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tv, film, and video Anime Recommendation Megathread

joined feb 17, 2023

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welcome to the milk zone

joined feb 17, 2023

So, because no forum is complete without a requisite amount of Weeb Shit™, I figured I'd start us off with a classic - Give me your top 5 anime that you'd recommend to others. Feel free to spice it up with more specific stuff, like "Top 5 hidden gems", "Top 5 90's anime", "Top 5 Anime you could watch with your parents in the room without being too weird", etc.

Just be prepared for your garbage taste to be thoroughly judged.

Top 5 Anime I think are just neat™

  1. Spice and Wolf - Drama/Romance/ECONOMICS BABY - Anime is a bit older (10+ years at this point, wew lad), but is generally a refreshing setting, story, and set of characters that feel like actual people, with emotions and thoughts (most of the time). Tale of a traveling merchant set in medieval <Not Italy>, who finds a local town's harvest god in his cart one evening, asking him to take her back to her home in the north. Romance, economics, and the trouble of hiding a pagan deity from the not-christian church in medieval times ensue. 10/10, Season 3 Never 🥲

  2. Drifters - Action/History/I Can't Believe it's not Fate™ - Fate, but isekai'd into a fantasy world's war between god and the devil, and written & produced by the same guy who wrote and produced Hellsing/Hellsing Ultimate. Very dark fantasy at times, but a good time if you enjoy that kinda stuff. 8/10, would learn how to make gunpowder out of piss and dead bodies again.

  3. Bocchi the Rock - Music/Comedy/every other weeb's Discord avatar for the next 6 months - This show should not be this good, though maybe recency bias is a thing here. Good comedy about an extremely talented guitarist learning how to have social skills that would slightly outclass that of a mildly soggy piece of bread and play in a band. the animators/staff of the show flex way to goddamn hard and way to goddamn often for what is based off a 4-koma source, and puts it squarely in the same realm as One Punch Man and Nichijou in terms of love and care by the animation studio. 8/10, would feel personally attacked again.

  4. ACCA: 13th Territory Inspection Department - Political/Slow Burn/Making smoking sexy again, somehow - This is one I fully would categorize as "slept on", being a visually stunning, slow burn political drama. I won't say the twists aren't sometimes a bit predicable, but its still a really good time, the characters are interesting and the setting is always super vibrant and just a treat fall into. 7/10, would consider lung cancer if it made me look that good, too.

  5. Dimension W - Scifi/Action/God I wish I could drive like that - grumpy future ninja man paired with cyborg waifu fighting to stop humanity using technology they can't control. Sick car chases, OP slaps and the main character can fully dance better than you. 7/10 please give me more of the quirked up white boy, busting it down sexual style.

Think my taste is shit? Good, yours is too. fight me, nerd.

posted 3/1/2023, 4:52 am

joined feb 18, 2023

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Apprentice keyboard warrior

joined feb 18, 2023

Fucking weeb

posted 3/3/2023, 1:10 am

joined dec 29, 2022

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joined dec 29, 2022

Parasyte, death note, death parade, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

posted 4/14/2023, 11:45 pm

joined apr 16, 2023

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pronouns in bio, what will they learn?

joined apr 16, 2023

maou jou de oyasumi, aka sleepy princess in the demon castle. Its a fun anime about a princess captured in a demon castle and her whole goal is just to get good sleep, to the bewilderment of her captors. Its cute and funny.

posted 4/16/2023, 6:00 am

joined feb 17, 2023

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A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing. - Emo Phillips

joined feb 17, 2023

  1. Sword Art Online (IMDB) - Wasn't expecting this one to be as good as it was but I was engrossed in the story and character development (as much as can happen in anime). This one is about people logging into a new online game that is 100% immersed (body is comatose while you are 'in' the game). Of course the creator set it up so if you died in the game you died in real life and locked everyone in. After the 'first' seasons it moves into other stories with mostly the same main character and there is a one-off I think about Guns Online but didn't watch it. Available on Netflix currently.

  2. Record of Lodoss War (Wiki) - This was an old one I recall watching when I was a teenager. If I recall this one had the whole dubbed vs captioned debate (along with many others) at the time. Sure it is still going on though. Reading about it now, it looks like it took off from a DnD game? I don't remember the story very well (pre-90s when I watched) but I recall enjoying it.

  3. Vampire Hunter D (IMDB) - Think this was my first or second ever anime show (movie) I watched and loved it. A vampire who kills other vampires is the most basic of plots, but I loved the artwork (reminds me of final fantasy artwork) and enjoyed the story.

  4. Akira (IMDB) - Almost any list needs to include Akira because hey, it's Akira.

  5. Heavy Metal (IMDB - Same as Akira, gotta have Heavy Metal included, but not the second one.

Optional mentions: Fantastic Planet, MD Geist, La Blue Girl (if you like tentacles, the package doesn't tell you that), all Studio Ghibli, Ronin Warriors. I honestly think I have forgotten most of the old school anime I used to watch.

There was one anime movie I watched a long time ago and I have not been able to find it since but it was about a trainee assassin/bounty hunter, she was tiny and had a set of beads in her hair that marked her job and training level I think. Been so long, so if you recall it let me know. There was also an older one that was named something like 8Eyes, but was a very dark (gore) anime.

posted 5/1/2023, 10:32 pm

tv, film, and video Anime Recommendation Megathread