My first Anime was Dragon Ball...
Now and Then, Here and There
That is a great anime, underrated in my opinion
one of my favorites
@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
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:)
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)
Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Bros)
Great Teacher Onizuka
There's HUNDREDS more good ones out there, but those are just a few great ones.
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!
I usually get my ideas on what anime I watch by AMVs, Here something you might enjoy:
5 Centimeter per Second
Barefoot Gen 1 & 2 (very graphic)
Beserker Golden ark Movie Trilogy (R+)
Castle in the Sky
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
My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Yamadas
Nausica Valley of the Wind
Piano of the Forest
Secret World of Arriety
Tales of EarthSeas
The Garden of Words
The Girl who lept through Time
The place of our Promise Days
The Wind Rising
Trigun Badland Rumble (need to watch trigun first)
Voice of a Distance Star
Whisper of the Heart,
Dragon Ball Z
Familiar of Zero
Fate Stay Night
Sword Art Online
Tiger And Bunny
Chi Sweet home
Kimba the White Lion
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
Ghost in the Shell: Stand alone Complex
Kino no Tabi
Lupin the 3rd
Ouran High School Host club
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Samurai Deep Kyo
Serial Experiments Lain
Vampire Hunter D
Vampire Princess Miyu
Baka To Test
Hayate combat butler
Kore wa zombie Desu ka (is this a Zombie?) + kore wa zombie desu ka of the DEAD (Is this a zombie? OF THE DEAD)
BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad
Clannad & Clannad After story
Kids on the Slope
Kimi no Todoke
RomeoXJuliet (Really good Dub)
Attack on titans
Monster ( look at me look at me the monster inside of me gotten this big, Munch munch Crunch crunch, gobble gobble GULP)
Heaven's lost Property
Nerima Daikon Brothers (17+) (Btw its a musical anime)
Seikon no qwaser
Aquarion + Aquarion Evol
Code Geass: (Deathnote plot + Mini Gundam + roller blades)
Eruka 7 + Eruka 7 Ao
Guilty Crown: (code geass rip off)
Gun X Sword
Gundam (too many to list)
IS: Infinite Stratos
Tenga Toppa Gurren Lagann
Fist of the North Star
Jojo Bizzare Adventure
Darker than Black
Eden of the East
Ace of Diamonds
Big Wind up
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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.