Hello internet my name is Michael! I am an anime enthusiast and a full time university student striving to become an art teacher for high school kids! My love for anime started long ago with good ol' Dragon Ball Z/ Yu Yu Hakusho. But my true obsession didn't start until I saw Code Geass back in 2008, I would watch the live stream from japan with unsubbed episodes then watch a terribly subbed episode and finally a good subbed! I loved this show so much and I still do to this day!
My real burst into the "not all robots/action animes" was when I watched a show called Otome Youkai Zakuro. This was the start of a love for anime from all spectrums and my deep love for any anime with a cheesy love story to it!
(I'll keep this very short and mainly on my top ones that are shown in my profile)
#1 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
The reason why this show is my number 1 is because like I stated before this is the show that started my true addiction to anime. Besides that the story in this show is absolutely amazing, everything full circles in the second season and blows your mind. The art style is beautiful and the voice acting is perfect. This is one of those shows that pulls at all your heart strings and also keeps you in the edge of your seat. I recommend this show to ANYONE who enjoys and loves anime!
#2 Death Note
Death Note is a very different and special kind of anime. There really isn't a whole lot of action in this show but a lot of it has to do with what it does to your head. Just seeing Light (the main protagonist) work his way around and not get caught for being the mass murderer Kira always captivates me. There is never a dull moment in this show. The art work is stunning and the voice acting in both English and Japanese are astounding.
Steins;Gate is about an individual who is deluded with the idea that he is a mad scientist. Little does he know he actually is a mad scientist and creates the very first ever time machine! This show starts off slow and steady but his a point that rips your heart out and brings you to your knees. The same scene gets me every time I rewatch this show!
K-On is that one special show that all the moe in the world bursts into the scene. This show is just pure gold from the amazing music and art style of KyoAni studios and each girl is wonderful with their distinct personalities! This is a show with no real plot but just makes you smile everytime you watch it, it will always have a special place to me!
#5 Clannad: After Story
Season 1 of Clannad was a good ol' fasion high school love story comedy but it is in After Story that the story gets real. It follows real life issues and romance between the two characters. This show is a tear jerking roller coaster of a ride. The first anime that I found myself crying like a little girl to. It is the emotional attachment to the characters that makes it one of my favorite shows of all time.