Suggestions to break the mold
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Hey guys,

Long time anime fan here although recently I`ve fallen into a bit of a slump. I`ve been trying to find a new series to watch but it seems like every one of them follows the same formula lately...uh for example the whole magic school powers fight in a futuristic society thing or the slice of life where nothing happens because well our characters are super moe right?

Don't get me wrong I've watched and enjoyed several series from those genres its just I'm looking for something a little different this time and having a hard time getting started. Seems like lately I just default to sports anime for easy watching and I haven't really enjoyed a series since Gate in the summer and really had a void when Hunter x Hunter ended (its been a year now).


Anyone have any suggestions of something a little different?
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Punch-Line. If you fully understand the storyline feel free to send me a PM explaining it
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Concrete Revolutio - make sure to pay attention to the dates or you’ll get lost.
Garo: Honoo no Kokuin otherwise know as Garo the animation season 1.

I also recommend Hai to Gensou no Grimgal when it comes out on jan 11 2016.
Posted 12/20/15
A little different, eh?

These are very different, especially regarding the art:

Kuuchuu Buranko
Mononoke
Kaiba
Ping Pong The Animation (sort of a sports Anime)
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei

Less special, but a definite change of pace:

Haibane Renmei
Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
Katanagatari
Gin no Saji

Recent shows (this year) that you should consider giving a try if you haven't already, even if they aren't all that different from what you know:

Death Parade
One Punch Man
Kekkai Sensen
Gakkougurashi
Shokugeki no Souma

Might even want to check out Osomatsu-san. It's definitely different in a way. Refrained from including very unusual shows like Kagewani or just plain weird stuff like Peeping Life.
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You have Mushi-shi on your want to watch list... Start with that.
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how far outside of your current viewing habbits do you want to go?

Usagi Drop
Chihayafuru
Skip Beat
My Love Story
Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun

all great shows but pretty far from Action adventure stuff

Have you tried Sports anime. They can be strangely addictive even if you don't like sports


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Shatter the mold:

TIme of Eve

Cat Soup

Angel's Egg
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DarkSasword wrote:

Concrete Revolutio - make sure to pay attention to the dates or you’ll get lost.
Garo: Honoo no Kokuin otherwise know as Garo the animation season 1.

I also recommend Hai to Gensou no Grimgal when it comes out on jan 11 2016.


How is the first season of Garo. Watching the second season and its the worst show to come out this year.
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Pixywing wrote:


DarkSasword wrote:

Concrete Revolutio - make sure to pay attention to the dates or you’ll get lost.
Garo: Honoo no Kokuin otherwise know as Garo the animation season 1.

I also recommend Hai to Gensou no Grimgal when it comes out on jan 11 2016.


How is the first season of Garo. Watching the second season and its the worst show to come out this year.


First thing I’m going to clear up is Honoo no Kokuin and Guren no Tsuki aren’t actually prequel and sequel. The seasons are alternate worlds that are based off the live action tokusatsu show.

I’ll explain why the second season is bad first.
Guren no Tsuki takes place in Japan’s Heian era and uses well known myths that are common folklore to inspire its tales like kintaro and The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter but unfortunately the way they piece together the myths is sloppily done and the pacing is done horrible.


The first season on the other hand is amazing. It take place in medieval europe during the time their was witch huntings and is the tale of Leon’s journey into adulthood and stoping the man responsible for killing his mother from summon horrors along with his father, a prince accuse of treason, and a makai alchemist. As the plot is not focusing on the random folklore of the week the plot is stronger

Pro’s
The four main characters are extremely memorial.
Better fight seasons.

Con’s
CGG if that bothers you is worse more obvious in the second season.
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I like rom-comedy and slice of life so I'd recommend:

Kimi Ni Todoke http://www.crunchyroll.com/kimi-ni-todoke-from-me-to-you

Say "I love you" http://www.crunchyroll.com/say-i-love-you

Golden Time (Despite the supernatural WTFery at the end) http://www.crunchyroll.com/golden-time

Nisekoi is fun despite the lack of resolution. http://www.crunchyroll.com/nisekoi

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU with my favorite character of all time Shizuka Hiratsuka. http://www.crunchyroll.com/my-teen-romantic-comedy-snafu

Shizuka Hiratsuka


Toradora (I preferred the subbed version) http://www.crunchyroll.com/toradora

Monster Musume is a fun show, but bit silly and ecchi at times. http://www.crunchyroll.com/monster-musume-everyday-life-with-monster-girls

Actually I am a funny rom-comedy with a twist. http://www.crunchyroll.com/actually-i-am

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou http://www.crunchyroll.com/the-pet-girl-of-sakurasou

These are all shows I like a lot.
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Steins;Gate
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Snow White with the Red Hair
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One Punch Man
Rurouni Kenshin
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blood Orphans
Digimon Adventure Tri
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Have you seen Ben-to?

Because if you haven't I'd just watch that.
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Some other suggestions (although some very good ones have been made so far):

Serial Experiments Lain: A "wtf was that" experience like you've never had before.

Natsuyuki Rendezvous: I have a love-hate feeling about this show, but it's certainly different: it's a love triangle about an adult woman (a widow), an adult (though younger) man, and the ghost of her dead husband. Grown-ups with grown up problems.

Valkyria Chronicles: Imagine an anime version of an old-fashioned World War II war movie, and maybe you'd come close to this.

Spice and Wolf: If you like witty dialogue and smart characters, this is the show to watch.

The Eccentric Family: The only thing I've ever watched that could be described as both "zany" and "melancholic" at the same time.
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