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Old 2008-06-30, 13:49   Link #1
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Looking for anime for my younger brother

so, the only anime my little brother watches is Dragonball (Z, etc, idk the difference, i just know that's what he watches.)
he's 14 years old, and i'm thinking he my be getting a little old for that, and I wanted to expose him to something new.
most of the stuff i watch is too girly or too mature for him, so, does anyone have anime suggestions for my 14 year old brother?
thanks! >_<
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Old 2008-06-30, 14:13   Link #2
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Hmm... normally a good show to start off for people who are too used to Americanized shounen shows is Full Metal Alchemist. it has an ever present action element so people don't get bored, however it is mixed with a pretty solid story and good characterization, so that people can start to appreciate these elements.

In general, FMA is a pretty start series for young people. I Would recommend getting the subbed version, as it has very good Japanese VA, however there is a dub available, even if it is kinda poor...
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Old 2008-06-30, 14:31   Link #3
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i have the first volume of FMA on DVD, actually.
thanks for the suggestion!
we'll definitely give that a shot
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Old 2008-06-30, 14:57   Link #4
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however there is a dub available, even if it is kinda poor...
Excuse me, what? From what I've heard, the FMA-dub is one of the most perfect anime-dubs of all time, and from the episodes I've seen, it DOES do a great job of faithfully translating the japanese version, and the voice-acting is actually good.
I agree that it's a good choice though. It's also among my favourite-shows. (Number 8 in my top 10-list.) However, I don't think "he's too old for DBZ" is really a good reason... DBZ was still my favourite back when I was 14, and I still think it's a fairly good series.
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Old 2008-06-30, 16:46   Link #5
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Some of these might be to old but i have watched some of them and i like them.

Ghost In The Shell
School Days
Elfen Lied? (maybe?)

Just some sugestions i am also 14 and i enjoyed, School Days, Elfen Lied and Higurashi!

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Old 2008-06-30, 17:20   Link #6
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Old 2008-06-30, 17:22   Link #7
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If your 14-year old brother hits the interest-in-girls level, try Shakugan no Shana.
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Old 2008-06-30, 20:21   Link #8
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Definitely start out with Naruto and Fullmetal Alchemist (and yes, I agree that the dub is very good as far as dubs go).
You could also try out Bleach, which is also what got me into anime in the first place.

I wouldn't recommend Elfen Lied or Higurashi just yet, as they're rather violent and your brother might need a bit of conditioning before watching them.

I doubt he would like School Days right now, since it's a high school romance, maybe also hold out on that until his tastes are more open.

Shakugan no Shana would be a good one to have him try if he's enjoyed one of the longer series first mentioned; it mixes action with a lot of other genres seen in anime to open him to other anime.
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Old 2008-06-30, 20:57   Link #9
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Old 2008-07-01, 01:54   Link #10
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If he likes science-fiction:
Dennou Coil

Epic adventures
Junni Kokki ("Twelve Kingdoms")
Seirei no Moribito

Funny, silly, hilarious
School Rumble
Jungle wa Itsumo Hale nochi Guu
Abenobashi Magical Shopping Arcade

Other age-appropriate shows
Hikaru no Go
Mononoke Hime
Daughter of Twenty Faces
Ghost Hound
Angelic Layer
Hakaba Kitaro
Rocket Girls

Shows that might be too old for him
Black Lagoon

If you've owned a cat
Chi's Sweet Home

If he likes classical music
Nodame Cantabile

Chobits and FLCL are slightly ecchi and Abenobashi more so. Claymore, Black Lagoon, and Baccano! have a lot of gore. Junni Kokki and Mononoke Hime have violence and gore, but not quite so much as the others. Shows like Hikaru no Go, Ghost Hound, Angelic Layer, and Kure-nai address adolescent maturation. School Rumble parodies adolescent romance and has the best male comic lead I've seen in anime. (The best female comic lead is more difficult though Guu is probably still my first choice.)
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