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Here you can find various anime that Planet Meerkat recommends. To get into this list anime must meet Planet Meerkats criteria of a great anime. 1st a great anime must have a great story, one that keeps you interested from beginning to end leaving you wanting more afterwards. 2nd anime must not not have much fan service (look in the ecchi anime section for that). 3rd Must have a happy ending and have no episodes that are so depressing you can't sleep afterwards.

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 Angelic Layer

Overall rating: 8/10

Synopsis:
In the future, the most popular game in the world is Angelic Layer. Contestants must raise and train their own 'Angels' (or fighting dolls) to compete in tournaments. Enter Misaki Suzuhara, sixth grade Angelic Layer prodigy. With her speed-type angel, Hikaru, many people think Misaki stands a chance at winning the championship. She'll have a lot of help along the way, but the road to victory will be not be an easy route, especially for someone as young as Misaki.

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Links: Angelic Layer can be watched on Crunchyroll. Direct Link. Want to watch in HD Get a Crunchyroll Premium Membership!


Eureka Seven

Overall rating: 10/10
 

Synopsis:
For Renton, every day’s the same. Nothing happens, nothing changes. He goes to school, he goes home. The only thing that keeps him happy is lifting on his ref board. Nothing exciting ever happens to him. Until one day, a giant mecha called an LFO comes crashing down on him literally. And inside is the most beautiful girl he has ever seen! The thing is, though, the girl, named Eureka, is on the run from the military with her stolen mecha, and she’s brought trouble with her.

Renton will have to summon up all his courage to face his childhood hero; get the girl he’s hopelessly smitten with to like him; and–oh yeah-live up to the legacy of his father who saved the world. But hey, at least it’s not boring anymore.

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Link: Can be watched free at Crunchy Roll. Direct Link (opens in new window). Want to watch in HD Get a Crunchyroll Premium Membership!
 


FMP (Full Metal Panic) (season 1) & FMP (season 3) - The Second Raid

NOTE: there is of course a season 2 (FMP - Fumoffu) is is a good anime but in our opinion it doesn't quite keep the viewer interested enough. It is of a less serious nature i.e. more comedic than seasons 1 and 3. The story of seasons 1 and 3 works without watching season 2.

Overall rating: 9/10

Synopsis:
Sagara Sosuke is an elite soldier employed by the independent mercenary special force Mithril which fights terrorism across the globe. Using battlefield technology far superior to that of most nations, Mithril intercedes on behalf of justice.

Second Lieutenant Sagara's newest assignment is to protect a Japanese high-school girl, Chidori Kaname. To accomplish this task, he pretends to be a new transfer student attending Kaname's school.

As Sagara attempts to settle into his new role, a massive plot unfolds beginning with the kidnapping of Chidori. Why is Chidori the target of this conspiracy? Why does she seem to be born with knowledge of technology that has not yet been invented?

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Links: Planet Meerkat does not know of a location where Full Metal Panic can be watched licensed for free.


Macross Frontier

Overall rating: 8/10

Synopsis:
Macross Frontier marks the 25th anniversary of the Macross anime franchise. It is a direct sequel to Macross 7 and follows the lives of Saotome Alto, Ranka Lee and a Pop Idol named Sheryl Nome on board the new space ship Macross Frontier. Human kind after the war against the Zentradi have spread across the universe in order to maintain humanity through the use of new space ships called the Macross Frontier in a effort to spread and maintain the culture of humanity.

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Link: Planet Meerkat does not know of location this can be watched (licensed) for free.


Shangri-La

Overall rating: 6/10

Synopsis:
SHANGRI-LA is the story of a young woman fighting for her survival in a real "urban jungle." Only 18 years old, Kuniko Hojo finds herself at the heart of the battle for humanity's future when she discovers that the government which rules Atlas intends to continue marginalising the less-privileged masses outside the tower - by force, if necessary.

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Links: Watch online at Planet Meerkat

Shangri-la - Episode 1 - A Whiff of a Fresh Breeze, Shangri-la - Episode 2 - In the Dark Ocean of Trees, Shangri-la - Episode 3 - Light and Shade,
Shangri-la - Episode 4 - Neo-Akihabara, Shangri-la - Episode 5 - Crazy Hurricane, Shangri-la - Episode 6 - Imaginary Battle Lines,
Shangri-la - Episode 7 - Tragedy, Compassion, Love, Hatred, Shangri-la - Episode 8 - Lipstick Cruelty, Shangri-la - Episode 9 - The Divine Revelation of the Sun and Moon,
Shangri-la - Episode 10 - The Sword of the Words of Power, Shangri-la - Episode 11 - I Dreamt I was a Bird, Shangri-la - Episode 12 - The Circle of Transmigratory Forces,
Shangri-la - Episode 13 - Flying Girl, Shangri-la - Episode 14 - The City That Changes Its Face, Shangri-la - Episode 15 - Straying and Defeat,
Shangri-la - Episode 16 - The Mad Forest Hell, Shangri-la - Episode 17 - Tunnels on a Dark Night, Shangri-la - Episode 18 - The Two-Headed Tale,
Shangri-la - Episode 19 - The Tokyo Bombing Raids, Shangri-la - Episode 20 - The Harmony of Being Together, Shangri-la - Episode 21 - The Holy Ground Vanishes,
Shangri-la - Episode 22 - Eternal Bonds, Shangri-la - Episode 23 - Prelude to Destruction, Shangri-la - Episode 24 - Shangri-la.
 


Skip Beat

Overall rating: 7/10

Synopsis:
The story of Skip Beat! is about Kyoko Mogami, a wistful yet cheery sixteen year-old girl who loves her childhood friend, Shotaro, but is cruelly betrayed and thus seeks revenge against him. She used to spend a lot of time at Shotaro's parents' inn and learned a lot about housekeeping, hostelry, and other stereotypically correct feminine jobs (sewing, cooking, serving tea traditionally, etc.). Shotaro, not wishing to take over his parents' inn, becomes bored of living in Kyoto and decides to move to Tokyo to pursue a career in music. Sho, as he is called by his fans, asks Kyoko to leave high school in Kyoto Prefecture and her life behind to help him. Upon arrival in Tokyo, Kyoko lives an unreasonably frugal life, spending nothing on herself and doing whatever she can for Sho, who is ranked seventh in the top twenty most popular entertainers of Japan. It appears that Shotaro never helps with the cost of food, apartment, or necessary products. However, one day as she brings him his lunch at a company building, she overhears Sho complaining about her to his manager, saying that she is a boring and plain girl that he'd like to be rid of, proceeding to sweet-talk and flirt with his manager, whereas he hadn't even put his arm around Kyoko in her life. Unlike other heroines in the same situation, Kyoko doesn't shed many tears when she learns that Sho thinks she's only good for housekeeping. Instead, her "Pandora's box" opens and she vows vengeance on Shotaro. Enraged, Kyoko attempts to attack Sho, but is instantly carried off by security. Sho mockingly tells her that if she wants revenge, she had better become a bigger star than him. And so Kyoko, vowing revenge, changed her appearance and started to enter the entertainment business. Little did she know that her journey will not go as smooth as she thought. Skip Beat follows Kyoko's journey to climb the showbiz ladder as she meets interesting people along the way, all in the hopes of revenge and finding herself in the end.

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Links: Watch Skip Beat online at Planet Meerkat
Skip Beat! - Episode 1 - And the Box was Opened, Skip Beat! - Episode 2 - The Feast of Horror, Skip Beat! - Episode 3 - The Emotion She Lacks,
Skip Beat! - Episode 4 - The Labyrinth of Reunion, Skip Beat! - Episode 5 - Danger Zone, Skip Beat! - Episode 6 - Invitation to the Ball, Skip Beat! - Episode 7 - Princess Revolution,
Skip Beat! - Episode 8 - Sink or Swim Together, Skip Beat! - Episode 9 - The Miraculous Language of Angels, Skip Beat! - Episode 10 - The Blue on her Palm,
Skip Beat! - Episode 11 - The True Face of the Storm, Skip Beat! - Episode 12 - Her Open Wound, Skip Beat! - Episode 13 - The Battle Girls,
Skip Beat! - Episode 14 - The Secret Stamp Book, Skip Beat! - Episode 15 - Together in the Minefield, Skip Beat! - Episode 16 - Dislike vs. Dislike,
Skip Beat! - Episode 17 - Date of Fate, Skip Beat! - Episode 18 - Sin Like an Angel, Skip Beat! - Episode 19 - Last Rites, Skip Beat! - Episode 20 - Invitation to the Moon,
Skip Beat! - Episode 21 - The One Who Deserves to Be, Skip Beat! - Episode 22 - The Day the World Shattered, Skip Beat! - Episode 23 - And the Trigger was Pulled,
Skip Beat! - Episode 24 - The Permissible Encounter, Skip Beat! - Episode 25 - And Then the Door Opens.


So Ra No Wato

Overall rating: 6/10
 

Synopsis:
SO RA NO WO TO takes place in a European (probably French) based countryside. A ceasefire has lasted for 6 months, ending a costly war. Enter Kanata Sorami, an orphaned girl with an ear for chords who enlists for the army to follow her passion, music. She is posted as the 5th member of a platoon on the edge of the Helvetia, guarding the border between "no mans land" and Seize, Trois. Under equipped, under prepared and under appreciated, these 5 soldiers must make the best of every situation if they are to do their duty to their country and survive another day....

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Link: Can be watched on Crunchy Roll. Direct link (opens in new window). Want to watch in HD Get a Crunchyroll Premium Membership!
 


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