep fighting and trying to find a way to get their bodies back and atone for the mistake they had made was amazing and very well done.

2. Hunter x Hunter (Still Airing)

Another anime with such a great story. Gon who started his journey in search of his dad didnt know the evils of the world as he hadnt left his home town before. The story that started so simple and turned into so much more and so much deeper really got me.

3. Mirai Nikki (Not on CR)

Some may not agree with this but, i believe this anime has such a great story. It starts off seeming like a gore fest (still is :P) but turns into something so much deeper and as it progresses and the characters change and become more attached it turns into a twisted love story, weird, yes, but none the less one of my favorites.

4. Sword Art Online

The story in SAO is absolutely amazing in my eyes. The constant fight to survive and protect the ones you love always gets me Im a huge sucker for these types. The added love story towards the end was amazing as well.

5. Attack on Titan

This anime all around is one of my all time favorites! Story is so top notch. Humanity's fight for survival, Eren's fight for survival, and Eren trying to uncover the secrets of his power and his dad is so interesting.

So now that ive told you my top 5, im curious, what is yours?

-Zachary
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1) One Piece
2) Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
3) Naruto Shippuden
4) Bleach
5) Reborn
6) Gintama
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1. Fruits Basket
2. Hunter x Hunter
3. Sword Art Online
4. Uchuu Kyoudai
5. One Piece


Bonus: Attack On Titan
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I do believe that Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Hunter x Hunter, Fullmetal Alchemist and Fairy Tail will all be included on most if not all lists. Here is mine without those big name ones.

1) Steins;Gate - One of the best anime of all time.

2) Deathnote - Light and L are probably some of the best antagonists, no question about it.

3) Psycho Pass - This world could actually exist in the future, makes you think.

4) Attack on Titan - I was in awe watching this.

Tie for 5th

5) Guilty Crown - The music is what really made this so good.

5) Sword Art Online - Just enjoyed this one alot.



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Interesting. My five would probably be:

  • Casshern Sins.
  • Kino's Journey.
  • Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (and End of Evangelion).
  • Wolf Children.

And an honorable mention to Perfect Blue for forever changing how I look at film.
Posted 4/11/14
Are you talking about just the story, or the anime as a whole? Not sure if i'm doing it right, but here's what i'd put forward.

5. Usagi Drop
A heartwarming story about fatherhood and what it means to love and care for a child. It shows how familial love isn't bound by blood or age, and also gives subtle messages about forgiveness and understanding. Let's just leave it there and say that i'm really happy that I haven't read the manga.

4. Welcome to the NHK
Filled with humor and sadness, this show is rather deep look into the life of a social shut in. It delves into a wide range of very applicable, real-world issues that can leave one rather unsettled (though, i'd say that's a good thing in many cases).

3. AnoHana
A show that moves one to consider what it means to lose a loved one and how to move on. A rather touching series. Not much else I can say, as others have said it far better than I have.

2. Aria
A show that was very moving to me personally. It taught me to find joy in the little things of life and made me realize that the world is truly a spectacular place if you take time to appreciate the little miracles that occur every day. But i'll stop there since embarrassing remarks are not allowed!!!

1. Kemono no Souja Erin
The journey of a young girl through various stages of her life. Its a story of her growing up and dealing with societal stigmas, politics, and environmental struggles. There's so much I wish I could say about this story, but I can't because of spoilers. I'll just say that its a family friendly story that can inspire children and adults alike.

Aria might actually take #1 for me, but Erin gets bonus points since it has an actual story and is more directly applicable for real life growth.
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1. Kemono no Souja Erin
The journey of a young girl through various stages of her life. Its a story of her growing up and dealing with societal stigmas, politics, and environmental struggles. There's so much I wish I could say about this story, but I can't because of spoilers. I'll just say that its a family friendly story that can inspire children and adults alike.
Also by the same author as Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit.

I take occasional bites out of Erin, I think I'm at 7/50. The episodes are very well written.
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Blast of Tempest - My all time favorite anime, really enjoyed the story and I loved the characters too, so awesome!
As for the rest of my list, can't put it in order but:
- Guilty Crown
- Mirai Nikki
- Spice and Wolf
- Katanagatari
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I take occasional bites out of Erin, I think I'm at 7/50. The episodes are very well written.


Oh, you're at episode 7? Then you've probably seen bits of what i'm talking about by now, then. I don't think everyone will be as moved by it as I was, but for those who are I think its probably rather memorable. Moribito is also a rather amazing story. I wasn't as moved by it, but its still a fantastic show. Balsa also gave me a few Kenshin vibes on some occasions lol
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1. Death Note
2. Hunter x hunter
3. Attack on titan
4. Hajime no ippo series
5. Monogatari series
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Captainkirko wrote:

I do believe that Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Hunter x Hunter, Fullmetal Alchemist and Fairy Tail will all be included on most if not all lists. Here is mine without those big name ones.

1) Steins;Gate - One of the best anime of all time.

2) Deathnote - Light and L are probably some of the best antagonists, no question about it.

3) Psycho Pass - This world could actually exist in the future, makes you think.

4) Attack on Titan - I was in awe watching this.

Tie for 5th

5) Guilty Crown - The music is what really made this so good.

5) Sword Art Online - Just enjoyed this one alot.






I've been considering Steins Gate for some time! Seems a lot of people like it.




seekerperson7 wrote:

Are you talking about just the story, or the anime as a whole? Not sure if i'm doing it right, but here's what i'd put forward.

5. Usagi Drop
A heartwarming story about fatherhood and what it means to love and care for a child. It shows how familial love isn't bound by blood or age, and also gives subtle messages about forgiveness and understanding. Let's just leave it there and say that i'm really happy that I haven't read the manga.

4. Welcome to the NHK
Filled with humor and sadness, this show is rather deep look into the life of a social shut in. It delves into a wide range of very applicable, real-world issues that can leave one rather unsettled (though, i'd say that's a good thing in many cases).

3. AnoHana
A show that moves one to consider what it means to lose a loved one and how to move on. A rather touching series. Not much else I can say, as others have said it far better than I have.

2. Aria
A show that was very moving to me personally. It taught me to find joy in the little things of life and made me realize that the world is truly a spectacular place if you take time to appreciate the little miracles that occur every day. But i'll stop there since embarrassing remarks are not allowed!!!

1. Kemono no Souja Erin
The journey of a young girl through various stages of her life. Its a story of her growing up and dealing with societal stigmas, politics, and environmental struggles. There's so much I wish I could say about this story, but I can't because of spoilers. I'll just say that its a family friendly story that can inspire children and adults alike.

Aria might actually take #1 for me, but Erin gets bonus points since it has an actual story and is more directly applicable for real life growth.



I haven't seen these before mainly due to the fact that i haven't been watching anime for a while, but just from your descriptions im definitely going to check some of these out! They seem very interesting!
Posted 4/11/14

Zachary765 wrote:

I haven't seen these before mainly due to the fact that i haven't been watching anime for a while, but just from your descriptions im definitely going to check some of these out! They seem very interesting!


Glad to hear it , though bear in mind those were all moving to me personally. Usually i specify that, but I was sloppy this time lol. Different people will have different reactions to them. Some think Erin is too childish, Aria is too boring, and Anohana is overrated. People are generally pretty positive toward Welcome to the NHK and Usagi Drop though, so those might be good to consider, I suppose. Everyone's different lol
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This isn't my overall top 5, since there are some anime that I like for reasons other than them having moved me, but in terms of the criteria:

5. Kokoro Connect. I love the basic dynamic here: the weird phenomena inflicted on the main characters force them to share more of themselves with each other than they want to. Kokoro Connect explores what happens when you can't keep your private life private, and the way the cast handles all of their issues is an inspiring tribute to friendship and acceptance.

4. AnoHana. This anime explores the effects of losing a close friend at a young age. Everyone here has scars that haven't yet healed, and though some are more debilitated by them than others, none of them have really moved on. The psychological journey they all make towards healing is touching, and culminates in one of the most heartfelt scenes I've ever seen.

3. Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni. The first season got me hooked with its twisted psychological horror and brutal violence, set against a slice of life backdrop that makes it even creepier. I expected more of that in the second season, but what I got was a desperate struggle to fix everything that had been broken time and time again. This anime had me in awe.

2. Welcome to the NHK. Its humour aside, Welcome to the NHK is a fairly realistic and telling look at the life of a shut-in. Each of the main characters is pathetic in their own way, but despite their blatant flaws, they're easy to like and to sympathize with. The characterization here is incredibly insightful, and the plot alternates between lifting the characters up and beating them down. It's cruel, but it's beautiful.

1. The Pet Girl of Sakurasou. This anime explores the differences, real and perceived, between those with talent and those without it. I love the relationships between the characters and how they're affected by their respective successes and failures. There's condescension, there's resentment, there's self-loathing, but above all, there are deep connections being made by everyone. The Pet Girl of Sakurasou explores how they're all different, and also how they're all the same, and finds cause to celebrate both. It is undoubtedly the most moving anime I have watched.
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Me personally...

1. Hunter x Hunter (2011) My love, my light, my soul.

2, Kaiji : Ultimate Survivor My life, my fears, my passion

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Sorry, can only think of two.. all the other anime I've seen (including some of my favorites) just didn't move me that much, at least not at the caliber of my top 2
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My dear friend Zach, you're missing out. It is seriously one of the greatest anime of all time.
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