What Animes Would Dan Ryckert Like?

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#1 Edited by bigjeffrey (5282 posts) -

UPDATE 1

Strike off Akira off the list, he watched it and did not dislike it. He talked about it on the Bombcast. Quote from Drew

He was talking about it on the podcast how he is scared about liking anime if he were to watch it. What animes do you think he would like if he were to watch them?

I'd say maybe a little DBZ? I think if he watched it and love it he would become a walking Dragon Ball Z encyclopidia????? Like he would know all the Cell Stages and shit? He could like bond with vinny and shit.

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Animes gaintbomb.com/forums has suggested so far Dan Would Like??

Most suggested

  • Cowboy Bebop (Dub✓)
  • Ghost in the Shell (Dub✓)
  • Darker Than Black (Dub✓)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (Dub✓)
  • Akira (Dub✓)
  • Death Note (Dub✓)
  • Attack On Titan (Dub✓)
  • Psycho-Pass (Dub✓)
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  • Space Dandy
  • Kill La Kill
  • Redline

all suggested

  • Free! Eternal Summer ?
  • Spriggan
  • Kill La Kill
  • Fist of the North Star
  • Bleach
  • Shin Chan
  • Hunter X Hunter
  • Gurren Lagann
  • Samurai Champloo
  • Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
  • Detroit Metal City
  • Kinnikuman
  • Black Magic M-66
  • Baccano
  • Afro Samurai
  • Captain Tsubasa
  • Ultimate Muscle
  • Berserk
  • Hajime No Ippo
  • Baccano!
  • Ninja Scroll
  • Legend of the Galatic Heroes
  • Cutey Honey
  • Violence Jack
  • Devil Man
  • Bible Black
  • Clannad
  • Great Teacher Onizuka
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Magica Madoka
  • Pretty Cure
  • Sailor Moon
  • Lyrical Nanoha
  • Sidonia no Kishi
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
  • Tiger & Bunny
  • Jormungand / Perfect Order
  • Pokemon: The Origin

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#2 Posted by Sinusoidal (3608 posts) -

Grappler Baki maybe? It's fighty and ridiculous like Dragonball Z only they actually accomplish something in fewer than 24 episodes.

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#3 Posted by Vasta_Narada (751 posts) -

Ghost in the Shell, Darker Than Black, Gurren Lagann.

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#5 Posted by Rowr (5861 posts) -

I think the question is actually, what anime would you be able to trick Dan into watching and not thinking was an anime?

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#6 Edited by syz (257 posts) -

Samurai Champloo baseball episode.

Detroit Metal City.

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#7 Posted by audioBusting (2558 posts) -

Maybe he'll be interested in Kinnikuman? It's literally anime wrestling.

I can see him getting into Black Lagoon too.

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#8 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

Ultimate Muscle? From what I'm to believe it's just as stupid as actual wrestling anyway. Also, Berserk, but mostly because seemingly everyone likes Berserk.

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#9 Posted by Cagliostro88 (1239 posts) -

Bartender :D

Actually I would make him watch a classic like Cowboy Bebop maybe

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#10 Posted by TruthTellah (9822 posts) -

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

Eventually, it would consume him.

Also, Fist of the North Star.

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#11 Posted by syz (257 posts) -

@vasta_narada: He's never seen Bladerunner and doesn't like to think. Ghost in the Shell would make his brain explode if he wasn't just too busy calling it a Matrix knockoff.

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#12 Posted by Giantstalker (2401 posts) -

It's gotta be JoJo's

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#13 Posted by Rotnac (1264 posts) -

I think Ultimate Muscle would be the most obvious suggestion.

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#15 Edited by Zomgfruitbunnies (1287 posts) -

Dan likes Metal Gear. I think that means he already likes every anime.

But seriously, the Ghost in the Shell TV series would be right up his alley.

And Redline because it's cool as shit.

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#16 Edited by TruthTellah (9822 posts) -

To be honest, I keep seeing this thread title and cringing at "Animes". Isn't the plural of anime... anime?

heh. It's a small thing, but as a nutty anime fan, I continue to notice it.

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#17 Posted by BrianMcBride (65 posts) -

I was wondering today if WWE made an anime, would he watch it...

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#18 Edited by GTCknight (728 posts) -

@yummylee said:

Ultimate Muscle? From what I'm to believe it's just as stupid as actual wrestling anyway. Also, Berserk, but mostly because seemingly everyone likes Berserk.

Only problem with that is back when Dan was apart of Game Informer he and someone else made a video about about the Dreamcast Berserk game and he hated it. The catch is that the game is set around the middle point of the story, therefore he was pissed that the game wasn't telling him the whole story.

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#19 Edited by Catarrhal (877 posts) -

@truthtellah: You're right, but Otacon made the same mistake--rather infamously--in Metal Gear Solid.

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#20 Posted by TruthTellah (9822 posts) -

@truthtellah: You're right, but Otacon made the same mistake--rather infamously--in Metal Gear Solid.

Dammit Otacon, get a grip!

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#21 Posted by CaLe (4799 posts) -

Maybe Baccano. I dunno, some people are not able to enjoy any anime and Dan might be one of them.

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#22 Posted by AMyggen (7738 posts) -

Ghost in the Shell. Always go with Ghost in the Shell. It's like a more badass version of MGS!

Also maybe Fist of the North Star because of how insane it is.

Oh, and Cowboy Bebop. Everyone loves Cowboy Bebop!

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#23 Edited by TruthTellah (9822 posts) -
@cale said:

Maybe Baccano. I dunno, some people are not able to enjoy any anime and Dan might be one of them.

But he has already shown great appreciation for some anime. Like the anime game series, Metal Gear Solid. http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/scale_super/9/92448/2605824-2572336-1121187965-25033.png

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#24 Edited by ripelivejam (13205 posts) -

GitS isn't even that out there. most of it is pretty straight laced and grounded, even though it's all cybernetics and rampant AI's. i wouldn't really compare it to MGS (from what i know of it). still very worth dan's time, but i'd never force him to like something he doesn't want to like.

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#25 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

In all honesty I feel like the amount of nudity in Ghost of the Shell would only further Dan's preconceptions of anime fans being creepy 'dorks'.

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#26 Posted by Justin258 (15676 posts) -

Why hasn't every answer been Black Lagoon? They kill a helicopter by ramping a boat up to it.

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#27 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12633 posts) -

It's funny, I've been getting anime recommendations from people recently too. Though, I doubt he would be interested in the ones people tell me to watch, like Ouran High School Host Club.

On topic though, while I don't know that Dan would like it, but Steins;Gate is a pretty fantastic anime.

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#28 Posted by Monkeyman04 (2799 posts) -

Ghost In The Shell? That seems the most like MGS then any others I could think of. Maybe One Piece too?

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#29 Posted by eladren (350 posts) -

I'm guessing light hearted-crime themed animes would be up his alley:

Space Adventure Cobra, everything that is good about the 80's destilled into a cartoon

Lupin the Third: Castle of Cagliostro, seminal, period

Cowboy Bebop , Spike is the epitome of the "cool protagonist"

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#30 Posted by audioBusting (2558 posts) -

@mooseymcman said:

It's funny, I've been getting anime recommendations from people recently too. Though, I doubt he would be interested in the ones people tell me to watch, like Ouran High School Host Club.

On topic though, while I don't know that Dan would like it, but Steins;Gate is a pretty fantastic anime.

Ouran High School Host Club threw me into a deep, deep hole of liking pretty boy manga/anime since I read the manga a few years ago. I'm a straight young man and this confuses the hell out of me.

Also (back on topic), I can't believe I forgot about JoJo's. It's probably the only correct serious answer to this question (with the exception of One Piece). It's the most anime of all anime and it's the dumbest.

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#31 Edited by PimblyCharles (1860 posts) -

Shin Chan is probably right up his alley, because it's super funny and dumb.

Wowza! Just spent like 2 minutes watching an old episode (Pee Strike), and immediately noticed similarities between Shin-Chan and Dan's personalities.

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#32 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12633 posts) -

@audiobusting: Even though I'm bi, and that's a large reason why that's one of the animes I'm going to start watching, I'm not judging! I've heard it's a great show, regardless of your sexuality.

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#33 Posted by FLStyle (6678 posts) -

Gundam Wing!

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#34 Posted by viking_funeral (2881 posts) -

Yeah, I have to go with Cowboy Bebop. Ir's a great starter anime, and almost everyone likes it.

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#35 Posted by GiantLizardKing (1144 posts) -

It can't sound too Japanese or it will scare him away. He must be eased in slowly. Keep in mind we are talking about a 30 year old man who has yet to try mayonnaise even though he eats Aioli which is made out of mayonnaise. For this reason I nominate "Tank Police" an 80's cop movie that's made out of anime.

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#36 Posted by Stonyman65 (3810 posts) -

Cowboy Bebop?

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#37 Edited by TobbRobb (6585 posts) -

Probably some shounen show like Hunter X Hunter or Bleach. If he can get through the first couple of episodes he will worship Gurren Lagann forever. Darker than Black seems like a safe bet. Probably Black Lagoon.

Mech shows? I'm kind of not an expert, but he could be a secret Gundam nut.

EDIT: JOJO IS SECONDED! That is a Dan show for sure.

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#38 Posted by JadeGL (1413 posts) -

The Big O. It's like anime Bruce Wayne / Batman with big robots. People in my life who don't like anime like Big O.

The Fatal Fury movie is also pretty stupid, but fun. And it's just a movie so it's a small time investment. Again, it seems to bridge the gap between self-professed haters and fans.

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#39 Posted by Slay3r1583 (756 posts) -

I think he'd probably like Golgo 13 both the old movies and the semi-recent tv series, Crying Freeman, and Jormungand just to name a few.

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#40 Posted by Gaff (2768 posts) -

To be honest, I keep seeing this thread title and cringing at "Animes". Isn't the plural of anime... anime?

heh. It's a small thing, but as a nutty anime fan, I continue to notice it.

I'm really curious if you cringed when you heard Japanimation.

Anyhoo... Something like Gurren Lagann, Full Metal Alchemist, JoJo probably. On the other hand, make him watch Marimite.

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#41 Edited by GunstarRed (6052 posts) -

Spriggan. It's basically a Metal Gear anime.

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#42 Edited by Yesiamaduck (2557 posts) -

Well he likes Metal Gear Solid, so any animes like that one.

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#43 Posted by GunstarRed (6052 posts) -

@jadegl: Oh man. I wish more people mentioned Big O, especially with its fake Flash Gordon theme tune!

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#44 Posted by quinaquin (4 posts) -

I think he'd really like Jojo. People who hate anime for no reason all love Jojo, and also it seems like the kind of thing he'd get lost into really easily if he can get past Jonathan and into the Joseph and beyond stuff.

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#45 Posted by Fallen189 (5453 posts) -

Anime is already a plural!

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#46 Posted by JadeGL (1413 posts) -

@gunstarred: I love it! I honestly think it is the perfect anime for people who say they hate anime. It's just a good action show. And big robots!!!! Man, I will recommend that series to anyone and everyone.

It's too bad that the DVDs are out of print. I looked up the sets that I bought on ebay and amazon and people are charging too much, or paying too much, for them. I wish they would re-release it and re-air it on Hulu or something. Sailormoon is having a renaissance, why not Big O? :D

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#47 Posted by SumMexican75 (49 posts) -

I think Dan's denial ability is too strong.

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#48 Edited by Corevi (6796 posts) -

Fist of the North Star. It's so manly and awesome that it's even John Cena's favourite anime.

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#49 Posted by hermes (2620 posts) -

Given his love for wrestling and all things action, I think he would enjoy some shonen.

The problem with series like DBZ or Bleach, is that they take forever to get anywhere interesting.

Something like FMA: Brotherhood or Cowboy Beebop (relatively short shonen series) seems like the safer bet.

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#50 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2980 posts) -

Cowboy Bebop.