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Posted 8/9/17 , edited 8/9/17
I also didn't realize that when you click "reply" on someone's post, it doesnt mention them so none of you know who I'm talking to. xD So just thank you all for the recommendations and I'll probably be checking out most of them, the one's I haven't seen.
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I also didn't realize that when you click "reply" on someone's post, it doesnt mention them so none of you know who I'm talking to. xD So just thank you all for the recommendations and I'll probably be checking out most of them, the one's I haven't seen.


Yeah reply is pretty misleading. You need to click quote, then the person you're quoting will be notified like so.
On topic, there's a ton of stuff on CR you just need to keep an open mind to different shows. There's plenty of great stuff if you just give the shows a chance. Also I saw someone recommended Shiki and I second that.
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I don't get it, is op complaining because he was looking for mainstream anime everyone knows and talks about and came to Crunchyroll only to found out there is a bazilion of different anime covering pretty much every genre which are excellent in their own right but only known and talked about by those who legit like anime?


The op isn't complaining about not finding good anime, she's (I know my name says ethan, my brother originally made the account and then never used it and passed it on to me) complaining because when I ask my friends for good anime, the things they tell me to watch can't be found on CR. I know CR has "good, popular" anime but I also feel like "good" is something people just say because it's popular. For example, I hated Naruto. I hated the manga and the anime, and when it became super popular and everyone started talking about how great it was, I hated it more. I also never liked Bleach, another seemingly great and popular anime. Everyone's opinion of "good" is different, obviously. But when my friends talk about how amazing this one anime they watched was, and I can't seem to even find the first episode anywhere, especially on the website that literally EVERY youtuber has said has "thousands of amazing, popular anime that you've never heard of" it's kinda depressing. I asked my friend for a few recommendations and she sent me almost an entire page of anime, and I only found one (Another) on CR.
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Posted 8/9/17 , edited 8/9/17

ethan121 wrote:


Ztaxas wrote:

I don't get it, is op complaining because he was looking for mainstream anime everyone knows and talks about and came to Crunchyroll only to found out there is a bazilion of different anime covering pretty much every genre which are excellent in their own right but only known and talked about by those who legit like anime?


The op isn't complaining about not finding good anime, she's (I know my name says ethan, my brother originally made the account and then never used it and passed it on to me) complaining because when I ask my friends for good anime, the things they tell me to watch can't be found on CR. I know CR has "good, popular" anime but I also feel like "good" is something people just say because it's popular. For example, I hated Naruto. I hated the manga and the anime, and when it became super popular and everyone started talking about how great it was, I hated it more. I also never liked Bleach, another seemingly great and popular anime. Everyone's opinion of "good" is different, obviously. But when my friends talk about how amazing this one anime they watched was, and I can't seem to even find the first episode anywhere, especially on the website that literally EVERY youtuber has said has "thousands of amazing, popular anime that you've never heard of" it's kinda depressing. I asked my friend for a few recommendations and she sent me almost an entire page of anime, and I only found one (Another) on CR.


That's not Crunchy's fault, if they could, they would host all the anime ever to have existed and make it available to every region.

If you live in the U.S, you will have access to all (except 1 I think) of their catalog, however there is licensing stuff they have to deal with in the first place, for example they have season 1 of Rage of Bahamut while Anime Strike has season 2, then there is the regions that the anime are licensed to, like there is one pretty notorious Nordic country that doesn't get included in the Nordic licenses.

As for the library, it's up to you, this Monday I added 19 anime to my queue that got my attention, you just have to look around, read the synopsis, check out some reviews (but take them with a grain of salt), watch at least 3 chapters and above all, just enjoy watching anime.

On the other subject, most "popular" anime are shounens or big fights style anime, and they are "popular" because in a way or another, they are good, while I DESPISE Naruto and think it's a total piece of filler trash that got so long to milk the dumb fans, I must admit the plots are interesting while fights are decent (I don't think they're good because they talk and explain more than in Irregular at Magic High School) and the characters are lively, seriously, it has so many unique and different characters that all add to the world (and help sell all kinds of merchandise), however you won't see gems like Angel Beats, Re:Zero or even Konosuba being talked about outside anime fandom; it also depends on other things such as marketing, mouth to mouth, articles, videos, etc... Just being good doesn't make something popular or something popular is necessarily good.

While "good" is pretty subjective, there are a lot of factors that have to come into play, I wouldn't consider an anime with bad style/animation/soundtrack/story but with the BEST CHARACTERS AND DEVELOPMENT EVER good, I may like it, it might inspire a fandom, but it won't be called good, it's just up to what you enjoy.
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Posted 8/9/17 , edited 8/9/17

ethan121 wrote:
I asked my friend for a few recommendations and she sent me almost an entire page of anime, and I only found one (Another) on CR.


Catch up on the good stuff here (there's tons listed above) and send her your recommendations.
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People and their niches...like what genre are you looking for...? Popular...? Popular where? with your 5 friends? millions of crunchy roll users? Popular in Japan? No matter what angle you look at it, the list of shows will be crazy different. The availability also depends on where you live.

I just pick things all over the place, wide spread of genre with sort of trends I fall in here and there. Sometimes I pick things based on what a niche group I follow is enjoying. Other times I pick a show that is very popular in japan but never caught on elsewhere. Sometimes I pick a show just based on that it is old and "classic" You just got to try things and be open minded somewhat and you'll find a lot of good stuff. Basically I find a anime via friends, communities or promotion ect. then look up the score on mal, If it is a genre I like 7.0 average on myanimelist or 7.5 if the genre is kind of a off genre for me. It prevents me from watching total shit but even sometimes that rule is ignored. I like to be somewhat random when it comes to anime by trying new things.

You can use http://because.moe as a search engine for legal anime sites that have the said anime. You might need to expand the amount of sites you use a bit,

tldl: Have many methods of choosing anime; popular somewhere, high rated, some guy told me to watch it, niche group that I am in liked it, ect. Also be open minded.
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