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12-03-2015, 07:08 PM
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Pretty much what the title says. I made this thread for all those people wondering whether or not should they watch something, being unable to come to a conclusion themselves. How is this thread intending to help that? It's simple. 
You can do two things here:
- ask about a particular title, or describe your concern about one or more things that might make this title hard to watch for you
- if you know something about a title that has been asked, just share a few words about it - is it worth watching, if so, why, or address the concern at hand; doesn't even have to be long, just share a piece of your mind, however big you want it (as long as it's not an obviously uninterested reply like 'watch it.' or 'don't watch it.')

In other words, sharing is caring - help out somebody with their concern/indecisiveness, and you'll receive the same kind of help back.
I really hope this thread will raise some attention and not just go by unnoticed or dead.

So, to kick out the activity here, there's a bunch of titles I've been thinking about these days, but never got around to them for no apparent reason. Can you help me decide which ones to watch? I've outlined those rather popular.
- Kekkai Sensen (Blood Blockade Battlefront)
- Kaze no Stigma
- Kiseijuu (Parasyte)
- Eureka Seven
- Shakugan no Shana II and III
- Log Horizon
- Ergo Proxy
- Jinsei
- Nanatsu no Taizai (Seven Deadly Sins)
- Koutetsu Tenshi Kurumi
- Pandora Hearts
- Haibane Renmei
- Kannazuki no Miko
- Magic Kaito 1412
- Sasami-san@Ganbaranai
- Kill la Kill
- Robotics;Notes
- any Macross/Aquarion/Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse
- any Full Metal Panic
- Jormungand
- Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
- Kaichou wa Maid-sama
- Gintama
- Inu x Boku SS
- Uchoten Kazoku

I'll try to provide my best insight on the titles you decide to ask about as well, so rest assured. For now... let's get this thread going?

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12-03-2015, 07:16 PM
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I'd love to hear some feedback on the stuff I have in my to-watch list:

Thank you!
12-03-2015, 11:25 PM
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>  - Kiseijuu (Parasyte)
>  - Eureka Seven
>  - Ergo Proxy
>  - Kill la Kill
>  - any Full Metal Panic
>  - Gintama

Those 6 are really good.  I'd watch Gintama last since it has a fuckton of episodes.

I suggest Shinsekai yori, Steins;Gate, and Toradora.  All are extremely entertaining.  Nisekoi is pretty decent, but I'd watch the others first.
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12-04-2015, 12:40 AM (This post was last modified: 12-04-2015, 12:43 AM by Eros.)
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I started this whole anime thing around mid september so I haven't seen that many.

I do have a To Watch list that keeps growing faster than I can watch them.

Right now I'm watching the anime called Shiki. Pretty good mystery thriller though a bit slow. (I'm at Ep8, it started to get very interesting after 5-6 as they are slowly figuring out the fuck is going on around) BTW It's a 22/23 Ep series if counting OVA

Here's my MAL if anyone's wondering: I'll have to redo the ratings I've given as well so you can ignore that. Would be better off not rating them rather than updating rating every few I see but oh well.

To Watch List: (They have spaces in between as I kinda have them somewhat "Organized" by their genres )


Kiss x Sis
School Days
To-love Ru Darkness
Prison school
Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de
Kore ga Watashi no Goshujinsama
Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls
Queen's Blade: Rebellion
Nozoki Ana
Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai.
Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai
Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou
Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance

Rin: Daughters of mnemosyne

Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga.
Zero no Tsukaima
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
Trinity Seven

Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko.
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo
Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
Date A Live
IS: Infinite Stratos

Guilty Crown

Ane Haramix
Rance 01: Hikari wo Motomete

Shingetsutan Tsukihime
Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase

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12-04-2015, 01:14 AM
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Shiki gets really great in the second half.

I'd go with Guilty Crown, Date A Live, Durarara, and Bakemonogatari first.
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12-04-2015, 01:38 AM
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> >>30290
> Shiki gets really great in the second half.
> I'd go with Guilty Crown, Date A Live, Durarara, and Bakemonogatari first.

I'll check those out after Shiki.

It's getting really interesting as they now started to dig the graves for the first time and the monk is going to go talk with the doctor about what they believe.

I'm really wondering what's going to happen next and how they're going to do something against it. Hopefully they all don't die

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12-04-2015, 01:46 AM
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I'll just say that it gets chaotic as fuck
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12-04-2015, 09:03 AM
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(12-03-2015, 11:25 PM)Vlad Wrote: >>30255
>  - Kiseijuu (Parasyte)
>  - Eureka Seven
>  - Ergo Proxy
>  - Kill la Kill
>  - any Full Metal Panic
>  - Gintama

Those 6 are really good.  I'd watch Gintama last since it has a fuckton of episodes.

I suggest Shinsekai yori, Steins;Gate, and Toradora.  All are extremely entertaining.  Nisekoi is pretty decent, but I'd watch the others first.

Thank you for the feedback, I will have to check out Shinsekai. Most of the stuff on the to-watch list is suggestions from other people.
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12-04-2015, 09:19 AM
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>- Eureka Seven
It's a bit long so it may get boring at some point, I'd recommend reading the manga instead of watching the animu. But if you have the attention span to sit through 50 episodes of the original series + all those alternative versions + sequel(s??), then go for it.
>- Ergo Proxy
This one is a "must watch", the artsyle and the storyline are quite different from other mainstream animu that was made in the mid 00's. Oh and the OST is pretty cool too.
>- Haibane Renmei
It's quite slow paced for an animu that has 13eps. It also has a "Serial Experiments Lain" feel to it (#based ABe) and it gets quite deppressing near the end. Yuss, watch it.
>- Kill la Kill
I'm not sure what I can say about this show that hasn't already been said. I watched it a couple of months later when it finished airing and when the #hype kind of died down. It was entertaining but the "fast" paced and over the top, pantsu on head retarded storyline looked a bit forced. I wouldn't definitely put it in the "must watch" category, but I'd recommend it.
The only thing from your list that I saw was Steins;Gate. Watch it, all the cool kids are doing it. It's both quite fun and quite serious, the way the anime gives you different "feels" reminds me of Dennou Coil(which is a dope animu)

I see the you have Great Teacher Onizuka on your plan to watch list on mal. WATCH IT. I was a bit hesitant at first when I saw that it had 43 episodes, but I fell in love with the show after the first episode. It's definitely not a generic slice of life animu, oh and don't make the same mistake that I did, watch "Shonan Junai Gumi!" first. It's a 5 episode OVA and it's a GTO prequel.
>Sword Art Online
If you like shows that starts of neat at first and then turn to utter shit half way through then go for it, otherwise don't even bother with the show.
>Date A Live
Ehhhh the show was kind of fun, but overall it's just a generic harem with a strange storyline. Watch it, maybe.
You can't go wrong with this show. What I really like about it is that it has multiple main characters, so the story isn't told/seen only by one person's perspective. Don't take my word for it but apparently the show gets bad after season 2. I still haven't seen Durarara!!x2 Ten so I wouldn't know.
Ohhhh Bakemonogatari. I really don't know what to say about it, I liked SOME characters from the show, but the show itself wasn't that good. It gets quite dull thanks to some of the main characters (it's Senjougahara and Tsubasa if you're wondering). I also liked Hachikuji's arc but that's pretty much it, the rest was either "WELL IT'S AT LEAST SOMETHING" and God awful. I know that a lot of people seem to be liking this show but I just can't bring myself to like it. I wouldn't recommend it even though I said that Date A Live is a generic harem and that you should watch it maybe, but I wouldn't recommend Bake, it's just that bad. But that's just my biased opinion.

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12-05-2015, 02:23 PM
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Thanks @Vlad and @idek, you two were really helpful! <3 I think I'll start with Ergo Proxy then.

@Camo Yoshi
Ano Natsu de Matteru - I really liked this one. Despite being a simple enough rom-com, it had its shines and got resolved pretty clearly. However, before watching this one, I'd suggest trying Onegai Teacher first. There are obvious similarities between the two, both of them were written by the same person and, at the end of Ano Natsu, there is something that links two of those anime together. No spoilers though~

Wherever I go, Great Teacher Onizuka gets recommended time and time and time again, and for a good reason - it's a very very solid anime. Just read idek's post.

Nagi no Asukara - ughhhhhhhhhhhh. This one is tricky. I wrote a review on it, it's split in two parts, but I wouldn't recommend reading it if you didn't watch the anime... I guess? Well, in short, I fell in love with this anime and then my love was crushed. It has an unique concept, tackles some serious issues and is a great watch altogether, but you'd better prepare for the ending. So yeah, watch it, if only to discover how great a setting it's put in.

Nisekoi - if you're fine with anime that never seem to end, pick it up, if not, just lay it off until they decide to finish the story. It's a great comedy with some quality character designs, but overall, it's 'just another rom-com' in the end. That is, until they bring it to a conclusion, which they didn't yet.

Steins;Gate - an indirect sequel to ChaoS;HEAd and an indirect prequel to Robotics;Notes. While ChaoS;HEAd isn't really worth the watch and isn't even required to understand the story, and I didn't watch Robotics;Notes yet, Steins;Gate remains one of my favorites of all time. Butterfly effect, time travels and its consequences (yes, you'll really love them - for example, a trap stops being a trap and becomes a trap once more!) and a legitimate, finished romance to go with it! Pretty much a must-watch for me.

Toradora! - must-watch in terms of romances, nuff said. Just watch it, no questions asked. They really put an effort to making this anime a success and it paid off - from the great story, through nice visuals to the awesome ending. Also, yeah, once you get to the last episode, watch the post-credits scene.

Shiki is pretty good, the ending especially. Finish it ASAP.

Sankarea - pretty fun overall, rather unique setup with a zombie, worth the watch.
Kiss x Sis - manga is better from what I've heard, the anime is pretty okay as well, but OVAs are where it's at. Seriously. If all you want is getting aroused by an anime, this is your go-to.
School Days - I would rather not. I really would rather not. Unless you like MCs so shit you can't even feel empathy for them.
Maken-Ki! - boobs. fight. torn clothes. boobs. superpowers. boobs. Fun to watch you're looking for simple action with boobs.
Freezing - as above.
Sekirei - as above. The second season of that, however, is way better than anything else of the sort you'd compare it to.
Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou - as above. I really enjoyed this one, personally.
Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls - as above. It has better plot and a more original (borderlands-ish) artstyle.
Gokujo - short, fun and lewd. Had its ups and downs, overall a pretty good watch, if you don't mind a few boring episodes.
Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de - I really need to rewatch that one, but from what I can remember, it was a really nice anime.
Nozoki Ana - don't bother with the anime, the manga is where this truly shines. I cried at the ending.
Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai. - ehhhhh, no. There was a time when I enjoyed it, but after trying to rewatch it recently, I couldn't make it past episode 8. It's just too dumb.
Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai - fun to watch, disappointing ending, but overall has some nice moments, if you can forgive the slow start.
Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance - no. Tsundere kills the whole show. Unless you like extremist tsunderes.

Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Really, now? I'm at a loss for words regarding this anime. One of the more 'original ideas to create an ecchi series and instead it gets borderline, pointlessly so. Just... if you feel brave, try it.
Zero no Tsukaima - four seasons, watched them all, very pleasant surprise. Comes to a clear conclusion and the heroine, despite being a tsundere, is lovable. Worth recommending.
Trinity Seven - a pretty fun ride, nice setting and seven heroines to choose from. Too bad it's cut at the suspense moment.

Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. - if 'cute' is all you need, this is your best bet. If you want any plot to go with it, though, I'd suggest Sakurasou.
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo - kissing, kissing, kissing! The abundance of that, nice plot, and the story does finish! Recommending for sure.
Date A Live - a fun ride indeed, I just wish they gave the main heroine more screen time. But yeah, very nice overall.
IS: Infinite Stratos - indecisive MC, mecha-like things and rom-com stuff going on. Pretty fun as it goes, but gets old rather quick.

Durarara - watched the original one, I loved it. Didn't see the newest ones yet, but I'll get to them soon. Just... An Ikebukuro trip for everyone! With gangs, mysteries and such.
Guilty Crown - not too bad, but not good either. Soundtrack is the best this series has to offer. And at some points, the plot will just spit in your face.

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12-05-2015, 05:08 PM (This post was last modified: 12-05-2015, 05:10 PM by Eros.)
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> -

I wasn't expecting a reply like that with all the comments on them, though you missed a few :p
Shingetsutan Tsukihime
Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase

Either way as you can see mayority(All except like 2) of it is basically Ecchi related things. They were all kinda added when I started and my whole center of interest was in that area. I'm probably going to cut down on many of them, at least the ones that don't look promising enough as it just gets repetitive the whole harem ecchi scene.

Would you happen to know of some good Drama/Romance type of thing Dark/gothic themed good plot?

This is some other random stuff that I still haven't noted down but heard some nice things.
shinsekai yori
samurai champloo
zankyou no terror
zetsuen no tempest
golden time
Hotarubi no Mori e
oki wo Kakeru Shoujo

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12-05-2015, 06:47 PM
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If you like dark anime, Shinsekai Yori is the way to go. It has romance and drama too. Great world building, plot development, and an insane conclusion. Zankyou leans more towards the dark side of stuff, but is like a detective/mystery anime. Zetsuen no Tempest is one of the better shounen series imo. Haven't seen the others.
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12-06-2015, 09:11 PM
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I can vouch for:
-Kaze no Stigma
-Nanatsu no Taizai
-Log Horizon
-Kill la Kill

All 4 are anime I've watched and have really enjoyed. I would gladly suggest you watch them.

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12-06-2015, 10:17 PM
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GiS: SA is pretty good. Trigun is a classic, definitely suggest it. As for Deadman and Jormungand, they are both decent if you watch them with your brain turned off. I would say that Jormungand is better.