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Hi All, I have been looking for something new or specifically not new  to watch Something similar to .Hack/Earth girl Arjuna/Juuni Kokuki/Solty Rei/Nana/Kimi ni Todoke/xxxHolic/Mushishi/Samurai 7.

Something with that sort of animation/type of pacing and old(er) school feel

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Similar to .Hack: Log Horizon, Grimgar of Ash & Fantasy

Similar to Xxxholic: Morose Monokean, Midnight Occult Civil Servants, InSpectre

Similar to Samurai 7: Dororo, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

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16 hours ago, Yuuki_Radosian said:

Hi All, I have been looking for something new or specifically not new  to watch Something similar to .Hack/Earth girl Arjuna/Juuni Kokuki/Solty Rei/Nana/Kimi ni Todoke/xxxHolic/Mushishi/Samurai 7.

Something with that sort of animation/type of pacing and old(er) school feel

That's kind of a spread-out selection there.  Not sure exactly what you're after but that said I recommend you should try Trigun for starters.  Maybe The Third: Girl with the Blue Eye or  Aldnoah.Zero.  If you liked Mushi-shi you might be interested in the Natsume Yuujinchou series.  Sukitte ii na Yo or Lovely Complex or (maybe) Bokura ga Ita if you liked Kimi ni Todoke.  Chikyuu Shoujo Arjuna might mean you would find something like Shangri-La or Blue Gender interesting, or the more old-school Mononoke Hime or Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä.

Hope that helps!

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Speed Grapher is a good shout if you haven't seen it. Early 2000s and has that dark, gritty urban vibe too it. 

Also the premise is... um, yeah. 

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On 2/26/2020 at 8:34 PM, Illusion of Terra said:

Not sure it fits what you are looking for but maybe Shaman King or School Rumble?

You might also want to pick 5 of those and try @Ryan Dave Jimenez' automatic suggestion at https://animegauge.com/anime-suggestions/

Thank you for the shout out. 😄

But yes that is pretty varied. Some of those shows aren't on my website at all. 

But just to add to the above recommendations:

The Vision of Escaflowne

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Hitomi was just a normal high school girl, until she was taken by the mysterious Van Fanel and dropped into a world of romance, magic and giant sword-wielding armor suits! Now Van, pilot of the famed armor suit Escaflowne; and Hitomi, whose hobby of predicting the future just became a frightening reality, must work together and fight the advanced technology of Zaibach: a force who want to shape Gaea to their visions of "peace". Follow Hitomi in her struggles against both these forces who seek to conquer this world, and her own confused heart.


Golden Time

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Banri Tada is a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo. However, due to an accident, he lost all of his memories.  During his freshman orientation, he encounters another freshman from the same school, Mitsuo Yanagisawa, and they hit it off at once.  Without any memory of each other, their lives become more and more intertwined as if set by the hands of fate. But what is their fate, and will it lead to happiness or another memory to forget…


Honey and Clover

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Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly - towards their goals. Enter Hagu-chan, the childlike and beautiful prodigy whom everyone admires; and thus the love triangles begin. Together, the trio explore the pain of first love, the trials of romantic conflict, and our loyalty to those annoying people who happen to be our closest friends.

 

Touch

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Twins Kazuya and Tatsuya, and their neighbor Minami have played together since they were children and built an unbreakable bond. But with puberty, the twins realized something: Minami is a girl, and three is a crowd. As the trio tries to preserve their relationship, Kazuya's pledge to make Minami's dream come true by taking her to Koshien with his baseball pitching skills makes the slackerish Tatsuya wonder about himself, and his own goals. But Minami has another dream she wants fulfilled, and as the twins continue to push themselves, with Minami in the middle, a life-changing tragedy leads one twin down a path he once never would've considered...


Maison Ikkoku

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Yusaku Godai is a ronin – a person who failed his entrance exams. Though eager for a second chance to succeed, Yusaku’s attempts to study for future exams are constantly thwarted by his fellow residents at Maison Ikkoku, who insist on using his apartment for their debauchery and drinking games. Though tempted to call it quits at the house, things change when Maison Ikkoku’s beautiful new building manager, Kyoko, arrives. With plenty of competition from the sidelines and interference from his drunken and provocative neighbors, Yusaku must now focus his energy on winning the girl of his dreams, Kyoko!


Sword Art Online

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The year is 2022, and gamers have lined up on launch day for Sword Art Online, a hotly-anticipated MMORPG that lets players connect to an immersive virtual reality world with special helmets called Nerve Gear. Kirito is one such gamer who's eager to jump back into action, having spent a great deal of time as a beta tester, and quickly becomes friends with newbie warrior Klein. But soon, Sword Art Online's 10,000 players discover that not only are they unable to log out, the only way they can return to their physical bodies is by beating the 100-level tower's final boss - that is, if their HP doesn't drop to zero first, for death in the game means death in the real world. Now, with no one else to turn to, Kirito and the other participants must survive the game as best they can – some forming guilds, others ruthlessly leaving their peers behind, and many tragically falling by the wayside or to the merciless monsters populating the lands...


Kids on the Slope

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Lonely Kaoru Nishimi has lost count of how many times he has moved schools thanks to his father's naval career. Newly landed in Kyushu, he finds most of his classmates instantly antagonistic towards him and suspicious of his elite background. Only two other students seem not to mind who he is – the infamously abrasive Sentarou and the gentle Ritsuko. Unbeknownst to Kaoru they have a passion for jazz, and they're about to pull him out of his stiff, joyless world into theirs of loose, swinging self-expression. Through friendship and frustration, love and despair, Kaoru will learn that life has a wealth of experiences in store for him!

 

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Awesome suggestions from all, thank you for the help.

Sorry for the late reply have been busy as of late.

On 3/1/2020 at 5:12 AM, Ryan Dave Jimenez said:

Thank you for the shout out. 😄

But yes that is pretty varied. Some of those shows aren't on my website at all. 

But just to add to the above recommendations:

The Vision of Escaflowne


Golden Time


Honey and Clover

 

Touch


Maison Ikkoku


Sword Art Online


Kids on the Slope

 

checked out your site, its fantastic and I'll be sure to use it in the future.

 

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On 2/26/2020 at 5:39 AM, Yuuki_Radosian said:

Hi All, I have been looking for something new or specifically not new  to watch Something similar to .Hack/Earth girl Arjuna/Juuni Kokuki/Solty Rei/Nana/Kimi ni Todoke/xxxHolic/Mushishi/Samurai 7.

Something with that sort of animation/type of pacing and old(er) school feel

A little late but I have a few suggestions.

 

If looking for something similar to Arjuna, try Magic Knight Rayearth.  It has similar pacing, is a magical girl type, and similar art. Then if you like Rayearth, consider giving Ronin Warriors a try. It's art style is very close to Rayearth and although not a magical girl type, it is a true classic. 

 

For something like Solty Rei (I loved that anime!), try Outlaw Star for starters and possibly Galaxy Railways. You have a scifi/space opera component and older looking graphics.

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Films: Akira is a classic and Grave of the Fireflies. 

 

Old two part was also  Battle Angel

 

 

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