Recommend some good Anime available on Netflix or Amazon

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#1 Edited by mrbojangles25 (43913 posts) -

Title says it all!

Would appreciate any recommendations you have. I'm not the biggest anime fan, but it's something I can enjoy :D And there is a metric crap-ton of it on streaming services, it seems.

To give you some idea, a lot of Anime I've enjoyed in the past is either really cute and sweet, or totally screwed up.

  • Every Studio Ghibli film I've seen:
    • Princess Mononoke
    • Ponyo
    • Grave of the Fireflies
    • Howl's Moving Castle
    • Spirited Away
  • Elfen Lied: the violence was entertaining, and I sort of enjoyed the whole dual-personality aspect of it, sort of how these people love this young girl who has done horrible things.
  • Ninja Scroll: what can I say, I enjoy some ****ed up stuff.
  • Kill la Kill: I enjoyed the very self-aware, self-deprecating humor of how it more or less pokes fun at itself and anime in general. It got a little old, though, after a while.
  • One Punch Man: probably the funniest anime I've seen in my life.
  • Castlevania: it was a short series but I enjoyed it for the most part.
  • Honorable mentions: non-anime but sort of like anime, and other mature animation:
    • Avatar: The Last Airbender
    • Avatar: Legend of Korra
    • Most of the DC animated films
    • Justice League/Justice League unlimited

Hope that helps. Thank you! :D

*thread title updated to clarify this is an "or" option

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#2 Posted by Mandzilla (4084 posts) -

Have you seen the film Pom Poko? Gate, Space Battleship Yamato and of course Attack on Titan are also great.

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#3 Posted by Ezekiel43 (1472 posts) -

My recommendation is to stop relying on streaming services like Netflix and watch the shows, in this case anime, you actually want to watch. Yes, you'll potentially be spending more money, but you'll be using the little time you have in this world better.

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#4 Posted by Speeny (1621 posts) -

You’d enjoy Higurashi. (When They Cry) It’s not on Netflix though.

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#5 Posted by mrbojangles25 (43913 posts) -

@mandzilla said:

Have you seen the film Pom Poko? Gate, Space Battleship Yamato and of course Attack on Titan are also great.

Yes I enjoyed Attack on Titan a lot!

Space Battleship Yamato sounds good

@ezekiel43 said:

My recommendation is to stop relying on streaming services like Netflix and watch the shows, in this case anime, you actually want to watch. Yes, you'll potentially be spending more money, but you'll be using the little time you have in this world better.

That is a very good idea, but I was wondering if you had any suggestions as far as what to watch?

Is Crunchyroll a good service? Or do they just do anime news?

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#6 Edited by Ezekiel43 (1472 posts) -

@mrbojangles25 said:
@ezekiel43 said:

My recommendation is to stop relying on streaming services like Netflix and watch the shows, in this case anime, you actually want to watch. Yes, you'll potentially be spending more money, but you'll be using the little time you have in this world better.

That is a very good idea, but I was wondering if you had any suggestions as far as what to watch?

Is Crunchyroll a good service? Or do they just do anime news?

I don't suggest anime or much of anything anymore. Usually feels like a wasted effort. People can be so particular. Small chance that they'll watch it and smaller chance that they'll like it.

I've never used Crunchyroll. I don't like streaming that much.

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#7 Posted by GTR12 (13468 posts) -

I'm just gonna mention shows, I don't know if they are on streaming services.

Ghost in the Shell (GITS), don't go by the movie.

Sword Art: Online (SAO), its for gaming fans.

Initial D, very old, but if you're a car fan, its for you.

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#8 Edited by uninspiredcup (33254 posts) -

If you like Rocky I'd recommend Hajime no Ippo. Don't think it's on Steaming services or even an English dub, which is odd, it's really good.

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#9 Posted by SoNin360 (7078 posts) -

I binge stuff on Funimation sometimes for a month since it's $6 for 1 month. There's a free trial as well for maybe 1 or 2 weeks. Some stuff that I know is on there that I'd recommend is Attack on Titan, Cowboy Bebop, Code Geass, Steins; Gate, Tokyo Ghoul, and Psycho-Pass. I'm pretty sure Death Note and/or Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood are on Netflix and those 2 are definitely some of my favorites.

Anyway, I've had a decent experience with Funimation, although lately I've been having to refresh videos and sit through it randomly lowering the resolution from time to time even though I have 1080p selected and a fast internet connection.

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#10 Posted by thehig1 (7277 posts) -

@mrbojangles25: it has to be avaible on both amazon and Netflix ?

Not either or ?

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#11 Edited by mrbojangles25 (43913 posts) -

@thehig1 said:

@mrbojangles25: it has to be avaible on both amazon and Netflix ?

Not either or ?

either one, I have a subscription to Netflix and Amazon Prime (so I get Amazon Video).

Thank you for pointing that out, thread title updated

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#12 Posted by mrbojangles25 (43913 posts) -

@SoNin360 said:

I binge stuff on Funimation sometimes for a month since it's $6 for 1 month. There's a free trial as well for maybe 1 or 2 weeks. Some stuff that I know is on there that I'd recommend is Attack on Titan, Cowboy Bebop, Code Geass, Steins; Gate, Tokyo Ghoul, and Psycho-Pass. I'm pretty sure Death Note and/or Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood are on Netflix and those 2 are definitely some of my favorites.

Anyway, I've had a decent experience with Funimation, although lately I've been having to refresh videos and sit through it randomly lowering the resolution from time to time even though I have 1080p selected and a fast internet connection.

Yeah seems like at least half the anime I enjoy is from Funimation haha

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#13 Posted by thehig1 (7277 posts) -

@mrbojangles25: would have been a seroous limitation on what people could recommend if that was the case lol

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#14 Posted by mrbojangles25 (43913 posts) -

Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I've noticed a lot of these places have "if you liked ____, you might also enjoy ____, _____, and ________" so that's handy. It works about half the time for movies and shows might be somewhat successful with anime.

The only problem is...anime fans tend to really like their shows. I've never seen so many things rated five stars in my life. I mean, The Godfather is rated four stars, but Samurai Champloo is five?

@thehig1 said:

@mrbojangles25: would have been a seroous limitation on what people could recommend if that was the case lol

haha right?