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Posted 12/16/17 , edited 12/16/17
I'm fairly new to liking Anime. The following are anime that I liked (in no particular order):

- Attack on Titan
- Death Note
- Ajin
- Gargantia
- Knights of Sidonia

I don't like the stereotypical anime like Naruto, Bleach, One Punch Man, etc. Anything with weird animal ears and giant swords is a no-go for me; way too campy for my liking.

Can you think of any other anime that might align with my tastes? I'd really appreciate it!
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Posted 12/16/17 , edited 12/16/17
and giant man eating things and robot space tentacle P*ssy suits your fancy?

oh boi! welcome

How about... School Days.
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Posted 12/16/17 , edited 12/16/17
I've seen this kind of question asked over and over again

(I didn't report the post... I don't know why someone did)

There should be a sticky post somewhere which point to anime recommendation engines

One of the engines is Anime Planet https://www.anime-planet.com/

You don't have to ask............. just go to those places and you'll find tons of recommendations
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Posted 12/16/17 , edited 12/16/17

nanikore2 wrote:

I've seen this kind of question asked over and over again

(I didn't report the post... I don't know why someone did)

There should be a sticky post somewhere which point to anime recommendation engines

One of the engines is Anime Planet https://www.anime-planet.com/

You don't have to ask............. just go to those places and you'll find tons of recommendations


You just have to go out of your way to find the right sub forum. Not very intuitive to a new user.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumcategory-391038/advice-info-recommendations
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I reported it myself to get it moved; I saw the recommendations forum after I already posted this. Sorry!
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Posted 12/16/17 , edited 12/17/17

Voobus wrote:

I reported it myself to get it moved; I saw the recommendations forum after I already posted this. Sorry!


I've moved it. Thanks for reporting to request that.
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I've broken my suggestions up into some helpful categories. Enjoi !

Space Shenanigans & Mechas

Cowboy Bebop flat out hands down. Anything I say about this anime wouldn't be doing it justice. Cathartic & chaotic. Essential. Cool.
Gundam: Ironblood Orphans way different than typical Gundam universe series
Total Eclipse don't get too attached to anyone.. heartwrenching, brutal mecha-based 'aliens invade our shit' anime out the gate but story shifts to harem halfway through. you've been warned!
Ghost in the Shell legendary series that dives pretty deep on increasingly-relevant themes surrounding artificial intelligence, androids, and wraps it all in good ol' paramilitary & espionage. Its a series that is among many's rites of passage to this crazy realm we call animation.
Eureka Seven AO Skip original Eureka Seven (unpopular opinion but I found the OG to be boring)

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Spiritual Slaughtering & JustCrusaderThings

Evangelion 1.11, 2.22, and 3.33 movies The remake movies of the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Note the fourth and final movie is still to come out, so if you're completionist it may bug you. (I'm a Star Cit backer so apparently I'm a masochist for things that never complete, ha ha) Some of the tropes and themes might be a stretch but this may help ease yourself into the complexity of the anime realm in general. one of my favorites of all time.
Drifters Try it out

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That one time there were monsters Inside me!!

Parasyte -the maxim- Of course. This one may stretch you a bit but let it happen. You just may become attached to that revolting sludge of flesh and teeth, in a broh way.
I can't take you seriously when you have a Tomas the Tank Engine grinning at me avatar am I getting trolled here? shit..

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The animes you really need more than salvation but say would not be to your liking

Noragami Yato-god is as human as he is a bloodthirsty deity for destruction. what a series. My second favorite of all time.
Food Wars: I won't call it by its Japanese name cause those people who only refer to animes by their Japanese names will try to steer you to their weird niches way too fast Food wars is amazing. Soma is one of those brohs you would definitely kick it with. what a guy
Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
GATE Some see nationalist propoganda, I'm a simple man. I click watch, I enjoy. (Usually I hard-pass wanton fanservice but let the loli happen bro, she's a badass anyway.)
Konosuba Haven't laughed harder than anything else watching Konosuba. May want to delay this to further on down the line when you see enough tired trope fantasies to make the ridicule of Konosuba even that much more delightful
Did I mention Drifters? Don't skip it
Blood Blockade
Fate/stay night & Fate/zero watch staynight before zero to really piss off the elitists
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Jack it counts and I like it. dont listen to the purist haters. Jack is a G and he doesn't put up with that fanservice lolicon shit either!
Spaceship Yamato 2199 Classic reborn. Miss the original, the repro does it justice & brings up to speed much of the series to the new world
Watch the Cowboy Bebop movie my bro Please watch the series first
SAIYUKI RELOAD BLAST
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya This is my personal favorite anime of all time.
The Ancient Magus Bride new season heavy slammer mamajammma of a series. Wonderful and magical, just mature taste in the animated format or severe love for the arcane suggested
Chaika the Coffin Princess She's so damn cute when she's sniping the fuck outta me.
Green Legend Ran
Sword Art Online I guess.. Not as good as
Log Horizon
Akira
Re:Zero When you're ready... you will arrive at Re:zero, the greatest 'pushed to the fucking limit and almost crack, but ultimate rise up and beat your own worst enemy.. yourself' style anime of all time.
A Certain Scientific Railgun
Kino's Journey beautiful blah blah something blah blah ~ The Animated something or other ~ Even though it's pissing me off right now, with some BS unrealistic couple of recent episodes, but overall worthy.
Akame Ga Kill!
The Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Need I even explain what this is about?
Restaurant to Another World for when everything gets a bit much, and you need an escape to a simple home cooked sanctuary


. . & my personal secret to finding the best stories & experiences in the world,
Smash that 'Random' dice and don't stop until you are satisfied.



enjoi, t r a v e l e r





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Posted 12/16/17 , edited 12/17/17
I can't believe I left out D-Frag.."

Definitely don't skip D-Frag.
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Posted 12/16/17 , edited 12/16/17
Shin Sekai Yori
Aldnoah Zero
Time of Eve

edit - adding a few more:
Gundam Unicorn
Akagi
Mushi-shi
Kiznaiver
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Posted 12/16/17 , edited 12/17/17
I think this is a fantastic starting point. I'll look into a few of the ones that have been mentioned here. Thanks!
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Posted 12/25/17 , edited 12/25/17
Black Lagoon too.
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