GITS SAC Motoko, on 28 September 2011 - 11:33 PM, said:
Thanks for the suggestions. ^_^I mean I'll admit I haven't seen TOOOOOONS of animes so I mean that's why I asked everyone lol and the animes that I know wouldn't be great intro-animes and it was hard for me to find 12 episode ones...and I thought of Elfen Lied because of the dramatic tragedy...and I kinda described it to my roomies and once I said "it's kinda bloody and stuff" they were just like "ewwwwww." lol. Then I remembered the original Hellsing but then I described that to them (and even though they all love Twilight) they were like "no thanks." Though I might one day make them see Hellsing if they enjoy anime and show them what vampires REALLY ARE. XD
You're welcome! I would find Elfen Lied difficult to describe as well, haha.. but yeah, one would need to have an open-mind to see it. =p
Some other short series I could think of are FLCL, Gunslinger Girl, and Haibane Renmei; which is a really character-driven show, but I liked it.
Read or Die is another good one.
If your friends are interested in seeing a romance anime, I would suggest Kimi ni Todoke; a girl who is really kind, but has no friends, scares her classmates because she looks like the girl from The Ring. She falls in love with the most popular guy in school. That series 1st season is 25 episodes, it follows up with a 12 episode 2nd season.
This post has been edited by Animexcel: 29 September 2011 - 01:37 AM