To hell with your damn Chinese Cartoons. They all suck anyway.
Seriously. I hate this shit you call entertainment.
Just to let you know, the top 5 on this page is... well, let's just say my favourites change almost daily. So, in no specific order, here are some honourable mentions:
- Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) + Brotherhood: Both are two of of my favourites. They're thought provoking, fun, and overall two very outstanding shows. I can't really decide which one I like better, to be honest!
- Beck: Fun. Love the references. Reminds me why I love music, songwriting, playing guitar, and singing. The best coming of age story in anime right here.
- Steins;Gate: The mixture of drama, sci-fi, comedy, and romance was just a joy to watch. It never lost my attention, and though it had a slow start, it was intriguing from start to finish.
- Neon Genesis Evangelion +EoE + Rebuilds: This is an interesting show to talk about. The plot is very unconventional and broken, but that just adds to its... uniqueness. There are times where it just seems convoluted, but that's all made up for by the fascinating characters. From Shinji to Asuka to Misato to Rei, there isn't a single character that didn't catch my attention. Shinji, especially. I've yet to see a character that has resonated as much as Shinji has. I feel bad for the simple minded drones who simply label him as a 'pussy'. And then there's EoE, which is a masterpiece and a work of art on its own.
- Fate Zero: Such a change from Fate Stay Night, in a good way. A lot of themes (i.e. chivalry, necessary evils, etc.) are tackled in this dark and gritty show, making it quite the intriguing watch. People complain about the long monologues, but I personally love them.
- Gurren Lagann: Mindless fun. Try and apply any sort of logic and the entire thing will fall apart.
- Attack on Titan: Fun, exhilarating, thought provoking, and contemplative. Hardly as shallow as people say it is. It isn't pretentious with its themes either.
- Black Lagoon: Mindless fun. And, well, Revy.
- Code Geass: This was the show that truly made me love anime. Screw the plot conveniences, holes, and shitty writing - this show is awesome. And yes, while it does fall occasionally (more so in R2) for some very poor writing, it makes up for it with its energetic and occasional heart wrenching moments. My all time favourite anime melodrama. All Hail Lelouch!
- Princess Mononoke: Watched this years ago. Remember loving it to death back then, and it still brings nostalgia today. Loved the characters, and the first anime that I ever considered thought provoking.
- The Melancholy/Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya: The series is a guilty pleasure of mine, and the movie is beautifully written.
- Anohana: Likeable layered characters hidden behind a moe mask. I couldn't care for some of the melodrama, moe, and the generic otaku shtick, but the feels got to me. Hard.
- 5 Centimeters Per Second: After my first viewing, I wasn't too crazy about it. I recently rewatched it, however, and realized how well-crafted this was. Think of it as a story of longing, not a love story. Truly a beautiful reflective piece.
The few shows that were given a 10/10 aren't flawless, hell, I can point out plenty of flaws in them. I just think they're so engrossing the flaws hardly matter at that point.
If you want to talk about anime in general, or just chat, feel free to message me or leave me a comment! As for being my friend, just PM me and give me a reason. I don't bite... hard.
In terms of Sub vs Dub, if the show has a crappy dub, I default to sub. If I like the dub, it's no contest. I honestly prefer listening shows in my native language (not to banish subs in any way; some Japanese dubs are awesome to watch), assuming the cast is solid.
I'm pretty much here on MAL to list my anime, look for similar shows to watch, and write in forums. Because, hey, it's always fun to make fun of those senseless haters xD
10: Gave me the feeling that I will never watch something like that again. The best anime I've ever watched. Either flawless or so engrossing that the flaws hardly matter. Also must have high rewatch value. (e.g. End of Evangelion, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, Attack on Titan, Princess Mononoke)
9: Excellent. Minor but noticeable flaws prevent me from giving it a 10. Either that or I feel it doesn't deserve a 10, if that makes sense. (e.g. Baccano)
8: Great. (e.g. Anohana, Neon Genesis Evangelion, RahXephon)
7: Good. Worth the watch, despite the flaws. (e.g Full Metal Panic TSR, Entirety of Code Geass)
6: Okay. Watch if you're a fan of the genre, because it won't change your mind about it. (e.g. Angel Beats)
5: Average/Mediocre. Just plain decent. Possible guilty pleasures. (e.g. FMA COS)
4: Below Average. (e.g. Ef A Tale of Memories)
3: Bad (Deadman Wonderland, Sword art Online, Toradora)
2: Burn it with fire. (Haven't given this one yet)
1: ...oh my word...how does this exist? (Yoko Star Shit Music Shit, Mars of Destruction)
Favourite Soundtracks in Anime:
- Guilty Crown
- Fate Zero
- Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 + Brotherhood
- The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
- Neon Genesis Evangelion + Rebuilds + EoE
- Voices of a Distant Star
- Attack on Titan
Favourite Non-Anime FIlms (In no order)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
V for Vendetta
Saving Private Ryan
The Amazing Spiderman
The Breakfast Club
Ferris Buelar's Day Off
Star Wars Original Trilogy + Revenge of the Sith
I'm also a huge fan of Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones . Dat shit has a lot of stuff that honestly beats the majority of anime I've seen. In addition, I'm a Scott Pilgrim fanboy . More so the comics, not so much the movie. The comics are just a tad perfect in my opinion.
Favourite Anime Films (In no order)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
5 Centimeters Per Second
Favourite Bands (In no order)
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
Broken Social Scene
A Day to Remember
Pink Floyd Oasis
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
- and so many others and I'm too lazy to type them all...
Fight Club > Anime
Scott Pilgrim > Manga
Death Cab for Cutie > Yuki Kajura