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Dec 17, 2012 4:24 PM
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Hey guys,

I don't mind any genre but I need something with a fast pace as I have a short attention span.

I'm currently watching Accel world and I'm gripped by the pacing.
Plot is also very important to me and I don't really like watching episodic type animes.

I really wish I could have enjoyed anime such as One piece, Kara No Kyokai, Ghost In the shell or Gurren Lagann but I just found them waaay too slow.

I enjoy action but dragged out fight scenes, repetition and dramatic pauses are a major turn off (eg. One Piece)

Thanks in advance,

Dec 17, 2012 4:26 PM

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FLCL: About as fast paced as it can get

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Dec 17, 2012 4:44 PM
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Btooom! (one of the best animes I've seen in 2012. It also fast paced, only 12 episodes)
Dec 17, 2012 4:49 PM

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Jojo's Bizarre Adventure 2012; part 1 50 chapters in 9 episodes, part 2 still airing.
Dec 18, 2012 9:57 AM
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Fairy Tail - it is very similar to one piece but it is very fast paced from pretty the start to up to date right now.
Dec 18, 2012 10:06 AM

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Keep watching the Kara no Kyoukai movies. The first one doesn't make too much sense because its set in the middle (chronological order and broadcast order are different) of the story. The 5th and 7th ones are really fast paced for 2 hour movies. The rest are each like an hour.
I'm also filled with pure-hearted ulterior motives.

Dec 18, 2012 10:21 AM

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Hunter x Hunter 2011
Dec 18, 2012 11:25 AM
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Thanks for all the replys guys.

I'm half way through Btoom! and its really good.
I'll watch all of the anime that are recommended here.
I'm already watching hunter x hunter (it's awesome) and I've watched 6 of kara no kyokai movies but don't have the motivation to watch the final one... same problem, great plot but its too slow :S

Thanks again folks :)
Dec 18, 2012 12:12 PM
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Fumiko no Kokuhaku>>Fumiko's Confession - it's literally 2 minutes and very fast-paced.
Dec 18, 2012 1:17 PM

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Mirai Nikki it's got a SUPER deep story but is very fast paced and all explained to you. PLEASE WATCH IT!
Dec 20, 2012 9:49 PM

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11 eyes
Dec 20, 2012 9:51 PM

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Mirai Nikki

Btooom is likely not gonna have a complete ending this season.
Dec 20, 2012 9:57 PM

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Mar 10, 2013 6:05 AM
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Thanks for the comments folks.
I've tried all of the anime in the list above and found Hunter x Hunter to be the best, followed by Mirai Nikki, Btoom, Magi.

Does anybody have any other suggestions? I need a gripping plot focused anime with a fast pace.


Mar 10, 2013 7:46 AM

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What does fast pace have to do with attention span :/

isn't continuity the actual problem if you have a short one? :P

Mar 10, 2013 7:47 AM

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suprised no one recommended Zetman!
Mar 10, 2013 7:52 AM

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Nowadays's people dont have patience anymore.
Mar 10, 2013 8:03 AM

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I have never seen anything as fast paced as sword art online. However, its mega ultra fast pace made the show mediocre/okay and removed alot of potential.
Mar 10, 2013 8:14 AM

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Kuroko no Basuke, non-filler basketball anime throughout. You will love it.

You can also try Hunter x Hunter (2011). Battles are long for only one episode or two, it's a reboot of the old version.

Jun 6, 2013 10:55 AM
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Thanks for the comments.

Zetman was pretty damn good. Does anybody have more suggestions for fast paced anime?

Jun 6, 2013 10:57 AM

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Mars of Destruction
MD Geist
Jun 9, 2013 7:46 PM
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Jun 9, 2013 7:51 PM

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Highschool of the Dead

Just this once, I'll fulfill whatever your wish is.
Jun 9, 2013 8:00 PM

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Would something with tits hold your attention?

Tavor said:
Highschool of the Dead

Would something like HOTD hold your attention, OP?
Nov 12, 2015 7:39 AM

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Shinsekai yori made each episode feel like 5 minutes long before you knew it it was all over, incredible masterpiece.
Nov 13, 2015 2:49 AM
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I'm gonna say

Madoka Magica, One Punch Man, Code Geass, the second season of Noragami, I'm sure there is so many more I've seen, I just can't think of any right now.