New to the Anime/Manga scene
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Posted 4/26/15 , edited 4/27/15
I'm fairly new to the anime/manga scene. I'm looking for new anime to watch and manga to read. Please post some suggestions! Here are some of the anime/manga that I have watched/read:

I have to say that since childhood, my go to anime/manga was Naruto. I never got into any other anime/manga besides that because I refused to betray my one and only favorite haha. Action, cool jutsu, drama, and a hint of love, it's the perfect combination.

Now that it's done, and I'm a little bit older, I'm testing out other anime/manga as well. I trying out One Piece (Almost done with the Alabasta Arc, so far so good!). I like One Piece because I don't have to take it seriously, like the other manga. It's just a great time to watch.

I just finished Your lie in April. Oh my gosh, one of the best anime that I have seen. After watching the finale, I couldn't get myself to watch other anime for a week! So good.

For manga, I've read most of the good ones in the Manga section of Crunchyroll. Those include: My Wife is Wagatsuma-san, Is This Girl for Real?, Fuuka, Mysterious Girlfriend X, A Silent Voice, Silver Nina, and Inside Mari.

Anything else I should try since I'm new to the anime/manga scene?

P.S. I'm not into any excessive blood, gore, violence, overly supernatural, and excessive fan service (though I have to admit, Inside Mari was a little too much).
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I know it sounds weird, but give Dragon Ball, not DBZ, but the first one a chance. Then watch Clannad.
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Based on what you've said you have a lot of the same interests as me Sadly, most good anime will have either a little bit of gore and/or fan-service no matter what, but it's nothing unbearable, so just keep that in mind (though if you've watched Naruto you probably already know that) Also I'm only going to be suggesting anime that are already complete, because it's easier to be sure of how good they are that way. I'll put down what I personally think will be good to watch, so the list is going to be a pretty broad view of everything that anime has to offer at the moment, but I'll keep in mind what you said you don't like and cut those ones out.

{FYI anything I think is important to watch if your serious about getting into the community I'll put a "*" by. You don't really have to finish them, but at least try them }


Check out the ones with a "*". Try the other ones to if ya want.

For anime I recommend:

Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night
Sword Art Online *
Gintama *
Death Note *
Hunter X Hunter *
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzimiya * [If you aren't like me and can skip episodes, SKIP THE ENDLESS EIGHT. It's not needed, trust me]
Code Geass *
Stein;Gate *
Angel Beats *
Blue Exorcists
Gurren Lagann *
Full Metal Alchemist * [Watch the original first, then watch brotherhood, best way to get a complete story, and most enjoyable]
Blast of tempest
Arakawa under the bridge [not really well known but personally, I loved it. It's a really abstract rom-com so check it out]
No Game No Life
Kill La Kill [If you end up liking Gurren Lagann, check this out. Made by the same people, interesting but too much fan-service for me]
The Irregular at Magic Highschool
Toradora *
Clannad and Clannad: After Story *
Bakemonogatari [EXTREMELY abstract, only for a select amount of people. If you like it, you'll love it, if not, no harm done]
5 centimeters per second * [Movie]

There are more, but those should tide you over for awhile, and after a few you'll probably be able to find some yourself. For the ones that aren't on crunchyroll, I recommend hulu, funimation,, or

I'm fairly new to the manga scene as well, but I can recommend a few websites to check manga out on. This is because Crunchyroll's manga section is still fairly new and lacks a ton of manga. I recommend MangaFox, MangaEden, and MangaReader, but to be honest, any website will work.

I personally think that the best way to read manga is on a smaller device than a computer, like a tablet or a smartphone. A great app is MangaRock, (available on most devices) it gathers manga from several different manga websites and allows you to read them from your device.

Okay this was long, I'm done XD
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