Beginner’s Guide to Anime: Supernatural

Sorry for the slight delay in new posts, but due to certain real world constraints, I was not able to write up a new post. So, this time, we will have a look at the Supernatural genre. Some of the recommended anime are gory in nature so kindly keep that in mind.

You can read my other entries in the Beginners Guide here:
1. Beginners Guide to Anime
2. Romance
3. Comedy
4. Slice of Life
5. Sports
6. Supernatural
7. Action / Adventure
8. Harem
9. Psychological
10. Sci-Fi
11. Mecha

NOTE: This list only contains my preference and your preference might defer. If you have a recommendation that did not make the list, please add it in the comments for other to know about. 

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Monogatari Series

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The Monogatari Series is quirky, brilliant and really interesting once you get past it’s initial episodes. This might be a little different for beginners as its art style is a little difficult to adjust to but once you get adjusted to it. The anime besides having supernatural elements also has an active romance plot along with some really good funny episodes in between.

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Baccano!

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Baccano is set in the early 1930’s in America and similar to Durarara!!, it follows multiple characters whose storylines somehow ends up intertwining somewhere in the series. The characters, the setting and the story are all brilliant and this warrants a watch if you are into supernatural stuff a bit.

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Mushishi Series

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Mushishi is one of those anime where the supernatural beings are neither evil nor good, they are just there. The word Mushi in the title refers to the most basic form of life in the world. This is an anime which has a dense atmosphere and has an interesting concept and at times feels more like a Slice of Life anime rather than a Supernatural one.

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Hellsing Ultimate

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Hellsing Ultimate is a full-on gorefest. From the first episode to the last. Based on the manga titled Hellsing, this is a brilliant adaptation of it. This is one beautifully directed OVA where each episode equals to one volume of the manga and the animation quality and the beauty of the anime oozes from each episode.

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Natsume Yuujinchou Series

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Natsume Yuujinchou seems more of a Slice of Life than Supernatural. It has a calm setting which might appeal to the Slice of Life fans too. Natsume Yuujinchou is a hidden gem that many usually overlook, but each and every episode is a treat and the OSTs are absolutely amazing.

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Noragami

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Noragami is an anime which is rich in characters ranging from Gods, Demons, Phantoms and humans. The story is pretty brilliant and the past plays a huge role in the series. Noragami is a relatively short anime containing only 12 episodes. So, if you want to watch something over the weekend, this is the one. And, the sequel is also here so watching this now would be a good time!

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Shiki

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Shiki is an odd one. When, I started watching this based on a whim, I expected it to be mediocre at best. Being tagged as a Vampire anime did not help, because I am sort of partial to Hellsing Ultimate in the Vampire department. But, Shiki hooked me in.

Shiki is different than Hellsing in almost every sense. There is no right or wrong or bad or good. Though Shiki has met its fair share of criticism, I personally feel it is a decent anime that one needs to watch. The first 13 episodes are a tad bit boring, but it picks up later on and becomes a full-on ride that might actually stun you.

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Kyoukai no Kanata

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Kyoukai no Kanata (KnK) is a very different anime. Though being a boy meets girl then falls in love kind of anime surprisingly it has a very interesting lore behind it. The only problem with the anime might be the confusing ending.

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Special: Pandora Hearts

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Pandora Hearts is a shounen anime which has plenty of action  but has no gore. The story is pretty decent and has a decent animation to accompany it. The character development is well paced and the soundtrack is beautiful too.

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Conclusion

Well, here ends another edition of my ongoing BGA series. Next up will be the Action/Adventure edition. Also, any comments are welcome and thanks for reading!

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