Recommendations of good, recent anime, please?

I’m sorry, I haven’t watched any anime for the past three months. That will change quite soon, but I spend the only free time I have on one Korean drama, primarily because I’m so attracted to the leading lady. It’s pathetic, I know. Recently I’ve taken a bit of time writing up short stories during lulls of our duties, and I recently finished one. I know I’m a travesty right now because I call my site anime|otaku and don’t even update on anime, but give me time. It’s not that I don’t want to watch anime, it’s that I just don’t have the time to be able to marathon or pour myself into a series, as much as I want to.

No wonder why I’m in the Friend Zone. :P

Are there any recent series that I may like? I’m curious because I have plans finishing Hyouka, and then I have ABSOLUTELY no idea about what series to watch. I finally finished downloading all of Sakamichi no Apollon, but the great anime this year is a blank slate to me. If there are good, potent romances, please let me know. The only recent anime I’ve downloaded is Robotics;Notes, because I read on the Steins;Gate page that it was an offshoot. That was that.

If you guys could help me with your recommendations, please do so. Within three weeks I’ll probably update more frequently. :)

This is my latest short story, by the way. If you guys have some time to waste, I hope you can read and review this short story here. I’m sure there are problems with it, but hey, it’s just for fun. :)

11 Responses to “Recommendations of good, recent anime, please?”

  1. Gisele Says:

    I think Shin Sekai Yori could please you as ambitious SF series.
    Also Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is a good adaptation of shoujo manga directed by Kimi ni Todoke’s director.

  2. sortern Says:

    definitely Shin Sekai Yori. It’s the first series that has managed to intrigue me in a long time.

  3. chacha Says:

    review HxH 2011, one of the best shows this year.

  4. Mekem Says:

    Of special note is the manliest series this year, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.
    Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun and Sukitte Iinayo, two shows with similar synopses, both are shoujo manga adaptations, and while Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is being directed by the director of Kimi ni Todoke, Sukitte Iinayo’s story so far has a lot more in common with the story of Kimi ni Todoke.
    For you in particular, I would definitely have to recommend Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita, or in English, Humanity Has Declined. It 13 episodes, premiered last season, and it’s the kind of series I could see you enjoying.

  5. michael Says:

    Thanks for the recommendations, guys! Only two more weeks and I’ll be looking into your suggestions :)

  6. Nick Says:

    Among some of the new anime, I recommend Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo. Beautiful animation that reminds me of Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun. I also recommend Sword Art Online.

  7. Amy Says:

    I’ve only just stepped onto your blog, so I’m sorry if you’ve already watched/posted about this, but Tsuritama was pretty good (as is Uchyuu Kyoudai, etc, etc)

  8. Angelus Says:

    No use asking me as I have 2 jobs at the moment, so I’m working 18 hours a day. I’m just about managing to keep up with Shin Sekai Yori, but I’ve only scratched the surface of the rest of the season so far. I’m wondering whether Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun might shape up as a good romance, but as I’ve only watched the first episode so far, it’s too early to tell yet.

  9. Michael Says:

    Hey, Angelus.

    Missed you, sir! Don’t worry, I have 36-hour duties. I feel your pain. It’s tiring as hell. I don’t even know why I’m becoming a doctor in the first place hahaha. :P

  10. stushi Says:

    Although the romance isn’t the main plot, Hyouka is a must-watch :D
    Seriously.
    It’s my favorite of 2012, and of course, nobody can argue with my taste…

  11. Fat Nakago Says:

    Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai is ABSOLUTELY the best anime I’ve seen this season so far. I wish it wouldn’t end after a mere 12 episodes….it should go on for 72,76 episodes, like Marmalade Boy did….so I could cry myself to sleep for the next 2-3 years.

    Seriously though, Chuu 2 is one of the sweetest shows I’ve seen in a long time. Absolutely love it!!

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