Do you like anime where the main character is emotionless or can't express his emotions to other people. However, instead of a sword, it uses one's hands and legs as weapons. The story tries its best to not hold you down and hit you over the head with its point, but it does not always succeed. Of course, I would not have put the show on the list, if there were nothing to enjoy. Top 25 Anime Characters of All Time. Sure, a few genres are, and a number have fan service in them, but the same can be said for a lot of the shows on Western television anyway. I can’t really tell how many people watched it – but considering that only a month after its finale it was completely overshadowed by one punch man, I feel pretty safe putting this show in. After her mother's death, Tohru Honda finds herself living with the Sohma family consisting of three cousins: Yuki, the 'prince charming' of their high school, Kyo the hot headed, short ... See full summary », Stars: I felt the need to share with others. Yûto Nakano, No good deed goes unpunished, and no one knows this better than Dr. Kenzo Tenma. His task is to prevent the capture of three elementary-school children that resulted in their demises. There he meets an ... See full summary », Stars: Yutaka Koizumi, It has a similar random style like the Dr. Irabu series and a weird premise: It's about a group of friends, consisting of a socially awkward wreck, a hard-core fisherman, an alien with a water pistol and an Indian agent who has a pet duck. This is just an honourable mention, not part of the list. I find it odd that only few people seem to remember this show, even though it is the only full TV-series Miyazaki has ever done. Chihiro Suzuki, This is by far the happiest show on the list and it kept me smiling all the way through. If you’d like to reach out to Irina, you can find her on social media @irinacurovic. TV-PG I was a bit disappointed by the ending. Now then: TV-14 The premise of the film is simple: Makoto is an average high school girl who’s having yet another mundane day when she suddenly discovers she’s somehow developed the ability to leap through time. Original Soundtrack 01. | Known for being incredibly popular in the west and having one of the best English dubs out there, Cowboy Bebop is an excellent first anime. Not all the time of course. However, what sounds like a huge confusing mess of an anime, like FLCL, is in fact a very well told story. Hey Anime Fans, Today we have A list of the most amazing anime tv series involving Demon or half demon characters. TV-PG Before I watched this show, I have had heard lots of comments describing "Now and then, here and there" as the saddest anime ever made. Fuminori Komatsu, Have we piqued your curiosity? Nozomi Furuki, It does not have any of the numerous anime-clichés that exist; it does not even feel like watching an anime. Precisely because SAC is more action-oriented and less laden with deep philosophical debates, thus, appealing to a wider audience, we’re recommending it over the movie. Sometimes, there's much more than meets the eye to the weird-looking anime, although that's certainly not always the case. If you want a surefire way to introduce your non-anime fan friend to anime, Death … Tôru Furuya, Animation, Comedy, Drama, As a punishment for punching a famous calligrapher, young handsome calligrapher Handa Seishu is exiled to a small island. Meaning important plotpoints can last two entire episodes without driving forward the main story. Chris Ayres, Dan Green, ... from a little boy with a drill to a guy that everyone knows, he is definitely an amazing guy. | Should that be the case, let me tell you that this show is dumb and the animation horrible. Hiroaki Hirata, From afar, this looks like any samurai-adventure show you have seen, maybe with a more developed visual style. Some more than others, but they're all worth the try. | Dragon Ball notwithstanding, most anime deaths are for keeps. ", Stars: Like “Welcome to the N.H.K.”, this still feels like a highly modern and relevant look at the societal problems of the 21st century. Michael C. Pizzuto, Time-travel stories are fairly common in anime. Jennifer Seman. These four have to save the world by catching an alien fish, because it forces people through mind control to dance a silly dance. I'm always looking for good anime and I happened to stumble upon these 50 series that are basically unknown. Fortunately, I ended up watching this show. I am not kidding. It speaks to the heart and can make anyone fall in love with anime. Yes, I know. It is a superhero show that does not rely too heavy on crazy powers and battles. Think of it as the younger, happier brother of Cowboy Bebob (which was often just depressing). TV-MA What sounds like a boring idea is a wonderful trip with great visual storytelling and relatable characters. Watch the first two episodes; if you are not hooked by then, it will not get any better for you. 1. If you don’t know what “Gundam” refers to, you need to start finding out. Blake Shepard. They have to be less popular than the Anime named above (which I cannot always be certain of). So here are 16 Anime That You Could Never Watch With Anyone Else. Set in the Shinigami technical school for weapon meisters, the series revolves around 3 duo's. TV-MA The style is like nothing else on this list, the attention to details given is uncanny at times. But, we’re gonna put a pin in that particular can of worms and focus instead on what makes SAO a good show for those new to anime. Masako Ikeda, I cannot really explain it; it is just pleasant to watch the show. | Sôma Saitô, the story is interesting and yes, sometimes sad in a more subtle way. Death Note is a well-paced thriller with remarkable characters, thought-provoking themes, lots of unexpected twists, and fascinating battles of wit. It is a semi episodic anime, with a strange visual design (lots of rotoscoping, crazy colourful) about an eccentric psychiatrist and his patients. Animation, Action, Comedy. Eric Vale, Its interesting story concept, beautiful designs and some of its more subtle scenes manage to save the show. Click to learn more! Therefore, I stopped watching and forgot about it. Sooo, how do I put this...? Steve Blum. The anime has already created tons of new anime fans and it will probably continue to do so in the future. Should that be the case, go watch it. Mabuki Andô, Among them, a short-statured man they call "Sunabozu" makes a living as a ... See full summary », Stars: P.S If you are not Japanese, and wondering what the title of this show "Tatami Galaxy" is about; even that is explained in the finale. Aaron Dismuke. Animation, Comedy, Drama, Kimihiro Watanuki, a high-schooler, is troubled by monsters and spirits who are magically attracted to him. If you like such type of anime then you're definitely at the right place.This blog will help you find more anime of such type. Because I wanted to try something new, I started watching sports anime. Rin Mizuhara, | 21,822 77 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. It can be hard to watch and it will probably leave you in tears, but it’s well worth it. This very simple slice of life show creates with a small budget and timeframe (5min/episode) something truly charming. Stars: Eric Vale, This high-octane, post-apocalyptic adventure fantasy took the world by storm. If you like the 80s-90s anime-aesthetics of straight-faced melodrama mixed with great animation and competent sound design, you should definitely watch this show,*Edit: At the time of writing (now 2014); I finally see the series getting some attention from around the internet - thanks also to its still entertaining and even more over the top sequel "Stardust Crusaders" - but I'll leave it on this list, just for the folks who might have missed it. | In the Great Kanto Desert, scattered humans eke out a living in the hot sand. The series revolves around Izuku Midoriya, a boy who lacks superpowers in a world where everyone else has an ability. | Okabe must find a way to use time travel to avoid being captured by SERN, save the lives of his friends, and ultimately save the world. Ginpei Sato, | Yeah, one of my favourites: Samurai Champloo! Not all anime is perverse. Akemi Kanda. Lupin III: Cagliostro no Shiro (Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro) MAL Rated 8.21, Ranked #289 | … I recommend each of them. I was hooked from the amazingly haunting intro until the ending credits of the last episode – not many shows manage to do that. Anyone reading this entry in the year 2015 or later must think I was living under a rock for putting this show on the list, because nowadays many people are talking about it or sharing pictures of it. Stars: “Welcome to the N.H.K” presents us with a very modern look on what effect our society can have on the adolescent mind – dealing with topics ranging from depression to hikikomorism (google it) and even suicide. TV-MA Shoya ends up shouldering all the blame and when he encounters Shoko again, he finally gets the opportunity to make up for his mistakes. Animation, Action, Adventure. Maan was it worth it. Mostly because it is. Though Trigun failed to find success in Japan, it was a major hit in North America. Yui Horie, Yasuo Yamada, Are you sick of hearing the same Anime-suggestions over and over again? Mirai Shounen Conan After the world is nearly destroyed by a war, a young boy and his friends must fight to save the world from those who seek to conquer what is left of civilization. Now. Shizuka Itô. There are three reasons why “Mushishi” is the best show on this list: The show developed a cult following and stands as one of the best and must-watch anime of all time. Michael McConnohie. Top 25 not so well known Anime you have to see, The Top 10 best Futurama episodes(so far). From the former it takes its protagonist as well as a sense of wonder and from the latter it takes the interesting deduction problems. It is similar to Myazaki's stile, family-friendly, but still interesting for everybody. Soon after, the doctors who opposed Tenma are eliminated, the boy disappears, and Tenma is suspected by the police, but with no evidence against him, no arrest is made. Stars: In the dystopian 22nd century Japan, the government is using a system that actively measures the minds and mentalities of citizens and asses their Psycho-Pass. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. 7 years ago. TV-14 Which is a shame, because not only is it a great adaptation of the original story but also a fantastic show on its own. | Animation, Drama, Fantasy. For that, I call it the best Anime I've seen so far. It is about a group of monster hunters, struggling to find a way to deal with the rapid changes in society. You are missing out.IMPORTANT SIDENOTE: It is a little embarrassing to put this one on the list. There is nothing more to say. | Haruka Tomatsu, If there ever was the perfect anime for a comic book fan, My Hero Academia has to be it. At least for the moment. The anime explores deep societal and psychological themes, like the price of living in a society free of stress and crime, the value and existence of free will, etc. Brittney Karbowski. | It is a bit like "Elfenlied", if it was an arthouse film. Laura Bailey, Years later, Tenma is the Chief of Surgery and discovers that the boy he saved turned into a real monster. ... At some point or another, he finds a way to betray or kill almost everyone he has ever known. While Shinkai’s previous works have been criticized for favoring aesthetic over narrative, Your Name was finally able to satisfy the critics and the audience on both perspectives. A Silent Voice takes a hard-hitting look at this behavior without pulling any punches. Despite all that, the show does not feel heavy or saddening – it keeps up a certain levity in most scenes by pointing out the absurdism of feeling sorry for a guy who could do anything he wants and still manages to be miserable while doing nothing. Ahhh Desert Punk... A series that could have made the top of this list, if it had just sorted out its act. Kôjun Itô, Some people haven't found the magic of Anime — these shows will convince them it's great. Unable to suddenly repay ... See full summary », Stars: Hopefully, you will find something to your liking. The story and the characters are relatable and relevant no matter where you're from or whether or not you’ve ever watched anime before. Just believe me when I say, that when the first episodes were released not that many people talked about this show. Unless you’ve been living under a rock (and a massive boulder at that), you must know about Studio Ghibli. Maybe reality itself is blown to oblivion for good measure. It is from the creators of "Cowboy Bebop" (often considered the best anime ever made), but I think this is the superior show. 25 min These pairs are a partnership between a weapon meister and a human weapon. Sure, it has its share of "WTF? Meaning no lack of character arcs, no status quo formula and thankfully not much power creep. TV-PG She’s somehow had the immense fortune to find a job that actually allows her to spend her days thinking, talking, and writing about the things she loves so much and it’s been an awesome experience. 25 min However, “Hyouka” stuck with me, even though I do not think it is anything that special. This show would be higher on the list, but it heavily breaks my own rule by just being way to well known. I am not too wild about apocalypse or environmental stories, which is why I was surprised that I enjoyed “Coppelion” as much as I did. I appreciate that it manages to emulate the goofy fun of Shonen action shows without falling into the trap that plague most of its more popular peers fall into (Bleach, One Peace, Fairy Tail, etc.). The series follows Satoru Fujinuma, who has the ability to go back in time moments before a life-threatening event to prevent it. Miyazaki’s works often incorporate themes such as environmentalism, love, family, and more. Your Name is a gorgeous, heartfelt movie that abounds with charm and beauty. 24 min Tatsurou Ikeyama. Yûichi Nakamura, Stars: Eun Joo Kim (김은주) - A Secret That Everyone Knows (모두가 알고 있는 비밀) For the first two episodes, you might mistake this show for just another hero’s journey – just with six heroes instead of one. Yosei Bun, If one were to ask "What anime would entice the female audiences? The only other thing I could say against the show is, that I wanted to see more – but unfortunately, a season two has yet to be confirmed. It is also very psychological and somewhat sad. Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Four individuals' adventures on an island while fishing; Yuki, who is terrible at communicating and hence never made any real friends, Haru who attempts to teach Yuki fishing, Natsuki an ... See full summary », Stars: Stars: Due to its short length its highly formulaic plot does not get repetitive, the comedy stays fresh and the two main characters interesting. You get the idea. The characters are all very likeable, and the story is easy to follow but very interesting nevertheless, just like all the movies Studio Ghibli has made. However, do not let the first few episodes or the weird character-design put you off, it will get much more interesting. Anime … Does this excuse his actions? However, you will not see the perfect happy ending either.---, TV-14 "-moments, but they usually have a point and make sense if you think about them. Let us get the praise out of the way first: This is the only anime I know, that does the "magnificent bastard" as the main character right. Why? | The animation may be a bit dated, given that the show came out in 1998, but the story, the characters, and the soundtrack more than make up for any shortcomings in the animation department. 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