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I love both parts equally, since I think it's nice to see the goofy sides and the dramatic sides of the whole cast altogether in one package. Being too serious or too goofy in a Sci Fi series can be dull.
Longer is hard. Long-running anime are dying these days, it's something you see very rarely because it makes more sense for studios to advance with seasons, to avoid fillers and to have a higher budget. Stuff like Hunter x Hunter and FMA:B is incredibly rare, for that you have to be a long-running manga and be extremely popular, it's a treatment only a few selected series ever get. Considering your taste is pretty specific and limited it gets even harder.
- Psycho-Pass is still an option, considering that it's going to be 40-something episodes with the second season starting in a few weeks
- Jojo's Bizzare Adventure. Based on one of the most popular manga in Japan. The manga is done in Parts, with the oldest being from from the late 80's. It's at Part 8 currently, I believe, but basically each Part tells a different story related to the family of Joestar.
What I linked to above is animating Part 1 and 2, Part 3 is running right now. If you watch both that's 41 episodes already, and in January there will be another 25 episodes or so to finish Part 3. Anyway, it's an action classic that needs to be watched. It's oldschool in a lot of aspects but incredibly fun too, so this might be something for you.
- Gintama. Well this is mainly comedy, so I dunno if it suits your taste, but it's definitely one of the best long-running anime out there. It does have serious arcs from time to time (meaning action and drama) and those are among the best stuff you will see. The comedy is gold too, but it needs some time to get really good. Anyway, that alone is 200 episodes, the sequels amount to another 64 episodes, so there is a lot to watch. Probably the only newer long-running series that can compare to FMA and Hunter x Hunter in my eyes, but yeah, the genre is a bit different.
It doesn't really need to be that genre of anime. I was looking few times that Gintama anime. I thought of watching few episodes after I finish Mirai Nikki
You can find anime with the same amount of quality, but then it's done in seasons. Long-running, action focused shows with a high amount of quality are an incredibly rare species Then again I'm not sure why you're so fixated on stuff that has so many episodes, there are many great series which tell an awesome story in 20 or so episodes, or even movies.
Good luck with checking out Gintama o/
niichan is right, long running series are not common nowadays and they are not all good. What about Eyeshield 21(145 eps) and Kekkaishi(52 eps)? Both are kinda old too.
I completely understand thing with seasons and that's why I asked for old anime that has already finished the story. At the time they might've shown it over longer period of time in seasons, but that was 2-3 years ago and now anime is complete. If you understand what I'm applying
Well, for those 2 anime, I will check them out once I get home
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I just finished watching Kill la Kill. Liked it more than I expected, honestly. Having said that I feel like my first impression was right on the mark with it. That being a sense of frustrating because so much about it is good but the core concept is just so stupid. The music, animation, vocal performances, and style were all beyond awesome but the story was just a step above nonsense; and that breaks my heart because if all of that quality had been put behind a story that was more deserving it could have really made something special.
Next up I'll be giving Psycho Pass a second chance, I think.
I'm halfway through Library Wars (図書館戦争). I also watched bits and pieces of Natsume Yuujinchou's second season.
I finished the first season of Working, one of the funniest anime I have ever seen. I'm going to watch season two next.
Started Kokoro Connect and finished the show in less than two days. A very interesting premise which brings in various questions and answers about what defines oneself and friends in a surprisingly natural way. Superb storytelling and great characters, one of the few shows in which I really like all of them.
Not to mention Inaba's cuteness level is over 9000, one of my all-time favourite female characters. Highly recommended for everyone who likes coming of age stories with a supernatural touch.
Next I'm going to check out Date A Live, something I've been planning to watch for a long time.
I finished both seasons of Working, now an all time favorite, and have started The Idolmaster.