Complete list of Anime Genres (with descriptions)

August 29th, 2011 in Anime, Featured, Rants, Resources by

Welcome back to Anime Recommendations, today we are gonna talk and list all, or at least most of the Common Anime Genres that one would encounter watching anime or browsing the net. Also I will try to give examples of each to help clarify if needed as well as common combinations that one would find. Well, here goes with AniRecs Complete Anime Genre List (with descriptions).

Action – By far one of the most common genres out there and the name basically explains it all, normally anime based solely on this genre tends to be lacking in substance although exciting due to lack of character development or an underlying story, to resolve this creators of action based anime try to mix in other genres, usually comedy, Adventure or Fantasy. Typical Examples of this Genre are Bleach, One Piece and Freezing.

Adventure – Also another popular genre of Anime, as the same suggests it deals alot with characters moving around and exploring  new places, these anime tend to be very long and drawn out but the characters typically have a solid background. The anime itself usually has a well formed story-line but due to the nature of this genre viewers often get bored and annoyed at the slow progression. Overall its a pretty decent anime genre and allows pretty much every other genre to almost seamlessly integrate themselves into it. Common mixtures are: Adventure – Action, Adventure-Historical (due to its uncanny ability to tell a story) and Adventure – Slice of Life. Examples of this Genre are Kino no Tabi, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Pokemon. (more…)

Must Watch Anime

August 27th, 2011 in Anime, Rants, Resources by

Welcome back again, today i will attempt to list the Best of the Best anime (in my opinion at least). This list consists of what i call my personal ‘if-you-haven’t-watched-these-don’t-talk-to-me-about-anime’ set. Well in no particular order.. ah.. yes, in alphabetical order here we go.

  • Death Note
  • Code Geass: Hangyakyu no Lelouch R1 (and R2)
  • Mushishi

Okay, that was a pretty short list, but its basically what i believe that everyone would enjoy. (dont worry i wont end this post with only listing 3). Here are other honorable mentions which, arent the best out there but still are pretty good ones, ill try to separate them by genre. Here goes:

Action Packed Anime

  • Full Metal Alchemist
  • Hunter x Hunter
  • Hellsing
  • Gungrave*
  • Rurouni Kenshin
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann*
On the Lighter Side
  • Clannad
  • Ai Yori Aoshi*
  • 5 Centimeters Per Second (movie)
Martial Arts/Sports
  • Historys Strongest Discple Kenshi
  • Hajime no Ippo
Okay, so i believe the 3 with asterisks need some explanation.
Gungrave, at the start it may be a bit boring, complicated and seem like its not going anywhere, but as the show progresses, it proves to be something really unique, the same can be said for Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, the beginnings can be a bit slow but it develops into a really great and memorable show.


Lastly, Ai Yori Aoshi tis a romance anime, if tons of sappy are too much for you.. dont watch the 3 in its group. Although Ai Yori Aoshi can seem like a typical ‘Romance’  anime at times, its progression is well paced and unlike other animes or its genre, it doesn’t have the annoying repetitiveness and tons of unnecessary suspense that brings down most others. Hope you enjoyed my short List, No idea what ill be writing about next time so ensure u bookmark or subscribe to the rss feed to be the first to know 🙂


August 27th, 2011 in Miscellaneous by

WelcomeWelcome to AniRecs, or Anime Recommendations, I decided to create this blog because I (as i am sure you are) am an anime fanatic and quite so often i have found myself asking myself the question we are most tortured by.. ‘Now that i have completed my current anime..  which anime do i watch next?’ . I have honestly spent days after days simply looking for an anime to watch that suits my taste, something worth watching. In this Blog i will try to help others with discussions, recommendations, seasonal updates and reviews on what i believe are the best anime, clips, screen-shots and ratings where possible. I will also give references, sites and available download links where necessary. I will try to include an anime gallery and an ‘upcoming anime’ area as it progresses.

I will try to write as much as i can but due to limited ‘human resources’ the time between my posts may very between 2 and 3 days. If you wish to blog for us you can send in an application (update: more information here). I will stop here and in my next post i will list the Definite Must Watch Anime. Feel free to leave your comments on what u wish to see here, as well as your expectations of this blog. Arigatou gozaimasu!