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Thu Mar 29, 2018, 09:34 PM

Anime Suggestion Thread !

So I may not be a typical anime fan. I am
30 and donít know a lot yet ; I watched a little on toonami and adult swim when I was younger but never gravitated to any of the bigger name stuff like DBZ , Naruto or Bleach. I watched a little Cowboy Bebop , Lupin The Third , Samarai Champloo , and a tiny bit of Gundam but since I never really had friends who were into it I just let it go.

Then a few months ago I started seeing a lot of anime pop up on Netflix. A year or two ago they had a show called Monster on Netflix which was fucking awesome , but they only had some of its episodes and then took them off. I ended up watching Death Note ( which I found mostly good if the writing did get somewhat bungled ) and Ajin season 1 ( havenít done the second one yet )

But this just kinda whet my appetite and so I got curious and searching around I found the apps Crunchyroll and Funimation. So now my eyes were opened to the vast selection of shows of all kinds.

So far I have only watched a few things to completion ( mostly dubbed things on funimation because they are easy to watch in bed.

I have finished and recommend

Kinoís Journey - a show about Kino, a girl who travels from country to country ( on a talking motorcycle called HermŤs) where each society is set up to have their own strange philosophical rules.

91 Days - a revenge story that plays out a bit like The Godfather ; the main character sees his family slaughtered while he hides in a closet. Years later he receives a letter saying telling him about the crime family to blame. He sets out to infiltrate and assasinate them.

Mob Psycho 100 - surprisingly this is not about the mob at all. Itís about a boy named mob who has psychic powers and he is hired by a teacher whose really just a liar , to help him exercise ghosts. Its a goofy comedy action series but still really fun. I read they are doing a second season.

Psycho Pass (2 Seasons) - a dystopian sci-fi that recalls something like a cross between Judge Dredd and Minority Report. Where cops can point a gun at any citizen and read their probability of committing crime. If itís too high they can be executed.. this also has some of my favorite opening themes Iíve come across

stuff Iím watching now but havenít finished

Sweetness & Lightning ( on Crunchyroll ) - a really cute show about a single dad little girl. The mother has died and the dad is a teacher who canít cook. The little girl is interested in food and they meet one of the dadís students in the park. Her family owns a traditional Japanese restaurant and they become friends. Every episode is centered around a different dish they learn to make.

March Comes In Like A Lion ( on Crunchyroll) - a quiet but interesting story about a 17 professional Shogi player. Iíve just started this one but itís really beautifully animated.

Little Witch Academia ( Netflix ) - Think Harry Potter with an all girl cast. Itís one I threw on for my 5 year old nephew and was immediately charmed by. I gather it was first done as a movie and later expanded

Shows from the Winter 2018 season (currently airing via simulcast)

A Place Further Than The Universe (Crunchyroll) - Easily my favorite thing currently going. Itís about a group of girls that go on an expedition to Antarctica. If you only read the synopsis it might not seem like much , but itís a very touching story about friendship and loss. Itís beatifully animated and uses music super well too.

Junji Ito Collection ( Crunchyroll & Funimation ) - a series that uses the stories of horror author Junji Ito. There are two stories in every episode and they are often strange and disturbing. Horror anime doesnít seem to be that big of a genre but this show is interesting with a unique style

Pop Team Epic ( Crunchyroll & Funimation) - A silly comedy skit show that is pretty much the anime answer to Robot Chicken. The animation itself is kindíve a joke too and you have to know it does have adult moments but will make kids laugh if they see it

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PoorMonger Mar 2018 OP
PoorMonger Mar 2018 #1
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2018 #2
PoorMonger Mar 2018 #3
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2018 #9
rpannier Apr 2018 #16
Ferrets are Cool Apr 2018 #17
vercetti2021 Mar 2018 #4
PoorMonger Mar 2018 #5
vercetti2021 Mar 2018 #7
Wednesdays Mar 2018 #6
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2018 #8
vercetti2021 Mar 2018 #10
PoorMonger Mar 2018 #11
vercetti2021 Mar 2018 #12
rpannier Apr 2018 #15
PoorMonger Apr 2018 #13
rpannier Apr 2018 #14

Response to PoorMonger (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 09:42 PM

1. Add On Please!

I should have said in the OP but I would love to hear if anyone has recommendations. Old or new, though ideally something I can find via streaming ( I have Netflix , Funimation, Crunchyroll & Amazon.

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Response to PoorMonger (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 09:50 PM

2. Ok...here we go....

Must watch anime according to Ferrets are Cool.
In no particular order:

Cowboy Bebop
Samurai Champloo
Trigun
One Punch Man
Parasyte
Serial Experiments Lain
Monogatari series
Soul Eater
Full Metal Panic
Full Metal Alchemist
Black Lagoon
Girls Last Tour
Made in Abyss
Ghost in the Shell:Stand Alone Complex
My Hero Academia
Baccano!
Steins;Gate
FLCL
Death Note

Yes, I've watched ALL of these and 100s more. These are the ones I can come up with off the top of my head. I fully recommend each one.
Hope you enjoy.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 10:05 PM

3. Thanks!

I was already looking at trying One Punch Man - itís done by the creator of Mob Psycho 100 & itís already up on Netflix.

Iíll heard a little about Made In Abyss and it sounds very compelling.

I will start with those two after I finish the things Iím working through now. But if I can Iíll go through all these in time

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Response to PoorMonger (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 11:02 PM

9. I usually wait until

wifey heads to bed, then I get in about 2 hours worth each night.
I finished Hellsing Ultimate last nite. It's very adult. Lots of blood and gore. As is Devilman Crybaby. WOW, that one is intense.
Although I've seen it before, wifey and I are watching Rurouni Kenshin atm....two episodes each nite during supper.
Hunter x Hunter is one you shouldn't miss too.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 01:31 AM

16. Soul Eater was great

Try watching Puella Magi Madoka Magica
It's very adult. The episodes are well written
The artwork for the witches realm is great (Ralph Bakshi from Wizards great)

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Response to rpannier (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 12:54 PM

17. Watched that one a bit ago. It changed the way

magical girl anime was viewed. Very much a game changer.

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Response to PoorMonger (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 10:08 PM

4. The one Anime I ever liked

I'm not into it, but man did I enjoy Death Note.

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 10:23 PM

5. Right on.

As I mentioned it was one of the things I watched on Netflix and it helped to kick start my interest again.

I dug the show, though I still havenít watched the live action Netflix movie. I read that most of the fans donít care for it. Though to be fair since Iím only recently back into the medium I dunno how I compare to average anime viewers.

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Response to PoorMonger (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 10:53 PM

7. There are 4 live action movies

3 in Japanese. And the American Death Note.

While the Japanese versions stuck to the original story, the American version took a different route.

Usually the American version is scrutinized over it not having Asian actors in it. Or they say white washed. Even though L was played by an African American actor.

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Response to PoorMonger (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 10:37 PM

6. Death Note.

Hands-down my top recommendation for adult initiates to anime. And I'm pretty sure it's still on Netflix, too.

And my family and I always watch the English dub version the first time around. We appreciate the Japanese voice acting, but we feel it's a more enjoyable experience not having to stare at the bottom of the screen until we're more familiar with the story.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 10:54 PM

8. Way back when...

I began my anime watching career using dubs, but I am a Sub-Snob now.

I will have to check and see if an official SS club actually exists.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 11:04 PM

10. It is

Only anime I ever enjoyed. I'm not big into it...but the story was gripping

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 11:21 PM

11. You might check B: The Beginning

Itís a new one that just went up on Netflix. I havenít checked it out yet but itís also supposed to be a serial killer mystery show.

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Response to PoorMonger (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 11:42 PM

12. I might give it a shot

But anime never was my thing to begin with.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 01:29 AM

15. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Faustian story
Very adult
The episodes are interesting

I got bored of Death Note

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Response to PoorMonger (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 07:04 PM

13. A Place Further Than The Universe ;

Episode 12 made me cry

One more to go next week.

Plus Violet Evergarden will go up on Netflix this week!

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Response to PoorMonger (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 01:28 AM

14. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Far and away the best anime ever made
A Faustian story using the magic girl theme
The art work for the witches realm is very Bakshiesque

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