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Re: Please advise a Manga and Anime virgin!

Post by AtomMud » 27 Apr 2018, 22:02

Inuyasha is a go to for romance type anime even though I don't really care for those types of shows. Although most my picks are battle heavy they also contain lost of other story elements as well.

Samurai 7
Yuyu Hakusho
Trigun
Cowboy Bebop
GunGrave
Speed Grapher
Outlaw Star
Space dandy
Neon Eva Angelion
and Fooli Cooli

FLCL and Dandy are more goofy and over the top riduculous than any thing else

I could recomend like a zillion others like Tokyo Ghoul, The Devil is a part timer, and Samurai Champloo

but for some one who has not seen a lot of anime these 10 shows alone should give you more then enough to pick and choose from. There are like a zillion lists out there based solely on what is the best anime of all time. Most of them have Cowboy Bebop or Full Metal Alchemist ranked as the top show.....

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Post by Vlinstry » 01 May 2018, 14:40

I reccomend anything Studio Ghibli. They are all really good movies and some of them are just sweet little movies and others have some really good stories behind them.

Another Anime that I reccomend is "Wolf Children". Its such a beautiful movie and the story is so sweet yet powerful.

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Post by Cristal2408 » 01 May 2018, 22:03

For manga, I recommend looking for titles with the genres you like. For example, my go-to genre is shoujo, so I read mangas like "Akagami no Shirayukihime" or "Fruits Basket" or "High School Host Club". One of my favorites is "Gakuen Alice".
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Post by Sariel88 » 08 May 2018, 17:21

For historical manga you could try:

Kingdom
Set in China warring states period. The main character aims to be a general.

Drifters
Famous historical figures are transported to a medieval fantasyish land.

Since the above two are rather bloody and violent, here's a shoujo one

Ookami no Heika Hanayome
Female lead seeks a job with a high wage and ends up the contracted bride of the emperor who is rumored to be ruthless and heartless.

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Post by nikkyteewhy » 10 May 2018, 14:35

I started with Akame ga kill. It was very nice I wish it had a sequel. Full metal alchemist is also very good.

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Post by Rumbly » 15 May 2018, 16:01

Hmm here's a few which I think would be good to watch/read. They all have a manga/anime version.

Hakushaku to Yousei (Earl and Fairy) - This is based on a romantic historical light novel and has an anime/manga adaption where the main female protagonist can see fairies and meets the lead Edgar who is trying to find information about fairies

Rurouni Kenshin is a Bakumatsu era anime/manga featuring a samurai Kenshin. It has romance in it too.

Inuyasha - I haven't watched/read it but I love the music in the anime; definitely romance and historical.

Versaille no Bara is a historical shoujo romance. It's a pretty much older style anime/manga though.

Arslan Senki is a military historical Persian set anime based off a light novel; I believe there isn't romance.

Amatsuki is a anime/manga where high school boys wind up in the ancient Japan.

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Post by palilogy » 07 Jun 2018, 16:45

Hmmmm historical romance...

1. Rurouni Kenshin (I cosplayed as him when I was a little girl, nobody knew who I was trick or treating as) Samurais, swords, romance, history, overall one of my favorite animes - you can also read the manga.
2. Grave of the Fireflies (Now that I think about it not much romance, but brother and sister platonic love that will bring you to tears). Very historical though following the fire bombing of Japan during WW2.
3. A Bride's Story (manga) This is an amazing read about young women during the 19th Century about the relationships and daily lives in Central Asia.

Otherwise I've always meant to try Fushigi Yuugi : Celestial Warrior and Love Plot.

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Post by meljaguilar_ » 14 Jun 2018, 07:16

For those people who were curious about a manga and anime then you should try to watch the Kaichou Maid Sama. It may seem a cliche genre for some of us, but this story will make you want to continue reading / watching it.

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Post by HGreenfield04 » 28 Jun 2018, 13:29

Yona of the Dawn was a pretty good anime and you continue on with the manga
Fushigi Yugi is older, the MC is transported into the past

My favorite Anime/manga of all time is Wallflower I die laughing. Five guys have to turn a socially awkward goth girl into a "lady." :lol2:

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