View Full Version : questing some good modern anime

09-04-2012, 07:47 PM
ok first off i watch dubs as a main but i always watch the shows in original language. im a new user , but i like to think of myself as an experienced anime viewer.
so recently im at a loss for locating new animes in USA that are dubbed. many of the ones im into are still being made or havent been released here in america yet, due to companies fighting over rights or being canceled:frown:. i am big anime fan and i watch it a lot, usualy i get a new series/ season then watch it all that day, so i usually have gaps in the year i cant watch any anime because none are released at that time.

i buy anime and watch it with friends and family, so i have a wall dedicated to my collection that my friends/family use as a library (i have a check out list and everything LOL)

i somehow always break my collection down into a list of four groups...

<manga of each as well>
so im in search on new ones of each

list of romances ive watched(full series to date)
anyway i usually watch romance like sekirie, heavens lost property, rosiario + vampire, girls bravo, maburaho, dears, karin, cat planet cuties, the wall flower.
, magikano, shuffle, aquarion, ikktousen , kammfer, to love ru, Xand , Birdy the Mighty, tears to tiara , eden of the east, blue gender, Demon King Daimao , high school of the dead, tower of druaga, moon phase, inuyasha , queens blade, baka and test, cannon , samurai girls, my bride is a mermaid, chaos head, kanokon, NHK, eureka 7.

Any way >__>
im trying to get a list of current modern romance animes like sekierei, rosiario and cat planet cuties.
by which i not only mean fan service, i also mean the animation quality as well. this is difficult for me to locate as some of my friends say i have seen most of whats out there. so im waiting for some new ones to come out and spark my eye. but anything you can throw my way would be great thanks :cool:

09-05-2012, 10:03 AM
You might like Umi Monogatari (Sea Story). I saw it on Track Shun a while back. It was really pretty and stuff. I don't get into fan service anime, and it seems you've already watched most of the modern ones. You could also try Angel Tales. A guy is the main character, and the girls try to earn his affection by wearing bikinis etc. It's sort of like Tenchi Muyo in a way.

09-05-2012, 10:44 AM
Ok something came out on DVD/Bluray that's really modern is "Angel Beats!" I think it's perfect for you to watch, it's a mix of action and romance plus it has beautiful art and is brilliantly animated:) You can watch it dubbed or subbed up to you :D Oh and it's got a really good plot ^_^
Also there's Code Geass which isn't as new but it's pretty amazing! It's partly mecha with some aspects of romance, again there's dub or sub. The plot is just wow! There are lots of unexpected clever twists and turns throughout the show
If you're looking for something more light hearted like a really good high school comedy, there's always School Rumble as well:)

09-05-2012, 11:16 AM
Hmmmm you might like a few of these...

Full Metal Panic! (Mecha)

Ouran High School Host Club (Comedy/Romance)

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World

Peach Girl

The Sacred Blacksmith

Air Gear


09-05-2012, 01:18 PM
im currently watching Angel Beats and enjoying it (thanks to netflix)
maybe i should have listed all the anime i have watched/own .. but thats a long list and i even forget some of the names of some.

ones i own that have been suggested (sorry i didnt think they really fit the romance until they were posted my bad :P)

code geass(all seasons) , Full Metal Panic!(all seasons),Ouran High School Host Club ,This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, Peach Girl, The Sacred Blacksmith , my hime, Air Gear, D.N.Angel, school rumble(all seasons), infinite stratos.

Ones posted i haven't seen:
Sea Story, angel tales, these sound like a good watch

im not really into fan service as a whole , im more a romantic at heart(want happy endings and such) i read shonen jump, shojo beat , ect.... books so im pretty into any anime

its just in my opinion i feel that some of the newer anime have great animation, the fan service i feel can get over the top (like in rosario & vampire totally diff than the book). the anime romance i feel that have great animation that are modern are sekirei, freezing , Heavens lost property, rosario and vampire, and the like, i can personally do without the fan service but it seems thats what they are putting out so *shrug* im just rolling with it.

i thank you for you contribution so far to this anime search of mine.

09-05-2012, 02:35 PM
Sorry >.< I'm slightly at fault for picking really obvious ones aha :L
Heres a better list:) mix of shounen and shoujo stuff
- Skip Beat
- Kannagi
- ToraDora
- Bakemonogatari
- InuXBoku
- Clannad
- Hatsukoi Limited
- Amagami SS
- Guilty;crown
- Kimi ni Todoke
- Special A
- Working!
- Acchi Kochi
- Chiharafuru
- Hayate no Gotoku
- Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Let me know if you've seen these, if you have I'll think of some more :D

09-07-2012, 11:32 AM
ooh most of the names i havent seen O. o

except clannad , and guilty crown ill look into those for sure

what about Shakugan no Shana i hear its good?

09-08-2012, 05:13 PM
Yay:D Glad to hear aha ^_^

I forgot to mention Shakugan no Shana!:o
Yes, it's brilliant! You should definitely give that one a watch :D

09-08-2012, 05:16 PM
ooh most of the names i havent seen O. o

except clannad , and guilty crown ill look into those for sure

what about Shakugan no Shana i hear its good?

It's very good. It has vibrant colors too, and it's very well animated. :]


09-10-2012, 07:16 PM
yes O_O i will watch it. i have just orderd season 1 blu ray/dvd combo
will arrive soon/ as well as freezing.

is fafner a romance one (noticed its release is soon and its mech based)?
and done by same guy as (linebarrel/gundam seed+destiny,)

09-11-2012, 01:38 PM
yes O_O i will watch it. i have just orderd season 1 blu ray/dvd combo
will arrive soon/ as well as freezing.

is fafner a romance one (noticed its release is soon and its mech based)?
and done by same guy as (linebarrel/gundam seed+destiny,)

Fafner's story is by the guy who wrote Chaos Legion, you know the capcom game? But the character designs are done by the same guy as gundam seed+destiny :)
Its not really under the romance genre, it has small hint here and there but it isn't the focus of the series:)

09-13-2012, 09:24 PM
ah ok , just noticed it being released is all

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know any dubbed romances?

09-13-2012, 09:37 PM
Black butler!http://www.animemangahome.com/gallery/image?format=raw&type=img&id=2474 mon lover grell is teh guy in red ^_^http://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/anime/8/20631.jpg durarara IS AWESOME too!

09-15-2012, 12:14 PM
You said you might not watch Clannad a few posts up,but I still suggest it.Its a masterpiece.

Another not so new is Kaichou Ha Maid-sama!(The President is a Maid!) There is unfortunately no real dub,but even with only sub it is still a wonderful romance.It is very funny and very cute.

Another is Ouran Highschool Hostclub.It is a bit older,maybe 2006,but I believe it counts as romance.It is funny,and there is a dub on Netflix.

One that I don't kno wthe genre for but is still good is one called Pumpkin Scissors.It is very funny,well done,and ebtertaining.The opening is also very good.

One modern anime is one that you may or may not like,called Hetalia Axis Powers,and Hetalia Worlds Series.Thenew season just came out dubbe dthis year.It is wildly funny,an dyou might learn a thing or two about history while watching.But unless you are gay or a girl,you wontblike the fandom (yaoi.)But the anime itself is funny and good for everyone.