Anime? Count me in, although my tastes the last few years have gotten quite particular.
My list of 'have seen's is quite long, but here's a few.....and hopefully it gives a good cross-section idea of what I enjoy:
- Cardcaptor Sakura (Shoujo / Magical-girl)
- Kingdom (Historical/period/shounen)
- Ranma 1/2 (Rom-com/action)
- Naruto (shounen Action)
- Ai Yori Aoshi (Harem comedy/romance)
- The 12 Kingdoms (Fantasy, Light-novel adaption)
- Akira (Sci-fi/post-apocalyptic)
- Spirited Away (Ghibli/Miyazaki)
- Eden of the East (Sci-fi)
- Record of Lodoss War
Can't forget my gateway, Samurai Pizza Cats, either.
Not the biggest fanatic of mecha, thus the lack of a title from that genre. Then again, my first and last there was Gundam Wing....probably not the best 'jumping-off' point, but I digress.
My anime intake has been rather limited lately, what with a good percentile of titles that are on the streams being of the 'otaku'-pandering sorts. Had enough of the tits-and-ass stuff, frankly. Ditto that for shounen....way too long and overdrawn. It sounds like I'm not missing much judging by this thread....lots of 'classics' recommendations and stuff that people may have missed in the early 2000s. This is nice to see. The only contemporary series I've even seen being halfway popular based on mentions in forums are Attack on Titan and Sword Art Online.....the only two that come to mind for me right now, and neither appealed to me.
I did list Kingdom above, which was the last 'series'-type anime I took in. It's a shame the animation....a horrid-mix of cel-shaded 3d and traditional 2d..... pretty much killed an otherwise good historical period story with plenty of action. The 2nd season never even got picked up for streaming (S1 was through FUNimation). SAO and Titan proved to be the 'hits' of 2012....ah well.
I've more or less recently been building the backlog of things I saw prior and enjoyed, mostly stuff that aired on TV years back (Yu Gi Oh, Digimon, Monster Rancher, etc.....these are more-or-less 'had to be there for them' shows...or they may not be enjoyable) or are old fan favorites that I've only gotten around to in the last few years (Tenchi Muyo OAVs), and have been discovering anime-inspired Western faire (Avatar / Korra, etc)......some good stuff there for being aimed at a tween/young-teen audience. I couldn't believe I wrote it off for years.
I am hoping to pick up a copy of Wolf Children real soon, seeing as FUNimation will have vendor space at my local anime con in a couple of weeks. I hear that was a good one, and have been wanting to see it for months