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Hey, guys. I'd like to throw an idea out to you. Sometimes I look around at animes and I think, "Hmmm, I wonder if that's any good?" And then, I find my options are
a) take a chance on a possibly great/horrible/boring/ok show and spend a bunch of hard-earned money
b) go to anime websites and get information overload or worse, find spoilers
c) try to watch it on youtube
None of these options are that appealing to me because a is a big chance, b explains itself, and with c I have a limited internet allowance each month and if I go over I pay extra.
So here is my proposition: I ask a question such as, "What do you guys think about Bleach?" or "How is Bleach?" (Don't answer please, I have seen Bleach, it's just an example.) Then somebody answers.
As to the answers, it would be great if nobody provided any spoilers (or if you feel the need to, WARN US), if nobody trolled (cuz nobody likes a troll), and if you could explain why you love/hate the anime instead of just saying, "I LOVE/HATE THAT SHOW!"
Now, I realize that there is an Anime Recommendation Thread, but that is very general. If you are just looking around for an anime to watch and you are not looking for anything in particular, then I suggest you view that thread. However, if you want to watch a specific show and are not sure about it, just come to this thread and pose your question.
So, what do you guys think?
i like this idea! i'll help if i can. Option C can be annoying... I've been watching Fruits Basket online (recommended in this group) and am really liking it.... then i decided "hold on, i want to see the rest of this on a normal TV instead of a little box in my browser" now im halfway into FRBA and on hold waiting for my dvds to come in... lol
id be curious to know if anyone has watched Blue Exorcist?
Fruits Basket is really great, and I would definitely recommend the mangas. The anime only goes to about Volume 8 of the mangas and there are about 24 Volumes, I think....Anyway it's really great, and I'm glad you like it.
Unfortunately, I haven't seen Blue Exorcist. I'm sorry :(..........can't help there.
I have just started Blue Exorcist. I am three or so episodes in, and I'm lovin' it. So far, there have been no wasted moments, the characters have depth, and the plot is engaging. It has an emotional layer too, so you actually care about what's happening.
This is just going by a few episodes, but seeing as it's a relatively short series, I would expect quality through the rest of it.
I had another friend watched blue exorcist. I never saw it except for a trailer on a old funimation trailer disc.
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FINALLY! Someone that has some feedback on Blue Exorcist! It's on my to-watch list... glad to hear it's good.
What happened to Azure Moon?? This thread was his/her idea.....
Ahhh Blue Exorcist, great anime, bad ending in my opinion. My other recommendations would be Steins;Gate, Death Note, Cowboy Bebop, Soul Eater, Gosick, Katekyo Hitman Reborn, Bleach (i would skip the filler arcs though), One Piece (trust me it gets really good later on), Beelzebub, Gintama, Code Geass, Another (recently aired), and Sket Dance. BTW best website for finding new anime and some other great ones http://www.animeseason.com/anime-list/
I'm here. Lol. I've been around, but it's funny that you mention this thread because I was just thinking about an anime today.
Has anyone seen Aria? It looks a little interesting, but from some of what I've seen it looks like it could be really boring too.
I'm kind of unsure about Gintama. I've only seen the first episode (well, most of it). I heard it was really funny, but I kind of just got weirded out and had a couple of chuckles. It was a little surreal, and I had a hard time picking it up. Is it better as you get used to it?
Definitely dude, just keep watching it, it gets better.
Blue Exorcist has an awesome manga that extends beyond the anime, just so people know. As for a specific recommendation, I would say Star Driver: Takuto of the Radiance. It is a sub-only anime, and can only be online, as far as I know, if you don't want to pay an insane amount of money to have it imported, but it is good. I made a blog about it if you want to know more. Other than that, definitely Katekyo Hitman Reborn.
I hope they continue the anime for Katekyo Hitman Reborn, i heard the new arc was really good :(
@ Azure Moon
I haven't seen Aria... sorry... glad to see ya in the anime group again though :-)
So does this mean that there is a possibility of a 2nd season for the anime?
I think Katekyo Hitman Reborn is definitely getting a second season. They created a series of Vomics (colored-in pages of the manga) that they showed in sequence with voices on TV in Japan. In other words, they already have voice actors for the new characters.