Animation is one type of entertainment. As are books, movies and television, anime is a form of entertainment. It is difficult to know where to begin in this medium. There are many kinds of anime, including comedy, science fiction and adventure. Your choices will depend on your personal tastes.

Ask yourself questions like:

“Do I want intellectually challenged?” Do I want to weep? Do I want to cry? “What are some classics?” “Which titles can my family and friends discuss with me?” “Can I learn anything from this anime?” Do I want to see sword fighting? “Robot fights” “Is this going to have mature themes in the anime ? This list could go on.

Below is a list of some of my favorite anime. The following are my top recommendations.

Code Geass Lelouch of The Rebellion
Genre : Action, Mecha and Psycological

Lelouch Lamperouge, a Britannian prince, was sent to Japan as a result, together with his sister Nunally, of bargaining during war. One day, the Britannian forces invaded a Japanese city and destroyed everything. Lelouch promised his Japanese friend Suzaku that he would one-day wipe out Britannia.

Seven years later, Lelouch is a strategic genius and a tactical expert. He meets CC on his way to school. CC gives Lelouch the power to compel anyone he chooses. This power is called geass. Lelouch can compel anyone he wishes. Lelouch decides that he will use his new power to destroy Britannia.

Lelouch is made the leader of Black Knight Resistance and assumes the role of Zero, a masked mastermind.

Death Note
Genre Mystery, Dark Fantasy, Psycological Thriller.

Light Yagami is a gifted high school student who gets bored with mundane daily life. He discovers the Deathnote in a notebook. A bored Shinigami (God Of Death) dropped the Deathnote from the sky. Light can kill anyone simply by writing their name into this book. Light, after many experiments and tests, decides that he wants all criminals in the world to be exterminated and will become the god of the new earth.

The notorious detective “L”, who is aware of Light’s murder spree, takes a keen interest in the case. He is able to pinpoint the exact location of Light within days. Will Light prevail and create his ideal world? Or will L solve the mystery and save thousands of people’s lives, including his own?

Full Metal Alchemist:Brotherhood (My Personal favorite)
Genre: Adventure, Sci Fi

Brothers Alphonse Elric and Edward Elric are separated from their mother due to a chronic illness. They are now left without a mother and an absentee dad who has been gone for years. The brothers try to resurrect the mother they love using an alchemical technique called human transmutation, which is forbidden. Alphonse is unable to move his right leg and loses his entire body. Edward also sacrifices his right arm to save his brother and manages to attach his soul to a metal armor suit.

Edward receives artificial limbs, called “automail”, thanks to a friend. The brothers Elric decide to go on a journey to the philosopher’s stone to recover their bodies. They don’t realize that the stone holds dark truths.

Welcome To The NHK
Genre: Drama, Romamnce, Dark Comedy

The story centers around Hikikomori’s life, Tatsuhiro Sato. A hikikomori, or recluse, is someone who has removed themselves from society. A hikikomori simply means someone who is afraid of the social environment.

Sato is a university dropout who lives a quiet life. Sato believes that the N.H.K. is the reason he is the way he has become. (Nihion.Hikikomori.Kyokai). How did they do it? Sato believes that NHK is plotting to make the entire world hikikomori through addictive anime.

Sato meets Misaki Nakahara one day, a girl who wants him to reorient himself in society. Sato agrees to meet Misaki every day until he is free from his hikikomori.


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