Had to bump this, because I have an advice for people who are very new to anime and are looking to watch some.
There's a very popular and cult-classic show that you've probably heard - Neon Genesis Evangelion. Honest advice: don't watch it. It starts out pretty cool and innocent, but by the end it turns into a massive depression-filled insanity. The ending is virtually incomprehensible. I nearly got an existential crisis after watching it.
So, yeah, I don't recommend it, save your sanity. The characters are really adorable, though.
Yeah, I'm relatively new to anime. Also, it wasn't really an advice, it was more a warning that this show is really damn weird and may traumatize you, and you shouldn't make my mistake of watching it without knowing what's it about. Ah, or maybe I'm just sensetive..
Well good thing I'm not that sensitive I guess (or maybe not at all. Some people asked me if I'm able to feel anything in the past, and I surely work backwards in many respects).
But nah I just felt like a grammar nazi once in life. Btw I'm well aware I should not be the one correcting people since my english is most likely worse than that of most members of this forum. But I've been feeling good lately (been a long, long time since I last felt that way, feeling empty inside is usually a constant), so I figured I'd have some fun, so if I manage to piss someone in the process, know that these moments are usually very, very rare.
I for one am not new to anime but I haven't watched a fuckload of series either, my Plan to Watch list is getting bigger and bigger by the day, I'm leaving the long stuff at the end. To manga however, I am new, the only manga I'd ever read was Hellsing, though there was no point since the Ultimate OVA series animates it in its entirety. I should ask a friend to come here, he could probably recommend plenty of stuff to watch since the last time I asked him he watched over 220 series .
english... come at me bros! In Portuguese it is portugues, no big deal. The english have a perverted sense of righteousness when it comes to their bastardised nonsensical language, so please by all my means take every opportunity you can to cunt them by spelling it with a small e.
Post by Li'l devil on Jun 11, 2018 11:18:55 GMT -5
I've enjoyed it, too, actually. But the last, say, 3-4 episodes basically destroyed the entire plot the show had until that point and what happened in the end I can't even describe. I prefer it when the ending reveales everything, not the opposite!
Last Edit: Jun 11, 2018 11:19:29 GMT -5 by Li'l devil
Hm, Evangelion was my third anime (first was Chobits, second was Elfen Lied). I guess it can be an odd choice for a beginner, if anything simply because it revolutionized the mecha genre in ways you can't really appreciate unless you've seen some older giant robot shows. The strong psychological aspect it added to the story was incredibly influential and spawned countless imitators (see Brain Powerd, Argento Soma, RahXephon, and many many others).
But it's absolutely not necessary to know any of this historical stuff in order to appreciate just how deep Evangelion is, so maybe I would recommend it to beginners actually. Yes, it will hurt your soul but you will overcome it, become a better person in the process, and potentially gain deeper appreciation of the medium. It's certainly one of the very very best anime series of all time. I've seen it three times already and I can easily imagine this number doubling in the future.
Anyway, opinions from newcomers are probably the most interesting part of this thread, so please keep them coming!