MUST-SEE ANIMES

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MUST-SEE ANIMES

Postby TEKnician » Fri May 13, 2011 4:20 pm

I'm picky about the titles that it on my shelf. So far I have Eureka Seven (Complete), Canaan (Complete), Clannad & After Story (Complete), Soul Eater (Complete), Eden of the East (Complete), Haruhi Suzumiya (Complete), and Ghost in the Shell (Complete).

I have mostly complete collections :book: :P

In order for me to earn the title "OTAKU", what animes must I have in my arsenal? Animes that I ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE. Animes that I cannot call myself an anime fan if I have not seen...

I DO NOT WANT ONGOING SERIES ON MY SHELF. I WANT SERIES THAT ACTUALLY HAVE ENDINGS!

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Re: MUST-SEE ANIMES

Postby Athena » Fri May 13, 2011 5:29 pm

Kimagure Orange Road.
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Re: MUST-SEE ANIMES

Postby Kariudo » Fri May 13, 2011 6:51 pm

Kionon wrote:Kimagure Orange Road.

lol Kio...I wouldn't expect anything else

You'll probably get strange looks if you haven't seen the classics like Eva, Cowboy Bebop, and Trigun

I'd also put in stuff like
Code Geass (both seasons)
Gundam something or other (0083, 08th ms team, wing, G gundam, Seed, Seed Destiny, 00, Unicorn...take your pick)
Elfen Lied
Gungrave
Kanon (2006)
Noir
RahXephon
FLCL
Death Note
Macross/Robotech

For bonus points, get Akira on LaserDisc
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Re: MUST-SEE ANIMES

Postby CodeZTM » Fri May 13, 2011 11:04 pm

Dragonball Z seems obvious to me I suppose. XD

Personally, I also think everyone should watch Beck Mongolian Chop Squad and all of the Shinkai Movies [5cM per second, place promised in our earlier days and voices of a distant star]. Although I'm not sure if that classifies as classics yet. >_<

I'd also argue for Kino's Journey, but I haven't met many people that actually have seen it.
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Re: MUST-SEE ANIMES

Postby Enigma » Fri May 13, 2011 11:41 pm

Neon Genesis Evangelion
Samurai X/Ruroni Kenshin
Tengue Toppa Gurren Laggann
Akira
Jin-Roh
The Soultaker
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Re: MUST-SEE ANIMES

Postby 8bit_samurai » Sat May 14, 2011 12:05 am

Black Lagoon
Blood the Last Vampire
Blue Submarine No. 6
Cowboy Bebop
Hellsing
Ninja Scroll
Paranoia Agent
Outlaw Star
Read or Die!
Tenchi Muyo!
Trigun
Vampire Hunter D
If ya only seen the GitS series and liked it, I would recommend all three of the movies. Perhaps a better a clarification of what type of anime ya want would help. I would think there would be many types of anime would fit your description that might not suit your tastes or something of the sort.
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Re: MUST-SEE ANIMES

Postby EkaCoralian » Sat May 14, 2011 10:56 am

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
The Vision of EscaFlowne.

Both are pretty popular and wonderfully E7-esque. <3
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Re: MUST-SEE ANIMES

Postby TEKnician » Mon May 16, 2011 6:12 pm

wow...

most of these are pre-2005-ish! Of course I'm gonna get Samurai Champ and Cowboy Bebop. DragonballZ doesn't really have an awesome storyline that interests me. (Perhaps i would buy only a few dvds to make a parody?)

Any new dubbed animes I should be on the lookout for besides Angel Beats, (Hidan no Aria) The Scarlet Ammo, and High School of the Dead?

ALSO: BEST STORY YOU'VE HEARD OF?

(I'm picky about art and animation too :sweat: )
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Re: MUST-SEE ANIMES

Postby Warlike Swans » Mon May 16, 2011 11:36 pm

I'm not sure if you just want animes that we HIGHLY recommend, or animes that you feel like you need to see to feel like a well-rounded otaku (which may be a contradiction).... because the latter is definitely going to tend toward older results.

I highly recommend:
Gankutsuou, the Wallflower, and School Rumble* (all of which are also inexpensive)

I recommend and consider basic:
Ranma 1/2* , Full Metal Alchemist*, Ouran High School*, Blood +, Inuyasha* (though I never finished it) & Slayers

Everything by Hayao Miyazaki and Satoshi Kon... except maybe Ponyo

Storytelling: Gankutsuou is the best I can think of off-hand (at least for a series)

Someone mentioned Ninjascroll.... which is a classic.... but having rented it when I was about 12, I have to say it was disturbing and I would definately read a review of it before watching it... definitely.

*= I have heard the dub and did not find it inappropriately funny or painful.
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Re: MUST-SEE ANIMES

Postby Hathor Liderc » Wed May 18, 2011 5:02 am

Read or Die
ROD: The TV
Ranma 1/2
Cowboy Bebop
Outlaw Star
Gundam 08th MS Team
Gundam Wing
Tenchi Muyo!
Ninja Scroll
At least 1 Miyazaki Film (Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, etc.)
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Rozen Maiden
.Hack//SIGN
Azumanga Daioh
Ronin Warriors
Sailor Moon (It's a classic, but an acquired taste)
Trigun
Blue Submarine No. 6
FLCL

there's a lot more, but I can't remember them off the top of my head.
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Re: MUST-SEE ANIMES

Postby Dsstriker » Thu May 19, 2011 9:33 am

angle beats
green green kinda perverted funny
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Re: MUST-SEE ANIMES

Postby Nya-chan Production » Thu May 19, 2011 10:08 am

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika - that story is golden classic of this decade for sure ^^
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Re: MUST-SEE ANIMES

Postby pan_dbgt01 » Thu May 19, 2011 11:29 am

Sailor Moon
Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z
Evagelion Series and Rebuilds
Macross Frontier
Elfen Leid
Death Note
Angel Beats
Haruhi Suzumiya (1st Season)
All of the Macross Sagas
Birdy the Mighty OVA
Ah! My Goddess
High School of the Dead
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Re: MUST-SEE ANIMES

Postby Chez » Thu May 19, 2011 9:56 pm

Akira
Baccanno!
Kara no Kyoukai
Lupin III
Metropolis
Mobile Suit Gundam
Tekkon Kinkreet
Welcome to the NHK
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Just some basics. Mostly good classics with a few new ones for difference.
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Re: MUST-SEE ANIMES

Postby Monitor Zombie » Thu May 19, 2011 11:12 pm

Tokyo Babylon
X (TV not movie)
Saiyuki, Saiyuki: Reload, Saiyuki: Gunlock etc.
Vision of Escaflowne
Yu Yu Hakusho
Gundam Wing
Hellsing
Outlaw Star
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