Oh lawdy, another post recommending something.
Code Geass, one of the best anime series in existence. I’m watching it for the second time now. You know what that means? IT’S FOOKING AWESUM.
Silliness aside, it’s really good.
The story starts when Lelouch, a young Britannia student, obtains the Geass: an ocular power that makes him capable of commanding everyone around when he makes eye contact. He’ll join forces with an anti-Britannia group in order to reclaim Japan (at that time known as Area 11) and avenge the death of his mother.
I don’t really go in-depth on the plot there because that takes out all the fun and excitement right away, but it’s freaking ingenious.
It’s simply amazing. Plot turns where you least expect them, clever moves from the protagonist, and an overal epicness level of, well, pretty damn high.
Yeah, yeah, it’s also a bit of a mecha anime, but that’s not really the focus of the anime (though it does jump forward sometimes, in the form of pretty cool action scenes).
If you’re into a good thriller, detective, or anything remotely close to it, you have no reason for not watching it. Hell, you don’t even have to like those specific genres, just give Code Geass a shot!