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The Greatest Anime Ever? HELP!
Macedonia notACuck 
So I've always been a huge hater of Anime and never understood why people like it but I've also never given it a chance. To me Anime is Dragonball Z and that crap is retarded. BUT! I'm willing to give Anime a chance! So weebs, recommend to me the best must watch Anime. I prefer something deep and thought provoking. I don't care much for mindless action and naked cartoons; it's not my thing. But I do appreciate a good story that has a deeper meaning and thought provoking topics and conversations -- which evidently some Anime offers... I know opinions on what what's the best will vary but if I notice a lot of people recommending or +1'ing a certain Anime, then I'll watch that. Thanks for your participation!
2017-11-23 06:27
No more weebs on HLTV?
2017-11-23 06:33
#2
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United States gtmaniacmda 
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is something I really enjoyed and I don't even like anime
2017-11-23 06:37
Thanks. If I get no more responses I'll check it out.
2017-11-23 06:40
Naruto FullMetal alchemist: Brotherhood Attack On Titan And some others i dont remeber atm.
2017-11-23 07:25
Naruto and attack on titan have to be the biggest pile of mainstream garbage I've ever viewed.
2017-11-23 08:32
-1 -rep +reported see you in jail.
2017-11-23 08:54
-1 you are not fat enough to say what is and what isn't mainstream. YungChrono is. /close
2017-11-23 09:04
-1 you didnt see him fully . -1 for judging from face
2017-11-25 08:20
naruto sucks. insanely slow series
2017-11-23 14:46
#35
NiKo | 
Japan weebtrash 
Nooo its for kidds i mean not for kidds but full metal alchemist is a little bit more serius i think at least deadman wonderland if you like blood initial-d very old but if you like cars 10/10
2017-11-23 07:42
#116
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Germany uRaguuuu 
Do you have braincancer?
2017-11-23 12:49
Holy shit this site is infested with weebs, i bet 90% here are on that spectrum. Btw if you want thought-provoking animes, i'd recommend Death Note, my opinion is worthless but if you're willing to give it a try it is pretty fun because of the mind games and moral dilemma. Another anime that focuses heavily on moral dillemas but is like Dragon Ball is Hunter x Hunter, it's just like Dragon Ball with the exception that the fights are less linear, where Goku trains, new enemy appears, Goku knows he can’t beat it so he transforms which gives him the edge, he beats the bad guy, HxH follows a different approach where not every villain is defeated by the regular "Fight them, beat them" approach, and the maturation of the main character is impressive. Everything above can be seen as completely subjective with the exception of some of the parts, so if you want, just watch the first 2 episodes and see for yourself if you wanna continue watching it. A good anime about time-travel is called Steins;gate, it's popular because of how it sticks to the plot compared to other animes, you can expect very stressful situations thrusted upon the characters for messing with the balance of space and time, it's either childish or suddenly serious, and has a lot of plot-twists as well. The problem is that it's slow-paced so you'd have to wait a couple episodes to see action.
2017-11-24 00:26
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United Kingdom tec9meister 
+1
2017-11-23 20:09
#36
2017-11-23 07:44
#48
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Czech Republic Limewax 
I feel exactly the same as you about anime. But a friend made me watch death note. It’s amazing. Give it 5/6 episodes to get used and enjoy. Also watch the english spoken version. Anime lovers will hate me for saying this. But i like it better.
2017-11-23 08:18
Do not watch english version(s). Death Note has the best dub of any decent anime, but it's still inferior to subbed. Not only will other anime, in english, be extremely bad, you're missing out. There are like 100 times as many voice actors in Japan as in the entire western world. The amount of talent in the business isn't comparable, resulting in FAR superior subbed anime voice acting, on average, compared to English dubs. Seriously OP, don't ruin the experience with dubbed. You're limiting yourself to 1% of anime by doing so.
2017-11-23 09:12
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Czech Republic Limewax 
In another topic i already stated, for myself, that i can’t really stand the japanese language. It’s too dramatic for me. Just not my cup of tea. I watched hxh 2011 dubbed aswell, but sadly i have to check the remaining 74 episodes subbed since i’m not gonna wait all those weeks for a dub to come out. And while it is watchable, I still prefer to watch it dubbed.
2017-11-23 09:29
I understand your point, but you're still in my boundaries of why dubbed is bad. The majority of the masterpieces are not as popular, and their dubs will be shit or nonexistent due to low pay voice actors or no interest in a dub whatsoever. HxH is one of the most popular and mainstream anime out there, so obviously it will have a pretty decent dub. That's not to say it's good, though, I've watched a part of the dub and it really is bad. Once you get used to the 'dramatic' japanese voice actors, it will be far superior to dub voice acting as there's an actual good display of emotions.
2017-11-23 13:11
#137
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Czech Republic Limewax 
''of why dubbed is bad''. Dubbed isn't bad, you THINK it is. Your opinion. I respect it, maybe you could also respect mine. Maybe one day i'll get into japanese voice acting. But since im not really into animes, i have no interest in getting used to it per se. As said before, i have to watch the remaining episodes of hxh in japanese. I have no choice.
2017-11-23 13:18
No, the point I was making is that you've only touched mainly popular anime, as you've mentioned. Obviously these high budget, popular anime have decent money spent on a voice acting cast for a dub, but most anime do not, if at all. It's not about respecting opinions, it's about the fact that most anime dubs will sound like squealing rats in your ear.
2017-11-23 13:24
#154
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Czech Republic Limewax 
alright, well i didnt encounter those anime's yet. But if thats really the case, i obviously won't watch the dubbed ones who sound bad.
2017-11-23 14:10
he's right, my first anime was one without much money behind it, and ever since i cant stand the english voice acting, especially cus in some animes the over-hyped acting just gets me fucking going.
2017-11-23 20:50
Dub is beater and manga is beater ppl like you make other ppl call us weeb and shit on anime i love anime i wached over 60 anime from 1980 to the new ones and if ther is a dub i always go for the dub. Myb just bcs the german dubs are good dont know how the eng one is.
2017-11-23 17:39
What would you know... you literally just told me you watched 60 anime in like fuckin 40 years. I've watched 500+ in just the past 10 and I can tell you that beside about 100-150 of the most popular shows, most anime really doesn't have any decent dub. It really pisses me off when people like you watch just the mainstream shows and then act like you know everything about Anime as a medium. I'm not a weeb whatsoever, that'd be the dudes humping bodypillows and doing cringy shit. I like watching Anime and can speak about dubs and subs in comparison from experience, whereas you have hardly anything to base your statements on.
2017-11-23 17:42
damn you gonna fight me waifuhood boy? ALL german dubs are great! I never got you guys calling it out but then i wached like 5 mins of a eng dubed anime, and now i understand, you and i meant from inital-d (1980) to the new ones (re-zero) and i wach anime for 3 years and 60+ anime and some big stones like all yugiohs naruto all dbz and one piece is not a little and bcs a anime is mainstream (sao) doesnt mean its bad. I never give a fuck what the anime is rated or for the anime community if i like it i like it.
2017-11-23 21:28
Ive watched many many dubs and loved all of em. its personal preference really. having to read all the f ing time or being able to listen.
2017-11-23 14:47
#103
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Portugal danizainzz11 
nice bro hating animes without seeing them i wanted to do flags check out joke but i cant on u
2017-11-23 10:25
Game of thrones.
2017-11-23 06:42
lol
2017-11-23 06:45
Without a doubt: Futa-bu! 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.
2017-11-23 06:48
Thanks for the recommendation.
2017-11-23 06:58
nvm :/
2017-11-23 06:59
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United States gtmaniacmda 
hahaha
2017-11-23 07:38
lmao
2017-11-23 20:51
You think I wouldn't Google it before watching?
2017-11-23 07:00
No, I expected you to Google it, how would you otherwise find it? I really recommend giving it a try. hentaihaven.org offers all of the episodes from the whole franchise in pretty good quality P.S. The storyLINE is not very relevant, which is why I would recommend you start with episode 2 of the first season, which in my personal opinion is the best episode of all.
2017-11-23 07:02
I have no interest in cartoon porn though. I thought I made that clear in the OP.
2017-11-23 07:04
I believe no serious anime (and especially not one that includes any form of pornography) qualifies as a cartoon so I think you are safe. The depth of the characters is much bigger than just your regular pornographic material, I would really recommend that you give it a try.
2017-11-23 07:10
#117
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Germany uRaguuuu 
Are you jonty on troll acc?
2017-11-23 12:52
No. Am I supposed to understand your comment as a compliment or as an empestic utterance of disregard?
2017-11-23 16:01
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North America bloodwolf1710 
anime is gay
2017-11-23 06:59
#32
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Finland ICEMAKER 
+1
2017-11-23 07:40
Watch neo yokio
2017-11-23 07:01
HunterxHunter (2011)
2017-11-23 07:04
Ye. Might seem childish at first, but it really isn't if you stick with it. It's great.
2017-11-23 07:08
#106
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Portugal danizainzz11 
man dont even bother this guys hates animes without seeing them its obvious its a b8 or he is dumb af
2017-11-23 10:40
#156
shox | 
Finland luxu 
the greatest
2017-11-23 14:42
+100000 hxh 2011 bestest anime ever
2017-11-23 15:30
#15
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Germany 'ezpz 
yu-gi-oh + yu-gi-oh gx
2017-11-23 07:05
#40
NiKo | 
Japan weebtrash 
+1
2017-11-23 07:46
#46
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Korea ysmple 
+1
2017-11-23 08:08
#118
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Germany uRaguuuu 
= (2 yu - 2gi -2oh) * gx =2yugx -2gigx -2ohgx
2017-11-23 12:54
Death Note
2017-11-23 07:07
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.
2017-11-23 07:07
you must be a shallow person
2017-11-23 07:38
I'm a weirdo.
2017-11-23 07:39
Nope , you suxked nigga deek so much
2017-11-23 08:35
Try in English and expect an answer.
2017-11-23 08:36
#122
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Germany Nexodex 
"The only one worth watching" -hasn't watched anything else
2017-11-23 12:57
I did, but I'm not into animated soup opera with cringe relationships among teens and kids.
2017-11-23 13:26
#184
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Germany Nexodex 
Death Note, Erased, Elfen Lied, Steins;Gate, Attack on Titan, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
2017-11-23 18:14
The last two are awful, I tried. GunxSword, Samurai Champloo, Gurren Lagann, these ones I liked back then.
2017-11-24 00:42
#238
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Germany Nexodex 
FMA Brotherhood is awful? You gotta be fucking kidding me
2017-11-24 12:12
You either gotta be young or strange to actually like it. It was so awful to watch I felt like I was transforming to a non-gender cuck in an iron suit.
2017-11-24 12:14
#240
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Germany Nexodex 
Yeah dude I'm 16 maybe thats the fucking reason
2017-11-24 12:15
But the ones that I listed I actually liked. Especially the first one. Also I watched Freezing. Don't care what I say, love it if you like it.
2017-11-24 12:18
#80
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Portugal anomelyxd 
I LOVED Naruto bro
2017-11-23 09:02
#108
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Portugal danizainzz11 
what other animes the ones u didnt see?
2017-11-23 10:41
I didn't see? Or you meant I've seen? GunxSword, I liked a lot but I changed my mind when I found out that it's a short-track anime (I like ones with lots of episodes). Gurren Lagann and something else I don't remember.
2017-11-23 12:35
#20
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Other trishula 
Eromanga-Sensei very emotional and thought provoker tear jerker of an anime. I have seen it 6 times
2017-11-23 07:10
#50
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World pioneer782 
Nice bait
2017-11-23 08:21
Not bait.
2017-11-23 08:59
#105
Laz | 
Japan Neion4ty7 
not bait, i could only get past 4 eps since my heart couldnt take the feels and my brain couldnt handle such superb writing and character development.
2017-11-23 10:32
#119
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Germany uRaguuuu 
Its trash
2017-11-23 12:55
#21
C3dril | 
Austria L1GHT_ 
Death Note is easily Nr.1, was also my first anime u can also watch tokyo ghoul or sword art online
2017-11-23 07:16
kek such a newfag
2017-11-23 10:20
#107
C3dril | 
Austria L1GHT_ 
Me? No But he's just starting to watch anime, so i suggested some "mainstream" animes
2017-11-23 10:40
SAO is shit
2017-11-23 13:35
#155
C3dril | 
Austria L1GHT_ 
That's your opinion and I respect that :) But it's popular and a lot of people like it
2017-11-23 14:40
Still shit
2017-11-23 14:45
#164
C3dril | 
Austria L1GHT_ 
Ok thanks for your comment :-)
2017-11-23 15:10
The evolution of you writing is beautiful, it almost makes me want to cry, you started out without a smiley face, then slowly started to use a smiley face. Example :) then :-) truly amazing.
2017-11-23 20:59
#222
C3dril | 
Austria L1GHT_ 
Thanks my American friend :-) ~~c=====3
2017-11-23 22:22
#22
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Denmark johankhs 
Deathnote
2017-11-23 07:17
#24
bodyy | 
Europe remiska 
full metal alchemist brotherhood one of thebest and most newbfriendly
2017-11-23 07:28
Watch Steins;Gate, it is a masterpiece. Truly changed my view on anime.
2017-11-23 07:31
#115
fnx | 
Brazil Sunsh1ro 
Steins;Gate maaaan what a anime 9/10
2017-11-23 12:47
Shit 2/10.
2017-11-23 17:20
Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin Just trust me.
2017-11-23 07:35
#124
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Turkey tugi 
Yea trust him
2017-11-23 13:00
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
2017-11-23 07:39
#31
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Finland ICEMAKER 
FUCKING WEEB KYS
2017-11-23 07:40
If you're calling me a weeb you clearly didn't read the OP. I literally said I've always hated Anime and never understood why people like it. So many people love it though, so, I thought perhaps there is some good Anime and that's what I made this thread.
2017-11-23 07:43
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.
2017-11-23 07:41
#42
NiKo | 
Japan weebtrash 
Just after 10 min? You will be a weeb at ep 10 lul good luck :D
2017-11-23 07:47
#49
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Czech Republic Limewax 
Ah, i just recommended death note and now read youre watching it! Enjoy, the whole setting is great. Feels quite realistic compared to dragonball etc.
2017-11-23 08:21
Try Mirai Nikki, a true masterpiece and has deep story. 8/10 rating from 500k+ voters.
2017-11-23 07:42
#113
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Germany Bennime 
fuck off. way to over rated
2017-11-23 12:42
#120
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Germany uRaguuuu 
Had alot of potential but smh the ending was shit
2017-11-23 12:56
horrible show
2017-11-23 14:49
#261
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Sweden FaZeInferno 
Saying that it's a "Masterpiece" is just plain out wrong and stupid the same with "has deep story" No it doesn't. It's entertaining but nowhere close to a master piece or having a deep story
2017-11-27 19:03
dont listen to anyone else. these are some of the types of anime you're looking for death note steins gate ghost in the shell movie / standalone complex shinsekai yori fate/zero boku dake neon genesis evangelion psycho pass
2017-11-23 07:48
Thanks! I'm on episode 1 of Death Note right now and it's pretty good so far. Never thought I would say good while speaking about Anime lol
2017-11-23 07:45
death note is just one of many good anime out there. hf
2017-11-23 07:47
Recommending Shinsekai Yori for a starter OMEGALUL
2017-11-23 07:49
well ghost in the shell isnt really for starters either, but both anime really make you think and question the world
2017-11-23 07:50
#51
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Czech Republic Limewax 
Gits is so underrated
2017-11-23 08:21
it did inspire The Matrix after all
2017-11-23 08:28
great series tho
2017-11-23 14:50
#83
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Finland decem 
You must've meant Psycho Mob 100.
2017-11-23 09:07
#126
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Turkey tugi 
Psycho pass is really good
2017-11-23 13:01
#180
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Finland decem 
was just joking, don't know psycho pass, but psycho mob is great :)
2017-11-23 17:11
psycho pass <3 for me best anime
2017-11-23 16:05
#45
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Turkey PartyVision 
Attack On Titan is the best.
2017-11-23 07:51
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. Peace. 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.
2017-11-23 08:24
#52
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Czech Republic Limewax 
Death note is the first anime i watched. And im not into anime at all. But it was great imo. Then i saw gits, also good and 2 weeks ago a hltv user got me into hxh 2011 which is quite entertaining aswell.
2017-11-23 08:25
It's just not as clever as it and its fans think it is -- in much the same way that Sherlock isn't so much the genius that he and his fans think he is. Deductive reasoning, in contrast to inductive reasoning, proceeds from one or more general axioms and comes to a certain, specific conclusion using logic alone. And just ask Bertrand Russell and Alfred North Whitehead how that worked out for them. (Not well, Kurt Gödel will tell you.)
2017-11-23 08:34
#70
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Czech Republic Limewax 
Well that could be true. But since i never watched any anime before deathnote, i was baffled by the cleverness it had. Probably because I didnt expect it from an animated series. Also i read your recommendation about monster, i think ill check it out!
2017-11-23 08:49
You won't be disappointed, I hope. It's quite the commitment compared to Death Note. There's hardly any of the cat-and-mouse-action antics for pay-off, but the show builds its own sinister tension that comes to a much more compelling and rewarding head, if only you can stick it out till then. It's also much broader and mature in its dissection of the ideas at the core of justice, duty and family.
2017-11-23 08:54
#87
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Czech Republic Limewax 
I’m currently watching hunter x hunter 2011. Its quite light and easy to watch but i enjoy it to relax. After that ill check monster out.
2017-11-23 09:27
Just noticed you're from Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic/Slovakia, so you'll get a lot more than most out of the latter parts of it.
2017-11-23 09:31
make sure to pick the english dub for monster
2017-11-25 04:16
Indeed. I cursorily expounded the benefits of the dub in my larger recommendation.
2017-11-26 13:32
can you explain the appeal of cowboy bebop and wat makes it stand out compared to other anime? i thought it was a good show but not great
2017-11-23 08:25
I think I've expended enough effort recommending these shows for now. But here is a wonderful, little analysis of some of the many nuances and complexities that made Cowboy Bebop such a memorable experience for most of us that I stumbled upon a while back: youtube.com/watch?v=lkXFBPGZpTM Let me know what you think.
2017-11-23 08:28
i guess my biggest issue with cowboy bebop was how some of the standalone episodes seem unnecessary and do little to develop the characters. btw ghost in the shell series is similar in that it also has standalone episodes along w/ the main plotline. i recommend u check it out if u havent
2017-11-23 08:53
All those stand-alone episodes were used to reinforce this idea of the characters' nomadic existences -- they're all after something (ultimately disparate and arbitrary) that will give their individual lives meanings. These stand-alone episodes also all employed a different genre (action, sci-fi, comdey, etc.) set across a single noir arc, to emphasize the commonality between all these different modes of story-telling. Pretty good stuff, I thought.
2017-11-23 08:59
Yeah i don't watch anime anymore apart some childish one with my kids, but cowboy bebop struck as a master piece years ago, totally worth watching.
2017-11-23 09:20
Glad you enjoyed it. Even more glad to hear that you put up with whatever schlock your kids want to watch. My old man would never have indulged me like that growing up. I think I got in to avant-garde cinema as a teenager just to spite him for that. Because, I mean, he _really_ hated that! ^_^;
2017-11-23 09:42
Thanks for your thoughts and recommendations. Based on what you said it seems you and I are on the same level so I definitely value your input.
2017-11-23 08:36
You're welcome. Definitely check them out. I'd even say in the order I recommended them. Because Monster is the most 'western' of the three, then CB, and finally NGE is the most 'Japanse', despite the very western philosophy at its core.
2017-11-23 08:40
#66
C3dril | 
Austria L1GHT_ 
Thanks for mentioning Monster, really underrated in my opinion!
2017-11-23 08:42
Not without its faults, as I said. Heavy-handed at times with its subject. But to deal with these subjects with any more seriousness and with any less melodrama would be to write an essay; and the advantage of anime and TV is that it gets younger people engaged with some of these complex issues, rather than alienating them as literature on the subject so often does. So any show, like Monster, that tries and succeeds in doing that, in my opinion, is a worthwhile endeavor -- and there's really few of them out there, and that's the crux of it.
2017-11-23 09:00
Totally patrician.
2017-11-23 09:01
Yup. And for good reason.
2017-11-23 09:02
You were right about Death note. I had already watched the first episode before you commented and a bunch of people were recommending Death Note so I decided to watch it first and though it was interesting for the first 15 episodes or so it's gone downhill and I've completely lost interest in it. I saw a lot of potential in the beginning but it didn't go where I thought it would. I've stayed with it like a bad video game I just want to beat so I can say I did and uninstall it. I'm near the end of the series and plan on checking out monster next. There isn't anything truly deep or philosophical about Death Note. I see some esoteric symbolism and have my own interpretations on various things but overall it's pretty shallow and tedious. I don't get all the hype. Even the so called brilliance of Light and L is forced in most cases and there isn't any real substance behind their supposed genius -- there are too many holes and unanswered questions for me to believe they are actually as smart as they are made out to be. Its forced. Overall I'm disappointed and unless it has an amazing ending I don't rate it very highly.
2017-11-26 07:21
Well said. I couldn't agree with you more. Monster will certainly be more to your liking. Let me know how it pans out for you. Of course, that might be a while!
2017-11-26 13:30
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
2017-11-23 08:28
Thanks, I bookmarked your comment for later reference.
2017-11-23 15:26
+1 for re:zero
2017-11-26 13:34
#57
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Sweden snusgod 
Cory in the House
2017-11-23 08:30
#59
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
Code Geass
2017-11-23 08:33
Bleach, served in a tall glass.
2017-11-23 08:38
#67
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Canada officeglobal 
dont even think about watching Evangelion its SHIT
2017-11-23 08:42
Death note or Steins;Gate
2017-11-23 08:46
Great Teacher Onizuka or Gintama or your lie in april.
2017-11-23 08:49
#75
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Portugal Focus1337iwnl 
Lmao
2017-11-23 08:55
#81
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Portugal anomelyxd 
Full Metal Alchemist Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann or Naruto
2017-11-23 09:03
Shaman King
2017-11-23 09:24
<3
2017-11-23 21:38
Undertale alphys
2017-11-23 09:34
Initial D!!! some good classics
2017-11-23 09:40
The early seasons are great, but it becomes gay after a while. Still a classic though
2017-11-23 10:18
#93
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Czech Republic ThePechy 
Cory in the house
2017-11-23 09:45
#94
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Japan Flexz0r 
NARUTO
2017-11-23 09:58
cowboy bebop=best
2017-11-23 10:01
ez its cory in the house
2017-11-23 10:10
#97
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Singapore repu1se 
Yu Yu Hakusho
2017-11-23 10:13
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
2017-11-23 10:22
Naruto is the only one worth watching , just for the story.
2017-11-23 10:23
Change your name to full cuck
2017-11-23 10:24
#104
Laz | 
Japan Neion4ty7 
choosing the best is hard but, shinsekai yori is a good one with a serious tone that actually requires some sort of brain power to enjoy, unlike all the moebuta and edgy teen-oriented shows. myanimelist.net/anime/13125/Shinsekai_yo..
2017-11-23 10:29
Thanks!
2017-11-23 15:29
DB my favourite anime too ^^. I recommend you HxH (2011)
2017-11-23 11:00
The Simpsons
2017-11-23 12:39
#112
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
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. :)
2017-11-23 12:39
#133
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Serbia ch0pa^ 
Same here, Naruto made me want to watch more of it. My personal favourite! Even when I was a kid Naruto became my favourite cartoon, unfortunately they didn't broadcast it that much, because at the time dubed episodes where still being made.
2017-11-23 13:08
#198
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United Kingdom tec9meister 
We have the exact same taste in anime Jonty fella'. I suggest High School DXD and Food Wars! if you haven't seen them.
2017-11-23 20:22
#223
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
I'm in love with HighSchool DxD and I will check out Food Wars - Have heard good thing about it but didn't watch it because it's main premise was "cooking", essentially. Thanks for the suggestions - Always nice to see a friendly fan of anime. :D Have a good evening. ^^
2017-11-23 23:36
I thought you are by far the most sympathic hltv user now i have to reconsider i think headshotk1ng might have taken your spot
2017-11-23 23:43
#226
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
I'm afraid I don't understand your post, friend... Citation and elaboration is most definitely needed please. Have a good day.
2017-11-23 23:46
I speak english as my 6th language and learned it at age 19 so dont be arrogant because you speak your mother language better than me. Probably only knows english and looks down on people who atleast try to communicate in other languages
2017-11-23 23:50
#228
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
I am asking you to provide context of your aforementioned post, not recite the national anthem thematically. If you're going to bait and be hostile, then I have no need to reply further. Please read my post again, trashvice. Have a good day, as always.
2017-11-23 23:54
#229
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United Kingdom tec9meister 
Food Wars for how captivating it should be for a cooking anime far exceeded my expectations. It's one of the only shows I've been able to binge watch for around 6 months of watching anime I love it. You too.
2017-11-24 00:14
Initial D Re Zero Steins Gate
2017-11-23 12:43
#121
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Germany lidde424 
im cool i watch those weeb series for real men haHAA dbz. naruto, one piece is the shit. grown up with it
2017-11-23 12:57
#123
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Germany uRaguuuu 
You seem to be a nice and intelligent person You are gonna be a weeb soon
2017-11-23 12:58
#131
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Europe CdrScorpion 
my top 3 anime: ice poseidon cory in the house filthy frank
2017-11-23 13:04
#125
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Serbia ch0pa^ 
You can check my list for potential anime you may like, i can't really recommend you that much because I just recently started watching as well. My personal favourite is Naruto + Shippuden. Oh forgot to tell you that I don't want those anime where girls get all sexual and stuff. So you don't have to worry about that. Here is the list: myanimelist.net/animelist/kichum
2017-11-23 13:04
#128
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Europe CdrScorpion 
my top 3 anime: ice poseidon cory in the house filthy frank
2017-11-23 13:02
#129
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Serbia ch0pa^ 
Good for you, you want a pat on the back buddy?
2017-11-23 13:02
#135
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
He is baiting you... They are not anime, just derivative 4Chan memes of the culture of anime. Plus, I love Eromanga Sensei. :D Very funny, lot of adult-comedy, great characters and the main characters are absolutely gorgeous.
2017-11-23 13:12
#136
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Serbia ch0pa^ 
Hahaha I know jonty. That Corry in the House meme died long time ago, but here we are in late 2017 still seeing it. I do love Eromanga Sensei alot. It was my second anime after Naruto, wierd choice huh? :D Eromanga Sensei OVA is announced already, you can find it on MyAnimeList site if you didn't know.
2017-11-23 13:17
#138
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Ah, I didn't. I also didn't finish the manga either, so I will watch that and the following OVA. Thanks. <3 Have a wonderful day. ^^
2017-11-23 13:18
#139
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Serbia ch0pa^ 
You too buddy!
2017-11-23 13:19
Thanks!
2017-11-23 15:31
#171
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Serbia ch0pa^ 
If you ever start watching more of it you can create an account to keep track of your stuff, you even have stats and other cool things. I didn't know if you noticed that.
2017-11-23 15:54
#127
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Europe CdrScorpion 
my top 3 anime: ice poseidon cory in the house filthy frank
2017-11-23 13:01
corey in the house 10/10
2017-11-23 16:02
#130
fnx | 
Brazil frkP|NTC 
I don't watch anime more, but if u want read manga, "Nozoki Ana" is the best. Manga>Anime cause have more much more.
2017-11-23 13:03
#140
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
I enjoy both as a form of entertainment respectively, but much prefer to read manga instead of watching anime. So +1 in that aspect, at least. :D Have a good day. ^^
2017-11-23 13:20
#142
fnx | 
Brazil frkP|NTC 
Oh hello friend, mangá is so good, this Nozoki Ana changed my life, haha, not for being erotic but for the notions of passing life. :)
2017-11-23 13:23
#143
fnx | 
Brazil frkP|NTC 
Manga* Sorry for my Brazilian customs
2017-11-23 13:24
#145
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
I will check it out. :) I love reading manga and because reading makes me tired I generally rad it before going to bed - there is nothing more comforting. ^^
2017-11-23 13:24
#147
fnx | 
Brazil frkP|NTC 
Check pls. I hate reading, but reading Nozoki Ana was so enjoyable, even to me that I do not like to read.
2017-11-23 13:26
#151
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Ah, I have heard of this... It is erotic and after researching it thoroughly it's apparently worth the read. It's a traditional ecchi/harem with adult content of borderline H; however there is a great underlining storyline to it, along with character development and the like. It's not as flashy or as big as the TLR manga, but more of an underrated gem. I have heard of this and apparently there is an anime adaptation, if a little disrespectful to the source material. Will give it a read. :) Thanks again, have a good day, once more.
2017-11-23 13:35
#153
fnx | 
Brazil frkP|NTC 
Not good for being erotic, but for the awesome development of the characters, I bet you'll love it, have a nice day too. ;)
2017-11-23 13:40
Hunter x Hunter will be 10/10
2017-11-23 13:05
#141
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Hong Kong free_fancy1 
higurashi
2017-11-23 13:20
weeb
2017-11-23 13:27
#149
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Germany payynn 
Attack on titan is definitely the best, no doubt
2017-11-23 13:31
Ginga Nagareboshi Gin obviously imdb.com/title/tt0362344/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Sure it says animation rather than anime but I think Gin counts as anime. By far the greatest ever.
2017-11-23 13:32
#157
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Canada Brexgaming 
Monster Evagelion Boku no pico
2017-11-23 14:43
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.
2017-11-23 14:50
#166
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Bulgaria Versache 
Tokyo Ghoul
2017-11-23 15:28
Noragami (Both seasons) FMA:B 91 Days Cowboy Bebop Trigun Initial D (All seasons) HxH 2011 Darker Than Black Rurouni kenshin Samurai Champloo Zankyou no terror Those have more action i guess. For sports it would be: Hajime no Ippo (All seasons + Manga to go further on) Ashita no Joe Haikyuu (All seasons) Some more casual ones that are interesting: Hyouka Re:Life Snafu (My romantic comedy) myanimelist.net/animelist/Naix42?status=.. check my list for more xd.
2017-11-23 15:39
Boku No Picu
2017-11-23 16:02
cory in the house
2017-11-23 16:05
#178
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Europe CdrScorpion 
cory in the house 10/10 anime unlike shit anime like eromanga sensei and that new fighting anime with annoying mc
2017-11-23 16:12
#176
TorPe | 
Spain alk1z 
SAO COME HATERS
2017-11-23 16:05
i mean its a shit anime, but what can you expect from people who are new to anime :P
2017-11-23 18:15
#188
TorPe | 
Spain alk1z 
+1
2017-11-23 20:07
#189
TorPe | 
Spain alk1z 
Its a great anime, i lived it tbh, one of muy first, second season so shit tho
2017-11-23 20:07
its great if thats the first anime you ever watched, when you watch other animes you'll realize that its trash
2017-11-23 20:08
#191
TorPe | 
Spain alk1z 
Ive se en quite more, and some better than sao, but stil sao my fav
2017-11-23 20:09
how many animes have you watched?
2017-11-23 20:10
#196
TorPe | 
Spain alk1z 
10-15? Dont know
2017-11-23 20:20
well then i can see why you still think its the best anime :P
2017-11-23 20:45
#211
TorPe | 
Spain alk1z 
Congratz ;)
2017-11-23 20:51
np, tell me when uve watched like 50 animes lol
2017-11-24 09:04
#236
TorPe | 
Spain alk1z 
propably never wont lol
2017-11-24 09:13
oh okay :P
2017-11-24 09:14
#195
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United Kingdom tec9meister 
iss ok but story went a bit shit
2017-11-23 20:19
#197
TorPe | 
Spain alk1z 
Yeah, second season so shit. First was insane tho (till first half, when gane ends u know
2017-11-23 20:20
#199
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United Kingdom tec9meister 
The start of the first season got me into anime it was that good and then looking back now like 3 years later probably the rest of the show was so bad compared to other shows I watched at the time. The start is still good now though tbf
2017-11-23 20:24
#200
TorPe | 
Spain alk1z 
The resto of the show was not good tbh
2017-11-23 20:26
the whole show is shit
2017-11-23 20:45
#212
TorPe | 
Spain alk1z 
Nice, ur opinión is sick
2017-11-23 20:51
thanks m8
2017-11-24 09:03
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.
2017-11-23 16:41
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
2017-11-23 18:15
Actually, I've never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones nor any other TV series of recent years. I haven't owned a TV in my house in 4 years and have never had a Netflix account and though I've had Amazon Prime for 6 years I've rarely used the video feature. So yea, outside of YouTube I don't watch much of anything. I just heard some Anime is more geared towards adults and has some thoughtful dialogue and topics so I wanted to check it out.
2017-11-27 06:16
just saying that its not worth to watch anime if u dont like it, its like ure forcing urself to like something but u don't, trust me, you're just wasting ur time if ure going to watch something that you know that you dont like.
2017-11-27 18:39
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.
2017-11-23 18:35
tbh i think thats the reason why so few people recommend it, animes taken on such a focus on the visually stimulating and amazing voice actors, that most anime predating a certain period just seem awful compared to modern day. i think they should remakes berserk again but not with whoever animated the 2012 version cus that person forgot to remove the fucking SHADING SOMEHOW!!
2017-11-23 20:40
#194
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United Kingdom tec9meister 
A lot of people here suggesting out of personal taste but if you want a real representation of what most people like and what you're most likely to watch try this site: myanimelist.net/topanime.php?type=bypopu.. Shows all the most popular shows out and this link (below) shows the highest rated shows voted by thousands of viewers: myanimelist.net/topanime.php Personally although its purely personal taste my top 3 suggestions for a 'newbie' would be: 1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 2. Death Note 3. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion All are quite popular and very well made but if you want to know more about them the links above will send you to a site where all the shows are summarised, reviewed and rated so you can see what you want to try. Worth a watch just to see if you like it to be honest because there is so much available. hfhf
2017-11-23 20:18
meh, myanimelist gives you fairly repetitive shit, with little content or thought out descriptions. while i do use it, its better to balance with articles and whatever weeaboo type magazines there are
2017-11-23 20:38
#205
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United Kingdom tec9meister 
Yeah tbf but its the most user friendly site out there i've seen though
2017-11-23 20:41
oh no doubt it the most useful site, especially if youre just starting to get into it. i used it for the first year of watching anime. although i would say watchmojo videos gave me my favourite underrated anime, cus sometimes you just skip over ones on that site.
2017-11-23 20:43
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)
2017-11-23 20:37
#203
NiKo | 
Denmark rushaaWP 
i personally like this: youtube.com/watch?v=yhAeVfpy_Mo
2017-11-23 20:40
they left out the unnecessary scenes going up girls skirts or them hugging some 14 y/o kid etc.
2017-11-23 20:45
fullmetal alchemist brotherhood
2017-11-23 20:54
#216
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France Bradicaa 
Attack on titan!! Shinzou wo sasageyo!
2017-11-23 21:05
Monogatari Series. /close
2017-11-23 21:30
#219
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Kazakhstan Tarob 
Bocu no pico is the best
2017-11-23 21:32
#220
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Germany Smelborp 
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
2017-11-23 21:36
watch monster
2017-11-24 00:50
#224
f0rest | 
Norway rodde 
kys, anime is for fags
2017-11-23 23:37
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.
2017-11-24 04:06
#255
C3dril | 
Austria L1GHT_ 
How do you like it so far?
2017-11-27 09:29
I finished it. The first 15-20 episodes were good but then it went downhill IMO. They dragged the story on for too long and it became repetitive and ultimately I didn't care for it much. It lost it's way and the story fell apart. I saw a lot of potential for it but it didn't go in the direction I thought it would. The game of cat and mouse dragged on far too long and ultimately kept the story too basic when it should have progressed beyond that. I'm watching Monster now and so far really liking it.
2017-11-27 15:14
#257
C3dril | 
Austria L1GHT_ 
True, after a certain person dies it becomes a bit boring and repetitive. Good choice with Monster!
2017-11-27 15:39
Yu Yu hakusho.
2017-11-25 04:38
#244
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Russia Dart_Evil 
sailor moon
2017-11-25 08:03
One Outs is the best anime ever, don't listen to anyone else, just go watch it.
2017-11-26 13:35
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.
2017-11-26 13:38
#252
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Brazil mexicowss 
You should try Rurouni Kenshin's OVAs if u like a more mature approach. Monster is a pretty good one aswell.
2017-11-26 13:48
#254
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Australia Tomb0mb2912 
High School DxD is a fantastic anime with a very interesting story. And the characters are great. ;)
2017-11-27 09:21
#259
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Sweden FaZeInferno 
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
2017-11-27 19:00
wtf no one said one punch man
2017-11-27 19:01
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.
2017-11-27 19:19
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