I’ve always enjoyed the style of anime but it’s been awhile since I’ve truly gotten into a series. I have tried a few but there’s an issue with me finding enough interest to fully finish it. For example, I tried watching Code Geass when it began airing on Adult Swim. It sounded interesting and based on the ending of the series (which I stumbled upon by accident and watched anyway), I felt its plot had some potential to me. Though I hated the overall presentation of the characters and it’s kinda-weird style.
I tried getting into Moribito when they showed it, too. At first, it sounded really good. I wanted to know why Balsa was picked to protect Chagum for the rest of his life, but then the air time changed… I missed a few episodes… Tried to get back into it and realized that I no longer cared.
I was watching the subbed episodes of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood after watching the original series. It’s enjoyable but I’ve always been so-so with the Full Metal Alchemist series.
Bottom line is: I’m looking for recommendations.
I don’t care if it is popular or no one heard about it. I don’t care if it’s subbed or dubbed. I just want something interesting to watch. I’m going to tell you now that I like twisted, dark themes. I loved Death Note for the intelligence battles between Light and L and just how f’ed up the show got with Light’s true intentions to get what he wanted or needed. Though Ergo Proxy remains my favorite for it’s level of suspense and tension as well as it’s psychological aspects. (I liked Paranoia Agent for the same reason.)
Though I also like crime based stuff like Ghost in the Shell and Cowboy Bebop.
So, I’m looking for something that contains the following elements:
- Solid story
- Likable characters
Basically, if it’s “happy go lucky” or has heavy romance in it, screw it. (Though I do enjoy ironic, twisted dark humor.)
I thought about trying out Ghost Hunt and Le Chevalier D’Eon due to their supernatural and horror elements. Suggestions though?I