By ESREVER 66 Comments
First off, let me just say that I'm asking for Anime suggestions. If you can't contribute to the topic, then please don't post anything. If you do post something stupid, I will not dignify it with a response. I know half more than half of the community here are just "followers" and will say something because they think they're being clever.
Ok, now that that is out of the way, let us continue.
I'm in need of some help with picking a new Anime to watch. I've been in an Anime mood lately (probably because of BlazBlue and Persona). I just finished Angel Beats (loved it) and don't know what to watch next. (I only got the idea to watch Angel Beats because I saw a lot of wallpapers of it on wallbase.net)
I will watch mostly anything... mostly.
- Death Note
Here are the Anime that I have seen already, so you can get an idea of my tastes:
- Elfen Lied
- Devil May Cry
- Ghost in the Shell
- Code Geass
- Angel Beats!
- Howl's Moving Castle
- Gunbuster 1&2
- Wolf's Rain
- Clannad/ Clannad After Story
And that about covers all the ones I've seen. I've seen them all in their entirety and loved them. It also helps if the show has awesome music, such as .hack://SIGN, Angel Beats, and Ghost in the Shell. I already got a hold of both Wolfs Rain and Cowboy Bebop solely for the fact that Yoko Kanno does music for both shows.
With that, there are some that I don't really want to watch due to their length. Shows such as the Dragon Ball series and Naruto series. I prefer my Anime to be around 2-3 seasons.
There are some that I have been thinking about watching, and they include Clannad, the rest of the .hack:// series, and others. But would rather hear someone's opinion on them first, so I don't end up wasting my time. (Even though I won't enjoy something, I will see it through to the end)
Kind of unrelated, but since Third Birthday was announced for the PSP, my interest in the series has been growing. Unfortunately I never played any games in the Parasite Eve series, and don't really know what any of them are about. Having said that, does anyone know a good Lets-Play or Long-Play of the two games. I've seen a number of them on youtube, but I don't want to start watching a lets play with a crappy narrator. I've only seen Let's Plays from Kikoskia. I want to watch them because I doubt PSN will release the originals any time soon, and I don't really have the time to hunt them down and play them. My backlog is large enough as it is.
Thanks for any and all help. And if you're here to call me a jerk, I won't fight ya. My bad for enjoying Animes more than I do RealityTV and other American shows.
~! An Update.
I'm on episode 19 of Clannad and I gotta say I'm really enjoying it. Sure it isn't packed with crazy action scenes and a terribly interesting plot. But the mood of the show is just such a nice refreshing change compared to the previous shows I have watched.
Not surprisingly, Clannad and Angel Beats! are very similar. (Same director I believe) I've learned from watching these shows that when the protagonist meets one on one with another character from the show, to prepare for a horribly sad scene and grab the tissue box (Not that I bawl that much to actually require tissues, just saying that to illustrate a point. Although episode 9 and 14 of Clannad did have me in tears. In Angel Beats... it was nearly every one on one confession)
Anyway, I shall keep on trekking through it, soaking up every last second. It really is a beautiful show.
Just finished the first season of Clannad... so beautiful and cheerful. I like shows that end that way. I'm all warm and fuzzy inside. Time to watch the After Stories. I hope it keeps its charm.
I just finished watching all of the Clannad series. Now I need a hug.
No joke, from episode 18 and on in After Story I was in tears. Without a doubt, Clannad is my favorite anime series at the moment. It had such an impact on me. Not just emotionally, but physically as well.
I feel like turning over a new leaf in my life after watching the hardships the cast had to endure. I know it was just a show, and it may be silly to think such things. But I was truly touched.
I know it might just be an after-effect of watching a really good show, and that I may forget about how I felt while I was watching it. That's why I'm adding Clannad related images to my shuffling wallpapers. So when I see them, I can remember. Cheesy, I know, but I really don't care.
I also plan on re-watching this show, most definitely.
Proof that a show doesn't need over-the-top action, nudity, or gore to be interesting or entertaining.
Thanks to everyone who recommended Clannad to me.
Now I'm off to find the soundtrack!