Good anime

Discussion in 'Books, Music, TV & Movies' started by drobb, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    *insert easy "that's a contradiction" joke here*

    Purists probably wouldn't count these, but whatever, they're good in my book.
    Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra. Two great series, with great writing and memorable casts. If you haven't already watched them... where the hell have you been?
    The Boondocks. It's got that thugging love!
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  2. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    I dunno, TTGL is pretty good and Darker Than Black isn't bad.

    Everything else I've watched is eh. Code Geass wasn't bad but some of the stuff was a bit silly in retrospect. Death Note is mind numbingly boring. Most other anime is just fanservice and filler.
  3. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

    Oct 25, 2009
    After Earth
    Seirei no Moribito
    Sengoku Basara
    Cowboy Bepop
    Samurai Champloo
    FMA: Brotherhood

    Naruto, Bleach, One Piece and other popular shounen mangas having horrible anime variations so don't bother with those.
  4. drobb

    drobb Hunter

    Dec 29, 2007
    United States
    thanks for all the lists i really appreciate it. how do most of you find/watch these as i dont have netflix and blockbuster only has an at most ok listing. some of these ive seen episodes here and or there, mainly on adult swim and the like.
  5. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    There are many good anime, but it all depends on your own preferences/mood.
    I like drama's (shojou), and actions (Shounen), and anything in fact :P

    Drama tends to have a "real life" feeling. no heroic, fantasy, futuristic etc.

    Other users already suggested a lot of good one, so I'll recommend these (different style) Shoujo:

    - Bunny drop (a 30 years old man taking care of his 6 years old nephew after the death of her dad. he will have to manage her education. 11 episodes)

    - Space Brothers (in 2030ish, Following a group of people who want to join Jaxa and NASA to become astronaut. Currently airing in japan, there's no number of episode defined yet, we are at 21th ending the member selection to go to NASA Jhonson)

    - Major (Baseball, following a japanese kid becoming pro in USA. 6 seasons + 4 OVA)

    As you seems more in fantasy and action, that's the only one I'll suggest.
    You should really try Bunny drop to see if you like shoujo style.
  6. CCNaru

    CCNaru Warn-free Since 2005

    Jul 9, 2005
    United States

    also gash bell/zatch bell is awesome.
  7. Ericthegreat

    Ericthegreat Not New Member

    Nov 8, 2008
    United States
    Right now I would say everyone needs to watch guilty crown, it was awesome (youll prob needa watch it online somewhere unless you know how to use irc ;) ).
  8. Seven

    Seven oh hell no

    Jun 22, 2007
    United States
    I'm rather surprised that Puella Magi Madoka Magica hasn't appeared once.
  9. weavile001

    weavile001 Spiritmaster

    Jun 10, 2012
    one piece
  10. pokefloote

    pokefloote GBAtemp Addict

    Mar 20, 2009
    United States
    and Clannad After Story.

    and make sure it's in that order. Some people unknowingly watch After Story before they see the first part.

    Don't watch the OVA/movie though.
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  11. Just Another Gamer

    Just Another Gamer 星空のメモリア-Wish upon a shooting star- Fanboy

    Feb 29, 2012
    Watching Hibarigasaki's starry sky
    I was gonna suggest that but it seems a little weird for a guy to suggest it.
  12. mrtofu

    mrtofu GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 22, 2009
    United States
    Right now I'm only keeping up with Sword Art Online and Accel World. Both are about virtual reality online games.

    SAO and AW trailers

    They aren't the best anime (the best would be my name), but they're enjoyable imo.
  13. Prime_Zero

    Prime_Zero GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 31, 2010
    United States
    Planet Earth
    This is a respons to your asking where we watch all these animes

    Most of us probably watch them online, Hulu is a great place to watch anime and tv show's for one, but here are a list of sites I use as just one site is never enough. I don't watch tv so I always watch online. - free and completely legal

    *snip* - Have not used in several years due to them removing so many animes. I hear its good now though. But never my first choice.

    Hope these help.
  14. Seven

    Seven oh hell no

    Jun 22, 2007
    United States
    I don't see why a gender distinction needs to be made, especially with a series with such a dark narrative.
  15. Just Another Gamer

    Just Another Gamer 星空のメモリア-Wish upon a shooting star- Fanboy

    Feb 29, 2012
    Watching Hibarigasaki's starry sky
    I was a bit hesitant since last time I suggested Madoka to someone the reaction I got was kinda shit, still otherwise its one of my favorites but more of a secret favorite.
  16. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Downloading anime will always be better than streaming it.
    Buut if that isn't viable *stares at 400GB anime folder*, just google the anime name and add "episode 1" at the end. You'll find pleeeenty of streaming sites. The quality is crap on all of 'em, but that's the price you gotta pay for streaming.
    The biggest reason to download is that the best streaming sites either only provide dubbed anime (netflix), or official/their own subs (crunchyroll). Official subs tending to be on the...not that fantastic side. I'm suuuure there are exceptions to what I just said, but meh. Downloading will always be superior. Even if you have to delete it after, i'd suggest downloading it.

    EDIT:hmm, and i'm assuming I can't link to where to DL it... go to My Anime List and scroll down to the subs. Find one with the best approve ratio and just search for the anime name and the sub group name. Most animes are easy enough to find like that.
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  17. Sefi

    Sefi GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 2, 2005
    Full Metal Alchemist / Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood (Two brothers trying to regain something they lost using alchemy)
    Evangalion (Best mech anime ever, and I usually don't watch that genre)
    Gungrave (Great mafia anime)
    FLCL (Craziest anime I've ever seen that I enjoyed)
    Gurren Laggan (FLCL style that escalates into an epic battle)
    Hellsing / Hellsing Ultimate (Vampires, Nazis, guns)
    Berserk (Best fantasy epic ever in my opinion, will make you read the manga which is much longer and ongoing)
    Death Note (For the most part a battle of wits)
    Record of Lodoss War (Classic fantasy)
    Code Geass (Death Note with Mechs)
    One Piece (Pirates with crazy powers being pirates)
    Stein's Gate (Just started this one, time travel)
    Elfen Lied (Bloody with great sad story, short)
    Monster (Story goes very slow but it suits the story. A doctor trying to stop a killer.)

    That's just some off the top of my head that I've enjoyed watching. The best advice is to watch a couple episodes (not just one) and decide if you want to keep going with it or not. So far that's worked out for me.
  18. ouch123

    ouch123 GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 2, 2012
    United States
    That's unfortunate. People should be more open-minded.

    Anyway, I recommend Code Geass if you like Death Note. It's basically the same but with Sci-Fi and cute girls thrown in.
  19. Just Another Gamer

    Just Another Gamer 星空のメモリア-Wish upon a shooting star- Fanboy

    Feb 29, 2012
    Watching Hibarigasaki's starry sky
    I agree still atleast suggesting it is easier than another good series I know.
  20. Muhyo

    Muhyo Executor

    Feb 26, 2012
    United States
    Muhyo and Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigat
    Katekyo Hitman Reborn watch or I will bite you to death.
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