Suggestions for a darker more serious show?
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Can anyone recommend an anime, that's slightly darker in tone and more serious? Something along the lines of black lagoon or even....dare I say it, Eden of the east (not exactly dark I know, but serious mmmmm...kinda I suppose, whatever I liked it.) I get the cutesy crap, it sells and even makes me laugh sometimes, but every once in a while you just wanna see a bad ass or two do something really twisted. And get a main character that isn't such a whiny tool.
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There's a thread for anime recommendations. You can ask there:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-7173/recommend-me-an-anime-read-first-post
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Fate/Zero, Serial Experiments Lain (psychological), Psycho-Pass, Claymore, and Shiki. These are some of my favorites,I hope you enjoy them c:
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Karas

SoulTaker


Shigurui


Casshern Sins
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rhodri226 wrote:

Can anyone recommend an anime, that's slightly darker in tone and more serious? Something along the lines of black lagoon or even....dare I say it, Eden of the east (not exactly dark I know, but serious mmmmm...kinda I suppose, whatever I liked it.) I get the cutesy crap, it sells and even makes me laugh sometimes, but every once in a while you just wanna see a bad ass or two do something really twisted. And get a main character that isn't such a whiny tool.


Berserk, main character is a badass, there's a lot of violence and gore, the story is incredibly dark and mature, the anime only covers the 1st arc of the manga though, that being said, the arc is amazing.... without spoiling much, it's dark as all hell
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MagnaAnima wrote:


rhodri226 wrote:

Can anyone recommend an anime, that's slightly darker in tone and more serious? Something along the lines of black lagoon or even....dare I say it, Eden of the east (not exactly dark I know, but serious mmmmm...kinda I suppose, whatever I liked it.) I get the cutesy crap, it sells and even makes me laugh sometimes, but every once in a while you just wanna see a bad ass or two do something really twisted. And get a main character that isn't such a whiny tool.


Berserk, main character is a badass, there's a lot of violence and gore, the story is incredibly dark and mature, the anime only covers the 1st arc of the manga though, that being said, the arc is amazing.... without spoiling much, it's dark as all hell


You beat me to it.
Posted 7/10/14

pwheeler15 wrote:

Fate/Zero, Serial Experiments Lain (psychological), Psycho-Pass, Claymore, and Shiki. These are some of my favorites,I hope you enjoy them c:


I second this! Especially Shiki.
Posted 7/10/14
Texhnolyze, Aku no Hana, Evangelion, Big O, Serial Experiments Lain, Shiki, Haibane Renmei, Kino no Tabi, Monster, Paranoia Agent, Wolf's Rain, Berserker, Claymore, Kure-nai, Hellsing Ultimate, Gantz, Death Note, Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (kind of), Mushi-shi, Mnemosyne, Ergo Proxy, Deadman Wonderland, Madoka Magica, Perfect Blue, Ghost in the Shell, FLCL, Paprika, Cossette no Shouzou, xxxHolic, Shinsekai Yori, Akira, Noein, Bokurano, Jigoku Shouo, Blame!, Trigun, Kara no Kyoukai, Mirai Nikki, Pale Cocoon, Noir, etc.

I could go on for hours. I love darker, more psychological series. Hope you find one you enjoy off of this list!
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Does Psycho Pass count? I just thought it was a good show.
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Give Shinsekai Yori a try. It gave me creeps watching the show.
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Toyko Ghoul & Akame Ga Kill.

They're airing right now, Akame Ga Kill on CR and Toyko Ghoul on Funimation.
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A lot of good choices in this thread (Fate/Zero, Lain, Shinsekai, ect.).
Some more stuff:

Kara no Kyoukai
Shigofumi
Shingetsutan Tsukihime
Rurouni Kenshin - Tsuioku Hen (Trust and Betrayal)
Kino no Tabi
Akagi
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
All of Satoshi Kon's works (RIP )
Speed Grapher
Dragon
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Posted 7/10/14

rhodri226 wrote:

Can anyone recommend an anime, that's slightly darker in tone and more serious? Something along the lines of black lagoon or even....dare I say it, Eden of the east (not exactly dark I know, but serious mmmmm...kinda I suppose, whatever I liked it.) I get the cutesy crap, it sells and even makes me laugh sometimes, but every once in a while you just wanna see a bad ass or two do something really twisted. And get a main character that isn't such a whiny tool.


Hi,

Sorry, I have to close this, but please do consider posting in the http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-7173/recommend-me-an-anime-read-first-post thread, it's there exactly for this kind of issue!

-Makoto
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