Sierraシエラ wrote:It seems like you have been watching anime a long time, and on the website a long time. What are some of your favorite animes, if you don't mind giving me some recommendations? I have a solid month (Dec 15- Jan 15) where I'm out of school. Planning on consuming as much anime and manga as I can
Thanks, I don't think I've been watching anime that long compared to most people from this site, only for about 6 years as of this month. Which is more then the average anime fan but most people on this site have been watching for a much longer time. But that is enough time to have seen a lot, I have 294 completed anime listed on my MAL and 104 rewatches adding up to 88.5 days worth of watch time. Which is 2124 hours.
I also have been on the site for a bit, like maybe a year and a half at this point but I'm the newest of the active members to be honest. We have like, 2 or 3 memebers who stayed around for a little while who came after me but all of them eventually fell off and most others haven't stayed around long enough to remember. I'm the newest 'main' member I guess you could say. Unless you of course end up sticking around long enough to cement yourself as a part of this community.
My favorite anime of all time is K-On!
, it's a really good and influence slice of life. If you're not into Slice of Life, Moe or Club shows then you might not like it, although it is one of the best in those mostly bland genres. It was kind of the kick start to that type of show, coming out towards the end of the harem era and starting up the Moe era. I also really enjoy Love Live
but that's the kind of thing you either love or you hate, it doesn't have much going for it unless you like the music and care about the characters.Nichijou
is a great off the wall comedy and I use to consider it my favorite show of all time before rewatching K-On and finding a deeper love for it. Honestly there's not much to say about Nichijou, it's fast paced, greatly animated, and hilarious. Girls und Panzer
is a big favorite of mine too, girls getting in tanks and having great tank battles. It actually annoys a tank nerd friend of mine since the show goes off the rails and starts to have the tanks do insane and impossible things, but it's a lot of fun and is really great at establishing and paying off hype, all the tanks are CG which might annoy some but it's done in order to use highly detailed and accurate tank models, it's clear the creator is a huge tank nerd even if he makes them do impossible things.A Place Further Than The Universe
is a really good emotional drama. It starts off light hearted and stays there most of the time, it's just about these girls going to Antarctica, all for different reasons. And all of them end up getting something out of the trip, the big moments are when episodes end with a pay off for one of the characters arcs and it's really good stuff. I fell in love with the series early on and ended up watching it all in one night. It's the most a show has ever made me cry with the second to last episode having an absolutely gut wrenching scene, the direction, the music, the voice acting, it's all so well done to help sell this single moment that just destroyed me. I was audibly sobbing and starting shaking for it, it really got to me. I recommended it to a friend and they didn't enjoy it so I obviously can't say for sure you'll enjoy it, but I loved it.Mahoujin Guruguru (2017)
is one of the best comedy of recent years. It's hilarious and has a bunch of references to video games and other anime and constantly makes fun of itself and doesn't take itself too seriously while still being able to have serious moments when it has to. It's also got a huge cast that's constantly rotating in and out of importance, outside of 3-4 characters the main party is constantly changing and old friends come and go throughout the story giving the whole thing a sense of connected-ness. The best few episodes happen when the part is the biggest and almost all important characters we've met up to that point end up in the same spot, which doesn't happen again till the very last episode, which is the actual best episode. I really like it but some people can't get past the style or the admittedly not as good first few episodes, but it just get's better and better as it goes. Princess Tutu
, don't let the name fool you is a great magical girl anime that actually does get a bit dark. No the madoka way but in a more themes way. The show starts of very 'Monster of the week'. But after awhile it starts to focus on a more overall story and pretty much every characters goes though some major change in their role and position in the story. It's quite surprising and I really love the way it tells it's story, it also has a lot to say about the nature of stories which as a writing student I loved, and it's given me a lot of inspiration that I use in my story telling now. It's also the only anime where I'll ever say I prefer the dub over the sub, it's the only show where I'll say that, because the dub cast just really got it and did a good job with it.
There's not much I can say about this last one, Serial Experiments Lain
. Just an absolute gem of a show, it has a lot to say and it says it very powerfully, a show that absolutely knocked me away the first time and I saw it and it's so dense that every time I re watch it I notice more and more details and start to unpack it a bit more and reach a deeper level of understanding. It's just a really well done show for a lot of reasons but I don't wanna say too much to risk spoling even the smallest of details, it's so dense that everything matters.
And that's my top 10 minus 2 because I didn't wanna bring up movies, but I love A Silent Voice
and Laputa: Castle in the Sky
. Kind of ended up as a big huge rant but I tend to be very opinionated and tend to have something to say about everything and will always end up writing a lot. Hope these are helpful, keep in midn that our tastes might just be different, I don't wanna promise that you'll enjoy any of these but they're some of my all of time favorites. Although my top 10 list does actually need an update possibly.