If you can introduce somebody to anime what would you show him/her?

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    I know somebody who has never seen any OVAs, I think I can get ONE shot of this person to actually watch either an OVA or a movie.
    I was thinking Neo Genesis Evangelion, since that (IMO) is the most intellectual of the bunch, as it gives many, many references to religion, humanity and also packs quite some action.

    But, what would you recommend?

    Edit: Grammar.
     
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    I have NEVER seen anime so I guess I'm who you'd introduce to. :yay:

    Edit: l33t posts! :hrth:
     
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    Whaaat? Watch some Evangelion, you'll love it!



    Errr.... I think I have the wording wrong, don't I? Corrected!
     
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    I dunno about Neon Genesis Evangelion. Too much risk for a "What the fresh hell am I watching?" reaction. I'd lean toward a Studio Ghibli film or maybe The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, but that's probably my personal taste showing through, and you know the person better than I do.
     
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    The same one I was introduced with:
    Record of Lodoss War.

    Or perhaps as @tvoretz said, a Ghibli film. (I'd go with Pom Poko, personally)
     
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    I got into anime with Bleach and Fairy Tail, Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh I watched but waas never aware of what they were.

    And my favourite movie, Howl's Moving Castle.
     
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    I'd go with Death Note, excellent story to show what anime is capable of...
     
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    An OVA or Movie? Try Black Rock Shooter.

    An actual anime, you could kick some serious ass by making them watch Clannad.
    I absolutely hated anime until I played the Clannad visual novel, and while googling, found out there was an anime. Found it, watched it, loved it.
    My anime folder is now 200gb.
     
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    Hm, this is a bit tough.
    Can't select any one in particular, guess i would randomly show one from this list:
    Kara no Kyoukai
    Denpa teki no Kanojo
    Akira(Manga more than anime)
    Monster(Anime or manga)
    20th Century Boys(Manga, films are ok, not as good as the manga though)
    Steins;Gate
    Shiki(Might creep the fuck outta them)
    Baccano!
    Durarara

    All I can think of ATM.
     
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    Code Geass
    Baccano!
    Durarara!! (if they like the above this will be good as it's done by the same people.)
    Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood (don't bother with the other one.)
    Deathnote

    Next three are quite long, and have filler.
    One Piece
    Naruto(and Naruto shippuden)
    Bleach

    They are what I'd recommend.
     
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    As someone who only watches a handful an Anime I'd consider stuff like Stuido Ghibli films to be the most accessible.

    Depends on what levels of action there's always Ghost In The Shell (first movie or SAC. Is there a reason no one's mentioned this before?), original Hellsing, Afro Samurai (might not be considered proper anime, but it's assessable)
     
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    Elfen Lied
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    Steins;Gate
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    Black Rock Shooter Ova!

    Kara No Kyoukai (The garden of sinners)

    Summer Wars.
     
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    Good ones, although personally I prefer the first Appleseed film.

    Vexille is also quite good.
     
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    Usagi Drop, Chobits, and Monster. Probably FMA if they lean more toward action (though I prefer the manga, even after the second series) or Hellsing.
     
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    Eden of the East?
    13 eps, 2 movies, hella good.
    The OVA is like 5 mins. of action and the rest is about lesbian high school girls, not something you'd want to show someone who has never watched animu.
     
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    it actually depends on what other stuff s/he likes.
    anyway I usually try to push Satoshi Kon's films like Tokyo Godfathers or Paprika
     
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