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I was sitting on a step today and I began thinking, how did i start watching anime? What was it that glued me to this type of TV shows?Would I have hated it if i watched the series i’ve seen in a different order? After brainstorming for quite a while I came up with the conclusion that while there is no ‘wrong’ way to watch anime, when just being introduced to it, its better to view a few select staple shows first (shows that practically everyone loves) then slowly vary the genre till you find your own personal preference and by then you’ll be able to stand on your own two feet in the world of anime.
Okay, so as i have stated in a previous post the anime Death Note is a must watch, not only that but it’s a great introduction to anime plus i guarantee bu the time your done you will be 1.5x smarter. If you disagree 🙂 please leave your compelling argument here . Death Note is awesomely complimented by Code Geass so as a second its a great choice. Now, these two are pretty popular and almost anyone can recommend them to you, but the mistake that many make from this point is that they’ve had ther fill of psychological want to flip the script and move onto something ‘funny’ and ‘light’, unfortunately there are quite a few shows out there where instead of being just that they, well… they … ‘Incur the loss of brain cells’ for lack of another way of putting it, for example,Continue reading
After watching anime for some time, I realized that there needs to be some kind of rating system to determine the amount of ecchi content in any given show. I would like to know that if I am watching “The Kingdom of the Cats” that it has a 2 on the Ecchi Meter. But in order for that to work, there needs to be a show tied to that number, so everyone knows what that really means.
To this end, I have spent the last year working on an Ecchi Meter but I do not know how effective it is. It is a list of 11 shows from that with no fan service (“0”) to that with an ecchi content that borders on hentai (“10”). As far as hentai goes, that is another list and one I have no intention or desire to compile. Most hentai is boring and badly repetitive, much like porn. And badly repetitive.
I have my 11 shows, but how well do they stack up? Is there a better example of a 3 than what I have? And what are the criteria for that ranking? I have 15 conditions to help with this sortation process.Continue reading
Welcome back to AniRecs Anime Blog, now, im sure as an anime lover you have one or two (or more) friends who u’re sure love anime ‘almost’ as much as you do, and at that dreadful moment when u need a new anime you wish they could be of more help in recommending a new series. Well what i have been using is one of the features of myanimelist.net . Where you can list the anime you watch, give it a rating and that rating in itself it used to compile their own top anime list. Ive found it very usefull, at times when i need a new show to watch i simply paste on my facebook or twitter. ‘Okay, i need a new anime which is not here //myanimelist.net/animelist/ronaldgrn‘ (oh btw thats my list, if u join feel free to list your anime and add me as a friend).
Another cool feature is the ability to view the anime list and ratings of other users, and this other compatibility feature where you can see the likeness of your list and others. What i basically do with this is that i look for users with a high compatibly with my list then i look at their top ratings to see which i haven’t watched. This always works for me, using it for over 2 years now. Well to everyone, if u have time head over there, add your anime. Don’t forget to add your rating and add me as a friend ‘ronaldgrn’. Well thats it for today, njoy. oh and ps. this was not a paid advertisement, just sharing my favorite resource :), and unfortunately i feel lazy at times so i dont update it as much as i should.. so if one series is 5 or more eps behind.. just ignore it >.<
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.Continue reading
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)
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
- Rurouni Kenshin
- Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann*
On the Lighter Side
- Ai Yori Aoshi*
- 5 Centimeters Per Second (movie)
- 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 🙂