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Sep 21, 2012 7:46 AM

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Well, I'm officially on school holidays. As well as Steins;Gate (Which I'm currently watching) I've got a bunch of shows I've been meaning to watch for a while. So I was wondering. Which of these 'Must watch' shows should I watch first. Also, recommend me some 'Must watch' anime that I haven't already seen if you can. Thanks!

P.S I am aware that some of them aren't exactly something I have to rush in and see. But they are all shows I have wanted to watch for a while.

Also, if you can, maybe give me a link to where I can torrent it? Nothing over 5 GB though.
 
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Sep 21, 2012 7:47 AM
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Mirai Nikki and hyouko were both great, simply google it to watch it. Watch Mirai first though imo, I liked it more.
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Sep 21, 2012 7:50 AM

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Those shows aren't that good but I'd say Mirai Nikki and Durarara are the best in that bunch. F/Z is overrated trash, Baccano is also worth a try.
 
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Sep 21, 2012 7:51 AM

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Dude, you've put up some really good ones up there. Higurashi, Fate/Zero, FMA and FMA BH. I'm biased towards my favourite anime, and I definitely voted for Higurashi, but I think FMA is gonna take the cake on this pole.
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Sep 21, 2012 7:55 AM

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Also FMA: Brotherhood from what I saw was just a rushed version of FMA, if anything only watch the first.
 
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Sep 21, 2012 8:01 AM

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Monkey__D__Luffy said:
Also FMA: Brotherhood from what I saw was just a rushed version of FMA, if anything only watch the first.
It recaps for the first 15 episodes because the producers assumed (quite rightly) that most anime fans have seen the first one already and didn't want to sit through a remade version of the first 30 eps of the first anime - that they'd want to get to the part that was different quickly. So after the first 15 episodes or so, it slows down and goes into a completely opposite direction, plot-wise.

Anycase, I'd go with FMA and then FMA: Brotherhood, but because those first 15 are slight recaps (there are definitely some plot-related differences that are important later on), they can feel a bit repetitive. I'd throw Princess Tutu in there somewhere.
 
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Sep 21, 2012 8:17 AM

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Not sure if Higurashi suits your taste, it's 2 season long and you need both seasons to understand the whole thing. Well over 5 GB.

Durarara! is pretty entertaining throughout and there's a lot of interesting characters in the anime. Decent plot too. Fujoshis love this anime though.

Read Fate/staynight before watching FZ.

Princess Tutu is pretty slowpaced, but it is one of those animes that is a must to watch. I haven't watch it finish myself though.

Mirai Nikki was average.

GC is shit.

Baccano is pretty good, same concept as Durarara. Mashing up several side stories into 1 whole story.

Not sure about the rest though.
 
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Necro-sama said:
Not sure if Higurashi suits your taste, it's 2 season long and you need both seasons to understand the whole thing. Well over 5 GB.


I plan to download season 1 and buy season 2. I should also mention that you can buy both seasons over here. The only way to find out whether I'll like it or not is to actually watch it.


Durarara! is pretty entertaining throughout and there's a lot of interesting characters in the anime. Decent plot too. Fujoshis love this anime though.


I'm aware of that little fact. Half the shows I watch have a fujoshi side to the fanbase. I don't know how long I spent trying to find a Code Geass Wallscroll that wasn't gay looking


Read Fate/staynight before watching FZ.


I'll try. Not likely I'll actually get around to it though


Princess Tutu is pretty slowpaced, but it is one of those animes that is a must to watch. I haven't watch it finish myself though.


I'm fine with slow paced anime. As long as it's not slow paced action


Mirai Nikki was average.


Heard that one. Probably gonna watch it just for the hell of it


GC is shit.


Same with Mirai Nikki. Both of them aren't exactly high on my priority list


Baccano is pretty good, same concept as Durarara. Mashing up several side stories into 1 whole story.


I'll watch this around the same time as Durarara since they're essentially made by the same people.

All the shows I've listed are shows I plan to watch at some point. Which ones I watch now will be decided by this poll since I am unable to form my own wants and need other people to tell me what I want
 
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Sep 21, 2012 8:49 AM

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emm... most are interesting animes, but
i would highly recommend: durarara, baccano & hyouka then: fate/zero
GC is more or less not that bad...keep it for last :p (but before tutu & outlaw)
and mirai nikki was awesome at first, as much as i liked it, i was disappointed at the few last episodes... :/
well that's my opinion at least :p
 
Sep 21, 2012 9:07 AM

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I'd recommend Fate/Zero out of all the anime you have listed here. Don't even bother with Guilty Crown and Mirai Nikki, they were awful.
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FMA Brotherhood
 
Sep 21, 2012 9:15 AM

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Who in their right mind voted Guilty Crown?
 
Sep 21, 2012 9:15 AM

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Mirai Nikki
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Sep 21, 2012 9:21 AM

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Baccano, followed by FMA:B are by the far the best 2 on that list.
They are my 18th and 20th favorite anime, they are definitely must watches.
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Sep 21, 2012 9:23 AM

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Higurashi or Mirai. From what I've heard FMA is pretty good, too.
 
Sep 21, 2012 9:31 AM
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Huh, some of these are already on your list, anyway:

FMA had my vote, make sure to watch 2003 before watch FMAB if you're new to the series, definitely. Beginning is much better so it will make you know the main characters better

Durarara was very good imo, some people didn't care for it but if you don't mind slow pace you'll probably like it. Oh, I just saw on your list that you liked first 4 eps, you'll probably like the rest of the 12 first eps but it goes downhill after that, but not really extremely downhill

Hyouka isn't a must watch, mysteries were pretty retarded and doubt that even if it gets better, don't think it will be must watch status.

Baccano is great it gets much better after the confusing first episode

Outlaw Star is a fun series, definitely worth watching but not a priority in your list

Fate/Zero isn't that worth watching imo, it is if you compare it with other recent bad series but otherwise nope, it's massively overrated by people who played the VNs and stuff. Really went downhill in second season at some point imo

Mirai Nikki and Guilty Crown are garbage
 
Sep 21, 2012 9:35 AM

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Mirai Nikki can also be enjoyable if you like "death/survival" (like in battle royale, btooom!) games type of anime/manga, and yandere's.
It has plenty of flaws though, the male lead is a bit whiny/beta for most of the anime(that is, until he starts going after 8# and 11#)

So i'd put it as 3rd on that list. But I haven't seen all the anime on that list, so chances it would be lower if I had watched all of them.
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Sep 21, 2012 9:41 AM

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Mirai Nikki can also be enjoyable if you like "death/survival" (like in battle royale, btooom!) games type of anime/manga, and yandere's.
It has plenty of flaws though, the male lead is a bit whiny/beta for most of the anime(that is, until he starts going after 8# and 11#)

So i'd put it as 3rd on that list. But I haven't seen all the anime on that list, so chances it would be lower if I had watched all of them.

The most important part of his character development was done off screen and he came back pulling off an attitude that was 180 degrees different than the previous episode. Shitty character development makes any story shitty.
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Sep 21, 2012 1:29 PM

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Considering you liked K-ON, why haven't you watched http://myanimelist.net/anime/6802/Sora_no_Woto yet?
 
Sep 21, 2012 2:16 PM

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Although im a big fan of Durarara and Hyouka, i must say Fullmetal alchemist or FMA: Brotherhood is in a totally different class. Meaning, it has one of the best storyline among all of this.

Looking at my list i watched Fullmetal Alchemist until 29th episode, then went over to FMA: Brotherhood. Enjoyed it a lot.
 
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make sure you watch FMA 2003 before FMA brotherhood, if you watch brotherhood first its basically just going to spoil half of the show in a very rushed manner and make FMA 2003 harder and less enjoyable to watch.

edit: i cant believe guilty crown actually got votes
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Jizzy as you would call yourself because youre a dick The most butthurt award goes to you And clearly you havent watched that many shows thats why you cant determine if a show is unique or not Or maybe you're just a child who likes common stuffs where hero saves the day and guys gets all the girls. Sad taste you have there kid you came up to me in the first place making you look more like a kid who got slapped without me even knowing it and start crying about it to me

 
Sep 21, 2012 2:29 PM

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Higurashi is an epic serie.
 
Sep 21, 2012 2:54 PM

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Not sure but if I were you.....
 
Sep 21, 2012 3:13 PM

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Not sure but if I were you.....


I will. I'm just trying to decide what order I'll watch them in.

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Considering you liked K-ON, why haven't you watched http://myanimelist.net/anime/6802/Sora_no_Woto yet?



I do plan to watch it sometime but I'm almost certain that I'll hate it. K-On copies don't get the point of the show at all. I liked K-On because of the way it portrayed friendship, the unparalleled comic timing and the premise of a band playing music. Not because of the cute girls. Cute girls were just icing on the cake. Unfortunately, it seems that all cute girl shows since have been crappy K-On rip offs that rely on the moe appeal alone. At least Hidamari Sketch is still going. That and K-On are the only shows of it's type I've enjoyed. I still haven't seen Aria or Azumanga Daioh so maybe they'll wow me. Either way I wouldn't consider any of them 'must watch'.
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Such a hard choice to make. I chose FMA brotherhood but you should watch all of those. If you plan on watching Durarara then watch Baccano before it.
 
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SquadmemberRitsu said:
AwesomeCamper said:
Not sure but if I were you.....


I will. I'm just trying to decide what order I'll watch them in.

IDex said:
Considering you liked K-ON, why haven't you watched http://myanimelist.net/anime/6802/Sora_no_Woto yet?


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I do plan to watch it sometime but I'm almost certain that I'll hate it. K-On copies don't get the point of the show at all. I liked K-On because of the way it portrayed friendship, the unparalleled comic timing and the premise of a band playing music. Not because of the cute girls. Cute girls were just icing on the cake. Unfortunately, it seems that all cute girl shows since have been crappy K-On rip offs that rely on the moe appeal alone. At least Hidamari Sketch is still going. That and K-On are the only shows of it's type I've enjoyed. I still haven't seen Aria or Azumanga Daioh so maybe they'll wow me. Either way I wouldn't consider any of them 'must watch'.

Sora no woto is no a k-on! rip-off, the MC only looks like Yui, nothing more.
Aside from the character design, they are different anime(aside from having music, and SoL elements).




Those who think sora no woto is a k-on! rip-off.. well.. they either haven't watched it, or they lack basic brain functions.
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Sep 21, 2012 3:58 PM

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I didnt watch Outlaw Star so I'm not gonna put that in my list.

from a "fact" point of view:
fate/Zero > FMAB > prnicess Tutu > Baccano > higurashi > guilty crown > durarara >>>>>>>>> hyouka > Mirai Nikki > FMA (u shouldnt watch FMA at all XD just fmab ).

from an "opinion" point of view:
Fate/zero > guilty crown > FMAB >>>> baccano > princess tutu > durarara > hyouka > mirai nikki > fma.


thats all.
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Sep 21, 2012 3:59 PM

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At least Sora no Woto has a plot...

I voted Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. However there were many good choices on your list.

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No matter what order you watch the other stuff in, you should probably watch Baccano before Durarara.
 
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rederoin said:
SquadmemberRitsu said:
AwesomeCamper said:
Not sure but if I were you.....


I will. I'm just trying to decide what order I'll watch them in.

IDex said:
Considering you liked K-ON, why haven't you watched http://myanimelist.net/anime/6802/Sora_no_Woto yet?


[img]http://www.major-arcana.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Sora-to-Woto-K-on.jpg[/mg]
I do plan to watch it sometime but I'm almost certain that I'll hate it. K-On copies don't get the point of the show at all. I liked K-On because of the way it portrayed friendship, the unparalleled comic timing and the premise of a band playing music. Not because of the cute girls. Cute girls were just icing on the cake. Unfortunately, it seems that all cute girl shows since have been crappy K-On rip offs that rely on the moe appeal alone. At least Hidamari Sketch is still going. That and K-On are the only shows of it's type I've enjoyed. I still haven't seen Aria or Azumanga Daioh so maybe they'll wow me. Either way I wouldn't consider any of them 'must watch'.

Sora no woto is no a k-on! rip-off, the MC only looks like Yui, nothing more.
Aside from the character design, they are different anime(aside from having music, and SoL elements).




Those who think sora no woto is a k-on! rip-off.. well.. they either haven't watched it, or they lack basic brain functions.


I fall into the former. I kind of have an idea of what it's trying to do but cute girls fighting in the millitary still doesn't interest me. Just seems like an average drama series. If I wanted that I'd just watch Strike Witches (Which is another show I haven't watched). Yes I am aware that Sora No Woto is a completely different show to K-On and Strike Witches but I just couldn't resist making that joke.
 
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Man, most polls like this are easy for me, but here, I had a hard time picking just one.

I would say to watch FMA 2003 before Brotherhood. The first half of 2003 is like an extended, more awesome version of the same material from the first 4 or so vols of the manga.

I ended up voting for Princess Tutu though, as it's widely regarded as epic awesome, except for the lame name. And that's about what I think too. But I also really love Higurashi and Outlaw Star. Watch Outlaw Star when you don't wanna think much and want awesome action and scifi stuff. Higurashi is good to watch one arc at a time I think.

Other must watches missing form your list include:
Giant Robo
Juuni Kokki
Macross
Paranoia Agent
RahXephon
Terra e... (TV)
Yu Yu Hakusho
 
Sep 21, 2012 7:08 PM

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aimedamiss said:
No matter what order you watch the other stuff in, you should probably watch Baccano before Durarara.


Tarextherex said:

Mirai Nikki and Guilty Crown are garbage
 
Sep 21, 2012 7:28 PM

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Baccano! (your vote)
Don't forget to watch the Specials right after. They're a continuation of the story, not just extra nonsense.

Also, I recommend these titles as "Must watch":
Samurai Champloo
Mushishi
Toradora!
Katanagatari
 
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Mirai Nikki and FMA brotherhood are must watches


 
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