First of all I would like to introduce myself. I'm Dan, I'm new to your forums, and I have a very important question regarding the calibre of particular Anime in comparison to others.
Fundamentally, what I would like to know is whether there are any anime series out there that compare to:
- Death Note (DN)
- Code Geass (CG)
Now obviously this is a very subjective matter as different people have different tastes, but really I'm trying to direct this towards people - like myself and many of my friends - who have found these two (or one) anime superiour to any others they have watched.
I'll be honest, I haven't actually watched that many anime, in fact, my first anime that I ever watched was Death Note and it blew me away. I have never read a book or watched a TV series/film that has gripped me so much.
After DN, I had the idea in my mind that anime was amazing, that nothing could compare to it. So I went and tried to find recommendations. I watched ~7 episodes of Bleach, I watched ~5 episodes of Naruto, and each one I got bored with quickly.
Then came Code Geass which I adored - not quite as much as DN - but loved all the same. I enjoy an in-depth story, glimpses of action, fantasy elements, and some form of mystery, but that still doesn't mean I like nothing more.
When CG ended I have been longing for a good anime to be lost in, but I just can't find any. I read many recommendations for Kurenai and have just finished watching the series. It was much different to other things I had seen, but I actually enjoyed it. Nevertheless it had so many flaws that I felt could be improved, and was no-way in the same league as DN and CG.
So what do you think? Was I thrown into the deep-end, watching the best anime I will ever watch, in a league no other anime will ever meet for me? Or have I just not looked hard enough. Please CG/DN fans, enlighten me.