One of the hobbies I've gotten back into over the past few years has been
watching anime. Some of the newer stuff is really good, and it's a great way
to unwind after a long day of work. This page will grow as I find new things to
A hero so powerful that boredom has set in, and a world that's barely aware he
even exists. Really funny dialogue, solid characters, and great animation.
Wikipedia - One-Punch Man
Space bounty hunters, crazy hacking, and a fantastic soundtrack. Sort of a
Wikipedia - Cowboy Bebop
If you're going to watch a lot of anime, at least once you'll hit the magical
girl trope, and Sailor Moon is a classic in that regard. There's a fair bit of
the monster-of-the-week fluff, but there's episode lists online if you want
Wikipedia - Sailor Moon
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
A mind-bending spin on magical girls, with some of the most stunning visuals
I've seen. It twists and turns, and while I'd love to describe it more, I'll
just say get through the first 30 minutes - nothing is what it seems.
Wikipedia - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Not anime in the typical sense (it's CGI), but it's so darn charming it's hard
not to include it in this list.
Wikipedia - RWBY
A boy and a girl switch bodies when they fall asleep, and this sets the stage
for crazy cosmic events and love. Funny, sweet, moving.
Wikipedia - Your Name
The Boy and the Beast
An orphan stumbles into the beast world, and grows up in this world as student
to an ornery martial artist beast.
Wikipedia - The Boy and the Beast
Really anything by Hayao Miyazaki is worth watching, but this one is like a
rich cake: best consumed over multiple sittings.
Wikipedia - Spirited Away
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Can the personification of evil in one world be a decent guy in another? Also,
can he successfully run his fast-food burger chain?
Wikipedia - The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Can a male model also be a crime-fighting superhero? I think my favorite part
is how he chases down baddies on his folding bicycle.
Wikipedia - Samurai Flamenco
Expelled from Paradise
What constitutes humanity? Can a computer be human, and what would a human lost
if they uploaded themselves into computers?
Wikipedia - Expelled from Paradise