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Ok so I'd like to start off by saying I'm not a huge fan of anime. I have dabbled in a few shows because one of my best friends is Chinese and he told me I should give it a try.

 

So far I've seen the following...

  • Death Note (my fav so far)
  • Attack on Titan
  • FMA Brotherhood
  • No Game No Life

 

I keep seeing battleship anime signatures. Is this man anime show or some game? It didn't look like Space Battleship Yamato which I heard of from somewhere.

 

Thanks for the info :)

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Kantai Collection is a game, browser based and only Japanese, although a VPN can get around that. It also has an anime.

Arpeggio of Blue Steel is a manga and anime about sentient battleships and lasers.

 

So far those are the two biggest ones, Kantai Collection by far is way more popular.

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Since three of the more popular animes have been suggested.

I would recommend Zipang myself, while technically being about a Missile DD rather than a BB.

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there is a game called Warship gunner navy ops 2 , its an old game for the PS2 and was originally going to be an anime but it never happened. great game and story line, problem is they don't sell it anymore you have to check a resale shop to find them. No idea if you can find any fan art or pictures though.


 

As for anime titles, here's some of my suggestions::great: Please note that all of these titles also come in manga form as well!


 

Belzibulb is a funny anime


 

Gundam is also a classic anime and a great series with many spin offs, games and stories


 

Love Hina is a great classic for romantic comedy


 

Negima, which is also written by the same person who made Love Hina, is a great magical adventure story


 

Girls und panzer, girls in tanks, what could be better? its a great action comedy


 

Edit: spelling errors


 

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Any anime with American warships?

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Kantai Collection is a game, browser based and only Japanese, although a VPN can get around that. It also has an anime.

Arpeggio of Blue Steel is a manga and anime about sentient battleships and lasers.

 

So far those are the two biggest ones, Kantai Collection by far is way more popular.

 

I've heard of other methods though, 

And indeed, Kantai collection is massively popular, and ever growing. 

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Kancollie is a very bad anime Arpeggio of Blue Steel was much better 

 

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Kancollie is a very bad anime Arpeggio of Blue Steel was much better 

 

Kancolle was ok :P, I tend to have better hopes once the people producing the anime get to season 2. 

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Kancolle was ok :P, I tend to have better hopes once the people producing the anime get to season 2. 

well hope in one hand and crap in the other and see which one fills up first (ie not hopeful) Even if they spruce it up it's still just going to be Strike Witches on water skis 

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well hope in one hand and crap in the other and see which one fills up first (ie not hopeful) Even if they spruce it up it's still just going to be Strike Witches on water skis 

 

Some people find enjoyment in that...including me :P
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Any anime with American warships?

Well Zipang does feature American Warships but...

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Any anime with American warships?

 

Zipang depicts American warships, but it's mostly focused on the IJN perspective.

 

Kantai Collection as an anime is designed to be enjoyed by fans of the browser game: it has a lot of easter eggs and is faithful to the characters, but it lacks proper structure to be enjoyed by a casual audience. Arpeggio of Blue Steel is a much better anime if you want a story, though its character designs are not quite as unique as Kancolle.

 

If you are interested in other serious types of anime, there is Pyscho-Pass, which is a cyberpunk police drama story featuring a dystopian society where mental health is regulated and monitored to prevent crime. The second season, Psycho-Pass 2, is frankly not as good and is more of a police procedural than a drama.

 

For a Gundam recommendation: Turn A Gundam is very slow paced and its fight sequences are not particularly memorable, but it has one of the best stories in the Gundam franchise. It has a lot of themes of motifs focused on anti-war, but the the story doesn't rattle on it.

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Well Zipang does feature American Warships but...

 

Yeah. That anime has an interesting take on the Pacific War.  I'd like to mention more, but I think I'd be spoiling a major plot point.

 

Edit.  Would Blue Sub No. 6 count?

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Zipang depicts American warships, but it's mostly focused on the IJN perspective.

 

Kantai Collection as an anime is designed to be enjoyed by fans of the browser game: it has a lot of easter eggs and is faithful to the characters, but it lacks proper structure to be enjoyed by a casual audience. Arpeggio of Blue Steel is a much better anime if you want a story, though its character designs are not quite as unique as Kancolle.

 

If you are interested in other serious types of anime, there is Pyscho-Pass, which is a cyberpunk police drama story featuring a dystopian society where mental health is regulated and monitored to prevent crime. The second season, Psycho-Pass 2, is frankly not as good and is more of a police procedural than a drama.

 

For a Gundam recommendation: Turn A Gundam is very slow paced and its fight sequences are not particularly memorable, but it has one of the best stories in the Gundam franchise. It has a lot of themes of motifs focused on anti-war, but the the story doesn't rattle on it.

I would also recommend Gunslinger girl for great story telling (ok I am a little bias)

another great one if a bit dated is Akira  

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Basic Animes you should watch IMO:

Lelouch of the Rebellion- Amazingly!

Naruto (Skip Filler)- quintessential anime, has a dub if you are that kinda person.

DB,  DBZ- Anime that sold anime to America

Gundam- all of em, even Destiny. They are amazing, made the mech genre what it is. Would start with OO, SEED, or Wing if you are young, 0079 if you are older.

My new Fav: oda nobuna no yabou- Sengoku Jidai with anime girls. Kinda of a harem anime, but not really. Only 12 episodes.

Battleship Animes: Super Battleship Yamato, Arpeggio of Blue Steel, and KanColle. I know the last one is on crunchyroll, and many of the above.  If you want something for tanks, Girls und Panzer is acceptable. Nothing for WoWP that I know of. Plenty of Animes- find what you like! Start with dubs, go to subs.

 

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I have to second Zipang.  It's a fun what-if scenario that many people have thought about in one way or another and it's handled with some intelligence.

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Longtime lurker here; going to share some other anime/manga with some relation to naval warfare.

 

If you know Japanese and don't mind the Imperial Nationalist elements that make up some of the plot, there's Konpeki no Kantai and its sequel Kyokujitsu no Kantai.  Simply put, another what-if naval history set in WWII, but with a Japanese victory thanks to a bit of random sorcery.  The sequel does have a Super Yamato that fans of Naval Ops Commander might recognize; it has a similar hull to the high-speed super ship Whirbelwind.

 

Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio is a future in which sunken ships are reborn and upgraded thanks to some mystery tech, and have basically isolated much of the world due to their overwhelming firepower.  If you are interested in the series, the Manga is vastly superior to the Anime.  In a bit of an aside, I'm hoping to find the tribal skins the warships in-series have (Haruna for example) to use on eventual warships in this game.  Another thing to note; the anime does have an anime-original super ship that also bears some resemblance to Whirbelwind.

 

Tide Line Blue is a sub-centric anime set in a post-apocalyptic world (war).  Blue Submarine No.6 is another sub-centric anime, also set in a post apocalyptic world (flooding).  The former deals with rogue military elements wanting to rule through power, while the latter deals with a mad scientist (could possibly be called an eco-terrorist) who wants to reshape the world to benefit his newly created species.

 

Space Carrier Blue Noah is an old one some might recognize.  It was released as "Thundersub" in English and "Anti-Space Ship" in Spanish.  It is kind of similar to Space Battleship Yamato at the basic premise; humanity uses a unique naval ship to fight against alien invaders looking to covert Earth into their new homeworld.

 

Tactical Roar is yet another anime set in a post-apocalyptic world revolving around a specific naval ship.  However, it might be a turn off for some not used to anime "fanservice".  The crew is predominantly female save for the unlucky tech stuck with them.  If you've ever seen Tenchi Muyo, Love Hina, or Negima, you can expect some of the hijinks that befall a sometimes Beta male surrounded by women here.

 

Yet another submarine based anime is Mars Daybreak, which revolves around a water world-esque setting on Mars.  Mars had been terraformed and became a major water world.  Much of the combat is between manned and unmanned mecha suits and submarines.

 

At this point I will deviate to a few space or airship anime with some naval engagements.

 

There's Legend of the Galactic Heroes (Space Prussia vs Space NATO? for a lack of a better comparison), which is ridiculously long (110 episodes, IIRC), but does feature lengthy space naval engagements.  Somewhat old, though I do believe it's been remastered.

 

Don't let the name and initial premise mislead you; Bodacious Pirates (also known as Miniskirt Pirates) is about a young girl suddenly inheriting her father's Privateering business and ship, and working to balance her schooling with her job.  Despite the name, there's almost no fanservice, unless you're into ship porn and scenery porn.  Then this delivers plenty.

 

Last Exile is an anime with plenty of airships and action.  Along those lines, The Princess and the Pilot and The Pilot's Love Song also feature airships, with both focusing more on the pilots in their aircraft and their trials.

 

Outlaw Star also features spaceship combat, and ran on either Adult Swim or Toonami Midnight Run back on Cartoon Network a long time ago.

 

The entire Macross series has plenty of fighter craft combat, and is the series that popularized the Itano Circus or Macross Missile Massacre (which ever version you might have heard).  Yeah, part of it is drama and romantic interests, and the other part popular music of the time period, but the remainder are pretty impressive fights.  Robotech is very distantly related to it, but that's not a discussion to touch, due to the issues between the two.

 

Space Battleship Yamato the original and its sequels are worth checking out if you don't mind old animation.  I believe some of it was adapted and published in English as "Star Blazers".  The original series did have some Japanese Nationalistic bits.  The remake, Yamato 2199, pretty much drops most of the Nationalistic bits, tones down the robot's perverted tendencies, and balanced more screentime to characters on both sides of the fight (it also added some female characters to replace unimportant or minor characters in the original to show more named females serving aboard, compared to the original).

 

The Gundam series also has some space-based engagements, but the majority of the series revolve more around the titular robot(s), referred to as Gundam.  Do be aware that many series are unrelated to another (special exceptions exist, but that's not a discussion for this thread).

 

That's all I recall off the top of my head for now.  Apologies if you find them all boring.  In the meantime, I shall continue to lurk.

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Holy Fuchs, I almost forgot about Space Carrier Blue Noah.

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Seconding recommendations for Arpeggio.
And minus one for Kancolle-- that be bad.

 

Note, Arpeggio pulled a FMA with it's anime and just shot off in some random direction. Arpeggio Ars Nova and Arpeggio [Manga] are very different.

And a note:

 

Have fun guessing what that is gonna be.

 

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Any anime with American warships?

 

In Arpeggio of Blue steel, at the end of the first season, American fleet appeared for a few seconds , if the anime have a second season, might show more ..

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In Arpeggio of Blue steel, at the end of the first season, American fleet appeared for a few seconds , if the anime have a second season, might show more ..

 

yeah..briefly........

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yeah..briefly........

Veeeeery briefly.

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