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Postby mechashiva » Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:27 pm

So after watching a lot of Markiplier RPG horror games (don't judge me. He makes me laugh and my brother when we was living here, we used to watch his videos all the time) and I'm curious what horror anime you could recommend me.

Before I start listing the ones I've seen (or started), the kinds of horror stuff I like is more psychological horror than just gore-fests. I'm not super squeamish but it kind of depends on the context. Even though Devilman (the manga and the OVAs) had more gore than something like Attack on Titan, I put off watching it because it was just so soul-suckingly grim and "Devilman" is more like a horror superhero story, in a way. (Plus I could gush about the brush work in the manga and the creepy-gorgeous animation in the OVAs and Akira's hawtness, mwahahah) But yeah, looking at the Tvtropes listing on Horror anime/manga:

-Seen Attack on Titan and finished the first season of the anime. Like I said, I found the tone of the anime very grim, which made the fandom shenanigans I saw on Tumblr all the weirder. (Why bother shipping characters together that die in the anime? Plus instead of Mikasa, I don't find any of the characters that attractive :/) Plus it had one of my fears in it, the fear of being eaten alive and it just...bleugh.
-Started but haven't finished Death Note
-Started but haven't finished Elfen Lied
-Seen a bit of Hellsing with my brother
-Seen Ninja Scroll and liked the animation (then again, I looked it up from the credits in The Animatrix)
-Seen Perfect Blue and liked it. Can't beat Satoshi Kon ;)
-Seen Puella Magi Madoka Magica and liked it
-Read the first two Vampire Hunter D light novels and seen the OVA and like it for the sci-fi horror elements

I...don't know if that helps but any thoughts? -o-;
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Postby Mr. Tines » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:19 pm

Mouryou no Hako is an excellent psychological horror/mystery series (see up-thread).
Hakaba Kitarou is horror/comedy, as are the earlier Kitarou series (Think Addams Family).
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni adapts a horror/mystery VN. Just show your Distinction.
Le Chevalier D'Eon is an illuminated secret history with zombies.
Mononoke is a set of psychological/horror/sad and fucked up things tales set in historical Japan (with a precursor that formed part of the Classic Samurai Horror series) -- see up-thread.
Ghost Hound has enough weird Fortean shit and SCIENCE! to fall into the horror category.
Narutaru is just all around fucked up shit, but the anime ends before it really slides into grue.
Shiki gets good reviews, though I've not watched it myself.
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Postby A.T. Fish » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:50 pm

View Original Postmechashiva wrote:Before I start listing the ones I've seen (or started), the kinds of horror stuff I like is more psychological horror than just gore-fests.


Have you seen Serial Experiments Lain? If you haven't, I think you'll like it.

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Postby pwhodges » Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:15 pm

Now and then, here and there. Not "horror" as such, but as horrific as it can be in its own way

Also: Pupa for extreme gore (get the combined single-episode version).
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Postby StarShaper7 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:30 am

Can I also ask for recommendations in this thread?

If so, what are the hottest anime you've ever seen?

This is for research purposes.

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Postby Mr. Tines » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:23 am

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Moved from thread/1139/Anime-Recommendations-Thread-READ-RULES-BEFORE-POSTING/ to the appropriate thread.

As far as answers go, I'll take the 5th.
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Postby StarShaper7 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:28 am

Aw, don't be so coy.

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Postby Mr. Tines » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:22 pm

View Original PostGendo'sPapa wrote:Also, any good recent anime recommendations?
Good, or merely entertaining fluff (but eschewing CGDCT or beta-male self-insert material)?

Hoozuki no Reitetsu manages that rare thing of actually managing some wry humour in an anime; and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya has a decent amount of magical girls blowing shit up and doing other magical girl things.
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Postby Alaska Slim » Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:32 am

View Original Postrobersora wrote:^
The case of D.Gray Man is especially tragic,

Can never look at that title, without thinking about Him.

Which reminds me, there was supposed to be a Digimon Adventure continuation this year, featuring Tai as the lead. Has anyone seen it? (I'm afraid to look.)
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Postby Mr. Tines » Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:08 am

While Digimon Adventures Tri was on the charts for the new season, there's still no air date for it. But there's been no explicit cancellation either.
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Postby Ray » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:53 pm

Can I get a recommendation for a couple high fantasy anime? I've been on a bit of a high fantasy bender lately. I've been playing Fire Emblem Awakening, reading and re reading Game Of Thrones, Re-watching the LOTR, Hobbit, and Narnia movies, and Avatar The Last Airbender. . .

I'm a fantasy junkie and I need a new fix, any recommendations?
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Postby Mr. Tines » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:03 pm

My first impulse is to reach for the 1990s -- for titles like Escaflowne or Slayers. There hasn't been much in the way of such series in the last decade or so -- Claymore, at most; otherwise low fantasy like Kemono no Souja Erin or Seirei no Moribito is as much as there is.
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Postby Ornette » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:15 pm

View Original PostRay wrote:Can I get a recommendation for a couple high fantasy anime? I've been on a bit of a high fantasy bender lately. I've been playing Fire Emblem Awakening, reading and re reading Game Of Thrones, Re-watching the LOTR, Hobbit, and Narnia movies, and Avatar The Last Airbender. . .

I'm a fantasy junkie and I need a new fix, any recommendations?

12 Kingdoms, Moribito, maybe Claymore, Berserk, Scrapped Princess, Utawarerumono, Sacred Blacksmith, and if you're brave, Kiba.
Less story related: Kino's Journey, Habanei Renmei, Tsubasa Chronicle, Those Who Hunt Elves
A bit more drama: Now and Then, Here and There, Fantastic Children
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Postby unz » Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:50 pm

Been watching Patema Inverted and my wishlist has too many options, I selected a few for people to rant and recommend on if they want to:
Pale Cocoon
Hoshi o ou kodomo
Origin – Spirit of the past
Time Of Eve: The Movie and stuff
5 Cm Per Second (not sure I'll like this one)
Beyond the Clouds - The promised place (I never heard of it in my life)
Shinsekai Yori - From the new World (under recommendation)
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi
Il castello errante di Howl (howl's castle)
Tenkū no shiro Rapyuta
Fractale
Hoshi no koe

What should I watch next? Nevermind the list if you don't like it

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Postby Mr. Tines » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:56 am

  • Pale Cocoon -- one short episode; just watch it
  • Hoshi o ou kodomo -- reckoned as a failure of Shinkai's, a sub-par Ghibli pastiche
  • 5 Cm Per Second -- well regarded Shinkai work (but often damned with faint praise as "Five wallpapers per second"). I couldn't make it through the first part for shouting "There'll be a payphone on the platform, you idiot!"
  • Beyond the Clouds - The promised place -- Shinkai cloud porn and aircraft. Harmless story.
  • Shinsekai Yori - From the new World -- Chrysalids meets Domu, a Child's Dream, based on an award winning novel; recognised as having pacing and scheduling problems. I dropped it after 4 episodes when I could still only distinguish the characters based on colourcoded hair and sex, and it paused for a massive infodump.
  • Il castello errante di Howl (howl's castle) -- Dianna Wynne-Jones didn't like it and neither did I. Has gratuitous Miyazaki airplanes
  • Tenkū no shiro Rapyuta -- My pick for best Ghibli movie
  • Fractale -- watch anime being saved every week. (It ended up selling 883 copies, a number used derisively by 2ch to calibrate sales of other less arrogantly positioned series)
  • Hoshi no koe -- Shinkai's debut work, where he did pretty much everything bar voicing the girl.
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Postby unz » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:25 am

Welp I was thinking Pale Cocoon would be the one surviving anyway

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Postby ::KL7:: » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:13 pm

Quick question, would it be alright to watch Iron Blooded Orphans without having seen any Gundam series before? -o-;
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Postby cyharding » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:23 pm

Yes. There is nothing plot or theme wise connecting it to any previous series.

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Postby ::KL7:: » Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:51 pm

Thanks, I look forward to starting it sometime this week.
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Postby Gus Hanson » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:06 pm

I saw Gasaraki a long time ago when ADV was still functioning, I had volumes 1-5 and 8 on VHS and 6-7 on DVD. I was intrigued due to it's realistic looking mecha and the cultural tonality. What I ask myself recently and to all who have seen it is: Is it worth a second viewing? I really want to go in and not feel like I got ripped off like I have been feeling with Rahxephon that I can't even bring myself to finish the last five episodes. Any help here would be appreciated.
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