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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32325 on: August 17, 2019, 12:15:06 pm »

Am I like the only one who actually enjoyed that Castlevania Netflix series from a while back? I feel like that's the case.
I don't know what you're talking about. Didn't it get universally good reviews? I doubt you're the only one who enjoyed it.
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32326 on: August 17, 2019, 12:33:46 pm »

- Not too long (less than 80 episodes)
- An exploration of an intriguing idea or deep theme
- Multi-faceted characters
- A series-arc where things tie together (i.e. strong structure, minimal filler)
- No (or minimal) fan service
Thereís some classics or top 10ís you could check out if you havenít seen them yet.

Death note
Code Geass
Haruhi Suzumiya

Also Durarara is great if you liked Baccano, Berserk is a good pick if Devilman Crybaby doesnít make you retch, and I personally have a soft spot for subversions like One Punch Man or Nozaki-kun. Overlord should fit in that category but it started getting a bit weird for me, and the fanservice is huge.
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32327 on: August 17, 2019, 12:55:14 pm »

Am I like the only one who actually enjoyed that Castlevania Netflix series from a while back? I feel like that's the case.
I don't know what you're talking about. Didn't it get universally good reviews? I doubt you're the only one who enjoyed it.

See that's what I thought. Everyone I talk to about it though is like mehhhhhhhh I hated the character so and so or the animation was bad mehh. Probably just bad luck on my part then.

I fukkin' cried at the end of season 2 because my toddler was in the other room napping. I needed tissues.
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32328 on: August 17, 2019, 01:40:55 pm »

Thereís some classics or top 10ís you could check out if you havenít seen them yet.

Death note
Code Geass
Haruhi Suzumiya

Also Durarara is great if you liked Baccano, Berserk is a good pick if Devilman Crybaby doesnít make you retch, and I personally have a soft spot for subversions like One Punch Man or Nozaki-kun. Overlord should fit in that category but it started getting a bit weird for me, and the fanservice is huge.
Thanks, I really enjoyed Death Note, though the second half was less coherent and pacey after [spoiler] dies. Haruhi has been sort of on my radar. I started watching Durarara and got sidetracked. I'll have to give them both another go. One Punch I watched the first two episodes and didn't really gel with it enough to want to watch more.
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32329 on: August 17, 2019, 05:55:27 pm »

On Crunchyroll, I'm into Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba right now. Give that a go, though it may not pass your par for 'intriguing' or 'deep', those seem like debatable standards.
Thanks, I'll check these out.
Seconding KnY/Blade of Demon Destruction. It's not incredibly deep, but it's quality.
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« Reply #32330 on: August 17, 2019, 10:41:17 pm »

Please get into Ergo Proxxy! It takes 5 episodes to get interesting in my opinion, but out of all the works that tackle existential themes, this is the best one I've ever come across (Suck it The Stranger! Suck it Rick and Morty! You may be fun, but you aren't as deep as you think you are).

Though there are many reasons to like the show, I think the main one is basically this: Unlike most existential works that try to make you feel despair upon realizing that the world has no meaning, Ergo proxxy instead does the reverse. It gives you a dead world that truly does have no meaning and teaches you how to find the beauty in it. It's the perfect anime to watch whenever you feel dead inside, when you stop looking towards the future and instead just focus on getting through the current day. To put it a different way, it's a very "introverted" work (if that means anything to you).

Sorry for being so vague in my description. I'm not the best at this and I didn't think sharing spoilers would help sell the show much.

If you do decide to watch the show though, my advice would be not to binge it (except maybe the beginning). I'd recommend just watching an episode or two at night as you relax after a long work day. You're not in a rush to finish it. I found a therapeutic quality in watching that I don't think should be wasted.
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« Reply #32331 on: August 18, 2019, 12:53:37 am »

I asked this question about this time four years ago and got some good answers. I'm looking for a decent anime of a quality on par with FMA:Brotherhood, Psychopass, or Baccano! (or decent non-anime, like Avatar: the Last Airbender). I don't care about anime qua-anime, I just like decent high concept TV series and I don't mind if they're animated. The sort of thing I'm looking for:

- Not too long (less than 80 episodes)
- An exploration of an intriguing idea or deep theme
- Multi-faceted characters
- A series-arc where things tie together (i.e. strong structure, minimal filler)
- No (or minimal) fan service

Ok.


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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32332 on: August 18, 2019, 03:31:45 am »

One Punch I watched the first two episodes and didn't really gel with it enough to want to watch more.
Two episodes means you watched him bitchslap a mosquito across three buildings so really that's probably peak OPM. If it doesn't pull you, I wouldn't try harder.
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32333 on: August 18, 2019, 08:54:28 am »

I'd also reccomend the Fate series, there's a whole lot of them but each is pretty much a self-contained story. Start with Stay/Night or Unlimited Bladeworks if you want something way way prettier but of the same caliber in terms of story/characters.
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32334 on: August 18, 2019, 11:20:34 am »

I secommend Ergo Proxy. It is likely my favourite animu. It has all the things you asked for. And a cute side kick that isn't annoying.
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« Reply #32335 on: August 18, 2019, 01:40:35 pm »

Yuki Yuna is a Hero
Kanata no Kyoukai

Both are really good, beautiful anime with good balance between SoL shenanigans and pitched battles against weird monsters. Yuyuyu is to Madoka Magica what TTGL was to Evangelion, to put it simply, and KnK/Beyond the Boundary is just really good and atmospheric.

Plus, both come stocked with a good selection of waifus, which never hurts. :V
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32336 on: August 19, 2019, 03:15:27 am »

What was TTGL to Evangelion, you'd say?
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32337 on: August 19, 2019, 03:24:03 am »

From what I've heard, less-serious project made by the same studio sorta to unwind after the edgier project.

Evangelion: shounen with robots and PTSD -> TTGL: shounen with robots and THE DRILL THAT WILL PIERCE THE HEAVENS

Have not seen YYiaH, but I guess it's the same relationship with PMMM then?
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« Reply #32338 on: August 19, 2019, 03:31:58 am »

Oh, I didn't understand that TTGL was Gurren Lagan, I understand it now.
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« Reply #32339 on: August 19, 2019, 03:33:18 am »

I don't think it's a good analogy really. Yuki Yuna is more like a cross between one of those "four cute schoolgirls after-school club" animes and Madoka. Sure, Yuki Yuna has some wacky battle scenes (psychidelic stuff done in CGI) but it's actually less wacky than the animation in Madoka. Madoka is in fact more "TTGL" than Yuki Yuna, hands down. Personally, I'd call Yuki Yuna the "poor man's Madoka". There's a reason Yuki Yuna isn't in fact all that well-known (note that Madoka has 8.3 on IMDB vs 6.6 for Yuki Yuna. It's not a "TTGL version" of Madoka, it's just a much worse version).

These shows really aren't "TTGL-like" at all. Madoka is Sailor Moon meets the bleak existentialism of Evangelion, and Yuki Yuna is effectively the same thing, but from more of a "schoolgirl quartet" sort of setting. They don't have the escalation or rule of cool element of TTGL or similar.

If you want anything like "magical girls meets Gurren Lagann", you really need to just go for Symphogear.

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