Anime suggestion?

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  1. ward09

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    I want to get back into anime... any suggestions? I don't have lots of time for a long series, but a short series or movie would be cool.
     
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    netflix?
     
  3. ward09

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    I don't currently have Netflix, but would re-subscribe to watch something. I cancel and re-subscribe often.
     
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    What genre do you like? It might make it easier for me to suggest something
     
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    Kino's Journey.
     
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    I've been enjoying the English dub of Black Butler on Netflix lately.
     
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    Short series? FLCL
     
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    Or perhaps, Dance in the Vampire Bund, Queen's Blade, or Sekirei.
     
  9. ward09

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    I like science fiction and military/war, so Macros is still my all time fave. But there was also one I really liked about a vampire who had an eye on the palm of his hand - can't remember what it was now. Anyway, it's been a long time since I watched anything, so I'm open.
     
  10. Dan Oravasaari

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    That sounds like Hellsing.

    I still recommend Kino's Journey if you like substance. Mind you it has been a few years since I was on the Anime train, so my recommendations are a bit dated-ish.

    Cowboy Bebop
    Trigun
    FLCL
    Last Exile
    Fullmetal Alchemist
     
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    In that case i would recommend, gintama and sengoku basara, bleach, ronin warriors (also known as yoroiden samurai troopers), saiyuki (any of the versions such as: gensoumaden, reload, or reload gunlock).
     
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    If it were a whole face on his hand, and the character was a halfbreed, I'd say Vampire Hunter D. Otherwise, Hellsing sounds likely, I suppose.

    Jormungand comes to mind, at least for the military/war note. It's two 12-episode seasons, but should appeal, I'd think. Rather than "military," though, it's more about a band of mercenaries (many ex-military) working alongside an arms dealer. Some over-the-top action here, some dark humor there... A similar series I'd also recommend would be Black Lagoon. (Also two 12-episode seasons, plus some OVA's.)

    On more of a general note: Baccano!
    Clocking in at 16 episodes, this series is... one hell of a ride, really, and among my favorites. (Also, an excellent dub cast, if you care about that.) Take a 1930's America story centered around (mostly) rival gangs and a train hijacking, and put a supernatural spin on it (namely, immortals), and you've pretty much got the premise set up. A title I rather strongly recommend to just about anyone. If you enjoy this, I'd also recommend following up with Durarara!!. (Longer series, less over-the-top, more modern, and similarly has a lot going on among a wide cast of characters.)

    For a quick old-school sci-fi fix, Ozma may be worth a shot. (6 episodes; check link for premise, staff, etc.)

    Sci-fi... If you're into time travel, definitely give Steins;Gate a look sometime. I'm not sure where you draw the line for a "long" series, but this one's an average two-cour series of 24 episodes (plus 1 OVA and 1 movie; both optional). I'd warn that it might take a little while to really get into, but once shit gets real, you'll be hooked.

    Not really a high-ranker on my own list, but Night Raid 1931 may be worth checking out, being only 13 episodes, and military-themed. (Albeit supernatural as well.)

    Hm, I should find something that's available through Netflix, haha... Try Eden of the East on for size. 11 episodes, plus two movies to wrap up the story. A really great series, set in a modern (if not slightly futuristic) world, with (mostly?) realistic characters in a conspiracy-centered plot. All available through the 'flix, movies included.

    Plenty more where those came from, I assure you. =p But for now, I think that should be good. Expand your criteria a bit (give some examples of what you've seen in the past, if not genres), and I'll gladly share some more titles.
     
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    it's vampire hunter d
    the main character plays host to a sentient symbiote that is on his hand.
     
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    I just noticed that Takenaka Hanbei looks strikingly different in Sengoku Basara than he looks in Sengoku Musou / Musou Orochi. I'm watching Sengoku Basara on Netflix, and that one glaring difference is freaking me out.

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    From left to right: Hanbei in Sengoku Basara (Samurai Kings?) and in Sengoku Musou / Musou Orochi (Samurai Warriors / Warriors Orochi).
     
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    Uhh, are you suggesting he's the only one? Lol. Most of the characters look quite different. I mean, hell, Magoichi is a chick in SenBa, but a guy in Samurai Warriors. Tadakatsu's a Gundam. (See: "Hondam.") Hideyoshi's a massive, ape-like beast of a man, as opposed to the little "monkey" that he is in Samurai Warriors. The list goes on.
     
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    hahaha

    I only knew them from Warriors Orochi, but Hanbei sticks out the most to me while watching Sengoku Basara on Netflix.
     
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    One is made by crapcom (sengoku basara)
    The other is tecmo koei.

    The jpn version of the sengoku basara anime is my favorite. Better voice acting.

    Also i think the sengoku basara masamune is freaking awesome.
    And not an ahole little kid In green.
     
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    since you are watching sengoku basara, maybe you might enjoy this from the movie end credits. it always makes me laugh, you'll have to enlarge it though.
     
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    wtf did I just watch? HAHAHA
     

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