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After binging out on Log Horizon I am in the mood for some more action based anime with a good plot and story.

While not the deepest anime I liked that there was a lot of things going on in the background at all times. Social equality issues, politics, intrigue, etc. While the show wasn't perfect, I really got into it and watched all of both seasons thus far.

One of my all-time fav. animes is Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. While I don't necessarily need another fantasy show to watch, it helps.

Just before I watched Log Horizon I watched No Game No Life and REALLY liked it as well.

I am simply searching for something that has action and intrigue, but also will hold my attention intellectually.

I am a big Harem/Ecchi/Rom/Com fan, but believe it or not I like shows with substance, thought and heart.

Anyways... Get to suggestions! haha.

Thanks in advance!
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You have probably seen it, but just in case.... Steins;Gate

Edit: Ahh, but just checked, not on CR. But if you haven't seen it, its worth a watch somewhere else.
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If you want Politics, social issues, and everything you can think of in regards to what actually goes on in the world with alot of galactic scale space battles, check out "ginga eiyuu densetsu"/ Legend of the Galactic Heroes.

Its an older series, however its a masterpiece. I dont know of any legal streaming options but there are many ways to get a hold of it.

And I also hope someday CR will nab the rights to it.
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Not so much with RL issues, it is a good deep anime. Try Elfen Lied.
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Mush-shi
D Gray Man
Tokyo ravens
Tokyo ESP
Book of Bantorra
Anasthetica of a Rogue hero
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Trigun has a solid plot and good action (it starts off mostly focusing on comedy, but it gets much deeper--and smarter--as the show moves along)

Full Metal Panic has some issues, but if you don't mind tsunderes it's got an interesting mix of action and comedy in a surprisingly interesting world (though the first season only scratches the surface of what the world has to offer)

Valkyria Chronicles has a good historical-fantasy setting, along with some solid character drama and some military-combat style action sequences.

Gargantia of the Verderous Planet asks a lot of interesting questions about the effects of war on the individual and about what it means to be human.

Maoyu is a really smart series about the difficulties of building a lasting peace, in a fantasy setting.

Eureka Seven veers from being brilliant to just being weird, but the character development is top notch, and it asks a lot of interesting questions about violence, tragedy, family, and our relationship with the environment. (Though, this one also starts off slowly, in this case by looking like a standard shounen mecha series.)
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espartochaos wrote:

Not so much with RL issues, it is a good deep anime. Try Elfen Lied.


Seconded... Intense first 5 minutes, but worth watching. Its also the worst HAREM anime
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Yamstarch wrote:

I am simply searching for something that has action and intrigue, but also will hold my attention intellectually.



Madoka Magica + 3rd Movie (12 Episodes + Movie)
Baccano! (13 Episodes)
Psycho-pass (22 Episodes, I don't condone the sequel)
Ghost in the Shell : SAC + 2nd GIG (26 Episodes)
Hunter x Hunter (148 Episodes)


Yamstarch wrote:
I am a big Harem/Ecchi/Rom/Com fan, but believe it or not I like shows with substance, thought and heart.


The Devil Is A Part Timer! (13 Episodes)
My Ordinary Life (26 Episodes)
Full Metal Panic! + 2nd Raid + Fumoffu (49 Episodes)
Gintama (276, Ongoing)
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Yamstarch wrote:

After binging out on Log Horizon I am in the mood for some more action based anime with a good plot and story.

While not the deepest anime I liked that there was a lot of things going on in the background at all times. Social equality issues, politics, intrigue, etc. While the show wasn't perfect, I really got into it and watched all of both seasons thus far.

One of my all-time fav. animes is Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. While I don't necessarily need another fantasy show to watch, it helps.

Just before I watched Log Horizon I watched No Game No Life and REALLY liked it as well.

I am simply searching for something that has action and intrigue, but also will hold my attention intellectually.

I am a big Harem/Ecchi/Rom/Com fan, but believe it or not I like shows with substance, thought and heart.

Anyways... Get to suggestions! haha.

Thanks in advance!


Agree with Manga on Hunter x Hunter if you're a FMA fan. Also, The Heroic Legend of Arslan is airing this season and it's by the same artists as FMA.
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Yamstarch wrote:

After binging out on Log Horizon I am in the mood for some more action based anime with a good plot and story.

While not the deepest anime I liked that there was a lot of things going on in the background at all times. Social equality issues, politics, intrigue, etc. While the show wasn't perfect, I really got into it and watched all of both seasons thus far.

One of my all-time fav. animes is Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. While I don't necessarily need another fantasy show to watch, it helps.

Just before I watched Log Horizon I watched No Game No Life and REALLY liked it as well.

I am simply searching for something that has action and intrigue, but also will hold my attention intellectually.

I am a big Harem/Ecchi/Rom/Com fan, but believe it or not I like shows with substance, thought and heart.

Anyways... Get to suggestions! haha.

Thanks in advance!



Kingdom is all you'll ever need :)

however if you want other things to watch as well:

Letter Bee

Pandora Hearts

The Legend of Qin/Qin's Moon

Also, while It's not really a action anime, It's a pretty safe bet you'll love Hanasakeru Seishounen, and you'll probally love Saiunkoku Monogatari as well.
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Black Lagoon should probably get a mention...
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Code Geass is a vey good anime involving politics.
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Chaika the Coffin Princess
Strike the Blood
Blue Exorcist
Asura Cryin
Fruit/Labyrinth/Eden of Grisaia
Aldnoah.zero
Btooom!
Galililei Donna
Read or Die
Valvrave the Liberator

Here on Crunchyroll.

On other sites I'd say...

Terror in Resonance
A Certain Magical Index/ A Certain Scientific Railgun
Chaos;Head/Steins;Gate/Robotics;Notes
Future Diary
Riddle Story of the Devil
Aria the Scarlet Ammo
Ben-to
Code:Breaker
D.Gray-man
Darker than Black
Psychopass
Eden of the East
Guilty Crown
Seraph of the End
Tokyo ESP
Tokyo Ghoul

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Awesome replies and suggestions folks!

While I have seen a few shows mentioned, most I have not. Looks like I will be busy for quite some time.
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