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Old 09-21-2011   #1
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Other forums have this so why not here too.

I guess just keep these things in mind:

1) Avoid posting major spoilers if you describe what the title is about

2) Include helpful info such as:
- # of Episodes
- the Rating (e.g. Suitable for All Ages, Mature Audience)
- Genre (e.g. Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comedy, Slice of Life)

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Old 09-21-2011   #2
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Some of my recommendations (I might post more in the future):

* Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
# of episodes: 50
Rating: PG-13
Genres: Martial Arts, Action, Drama, Comedy
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/...tiest-disciple

* Fighting Spirit (also known as Hajime no Ippo)
# of episodes: 75 (76 if you include the special "Boxer's Fist")
Rating: PG-13
Genres: Boxing, Action, Comedy, Drama
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/...ighting-spirit
Also some TV Specials and a second series "New Challenger" (26 episodes)

* Sekirei
# of episodes: 12 + some specials + second season "Pure Engagement" (also 12 episodes)
Rating: Mature Audience
Genres: Action, Comedy, Romance
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/sekirei

* Gantz
# of episodes: 26
Rating: Mature Audience
Genres: Action, Drama, Supernatural
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/gantz

* Golgo 13
# of episodes: 50
Rating: Mature Audience
Genres: Action, Drama
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/golgo-13

* Basilisk
# of episodes: 24
Rating: Mature Audience
Genres: Action, Drama, Ninja, Romance, Historical
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/basilisk

* High School of the Dead
# of episodes: 12
Rating: Mature Audience
Genres: Action, Horror
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/...ol-of-the-dead


Some people may not be willing to invest a lot of time for a series with hundreds of episodes

e.g. Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Pokemon

so I tried to stick to some shorter series and tried to avoid listing any super well known stuff

(You came to this thread for something new right? Not something you've probably already heard of or seen already)

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Old 03-23-2012   #3
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I recommend Vandread. Very underrated series! There's action, comedy, some serious stuff, a great dub and appealing characters. Shame it was relatively short, but it's definitely enjoyable.

* Vandread
# of episodes: 26
Rating: PG-13 I guess (not much content that's really objectionable but obviously a little kid shouldn't be watching it)
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/Vandread/
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Old 03-29-2012   #4
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Black Butler (Tatum and Palencia)
26+ episodes
Teen

Ouran High School Host Club (Tatum, Mignogna, Haberkorn, Ayers, more...)
26+ episodes
Teen

Full Metal Panic (Mignogna, Patton, Rial, more...)
26+ episodes
18/Adult

Nabari no Ou (Palencia, MacDonald, Ayers, more...)
26 episodes
Teen

Baka and Test (on the surface kinda silly, you have to listen close for the brilliance)
13+ episodes (Brina Palencia plays twins, boy and girl. In one episode the boy wants to pretend he's his sister. Its amazing to hear Brina Palenica "tune-up" her voice from male to female character.)
Teen

xxxHolic (pronounced Holic) (Clinkenbeard, Haberkorn, Palencia, Tatum, more...)
24 episodes
Teen

Spice and Wolf (Palencia and Tatum)
13 episodes
Teen

Wolf's Rain (Crispin Freeman, more...)
26+ epsodes
Teen

There's alot more amazingly acted anime to list, like Full Metal Alchemist, but that's pretty long and popular, anyway. It took awhile for me to even consider Naruto but I have really been enjoying the story and the original Japanese cast. I dont care for the American cast, too much, though. I think its a bit over-acted in an already rambunctious tale. IMO. :-)

I really liked High School of the Dead, too. Still working on seeing some of the others mentioned in previous posts. I'm an obvious fan of J. Michael Tatum, Vic Mignogna, Brina Palencia, and Colleen Clinkenbeard, among others.

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Old 06-01-2012   #5
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I will recommend some not so well-known anime:

*07-Ghost
# of episodes: 25
Rating: PG-13
Genres: Action, Demons, Fantasy, Shoujo, Military

*Blue Exorcist
# of episodes: 25
Rating: PG-13
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural

*Arakawa Under the Bridge
# of episodes: 26
Rating: PG-13
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Seinen

*Blood+
# of episodes: 50
Rating: R-17+
Genres: Action, Mystery, Drama, Horror, Vampire, Supernatural

*Time of Eve
# of episodes: 6 (ONA)
Rating: PG-13
Genres: Sci-Fi, Slice of Life

*Genshiken
# of episodes: 27
Rating: PG-13
Genres: Comedy, Parody, Slice of Life

*Hakuouki
# of episodes: 22
Rating: R-17+
Genres: Action, Drama, Historical, Samurai, Shoujo, Supernatural

*Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
# of episodes: 55
Rating: R-17+
Genres: Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Thriller

*Kimi ni Todoke
# of episodes: 37
Rating: PG-13
Genres: Romance, School, Shoujo

*Black Butler
# of episodes: 36
Rating: R-17+
Genres: Action, Comedy, Demons, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural

*Lovely Complex
# of episodes: 24
Rating: PG-13
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Shoujo

*Big Windup!
# of episodes: 38
Rating: PG-13
Genres: Comedy, Sports

*Shiki
# of episodes: 24
Rating: R-17+
Genres: Mystery, Vampire, Supernatural, Thriller

*Tiger & Bunny
# of episodes: 25
Rating: PG-13
Genres: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Super Power

*True Tears
# of episodes: 13
Rating: PG-13
Genres: Drama, Romance, School
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Old 06-02-2012   #6
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I will recommend some not so well-known anime:


*Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
# of episodes: 55
Rating: R-17+
Genres: Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Thriller

*Shiki
# of episodes: 24
Rating: R-17+
Genres: Mystery, Vampire, Supernatural, Thriller

*Tiger & Bunny
# of episodes: 25
Rating: PG-13
Genres: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Super Power
I'll second Shiki. Just finished watching it and really loved it!

I've heard good things about Higurashi no Naku Koro ni but never set aside time to watch it. I've seen some reviews comparing Shiki to it, maybe it is something I'd like and should give it a chance (guess I could also update the BTVA page at the same time)

I also heard good things about Tiger & Bunny. I'll definitely watch that in the future too.
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Old 06-04-2012   #7
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*Paranoia Agent
# of episodes: 13
Rating: 15+
Genre: Supernatural, Mystery, Psychological, Horror, Thriller, Satire
Director: Satoshi Kon
Cast: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/.../side-by-side/
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*Baccano!
#16 Episodes
17+
Action, Supernatural, Fantasy, Dark Comedy, Horror


*Another
#12 Episodes
17+
Horror, Mystery


*Speed Grapher
#24 Episodes
17+
Action, Adventure, Drama


*Un-Go
#11 Episodes (and an episode 0 that's recommended to be watched)
13+
Action, Mystery, Detective, Futuristic


*Samurai 7
#26 Episodes
13+
Action, Samurai, Adventure, Drama


*Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
#26 Episodes
17+
Action, Mystery, Drama, Romance

*Desert Punk
#24 Episodes
13+
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure

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Kinnikuman if you like goofy comedy mixed with a lot of action. The designs are pleasant and have a lot of appeal to them, and all of it is brought to life by Akira Kamiya's lively, screechy performance.
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Here's a series that I got into recently:

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure


The manga is over 25 years old and still running, but only in 2012 did it receive a proper TV anime, adapting parts 1 and 2. A new anime started last month that adapts part 3. The manga is definitely worth checking out, and the 2012 anime is an excellent way to get into the series. There aren't any DVD releases outside of Japan, but episodes can be seen streaming on Crunchyroll.

If you like good old-fashioned, '80s style, stereotypical manly-man shonen like Fist of the North Star or even Dragon Ball Z, JoJo will be right up your alley.

* JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)
# of episodes: 26 (2012 series)
Rating: 15+ (lots of violence)
Genres: Action, Supernatural, and a bit of horror
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/...dventure-2012/

* JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
# of episodes: ? (ongoing; new episodes each Friday)
Rating and Genres: Same as above
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/...ust-Crusaders/

There are a couple of OVAs that cover part 3 of the manga. However, the OVAs are very abridged, and since the new anime covers the same storyline in greater detail, they're pretty much redundant at this point. They're worth checking out as a curiosity though, since they're the only part of the JoJo franchise to receive an English dub.
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