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I'm looking for a new animu to watch, I've listed some of the stuff I highly rated, maybe there will be something others may be interested in listed below, but I would greatly appreciate any recommendations based on what you think I might love.
Animus: Serial Experiments Lain, Akagi, Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, Psychiatrist Irabu, FMA:brotherhood, neongenesisevangerion, steins gate (prob gonna watch steins gate: zero if nothing seems better), Gilgamesh, Death Note, Ping Pong the animation, Baccano! , NHK…
Those are the best I can think of at the moment.
Those are a standard set of shows from any basic recommendation list that say nothing about your what taste might be. So how about you stick to those lists (or wherever you learned about those shows you watched) for now?
One very good place to start is to check out the threads where people are talking about anime they've watched. You get to know what they thought of it, and then can use this to judge if you want to watch it yourself.
tell me what kind of show you would like to watch next, what you want in it and I will recommend something that fits
Might as well piggy-back OP…
I'm sorely tempted to switch to anime from video gaymes for my monotonous life-wasting NEET routine, but I haven't watched anything made since 2008. Other than kill la kill, which I enjoyed profoundly.
Is current anime really as bad as people say? I also have panty and stocking on file and it looked funny from the tiny bit I glimpsed.
I'm open to almost any genre except shounen/shoujo and moeshit. And sports. And horror. And car stuff. I hate cars.
I also won't watch that jojo adventure thing. I tried but the first episode made me physically ill.
those are all little baby twink animes
watch all these before you move on to toonami /a/ junk for crossdressers.https://myanimelist.net/animelist/Daigoji?status=2
Mushishi, Gunslinger succubus, Kino's Journey, House of Five Leaves, Kaiba, Mononoke, Tatami Galaxy.
>>27790>Is current anime really as bad as people say?
it's pretty bad, but there are some good modern series
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 - Space Opera
Parasyte - Horror/Sci-fi (think an anime version of The Thing)
Shinsekai Yori - Fantasy/Sci-fi
Hunter X Hunter - Battle Shounen
I need some stuff to watch. I was thinking either gash bell or death note. Which one is better? Also rec me general stuff please. I'm painfully bored, only stipulation is it can't focus on succubi. They can be there, but I don't want it to be the point of it.
Death Note, Gash is better if you read the manga IIRC, but it's been a while.
Thanks. Been trying to get back into anime lately cause I've had a bit of a falling out with it.
I recommend cardcaptor sakura
I've never seen any anime other than welcome to the nhk and a few hayao miyazaki movies.
Can anywiz recommend a good, long, comfy series that I can escape into? Something non-normalfaggish. Fantasizing about romance does nothing for me. I'm talking about something in a far off land. Friendships are ok. I also strongly appreciate pessimistic themes such as antinatalism,rational suicide, and nihilism.
Mushishi, monster and death note maybe, kino no tabi.
>>28334>a good, long, comfy series>something in a far off land>Friendships are ok
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu
Seirei no Moribito
>pessimistic themes such as antinatalism, rational suicide, and nihilism
I'm looking for a semi realistic fighting show, thats main characters or most are adults. I don't want to watch a 12 year old twink go from zero to saving the world in a couple months. Western fantasy would be my preferred genre. The shows that I've watched and you guys might recommend are claymore, legend of the lotus flower. I don't plan on watching berserk unless its ending stands alone, and you guys say I have too.
There's JJBA if you've decided throwing realism out the window is fine. If you're fine with sports stuff there's boxing anime that are praised but I can't for the life of me remember the names right now.
Try Beelzebub. Not particularly realistic but funny as heck. Characters look quite adult-ish (despite being high-schoolers).
Hajime no Ippo. The MC starts out in high school but he graduates not too far into it and everyone else in the show is an adult. It's a great show, it will pump you up and make you want to fight.
I'm not interested in watching anything colorful at the moment.
Honestly you should watch the golden age arc for Berserk (90's anime). It sounds exactly like what you're looking for. It obviously doesn't have an ending though, more like a paradigm shift that starts a whole new story that has yet to be animated well.
Oh and also Shigurui: Death Frenzy kind of fits except it's not western fantasy and it also doesn't have a good ending.
Can you recommend any animes where the protagonist experiences a lot of pain? I'm watching Ajin which is a great example since the protagonist is captured and tortured as part of government experiments.
Don't really care whether is physical or emotional.
Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku
Midori, some of the imagery in the film was so extreme that it was banned in certain countries, I think even in Japan for a while. It's about an innocent orphan succubus who is forced into joining a traveling freakshow who rape her and abuse her in other ways, by far the most disturbing and depressing anime I have ever seen.
Texhnolyze is also said to be very depressing but I never saw it in its entirety so I can't say for sure.
Gunslinger succubus is about a bunch of little succubi who lost their parents or were abonded by them and are turned into cyborg soldiers by the Italian government to fight mobsters.
I also recently saw a show called Brigadoon which fits into this category. I feel like I can't really explain what makes it depressing without spoiling it but let's just say that I have never experienced such a big tone shift in any piece of media.
The CGI in that show was really shit and I couldn't make it past the 10 minute mark of the first ep.
Who the fuck keeps deciding that 10 fps in CGI is tolerable? Someone needs to sit any Japaneses animator that is even thinks about using pure CGI that using normal anime frame rates are eye cancer and to bump up the frame rate dramatically to make it look good.
I have seen it done well so there is no reason why they keep making this same mistake over and over again.
I have never seen good CG in anime, mixing 2D with 3D will always look jarring to me. I don't mind if it's done for artistic purposes (like in Hyouge Mono with the teacups) but that's normally not the case. So me personally, I'd prefer if they stopped using it altogether.
Karas is probably the only decent example I've ever seen.
When it comes to mixed when it is done well it is actually pretty hard to notice.
Then there are the times it is used where it doesn't try that hard to blend but ascetically it works, like for the spider tanks in some of the scenes in GitS:SAC. The cars looked pretty bad in that show though.
So far I have only seen one anime show that is full 3d CGI that looked really good, which was Land of the Lustrous.
Hopefully the anime industry gets better at using it because realistically CGI and 3d CGI are not going away and only going to become more and more common as time goes on.
Oh, looks like one of those early 2000s deceptively cute shows disturbing on the inside, like Narutaru and such. Will give it a go, thanks.
never hear of it, is it really that graphic, or are people making a big deal out of it?>Texhnolyze
it is pretty bad, been a while since I watched it, but IIRC the guy looses his arm violently in the first episode, and it goes downhill from there, it did seem slow paced at times, and while I appreciate the artistic effect the pace had on the climate of the show, sometimes it was too drawn out.
while some of it is depressing, the theme is more about cute succubi being violent killers and coping with not being loved in one way or another, the second season was not as good, but I watched it anyway
I am also unfamiliar with the last one you posted, care to explain what it is about?
>>28434>Land of the Lustrous
What the hell is the deal with that show? I see people on youtube and other normalfag sites claim it to be one of the most beautiful shows in recent years but it looks worse than Kemono Friends to me. Maybe it's so good narrative-wise that it makes viewers not realise how ugly it is but as an unbiased person who doesn't know what's it about I can safely say that it looks worse than most full-CG anime. The only good-looking CG anime I know of is Gantz: O. Now, if all anime had CG on that level I would stop complaining about it for good but so far that's the only piece of Japanese animation that managed to make 3D look beautiful. Not passable or good enough compared to other examples (which is what most people probably mean when they say that something like Land of the Lustrous looks good) but actually beautiful and on par with 2D works.>>28435
Yep, it starts out as what seems like a cute children's show but while it already gets somewhat dark in the first half, it goes all out with it after episode 12. >>28439>is it really that graphic
Yes, it contains some very disturbing body horror imagery and an infamous scene of a guy trampling puppies to death with his shoes. >it is pretty bad
Well, me personally I dropped it after that first episode recently which is why I said I didn't finish it. But I'd like to give it another try because it at least tries something different from most anime and that's something I can appreciate.>I am also unfamiliar with the last one you posted, care to explain what it is about?
It's about a succubus who finds a blue robot who protects her from alien robots. It would a bit difficult to go further into detail as A) like I already said, it would spoil the enjoyment of seeing insanity enfold before your eyes and B) because it kind of changes genre every few episodes. It goes from a monster of the week EVA ripoff to a comedy to a drama to a magical succubus's show to a Lovecraftian apocalypse in its runtime.
It is beautiful in the artistic sence of the word.
The use of color, light, shot composition, movement all create feast for the eyes in certain scenes.
What do you find objectionable about how it looks other then it not looking exactly like standard modern anime style?
I am looking for a martial arts anime that isn't shonen or rely on shonen tropes. So no power level bullshit, no magical weapons, no fire balls and magical finishing techniques, no transformations.
Just straight up martial artist on martial artist action.
It not being set anywhere near a high/middle school is a big plus but can be overlooked if the action is good.
It looks like someone made a bunch of shitty anime succubus models in blender and the animated the whole thing in SFM.
already kind of said, it just looks very unprofessionally done. I don't believe that you cannot see how ugly the CG is. No amount of lighting or shot composition can fix a show that looks like someone wanted to make an horror anime about Barbie dolls. >standard modern anime style
Based on the character designs, it actually seems to go out of its way to look like anime except in 3D rather than the more standard 2D. It failed horribly though.
This looks great though. I really don't understand.
1. it still looks good
2. I am not sure what you are expecting, Pixar movie 3d CG level on a tv budget?
looks like some amputee fetish fuel
I totally forgot that such a fetish was even a thing.
They get put back together pretty easily most of the time so I doubt it.
I'm really glad to see someone else shilling Houseki no kuni here, it's been easily one of my favorites in the latest years next to Rakugo.
You need to be able to look past the CGI which is very competent compared to most CGI, they made it so the animated parts compliment the CGI, making them look a lot more alive and expressive, I really look forward to what else Studio Orange is making.
Houseki deals with a lot of themes from self harm, to trying to find a purpose in life and being a burden to everyone around you, it can get very grim sometimes, there's enough Manga content for more than another season, so consider reading the Manga too.
Anyone know of something with a fucked up twist ending that will make you feel bad?
I am kind of in a mood for something to fuck my shit up, but not sure how to look up something like that without end up getting it spoiled.
I guess I should just ask here.
Should I watch the normal version of Psycho-Pass session one or the re-edit?
You mean the movie that makes almost no sense half the time and nearly every oldtaku has seen at least a decade ago including myself.
It just doesn't tell its story well enough to have much of a emotional impact.
Berserk comes to mind.
Good but seen it, and I am not watching the CG abomanation.
Read the manga too but kind of lost intrest when they were stuck on the boat for 7 years. Will probably eventually get back to reading it but I have kind of moved on.
Fuck it, I will just watch the re-edit. According to the comments it is nearly identical anyway.
This show is weird. They are fine with detailed shots of people blown to giblets but nipples must be obscured at all cost even in the dvd version.
Whatever, it is a pretty good show so far.
I remember an 80s or 90s oav about some man fighting extra-dimensional lovecraftian monsters with power he got from learning the vedas (iirc). Violent show. The finale was honestly disturbing. You thought he saved the world but it's revealed the full invasion happens in like 15 years. End scene is him slumped down in a chair in front of TV with an empty booze bottle, unshaven and depressed that he'll be powerless to fight it, while the camera moves in and haunting music plays.
Wish I could find that anime again.
>>28491>nearly every oldtaku has seen at least a decade ago including myself
This board is full of youngfag casuals who only watch seasonal anime though.
I will give it a watch>>28514
Shame you can't remember the name because it sound right up my alley.
saw that, the twist sorta caught me off guard, but wasn't on "fuck my shit up" level imo>>28519
I'll find it. Even if I gotta dredge through mal all week.
Finished watching it.
It was ok. Not great but glad I watched it. For a while I thought I knew where it was going but it managed to surprise me a bit.
I do agree with the wiz above about it not being that bad, it was still very emotional.
Btw I spent like 20 hours on MAL, where I found this show originally in 2010, checking everything and can't find it again, it's like they deleted the entry. I also googled everything. If anyone remembers the show in question please say something.
No. I should've been more specific.
80s/early90s non-high school, non-mecha supernatural and/or horror ova with an animation style similar to Wicked City or Demon City Shinjuku. Adult male has magic martial arts learned from the rigvedas or some vedic shit. The bhagavad gita is mentioned routinely in his power-up incantations. Hideous red tentacle monsters with fangs who speak japanese in a deep monster voice appear from dimensional rips in thin air to fight him. Spooky ending.
I'm sure this is a long shot.
A simpler story would have been better, since it seemed pretty forced to me. In the end, the source of conflict boils down to a sisters' fight.
The level of complexity of the story was fine and went with the whole dream like feel they were going for but a lot of the execution and finer details of the story were not good. I really think it needed more time in preproduction or someone with more experience in the story they were trying to tell at the helm.
Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror
It's classy and very aesthetical, but you'll have to tolerate certain fujoshi-oriented undertones. Also it's gonna be kinda boring unless you are interested in the subject (Japanese theatrical arts and rakugo in particular).
There's also a startling amount of maturity in the story with how the characters act about their profession. MC is a felon trying to chase his dream. Very serious for an anime, but saying it's bad would be wrong. Not that fun.
I liked Kabukibu! mostly because of the enthusiasm behind it. It's fujopandering but it doesn't overdo that and focuses on making the Kabuki more understandable, and it got me interested in watching actualy Kabuki on youtube. Show flew under the radar because it's not succubi. If you did the show with the characters gender swapped(even the prince succubus character), I think everyone would have loved it.
its nice. the first season is a bit of a mess, but the second season improves on it. my bigget complaint is how they handled the rakugo segments. the director relied on wacky crazy xD camera movements instead of focusing on character animation, so you don't actually get the feel of rakugo even though the segments take up huge portions of episodes.
What is this "animu" thing I hear everywhere? It sounds dumb as shit.
It's a cultural trend on the internet to cutesy the words 'anime' and 'manga', most notably 4chan /a/ was renamed "Animu and Mango" for a while.
That was done because it was already popular among the users. Anime is highly cute-centric, so this is similar to puppy-talk or baby-talk. The instincts of people are literally being twisted to regard anime as babies, hence the animu term.>>29694
I think there's an expectation in anime that you do only what anime is capable of like with whacky camera angles. If you watch the bakemonogatari series that's in full effect, they can't upstage Nisho's dialogue so they show a bunch of strange architecture and close-ups with slow-mos of the characters talking and call that a 'show'.
If you want to see Rakugo I'd go watch it on youtube, or Kabuki if you want to see kabuki. Watching a show like Kabubki-bu! is about as far as you can get from Kabuki. It was never about the Kabuki, it's about showing people with anime what kabuki is like, Kabuki-bu! specifically is clearly aimed at a young female audience just like Shouwa Genroku is aimed at fujo/mature audiences.
Angel's Egg and to a much lesser extent Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou.
Cardcaptor Sakura: the original series, movies and clear card.
basically about how shitty humans are, story takes place in a dystopian underworld where people with prosthetic limbs are seen as bad
>serial experiments Lain
this one is a classic, dark, depressing, and all about isolation
the entire series is dark, and gets progressively darker
seemed dark and slow, I did not watch the entire series tho, so cannot say for certain
you might like heibane renmai and nieA under 7 (both are a little more colorful, but slow and have some darker themes)
Angels egg and the apocalypse potatoes were also good like >>29703
Now and Then, Here and There. Simple plot of idealistically facing the power develops real and grim. Personal choices turn out deadly regardless of a character's general way being obedience or reaction, withdrawal or self-sacrifice, dog eat dog or negotiation, tech or simplicity, paranoia or bliss. Look for multiple alternative downloads or buy a disk, the torrents I've found had a single source with severe video encoding issues.>>29708
Lain is surreal action, not depressive at all. Would be nice if you elaborated on the show's isolation theme.
don't know about anime but if you're interested in blame you should check out the rest of the author works like abara
Q Hayasida was an assistant of Nihei so her style was similar
Seen Ghost in the Shell movies? Seen the GitS TV?
The story is average or even bad(even for shounen standards) but the production is quite high for a shounen as it does not air through out the year but takes seasons off(this also reduces filler).
Go for it if you like shounen or just action anime in general
pretty awful but okay as an entry level shounen I guess? Once you've seen the better ones it becomes laughable
I’m looking for a SoL/comedy anime with some kind of supernatural or sci-fi twist, like Devil Part-timer. Something that isn’t too long.
Kobayashi dragon maid
Looks good! What’s the correct watch order?
start with the last episode and then work your way chronologically from the second and then watch first episode
you're wrong, optimal watch order looks more like 8->13->7->2->4->3->12->1->9->5->14->6->11->10, maybe switch 7 and 9 if you want to get the "purist" experience but can gain a bit more experiential detail with my preferred order. i would also say starting with 12 instead of 8 is a viable alternative but if you do that you may want to watch 14 before 5 and 1, due to the overall impacts on the storyline. overall it's up to you but i think you shouldn't approach this show with such a broad category of chronology, it takes an expert's eye to properly spot the chain of events that flow in a given "proper" watch order. certainly not something that can be sussed out by someone who has watched less than 1500 shows, which judging by your lazy approach, i am forced to conclude that you have only watched about 7 or 8 hundred, maximum.
It was funny at first, wiz. Anyway, I’m not asking about watch order of specific episodes. I’m asking about watch order of releases for Kobayashi.
watch season 1 before you watch season 1
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works and then Fate Zero.
Fate/stay night isn't very good, probably the reason they remade it.
Fate Zero is a prequel but it would be better to watch the main one first.
Fate Apocrypha is stand-alone but it helps to know the lore of the world.
Fate Extra is stand alone, not very good, quite odd and while it does have some recurring characters it does not seem to actually be set in the same world.
Prisma Illya is also set in a kind of alternative world and also stand alone with some recurring characters.
In Summary after you watch Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works or Fate/stay night it no longer matters what order you watch the rest in because they are stand alone or a prequel.
Start with Fate/Zero first as it's the best one in the series. Then watch UVE. After that it's all garbage.
Well junji ito’s short stories got animated but most people didn’t like the adaptation, so it’s kind of neither here nor there.
>>31188>any good scary series
it isn't really that scary, but Shiki is pretty ok and has a horror atmosphere.
Also if you liked Kobayashi I would give it a go to Hinamatsuri, its also a SOL with supernatural twist.
Parasyte Maxim & Magical succubus Raising Project
I'm the one who said dragon maid.
o ya and if you need to wash your mind out after watching the above two try.
Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
No supernatural elements but the shows hilarious.
Megalo box is really good.
There is also Baki 2018
The King of Fighters: Destiny if you are not bothered by full CGI
I have heard good things about Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi but haven't watched it myself yet.
And there is a new Yu Yu Hakusho Special which is also on my to watch list.
That should keep you busy for awhile.
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>>31307>new Yu Yu Hakusho Special