Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger
I have been away from anime for like 4 years. and recently watched Death Note, it was meh. the kira vs L episodes were OK tho.
I enjoyed: NG Evangelion, Monster, Gantz, Elfen Lied,
kinda enjoyed: Rahxephon, Cowboy bebop, samurai shamploo, hellsing, some anime about 2 families of samurais metamorphing into monsters and fighting each other, Ergo Proxy, some anime about hot samurai girls fighting (hot damn episode 7(?) fight at the ladies room!!!), Bleach up to episode 200 something...
and a lot more that I cant remember or doesnt worth mentioning. (+ a crap laod of hentai)
So, what should I get next? I dont like funny stuff, neither kid's stuff, I like good complex story lines with some blood on it. or some mechas.
Please watch the sleeper hit Puella Magi Madoka Magica. The worst mistake you could do before watching it is dismissing it as yet another magical girl series. It's not. Actually the worst thing you can do is read up a bit about it. Since it has been a great hit as of Winter 2011, there are a lot of discussions about it, some are very spoiler-ific.
Too bad you don't like funny stuff though, as I am about to push for Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. They are more like dark comedy with a lot of cultural reference. So if you like those things, it might be a good fit. It is an acquired taste though, even though all my zealous (now stopped) recommendation of it.
Hmm Ghost in the shell might be a fit for you. Sci-fi setting, is not deemed ideal for kids, needs some thinking power to understand.
Serial Experiment Lain. Similar vein to Ghost In The Shell.
Any Gundam series for the mecha, Eureka Seven for more mecha and story. Though it's been a long time since I watched it last, and lost it, so I don't particularly remember much about it other than I loved it. Personally from Gundam though, I recommend 00 and its season 2, although Griffin likes the UC universe more. That's mostly the original Mobile Suit Gundam and its other sequels.
Katanagatari is a good candidate. Blood, nothing funny, I guess a good story, with interesting twist IMO. Maybe also Bakemonogatari could work too. Definitely complex, at least for me. Maybe this shows that I'm dumb? :P Definitely not kid friendly though. Has some good fan service. :3
Full Metal Alchemist? Both the first anime (vanilla, no subtitle) and Brotherhood. IMO it has good storyline.
Other than this I have nothing. (also yay for hentai! \o/)