New to anime...

Hey, y'all, I'm new to anime, and I'd really like some suggestions for something to start with.



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About: Hey, I'm kissonthelips. I'm a cheerleader, but I'm not your usual stereotype. I like to read, and I'm really interested in anime.I got interested after I saw Kiki's Delivery Service, and so far thats the only anime I've seen/read. But I'm hoping to change that soon!

Since you liked Kiki's Delivery Service I'd first recommend some other Miyazaki (director/producer) films

I personally liked Howls Moving Castle which has a lot of the fantasy elements I am guessing you liked in kiki's delivery service.

Spirited away is another recent miyazaki film that was well received and popular

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My recommendation is to start with Record of Lodoss Wars. There were two releases of it - a 1992 OAV series, and a 1998 TV series. They're as adventurey and Dragon-slayey as you can get. They're also both widely available on DVD.

I'll also direct you to some early Gainax - look for a series called Nadia: Secret of Blue Water. It's out there on DVD as well.

Two classics you can't go wrong with.

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What kind of stories do you usually like? Romance? Sci-Fi? Adventure? Comedy?

Are you a boy or a girl?

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I'd watch The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. It kind of covers a lot of genres, so there's a good chance you'll enjoy it.

And if you like horror or a lot of blood, then check out Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni. A personal favorite of mine. :)

8 years, 6 months ago
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Watch Reborn! if you're into action, comedy anime. It's about this little baby who's apparently a hitman in the mafia. It's hilarious! :)

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Quite personally, I think you should read Hikaru no Go. It's a great manga for a first-timer. Then again, a lot of the other suggestions are great too. It's not as famous as mangas like Full Metal Alchemist, but it's had its fair share in the limelight. xD It's not actually about fighting or violence or anything like that, but I enjoyed it. If you read that and like it, I could send you a list of other ones that are similar. :D

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Bleach, Vampire Knight, DBZ, Dragon Ball, Just some early main stream ones. That you may or may not like.

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Needless, Hellsing Ultimate, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Soul Eater, Azumanga Daioh, Gintama, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

(Ones in bold, are ones you should consider first.)

8 years, 6 months ago
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Umm, the answer of what you should watch is simple:


Actually, if you are going to start, you should go with the best: Cowboy Bebop is an amazing series and is everything that anime should be. Plus, the dubbing is better than the original Japanese voice overs.

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One of my favorite animes is Fullmetal Alchemist. It was the first anime series I ever really got into. I also agree with what jim sid about Miyazaki's movies. They're probably your best bet if you're just starting out so you can get a feel for the genre and see what you might be looking for in an anime. One movie of his that I love and jim didn't mention is Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.

8 years, 6 months ago
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My guess is you are a girl, correct?

Start with something shojo-y.

Ouran HighSchool Host Club.

Its hilarious.

and if you are into more action-y stuff: Hellsing

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I think I'd have to ask you what you're into in the first place. Do you like to laugh? Then I would offer my favorite like Full Metal Panic or even the hilarious Full Metal Panic Fumoffu.

If you like slice of life comedies or romance then I'd pick Toradora or maybe The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

Cowboy Bebop or Ghost In The Shell are good examples of what I like to call "realistic anime" and by that I mean that if people were in the situations that the anime portrayed then that's how people would likely act. No bolts from the hands, no floating in the air across from your opponent shouting what you're going to do to him. Hmm... maybe "anime noir" would be a better term.

You also can't go wrong with some old standbys like Speed Racer or Kimba the White Lion. A little history can't be all bad...

8 years, 6 months ago
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No comment :X

8 years, 6 months ago
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Hmmmm Spirited Away was good....and POKEMON :D

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