Sunday, 19 May 2013

Guess what? There are other anime than Naruto!

I loved going to the Comic Book Shoppe in Ottawa. I still do as a matter of fact. However my enthusiasm has gone down a little bit. All I see there now are mostly merchandise of Naruto, Bleach and One Piece. Any reference I see on Facebook pages about anime bears the pictures of character from those specific anime only, and a handful from Dragon Ball Z (DBZ).

I won't even deny it. IT MAKES ME MAD!

Hello? When did the gigantic and wonderful world of anime narrow down to these four mainstream series? And how can someone watch just four series and call themselves lovers of anime? Have you tried anything else? Have you watched any other genre? Have you gave any other anime a chance?

Of course not. I guess the newcomers didn't even know that other anime than the ones mentioned exists. Well, surprise!
They do.

Take it from oldies like us, newbies. Watch some other stuff than these four. You won't be disappointed. And if you think that anything else other than these four are rubbish, well, that's your fate I guess. After all, the wise Yuuko Ichihara-san had said:
"Nothing is coincidental. Everything is inevitable."
And to help you get started, here's a list of suggestions. I haven't watched all of them, but I have heard they are good. In any case, if you are going to watch anime, I think you should actually watch, you know, anime. As in, more than just four.

Sorry if it is a tad too big. Everyone is welcome to add to it.

Flame of Recca                                                          Fushigi Yuugi
You are under arrest                                                  Cyberteam in Akhihabara
Rurouni Kenshin                                                        Visions of Escaflowne
Speed Racer                                                               Ninja Robots
Saiyuki                                                                       Saiyuki Reload
GetBackers                                                                Fullmetal Alchemist
Fate Stay Night                                                          Hellsing
Hungry Heart                                                             La Corda D'oro: Primo Passo
Maria watches over us                                               Alice Academy
Gunslinger Girls                                                         Vampire Knight
Living for the day after tomorrow                             Cardcaptor Sakura
xxxHolic                                                                    Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles
Jigoku Shoujo                                                             Blood Plus
Trinity Blood                                                              Air Gear
Black Cat                                                                   Black Butler
Princess Tutu                                                             Hayate the combat butler
Legend of the Glass Fleet                                          Samurai Deeper Kyo
Samurai Champloo                                                    Pumpkin Scissors
K'On                                                                          Death Note
Cowboy Bebop                                                         Code Geass
Trigun                                                                        Sailor Moon
Yu Yu Hakasho                                                        Shonen Onmyoji
Binchotan                                                                 Ayakashi
Mr. Stain in Junk Alley                                            Color cloud Palace
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood                           Midori Days
Ginban Kaleidoscope                                               Initial D
Darker than Black                                                   Witch Hunter Robin
The adventures of Teeny Witches                           Cyborg 009
Shakugan no Shana                                                  Inu Yasha
Stigma of the Wind/ Kage no Stigma                       Spooky Kitaro
R.O.D                                                                       R.O.D the TV series
Hitman                                                                     Ergo Proxy
Red Garden                                                             Spirited Away
Princess Mononoke                                                My neighbour Totoro
Castle in the sky                                                      Ponyo
Kiki's delivery service                                             Fairy tail
Spice and Wolf                                                       Black rock shooter
Black lagoon                                                           Cyborg 009
Samurai 7                                                                Pandora hearts
Romeo and Juliet                                                    Kaichu wa Maid Sama
Afro Samurai                                                          Baccano!

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