Anime? Oh so very yes. Watching anime is pretty much my second favourite hobby (with video games taking the number one spot). Right off the bat, I have a few recommendations for anyone who wants a good show. Be warned that I am terrible at describing things don't expect anything verbose or
First off we have Baccano!, adapted from a series of light novels by Ryohgo Narita and easily one of my Top 3 favourite anime series. Set in Prohibition-era New York, it features gangsters, alchemists, immortality, murders and one of the best dubs since Cowboy Bebop. Watch it. Now.
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Cyberpunk the Anime, although not quite as dark and dystopian as most cyberpunk stories. Set in a future Japan after WWIII and WWIV, technology has advanced to the point where nearly everyone is a cyborg. The series follows the counter-terrorist task force Section 9 as they do counter-terrorist stuff. Looks absolutely amazing for a 10 year old show, matching and sometimes exceeding the art of many modern day shows. Also has a fantastic soundtrack by anime music legend Yoko Kanno.
Take the holiday of Halloween and turn it into an anime. You get this. Another mermber of my Top 3, Soul Eater follows the students of the Death Weapon Meister Academy, a schoo; where normal humans called Meisters team up with those who can turn themselves into weapons. These Meister/Weapon teams work together to collect the souls of those who have turned to evil and are on their way to becoming demons known as Kishins. This show looks great, the characters are great, the action is great, the humor is great, the music is great. This show is just great. However, around half way though it goes off into it's own story that doesn't follow the manga, which may not sit well with some.
I'll write some more recommendations tomorrow, but right now it's 3:45 AM and I'm tired as fuck.
Haha oh man, I didn't think anyone else had seen Redline, but if I had found this thread I would have realized Big Man had seen it eight days prior to my stream XD
Yeah I loved it too.
I watched Soul Eater recently, and I can vouch for everything Draga said. In regards to the music, I had the first opening theme on my ipod before I even considered looking into the story
Of course I also have to recommend One Piece. But I should warn anyone interested that there is over 500 episodes. I'm going to be honest, even though I've read all the manga chapters I'm hilariously far behind on the anime.
Speaking of hilarious, there's also Ghost Stories, but not the original. The story goes that the original was so bad that the English dub team and voice actors were told to just do whatever they wanted. If you didn't know any better you'd think it was an abridged series. You've probably seen screencaps of it floating around on the internet.
I just finished reading Gash Bell (Zatch Bell in English). I had vaguely recalled seeing a few episodes of the anime in the past and was kind of wondering how it ended.
It was adorable and strangely touching and also had lightning dragons, so it turned out to be surprisingly pretty good. It's sort of like Pokemon except with magic children instead of 'mons and an insane amount of The Power of Friendship. Also it has a bizarre sense of humor.
All in all, it was fun.