Remarkable anime series/movies.. hard to find.. (discussion)

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Remarkable anime series/movies.. hard to find.. (discussion)

Post by Vladinator »

Indeed, been watching a lot of anime in the past years, and quickly I realised that finding remarkable animes like..

Full Metal Panic, Full Metal Alchemist, Death Note, Figure 17, Last Exile, Elfen Lied, Read or Die, Shakugan no Shana,
Hellsing, Ergo Proxy, Black Lagoon, Speed Grapher, Juuousei and Solty Rei.

Also movies like Beyond The Clouds (movie), Pale_Cocoon (ova), Voices of a Distant Star (movie),
Tokyo Godfathers (movie) and plenty of more worthwhile and unique series/movies, if I can use the word unique. ;)

I guess personality has a lot to say when it comes what you like and what you don't though, I just want to help
out a bit with my list if you are unsure what you want to watch or simply don't got a clue what to get.

There are plenty more on my list, watched over 1000 hours of non-stop anime in total, and I usually picked out
the animes from the anime callendar, all from 2000->2006/2007. Recently I haven't found anything as remarkable
as my past experiences, Naruto/Bleach for instance are new, but they are only impressive in the beginning if
you ask me. Later on the story gets expanded way to much and.. I feel like I loose it's interest quickly.

I like it when emotions are involved in a series, also where the genre actually do matter. Not like many
"comedy" animes where you got the usual theme, 1 guy and many girls, some girl trips and you see a Bra or
something... making the anime into "comedy". Nope, not my style.

If you like, use this topic to maybe post top 5 of your most liked anime series (or movies), and share them with us.
I shared some of my most liked (not in the "correct" order though), so if you share back who knows.. maybe I
(and others) find something interesting to watch! :D

* Sorry about all the punctuations, maybe more coma and some dashes would have made the thread easier to read.
Might be also because it's 03:13 and I am going to sleep right away. *
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Post by Ginja »

Monster, Death Note, Beck, Full Metal Alchemist and Planetes
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Post by antennen »

Good finished series (no specific order):
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (interesting)
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (different)
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (cute kids beating each other to death)
  • Great Teacher Onizuka (unexpected)
  • Death Note (evil one)
Good one's I'm watching (no specific order):
  • Darker than Black
  • Dennou Coil
  • Lucky Star
  • Code Geass (so far so good)
Might be some more, but since AniDB is down at the moment that it for now.

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Post by retroactiv »

Nice idea for a thread, i really want to watch some epic anime, but am finding it harder to track more down.
Five of the top which I've seen all the way through:
  • Full Metal Panic
    Black Lagoon
    Elfen Laid
    Fullmetal Alchemist
    Mutsu Enmei Ryuu Gaiden <-underrated
Currently watching (still airing):
  • Claymore <- ep 5-8 are the pinnacle of recent anime (set aside 2 hours for these).
    Seirei no Moribito
Some worth watching:
Akagi, Madlax, El Cazador, R.O.D (OVA and TV), Samurai Champloo, Welcome to the NHK, Rozen Maiden - Ouverture (may need to see the relations first), 12 Kingdoms (if only they had a completed story for this, then it'd really be epic).
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Post by kamuzu »

Seems strange to me that so many people like Black Lagoon so much. It may be drawn well, may have good sound, and even very attractive characters (Revy is one of my favorite girls ever). but it lacks any story completely. How can it be put in "epic" category I can hardly imagine. But, to be not offtopic, here's my top6 (I can't make it top5, because definite places are only the first and the second, the rest are somewhat equal):
1. Noir
2. Shinseiki Evangelion + End of Evangelion
3. Cowboy Bebop
4. Hagane no Renkinjutsushi
5. Great teacher Onizuka
6. Kenpuu Denki Berserk
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Post by bouns »

gahh those threads are so tempting to flame away
*shuts up*
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Post by Zalis »

Why not try some stuff from before 2000, like Slayers, Escaflowne, Utena, Fushigi Yuugi, Trigun, Outlaw Star...sure, the art isn't pretty modern CG, but that doesn't mean the stories and characters are any worse than what's out there today.
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Post by chelseafc »

zero no tsukaima(ゼロの使い魔)is an anime that similar to shakugan no shana(灼眼のシャナ)
i guess you will like it.
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Post by huggy »

I agree with a lot of your choices there and i suppose i'd add

Yakitate Japan (don't be put off when you find out what it's about)
Spriggan (movie)
Angel Heart
Generator Gawl
i also find that i like some of the sports ones even though im not keen on the sports themselves, some great ones are
Hajime no ippo (boxing)
- ive watched this one six times and the bit with the bear cracks me up every single time -
Akagi (mahjonng)
H2 (baseball)
Major (baseball)
Dan Doh (golf)
Hikaru no go (go)

and of course my all time favourite Guyver
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Here are my top 100, haha, I can post my top 200 too!

Post by narutaru »

I put generic titles (ie Seikai no Senki refers to the WHOLE series: Seikai no Monshou, Seikai no Senki I, II, III, Seikai no Danshou, ...) I just copy-pasted this from an excel file -_-
10.0 Seikai no Senki science fiction
9.8 Ai Yori Aoshi / Enishi comedy-romance
9.8 Fushigi Yuugi adventure-romance
9.7 D.N. Angel fantasy
9.6 Mermaid's Forest horror
9.6 Last Exile action-fantasy
9.5 .hack//SIGN adventure
9.4 Vision of Escaflowne action-drama
9.3 Saishou Hekki Kanojo romance
9.3 Elfen Lied psychodrama
9.1 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya drama
9.0 Narutaru psychodrama
8.9 Full Metal Alchemist action-fantasy
8.9 Full Metal Panic action-drama
8.9 RahXephon drama
8.9 Kimagure Orange Road drama-romance
8.9 Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito fantasy-adventure
8.8 Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto drama
8.8 Shingetsutan Tsukuhime supernatural
8.7 Midori no Hibi comedy-romance
8.7 Stellvia of the Universe adventure-romance
8.7 Angelic Layer action-drama
8.7 Iriya no Sora UFO no Natsu OVA science fiction
8.7 Samurai 7 action
8.7 Onegai Teacher / Twins comedy-romance
8.6 Kimi ga Nozomu Eien drama-romance
8.6 Fruits Basket drama
8.6 Inuyasha fairy tale
8.6 Now and Then, Here and There fantasy-adventure
8.6 Hikaru no Go sports
8.6 Hana Yori Dango drama
8.6 Kodomo no Omocha comedy
8.6 Kiddy Grade action
8.5 Maison Ikoku comedy-romance
8.5 School Rumble comedy
8.5 Tenchi Muyo! GXP comedy
8.5 Piano drama
8.5 Kannaduki no Miko fantasy-romance
8.5 Scrapped Princess fairy tale
8.5 Tsubasa -Reservoir Chronicle- adventure
8.4 Rumic Theater drama
8.4 Ouran High School Host Club comedy
8.4 Mai-HiME/Otome/Zwei action
8.4 Da Capo comedy-romance
8.4 Beyond the Clouds drama-romance
8.4 Interlude OVA science fiction
8.4 Excel Saga comedy-adventure
8.4 Pretear magical girl
8.4 Perfect Blue psychodrama
8.4 Grave of the Fireflies drama
8.4 Trigun action
8.4 El Hazard fantasy-adventure
8.3 Gasaraki action-drama
8.3 Great Teacher Onizuka drama
8.3 Today in Greenwood comedy-romance
8.3 Neon Genesis Evangelion drama
8.3 Nadesico fantasy-adventure
8.3 Vandread action
8.3 Noir action
8.3 Chrono Crusade action
8.3 X TV action
8.3 Vampire Princess horror
8.3 Golden Boy comedy
8.3 Air drama
8.2 Cardcaptor Sakura magical girl
8.2 Futakoi / Alternative comedy-romance
8.2 Mahoromatic fantasy
8.2 Yu Yu Hakusho action
8.2 Juuni Kokki fantasy-adventure
8.2 Shura no Toki action
8.2 Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan OVA comedy
8.2 Magic Knight Rayearth magical girl
8.2 Aishiteruze Baby drama-romance
8.2 Gakuen Alice comedy
8.2 Bastard! OVA action
8.2 Fate Stay Night action
8.2 Chobits fantasy-romance
8.2 Sola supernatural
8.2 Natsuiro no Sunadokei OVA science fiction
8.1 Mahou Shoujotai drama
8.1 Alien 9 OVA psychodrama
8.1 Fantastic Children drama
8.1 Gankutsuou - The Count of Monte Cristo action
8.1 Mahou Tsukai Tai comedy
8.1 Suzuka drama-romance
8.1 Noein action
8.1 Ah! My Goddess romance
8.1 Mahoraba Heartful Days comedy-romance
8.1 Utawarerumono fantasy-adventure
8.1 .hack//Roots adventure
8.1 Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai drama-romance
8.1 Today in Class 5-2 OVA comedy
8.1 Kashimashi comedy-romance
8.0 .hack//LIMINALITY OVA drama
8.0 3x3 Eyes action-drama
8.0 Abenobashi Mahou Shotengai fantasy-adventure
8.0 Those Who Hunt Elves fantasy-adventure
8.0 Lamune comedy-romance
8.0 Hand Maid May comedy
8.0 Karin comedy-romance
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Post by papa_g »

AH! My Goddess
Love Hina
Zero no Tsukaima

I seem to have a thing for romantic comedies.

Who'd a thunk it?

I'm getting ready to watch Tokka and Red garden, maybe they'll make the list.

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Post by samurai_jack »

Rurouni Kenshin OVA + Series
Fullmetal Alchemist
Ninja Scroll
Chrono Crusade
Ghost in the Shell (everything)

Why am I the first to mention Kenshin?
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Post by jvi »

samurai_jack wrote:Rurouni Kenshin OVA + Series
Why am I the first to mention Kenshin?
Yup, the Kenshi OVA is a must! One of the first series/OVA's I watched thanks to an AMV ;)

Here are some series I find remarkable (no special order):

Serial Experiments Lain [mind f*cker alert! ;)]
El Hazard - Magnificent World [happy-crazy-fantasy-word]
Earth Girl Arjuna
Jin-Roh - The Wolfsbrigade
The Soultaker
Blue Gender [I recommend this one to everyone who loves some combination of mecha, SciFi, Drama and a bit of horror]
Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien [hm, all just about love :p]
Maze [comedy/dram in some strange fantasy world]
Aquarian Age [Mistery/action]
Area88 [fighterplanes vs fighterplanes... with some drama]
Boogiepop Phantom [Horror/drama/magic]
Genshinken [Adorable series about us: otaku's :)]
Kaze no Yojimbo [mistery/action/drama]
Mermaid Forest [Series of semi-independand stories, contains drama/mistery/fantasy]
PlanetES [Drama/SciFi]
Shingetsutan Tsukihime [Horror/action/drama]
Witch Hunter Robin [Action/drama]
Wolfs Rain [Drama/fantasy: a must see if you love drama!]

And almost all Studio Ghibli movies ;)
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Post by Roderig »

-Read or Die oav
-Haibane Renmei
-Lucky Star
-Gunslinger Girl
-Kino's Journey

I'll say that only three are really epic anime and the other two just really appealed to me personally. Although Read or Die is kinda borderline in my opinion.
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Post by E_chan »

My top anime series:

- Chrono Crusade
- Full Moon Wo Sagashite
- Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
- Princess Tutu
- Haibane Renmei
- Full Metal Alchemist
- Shakugan no shana
- Saiunkoku monogatari
- Ranma 1/2

I have a thing for romance series... :roll: