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12 episodes or under:
Tatami Galaxy (Very very fast. If you can keep up with first episode, can handle all 11 episodes)

Ping pong the animation (Honestly, watch this first. Is AOTY 2014. I’m not joking. Like I would stop reading the list entirely at the moment at just watch Ping pong. Its that good.)

Usagi Drop (If you want something super light hearted and will probably make you want kids immediately.)

Gunbuster (Classic classic. Pioneered the mech genre. If you were to watch anything, please watch this. Also only 6 episodes, so not too big of a commitment.)

Katanagatari (It was one of the best anime to come out 2010 I believe. Extremely excellent.)

Kids on the slope (A Watanabe anime. Pretty digestible. Also if you enjoyed the jazz of bebop, KoTS kicks it into high gear. Will almost certainly enjoy.)
24-26 episodes:
Hyouka

Neon Genesis Evangelion (Honestly don’t try at moment, is the most iffy on this list. Its amazing, but the bar required to enjoy it is a bit high. Make sure to watch subbed if you try. Also put on thinking caps.)
27+ episodes:
Hajime no Ippo

The World God Only Knows (Pretty amazing show, though the premise could lose you. If it doesn’t, you’ll enjoy it a lot. Comes in 3 seasons of 12.)

Hunter x Hunter 2011 (If you haven’t seen it, see it. Just do it. Though its 144 episodes, so I don’t expect to much. Though honestly its worthy of your time.)
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i watched both hunter x hunter 2011 that show is greatness, and ive watched the world god only knows and that show pissed me off to no ends or atleast the last season did with that end
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I have heard of a few of those shows but only seen hunter x hunter, which is awesome and Kids on the slope, which I'm half way through and not sure what to make of. Think I started watching it because its the same creator as cowboy bebop and samurai champloo(?) (although a totally different type of show)

I did watch an Evangelion movie a few years ago but didnt realise it was a compilation type thing and was kinda meh although I did think to myself I need to know what happens next, just not immediately I guess. Are the re-do movies worth watching over the series?

The rest are on a viewing list which I will endeavour to get too, starting with Tatami Galaxy which is on Hulu I think, although the pace as you mention might be too fast for reading subs.

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I watched Ping Pong the animation. It was fun for me to watch as first time ever, I was able to understand what the characters are talking about (I speak mandarin). The story was quite good and fairly inspiring.

Evangelion was meh. That's all I have to say. The show produced two famous waifus so it got that going.
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Really interested in watching Tatami Galaxy but i can't find it on Crunchyroll. Is it available to stream online somewhere?

Usagi Drop is up on my queue, will watch soon.

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I disagree, Evangelion can & should be enjoyed by newcomers. just use those advices:
-watch the 1rst movie,and if it went too fast for you, watch the tv series until you reach the end of the 1rst movie content-wise

-Know that it isnt about the monsters or even the mecha but about the main characters. The word metaphore and symbolism should be in your head for every frame.

-i think watching too much of the tv series might hurt the movies experience. both go in different ways and mr.anno is in a different (bitter?) place now.

-if after eva movies, AND series you want some more, get the manga. then get Karekano if you are still hungry, just know the ending is in the manga, mr.anno didnt finish it because the (young at the time, her first manga) made him MAD and he swore not to adapt anything ever again. leaving his right hand man to wrap the last two eps up.
the manga is amazing, the tv series is a sad subject for me cause it would have been so good. SO GOOD. a good third of the story was left on the table.
my #2 fav anime ever with KimagureOrangeRoad as the 1rst.
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I've seen Gunbuster... boy do I feel old. No, but I still wish the voice over had been a lot smarter with her choices in life... But that's besides the point. Evangelion is not an easy show to watch. That being said, the movies are even more so even if you know the material. The Funimation films tried (desperately I might add) to comprise the entire TV series into 4 separate films, and while commendable, it was NOT a good idea. All of the heart that came from the characters is practically ripped away by the time constraints of trying to fit a 6+ hour story into 4 1 and 1/2 hour movies and it just DOESN'T work.

Alright, that's done-- but my point is this, if you're going to unleash this series on an anime newbie, make sure he knows damn well what they're getting into first, for God's sake. And for the love of all things holy, DON'T start with those accursed Funimation films. They were made for fans ONLY. as I was much too late to find out before I bought the first two and tried to sit down and watch them thinking they could fill in for my absence of the TV series in my collection. Biggest mistake I ever made.

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MethCookie wrote:

I watched Ping Pong the animation. It was fun for me to watch as first time ever, I was able to understand what the characters are talking about (I speak mandarin). The story was quite good and fairly inspiring.

Evangelion was meh. That's all I have to say. The show produced two famous waifus so it got that going.


Evangelion had the unfortunate experience of it's director having a nervous breakdown during it's conception... that's all I'm going to say on that subject, but unfortunately due to that fact, the series went from a straight and even story to a very DARK and destructive end that made you really wonder just what in the hell was going on towards the end which made it VERY VERY uneven. Not saying the show was all sunshine and lollipops to begin with but after about midway through the series, it REALLY took us a journey to hell on a runaway train with no sign of stopping until it abruptly stopped without provocation saying, "Okay, we'll leave you here to draw your own conclusion..." Uh, what?

THAT my friends was NGE in a nutshell for me. You may have a different opinion, but that was mine.
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@Setsuoh: I have to agree with KOR. I had never gotten a chance to see the TV series but I LOVED the OVA series to pieces. I never got to see the first or second films either... (grumble, grumble) and I'm really hoping someone will be nice enough to pick it up again sometime soon and restore it. But no, I'd never heard of this 'unfinished' part of KareKano, but it DID seem awfully rushed towards the end (at least the TV series did... And it had WAY TOO MANY flashback scenes. Makes me wonder if they were really written in there or if Anno just put them in there to stop writing after awhile.) But really, what was his problem with adapting things? Isn't that what most anime is? An animated adaptation of something someone wrote in novel or manga form? =P No wonder he 'lost it' during his adaptation of NGE. I would've... That was some dark s$%^ to think up.

But my main reason for not being able to see KOR at the time HAD to be the price of the VHS at the time... even when AnimEigo adapted it to DVD, it was what? $40 for 2-3 episodes each DVD/per month? I was so happy when I could finally get the OVA's a few months back for $23 or something like that... Wonder if the people that got the DVD sets of Space Captain Harlock will be able to get KOR. I'd love it if they tried.
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macdaddylinker wrote:

12 episodes or under:
Tatami Galaxy (Very very fast. If you can keep up with first episode, can handle all 11 episodes)

Ping pong the animation (Honestly, watch this first. Is AOTY 2014. I’m not joking. Like I would stop reading the list entirely at the moment at just watch Ping pong. Its that good.)

Usagi Drop (If you want something super light hearted and will probably make you want kids immediately.)

Gunbuster (Classic classic. Pioneered the mech genre. If you were to watch anything, please watch this. Also only 6 episodes, so not too big of a commitment.)

Katanagatari (It was one of the best anime to come out 2010 I believe. Extremely excellent.)

Kids on the slope (A Watanabe anime. Pretty digestible. Also if you enjoyed the jazz of bebop, KoTS kicks it into high gear. Will almost certainly enjoy.)
24-26 episodes:
Hyouka

Neon Genesis Evangelion (Honestly don’t try at moment, is the most iffy on this list. Its amazing, but the bar required to enjoy it is a bit high. Make sure to watch subbed if you try. Also put on thinking caps.)
27+ episodes:
Hajime no Ippo

The World God Only Knows (Pretty amazing show, though the premise could lose you. If it doesn’t, you’ll enjoy it a lot. Comes in 3 seasons of 12.)

Hunter x Hunter 2011 (If you haven’t seen it, see it. Just do it. Though its 144 episodes, so I don’t expect to much. Though honestly its worthy of your time.)


Too bad that NIS has pulled Katanagatari and has no plans to bring it back any time soon. I really wanted to see it, but I couldn't afford it. Really, who can afford $60 for only 6 episodes of Anime? That's nuts.
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watched Tatami Galaxy and Ping Pong. absolutely loved them both. they are both in my top 10 now, although i like ping pong more because i loved the characters.
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