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A
Accel World | Air TV | Aishiteruze Baby | Akagami no Shirayukihime | Akatsuki no Yona | Aldnoah.Zero
Angel Beats! | Animal Academy | AnoHana| Arata: The Legend | Assassination Classroom | Astro Boy
Azumanga Daioh

B
Bakuman | Beast Master | Beyblade | Birdy the Mighty: Decode | Black Bullet | Black Cat
Blue Inferior| Brynhildr in the Darkness | Buddy Complex | Bungou Stray Dogs

C
[C]-Control | Captain Earth | Case Closed | Casshern Sins | Celestial Method | Chichikogusa
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai | Clannad | Clay Lord | Claymore | Code: Breaker | Code-E
Code Geass | Coppelion | Corset ni Tsubasa | Crest of the Stars | Cyborg 009

D
Darker Than Black | Dawn of the Arcana | Dengeki Daisy | A Devil and Her Love Song
Diamond Cut Diamond | Digimon Adventure | Digimon Data Squad | Digimon Tamers
.hack//G.U.+ | .hack//link |.hack//Quantum | .hack//SIGN | .hack//xxxx | Double Gauge
Dragon Drive | Durarara!!

E
Eden of the East | El Cazador de la Bruja | Elemental Gelade | Ergo Proxy | Eureka 7

F
Figure 17 | The Friendly Winter | Free! | Fruits Basket | Full Metal Panic

G
Gakuen Babysitters | Gargantia | Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun | GetBackers | Guilty Crown
Gundam Seed | Gunslinger Girl

H
Hayate the Combat Butler | Heat Guy J | Heroic Legend of Arslan | Hetalia: Axis Powers | Hitogatana
Horimiya | Hunter x Hunter | Hyouka

I
Illegal Rare | Immortal Rain | Inu x Boku | Irregular at Magic High School | Iris Zero | Isshukan Friends

J
Jormungand | Jyu-Oh-Sei

K
K | Kagerou Days | Karneval | Kiddy Grade | Kimi ni Todoke | Kimi to Boku | Kino's Journey
Kotoura-san

L
La Corda D'Oro | Lagrange | Last Exile | Last Ranker be the Last One |Library Wars | Lime Odyssey
Little Busters | Love So Life | Lucky Star

M
Mai-HiME | Maid-Sama! | Majestic Prince | MAOH | Medabots | Michiko & Hatchin | Monster Rancher
Mouretsu Pirates | My Little Monster

N
Nabari no Ou | Nagi no Asukara | Naruto | Night Head | Night Raid 1931 | Nisekoi | No.6
Nui! | Nukoduke!

O
Oban Star Racers | Okami-san and her Seven Companions | Okami-kodomo | One Piece
Oresama Teacher | Otomen

P
Pet Girl of Sakurasou | Plastic Memories | +Anima | Pokemon | Princess Jellyfish | Psyren
Pumpkin Scissors

R
Rideback | R.o.D. TV | Romeo x Juliet | Rurouni Kenshin

S
S.A. | Saijou no Meii | Sailor Moon: Crystal | Samurai 7 | Sands of Destruction | School Rumble
Seven Deadly Sins | Sgt. Frog | Shining Hearts | Shirayukihime to 7-nin no Shuujin
Silver Diamond | Skip Beat | SNAFU | Solty Rei | Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii | Spiral | Starry Sky
The Story of Saiunkoku | Sword Art Online | SAO II

T
Tegami Bachi | Touhou Shinigami | Trigun | Tsubasa: Those With Wings | Tsukikage Ran

U
UN-GO | The Unlimited

V
Valvrave

W
Wasureyuki | When Supernatural Battles Become Commonplace | Whistle! | WIXOSS | Wolf's Rain
World Embryo | World Trigger

Y
Yatterman Night | Yotsuba&! | YowaPeda | Yuusen Shojo

Z
Zankyou no Terror | Zennou no Noa | Zoids | Zoids: Chaotic Century

Full Metal Panic

Plot: Sousuke Sagara is a member of the anti-terrorism organization, Mithril. His mission this time is to protect a high-school girl named Kaname Chidori -- which will entail his enrolling in the school to keep an eye on her at all times. (B)

Characters: Hilarious! -- A-

Art & Animation: B

Voice Acting: B+

Music: I don't recall it being good or bad, so it must have been okay. (B-)

Objectionable Content: Blood, suggestive themes, profanity

Other: Military maniac + normal high school life = lots of laughs! In the first season, though, not a lot of questions are answered. FUMOFFU, a comedy spin-off is great, if you just want to sit back and laugh. Season two, Second Raid, I didn't finish.

I have never read the manga for this series.

Overall Score: B

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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To Recommend to your Not-an-Anime-Fan Friend

1. Video-game-based Anime
Chances are your friend may be into video games and may love to see his/her favorite as a movie/series.

  • Halo Legends (select segments)
  • Final Fantasy
  • Sands of Destruction

2. Sci-Fi/Action
Let's face it -- most people would rather stay inside their comfort zone. So if you know your friend likes action and aliens and mechs, try this genre.

  • Gundam
  • Trigun: Badlands Rumble
  • Birdy the Mighty: Decode (season 1)

3. Book/Comic/Movie Adaptations
We know there are plenty out there, and again, these aren't too far out of the average viewer's comfort zone.

  • Gotham Knight (select segments)
  • Animatrix (select segments)

Nukoduke!

Plot: Yuuya finds two tiny cat people (called "nuko") in a box on the side of the road one day and takes them home, leading to all kinds of adventures... (C)

Characters: Cute and fun (B)

Artwork: B

Objectionable Content: Mild

Other: An irresistibly-adorable slice-of-life/comedy manga

Overall Score: B

Recommendation: 3/5

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Claymore

Plot: Monsters called "Yoma" are terrorizing towns and villages, and the only ones who can match up against them are "Claymores" -- silver-eyed human women with Yoma blood that wield the blades for which they are named... (The story line is this manga's strong suit -- B+)

Characters: B

Artwork: B-

Objectionable Content: Blood/gore, profanity, nudity

Other: A dark action/fantasy manga with a quickly building plot. I'm taking off recommendation points for gore -- some of this stuff is pretty ugly.

This manga has been adapted into an anime, but I have not seen it.

Overall Score: B

Recommendation: 2/5

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Coppelion

Plot: After a disaster contaminated Japan and killed most of the population, three super-powered girls calling themselves "Coppelion" go into the capital on a mission to rescue the survivors. (A-)

Characters: B- (probably jumping the gun here, as I've only seen the first two)

Art & Animation: A

Voice Acting: A-

Music: A-

Objectionable Content: Blood, profanity

Other: This anime/manga has an interesting but disturbing premise. Some of the imagery can be disturbing as well, and the stories, though having light moments, don't always have a happy ending.

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 2/5

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