My first post in this sub-forum, yey! So I am in a need of some anime recommendations. I know of the sister site full of them, but I am not as well-versed in animes as I should be in order to find exactly what I want I suppose. What do I want in an anime series - interesting characters, the closer it is to fantasy, the better. Not that I am against stranger worlds and plots, but I am trying to slowly ease myself into this medium of entertaiment and as a person who reads mainly fantasy from all the genres, I feel in my element with such kind of stories. What I have experienced so far: Fullmetal Alchemist as a teenager - I've liked it enough to go through all of it. Not sure if it was The Brotherhood version. Bleach - the first 100 - 150 episodes or so. I've liked it well enough, but it started to get a little bit... repetitive by that point. Spice and Wolf - I've actually picked this one up, because of the site. The first season was very good. It was similar to The Dagger and the Coin book series experience, where something more grounded and slow actually brings you immense enjoyment. I don't know how I've felt about the second season though, the nakedness was quite more than in the first and I am not sure this is my cup of tea in an anime. Not that I shy away from it or that I am against it, however, it's just strange. Shinsekai Yori - I've actually liked this very much, especially how the story ended and it all made sense in the end. I have found this one in the sister site also. So yeah, that's pretty much it. If it's fantasy or close to it, if it's having some entertaining story and especially if the characters are interesting, then I'd probably be interested in it. I enjoy Matrim Cauthon, Kvothe, Locke Lamora, Royce and Hadrien( bromance and esquisite banter) characters in my books, so if there are characters like that in some animes - I am your man! EDIT: I have almost forgot - I am not interested in the manga editions going with the animes, just the series/movies. So any recommendation should be able to be entertaining by themselves and the stories would be preferably standings on their own. Thanks in advance!