I finished both seasons of Code Geass. Update 2:
Finished Death Note. It was amazing! Started Sword Art Online but I haven't finished part 1. I get bored with romantic stuff and SAO has a lot of it. Still pretty good and the fights are amazing
but I'm still missing the last 4 or 5 episodes of SAO 1.Another update!
Finished SAO, season 1. I'll wait for season 2's dub since it was pretty cool but not worth going through the language changes
. I decided to start watching the most voted anime in this list: Fairy Tail. 15 episodes so far and it's been amazing. It's really fun and simple and fights are still great. I really love the music too!Update 30-1-15:
Damn! 136 animes so far. I'm really proud of what we've achieved here
. I'll try and keep that number updated too on top or below the list.Update 1-3-15:
Finally able to update the list (actually, since a couple of days but I was busy). Let's keep it up! Also, I organized the list by vote order like I said I'd do a long time ago. The order priority is vote count > order in which they got to that vote number, nothing to do with favorites or anything.Update 26-3-15:
I know no one has commented in almost a month but I've been watching anime anyway so I figured I'd update
. I started watching Attack on Titan but I'm watching it along with someone else so I can't finish it yet. I'm about halfway done but it's freaking amazing. The animation is also pretty good except for the character outlines. Seems like they tried something new and different but I didn't really like it as much (it's not like it's bad anyway). Also, I'm near the middle of Fairy Tail (of what's been released so far, at least) and I still think it's awesome.Update 20-4-15:
Glad to see people participating here again
. By the way, if you guys notice someone cheated and revoted for an anime let me know and I'll take those votes away. I feel someone's done this already and I didn't notice.Update 22-4-15:
You guys started mentioning mangas but I won't be adding them to the list since this is an anime thread. Someone should try to start a "Recommended Manga" thread since I really liked the idea but I don't read manga so I won't be adding it to this thread.Update 13-6-15:
I made an anime list on a website and added it to the "watched anime" spoiler. If you guys know of a better site to make lists, let me know. Also, got started with "Akame Ga Kill!" First episode was great but it's 3 am and I gotta go to bed because I got a lot of stuff to do tomorrow.Update 11-8-15:
I finally finished Akame Ga Kill! Took me for ever because I had a lot of stuff to do and whenever I had a break I'd rather play games or read a book but I made it. I was told the ending was horrible but I didn't think it was that bad. They could've gotten a bit more out of it maybe but that's basically it. I know the manga is still going while the anime finished but, without knowing that, it's not that bad of an ending.
I also found some stuff repeated in the list and some stuff that wasn't really anime. I fixed the list and it went down from 172 to 168. We need more anime guys!Update 1-12-15:
It's been for ever since my last update. Been busy with college and I had been putting my free time in forums and videogames so I had sorta forgotten anime. I finally got back into it so here's the actual update:
I watched One Punch Man, due to society insisting so much in it. It's... ok, I guess. Just watching it to see if it actually gets to be really good. Picked up Fairy Tail again, which I had abandoned because I got stuck on a boring-ish filler arc but I just finished it yesterday and now I'm at episode 150. Also, I think I haven't mentioned DBS in the updates but it's quite obvious I'm watching it and I'm watching the latest episode right now.
Also, watched Digimon Adventure Tri. First 4 episodes were pretty neat. Looking forward to see the new ones, whenever they release.
Dropped Naruto Shippuden till this freaking filler ends. I'm the sort of fan than watches all fillers but... There's only been a total of 7 canon episodes (if you count the partly canon ones as 1/2 episode) in all of 2015 and I can't be more pissed at that.
Anyways, quite a long update. A lot of stuff happened since my last update so there was a lot to say I guess. Keep mentioning anime guys! Let's see the list grow.Update 10-12-15:
Finished Fairy Tail, part one (the first 175 episodes). What a huge cliff-hanger in the end but I'm glad I still have many more episodes to watch before I reach the latest. I'm gonna watch a different anime before starting Fairy Tail 2014. Probably Tokyo Ghoul.
Not sure why people hate on Fairy Tail so much. Despite how mainstream it is, it manages to be great anyways. Specially in that last arc, where I kept getting surprised by the plot twists (when I used to be able to call them before).Update 11-12-15:
Finished Tokyo Ghoul (season 1) in just 2 days and that's pretty fast considering the speed at which I usually watch anime. Even though it's quite good, it has a really slow start and little happens in the 12 episodes released for the first season. I'm gonna try out one episode of Tokyo Ghoul √A tonight before going to bed and see how it goes.
Watched Root A's first episode. It would've been an amazing ending for season 1 instead of the beginning for season 2 but I'll take it. Let's see how this season goes.Update 17-12-15:
Done with Tokyo Ghoul and Tokyo Ghoul √A. Despite the whole "the anime deviated a lot from the manga" thing I've been reading around, it was really, really good. I highly recommend it if you like the kind of stories that start slow but every single detail is made in order to have a high-impact ending.Update 1-3-16:
So Nia basically made me watch the Fate series. They were really good, but season 1 was sorta slow, since it's focused on character development and setting the whole thing for season 2. Only watched Fate/Zero so far but I guess I'll eventually watch the others after I catch up to DBS.Update 23-5-16:
Dang! I haven't updated this in a looong time. I've watched a few anime since so I'll try to do an update and review what I've seen. As usual, I'll add this update to the first post. These will probably include spoilers, but I'll try to keep them to a minimum.
I watched Elfen Lied, because it was mentioned by multiple members within a few days and based on how short it was, I finally decided to give it a shot after so long. I think it wasn't bad, yet not nearly as good as I thought it would be. It has a few plot-related flaws that really bothered me. Specially the ending, since they never actually showed what happened with the evil guys. The whole "I'm your cousin and I haven't seen you in 8 years but I'm in love with you" thing that goes on since the beginning is really, really dumb though. Overall, it's still quite enjoyable and distracting, but I'd never recommend it to a friend, saying it's an awesome anime, unless I know the guy and consider it's the kind of things he would like. Warning, there's a lot of boobs but not with an erotic intent.
Another anime I watched, was a movie/OVA... I don't know what to classify it as, but it's Digimon Adventure tri. 2: Ketsui (Determination). Although it was sorta slow, it was fun. Looking forward to see what happens in part 3.
I also finally watched SAO 2! I was pissed with many aspects of SAO, since it didn't live up to my expectations, but SAO 2 was actually what I was expecting when I watched the first season: drama, suspense, real death threats... Not a freaking teenager couple living together in a videogame. The thing with SAO 2 is that the filler 3-episode arc that came after Gun Gale Online was too short, and then the third part was... Well, just not my style I guess. Overall, I liked it but it's not a masterpiece either. I just think it's better than SAO 1 (even though everyone considers it to be the other way around).
Right now, I'm finishing Fate/Stay Night. Two more episodes to go but I'm enjoying it a lot. If I compare it to Fate/Zero's depressing plot, Stay Night is full of rainbows and unicorns. The main character is quite annoying in a way, but I sorta get him. Sorta! I know Nia's gonna be like "why are you typing this instead of just finishing it?" but I decided to update as soon as possible because I would forget otherwise.
Hellsing Ultimate was quite an interesting OVA. It's definitively not my style, yet it's quite fun and enjoyable nonetheless. I wouldn't watch it again, but I would recommend it to certain people for sure. It's basically a blood-and-gore war between the Vatican, the reborn Nazi army, and the Hellsing Organization, which is a group dedicated to use vampires to hunt vampires (sounds familiar, huh?).Update 19-01-17:
First update of the year! Well, I haven't updated this list in a really long time. I usually add the anime I watch in the order I watch them, but it's been so long that I don't remember so I'll just go for the alphabetical order. Here goes my trademark review on each of them:
Before I begin: Not sure if I've stated this before in the thread, and I won't read through it, but Studio Bones is my absolute favorite Japanese animation studio. They made both FMA adaptations, and multiple anime I will update today, as well as Mob Psycho 100, which I will watch once the dub is finished. In fact, right now I'll be watching mostly Bones stuff for a while.
*cracks knuckles* *clears throat*
First up is My Hero Academia: Studio Bones and one of my favorites in this update. It's the story of a world where about 80% of the population has some sort of power or quirks, as they call them. The main character happens to be unlucky enough to be on the other 20% but he is still determined to be come the greatest hero of all time, just like his idol, All Might. The plot is really good, although it might feel cliche at times, the whole thing still feels unique and original.
The animation was amazing, and so was the art. I didn't expect less from Bones. They did an interesting concept where different characters have their own art style, but still retaining a general rule for the art.
The best part was the music though. It was just... perfect. One of the songs in the OST, You Say Run
, goes with everything. Actually, search "You Say Run goes with everything" in YouTube and see it for yourself (care for spoilers of whatever video you pick though). The rest of the OST was equally amazing, and the opening and ending themes were pretty good too.
Summing up, I have little complains with this anime and I definitively recommend it to everyone. I even told my father to watch it, and he doesn't watch anime at all.
Next, Digimon Adventure tri 3: Confession: Well, Digimon Adventure tri overall hasn't been what I expected. It's still well-made and good, but I expected the Digimon Adventure I saw a kid. The thing is that the main characters grew up and now they have a different way to see things. Each of the "movies" are focused on one or two character's internal conflicts with what's going on. It's still enjoyable, and good overall, but that's about it.
Fairy Tail 2014: Oh boy. A-1 Pictures did a great job when adapting Fairy Tail 2014. Probably even better than in the first part. The problem is the story itself. Hiro Mashima can write some good stories, but in the end they get repetitive. I had to take constant breaks to make it through Fairy Tail 2014. I'd finish an arc, watch a different anime, and go back to it. It was still pretty good, don't get me wrong. I even got surprised by some turn of events near the end, but they did have a clear pattern that has been repeated since the beginning of the anime. That's why I needed to watch other stuff between arcs. The music was still superb, specially the OSTs. Just listen to this! (Adding spoiler to keep this short...ish).
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works: Nia is a big fan of the Fate series, so he pretty much annoyed the fhack out of me till I watched it (and still kept talking about it anyways)
. To be honest, it was pretty good. Ufotable definitively has better art than Bones, but they did cheat a bit to improve their quality. I didn't even notice myself at first, but most of their work is in 3D, making only the characters and some of the visual FX like sparks and fire in 2D. They excel at it, making it almost impossible to notice, but that's what bothered visually through the whole thing. It still looks gorgeous, but the animation didn't beat Bones', if you ask me.
The story is really good, but Fate/Zero is was better. This one actually has good things happening in the plot and a happy ending, unlike Zero, but I still think the latter had a more appealing story.
The music didn't really stand out, but the opening themes were good. Specially Brave Shine, the second opening, which was really, really good.
Guilty Crown: Well, this one is among the first I watched from this update, so I might not remember much. It's a nice concept, a good story. The music was cool. The plot wasn't annoying for the most, except for the main character, who frustrated me through the whole thing. He redeemed himself, but he was just a pain in the ass through most of the anime. Gotta say the art is gorgeous though, and the characters look amazing.
Log Horizon: Well, someone people describe it as "how SAO should've been" but I think that's not quite accurate. Log Horizon sure did lots of things SAO should've made but didn't, but at the same time, the plot is nowhere near SAO's. Log Horizon is a story where a bunch of players are stuck in a game. The difference is that they don't know how they ended up inside and they can't get out either. They just showed up there and they were forced to make things work, since people just go insane. The opening theme has a Beasty Boys feel to it, and it takes a while to grow into you, but once it does, it's pretty good. The OSTs though, were just fine. Overall, it's definitively better than SAO, but it's not an anime everyone
will enjoy. It starts really slow, but eventually picks up a nice pace that isn't too fast nor too slow.
Noragami (and Noragami Aragoto): Studio Bones again. The god Yato is such an unpopular god in Japan that he doesn't even has a shrine so he does any kind of job he's asked for 5 yen. His goal is to be the most popular god out there. One that everyone will worship.
The opening themes were superb, and so was the animation. The OSTs didn't stand out as much as they did in My Hero Academia, but they were still a good touch. The first season has a slower pace than the second, since it's focused on explaining how the whole god stuff works when it comes to interacting with humans and souls/spirits. There's still some action, but most of it is saved for the second season. Also, the art is quite appealing. It has lots of comedy, and just enough action.
Chivalry of a Failed Knight: Well, this anime pretty much hit the spot. It was pretty much what I was looking for. I'm not a big fan of romance, school, or ecchi, and this had those three. The thing is that it had just the right amount of each for it not to get annoying. The combats were amazing and short. The pace was great. I'm the kind of guy that takes a couple of weeks to watch 12-episode anime, but I finished this one in two days. Music is okay, and so are the opening and ending. The art was gorgeous, and whenever they used 3D, it was hard to notice it. The animation was also pretty spot-on. Looking forward to another season.
Soul Eater: Some more Studio Bones, of course. Soul Eater is the story of... Man, it's hard to explain, actually. Look it up on My Anime List. They have a good explanation
. The animation is amazing, but the art does lack a bit. I still hate how the noses are drawn, but there I have to blame the manga author, since Bones just imitates his artstyle. The story was pretty good, but most people complain about how it ended. I say it's just about how you look at it. The openings and endings were amazing, and the second opening theme was just a superb song. I still loved it, and got Shyruni to watch it. He now owns the DVD (or was it Blu-ray?) edition.
Last, but not least, Sword of the Stranger: Man... What an amazing movie. I know I don't do movies in this list but seriously, I just friggin loved it. It's completely written, animated, edited, and produced by Studio Bones, and I gotta say they outdid themselves. I had to watch it again the next day.
The story takes place in Japan during the samurai era, however it's called. It's about Kotaro, a boy who is being chased by some Chinese warriors. He hires a rogue samurai, called Nanashi, or Noname in the dub, to escort him to a safe place where the kid has been trying to go so they start an awesome journey along with the kid's bad-ass dog, Tobimaru. Music was spot-on and the story just has enough of everything. The art is gorgeous, and the animation is probably the best I've seen yet. They only used 3D for one element, and I can totally let it pass because animating just that without 3D would've probably taken months. It's also hard to notice it.
Now I might actually watch the movie again tonight. One of the few things I've ever rated 10/10 because I don't believe in perfection. Even this isn't perfect, but it's too damn close.
As usual, I'll also add this post to the first post in the thread. Hope we can get this thread going again. It's been a while so there's a lot of new anime that you guys will probably recommend.Inb4, Re:Zero.
After writing all this, I'm gonna take a break, but I will do another update to the list. Only the "Anime I've seen so far" list for now. I'll add the My Anime List links to all of them so you can click on it's name for more info. I'll try doing that later today. Edit:
As promised, you can now click on the names of the anime in the "Anime I've seen so far" list for more info about them.