Any good anime out there?

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  1. megatronkicksas

    megatronkicksas Well-Known Member

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    Looking to get back into it and wondering if there's anything good out there? I really liked Hayao Miyazaki films if that helps. I hoping to get back into anime for old nostalgia sack and want to see the best of the best, the cream of the crop and so on and so forth. Please help.
     
  2. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
    Gurren Lagann
    GunBuster
     
  3. megatronkicksas

    megatronkicksas Well-Known Member

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    Cool, I'll give them a try.
     
  4. pinoy78

    pinoy78 Shoji Kawamori having FUN

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    Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
    Black Lagoon
    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
    Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex
    Genshiken
    Samurai Champloo
    Eureka Seven
    Berserk

    ...then there's the two mecha juggernauts of Gundam and Macross.

    ...plus a new Miyazaki film is being released in the US.

    Stay FARRRRRRRRRRR away from crap like Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece.
     
  5. Belgrath

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    Gurren Lagann and GitS: SAC as GogDog suggested.

    Other picks are:

    School Rumble
    Moon Phase
    Fafner
    Heroic Age
    Str.A.In.: Strategic Armored Infantry
    Zegapain
    Azumanga Daioh
    Full Metal Alchemist
    Genshiken
    Familiar of Zero
    Doki Doki School Hours
    Please Teacher
    Please Twins
    My-Otome
     
  6. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    Shin Mazinger
    Macross Frontier
    FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
     
  7. salmonman78

    salmonman78 Mordin, my hero

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    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
    Gurren Lagann
    Death Note
    Code Geass(just finished it, EXCELLENT!)
    Ah! My Goddess
    Trigun
    Cowboy Bebop
    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood(first series was good too but this one has a bit more darkness in it I like)
    Afro Samurai

    Some others I liked but don't recall the names off hand.
     
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    Vandread
    Gunslinger Girl
    Saber Marionette
    Slayers
    Lost Universe
     
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    Some of my favorites:

    - Samurai Champloo
    - Eureka Seven
    - Samurai 7
    - Cowboy Bebop
    - Fullmetal Alchemist
    - Hellsing Ultimate - Currently only up to Volume 4 in the US.
    - Paranoia Agent
    - Perfect Blue
    - Neon Genesis Evangelion - It's not as good as some people say, and not as bad as other people say, but it's worth watching as an influential title, if nothing else.
    - Trigun
    - Elfen Lied
     
  10. Emperor Mengde

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    If you like Miyazaki films let me suggest Castle of Cagliostro if you haven't already seen it. I'll also suggest Turn A Gundam for a series as a lot of people, including myself, think it has the feel of a Miyazaki movie, and it's just a good series overall.
     
  11. shibamura_prime

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    If you like Miyazaki stuff, I'd actually steer you more towards stuff like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Voices of a Distant Star.
     
  12. Takara_destron

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    On top of what everyone else has suggested, watch Paprika. Awesome movie.
     
  13. Takao

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    I'd give you some movies instead, like 5cm per Second, Barefoot Gen, Grave Of The Fireflies (made by either Miyazaki or Ghibi, which one, I forget), Tekkonkinkreet, Paprika, Sword Of The Stranger. Well, you have a couple of hours there.

    Yes, go watch The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Tremendous in either English, or Japanese.
     
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    Cheetatron Eh

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    and if you like it definetly check out Rahxephon and then Battleship Nadesco
     
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    Remembered also Fate/Stay Night is good too. Alot of action and few twists in the story.
     
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    Hey yo,how many seasons of Black Lagoon are there cuz im thinking about buying it.

    Ive only seen about 7 episodes but man that show was harsh,great stuff.
     
  17. pinoy78

    pinoy78 Shoji Kawamori having FUN

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    Two seasons. 12 episodes per season.

    A third season is also in the works...and I absolutely can NOT wait.
     
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    My picks:

    Trigun
    Cowboy Bebop
    FLCL
    Ruroni Kenshin
    Big O!
    Yu Yu Hakusho

    I also like the following but they are not the cream of the crop (Good, just not the best):
    Dai Guard
    Blue Gender
     
  19. Lunar Archivist

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    I'd suggest "Whisper of the Heart", then. :)  Here's a cute scene from it:

    YouTube - Country road, trans from japanese film "Mimi wo sumaseba"

    There's also "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" (as others have suggested).

    Could you give us some idea of what you're into, though? Anime isn't a genre, it's a style, so there's something for everyone out there. :) 
     
  20. Belgrath

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    Code Geass is quite good (forgot to add that to my list), including Lunar Legend Tsukihime and Appleseed (CGI version).
     

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