Favorite animes

Any anime recommendations, guys? No Dragonball z, naruto, full metal alchemist or the like.

Here are my top six recommendations:

  1. Ghost in the shell. Very philosophical and cool.

  2. Monster. If you’re in to mystery and the serial kiler genre, you’d dig this. The big brother of death note.

  3. Mushi shi. Very chill and mellow, very sad. Don’t bother with season 2. 10/10.

  1. Berserk. If you’re into the grim dark/hell raiser/warhammer 40k, this is10/10. Super not moralistic, super violent. Great drawings in the manga version. Surprisingly deep.

  1. Serial Experiments Lain. Chill philosophical horror anime. Very cool. Very weird.


  1. Fist of the north star. Super lulzy violence, also deeper than you’d expect. The manliest anime ever.


  1. Naruto
  2. Naruto Shippuden
  3. The Seven Deadly Sins
  4. Dragon Ball Super

+1 for Dragon Ball Super

Are you watching it in Japanese or English?

i once told an anime lover my favorite anime was samurai jack! the anger. i luv it.

but tbh:

  1. dbz

  2. pokemon. red/blue version.

  3. gundam wing, the one with heero.

  4. yu yu hakusho? barely watch really.

Japanese – I’m not waiting around for the English version to catch up lol. I haven’t seen the two most recent episodes though…

Deathnote is a great one, if you haven’t already seen it

Death Note, Bleach, Vampire Hunter D, other stuff I am forgetting.

I notice a lot of people are confusing “anime” and “manga”, so I’ll assume the discussion applies to both mediums.

Dragon Ball Super is a bastardization money grab of everything Toriyama stands for. The manga is better than the anime though, and Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z are obviously pioneers and progenitors of countless tropes.

I think Naruto is great for the most part, and it contains some deep philosophies that people overlook due to its popular appeal.

Until now, I’m still not sure if Fist of North Star is meant to be serious, or if it is a self parody of the manly action genre. However, the scene where Shue dies is probably the most manly emotional moment of all time, not just in Japanese comics. It also has the indisputably best theme song of all time. You a shock!

Berserk is one of the all time great manga series. I’m not sure if the same can be said for the anime. However, it’s definitely gone on for too long, past its expiration date, and the current story has become rambling and hard to follow. A good story needs to conclude at some point, and not just linger on until it runs out of material.

Anyway, for me, one of the best anime of all time is… Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagaan. There are countless videos and articles that analyze the layers of how it is constructed. The character designs might be the best of any show - not just the art style, but the stories, motivations, and how the characters fit into the story. The best part is that you will not realize this at first. It’s only once you know the whole story that you realize everything works together so well, and is designed around the “spiral” concept that they allude to throughout the series.

The other series I have to mention is “Slam Dunk”, which is a basketball manga/anime that is really excellent in all ways. The best thing about this series is not necessarily the story, which is straightforward, but the editing, pace, scene framing, and perspective, which succeed to a higher degree than almost every other story.

The most underrate manga of all time, in my opinion, is “Blade of the Immortal”, which is about a samurai guy who has an immortal body. It has a beautiful art style and story that makes you sympathize with many of the sides.

There are others too, but these are just the ones I thought of on the surface.

I will have to check this out, thanks.

Great thoughts btw, as always. And yes, many manly tears were shed for fist of the north star. Khorne approves of that anime bigly.

Blade of the Immortal, the 2017 film (not anime), is pretty good too.

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I was expecting more tentacles.


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