6 Anime for People Who Don’t Like Anime — 13 Comments

  1. Steins;Gate | 2011 | 25 episodes + Movie sequel | Sci-Fi/Thriller

    Summary: Rintaro Okabe is a self-proclaimed “mad scientist” who believes that an international scientific organization named SERN is conspiring to reshape the world according to its own interests. He and his friend Itaru Hashida inadvertently create a gadget able to send messages to the past. The discovery and experimentation of this instrument become the catalyst of fundamental alterations to the present. Okabe is the only one aware of these changes because he possesses a Reading Steiner, the ability to retain the memories from previous experienced timelines. Oblivious of the consequences of their actions, Rintaro and his friends end up creating modifications of grievous proportions. He must then try to find a way to return as close as possible to the original timeline in order to save his precious lab partners.

    Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki | 2012 | Movie | Fantasy/Slice-of-Life

    Summary: The theme of the film is the love between parents and children. The story covers 13 years and begins with a 19-year-old college student named Hana who encounters and falls in “fairy tale-like” love with a “wolf man.” After marrying the wolf man, Hana gives birth and raises two wolf children—an older sister named Yuki who was born on a snowy day, and a younger brother named Ame who was born on a rainy day. The four quietly lived in a corner of a city to conceal the existence of the “wolf children,” but when the wolf man suddenly dies, Hana decides to move to a rural town far removed from the city.

    • Thanks Josh!! I watched ookami kodomo. It was a great flick:D

      I have not watched the movie Sequel of Steins Gate yet…

      I also finished watching Ano Hana and it made me cry a lot at the end:p Thanks Ember Seed:D I will maybe check out Usagi Drop next. Monster trailer is too much horror for me lol… I will stay with Detective Conan.

  2. I’ve seen monster and ano hana and I can vouch for them, they are great! Added the other ones to my “plan to watch” list, that list just keeps growing and growing instead of shrinking down because of lack of time… but one day! One day it shall go down!

    • It is a happy but constant problem with so many good animes and dramas to watch. Good luck with watching your list down! Let me know how it goes.

      • well, im 19 and have watched 94 series but I have 222 in my “Plan to watch” list, which doesn’t include any sequels to things I haven’t watched yet… so I will report back in 20 years, haha

        • 19 and 94 anime series down. You are a viewer after my own heart. 222 is a long list. Remember though that not all anime are created equal and not all will be interesting to you. I like to give a 24 ep shows about 3 eps to convince me to finish them, if it does not then move on. Be picky.

          I would also consider making categories on our list. If the important thing is to finish then watch the shorter animes first and leave the ones with multi-seasons for later on. If it is about quality then try to separate them by current interest.

          I can easily finish a 24 ep anime in a weekend, so I think the minimum you can finish is 48 in a year. I am sure you can watch more, it just depends on your interest and time allowance.

          Also what is the purpose? Are you watching to study Japanese or enjoy?


  3. Great list. One of the things that makes anime so great is the diversity. There literally is something for everyone. I know a lot of people who think all anime is just the generic shounen shows. This is a good introduction into the rest of it.

    I’m actually just getting back into anime, after being through the long stretch of Japanese beginnership where you can’t understand a darn thing they’re saying and I just started watching Usagi Drop. Great show. :)

  4. Sword Art Online is a great one to watch… ppl like me from ALL US. Need good action/romance anime shows to watch the are kind of 2010-2014 if u have any ideas that would be great.

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