Anime

13 Anime You Should Definitely Watch Before You Die- Part I

  • I can’t cosign this list at all… The only one i can agree on personally is Death note and I would rank Death note up higher. so I sure as hell want to see the rest of the other’s he has listed. The problem with this list so far is it only appeals to shonen and action fans. Another thing I disagree with is the fact that so many people say’s Cowboy Bebop is amazing and always fails to explain as to why it is so great. I’ma need this nigga to have some work from miyazaki in here or I’ma have to fight him.

    • rackerblade

      First of all these are anime series not movies, so Miyazaki will be hard to find up here.

      Next to that you are talking about this list being shonen yet Cowboy Bebop falls under the seinen category, (Death Note falls under shonen btw).

      The reason why I personally loved Cowboy Bebop:
      1- It was greatly written.
      This is a very episodic show and puts you in the middle of it’s world. So while you are progressing through the series you are continuing to get adjusted to this world and it’s characters. Especially when the episodes aired relating to the characters made you understand the coming of this world(Spike, Jet and especially Faye for that matter). It is a very unique, original and pleasant way to tell the story of a roaming bounty hunter.
      2- The anime features great directed scenes from action sequences to actual philosophical conversations. They got the right timing on the execution on dialogue, action and the animation in general.
      3. Last point I’m going to adress will be ofcourse it’s music. If you’ll search for Cowboy Bebop’s soundtrack you’ll find a six hour long soundtrack with a great mix of a lot of Jazz(Tank, Rush, etc.), Blues(Spokey Dokey, Diggin’ My Potato, etc.), Rock( Knock a little harder), classic opera like Ave Maria and even moroccan jazz fusion songs. This causes a very classical and diverse soundtrack

      These are my top 3reasons why I love Bebop.

      No hate tho

    • Lightskin Masterrace

      Yea you need this hold this L cuz it’s real easy to explain why cowboy bebop is great

  • Ungratefulz

    I can definitely cosign FLCL (FOOLY COOLY) Was the shit. But really was a wtf kinda watch

    • Leo Fiasco Del Valle

      FLCL is dead ass one of my fav animes , I first watched it back in middle school . I used to stay up until 3am on a school day to watch it lol .

      • Ungratefulz

        Ohh man that shit is so true. Sad it was only 7 episodes

  • Og GreenThumbs

    Akame ga Kill

    • QWER12

      You do know that is a shit series

      • Og GreenThumbs

        i respect your opinion but how is it a shit series?

        • Kai Williams

          As an ANIME series, it ended prematurely with the manga still being on-going. When a Game, LN, or Manga receives an anime adaptation they don’t have to follow the original story completely, especially when there is not much of one in the first place, but the ending and message should still be there. Since the manga isn’t over, the had to pull something out of their ass to end the anime on their budget. Can’t be a second season because everyone pretty much died. So hopefully there will be a reboot anime AFTER the manga ends. As a whole series it’s pretty good and interesting, but I don’t think it should be something you HAVE to watch.

          • MattOmega

            Facts dawg calmly waiting on akame ga kill to get the FMA:Brotherhood treatment.

          • Kai Williams

            Exactly. When the manga actually ends and the creator gets his complete thought out, then it can the Brotherhood treatment, and then we can see if the reboot is a must watch.

          • Og GreenThumbs

            thats what i loved about it nobody was safe the fact that anyone could die in this series is why i like it im tired of these bulletproof protagonist first episode had me hooked

  • Shut yo ass up

    Best on this list are the most Death Note, Gurren Lagann, and FMA. I’ve seen all of these other than Katanagatari (heard it’s good, as you said) and I’d like to see you finish this list. Urging us to watch them before we die doesn’t necessarily mean you think they’re the best, but it does mean that you think highly of them. So what else you got?

    If there’s any anime I feel people should watch before they die, here’s my pick in a random order; each of these taught be valuable life lessons:
    – Death Note
    – Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
    – Tokyo Ghoul
    – Naruto
    – Parasyte: The Maxim
    – Hunter x Hunter [personal favorite series of all time]
    – Dragon Ball (+ Dragon Ball Z)
    – Deadman Wonderland
    – Rurouni Kenshin
    – Yu Yu Hakusho
    – Pokémon
    – Detective Conan
    – FullMetal Alchemist

    • Savage

      You forgot Cowboy Bebop is on this list. Also, if you haven’t watched steins;gate, you should. Easily one of the best anime ever.

      • Shut yo bitch ass up

        I loved Cowboy Bebop but it doesn’t make my list of 13 must watch before death series. I selected what I think I learned the most from.

    • – Parasyte: The Maxim
      – Hunter x Hunter [personal favorite series of all time]
      – Dragon Ball (+ Dragon Ball Z)
      – Deadman Wonderland
      – Rurouni Kenshin
      – Yu Yu Hakusho

      Def must sees before dying

    • ChiraqNiqqa$tatic

      *cosign* this a real ass list

  • Kernogo

    When Part 2 coming?

    • Kernogo

      What Which Anime should I watch first?

  • Solid list

  • MattOmega

    If Gintama ain’t on this list but cromartie is we’re squaring up. Detroit Metal City, Sayonara Zetsubou sensei, Great Teacher Onizuka, daily lives of high school boys better than cromartie too.

    • Never watched Detroit Metal City or Sayonara Zetsubou…I will check them out

      • casjwell

        Go watch em, they’re dope.

        • Just watched Detroit Metal City and all I have to say is WTF?!

          • MattOmega

            It was dope tho right?

          • Yeah its funny

    • Lightskin Masterrace

      Lmao tru tru cromatie is a cool little anime but I have no why it is a must watch “before you die” next to cowboy bebop dam it makes no sense

    • casjwell

      GTO used to be my show tho lol

    • Hunter Berial Morgan

      I agree those are all better!

  • My list looks like….

    Gintama
    Steins;Gate
    Hunter x Hunter (2011)
    Code Geass
    Hajime No Ippo
    Cowboy Bebop
    Great Teacher Onizuka
    Death Note
    Dragonball/Dragonball Z
    Attack On Titan
    Hellsing
    Rainbow
    One Piece
    Psycho Pass
    Durarara!!
    Hitman reborn!
    Trigun
    Naruto/Naruto shippuden
    Space Dandy
    Log Horizon
    Berserk
    Fullmetal Alchemist

    • Christopher Bron Alexander Mun

      Dude that’s a badass list

    • casjwell

      Excellent list but… no Lupin, Neon Genesis, Samurai Champloo, Gundam 0079, Vampire Hunter D, Berserk Golden Age, Tenchi Muyo, Gundam Wang, Outlaw Star, Yu Yu Hakusho, or Paranoia Agent My nigga???

      • Definitely enjoyed Neon Genesis, Samurai Champloo, Tenchi Muyo, and Yu Yu Hakusho. The rest I Haven’t seen yet. I’ll definitely check them out

  • jc

    I’d say Jojo too, but they only adapted 3 of the 8 parts. All the parts which were an anime right now were also based off the manga which was from the 80s, so it might seem a little dated, but the animation is still pretty good.

  • habookaya

    i didnt enjoy cowboy bebop very much and i know im in the minority. it was just so boring

  • casjwell

    Yu Yu Hakusho
    Shin Chan
    Gundam 0079
    G Gundam
    GTO
    Paranoia Agent
    Berserk
    Desert Punk
    Samurai Champloo
    Lupin III
    Hellsing Ultimate
    Vampire Hunter D
    Fist of the North Star
    Rurouni Kenshin
    Tenchi Muyo
    Project Arms
    Welcome to the NHK
    GIntama
    Naruto/Shippuden
    Desert Punk
    S-Cry-Ed
    Neon Genesis
    Gundam Wing
    DB/DBZ
    Outlaw Star
    Ghost in the shell Stand alone Complex/2.0
    Psycho Pass

  • Devin

    A lot of these are overrated

  • mike

    CODE GEASS!!!!

  • xx123manxx

    Too much water in that into

  • icy

    it seems like i watch only the best of the best heard of 3 on here but watched brotherhood

  • Hunter Berial Morgan

    My 13.
    1.Outlaw Star
    2.Moldiver
    3.Initial D
    4.Bubblegum Crisis
    5.Black Lagoon
    6.Gangsta
    7.DragonBall (just DragonBall)
    8.Gasaraki
    9.Vampire Hunter D
    10. Blood +
    11.Gatchaman/ Battle of The Planets
    12.Ergo Proxy
    13. X.

  • ConfusionHaze .

    Death note a shit for fuck niggas

  • ConfusionHaze .

    And anime died when the 90s ended, it’s something like hollywood, it’s just not good anymore