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New Essentials / Getting Caught Up

Postby QazYseult on Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:20 am

I got a buddy who hasn't really watched much anime in years, but I kinda suckered him into going to a convention with me.
I'm trying to bring him up to speed on current stuff he might see there. He prefers comedies and psychodramas but that's only tangential here.

It got me thinking, what are the 'Essential' animes to have watched over the past, let's say, ten years.
(I'm not using 'Essential Anime' as a reference to whatever company it is that uses that term for their discounted DVDs.)

Add or subtract to/from this list as you like:

In the past 10 years:
Gurren Lagann
Toradora!
Ouron HS Host Club
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt

Within the past 5 years:
Attack on Titan
Blue Exorcist
Nichijou
Fairy Tale
Sword Art Online
Oreimo

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Re: New Essentials / Getting Caught Up

Postby jman on Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:09 pm

Wait, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt? Please tell me that's a massive typo or something.
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Re: New Essentials / Getting Caught Up

Postby Creed on Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:37 pm

panty and stocking is one i wouldn't recommend to anyone who has not seen much anime. otherwise its alright IMO.
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Re: New Essentials / Getting Caught Up

Postby Beaver Chief on Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:10 pm

Definitely take Panty and Stocking off, and maybe add Madoka
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Re: New Essentials / Getting Caught Up

Postby chronomeister on Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:17 pm

Culled list of my best anime in 5 years at least stuff I rated (YMMV):
Detroit Metal City
Kaiji (both seasons)
Legend of Koizumi
REDLINE
Thermae Romae
Attack on Titan Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
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Re: New Essentials / Getting Caught Up

Postby Zaku on Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:33 pm

I don't think I would suggest any of these things to anyone who isn't familiar with anime.

MAYBE Attack on Titan, but it's not finished yet, so probably no. Also, MAYBE Redline. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not show anyone Oreimo unless they really like "that" kind of content. Seriously.

If it's ONLY stuff within the last 10 years, I would suggest:

Seirei no Moribito
Samurai Champloo
Baccano!
Black Lagoon
Millennium Actress
MAYBE Tetsuwan Birdy: Decode

This is all stuff that is easily accessible to anyone not familiar to anime tropes and the good or bad things that come with them. I tried to not keep it a list of just my favorite things, but meh, it works.
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Re: New Essentials / Getting Caught Up

Postby Bootkiller on Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:14 pm

Hmm... This is tough. I mean, other than Inferno Cop, what anime do I think should be watched by everyone?

Let me look through my list of stuff I've watched that came out within the last 10 years, and I'll just edit this post or something.

EDIT: Well, this will by no means be a perfect list, but I think everything's fairly suitable. All shows within the last 10 years, sorted in alphabetical order:

Arakawa Under the Bridge
Baccano!
Bakemonogatari
Black Lagoon
Darker than Black
Deadman Wonderland
Death Note
Durarara!!
FMA Brotherhood
GITS: SAC
Heroman
INFERNO COP
Jormungand
Kaiji
Mirai Nikki
Nichijou
Ouran High School Host Club
Soul Eater
Star Driver
Tiger & Bunny

If he was up for goofier or weirder stuff, there are other shows I'd also suggest, such as Kamen no Maid Guy and Trapeze.
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Re: New Essentials / Getting Caught Up

Postby Creed on Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:29 pm

uuuuhhhh boots? if black lagoon was made in 2006 that would only be 7 years ago >.>

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Re: New Essentials / Getting Caught Up

Postby Bootkiller on Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:37 pm

Yes, edits are pro.

I may have had my initial search filter accidentally only be 5 years.

Derp.
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Re: New Essentials / Getting Caught Up

Postby QazYseult on Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:39 pm

Thanks for the help.
He's not a complete anime beginner. He likes shows like Azumanga Daioh, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien (Rumbling Hearts) And he also like Eva.
My mindset when making this list kinda was, "What to watch so you'd know what all the cosplayers are dressed as and what all the shops are selling" That kinda made it veer more towards the "popular" shows like PS&G.

I'll give him the following list I think he'll like:

Toradora!
Ouron HS Host Club
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Nichijou
Death note
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Re: New Essentials / Getting Caught Up

Postby Malarky on Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:18 pm

Are you sure about Millennium Actress? I thought that was much older. I'm pretty sure Paprika is newer than that, but both are good.
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Re: New Essentials / Getting Caught Up

Postby tony-kun on Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:31 pm

Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger (2009), though it is a direct sequel to a show from more than ten year ago.
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Re: New Essentials / Getting Caught Up

Postby chronomeister on Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:04 pm

QazYseult wrote:"What to watch so you'd know what all the cosplayers are dressed as and what all the shops are selling"

Ohhhhhh. Scratch my list; here is the list you are looking for:
Naruto
Bleach
One Piece
Death Note
Fullmetal Alchemist
Haruhi
Code Geass
Cowboy Bebop
Eva

I'll just stop there. Could go on but meh.
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Re: New Essentials / Getting Caught Up

Postby jman on Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:12 am

Show me ONE person who doesn't know what Naruto is.
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Re: New Essentials / Getting Caught Up

Postby Zaku on Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:36 am

chronomeister wrote:
QazYseult wrote:"What to watch so you'd know what all the cosplayers are dressed as and what all the shops are selling"

Ohhhhhh. Scratch my list; here is the list you are looking for:
Naruto
Bleach
One Piece
Death Note
Fullmetal Alchemist
Haruhi
Code Geass
Cowboy Bebop
Eva

I'll just stop there. Could go on but meh.


You forgot My Little Pony and Homestuck
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