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How Many Anime Have you Had to Watch Twice? Here's My Top 10 Watch Twice Anime

Updated on August 26, 2015

Top 10 Anime You Have to Watch Twice

We have all repeated things for one of two reasons. Either it was too amazing to only having experienced it once or it was so confusing and amazing we have to watch it again to fully understand and enjoy it. This constantly happens with anime. The plot twists, the characters changing their personality and goals in instants, the whole story changing because of one line of dialogue, it all comes together to making an enjoyable and twisted anime.

What I mean by this is that most of us will only like and enjoy a story which has changes and characters that we can relate to and are not tired of. This means jumping off the usual stereotypes we live by and trying something totally different and actually making it work.

If it all comes together and makes sense at one point, then the anime is deemed as perfect and deserves to be replayed. This list is compiled of those series which had so many different spectrums, story arcs and beautiful animations to only watch it once. They are not in any specific order since all are perfect or amazing in their own way. Here they are, the top ten anime you have to watch twice:

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Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Brotherhood: A new version of the old story, this one followed the manga at a closer degree and fully applied every new technique and animation that had been practiced and developed throughout the years. The fighting scenes are absolutely stunning and I cannot get enough of them! The characters have depth and unique background stories to them, developing different desires and even making the most hated of villains somewhat human and relatable. I just know that whoever has liked this anime will always jump into another viewing along with a friend who is watching it again just so they can see it all again too.

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Mushishi:

If I had to describe this innovative and mind-changing story with one word it would be gorgeous. E very scene, sprite, forest and climax were developed with slow and precise attention to detail, turning a simple, quiet and relaxing story into a full blown adventure the viewer cannot get enough of.

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Another:

A slight turn into the confusing and wildly dramatic, this anime follows horror and foreshadowing to a deeper level and really confuse and awe the viewer with every scene. The ending, the characters change as the situation grew darker and how each issue or change was foretold by a minuscule line or detail, this anime deserves attention. The animation is not far off from the others, delivering great scenery and imagery that captivates the eye with its stunning and extravagant beauty.

Death Note:

The foreshadowing and incredible story telling is back with this series. The cast worked perfectly with each other, the story turned every rock over to deliver strong messages through small scenes and the ending changes everything. It was all explained and highly detailed but nobody expected things to turn out the way they did, not for many of the characters or for the story itself. It was all magnificently brilliant and deserved to be seen time and time again to see where we could have realized things were going to change and how the ending was explained beforehand.

Angel Beats:

A romantic and comedic anime, this one is repeated mostly because it felt so rushed. A short series at that, the story follows a lovable cast that had too little time focused on them and we never really got to know much of. Only a select few had their story shared with the audience that brought us to tears and delivered various revelations on their personalities. The humor and the jokes never get old too. Take it from me, I have re-watched it quite a couple times and still laugh till my sides hurt every time.

Mekakucity Actors:

Man was the plot of this anime all over the place. Nonetheless, I loved every inch of it. I did have to repeat each episode quite a couple times to really get the grasp of things from the point of view that was different and see exactly as to why it was different. The small snippets at the end of each episode also brought replay ability because, to be fairly honest, I did not know where there and I would just stop watching the episode when the ending song began. Sure, it was there before the ending in the first episode but I had completely forgotten about it and had lost so much of the story because of it.

Mirai Nikki:

To this day I still do not fully understand the ending to this great anime and repeat it every now and then to see if I capture something I hadn't already. The story was strong and followed the characters so closely only to deliver a whole other story in a matter of minutes that made sense and did not make sense. It is one of those series that changes all you have seen up till the end with a few scenes and make you want to go back to watch it all with new eyes.

Code Geass:

Yes I mean both seasons of it since both of them changed so dramatically and had so much explaining to do between scenes that I got lost many times following the subtitles. It was all perfectly constructed though and after many views and analyses, I have found no real continuity error, only jumps back and forth that you needed a keen eye and much observation to comprehend in the first viewing.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Complete First Season
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Complete First Season

Lelouch Lamperouge, an abandoned prince of the Holy Britannian Empire, hides his true identity as a student in the colonized territory of Area 11, formerly known as Japan. After he acquires the power of "Geass" from the mysterious girl named C.C., which enables him to command anyone to obey his order, he wears the mask of Zero and begins his rebellion against his own father's empire, so that he can take revenge for his assassinated mother. A thrilling fusion of the world of an Arthurian knighthood and the futuristic robotic warfare, this epic series has been internationally recognized with various awards including Outstanding TV Anime at Tokyo Anime Award (2007) and Best Original Series at Japan Expo held in Paris, France (2010). A must-see for all sci-fi and fantasy fans!

 

Baccano:

Don't even get me started on this anime. Saying I repeated each episode does not even begin to cut it. The times I re-watched each scene, each episode, each slight change produced, are way too many to count. It was unnerving and brilliant. The story was confusing, but it made you want to understand it so much more so that you could continue on and piece it all together.

Baccano: Volume One
Baccano: Volume One

Don’t let nobody tell you there’s no future in a life of crime, because some rackets can last forever. But we’ll get around to all that immortality jazz later. A mafia turf war is raging on the mean streets of the Big Apple, a place where regular joes bounce between backdoor booze joints and the breadline. But this caper ain’t about a simple gangland brawl. It’s about hoods who can’t seem to die proper after catching a bullet or five between the eyes. Sadistic hit-men and the dames they love, mad bombers going boom, monsters going bump and soul sucking alchemists bootlegging an elixir of eternal life.

Just remember, Baccano! ain’t about beginnings and ends. It’s about the twists and turns, bub. Paths don’t cross in this story – They collide. Every Dick and Jane plays the lead and it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.

 

Fooly Cooly:

Not only does this anime require various viewings, it also needs you to read the original content as you do that. A short five episodic series that had no shame in absolutely confusing everyone and making you stare in awe and disbelief as each scene took life. It was still amazing though and spawned a series of creative flows for me as I searched for the full understanding of this anime.

FLCL: The Complete Series
FLCL: The Complete Series

When the three powerhouse creators of Eden of the East, Gurren Lagann and Neon Genesis Evangelion bumped heads, they spawned the series that broke all the rules-then broke the mold.

Naota is a detached sixth-grader afflicted by the pangs of puberty. He's fooling around with his brother's ex-girlfriend when a crazed girl on a motor scooter runs him over, brains him with a bass guitar, and moves into his house. This pink-haired girl, Haruko - who claims she's an alien - hurls Naota into the middle of a mega-corporation's secret agenda. Oh, and now giant battling robots shoot from his skull. Mix in mind-bending animation and tunes that echo through your cerebellum to top off the trip that will have you falling hard for FLCL.

 

So they were beautiful, had rich stories and absolutely confused everyone, thus turning into perfect entertainment that we cannot get enough of. It could be a slight twist of fate or a prolonged battle with intense and rapid dialogue; it really did not matter to these anime. Their end goal was to leave their viewers with a lasting impact that would keep them coming back for more year after year.

Article by: Steven GutiƩrrez

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      -A 20 months ago

      You should add FT, AOT and TG.

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