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Just Anime » I'm new to anime and im looking for something specific!

Elfen Lied- give it a chance.  Though it's only noteworthy quality through the first half is the violence, the character relationships and tension really take off in the second half.  I loved the second half of the anime, unfortunately, 13 episodes is just not enough.  Regardless, you should give the rest a shot.
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Post by N7_Normandy (36 posts) See mini bio Level 9

Just Anime » Recommendations: Specific Requirements

Thanks.
 
I was wondering about the series Chobits-does it seem like something that would cater to my tastes.
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Just Anime » Recommendations: Specific Requirements

@Adanadhel said:
" Hmmm, I couldn't quite get a grasp of what exactly you're looking for, so I'll focus on the dramatic feeling point. 
As far as drama goes, Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien, ef - tale of melodies and its sequel ef - a tale of memories (actually, the sequel is so much better than the prequel, but it's advisable to watch melodies before memories to better understanding) are amazing romantic dramas. Much more than Clannad, Kanon and other animes from this genre IMO. 
Another amazing drama is Basilisk (which I reviewed here: http://www.animevice.com/basilisk/11-5319/user-reviews/?review_id=764 ) You might also enjoy Ergo Proxy. ;D "
thanks for the recommendations. 
Post by N7_Normandy (36 posts) See mini bio Level 9

Just Anime » Recommendations: Specific Requirements

I was thinking about buying the Read or Die box set that came out today but $160 seems a bit steep.
 
Some good recommendations.  I'll definitely check those out.
 
Looking for more recommendations
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Just Anime » Recommendations: Specific Requirements

   In particular, I like my anime to have a dramatic feel to it.  I don't mind ocassional moments of levity or comedy unless they make it harder for you to take the anime seriously.  For example, I enjoyed the more serious moments of Love Hina, but all the antics and ludicrous situations made it really difficult to respect the series as a whole.  I'm looking for anime with a more gripping and emotional feel to it. 
 
   Let me also note that character development is paramount.
 
 
Titles I've loved:
Clannad
Koi Kaze
Fullmetal Alchemist
Bleach
Kaze no Stigma 
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Speed Grapher
 
Titles I've not enjoyed
Fruits Basket
Witchblade 
 
Others I've Seen
Love Hina
Samurai 7
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Off-Topic » Anime A to Z Game


Kotomi Ichinose
Kotomi Ichinose
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Just Anime » Anime you couldn't keep watching/walked away from

@n7_normandy said:
" What are those anime that you simply couldn't bear to continue watching?   Furthermore, how soon after watching that anime did you stop?  Fruit Basket-Got through one episode, and couldn't take anymore.(Comedy is not my thing) Ouran High School Host Club-got through about 10 minutes and turned it off(Once again, comedy is not my thing) Queen's Blade-Got through 4 episodes, but couldn't continue.  The voice acting was horrific, the characters shallow, the fights subpar, and had way too much pointless fan service(I don't mind fan service, as long as it's not completely meaningless).   Desert Punk-I stopped after about 3 episodes.  It had some decent action, but the sophomoric, irreverent humor was just deplorable(once again, humor is not my thing) "
I recently revisited Fruits Basket and was able to get through it.  I was rolling my eyes about 90% of the time, but I finished it.  @PenguinDust said:
" I tend to watch a whole series at once so there aren't too many I haven't pushed through to the end.  Like the OT, I haven't been able to get through Queen's Blade, and I am a shameless proponent to gratuitous fan service and nudity.  I've tried 2 or 3 times already, but I lose interest about 4 episodes into it.  I think it's because the characters themselves are so boring.  Other similar shows like Ladies vs Butlers, Seikirei, and Motto To Love Ru (if you seen it recently, you know it's 100% an ecchi show now) have characters and relationships that hold my attention and get me to care about them as shallow and stereotypical as they are.  Sure, the titles are one step from hentai, but they tell a story and create enjoyable personalties over the course of their series which I find entertaining.  Queen's Blade fell flat on that venture.  I'll probably try to get through it again someday, but not in the immediate future. 
 
The other one is my go-to answer; Girls Bravo.  I just despise the main protagonist so much I have a hard time watching the show. There are a plethora of similar characters in harem anime, but this one guy embodies every spineless trait in one visage.   I dislike some of the others, but this one I irritates me so much that I can't finish the show.  Again, I'll probably suck it up one day and force myself to see it all, but that will be after QB, so you see how likely that is to occur.  "
I tried going through Queen's blade twice, but I simply couldn't bring myself to venture all the way through.  Let me say that although I don't necessarily watch anime for fanservice, I certainly don't mind its presence as long as it's accompanied by the other elements that make up a strong anime.  That said, Queen's blade is just abysmal.  The characters are so flat that it's impossible to muster up even the slightest tinge of any emotion(save possibly contempt) for them.      
Post by N7_Normandy (36 posts) See mini bio Level 9

Just Anime » What are some good anime shows?

The original FMA is great; I have not watched Brotherhood yet since I'm reading through the Manga first.  

 Others:
Claymore 
Clannad 
Samurai 7 
Speed Grapher 
Kaze no Stigma
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Off-Topic » What's Going Through you Mind Right Now?

The holidays give me a headache...
Post by N7_Normandy (36 posts) See mini bio Level 9

Off-Topic » Comics vs Manga

both are great, but I often feel like the storytelling in most American comics leaves a lot to be desired.
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Just Anime » Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood on Adult Swim resumes

I'll be buying the blu ray when it's released on the 28th so not a big deal for me
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Quests » problem...

@Conuiron said:
" Well I need a hint....just a small one, don't tell me outright just...gimme a hint because I'm all outta ideas. "
a show about family
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Just Anime » Anime you couldn't keep watching/walked away from

@kashif1: I've yet to see it; is being annoyed by one character really grounds for you to abandon a show?
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Just Manga » Saving Space By Going Digital

@Kelleth said:
" Well i for one never want to go digital, i just love paper to much ^^ "
this
Post by N7_Normandy (36 posts) See mini bio Level 9

Just Anime » Favorite Dub?

Clannad and FMA both  have amazing dubs
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Off-Topic » What's Going Through you Mind Right Now?

Studying for finals is overrated
Post by N7_Normandy (36 posts) See mini bio Level 9

Just Anime » What's Basilisk like?

@willyvereb: I'm sold as well; it's available on netflix instant que, so I'll watch it sometime this week
Post by N7_Normandy (36 posts) See mini bio Level 9

Off-Topic » What's Going Through you Mind Right Now?

I need sleep, but must stave of my exhaustion so I can do work
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