View Full Version : What's your favorite anime?

08-05-2015, 05:59 AM
I'm new and I've only watched 3, but my favorite is Sword Art Online. I just love the concept and I like the characters. I'm partly making this so I get animes to watch but I'm also curious to see what other people like as well!

08-05-2015, 06:34 AM

my favorite is hard to say, but it's either Angel Beats or Kino's Journey

The reasons I like Angel Beats are obvious; it's made by freaking Key animation. This was their last project before they split, so they were at their peak here. Visuals, soundtrack, story, and action were all freaking fantastic. (Also one of the few anime to have a better dub than sub)
Seriously this is an actual spoiler of the show, not just to hide the vid

Now for Kino's Journey, it's much more laid back, and it's made by a smaller company. In all, visually, it's not that impressive. What sets it apart is it's mood. It's kind of impossible to describe it, you just have to go see it for yourself.

Reiko Asagiri
08-05-2015, 06:47 AM
Currently: Attack on Titan. It's so good~

08-05-2015, 07:58 AM
Ah yes, a time to talk about my anime loves.
EZ top 5 time here we go

1) Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood -- The best anime ever. Just... so good. Ed is a babe, Alphonse is my child, and Winry is the waifu to end all waifus. And that's not even mentioning the incredible supporting cast, badass fights, and really heart-wrenching, love-provoking moments. I will never stop preaching my love of this anime.

2) Durarara!! -- Really cool characters navigating a really cool city. Funny, but with loads of chaos and stories woven throughout. Not to mention it's currently airing after being gone (along with my dreams) for years. And the new season looks dang good.

3) Toradora! -- The only school romance comedy I will ever need. The true OTP resides in this anime, and tbh it's so good that it actually made me like a tsundere for once in my life. Really heartwarming and fun, with (again) a great cast of characters to keep the love alive!

4) Psycho-Pass -- Gritty, badass future stuff. Strong as heck female lead who's the only voice of reason in a really crazy world. Makes you think about government, surveillance, and what it means to do the right thing. Also just REALLY cool main characters. Season 2 is inferior (though still pretty good), but the first season will always remain in my top 10.

5) Nichijou -- The cutest anime there ever was. Pure fun, with a touch of love/friendship in there just to glue it all together. Has some of the best laugh-out-loud scenes I have ever watched, and has infinite rewatch value. I have never felt more joy while watching an anime than with Nichijou.

I have varied tastes LOL

08-05-2015, 08:23 AM
Geez, favorite huh? I would have to say Clannad After Story is still my favorite anime at the moment. No other anime has made me so emotional - happy, sad, miserable, ready to cry, and other such emotions as this one. It's also quite rare for me to find an anime that hits real-life topics like this one does. Truly a masterpiece of slice-of-life and drama in my opinion.

Other runner ups: AnoHana for similar reasons as above. Your Lie in April will eventually go here to but I don't wanna put too much emphasis because I watched it very recently. I also really really enjoyed Steins;Gate and Psycho Pass for the intense drama that both had, only there was more action than the previous 3 mentioned.

Finally, personal favorites that aren't top notch but still favorites - Madoka Magica and Utena. Very similar shows with magical/transformation themes that both deconstruct their genre.

And Nisekoi is my guilty pleasure anime that I know isn't very good but I still enjoy.

08-05-2015, 05:55 PM
Nothing will ever beat Nana for me. Absolutely amazing josei show with an absolutely amazing soundtrack. I was addicted to that series when I first watched it.
I also just recently completed Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, which comes in a close second, followed by Clannad (+AS).
Honorable mentions go to Parasyte, Ouran HSHC, Toradora!, Steins;Gate, Nichijou, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Golden Time, and Death Note.

08-05-2015, 07:13 PM
Durarara!! is my favorite anime. If I may say, Marissa summarized why its so appealing perfectly. So uh... there's that.

If you're interested what my favorite anime of the top 3 (One Piece, Bleach, Naruto) is, Bleach is my favorite there. Bleach was the anime that got me into anime in the first place. And I owe it a lot. Even if the manga isn't the greatest lately.

08-05-2015, 08:44 PM
Huge fan of From the New World. It is a show that I believe has plenty of philosophical merit to it in questioning utilitarianism(ie sacrificing for the greater good even if society is disfunctional) and the morality behind several issues concerning your mind. There's a lot of really neat things that go on in the show that typically isn't explored in the majority of anime.

Also the scenery in that show is beautiful and it makes you appreciate rural areas at times. Lots of good world building as well. Check it out if you want a thinker.

08-05-2015, 10:40 PM
I have three anime in mind that are really close.

Durarara: As a few people said, cool setting, cool characters, crazy plot twists. Go watch it, season 2 is still going

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: I can't believe that I didn't watch this earlier. The animation is amazing, the characters are lovable in their own right (there is even a few homunculi that people feel bad for in the end, not spoiling which ones), the story is pretty well written, animation looks really well done, and the soundtrack. Probably my favorite soundtrack in anime, at least tied with Cowboy Bebop.

Gurren Lagann: Great cast of characters, some cute moments (there is fanservice, but what do you expect from Trigger?), and really well written/creative fights. Also a good coming of age story if you're into those. A friend of mine described TTGL as "the manliest anime ever made that isn't JJBA", and he's not wrong, really.

And of course, the best anime of all time (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYr8gjWuAkM). /j

08-05-2015, 11:12 PM
Cowboy Bebop, brings back vivid memories for me and is one of the few "animes" that I've have ever watched.

08-06-2015, 02:45 AM
Well you may or may not know this but I don't really watch much Anime, but out of the few that I have watched my favorite is Haikyuu!!! The characters are great and so animated and since y'know they play volleyball which is a sport that I find kind of interesting it really appeals to me.

08-06-2015, 02:50 AM
Normally, It would be either Mushishi, Nichijou, Madoka, Fate/Zero, or Monster, but recently Shirobako has been making me questioning what my favorites are so I'm not really sure anymore. I really like Shirobako though.

08-06-2015, 03:40 PM
I'm the type of guy that likes action and adventure type anime.

My favorites would have to be
Attack on Titan
No Game No Life
Sword Art Online
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Soul Eater

and a few more that I can't really name of the top of my head

08-06-2015, 03:44 PM
My favorite anime is Sword Art Online

Seroiusly, though, I enjoy Haikyuu!!, Code Geass, Death Note, and Akame ga Kill.

08-06-2015, 08:45 PM
I've been thinking for days because I didn't want to say the obligatory Clannad, and I've come to a conclusion that it's gotta be AnoHana. Not much of a difference, but man, an 11 episode anime has never made feel so strongly about it before. I loved the characters and the way it handled the story and everything was just brilliant.

08-07-2015, 11:31 PM
Surprised that I haven't posted in this thread yet xD At the moment, my favourite anime is probably Attack on Titan, but only really because it's only one of two that I've fully watched, and there's not a hope in hell I was gonna say DBZ was my favourite anime (as much as I love it, too much filler for my liking). I'm excited to get stuck into some other animes though - SAO, Fairy Tail, Free! and HunterXHunter, for example - but at the moment Attack on Titan is really the only one I can mention. i'm not weeb enough yet

08-08-2015, 01:15 AM
I've never really had a favorite, but I'm gonna say Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. I think the animation's pretty solid, I really like the art style, the characters are just so charming, and it's just something I can go back and watch. Also, Ari Ozawa. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso was pretty freaking brilliant as well, definitely a contender to next to favorite anime.

I'm probably a kuso TTK for saying this, but honestly, I enjoy watching the Kantai Collection anime. I do think that it was pretty subpar, but at the same time, I think it's really quirky and I love comparing what I know now from the game to the anime.

08-15-2015, 07:43 PM
Ok, so I know I only posted here a week ago, but my opinion has changed. Originally, my favourite was Attack on Titan because of the gorgeous animation and action sequences. However, on Thursday and yesterday, I watched Free! and Free! Eternal Summer and I was honestly blown away. I wasn't expecting a lot from an anime about competitive swimming, and it was actually quite slow to get started and I nearly gave up. However, I stuck with it and I was shocked. The characters were all loveable and I liked them all (except for Nitori, he's an annoying little ****), the story for both was quite good, and the animation was a sight to behold. Plus Makoto is my new bæ. If I had to choose one, I would probably go with Eternal Summer because Rin isn't such a butt.

10-29-2016, 10:10 PM
I also wish to say that Cory in the House was a very compelling story - great anime.

10-30-2016, 05:34 PM
Shimoneta. Nothing will ever top it.

01-05-2017, 09:47 AM
Man I just looked back on this and I'm appalled that SAO was my favorite at any period of time, especially since the other two shows I'd watched at the time were Fate Zero and Death Note, both of which are vastly superior.

Anyway, 28.4 days total of anime later, (according to MAL), my favorite has got to be One Punch Man. I know it's mainstream but One Punch Man feels like a show that was tailor made to be everything I like in my entertainment. I love it so much. Now, even though it's my favorite doesn't mean I think it's necessarily the best. Stein's Gate and Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu are better, but I prefer OPM.

But seriously Rakugo aired last year and it was so good and criminally under watched. If you like anime do yourself a favor and watch it.

01-05-2017, 02:36 PM
lmao SAO was your favorite anime

01-31-2017, 05:43 AM
SAO was a favorite at a time because it introduced me to the anime but watching a fair amount I'd go with Toradora for me even though I've seen a good amount to this point just because I enjoy the story and the characters are like able. Even if you're into romance or not I think you should check it out.