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esporteen Level 201 Windia Evan 10th Growth
Hi guys! Since my knowledge of anime is really really limited, I'm going to search for help for some recommendations on some anime.

I'm looking for anime series (ongoing or finished) with less than 40 episodes with maybe the same or similar plots:
- Music (maybe something like theatrical, singing contest?, or just different music genres in general)
- Corruption (like a character starts out as good then gets bad somewhere along the way?, or vice versa; or just completely bad from the get-go)
- Love story/romance (no ecchi or similar to that)

Open to almost all suggestions but just no mainstream animes and the likes. Also, preferably no robots, or insanely out-of-this-world powers that characters may have. I know anime characters having some sort of power is really common but I don't want to watch something like they have to protect the world, or invade another galaxy, etc. Thanks to anyone who could help!
Posted: November 2014 Permalink

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djmaxaaron Level 200 Khaini Blade Master
music = try shigatsu wa kimo no uso
corruptuon = death note possibly
love story/romance = shoujo genre so anything from there is basically love story/romance
Nov 02 2014
SoulBlade Level 216 Windia Hayato 4 See what games, anime & art SoulBlade is intoSoulBlade
I'm no @Plenair but lets see...

- Music (maybe something like theatrical, singing contest?, or just different music genres in general)[/quote]
Not my forte but K-On comes to mind.

- Corruption (like a character starts out as good then gets bad somewhere along the way?, or vice versa; or just completely bad from the get-go)[/quote]
Death Note, Code Geass, Does Sasuke (from Naruto) count?

- Love story/romance (no ecchi or similar to that)[/quote]
Clannad definitely
Nov 02 2014
esporteen Level 201 Windia Evan 10th Growth
I'm no @Plenair but lets see...

Not my forte but K-On comes to mind.

Death Note, Code Geass, Does Sasuke (from Naruto) count?

Clannad definitely[/quote]

All of those are mainstream animes so I won't take it Thanks for suggestions though!

EDIT: Maybe I'll try K-On but open to more suggestions!
Nov 02 2014
LitheMovement Level 176 Bellocan Night Lord
Out of curiosity, have you seen all the mainstream animes? In your rejection you make no claim to having watched them so why would you immediately exclude them?
Nov 02 2014
djmaxaaron Level 200 Khaini Blade Master
All of those are mainstream animes so I won't take it Thanks for suggestions though!

EDIT: Maybe I'll try K-On but open to more suggestions![/quote]

You know, K-On is pretty mainstream as well. Disregarding something because it's "mainstream" will leave you missing out on some amazing shows. The genres you suggested pretty much cater to the mainstream animes anyway.
Nov 02 2014
kevqn Level 200 Windia Demon Slayer 4 See what games, anime & art kevqn is intokevqn
Tokyo ghoul
Nov 02 2014
esporteen Level 201 Windia Evan 10th Growth
You know, K-On is pretty mainstream as well. Disregarding something because it's "mainstream" will leave you missing out on some amazing shows. The genres you suggested pretty much cater to the mainstream animes anyway.[/quote]

Out of curiosity, have you seen all the mainstream animes? In your rejection you make no claim to having watched them so why would you immediately exclude them?[/quote]

No I haven't watched all the mainstream animes and maybe I have used the word mainstream to vaguely. I'm in no way implying that such animes are bad or should not be watched but I just want to see if there were any animes hidden out there that would also fit the genre pretty well but is not as famous as such.

My apologies if K-On was "mainstream", I just really don't have clues on any musical animes. Would try and see shigatsu kimi wa uso but seeing how its still ongoing, would wait a bit until it progresses more.

And as per the corruption genre, if you ask anyone what would be an example of an anime with someone really bad from the get-go or transitions from bad to good (or vice cersa), a lot of people would say death note; but I already know this or would easily find out through a simple google search.

So overall, I just want to know if there are "hidden gems" right there. Seeing as basilmarket has a lot of anime enthusiasts and the like, maybe some would be able to give some suggestions!

Hope I have cleared up my opinions with this statement and I am in no way implying mainstream animes are bad.
Nov 02 2014
LitheMovement Level 176 Bellocan Night Lord
@esporteen: Then if that's the case I wouldn't ask anyone here. Just put in a little effort and find them yourself. You'll walk in with no expectations if you happen upon them randomly on your own instead of with a recommendation, and the experience will be better for "hidden gems" if you do it that way.
Nov 02 2014
djmaxaaron Level 200 Khaini Blade Master
No I haven't watched all the mainstream animes and maybe I have used the word mainstream to vaguely. I'm in no way implying that such animes are bad or should not be watched but I just want to see if there were any animes hidden out there that would also fit the genre pretty well but is not as famous as such.

My apologies if K-On was "mainstream", I just really don't have clues on any musical animes. Would try and see shigatsu kimi wa uso but seeing how its still ongoing, would wait a bit until it progresses more.

And as per the corruption genre, if you ask anyone what would be an example of an anime with someone really bad from the get-go or transitions from bad to good (or vice cersa), a lot of people would say death note; but I already know this or would easily find out through a simple google search.

So overall, I just want to know if there are "hidden gems" right there. Seeing as basilmarket has a lot of anime enthusiasts and the like, maybe some would be able to give some suggestions!

Hope I have cleared up my opinions with this statement and I am in no way implying mainstream animes are bad.[/quote]

I see. I thought you were just one of those people that went with the flow of disregarding hyped and mainstream animes just for the sake of it. Well I haven't watched that many music related animes so I can't recommend you any.
As for the corruption genre I forgot to mention this but try Shinsekai Yori.
For the romance I still can't think of any hidden gems either sorry.
Edit: nagi no asakura for the romance there we go.
Nov 02 2014
Noxbel Level 166 Scania Hayato 4
As far as corruption Mirai Nikki is about as corrupt as I've seen. It's exactly how you describe it without going into detail... good to bad. Music wise? Like Choir music in some older animes I also like. Trinity Blood has those choir musics you can check it out. Romance wise Vampire Knights is good, however gets bad reviews. The reason I like it being in most animes you get the girl, and 2 guys feuding over the girl and she never really picks. In Vampire Knights you don't get left with wondering who she will pick, it tells you... I think it mainly gets bad reviews because there are not crazy amounts of action scenes, a lot of it is character development etc. My favorite anime as of right now, I know isn't on your list... but it's really good and believe you should give it a chance. Steinsgate is on the same level if not higher on the "mind f*ck" level as the anime "Another(also good)" think of it like this. First few episodes you'll be like "what's going on...?" and gradually you'll start to figure what is happening on your own. For example without ruining it... Main character hears a scream. After investigating he stumbles upon a dead body. He walks outside and after picking up his phone everyone around him disappears. Moments later he sees that same woman alive... but things are different. Let me know what you think of them, or if you need any other names. I've actually rated nearly every anime I've watched, by score and reasoning.
Nov 02 2014
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