Anime! Who's watching what?

  • @michemagius Totally forgot about Mob Psycho! I watched the first 2 or 3 episodes and really liked it, will have to go back to it.

  • Yo so I've barely watched any anime, but I'd love some recommendations from you guys! I can't say I was ever attracted to the medium all that much, but I adore film, really like animation, and have enjoyed the two anime series that I have seen (Evangelion, and Ping Pong).

    Here's the thing, I mostly dislike TV and serialized storytelling. I barely watch any, and the stuff I have watched, which is usually regarded as the best TV has to offer (Breaking Bad, The Wire, The Shield), I don't care for, and find them a pretty big step down from film in form and content.

    So, I guess what I'm asking for is anime series that are short, and visually/thematically interesting.

    I've talked to a friend about this topic, and she recommended me a few. Feel free to say whether or not these are worth seeing:

    -Cowboy Bebop
    -The Tatami Galaxy
    -Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
    -Kino's Journey

  • Started watching Iron Blooded Orphans. Love how grounded it is. It's why 08th M.S. Team is one of my favorite Gundam shows.

  • Since I'm currently caught up on IBO, I also decided to start watching Reconguista in G...and man....what a weird show this is. I'm 4 episodes in, and have no idea what's going on in it. Doesn't help that they give you absolutely no setup for the world, and I'm still trying to figure out what's going on with these weird characters who could care less about what's going on around them. Like...why the heck are Bellri and crew just letting Aida take off with the Gundam when there are 3 of them and only 1 of her....

  • I've gotten really into Dragon Ball Super over the last couple of days, and just caught up. It's so weird to go back to a show I was SUPER into back in 2000-2002 and the Japanese voices are hilariously exposed next to the modern characters' quality, but it's still a show that feels "comfortable" and it's still probably the best one around at grabbing the audience's primal urge to see something more. I don't watch a lot of shounen but DBS is pretty great

  • @Ringedwithtile Those are all good anime, of them all I'd reccomend Bebop. Outside of that list I'd also like to recommend Erased, it's on crunchyroll, and one of the best anime this year (or ever in my opinion). The animation is beautiful, and the story is just incredible. Here's the trailer.

    Youtube Video

    If you're more in to films I'm a big fan of Ghibli and the Lupin Series. With Ghibli you really can't go wrong.

  • @Ringedwithtile That's not a bad list you've got. If that's the kind of stuff you want, consider Saikano. It might be a bit heavy for you to start though. If you can find the couple OVAs for it, check out Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō. Something like Katanagatari or even Bakemonogatari might appeal to you if you can get past the tongue in cheek "pandering", although they're much more of an episodic feel, then again, so is Evangelion and a bunch of things on your list. You might also enjoy something like Last Exile, (the original, not the newer one) Eureka Seven, Gad Guard, Bokurano, or Abenobashi Mahou☆Shoutengai. Probably scatter-braining on some other good ones, but hopefully between that variety you can find something you like. Also considering checking out newer stuff airing now on . Flip Flappers is a pretty interesting one right now, but you might like something like 3-gatsu no Lion more. Yuri on Ice also has a visual edge this season, but be warned it's full of pretty gross fanservice that bogs down the quality.

  • Finished Hunter x Hunter yesterday, it;s really great but I felt it lost momentum towards the end.

    I also started Your Lie in April, which I've wanted to watch for a while. I'm hoping to finally watch Berserk after this.

  • @michemagius Ok, I'll look into that one, thanks! And I'm familiar with some animated films from Japan already. I really like Ghibli!

    @Mbun Cool, Saikano looks like it might be up my alley. Also, yeah, not a big fan of episodic stuff if it can be helped. Corporate conspiracy/metaphysical Evangelion > monster of the week Evangelion.

  • I feel like Drifters and Flip Flapping are the best shows this season. Everything else is pretty meh but i guess Keijo deserves mention for being the best battle shounen this go round ( R.I.P. seven deadly sins ).

  • I envy high school kids of today, who live in a world where Crunchyroll exists, and they don't spend all their summer job money on overpriced low episode content from Suncoast.

  • I just started watching Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. I like it a lot.

  • @michemagius "And my mother also...tried to make herself taller that one time."

  • @michemagius I would I could upvote this twice.

  • @Mbun It really is a great show. Sucks that it's so hard to find.

  • Just finished Your Lie in April, and I'm not sure what to think.

  • @Minamik Suncoast literally got tens of thousands of my dollars.

  • @TokyoSlim Feels bad, man. :(

  • @Minamik In a way, yes. But in another way, there was no other outlet that fed my anime addiction back in the day.

    I mean, yeah, I'll spend $250 on the Cowboy Bebop boxed set. Sounds like a solid investment to me!

  • @Ringedwithtile dunno if you are still looking, if you are though, I got something short and sweet for ya.

    2014's Terror In Resonance (Zankyō no Teroru) is 11 episodes long and it is an pretty interesting premise. With all juice and no fillers, the anime features a Tokyo threatened by terrorist attacks. The public's only chance was to decipher cryptic internet videos uploaded by the two young men who claimed to be behind the attacks.
    It may start out feeling like a "monster of the week" anime but I promise it is nothing like it.