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Hello!

I'm not an experienced anime fan or anything of the sort. I grew up watching Dragonball Z, and reading the Dragonball manga. A bit later on, they started airing Yu-Gi-Oh! on TV, and I enjoyed that too - Although I had actually started collecting the trading cards long before I even knew they were tied to an anime/manga. I used to like a manga called "Samurai Deeper Kyo", but I sold off my books because I wanted to get them in English instead of Danish, but I guess I never got around to it. Apparently it was also animated at some point, but I wouldn't know about that. I also only got about halfway through it.

The biggest anime "Passion" I've had was Naruto. I was introduced to the show as a young teen, and I'm now.. A fair bit older, shall we say. I've followed it on/off for years, usually waiting until there were a nice, big chunk of episodes for me to watch. Apparently it's an unpopular opinion for some reason, but I think the show was pretty great, save for all the unnecessary filler. Sometimes, I can't help but wish that they'd just not air anything in between seasons, rather than air tons of rubbish. Imagine if LOST had 800 episodes, and 600 of them were just absolutely unnecessary. Yikes.

Anyways: I want to expand. No, allow me to rephrase that - I want to explore some new shows. Now, there is a ton of stuff out there, and not all of it appears to be my thing. I don't really care for all the "Slice of Life"-stuff, and I don't get the point of watching a sports-anime. I recently watched the first episode of "Seven Deadly Sins" on Netflix, and it did nothing for me. Too childish and over-the-top silly with it's "Ecchi"-antics. I don't mind humor, but a constant barrage of "Hah, the main character is a perv who gropes unconscious people!" really does nothing for me. Naruto also featured a better pig.

I'd like something that's similar in terms of an overarching story with great, recurring villains and all of that. Something with a proper plot. At the same time, combat is probably what I think anime does best, and where the genre shines over other types of media. Great and flashy combat is a must. I've also got a weird fetish for named attacks, if that makes any sense?

So.. Is there anyone out there who'd like to recommend a few things?
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Posted 12/30/16 , edited 12/30/16
I don't know what anime you've watched so I'll recommend some of my favorites!

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, One Piece, Hunter x Hunter 2011, Blue Exorcist and My Hero Academia


Trigun is also one of my favorites!


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hey viking_mana here are some anime i think you would like. first i think you would like code geass it's one of the first anime i watched it's really good it keeps you on your toes at all times and there are no filler. second i think you would like death note i never watched it but all of my family did and they said it is pretty intense {really look up death note potato chip}. third i really think you would like fate/stay night it is really good i really got attached to this one with all the character and the story it haves lot of intense battles and there is to series to it fate/stay night and fate zero watch fate/stay night first and then fate zero and last but not lease gurren lagann this one i think you won't like as much but it's one of my fav it is really funny but also not the battles always make you want to get up and kick some but and the characters make you feel like you can do anything and there are named attacks no what forget what i said about you not liking it i think you are going to love it. well thats all the anime i got for ya but unlike naruto all these anime are really short naruto is like one out of 10 anime that have that many episodes.
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So are those the only anime you saw ?

Looks like you prefer Shonen anime ,

Here my Recommendation:
My Hero Academia
Hunter X Hunter (2011)
Fairy Tail
FMA
D Gray Man
Soul Eater

and a not so shonen One Punch Man
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Based on your tastes I would recommend Hunter X Hunter (2011), Tokyo Ghoul and Bunguo Stray Dogs


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Posted 12/30/16 , edited 12/30/16

Viking_Mana wrote:

Hello!

I'm not an experienced anime fan or anything of the sort. I grew up watching Dragonball Z, and reading the Dragonball manga. A bit later on, they started airing Yu-Gi-Oh! on TV, and I enjoyed that too - Although I had actually started collecting the trading cards long before I even knew they were tied to an anime/manga. I used to like a manga called "Samurai Deeper Kyo", but I sold off my books because I wanted to get them in English instead of Danish, but I guess I never got around to it. Apparently it was also animated at some point, but I wouldn't know about that. I also only got about halfway through it.

The biggest anime "Passion" I've had was Naruto. I was introduced to the show as a young teen, and I'm now.. A fair bit older, shall we say. I've followed it on/off for years, usually waiting until there were a nice, big chunk of episodes for me to watch. Apparently it's an unpopular opinion for some reason, but I think the show was pretty great, save for all the unnecessary filler. Sometimes, I can't help but wish that they'd just not air anything in between seasons, rather than air tons of rubbish. Imagine if LOST had 800 episodes, and 600 of them were just absolutely unnecessary. Yikes.

Anyways: I want to expand. No, allow me to rephrase that - I want to explore some new shows. Now, there is a ton of stuff out there, and not all of it appears to be my thing. I don't really care for all the "Slice of Life"-stuff, and I don't get the point of watching a sports-anime. I recently watched the first episode of "Seven Deadly Sins" on Netflix, and it did nothing for me. Too childish and over-the-top silly with it's "Ecchi"-antics. I don't mind humor, but a constant barrage of "Hah, the main character is a perv who gropes unconscious people!" really does nothing for me. Naruto also featured a better pig.

I'd like something that's similar in terms of an overarching story with great, recurring villains and all of that. Something with a proper plot. At the same time, combat is probably what I think anime does best, and where the genre shines over other types of media. Great and flashy combat is a must. I've also got a weird fetish for named attacks, if that makes any sense?

So.. Is there anyone out there who'd like to recommend a few things?


I've moved this to the Advice, Info, Recommendations forum.

I agree with those recommending Hunter x Hunter. If it seems too "shonen" at the beginning, but you still enjoy it, keep watching; it gets darker.
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Thank you guys for all the recommendations! I will have to start checking them out as soon as I have time. :)

I've had "Fate/Stay night" recommended before, and I've heard of Code Geass. Also saw some clips from that "Hero Academia" one, and it looked interesting.

I saw "One Piece" being suggested up there, but I have to admit that while I've never actually seen it in motion, the stills and such that I have seen didn't really do anything for me. I don't think I really enjoy the art-style and character design in that one. Too weirdly cartoony and over the top for me. I'm also going off nothing but prejudice, but the main protagonist seems really annoying. >.< (And I'm saying that as someone who sat through the angsty mid-Shippuden Naruto arcs. Yikes)

I should probably add that this site is my only source of anime, and since I'm not North American, it appears that my choices are severely limited.
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Posted 12/31/16
TBH fate stay night is a borefest minus the cool fights, its more of a talking anime in my eyes.

One piece takes alot of patience to get into, kind of like Naruto.

I'd recommend the "well polished classic anime" like;

Cowboy Bebop (Worth rewatching) 20ish? episodes
Eureka 7 50-60 episodes?
Yu Yu Hakusho 100~?
Gundam Wing (Worth rewatching) 26?
FMA: Brotherhood 50~? episodes


If you're tired of the action anime;
Mushishi (mystery, good relaxing music)
Clannad (makes you cry anime)
Minami-ke (funny and probably one of the best slice of life imo if you wanna give it another shot)
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Posted 12/31/16
I recommend the following series:

Fullmetal Alchemist (51 episodes)
Fullmetal Alchemist (64 episodes)
Rurouni Kenshin (95 episodes)
InuYasha (167 episodes)
InuYasha The Final Act (26 episodes)

Sure, they're all long running series, but I think it would be worth watching them!
Posted 12/31/16
One Piece.
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As mentioned above, you're probably looking for a typical shonen series; what I would suggest, though, depends on how much time you want to invest in a single show. Generally, I don't recommend longer series and try to stay in the sub 52 episode (4 seasons) range--not that that's a magic number... most are 26 episodes or less. The exceptions I'd make are for Rurouni Kenshin, Full Metal Alchemist, and Yu Yu Hakusho, all of which I think you would enjoy if you're into battle anime. You would probably also like Peacemaker Kurogane, Samurai Champloo, Trigun, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi, and Code: Breaker. You might also have a look at Berserk, Tenjo Tenge, and Ninja Scroll.
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