Articles about anime
Anime is renowned by not anime fans as being all tentacles and general weirdness. Sure, there is a lot of that, but true anime fans that tentacles and other assaulting monsters is rather shallow in the deep rabbit hole of anime weirdness. Anime can be about anything, in a very literal sense of the word. Anything goes. There is no denying the minds behind anime are some of the most creative and inventive minds on the planet, so let's take a stroll down crazy weird lane.
If you like spooks and various other paranormal entities, then you are probably a huge fan of the horror genre of every media. So why not watch some horror anime? The horror genre of anime tends not to be particularly scary, but it does have lots of interesting dark plots. No more of that happy fluffy bunny romantic anime plot or those lazy school day plots. Though lazy school day plots are not to be confused with the anime School days, that anime is hardcore.
Psychological animes are basically anime for people that dislike the blood and gore of horror anime but love the thrills. If you love a good though provoking romp with more meaning hidden in the cracks rather than outright romance or gore, then these anime series are some good options to check out.
This year is almost coming to an end and it has been a great year for anime. As the year draws to a close, it is time to go over the best anime series of 2013. Some of these animes fans may have missed through the anime seasons, but most will have become so popular that it would have been hard not to have heard of them.
Have you ever tried an anime by watching the first episode, got bored with it and moved on? Only to come back to it later, perhaps on the recommendation of a friend and find that it is indeed awesome? All fans have fallen prey to this one time or another. It is difficult to build the plot, set the scenes, and all the while make a first episode in which hooks the viewers. Some great animes fail spectacularly at getting a deep enough hook in their viewers within the first episode. Through careful sampling and deliberation, it has been deduced that in order to fully get a taste of an anime's watchability or lack thereof, one must watch it until at least episode six of the series.
Bleach is one such anime that is riddled with filler. It is not quite Naruto filler bad and some of the filler arcs are actually kind of interesting. For those that didn't know what filler was until now and never read the manga, go ahead and watch the Bleach anime in its entirety. However, for those that want to watch only the canon Bleach storyline, here is a brief guide on how to do that.
I am sure everyone has heard of a bucket list, it is a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket. Today I feel that I have nailed down a fairly accurate list of what animes that an anime fan should see before they die. Some of these are fairly new, others are relatively old. In an attempt to remain unbiased I have compiled this list from input of several other anime fans who generally agree with this list, though could never settled on an order. So thus, there is no order for this anime bucket list.
If you like anime with fight scenes that really get your blood pumping than you are obviously a fan of the action genre. You have indulged in all of the Big Shounen 3 but you find yourself wanting to change things up from the constant repetitive action and reused plots. If you are unfamiliar with what the Big Shounen 3 are, they are Bleach, One Piece, and Naruto. These are the most popular action animes to date. So thus, you will not find them on this list. You will also not find Dragonball Z. While all four of those animes are great action animes, if you have been an anime fan for any amount of time you will probably have seen them. If you have not and nothing else on this list tickles your fancy, check one of them out!
Who says anime can't be both entertaining and informative? Anime in the historical genre aims to be just that, both entertaining and informative. However, that doesn't always translate into historical accuracy. Take any education on history you get from anime with a big grain of salt. Usually they contain unique views on different periods of history, but almost always have an element of fantasy to the story. Regardless, historical anime can pique interest towards the more interesting times in history, intriguing people enough to study up on the real time. That learning thing, well it is never a bad thing.
The slice of life genre is just as it sounds, they are animes in which focus on a slice out of the life of average people. Now why would anyone want to watch an anime about average people doing perfectly normal things? Well obviously because their lives are usually so much better than your own. If you have always had trouble navigating the troubling or delicate situations in life, slice of life animes show various ways of how to do that. They also provide a usually uplifting look at life in general, motivating you to go outside and on occasion live it to the fullest.
A classic whodunit? Who killed the maid in the lounge, was it the mass murdering narcissist or was it the mild manner sociopath!? Mystery animes are loads of fun and unlike most mystery stories, these stories often take very unexpected and unpredictable turns. Not all mystery animes take the classic Sherlock Holmes approach to mystery-solving, and a lot of them tend to delve into the paranormal at times. However, sitting down with a good mystery anime is a good way to relax your body and exercise your cognitive abilities. Though not everybody is a fan of mystery anime. You can still find yourself something good to watch that involves mystery and some action to keep things interesting.
For as wonderful weird, violent, and depressing as a lot of anime is, there are some gems out there that just make you feel great about the world. They can inspire you to look at people in a different way, and have faith in the general goodness that might be out there, somewhere. Unfortunately, they are hard to find. Often the best anime moments that give you hope in humanity are buried underneath a harem-sized pile of panties or overshadowed by an overwhelming feeling of "what is going on?", but some great, straight-forward, happy anime still do exist.
The great thing about Netflix is that it is reasonably cheap, has a good selection, and it has anime! It doesn't just have a few popular bits of anime either, it has some really great series on there. The great thing about anime on Netflix is that it is all in English, so if you are not a great fan of subtitles you do not have to fret over finding dubbed anime.
The anime world isn't just for young boys and perverts as the world suspects. There is quite a few fine options when it comes to finding an anime for a teenage girl. Not all anime is filled with scantily clad women and obscene violence and bloodshed. They do not all have to be about sappy romance either. If you find yourself shopping for the little anime princess in your life, try some of these options.
If you like to be on the up and up with all the new anime that come out every season and you are currently gearing up for the spring 2013 season, then you have come to the right place for information. There are a lot of good titles for the anime spring 2013 season.
You would be hard pressed to find an anime fan that has not at least enjoyed one anime of the mecha genre. Sure there is Neon Genesis Evangelion and one of the eight billion shows in the Gundam series, but there is a lot more greatest in the mecha genre than NGE and Gundam. I've tried to compile a list of great mecha animes that are relatively lesser known. Except Code Geass, but there are still a surprising amount of people that have not seen that one.
Silver Spoon, or Gin no Saji, was and continues to be massively underrated by anime audiences. Many skipped it and subsequent seasons after it premiered because of the seemingly underwhelming plot--an city boy going to a farming high school. However, as a person who grew up on a farm surrounded by a farming community, I always got a strange little kick out of seeing city kids on a farm for the first time. Farming anime overall is an extremely under used plot and that is probably because there is little interest in it aside from the very small sect of anime fans from farms. At face value, Silver Spoon presented itself as a comedy anime but it ended up being smattered with poignant questions that rural communities occasionally have to face as well as actually giving some accurate educational information and a valuable lesson on the rewards of hard work.
You would be hard pressed to find an anime fan that has not at least enjoyed one anime of the mecha genre. However finding good mecha manga is a little bigger of a task. The drawn mech does not embody the action quite as well as the animated mecha does. However, there are still plenty of decent mecha stories out there.