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Rec us some anime!

OMG, we've only got one more anime series in our Netflix queue. Please rec us some anime series! Here's some stuff we like and don't like:

Don't like:
Really silly and/or romance obsessed characters/plots (Jubei Chan is about our limit)
Plots that are really surreal or difficult to follow (we're watching Ergo Proxy, but it is a little past our comfort level)
Series that go on for more than ~30 episodes

Black Jack
Cowboy Bebop
Death Note
Ghost in the Shell: SAC
Kaze no Yojimbo
Last Exile
Macross, Macross Plus
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Outlaw Star
Princess 9
Samurai Champloo
Shakugan no Shana

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Jul. 22nd, 2013 01:22 pm (UTC)
I guess that rules out Ranma 1/2 because it's super silly. I think only the first couple seasons are worth watching.
Jul. 22nd, 2013 04:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, too silly for us. We tried it a while back and I think we made it about halfway through the first season.
Jul. 24th, 2013 05:54 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I like a bunch of your likes.

Vision of Escaflowne: A young girl from Japan crosses over into a fantasy world with low-tech mecha. Oldie but goodie. Pretty animation, especially for the time period, and phenomenal soundtrack. 26 episodes. The movie is a retelling of the series and isn't nearly as good, IMO.

Noein: Lovely little coming of age story mixed with quantum physics-based time travel. 24 episodes.

Eden of the East: Short and quirky and almost impossible to describe, but I loved it. (I guess it might fall into SF?) I think it was 13 episodes + two followup movies.

Samurai 7: Steampunk remix of the Kurosawa movie. Same studio as Last Exile, Hellsing, and Gankutsuou. I think 26 episodes.

Wolf's Rain: In a dying world, four wolves (that can pass themselves off as humans) search for Paradise. 30 episodes, but there are 4 filler eps in the middle that you can safely skip.

Darker Than Black: Weird and spooky, gorgeous animation, first season is 26 episodes. Present-day... urban fantasy, I guess? With spies and people with strange powers. There is a second season that I did still like but isn't as good, IMO.

Paranoia Agent: 13 episode series by Satoshi Kon, who directed Tokyo Godfathers, Perfect Blue, and a number of other acclaimed anime films. Defintely surreal, but I didn't find it confusing.

Recently finished and enjoyed Princess Tutu, a sort of metafictional ballet fairy tale, but might be too romance-oriented and/or silly? 26 episodes.

This is just a standalone film, but I thought Summer Wars was really funny and uplifting. (The world is threatened with destruction through the power of the Internet! The world is saved... through the power of the Internet!)
Jul. 24th, 2013 09:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, jackpot! We didn't like Princess Tutu, but the rest of them look great. Thanks so much!
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