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There must be must-watches for animes. Gather them in a list, I'll activate a poll when there are like 50 of them.


What I thought of:

5cm/second

Akira

Clannad

Code Geass

Digimon(1st season only)

Death Note(I'm not sure with this one)

Dragon Ball

Ghost in the Shell

Grave of the Fireflies

Inuyasha(How can I forget this?)

NANA(They say its suitable for women)

Neon Genesis Evangelion(Should I really add this?)

Spirited away(Why should I even add this?)
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Apex wrote:

Elfen Lied(I never watched, but people say it's awesome)
-Toradora
-Black★Rock Shooter
-Guilty Crown
-Durarara
-Fate/Stay & Fate/Zero
-Sora no Otoshimono
-Gintama :3
-Kaichou wa Maid-sama
-Shakugan no Shana
-Full Metal Panic! Season 1-3
-Zero no Tsukaima Season 1-4
-Spice and Wolf
-Eureka Seven
-Nichijou
-Seitokai Yakuindomo
-The World God Only Knows
-Kateikyoushi Hitman REBORN!
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Angel Beats
Ano Hana
Carnival Phantasm
Dankoko
Hyouka
K-On!!
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika
Sankarea
Yuri Yuri
Mirai Nikki
Working!!
Oreimo
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
Steins Gate
Sket Dance
Toradora
Bakuman
FMA Brotherhood
Black★Rock Shooter
Guilty Crown
Durarara
Eureka Seven
Nichijou

:D:D
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Woah, that's a lot of "must-watches". Honestly, I think that only few specific and significant masterpieces validate a must-watch (even though I'm a big fan of K-ON!, even that's not one of them ><). These include:
- Death Note
- Evangalion
- Mahou Shoujo Madoka Majika
- Clannad & Clannad After Story
- Spirited Away

and possibly:
- The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
- Nichijou or Lucky Star (but not both)
- Tonari no Totoro

(Admittedly, I haven't really seen as much anime as somebody like, say ampzz, so my list isn't as comprehensive and probably subject to change as I discover/find time to watch anime ^^)
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Not only the first season of Digimon deserves to be watched.
The first five ones are all interesting in their own ways, with the first and third being the bests.

Kamixdesu wrote:

-Fate/Stay
You gotta be kidding.
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I hate to be that guy but... these lists are bad.

Now for a list of my own bad taste:
Spice & Wolf
Nodame Cantabile
Mawaru Penguindrum
GitS
Baccano!
Dennou Coil
Card Captor Sakura
Great Teacher Onizuka
Last Exile
Paranoia Agent
Mushishi
Cowboy Bebop
Trigun
Big O

That's all I can think of off the top of my head...
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Blodia Vulcan wrote:

Kamixdesu wrote:

-Fate/Stay
You gotta be kidding.
Still a better love story than Twilight ;D
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Denpa Teki na Kanojo
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Actual must-watches are rather obvious, for the most part. They're not all shows I like, not by a longshot (especially Angel Beats! and Evangelion), but they've had a major impact on the industry either back in their time or recently (this is a work in progress, but eh) Either that or they can be prime examples of a genre done magnificently (Paradise Kiss, The Tatami Galaxy). A must-watch list is actually rather good if you want to get people into anime.

  1. Ghost in the Shell
  2. Princess Mononoke
  3. Grave of the Fireflies
  4. Cowboy Bebop
  5. Neon Genesis Evangelion
  6. Revolutionary Girl Utena
  7. Serial Experiments Lain
  8. Haibane Renmei
  9. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003; Brotherhood is pretty but disposable)
  10. Princess Tutu
  11. Rose of Versailles
  12. Death Note
  13. Angel Beats!
  14. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  15. Paradise Kiss
  16. Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
  17. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  18. Azumanga Daioh
  19. The Tatami Galaxy
  20. FLCL
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Mogsworth wrote:

Actual must-watches are rather obvious, for the most part. They're not all shows I like, not by a longshot (especially Angel Beats! and Evangelion), but they've had a major impact on the industry either back in their time or recently (this is a work in progress, but eh) Either that or they can be prime examples of a genre done magnificently (Paradise Kiss, The Tatami Galaxy). A must-watch list is actually rather good if you want to get people into anime.
I wonder if naruto should be considered a must-watch then. Because even though I dislike it, it admittedly has made an enormous impact on the industry, especially overseas. It succeeds as a shounen anime, and although there's tons of filler, it must have done something right or else it wouldn't have been (and still is) so successful.
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Should I put Code Geass over here? My friend say its awesome.
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mathexpert9981 wrote:

I wonder if naruto should be considered a must-watch then. Because even though I dislike it, it admittedly has made an enormous impact on the industry, especially overseas. It succeeds as a shounen anime, and although there's tons of filler, it must have done something right or else it wouldn't have been (and still is) so successful.
It should be Dragon Ball if it's for shounen genre. I could also think of Hokuto no Ken & Jojo's Bizarre adventure but they were more success inside Japan not internationally like Dragon Ball. Oh and maybe Pokemon too I wonder
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Sallad4ever wrote:

mathexpert9981 wrote:

Oh and maybe Pokemon too I wonder
Digimon>Pokemon.

The theme(Butterfly) and the cartoon of the 1st season of Digimon is literally legendary in China. Every time I watch a video about Butterfly(the website allows timed comments to appear in the video), there's always the "無限大な夢のあとの,何もないの世界じゃ"(First sentence of chorus) spam.

Pokemon had been terribly mangled by the amateur script writers who doesn't care about changing the protagnist or making Ash not being always "the Savior". I can watch Tom & Jerry at how Tom loses everytime. Team Rocket? Just can't, too annoying to watch them fail.
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Everywhere else though (I think), Pokemon is vastly more popular than Digimon in almost every respect. This includes the games, trading cards, toys, general merchandise, and television series. I don't even know the name of the main character in Digimon, but pretty much everybody knows about pikachu and ash.
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Pokemon is very successful at video gaming and merchandise, but not anime. Move to "Video Games" forum, and Pokemon > Digimon. But in this area of Otaku anime, Digimon > Pokemon
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-Neon Genesis Evangelion
-Rurouni Kenshin
-School Rumble
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Here.

SERIES:

Baccano!
Bakemonogatari
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, S2
Cowboy Bebop
Darker than BLACK, Darker than BLACK: Gemini of the Meteor, The Black Contractor OVAs
Denpa Teki na Kanojo
Durarara!!
Eden of the East
Ghost In The Shell: SAC, SAC II
Ghost Hound
Great Teacher Onizuka
Haibane Renmei
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Katanagatari
Mushishi
Noir
Last Exile
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Rideback
Rurouni Kenshin
Serial Experiments Lain
Spice & Wolf, Spice & Wolf 2
Sora no Woto
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi
True Tears
Working!!, Working'!!

FILMS:

5 Centimetres Per Second
Afro Samurai, Afro Samurai: Resurrection
Akira
Blood: The Last Vampire
Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Eden of the East 1: The King of Eden, 2: Paradise Lost
Ghost In The Shell 2.0
Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man, The Individual Eleven, Solid State Society
Grave of the Fireflies
Kara no Kyoukai 1-7 (As of 03/11/12) Upcoming film adaptation of "Mirai Fukuin"
Kiki's Delivery Service
Mardock Scramble
My Neighbor Totoro
Paprika
Perfect Blu
REBUILD OF EVANGELION: 1.0: YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE, 2.0: YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE (As of 03/11/12)
Spirited Away
Summer Wars
Tekkon Kinkreet
The Girl Who Leap Through Time
Time of Eve
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