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26th-Feb-2010 09:29 am
Hey I'm new to this community and I was hoping somebody might have some anime recs for me, I haven't seen anything new lately and I'd like to watch some. I like anything with vampires and almost anything dark and fantasy oriented, also something kind of like Ergo Proxy would be good too.
Any help would be great thanks
26th-Feb-2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
I guess I'll suggest Revolutionary Girl Utena and Haibane Renmei.

Utena has a kinda of shojo feel to it. The story follows a high school girl at the exclusive Ohtori Academy, who was, following the death of her parents, is given a ring by a prince, and decides to become a prince herself. Years later, at Ohtori, she become drawn into secret fencing duels with the student council over a girl known as the Rose Bride and the power to revolutionize the world. There's a duel every couple of episodes, complete with a transformation scene and finishing move (it was directed by the same director of Sailor Moon), and it's got some typical shojo style episodes. As the series goes, though, it get VERY strange. You can check out the movie, actually (Adolecent Rush) - it'll give you a pretty good idea of what the series is like (it's kind of a retelling of the anime).

Haibane Renmei follow a young girl who is break out of a cocoon with no memories of who she is. She's taken care of by a group of girls with small wings and halos living in an old dorm building, and is quickly given a halo and grows wings herself. The story starts out fairly light, but gets darker as it goes.
26th-Feb-2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
Myanimelist.net recommends Neon Genesis Evangelion and Serial Experiments Lain on the criteria of Ergo Proxy; however, you've probably already seen NGE and Lain is garbage not worth watching.

There are no vampires in Pandora Hearts, but it is very dark and fantasy. Basically, a rich boy is pulled into this dark world called the Abyss and strange goings on occur around that. It's very creepy and I liked it a lot, though I have yet to finish it.

Honestly, the only good anime I've ever seen with vampires in it was Hellsing, and that is too short for my personal taste. Maybe the manga. But you've probably already seen this, too.
26th-Feb-2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
On the basis of you wanting something like Ergo Proxy, I'd definitely recommend Texhnoloyze. It's dark, sortof post-apocalyptic, and the artwork is absolutely stunning. Here's the opening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng1wF0wUtjQ
27th-Feb-2010 06:19 pm (UTC)
In that case, I'll steer away from Ergo Proxy. Does it have as much lame, pretentious imagery that is so overwhelming that nothing happens as Texhnolyze does?
27th-Feb-2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
Ergo Proxy is a lot less... symbolic, perhaps, than Texhnolyze. Less imagery, more action. The comparison I was drawing between them has more to do with atmosphere than anything else.
26th-Feb-2010 11:19 pm (UTC)
I am not sure if this is relevant but Monster and MPD Psycho are really good. I have yet to see Ergo Proxy but I am aware of the storyline.
26th-Feb-2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
Dance in the Vampire Bund has vampires, haven't watched much of it so can't vouch for how good it is.

are you a fan of Trinity Blood?
26th-Feb-2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah I like Trinity Blood, I wish it didn't end the way it did. XD
27th-Feb-2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
Trinity Blood seemed like it was going to be cool from the first few episodes, but then it just got kind of lame after that. We stopped watching some where around ep 8 or 10.
27th-Feb-2010 02:28 pm (UTC)
The only things that comes to mind when you mention vampires, dark, and fantasy are Blood+ and Vampire Knight. I find Blood+ to be awesome, and Vampire Knight starts off light, but it gets pretty dark later on and there's a second season, although I have yet to watch the latter.
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