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Jan 18, 2012 10:16 AM

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Hey guys, I just finished Steins Gate anime and damn it was so good... defiantly anime of the year 2011.

Anyways I'm looking for an anime which have similar kind of intense/mind twist. Animes like Death note, Kaiji, One Outs, Akagi, Liar Game (Drama) and Steins Gate. Genius anime in other words with great twist and intense atmosphere.

I know its very rare to find an anime like that but if there is anime which contains twist/mind blowing/intense gripping/brain shattering storyline please recommend.

Thank you in advance :D

PS: Please dont recommend Spiral or Code Geass seen them and please no mecha :D
 
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Jan 18, 2012 10:28 AM

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. Looks can be deceiving. But they are f*ck twisters.

Also Monster and Baccano are amazing aswell.

Also Neon Genesis Evangelion (NOT THE MOVIES!) The original and best! The end .... oh the god damn ending!

Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica is the latest one I can recommend. One of the best animes ive seen last year with Steins Gate.

Should cover you for a good few weeks or so!
 
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Jan 18, 2012 10:35 AM

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Oh . . . .there are a few . . . .

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Jan 18, 2012 10:44 AM

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Akira, it's a classic!! Just watched it for the 3rd time last week.
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Jan 18, 2012 10:52 AM

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Serial Experiments Lain.
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Jan 18, 2012 2:43 PM

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I,d recommend Monster, excellent series.
 
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Jan 18, 2012 3:12 PM

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Yeah, Monster for sure. Wish we had more thriller anime like that.

 
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Jan 18, 2012 4:10 PM

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Neon Genesis Evangelion and End of Evangelion
Monster
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
Casshern Sins
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Technolyze
Durarara!
 
Jan 18, 2012 4:18 PM

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I wonder if School Days counts here, idk.

 
Jan 18, 2012 4:35 PM

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I wonder if School Days counts here, idk.
--Perhaps in a peripheral sense although not a prime example.
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Jan 18, 2012 5:04 PM

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You should try ''Another'' it recently started airing.

It's a mystery/horror/school/drama

might fit you.
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Jan 19, 2012 12:56 AM

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Add my vote to:
Monster
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
Serial Experiments Lain

also consider:
ChäoS;HEAd
Paranoia Agent

Mirai Nikki - (manga) Though not a thriller... it definately did my head in by the end. Note: the anime is following the manga closely so I can confidently recomend the anime.


For more psychological (less thriller) I've had several people recommend:
Kuuchuu Buranko (also known as Trapeze)
 
Jan 19, 2012 3:52 AM

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Thanks a lot for the nice recommendation guys :D

Currently I am watching: Another/Durarara!

I've watched: Monster/Higurashi / Neon Geon/ School Days

However I really doubt Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, from the art I can say it doesnt fit the seinen style :P but hey I might give it a try.

Keep em coming !!
 
Jan 19, 2012 4:07 AM

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Paprika or Perfect Blue.
They pretty much suit the description.

Theres Texhnolyze and Kara no Kyoukai as well
 
Jan 19, 2012 5:48 AM

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. . . .However I really doubt Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, from the art I can say it doesnt fit the seinen style :P but hey I might give it a try.
--Can't always go by that. Seinen is more about content. MSMM it is what they call a "deconstruction of a genre/theme." It messes with the "magic girls" the way Evangelion messed with the mecha/robot niche. I couldn't get into it but loads of people really liked it.
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CEMPUNK said:
Thanks a lot for the nice recommendation guys :D

Currently I am watching: Another/Durarara!

I've watched: Monster/Higurashi / Neon Geon/ School Days

However I really doubt Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, from the art I can say it doesnt fit the seinen style :P but hey I might give it a try.

Keep em coming !!


let me know if you liked another ^^
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Jan 19, 2012 7:59 AM

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Monster, for sure. This thing can freak you out to no end, even when it seems nothing is happening on screen.
 
Jan 19, 2012 8:16 AM

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jefba said:
let me know if you liked another ^^


So far its ok, got the same feeling to Higurashi.

Update: Already Seen Perfect blue and Paparika. Currently watching Mirai Nikki.

Plan to watch: Serial Experiments Lain & MSMM

Thanks guys! Keep em coming
 
Jan 19, 2012 11:56 AM

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I've watched Baccano! and Mirai Nikki, it's pretty awesome (:
 
May 25, 2012 10:22 AM

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is durarara any good? I liked the rest but dropped durarara half way, plot seemed to go nowhere
 
May 25, 2012 12:21 PM

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is durarara any good? I liked the rest but dropped durarara half way, plot seemed to go nowhere
--I'm not as wild about it as a lot of people but it was enjoyable.
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lisnoire said:
CEMPUNK said:
. . . .However I really doubt Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, from the art I can say it doesnt fit the seinen style :P but hey I might give it a try.
--Can't always go by that. Seinen is more about content. MSMM it is what they call a "deconstruction of a genre/theme." It messes with the "magic girls" the way Evangelion messed with the mecha/robot niche. I couldn't get into it but loads of people really liked it.

What lis said. MSMM is not cutesy, it's not adorable, it's really dark and not the standard magical girl.

If you're concerned that doesn't seem 'seinen', think about the fact that Clannad and Chi's Sweet Home are both considered Seinen. No, seriously, look them up here on MAL. They are seinen.
 
May 26, 2012 12:50 AM

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I see, I watched Mahou madoka and it was...meh fair I would say.

but what was great is Rainbow, just finished it defiantly a great thriller.
 
Jan 13, 2013 2:38 PM

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try Mirra Nikki (or the future diary if you're going by english names). It's really intense
 
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monster!
 
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Shinsekai Yori
Shiki
Zetsuen no Tempest
Psycho Pass
Another
Fate/Zero
Kara no Kyoukai Series
 
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Monster = 8-9/10 (can't exactly remember)
Death parade = 8.6/10 (very recent 2015)
Psycho pass = 8.4/10
When they cry = 8.2?/10 (very twisted)
 
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Serial Experiments Lain
Ghost Hound
Paranoia Agent
 
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When i was 12 i had seen an anime movie where a boy and his mother was in a snow storm, his mother was taken away by what i think was human poachers. He gets picked up or something like that by a lady with silver hair, she has a machine that allows her to watch his dreams. Eventually he finds his mother and the man that took her away, she was stuffed and mounted above his fireplace. That's all I can remember I've been trying to find it, if anyone may know what it is please respond.
 
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Neon Genesis Evangelion and Hirugashi