I’ve gotten quite a few recommendations and requests since I started this blog. If you look for my username on Christian Anime Alliance, (I’m rocklobster), you can send me recommendations there. You can also place comments here. I’d give you my Facebook link, but I’m having trouble getting that to work. Anyone who knows how to get that to work with HTML commands, let me know. Anyway, before you send stuff, I figure I should let you know what I’m not looking for.
1. Any anime over 100 episodes long.
I’m no longer watching any anime this long ever again. I try to take no longer than three months to watch an anime if it can be helped (if it’s from Adult Swim, for instance, it’ll take longer). This helps me keep my weekly schedule. I tend to lose interest in these too. The only title I actually watched all the way through was Galaxy Express 999, and that’s because I’m a huge fan of Leiji Matsumoto.
I have no interest in Hentai. I don’t care how good the plot or the animation is, it’s STILL PORN!
3. FLCL or Ninja Scroll.
These are just not what I’m into. Sorry. Also, I’ve already seen them.
4. Any Manga.
I know, I’m an anime fan, so I should read manga. But I have a problem getting it. My library doesn’t have many complete collections (in fact it only has one: Honey and Clover.). My local bookstore is too far away. I have very little space. Also, it seems like manga takes longer to read than it does to watch most anime.
5. Anything unlicensed.
I respect the creators too much to watch anime illegally. In the long run, I believe watching anime illegally hurts the industry more than it helps.
6. Anything I can’t get in my region.
I have a region 1 DVD player. That wouldn’t work. Yes, I could use the Internet to watch these, but I don’t want to review an anime I can’t buy myself if I’m so inclined.
7. Any anime no longer in print.
Thanks to the folding of several anime distributors (like Geneon, sadly), many titles are now harder to come by. Many titles have been relicensed, but some of them didn’t do well when they first came out, so I’m sure those won’t be picked up. Sadly, this includes End of Evangelion. I can still review Neon Genesis Evangelion itself, though, because I got it from a friend. If a title is out of print, it’s usually too expensive to buy.
8. Any anime on blue-ray only.
Don’t have a blue-ray player. Too expensive.
So, go ahead, give me some ideas. As long as they don’t meet the criteria above, I’ll consider it.