Bro, Do You Even Anime?


I write this not to my anime viewing friends and associates, but to others who have never bothered watching anime. Maybe you thought it was for kids, too weird, had to many tentacles. I wasn’t always a fan, but became one after I gave it another look. So, now I will post shows, every now and then, that I think the non-anime viewer may like if they give it a chance.

Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood.

Often at the top of lists of must watch anime, Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood (and make sure you watch Brotherhood) has a lot going for it. It has steam punk elements mixed with a sci fi/ fantasy story line. There is humor, drama, and excellent storytelling. The world, along with the characters that inhabit it is interesting and rich (and some of the most kick ass female characters that you will see anywhere). If you like fantasy, magic, and adventure storytelling you will probably enjoy this show.


I will say that you do need to stay with it past the first season, which has it’s good points, but is not as strong as the following ones. However, the first season does have a great OP.

Start there. Watch a new genre in the new year.

Happy Viewing!

12 thoughts on “Bro, Do You Even Anime?

  1. renxkyoko January 7, 2016 / 1:43 am

    I would also suggest Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood for the first timers, and also Moribito.

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    • madreceiver January 7, 2016 / 1:59 am

      I haven’t watched Morbito. I’ll look it up!


      • renxkyoko January 7, 2016 / 2:03 am

        It’s a wonderful anime. I think it’s even better than FMAB. Or equal. I assure you, it’s good.

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  2. Denny Sinnoh January 7, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    That is Stereopony on the theme song is it not? Oddly, I was just listening to them on my commute this morning, then opened this
    : )

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    • madreceiver January 7, 2016 / 2:17 pm

      Nope. It’s Yui. Although, I believe she has some association with Stereopony (maybe co-wrote a song).


      • Denny Sinnoh January 7, 2016 / 2:54 pm

        Oh, I think you are right … from “Green Garden Pop” album.

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  3. The Otaku Judge January 9, 2016 / 10:38 am

    Cowboy Bebop is a good recommendation for people who don’t normally watch anime.

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  4. jeffreybotah January 9, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    I could definitely agree with this. Personally, I feel like this series has pretty everything great about anime (I’m a bit biased since this is my favourite anime series)

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    • madreceiver January 11, 2016 / 1:41 am

      Yes! It is an all around great show that has so much going for it that even a non-anime fan should be able to appreciate it. It’s my older son’s favorite as well.

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  5. philomena February 7, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    This was my first intro into anime, via my sister and me using this as a bribe to get her to do something for me.

    Best decision ever! I’m now a huge anime/manga nerd and all because of FMA:B.

    My general recommendation for people who haven’t seen it or are struggling to get through is to try and get through the first ten-ish episodes. If you can get through them, then the show should get easier to watch. I know the first three episodes make zero sense and are kind of out of context. Sort of. But oh, does it get better. And the OPs are amazing!!

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    • madreceiver February 7, 2016 / 10:55 pm

      Yeah. You do kind of need to get through the first season and then the main story really kicks in.

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