Hi there guys,
I am sure that you get asked these questions a lot. You see, I am a gal who grew up with anime, but since adulthood have indulged less and less. I kind of got bored of the generic run of the mill characters and such. I also was never much of a fan of science fiction, so that kind of tossed out a lot of anime from the get go. I still love it though, at least what I have formed places for in my heart. I still go back and feel all the warm fuzzies for the series I grew to care for over the years. I know that all these characters are just that, but they've been crafted from the human mind and have an emotional backing. I've watched a handful of series over and over again, year to year and still enjoy them as much as when I originally saw them. If not more, because the influx of anime is much less now a days.
All that aside, I have a pension of the surreal. I enjoy things with alternative visual aesthetics, loads of symbolism and a hint of a puzzle. I can give you guys a list of series that I still enjoy years later. I can go for anime or manga, either or to be honest. I will check anything out because just taking the time to put thought into this is very nice.
Probably the most beloved animes I have watched as an adult are:
Mononoke/FLCL/Anything by Satoshi Kon/Utena/Castle of Cogliostro
I love Miyazaki stuff, and have been watching it since I was but a babe (Japanese fam) but I don't watch it often 'cept for The Castle of Cogliostro.
Not Simple (Natsume Ono)/Anything by Junji Ito/Anything by Ebine Yamaji
I have read Ode to Kirihito and MW and am interested in reading more Tezuka if anyone has any suggestions. Both are excellent stuff!
I know I am asking an awful lot, and that my tastes aren't par the norm per se. I figured though, stab in the dark style, that there'd be someone out there that'd know something to throw at me. So please, if you guys have any thoughts, have at.