new to anime...

Topic started by Jewel on Feb. 3, 2009. Last post by Iju 1 month ago.
Post by DBZ_universe (15,887 posts) See mini bio Level 17

My first Anime was Dragon Ball...

Post by zaldar (1,300 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@tacosRcool said:

Now and Then, Here and There

That is a great anime, underrated in my opinion

one of my favorites

Post by Drumchek (2 posts) See mini bio Level 5

It doesn't matter what anime you start whit ,what matters is that you like the anime.Here are some of my favorite anime

Bleach

Angel Beats

Death Note

....................hope you like it ^.^

Post by loptsson (3 posts) See mini bio Level 14

I would definitely say Evangelion it just totally sucks you in or Vampire Hunter D, I love the first movie myself.

Post by xcoser (6 posts) See mini bio Level 7

@Sigue: I'm a green hand in this field, but I do like anime and I also like anime cosplay, that's very interesting to meet the people who have common with. this post includes lots of suggestions for the beginners, just like me. XP

Cowboy Bebop and Smurai Champloo

Post by soil (7 posts) See mini bio Level 4

Is there any anime with better graphics than Death Note? I'm actually new to anime since I've seen less than 10 animes but Death Note had the best graph by far... it looked way better than Code Geass, Black Butler, Vampire Knight which ones were made years after Death Note... if anyone could recommend me something with DN-alike graph I would be very grateful (sry for possible language errors:)

Post by nelli1876 (5 posts) See mini bio Level 9

So, if I think start friends off to anime, I think Slice of life. If you want to "ease" them into the bizarre world, then first start off with the simple. There are some great slice of lifes out there, but I'll name a few:

Usagi Drop (Bunny Drop)

Genshiken

Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Bros)

Clannad

Great Teacher Onizuka

Horou Musuko

There's HUNDREDS more good ones out there, but those are just a few great ones.

Post by xBlazingStar94x (40 posts) See mini bio Level 11

The main series i started with was Death Note that has seemed to stick with me, i am a big fan and i know a lot of people seem to have that as their first anime :) But cowboy bebop is a good one to start with. I want to also watch Hellsing and i have heard that would be something good to start with :)
so i will just list some anime's i enjoy or think would be good for anyone who wants to start watching anime:

Death Note
Cowboy Bebop
Hellsing
vampire knight
akira
hell girl
sailor moon
pokemon
howls moving castle (was the first movie i watch and i kind of enjoyed it, personally)
Trinity Blood
Ghost in the shell

Post by SpectroRaphael (58 posts) See mini bio Level 8

This will depend on taste, but i can suggest those for the genres i personally like.

For comedy: Gintama definitely takes the cake.

For intelligent/technical anime: Ghost in The Shell.

For Mecha: I'd say Code Geass would b the best for intro (preferred dubbed too). Gurren Lagann is also great.

For great characters & atmosphere: Rurouni Kenshin & Full Metal Alchemist. Trigun & Cowboy Bebop are also great.

For a great combination of numerous genres: One Piece takes the cake. The first Naruto series is also pretty good.

Other great series for those more accustomed to gore & adult language are Bleach, Baccano!, Black Lagoon, Attack on Titan, Hunter x Hunter.

Bleach, Fate/Zero, Darker than Black & Steins; Gate are also definite great ones!

Post by sparky3000 (5 posts) See mini bio Level 7

I usually get my ideas on what anime I watch by AMVs, Here something you might enjoy:

anime movies: (alot)

5 Centimeter per Second

Akira

Barefoot Gen 1 & 2 (very graphic)

Beserker Golden ark Movie Trilogy (R+)

Castle in the Sky

Cat Returns

Children Who chase lost voice

From Upon the Poppy Hill

Grave of the Fireflies

Hotarubi no Mori e

Jungle Emperor Leo

Kiki's Deliver Service

Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro

Metropolis

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Yamadas

Nausica Valley of the Wind

Nerawareta Gakuen

Paprika

Piano of the Forest

Pom Poko

Ponyo

Porco Rosso

Princess Monoke

Secret World of Arriety

Spirited Away

Summer Wars

Tales of EarthSeas

The Garden of Words

The Girl who lept through Time

The place of our Promise Days

The Wind Rising

Tokyo Godfather

Trigun Badland Rumble (need to watch trigun first)

Voice of a Distance Star

Whisper of the Heart,

Wolf Children

Animes

Action/Adventure:

Bleach

Blue Exorcist

Btooom!

DragonBall

Dragon Ball Z

Fairy Tail

Familiar of Zero

Fate Stay Night

Hitman Reborn

Jormungand

Log Horizon

Magi

Naruto

One Piece

Soul Eater

Sword Art Online

Tiger And Bunny

Animals/Furies

Chi Sweet home

Kimba the White Lion

PolarBear Cafe

Poyopoyo

Unico

Classics:

Air

Big 0

Cowboy Bebop

D.Gray-man

Deathnote

DNAngel

Envagalion

FLCL

Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

Fruit Basket

Ghost in the Shell: Stand alone Complex

Inital D

Jin-Roh

Kanon

Kino no Tabi

Lupin the 3rd

Ouran High School Host club

Revolutionary Girl Utena

Rurouni Kenshin

Sailor Moon

Samurai Champloo

Samurai Deep Kyo

Samurai X

Serial Experiments Lain

Trigun

Vampire Hunter D

Vampire Princess Miyu

Wolf's Rain

Comedy:

Baka To Test

Beelzebub

Binbogami-ga!

Blood Lad

Gintama

Hayate combat butler

Hetalia

Kore wa zombie Desu ka (is this a Zombie?) + kore wa zombie desu ka of the DEAD (Is this a zombie? OF THE DEAD)

Sket Dance

Squid Girl

Waganari (Working!!)

Drama/Romance

Angel Beats

Bakemontori

Bakuman

BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad

Clannad & Clannad After story

Durarara!!

Hyouka

K-on!

Kids on the Slope

Kimi no Todoke

Little Busters

Mayo-Chiki

RomeoXJuliet (Really good Dub)

Usagi Drop

Horror/Thriller

Another

Attack on titans

Baccano

Deathnote

Future Diaries

Hellgirl

Hellsing

Hellsing Ultimate

Monster ( look at me look at me the monster inside of me gotten this big, Munch munch Crunch crunch, gobble gobble GULP)

Ecchi

Heaven's lost Property

Nerima Daikon Brothers (17+) (Btw its a musical anime)

Seikon no qwaser

Mecha:

Aquarion + Aquarion Evol

Code Geass: (Deathnote plot + Mini Gundam + roller blades)

Eruka 7 + Eruka 7 Ao

Fullmetal Panic

Guilty Crown: (code geass rip off)

Gun X Sword

Gundam (too many to list)

IS: Infinite Stratos

Macross Series

Tenga Toppa Gurren Lagann

Star Driver

Old School:

Astro Boy

Black Jack

Gigantor!

Fist of the North Star

Jojo Bizzare Adventure

Princess knight

Sci-Fi:

Accel World

Darker than Black

Eden of the East

Gungrave

No 6

Project K

Psycho-pass

Stein; Gate

Sports:

Ace of Diamonds

Big Wind up

Eyeshield 21

Free!

Kuroko's Basketball

WTH Did I just watch?! Anime

Animatrix

Genius party

Hare Guu

Nichirou

Welcome to NK

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Post by TypH (7 posts) See mini bio Level 7

@yorro said:

Best Mecha:(Robots)
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (1st and 2nd Seasons) - Great action, military theme.
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Epic Everyting. Robots that breaks all laws of science and logic.
Eureka Seven - More concentrated in drama rather than mech fighting, but the Anime revolves around Mechs.
Code Geass(1st and 2nd Seasons) - Mech action with battle of wits at it's finest, anti-hero as main character.

Mobile Suit and Eureka are really good. From what I have watched so far still fairly new to anime but I am going to check out the other two you named.

Post by Bloodysirens (1 posts) See mini bio Level 6

A good one to start with would be Fairy Tail I guess. (Subbed) Its popular, likeable, and has a bit of everything mixed into it.

Post by HardcoreAnimeGuy (2 posts) See mini bio Level 7

If you are looking into starting into darker anime a good place to start would be Mirai nikki

Post by Iju (147 posts) See mini bio Level 10

^ and kuroshitsuji. many people have that show as their favorite "dark" show, also. and, of course, death note.

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for beginners in general i suggest DBZ (DB isn't really all that....its just meh for me) and SAO as some grounds for some action anime. anyone who has looked at those can suggest more like those to you and you can take off from there.

for school anime....its kinda hard to find non-generic ones, but i would suggest clannad (part 1 at least, that was good) and tonari no kaibutsu kun (my little monster). it has a romance in it and if you hate romance DON'T WORRY. i hate romance but this is tastefully done.

STAY AWAY FROM SNK AOT (shingeki no kyojin, attack on titan). that barely has any plot at all.

if you want mainstream, look at one piece definitely. but that has episodes in the 600s so you have been warned. i don't look at mainstream since they tend to fall away quickly on their rise of fame.

i hope you all don't take that assumption that i am some year-long anime watcher. wished i was though. but nope, technically i have been looking at anime since i was around 12yrs old (17 now) but never really got into it. one year i was on a huge DBZ kick but then i dropped off of it for a reason i'm not sure of. then a year or two went by and i was bored to tears of looking at my dried up DVDs over and over (i dont have TV stations). so i got back into anime around the beginning of this year.

so why does my list look like this?

noragami

uta no prince sama

clannad

kuroshitsuji

summer wars

from up on poppy hill

spirited away

DBZ

world of arietty

FMA (and movies)

tonari no kaibutsu kun

kamisama kiss

nobunaga the fool

my neighbor totoro

HACK qauntum

Diobolik Lovers

Sword Art Online

Last Exile

Code Breaker

psycho pass

kiki's delivery service

(and those are just the ones i remember watching. my brother assures me i have watched more.)

well, its as i said; i'm not a big mainstream fan, and i wanted to look at as much anime as i could, but i didn't want to be strung up on hundred-episode animes because

1 after you finally finish the long anime, you feel as if you watched a ton of anime, when you actually watched one (and that's not very otaku!)

2. although you plan to look at other shorter anime, but look at the long anime at the same time, what do you do? you end

up watching the long anime the most, and barely any others.

so how will this work?

i watch anime as little as 3 episodes long up to 24-30 episodes. unless it is really good, i look at 50+, but not over 60. besides naruto part 1 (i skipped the filler episodes, which is 129 episodes out of 220, and according to the naruto filler list that is 59% of the show, if my math isn't off.) and DBZ, i haven't looked at another hundred-episode anime since. FMA1 is the only one i have watched that has 50+ sometime recently.

you don't have to check out all these anime, of course, but i assure you, most (like, a LOT) of this list is around 3 - 24 (maybe 26) episodes long. some of them are movies (the ones in bold), which are even shorter.

so that's how i get so much anime to fit into my list. to prove i am not lying, i am in the middle of watching little busters, which is not more than 28 episodes long.

before my farewell, i have one anime suggestion. this anime isn't well known but please, please look at the anime last exile part 1.

it was one of my first animes,and i really know most of you out there will enjoy it. its such a delight, only 26 episodes. my only complaint is that they didn't exactly flesh it out some more, but this anime's art and story is spectacular. please watch!

Post by Kobra678 (3,553 posts) See mini bio Level 15
XD honestly, Attack on Titan would be a great start for someone who isn't really into anime. One piece would be a big no-no for a beginner.
Post by Iju (147 posts) See mini bio Level 10

@Kobra678: meh, if they see the next-to-meaningless intensity, they may back off. at least one piece makes some sense.

i wouldn't suggest one piece, but if they would insist on mainstream, i'd go there.

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