Bonus Post: Recommend Something

There’s a meme floating around that says, “You’re an otaku are you? Name twenty anime excluding Naruto, Bleach and One Piece (sic)” Let me see if I can find it.

Found it:

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Yeah, I can and I bet you can, too. I mean the author didn’t even include obvious stuff like Pokemon and Dragonball.

I’ve got a list of anime I’d like to have a look at…thirty-one titles so far. I won’t watch them all, guaranteed. Some of them I’ll look at, say, “This is stupid,” and not watch. Senran Kagura…sorry. Ninjas with fan-service-grade breasts? Nopety nopety nope. But I didn’t know that until I watched the first episode.

Some I can’t find. They’ll just stay on the list until I do.

On the other hand, I like Bleach. I like the characters and I like the way they interact. But as of now there are 366 episodes and more in the offing. I like Bleach, but I don’t like it so much that I’m going to catch up on it now.

So, let me ask you this: What should I watch?

Here are the criteria:

* I’m a grown up. I don’t mind nudity or sex if it’s plot driven. On the other hand, I’m old enough not to find characters drooling over a high school girl’s panties interesting

* I have a preference for science fiction and fantasy

* I’m interested in understanding the cultural underpinnings of the medium

* I have a strong preference for series that run less than 30 episodes

* I’m a trained animator and filmmaker, and a semi-professional writer. I like shows that are innovative in terms of technique, whether it’s visual or narratively.

When you take that into account, what do you think I should watch?


5 thoughts on “Bonus Post: Recommend Something

  1. I would recommend these anime’s for you:
    – Steins;Gate (25 episode – really great anime about time traveling. Slow start, but it is worth it)
    – Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (64 episode – Best anime ever)
    – Bungou Stray Dogs (2 seasons of 12 episodes – Interesting detectives with superhuman abilities)
    – Gundam: Iron-Blooded Oprhans (2 seasons of 25 episodes – Space Orphans who are just kids ranging from 12-17 years old fighting for survival. It’s a really dark story, but really worth it)
    – Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (25 episodes – a guy that everytime he dies, he resets like a game at a save point. Interesting anime)

    If you like, you can look at some of my post to see recommendations!


    1. Thank you! I’ve seen Steins;Gate and have a post topic for it; I have Bungo Stray Dogs on my To See list. And let me say this: “Oh, no! Biscuit is dead! Who will tell Cookie and Cracker?” 🙂
      I’ve been reading your series on various favorites, thank you! I haven’t found anything in there yet, but I like your summaries and reasoning, and I’m sure you’ll lead me to other things I want to see.
      Thank you very much. I think you have nailed what I am looking for very accurately.

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      1. Thankyouuu! Well I am still new, so I am going to put a lot of reviews on shows that I’ve watched in the past! Well if you’ve watched season 2 of Iron-Blooded Orphans, prepare for tissues..


  2. I’m not sure if this meets your criterias but have you watched Made in Abyss? i don’t think I can give you a one sentence summary that would do the plot justice. It’s probably my favorite anime from last year. My boyfriend thought it was a bit too childish for him but it definitely hits more mature topics later on. The last ep sets up for a 2nd season but that’s not currently out yet.


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