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I actually loved this anime. I’ve watched it twice, lol. Now, I am having a hard time finding anything remotely as good. Any suggestions?
Also , if you haven’t watched Ergo Proxy – do it. It is dark and really neat – and free on Hulu!!
I’ve watched several lately that I really enjoyed, though Death Note is definitely unique (and I did enjoy it and definitely want to see it again, but I need to let my brain switch to another mode for a while first, lol). I don’t know if you’ve watched Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, but it is definitely my favorite of all time.
If you’re looking for spy/mystery type things like Death Note, you’d probably like Eden of the East or Darker than Black, though neither of those is nearly as dark as Death Note. Canaan is good, but not phenomenal. I haven’t watched Elfen Lied yet, but I’ve heard it’s good. Of course, if you’ve already watched all of these, I don’t know what else to suggest, lol!
And I will add Ergo Proxy to my watch list!
Omg I just realized how big of an anime nerd I am. I have totally watched all of those, more than once. Elfen Lied is so cool!! Really, really dark and messed up, but really really cool!!! =)
LOL! Oh, just thought of one! Gankatsuou? I haven’t watched all of that one yet. Oh, and what about Noir? (LOVE Noir, it was the second anime I ever watched. The first was the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime.)
I still stick with calling it ‘gray’. Although it’s told largely from Light’s POV, I also carefully viewed things on the other side and I can’t say that L was always in the right either. Both characters did things I approved of and didn’t approve of… both had good intentions and ones that went ill. That’s what I loved about the whole thing. No one was really in the right. No one was a hero. It’s just a beautifully executed game of cat and mouse down a dark and winding psychological path. =)
L definitely wasn’t in the right at times, but either way, whether I think it is black-and-white, and you think it’s gray, that is the beauty of the show – it’s a wonderful example of human nature :).
I saw both the manga, anime and movies (they actually made real movies out of the idea)
I enjoyed your review, Angela. While I agree with most of what you mention, I will have to sit on the fence regarding how gray things ended. I’ve watched most of the episodes but have missed enough to know I may have to start over from the beginning. As much as I love this show, that’s not a bad thing. Glad to see I’m not the only one who enjoys dark and twisty anime 🙂
😀 I honestly love a good anime, even if it’s not dark and twisty, but yes, the dark and twisty ones definitely appeal to me! Next up is to watch the live-action movies!
*giggles at the name slip-up* it’s okay, it’s been a crazy year. We’re all allowed a few slip-ups now.
Sorry, Rebekah, I typed my OWN name. Duh!!! May I go into the new year remembering my own name and not trying to give it to others lol!!
Have a Happy New Year!
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