Help me find a title...

Discussion in 'General Anime' started by luxemonster, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. luxemonster

    luxemonster Member

    Jan 6, 2017
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    SO being super new to this forum (this account is 10 minutes old) this might be in the wrong spot/might be a dupe so if it is let me know and I'll fix it. Also English isn't my first language so it might be a wild ride.

    Anyway, I haven't watched much anime since I was in 8th grade or so, even though I grew up watching 90's era stuff and falling in love.

    You guys know waaaay more titles than I could imagine so I'd love any recommendations you have!
    My four favorites ever are Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Bebop, Howl's Moving Castle (movie i know shh) and Spirited Away (shh). Please excuse my extremely mainstream taste.

    I especially love 90's era animation style, (some) sci-fi, cyberpunk themes, fairytale stories and fantasy.
    Something I can "escape" to is really nice, and why I started watching in the first place. Spirited Away did wonders for this.
    I have never cared much for action or mech anime. I thought I would really like SAO, and turned out not very into it.

    Sorry I'm busting in here like give me recs gdi but I'm in an anime-watching-mood and want to start something before that mood goes away.

    Alright, thank you all.
  2. flambo

    flambo 읽기는 최고

    Jun 21, 2016
    college student?
    +102 / 3
    well if u want something like spirited away or howls moving castle, the guy who made them Hayao Miyasakis movies would be the place to start.

    Since u liked cowboy bebop I am also inclined to suggest baccano since Its also around the same style but is about mafias who gain immortality with a really good plot.

    If u do plan to go for something a long spirited away or howls moving castle route I would suggest Princess mononoke since its one of my personal favourites from their creator and I think you might enjoy it.

    I don't really have anything old in terms of something similar to Ghost in the shell, but Psycho pass comes close with it also being a futuristic police show bare in mind it would have CGI animation and not old hand drawn or traditional methods still worth a watch.

    Other things to check out on a whim are Mikoto shinkai films such as 5 Centimetres per second. These films are strictly about human interactions and are usually romance based but take a reality check to the face and punch u hard in the feels while keeping a traditional animation style while implementing some 3D animation that blends well to add some real nice depth. You may like it you never know.
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  3. Wodahs

    Wodahs Member

    Nov 18, 2016
    +609 / 2
    I tend to agree with flambo and Studio Ghibli dis/do some great stuff I two enjoyed them and all others that ive watched of theirs , more of their anime that you may like that ive seen are
    Castle in the Sky
    My Neighbor Totoro
    Kiki's Delivery Service
    Porco Rosso
    Princess Mononoke
    but I haven't seen all Studio Ghibli's stuff

    and I also liked Psycho pass and to throw some out there maybe ergo proxy and the fate/stay nite series
    dote some others that are on the tip of my tongue but forgot them as typing so as/if I think of others ill add them
    let us know how you go or if you want to try in to other areas
  4. ciyo-chan

    ciyo-chan Member

    Jan 6, 2017
    +0 / 0
    I'm also new here. Sorry for my awful english.

    If youu like 90's era animation style, you can try
    Ushio to Tora (2015 edition). It's new but has 90's style.
    You also can try Denpa Kyoushi. It also has 90's style. the genre is school, though.

    if you like sci-fi or fantasy genre tou can try :
    Karigurashi no Arrietty (The Secret World of Arrietty) = 'bout super mini creature live together with human
    .hack//Legend of the Twilight = 'bout Online game, like SAO
    Onegai Teacher = 'bout Alien woman fall in love with a boy
    Card Captor Sakura = similar with sailor moon

    Ah My Goddess = 'bout university student live together with a beautiful goddess.
    Flying Witch = 'bout a witch live together with human. The genre is not action but slice of life.

  5. ciyo-chan

    ciyo-chan Member

    Jan 6, 2017
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  6. ssjup81

    ssjup81 Official Link Fanglomper

    Dec 19, 2014
    English Teacher
    Central VA (Currently in Tokyo, Japan)
    +171 / 1
    Hey there. Here are a few suggestions, most have a fantasy aspect...

    Record of Lodoss War: This is an OAV series.

    Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight (This is the follow up to the OAV, and has one of the most beautiful intro themes ever, imo.)

    Utawarerumono (just found out that this got another series...I've only seen the original)

    The Slayers and its sequels (Slayers Next, Slayers Try, Slayers Gorgeous, etc.)

    Tales of Symphonia the Animation (this is an OAV series based on the game and is followed up by Tales of Symphonia Tethealla and Tales of Symphonia the United World)

    I guess any of the .hack series. The first one, though, is .hack//SIGN

    Ragnarok the Animation (Also based on a game, a fantasy-based MMORPG game)

    Fushigi Yuugi (if you like stories where main characters are trapped in another world)

    Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki: This is the OAV series, and it still have releases. It's a separate continuity from the other Tenchi series. This is the first one.

    Tenchi Muyo! TV, aka Tenchi Universe outside of Japan: This is the TV series, which has a different storyline and continuity from the OAV.

    Hope some of these titles will appeal to you.
  7. Metro

    Metro The Old Timer

    Dec 27, 2015
    Student/ Junior Photographer
    +364 / 3
    I would just say going by the fact you like 2 Studio Ghibli movies that you would more then likely like the majority of them cause they are all amazing!
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  8. User 1510

    User 1510 Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    +65 / 1
    I would love to recommend Fullmetal Alchemist as it is one of the greatest ever.
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