The Anime Thread

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  1. Nandor the Relentless

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    Not a huge anime fan but I like Attack on Titan and recently saw two trailers for anime stuff on Netflix I wanted to share...

    This one is a movie. Same production studio, director, and score guy from Attack on Titan so the bar is set pretty high here. Music in the trailer is great and looks very beautifully animated
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  2. audrew

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    If you like Squid Game, you should watch Kaiji Ultimate Survivor. SG kinda ripped it off
     
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  4. The Blackfish

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    I like Anime but I only dabble

    Death Note
    Attack on Titan
    Demon Slayer
    FMA Brotherhood
    One Punch Man
    Blood of Zeus
    Castlevania

    and DBZ but not sure if that counts
     
  5. Emma

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    Not too heavy in anime. Do watch:

    AOT (mainstay)
    OPM
    DBZ
    Arcane (perfect)

    Probably starting Demon Slayer/Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood/Cowboy next
     
  6. I basically just looked at the top shows on IMDB that were anime and watched them. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Attack on Titan, Death Note, and Cowboy Bebop are all fantastic and I was pretty staunchly anti anime for whatever reason before I checked them out
     
  7. hood b. goode

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    Thats more than dabbling lol

    More or less what I do, if I watch an anime it has to be quality

    Weve come a long way from 2015 tmb
     
  8. TrustyPatches

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    Boondocks count?
     
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  9. PaulKemp

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    Watched Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf on Netflix and thought the animation style was perfect for telling that story, and it’s made me want to dip my toes into Anime to see if I vibe with it. Figure I’ll watch the first episodes of Cowboy Bebop and Attack on Titan tonight then go with whichever one grabs me
     
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  10. CC_Nole

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    That’s a great starting list. Demon Slayer is straight heat. The animation is remarkable. You should watch Jujutsu Kaisen. It hit the scene with insane hype just like Demon Slayer.

    I’d bet you really like Vinland Saga as well. Medieval story based on Viking lore.

    Chainsaw Man is likely to be the next big show once it finally airs.
     
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  11. The Blackfish

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    Thanks, Jujutsu Kaisen is next on my list
     
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    This is me currently
     
  13. JohnLocke

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    Have watched

    Attack on Titan
    Demon Slayer
    Arcane
    One Punch Man
    Dragonball Z
    Death Note

    I just started the show Dr Stone

    I'd like to watch at some point

    Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
    Jujutsu Kaisen
    Vinland Saga
    HunterXHunter
    Maybe Black Clover or My Hero Academia
     
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  14. Emma

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    Watch the Legend of Vox Machina next
     
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  15. CC_Nole

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    Tokyo Revengers as well. Just make sure it’s an uncensored version
     
  16. CaneKnight

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    Yes hello I enjoy anime
     
  17. audrew

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    I’m telling you guys you’re missing out if you don’t watch Kajii Ultimate Survivor. Squid Game basically ripped them off.
     
  18. lunchbox

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    Robotech was my first as a young un.

    Code geass lelouch of the rebellion
    Steins gate
     
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  19. JohnLocke

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    Probably should add both of those to my list. Both get pretty good reviews and are on most best anime list. I read a blurb that said if you enjoy Dr Who you'll like Steins;Gate
     
  20. JohnLocke

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    I'd highly suggest Dr Stone. Fun show and actually pretty informative and educational. The entire world sees a green flash of light and everyone becomes petrified in an instant. 3,700 years later two friends wake up one being a hypergenius scientist and he starts to try and rebuild civilization. Fun little show
     
  21. Tigers

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    Anime is great but weebs are the worst. It is possible to be a normal person and like anime. Really good anime is hard to beat for story telling.

    Some of my favs in no particular order:

    My Hero Academia
    Sword Art Online
    Overlord
    Re: Zero
    Demon Slayer
    Attack on Titan
    Does Avatar Count? Original Avatar and Legend of Korra are great
    One Punch Man
    Death Note

    My to watch list:
    Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Log Horizon
    No Game No Life
    The Rising of Shield Hero
    That Time I Got Resurrected as a Slime
    Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
    Mushoku

    I found that for what ever reason I kept getting into Isekai
     
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  22. audrew

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    Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro from 1979 is a GREAT anime film that’s still on Netflix I believe.
     
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  23. PaulKemp

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    I’ve continued down this path a bit now.

    Enjoyed (realize some of these aren’t true anime)

    Attack on Titan
    Berserk - movie trilogy and 2016
    Blood of Zeus
    Castlevania
    Witcher - Nightmare of the Wolf

    Meh
    Death Note (finished)

    Disliked and quit:
    Full Metal Jacket Brotherhood (stopped after 30. Really wanted to like this but just didn’t at all)
    Cowboy Bebop (2)
    Fate Zero (2 or 3)
    Elfen Lied (3)
    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (6 or 7)

    I’ve figured out that I enjoy extensive world building in a fantasy setting with monsters and extreme violence — and main characters that don’t annoy the ever living shit out of me.

    Also find myself curious about Manga. Berserk was cool but absurdly unsatisfying due to being unfinished. But it’d be like $300 just to buy the complete digital collection? That seems crazy
     
  24. Nandor the Relentless

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    I bet I could find it cheaper
    aka free
     
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  25. PaulKemp

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    Yeah I found a website literally called readberserk.com that has the entire collection for free after reading your post. Still seems like a really expensive hobby if you're into actually owning the digital copies or collecting physical copies. I guess the sheer number of volumes caught me off guard more than the price/per ... but makes sense I suppose given how illustration-heavy they are. This is all new to me

    Edit: Also oh good. Just noticed a banner at the top stating the author passed away. Guessing this is actually unfinished and will stay that way
     
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  26. Dwight Schrute

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    Highly suggest everyone watch Neon Genesis Evangelion. It can be too soul crushing for some but it's a helluva perspective changer. It's short too. Give End of Evangelion a go after you finish it too.
     
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    Code geass is my favorite anime of all time
     
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  28. Flintheart Glomgold

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    Some good lists here.

    Started watching One Piece recently and really like it, but there’s just so damn much of it.

    I’ll add that Food Wars is real good if you’re into cooking at all.
     
  29. Homo Erectus

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    Food wars was awesome before they gave up on it and it went to shit. It's criminal what they did to the manga.
     
  30. Homo Erectus

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    I like your list. Slime & Full Metal are enjoyable also
     
  31. Can I Spliff it

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    Most anime is trash, but what's really fun about it is the breadth of it. There's not a ton of scrutiny to it, and a lot of low effort pulp goes in to it, so in spite of the sea of crap there's also a bunch of experimental, creative stuff that wouldn't get picked up for otherwise expensive, and therefore standardized, TV stuff. There's some pretty cool, heady stuff out there to find with a bit of effort.
     
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  32. Can I Spliff it

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    If I were a dad and a bigger nerd, I would consider watching Haikyuu with my kid. Tons of lessons there about growing up through team sports, and learning how to overcome your own limitations, even where others have failed. And, even, when to hang it up. Real wholesome stuff
     
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  33. Super Vegeta

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    If you haven’t watched Attack on Titan now is the time to start. Last season is currently airing and it’s still great.

    My favorite anime ever is probably Yu-yu Hakasho. Everything is great about it, except the very end is pretty lackluster.
     
  34. Nandor the Relentless

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    Give us some examples
     
  35. dathalfnukkahd

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    Check out One Punch Man
     
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  36. Jake Barnes

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    Ran straight through My Hero Academia over a couple of weeks or so. One of the more tightly constructed and efficient anime that I've seen.
     
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  37. Can I Spliff it

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    There's a ton of really fun subtext in it, though i have no idea whether or not it's intentional
     
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  38. Jake Barnes

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    I'm still trying to slog through the first 400 or so episodes of One Piece, so I can't help but admire how MNA just doesn't waste a single episode. Should be the model for future projects.

    Also dip out of the shonen scene occasionally and loved:

    Wotakoi
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    My Dress-Up Darling
     
  39. Super Vegeta

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    All I know is that younger All Might is supposed to reflect the creators love for the golden age of American comics and that the older version represents the current state.
     
  40. Can I Spliff it

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    Aging worldwide #1 superpower dressed entirely in red white and blue doing his best to keep it together in public to keep the order of things. Over extends himself constantly and weakens himself and his status every time he does it.

    That kind of thing
     
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  41. Super Vegeta

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    MHA would be better if they hadn’t ever given Deku super powers :twocents:
     
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  43. BJ

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    I haven’t seen too many but I’ve enjoyed most of the ones I’ve watched.

    devilman crybaby - first anime I’ve seen. I enjoyed and the ending was cool

    dororo - one of my favorite shows ever. It has the feels and is an amazing story.

    Goblin slayer - haven’t finished but pretty good.

    Re:zero - started off amazing but at a certain point in season 2 I lost interest.
     
  44. xec

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    I just binged Attack On Titan, season 1 on Netflix. But, that’s all that Netflix has. Is Hulu my best option for the rest of it?
     
  45. PaulKemp

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    Thats where I watched the rest. If you don’t have Hulu already, apparently you can sign up for a free 7 day premium trial on Funimation which should get rolled into a 60 day Crunchyroll trial due to a recent merger. Found this out by accident last week looking for the newest episodes of Demon Slayer
     
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  46. You

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    By the way, if you like manga, consider getting a Shonen Jump subscription. Costs 3 dollars a month and you can read tons of manga. Demon Slayer is on there and completely finished.

    Also, I’m super excited for what’s coming regarding my hero academia anime. Some really awesome stuff
     
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  47. PaulKemp

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    I’m sort of just randomly hopping into things and this kept appearing in my Netflix recs. Your post made me click. Loved the Outrun aesthetic and twist on pilot/mech relationships. Psychedelic psychological deconstruction sequences were great as well. I tend to multitask while bingeing and you probably shouldn’t during this series because you’ll end up losing the plot due to its designed concealment. Had to read a bit after finishing the movie to make sense of it all, which made it better.

    Weakest aspects were how annoying Shinji and Asuka could be at times, but I’ve found that’s a common thread in every anime I’ve watched. Like instead of dealing with moments of what could be relatable weakness due to terror or regular human emotional complexity in subtle ways, they ratchet screaming and brattiness up to an 11

    Anyway. Enjoyed it enough to check out the Reloaded version before moving on to the next thing
     
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  48. The Blackfish

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    In the home stretch of FMA Brotherhood and it’s tough for me to stop watching. Think I have about 15 episodes left.
     
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  49. Jake Barnes

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    Started Demon Slayer last night.

    The art fucks.