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Why it would suck to date an anime girl: http://www.neatorama.com/neatogeek/2017/01/05/Why-It-Would-Suck-To-Date-An-Anime-Girl/ 

Why doesn't anime use Flash animation? - Answerman: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2017-01-09/.110664 

Why are Japanese Light Novel names so ridiculously long?: http://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/01/12/why-are-japanese-light-novel-names-so-ridiculously-long-authors-latest-has-27-words/ 

Robert DeJesus turns real people into cartoon and anime characters: http://www.sortra.com/real-people-into-stunning-cartoon-anime-characters/ 


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Why does the same title get translated differently for Anime vs Manga release? - Answerman: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2017-02-03/.111789 


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Why do Japanese School Kids all carry Randoseru? - Answerman: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2017-02-06/.111851 

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Anyone else looking forward to Ne Ne Ne?

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/02/03/yen-press-to-simulpub-ne-ne-ne-manga

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SynGamer said:
Anyone else looking forward to Ne Ne Ne?

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/02/03/yen-press-to-simulpub-ne-ne-ne-manga
Sounds... interesting. Ish. I think I might just try it.

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Not really delved into the world of anime yet, but might take some of the suggestions from this thread and give it a try.

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SalCo said:
Not really delved into the world of anime yet, but might take some of the suggestions from this thread and give it a try.
Cool, welcome.

I have no idea what your tastes may be, but hopefully you find something you like here. The most popular anime tend to be aimed at teens, with the main ones being DBZ, Naruto, BLEACH, One Piece and Fairy Tail (I'd advise to avoid the last one) all of which are incredibly long running series.

Also, pilot episodes tend to have certain... elements, which may be off-putting for some and do fuel stereotypes, but that usually just the first episode.

Personal favourites/recommendations (in no particular order):

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - one of the few on Netflix plus it's got real quality dubbing. https://myanimelist.net/anime/5114/Fullmetal_Alchemist__Brotherhood?q=fullmetal%20al 

Steins;Gate - Also has good dubbing https://myanimelist.net/anime/9253/Steins_Gate?q=steins%3B 

Ore Monogatari (My Love Story) - hilarious and surprisingly clean romcom https://myanimelist.net/anime/28297/Ore_Monogatari?q=ore%20mono 

Oregairu (My Teen RomCom SNAFU) - Not a fan of romcoms, but liked this nontheless. https://myanimelist.net/anime/14813/Yahari_Ore_no_Seishun_Love_Comedy_wa_Machigatteiru?q=oregairu 

Samurai Champloo: https://myanimelist.net/anime/205/Samurai_Champloo?q=samurai 

Monster - One of the best shows I've watched. Also, Danniel Radcliff apparently likes it. Apparently. https://myanimelist.net/anime/19/Monster?q=monster 

Non Non Biyori https://myanimelist.net/anime/17549/Non_Non_Biyori?q=non%20non%20 

Yuru Yuri (Happy Go Lily) - Didn't like the 3rd Season. https://myanimelist.net/anime/10495/Yuru_Yuri?q=yuru%20yuri 

Death Note - It's basically a game of wits among other things. I felt it lost some of its charm after a certain something which I won't mention because spoilers, but the greatness of the first half alone is well worth it. https://myanimelist.net/anime/1535/Death_Note?q=death 

Fate Series https://myanimelist.net/anime/356/Fate_stay_night 
https://myanimelist.net/featured/1683/The_Definitive_Guide_to_the_Fate_Series 

Higurashi no Naku Koroni (When They Cry) https://myanimelist.net/anime/934/Higurashi_no_Naku_Koro_ni?q=when%20they%20cry 

Gekkah Shoujo Nozaki-kun https://myanimelist.net/anime/23289/Gekkan_Shoujo_Nozaki-kun?q=nozaki 

GinTama - Long series, but mostly has self-contained stories with 'arcs' spanning only a handful of episodes.
Good for short bursts. https://myanimelist.net/anime/918/Gintama?q=ginta 

Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Resonance) https://myanimelist.net/anime/23283/Zankyou_no_Terror?q=terror 

Studio Ghibli

I don't think Watchmojo's anime lists are very good, but this video does have some good ones on it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc180fYhamU 

Hope you find something you like and enjoy. I haven't really watched a huge variety of shows, but hopefully one of my recommendations proves to be worth your while.

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"Superman's Son likes anime": https://www.inverse.com/article/27941-superman-son-jon-kent-goku-naruto-dc

"Localised songs of Your Name are actually decent": http://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2017/02/16/the-english-localized-songs-for-your-name-are-actually-decent/#77bbb259383b 

Also, Crunchyroll has passed the 1 million subscriber milestone.

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"Do Japanese High School Kids Really Hang Out On The Roof/Wear Slippers Inside?" - Answerman: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2017-02-17/.112314 

Quick answer: No/Yes

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Why do anime characters no longer make cameos in other anime? - Answerman: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2017-02-24/.112636 

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Do the Japanese really only drink green tea? - Answerman: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2017-03-03/.112933 


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Sad to say I haven't watched much anime in the past few weeks. Finally got a car so now I drive to work. Only takes about 35 minutes in the morning and about an hour in the afternoon, as opposed to 1.5 hours EACH WAY via transit before.

As a result, I don't watching anything on my commute now...

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Why o older DVDs look so bad these days? - Answerman: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2017-03-13/.113237 


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Screen Junkies' new series: https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2017/03/naruto-gets-an-honest-anime-trailer/ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUvQ9RIS5js 


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789ifyz said:
Screen Junkies' new series: https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2017/03/naruto-gets-an-honest-anime-trailer/ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUvQ9RIS5js 


About time. I still don't understand how Naruto and Bleach have been going for as long as they have 

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Studio Ghibli Easter Eggs: http://www.indiewire.com/2017/03/studio-ghibli-easter-eggs-video-hayao-miyazaki-1201797069/ 


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPV7faHaODY
                                                                                       

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9 anime things astro boy did first: http://www.blastr.com/2017-4-5/astro-boy-anime 



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What is the Life Style of a Manga Artist? - Answerman: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2017-04-28/.115376 


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7 Eras of Japanese History as Told Through Anime: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-list/2017-04-29/.115467 

10 Years of Anime Bread Commercials: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2017-04-29/10-years-worth-of-anime-bread-commercials-will-make-you-hungry/.115454 


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Justice League takes the fight to Japan in Eagle Talon Anime crossover: http://www.cbr.com/justice-league-eagle-talon-frogman/ 

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Been watching a few lately but one that's really captured me is Yona of the Dawn. Got, in my opinion, the perfect balance of seriousness and humour and I love the soundtrack and setting. It's only got the first season so far so I'm eagerly awaiting season two.
No idea what to watch next though in the meantime. I'm going to wait for the dub for Dragonball Super so I've narrowed my choice down to Kill la kill, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and Accel World.

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Kill La Kill is a much watch at some point. Took about 3 episodes to click with me but it's an all time favourite of mine now.

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