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Hiehvorak
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Solfege wrote:Something.


If you like watching Steins Gate, perhaps you will enjoy watching durarara!! all season. Both show are slow paced at first and keeps interesting in later episode, but durara not involving time traveling. Also I suggest watching the Attack of Titan (perhaps you know it already), Kakumeki Valvrave (Gundam sister mecha anime, but more involved in conflict and politics), Kiseijuu Sei no Kakuritsu (Alien invasion on earth).

Also I suggest watching Tokyo Ghoul and Akame Ga Kill, though if you perhaps interested in Tokyo Ghoul, you better watch the anime and the sequel √A before reading the manga and it sequel :RE, or you may not enjoying watching the √A at all. Akame Ga Kill are the same, you better watch the whole anime first then read the manga.

Similarity of all anime I suggest is most of it have psychological genre like Steins Gate.

Many great anime are released in 2010-2015 era
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@solfege

Good anime in general (animes that even those, who don't like anime, find great):
Death Note
Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood (no words needed. Just watch, if you haven't)
Claymore
Clannad (+ Clannad after story)
Steins;Gate (guess you know it already)
Cowboy Bebop (kinda relaxed style. Easy to watch and kinda mysterious)
Samurai Champloo (basically like Cowboy Bebop (a very unique, relaxed style), but in edo. +historical facts)
Avatar the last airbender (it's rather for children, but the wise words said by General Iroh are really getting to the core)
Gurren Lagann (Somewhat turns to shit after the first half. You'll know why when you watch it. The first half really is a must-watch though.)
Hellsing
Toradora (funny romance)
Spice and Wolf (can't remember much anymore, but it had some pretty good dialogues, which I mostly didn't understand back when I watched it :D)

Some of my personal favourites:
Gintama
Elfenlied
Higurashi no Naku koro ni + kai

And there are some anime's that people say are great but I haven't seen yet, that's why I name them seperately
Psycho-pass
Ghost in the shell (there are many different series, so I don't know which one is good)
Code Geass
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Berserk (I read the manga though and it's freaking awesome)
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Thanks guys. I've seen a lot of the stuff on your respective lists and enjoyed all I've seen except Death Note (Light Yagami was an insufferable douchebag and the show went to shit after you-know-who died). I'll check out the other stuff you mentioned that I haven't seen or haven't heard of.

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Jeezus, man... ATLA...
DBZ, Gundam Wing, Invader Zim, and ATLA were my life as a kid. And I'll argue until the end of time that ATLA was one of the greatest pieces of western television animation ever produced (yeah, I'm one of those Avatards). :D Too bad LoK sucked so hard it killed the franchise.

Really wish the U.S. took animation seriously. It's my favorite artistic medium, but there's such a lack of quality animated programming here.
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For the love of desu dont watch anything from Studio DEEN (Umineko, Fate/stay night, etc) if you read the VNs before. And even if you didnt.

Ufotable saved Fate/SN at least.

Kakegurui is my contender for anime of the year. If you like anime where high stakes are involved (as in gambling in this case) thats the anime for you.
Gurren Lagann easily one of the best animes ive seen, and i dont really like mecha in animes that much so that says a lot about it.
Usagi Drop <- prepare to cry.

I dunno, basically anything where the plot (or lack of) isnt reduced to ecchi pantyshots and fanservice and worst of all, NO moeblob anime like K-On for instance. And slice of life is ok as long as its not throughout the entire 13/26 episodes.
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What's so bad about Studio DEEN's work? Never seen the 2 shows by them you mentioned and idk that much about anime studios yet.

TBH, all I'm looking for is something with decent art+animation+acting, compelling characters, and well-written storylines (funny or serious, doesn't matter). Like the old "Batman: TAS" from the 90s. The animation itself isn't amazing compared to more recent stuff, but Bruce Timm's simplified character designs and the noir art style give the series a unique atmosphere that really fits the subject well. Add in fantastic voice acting by Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill (who will forever be the Batman and the Joker, respectively, in my mind) and storylines that are serious without creeping into "edgelord" territory ("Heart of Ice" anyone?), and it's definitely in my top 10 for western animation. It'd probably even be higher than ATLA if it weren't for nostalgia. But I digress...this is an anime thread after all. :)

Anyway, I'll check out Kakegurui, Gurren Lagann, and Usagi Drop as well. Ty.
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Well concerning anime studios: there are many Animes that suck just because it was animated by a certain studio.

For example tales of demons and gods. The manga is great, but the anime sucks balls. Simply because they tuned down every episode to a 10 minute ad filler and tried out a complete 3D style. That way emotions are shown so badly that you wonder how you could possibly follow the story. Plus the way the characters walked turned me off that much, that I had to dismiss it after 5 minutes of watching. It was as if every character was a robot.

I‘ll stick to mangas simply because that way no animation studio can ruin the series for me.

Don‘t get me wrong. Sometimes the anime can be an even better introduction due to a better structured beginning and story, but that‘s actually quite rare.
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Studio Deen is kinda well known for doing mediocre adaptation especially on art / animation.

Umineko / FSN probably didnt do justice for original material / reader, but it is just slightly about average-ish anime tbh.
https://myanimelist.net/anime/producer/37/Studio_Deen

I cant recommend much any of their series for animation style, but rather the story that they adapted.
I think most of their stuff have vibrant but flat colour palette.
Same goes for character design as well, mostly abit too simple.

Maybe I can only recommend that Samurai X : Trust & Betrayal OVA which is much darker than original series.
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Studio deen has this streak of ruining key plot from the manga or VNs it adapts into anime. Also a general consensus (tho granted it doesnt apply to all their anime) is that they pull a Gainax often. As in, they do what Gainax did with Evangelion, still images and almost no animations except for very basic ones on a 20+ minute episode because of time and budget constraints.

My greatest gripe with them is about the liberties they take to plot or the afformentioned complete butchering of it. There's just no excuse for what they did with Fate/Stay Night for instance. If you never heard of the original material they based their adaptations on, i guess you wont find it that jarring, except the lousy animations (or lack of them) .

I mean, they made Pupa which could be one of the greatest animes in a long time but they ended up screwing it up with lots of Gainaxing. On a show where each ep is about 4 minutes long. And 1 of those 4 minutes is the OP. Besides the usual suspect of bad anime which is bad pacing. Some people hate it because of how they sexualized cannibalism in the anime but personally i wont hold that against them since plot, some people are just too pious and zealous for their own good.

tl;dr - bad animations, butchering of original material, cant do pacing to save their hides.
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Am I the only one that likes story and character development over flashy animation?

Vash the Stampede beats all your Naruto/One Piece/Fairy Tale/etc douche heroes.

I must be too old, because I see anime dying. I grew up with the classics. This modern stuff is pure trash.