Post Reply What anime should I show to a group of mostly first-timers?
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I'm doing a voluntary presentation for my professor's Japanese culture class (she is Japanese and also my supervisor at my school job lol), and I'm doing a presentation all about anime, and probably some manga in there too. I took the class a year and a half ago, but I love any excuse to talk about something I love and educate people lol

But I'm having trouble narrowing down what anime I want to show to the class. I want to show them that anime isn't just for kids and that's also not "porn". So give me some ideas! I have 2.5 hours for it... so I can probably show 2-3 episodes since I'm doing a Powerpoint presentation too. Clips and short series are welcome too, just no movies. I want to make anime look good and hopefully get people interested!
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Code Geass
Angel Beats
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Mushi-shi profound and adult style has good animation and each episode is a stand alone story
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Death Parade is the first to come to mind. The first two episodes is a great package (also very gripping) and deals with the afterlife; very high impact first episode (which is imperative in this scenario).Though are you looking for any anime, or anime that specifically showcases a unique Japanese culture?
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Tokyo Godfathers, Saint Young Men, Ghibli movies ( The Tale of Princess Kaguya or Princess Mononoke!)
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MoxiRoxi wrote:

I'm doing a voluntary presentation for my professor's Japanese culture class (she is Japanese and also my supervisor at my school job lol), and I'm doing a presentation all about anime, and probably some manga in there too. I took the class a year and a half ago, but I love any excuse to talk about something I love and educate people lol

But I'm having trouble narrowing down what anime I want to show to the class. I want to show them that anime isn't just for kids and that's also not "porn". So give me some ideas! I have 2.5 hours for it... so I can probably show 2-3 episodes since I'm doing a Powerpoint presentation too. Clips and short series are welcome too, just no movies. I want to make anime look good and hopefully get people interested!


I think something they can enjoy in a single episode would be great. I agree with the Mushi-shi suggestion. As something that both kids and adults might enjoy, I recommend Tonari no Seki-kun.
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Death Note or Death Parade.
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Fullmetal Alchemist

You could also try with movies like Wolf Children or The Boy and The Beast
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lorreen wrote:

I think something they can enjoy in a single episode would be great. I agree with the Mushi-shi suggestion. As something that both kids and adults might enjoy, I recommend Tonari no Seki-kun.


Once again, lorreen provides sage advice. Both Mushi-shi and Tonari no Seki-kun can be enjoyed in a single episode and won't offend anyone or make anime look childish/immature. If you choose to show 3 (because Seki-kun is a short) may I suggest the 1st episode of Barakamon. It is a great show that I think people unfamiliar with anime can easily enjoy. It's also a great fit for a Japanese culture class.

Edit: Not sure if you might want specific episode suggestions for Mushi-shi and Seki-kun also, but in case you did: Mushi-shi The Next Passage is the only season available on Crunchyroll so episode 5: Mirror Lake is great (shows a little of everything Mushi-shi has to offer; its got a powerful message, great animation sequences, and little humor near the end that showcases how great a character Ginko is despite not showing much emotion usually). For Seki-kun, I would say episode 2: King is funny and is about shogi which would fit great with the Japanese culture class. Hope this helps you at least a little bit, GOOD LUCK.

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Tokyo Godfathers, Saint Young Men, Ghibli movies ( The Tale of Princess Kaguya or Princess Mononoke!)



Saint Young Men worked with a couple of friends. Shingeki no Kyojin too
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If you want to show a contrast of different styles I'd say showing maybe the first episodes of Non Non Biyori (or Sweetness and Lightning), Orange (or Erased) and Terror in Resonance (or Psycho-pass). That way, whether through feels or intensity, you could drag viewers in.
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I'd show,
Attack on Titan (depending on age)
Bleach
Death Note
Ouran High School Host Club
Full Metal Alchemist
Soul Eater

Good luck! Should let us know which ones you do choose!


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If it's Japanese culture, you might also want to look at what's popular right now (e.g., on magazine covers).
Notice Yuri on Ice, plus Granblue besides the featured anime.


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