Gaijin here looking for suggestions (please be nice).
Being as ignorant as I am I thought I would come to the source of all knowledge on the internet.
I know it is shameful but my only (not even legit) experience with anime is Fullmetal Alchemist (which I absolutely loved, more gore the better) and I think I'd be most comfortable with this kind of style, maybe with more artistic elements.
I am looking for action, preferably realistic, some deep drama and a solid story. Would rather it have more samurai, less high-school cliche. I have been suggested to watch soul eater or bleach but I'm a bit hesitant as I'm such a noob who is very particular. Would prefer less magic and more mecha but not mechas.
Also is Planetes any good? Hopefully it's not too westernized.
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