First of all I'm a total beginner in the world of anime. A week ago some guy told me that I know shit about entertainment if I don't watch anime. After letting those words sink in for a few days I decided to try it out. Of course I googled for some recommendations and what can I say? It was wonderful, I marathoned trough Mushishi, Death Note Wolf's Rain and the movies from the studio ghibli. I had almost no experience at that point with anime except for some cartoons I forgot the name of that I think were animes. Holy shit, Porco Rosso was great, seriously the best thing I watched in months. Mushishi was a great experience, I feel like I broadened my sight just by watching this single anime. I wish the concept of mushi would really exist to make all this wonders happen. Death Note was alright although I think the premise was the best thing about it. I feel like I watched a hundred movies like it, but don't misunderstand, I really liked it. Wolf's Rain and the ghibli movies made me realize that anime is something completly unique and it just wouldn't work as a movie. Now after lurking for a few days I realize that recommendation threads are not welcome here, but it urges me to get first hand information from experienced anime watchers. People that know so much more than I, people that have watched more than 100 animes. I really like to know more. I do nothing else but experience anime after work and I will continue to do so the next weeks.
Go watch Boku no Pico
Half the board makes this joke.
I myself used boku no pepper a few times on /ck/.
Well I'm going to be serious. 1% of the 4chan hardcore Otaku population would actually tell you some 'animes' That's not the plural but I suggest Haruhi Suzumiya then, it's kind of every single genre in 1 made from a studio in it's golden age.
Non Non Biyori
Astarotte No Omocha
Well, if you liked Mushishi and Porco Rosso more than Death Note your taste can't be that awful. However, rec threads are basically anathema here, so you really should have lurked more before barging in.
That said, learn the names of some directors and other staff members behind shows you liked and look into their other works. I'll toss out Aku no Hana since you liked Mushishi, and Kino's Journey is similar.
Now scram and come back later with a bit more experience.
Some times /a/ can be a little nice.
OP, we don't like recommendation threads for a reason but you seem like a nice guy so I'll bite, if just a little. It's hard to go wrong with basically any "top anime" list on a site like AniDB and MAL.
While there are definitely some fantastic titles missing from the top 100 or so and definitely some titles that shouldn't be anywhere close to the top 100 that are there despite that, this really is a good place to start nevertheless.
Once you've watched a few dozen series over the next few months start to lurk 3x3 threads until you can recognize all 9/9 of anime on the majority of 3x3s, and give those shows a try.
Anime is one of the easiest mediums to get into, so it's really not that hard to find stuff you may like. Just use the internet and lurk /a/. There's really no need to ask for recommendations when there's so much for you to watch sitting right there. The only people that actually need recommendations are those who have seen 500+ anime and are struggling to find good material since they've already watched most of it.
It helps that OP doesn't sound like a huge cunt.
Since you did do look for recommendations by yourself I will be nice and say this:
You should look at the 3x3 threads and get as much anime titles as possible there, since 3x3 threads is where people show their favorite anime.
If you liked Death Note you might like Future Diary (Mirai Nikki)
>he doesn't know those posts are subtly fucking with him
You fucking homo
Way to turn a moecore list into shitcore.
Boku no Pico?
How about let me tag along, "You fucking homo"
>I know recommendation threads aren't welcome, but why not post one anyway?
also, prepare to be disappointed if you think anime is going to live up to your expectations.
Tsuritama is pretty good.
Anime always come in seasons. Here you have the spring season chart for example, you can mark down what sounds interesting to you and download it from nyaa.eu
Here you go
Holy shit spring looks fucking brilliant. It could be a letdown, I guess, but as it is it's shaping up to be one of the best seasons of the decade.
You're more earnest than the usual highschoolers who make rec threads, so here's some stuff you might like:
Kino's Journey, Mononoke (not the Ghibli film), Natsume Youjinchou. The works of Satoshi Kon. Gankutsuou, Tatami Galaxy, Ryvius. Serial Experiments Lain, Haibane Renmei, Texhnolyze. Evangelion, Utena, Bebop, Champloo.
But like the others have said, it's really easy to find new anime and you'll probably find your favorite series just by stumbling around.
Keep in mind OP is new to anime, he probably won't want to watch subbed anime yet.
It sounds like you don't just want recommendations, what are you interested in finding out about?
OP doesn't come off as a complete faggot, I'll throw in a chart.
Watch Nichijou, even if you don't feel like getting into the whole highschool comedy, this will still entertain you a lot.
You have a point with that huge list.
Although I value personal recommendations more than anything and write down the stuff the nice people here are recommending, I'm lacking in experience.
It's not disappointing at all so far. Anime is really unique and I feel like it will hold up to my high expectations.
I don't feel like I'm prepared for new anime at this point. Are episodes coming every week with a huge gap between seasons like tv series?
You're right, I guess I just want to really talk about anime but I know I don't have enough experience to keep up with the board. At this point I wish I had friends with whom I could talk about an anime I just finished.
I really want to avoid comedy anime till I have more experience. I already feel like I missed out on tons of jokes in the anime I have already watched.
90% of the time a series will be broadcast weekly, occasionally with a short break of a few weeks for certain holidays or if say, a tsunami levels half the coastline.
You can find out a lot about anime shows simply by browsing the anime site bakabt. That's because they have a nice description plus sample images. Also available are user comments from those who have seen the anime. At times, the fansubbers even comment there.
They air Weekly
95% of Japanese comedy is either 1) Puns (that don't translate well at all) or 2) The old "Funny guy, straight man" routine.
Get the fuck out.
Just look at how much he wrote, if he does not leave soon he is bound to become a tripfag.
And we all know tripfags is the worst thing /a/ could get.
>I don't feel like I'm prepared for new anime at this point. Are episodes coming every week with a huge gap between seasons like tv series?
You might as well start watching seasonal series now. You don't have to watch many, but watch 2 or 3 that interest you. There's a different feeling when you have to wait a week for every new episode. It breaks things up between marathoning individual series.
Of what's currently airing, I would recommend Kill La Kill, Space Dandy, and Mikakunin (Engaged to the Unidentified) for someone relatively new like you. In the end you should pick what interests you though.
Series air weekly straight through until they end. Sometimes they get multiple seasons, but a lot of anime are just one set of 13-26 episodes. If you pick up something that's an adaptation of manga/novels/etc, expect the plot to go nowhere unless the source material is already complete. This goes for both new and old anime. There are plenty of anime out there that were incomplete adaptations and will never be finished. Get used to shit endings or no ending at all.
You should check out anime recommendations on other sites because /a/ these threads are generally frowned upon.
Since you're pretty seem cool, I recommend some of Miyazaki's other movies like Castle of Cagliostro. If you like Miyazaki another great anime film director would be Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Paprika, and Tokyo Godfathers)
If personal experience is what you want, the 3x3 threads are the way to go. There's on up right now, actually.
Shows come out with a new episode weekly, starting about every 13 weeks from the start of January. Sometimes the gaps are quite long. For instance, Mushishi is receiving a second season this April, after 8 years of hiatus. At other times, the gap is only another 13 week season, such as shows that air in the Spring and then Winter seasons. I think a good bet is shows from the Fall 2013 season, which you can find a list of easily with a minute of Google.
Start by looking for threads about shows you are familiar with. Popular or current shows tend to have them frequently, and you'll have more options as you go on. I'd usually avoid starting new threads when you finish a series, however.
You probably have a good idea regarding comedy anime. The medium tends to be focus inward, and the jokes often rely on reference points you may not possess yet. Your current picks seem like a good start.
Finally, here are some terms you may want to familiarize yourself with if you want to understand this board. Try searching them yourself and see if anything interesting comes up:
OP, ED. noitaminA. Shounen, shoujo, seinen. Iyashikei, slice of life, moe, romcom. Sub vs. Dub. Fansub vs. licensed sub. Really, if you see any unfamiliar phrase, Google it first before asking questions.
Good luck. You'll probably be fine.
You you wanna watch some giant robots beating the shit out of various things, go ask /m/, they're usually pretty open to recommendation threads
I'm already visiting 4chan for a few year and like to elaborate on the things I enjoy.
I never even once used a trip in my life, in fact I don't enjoy attention at all. 4chan is actually the only place I talk with people online, I don't even play online games.
Might as well try seasonal series out although the waiting for fresh episodes will kill me alive if I like what I see.
Very interesting, anime movies are a nice translation from my usual hobby watching movies.
Mushishi gets a second season? Holy shit, holy fucking shit. This is awesome.
I think I will visit /m/ after I watched at least two /m/ related anime.
If you do start watching /m/ stuff, I'd recommend The Big O and then basically anything else on this chart that's not a sequel to something.
Don't pay attention to the shitposters, that's like /a/ 101.
You seem like a cool guy and we will treat you well, you earned it.
What the fuck is with the first class spoonfeeding?
Explain yourself /a/.
God damn, I feel like I just discovered movies or books for the first time. All that stuff, all the things I have to watch. I will cherish this experience of opening a new world for the rest of my life.
ITT: How to make a rec thread and only have half of it be shitposting.
All it takes is for the OP to not be a faggot for once. It's rare, but it does happen from time to time.
The fact that OP already searched for recommendations beforehand certainly helped.
The only part OP would have missed out in this case would be to actually watch Boku no Pico before making a rec thread.
What would you do if I said that even something better existed called manga.
Why do people recommend Casshern Sins?
It was pretty awful.
Now get out there and get to work on that backlog
Because opinions. Personally, I thought it was pretty good.
I would force a vacation or quit my job. Seriously I enjoy myself way too much right now.
Go watch Eva.
Fuck yeah, Kon is probably my favorite directors. Reminds me, Paranoia Agent is gonna be ten years old this weekend. I would really recommend it, it was one of the first anime I ever watched.
Anime is weird. Accept that, and you'll be pretty much fine with everything. We can make recommendations but you'll soon find out that the anime community is divided on almost every show. Just dive head first into the cesspool that is anime and get a feeling for yourself what you like and don't like.
As far as a recommendation goes, many people would tell you that Neon Genesis Evangelion is the best anime ever, although some would tell you that it is dog shite. I still think the show is one of the greatest things to come out of the nineties, so check that shit out.
Bakemonogatari has some of the best dialogue in a series that I've seen, although the series is definitely weird, especially its sequel Nisemonogatari.
I'm currently watching a show called Monster, which is basically like if you turned Hanibal Lector into an anime character. It has one of the most well written villains in anime.
As for a personal recommendation, if you ever get into Manga, the best manga ever (IMO) is "Berserk" . Speaking of well written antagonists, this series is possibly my favorite piece of entertainment that I have ever experienced. If you don't read it then you are a bitch. So read it.
Like I said, try as wide a variety of shows as possible. You should be able to make your own judgement about these things soon enough.
Neon Genesis Evangelion for deep depressing introspection
Cowboy Bebop for fun bounty hunting shenanigans
Princess Mononoke for perfection
FLCL for balls to the wall insanity
Also best girls always have purple hair
Are you by chance not white, OP?
>A week ago some guy told me that I know shit about entertainment if I don't watch anime.
Funny, people who say that usually don't know shit about film, art and culture.
What movies, books and tv shows do you like OP?
Really informative, I appreciate it.
I'm white but I don't really get the question. Is it because I like Porco Rosso?
No, I noticed that non white anons like more anime than whites, and from your enthusiastic post, it seemed that you weren't. This board needs more people who actually like anime and less who only watch it just to be critical about what they watch and ruin others fun. I'm glad you enjoy this shit, I know I do.
I really don't get the people who keep watching a show they dislike just so they can bitch about it.
it's because we are all tsundere
Drunk Punch Love
The Big Lebowski
Musashi (really looking forward to samurai anime)
I have no mouth and I must scream
Firefly (really looking forward to space opera anime)
Meant Little Miss Sunshine.
>really looking forward to space opera anime
Go watch cowboy bebop nigga, jazzy space bounty hunters having episodic adventures
>really looking forward to samurai anime
And then watch samurai champloo, it's directed by the same guy as bebop. It's bebop but with hiphop samurais instead of jazz space bounty hunters
Both series are very entry-level but also very good
Another great space opera is legend of galatic heroes which is a really long political drama set during a galatic war.
Crest/Banner of the stars (anime)
Legend of the Galactic Heroes (anime)
If you really liked Firefly, you might like Outlaw Star and Cowboy Bebop
Vagabond (manga) [about Musashi]
Rurouni Kenshin (anime/manga)
And otherwise just watch the notable shows.