|Faces that abruptly transform from serious to super silly, disproportionate expressions|
|Boys that accidentally faceplant into female chests (I agree, overt fan service is pretty annoying... ¬_¬)|
|Super awesome sword fighters/warriors that can barely be touched in battle but have secret emotional wounds/vulnerabilities (I don't quite understand this one, but K referred to something like "adolescent power fantasies etc etc")|
Anyway, what I'm hearing is that the only way he'll watch anime is if it's as non-typical as possible, so I'm thinking:
- Serious drama or action genres (definitely no comedies because he doesn't find most anime humor funny)
- "Mature" content (aka avoid shows for kids like Bleach and Naruto)
- More realistic drawing styles
|Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex|
Futuristic crime thriller involving a special ops task force and sentient robots (robots are kinda like mechs, right?)
Think The Untouchables violence meets chronologically challenged Momento, but set in 1930's New York with a huge cast of immortals, Mafia gangs, and more (yeah, K likes complexity...)
|Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit|
An action-adventure fantasy set in ancient Asian lands, where an honor-bound spear-wielding warrioress protects a young prince on the run from his father, the Emperor
So far, K has watched a few episodes of Ghost in the Shell and Baccano, and they appear to be real contenders for holding his interest. However, with 3 Star Trek series on his plate (yes, I said three because he just added Enterprise x_x), it's hard to make time for them. Will let you know how it goes...
What series would you recommend to people who have watched anime before and hate it?