At 3/23/15 08:56 AM, NewgroundsNation wrote:
Cowboy Bebop and Neon Genesis Evangelion are both sci fi but they're some of the best anime has to offer and are relatively big with western fans.
Baccano is another popular starting point, it's like an action-crime-mystery series with extreme violence but it does have supernatural elements.
If you want some really down to earth stuff, as in something you'd watch in live action without it being weird, I'd highly recommend the films 5 Centimeters per Second and Tokyo Godfathers. 5 Centimeteres is only about an hour long.
At 3/23/15 02:00 PM, TheMaster wrote:
This too. If you like "cringe comedy" or the likes of Peep Show and The Inbetweeners then Watamote is some end level shit. I can't think of another comedy anime even half as good. Pray for a second season. Some of the humor comes from making fun of common anime tropes though, I'm not sure how much of that you'd get.