@andromeda101: Not exactly “new”, but have you watched the Demon Prince Enma OVAs?
I would love some new good horror anime, geeze.
... That's a rare achievement from the medium. Not even JoJo could do it. Something about anime never makes the horror atmosphere work. Not even a Junji Ito adaptation was well received.
However, I could recommend you shows that would make most horror anime look inadequate which veteran anime director Masayuki Kojima led. Some of the scenes of said shows do scary better than a lot of horror anime.
An adaptation of Naoki Urasawa's (Personal favorite mangaka of all time) manga of the same name. It's a suspense thriller following a surgical doctor hunting down a psychopath that he saved many years ago when said psychopath was still a child while he himself is pursued by authorities for murders he didn't commit. It has incredibly detailed world building filled with a fleshed out cast and is very good at setting a tone.
2. Made In Abyss
Made In Abyss centers around a child explorer and her robot boy companion (cyborg, idk) in finding her mother in within a deep and wide hole within an island known as the abyss. It's world is incredibly lived in with so many lore crammed about the Abyss. It also memorable fleshed out characters, both good and bad (one of the antagonists, Bondrewd, being one of my particular favorites) and some of the most horrific scenes you'd ever see in anime, heightened because of the chibi designs. Also, the soundtrack is amazing.
@life_without_progress: ... That's a rare achievement from the medium. Not even JoJo could do it. Something about anime never makes the horror atmosphere work. Not even a Junji Ito adaptation was well received.
I can see why. I did watch it and personally believe it's because they butchered his works with some low-quality animation and soundtrack. If you're going to translate his horror mangas into an audio-visual media, then a lot of work must be put on it...They seemed to have animated all the episodes with their asses instead, in fact, those idiots have even forgotten many basic factors in a horror story such as a proper shadowing and light. Regardless, I did watch Monster already, but not Made in Abyss.
Thanks for the suggestions, friend!
Not exactly “new”, but have you watched the Demon Prince Enma OVAs?
I might check out later.
@andromeda101: Made In Abyss is really good, surprised you haven’t seen it yet. It’s more of an adventure story than a horror though.
Angel of Death is pretty decent. It’s a little goofy at times, but overall it does a really good job at capturing that isolated, survival horror game, feeling.
Ah, does anyone here plans to watch Junji Ito's Uzumaki?
Just making a small advertisement, heh. I love his works and as posted above, they didn't justice to them with the last adaption. Not only Uzumaki is going to be full black-white, but the compositor is even the same from the movie Hereditary.
@onlyoneempereor: I'd suggest better written manga (Heck, I find the Pre-Z Dragon Ball era to be better written than Z and Super in canon) but If you really want to get into Dragon Ball Z, Start with Saiyan Saga. It's the beginning of the Z era. Dragon Ball Volume 14 Chapter 195
One episode into "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken" and it already check marks what I want from a media production focused anime. The importance of concept art and story boarding is emphasized early on alongside compassion and creativity in world building when it comes to creating world building and lore.
Plus, genuinely likable characters and a fun atmosphere doesn't hurt. Definitely an early contender of Best Anime Of The Season.
(Also, It's from Masaaki Yuasa and Science Saru. That's a sign of quality pedigree).
Currently watching Legend of the Galactic Heroes. made it into my top 3 shows of all time by the halfway point.
Have you seen Texhnolyze? Ik some peeps who consider that as one of their top 3s. Even though I think it's paced horribly.
Will have to check it out. It's been on my to watchlist for a while I believe.
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