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For years I've been sneaking off to enjoy anime by myself, but a joint effort to learn Japanese has given me an opportunity to try to get my husband to watch some together. I want to pick a really good series for him to watch so I'd love some suggestions.

I've considered going with a series that I've already watched and know is good, but would rather watch something for the first time together. Because it's a little risky picking from reviews I wanted to poll some actual people. If I were to pick a series I've already seen I'd go for something like Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop, or Berserk. Ideally I'd like to make it a samurai anime because we have a shared interest in Japanese swordsmanship.

So, any seinen samurai or ninja anime that come highly recommended? I couldn't find any that caught my eye with my internet searches and browsing of lists.

Series that I haven't seen that did catch my eye are:

GITS
Mushishi
Code Geass
Steins;Gate
Black Lagoon
Library Wars
Serial Experiments Lain

Please help in my quest to convert another person to anime fandom! ...or at least make it so we can occasionally watch together.

Thanks in advance!
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For samurai related I'd say possibly Samurai 7, Blade of the Immortal, or go with the tried and true Rurouni Kenshin (the prequel OVA's are more adult oriented if that's what you want).

Of the list you mentioned, Steins;Gate and Black Lagoon are fantastic. I've heard good things about Serial Experiments Lain but I've never watched it. Code Geass I personally hate but it's got a lot of fans.
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Watch Basilisk. The only ninja anime to watch if you want to make someone cringe.
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jutsuri wrote:

For years I've been sneaking off to enjoy anime by myself, but a joint effort to learn Japanese has given me an opportunity to try to get my husband to watch some together. I want to pick a really good series for him to watch so I'd love some suggestions.

I've considered going with a series that I've already watched and know is good, but would rather watch something for the first time together. Because it's a little risky picking from reviews I wanted to poll some actual people. If I were to pick a series I've already seen I'd go for something like Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop, or Berserk. Ideally I'd like to make it a samurai anime because we have a shared interest in Japanese swordsmanship.

So, any seinen samurai or ninja anime that come highly recommended? I couldn't find any that caught my eye with my internet searches and browsing of lists.

Series that I haven't seen that did catch my eye are:

GITS
Mushishi
Code Geass
Steins;Gate
Black Lagoon
Library Wars
Serial Experiments Lain

Please help in my quest to convert another person to anime fandom! ...or at least make it so we can occasionally watch together.

Thanks in advance!


If you're still looking for suggestions, please post your request in the Recommend Me an Anime thread (it's "stickied" near the top of the Anime forum.

I've closed this thread though because individual threads requesting recommendations aren't allowed per CR's site rules.

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