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  1. #381
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    OP: I don't like the popular kiddie anime and I don't understand how people enjoy it

    Everyone else: Here's some less well known kiddie anime

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    Quote Originally Posted by prwraith View Post
    Try not to do a mainstream anime. They tend to drag them on for the sake of money. Try something short and sweet like Sword art Online, or Blue Excorcist.

    They have a solid story with not many wasted on fillers.

    People watch kiddie animes like naruto, bleach, one piece because they cater to the lowest common denominator they have a little bit of everything, but do nothing of it well.
    SAO is the very definition of mainstream, horrible filler and trying to do too much and failing at all of it. And lets not even get started on the story.

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    If you want legitimately mature, go for Legend of the Galactic Heroes, or Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu. Most likely the best 100+ episode anime out there.

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    Personally I dislike Anime. Never got into it despite having spend a fair amount of time watching it. I can on the other hand suggest you to read a manga.

    I've been following One Piece (manga) since 2002 and still on going, and before 2002 I was reading Dragon Ball. If you got the patience to get into, and don't mind either reading it online or buying the books, I could definitely recommend everyone to read One Piece (or Dragon Ball).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rucati View Post
    The only thing you need to watch is bobobo-bo bo-bobo then you'll understand everything. Kidding, of course, never watch that, your brain will melt out of your head from the sheer absurdity of it.

    Seriously though, I see a lot of people here hating on English dubs, kind of wondering why. I've watched anime in Japanese before (mainly just ones that don't have English dubs) and I'm not really all that impressed. Voice acting means nothing to me if I can't understand the language, I could just mute the audio and read along and it'd have the same effect. Not sure what I'm missing, but I greatly prefer English dubs, they're far more enjoyable.
    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that the biggest reason people prefer subs is because the Japanese use more actors with higher/sillier voices. The acting isn't any better (it's usually worse than a good quality dub); the inflections in their voices are funnier.
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    I just finished watching all 6 episodes of Attack on titan, plus I have read all 45 chapters of the Manga. Shit, it is so depressing, I would kill myself rather than live in their universe.
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    I do sympathize with these so called terrorist organisations. As far as I'm concerned, at least they are fighting for something they believe in, and for what they see to be the greater good. They're not fighting to line the pockets of statesmen, governors and oil barons. I wish we could the same about the people on this side of the planet.
    Hobbes talking about Al Qaeda and ISIS.

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    I only watch mature anime like Azoozle-san

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Andry View Post
    I only watch mature anime like Azoozle-san
    Try "Attack on titan", it is very disturbing . Only 7 episodes so far, the 7th is out tomorrow, but the manga comic is on number 45.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbes View Post
    I do sympathize with these so called terrorist organisations. As far as I'm concerned, at least they are fighting for something they believe in, and for what they see to be the greater good. They're not fighting to line the pockets of statesmen, governors and oil barons. I wish we could the same about the people on this side of the planet.
    Hobbes talking about Al Qaeda and ISIS.

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    Almost every anime I've ever seen ever has absolutely been garbage. I don't get the obsession with it either.

    I can only think of two exceptions: Yu-Gi-Oh, and the always awesome DBZ (Not GT). They were both two fantastic series until time turned them into piles of junk. Yu-Gi-Oh now sucks.
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    Perhaps Hentai is more your thing? Seriously though, shows like Naruto, One Piece, etc are so long that by now they are an acquired taste. You'll hate the exposition style if you haven't been trying it since an earlier age. I'm assuming you're over 20. If you really wanna check out some cool ones, and not just backhandedly insult Anime lovers, I suggest checking out shows like Code Geass, as someone else suggested in page 1. Pretty sure Death Note must have been suggested by now too. Also check out Monster. In fact, I highly recommend you start with Monster, then Stein's Gate.
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    I'd recommend Steins;Gate. It's only about 25 episodes long, not a 'kiddie' anime, though it retains a bit of lightheartedness at times.

    I recommend it to anyone who shows a vague interest in anime though, it's probably my favourite

    Without getting into spoiler territory, the basic plot is that a guy who owns an amatuer invention company accidentally creates a sequence of machines which enable him to send text messages into the past, and things take off from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soeroah View Post
    I'd recommend Steins;Gate. It's only about 25 episodes long, not a 'kiddie' anime, though it retains a bit of lightheartedness at times.

    I recommend it to anyone who shows a vague interest in anime though, it's probably my favourite

    Without getting into spoiler territory, the basic plot is that a guy who owns an amatuer invention company accidentally creates a sequence of machines which enable him to send text messages into the past, and things take off from there.
    Will look into it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbes View Post
    I do sympathize with these so called terrorist organisations. As far as I'm concerned, at least they are fighting for something they believe in, and for what they see to be the greater good. They're not fighting to line the pockets of statesmen, governors and oil barons. I wish we could the same about the people on this side of the planet.
    Hobbes talking about Al Qaeda and ISIS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soeroah View Post
    I'd recommend Steins;Gate. It's only about 25 episodes long, not a 'kiddie' anime, though it retains a bit of lightheartedness at times.

    I recommend it to anyone who shows a vague interest in anime though, it's probably my favourite

    Without getting into spoiler territory, the basic plot is that a guy who owns an amatuer invention company accidentally creates a sequence of machines which enable him to send text messages into the past, and things take off from there.
    You must check out Monster if you haven't yet! I say that because you like Stein's Gate. Monster starts off with this really amazing surgeon who chooses to operate on a kid instead of an important high rank guy, he saves the kid but the man dies as a result. The amount of darkness that ensues afterwards is staggering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basemath View Post
    You must check out Monster if you haven't yet! I say that because you like Stein's Gate. Monster starts off with this really amazing surgeon who chooses to operate on a kid instead of an important high rank guy, he saves the kid but the man dies as a result. The amount of darkness that ensues afterwards is staggering.
    To be a little more descriptive...

    It's about a Japanese surgeon working in Germany during the '80s who saves the life of a kid who's been shot in the head. Ten years later, the kid grows up to become a serial killer and the doctor is implicated in his crimes, resulting in a cat-and-mouse chase across Europe between the doctor, the kid, and the police.

    Like a bunch of Naoki Urasawa's stuff it's very slow to get going, but his handling of the setting keeps it interesting. It's a very un-anime-feeling story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICH1471 View Post
    Will look into it.
    Steins Gate is a great anime, but you kind of have to tough it at the very beginning; it starts really slow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leandros View Post
    Almost every anime I've ever seen ever has absolutely been garbage. I don't get the obsession with it either.

    I can only think of two exceptions: Yu-Gi-Oh, and the always awesome DBZ (Not GT). They were both two fantastic series until time turned them into piles of junk. Yu-Gi-Oh now sucks.
    If Yugioh and DBZ are the two best you can list, you havent watched much anime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davendwarf View Post
    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that the biggest reason people prefer subs is because the Japanese use more actors with higher/sillier voices. The acting isn't any better (it's usually worse than a good quality dub); the inflections in their voices are funnier.
    Most of the subbed anime actually give a crap about voice actors. Dubbed is usually unbearable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hitmannoob View Post
    Most of the subbed anime actually give a crap about voice actors. Dubbed is usually unbearable.
    Except for all the times it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpy View Post
    Except for all the times it's not.
    I don't get it. Are you saying that most of the time English dubs are not unbearable? The way I see it English dubs are completely fine only when the Anime is originally English. Lots of good English anime out there. That said, I don't mean there aren't any instances of good Japanese anime dubbed to English, there definitely are. But most of the time, if you dub something that is already dubbed, you are making an imitation of an imitation, usually resulting in poor quality dubs.
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    If your 25+ year old friends are still watching those anime mentioned it is probably due to 3 reasons;

    - They are new to anime and someone suggested those to them
    - There is some sort of nostalgic factor involved and they are rewatching something they watched when younger
    - They have bad/good taste, i guess it depends on who you ask.


    Regardless of which one it is, there are several good anime recently released in the last 10 years that do not have the "kiddie" label attached to them. Also, do yourself a favour and do not watch the dubbed versions, they are horrible and usually butcher the anime and censor way too much (such as blood becoming "power oozing from their wounds").

    edit: oh right, as for manga, it is usually good and sometimes WAAY better than the anime such in the case of "Aku no Hana".
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