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I've always loved the kind of story that requires me to use my brain to really get everything that's going on. Recently, I finally opted to watch Madoka Magica and I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. Now, I know it's not at the level of complexity as Akira (but then again, what really can pull that kind of shit off well?)

I'm a big fan of anime with a deep and well thought plot like Big O, Paranoia Agent, Death Note, Hellsing Ultimate, Mekaku City Actors, and Ghost in the Shell. Just to sort of give an idea of what I'm looking for, I suppose.

So does anyone have any recommendations for anime like this on Crunchy Roll? Preferably something short like Madoka Magica or Another.
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Fate/Zero is excellent and was also written by Gen Urobuchi (the writer of Madoka Magica). However, it has twenty five episodes in total due to having two seasons.
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I asked the mods to move it to the Recommendations forum.

Durarara
Baccano
Another - warning it is a bit gory
Blast of Tempest
Humanity has Declined - very weird complex series
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Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World) - A show about a group of kids who uncover some of the dark secrets underpinning their society and their attempts to survive.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/shin-sekai-yori-from-the-new-world

YUKI YUNA IS A HERO - Similar to Madoka Magica in some ways but goes in a different direction.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/yuki-yuna-is-a-hero

Kyousougiga - A well made fantasy about a very different family.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/kyousougiga

Gatchaman Crowds - An interesting exploration of heroism and can it be crowdsourced. This show is also an anti-action show in how it subverts so many anime action cliches.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/gatchaman-crowds

Bakemonogatari - Contemporary fantasy/harem well made with a TON of style and razor sharp dialog by Shaft. The series is divided into distinct story arcs so watch at your own pace. If you like Bake you can continue with the other shows in the series listed below.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/bakemonogatari

Nekomonogatari Black
http://www.crunchyroll.com/nekomonogatari-black

Nisemonogatari
http://www.crunchyroll.com/nisemonogatari

Monogatari Second Season and Hanamonogatari
http://www.crunchyroll.com/monogatari-second-season

Tsukimonogatari
http://www.crunchyroll.com/tsukimonogatari
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Tokyo Ravens
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