Hard to have Big O in a 90s anime series when it aired in 2000.ccggenius12 said:I'd like to throw out an honorable mention to Big O. The entire second season was created because the first played so well in the states. Plus, it was nice to have giant robots that moved around like they had some serious mass to them.
Well, you can watch the movies now instead, right?Seracen said:Yes, yes you should skip Evangelion. True, it was genre defining, and a pivotal work that stands as a pillar of anime. But damned if it isn't hard to watch now (much like 2001: A Space Odyssey for sci-fi...blasphemy, I know).
I say the same but about Cowboy Bebop. I eventually watched all of it and I think there were only two that I would class as decent - the pilot and I think number 17. I had no fun with that show.canadamus_prime said:I'd rather gouge my eyes out than watch Sailor Moon.
I remember having to intercede on the behalf of an online couple who liked dragonball (BF) and sailormoon (GF), where the BF constantly s***talked sailor moon and tried to make the GF watch dragonball though she clearly did not like it.canadamus_prime said:I'd rather gouge my eyes out than watch Sailor Moon.
I'd go a half-step further and watch it on TeamFourStar's own site.Hairless Mammoth said:At this point, I'd say the best way to watch DBZ (or quickly catch up to a little past midway) and get the gist of the story is to watch Team Four Star's Dragonball Z Abridged. (Their videos on Youtube are now monetized by Toe, so you're supporting the series creators that way as much as watching Kai on TV.)
Everything on the list and everything right here. And Trigun. I understand some of the criticism for things like Evangelion... I put it right up there with Akira and Ghost in the Shell (both from late 80's or I would have expect to see them on this list) for starting the Anime craze... but taken on their own, especially compared to what came after, they are very out there and definitely not as easy to watch.Hairless Mammoth said:Thanks to this list and many comments above, I now want to binge many anime I either finished ages ago, or never got fully into. If only I had access to the Hyperbolic Time Chamber.
For non-anime fans, Cowboy Bebop is honestly the most accessible shows. Its stories mostly make sense in one veiwing. It is mostly serious, so there is less (if any) of the goody-looking visual anime tropes. Although, it does have humor spread throughout to lighten the mood. (Ed in general will take care of that a lot.) Bebop isn't for everyone, but it's worth watching the first few episode to see if you will like it.
At this point, I'd say the best way to watch DBZ (or quickly catch up to a little past midway) and get the gist of the story is to watch Team Four Star's Dragonball Z Abridged. (Their videos on Youtube are now monetized by Toe, so you're supporting the series creators that way as much as watching Kai on TV.)