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The Beginner’s Guide to Anime on SideReel – Science Fiction

Posted on: January 18, 2010

Macross Frontier - if you enjoyed the new Star Trek, you should enjoy this!

Because you want to share this kind of awesome with your friends.

Over on SideReel, I’ve posted the first part of a Beginner’s Guide to Anime series, designed to point people at anime that are good entry points to Japanese animation. Part one lists some science fiction shows that are easy to watch, easy to enjoy, and don’t require much knowledge of Japanese culture or other anime to be fun. Take a look and see if you agree, and discuss feel free to discuss the guide in-depth here, on SideReel, or on the AnimeReel Facebook fan page!

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2 Responses to "The Beginner’s Guide to Anime on SideReel – Science Fiction"

That picture… nostalgic….. XO

Though I wouldn’t name Gundam or Macross in a beginnersguide… since the series tend to be long and for some are quite hard to get into….

in the genres you posted I would include Trigun though, combining serious and humor in a sci-fi western…

as for me, when I help someone start anime, I’ll first let them watch either Trigun, or Kanon 2006, then the light Ouran Highschool Hostclub, and then I’ll define their taste and their definition of a ultimate good anime with Code Geass (r2)..

but since this year there is also an other serie that is easy to watch without much knowledge…. Eden of the East…

now-> Discuss

I mentioned Gundam for completion’s sake, but Macross I put in there because you can watch Frontier with very little context just fine – even if you didn’t watch Robotech/Macross. There’s a brief summary of the Macross series at the beginning of the early episodes, and that’s really all the background you need to enjoy the show for what it is.

For Gundam, you tend to need more context because they use so much Gundam-specific jargon and make Gundam assumptions.

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