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The_way67



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:18 pm Reply with quote
AOT is definitely in no way whatsoever an anime to "relax" to! Ha. One Piece would get the more feel-good/enjoyable kind of anime than AOT. Even Fairy Tail would be more enjoyable to lay down and just watch.
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Hoppy800



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:24 pm Reply with quote
Ghost in the Shell, Madoka, nor Attack on Titan are not anything I can call relaxing.
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dtm42



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:27 pm Reply with quote
Glad to see Natsume's Book of Friends there. When you've had a hard week and just want to watch something gently uplifting and touching, then watching Natsume, Nyanko-sensei and the others is just what is needed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:46 pm Reply with quote
Yeah, Natsume Yuujinchou was the first show that came to my mind. Perfect for a lazy day, with a gentle breeze coming through the window and the sound of birds in the air. So fitting.

I was very pleasantly surprised to see Toshokan Sensou (Library Wars) show up on both genders' lists. I thought that show was great and always felt it didn't get the attention it deserved.

If I had to guess I'd say that however the survey was conducted, it seemed to attract a more mature group of fans, judging by the results.
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Neohybrid_kai



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:07 pm Reply with quote
Based on my own experience, I'd recommend Mushishi and Bartender.
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TheAncientOne



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:25 pm Reply with quote
I had to look up what Toshokan Sensō was. I was more familiar with the English title: Library War.

It there some ANN guideline that suggests that titles that haven't been licensed in the US be referred to by their Japanese titles, and those that have by their English titles?
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Ojamajo LimePie



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:12 pm Reply with quote
That's a lot of heavy stuff for a relaxing day off. My go-to anime have always been Cardcaptor Sakura and Sailor Moon.
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jtron



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:16 pm Reply with quote
The full men's list, with scores expressed, I'm assuming, as a percentage of what the top response was

# 1 Space Brothers 100
# 2 Attack on Titan 93.8
# 3 Ghost in the Shell series 58.0
# 4 Magical Girl Madoka ☆ Magika 53.1
# 5 Library wars 45.7
# 6 Silver Spoon 43.2
# 7 Anohana 40.7
# 8 Natsume's Book of Friends 28.4
# 9 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion 27.2
# 9 Monogatari Series 27.2
# 9 Usagi Drop 27.2
# 13 Planetes 25.9
# 14 Steins; Gate 22.2
# 14 Fate / Zero 22.2
# 15 PSYCHO-PASS 21.0
# 15 BLACK LAGOON 21.0
# 15 Katanagatari 21.0
# 19 TIGER & BUNNY 19.8
# 19 Mushishi 19.8
# 20 Eden of the East 18.5
# 20 Dennou ​​coil 18.5
# 22 Kill La Kill 17.3
# 24 Iroha 16.0
# 24 Eureka Seven 14.8
# 24 Gurren Lagann 14.8
# 24 Samurai Champloo 14.8
# 26 Welcome to the NHK! 11.1
# 27 GUNSLINGER GIRL 9.9
# 28 Durarara! 8.6
# 30 Tatami Galaxy 7.4
# 30 BACCANO! 7.4
# 32 Samurai Flamenco 6.2
# 32 Kyosougiga 6.2
# 32 Fafner 6.2
# 32 Gankutsuou 6.2
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jtron



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:25 pm Reply with quote
aaand the women's list:

#1 Space Brothers 100
# 2 Attack on Titan 79.4
# 3 Natsume's Book of Friends series 48.5
# 4 Library war 43.3
# 5 Silver Spoon 36.1
# 6 Anohana 29.9
# 7 Magical Girl Madoka ☆ Magika 28.9
# 8 Mushishi 27.8
# 9 Usagi Drop 23.7
# 11 Ghost in the Shell series 22.7
# 12 TIGER & BUNNY 19.6
# 13 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion 16.5
# 13 Dennou ​​coil 16.5
# 13 Monogatari Series 16.5
# 15 Eden of the East 15.5
# 16 Mawaru 14.4
# 16 Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 14.4
# 19 Tatami Galaxy 13.4
# 19 Kill la Kill 12.4
# 20 Planetes 11.3
# 20 PSYCHO-PASS 11.3
# 20 BACCANO! 11.3
# 24 Durarara! 10.3
# 24 Eureka Seven 9.3
# 24 Fate / Zero 9.3
# 24 Mononoke 9.3
# 26 Gankutsuou 8.2
# 27 Iroha 7.2
# 28 Gurren Lagann 6.2
# 28 Steins; Gate 6.2
# 31 Welcome to the NHK! 5.2
# 31 Katanagatari 5.2
# 33 Samurai flamenco 4.1
# 33 BLACK LAGOON 4.1
# 33 Kyosougiga 4.1

I noticed that it's an almost-identical mix of shows on both lists, and some really obvious candidates (no Gintama on the women's list? DONDAKE~!) are missing, leading me to believe this was some kind of multiple-choice gimmick. Not that internet fan polls are known for their scientific accuracy, but that pretty much eliminates all of it right there.
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tuxedocat
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:49 pm Reply with quote
poonk wrote:
Yeah, Natsume Yuujinchou was the first show that came to my mind. Perfect for a lazy day, with a gentle breeze coming through the window and the sound of birds in the air. So fitting.


Agreed.

poonk wrote:
I was very pleasantly surprised to see Toshokan Sensou (Library Wars) show up on both genders' lists. I thought that show was great and always felt it didn't get the attention it deserved.


This show is on my top ten most wished for licenses. Kind of surprised it has never gotten one. Crying or Very sad
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Mr_42



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:22 pm Reply with quote
poonk wrote:

I was very pleasantly surprised to see Toshokan Sensou (Library Wars) show up on both genders' lists. I thought that show was great and always felt it didn't get the attention it deserved.


Totally!!

I thought no-one else even knew it existed, I watched it nearly 2 years ago now and until today had never heard another person speak of it.
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EyeOfPain



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:30 pm Reply with quote
No Aria the Animation/Natural/Origination on either list? Very disappointing, Japan. That franchise is relaxing as [expletive].

The ANN article doesn't say, but I'm going to assume Japanese fans were surveyed, since the source is Livedoor.
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meepsheeps



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:04 pm Reply with quote
YEAH GOOD TASTE :'D

Totally agree with SpaceBros and Silver Spoon.
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jtron



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:45 pm Reply with quote
in my experience POLAR BEAR CAFE is the best show, anime or otherwise, for hungover mornings.
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st_owly
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:58 pm Reply with quote
I really like Library Wars as well. Not sure I'd necessarily call it "relaxing" though. FYI, for folk that don't know. Viz are publishing the manga in English. There's 11 volumes out so far.

My favourite anime to relax with are Natsume's Book of Friends. I have a few favourite episodes that I always keep coming back to. My favourite one is the snow kitty one.

Bunny Drop is another adorable relaxing show. This coming from someone who hates children IRL.

I also find the first season of Kimi ni Todoke very relaxing and cute (the second season is a little too maddeningly slow). I always rewatch the Christmas episode every Christmas.

I am also surprised that Aria wasn't on the list. Guess it's too old and not that popular.

Looking at the full lists, there are a lot on there I wouldn't say are relaxing. Kill La Kill is anything but, IMO. Too hyper and bouncy.
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