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the-pi-guy said:
think-man said:
the-pi-guy said:
What kind of shows do you like?
There are tons of different types of anime.

shows you mean like non anime shows? 

I like war :P and conspiracy 

Well there are romance anime, sexy anime, action anime, comedy anime.

Well with war and conspiracy...

I've watched Naruto and InuYasha a lot, you might like them, but I think they move away from that too much.  I think you might like bleach though.  

Are they any shows like Catherine? I quite liked that game, and it wasnt to over the top for me



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If you want a mature story, with very deep characters I highly recommend Monster. It's kinda like a psychological horror movie and definitely one of my favorite anime/manga. There are no school girls, fan service nor anything like that. Plus if you said you like conspiracy then this is the thing for you.

Btw, my sig is from that manga.

Edit: if you want something more over the top like Berserk you should watch Claymore, they are relatively similar.



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think-man said:
Are they any shows like Catherine? I quite liked that game, and it wasnt to over the top for me

 

I haven't played Catherine, what is it like?  



Try looking at this list: http://myanimelist.net/topanime.php - it's a great site for finding anime to watch, it's essentially the IMDb of anime :P If you click the profiles you can find out about the shows, see reviews, genres etc :) if you also search up the shows you have already seen, towards the bottom of their profiles is a recommendations list of shows people consider similar ^^



the-pi-guy said:
think-man said:
Are they any shows like Catherine? I quite liked that game, and it wasnt to over the top for me

 

I haven't played Catherine, what is it like?  

 

seemed to out there for me but after I played it I enjoyed it



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Genres please.

 

For an example

 

Mystery
-Case Closed/Detective Conan
-Death Note (although not really mystery....didnt know where to put it lol)

Mecha
-Gundam 00
-G Gundam
-Gundam Wing
-Big O
-Eureka Seven
-Code Geass
-Evangelion
-Zoids Chaotic Century

Horror
-Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni (Might seem childish at first but there's horror to it ;3)

Romance
-Clannad
-Romeo X Juliet
-Amagami SS

Pirates
-One Piece

Ninjas
-Naruto

Samurais
-Samurai Champloo
-Samurai X/Ruroni Kenshin

Futuristic/Space
-Cowboy Bebop
-Outlaw Star

Fantasy Action
-Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
-Fate/Stay Night
-Inuyasha
-Witch Hunter Robin

Western Style Action
-Trigun

Comedy
-FLCL

 

For reference: http://myanimelist.net/animelist/BasilZero



    

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If you like war and conspiracy, go for Code Geass!
Death note and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood are pretty good too!



 

 

 

think-man said:
the-pi-guy said:
think-man said:
Are they any shows like Catherine? I quite liked that game, and it wasnt to over the top for me

 

I haven't played Catherine, what is it like?  

seemed to out there for me but after I played it I enjoyed it

I don't know, I didn't really get much out of that other than you might like some ecchi.



think-man said:
the-pi-guy said:
What kind of shows do you like?
There are tons of different types of anime.

shows you mean like non anime shows? 

I like war :P and conspiracy 


Watch "Now and Then, Here and There." I recommend English subtitles over the dub because the dub was a bit too theatrical for me. It's about a kid that gets thrown into a world where children are used as soldiers. The first episode gives the impression that it's going to be a predictable shounen series with a hot-headed protagonist, love interest, unbeatable rival, etc. but it quickly flips over after the first episode when he gets sent off.

I will say, however, that there isn't much conspiracy as much as there is war, corruption, and chaos. It's one of the most emotionally powerful shows you'll ever watch, period.  A few characters will come off as black/white (though they are still played, written, and fit excellently into the world) and there isn't too much backstory for characters that you might expect to have one, but it's a strongly-written anime that makes the best out of its 13 episodes. No filler, no drawn-out fights, no "I'm going to pull out a secret attack that wasn't hinted at before and bullshit my way through fights" or any of the usual unintelligent anime tropes you see everywhere.

I also highly recommend Shinsekai Yori. It's a sharply paced post-apocalyptic anime, though you might find the first episode or so to be confusing because of poor narrative choices. There's very little war aside from a few moments where a bunch of things are killed, but it has a decent amount of conspiracy from the get-go regarding the society that the protagonists are raised in. Character development isn't the best and the pacing goes off towards the final arc, but it is by far the best anime of 2013 and one of the most intelligently written anime of the decade (though it was adapted from a novel, so that's probably why).



badgenome said:
Start with Fist of the North Star.

Then stop.


He still needs to watch Jojo's before there is a new season.

Then stop.