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Recommend me some interesting japanime

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posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 08:51 PM
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I am always looking for interesting anime to watch, and by interesting I mean with a big psychological or philosophical aspect to it. Unfortunately, there are so many new anime series that come out each month that it has become a real pain to look and find the real goods ones, and there are so many (the big majority) that are imo not worth spending so many hours to watch, so many clones of clones, etc..

So here is a short list of those series that I liked, in case you know those ones and you can recommend me similar ones :
- Kaiji. It's about a man who is indebted to the mafia and is offered a poisonous deal. Very psychological.
- Haibane renmei. I am not going to reveal anything here in case you haven't seen it but this is a philosophical anime about a strange village where girls have little wings on their back..
- Death note. I am sure you know that one. A guy is given a book and every name he writes on that book kills the person. The guy wants to create a better world by killing those who are not worthy in his eyes. Also very psychological and I like the strategies and tactics that the characters use to defeat one another.
- Texhnolyze. A very singular anime. The first episode has almost no dialogues. A kind of philosophical fable about an underground city with strange technology. While watching it, I admit that sometimes I was asking myself "what the hell am I watching", but when I finished it and looked around what people thought about it and their theories, I have to admit this is one of the most clever anime I have seen.

This should be enough for you to have a good idea of the kind of anime that I am looking for. I know I could just type in a search engine "most philosophical or psychological anime", but those that are well known are often not the best. For example few people know of Kaiji or Texhnolyze. There also others that I like : Shinsekai yori, Kino's Journey, Ghost is the shell.. And I haven't cited those anime that are not psychological or philosophical but that I liked nonetheless.

Any recommendations ?




posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: gosseyn

I recommend for anyone on this site who enjoys anime to watch Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, especially if you haven't since you were a child like in my case.

Having re-watched it as an adult, it's amazing how much I didn't understand the narrative of the show as a kid.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 09:44 PM
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Ghost in the Shell. (Arise series, SAC series, and all movies).

Bleach( all 366 episodes and all movies)

Samurai 7

One Punch Man.


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posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 10:21 PM
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a reply to: gosseyn

I just finished watching Psycho-pass (1 & 2), a futuristic law enforcement of peoples mental health. I think its something you'd like.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 10:44 PM
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a reply to: gosseyn

Neon Genesis Evangelion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blue Gender

Gyver

Gantz (not with children around)

Claymore

Casshern Sins

Cowboy beebop

dead man wonderland

Samurai Champloo

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (again.. been mentioned, and I second whole heartedly)

highschool of the dead (hey.. dont judge me)

Ninja Scroll

Ghost In The Shell (yes its been said already, i'll second that vote till death)

Samurai X (rurouni kenshin)

my .02 (ona roll tonight!)


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posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 11:33 PM
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originally posted by: akira131
a reply to: gosseyn

Neon Genesis Evangelion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blue Gender

Gyver

Gantz (not with children around)

Claymore

Casshern Sins

Cowboy beebop

dead man wonderland

Samurai Champloo

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (again.. been mentioned, and I second whole heartedly)

highschool of the dead (hey.. dont judge me)

Ninja Scroll

Ghost In The Shell (yes its been said already, i'll second that vote till death)

Samurai X (rurouni kenshin)

my .02 (ona roll tonight!)



dang it!

I will say it because its a very good series I don't care what people think.

Naruto shippudenn and I heard they have a new series boruto which is his son. "Don't judge me"

D-grayman was interesting

Ghost In The Shell (yes its been said already, i'll second that vote till death) I will third that!

actually netflix has some anime series which is interesting cant think of the name. Anyway they are in space fighting giant space creatures.


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posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 11:53 PM
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The first I would recommend is Attack on Titan. The basic premise is that in an alternate timeline ancient creatures known as Titans begin ravaging civilization during the medieval period and hundreds of years later mankind has been forced to live in a massive city surrounded by huge walls.

The creators did a really good job at conveying the notion of hopelessness as you genuinely care about characters when you see them grow and train to defend mankind and watch them die and the effect it has on their comrades.




If you're a hardcore fan of psychological and philosophical anime, then Neon Genesis Evangelion or "Gospel of a New Century" is definitely right up your alley. Supposedly people even committed suicide after watching the finale "End of Evangelion" which was aired in theaters in Japan.

It brilliantly mashes science with spirituality and throughout the series you explore the traumatic effect this has on the characters, especially the main protagonist. In the end it's really a tale about self-identity, the fragility of the human psyche and the pressures mounted by society.

The series was so popular that movies are still being released almost 20 years after it ended including a "rebirth" series that tells the story from different perspectives. It has an amazing soundtrack too.



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posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 12:25 AM
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I will admit... I hated naruto. I do enjoy naruto shippuded. A lot. It's defiantly Shonen jump material but it does at times go deeper.

Like dbz with its own zen


Post starred!

Man ur gonna have a full streaming que!

CrunchyRoll is a good japanimation streaming app but it's all (I believe) subbed. You can get a funimation streaming app and choose subbed/dubbbed.

This thread rocks.

Gits and eva. U want to bend ur mind around difficult/uncomfortable subjects... those would be my first choice.


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posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 12:42 AM
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I'm a big Berserk fan which is my avatar pic. I've read all the manga and they have 3 two hour movies on Netflix that are pretty good. I also recommend Ghost in the Shell
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posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 12:43 AM
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a reply to: gosseyn

Oh wow. I was going to bed and realized I forgot THE greatest movie of ALL TIME.


Akira.

That is all. ::mic drop::
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posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 12:47 AM
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Guyyyyyyyyyyyysssss, psychological or philosophical !!

I have seen evangelion, and attack on titan, and all that. That's not what I am looking for, I don't want no giant robots nor do I want naruto or bleach type animes.

I want anime in which the psychological or philosophical aspects of things is in the forefront.



originally posted by: Starrunner
a reply to: gosseyn
I just finished watching Psycho-pass (1 & 2), a futuristic law enforcement of peoples mental health. I think its something you'd like.


I have watched 4 or 5 episodes some months ago, it is interesting and I might start again.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 01:12 AM
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a reply to: gosseyn

How about Serial Experiments Lain? It's a psychological thriller about the internet and social media.


Or the anime movie Paprika, about a psychologist that delves into patients dreams.

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posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 01:20 AM
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Hey there buddy. I'm gonna admit I'm a long time lurker who joined because I just finished an amazing anime and I had to share. Psycho-Pass is possibly the second best anime I've ever seen right behind cowboy bebop. It is clearly inspired by the Phillip K Dick novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep", the book that Blade Runner is based off. I would highly reccomend it but must warn you if you have Netflix that it goes off streaming on February 6th.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 01:34 AM
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originally posted by: Konduit
a reply to: gosseyn

How about Serial Experiments Lain? It's a psychological thriller about the internet and social media.


Or the anime movie Paprika, about a psychologist that delves into patients dreams.



I have seen them both, Lain a long time ago, more than 10 years, and Paprika like 3 or 4 years ago, and I like them both, especially Lain with its very cool opening song "Duvet".



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 01:37 AM
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originally posted by: Iktikn
a reply to: gosseyn

Hey there buddy. I'm gonna admit I'm a long time lurker who joined because I just finished an amazing anime and I had to share. Psycho-Pass is possibly the second best anime I've ever seen right behind cowboy bebop. It is clearly inspired by the Phillip K Dick novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep", the book that Blade Runner is based off. I would highly reccomend it but must warn you if you have Netflix that it goes off streaming on February 6th.


Well I am glad I made you create an account. And as I said I have watched some episodes of psycho-pass and I might start over and see if it can keep my attention.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 06:16 AM
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Mushishi?



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 06:43 AM
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I want anime in which the psychological or philosophical aspects of things is in the forefront.


i think youd like kino no tabi



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 06:55 AM
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Deadman Wonderland. Though I read the manga. Can't say much about the anime.

Btoooom! Again I read the manga.

Cage of Eden. Gah another manga. Let me think about some animes...

Would you count the Corpse Party light novels/animes? Nah I guess they are more horror.
Oh I got one!

Death Parade. It's about a bar that dead people go to right after they die. They play a game that results in showing who they were as a person in lifetime with the result being if they go to heaven or hell at the end.

ETA1: There's also Welcome to the NHK if you want to explore paranoia inspired conspiracy theories.

ETA2: Tokyo Ghoul. I just think it is by far one of the most awesome animes of the modern era. VERY psychological as the main character struggles to maintain his grip on his humanity despite having to eat other humans to survive.
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posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 07:19 AM
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a reply to: gosseyn

Baccano! might be up your ally. A complex and philosophical plot, which involves a few psychologically interesting characters. No giant robots or magic powers(sorta), it's about a good deep philosophical story.



I know you would love Monster:




posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 08:10 AM
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Urotsukidoji




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