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1Tachman 13th Jul 2015

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ALL ITEMS IN MY LISTS ARE NOT IN ORDER OF THEIR QUALITY. It's mostly what came off the top of my head/first in my memory.

Feel free to post your own lists and recommendations or make comments/discussions/recommendations about mine or others' lists in response to the thread, thanks.

My top 3 of all time:
- Evangelion  -- fuck all the you can NOT watch movies(Yes, the new movies are just bad. Or rather I watched the first one, glimpsed at the second and heard about the train wreck that was the last one). Otherwise, the original TV series and the older movies are easily a masterpiece to be remembered in all anime history.

- Monster  -- Johan = best anime villain of all time. But it's got so much more going for it too.

- Legend of Galactice Heroes -- my forum portrait is a reference to this series(Yang Wenli, O captain my captain). Epic, epic space opera. It's quite old so the space battles haven't aged well, but the tactics employed feel very similar to ones you might hear in some history class (and thinking of a few of them seem very grounded in such scenarios). if they rebooted this series kinda like how uchuu senkan yamato did, I'd be all over that in a heartbeat.

Top Tiers:
     There's a lot to be added here but few quick ones off top of my head:
  - Cowboy Bebop
  - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
  - Mahou Shoujo Madoka
  - Tengen Toppa Guren Lagann (TTGL) --
  - Stein's Gate -- one of very few if not only examples of time travel done right in anime. I think it's a bit overpraised/overhyped but it's still a good watch nonetheless.
  - Tatami Galaxy -- I don't think this one got very much attention at time it was live but it really snuck up on me as I watched it.
- Wolf and Spice -- much slower pace than most anime you'll see out there but it's important to the setting/atmosphere they're going for. An aromatic and heartwarming blend of mercantile thrills of medieval European-esque world, slowmance, Church inquisition/persecution/witch hunt, and fantasy. Also the female protagonist is easily my favorite female character in anime. Before you ask, I'm not into furries.
- Welcome to the NHK -- Something about it struck home for me despite all the overly otaku aspects, conspiracy theories, and whatnot. How it presents insecurities and ugly aspects of the human beings that the characters represent, the characters' struggle with them (specially our MC), and how they come to understand, befriend, take solace in each other, and eventually support one another in overcoming the vulnerabilities they reveal to one another (albeit not really intended or on purpose in many cases).
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Decent/Watchable Tier:
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- Angel Beats
- Hunter x Hunter 2011 -- The ending and a good chunk of the story is top tier. However, lot of the chimera arc was something that just didn't sit well with me. In fact I think I skipped dozens of episodes to watch final few episodes and it was well worth it. lol.
- Samurai Champloo
- Katanagatari
- Ano Hane -- I think I spelled it correctly? really long official title and about a ghost of girl who died in a group of friends when they were very young that sorta haunts them about 10 years later. Heartwarming
- Haruhi -- caution: it's definitely got it's flaws, specially the infamous endless eight. However, there was something special about it for sure and I wish I could read w/e light novels are out there from beginning to end or w/e is published thus far (without paying ).
- Ergo Proxy
- Experimental Series Lain -- some part of it is too friggin' weird. Others, brilliant. Mixed bag for me
- Kara no kyokai movies -- honestly, tempted to put it higher, but also entirely not sure if I can justify it. Something about it puts it at a different depth from other violence-centric animes that I've seen. I describe so generically b/c it's on the tip of my tongue but I don't quite remember the details.
- Natsume Yuujin Chou series -- very Japanese centric folklore, mythical about a boy returning things(names) to way it used to be a very long time ago. It's quite serene to sum it up.
- No Game No Life
- Darker than Black season 1 only
- Attack on Titan -- personally I have lots of problems with the series, but it does do a good job of building an immense amount of pressure about the Titan threat as well as the mystery behind what Titans truly are, where they come from, and what they will do to this world.

MY CHILDHOOD:
- Conan -- I've actually watched a few of more recent episodes. kinda relieved and disappointed at the same time about the same old formula they keep slugging out.
- Pokemon
- Crayon Shin Chan (I know of it as Jjangu)
- Digimon
- Anpanman (I remember as Hopan man)
- Ginga Tetsudou(Galaxy Express) 999
- Card Captor Sakura

Hated/Dropped almost immediately:
- Death Note
- Clannad
- insert almost any romance-centric anime. I've watched a number of them and ended up being disappointed or regretting watching them. Hence, I generally stay away from the genre.
- Naruto
- Fairy Tail
- One Piece
- HSD Kenichi -- anime doesn't do much. Just putting anime here. The manga is definitely a full story and much better but it also severely disappointed me when author refused to kill off Apachai. Sorry about spoilers.
- Code Geass -- Chunnibyou (8th grade syndrome) material. I liked watching it while it was airing at the time in my impressionable years but a little afterwards, I was like... wtf was I watching? 0_o
- more things that Otakuzas (otaku + yakuza) will lynch me over.

TO WATCH LIST (not current season):
- Akatsuki no yona -- I heard it's very similar to Arslan but I feel like the names of several characters I read in synopsis sound Korean, if I'm not mistaken. That's very unusual considering Japanese don't really like to talk about Korea in their animus very much at all (much less anything positive usually).
- Magi: Labyrinth of Magic/Kingdom of Magic -- kinda dropped from watching the series for a while. Didn't really hate it or anything but just fell off my radar though
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SSI_MCSkittlez 13th Jul 2015

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You hate Death Note D: How about Fairy Tail?


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1Tachman 14th Jul 2015

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QuoteYou hate Death Note D: How about Fairy Tail?

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I generally avoid the popular shounen stuff, so never got into or hated all of the likes of: Bleach, Fairy Tail, One Piece, and Naruto

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1Tachman 22nd Jul 2015

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Added few more things to my list in the OP.

Also, disappointed this thread isn't generating much discussion, so trying to bump it up
Balerion84 22nd Jul 2015

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No Great Teacher Onizuka?

Your list is a failure, mister.

AND NO GHOST IN THE SHELL???
/faints


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posting random post to reserve spot for actual comment later, for the time being, have a filler post about not having stuff from my list.
HERETIC! YOU AND YOUR BLASPHEMY WILL NOT CONTAMINATE THE MINDS OF THE YOUNG ONES, YOU CALL THOSE GOOD? YOU HAVE YET TO TASTE THE NECTAR OF THE GODS AND ONE SUCH AS YOURSELF IS NOT FIT FOR THIS KIND OF DISCUSSION
(this is obviously a joke, even if it was really obvious, yay fillers).


Edit 1:
List of the things i liked that wasn't on op's list.
Log horizon
Kara no kyoukai
Shiki
Sket Dance
Suisei no gargantia
Danshi koukousei no nichijou
Toaru Kagaku no railgun / majutsu no index
Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.( rather read the novel)
Gosick
Hitsugi No Chaika
Hataraku Maou-sama!
Rurouni Kenshin
Saiyuki
Black Bullet
Blood lad
Shinsekai yori

Probably missed out some others, idk
use anidb.net to figure out the stuff you dont know.


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Balerion84 22nd Jul 2015

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Oh yea, I just remembered I have a list of my own, although be warned, it was last updated in 2010 (yea I don't really watch anime anymore with the exception of some anime movie here and there (and Attack on Titan which is probably the only anime series I watched in 5 years))

http://myanimelist.net/pr ... ofile/Balerion

P.S. Evangelion is overrated and Shinji is worse than Jar Jar Binks /discuss



SSI_Gleydar 22nd Jul 2015

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Neon genesis Evangelion.

Seriers or movie. Personaly i would start with the series and then the movies. Because the story line is a bit differend. And dont forget the Death and rebirthpart. Mindblow dresses like a movie.


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1Tachman 22nd Jul 2015

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QuoteNo Great Teacher Onizuka?

Your list is a failure, mister.

AND NO GHOST IN THE SHELL???
/faints
...
haven't gotten around to checking out GTO. Just never hooked me in before.

Ghost in the shell is also similar in my case as well. It just didn't really grab my attention. I remember that I checked out a few episodes but I have no idea what they were about.

I know there's a good fanbase for both but... eh maybe I'll get around to it some day.

Told ya I don't exactly agree with lots of pple (if that wasn't already apparent in my OP)

QuoteNeon genesis Evangelion.

Seriers or movie. Personaly i would start with the series and then the movies. Because the story line is a bit differend. And dont forget the Death and rebirthpart. Mindblow dresses like a movie.
Yup, what I said (or at least tried to say) in my top 3.  Definitely agree to start with the TV episodes then work onto anything that's not the you can NOT watch movies.

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1Tachman 22nd Jul 2015

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QuoteOh yea, I just remembered I have a list of my own, although be warned, it was last updated in 2010 (yea I don't really watch anime anymore with the exception of some anime movie here and there (and Attack on Titan which is probably the only anime series I watched in 5 years))

http://myanimelist.net/pr ... ofile/Balerion

P.S. Evangelion is overrated and Shinji is worse than Jar Jar Binks /discuss
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Honestly, I should probably make my own list on that site too and just post the link, but there's probably dozens of items to add to the list if not hundreds 0_o. Too lazy for that at the moment.

As to your Evangelion comment, I can definitely see how some people won't like a lot of the series. I honestly don't think it's for everyone and am surprised to this day that it got so mainstream. However, I do think you should try to qualify your statement. Honestly you look like you just want to start a fire at the moment.

It's very easy to see Shinji as not much more than wimpy, bisexual middle school boy who ejaculated over a sleeping girl and whines and moans about getting to control an insanely powerful mech. The Jar Jar Binks comparison is definitely a case of apples and oranges. However, the more important point I want to go over is that (I suspect/think that) Shinji living in the world of Evangelion represented to the demographic that consumed this medium at the time was kind of a reflection of their own turbulent, rapidly changing societies and the frustrations, fears, and struggles of living in said society (mostly applicable to Japan obviously but more widely applicable imho. fyi not Japanese here).  Shinji is definitely not an easily likable character nor is he meant to be necessarily liked. If I remembered more/were better with my words, I'd probably have an essay to write about it at this point, but I'll keep it to this for now. 
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Balerion84 22nd Jul 2015

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QuoteHowever, I do think you should try to qualify your statement. Honestly you look like you just want to start a fire at the moment.

Well, you did complain that the thread is kinda dead, so there you go. It's very easy to push the right (NGE) buttons and start a discussion  Some gratitude would be nice actually. 

NGE could've been perfect if not for the trainwreck ending and Shinji, who is one of THE most annoying characters in cinematic universe. They went WAY overboard with his whining and whimpiness and just like with Jar Jar, I wanted to punch him in the face or smash my own face into a brick wall every time I saw him on screen open his goddamn mouth. Simply because of those 2 things it's just a very good series in my book. Hence the 8 in my list. 

I personally consider Akira and the original Ghost in the Shell movie much more important when talking about anime history and of higher quality. NGE isn't the milestone that its fans want it to be and never will be. Mostly thanks to the ruined ending. 



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Quotehaven't gotten around to checking out GTO. Just never hooked me in before.

Ghost in the shell is also similar in my case as well. It just didn't really grab my attention. I remember that I checked out a few episodes but I have no idea what they were about. 

I know there's a good fanbase for both but... eh maybe I'll get around to it some day.

Told ya I don't exactly agree with lots of pple (if that wasn't already apparent in my OP)
(I don't feel like editing my previous post, so I'll have 2!   )

First of all, check the original Ghost in the Shell movie. It's considered a classic by almost all movie critics and it's the main reason we got The Matrix from Wachowski brothers. 
(if you DO check it out, make sure you watch the original movie from 1995, not the butchered CGI version)

As for the Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex series, it starts slowly, didn't grab my attention really for the first 7 episodes. Then it picks up pace. 
There's a good reason why it has higher ratings than NGE on both anidb and myanimelist.



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Suit_Dude 23rd Jul 2015

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Uh, Shinji bashing?


Source: escapist Magazine

@ topic: I binge on  JoJo's Bizarre Adventure at the moment, and quite like it. It takes a few episodes to pick up the pace and it's a bit heavy on exposition sometimes, but it reminds me of silly old Kung Fu flicks.


"Not lasers kill, suit does."
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QuoteUh, Shinji bashing?


Source: escapist Magazine
that just made my morning a whole lot better



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1Tachman 25th Jul 2015

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Rofl that comic strip.

I actually didn't feel so strongly negative about the eva ending... I mean it wasn't exactly satisfying but... I accepted it.
QuoteFirst of all, check the original Ghost in the Shell movie. It's considered a classic by almost all movie critics and it's the main reason we got The Matrix from Wachowski brothers.
(if you DO check it out, make sure you watch the original movie from 1995, not the butchered CGI version)

As for the Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex series, it starts slowly, didn't grab my attention really for the first 7 episodes. Then it picks up pace.
There's a good reason why it has higher ratings than NGE on both anidb and myanimelist.
As for ghost in the shell, I think I tried watching the SAC episodes and was just not impressed with the first 2-3 episodes and just left for something else that grabbed my attention. But seeing as how strong the recommendation is, maybe I should give it a try.

On somewhat unrelated note, I don't think ratings list is an end-all kind of thing for what is subjective perspectives/judgment/preferences on a medium.

So, enough about shinji and eva as well as ghost in shell. let's try talking about something else...
Someone help me out with a new topic!
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New topic, alright, let's try this:

Higurashi no naku koro ni is a complete shit
/discuss

On a more positive note, Mushishi is a beautiful and unique piece of meditating art in motion which should be consumed in small doses (1 episode per day ideally, definitely not a binging material) and I regret not finishing it. Anybody else watched Mushishi? Opinions?



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QuoteNew topic, alright, let's try this:

Higurashi no naku koro ni is a complete shit
/discuss

On a more positive note, Mushishi is a beautiful and unique piece of meditating art in motion which should be consumed in small doses (1 episode per day ideally, definitely not a binging material) and I regret not finishing it. Anybody else watched Mushishi? Opinions?
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Higurahi kinda overdid the shock factor. I think Higurashi's one of those series that doesn't age well after you've watched it. I know my opinion of it has deteriorated since I first watched it. I think that other series by the same guy is worse though at least in anime form (I believe they originate from visual novels written by one guy but I haven't checked them out myself) Umineko? I think. I was really cringing with Umineko. 

Yeah, Mushishi seems to be the kind of thing that's meant to be taken in small doses, but I like my binges 0_o   So, I've dipped in to the series tiny bit but it's not quite rolling for me atm. Maybe it's actually too steeped in Japanese mythos/folklore for my tastes iunno (and I think it's strange of me to say that given  I've totally checked out other series with heavy leanings/inspirations from similar subject matter).

Okay, now I have few points of discussion as well:
1) your favorite depiction of super heroes in anime? I mean for me, the term super heroes are almost synonymous with the most well known names from Marvel and DC comics, (which I suspect there's plenty of inspirations drawn from in anime super hero material). However, I realized rather recently that I haven't checked out very many anime depictions of them. Maybe we can stretch this to include super OP main characters, perhaps but I feel like some of those are just anti-MC to the widespread usage of "useless but getting all they want and all da grillz MC" trope. So, what are your favs?

2) Your favorite depiction of virtual reality/MMORPG setting in anime/manga/others? Inb4 all the pointers to SAO/Log horizon and F A N G U(a) Y -ing over one or the other. My personal favorite is Legendary Moonlight Sculptor, which is technically Korean Manhwa. This is based mostly off somewhat poorly (and obviously unofficially) translated light novel I've read. I also remember reading a bit of that shield hero stuff but I think I jumped around between different versions, so I have things all mixed up and I'm bit confused. Also dropped reading for a while too.

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Check out Rainbow Nisha Rokubou No Shichinin its a preety strong anime about a group of young delinquents who get sent to special "school" that looks more like a prison,to me its a pure masterpiece
And Psycho Pass is preety friggin sweet aswell
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I've once seen a few seconds (maybe even a minute) of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles anime. I have nightmares about that stuff to this very day.
They should probably stick to their own super heroes. They have quite enough of those. After all, all those shounen series are basically full of super heroes.

As for your 2nd point, I'm a big cyberpunk fan, hence my love for GITS and Blame!, but I don't recall any virtual realities that'd stick out for me in movies in general, not just anime.

As for Mushishi, it's very slow, relaxing stuff, so you have to be in the right state of mind for sure. And I strongly advice against binging this thing. Because it's too slow for that. Best time to watch Mushishi is about 25 minutes before going to bed.

And Higurashi had nothing going for it in my opinion, bland story, horrible music, boring characters and no horror. I'm still mystified why people praise that "thing" so much.


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