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2014-02-01 09:56:31 PM  
So... The quality drops because the artists work with their non-dominant hand.
 
2014-02-01 09:58:59 PM  

sn0wblind: as a non-anime watcher, can anyone suggest quality anime similar to cowboy bebop? i found it fantastic...but tried naruto/bleach/one piece and found them obviously geared towards children and disinteresting.


Samurai Champloo - directed by Shinichiro Watanabe after Cowboy Bebop. It's very good.
 
2014-02-01 10:03:41 PM  

darkjezter: guys who get boners every time they see Summer Glau


img.fark.net
I'll be in my bunk.
 
2014-02-01 10:15:02 PM  

sn0wblind: as a non-anime watcher, can anyone suggest quality anime similar to cowboy bebop? i found it fantastic...but tried naruto/bleach/one piece and found them obviously geared towards children and disinteresting.


It's an older series, but you might want to check out Outlaw Star.  It's somewhat similar to Cowboy Bebop, but with a bit more of a Star Wars flavor (aliens and magic added).
 
2014-02-01 10:15:19 PM  

cirby: sn0wblind:
as a non-anime watcher, can anyone suggest quality anime similar to cowboy bebop? i found it fantastic...but tried naruto/bleach/one piece and found them obviously geared towards children and disinteresting.

Similar in plot, or similar in style?

A lot of people who like Cowboy Bebop also like Trigun.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is very good. Near-future sci-fi exploring the question of "what is human, anyway?"

Other styles and types, but still good:

A Certain Scientific Railgun is a favorite (you might want to start with its parallel show, "A Certain Magical Index"). Gets kinda dark in the "Sisters" arc, though.

If you want to explore a bit, try Crunchyroll. They have some great stuff, from pretty much any subgenre you'd like.

Hulu has a huge selection, but a lot of it needs a Hulu subscription to access.



I second Trigun and Ghost in the Shell.

However I'd highly recommend for your next anime to be either Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) or Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

*Note - there are two Fullmetal Alchemist series. The first Fullmetal Alchemist series was being made while the manga was still coming out, so at some point they just deviate off and make an entirely different story. Brotherhood was made after the manga was finished and stays close to the manga's story and the animation is better. They're both good in their own ways, but I think Brotherhood is better.

Attack on Titan is brand new, and finished the first season a few months ago. It's farking fantastic. I was hooked from the very first episode.
 
2014-02-01 10:15:19 PM  
Why does this shiat website keep getting linked lately?
 
2014-02-01 10:16:25 PM  

Arumat: sn0wblind: as a non-anime watcher, can anyone suggest quality anime similar to cowboy bebop? i found it fantastic...but tried naruto/bleach/one piece and found them obviously geared towards children and disinteresting.

It's an older series, but you might want to check out Outlaw Star.  It's somewhat similar to Cowboy Bebop, but with a bit more of a Star Wars flavor (aliens and magic added).



Oh yeah, almost forgot Outlaw Star... That's a great older series too.
 
2014-02-01 10:44:03 PM  

BafflerMeal: MayoSlather: I had an anime phase a little over a decade ago; Cowboy Bebop, Berserk, and Hellsing pulled me in. After that I had a hard time finding a series I could take seriously, the over the top reactions by characters and kiddie themes became absurd and were a big turn off. I'm sure there is something out there now worth seeing, I'm just not going to dig through it all to find something I like.

Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Monster


Anything from Satoshi Kon (RIP)
 
2014-02-01 10:48:55 PM  

Mister Peejay: optional: I'm not even that big on anime and I'm sad at how moe is destroying it.

Larry and Curly aren't doing it any favors either.


Bring out the Shemp
 
2014-02-01 10:54:04 PM  

mongbiohazard: Attack on Titan is brand new, and finished the first season a few months ago. It's farking fantastic. I was hooked from the very first episode


Has there been any word on another series for it?  I know the manga is still ongoing, but there seems to still be a lot of un-adapted material out there.

mongbiohazard: Oh yeah, almost forgot Outlaw Star... That's a great older series too.


It's certainly an interesting take on Treasure Island.  I really liked liked it when it first came out, but haven't watched it in years.  I'm not sure if it aged nearly as well as Bebop did.

/Outlaw Star caused me to have the same reaction to the name 'MacDougal' that MST3K caused with 'Mitchell'


I'll also second Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.  Ideally, you should watch both series.  The first series did a much better job fleshing out the characters early on.  Brotherhood really skimmed through the beginning stuff since it was repeating a lot of notes from the first series at that point.

Other series worth checking out: Full Metal Panic (second series is entirely comedic, so skippable if it's not your cup of tea), Last Exile, R.O.D. (The 3-part OVA and then the full TV series).
 
2014-02-01 11:07:38 PM  
I was trying to make a dumb Naruto joke, but this shiat's too good not to share.

fc02.deviantart.net
 
2014-02-01 11:14:23 PM  

1. Put snakes on plane: StopLurkListen: Hayao Myazaki is the alpha and omega of anime, there are none that compare. After he's gone, there will never again be good anime films.

The thing about Miyazaki's films is that they're full of heart. Sadly none of the other anime filmmakers ever figured that out...

His movies are trite, heavy-handed, and often nonsensical. He's not the worst out there, but nowhere near the best.


So who do you like?
 
2014-02-01 11:29:12 PM  

NeoCortex42: Has there been any word on another series for it?  I know the manga is still ongoing, but there seems to still be a lot of un-adapted material out there.


I haven't seen any official word, and I was actually looking for confirmation earlier this week. But the series was hugely popular, even outside of Japan, so I think it's all but guaranteed that they're going to continue it. I have absolutely no doubt, it's just a question of when, really. That no one is saying yet. There's a live action movie coming out in 2015....... but I'll bet good money that's going to be horribad.

There is another OVA coming out in April.

NeoCortex42: It's certainly an interesting take on Treasure Island.  I really liked liked it when it first came out, but haven't watched it in years.  I'm not sure if it aged nearly as well as Bebop did.

/Outlaw Star caused me to have the same reaction to the name 'MacDougal' that MST3K caused with 'Mitchell'



Outlaw Star didn't age too badly really, but not quite as well as Cowboy Bebop (but then again, few things age as well as Cowboy Bebop). It's good... A little cheese here and there, but overall still one of the best series out there IMHO. Wish I could find digital copies of the translated manga... I've only ever found the first four issues.
 
2014-02-01 11:39:54 PM  
Ummm, if the industry were "filled" with anime fans, then half the stuff that came out would never see the light of day OR...be classified as "hentai".

For example: "Queen's Blade".  That was thisclose to being full blown hentai with the egregious fan service involved.  Add guys bedding almost all the female characters and you've got hentai.
 
2014-02-01 11:40:44 PM  

StopLurkListen: Hayao Myazaki is the alpha and omega of anime, there are none that compare. After he's gone, there will never again be good anime films.

The thing about Miyazaki's films is that they're full of heart. Sadly none of the other anime filmmakers ever figured that out...


This; Miyazaki-sensei's films are high art.
 
2014-02-01 11:42:57 PM  

Rwa2play: StopLurkListen: Hayao Myazaki is the alpha and omega of anime, there are none that compare. After he's gone, there will never again be good anime films.

The thing about Miyazaki's films is that they're full of heart. Sadly none of the other anime filmmakers ever figured that out...

This; Miyazaki-sensei's films are high art.


Pretty much this.  Also, do NOT FARK WITH THINGS YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND.

/especially forest guardians...
 
2014-02-01 11:43:12 PM  

1. Put snakes on plane: StopLurkListen: Hayao Myazaki is the alpha and omega of anime, there are none that compare. After he's gone, there will never again be good anime films.

The thing about Miyazaki's films is that they're full of heart. Sadly none of the other anime filmmakers ever figured that out...

His movies are trite, heavy-handed, and often nonsensical. He's not the worst out there, but nowhere near the best.


8/10 and a

s2.subirimagenes.com

/that right there was excellent
 
2014-02-01 11:44:16 PM  

AntonChigger: Rwa2play: StopLurkListen: Hayao Myazaki is the alpha and omega of anime, there are none that compare. After he's gone, there will never again be good anime films.

The thing about Miyazaki's films is that they're full of heart. Sadly none of the other anime filmmakers ever figured that out...

This; Miyazaki-sensei's films are high art.

Pretty much this.  Also, do NOT FARK WITH THINGS YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND.

/especially forest guardians...


...or science...or the Wu-Tang Clan
 
2014-02-01 11:46:22 PM  

sn0wblind: as a non-anime watcher, can anyone suggest quality anime similar to cowboy bebop? i found it fantastic...but tried naruto/bleach/one piece and found them obviously geared towards children and disinteresting.


"Samural Champloo" is one you MUST watch.  One can say it's "Cowboy Bebop in feudal-era Japan", but it's quite different yet hits on a lot of the themes that Bebop nailed.
 
2014-02-01 11:52:09 PM  

cirby: sn0wblind:
as a non-anime watcher, can anyone suggest quality anime similar to cowboy bebop? i found it fantastic...but tried naruto/bleach/one piece and found them obviously geared towards children and disinteresting.

Similar in plot, or similar in style?

A lot of people who like Cowboy Bebop also like Trigun.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is very good. Near-future sci-fi exploring the question of "what is human, anyway?"


*ahem* By contractual obligation, I must mention the following whenver "GiTS:SAC" is mentioned:

"Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex" is better than 85-90% of US primetime programming today.  It stands majestically at the summit of Mt. Fuji while reality shows stand at its base; most primetime shows couldn't hold a candle to the depth of storytelling and high-level of animation at "SAC" had.
 
2014-02-02 12:00:02 AM  

mongbiohazard: Arumat: sn0wblind: as a non-anime watcher, can anyone suggest quality anime similar to cowboy bebop? i found it fantastic...but tried naruto/bleach/one piece and found them obviously geared towards children and disinteresting.

It's an older series, but you might want to check out Outlaw Star.  It's somewhat similar to Cowboy Bebop, but with a bit more of a Star Wars flavor (aliens and magic added).


Oh yeah, almost forgot Outlaw Star... That's a great older series too.


I've been dying to watch "Gundam Wing" again; not a real fan of the Gundam series by that series stuck out brilliantly for me.  I should watch "Outlaw Star" again as well to see if it's aged well.

NeoCortex42: /Outlaw Star caused me to have the same reaction to the name 'MacDougal' that MST3K caused with 'Mitchell'

I'll also second Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.  Ideally, you should watch both series.  The first series did a much better job fleshing out the characters early on.  Brotherhood really skimmed through the beginning stuff since it was repeating a lot of notes from the first series at that point.

Other series worth checking out: Full Metal Panic (second series is entirely comedic, so skippable if it's not your cup of tea),


FMP was farking brilliant; FMP: FUMOFFU was hi-lar-i-ous (it really makes no sense in terms of FMP and it's sequel FMP: 2nd Raid, but it's a great side story nonetheless).

R.O.D. (The 3-part OVA and then the full TV series).

This; kinda important to watch the R.O.D. OVA first because a lot of the references/callbacks in R.O.D the TV will go over your ahead if you didn't watch the OVA.
 
2014-02-02 12:02:53 AM  

Trocadero: I was trying to make a dumb Naruto joke, but this shiat's too good not to share.

[fc02.deviantart.net image 850x479]



HAH!

I was thinking of recommending Naruto, but I ultimately decided not to. By the time someone new to the anime thing would be ready to watch it they'll probably already know about it. And the thing about Naruto is there's soooooooooo many goddamn episodes, it's been being made for so long, and so many of them are completely worthless filler arc garbage.

When Naruto sticks to the manga it's quite good, particularly the recent Shippuuden episodes (ep. 322 with Madara was freakin' awesome). But for long stretches when they're giving the manga time to put out more issues it can be brutally bad. When I know it's a filler episode I pretty much just skip it every time. Few are worth your time. It's a great series when you skip the filler though.
 
2014-02-02 12:05:35 AM  

mongbiohazard: Trocadero: I was trying to make a dumb Naruto joke, but this shiat's too good not to share.

[fc02.deviantart.net image 850x479]


HAH!

I was thinking of recommending Naruto, but I ultimately decided not to. By the time someone new to the anime thing would be ready to watch it they'll probably already know about it. And the thing about Naruto is there's soooooooooo many goddamn episodes, it's been being made for so long, and so many of them are completely worthless filler arc garbage.

When Naruto sticks to the manga it's quite good, particularly the recent Shippuuden episodes (ep. 322 with Madara was freakin' awesome). But for long stretches when they're giving the manga time to put out more issues it can be brutally bad. When I know it's a filler episode I pretty much just skip it every time. Few are worth your time. It's a great series when you skip the filler though.


Seriously, I can't get into Naruto and I stopped watching Bleach because they got too damn long AND started going with filler.

Highly recommend "Fairy Tail". HIGHLY.  If you loved "The Slayers", you will love "Fairy Tail"; it's a little more serious by the funny parts are awesome and you'll love everyone involved in the story.
 
2014-02-02 12:14:29 AM  

cirby: sn0wblind:
as a non-anime watcher, can anyone suggest quality anime similar to cowboy bebop? i found it fantastic...but tried naruto/bleach/one piece and found them obviously geared towards children and disinteresting.

Similar in plot, or similar in style?

A lot of people who like Cowboy Bebop also like Trigun.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is very good. Near-future sci-fi exploring the question of "what is human, anyway?"

Other styles and types, but still good:

A Certain Scientific Railgun is a favorite (you might want to start with its parallel show, "A Certain Magical Index"). Gets kinda dark in the "Sisters" arc, though.

If you want to explore a bit, try Crunchyroll. They have some great stuff, from pretty much any subgenre you'd like.

Hulu has a huge selection, but a lot of it needs a Hulu subscription to access.


Ghost in the Shell is crap because of inconsistent characters. The person who completely sold her body to the government to be a cyborg/indentured servant of the state waxes philosophical in the middle of the story, to drag everything to a halt? Please bull shiat.  Quit spewing your bastard, post-nuked junk on us and passing it off as the character's voice. You're worse than the writers of the Matrix.
 
2014-02-02 12:15:06 AM  

Rwa2play: Highly recommend "Fairy Tail". HIGHLY.  If you loved "The Slayers", you will love "Fairy Tail"; it's a little more serious by the funny parts are awesome and you'll love everyone involved in the story.


I have to disagree with this part.  There are people that you're supposed to hate, and it'll be pretty easy most of the time.  In these cases you'll love watching them get the snot beat out of them.
 
2014-02-02 12:19:04 AM  
Call me crazy, but while I enjoy Miyazaki movies, I don't see the animation as something where I think "Somebody must've studied the reference material for ages to get this moment right." The stories yeah, they resonate, but I'd be hard pressed to differentiate the animation itself from some otaku's fever dream.
 
2014-02-02 12:35:01 AM  
a lot of good replies.  thanks. checking them out now.
kind of funny looking at all the top mainstream, younger-targeted anime.  they all share the same formula, in the way your typical laugh-track cbs sitcom does.
 
2014-02-02 01:02:03 AM  
I like some anime, I got kind of into it in the late 90's. Really like Ninja Scroll, Gulag 13, Ghost in the Shell, Blood the Last Vampire, etc... But the people I knew who also liked anime sort of only liked anime, and they kind of fetishized Japanese culture in general. They seemed kind of resentful that I liked stuff other than anime and all things Japan.
 
2014-02-02 05:51:26 AM  

mongbiohazard: cirby: sn0wblind:
as a non-anime watcher, can anyone suggest quality anime similar to cowboy bebop? i found it fantastic...but tried naruto/bleach/one piece and found them obviously geared towards children and disinteresting.

Similar in plot, or similar in style?

A lot of people who like Cowboy Bebop also like Trigun.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is very good. Near-future sci-fi exploring the question of "what is human, anyway?"

Other styles and types, but still good:

A Certain Scientific Railgun is a favorite (you might want to start with its parallel show, "A Certain Magical Index"). Gets kinda dark in the "Sisters" arc, though.

If you want to explore a bit, try Crunchyroll. They have some great stuff, from pretty much any subgenre you'd like.

Hulu has a huge selection, but a lot of it needs a Hulu subscription to access.


I second Trigun and Ghost in the Shell.

However I'd highly recommend for your next anime to be either Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) or Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

*Note - there are two Fullmetal Alchemist series. The first Fullmetal Alchemist series was being made while the manga was still coming out, so at some point they just deviate off and make an entirely different story. Brotherhood was made after the manga was finished and stays close to the manga's story and the animation is better. They're both good in their own ways, but I think Brotherhood is better.

Attack on Titan is brand new, and finished the first season a few months ago. It's farking fantastic. I was hooked from the very first episode.


I'm not a big fan of Trigun, but everything else in this post is spot on.  Also, the previous recommendation for Samurai Champloo is good.  Haven't finished Attack on Titan yet, or Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, but so far so good.

Trigun though...  I couldn't make it through the 'humorous' parts.  When they stay serious, it's pretty good, but then they seem to go full retard every damn episode I've seen.  Couldn't finish the first five episodes or so.
 
2014-02-02 07:35:54 AM  

somemoron: mongbiohazard: cirby: sn0wblind:
as a non-anime watcher, can anyone suggest quality anime similar to cowboy bebop? i found it fantastic...but tried naruto/bleach/one piece and found them obviously geared towards children and disinteresting.

Similar in plot, or similar in style?

A lot of people who like Cowboy Bebop also like Trigun.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is very good. Near-future sci-fi exploring the question of "what is human, anyway?"

Other styles and types, but still good:

A Certain Scientific Railgun is a favorite (you might want to start with its parallel show, "A Certain Magical Index"). Gets kinda dark in the "Sisters" arc, though.

If you want to explore a bit, try Crunchyroll. They have some great stuff, from pretty much any subgenre you'd like.

Hulu has a huge selection, but a lot of it needs a Hulu subscription to access.


I second Trigun and Ghost in the Shell.

However I'd highly recommend for your next anime to be either Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) or Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

*Note - there are two Fullmetal Alchemist series. The first Fullmetal Alchemist series was being made while the manga was still coming out, so at some point they just deviate off and make an entirely different story. Brotherhood was made after the manga was finished and stays close to the manga's story and the animation is better. They're both good in their own ways, but I think Brotherhood is better.

Attack on Titan is brand new, and finished the first season a few months ago. It's farking fantastic. I was hooked from the very first episode.

I'm not a big fan of Trigun, but everything else in this post is spot on.  Also, the previous recommendation for Samurai Champloo is good.  Haven't finished Attack on Titan yet, or Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, but so far so good.

Trigun though...  I couldn't make it through the 'humorous' parts.  When they stay serious, it's pretty good, but then they seem to go full retard every damn episod ...


Funny you mention that you could only do 5 eps of Trigun.... it pretty much spent the first disk (6 eps) in that beginning phase of just establishing the world and is totally understandable that you can find it unwatchable. If you're ever looking for something to watch again and want to give it a shot just go straight to the half-way mark because:

1. The protaganist goes into a more 'rogue' character rather than a jester.
2. They bring in the character Wolfwood, to basically keep Vash in line.
3. The antagonist appears and sends 12 assassins after him, thus being ep after ep of build up and action scenes.
 
2014-02-02 08:57:09 AM  
cirby:

A Certain Scientific Railgun is a favorite (you might want to start with its parallel show, "A Certain Magical Index"). Gets kinda dark in the "Sisters" arc, though.

That reminds me of the "Machete Order" I have developed for watching that series.

Index season 1 episodes 10-14
Railgun season 2 episodes 2-16
 This cuts out most of the cruft, all of the crap with FUSE Kazakiri, and pretty much all of Kuroko's antics.  Downside is that it also cuts out most of Accelerator's story arcs, which is a shame because he is pretty much the only character to undergo any significant development, all of the others are more or less static.


Yes, it's just the Sisters story arc.  IMO it's better to see it in succession like that instead of trying to piece it together into a purely chronological order, because it sets you up to more truly understand Misaka's desperation and drive.   Plus, it bookends nicely.
 
2014-02-02 09:17:06 AM  
mongbiohazard:
However I'd highly recommend for your next anime to be either Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) or Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

All of my friends rave about Attack on Titan.  From what little I've read of it, I'm not sure I want to watch it yet.  I'm still recovering from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

(If you're not familiar with it, don't let the cute art and designs fool you.  It's a pretty dark and disturbing show.  The art is there to throw the horrible themes into sharp relief, and it works.  Without giving too much away, it's more or less twelve episodes of tragedy, despair, and unwinnable situations.  Over and over again.  Everybody dies, and not in the "Oops, they died, oh well!" way like in so many movies (Hello, The Matrix?), but in unexpected ways and everybody broods about it in shock, dragging out the pain and angst they are going through.  Over and over again.)

/then you get to the 10th episode
 
2014-02-02 09:26:58 AM  
pixel.nymag.com
 
2014-02-02 12:06:19 PM  

Arumat: Rwa2play: Highly recommend "Fairy Tail". HIGHLY.  If you loved "The Slayers", you will love "Fairy Tail"; it's a little more serious by the funny parts are awesome and you'll love everyone involved in the story.

I have to disagree with this part.  There are people that you're supposed to hate, and it'll be pretty easy most of the time.  In these cases you'll love watching them get the snot beat out of them.


True, true.
 
2014-02-02 01:27:24 PM  

darkjezter: If there's one group of online fans who can rival anime fans in terms of obnoxiousness, it would be Joss Whedon fans.  I'm sure you've all seen them: the guys who think everything Joss touches turns to gold, the guys who still biatch about Firefly being cancelled even though it happened over a decade ago, the ones who constantly say things like "shiny" and "I'll be in my bunk", the guys who get boners every time they see Summer Glau or Felecia Day.  I remember one Cracked article said something like "Whedonites are to Trekkies as the Nation of Islam was to the Civil Rights movement."

Fun fact: the show Dollhouse was renewed for a second season despite low ratings because Fox executives were afraid that their inboxes would be flooded by angry letters from Joss Whedon fans if they canceled it.


There's Nintendo fans, Apple fans, Android fans, Bieber fans, Twilight fans, Harry Potter fans... Anyone that displays fervent unreasonable bias without accepting criticism is equally obnoxious.
 
2014-02-02 02:54:13 PM  

Rwa2play: mongbiohazard: Trocadero: I was trying to make a dumb Naruto joke, but this shiat's too good not to share.

[fc02.deviantart.net image 850x479]


HAH!

I was thinking of recommending Naruto, but I ultimately decided not to. By the time someone new to the anime thing would be ready to watch it they'll probably already know about it. And the thing about Naruto is there's soooooooooo many goddamn episodes, it's been being made for so long, and so many of them are completely worthless filler arc garbage.

When Naruto sticks to the manga it's quite good, particularly the recent Shippuuden episodes (ep. 322 with Madara was freakin' awesome). But for long stretches when they're giving the manga time to put out more issues it can be brutally bad. When I know it's a filler episode I pretty much just skip it every time. Few are worth your time. It's a great series when you skip the filler though.

Seriously, I can't get into Naruto and I stopped watching Bleach because they got too damn long AND started going with filler.

Highly recommend "Fairy Tail". HIGHLY.  If you loved "The Slayers", you will love "Fairy Tail"; it's a little more serious by the funny parts are awesome and you'll love everyone involved in the story.


Never seen Slayers, but I'm streaming the episodes of Fairy Tail on Netflix now, and it's hilarious.  Thanks for the recommendation.
 
2014-02-02 05:11:15 PM  

Marc L'Hommedieu: Samurai Champloo is made by the same guy, and is just as good.  Death Note is also incredible, and had me binge-watching against my will like it was Breaking Bad or something.  As for movies, don't miss Paprika.  It's the most amazing piece of animation i've seen in my life.


If you like Death Note, then Code Geass is another you'd probably enjoy - the protagonist is very similar (Byronic anti-hero fond of elaborate gambits willing to sacrifice almost anyone and anything in order to achieve his goals).

For general good anime, there's a weird but very enjoyable "series" in the nitroplus/5pb shows: chaos;head, steins;gate, and robotics;notes.  Although they nominally all take place in the same universe, they deal with different characters (okay, some crossover of minor characters) and themes, and any can be watched standalone as well.  steins;gate is my favorite of the series, with an interesting look on the consequences of time travel.

If you don't like the typical magical girl genre, there is also Puella Magi Madoka Magica, which seems for two episodes to be your typical cutesy magical girl show, and then proceeds to completely deconstruct the genre in a gory and very, very dark way.
 
2014-02-02 05:43:09 PM  
Sum Dum Gai:
For general good anime, there's a weird but very enjoyable "series" in the nitroplus/5pb shows: chaos;head, steins;gate, and robotics;notes.  Although they nominally all take place in the same universe, they deal with different characters (okay, some crossover of minor characters) and themes, and any can be watched standalone as well.  steins;gate is my favorite of the series, with an interesting look on the consequences of time travel.

Chaos:Head was... weird.  At first it looks like a sendup of hikkikomori otaku (the creepy body pillow owner kind) and then they start throwing a bunch of stuff in where you REALLY aren't sure if it's reality or if the guy is just delusional.  When I was told that the two sister series were even stranger than that, I decided to give them a miss until I felt in the mood for a brainfark.

If you don't like the typical magical girl genre, there is also Puella Magi Madoka Magica, which seems for two episodes to be your typical cutesy magical girl show, and then proceeds to completely deconstruct the genre in a gory and very, very dark way.

Yah, and tell me you wouldn't buy this USB drive.

data2.whicdn.com
 
2014-02-02 06:12:03 PM  
No pics of hot chicks dressed up anime style? Tisk, tisk.

nihongogo.com

images.lacarmina.com

3.bp.blogspot.com

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2014-02-02 08:30:15 PM  

Mister Peejay: When I was told that the two sister series were even stranger than that, I decided to give them a miss until I felt in the mood for a brainfark.


I wouldn't agree about them being stranger.  chaos;head was straight up the most bizarre in my book.  There are certainly bizarre and surreal elements in the others, but there's nothing in them that is as weird as some of the "gigalomaniac" powers of chaos;head.
 
2014-02-02 08:33:21 PM  
Also that it's creepy and borderline pedophilia.
 
2014-02-03 01:25:43 AM  

gnosis301: 老人は雲を叫ぶ


Old person yells clouds?


Fabric_Man: 「スコットランドの問題点は、スコットランドの完全であるということです」


Scotland's problem is that it is the epitome of Scotland?
 
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