Cami wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:44 am
I'm trying to give horror anime a shot for once. Any good series out there that you think I should check out?
I can recc maybe a few comics related to "horror". Tho Horror is subjective of course, but some series I ended up liking were: Any Kazuo Umezz or Ito Junji (tho these are common and popular horror comic artist, so I am sure you have messed with their stuff before.), Biomeat, and sing Apparently Gantz, Berserk, and Claymore count (I would call these more action in a horrible universe then horror) I would reccomend those too, at least on a visual component. RIP I apparently have read a lot of horror and have given them highish ratings, but I cant remember them for the life of me if they really were good or not :( sorry those ones above were ones I just remember liking.
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1. GUNGRAVE (2004)
Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Seinen, Super Power
GUNGRAVE is an anime series that was based off a PS2 videogame of the same name that revolves around the character Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowel, two friends who go from petty street crimes to high class mafian work. There is a bit of a sci-fi element that is involved with part of this series that is honestly a bit hit and miss, and it shows the most in the first episode. But in the overall story, its not the main focus or what you will take away from this. Its a wonderful series about friendship and betrayl. I say if your curious to get into this, honestly go ahead and skip episode 1. Not only does it throw you off on the series topic and theme, it will be retold to you again about 20 episodes later anyways. For completion sake, watch the first one later one id say, its honestly not needed or probably recommended for this series. Outside of that, I highly recommend this series for people interested in Action/Drama.
2. Get Backers Dakkanya (2002)
Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Shounen, Super Power, Supernatural
Get Backers is probably my favorite comic book series overall. Its something I grew up with and still hold to high esteem today. It follows Mido Ban and Amano Ginji, who run a business that promises to get back a stolen or lost item with a success rate of (almost) 100%. Its almost always easier said then done, however with Ban and Ginji's abilities, these two can usually stand up to what ever gets in their way. Its some of my favorite things in a comic: Action, Comedy, and Super Power elements. That being said, the Anime is Pretty ... decent. It does suffer from what a lot of ongoing series suffer from: useless plots and changed stories. I say that is probably it's biggest fault. However, the anime still does well in this category. The stories that comic from the comic are still pretty good and hold their emotion and comedy, while a lot of the stories made for the series fit well within the universe. The series still sets a great action series with honestly just well done characters. If you had to pick one or the other, I would recommend the Comic over the anime, mainly as the comic series was 39 volumes and the anime was 49 episodes. The anime just ends no sweat, while the comic of course has a huge ending arc. The art in the comic is also one of the best things about this series, as everything had such attention and detail put into it, while the anime was.... an early 2000s anime.... Either way though, Both are honestly entertaining and good.
3. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V (2014)
Genres: Action, Game, Fantasy, Shounen
I had to list a YGO... I'm sorry but I just had to. ARC-V is the 5th installment in the long running children's card-game anime, and like all of its predecessors, its an emotional ride. the series STARTS off with one protagonist, Sakaki Yuuya, who during a duel with an opponent name-isn't-important, summons in with his pendant a new type of summoning method called 'Pendulum Summon'. This causes people from all over to become interested in this new type of dueling, and it brings forth quite a few rivals. However, that honestly doesn't matter after season 1 because the rest of the series becomes something 100% different, and focuses more on different dimensions and <s>existential crisises</s> other characters who relate to Yuuya in more ways then he could imagine. I recommend this series because honestly, it gets ignored by people because its just "another" Yu-Gi-Oh! series. The beginning doesn't start off too unique and just features more creative dueling, but it doesn't actually take to long to progress into the craziness it really is. Like I mentioned earlier, this series gets emotional quite a few times, And instead of dropping all of that at the end, it actually starts pretty earlier :'). Also the biggest plus is it does bring in older characters from previous series so win/win. Its a pretty darn engaging entry into the YGO universe, that has left a pretty big impression on me, and has become one of my top favorites of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Universe.
These are my reccs that focus more in the Action and Shounen/Seinen series. For me, I enjoy well done Action, Horror, and Comedy. I haven't seen anything in a while so I am out of the loop of whats cool in Anime and Comics. :'B Also sorry if I did this one wrong. I think we just recommend offhandedly this round, right?
What I have seen/read on MAL
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