Thread: Good old anime people have forgotten.

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I'm actually not a massive anime fan, but I have been recently deep diving into some old shows that I missed growing up. Was looking for recommendations that are sort of similar, or share a deep, philosophical kinda wavelength to the ones I mention here.

Recently been watching Paranoia Agent, Taiho Shichau Zo, Ghost Stories, Neo Ranga, Armitage III and Dirty Pair.
Also been rewatching Psycho pass, Knights of Sidonia, Ghost in the shell, and Gunbusters.
So... any good suggestions?
New ones are fine too.
Please only serious suggestions.
Nothing like Naruto or Attack on titan, thanks.

I've also been enjoying ID: invaded, carole and tuesday, violet evergarden, singular point, and numerous others. Chime in, you filthy weebs.
 
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Did you ever watch Monster? We will carry on depending on your answer

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Did you ever watch Monster? We will carry on depending on your answer

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I got like 3/4s of the way through where you find Johann was raised to be the Fuhrer, and then had trouble finding a working stream. I don't know of anywhere to download the whole thing. Which sucks. You can't buy it.
 
I got like 3/4s of the way through where you find Johann was raised to be the Fuhrer, and then had trouble finding a working stream. I don't know of anywhere to download the whole thing. Which sucks. You can't buy it.

Oh no. I have all the episodes on my drive and I'll see what I can do about that
 
I tried many times as a wee lad to get into anime and I just couldn’t. I find it so culturally jarring the way the characters tend to behave. Even the greats like Cowboy Bebop which is supposed to be more normal, I’ve tried and bounced off multiple times. The only anime I’ve ever enjoyed is Studio Ghibli. I guess what I’m trying to say is like OP I’ve never been a fan but anything without the weeb tropes I’d be willing to give a go.
 
90s Berserk
Star Blazers
80s Starship Troopers
Ghost in the Shell Standalone Complex (and 2nd Gig)
Akira

Modern ones: Fairy Tail, Highschool of the Dead, Girls und Panzer

I tried many times as a wee lad to get into anime and I just couldn’t. I find it so culturally jarring the way the characters tend to behave. Even the greats like Cowboy Bebop which is supposed to be more normal, I’ve tried and bounced off multiple times. The only anime I’ve ever enjoyed is Studio Ghibli. I guess what I’m trying to say is like OP I’ve never been a fan but anything without the weeb tropes I’d be willing to give a go.

Ghost in the Shell (both movie and show) are serious, hard-core, cyber-crime stories. Very thought provoking and requiring multiple viewings to get all the points.
 
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I'm actually not a massive anime fan, but I have been recently deep diving into some old shows that I missed growing up. Was looking for recommendations that are sort of similar, or share a deep, philosophical kinda wavelength to the ones I mention here.

Recently been watching Paranoia Agent, Taiho Shichau Zo, Ghost Stories, Neo Ranga, Armitage III and Dirty Pair.
Also been rewatching Psycho pass, Knights of Sidonia, Ghost in the shell, and Gunbusters.
So... any good suggestions?
New ones are fine too.
Please only serious suggestions.
Nothing like Naruto or Attack on titan, thanks.

I've also been enjoying ID: invaded, carole and tuesday, violet evergarden, singular point, and numerous others. Chime in, you filthy weebs.

- Zettai Shounen (if you want "weird" like Paranoia Agent)
- Bokurano (serious philosophical scifi)
- Noein (scifi with weird)
- Infinite Ryvius (scifi drama)
- Old Berserk-anime (perfectly captures the atmosphere of the manga)
- Gantz (serious philosophical scifi with more action)
- Inuyashiki (same as Gantz, buth new aka fancy animations, also anime is completed)
- Ping Pong: The Animation (has the "weird"-energy of Paranoia Agent, but if you don't have a basic interest in ping pong, probably not)
 
Recently heard from someone else that Patlabor was good, might need to add it to the queue.

It's like a police procedural almost, it's not super action heavy or anything, I mostly like it because I remember watching it when I was younger, and it's not over the top weeb shit. I liked the Patlabor logo a lot and just the overall more "robots for adults" vibe vs other stuff I was seeing at the time. Never seen the second one, I need to.
 
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Speaking of police stuff, it's not old at all and I haven't actually finished it yet but I like Cop Craft so far. It's like if that Will Smith Netflix movie Bright didn't suck. Grizzled detective and elf priestess solve crimes. Some weeb elements though so tread carefully if you have a strong aversion to that.
 
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90s Berserk
Star Blazers
80s Starship Troopers
Ghost in the Shell Standalone Complex (and 2nd Gig)
Akira

Modern ones: Fairy Tail, Highschool of the Dead, Girls und Panzer



Ghost in the Shell (both movie and show) are serious, hard-core, cyber-crime stories. Very thought provoking and requiring multiple viewings to get all the points.
wait... Starship troopers had an anime?
 
- Zettai Shounen (if you want "weird" like Paranoia Agent)
- Bokurano (serious philosophical scifi)
- Noein (scifi with weird)
- Infinite Ryvius (scifi drama)
- Old Berserk-anime (perfectly captures the atmosphere of the manga)
- Gantz (serious philosophical scifi with more action)
- Inuyashiki (same as Gantz, buth new aka fancy animations, also anime is completed)
- Ping Pong: The Animation (has the "weird"-energy of Paranoia Agent, but if you don't have a basic interest in ping pong, probably not)
Gantz got a Tv show? I've read the manga, it had some neat ideas, but I thought there was only that one netflix movie.
 
- Zettai Shounen (if you want "weird" like Paranoia Agent)
- Bokurano (serious philosophical scifi)
- Noein (scifi with weird)
- Infinite Ryvius (scifi drama)
- Old Berserk-anime (perfectly captures the atmosphere of the manga)
- Gantz (serious philosophical scifi with more action)
- Inuyashiki (same as Gantz, buth new aka fancy animations, also anime is completed)
- Ping Pong: The Animation (has the "weird"-energy of Paranoia Agent, but if you don't have a basic interest in ping pong, probably not)
- Zettai Shounen (if you want "weird" like Paranoia Agent)
- Bokurano (serious philosophical scifi)
- Noein (scifi with weird)
- Infinite Ryvius (scifi drama)

I've added all these to my list.

Inuyashiki has been on my list for a while. Thanks for reminding me. This is great.
 
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90s Berserk
Star Blazers
80s Starship Troopers
Ghost in the Shell Standalone Complex (and 2nd Gig)
Akira

Modern ones: Fairy Tail, Highschool of the Dead, Girls und Panzer



Ghost in the Shell (both movie and show) are serious, hard-core, cyber-crime stories. Very thought provoking and requiring multiple viewings to get all the points.
I'm very intimately acquainted with the Kōkaku Kidōtai franchise.
 
Gantz got a Tv show? I've read the manga, it had some neat ideas, but I thought there was only that one netflix movie.
Yes, it's semi-old by now. Unfortunately, it only goes up to, like, let me think ... 4 or 5 missions, then you'll have to continue with the manga (which is great, too). Gantz is one of those anime that I have reasonable hope it might get a remake some day, because the franchise is kinda popular and it's just a cool story overall. Might watch some other anime first and hope for a remake that covers the entire anime, too ;>
 
There’s a reason anime was forgotten.
Will you post in all threads that you actually don't care about? :/ There's plenty of threads for "fun posting", here someone asks about anime and people enjoy to talk about anime. Just don't see how this enchrichens the thread. Oh well.
 
I'm not a big anime fan either despite the fact I love JRPGs.

One of my first anime flicks was in the 90s, something called Project Ako or Project A-ko.

Another was a movie I saw with some friends in theaters called Wicked City.
 
I'm not a big anime fan either despite the fact I love JRPGs.

One of my first anime flicks was in the 90s, something called Project Ako or Project A-ko.

Another was a movie I saw with some friends in theaters called Wicked City.
If you like JRPGs, at least give "Record of Lodoss War" a try, if you're curious about anime.
 
If you like JRPGs, at least give "Record of Lodoss War" a try, if you're curious about anime.
You mean that new 2D one that looks a lot like Symphony of the Night?

That one does look interesting.

There was also an older Record of Lodoss War game on the Dreamcast, iirc.
 
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You mean that new 2D one that looks a lot like Symphony of the Night?

That one does look interesting.

There was also an older Record of Lodoss War game on the Dreamcast, iirc.
no, no, I meant the anime. But if you know that one already, all the better ;)
 
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Yeah, and it is pretty decent. Considerably closer to the book than the movies.
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I'm not a big anime fan either despite the fact I love JRPGs.

One of my first anime flicks was in the 90s, something called Project Ako or Project A-ko.

Another was a movie I saw with some friends in theaters called Wicked City.
Wicker City was the film that set me down the path of hentai writer.
 
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Will you post in all threads that you actually don't care about? :/ There's plenty of threads for "fun posting", here someone asks about anime and people enjoy to talk about anime. Just don't see how this enchrichens the thread. Oh well.
Cant have love without hate, brother.
 
I tried many times as a wee lad to get into anime and I just couldn’t. I find it so culturally jarring the way the characters tend to behave. Even the greats like Cowboy Bebop which is supposed to be more normal, I’ve tried and bounced off multiple times. The only anime I’ve ever enjoyed is Studio Ghibli. I guess what I’m trying to say is like OP I’ve never been a fan but anything without the weeb tropes I’d be willing to give a go.
You sound similar to me. You got Netflix? Give Ajin: Demi Human a try. It's really good. I randomly tried it earlier this year and really enjoyed it. It's about these immortal humans who basically respawn/regenerate when they get killed.
No weeb shit.
 
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Did you ever watch Monster? We will carry on depending on your answer

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Monster was great. 20th Century Boys was also very good. But after Billy Bat I really feel like Urasawa is just retreading old ground. Once you understand the formula, his work starts to become a bit predictable.
 
You sounds similar to me. You got Netflix? Give Ajin: Demi Human a try. It's really good. I randomly tried it earlier this year and really enjoyed it. It's about these immortal humans who basically respawn/regenerate when they get killed.
No weeb shit.
started to read the manga for that. interesting villain but I dunno, it dragged on a fair bit.
 
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I know most weebs consider it as a rip off, but I watched a few episodes of Robotech lately, and I kind of liked it.
Wonder why this never made it to Germany back in the day.
 
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started to read the manga for that. interesting villain but I dunno, it dragged on a fair bit.
I vouch for Ajin, too. Did a rewatch recently and it's still great. The biggest hurdle for the anime is its choppy CG-animation. Really makes the anime worse than it could have been with proper animation. But it's still super fun to watch, because of both the unusual "hero" and the very unsual villain. Sato-san is actually my favorite anime-villain of all times. It's just so refreshing to see an old man having FUN and not act like literally every other old man in a story, because apparently all old men are the same *rollseyes*. Some really epic scenes there, too.

Best watch a trailer and see if the CG is bearable for you or not.
 
Starship Operators.
Rebels want to fight the Empire but have no money, so they get a TV network from a supposedly neutral space country to sponsor them as a reality show.