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A
Accel World | Air TV | Aishiteruze Baby | Akagami no Shirayukihime | Angel Beats!
Animal Academy | AnoHana| Arata: The Legend | 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

C
[C]-Control | Captain Earth | Case Closed | Casshern Sins | 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

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 | Hetalia: Axis Powers | Hitogatana | Horimiya
Hunter x Hunter | Hyouka

I
Illegal Rare | Immortal Rain | Inu x Boku | 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 | 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 | +Anima | Pokemon | Princess Jellyfish | Psyren | Pumpkin Scissors

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

S
S.A. | Samurai 7 | Saijou no Meii | Sands of Destruction | School Rumble | 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

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

U
UN-GO | The Unlimited

V
Valvrave

W
Wasureyuki | Whistle! | WIXOSS | Wolf's Rain | World Embryo

Y
Yotsuba&! | Yowamushi Pedal | Yuusen Shojo

Z
Zennou no Noa | Zoids | Zoids: Chaotic Century

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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Nagi no Asukara

Plot: Four friends from the undersea village of Shioshishio are forced to attend school on land when their school shuts down. Teasing from classmates aside, Hikari has a big problem. His crush, Manaka, accidentally gets caught in a fishing net by their classmate, Tsumugu -- and she's falling for him! (B+)

Characters: B+

Art & Animation: A

Voice Acting: A

Music: A-

Objectionable Content: Mild, profanity and suggestive themes

Other: Interesting, but slow-paced. It's both a manga and an anime.

Overall Score: A-

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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