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 No.27659

Tell us your anime likes and dislikes or some sort of information about what you're looking for, or just examples of past shows you've enjoyed, and hopefully someone will recommend you a good show to watch.

Like
>plot driven
>interesting fantasy or sci-fi worlds
>interesting social commentary or philosophical stuff
>hero archetypes
>good character arcs
>political intrigue
>fights where strategy is involved rather than just powering up with beams or determinationing your way through it


Dislike
>romance (esp. pedo shit)
>boring slice of life shit where nothing outside the realm of normality happens (cute succubi doing cute things)
>high school setting and children mcs in general (not always I've just seen a lot of them and it's getting old especially as I myself am getting older)
>slow paced
>fan service that takes away from the plot and wastes time
>comedic relief/gags (situational comedy is fine but the japanese tend to do this annoying shit where they put on wonky music and people yell at each other and they call it comedy)
>style over substance (eg, lain, technolyze, FLCL)
>lol so randumb shit

Specifically at the moment I'm looking for anime dealing with world domination or military/political conquest. I've enjoyed pretty much every one I've watched with that theme eg Code Geass, TTGL, No Game No Life, LOGH, Berserk, Magi, etc. I'm open to other suggestions as well though.

I don't need it to include all of my likes or avoid all my dislikes, just not be too excessive. I'm pretty indifferent to bad CGI/animation as long as the substance is good. Thank you in advance for any suggestions you might give me.

 No.27660

I honestly can't think of a single anime I actually like. At most there's a few that are better than the usual but nothing special to me personally.

 No.27661

These aren't the least-watched shows I know, but Kino's Journey and Samurai Champloo might appeal to you. If I think of something else I'll let you know. I'm the guy who posted the other thread seeking recommendations so let me know if you have any animu you highly rate and I'll take a look and see

 No.27662

Ideon. It is quite a romantic show, but not in the usual sense. It's stuck with me more than most other shows I've seen.

 No.27664

>>27659
>Code Geass
Try Aldnoah Zero… or virtually any other mecha show. Don't know, not really into it myself.
>TTGL
Try Kill la Kill.
>No Game No Life
Try Kakegurui.
>Berserk
Try JoJo.
>fights where strategy is involved rather than just
Try Overlord, GATE, Drifters, Alderamin.

 No.27666

I think 'Now and Then, Here and There' fits your list of likes, more or less, although it is a little old.

 No.27667

like
>character driven mecha shows with cool fights and or designs
dislike
>shounen
>shitty battle harem like high school dxd, Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry, shinmai maou no testament etc

 No.27668

>>27667
Gundam 0079/Zeta/ZZ/0080/0083/Victory/G/X/Turn A if you havent seen them
Armored Trooper Votoms and it's OVAs, especially Mellowlink
Heavy Metal L-Gaim, Xabungle, Goshogun, Dougram, Ideon, Layzner, Macross, obligatory 80s stuff
Fafner and The Big O if you want something newer
Getter Robo Armageddon
Super robot stuff like Fighbird and Braves series
Various Mazinger stuff
Starship Troopers and LoGH OVAs if you want more sci-fi

 No.27669

>>27659
>plot driven
>interesting fantasy or sci-fi worlds
>interesting social commentary or philosophical stuff
>hero archetypes
>good character arcs
>political intrigue
>fights where strategy is involved rather than just powering up with beams or determinationing your way through it

You mean Legend of the Galactic Heroes?

 No.27677

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>>27659
Should I make another thread if I want recommendations exactly opposite of OP's or is it okay with you, if I ask here? Literally just swap the like and dislike categories and I'm set.

 No.27681

>>27659
You may like the first season of Kaiji though I will warn you towards the end you may find it drags. The whole anime is about strategy, more specifically gambling in order to survive. Not saw the second season, but in the first season Kaiji does gain a strong desire to crush those who wronged him.

Zankyou No Terror is about two terrorists who commit an attack and investigating their motives aswell as the events that follow (can't reveal much without spoling). This anime is very very much about political conquest, trying not to spoil too much, they end up basically gain control over tokyo. Many people have compared it to Code Geass on MAL so I would recommend here. The two MCs are high schoolers, though it is explained logically why, it's a very serious anime, no moe moe shit.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes is about two empires fighting for galactic domination, which of course inevitably, deals with huge amounts of politics. I've only saw some of the early episodes there over 100 and it is very slow paced imo you might find it too boring but this is one of the most political shows in all of anime.

Neon Genesis Evanglion if you haven't saw it. I would actually recommend the movies too, though the movies haven't all been relesed yet. Very plot driven, contains hero archetype, very political, fights involve strategy not just plot armor, TONS of philosophical/social commentary, mostly to do with human relationships and mental illness. Anime series is great but the ending is a disgrace, they basically ran out of budget so the last episode or two are low quality animation with no voice acting. Still a great watch though.

Youjo Senki is fast paced, about a man who is reincarnated as a loli nazi soldier. Despite the premise, has no pedo shit or fan service and is actually quite a serious anime for most part. Of course, it deals with politics being part of the nazi army. Slight twist however is that it's not set in the past but in an entirely different reality with alot of futuristic weaponry. Actually contains a decent amount of social commentry, mostly about how social hierarchies work, but it's mostly surface level failed normie stuff most of us here probably already know of. The MC is a bit Machiavellian though which is fun at times. Definitely isn't a hero archetype though quite the opposite.

I find that with serious political shows, hero archetypes get thrown out the window, as in politics there are no heroes, only winners and losers. Whoever wins is the hero. If you want a serious as in realistic, political show that truly delves into how it works, you have to throw away archetypes. The shows that do have an element of real politics where there is a hero archetype, the supposed hero always fails terribly and is either removed via death banishment etc or has to learn to not be pure and just. Something that actually happens in Kaiji and Youjo Senki. So if you do want a hero archetype, be prepared for it to be disbanded midway through the show.

 No.27682

>>27661
I've been meaning to watch Kino's Journey actually so I'll probably check it out. I watched Samurai Champloo but wasn't that impressed. Idk what to suggest to you, maybe try ghost in the shell stand alone complex if you haven't seen it yet.
>>27664
Thanks for the suggestions. I've watched Aldnoah Zero and thought it was mediocre and forgettable but I was able to get through it which is something. I watched part of kill la kill but thought it was terrible and couldn't get through it at all, same with JoJo. I'll try watching some of the others though, maybe they're different.
>>27666
Thanks I'll check it out
>>27669
Yes, it is a masterpiece. I'll watch the remake when it's done airing.
>>27677
Ask away. I made this thread because at the time of writing there wasn't one (although someone posted one while I was typing it up) and making threads gives me anxiety so I thought I'd make one for everyone to use in case others are like me and don't like making their own threads.
>>27681
yes, I did like kaiji and LOGH, NGE, and youjo senki. I'll definitely check out the other one you recommended because I liked all the ones you recommended that I've seen already. Thank you for your response.

 No.27767

What is a good long series for escapism? (100+ episodes)

I have watched Dragon Ball and Hunter X Hunter. I was thinking of giving One Piece or Bleach a try.

 No.27768

>>27767
Obvious Gintama, but only if you have already watched a lot of anime (it's chock-full with references).

 No.27772

>>27659
>>27682
>Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
It has some dumb comedy but is otherwise a flawless plot driven action-adventure show.
>Gundam franchise
Gundam is mecha of course but many series in the franchise also have space opera, war drama and political intrigue.
>The Super Dimension Fortress Macross
Like Gundam it has basically everything you ask for. The only thing you might hate about it is that a romantic triangle drives a big part of the plot.
>Hunter X Hunter
Great action-adventure show. No romance bullshit (there are barely any females in the show), fights are very tactical, great characters arcs and has some interesting social commentary.
>Space Battleship Yamato 2199
A remake of a series from the 70s, great space opera with lovable characters.

 No.27773

Like
>iyashikei
>characters on a journey
>supernatural elements
>philosophical themes and insights
>naturally progressing romance (i.e. characters grow closer to each other through a commonly shared activity/hobby rather than forced 'love at first sight' shit
>themes dealing with family relationships

Dislike
>excessive fanservice
>shounen battle type shit
>harems (love triangles are ok though)
>comedy that just involves the characters yelling really loud (basically the 6th point of the OP, hate that shit)

shows I've liked:
>Mushishi
>Haibane Renmei
>Kino no Tabi
>Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
>Mononoke
>Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou
>Koi Kaze
>Spice and Wolf
>White Album 2

Basically just looking for something calming to watch that's maybe similar to some of the above. I don't mind if they only hit on 1-2 of my likes.

 No.27774

>>27767
>>27768
Either Gintama or LoGH.

 No.27775

>>27773
>characters on a journey
>supernatural elements
>philosophical themes and insights
Shinsekai Yori
Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
Wolf's Rain
Made in Abyss
Rolling succubi
Ghost Hunt
>iyashikei
>naturally progressing romance
>themes dealing with family relationships
Hanasaku Iroha
Barakamon
Tamako Market

 No.27806

Does anyone know of an anime like NHK ni Youkoso but without Misaki (A NEET who is not trying to reform nor is there anyone to bother him)?

 No.27814

>>27806
Anime centered around endorsing NEET lifestyle? Even if there were a studio that would do such a thing, it wouldn't pass Japanese censorship.
In Japan NEET is a ダメ人間, thus always being either the object of pity, or the target of shaming, or the butt of the joke, or all of that simultaneously. So of course any TV-based anime centered around NEETdom will be chock-full of anti-NEET propaganda in one form or another. Same's with other "hot" topics like suicide.

 No.27843

i just want a romance show with a self insert mc. i've seen oregairu, fate, nhk, and maybe a few others along these lines.

 No.27844

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>>27767
JJBA. Can't wait for more HxH though, I think they're gonna make more soon.

 No.27855

Code Geass contains all of the things you listed as "Dislike" except for maybe the style over substance part.

 No.27856

>>27855
He watched like maybe 20 titles tops in total, give him a break.
Eventually he'll grow out of the pretentious snobbery period like most of us have (or stop watching anime altogether).

 No.27857

>>27856
Except he said he wasn't interested in watching things like Lain and FLCL. Not wanting to watch bottom of the barrel crab pandering slop =/= wanting pretentious snobbery.

 No.27860

>>27857
That's exactly what a pretentious pseudo-intellectual snob would say.

 No.27861

>>27860

When in doubt blame the American Military, because no way a Japanese Mommas Boy Skater Punk could possibly do anything so brutal, the Japanese are known for their peaceful ways going back millennia

 No.27862

>>27855
Alright let's take a look at how Code Geass does on my likes and dislikes.

Like
>plot driven
check
>interesting fantasy or sci-fi worlds
sci-fi and fantasy (inspired by Irish legend) mixed together in interesting way
>interesting social commentary or philosophical stuff
There are definitely interesting themes here with a highly militarized fascist world where empires rule through military might, and pacts with magical beings who give them special powers that allow one to expand one's military power. It's an interesting portrait of authoritarian rule and life under occupation that speaks to Japan's time under an authoritarian system ruled by the Emperor and being defeated and occupied in its past. It also deals with the ever-present Japanese anxiety over having been the only country to have been nuked when one of the characters develops something akin to the atom bomb's destructive ability in the show. It displays unifying nationalism and a return to a unification under the rule of one leader among the occupied that allows them to revolt and challenge the current hegemonic super-power. Japan has always remained fairly conservative and has centralized their power and acted with harmony, this is why they have always been able to stand up to their nearby neighbors in conflicts. They can call upon the collective force of their entire society if need be. This is an interesting glimpse into a very Japanese way of reliving their past and into their thinking today.
>hero archetypes
affirmative
>good character arcs
I think so. The plot really puts the characters in situations that drive character development. People may not like Suzaku, but I think it's a great character because you understand why he's motivated to act the way he does. He has to stay true to the same convictions that caused him to murder his own father or else he has to realize the error of his ways. It twists him and causes him to continue to view his betrayal as righteous.
>political intrigue
check
>fights where strategy is involved rather than just powering up with beams or determinationing your way through it
This is a little of a mixed bag. They do kind of have some technology upgrade asspulls, but there's some strategy to the fights and situations as well.

Dislike
>romance (esp. pedo shit)
There is some, but it's minimal compared to most others.
>boring slice of life shit where nothing outside the realm of normality happens (cute succubi doing cute things)
Things outside of the real of normality definitely happen here.
>high school setting and children mcs in general (not always I've just seen a lot of them and it's getting old especially as I myself am getting older)
It is a high school setting in part, but it doesn't really focus on going to class and high school drama
>slow paced
nope
>fan service that takes away from the plot and wastes time
There is a little
>comedic relief/gags (situational comedy is fine but the japanese tend to do this annoying shit where they put on wonky music and people yell at each other and they call it comedy)
Also some of this like the fucking cat episode or giant pizza making.
>style over substance (eg, lain, technolyze, FLCL)
nope
>lol so randumb shit
nope

So you can see while it does have some amount of the things I dislike, it's not in great proportions and it has many of the things I like.

>>27806
Kaiji is kind of like that I guess. I don't think they would make an anime about a neet where the neet doesn't do something interesting.

 No.29493

Likes
>no plot
>colorful palette
>fast paced animation
>absurd humor
>characters have comically bad personality
>doesn't take itself seriously at all
>mindless

Dislikes
>plot
>character development
>requires brainpower to enjoy
>no self awareness or take itself seriously
>not original, use a lot of tropes without parodying it
>comfy sol with nothing happening

Previous show like this I have enjoyed
>asobi asobase
>ai mai mii
>konosuba
>senyuu

 No.29524

>>29493
Himote House

 No.29525

>>29493
Azumanga Daioh: the animation
>a bunch of school succubi and their pointless adventures, the teacher is a scumbag, and some of the students are comically retarded

Bokusatu Tenshi Dokuro-chan
>an angel comes to earth from the future to murder a boy because he is going to turn all succubi into permanent lolis in the future, really no point to the story or character development, and lots of beating the protagonist to death then reviving him

>Renai Boukun

basically a parody of death note, a scumbag angel (actually a cupid- who cosplays as a shinigami) creates an expanding love triangle (really no story to it)

Rosario + Vampire
>a boy who failed out of every school with no future ahead of him winds up going to a school for monsters thanks to his father finding an acceptance letter. this one has loli witches, vampires, and actual succubi, and pointless repetitive fight scenes

There was also that anime about airsoft if anybody can remember the name, I stopped watching because the characters were so awful, which reminds me of Mitsubishi colors

 No.29540

Not sure if this is the best place to ask this, but I don't want to start a new thread just for my question. I am thinking of watching Neon Genesis Evangelion, I tried to get into it a few years ago but lost interest after a few episodes. In your opinions, is it worth watching, does it get more interesting as it goes on? And what do you like/dislike about it? (Preferably without spoiling anything please) My tastes in anime tend to be pretty casual/mainstream I guess. Also any other recommendations you might have for me would be appreciated as well. Here I'll just list some anime I liked, in no particular order.

Berserk, Kaiji, Monster, Death Note, Steins;Gate
Serial Experiments Lain, Boogiepop Phantom (the old one)
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, KonoSuba, One Punch Man, Sakamoto desu ga
Dragon Ball Z I've spent way too much time watching and rewatching
I liked Dragon Ball as well, GT never clicked with me though, haven't tried Super
And I love Satoshi Kon movies, I've seen three of them so far. Paprika, Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress. It makes me so happy that stuff like this exists.

 No.29544

>>29540
Personally I am not a big fan of EVA but it's worth watching through once because of how iconic it is to anime as a medium.

Some anime I recommend;
>Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Best space opera ever, not just in anime but anime medium. It's way better than Star Trek or Star Wars.
>Space Battleship Yamato 2199
Another Great Space Opera
>Hunter X Hunter
It's another long running action-adventure series like Dragon Ball
>Hajime no Ippo
Classic boxing anime. I don't even like boxing but it's such a fun and well made show I marathoned the whole thing.

 No.29545

>>27659
You could try "Roses of Versailles"

likes:
+ great anime characters
+ political intrigue
+ also you learn a lot about how the french revolution could have happened
+ hero archetypes

dislikes:
- has a lot of romance
- maybe it is too slow paced for you

 No.29546

Like
>good characters
>philosophical stuff and new ideas
>hero archetypes and genius types
>gambling
>fights to the death

dislike
>style over substance
>random shit

shows I have liked:
>LOGH (best I have ever watched)
>Kino's Journey
>Kaiji
>Akagi
>Berserk
>no game no life
>Kakegurui
>Akame ga kill
>Aoi bungaku
>Casshern Sins
>Paranoia Agent
>Katanagatari
>Parasyte
>Mirai Nikki
>Shigurui

 No.29548

>>29546
Kurozuka
Bokurano
Gungrave
Gyo
Death Parade
Aku no Hana
Youjo Senki
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
Deadman Wonderland
Guilty Crown
Coppelion

 No.29562

>>29546
Would recommend
>Last Exile (and the sequel series)
about freelance pilots, deals a lot with philosophy and the politics of a future world, villains and heroes, and has an immersive world if you can get over some of the unique CG they add in

>gangsta

heroes (sort of) who work as freelance errand runners/hitmen, though the series lacks some explanation, there are plenty of fight scenes and the protagonists try to help people which often includes intense combat.

>Aldnoah.zero

not the most likable characters, but has genius/heroes who use mechs to combat futuristic mars inhabitants with indestructible mechs with only one fatal flaw

>Schwarzesmarken

East german troops in mechs fight space aliens, it seems people have mixed feelings on this one

>planetes

toted as a slice of life (but it is so much more), the story follows a bunch of astronauts working as space janitors, but the story ends up getting really heavy as the series progresses.

 No.29582

Maya the Bee is an Anime.

I recommend you to watch it if you need to get enough courage to murder someone.

 No.29583

>>29562
Space janitor sounds wizardly. Where do I apply?

 No.29665

>>27681
>>>27659 (OP)
>Youjo Senki is fast paced, about a man who is reincarnated as a loli nazi soldier. Despite the premise, has no pedo shit or fan service and is actually quite a serious anime for most part. Of course, it deals with politics being part of the nazi army.

Its WW1. No nazis in WW1. Aside from that your description is quite legit. Was a great show imho and went by to fast.

 No.29666

>>27775
Thank you for reminding me of Wolf's Rain. Saw it like 10 years ago and now i will have a rewatch soon. I recommend it as well to people who dont know it.

 No.29667

>>29562
Last Exile sequel show? Please tell me more.

 No.29668

>>29667
> Last Exile (and the sequel series)
The sequel sucks beyond belief, don't bother.

 No.29669

>>29667
>>29668
>Last Exile - Fam, the Silver Wing

basically continues a few decades after the first show left off, the setting is back on earth

 No.29670

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It's been ages since i watched anime but here:

Blue Gender:
A hyperviolent mecha anime about bugs taking over the earth. Essentially an anime starship troopers but non humorous. It doesn't really fuck around, and is pretty mature.

Kiddy Grade:
Sci fi anime. It has two succubus with superpowers as the protagonists that work for an organization. I liked it's twist very much.

Gallery Fake:
Anime about a guy running an art shop in japan dealing with fake and sometimes genuine artwork. Each episode (sometimes more), is centered around investigating a piece of artwork. If you enjoy shady protags, check it out!

Hakaima Sadamitsu:
Deliquent gets space armor (and a living alien ride later), must beat up invading alien convicts that arrive onto earth and send them back.

Kaleido star:
Succ enters a world famous acrobat circus. Bit of a slice of life, but i found it fun.

Nerima Daikon Brothers:
This anime is a comedy one, with full intents and purposes, specifically crafted to be stupid(ly good in my opinion). I might exegerate it, but this anime is the Leslie Neilson movies of comedy animes.

Hell succubus:
A succ larva literally from hell is summoned if you enter the name of someone you want dead onto her site. She kills them and then steals your soul when you die. The anime shows the way the hell succubus kills her victims. Can be pretty spooky sometimes.

Kyoro-chan:
Pretty good kid anime. The protagonist is a chick (as in stage of growth) bird with a beak stronger than diamonds. Slice of life and comedy, but it does lightly leer towards more serious topics as well a couple of times.

 No.29672

>>29670
>A succ larva literally from hell is summoned if you enter the name of someone you want dead onto her site. She kills them and then steals your soul when you die. The anime shows the way the hell succubus kills her victims. Can be pretty spooky sometimes.

IIRC this anime has like 2 minutes of new content every episode, with the rest being a "waaah i was bullied, better enter the name on this website and get that person dragged to hell" could be thinking of another series though

 No.29674

>>29668
The Sequel is ten times better than the original.

 No.29675

>>29672
Eh, i guess. I didn't really care about the bullying part that much. The kills are the interesting part of it.

 No.29676

>>29668
>>>29667 (You)
>> Last Exile (and the sequel series)
>The sequel sucks beyond belief, don't bother.

I see.

 No.29677

Anyone know of a few series with consistently fluid and well animated fight scenes?

 No.29723

>>29677
FMA Brotherhood
Cowboy Bebop
Casshern Sins
Hajime no Ippo
Kill la Kill

 No.29725

>>29677
seirei no moribito

 No.29727

>>27659
Houseki no Kuni
Boku Dake ga Inai Machi
Nichijou
Black Lagoon
Darker than black
Dantalian no Shoka
Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi
Joker Game
Isekai Shoukudo
Yondemasuyo Azazel-san
Pop Team Epic
Re Life
Arakawa Under the Bridge

 No.29746

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>>29677
Yozakura Quartet, follow pic related's guide
One Punch Man
Mob Psycho 100

 No.29748

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>>29727
>Arakawa Under the Bridge

 No.29749

>>29672
Yeah it gets boring quickly. Maho shoujo site was animated recently. So there must be a market for this kind of crap.

 No.29776

>>27659

>Kara no Kyoukai

 No.29777

>>29749
people also praise the shit out of 3gatsu no lion's season 2 even though the majority of it laboured on a torturously cloying bullying arc

 No.29782

>>29777
I liked it.

 No.31588

>>27659
Tried Death Note?

 No.31615

I'm looking for a show that is about genuine platonic love. Brotherhood, etc.

 No.31617

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 No.31618

The boy who saw the winds, memories, the wind named amnesia are alright views



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