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Post by Chibi Rachy on Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:00 pm

I'm surprised that such a thread hasn't been started here yet so I figured I'd start it. I'm sure that from time to time people look for new anime to watch, and are looking for specific things, but have a hard time finding what they want. In this thread, post what you're looking for, which some examples that you think fit, and any other requirements you have.

I'll start!

I've started on the last box set series that I have in my reserves, so I'm thinking ahead as to what I want to try next. Lately I've been into the girls with guns type of stuff, having watched Noir, Madlax, and I just started El Cazador de la Bruja. I'm looking to find more anime that's action and involves strong female leads. They don't have to have guns, mind you, and it doesn't have to be yuri. XD I don't want something cutesy and frilly either. I've looked at Ga Rei Zero, which I'm considering, and then Red Garden as well, so if anyone has anything on those two or would recommend them, let me know. As you can see, most of the things I mentioned have a TV14 or MA rating.

My first requirement is that it must be licensed and available to purchase in the US. I rarely ever watch a series on my computer anymore. I usually watch an episode with dinner each night so I like to be able to pop it in my TV. It also helps support the industry, which I'm capable of doing and try to whenever I can. My second requirement is that it have at least 20 episodes. I'd really like to watch Canaan, for example, but it being so short doesn't make it the ideal purchase right nao.

And that's how it's done. :D

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Re: The "I Need Some Anime Recommendations" Thread

Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:19 pm

(( Before I give you my recommendation, I had a quick look at your list of watched anime from the other thread. I suggest you all do the same, to avoid recommending something a MM member already saw. :3

Animes You've Watched

nao then, calculating all the requirements in my head, one VERY good series comes to mind. With any luck, you love it as much as I did: Ergo Proxy.




Rich dark universe with an even richer story that is reminiscence of Ghost in the Shell. The main character is Re-l Mayer, who I jokingly call "Gun happy Amy Lee(from the band Evanescence)". I figured you'd enjoy a sophisticated psychological thriller.

You can purchase this 23 episode series cheaply on Amazon or me and Mitten's favorite, rightstuf:

I'VE GOT TO BUY IT! I'VE GOT TO BUY IT! ERGO PROXY!!!

Enjoy and let me know what you think if you get it :) ))

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Post by Chibi Rachy on Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:47 pm

nao that looks right up my alley. You can't get it on Rightstuf or Amazon.com though. Well you can get it on amazon.com, but through the marketplace. I shall see if I can find other prices to get it.

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Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:33 pm

(( Hope you can find it for a reasonable price. :)

Anyone can help me with an anime recommendation? With Madoka filling my under-26 episode needs and LilPri filling my cutesy needs, I'm looking for something with romance and a lot of action. It needs to be a female lead with a good dynamic cast of characters. Episode length matters not, although I'm hoping this title is an underrated legend in the making. ))

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Re: The "I Need Some Anime Recommendations" Thread

Post by Chibi Rachy on Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:50 pm

It seems like Ergo Proxy may have to wait. I found one site that may have it under $40... I may wait until Otakon to see if I can get it any cheaper.

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Re: The "I Need Some Anime Recommendations" Thread

Post by Kyubey Mittens on Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:02 pm

I looked into things Chibi but I only saw a good deal on the first volume. An alternative to what Luu recommend, Ergo probably much better, but you might want to try out Kiddy Grade and all of it's cheesy goodness.

I have nothing to recommend to a dude who pretty watched what I could have recommended but eh, watch the first season of Comic Party man!

On my end I would like to ask for magical girl series. I like magical girl stuff in general and I would like to get knowledgeable on the genre. I'm also creating a magical girl series myself, and one of the things I would do with it is pay major homage to all magical girl stuff(sorta like Madoka but even more) while providing a unique entry into the magical girl series.

Stuff that I plan on watching/have watched(some manga in there as well so read)

Sailor Moon R and beyond(watched first season)
Cardcaptor Sakura(again)
Tweeny Witches
All of the Precure series
Princess Tutu(watched)
Sally the Witch(if I can find it)
Cutie Honey
Madoka Magica(watched and fanatic)
Nanoha beyond first season
Revolutionary Girl Utena(watching but on hold)
Magical Witch Punie-chan(watching)
Happy 7
Magic Users Club
Magical Project S(the ovas as well)
Earth Maiden Arjuna
Wish Upon the Pleides(watched this horrid awesome car advertisement)
Kagihime
Tokyo Mew Mew(going to watch although due to certain things it's going to be towards the end)
Wedding Peach
Bewitched Agnes
Nurse Witch Komugi
Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch
Majokko Megu-chan
Shugo Chara!
Shrine of the Morning Mist
Saint Tale

Do not recommend to any extent:
Magical Meow Meow Taruto

That's all I can think of at the moment.

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Re: The "I Need Some Anime Recommendations" Thread

Post by The Fire Stirring Ruby on Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:44 am

I need something new to watch as I am going to watch some classics:

> Mai-HiME (again, I forgot most of the story)
> Demashitaa! Powerpuff Girls Z (just episode 1)
> Maybe Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRONicles

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Re: The "I Need Some Anime Recommendations" Thread

Post by Chibi Rachy on Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:17 am

Ruby, I looked at the things you've watched, and it seems like you've got a variety of tastes so I'd say

Murder Princess (Short 6 ep OVA and cheap)
El Cazador de la Bruja

Just for a start. Murder Princess was my recent favorite, and definitely has lesbian subtext. Enough that it's super easy to write fic based around what's there.

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Re: The "I Need Some Anime Recommendations" Thread

Post by Kyubey Mittens on Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:14 am

What I recommend:
Honey and Clover (funny rom com)
Level E (great comedy show, many troll moments)
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei (hilarious take on political commentary)
Bakemonogatari (great take on harems and I thought it was rather funny)

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Re: The "I Need Some Anime Recommendations" Thread

Post by Lena Sayers on Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:48 am

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Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:14 pm

Great selections in Honey and Clover, The Nanoha Series and Cazador. :) I'm currently on my Burst Angel rewatch, so if you want a great combination of stylish action mecha, girls-with-guns, yuri subtext action from Gonzo Animation, I highly recommend it.




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Re: The "I Need Some Anime Recommendations" Thread

Post by Chibi Rachy on Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:29 pm

Okay looking for some different things this time. I'm looking for series that are yuri or have some yuri subtext going on. Once again, I have to be able to buy them at a decent price. Lately it seems I pay around $20 or less for a 13 ep series, and usually no more than $30 for a 26 ep series. So while I want to see Canaan, it's way too expensive to justify. I'm not into the slice of life stuff much and prefer some good ol' action. Oh and Utena is not my thing. This is what I've seen that is yuri/yuri subtext:

HiME/Otome (duh XD)
Strawberry Panic
Marimite
Simoun
Madlax
El Cazador
Noir
Murder Princess
Ga Rei Zero
Venus Versus Virus
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Aoi Hana

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Re: The "I Need Some Anime Recommendations" Thread

Post by Kyubey Mittens on Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:56 am

Kiddy Grade(I wouldn't recommend to emotionally involved in the show).

I'm drawing a few blanks, but try this show.

http://myanimelist.net/anime/4725/Ga-Rei:_Zero

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Re: The "I Need Some Anime Recommendations" Thread

Post by Lerena on Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:04 pm

I'm in need of an anime with a strong female lead, some psychological and supernatural elements, and a dosage of humor. It must be dubbed, and if it is not then it MUST be based on my favorite anime list.

~*~My Favorite Anime Are~*~
Puella Magi Madoka Magika.
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.
Baka To Test To Shoukanjuu.
Strawberry Panic.
Mai HiME.
The Wallflower.
Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's.
Umineko no Naku Koro ni.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

Refer to my list of watched anime to make sure I haven't already watched it. For the record, do not suggest Utena. It's already on my list to re-watch, and I don't need it to be suggested to me.

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Re: The "I Need Some Anime Recommendations" Thread

Post by SulliMike23 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:49 pm

Lerena wrote:I'm in need of an anime with a strong female lead, some psychological and supernatural elements, and a dosage of humor. It must be dubbed, and if it is not then it MUST be based on my favorite anime list.

~*~My Favorite Anime Are~*~
Puella Magi Madoka Magika.
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.
Baka To Test To Shoukanjuu.
Strawberry Panic.
Mai HiME.
The Wallflower.
Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's.
Umineko no Naku Koro ni.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

Refer to my list of watched anime to make sure I haven't already watched it. For the record, do not suggest Utena. It's already on my list to re-watch, and I don't need it to be suggested to me.
For you, I would recommend El Cazador De La Bruja. It has all of the things you described plus some hints of yuri.

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Re: The "I Need Some Anime Recommendations" Thread

Post by Lerena on Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:09 am

SulliMike23 wrote:For you, I would recommend El Cazador De La Bruja. It has all of the things you described plus some hints of yuri.
Hints of yuri is always a plus.

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Post by Chibi Rachy on Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:19 am

Yours is a bit similar to my list, save for I don't necessarily need humor.

Someone said El Cazador, so also try Madlax. It's from the same company. Murder Princess is good too, also from the same company as the first two. I'd also go for Sands of Destruction. The lead is shared by 3, but the one is a strong female bent on destroying the world. Don't let the cute mascot mislead you. For me, it was a hidden gem series.

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Post by Lerena on Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:23 pm

Thanks to Kyuubey, I NEVER let cute mascots fool me anymore. I'll try all of those. I should be kept busy for awhile.

El Cazador is interesting, but I haven't watched enough of it to really say. I'll try Sands of Destruction next.

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Post by Chibi Rachy on Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:34 am

Yay for SoD! :D I ended up getting a DS so I could play the video game for it...still working on playing, but it's so much more fun after seeing the show. It does present a different storyline though.

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Post by Lerena on Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:31 pm

I've finished the first episode, and it's quite interesting albeit weird. I like the female lead, and the male lead also. It should prove to be a good series.

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Re: The "I Need Some Anime Recommendations" Thread

Post by Bluholic711 on Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:16 pm

I have a list!

Bamboo Blade
Birdy the mighty: Decode
Eureka Seven
FLCL
Gunbuster 2
Mai-Hime (Of course!)
Soul Eater
Paprika (anime movie)

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Re: The "I Need Some Anime Recommendations" Thread

Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:25 pm

Bluholic711 wrote:I have a list!

Bamboo Blade
Birdy the mighty: Decode
Eureka Seven
FLCL
Gunbuster 2
Mai-Hime (Of course!)
Soul Eater
Paprika (anime movie)

Without spoiling things, Blu, could you tell me what Paprika is about? Quick summary please, young lady. :3

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Post by Bluholic711 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:01 pm

Sure.
It's basically based off of Inception. Well, sort of.
It's about psychology therapists using technology to help paitents, in their dreams...literally.
The story was created by Satoshi Kon (rest in peace).

OMG, This is my 600th post! LOL

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Post by The Fire Stirring Ruby on Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:52 am

Any anime recommendations please?

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Post by Kuga Natsuki on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:09 am

Azumanga Daioh
Bacanno!
Basilisk
Berserk
Blue Gender
Chrono Crusade
Code Geass
Cowboy Bebop
Eden Of The East
El Cazador de la Bruja
Elfen Lied
Ergo Proxy
Escaflowne
Fruits Basket
Gantz (read the manga; the anime sucks XD)
Ghost In The Shell
Gilgmesh
Haibane Renmei
Hellsing
Ikkitousen (prepare yourself with a lot of ecchi)
K-On!
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
Madlax
Mai-HiME
Monster
Mushishi
Nana
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Noir
Paprika (movie)
Perfect Blue (movie)
Phantom: Requiem For The Phantom
Rozen Maiden
Rin: Daughters Of Mnemosyne
Sekirei (despite the ecchi, it's actually pretty interesting)
Shigurui
Shin-chan
Speed Grapher
Tokyo Godfathers (movie)
Trigun

Just throwing some titles ^_^

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