Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Homan, Dec 13, 2002.
or haven't ever seen it?
Grave of the fireflies
Just whoring thru
well, to ensure that they watch it .. I just lend them my fansubs
I think kenshin might be too "japanese" for them to accept
actually.. I've had a 100% success rate so far
Something with a lot of action and little commitment (i.e. long series). Nothing "too japanese" to scare them away.
Macross Plus comes to mind.
My cousin enjoyed Blood: The Last Vampire and La Blue Girl
I turned 3 of my friends (two guys and a girl) who have never seen one bit of anime a few weeks ago.
I lent them the first two DVDs of the Escaflowne series. They were hooked after about 5 eps and begged for more. They finished watching the series in like 3 days. It was funny as hell. I'd go over to their apartment at like 11:00 at night and they'd all be sitting on the couches watching religiously.
I thought Escaflowne was pretty stupid the first few episodes. Didn't really get good until the middle and slows down again but picks back up toward the end.
Cowboy Bebop no question.
It tends to stay away from the silly cliches that turn off non anime fans, and has a very American/Western flavor. Primo english language version as well.
The other series I know non anime fans enjoy is Goldenboy.
I copied some VHS cassettes of Escaflowne and Evangelion for the school psych department guys. It was hilarious going over there and all these professors are watching these shows on their free time and going "that's really cool" or "that's amazing!"
For a series, I'd go with Cowboy Bebop.
For a movie (which is probably easier to get people started on) I'd go with Grave of the Fireflies.
Vampire Hunter D and Miyazaki stuff is always a good bet as well.
I'm surprised noone has mentioned the amazing (but overwhored) Princess Mononoke
Jin-Roh and Akira were also two that my friend really liked
depends on the person.
Sci-Fi people: GITS
Car people: Initial D
Sad story: Grave of the fireflies
Comdey: Dr. Slump
Most of my friends don't share my interest in RK. They don't like all the silly parts.