We are almost done and Christmas is just around the corner. I’m not that excited to celebrate Christmas, but I do get nice feelings during the holidays so its okay.
Anyway, back to the main topic. I am now going to share to you a list of animes I would recommend to newbies in the anime fandom. My choices might be weird and indifferent to you, hahhahahah, but yeah, you’ll understand it later on when I explain why I chose them.
Anyway, without further ado, here is my lists of animes I would recommend as a starter pack to newbies in the anime fandom.
SWORD ART ONLINE
Yeah, I am adding this to my list. Now matter what the hate this anime got from the community, we can’t deny the fact that this is a good anime to recommend to the newbies. Why? Well, it had really up-to-date visuals and animation, good soundtrack, interesting premise, and ‘likable at first’ characters. If you are a newbie, you usually take in what you see on the surface level. That means, the newbies can overlook quite alot of the flaws of this ‘masterpiece’.
Even me, at first, overlooked all the flaws of this anime and enjoyed it until the very end. I watched it around the time I was coming back from my 2-3 year hiatus on anime, so seeing SAO for the first time amazed me. It felt really new and intriguing. It made me feel that I need to catch up more to the ‘modern animes’. Yeah, this anime is quite enjoyable and a really good gateway to the new babies of the fandom.
Oooohohohohoho. Of course I need to add this MASTERPIECE. This anime is a must watch you know. Gintama never fails. A newbie needs to know that anime could offer hilarious comedy shows too. This anime is a good start in watching more comedy animes in the future.
I do know that Gintama is pretty pretty long. Still, once you start watching it, you can’t stop. It’s that good. But the newbie still finds the Gintama scary and intimidating (cuz of the long long number of episodes), they can always watch Sket Dance as an alternative. In some ways, its quite similar to Gintama, a parody-type comedy with ‘only’ 77 episodes. Its set in highschool too. They can start either of the two, the end result is the same, for sure theyare going to laugh your ass off of the absurdity and ridiculousness of the jokes and skits of the two shows.
To be honest, I am not really sure if recommending Death note would be the right thing to do. But I once recommend it to a friend of mine who never watches anime (only the classic ones in the 90’s, when she was a kid), she really really liked this anime and now became a full pledged anime fan. Oooohohohoh.
Death note is a type of series that could be liked by anyone, normies and otakus all over the world. Its one of the most well-known modern animes, especially after the epic fail Netflix movie adaption. It has a intriguing premise, likable characters, visual spectacle art & animation, and really really good soundtrack. It also has a really really good english dub, so its easy to share it to anybody.
I think that almost all the peepz in our (anime) community knows at thing or two about Death note. So if a newbie watched this, for sure, the newbie can pretty much have a proper conversation with alot of anime fans. Also, it also helps the newbie to be exposed to the fact that animes doesn’t only offer sprinkles of lightness and bright colors, and there also another side of animes that are really dark and gritty stories.
FULL METAL ALCHEMIST (2003)
A starter pack is not complete if a list doesn’t have a shounen series. Shounen, after all, is the most widely known genre of anime. And rather than recommending the famous and well-known shounen animes like: Dragon Ball Z, Bleach, Naruto, and even Full metal Alchemist Brotherhood, I prefer to recommend the first anime adaptation of Full Metal Alchemist.
Oh my, Will! That’s a weird choice! I know right?!?!
Why would I recommend the old 2003 version of the series and not the ‘better’ version?? Well, because the 2003 version contains everything what a shounen anime was supposed to be. And the bigger reason was that you can’t appreciate how good Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood was if you haven’t watched the old 2003 version. Of course, all of this are all my opinion, if you disagree, I really don’t care, just leave you opinions on the comments section below. Lol. I won’t discuss anything further about this topic, I might make a full force post about FMA (2003) vs. FMA Brotherhood in the future, but now, our focus is the starter pack.
Like I said, Full Metal Alchemist anime contains all the good stuff about what is a shounen anime and for me, its a good starting point to watch more animes that are shounen in the future.
Last, but definitely not the least, A moe anime.
I’m adding a moe anime into the starter pack. Ha! Of course, I am going to add one. Moe animes are popular, trendy and each season there is always atleast one moe anime. So, to expose the newbie early on on what to expect in modern animes, let’s start to the anime that made the moe genre famous, K-On.
K-on isn’t the first ever moe anime, but its the anime that started the ‘craze’ for moe anime. Ever since the burst of popularity of K-On, more and more moe animes comes and go every season. Moe animes are animes that has ‘cute anime girls doing cute things’ type of trope. But what makes K-On different from its ‘successors’ would be the amazing development of the characters and how ‘realistic’ the high school setting of the show.
Oooohoohohh. My list is now complete. XD
If you have noticed, my list composed of different kinds of anime, ranging from different sides and genres of anime. The list above would be the initial list for recommendations to the newbies, but if I were to ask here and now what good animes should a person to watch, I usually asks for his/her preference. If that person wants to stick to his/her preferred genre of anime or he/she would want to try something new. Being a newbie in anime is quite intimidating and exciting all at the same time. So we need to help each other out.
Now you know my list of recommendations to the newbies. I wanna hear you thoughts on the matter. What would be your recommended list of animes to the newbies?? Please comment them down below.
Thanks for reading. 🙂