Thread: What anime series should I get into?

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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    I'm just finishing up Death Note, and am in need of a new anime series to watch. All suggestions are welcome- I would prefer to hear about something besides the typical shows like Naruto or Bleech. Thanks for the help!

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    Check out "Escaflowne" short and sweet 26 epsiodes, giant robots fight with swords. Need I say more?

    http://www.anime.com/Escaflowne/
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    First of all, what genre of entertainment do you prefer? Like say, for me, I'm not big on romance heavy stories period, regardless if it's something animated or not. Same goes for shows about giant robots. I personally find stuff like that boring, so something like Visions of Escaflowne and series like Neon Genesis Evangeleon just doesn't appeal to a person like me (and believe me, I tried to watch both series years ago).

    Also, what I might like, might not be your cup of tea, so mind being a bit more specific?
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    I recommend Azumanga Daioh if you're into comedy animes.
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    Quote by SSJ_Jup81
    what I might like, might not be your cup of tea, so mind being a bit more specific?


    Thanks a lot for the suggestions, keep em coming! I'll def check em out, it's gonna be a long summer.

    Personally, I prefer anime that is serious/realistic. By "realistic," I mean no camera pans to people shouting out loud, or those waterfall tears. I'll use movies as examples, something along the lines of Princess Mononoke or even Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. I watch anime for its creativity, it is different from the mass produced everyday bullsh*t.
    But I'm really game for whatever, anything from My Neighbor Totoro to Akira will do just fine!

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    Wolf's Rain, and maybe Gantz (if you're in the mood for a good sci-fi story with gore included).
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    i'm currently getting into chobits after seeing it so much during my school years like i have with ranma 1/2
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    Quote by Echidna64
    Quote by SSJ_Jup81
    what I might like, might not be your cup of tea, so mind being a bit more specific?
    Personally, I prefer anime that is serious/realistic. By "realistic," I mean no camera pans to people shouting out loud, or those waterfall tears. I'll use movies as examples, something along the lines of Princess Mononoke or even Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. I watch anime for its creativity, it is different from the mass produced everyday bullsh*t.
    But I'm really game for whatever, anything from My Neighbor Totoro to Akira will do just fine!

    Well, in that case, I wouldn't recommend something like Azumanga Daioh, where those gags are present due to the fact that it's a comedy series (as well as random and simplistic; I love it. lol). Same goes for pretty much anything comedy based (or kiddy) where the sweat drops and waterfall tears and such would be prominent since it's used for comedic situations. A series like Excel Saga probably wouldn't appeal to you either since that's a comedy series, and it's so stupid (like Azumanga Daioh) it's funny...although, final ep of the anime is still one of the most disturbing things I've seen.

    I guess you'd probably do okay with series like...

    Gundam (to my knowledge, all are pretty serious; I'm not a big fan of Gundam)
    Hellsing
    Gokusen
    Cowboy Bebop
    Outlaw Star
    Big O (boring to me, but you might like it)
    Noir
    .hack//SIGN and some of the other .hack series (not counting .hack//GIFT since that was a spoof and comedy of itself)
    Ronin Warriors
    Record of Lodoss War
    Tokyo Underground
    Gunslinger Girl
    Gunsmith Cats (it's just an OVA though; sucks it never got a full series; at least the manga's good)
    Neon Genesis Evangeleon
    Himiko Den
    Tokyo Babylon
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    Weiss Kreuz
    Wolf's Rain
    Witch Hunter Robin
    Final Fantasy Unlimited

    And that's about all I can think of off the top of my head. I've never seen Tokyo Underground, Himiko Den, Gunslinger Girl (I'm reading this), Weiss Kreuz, Final Fantasy Unlimited, Wolf's Rain, or Witch Hunter Robin, but I think those are the type of series you were referring to.
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    Quote by Echidna64
    Quote by SSJ_Jup81
    what I might like, might not be your cup of tea, so mind being a bit more specific?


    Thanks a lot for the suggestions, keep em coming! I'll def check em out, it's gonna be a long summer.

    Personally, I prefer anime that is serious/realistic. By "realistic," I mean no camera pans to people shouting out loud, or those waterfall tears. I'll use movies as examples, something along the lines of Princess Mononoke or even Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. I watch anime for its creativity, it is different from the mass produced everyday bullsh*t.
    But I'm really game for whatever, anything from My Neighbor Totoro to Akira will do just fine!


    Cowboy Bebop. GREAT stuff. If Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez collaborated on a sci-fi anime, it would look and feel a lot like CB.
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    personally i've always enjoyed stuff like Guyver and Legend of thr four kings
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    I hear Fruits Basket is good, as is FLCL.

    I also highly suggest Excel Saga and Gravitation.
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    I'd suggest Gundam, which is serious and realistic (except for the giant mecha part). You really need to start with the first series before you watch any Universal Century Gundam. I wouldn't recommend the TV series, though. The ideal way to see First Gundam is to watch the movie trilogy. Keep in mind that those movies are like 25 years old now, though. So it won't look pretty, but it's still damn good.

    If you like serious stuff...I definitely wouldn't suggest Excel Saga.

    You could also try Rurouni Kenshin if you haven't seen it. It's funny, but it's also serious.
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    Quote by 80skidAK
    If Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez collaborated on a sci-fi anime, it would look and feel a lot like CB.


    Man that sounds cool, I really liked the Cowboy Bebop movie. If Tarantino and Rodriguez actually made a sci-fi anime, that would truly be epic!
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    Outlaw Star is really good, it's also serious most of the time.
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    Wow, I can't believe no one has recommended...

    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

    Brilliant, serious sci-fi series. There's two series' of 26 episodes each, a movie based on the series, and of course the original Ghost in the Shell movies (which aren't a part of the series continuity, but are also superb).
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    You can give Fullmetal Alchemist a try if you haven't seen it yet.
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    I recomend Street fighter, that was an awesome anime show.
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