Need help picking Anime to show for Japanese Project

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  1. MasterOfPuppets

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    I'm doing a project in Japanese class on Anime which is going to be a Power Point presentation so I thought showing a bit of anime with it would be a good idea. Now the problem is that I want to pick something different than the big name animes right now like Bleach, Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist, etc. I mean I like them all as well but everyones seen them already. So I need some suggestions. Anime names plus episode would be great. Here's some ideas I had, granted I haven't checked out these ones yet either but heard great things.

    Overman King Gainer
    Aim for the Top Gunbuster

    Or maybe something like Getter Robo or Mazinger Z would be cool to show the whole 70s anime era.
     
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    1980s Astroboy - or is that too "big name" as well. I bought it from Future Shop on DVD a few months back. It was a decent blast from the past
     
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    Commercial releases only, or are fansubs good too?
     
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    How about something Lupin the Third? Apparently Lupin is quite recognizable in Japan, nobody knows about it here though.
     
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    Kite (Same as above)
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    Try Voltes V or Mazinger Z : )
     
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    Fansubs are good too, that's probably the only thing I'd be able to get.
     
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    Ah My Goddess
    Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
    Yakitate!! Japan
    Ouran High School Host Club
    Utawarerumono
    Berserk
    Serial Experiment Lain
    Welcome to the NHK
    Negima?!
    Death Note

    If you need any help on your project please throw me a PM i'd be glad to help.
     
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    I'd probably use Macross Zero and/or 7, since they're closely related enough to stuff that's well-known here yet obviously different enough to really accent the fact that we didn't get them over here... at least for anyone who's aware of Macross, Clash of the Bionoids, or Robotech.

    For something good but totally different from the typical robots, highschool students, and high fantasy, check out Black Lagoon. The series is about modern-day pirates and is currently ongoing.

    For some very political sci-fi with no robots or aliens, take a look at Legend of Galactic Heroes. It's slightly older hand-drawn stuff. 1990s, I think. Too lazy to check that.

    My favorite recent robot anime: Sousei no Aquarion.
     
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    Definitely. Lain is an excellent period piece, made when the Internet was at the height of its mystique.

    I'd also suggest Gasaraki and the Patlabor movies for this genre, robots aside.

    Last Exile and Gankutsuou would be good additions just for visual style, if you're going for that at all.
     
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    Uh... okay...
     
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    Did you miss the "robots aside"? The robots aren't really the point in either of those, it's the political and international intrigue.
     
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    Oops. Yes I did, somehow. :dunce 

    And yeah, they do focus on that, although not to the extent of LOGH, IMO. Both are awesome, but I thought Gasaraki deserved a less Evangelion-like ending. A lot of robot/mecha anime isn't really about robots. Gundam is actually about sociology, family, empathy, and communication. Evangelion (not really robots anyway) is about psychology and isolation. GaoGaiGar, like a lot of "super robot" stuff, is really about bravery and passion. Macross is really about culture and emotion. Etc.
     
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    the original or the 2040 version?
     
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    If you want something on a serious side, there's always Monster, its one of the best manga-to-anime transitions as well. Gankutsuou's a good choice as well. Art design is different than most shows, and even includes clothing designs by a professional fashion designer. Plus its based on the classic "The Count of Monte Cristo."
     
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    I'd go with Iconic series, myself. Those that have made big impacts on anime in general.

    Astroboy, It's Tezuka and he needs a mention
    Mazinger Z, first Giant Robo type anime.
    Cutey honey, First 'fighting' magical girl as we know them
    Space Battleship Yamato, First really big sci fi anime
    Gatchaman, Introduced the sentai team
    Gundam, the first real robot show
    Rose of Versaille, something to represent the Shojo crowd
    Doraeman, One of the longest running anime shows in existance.
     
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    Just off the top of my head if it is culture you are looking for.
    I would say lupin, but show that it came from a french novel series. Then adapted to the japanese culture.

    If giant robots
    Macross - not only is it about survial, but it also shows the scare they had for nuclear weapons. (they called them reactive instead)
    Gundam- as said before sociology
     
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    Other than that they show it on adult swim?

    I would actually at least mention Power Puff Girls Z, as an example of them taking an american show and altering it to anime.

    lain, Evangelion, Ranma, Bubble Gum Crisis (show both the original and 2040 to show how style had changed perhaps). Slip some Transformers Victory or Masterforce in perhaps.

    How about Revolutionary Girl Utena?
     
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    Petshop of horrors was actually pretty cool, and fairly unheard of.

    Something more mainstream but also cool might be jin ro
     

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