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.
>interesting fantasy or sci-fi worlds
>interesting social commentary or philosophical stuff
>good character arcs
>fights where strategy is involved rather than just powering up with beams or determinationing your way through it
>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)
>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.
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.
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
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 JoJo.>fights where strategy is involved rather than just
Try Overlord, GATE, Drifters, Alderamin.
I think 'Now and Then, Here and There' fits your list of likes, more or less, although it is a little old.
>character driven mecha shows with cool fights and or designs
>shitty battle harem like high school dxd, Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry, shinmai maou no testament etc
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
>>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?
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.
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.
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.
Obvious Gintama, but only if you have already watched a lot of anime (it's chock-full with references).
>>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.
>characters on a journey
>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
>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:
>Kino no Tabi
>Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
>Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou
>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.
Either Gintama or LoGH.
>>27773>characters on a journey>supernatural elements>philosophical themes and insights
Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
Made in Abyss
Ghost Hunt>iyashikei>naturally progressing romance>themes dealing with family relationships
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)?
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.
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.
Code Geass contains all of the things you listed as "Dislike" except for maybe the style over substance part.
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).
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.
That's exactly what a pretentious pseudo-intellectual snob would say.
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
Alright let's take a look at how Code Geass does on my likes and dislikes.
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
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.
>fast paced animation
>characters have comically bad personality
>doesn't take itself seriously at all
>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
>ai mai mii
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
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
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.
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.
You could try "Roses of Versailles"
+ great anime characters
+ political intrigue
+ also you learn a lot about how the french revolution could have happened
+ hero archetypes
- has a lot of romance
- maybe it is too slow paced for you
>philosophical stuff and new ideas
>hero archetypes and genius types
>fights to the death
>style over substance
shows I have liked:
>LOGH (best I have ever watched)
>no game no life
>Akame ga kill
Aku no Hana
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
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
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.
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
East german troops in mechs fight space aliens, it seems people have mixed feelings on this one
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.
Maya the Bee is an Anime.
I recommend you to watch it if you need to get enough courage to murder someone.
Space janitor sounds wizardly. Where do I apply?
>>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.
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.
Last Exile sequel show? Please tell me more.
>>29667> Last Exile (and the sequel series)
The sequel sucks beyond belief, don't bother.
>>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
>>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
The Sequel is ten times better than the original.
Eh, i guess. I didn't really care about the bullying part that much. The kills are the interesting part of it.
>>29668>>>29667 (You)>> Last Exile (and the sequel series)>The sequel sucks beyond belief, don't bother.
Anyone know of a few series with consistently fluid and well animated fight scenes?
Hajime no Ippo
Kill la Kill
seirei no moribito
Houseki no Kuni
Boku Dake ga Inai Machi
Darker than black
Dantalian no Shoka
Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi
Pop Team Epic
Arakawa Under the Bridge
Yozakura Quartet, follow pic related's guide
One Punch Man
Mob Psycho 100
Yeah it gets boring quickly. Maho shoujo site was animated recently. So there must be a market for this kind of crap.
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
I'm looking for a show that is about genuine platonic love. Brotherhood, etc.
The boy who saw the winds, memories, the wind named amnesia are alright views
I’m 9 episodes in on watching Violet Evergarden in Spanish.
You know I think I finally get why this show resonates with me so well: It’s the first time since I can even remember that I’ve seen an anime of that caliber and in that language chronologically. This is dating back to when I was starting Elementary school and would watch Pokemon, Dragonball Z, or even Sailor Moon for that matter.
Just thinking about how richly detailed, whether modern or classic, these anime scenes were, as well as the emotional weight of a character’s death, almost even brought me back to the blurry days of Knights of the Zodiac.
The irony is that I kind of didn’t want to finish watching this show out of lost interest (and me trying not to return to the past since it wasn’t exactly a picnic around the time I watched those shows), but since I had mad respect for Kyoto Animation’s vigor despite that horrible event earlier this year, and having made it more than halfway into the series, I kept going.
I’m glad I did since despite the added CGI textures and digital shading, that same abundance of effort put into detail once again testifies to, as Keanu Reeves’s Klaatu from The day the earth stood still, would put it:
“Nothing ever truly dies. The Universe wastes nothing, everything is simply transformed.”
goblin slayer is very overrated after episode 1 nothing happens
The second season was alright but it took almost to full first season for them to really figure out what they wanted to do with the show or how to work with their limited resources.
I don't see how it is overrated. It is a excellent fantasy show that seems to be very loosely based on old school school revival table top role playing games.
AKA everything is deadly, the PCs are all too fragile, and it takes wits, caution, and planing to make it out a dungeon alive.
I enjoyed it because it had the protagonist be clever and pragmatic to come out on top rather then the usual over powered MC magic bullshit that are all too common in action anime.
Then on top of that you have heavy psychological themes which I am a sucker for when done well.
It does have it's flaws as all things do ( flat supporting characters come to mind), it is still well above average to the level of a good show that I have no problem recommending it to people who can handle mature media.
Besides, it wasn't the violence but that one scene in the first episode that triggered the phonies and sjw.
there is an ova or something, it was cool, reminded me of some wacky stuff i see in dwarf fortress
Looking for a very comfy series. Any suggestions?
Is serial experiments lain as good as people say it is?
No, it's pretty dumb and boring. Whoever wrote it does not understand the difference between technology and magic. It's nothing like ghost in the shell which has a coherent sci-fi universe. It's a jumbled mess which puts in gratuitous shots of nothing happening to trick people into thinking its deep. It could possibly be seen as allegorical for various types of mental illnesses like dissociative disorder or schizophrenia but that doesn't make it interesting or clever imo.
It's all down to the atmosphere it evokes. If you're looking for a depressive, bluescreen glow techparanormal fix, then yeah, you're definitely going to enjoy it. It's really good at that. Lain and Kairo are probably my favorite media in that sort of downer horror sci-fi evoking early internet era or the fascination for it. It really gives you an extra if you actually used stuff like crt monitors and dial-up internet access back in the day.>>34601>Whoever wrote it does not understand the difference between technology and magic.
It's called fiction and obviously a deliberate premisse for the plot.
No they hate it because in their fragile liberal minds they perceive goblins as muslims
What shit taste. You are pretty much describing about aria the animation to a tee. >No story>Characters claiming they are working hard to get into a profession, while slacking off most of the time>Is on a teraformed planet, despite this, Akari (14 years of age) didnt even know what a meteorite was>Is braindead sol>Is a blend of fantasy/sci-fi in the worst possible way
Yes, but only if you have imagination and are willing to read extra/dig into the show. Some people like >>34601
can't understand that SEL truly doesn't want to be "scifi" or any other genre. Lain doesn't care about plot, characters, setting, or anything like that really. There are only two things SEL cares about: it's themes and the feeling it presents with it's atmosphere. If you value plot, coherent world building, and such related things above all else then you will dislike SEL. It's not that kind of show, and doesn't even attempt to be. The aspects it cares about, man does it fucking hit them with a homerun. Like perfect 11/10 tier.
The blending of internet and reality, if one is who they think they are, if who others say they are is who they are, if their actions are who they are, the social isolation that internet brings, the strange groups or cults that appear because extreme people segregate with other extreme people on the internet, and much more. Lain IS deep, regardless of whatever insincere ironic shitposters say; but only for those who put effort into finding things for themselves. "Deep" shows mean exactly what they mean, that it requires effort to uncover or dig up what it has to offer. If want to watch it once and understand everything, then don't bother with deep shows.
Being deep doesn't mean it's good, but people like deep shows because you have to put yourself into what you are consuming. It's not just "someone else's story", it's almost become something you discovered and crafted while digging into it. Your interpretations of the stories and events are now attached to the story, so you become attached to that thing you did not create. Which is why people who enjoy SEL will tell you they LOVE LAIN.