New member here, sorry if I'm posting in the wrong spot or in the wrong section. Please guide me if so. I'm new to funimation, the forums, and the incredible discovery of anime. I am going through anime like there's no tomorrow, so I am constantly looking for new titles based on what I like. My favorites, of course, are anything FUNIMATION, but I need more specific suggestions to my tastes. I'd love to hear what you guys think, or what your suggestions are in regards to my favorites...
Favorites (in order of precedence )
Elfen Lied - First anime I watched that struck me and truly pulled me in. The one I relate to most deeply. Too profound for me to truly convey. As many have said, this anime did what most can't do in 1 solid season and only a handful of episodes. The unfortunate side effect, I wear my resin diclonius horns/ears everywhere.. I had pink hair long before I watched this anime and didn't even know the main characters had pink hair when I watched it on netflix... It was just an interesting coincidence.
Darker Than Black - Incredible, but disappointed they didn't do another season to explain more about Amber, and the Heavens gate situation in south america. It was a bit confusing, and the 2nd season (while I loved it, and the focus on the twins), didn't answer all my questions. Again I could be missing something, I'm new to solving anime rubix cubes...
Serial Experiment Lain - Amazing, incredible, the animation, the nuance, the detail, and the strategic approach to being vague but informative... However left me with questions. This writer seems to have a knack for this, and likes to do this. I may just need to give it a rewatch.. that's half the fun...
xxxHolic - Incredible, but I'm very sad that the only dubbed season is season 1. I fell in love with this anime immediately, and I believe it to be incredibly powerful. I'm not at all saying subtitles are unworthy of my attention, but I'm very sensitive to auditory stimulation, and great dubbing or voice acting has an incredible affect on my anime experience, so I really like to wait till a great company gets ahold of something and dubs it. I hope they dub the remainder of xxxHolic soon!!!! (anyone have any leaked info on when they plan to buy the rights and dub it?)
Witchblade - Incredible all around... Very well done. The entire story was fluid, and the neogenes were an incredible concept. Loved itt.. May rewatch just for fun.
Gunslinger girls - Great concept, 2nd season was a bit disappointing, but not bad. They tyed some loose ends up and shed light on certain characters well, but the new animation style was incredibly disappointing and certain characters had a lot of potential which they completely neglected. *sigh* such is anime.
Rin - Daughters of Mnemosyne- Just finished this.. dipped a bit more into gorecore than I really need, but the storyline/concept was an incredible one, and the acting/characters amazing, so I was able to handle the torture scenes and see the purpose within them. It also came to a good closure/ending which is sometimes harder to come by with some anime.
FLCL - Fun and silly, but still a bit obscure to me. I think that's part of the fun.
Ergo Proxy - Animation is different and stunning, story seems solid and beautiful, I love it so far.. but it's very dark. Enjoying it.
Uliraviolet: Code 044 - This seems good so far.. about 4 episodes in and enjoying it, but the crackle.com quality on xbox live sucks might see if I can find it elsewhere or stream from funimation.
Couldn't get into:
Texhonolize : I know it's the same guy who did Lain, but.. I couldn't see where this was going other than anarchy and a 3 sided war. Couldn't captivate me enough and I watched 75% of it.