Posted 04-13-2013 at 04:43 PM by Xezko
(Xezko's Blog of Meaningless Crap)
Updated 04-13-2013 at 06:34 PM by Xezko
Y'know, if you're into animes and that kinda stuff. please don't hit me.
Alright, this is not a list of animes I've watched.
If you want that, here hold this
Keep in mind this is completely subjective to my tastes.
However, I only judge animes based on what I think of them after I'm done watching them.
I do not care for what the masses think of them, I do not care for wether the fanbase is an annoying piece of shit or not and I do not care for wether the material they were based off was better or worse.
So yeah, here we go:
- Clannad: After Story
This thing. This shit is really fucking good. The only problem is that "After Story" is actually the name given to the second season of this show. You gotta watch Clannad first.
Yes, the second season is way better than the first one, but that doesn't mean the first one is thaaaat bad.
In fact I think the first season is necessary for you to like the second one as much as everyone else does.
I have to admit I dropped this show after 5 episodes into the first season, because it is kinda boring at first. However I took it back again some weeks later and I don't regret doing that at all.
It's good. Also if you're a sensible person keep some tissues at hand.
- Death Note
I have to include this. This anime is the reason I got interested in the genre at all. Before I watched this, I thought they all were shows for 12 years old kids. You know, action driven endless series with some comedy here and there with a lame story and no character development whatsoever. You know, Pokémon, Dragon Ball, Naruto and that kinda shit.
Yes I said they're shit, deal with it.
So what about Death Note? Well it's different to all that shit for sure. I really liked the characters and the setting is different to what I was used to. It presents the duality of what's good and bad. And it also makes you think. Like a lot. Or atleast I did.
The ending could've been way better though and a lot of people agree that it should've ended in episode 25. That's about it.
- Code Geass
This show has two seasons and this recommendation is for you to watch both of them. This is what I got suggested when I was looking for "anything like Death Note". It's good. It's a bit more crazy than Death Note and uses stuff more known to be in your typical japanese animation, like giant robots fighting each other. But it's not really about that. It's good, I like it.
I was never into Science Fiction. But man, this show is fucking great. You know, the problem I had with SF is that I have a really hard time suspending my disbelief of all those weird seamingly impossible technologies they use. But this was different, they really did a good job with that and I remember watching all the episodes one after the other because of how nail-bitting each one of them ended. I really liked it.
Also, beware of traps.
- Mirai Nikki (a.k.a. Future Diary)
You know, I kinda like psychological shows, I really like how they show you the worst of the human mind and all it's complexity.
This show is quite similar to Death Note in one way or another but with a bit (a bit much) of a psychological touch.
- Ano Hana
Complete title if you're having trouble finding it:
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
This show. Let's see. You liked Clannad? Well, this is just 11 episodes long, but it's just as good. As with Clannad, if you're a sensible person get some tissues near you.
- Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
Alright, a lot of people know this for it's horrid fanbase. People that watched this and think is the greatest shit ever created. Now I don't think it's the greatest shit, in fact I didnt like the ending, but I have to admit it's quite good.
What is this? Is a deconstruction of a genre, the "magic girl" genre to be more specific. But that doesn't really matter.
You could say it's psychological too.
You know, this takes a genre known for it's colorful and cheerful settings and it dives it down into the darkness of a blackhole.
Honestly, when I was watching, there's a part that you will know what part I'm talking about when you see it; You think "Oh it's another silly super heroe kinda shit" and... bang. A cold bucket of reality right in your face. Or her head.
- 5 centimeters per second
This is a 3 part movie if I remember correctly.
So, what is it about? Well, I use to think about it as a Sadness the Movie.
But honestly It's probably a movie about life and reality. It makes you think about that kinda stuff and if you're like me it will leave a bitter taste in your mouth.
- Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
How's that saying, don't judge a book by it's cover? Yeah, I think it's that one.
So, this is a movie. When I started watching it, I thought it was Twilight The Animation and if it wasn't because it was just a movie long I'd have dropped it right there and then. Thankfully I didn't.
This is a... hearwarming story about a single mother raising his children. Children who, even if it's fantasy, have a impairment. Or a social disability if you will.
It helps a lot if you, like me, were raised by a single mother and had a sibling.
It helped me put things in perspectvie and it's one of those movies that makes you think about stuff.
Didn't I tell you I like the human psyche? Well, this serie is quite good.
It's about... It's about a Utopian society, you could say. and It's about how easily a Utopia can become a Dystopia.
Yeah, Just like that. One little thing and everything goes to shit.
It's kind of a paradox isn't it? If there weren't any criminals for generations, society wouldn't know how to react to them or how to protect themselves from them, therefore, by eliminating any and all treats, if any treat appears that defies your precautions, it's going to exponentially more dangerous than it would be if your society was used to deal with that kind of things.
- Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
Well, at this point I take it you get that I like series that deal with human psyche. So yeah, this is about a catastrophe that takes place in Japan. Or is it?
No. It's not about the catastrophe. It's about people. It's about how people react to that catastrophe. That's why I like it. And that's why I liked Telltale's The Walking Dead and that's why I liked the Katastrophe Arc in Gantz. It's not about the terrible thing happening, it's about how people deal with it, about human relationships and you can even include the hivemind behaviour.
also, 100% free of fanservice, you know if you appreciate that kinda stuff.
Okay so, there are a couple of more that I wanted to include, more precisely Elfen Lied and Angel Beats. But I haven't watched those in years. When I get to rewatch them I will probably add them and make a description for them, but until then you can take the risk if you want.
Some other shows that I watched are probably suffering the same fate, but who knows, my memory is so weird sometimes.
Just like the other blog entry, I will update this whenever I watch something worth of it.
Good luck, have fun.