AnimeMight enjoy if you liked...
Death NoteSherlock, Chronicle
Full-Metal Alchemist Brotherhood (FMA)Mistborn, Final Fantasy
Sword Art Online (SAO)Ready Player One
Outlaw StarFirefly
Cowboy Bebop*Star Wars
Neon Genesis Evangelion (NERV Eva)

* On my to-watch list

Miyazaki / Studio Ghibli (a.k.a. "The Classics")

I consider Miyazaki / Studio Ghibli to be its own subcategory.

I wouldn't recommend those to someone who is only casually interested in Anime. From my point of view it takes a fair investment - 3 or 4 movies - before you have enough exposure to the cultural paradigms to enjoy it

  • Princess Mononoke
  • Spirited Away
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Howl's Moving Castle

Then again, I think you kinda have to have seen some of these to understand the way gods and spirits

Other Notes

  • Pacific Rim was a terrible movie, but its story was probably taken from NERV.
  • Inception is pretty much the live-action adaptation of Paprika
  • Haven't checked myself, but The Lion King is maybe a rip of Kimba the White Lion
  • Jame's Cameron's Avatar is NOT Avatar


To Watch list

Some notes to myself of ones I want to investigate and possibly watch...


  • Berserk
  • Claymore

Fairy Gone - recommended by Jon. I started but didn't finish because some episodes weren't available.

There must be an anime similar to Elantris. Seems like a perfect fit.

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