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"Starter Anime"

Discussion in 'Anime & Manga General' started by Marco Polo, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. 5kyMarshall

    Chief Executive Otaku
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    1. Did you ever watch anime before you "properly" got into it?
    Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z

    2. What was the series that got you hooked on anime?
    Naruto I think

    3. When you started looking for new anime, where did you go for recommendations?
    There was a particular Squidoo list I referenced ages ago which I found on a Google search. I can't seem to find it anymore.

    4. Are there any series that significantly influenced your anime tastes?
    Naruto got me into Anime in general. Deathnote got me obsessed. Eyeshield 21 got me to like Sports Anime. Ghost in a Shell got me into Anime girls.

    5. Do you think there's such a thing as "starter anime?" (i.e. anime that people should watch first to get a taste for the artform)

    6. If you were to recommend 5 anime to someone who hadn't watched anime before but wanted to start, which 5 would you pick?
    Dragon Ball Z
    Full Metal Alchemist
    Sword Art Online

    7. Would you recommend different series to people based on how much anime they'd previously watched?
    Obviously adjust it to the ones they say they liked.
    Sex, Occupation, Age, Demeanor I would all consider.
  2. Bakugan2556

    Nintendo Enthusiast, Currently playing Splatoon 2
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    1)My namesake, Bakugan2556, tells the whole story. Other anime: Fairy Tail, SAO(and II), Beyblade, Buddyfight(when it first was put on youtube, 2014) and Pokemon
    2)I think It was Fairy Tail that got me hooked on the Shonen kind of anime. SAO/One Piece only solidified this.
    3)Nobody, because r/anime is a piece of crap. :) In all seriousness, I only stick to anime I have prior knowledge with(Buddyfight Is a great example of this.) Sometimes I'll look at clips of other anime, but so far, no clips have won me over.
    4)One Piece. If a anime doesn't have a over-arcing story, then I wont watch it(exceptions include anime that fit #3)
    5) While I dont think there is "Starter Anime" I do think there are anime that people naturally gravitate to first( Digimon/Pokemon, Yo-Kai Watch, and other "kiddie" anime are examples of this.)
    6) In order from greatest to least:

    A) One Piece
    B) Buddyfight(Except DDD)
    C) Yugioh Vrains
    D) SAO
    E) Pokemon.

    Please note I havent watched a-lot of anime as of late, so take these reccomendations with a grain of salt
  3. Dreamer

    Wandering Wondering Mind
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    1. Yeah. Pokémon, Digimon, Beyblade and Duel Masters were showed on the TV when I was child.
    2. Difficult question. I think it was Sailor Moon.
    3. When I want find new anime series to watch, I use website called Anime-Planet.
    4. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. I have been interested in card battle animes since I saw it.
    5. I think you can call Pokémon and other series directed to children as "starter anime".
    6. Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Sailor Moon, Azumanga Daioh and One Piece.
    7. I don't know.
  4. Lt. | ArkZ

    Balls to the wall, or not at all...
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    Pokémon, Naruto and Dragonball. I never knew it was different from Cartoons at the time though, was only a kid.

    Though Naruto first introduced me to Anime and what it was, I remember refusing to watch any other anime due to some twisted sense of loyalty I guess? I was a dumb kid I guess. But the anime that actually got me hooked on watching other stuff was Bleach.

    I didn't know anyone else who watched anime at the time, so I didn't really ask for any. I looked up what the majority of people saw as "Anime Classics", such as Code Geass, FMA and Death Note, I started them and then started to form my own opinion on what I like about anime.

    Not really. I watch all types of anime, and though there are certain tropes and character types I really don't like, I don't hate a specific Genre of Anime. I watch things that ranges from Generic Shounen tournament arc shizzle, to Love stories such as Golden Time

    Yes, but that completely depends on their tastes on entertainment. You wouldn't recommend someone who loves a love story to watch Attack on Titan, and you wouldn't recommend someone who likes Horror to watch K-ON!

    1. Code Geass
    2. Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    3. Samurai Champloo
    4. Golden Time
    5. Hunter x Hunter

    I'd also recommend Movies, but I've never actually really watched Anime Movies outside of a series, such as One Piece and Naruto Movies. The only movies I've watched are; Sword of the Stranger, and Your Name.

    I'd never recommend an anime that has too many episodes (too many is 100+ imho), as this can be quite daunting and people feel like they'd just be left behind or never have the time to catch up. I started watching one piece when episode 480 just came out. (I remember this because it was the Episode Ace was Free'd by Luffy), but if I was told to watch one piece as a starter anime, I know for a fact I'd have been too disheartened to even bother trying.

    I'd also refrain recommending anime with unique art styles such as Mob Psycho, Katanagatari, that table tennis one and a few others. Unique styles of animation can be quite jarring to experienced anime viewers, let alone new ones. (Kingdom's first season is a good example)

    Yes, like above I'd recommend longer anime if they hadn't watched it yet.

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