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#1 Aug 21 2009 at 11:56 PM Rating: Decent
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I've been pretty bored lately and I was trying to find some new anime to watch, but I haven't really come across anything that has caught my interest as of late.

To give an idea of what I like here are my top 10 favorites in no particular order:

Tengen Toppa Gurren Laggan
Hajime No Ippo
Soul Eater
Black Lagoon
Gunbuster 2
Eyeshield 21
Samurai Champloo
Full Metal Alchemist
Cowboy Bebop
Death Note

I'm really into anime that have beautiful fight/action scenes in them. I do enjoy a lot of shonen, but I find that for the most part they tend to run for too long and start to fall off in quality. Also, Death Note was tough for me to put up there because I honestly started to care a lot less when L died.

I don't really care too much for the slice of life/comedy type animes (Lucky Star, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, etc), but I am able to enjoy the thinking man's type of anime even though I found Code Geass to be really overrated.

So any suggestions?
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#2 Aug 22 2009 at 12:26 AM Rating: Good
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Based on your list, I think you might like Berserk, Witchblade, Twelve Kingdoms and Hellsing(the Ultimate edition gets my recommendation of the two out there). You may or may not also look into Scrapped Princess.

Edit: OH! And Gintama! How could I forget Gintama?!

Edit2: And Trigun. I fail anime forever for forgetting to mention that one. Smiley: frown


Edited, Aug 22nd 2009 2:30am by Poldaran
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#3 Aug 22 2009 at 1:59 AM Rating: Decent
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I've actually considered watching Hellsing Ultimate, but I was told that I would have to watch the first series first in order to understand it and that the first series isn't too good. Is that true?
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#4 Aug 22 2009 at 2:41 AM Rating: Good
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DarkKnightZero wrote:
I've actually considered watching Hellsing Ultimate, but I was told that I would have to watch the first series first in order to understand it and that the first series isn't too good. Is that true?


I wouldn't say that you have to watch the first series, and the first series isn't bad...it just kinda goes off in a weird direction a good ways into it. Everything up until the purple guy(can't recall his name) was pretty good.
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#5 Aug 22 2009 at 7:29 AM Rating: Good
trigun ftw!
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#6 Aug 22 2009 at 3:37 PM Rating: Good
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-Trigun is something I can't really imagine you not enjoying.
-FLCL follows on the same "I can't imagine you not liking it," note.
-Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood covers beyond what FMA covered, though I feel the second series does a worse job.
-Eureka Seven is a fun shounen anime with fairly interesting characters and story. It starts as a god mecha cliche, but like Evangelion, breaks away from it. There is a small amount of deconstruction of god-mecha genere.
-Claymore is a dark fantasy fighting series. Good action scenes.
-Escaflowne is an older fantasy series that tries to blend shounen and shoujo themes, quite successfully to. Due to the condensed nature of the plot the series has a very epic feel to it.
-Seirei no Moribito tries for a more realism in its fantasy and follows the journeys of a spearwoman and hidden prince. At times the story can be overly emotional, but it is never weak.
-Pumpkin Scissors is just for fun. The plot is meh, but the characters are fun.
-Darker than Black is a somewhat unremarkable series, but not particularly bad. Plenty of fighting in it. Somewhat weak on development.
-Speed Grapher is somewhat similar to Dark than Black, though I feel slightly worse. It does have villains with "WTF" powers as a redeeming aspect.
-Xam'd has some fighting but not very much. I felt the series started with promise but never ended up fulfilling it.
-Samurai 7 is what's on the tin can. For a very cliche story the series does manage to execute it jsut well enough to keep it from being abysmal.

DarkKnightZero wrote:
I've actually considered watching Hellsing Ultimate, but I was told that I would have to watch the first series first in order to understand it and that the first series isn't too good. Is that true?

You don't need to watch the first series. Hellsing Ultimate is an OVA more strongly tied to the manga. It covers everything in the first series, just more quickly. 'Sides if you're watching Hellsing for the story, then you're missing the point.

The first series isn't terrible so much as it is slower and breaks away from the manga at the end. You might find it tedious to watch both.
#7 Aug 22 2009 at 3:51 PM Rating: Good
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What about Kenshin?
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#8 Aug 22 2009 at 5:24 PM Rating: Good
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What about Kenshin?


ftw too!

I also enjoyed Wolf's Rain and Outlaw Star
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#9 Aug 22 2009 at 9:50 PM Rating: Good
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Allegory wrote:
-Escaflowne is an older fantasy series that tries to blend shounen and shoujo themes, quite successfully to. Due to the condensed nature of the plot the series has a very epic feel to it.


I remember what I saw of that one being rather good, despite the fact that it was dubbed and put on TV for kids.

I should push it farther up the list.
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