3 Anime to help convert your friends
The new episode of Super Hypothetical Alpha Plus just dropped.
You instinctively jump to the group chat and say;
"Yooo did you guys see how the Madeupeoro swordsmen handled homeboy?"
Their response: .............
It dawns on you.
YOUR FRIENDS DONT WATCH ANIME
Now before you decide to throw away the whole phone that has the group chat in it and run away to japan to run the hills of Okinawa with your arms waving behind you leaf ninja style, try introducing your homies to these three anime first.
This list is composed with the most accessible, and praiseworthy anime to date (no, hipsters. The two are not mutually exclusive.) Friends have too much ego to appreciate the art? No worries. This list has anime that is mature enough to make them feel like they are watching a movie unfold, and deep enough to have them itching for more after its over. These anime with be the soft gateway drug that will lure them into the way of the weeb, and before you know it they'll be watching anime crack rock in no time. First on the list is:
1. Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
No suprise. FMAB (as the initiated Weebs might refer to it) is packed with such an emotional pretense that its hard not to relate to it in some way. Military power struggle, bonds of siblings, dealing with the grief of a loss, belief religion and nihilism, racism and war, and beautifully executed fight scenes to top it off. The dubbed version is excellent so new watchers wont be put off by the cross eyed action of reading and watching at the same time (us weebs have evolved to iguana eyes). FMAB has something for everyone. Next up we have:
2. Cowboy Bebop
Its hard to talk about classics and not bring up Cowboy Bebop. The mash of bounty hunter western, Bruce Lee flick, and extra terrestrial travel mixed in with mafia ties gives everyone something to love. Cowboy Bebop is the type of anime that remains timeless for many reasons. One of which is the nostalgic feel you get when watching it. It has a way of making you miss a world you've only known through its presentation. Every episode is like a mini series in itself with a bunch of well written supporting cast members in each and what might be one of the best soundtracks of all time. To top it all of the dub is first rate, as not to scare off your new virgin eyed friends. Finally we have:
3. Samurai Champloo
Time to bring the homies on a quest to find the samurai who smells of sunflowers. Samurai Champloo is by far the most comfortable transition from normie life to Weeb culture. The hip hop/edo era soundtrack blend, along with the street culture nods in the anime make it an easy pick for the list. Not too heady and self-indulgent as too scare off the masses, but with a story written well enough to compel you, Champloo is a cult classic among the likes of Cowboy Bebop. Mugen alone is enough to want to keep up with this one, and the voice actors that you know and love from the good dubs out there seem to team up to make Samurai Champloo a normies paradise.
If these three bangers dont work......
You need new friends.
Thanks for reading this one Weeb Tang Clan members, new and old. See ya next time.