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02-15-08, 3:05 PM

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For all the highschool or older people out there. As you might have realized; many if not most of the anime are about young ppl (middle school or younger). Are there any anime that is about high schoolers and above and for older ppl as well??
 
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02-15-08, 5:25 PM

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The is plenty, although i would say that there is alot of animes that like to take the view point of younger kids.. never understood why myself (cant stand it).

If you are just looking for older/mature anime then i can suggest afew. Claymore, Cowboy bebop, Ergo Proxy.

I also noticed you have FMA on hold, i suggest if you want to watch an anime... watch that one first, i doubt you wont like it.
 
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02-15-08, 5:30 PM

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Go for Cowboy Bebop. That's pretty awesome and I'm not even done yet :D

*Side note: you're from Jersey too eh? =P
 
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02-15-08, 5:36 PM

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Nodame Cantabile. Honey & Clover... For series about people in college.

For actual adult series, try some stuff like Bartender, Hataraki Man, Rescue Wings.

There are tons of series about people in highschool, that's a main target of shounen/shoujo series, young-mid teens (honestly not many series are -aimed- at pre-teens)

Then there's all the seinen series which are aimed at post-teens. Josei too, though a good bit less common in anime. Really, it's not as uncommon as people seem to suggest, but the five I listed are an excellent start.
 
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02-15-08, 5:38 PM

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Monster, Cowboy Bebop, Planates, Ghost in the Shell SAC, Now and Then Here and There, and Ergo Proxy are all good examples of shows that I would say are specifically catering to an adult anime pallet.



 
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02-15-08, 5:42 PM

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Nana! Romance that isn't about high schoolers getting their first kiss for once.
 
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02-15-08, 5:47 PM

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REC comes to mind right now. There are alot though... I just have to think about it.
 
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02-15-08, 10:01 PM

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There's quite alot, a real lot.

If you help us narrow down what you're looking for them it becomes alot easier for use to help you. You just said the equivalent of saying, "Do you guys know any good movies directed at adults?" The answer: yes, alot.



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02-16-08, 8:20 AM

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TOKKO is one of the adult ish anime ^_^
 
02-16-08, 10:19 AM

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Genshiken is a choice imo. It's set in college and the funny thing is, alot of it could actually happen. So it's pretty realistic.
 
02-16-08, 10:59 PM

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^ I second Genshiken. x3 It thrusts you into the world of college otaku, which is awesome.

I might suggest Kino no Tabi, Mushishi, and NHK ni Youkoso to adults for the themes they present...
 
02-17-08, 6:47 PM

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^ I second NHK ni Youkoso. I'm more than half way through it and it's very enjoyable.
 
02-17-08, 6:54 PM

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I second all of -AtaraxiA-'s and lessermaster's suggestions, and add Haibane Renmei to the list.
 
02-18-08, 1:54 AM

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Ergo Proxy, Mushishi and maybe Innocent Venus?
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02-18-08, 8:31 AM

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I'm sorta confused here. From the topic name I'd say you were looking for series directed at a more older audience but from your post I get the idea that you just want shows with generally older characters. For example Now and Then, Here and There is a show "about kids" suffering through pretty harsh situations. It's not something direct at younger audiences even though the protagonists are bellow 15years of age.

Either way I'm gonna second the recs for Honey & Clover, Kino no Tabi, Haibane Renmei, Now and Then Here and There, Genshiken & Cowboy Bebop.

and I'm also gonna add: Junni Kokuki, Wolf's Rain, Le Chevalier D'Eon, Seirei no Moribito, Gungrave, Jyu-Oh-Sei & Infinite Ryvius
 
02-18-08, 4:25 PM

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TheWestExit said:
You just said the equivalent of saying, "Do you guys know any good movies directed at adults?"

That's not what he asked.

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Monster, Mushishi, Baccano!, Cowboy Bebop, Paprika and Perfect Blue (both are movies).
 
02-18-08, 4:30 PM

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I would deffinatly recommend Mushishi and Wolfs Rain.
 
02-18-08, 4:57 PM

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I'm not sure if you're looking for adult characters or just more mature shows, and you didn't really say what kind of genre, but:

Cowboy Bebop (space, action/adventure)
Mushishi (supernatural)
Darker than Black (action)
NANA (romance)
Death Note (drama)
Juuni Kokuki (fantasy, drama)
Baccano! (action/adventure)
Monster (suspense, drama)
Planetes (space, drama, romance)
Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen (historical drama, action)
Trigun (action/adventure)
Honey & Clover (romance, slice of life)
Great Teacher Onizuka (comedy, school -- even though it takes place in a HS, it's enjoyable)

...And this is, like, the tip of an iceberg. =)
 
02-18-08, 5:58 PM

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Veggen said:

TheWestExit said:
You just said the equivalent of saying, "Do you guys know any good movies directed at adults?"

That's not what he asked.

You're right, he asked about anime and not movies. Why would I try to equate two obviously unrealtead mediums.

The point is you can't just ask for things aimed at adults because each one is so drastically different. I could recomend Silent Service and Ookiku Furikabutte, both aimed at adults, but drastically different in stlye, composition, everything. If you want better service narrow down your terms.



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02-18-08, 6:08 PM

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okay lol let me clarify... i actually meant pretty much in between the two.. but now i know i was going for adult characters

oh and thanks for all the help guys ^^;;
 
02-18-08, 8:45 PM

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hmm... Monster...
 
02-18-08, 10:28 PM

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Veggen said:

TheWestExit said:
You just said the equivalent of saying, "Do you guys know any good movies directed at adults?"

That's not what he asked.


Yeah, that's the "equivalent" to what he asked... As in, both will give you the same insane number of extremely general answers.
 
02-22-08, 10:02 PM

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Claymore, Rurouni Kenshin, Monster and Kaiji.
 
02-22-08, 10:44 PM

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NANA and NHK are the fist to come to mind. .. both are very good.
 
02-23-08, 3:56 PM

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Kino's Journey and Bartender
 
02-23-08, 10:12 PM

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hm...


 
02-24-08, 5:06 PM

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FlyingChinaMan said:
hm...


hmm...??! lol
 
02-27-08, 7:27 AM

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Baccano! and Black Lagoon ^^
 
02-27-08, 9:44 AM

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i thought of samurai champloo
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02-27-08, 1:25 PM

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Nana would come to my mind first...Since there isn't much anime I watch which isn't about teens love.
 
02-27-08, 3:14 PM

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Baccano! and Black Lagoon ^^

Black Lagoon rocks! I love the characters, tons of cussing, action, and humor. Very recommended! Heh.
 
02-27-08, 3:17 PM

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I would definitly say ''Darker than BLACK''.
 
02-27-08, 8:38 PM

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Monster. Definitely.
 
03-09-12, 3:12 PM

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up ... nice topic

What about now ?

I've seen recently "The tatami galaxy" and "mushishi" and i recommend them if you like different stuff.

I like animes like cowboy bebop, samuraï champloo and Lain.

Any advice on what is new since 2008 ?
 
03-09-12, 6:06 PM

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Some I have seen:
An astrisk "*" just indicates additional seasons, movies, ovas, etc.

.Anime Title - .Year - .Eps - .My Rating
5 Centimeters per Second - 2007 - 3 - 9
Baccano! - 2007 - 3 - 7
Darker than Black * - 2007 - 39 - 8
Devil May Cry - 2007 - 26 - 6
Dragonaut: The Resonance - 2007 - - 4
Eikoku Koi Monogatari Emma: Intermission - 2007 - 1 - 5
El Cazador de la Bruja - 2007 - 26 - 8
Fuyu no Semi - 2007 - 3 - 9
Genshiken 2 - 2007 - 12 - 7
Highlander: Vengeance - 2007 - 1 - 5
Kara no Kyoukai 1 - 7 - 2007 - 1 - 8
Mononoke - 2007 - 13 - 8
Moonlight Mile * - 2007 - 11 - 9
Moonlight Mile 2nd Season: Touch Down - 2007 - 14 - 8
Moyashimon - 2007 - 11 - 8
Nodame Cantabile - 2007 - 23/11 - 6
Seirei no Moribito - 2007 - 26 - 9
Shigurui - 2007 - 12 - 8
Strait Jacket - 2007 - 1 - 5
Sweat Punch - 2007 - 1 - 8
Sword of the Stranger - 2007 - 1 - 10
The Skull Man - 2007 - 1 - 8
Wangan Midnight - 2007 - 26 - 9
Antique Bakery - 2008 - 25 -
Batman: Gotham Knight - 2008 - 25 - 7
Blade of the Immortal - 2008 - 25 - 7
Blassreiter - 2008 - 12 - 7
Casshern Sins - 2008 - 24 - 10
Cobra the Animation: The Psycho-Gun - 2008 - 4 - 7
Crystal Blaze - 2008 - - 6
Detroit Metal City - 2008 - 12 -
Ga-Rei: Zero - 2008 - 1 - 8
Ghost in the Shell 2.0 - 2008 - 1 - 9
Golgo 13 * - 2008 - 24 - 9
Hakaba Kitarou - 2008 - - 6
Hakushaku to Yousei - 2008 - 12 - 8
Himitsu: Top Secret - 2008 - 26 - 10
Hokuto no Ken: Raoh Gaiden Ten no Haoh - 2008 - - 5
Kurozuka - 2008 - 13 - 7
Mnemosyne: Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi - 2008 - 12 - 8
Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: Gravity of the Battlefront - 2008 - 3 - 9
Mouryou no Hako * - 2008 - 24 - 10
One Outs - 2008 - 25 - 6
Shigofumi (Letters from the Departed) - 2008 - 13 - 7
Shin Chou Kyou Ryo: Condor Hero III - 2008 - - 8
Skip Beat! - 2008 - 25 - 7
Strike Witches* - 2008 - 12 - 4
Switch - 2008 - 2 - 7
The Sky Crawlers - 2008 - 26 - 9
Toshokan Sensou - 2008 - - 6
Tsumiki no Ie - 2008 - 1 - 8
Tytania - 2008 - 26 - 7
Yakushiji Ryouko no Kaiki Jikenbo - 2008 - - 8
Aoi Bungaku Series - 2009 - 24 - 9
Armored Trooper Votoms: Pailsen Files * - 2009 - 12 - 0
Baton - 2009 - 26 - 5
Buddha Saitan - 2009 - -
Canaan - 2009 - 1 - 8
Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini - 2009 - 12 - 8
Dogs: Bullets & Carnage - 2009 - 1 - 7
Genji Monogatari Sennenki - 2009 - 20 - 8
Higashi no Eden - 2009 - 12 - 8
Kurokami - 2009 - 23 - 6
Kuuchuu Buranko - 2009 - 11 - 5
Miracle Train: Oedo-sen e Youkoso - 2009 - 13 - 8
Miyamoto Musashi: Souken ni Haseru Yume - 2009 - 1 - 6
Mouryou no Hako Special - 2009 - 1 - 8
Peeping Life - 2009 - -
Redline - 2009 - 1 - 5
RideBack - 2009 - 12 - 8
Ristorante Paradiso - 2009 - 11 - 8
Samurai 7 - 2009 - 13 - 9
Sengoku Basara/Sengoku Basara Two (+movie) - 2009 - 24 - 8
Senjou no Valkyria: Gallian Chronicles - 2009 - 26 - 8
Shangri-La - 2009 - 1 - 6
Souten Kouro (has been slow to sub) - 2009 - 26 - 8
Spice and Wolf * - 2009 - 13 - 8
Summer Wars - 2009 - 1 - 8
Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra - 2009 - 13 - 8
TO (Elliptical Orbit, Symbiotic Planet) - 2009 - 1 - 8
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 - 2009 - 11 - 9
Uchuu Senkan Yamato: Fukkatsu-hen - 2009 - 2009 - - 0
Utawarerumono OVA - 2009 - - 7
Viper's Creed - 2009 - 9 - 8
White Album * - 2009 - 13 - 8
Winter Sonata * - 2009 - 26 - 8
Arakawa Under the Bridge - 2010 - 13 - 7
Armored Trooper Votoms: Case;Irvine - 2010 - 1 - 8
Armored Trooper Votoms: Phantom Arc - 2010 - 6 - 8
Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail - 2010 - 5 - 8
Blade - 2010 - 13 - 7
Cat Shit One - 2010 - 1 - 7
Cobra the Animation * - 2010 - 13 - 7
Dante's Inferno - 2010 - -
Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha Gaiden - 2010 - 4 - 8
Eve no Jikan - 2010 - 6 - 8
Eve no Jikan (Movie) - 2010 - 1 - 8
Giant Killing - 2010 - 26 - 6
Halo Legends - 2010 - 3 - 7
Iron Man - 2010 - 12 - 6
Koe de Oshigoto! - 2010 - ? - 7
Kuragehime - 2010 - 11 - 8
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku: The Legend of Koizumi - 2010 - 3 - 4
Otome Youkai Zakuro - 2010 - 13 - 7
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt - 2010 - 13 - 4
Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin - 2010 - 50 - 10
Romance of the Three Kingdoms - 2010 - - 7
Saraiya Goyou (House of 5 leaves) - 2010 - 12 - 7
Senkou no Night Raid - 2010 - 1 - 10
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo - 2010 - 25 - 7
Shoka - 2010 - 26 - 5
Shouwa Monogatari - 2010 - ? - 8
Sora no Woto - 2010 - 12 - 8
Tono to Issho - 2010 - -
Trigun: Badlands Rumble - 2010 - 1 - 8
Working!! - 2010 - - 0
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei - 2010 - 11 - 6
Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. - 2010 - 3 - 4
30-sai no Hoken Taiiku - 2011 - 12 - 4
Hyouge Mono - 2011 - 39 - 8
Kawamo wo Suberu Kaze - 2011 - 1 - 9
Tiger & Bunny - 2011 - 25 - 8
UN-GO - 2011 - 11 - 8
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03-09-12, 6:19 PM

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hers some good ones iv watched
Shin Otokogi
Boku, Otaryman
Salaryman Kintarou
Saraiya Goyou
my 11 main things i rate on

1 Impact on Impact on industry both the anime and Original Manga had
2 TV Ratings in Japan [ Gross for movies Unit sales for OVAs 3 Manga Ka of the Sourcework
4 how loyal the anime stayed to its source how well the compare to other big name in its genre
5 Seiyuu casting [ how many i know by voice i use the royal I here ]
6 Impact on General Pop Culture in Japan and the West 7 Impact on Otaku Culture in Japan and the West
8 Music[ Instrumentation]
9 merchandise sales
10 art style 11 Studio who produced the anime[ and what thay have done for the industry]





 
03-09-12, 6:43 PM

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24601 said:
hers some good ones iv watched
Shin Otokogi
Boku, Otaryman
Salaryman Kintarou
Saraiya Goyou


Wouldn't mind watching Shin Otokogi but I doubt if I can find it subbed. Salaryman is from 2001 and I love it. I find it a lot like Great Teacher Onizuka.
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03-09-12, 7:19 PM

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Hm,
what about Tatami Galaxy/ Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei ? :)
 
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