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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | +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
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
Yotsuba&! | YowaPeda | Yuusen Shojo

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

World Embryo

Plot: When Riku Amami gets a message on his cell phone from a relative he'd thought was dead, he goes to find her and stumbles into the dangerous battle between an organization called F.L.A.G. and the monsters called Kanshu. While trying to run from the Kanshu, Riku finds a strange cocoon that winds up saving his life. But the life form that hatches from it will turn his life upside-down... (A)

Characters: A-

Artwork: A-

Objectionable Content: Blood/gore, profanity, suggestive themes

Other: Has an extremely good building plot, but I stopped reading this one because of the gore. Therefore, I'm taking points off on the recommendation.

Overall Score: A-

Recommendation: 1.5/5 (stopped reading)

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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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