Without a doubt:
The inphimsical emperiment of the characters and a rather unconcious but ecstatic story development put together with a few scenes targeted predominantly at adults, allows me to refer to this anime as the "perfect anime" despite the fact that such a thing obviously does not exist. I pimphically cherish Ai Aihara's (one of the characters) weird features, features that are the greatest factor in creating an unexpected twist in the story that ultimately makes the second episode a lot more interesting.
Naruto is the only one worth watching, I think, when I was young I liked it so much. Storyline got me deep and I still didn't finish although I had it ended a years ago. The other animes are cringe, bizarre. For total obsession.
Eromanga-Sensei very emotional and thought provoker tear jerker of an anime. I have seen it 6 times
Death Note is easily Nr.1, was also my first anime
u can also watch tokyo ghoul or sword art online
full metal alchemist brotherhood one of thebest and most newbfriendly
Watch Steins;Gate, it is a masterpiece. Truly changed my view on anime.
Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
Just trust me.
Attack on Titan is the most basic one to start, everyone likes it, then you can continue with ones like FMAB, Death Note, Steins;Gate
Thanks for all the recommendations guys! Three people mentioned "Death Note" so I'm currently watching that and 10 minutes in I'm impressed so far. Seems like it could be good.
Try Mirai Nikki, a true masterpiece and has deep story.
8/10 rating from 500k+ voters.
dont listen to anyone else. these are some of the types of anime you're looking for
ghost in the shell movie / standalone complex
neon genesis evangelion
Attack On Titan is the best.
I haven't watched a lot of anime either. Like you, I'm after anything that is thought-provoking, whatever the medium. There is no hierarchy of arts. That said, I can tell you there are some fantastic anime's out there. Here are a few:
Monster -- Coming in at around 60-odd episodes for a single arc, occasionally utilizing a pseudo-anthological format, this is a slow-burn series that really takes its time to chew over some very serious, difficult ethical and meta-physical questions. Often criticized for being overly-long, I don't think it's actually that much longer than it really needs to be -- most of these criticisms neglect to observe the intentions of the so-called 'filler episodes', which are to at least acknowledge otherwise thoughtful digressions that the series itself hasn't the time to explore in as much detail as its primary focus. The series can be watched dubbed or subbed. Both are of good quality, although I would argue in favor of the dub, in view of the fact this series has a western setting and multiple languages were employed in the original, some of which saw better justice in the dub (for example, Czech).
Cowboy Bebop -- Plenty has been said on the subject, I'm sure. Takes a few episodes to sink its claws into you, but it will. It's a beautiful noir series that attempts to blur the lines between genres and subvert them entirely. There was one episode towards the end that I found unbearable, but it was a small price to pay for an otherwise stellar romp through space. This was the first anime that provoked me to give the rest of the medium a chance (although I still haven't seen much, and fewer still as good as this one). Again, either the dub or sub makes for suitable viewing. Again, I recommend the dub; the director, himself, preferred it too.
Neon Genesis Evangelion -- First there is the show, and then there is the OVA. The OVA is actually an alternative ending to the final few episodes that received a poor reception from the show's fans at the time. I was actually not at all put-off by the episodes in question. They dealt with some very difficult Hegelian themes. Perhaps these went over some of the younger audiences heads'. Myself, I thought they were made rather palatable, even for someone without a background in German idealism. That said, the OVA was just as enjoyable, eschewing the expositional narrative of those episodes for a more symbolic telling of Hegel's master-slave dichotomy -- especially the final scene. The whole show comes slowly and unpredictably to this very complex head. It all starts off like standard melodramatic sci-fi-fair, but slowly becomes something much, much more mature, in much the same vein as Bebop, if not dealing with even more grandiose ideas. This is really the show that started it all. Certainly, this is the show that paved the way for all the anime shows I've mentioned here. So much so, that all anime can be categorized into two groups: those that came before NGE and those that came after. Edit: With regards to the dub or sub. Again, both are acceptable -- the voice work for one of the female characters (I forget her name) in the English dub was fantastic, and I can't watch the show anymore without her.
An honorable mention: Mushishi.
Hope that gives you something to chew on, from the perspective of someone who appreciates art for art's sake, whatever its medium is, but also someone who is still critical of most of the schlock that's out there. If you'd like some rather more serious films to watch, I can certainly recommend more of those. In fact, I have a thread on films. If you visit my profile, you'll find a thread where I rate peoples' taste in films, and at around post #100 I offer a few choice favourites.
Edit: One anime (of many) I'd avoid with a barge-pole: Death Note. Not clever at all, despite everyone's claims to the contrary.
For what you want... here's a list of all good shit:
- Steins;Gate (mindfuck level over the top, real good shit)
- Re:Zero (pretty good, also has some usual action and stuff in it, mostly supported by heavy plot though)
- Death Note
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
- Neon Genesis Evangelion
- Psycho Pass
Bleach, served in a tall glass.
dont even think about watching Evangelion its SHIT
Death note or Steins;Gate
Great Teacher Onizuka or Gintama or your lie in april.
Full Metal Alchemist
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Initial D!!! some good classics
don't watch those gay starter-pack shit for 12yo boys which they recommend to you
watch the greatest gift to the mankind called K-On
or Yuru Yuri
Naruto is the only one worth watching , just for the story.
Change your name to full cuck
DB my favourite anime too ^^. I recommend you HxH (2011)
Try not instantly addressing them as the derogatory, incorrect derivative slang of "weebs" and maybe they will.
For me, Naruto is the anime that made me fall in love with the culture and story-aspect of anime. It was Seven Deadly Sins, Trinity Seven, Seitokai Yakuindomo and To-Love RU that made me fall in love with the adult-comedy/ecchi variety of anime.
I cannot list anime respectfully without knowing of your preferred taste of genre beforehand.
Have a good day. :)
im cool i watch those weeb series for real men haHAA
dbz. naruto, one piece is the shit. grown up with it
You seem to be a nice and intelligent person
You are gonna be a weeb soon
I don't watch anime more, but if u want read manga, "Nozoki Ana" is the best.
Manga>Anime cause have more much more.
Hunter x Hunter will be 10/10
Here is some good short animes:
Death note: 37 episodes; psychological, thriller, fantasy.
Psycho-pass: 22 episodes (season 1); futuristic.
You lie in april/Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso: 22 episodes; drama.
The only shows I'd recommend are "Monster", "Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu", perhaps some Satoshi Kon movies like "Millennium Actress" or "Perfect Blue" and older Ghibli Movies like "Hotaru no Haka" and "Mononoke Hime". If you are more interested in lighthearted entertainment, maybe some "GTO" or "Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei". Or just watch "Cowboy Bebop" and "FLCL" for the rule of cool.
Or don't be an autistic weeb and watch Kurosawa movies.
u dumb? why would u watch something u hate? just because u watch an anime that is considered "good" to the weebs doesnt mean that u will like anime, go back to watching game of thrones mofo
An Anime I have yet to see anyone recommend: Berserk.
I barely watch any Anime and would not even call me a fan.
But I really enjoyed watching thru this whole series.
The character development was probably one of the best I've seen in ANY series I have been watching. Its dark and brutal with an ending that.. Yeah. I won't say much more.
I would recommend strongly to watch the original 1997 series, and not the remake from 2012.
tbh i also hated anime, and i still have mild revulsion for key parts of japanese culture. i started watching because of anime like you want suggested (its a very short list), they have an ability to go beyond anything you'll watch in normal tv. ive also never watched dragon ball z, or one piece cus like you said they seem stupid as shit and way too long.
mind fuckery, theology, philosophy, purpose of life, coming of age and psychology - evangelion (bit of a fucked ending imo, kinda pissed me off, but if youre searching for something to REALLY dissect and examine, then evangelion is the best choice)
great plot (best in the entire of anime imo), good characters, mind fuckery again, time-travel concept, very philosophically focused - Stein's ; gate. i will say this, if youre ever going to watch an anime for amazing writing, plot and actually thought provoking content, then watch stein's ; gate, it is unmatched, despite being very underrated (most sites will tell you, it is one of the most best anime series of all time, probably cus it doesn't do dumbs hit like dragon ball z)
Baccanno was my first, alot of violence though so idk if you'll like it, but once again interesting plot that shifts through a couple time periods in early 20th century America. this is a fun anime to watch, since it has well-thoughtout characters, an intriguing plot, doesn't rely on violence but rather uses it to enhance the plot instead of having peopel shouting at one another for 10 episodes or animating lines instead of actually putting time in.
Cowboy bebop, every person who's watched anime has recommended it to me, personally not the greatest but its focused very heavily on personalities, reason for life and a vague sense of nihilism.
All these are roughly 20 episodes, and all very different styles.
if you want a great coming of age story, the Hunter X Hunter. its one of two anime ive watched that are longer than 20 episodes (long anime usually are filled with filler episodes and useless tangents) and i would rate it as one of the best coming of age stories ive ever seen on a technical level. Hunter X Hunter and Stein's ; gate i rate highly, because they're the type of stories that you can tell the creator knew how they wanted it to begin, continue and end, and more importantly than that they know how to keep you interested by balancing the amount you do and do not know. the music, concepts, people, morals and plot all shift like youre actually watching the stages of someones development in Hunter X Hunter.
Overall, i dont give a shit if you dont watch any of these, apart from Stein's gate (especially considering the type of anime youre looking for, it might be perfect)
fullmetal alchemist brotherhood
Attack on titan!! Shinzou wo sasageyo!
Im not really watching alot of anime (or films/series in general), but I stumbled over Steins;Gate about a year ago, and it was hands down one of the 3 best series Ive ever watched (couldnt top mr. robot tho)
Kind of a butterflyeffect shit and so on without that ton of unnecessary (sound)effects youll see in the tv stuff... pretty cool
If you wanna try one thats the one
Thanks for all the suggestions guys! I'll be checking some of the most recommend series out. I've started Death Note and already on episode 15. I'm actually looking forward to watching some more series after this one.
One Outs is the best anime ever, don't listen to anyone else, just go watch it.
Aside from what has already been recommended, you should probably avoid shonen anime (that is, Dragon Ball, Naruto, Shaman King, Yu-Gi-Oh and the like - those are all Shonen, aimed at young boys).
Death Note is pretty great. This season had Made in Abyss, which was superb and just an overall great experience.
You should also probably look into Akira, as it's considered a masterpiece, and into Hayao Miyazaki's films.
You should try Rurouni Kenshin's OVAs if u like a more mature approach.
Monster is a pretty good one aswell.
High School DxD is a fantastic anime with a very interesting story. And the characters are great. ;)
Well if you want a deep and thought pushing story I'd like to say that Steins;gate is the way to go but if you want a good story but still some cool action I'd say Code Geass.
But my all time favorite anime is Attack on Titan
Naruto. Theres no need to watch everything, classic one watch until 135 then skip to Shippuden. On Shippuden there will be alot of backstories of some characters, you can also skip it but I suggest you to see Itachi's backstory.