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Oct 22, 2018 5:08 AM

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So basiclly the question is "What's the first anime you would recommend for a non-anime fan?" Which could either go for someone who wants to get into anime or wants to understand it more.

Mine would be Your Name because the visuals draw people in and get them invested into the story. Also the story line was interesting which kept me at the edge of my seat. I've recommended this to multiple people and every time someone does watch it they keep coming back asking for more recommendations.


 
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Oct 22, 2018 5:11 AM

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TTGL, because that is the definition of anime as a medium.
 
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Oct 22, 2018 5:18 AM
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That's a pretty complex question, a lot of factors play into what i would recommend to someone. I don't think there is a universal anime to pick. Most simply i need to know what genre they're into, what they have already seen that they might not be aware of, if they're not used to animations what they would value like art quality or story telling etc.

I would probably go through the top scored and popular anime synopsis by genre with them and see what interests them along with suggestions for what i've already seen.



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Oct 22, 2018 5:21 AM

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who am i picking the anime for? cant choose the anime without that information
 
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Oct 22, 2018 5:24 AM

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i would recommend them eromanga-sensei. after that there's 2 paths:

-they either drop anime forever
-or they continue and every next anime after eromanga would seem good
 
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Oct 22, 2018 5:24 AM

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i'd recommend any good plot twist, cauz everybody like plot twists...
which one? hm... maybe i'd recommend steins gate, just the first season.
 
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Oct 22, 2018 5:25 AM

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Little Witch Academia (2012) or maybe Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199
 
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Oct 22, 2018 5:28 AM

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One Punch Man is an anime I’d recommend to a non anime fan because the plot is pretty straightforward and simple
 
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Oct 22, 2018 5:29 AM
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Swagernator said:
TTGL, because that is the definition of anime as a medium.


While TTGL is a fantastic anime, it's only representative of the action part of the anime industry. There' are probably more anime taking place in real life (SoL, drama, comedy, thrillers like Monster) than animes with major supernatural elements or taking place in another world.

Death Note is a good start I think. It's hooking, serious, has some supernatural elements but takes place in the real world, and is thought provoking.
Steins;Gate is a good choice also, you just have to tell the person that they have to wait a bit until it really begins

 
Oct 22, 2018 5:30 AM

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Miyazaki films are a pretty good first step into anime. How many more people are anime fans today because Disney made a deal with Studio Ghibli to distribute their films?
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Oct 22, 2018 5:32 AM

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As long as someone has watched movies or read books before then they already know what they like. I'd ask them what kinds of things they tend to enjoy and I'd try to find an anime that can provide that.
 
Oct 22, 2018 5:35 AM

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Depends on the tastes of the person I'm recommending to. Mainstream stuff is probably the best to draw most people in, especially if they want to discuss what they watch with others. Death Note, AoT, FMA (Brotherhood or original) and HeroAca are all nice options. A movie like Spirited Away or Your Name would also be good, there's not really a wrong answer though.
 
Oct 22, 2018 5:36 AM

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i always have my victims choose between FMAB or death note and all cases were successful, so i'm not changing my recommendations anytime soon


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Oct 22, 2018 5:36 AM

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Death note easily the best anime to recommend.
 
Oct 22, 2018 5:38 AM

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death note is the best pick by far....
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Oct 22, 2018 5:39 AM

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Death Note. After all these years, it still holds on as the number one "anime that will get you into anime" title.
 
Oct 22, 2018 5:45 AM
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+1 to death note. It's a very good choice.

Also one punch man if they're a fan of superheroes.
 
Oct 22, 2018 5:46 AM
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Death note because it is the best anime ever made.
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Oct 22, 2018 5:51 AM

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My sister isn’t an anime fan but she really liked Little Witch Academia, Hunter X Hunter, Fairy Tail and Konosuba.
Death Note almost always works as a gateway anime
 
Oct 22, 2018 5:51 AM
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Knightmare_YK said:
Death note because it is the best anime ever made.


May i know the full process that make you to think dEaTH nOtE iS tHE BeST AniME EveR MAdE?
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My sister wanted to watch some Anime that i recommended a few to watch.

I do Recommended Full Metal alchemist brotherhood, HxH 2011, death Note, One Punch man and a few others..

She Watched OPM-And she liked it a lot.
She watched FMAB-and she liked it a lot as well.
She Dropped Death Note.
She's watching Black Lagoon and it has in plan to watch HxH 2011 very soon.
 
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Invidioso said:
Knightmare_YK said:
Death note because it is the best anime ever made.


May i know the full process that make you to think dEaTH nOtE iS tHE BeST AniME EveR MAdE?


1. I like Death Note
2. ???
3.dEaTH nOtE iS tHE BeST AniME EveR MAdE
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I have a friend who is 32 years old, very open minded person and i told him once to watch Steins;Gate. He totally enjoyed the show and the anime in general. Now he is an anime watcher :)


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Knightmare_YK said:
Invidioso said:


May i know the full process that make you to think dEaTH nOtE iS tHE BeST AniME EveR MAdE?


1. I like Death Note
2. ???
3.dEaTH nOtE iS tHE BeST AniME EveR MAdE


So you can't explain why Death Note is the best anime ever made? Gotcha.
 
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Invidioso said:
Knightmare_YK said:


1. I like Death Note
2. ???
3.dEaTH nOtE iS tHE BeST AniME EveR MAdE


So you can't explain why Death Note is the best anime ever made? Gotcha.


So you can't even realize I was memeing in Death Note circlejerk? It isnt even at the top of my faves, genius.
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Knightmare_YK said:
Invidioso said:


So you can't explain why Death Note is the best anime ever made? Gotcha.


So you can't even realize I was memeing in Death Note circlejerk? It isnt even at the top of my faves, genius.


I do not read in the minds of others OP. How do i know death Note isn't in your top Favorites lmao
 
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Invidioso said:
Knightmare_YK said:


So you can't even realize I was memeing in Death Note circlejerk? It isnt even at the top of my faves, genius.


I do not read in the minds of others OP. How do i know death Note isn't in your top Favorites lmao


You could've known about the place of Death Note in my kokoro if you've had checked my profile :(
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Oct 22, 2018 6:07 AM
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It rather depends upon the person, and what kind of things he likes, etc. I usually recommend watching Death Note, and BnHA, which has worked every time for me.
 
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Knightmare_YK said:
Invidioso said:


I do not read in the minds of others OP. How do i know death Note isn't in your top Favorites lmao


You could've known about the place of Death Note in my kokoro if you've had checked my profile ):


Lmao so to know that someone was baiting is necessary to check that person's Profile to realize it after? yEaH
 
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It really depends on the person but usually Death Note cuz it's the show that got me into anime.
Go read the One Punch Man manga please, this awful adaptation by JC Staff is a disgrace.
 
Oct 22, 2018 6:09 AM

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death note in most cases. it's exciting right from the get go nd it's just really accessible. also lacks all the usual anime trappings that might put off someone new
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Oct 22, 2018 6:11 AM

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- Boku no Hero Academia (This was my 1st anime)

- Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

If the person likes dark stuff:
- Shingeki no Kyojin
 
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Death parade of course .................


I don't get people that will recomment stuffs like bnha which can be watched by any 10 years old kid
Not the best imression will be given about anime
 
Oct 22, 2018 6:15 AM

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hard to make blanket statements, but cowboy bebop would be the obvious choice in most cases
 
Oct 22, 2018 6:18 AM
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Most people I have seen who aren't really into anime have at least watched and enjoyed stuff like OPM, Death Note and Attack on Titan. FMAB would be another great choice in my book.
 
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I will suggest Death Note or FMA.B for a new viewer.






 
Oct 22, 2018 6:27 AM
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Knightmare_YK said:
Invidioso said:


I do not read in the minds of others OP. How do i know death Note isn't in your top Favorites lmao


You could've known about the place of Death Note in my kokoro if you've had checked my profile :(
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Oct 22, 2018 6:28 AM

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Gurren Lagann is a good introductory anime. Only problem is it sets standards pretty high,
 
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Depends on the person and his/her age.


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Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne, so I can show them that anime isn't just for kiddos.
 
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RyanOakes said:
One Punch Man is an anime I’d recommend to a non anime fan because the plot is pretty straightforward and simple


I'd go with OPM too , but I would like to know what genres that person likes first.
 
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I think SAO(Sword Art Online) because it is a very good starter anime, the first one I watched, and I also like the anime in general.It is also a basic Good/Bad so it would be easy to understand.I have recommended this to my non-anime friends and they end up liking a lot of anime because of it.So, I recommend Sword Art Online.
 
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It totally depends on the person.
A black person - yuu yuu hakusho
A white child - hunter x hunter
A white adult - serial experieniment's lain
Women - your lie in April
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Probably something somewhat short. If they're a pretty serious drama person, I'd recommend one of Satoshi Kon's movies because they're really good. If they like comedy especially, probably Nichijou because it's a really visually impressive anime that uses animation to make their punchlines even better. If they like superheroes a lot, MHA. Of course it all depends on how open they are to watching an anime.
 
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How tall is the Person we are talking about?
 
Oct 22, 2018 6:49 AM

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Abominable said:
It totally depends on the person.
A black person - yuu yuu hakusho
A white child - hunter x hunter
A white adult - serial experieniment's lain
Women - your lie in April

I see that the quality of your baits have gone down. smh
 
Oct 22, 2018 6:52 AM

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there is no such thing as a non-anime fan
 
Oct 22, 2018 6:54 AM

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Assassination Classroom, FMAB and Samurai Champloo.
 
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Abominable said:
It totally depends on the person.
A black person - yuu yuu hakusho
A white child - hunter x hunter
A white adult - serial experieniment's lain
Women - your lie in April

I see that the quality of your baits have gone down. smh


Not a bait. I'm not joking or racist. Different races tend to like different shit.
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Violet evergarden cause its gorgeous and has great characters
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