#1 Posted by Commander_Kane (715 posts) - - Show Bio

Now when it comes to me and Anime, my favorites are very biased to to nostalgia purposes. Because I watched DBZ, Rurouni Kenshin, Case Closed and Lupin the Third as a kid..and really grew up with those shows. It's hard for me to give new shows or even other classics a chance.

Can anyone reccomend some Animes to me that may have that same feel? Kind've like a Dark drama/action series? Preferably ones with English dubs. Not a fan of subs, probably just my add. I usually gotta play a game or something while I watch a show lol.

#2 Edited by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

Neon Genesis Evangelion.

#3 Posted by KingOfAsh (3579 posts) - - Show Bio

Berserk

#4 Posted by Fallschirmjager (16648 posts) - - Show Bio

Watching anime in dub is a crime. Watch it in sub.

Watch Attack on Titan.

#5 Posted by Commander_Kane (715 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: Trust me, I've tried. Since most animes aren't English dubbed, and if they are, it's only partially done. Or poorly done, and childishly annoying.

Every time I try to watch subs of my favorites like Lupin, Detective Conan, Cowboy Bebop, trigun. I just lose interest quickly. Not that I mind reading, in fact I try to read a book every couple weeks or so. But when it comes to subtitles..it's just annoying to me. Not to mention when I do watch it, I can't muti-task without missing parts. Idk, maybe after a while it'll grow on me.

#6 Posted by Fallschirmjager (16648 posts) - - Show Bio

@commander_kane: To each his own I guess. I cannot stand watching dubs for reasons you listed and more. But if I get started on a rant, I won't stop so...

Other anime that are dark/action

  • Black Lagoon
  • Hellsing Ultimate
  • Death Note
  • Btooom!
  • Elfen Lied
  • Claymore
  • Gantz
  • Blue Gender
  • Casshern Sins

and I prefer all of them in sub by a mile <_<

#7 Posted by _Zombie_ (10394 posts) - - Show Bio

FMA: Brotherhood. Not dark non-stop, but once it picks up it gets pretty damn screwed up.

Psycho Pass is good, too. Not dubbed, but it's still good.

#8 Edited by JediXMan (30314 posts) - - Show Bio

Code Geass, Hellsing: Ultimate, Death Note, FMA, and FMA: Brotherhood.

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#11 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Mobile Suit Gundam: 08th MS Team

#12 Edited by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

Attack on Titan and FMA: Brotherhood.

#13 Posted by xlab3000 (3206 posts) - - Show Bio

I watched a little bit of Hellsing Black Lagoon and Death Note, all 3 of them are bad*ss.

#14 Posted by Dm225 (298 posts) - - Show Bio

They've both been mentioned but I must say Neon Genesis Evangelion and Attack on Titan are both a must watch.

Skip Death Note, the manga is much better.

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#15 Edited by Cooldes (4063 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: sub is sooo nasty sounding though >_< *yuck*

Anyway i recommend

Durarara

Soul eater(not my style though)

Cowboy bepop

Deathnote

I literally have to recommend one piece regardless of the criteria you asked for because it's that good.

A certain magical index(my current)

A certain scientific railgun(also my current)

All i can remember for now sorry .-. (i juuust woke up)

#16 Posted by BR_Havoc (1286 posts) - - Show Bio

One nobody has pitched yet is Speed Grapher it was an underrated anime but its great has a lot of dark moments but has heart as well.

#17 Edited by The_Legendary_SuperSaiyan_Hulk (9883 posts) - - Show Bio
#18 Posted by Squares (5547 posts) - - Show Bio

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Blackjack, Azumanga Daioh, and Neon Genesis Evangelion (just don't watch it all in one sitting, trust me).

@br_havoc said:

One nobody has pitched yet is Speed Grapher it was an underrated anime but its great has a lot of dark moments but has heart as well.

I've never even heard of it. Is it new?

#19 Posted by solon (421 posts) - - Show Bio

Ghost in the shell

#20 Posted by BR_Havoc (1286 posts) - - Show Bio

@squares: Speed Grapher came out around 2006 I think. I think it was just too weird to get a lot of attention I mean the story is about a burnt out war photographer that stumbles on this weird cult where the rich and famous do all these gross things. It's kind of like the hellfire club he notices their goddess that can give you powers is this drugged 16 year old girl and he makes it his mission to free her from them after she kisses him and he gains a super ability (Anything he takes a picture of will blow up).

It's different but I really liked it had a good balance of action and drama plus its only 24 episodes and I think you can watch it on Netflix or buy the series for like 20 bucks.

#21 Edited by Fallschirmjager (16648 posts) - - Show Bio

@cooldes: No. dub is horribad. Most of the voice actors are godawful and 99% of the time stuff is either mistranslated or meaning is lost because it doesn't translate directly.

Naruto for example says Dattebayo after almost every sentence. Its just a way of making your speech unique. However it really doesn't have a true translation and thats why in the loldub he says Believe It 500 times every episode. Its stupid.

#22 Posted by JetiiMitra (8498 posts) - - Show Bio

@cooldes: No. dub is horribad. Most of the voice actors are godawful and 99% of the time stuff is either mistranslated or meaning is lost because it doesn't translate directly.

Naruto for example says Dattebayo after almost every sentence. Its just a way of making your speech unique. However it really doesn't have a true translation and thats why in the loldub he says Believe It 500 times every episode. Its stupid.

I agree with this. I started and finished FMA last weekend, and halfway through it I thought "Hey, let's give the dub a try." Not a minute later, "Nope, nope, nope back to subs." I will say I'm okay with the dubs for Sword Art Online, though.

#23 Edited by Fallschirmjager (16648 posts) - - Show Bio

@mitran: There are some anime I can stand in dub if I have to, but no anime I prefer in dub.

DBZ, YYH, Cowboy Bebop and Ruroni Kenshin are all okay in dub if I can't find them subbed (which is sometimes harder than you think lol)

And really the only reason I'm okay with dub for those is because I saw them first in dub. Any anime I see first in sub will pretty much disgust me with the dubbed version.

One of these days I need to learn Japanese and just watch it RAW :D

#24 Posted by JetiiMitra (8498 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Edited by Cooldes (4063 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: so you're saying you'd rather here naruto repeat some nonexistent word every 5 seconds than hear him say "believe it"? makes sense...

but since we're on naruto lets use him as an example of why subs are sooo nasty. they seem to think all male main characters need a female voice actor for some strange reason. Naruto sounds like a 7 y/o girl. So does luffy, goku, etc. But yet charcters like sakura have more manly grunts than i do. it's also much more natural to watch what is happening on screen action wise, and hear what is being said, and the sound effects, than to have to read what characters are saying in a language i don't understand, while the action is happening, meaning if i don't read FTL i'm definitely going to miss something i would've noticed in dub.

But w.e. to each his own right?

#26 Edited by Fallschirmjager (16648 posts) - - Show Bio

@cooldes: Yes I would, because it flows naturally in his speech. Its not a stupid phrase.

lol. This is Naruto's english voice actress.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maile_Flanagan

And these are Luffy's english voice actress

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bella_Hudson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colleen_Clinkenbeard

so your point = moot. both versions use females.

And the reason they do it is because Naruto for example is 12 years old. It easier for females to have a soft sounding voice than males. And a 12 year old who sounds 40 would be dumb.

#27 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14594 posts) - - Show Bio

Death Note is the only dubbed anime that I like, sue me. Mostly because of L's voice.

I'm going to start watching Attack on Titans and Darker than Black, maybe Sword Art and High School of the Dead which I hear are quiet good.

#28 Posted by Joygirl (19396 posts) - - Show Bio

Queen's Blade

#29 Posted by Cooldes (4063 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: but naruto and luffy don't actually sound like 7 y/o girls in dub. They do in sub though.

And the nonexistent phrase being said 1 million times is would be just as annoying as "believe it" 1 million times imho.

#30 Posted by Squares (5547 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, forgot to mention Samurai Champloo.

#31 Posted by Fallschirmjager (16648 posts) - - Show Bio

@cooldes: Not its not, because you wouldn't hear it. Hence: flowing naturally.

Instead of him spamming some stupid catch phrase that he doesn't even say.

Whatever though. Enjoy your dubs, I never will.

#32 Edited by SheenLantern (6468 posts) - - Show Bio

@commander_kane said:

Now when it comes to me and Anime, my favorites are very biased to to nostalgia purposes. Because I watched DBZ, Rurouni Kenshin, Case Closed and Lupin the Third as a kid..and really grew up with those shows. It's hard for me to give new shows or even other classics a chance.

Yu-Gi-Oh!

#33 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (6102 posts) - - Show Bio

@commander_kane: Naruto Shippuden is an awesome anime. Naruto is based off Goku....well so are most anime characters but it's really great.

#34 Posted by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (10874 posts) - - Show Bio

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) if you want want to venture into the fabulous side of life.

#35 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8814 posts) - - Show Bio

Monster.

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#36 Edited by Ms. Omega (4437 posts) - - Show Bio

Hellsing Ultimate

D-Grey-Man

S-Cry-Ed

Yu Yu Hakusho

Perfect Blue

Monster

Black Lagoon

Attack On Titan

Black Butler

Tokko

Boogiepop Phantom

Danse The Vampire Bund

Rosario + Vampire

Hell Girl

One Piece

Bleach

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Blue Seed

Elfin Lied

Armitage

Samurai Champloo.

Paranoia Agent

Fairy Tale

Witchblade

Blood Plus

Deadman Wonderland

Gantz

Ninja Scroll

Outlaw Star

Cowboy Bebop

Soul Eater

Darker Than Black

XXXholic

Vampire Hunter D

Death Note