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Bellum Eternus
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2010.06.10 18:12:00 - [1]
 

I'm looking for some new/interesting/good Anime to watch. Here are the criteria:

Genre: anything similar to Ghost In The Shell, Appleseed, Evangelion, Vexille etc.

It doesn't have to be a feature film, an animated series is fine. I've watched most (99%) of all similar stuff in the above genre thats more than a few years old. I'm looking for something new and interesting that I haven't seen/heard of yet. So, any suggestions?

Ahz
Posted - 2010.06.10 18:24:00 - [2]
 

I'm generally not a fan of Anime. These films may or may not fit your definition of the genre. But I do own all of them and feel good about recommending them.

Akira: The is the standard as far as I'm concerned.
Last Exile: Very good, even though the ending is weak.
Final Fantasy: Stands up to repeated viewing.

Also, can recommend Paprika, even though I don't own it.

B0X
Republic Military School
Posted - 2010.06.10 18:40:00 - [3]
 

Personally I love Spirited Away, by Miyazaki.
I can't honestly say it's anything like the ones you mention, as I've never seen them, but it's magical all the same.

rValdez5987
Amarr
Imperial Guard.
Posted - 2010.06.10 18:43:00 - [4]
 

Macross Frontier... Starship Operators...

Those are the two that come to mind... as far as other ones that are good, I'm not sure..

Wired
Workhorse Industries
Posted - 2010.06.10 19:06:00 - [5]
 

I've always been a fan of 'The Guyver'

Culmen
Caldari
Culmenation
Posted - 2010.06.10 19:14:00 - [6]
 

If you haven't already seen it.
Go watch Planetes.

The hardest sci-fi I've ever seen in any medium.

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2010.06.10 19:35:00 - [7]
 

I have only seen the first few episodes of Ergo Proxy, but it intrigues me with its dark feel. ALso the soundtrack is phenominal.


Slade


Athanasia Samsa
Amarr
Institute for Mental Hygiene
Posted - 2010.06.10 19:43:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Culmen
If you haven't already seen it.
Go watch Planetes.

The hardest sci-fi I've ever seen in any medium.


A Hard sci-fi anime? Thank you!


And I'd recommend Legend of Galactic Heroes - primarily Space Opera / Military sci-fi.

Meiyang Lee
Gallente
Azteca Transportation Unlimited
Gunboat Diplomacy
Posted - 2010.06.10 20:26:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Meiyang Lee on 10/06/2010 20:30:34
Edited by: Meiyang Lee on 10/06/2010 20:27:22
Space Battleship Yamato

Thundersub / Blue Noah

The only retail version of Thundersub I managed to track down a while ago was a site called www.grendizer.net, but it is closed until further notice apparently. I didn't mind since I have my collection, but this makes that series next to impossible to locate.


Erin Feineneu
Caldari
Posted - 2010.06.10 20:38:00 - [10]
 

Time of Eve.

Human android relationships. True scifi in a sense that its asking questions of what would happen in a scenario where androids pass turing's test. Not only in conversational form, but visually too.

I suppose its one of those series of which you could propably watch with your whole family, or with people who haven't seen any anime.

Ahz
Posted - 2010.06.10 20:47:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Culmen
Planetes
Hey, this looks pretty good!

MalVortex
Applied Agoraphobia
Posted - 2010.06.10 22:24:00 - [12]
 

I came to recommend Planetes too. It is one of my favorite animes of all time. Would also recommend Crest/Banner of Stars - its got a unique take on FTL and space combat w/ a rather unique perspective - arguably, the story is told from an appropriated child growing up as one of the Bad Guys.

Bellum Eternus
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2010.06.10 22:35:00 - [13]
 

Stuff I've also seen: Time of Eve, Ergo Proxy, Macross stuff, Akira, Final Fantasy (the feature film).

IMO "Last Exile" and "Spirited Away" don't qualify as 'Sci-Fi'.

Is "Planetes" fairly combat/paramilitary oriented like GITS and Appleseed? Or is it more civilian oriented in a space environment?

Culmen
Caldari
Culmenation
Posted - 2010.06.11 00:32:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Bellum Eternus

Is "Planetes" fairly combat/paramilitary oriented like GITS and Appleseed? Or is it more civilian oriented in a space environment?


Civilian, it centers around the "debris section" of some space corporation. They're there to basically clean up space debris. The first scene of the first episode really shows the importance of that.

Lt Forge
Pilots Of Honour
Aeternus.
Posted - 2010.06.11 00:57:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Lt Forge on 11/06/2010 01:01:33
Edited by: Lt Forge on 11/06/2010 00:57:45
Magnetic Rose.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memories_%28film%29#Magnetic_Rose

I can't find a decent (and/or full) version of it online, but this is a link to part one of it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou7QSPNxgqs

Edit: Also, here is a link to the whole playlist, for easiness.
http://www.youtube.com/user/DimensionAnime#g/c/7FCE3965E4E9D05B

The soundtrack is goddamn amazing.

Also suggesting the other two Memories short stories.

Ace2001
Caldari
S E A R
Posted - 2010.06.11 02:23:00 - [16]
 

I don't know how much these are "Sci-fi", but here's a whole bunch that I personally liked:

Eureka Seven

Mars Daybreak

GUNxSWORD

Vandread (A personal favorite that I wish had a third season.)

RahXephon

Banner of the Stars

Gurren Lagann

And I don't know how good this one is as I just now found it, but it looks rather interesting:

Blassreiter

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2010.06.11 03:49:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: Blane Xero on 11/06/2010 03:50:42
Originally by: Ace2001
And I don't know how good this one is as I just now found it, but it looks rather interesting:

Blassreiter


Pretty decent. Some "3d animated" scenes in it, but overall a good show.

If you're looking for a Sci-fi / WTF anime, then Speed Grapher is pretty commendable.

Derovius Vaden
Posted - 2010.06.11 07:21:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Bellum Eternus
I'm looking for some new/interesting/good Anime to watch. Here are the criteria:

Genre: anything similar to Ghost In The Shell, Appleseed, Evangelion, Vexille etc.

It doesn't have to be a feature film, an animated series is fine. I've watched most (99%) of all similar stuff in the above genre thats more than a few years old. I'm looking for something new and interesting that I haven't seen/heard of yet. So, any suggestions?


Code Geass
Deathnote (kinda futuristic)
Blue Gender
Gantz (once again, kinda futuristic)

Viral Effect
Caldari
BRAINDEAD Corp
Posted - 2010.06.11 09:28:00 - [19]
 

Any of the Gundam series.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gundam

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2010.06.11 09:39:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Derovius Vaden
Deathnote (kinda futuristic)
...Wat...

Crumplecorn
Gallente
Eve Cluster Explorations
Posted - 2010.06.11 09:52:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Ace2001
Banner of the Stars
This. Though start with Crest.

Also, consider Serial Experiments Lain, Texhnolyze and Dennou Coil.

Hrothgar Doran
Posted - 2010.06.11 10:50:00 - [22]
 

I'll also reccomend the Crest/Baner of the Stars, Vandread as well as Planetes, all three are very very good series.

Asides from that,
Legend of the Galactic Heroes(if you like politics)
Heroic Age
The Third
Full Metal Panic
Mnemosyne(second half is science fiction, but do NOT watch it in front of even mildly sensitive people :)
Gundam 00
Macross Frontier
Cowboy Bebop
Dennou Coil
Trigun(some science fiction elements)
Steam boy(steampunk)

Ace2001
Caldari
S E A R
Posted - 2010.06.11 17:02:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Crumplecorn
Originally by: Ace2001
Banner of the Stars
This. Though start with Crest.


...You know, I never did watch Crest. Didn't even know it existed until about half way through Banners first or second season, and at that point enough flash-backs had happened for me to pretty much piece it together.

But yest, start with Crest if possible.

Derovius Vaden
Posted - 2010.06.11 18:05:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Blane Xero
Originally by: Derovius Vaden
Deathnote (kinda futuristic)
...Wat...


Kira tries to make a Utopia, which means it has to be in the future with reference to today. Thats why I said kinda.

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2010.06.11 18:19:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Derovius Vaden
Originally by: Blane Xero
Originally by: Derovius Vaden
Deathnote (kinda futuristic)
...Wat...


Kira tries to make a Utopia, which means it has to be in the future with reference to today. Thats why I said kinda.
Neutral

Wild Rho
Amarr
Silent Core
Posted - 2010.06.11 19:30:00 - [26]
 

If you haven't already it's worth checking out the Evangelion: Rebuild movies.

Dan O'Connor
Cerberus Network
Dignitas.
Posted - 2010.06.11 20:48:00 - [27]
 

Macross Frontier.

That is all.

Bellum Eternus
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2010.06.13 21:22:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Wild Rho
If you haven't already it's worth checking out the Evangelion: Rebuild movies.


Yeah, I've seen those, pretty good IMO.

To the rest: thanks everyone for the suggestions so far!

I hadn't seen "Memories" yet, and the animation in that was excellent (from a technical and art perspective) and the story telling was really good as well.

Blane- while I've seen Blassreiter, I agree that it's a good recommendation. The 3D animation in it is very well done IMO, particularly for a TV series (vs. a feature film). The story and character development isn't half bad either. I've seen Speed Grapher as well and it has some pretty decent animation in it too.

Content aside, Mnemosyne has really good animation and art and it's storyboarded really well as the shot construction is well put together.

Reiisha
Veto Corp
Posted - 2010.06.14 01:38:00 - [29]
 

Edited by: Reiisha on 14/06/2010 01:38:52
Cowboy Bebop has already been mentioned and would be my first suggestion if you want scifi. It's kinda grungy though.

Scrapped Princess is a very interesting take on the whole thing, it downplays the scifi element a bit but it's worth it :)

Martian Successor Nadesico is something i've seen a long time ago - Worth a watch, though it's very tongue-in-cheek most of the time.

.hack (dot hack) is a pretty good one. MMO anime!

Nerogk Shorn
Caldari
Invicta.
Posted - 2010.06.14 04:16:00 - [30]
 

Other than already mentioning Cowboy Bebop, as a fantastic one.

Vandread is good, but it's a little cutsie. So be prepared for that.

Other than that I'll just list a few random ones I guess:

Outlaw Star - one of the best ones I've seen
Blue Submarine No. 6 - CG combined with Anime. Only like 6 episodes. Post apocalyptic.
Blue Gender - Not sure if I've seen all of this. It's decent.
Starship Troopers: Roughnecks - It is CG, not anime. However, it's good if you can stomach very early CG.

Will add more if any come to mind.


 

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