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Old 2009-09-01, 23:35   Link #1
chris062689
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Recommend me an anime.

I enjoy "intelligent" anime, not so much action-action-action all of the time.
I'm looking for an anime to watch that's like the following:
  • Code Geass
  • Death Note
  • Blood+
  • Wolf's Rain

I'd like action, but mixed in with surprises and strategy.

I loved Code Geass for it's ability to give us some pretty neat scenarios with Geass.
I loved Death Note because of the ability to use the Death Note in clever ways.
I loved Blood+ because of the story...
I loved Wolf's Rain because of the character development

Can anyone make recommendations?
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Old 2009-09-02, 02:25   Link #2
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Legend of Galactic Heroes
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Old 2009-09-02, 02:26   Link #3
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Hmm the only things i can think of at the moment are Noein and maybe Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann. Ill see if i can think of anything else though
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Old 2009-09-02, 02:33   Link #4
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^ Where the frakk are there tactics in Tengen Toppa? And Noein is very boring for most.
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Old 2009-09-02, 03:35   Link #5
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Lol. I'd say Gurren Lagann is the very last thing he'd want.

I'd recommend you follow Canaan.
You may also like Texhnolyze.
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Old 2009-09-02, 03:54   Link #6
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You will probably like Monster. =)
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Old 2009-09-02, 09:44   Link #7
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If you think Code Geass and Death Note are great examples of intelligent series then Legend of the Galactic Heroes will prove you wrong so I definitly recommend you check that series out like roriconfan suggested. I'm not saying CG or DN are bad (i watched and liked them) but when it comes to intelligence LotGH is on a whole new level.

Other intelligent series I would suggest to you are:
Crest of the Stars and Banner of the Stars I,II and III (Banner continious the story from Crest)
Guin Saga
Ghost Hunt
Mushishi
The Twelve Kingdoms (boring begining (fist 6 episodes or so) but gets alot more interesting as it goes on)
Hikaru no Go (lots of character development over 70+ episodes, yes its about a board game that mostly old man play but they managed to make it more interesting then half the action series I saw)
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Old 2009-09-02, 10:22   Link #8
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I believe you would like Utawarerumono, a war anime that is all about tactics.
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Old 2009-09-02, 11:21   Link #9
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ghost hunt also
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Old 2009-09-02, 12:06   Link #10
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I would recommend Fullmetal Alchemist. (I'd probably go ahead and watch the first anime adaptation, wait on watching Brotherhood until later)

Others that might match with your interests would be:

Full Metal Panic (includes comedy and romance, plus lots of discussion of tactics)
Read or Die
Chrono Crusade
Soul Eater
(A little on the wacky side at times, but certainly fun)

Those would be the main ones I would suggest you check out.

If you would like to consider trying something outside the "action" type genre I'd suggest you try:

Cross Game Very good character development

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Lots of plot twists... known for messing with viewers heads. Also occasionally it does have little bits of action, and when it does it quite nice...
Spoiler for Plot Twist:
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Old 2009-09-02, 17:25   Link #11
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claymore? O.o
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Old 2009-09-02, 17:36   Link #12
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Oh, don't get me wrong, I love Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
I found an interesting anime: Pandora Heats.
So I'm watching that, and then I'll definitely take a look at some of your suggestions. Thanks!
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Old 2009-09-02, 21:50   Link #13
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Full Metal Panic
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Old 2009-09-02, 22:34   Link #14
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Kaiji, it fits so well that you must watch it. The problem is that it is mahjong, the real one, not the one from Saki. Oh and it has an awesome narrator.
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