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    Loads of my friends like anime/manga and they're trying to get me into it, so what's a good one to get me into it?
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    Aff, i thought you asked for good amines :/
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    (Original post by EmilyAl)
    Loads of my friends like anime/manga and they're trying to get me into it, so what's a good one to get me into it?
    My favourite anime is InuYasha
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    Depends on your tastes and preferences.

    What suits me may not suit you and vice versa.
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    There's no such thing. Anime is for children.

    LOOOL, wall of red, I see the weeaboo parade finally discovered my post.
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    What sort of films/books/TV shows do you generally like? There's so many, of so many different genres.

    Death Note and Melonchloy of Suzumiya Haruhi seem to be popular choices to start with, but popular doesn't necessarily mean you'll enjoy them. If you haven't watched any Studio Ghibli films, I'd definitely recommend any of them.
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    (Original post by lukas1051)
    There's no such thing. Anime is for children.
    Watch the first episode of Elfen Leid and come back and say that. There is more to anime than Digimon. :rolleyes:
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    None. Only children like cartoons and comics. (Or those with the mental age of a 7 year-old)
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    (Original post by EmilyAl)
    Loads of my friends like anime/manga and they're trying to get me into it, so what's a good one to get me into it?
    This post outlines some good introductory anime. As anime is a very big medium encompassing a lot of different genres, it's all very dependant upon your own tastes.
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    (Original post by Nihilum)
    None. Only children like cartoons and comics. (Or those with the mental age of a 7 year-old)
    Yet you are named Nihilum from World of Warcraft, am I correct?

    Pot. Kettle. Black.

    Point is, your never too old, if you enjoy something, enjoy it. Life's too short.

    OP, try Naruto. Im trying to get into Anime and I've been recommended that.


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    Naruto, Katekyo Hitman Reborn,Bleach, Death Note, Elfen Lied
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    (Original post by EmilyAl)
    Loads of my friends like anime/manga and they're trying to get me into it, so what's a good one to get me into it?
    FLCL, Nana and Full Metal Alchemist are some excellent anime. :awesome:
    Btw, what genre are you interested in? If it's romance, definitely watch Nana!

    (Original post by lukas1051)
    There's no such thing. Anime is for children.
    How can you say that if you haven't even watched an anime intended for your age? :s:
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    (Original post by Philbert)
    Watch the first episode of Elfen Leid and come back and say that. There is more to anime than Digimon. :rolleyes:
    Elfen Lied is a terrible example of a 'mature' anime.

    Maturity does not include tits and body parts flying everywhere.

    Ontopic:

    Death Note
    Full Metal Alchemist
    Ghost in a Shell
    Anything by studio Ghibli
    Cowboy Bebop
    Akria

    All of these are good intros.
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    Depends, do u want shounen or comedy etc. what genres are u into?


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    Full metal alchemist! =D
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    (Original post by Carecup)
    Elfen Lied is a terrible example of a 'mature' anime.

    Maturity does not include tits and body parts flying everywhere.
    I didn't say it was "mature," I simply implied that it is not intended for children.

    I could have given any number of animes involving all sorts of topics that children would find difficult to understand, but EL is infamous for being violent and is popular (possibly for the aforementioned reason).
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    I watched Inu X Boku SS and loved it, not too many episodes and about 20 minutes each, if you want something funny and a bit 'fantasy-romance'.
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    (Original post by R4INBOW)
    Depends, do u want shounen or comedy etc. what genres are u into?
    I'm into comedy's with a weird twist and a bit of mystery, so what would be good for me then?
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    (Original post by EmilyAl)
    I'm into comedy's with a weird twist and a bit of mystery, so what would be good for me then?
    Comedy:
    Ouran High School Host Club - Totally wacky and so much fun
    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzimiya - if you're a fan of sarcasm the main male character is just too funny
    Princess Jellyfish - it's about a NEET nerdy girl and a pretty transvestite boy. Hilarily ensues. Quite touching as well.

    Mystery:
    Death Note - it will keep you guessing and makes you think twice about what "evil" is.
    Baccano! - set in New York in the 1930's. The english dub is brilliant to this and there's a mafia feel to it.

    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by Naami)
    Comedy:
    Ouran High School Host Club - Totally wacky and so much fun
    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzimiya - if you're a fan of sarcasm the main male character is just too funny
    Princess Jellyfish - it's about a NEET nerdy girl and a pretty transvestite boy. Absolutely lovely.

    Mystery:
    Death Note - it will keep you guessing and thought provoking
    Baccano! - set in New York in the 1930's. The english dub is brilliant to this and there's a mafia feel to it.

    Hope this helps
    Thanks - Princess Jellyfish sounds good.

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