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Vin
02-22-2009, 11:51 PM
Hey everyone !

This is my first real post after my introduction, and its the main reason i joined this forum. I have been getting into anime over this past year and i watched a couple of series and movies. I'm looking for suggestions on what to watch next. I know there are alot of posts like this one, but i would like suggestions from anime experts according to my tastes :) , which I'm going to try to explain as best i can.

I'm gonna start with what i saw that marked me in some way , bad or good, i am NOT starting a critic on these animes, its my personal taste thats all. Also i am in no way knowledgeable in this domaine, this is why i am here after all :)

Full metal alchemist: I loved this series, absolutly loved it, for its story mainly and its characters. I was addicted from the first episode and i couldnt wait to watch the others. I think what really drew me into it was the ever developping storyline and its depth, and also some of the themes felt dark and mature.

Evangelion : loved it for its story.

Rurouni Kenshin : watched all the serie except the last season which seemed like fillers. Liked it alot, except for the fillers, i was not as addicted as i was with FMA, the plot is too linear for me i think, but dont get me wrong i still liked the series alot. I totally loved the OVA though, trust and betrayal, it felt more serious and real to me.

Everything Mr.Miyakazi did, i loved, good themes, good characters, original stories.

Bleach : its still ongoing and it doesnt feel like it will ever end lol. I like this series for its characters, but its not as much my style as FMA, not as addictive for me and im not as much into the storyline.

Yu Yu Hakusho : I started watching these and i never really got into it, i liked it but like i said it did not draw me in the same way other series or movies did.

Akira : i saw the movie and read the manga and i loved both alot. Again for the depth of the story.

Ghost in the shell : saw both movies and loved them, once again for the depth of the characters and the story.

Elfen lied: I like the originality of this one, but i felt the storyline could have had more depth, alot of questions were left unanswered, in a bad way. Still i enjoyed this one just not as much as some others.

Paranoid Agent: totally funky story which i like, but never got into it.

Hellsing : i liked the style and the music, but once again i feel as if the story could have been more developped.

Currently i am watching Inuyasha, i like it, but i am not THAT into it (compared to FMA again), i just hope the storyline develops into something interesting and captivating, I am about at episode 47 if I remember right

I am probly forgetting some, which just means they did not mark me as much.

So, I'm not sure how much help that list was! But I'll try and synthesize what I like. Im looking for something with a good captivating story that will get me addicted. I'm pretty sure i will not like anything like Naruto or DragonballZ, and im pretty sure i will not like the animes focused more on romance. Basically i'm looking for a good deep story and addiction :)

Hope this helps and i hope you guys can give me some good suggestions or point me in the right direction! I was myself thinking of checking out Death Note since the story seems original. If I wasn't clear on what I am looking for I will be happy to answer any questions!

Bye for now!

ciao ciao


PS: I am initially french speaking so pardon any mistakes or mispellage that i have made you read :)

Chiodo
02-23-2009, 02:27 AM
Death Note is good, the first half of the episode are just.. epic.

But since you started watching FMA first I think you'll definately love Eureka Seven. You think it's about robots and stuff but that's just a small part of it.
You'll fall in love with a lot of characters.

And the guys that created FMA did E7. :)

kon1000
02-23-2009, 08:43 AM
ya it is but after L dies it gets kinda boring

Vin
02-23-2009, 11:48 AM
Ok thanks i will check it out :)

Any additional suggestions? :)

Ciao ciao

Chiodo
02-23-2009, 12:28 PM
ya it is but after L dies it gets kinda boring
Do you realise just how much you spoiled for him now?

Vin
02-23-2009, 01:29 PM
Ya hehe I tried to ignore that :(

Mister_S
02-23-2009, 02:27 PM
Well yeah Death Note is number 1 in my book, but if you like FMA you will probably like Eureka 7, you might wan to also check out .hack//sign (of course it's a suggestion you might not like it).

PS: I'm french too !!! :P

Vin
02-23-2009, 07:18 PM
I will look into hack//sign :) thank you


ps: im from quebec :)

Diocletian
02-24-2009, 06:48 PM
Give Gunsmith Cats, Night Head Genesis, and Black Jack a peek. They have a dark feel that you might like.

sunnyside
02-24-2009, 07:24 PM
One general comment, when you watch an anime and feel a lot was left up in the air you can poke around and see if there is an associated manga. Often there is, and they go into much more depth.

Elfien Lied is that way.

I suggest gunslinger girls.

Vin
03-09-2009, 03:08 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, i just finished watching Eureka 7 and i got hooked and i liked it :) The end might have been a bit too easy but thats 2/50 of the series :)

Ill look into the others you have suggested thanks again

_Freddie_
03-09-2009, 07:25 PM
Code Geass.

rikumi
03-10-2009, 01:11 AM
Code Geass.

2 seasons of epically made strategy-based anime with mechas.
Fan service included, cheers! >_>;
Code Geass is good entertainment. D8

I'd say Macross Frontier. Personally it's because I'm a mecha freak and I like musical-themed animes in (ultra)modern scenes. I like the [Macross] series just like how I liked Code Geass. It's pretty cool. The OST once received big hits in Japan...like Beck's & I've made them my ringtones. Har, har. =3