The Inner Circle staff loves anime so we thought we’d share with you some of our absolute favorites. In no particular order here are the shows that have left the greatest impact on us.
FLCL (Fooly Cooly)
At its core, FLCL is a Sci-Fi Comedy about 12-year-old Naoto Nandaba’s boring life being turned on its head when he meets the Vespa-riding alien Haruko Haruhara. Beyond that, FLCL is nearly impossible to pin down. With broken fourth walls, random South Park parodies, wormholes inside human heads, fast-paced robot battles, and even alien invasions; FLCL is six episodes of pure randomness. And yet, alongside the weirdness, it still manages to tell a charming coming-of-age story for young Naoto. This show is both unbelievably weird and unbelievably awesome at the same time.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Stand Alone Complex takes place in a future where the world is full of highly advanced AI and technology. Under the command of Motoko Kusanagi, the series focuses on the cyber crime law enforcement unit known as Public Security Section 9 as they fight cyber-terrorism in this future society.
Attack on Titan
Humans fighting to survive against massive monsters known as “Titans”, in a post-apocalyptic future. With intense action sequences, bloody fights, and a suspenseful story; Attack on Titan will leave you on the edge of your seat. That is what Attack on Titan is all about, and it is awesome. With good reason Attack on Titan has become a world-wide smash hit, with two live-action films on the way.
Ace of the Diamond
Ace of the Diamond is the perfect anime for baseball lovers. Even if a little exaggerated at times, it is very accurate in its depiction of baseball. With big dreams and strong team camaraderie, Ace of the Diamond will you have rooting for it. If you’re not a baseball fan, this show might even inspire you to play a little ball yourself.
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