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ClannadDango 2011-01-07 00:55

Anime/Visual Novels with Complex/Good Storylines?
 
I've distance myself from anime because I thought the stories were boring but once I saw Clannad I changed my opinion and started getting into the anime/manga/visual novel medium.

I wanted to know if there were any anime/manga/visual novels with complex, groundbreaking, or good storylines like:
Clannad
Kanon
Cross Channel
Ever 17
Saya no Uta
Umineko
Higurashi
Death Note
Paranoia Agent

I guess stories like Twilight Zone, X Files, Matrix, Inception and stuff that have complex storylines and are metaphysical but no so much as they are confusing and don't make sense. Stories that are still grounded in the real (modern) world.

Thanks

Guardian Enzo 2011-01-07 02:07

My two recs are Seirei no Moribito and Ghost Hound, both Production I.G. masterpieces from 2007. The first is a beautiful and moving character study with the finest animation of any TV series, IMO. The second is a disturbing, thoughtful and challenging mind-trip with unbelievably great sound and pretty damn good characters to boot.

Reckoner 2011-01-07 02:20

On visual novels...

I recommend two.

Sharin no Kuni Himwari no Shoujo and its successor G Senjou no Maou. Both wonderful games.

I say this as someone who loved Ever17 and enjoyed Cross Channel.

ClannadDango 2011-01-07 02:24

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Originally Posted by Guardian Enzo (Post 3426264)
My two recs are Seirei no Moribito and Ghost Hound, both Production I.G. masterpieces from 2007. The first is a beautiful and moving character study with the finest animation of any TV series, IMO. The second is a disturbing, thoughtful and challenging mind-trip with unbelievably great sound and pretty damn good characters to boot.

I've watched parts of Seirei no Moribito but never completely. But your blog article on it's character study sounds amazing. I will have to check it out.

MeoTwister5 2011-01-07 02:30

Tatami Galaxy. Like right now. Twilight Zone meets Groundhog Day, minus the fear and mystery and replacing it with the more mundane and intrapersonal.

ClannadDango 2011-01-07 02:38

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Originally Posted by MeoTwister5 (Post 3426294)
Tatami Galaxy. Like right now. Twilight Zone meets Groundhog Day, minus the fear and mystery and replacing it with the more mundane and intrapersonal.

Twilight Zone meets Groundhog Dog sounds like Higurashi or Haruhi's Endless Eight. Okay I will make sure to check out Tatami Galaxy.

SeijiSensei 2011-01-07 09:23

I'll second Enzo's suggestions and add Monster, especially as you're looking for "stories grounded in the real (modern) world."

Black Lagoon might also fit your request, though the stories aren't as deep as Monster. Some of the arcs are better than others, especially those in the second season.

I'd also suggest Dennou Coil. Don't be put off by its focus on elementary-school children. It's most definitely a complex story, though it has a near-future sci-fi aspect. Another excellent science-fiction show with young protagonists but a complex storyline is Noein.


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