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Welcome to the new anime thread! The old one got a little stagnant, so we're opening a new and (hopefully) much improved one! Best of all, it can actually appear on the front page!

Now remember, no NSFW content here. Images, videos, or links to NSFW content will be met with extreme prejudice, so says Smeag the Prudish (so says Conegamer).

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Summer Anime 2014


Akame ga Kill

Tatsumi is a fighter who just got robbed by a pretty girl, but his luck seems to be looking up, as another pretty girl has taken him in. What he doesn’t know is that this girl is about to be visited by a family of assassins (including the girl who robbed him) and they might be the good guys, and be recruiting... 
(anichart.net)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy 

Episodes: 24

 

Aldnoah.Zero

In 1972, the Apollo 17 mission discovered a hypergate to Mars on the surface of the moon. Soon, a war breaks out between Earth and Mars, and Martian soldiers begin to descend from the sky, riding steel giants, intent on exterminating humanity.
(myanimelist.net)

Genre: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi

Episodes: 24 

Tokyo Ghoul

The suspense horror/dark fantasy story is set in Tokyo, which is haunted by mysterious "ghouls" who are devouring humans. People are gripped by the fear of these ghouls whose identities are masked in mystery. An ordinary college student named Kaneki encounters Rize, a girl who is an avid reader like him, at the café he frequents. Little does he realize that his fate will change overnight.
(anichart.net)

Genre: Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Seinen

Episodes: 12

 

Sword Art Online II 

One year after the SAO incident, Kirito is approached by Seijiro Kikuoka from Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Department "VR Division" with a rather peculiar request.

That was an investigation on the "Death Gun" incident that occurred in the gun and steel filled VRMMO called Gun Gale Online (GGO). "Players who are shot by a mysterious avatar with a jet black gun lose their lives even in the real world..." Failing to turn down Kikuoka's bizarre request, Kirito logs in to GGO even though he is not completely convinced that the virtual world could physically affect the real world.

Kirito wanders in an unfamiliar world in order to gain any clues about the "Death Gun." Then, a female sniper named Sinon who owns a gigantic "Hecate II" rifle extends Kirito a helping hand. With Sinon's help, Kirito decides to enter the "Bullet of Bullets," a large tournament to choose the most powerful gunner within the realm of GGO, in hopes to become the target of the "Death Gun" and make direct contact with the mysterious avatar.
(myanimelist.net)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Episodes: 24

 

Zankyou no Terror

On a summer day … A massive terrorist bombing suddenly struck Tokyo. The culprits behind the act that woke up this complacent nation from its slumber, were just two boys. Now, the culprits known as "Sphinx" begin a grandiose game that encompasses all of Japan.
(anichart.net)

Genre: Psychological, Thriller, Mystery

Episodes: 11

 

Space Dandy 2

Space Dandy is a dandy guy, in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it's first come, first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety of aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!
(myanimelist.net)

Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, SPACE

Episodes: 13

 

Rail Wars

The "dream railway paradise entertainment" story is set in a parallel world where Japan did not privatize its national railways. Naohito Takayama is an ordinary high school boy who dreams of a comfortable future working for the top-rated Japanese National Railways. He is assigned as a trainee in the Railways Security Force full of odd characters such as Sakurai, a troublemaker who hates men. On top of that, an extremist group called "RJ" plots to privatize the Japanese National Railways.
(myanimelist.net)

Genre: Action, Romantic Comedy

Episodes: 12

 

Majimori Rurumo

Shibaki is a high-school boy whose only interest is girls. Except he's been branded as the most perverted boy at school and the girls avoid him like the plague. One day he finds a book in the library about how to summon witches. He tries it as a joke, but it turns out to be the real thing. An apprentice witch named Rurumo appears to grant him a wish. Shibaki helps Rurumo and she in return refuses to take his soul. (This part of this story happened before the start of chapter1) When the story starts, Shibaki wishes he could see Rurumo again. His wishes is granted immediately as Rurumo falls from the sky and crash lands in front of him. He finds out that as punishment for not taking his soul she's been busted down to an apprentice demon. Now, she must complete the task of getting Shibaki to use up 666 magic tickets that grant wishes before she can become a witch again. However, what she doesn't know is that each time he uses a ticket it shortens his life. When the last ticket is used up, Shibaki will die. Shibayki knows this because Rurumo's familiar black cat Chiro tell him as part of the "contract" for giving him the tickets. Now, Shibaki has a choice, make a wish and help Rurumo become a witch again or resist the temptation and try to save his own life.
(myanimelist.net)

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Fantasy

Episodes: Unknown

 

Barakamon

As a punishment for punching a famous calligrapher, young handsome calligrapher Handa Seishu is exiled to a small island. As someone who has never lived outside of a city, Handa has to adapt to his new wacky neighbors, like people traveling on a tractor, unwanted visitors who never use the front door, annoying kids using his home as a playground, etc. Can this city guy handle all the crazy hardships? Find out in this wacky island comedy full of innocence and laughter!
(myanimelist.net)

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Episodes: 12


Ao Haru Ride

Yoshioka Futaba has a few reasons why she wants to "reset" her image & life as a new high school student. Because she's cute, she was ostracized by her female friends in junior high, and because of a misunderstanding, she couldn't get her feeling across to the one boy she has ever liked, Tanaka-kun.

Now in high school, she is determined to be as unladylike as possible so that her friends won't be jealous of her. While living her life this way contentedly, she meets Tanaka-kun again, but he now goes under the name of Mabuchi Kou. He tells her that he felt the same way as she did when they were younger, but now things can never be the same again. Will Futaba be able to continue her love that never even started from three years ago?
(myanimelist.net)

Genre: Shoujo, Drama, Romantic Comedy

Episodes: 12


Hanamonogatari

Hanamonogatari features Suruga Kanbaru and is set after Koyomi Araragi graduates from high school. (myanimelist.net)

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Supernatural

Episodes: 5


Gekkan Shoujo Nozai-kun

Sakura Chiyo confesses to her crush, Nozaki-kun, but he mistakes her as a fan! Unable to convey her feelings, what happens when he invites her to his house? Find out in this hilarious series!
(myanimelist.net)

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Episodes: 12

 

Glasslip


The daughter of a glass artisan family, Fukami Touko, spends relaxed days at a cafe called "Kazemichi" at a friend's house. On the summer vacation of her third year in high school. In front of them appeared a transfer student boy: Okikura Kakeru. He told Touko that he can hear the voices of the future. If someone knew in advance what their future would look like, what would they wish for? While feeling never-before-felt tremors in herself, Touko realises that she has started getting a feeling in her heart which she can't leave alone...
(myanimelist.net)

Genre: Romance, Slice of Life, Supernatural

Episodes: 13

 

If your anime does not appear here,


jk, just ask and if it's this season I'll add it in


Since the thread is still young, I'm open for suggestions on what to add/remove and whatnot.

Special thanks to Conegamer, NobleTeam360, pokoko, Jizz_Beard, Squeezol, and Ka-Pi for making this thread possible. Jizz_Beard especially, he made all the excellent GIFs in this thread!



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Character of the week!

Okabe Rintarou

Anime: Steins;Gate

Bio: Okabe Rintarou is the main protagonist of Steins;Gate. He is a first year student attending Tokyo Denki University, and calls himself a Crazy Mad Scientist. He acts like a villain, but is rather immature as he frequently shows traits of Chunibyou (中二病) syndrome despite being a grown-up man. After enrolling in university, he went to Akihabara to open up a laboratory called the "Future Gadget Research Establishment," where he invents gadgets that are rather useless. He also talks to himself on the cellphone, his words not making much sense. Supposedly, he has very few friends that can understand what he's talking about. Read more at http://myanimelist.net/character/35252/Okabe_Rintarou#xxKuzoWeebBMAVYC.99
(myanimelist)

Fun Fact: The VN and anime depictions of Rintarou differ significantly, as in the VN he is very unkempt and messy compared to his anime contrapart, who is has a relatively clean appearance in comparison.



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Anime Recommendations!

In this section users can give their recommendations and ratings for their favorite anime. You can update your favorites every season if you so wish. If you have a recommendation, shoot me a PM with the anime and why you recommend it. 

Whether you are new to anime and want to watch some of the best available, or are a veteran who's looking for some new content, this is the place to keep an eye on.

Ka-pi96: Sword Art Online. Plenty of great action scenes with some very good characters and a nice dose of romance between some of them. The animation quality is very high and the setting is a virtual reality MMO so something familiar for gamers. 9/10 for me.

(Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure)

NobleTeam360: Angel Beats. Great anime that has a lot of emotions in it, it's on the short side of 13 episodes, but it does so much in those 13 episodes and I truly felt attached to the characters. Also I find the humor to be quite good, I can say I laughed at least a few times each episode. 9/10 for me!

(Genre: Tragedy,  Action, Fantasy)

Jizz_Beard_thePirate: I say K-on and the reason is that the anime blends Slice of Life, Comedy and Music really well! Both the singing and even the background music during some moments really show an emphasis on music that I havnt seen in any other anime before! Top that with some really funny comedy moments and quite rememberable characterization, you have yourself a truely great anime! I specially love Mio's songs and she is certainly my favorite anime singer without a doubt! 8.5/10.

(Genre: Comedy, Music, Slice of Life)

VanceIX: Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Still the best anime of all time for me. A masterpiece in all aspects. The characters, the story, the animation, all of it was perfect. It was the kind of anime that could send shivers down your back because it was just that good. A tale both tragic yet heart-warming at the same time. Every anime fan should give it a try. 10/10.

(Genre: Science Fantasy, Action, Adventure)

estebxx: Elfen Lied is the reason why I started watching anime, it was so good that I wanted to see if I could find an anime that was better than it, and even though with time I did found some other incredible anime masterpieces, Elfen Lied is still a great classic that everyone should watch.

It centers on Lucy a Diclonii (a mutant) human being with two horns on her head and the ability to control "vectors", transparent telekinetically controlled arms that have the power to manipulate and cut objects within their reach, bullied and rejected since childhood Lucy starts to build up a hatred against society and human beings in general.

The show features themes of social alienation, prejudice, identity, revenge, abuse, jealousy, regret and the value of humanity. It also contains graphic violence and emotional themes that feature characters development through the whole story. There is one word that I would use to describe this anime and that’s UNIQUE. 10/10

(Genre: Romance, Tragedy, Action)

Squeezol: My first recommendation in this thread is "Is The Order A Rabbit?" which is your typical cute girls doing cute things aka moe anime. It's simple yet relaxing, and even feels refreshing because of its theme. The anime revolves around Cocoa and her friends living their lives in and around the Rabbit House, a cafe where all kinds of coffee are served. The animation is super cute, just like the characters, and the music fits the overall European scenery very well. I give this anime a moe out of 10.

(Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy)

Zisbest: An Anime recommendation you ask for? The first thing that came to my mind 'Recommend ToraDora... just do it, darn it' So now I'm here doing exactly so. ToraDora is basically your standard Slice of Life Anime, mixed together with a lot of Humor and Romance.

The plot evolves around the two students Ryuuji and Taiga who essentially want to help each other out to hit on their individual crush. None of their plans work out the way they intended though, so they stumble from one funny moment to the next. Living pretty isolated in the beginning, Taiga continues to form a pretty strong bond to Ryuuji over the course of the 25 episode long Anime. The plot certainly won't get boring.

Now who should watch this Anime? You're into Slice of Life? Certainly. You want humorous situations? Check it out. You can't resist Romance with a Tsundere couple? Why are you still reading this? Personally I'd rate this Anime a solid 9/10 any day.


(Genres: Slice of Life, Romance, Drama, Comedy)



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And Here I will post my random Picture of the day! Sometimes it will be from an anime we know, sometimes it will be a fan drawing but I will post it if I find it interesting!

Random Picture of the day: Today, we have a Windows 2000 Pro OS-tan! She may be an old OS that hardly anyone ever used but man, was she hawt!!



                         

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Great thread Vance, great gifs Jizz!

I'm looking forward to all the great discussions



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'Anime thread reborn'? I'm certainly in this time.

                                

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VanceIX said:

Now remember, no NSFW content here

tsk god dammit :P (I'm kidding ofcourse, I won't actually ever post that stuff here)

anyways I'm in, I'm so in. My favourite show of this season is Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun :D



Squeezol's Fanclub Member? is that how it works?

Why can't I hold all these no gaemz?

Always looking to improve my awful drawings ;_; 

Wow, nice job Vancel, no picture for Angel Beats :(

Looking pretty epic Vancel!!! Its soo beautiful



                         

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Jizz_Beard_thePirate said:
Looking pretty epic Vancel!!! Its soo beautiful

that gif doesnt fit what you're saying at all lol



Squeezol's Fanclub Member? is that how it works?

Why can't I hold all these no gaemz?

Always looking to improve my awful drawings ;_;