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Old 2007-12-06, 07:25   Link #1
nashi
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Intriguing anime

Hi all, i havn't found much anime recently that have held my interest... and summer holidays are killing me right now, so i'm in desperate need of something =] Any help is welcomed.
i'm looking for mystery/action/fantasy type of anime... preferrably low of the romance/harem features.

Series which i have enjoyed:
Escaflowne,
Twelve Kingdoms,
Fantastic Children,
Towards the Terra,
Seirei no moribito,
Monster,

Thats all that i can think of right now, [so hot my brain has fried], oh and i am currently watching Baccano... hope that helps =]
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Old 2007-12-06, 07:28   Link #2
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Shigurui, Texhnolyze.
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Old 2007-12-06, 10:17   Link #3
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Night Head Genesis, Mahou Shoujotai (both are more adventure than action, but they're definitely intriguing), Hi no Tori, Le Chevalier d'Eon and Ergo Proxy (more science-fiction than fantasy, but again, it's very intriguing) are my recommendations.
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Old 2007-12-06, 14:29   Link #4
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I second Mahou Shoujo Tai. If you dont mind exuberant amounts of blood, Berserk will be right up your alley as well. I also want to bring up Neo-Ranga because when I think intriguing, it definitely comes to mind. I suggest you watch at least 4 eps, though, before you decide if you want to continue or not.
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Old 2007-12-06, 17:09   Link #5
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Another vote for those "Tweeny Witches" as Majou Shoujo Tai Arusu is known here in R1. Even the show's Japanese website is tweeny-witches.com. It's just recently licensed in R1. I actually prefer the subbers' more literal translation to "Magical Girl Squad Alice."
Spoiler for rant about Tweeny Witches episode format:

for psychological mysteries: Paranoia Agent. Boogiepop Phantom
sci-fi/fantasy settings: Planetes, Noein, xxxHolic, Scrapped Princess
All these are licensed; some have Wikipedia links in my sig.

At the moment I'm watching Shion no Ou, Moyashimon and Ghost Hound. Moyashimon is a course in microbiology masquerading as a comedy; Shion is a thriller about a young girl who plays shougi ("Japanese chess"), and Ghost Hound is a spooky drama built around astral projection.

Just heading toward completion is Dennou Coil, a sci-fi show about virtual reality; it too has a spooky side. I've also enjoyed Oh! Edo Rocket this year, an anachronistic "alternative history" comedy set in Edo-period Japan. Though it has a touch of romance and a soupçon of sex, they're not the point of this show. (Sometimes I'm not sure what the point is, either, but it's all great fun.)

Of course, I have to endorse Mononoke again.

I watched Neo Ranga as a weekly series when ADV had its on-demand network service. I could never quite figure out what the point of it was, but I agree it was interesting to watch. Maybe if I watched the whole show at once it would have more continuity. I certainly wouldn't mind watching those girls again, especially when they're in their "warpaint" costumes.
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Old 2007-12-07, 01:59   Link #6
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Thanks for the help, i'll be sure to look into Tweeny Witches and i have already been considering dennou coil so thats good.I'll be sure to look through the other suggestions as well =] again, thank you for the help
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