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Jan 10, 2013 1:20 PM

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Hey guys, I'm fairly new to anime and need help on finding some good anime preferably less than 50 episodes (since i don't want to watch an overly long anime series yet).

I'm a fan of mystery/psychological/action/thriller type anime so any recommendations of series with either of these genres are appreciated.

Anime that i've seen so far are Death Note, Higurashi, Steins;Gate, and I'm planning to watch Baccano.

 
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Jan 10, 2013 1:22 PM

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Mirai Nikki

Durarara (after you've seen Baccano!)

Code Geass (because everyone after me will recommend it)

Monster (uncontested winner) edit: whoops over 50 but WATCH IT ANYWAY.
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Jan 10, 2013 1:24 PM

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Shiki - Psychological, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
BTOOOM! - Psychological, Action
Mirai Nikki - Psychological, Thriller
Welcome to the NHK! - Psychological, Slice of Life

You need to watch these four.
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Jan 10, 2013 1:40 PM

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Mirai Nikki
Hellsing Ultimate
Highschool DxD
 
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Jan 10, 2013 1:41 PM

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^ Yes, go for these one, particularly Mirai Nikki, since you're new to anime. I suggest you to start either with this one or Durarara!!. Not because they're better than the others, but because I guess it's better to start with anime like that. Shiki is also great.

Then, you really should watch Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, an Action/Thriller/Drama with an awesome atmosphere.
Then the anime Another has a superb plot, and there's a lot of mystery in it.
 
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Jan 10, 2013 1:43 PM

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Listen to me OP, you are asking for mystery/psychological/action/thriller type anime, I recommend the Kara No Kyoukai movie series. They are 7 movies, but add em all up, and you get a 20-26 ep anime. Not to mention that a. it's awesome, b. the music is done by the one and only Yuki Kajiura and c. it suits your taste perfectly.

So go you fool, what are you waiting for?
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Jan 10, 2013 1:52 PM
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Another
Btooom
Deadman Wonderland
Shiki
Elfen Lied
Claymore
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Jan 10, 2013 2:21 PM

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Break your 50 episode rule and go for the indisputably best psychological thriller, Monster. You can thank me later.

For shorter than 50 episode psychological thrillers:
Kaiji
Akagi
One Outs
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

For GitS SAC, I recommend watching the 1995 movie first, which is highly psychological. It isn't much of a thriller, but it has some good action. The main character reminds me of Solid Snake from the MGS franchise.

Edit - Gonna add in Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
Modified by Holybaptiser, Jan 10, 2013 2:24 PM
I'm also filled with pure-hearted ulterior motives.

 
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Jan 10, 2013 2:23 PM

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Fullmetal Alchemist & Fullmetal Alchemist brotherhood, Death Note, Code Geass, & Mirai Nikki.
 
Jan 10, 2013 2:23 PM

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Or you can break your 50 episode rule and go for the indisputably best anime

Dragon Ball
Naruto
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
Hunter x Hunter 2011
 
Jan 10, 2013 2:24 PM

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Cossette no Shouzo
Mushishi
Gantz
Higurashi no naku koro ni
 
Jan 10, 2013 2:48 PM

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Gosick
Shiki
Perfect Blue

and seconding Monster.
 
Jan 10, 2013 5:03 PM

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although they have been said-Another, Shiki, Mirai Nikki
 
Jan 10, 2013 9:28 PM

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Alright, thanks for the recommendations guys!

Hmm wow there's a lot to choose from but based on all your suggestions, i think i will go with Mirai Nikki and Shiki after i watch Baccano for now. However, i will consider some of the other suggested anime after i watch those.
 
Jan 11, 2013 9:51 AM

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Not_Biased said:
Or you can break your 50 episode rule and go for the indisputably best anime

Dragon Ball
Naruto
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
Hunter x Hunter 2011


Lol
 
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Code Geass
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Cowboy Bebop
Samurai Champloo
Gurren Lagann
Attack on Titan
FMA: Brotherhood (only, the original was much worse)
 
Jul 4, 2015 6:54 PM

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you just legit necro'd like a two year old thread lol
 
Jul 4, 2015 6:57 PM

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Mirai Nikki
Code Geass
 
Jul 4, 2015 7:50 PM

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I don't care if it's higher but watch Shaman King.
 
Jul 4, 2015 11:25 PM

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wtf why was this bumped lol.. He had seen 3 anime when he posted it now his list has over 190 completed lololol
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Jul 4, 2015 11:27 PM

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TheArchangels said:
wtf why was this bumped lol.. He had seen 3 anime when he posted it now his list has over 190 completed lololol

It seems that the necroposter cast a spell on a certain user...
 
Jul 5, 2015 12:06 AM

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Hellsing Ultimate
Psycho-Pass
Zankyou no Terror
 
Jul 5, 2015 1:47 AM

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Vexper said:
you just legit necro'd like a two year old thread lol


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Jul 5, 2015 7:58 AM
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Tokyo Ghoul (12 episodes + 2nd season)
Zankyou No Terror (11 episodes)
Blood Lad (12 episodes)
 
Jul 5, 2015 8:04 AM

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Tsuritama
Nodame Cantabile
Terra E...
Haibane Renmei
Aria series

Colorful (Movie)
Blade of the Stranger
 
Jul 5, 2015 8:35 AM

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Since I'm really lazy to check your MAL, I'll just shoot all my recommendations at you.

Akame ga Kill
Chuunibyou
Clannad
Deadman Wonderland
Fate/Zero
Free!
Guilty Crown
Golden Time
Hyouka
K-On!
Kaichou wa maid-sama
Lucky Star
OreShura
Ouran Host Club
Sakurasou

... are the ones I'd recommend but since you want mystery, thriller, action, here goes:

Another (you probably watched it though)
Danganronpa
Shinsekai Yori (?)
 
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Jigoku Shoujo
Death Parade
Zankyou no Terror
Tokyo Ghoul
 
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umineko no naku koro ni
corpse party
another
hyouka
kiseijuu
 
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