Journal of an Anime Newcomer

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  1. Thank you for this article! I have been watching anime for the past 4 or 5 years now, and my first exposure was Howl’s Moving Castle (though I’m not sure if Ghibli counts, as Miyazaki dislikes industry standard anime) and needless to say, I fell in love.

    You have mentioned some anime I have never heard of before, so I will be checking those out! I totally agree with your comments on One Punch Man and Brotherhood. Weren’t those fantastic?

    You give fair and reasonable estimations of a show’s worth in terms of story and character development, along with over all tone and art quality, so keep up the good work!

    I feel that anime does lack depth in certain areas, mainly because they DO over sexualize characters (many times female) simply with their basic designs. But we can’t have everything we want. I prefer to watch people as people, not as objects of fan service.

    Here are some recommendations of mine, some you may have heard of them already given that they are pretty famous. None of these stories are perfect, but you may find them worth watching:

    Fairy Tail – long, but the characters are so fun!
    Soul Eater – great story concept, mysterious, little creepy though.
    Attack On Titan – Talk about a conspiracy, will keep you on the edge of your seat with its action sequences, some of the best out there.
    Noragami – I prefer this style of anime art, given that I feel the human characters are drawn the most realistically.
    Fate/ series – Pretty dark, but the concept of Wizards summoning warriors from the past to fight in a war for the holy grail? Come on….
    Sword Art Online – Everyone likes this one, you might want to try it out.
    My Hero Academia – Spin on the notion of superheroes, and what it means to be a hero.
    Little Witch Academia – Probably the best anime I’ve ever seen. No weirdness, endlessly cute, great story. The two original shorts and recent season one by Trigger Studios are all on Netflix.

    1. RogueSymbiote says:

      Thanks for the kind words Rachel! Studio Ghibli puts out fantastic content. Howl’s Moving Castle and Princess Mononoke are my personal favorites. I just finished FMA: Brotherhood and it was unbelievably good. I have seen most of Attack on Titan and have read the My Hero Academia Manga but plan on watching the show very soon! Thank you for your suggestions! Keep an eye out for my other articles because I’ll be sure to take your advice.

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