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Post by Benjamin! on Fri 18 Mar 2011 - 5:42

When it comes to the anime world, ima total noobface!
can some people recommend me some good animes to get??
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Post by Nachtsider on Fri 18 Mar 2011 - 6:00

Cowboy Bebop
Elfen Lied
Ghost in the Shell
Gunslinger Girl (Season One)
Mobile Suit Gundam (Universal Century series)
Saber Marionette (J and J to X)
Slayers
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Vandread

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Post by Awinnell on Fri 18 Mar 2011 - 6:09

noir
mai hime
mai otome
last exile
katanagatari
sora no woto
K-on

avoid the usual suspects unless you like fillers
bleach
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Post by ChaosKin640 on Fri 18 Mar 2011 - 6:54

Well, having just moments ago finished the final episode in Code Geass season 2, I can most certainly and whole-heartedly endorse it as one of the very best animes I have ever watched. Mai Hime, K-On, GSG S1, Last Exile, Noir and TTGL I also recommend. Elfin Lied however, although I most definitely liked it, is not for everyone. It is very bloody bordering on the gratuitous, very heart-wrenching at times and extremely dark in its overall story tone. So if you like that kind of violent, tragic style, then you may like it. If not, than you may want to avoid it.
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Post by crazyidiot78 on Fri 18 Mar 2011 - 7:42

Well, having just moments ago finished the final episode in Code Geass season 2, I can most certainly and whole-heartedly endorse it as one of the very best animes I have ever watched

cheers Woohoo another code geass fan

I have to say while I haven't seen all the anime's already listed they are some of the better ones out there.

I would add
Appleseed
ghost in the shell
if you like vandread check out martian successor nadesico
Neogenesis Evangelion
Magical Knight Rayearth
Ah My Goddess
Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi
Bubblegum Crisis
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Re: what are the best animes?

Post by Triela on Fri 18 Mar 2011 - 8:49

Air
FullMetal Alchemist (the original, not Brotherhood)
Yu Yu Hakusho
Elfen Lied
K-On
Soly Rei
Fruits Basket

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Post by theprodigalson on Fri 18 Mar 2011 - 10:49

Yu Yu Hakusho yessssss.

I've seen most of the titles recommended here, and I have to say it is quite the list. I just want to add:

Ga Rei Zero: An thrilling and dark ride propelled by malevolence and despair.

Darker than Black: If you are looking for something that doesn't require a lot of thinking but has gratuitous action, then DtB is the show for you.


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Re: what are the best animes?

Post by Entropy on Fri 18 Mar 2011 - 15:39

here

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it's sort of an old list though I would also suggest Puella Magi Madoka Magica, a new show that isn't finished yet but is probably one of the best I've ever seen. Just research the ones that look interesting to you.

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Post by Benjamin! on Fri 18 Mar 2011 - 20:11

The type i like most are Comedy/romance/action, can anyone gives me names of any of those types??

im talking stuff akin to Ranma 1/2
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Re: what are the best animes?

Post by Piero on Fri 18 Mar 2011 - 20:38

My picks in terms of anime in general...

Macross Frontier: Awesome action, awesome music, and awesome characters. So basically in general... it's awesome.
Mai-HiME: Ending is controversial since a lot of people thought it ruined the show, but a great exercise in long term character development. Starts off light, later gets really dark. Excellent rewatchability due to how many little details early on take on more meaning once you know what happens later.
Full Metal Panic: Mecha action/high school romantic comedy. A socially inept teenage mercenary is assigned to go undercover to protect a short tempered high school girl without her knowledge or permission. More down to earth than it sounds, at least in the serious seasons (the completely comedy oriented second season tends to be more bizarre).
School Rumble: Bit of a mixed bag since it takes a while to get good then starts to suck somewhere in the second season, but between those points this show is flat out hilarious. Very good at thriving on its own insanity.
Ga-Rei Zero: A rather dark and tragic series with excellent characterisation. However it also contains some lighter hearted parts, which I think is part of what makes the darker parts so effective in contrast. Also notable for having a first episode that was essentially an elaborate viral marketing scheme for the rest of the series.

Given what you're looking for School Rumble and maybe Full Metal Panic would probably be your best bets (and much as I tend to favour the more serious FMP series you might find you prefer the more comedic second season).

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Re: what are the best animes?

Post by Guest on Fri 18 Mar 2011 - 21:10

Here is top 10 best of anime for me.
10. InuYasha
9. Fushigi Yuugi
8. Eureka Seven
7. Macross
6. Lucky Star
5. Haruhi Suzumiya
4. Evangelion
3. K-On
2. Code Geass
1. Gundam

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Post by Entropy on Fri 18 Mar 2011 - 21:23

@Benjamin! wrote:The type i like most are Comedy/romance/action, can anyone gives me names of any of those types??

im talking stuff akin to Ranma 1/2

Only one I've seen in its entirety is UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie, basically super-ecchi magical girls + harem + aliens/futuristic + neko maids + comedy + romance love triangles + slice of life + light lolicon. It's basically the omni-anime, you'll either continue to watch it out of morbid curiosity or turn it off before the opening ends because your eyes will be bleeding. Gets sort of heavy/dramatic in the second season, but also the best. Good soundtrack, though.

On a related note School Rumble was the first anime I watched years ago, it definitely has "something" that makes it worth watching, I think its mainly the very wide cast of somewhat-interesting characters that keeps it sort of interesting even after the first season. That covers comedy/romance.

For just comedy there's always Pani Poni Dash. It's absolute craziness and insanity about 90% of the time.

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Post by SPARTAN 119 on Fri 18 Mar 2011 - 21:40

Less Serious, slice of life-type comedy stuff

Azumanga Daioh: A classic slice of life comedy revolving around the experiences of a group of high school girls. Includes a number of memorable characters such as the spaced-out Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga, Chiyo Mihama, a child prodigy who skipped several grades to end up in high school, and Tomo Takino, an overenergetic, but not always overly bright girl who is constantly challenging people and trying to one-up them. I'd highly reccomend it if you haven't seen it already.

Minami-Ke: A comedy/slice of life series about the three Minami sisters, Haruka, the oldest sister, and the kind one, Kana, the middle sister, who is not the brightest light on the proverbial Christmas tree, and Chiaki, youngest sister, who is often rather condescending at at times downright rude.

Will add more later, including some more serious stuff and some less serious, more "fun" action series.
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Re: what are the best animes?

Post by Triela on Fri 18 Mar 2011 - 23:00

Highschool of the Dead
Strike Witches

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Re: what are the best animes?

Post by ChaosKin640 on Sat 19 Mar 2011 - 4:53

Although I haven't watched all of it, another comedy/rmance/action type anime you might want to look into is To Love Ru. The basic premise is that, an otherwise normal high-school boy, Rito Yūki, who is too shy to confess his feelings for the girl of his dreams, meets an alien princess who drops naked into his bath after running away from a politically marriage arranged by her father. I think that about sums up the tone of the show.
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Post by Awinnell on Sat 19 Mar 2011 - 8:17

love hina, the classic harem comedy,
Rosario to Vampire ,harem, school for vampires and demons
Baka to test to shokanju,school comedy not much romance
zero no tsukaima,comedy set in a magic school ,includes tsundere love

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Post by 124C41 on Sat 19 Mar 2011 - 14:02

Azumanga Daioh is one of the few Anime I can watch over and over and not go mad. Two thumbs up. d(o_o)b

Slayers is also a good one.


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Re: what are the best animes?

Post by SPARTAN 119 on Sat 19 Mar 2011 - 14:39

@Triela wrote:Highschool of the Dead
Strike Witches

Was going to add HSOTD to my list, with the caveat that it, and Strike Witches contain lots of fan service. However, HSOTD does have memorable characters such as gun otaku Kouta Hirano and slightly insane katana wielding girl Saeko Busujima, and well.... Zombie, guns, hot chicks with swords, how can you go wrong?.
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Re: what are the best animes?

Post by Triela on Sat 19 Mar 2011 - 14:54

@SPARTAN 119 wrote:
@Triela wrote:Highschool of the Dead
Strike Witches

Was going to add HSOTD to my list, with the caveat that it, and Strike Witches contain lots of fan service. However, HSOTD does have memorable characters such as gun otaku Kouta Hirano and slightly insane katana wielding girl Saeko Busujima, and well.... Zombie, guns, hot chicks with swords, how can you go wrong?.

Strike Witches has great characters too. Like I always say, as long as it has a great plot, characters, and animation I don't care about fanservice. (Not that I enjoy it mind you. Guy fanservice, however? Yes please!) X3

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Re: what are the best animes?

Post by windfish55 on Sat 19 Mar 2011 - 17:10

Some favorites of mine:
GsG (duh)
Sailor Moon
Kino's Journey
Princess Nine
Azumanga Daioh

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Post by Kiskaloo on Sat 19 Mar 2011 - 17:57

"Best Anime" is such a subjective term, but I will state that there are some recent shows and old favorites I feel are standouts in their particular genres:

Comedy: I found Shinryaku! Ika Musume LOL funny. Older classics include Azumanga Daioh and Strawberry Marshmallow.

Romantic Comedy: Tenchi Muyo (I prefer the English dub), Ah! My Goddess! and anything by Ken Akamatsu (Love Hina, Negima! Magister Negi Magi). Also love the two Spice & Wolf series.

Action/Adventure: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Seasons 1 and 2 (also prefer the English dub), Angel Heart (a City Hunter spinoff) and Gunslinger Girl.

"Slice of Life" (School Edition): K-On! (and to a lesser extent, K-On!!). Hatsukoi Limited was good, IMO, and the first Minami-ke is a winner (the sequels are hit and miss, IMO).

Drama: I'm a huge fan of the anime adaptions of Takako Shimura's works, including Aoi Hana and Hōrō Musuko (Wandering Son). Also loved Katanagatari (even if I raged something fierce with the next-to-last episode) and Puella Magi Madoka Magica is getting better with each episode.

Science Fiction: Both Dennou Coil and Kino's Journey were amazing and I really liked RD Sennou Chosashitsu, RideBack and Macross Frontier.

Guilty Pleasures: The two Rosario+Vampire series and the two Strike Witches series.


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Post by rusty-spring on Sat 19 Mar 2011 - 18:01

If you're looking for a gritty dark comedy/action show Black Lagoon is perhaps one of my favorite anime of all time. Others here would agree with me that it is a fun series.

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Post by st_frantic on Fri 25 Mar 2011 - 19:20

My favorite animes (beside Gunslinger Girl)
1.Elfen Lied
2.Hellsing+Hellsing Ultimate (OVA)
3.Excel Saga
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