Dandy Guy, in Space
Thank you kindly dear sir and a very happy birthday in advance (not much of the year left now so I'm guessing it's soon)! Very good to hear from you and I'm liking your list a lot: have seen a few and loved them, most of the others already on my watchlist (which only ever seems to expand these days regardless of how much I watch!), and now a few more to add to it! I have watched an inordinate amount of TV shows & film and am generally a fan of the better ones (as an example just to name a couple of recent favourites: arrival & a monster calls) but like you, these days I mainly watch anime as everything else seems mostly hackneyed & unimaginative. You're lucky with the availability of anime in the US though some seem extortionately priced! Fortunately the UK is not doing too badly overall.Hello, sir hedgehog, and welcome to the forums. Looking at your first post, and your age, you seem to be interested in the more maturely-written stories in anime, just as I am. I live in the US, and I am even farther towards the older end of anime viewing; I'll be 60 this year, and a die-hard anime fan for only the last 10 years, my two daughters getting me into anime when they were in their early/mid teens. Now I don't even watch live action movies anymore, I find Japanese anime to be far more engaging than most of the crap Hollywood puts out anymore.
I like a good, serious action/drama anime, and dark or psychological is a plus. So if you haven't yet seen any of these, I would definitely recommend them, some of my favorites - Psycho Pass, Ajin, Noir, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, Jormungand, Black Lagoon, Appleseed, Darker than Black, Gunslinger Girl, Ergo Proxy, Rahxephon, Monster, Space Battleship Yamato 2199, Death Parade, Eden of the East, Blood+, FMA: Brotherhood, Flag, From the New World, Now and Then Here and There, and Gargantia on the Verduous Planet. That's enough for now, those should keep you busy for a while, lol. Keep having fun with your anime hobby!
I went a bit anime crazy since the last year or two, though have always been a fan over the years. As I mentioned, my main fix of the inimitable Japanese imagination and empathy laden storytelling throughout my life, were video games especially RPGs. Busy life means it's a lot harder to play those games now, and probably why I rediscovered anime in their succinct & bite sized 20+min average time episodes! Also probably an element of living vicariously through the younger protagonists whilst going through a mid life crisis heh, as I do really enjoy a well written high school romcom/drama. Though I do wish there would be a bit more anime with older protagonists. Regardless, the themes one deals with in life don't really change whether you're a young adult or an old grump, just our perspective heh.
Happy anime watching to you as well and I also hope to watch them with my toddler when she is older heh.