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post #16 of 6444
Cowboy Bebop
post #17 of 6444
Childish but fun:

Naruto: Ninja's with tricks

Shaman King: About a contest between shamans, includes spirits super tricks etc.

Full metal alchemist: My favourite (55 episodes i think). About an alternative world where alchemists are the "law-force". They can convert anything into anything (as long as nothing is lost or generated).

Bleach: Watch it yourself

More mature, realistic plot, deep ideas:

Monster: A doctor saves a child from a shot wound in the head, the child becomes a murderer. The doctor decides to find the child (who seems to be evil itself) and kill it. The story is situated in after the breaking of the Berlin wall, Germany.
post #18 of 6444
Some of my favourite are:

Rourouni Kenshin(****1/2): Excellent samurai series with a mix of suspense, romance and comedy. The animation is great and the fight scenes are pretty good.

Full metal Alchemist(****3/4): Wicked show with an extremely interesting plot that was written by Square Enix. It gives you the feeling as if you're playing through an RPG with lots of twist and turns.

Gundam Seed and Seed Destiny(****): The best mecha series so far imo with an nice plot on war and prejudice.

Bleach(****): A unique show that mixes modern day life with samurai style. Also very funny and the animation is great.

Initial D(****1/4): If you love to drive, this is the series for you. One of the most addictive shows, you just can't stop watching until you realized your eyes got blurry and your head spinning and about to pass out. Great music to boot.
post #19 of 6444
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Originally Posted by Xeno7651
Some of my favourite are:

Rourouni Kenshin(****1/2): Excellent samurai series with a mix of suspense, romance and comedy. The animation is great and the fight scenes are pretty good.

Full metal Alchemist(****3/4): Wicked show with an extremely interesting plot that was written by Square Enix. It gives you the feeling as if you're playing through an RPG with lots of twist and turns.

Gundam Seed and Seed Destiny(****): The best mecha series so far imo with an nice plot on war and prejudice.

Bleach(****): A unique show that mixes modern day life with samurai style. Also very funny and the animation is great.

Initial D(****1/4): If you love to drive, this is the series for you. One of the most addictive shows, you just can't stop watching until you realized your eyes got blurry and your head spinning and about to pass out. Great music to boot.

seconded ..

so yeah .. Naruto, Bleach, Tenjou Tenge, Samurai Champloo etc...
post #20 of 6444
I'll separate my list into two groups. The first has all the series currently being subbed I'm watching or recently finished. The second has whatever dvds a friend of mine and I are currently watching on our weekly anime night (selected by what we think might be good and random coin flips).

Subbed:
- My-HiME (4.5/5) : Really great series! First half feels more magical girl-ish, though more well-done than usual, and focuses on comedy, character background/motivations, and monster-of-the-week. Characters tend to act more realistic and feel more natural, for a change. Second half... wow. HUGE change in tone, surprising drama everywhere, really well-done. This would've been a 5, but I didn't care for the way they chose to end it (acceptable and conclusive, but could've been much more satisfying). Also has very good music. Highly recommended.

- Bleach (4.5/5) : Another really great series I assume most people have heard of already. Suffice to say it's got great balance (comedy, drama, action) and I see loads of potential. Watched all the anime so far subbed, haven't read the manga.

- One Piece (4.5/5) : Same as for Bleach, though it's heavier on action/comedy, w/ just enough drama to keep the plot going. Also haven't read the manga.

- Naruto (4.25/5) : Same as for Bleach, though it's heavier on action/drama, w/ some comedy in appropriate places. Sometimes the pacing will seem a bit slow, mainly in the worse-than-usual filler episodes. Again, haven't read the manga.

- Honey & Clover (?/5) : Kinda interesting slice-of-life show w/ some comedy. Only seen three eps so far, so too early to give a rating. Has potential, but the niece must be a midget or something.

- Tsukuyomi (2.5/5) : Vampiric cat-girl, main character w/ a backbone, and funny chibi-shinigami = good, but the story has been pretty lacking and generic. Has its moments, but they're not frequent enough, especially since new subbed episodes appear once in a blue moon, pardon the pun.

DVDs:
- Brigadoon (3.25/5) : Kinda weird show dealing w/ two worlds being somehow forced together, Brigadoon and Earth... seen a few discs. Monsters of the week and allies, well they're odd in a comedic sense, but not all that cool. Took a turn for the serious in dealing w/ some real-life types of issues normally not emphasized. Nice opening theme. Lolo is very amusing so far, the Trigun cat has nothing on Lolo.

- Card Captor Sakura (4.5/5) : If I wanted to hope somebody would like the magical girl genre off of just one show, I'd pick this one to show them. Great series, consistently funny and heart-warming. The card-monsters are fairly simple, but they're usually stylish enough. Only people I wouldn't recommend it to are people that automatically hate any cute things.

- Love Hina (2/5) : I have nothing against harem shows in general (ex. I really enjoy Ranma 1/2), but I really hate it when the spineless male lead is getting constantly punched into orbit, for absolutely no good reason, by the b****y female love interest.That alone knocks it down 2 points in my book. To be fair, it does have some decent comedy, though not enough, Mutsumi and Shinobu are decent, and some of the music is good.

- R.O.D. TV (4/5) : I've enjoyed the whole paper-master concept since Yomiko Readman in the OAV, and this just expands on it w/ much more action and drama. The villains are, thankfully, less silly than the OAV (I'm sorry, the final battle in the OAV was just stupid, in both opponent and execution).
post #21 of 6444
another vote for Bleach here.

I've also been watching Full Metal Panic (gundam suits and fighting, with mostly action and drama but a little comedy when least expected too)

My all-time favorite is Noir (licensed, iirc even netflix has the dvds)
two female assassins team up. set in modern time, and their weapon of choice - pistols =)
post #22 of 6444
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Originally Posted by dhwilkin
-Card Captor Sakura (4.5/5) : If I wanted to hope somebody would like the magical girl genre off of just one show, I'd pick this one to show them. Great series, consistently funny and heart-warming. The card-monsters are fairly simple, but they're usually stylish enough. Only people I wouldn't recommend it to are people that automatically hate any cute things.
Isn't CCS amazing? I give it 5/5 stars, plus it's possibly my favorite series of all time (definately at least top 2). Magical girl shows don't generally hook me, but this one was special - I've collected all of the R1 DVDs (20!) plus a couple Sakura cels and soundtracks. Definately the DVD covers would keep most guys away upon first glance, unfortunately.

Woah, haven't seen anything else you listed (well, I do have the R.O.D. OAV). I've lost a lot of ground on the newer series from the last 2 years or so...got some catching up to do.
post #23 of 6444
neon genesis evangelion - ultra deep storyline, but only as far as you want to go w/ it, great take on emotional issues and simply brilliant


love hina is nice and funny, hellsing was pretty cool too - had an awesome song too

first 2 or 3 series of pokemon was good, everything after is simply retarded
post #24 of 6444
Im currently watching:

Bleach
Basilisk Ninpou cho
Eureka Seven
Full Metal Alchemist(have all the episodes, stopped watching coz I got bored after eps. 35 )
Gundam Seed: Destiny
He is my Master(something is really wrong with this one lol)
Ichigo 100%(funnier than Love Hina)
Initial D 4th Stage
Naruto
Samurai Seven(already finished this one)
Samurai Champloo(got all the eps. just dont have the time to finish it )
Speed Grapher
Trinity Blood(from the makers of Hellsing)
Tsubasa Chronicle(watch it and you'll recognize most of the characters )

And for the Series' that I've finished/completed watching, well, I lost count already , I've seen alot coz im an anime nut lol.
post #25 of 6444
Guilty Pleasure of the Month - School Rumble!
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Lesser known shows that are some of my favs:
Planetes - My fav. Simply the most amazing story I've ever seen. Must watch if you enjoy engrossing plot, deep character development, with a bit of humor on the side. The first few eps are episodic and humorous in nature and lets you get to know the characters. Then the main story starts and grabs you and never lets go.

Juuni Kokki (12 kingdoms) - Very complex, rich storyline. Awesome world building.

Elfen Lied - Very dark, not for the faint of heart.

Some recent shows highly recommended:
School rumble - hilarious
Gundam seed destiny - not as good as the original but still enjoyable
Speed grapher - premise is kinda strange, almost disturbing but I like it
Basilisk - awesome fights, tragic story
post #27 of 6444
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Koi Kaze (**** so far)
About a brother (26) and sister (14) who don't know each other until they are suddenly renunited under the same roof (father's house). They had just met on a pseudo "date" before they learned they were siblings. The older guy is a loser-ish 20-something who can't hold on to a girlfriend very long (and doesn't really care) and as a result was starting to develop a very apathetic and jaded view of life. The brother-sister-will there be forbidden romance tension is interesting and different. Plus I can identify a lot with the lead male (other than the sister bit). The comic relief burden is on the guy's coworkers, featuring a 20-something male coworker pervert-type who is very vocal about his affections for young teenage girls (eh, it could be worse). Really looking forward to disc 2 of 3, but the keep pushing back the release date
Anamorphic! With a nice soundtrack that I need to pick up...
Aha, wtf, I'm not only one who've seen this? It's very strange but done tastefully. If you have an open mind, try it.

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Berserk (manga): (**** 3/4 or *****)
Not the anime, but I recently read up to volume 28 of the Berserk manga (scanlations) and it was freakin AMAZING. I enjoyed the anime a long time ago, that incarnation gets about ****
Anime was pretty good but doesn't do justice to the uberness of the manga. The story after what's covered in the anime is incredible. I'm up to volume 30... doesn't look like it'll end anytime soon
post #28 of 6444
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mulveling said...

Isn't CCS amazing? I give it 5/5 stars, plus it's possibly my favorite series of all time (definately at least top 2).
Yeah, it really is an exceptional show. Only reason I don't give it the full 5 is going through most of the same cards a second time got a little old. Now, if every card had had new or more specialized abilities the second time around (like Fly), that would've kept things fresher. I still have to watch the second movie.
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Guilty Pleasure of the Month - School Rumble!
Ah, I knew I was forgetting one! Yeah, I saw all of this earlier. Besides the last episode pissing me off thanks to false finishes and lack of closure, this was also really good. Well, it was merely ok until they switched the focus to Harima (around ep. 8 or so, I think), then it got really good! Right now, I'd give it a 4/5, but I demand a second season for some sort of closure!
post #29 of 6444
In case nobody mentioned him yet: Adachi Mitsuru. He's the man when it comes to romance/sports mangas. Nobody can touch him in the witty romance genre and I dare say not even the much acclaimed Maison Ikkoku or Marmelade Boy. For example, the so often utilized brother-but-not-by-blood romance stories take their roots from Adachi's Miyuki. I think some of his mangas also made it to the screen but I've never seen one. Rough and Touch are two very good ones by Adachi Mitsuru. Jinbei is an excellent short story for a first taste. It's also his most mature work, great stuff.
post #30 of 6444
I've only seen short bits of the animated H2 but I just don't think animation can capture Adachi's flavor and pacing.
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