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  1. Akros
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    NGNL : got bored halfway and dropped the series
    Kaminomi: DO NOT WATCH THE ANIME! NEVER! EVER! The third season is total crap for various reasons such as story changes or skipping about 70 manga chapters. Besides, there's no fourth season explaining the real end so read the manga instead, it's way way WAY better.
    Steins;Gate : it adapts one route from the game as far as I know, the true ending one.

    As for myself... I watched recently Re:Zero and really enjoyed it (Rem is awesome waifu material) and started with Tekketsu no Orphans S2 which makes sundays my most awaited day of the week. I'm also up to date with Kamen Rider Ex-Aid but that's no anime xP
     
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    Ah, that's a bummer, I really liked the first two seasons of The World God Only Knows. Maybe I'll come back to it some time after getting through those first two seasons.

    As for No Game No Life, I might still give it a whirl. In nostalgic news, though, I got the Serial Experiments Lain Blu-ray over the weekend, I haven't watched that since it first hit the West, so I'm really excited to watch that again after all these years.
     
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    Have just started watching Psycho Pass as looking to purchase the game soon. Recently finished Sword Art online and Attack On Titan which was awesome.

    Also has anyone watched the One Piece stuff? Is it a definite if you want to play the games?

    Sent from my D5803 using Tapatalk
     
  4. TriOpticon
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    Looking for suggestions for anime and/or manga.

    I grew up on Starblazers, Macross, Slayers, Project A-Ko, Bubblegum Crash/Crisis, etc. I have more recently watched and liked Psycho-Pass, .hack, Sword Art Online and Ergo Proxy.
    I prefer science fiction. I do not mind Gundam but there seems to be so many series I have no idea where to start but I would prefer something recent so it is easy to get ahold of.

    I think I have seen everything on Netflix by now, also as it seems like their anime listings have decreased unfortunately.

    Thanks.
     
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    Occultic;Nine and Steins;Gate are something like what you're looking for, I'd imagine.
     
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    Looks like Occultic;Nine is very new so I will start with Steins;Gate.

    Thanks, Kyle!
     
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    Is Planetes available anywhere? I'd have suggested that.
     
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    Fwiw, I quite liked NGNL. To be fair, this was pretty much entirely due to its pseudo-intellectual talk when the actual games are involved. Its nothing mind-blowing, but I enjoy seeing how someone attacks a situation logically. Also, some very pretty color palettes.

    Lain is probably my favorite anime series ever. Watch it about once a year. Good purchase! :)

    I'm always pretty late to the party when it comes to anime. Finally getting around to Deathnote. About 10 episodes in so far, and finding it pretty enjoyable. (Funny enough, for similar reasons that I liked NGNL).
     
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    Looks like the manga is fairly inexpensive. Thanks!
     
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    Does anyone have any recommendations for really dark/psychological anime? I have seen alot but think of something along the lines of:

    Death Parade
    Kara no Kyoukai
    Kyougoku Natsuhiko: Kousetsu Hyaku Monogatari
    Pet shop of horrors
    Kokoushi enma

    To give you an idea of the style that i like.
     
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    Just finished watching Steins;Gate while sitting with my son in the hospital. A bit of a tear-jerker for me. Enjoyed it!
     
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    Amos67

    Try anything by Junji Ito.
     
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    Watching right now:
    - Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans S2
    - Akiba's Trip the Animation
    - Kobayashi-san chi no Maid Dragon
    - Konosuba 2
    - Gabriel Drop-out

    Also Tokkusatsu related:
    - Zyuden Sentai Kyouryuger
    - Kamen Rider Ex-Aid
    - Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger.
     
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    Watching presently Divergence Eve: (Season 2) Misaki Chronicles. Originally watched Season 1 ten plus years ago and then sold it. Recently re-purchased the collected edition during a Sentai Filmworks DVD purge sale and am re-working my way through the series from the beginning.
     
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    Not sure which of the .hack's you've watched. My, non-Gundam, recommendations.:
    .hack//SIGN
    .hack//ROOTS
    Agent Aika
    Agent Aika R16
    (prequel to the above title)
    Angelic Layer
    Aura Battler Dunbine
    Battle Athletes
    (dark remake series of the next title series)
    Battle Athletes Victory
    Birth
    Blue Sub No. 6
    Burst Angel
    Cowboy Bebop
    Crest of the Stars/Banner of the Stars/Banner of the Stars 2
    Darkside Blues
    Dominion Tank Police
    Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure
    Elfen Lied: Diclonius Report
    Gad Guard
    Gall Force
    (movie franchise)
    Ghost in the Shell & Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (movies, stand alone from the equally awesome series)
    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
    Gravion
    Gunbuster
    Harlock Saga
    Heat Guy J
    Ice
    Iria: Zeiram the Animation
    Last Exile
    Lost Universe
    Madox-01: Metal Skin Panic
    Martian Successor Nadesico
    Maze (
    TV series + OVA, OVA is a sort of conclusion to the series)
    Mega Zone 23
    Moldiver
    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
    Neo Ranga
    Neon Genesis Evangelion
    New Dominion Tank Police
    Outlaw Star
    Patlabor: The Mobile Police
    Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise
    Saber Marionette J
    Samurai 7
    Shangri-La
    Silent Mobius
    Tenchi Muyo!
    The Big O
    The Irresponsible Captain Tylor
    The Venus Wars
    Vandread
    Yukikaze


    As for Mobile Suit Gundam recommendations. Important to not going in that there are canon main-original-story-line universe titles, which belong to the "U.C." (Universal Century) universe, and then there are alternate universe franchise series and titles as well. For anything U.C. it is strongly recommended to attempt watching them in chronological order, which could be a daunting (not to mention expensive) task to pull off. There are a couple of the Universal Century series which are so well written though that they are able to be viewed just by themselves and still be appreciated as well written mecha sci-fi, so those are the U.C. franchise title I will be recommending to you.:
    Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (alternate universe)
    Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket (U.C.)
    Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (U.C.)
    Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team: Miller's Report (U.C., conclusion movie of the 08th MS Team series)
    Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (alternate universe)


    Most anything by the late great Sotoshi Kon, especially.:
    Perfect Blue
    Millennium Actress
    Paranoia Agent
    Paprika


    And also these titles as well.:
    Another
    Boogiepop Phantom
    Darkside Blues
    Death Note
    Ergo Proxy
    Grave of the Fireflies
    Ice
    (The psychological aspect isn't obvious until later in.)
    Kino's Journey
    Le Portrait de Petite Cossette
    (Yes, this is the English release title)
    Neon Genesis Evangelion (Trust me it gets dark, very dark, a bit over halfway through right to the end).
    Reign the Conqueror
    Samurai Horror Tales
    School Days
    (Actually no, don't watch this.)
    Serial Experiments Lain
    The Sky Crawlers
     
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    Watching:

    Z Gundam
    Ranma 1/2
    Back Street Idols/Gokudolls
    Rurounin Kenshin
     
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    Tweeg thanks for the suggestions. I think I have seen most of those but will double check. I've been keeping track of what I watch(ed) recently on MyAnimeList (username is tr10pt1c0n if anyone wants to friend me on there). I've enjoyed these, some more than others, and they are listed in alphabetical order:
    Blame! Movie
    Boku no Hero Academia
    Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism
    Claymore
    Cyborg 009 VS Devilman
    Durarara!!
    Ergo Proxy
    Frame Arms Girl
    Gokukoku no Brynhildr
    Houseki no Kuni (TV)
    Inuyashiki
    Kakegurui
    Magi: Sinbad no Bouken (TV)
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    One Punch Man
    Prison School
    Psycho-Pass
    Steins;Gate
    Sword Art Online
    Sword Art Online II
    Sword Art Online II: Debriefing
    Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike
    Tiger & Bunny
    UQ Holder!: Mahou Sensei Negima! 2
    Witch Hunter Robin
    Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

    And this is what I am currently watching or have in the queue to watch:
    Beatless
    Boku no Kanojo ga Majimesugiru Sho-bitch na Ken
    Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
    Gundam Build Fighters
    Hikaru no Go
    Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
    Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team
    Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
    Psycho-Pass 2
    Tokyo Ghoul
    Violet Evergarden
    ViVid Strike!
    Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru
     
  18. Tweeg
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    Finished watching Divergence Eve: (Season 2) Misaki Chronicles last week. Season 1 was, in my opinion, much better than Season 2, but season 2 does actually conclude the series. Even if not a great series it did at least pull off what seeming few anime series tend to do, end. Oh frankly (in my opinion) it was terrible, felt like a chose to force myself to watch season 2.

    Just finished marathoning a few minutes ago Punch Line. And if that sounds familiar, and it should, it's because the VN of the same title and inspiration for this anime is a upcoming Vita title from PQube. I will not provide any spoilers for the series and/or game. What I will say is that I have watched several anime series based on VNs and the anime series always deviates from the source game either having a unique ending or a ending similar to the generic "good" end of the source game. So that said I am rather optimistic that there will be a better ending in the game than the one I just witnessed. Pigeon Mask for giggles.:

    [​IMG]

    Not yet decided which anime title to begin watching next.
     
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    Looking forward to Dragon Ball Super Broly!
     
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    Dear fellow anime collector's,

    Have you ever felt the slightest bit envious of PS Vita, Sega Dreamcast, and other system video game collectors because they have release checklists to agonize over? Well envy no more!

    Introducing that which you never knew you even knew you needed! Central Park Media DVD Anime Checklists!

    Oh yes friends, you read that right;


    ANIME

    DVD

    CHECKLISTS!


    Yes, that's right! Now you too can catalog your collection of animu and stress out about those releases you didn't even realize existed and question how your life will ever possibly be complete without them, just like your fellow video game collectors do! And all for the amazing price of FREE!

    Download and print out your very own CPM and NISA PDF anime checklists from PSO Archive today!
    http://www.tweeg.psoarchive.com/collect/



     
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    Oh, a little correction, Tweeg , the anime was the inspiration for the VN in the case of Punchline, not the other way around. The anime was pretty good, I must say.

    My wife and I recently watched 5cm Per Second and it was gooooood. I love the subtle sadness
     
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    Interesting TheAtom , wasn't aware of that.
     
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    Just finished watching Outbreak Company yesterday. Fun series about a Otaku who becomes Japan's ambassador to a kindgom far far away, has a lot of hilarious moments. One of those rather short dozen episode series that leaves you wishing it was longer.

    Also started in on The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, which is a much meatier double-dozen, aka twenty-four, episode series. Not quite half-way into it yet. Basically the MC is a 2nd year high school student with some underlying mental hang-ups that are pretty obvious to everyone but himself and he's made aware of his faults through a classmate who lives in the same dorm/boarding house who has bigger social issues than he does. So it's a rom-com-drama with harem-esque elements. And I say that latter "harem-esque" part as even at just ten episodes in the actual girl of romantic interest seems rather obvious, but I've got fourteen more episodes to go so that could still change as there is the girl he likes versus the girl who likes him. And if Japanese anime has taught us anything about their society, it is that sometimes that the people who make the anime will wind up putting together the lesser likely couple-pairing just to mess with the audience. :confused:
     
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    The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is pretty fun. Lighthearted rom-com that stands out (even if just a little) from the crowd :D

    My wife and I are now watching My Love Story (Ore Monogatari in Romaji), and it's one of the sweetest, most heartwarming rom-coms we've seen in a while. I got a huuuuuge crush on Takeo, our protagonist.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Kinda of on topic. If your into Region 1 anime releases, my Bandai Entertainment DVD and Blu-Ray checklists went online this past Friday. Those were a nearly five month project to put together due to rather poor archive resources available to extract release information from. http://www.tweeg.psoarchive.com/collect/

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