Attack on Titan is one the best shows to come out recently and it's really easy to get into since .
You're joking right? Sure it starts off off that way with a unique premise, then that 6th episode hits and you're like "Oh, this is just another anime-ass anime isn't it?" Even before that they introduce just about every anime character archetype you can think of. Then again I'm saying this as one of the very few people who thinks that show is no good.
I'm not joking. Where are the pantsu shots? The beach episode? The harem?
Free from harem/romance/ecchi tropes doesn't mean it isn't filled with action/shounen tropes
So I have a lot on my plan to watch list. What would you guys prioritize from that list?
Ghost in the Shell, Katanagatari, and Serial Experiments Lain are all things I think everyone should watch. Also Macross because it's great. If you want to catch up with some recent stuff though Hibike, Ore Monogatari, and Nozaki-kun are all great. Good list though!
If you want to get trope specific then every work of fiction is filled with tropes inherent to the genre. Action movies are going to be action movies. Romantic comedies are going to be romantic comedies. Horror movies are going to act like horror movies. I stand by my statement that Attack on Titan doesn't have the tropes that most anime shows have. It isn't Kill la Kill or Naruto.
The same goes to @babychoochoo