Post Reply Anime with more mature characters?
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Hello guys.

Just wondering if any of you know any anime that feature mature characters. That is to say no youngsters, high school/college students. Preferably with characters who know what they are doing, and don't scream/ shout like a kid to gain extra power. And preferably no harem/fan service either, but that's not a must.

I'm currently learning to draw in anime style, and I'm kinda sick of big eyes, young looking characters, male and female.
And then I came across this movie 'genocidal organ' and I was really impressed by their character art style. So I would like to look for more and learn them. Other anime I know about that is with mature cast include Cowboy bebop, Ghost in the shell, Death parade, Jormungand.... That's all I can think of atm.

Thanks in advance

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Space Brothers has the titular characters in their early 30s, that's the first one that comes to mind.
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Try:

Yamato Star Blazers 2199 http://www.crunchyroll.com/star-blazers-space-battleship-yamato-2199
Kekkai Sensen http://www.crunchyroll.com/blood-blockade-battlefront
Shoukoku no Altair (available on Amazon)

All three have different looks to them.
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Oh that remind me of Planetes, it was really good as well
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You should be aiming to master styles you're not good at

That said, check out ACCA, Death Parade, Kids on the Slope, Library War, Kado, and The Perfect Insider (all on CR.)
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Thanks for the recommendation

Kids on the slope may technically still be student related but I love it

hmm, I'm not sure how to post individual reply to you each but I guess I'll just use this message to reply all
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Watch Monster, City Hunter, Legend of The Galactic Heroes, Ergo Proxy, Lupin III, and Samurai Champloo. These are EXACTLY what you are looking for.
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AdamS20T wrote:
Kids on the slope may technically still be student related but I love it


What you're after isn't about the subjects, but about an art style that's not Moe. (Expect a hundred arguments about what Moe is,)

Look at stuff before the turn of the last century. Yeah, Astro Boy has eyes as big as Mickey Mouse, but Sailor Moon doesn't.
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Record of Lodoss War (OVA & TV series - the characters age about 15 to 20 years through the series so there are some changes to the artwork & characterisation).

Starship Operators (most of the cast are military cadets, so probably late teens/early twenties. All other characters are older).

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Gangsta
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horror and psychological series will meet most your requirements

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