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Posted 12/20/14
I'll suggest the anime I started out with:

Sword Art Online
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Posted 12/22/14 , edited 12/25/14
Hmmm. Any other shows she likes. A magical girl series will likely reinforce the kids stereotype. SM and Attack on Titan and pretty far apart and it would be easier to helping you gave us a different show in the middle that she enjoyed.

That being said they might want to try Madoka Magica. It's a darker moremature magical girl series that his wife would enjoy. Depending on his taste and tolerance for the show until the darker parts come into play he might enjoy it too. I wouldn't suggest this except for the fact that my older brother enjoyed it asked well.

Another show I would suggest, absent of any magical girls, would be Shin Sekai Yori. It has a mature plot and themes that definitely won't imply it is a kids show. It also has a good mix of drama and action. There is romance to keep her interested but it's not in your face so it shouldn't bother him. I would say to at least suggest this one and let them read about it.
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bobland wrote:

I'll suggest the anime I started out with:

Sword Art Online


THIS. Because I really enjoyed it.

Although DBZ is what I planned on saying. Isn't every anime fan in the whole universe at least vaguely familiar with DBZ? And the first Dragon Ball manga was published in 1984, apparently. That's even older than I am. There's no excuse for not seeing it, lol.
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Fruits Basket (Ignore the wings on this pic)
Sword Art Online (first 13 episodes)
Kodocha
Fairy Tail
Gakuen Alice
If you'er looking for something more intense Wolfs Rain


Hope this helps! :D
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Fruits Basket is one of my favorites, and I am so sad that it did not get a second season T-T

I also agree with you to stop watching SAO after the first 13 episodes. It never held my interest after that.

A few of these may be to Shoujo-y for my brother-in-law, unfortunately.

My husband and I are thinking that since the wife has already had an introduction to anime we should focus a bit more on my brother-in-law's introduction so that he doesn't get turned off entirely. Right now we are leaning towards Cowboy Bebop or Trigun for both of them to watch--maybe Full Metal Panic or Spice and Wolf as well. If it is just my brother-in-law, we are thinking Deathnote or Attack on Titan.

Thanks for all of your help and suggestions and help so far! ^_^
Posted 12/23/14

carsarelittle wrote:


bobland wrote:

I'll suggest the anime I started out with:

Sword Art Online


THIS. Because I really enjoyed it.

Although DBZ is what I planned on saying. Isn't every anime fan in the whole universe at least vaguely familiar with DBZ? And the first Dragon Ball manga was published in 1984, apparently. That's even older than I am. There's no excuse for not seeing it, lol.


I disagree. I never liked long fights, and DBZ is the kingpin of long fights.

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I disagree. I never liked long fights, and DBZ is the kingpin of long fights.



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Boku no Pico, obviously....


But in all seriousness, I'd recommend Cowboy Bebop.
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Yu Yu Hakusho, Wolf's Rain, Ping Pong the Animation, Casshern Sins, Mamoru Hosoda films, REDLINE (film), Cyborg 009
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Posted 12/25/14
Fullmetal Alchemist or ...Soul Eater? Anything shounen, really.
BTW Pokemon is still awesome
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Posted 12/27/14
go to the oposite of each liking
akame ga kill or black bullet.. for him

or put deep shows that have cute character
with humor like..
kotoura-san http://www.crunchyroll.com/kotoura-san

with good plot
http://www.crunchyroll.com/we-without-wings-under-the-innocent-sky

or just go ahead and show him 1 of the badass and hope for the best
like sao just mentioned.. or mahoka http://www.crunchyroll.com/the-irregular-at-magic-high-school
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I second Cowboy Bebop.
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Gintama = w =
sometimes you're confused of what's going on, but other times you're just laughing til you run out of breath XD
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I'll give this a go since I am fairly new to this. The main problem is to find something that he can watch with his special lady and not be biting his tounge while doing it.
First on my list would be:


Inuyasha, it has elements of horror, magic, and even a sense of humor
Brynhildr in the Darkness, less gory than some other things and yes the manga is better
Invaders of the Rokujyoma!? as an antidote to too much Sailor Moon
Magimoji Rurumo ditto to the above
Toradora date night anime that even a horror fan might enjoy
Princess Jellyfish, another date night romantic comedy sort of like a 1930's screwball comedy


Please remember this is a list of compromise anime that might help the S.O. see that there is more than Sailor Moon in anime and give her a little Kentucky windage for what lies ahead. To paraphrase Rurumo, The way of anime is hard.
Gosh my first post!
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