Syn'n wrote:Currently on a marathon of Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate, mainly due to finding Robotics;Notes extremely interesting.
Robotics;Notes has been a bit of a slow burner for me up until just recently but it has started growing on me now, especially after the last couple of episodes. That being said I still prefer Psycho-Pass, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, Bakuman 3 & K over it. However that could still change as we're only halfway through, has started to get interesting now
Chaos;Head is fun (have a look into the Higurashi
series too if you haven't seen those, much better) but out of the three shows Steins;Gate has been by far the best for me. Going on what we've seen of Robotics so far at least. They're 3 very different shows though even though they're part of the same series as it were.
I generally just pick whatever sounds interesting to me on the site I normally use. I have no general idea about production companies and what not.
Actually, what you're doing with checking Chaos;Head & Steins;Gate out after following Robotics;Notes is a little similar to what I tend to do tbh so chances are you'll start to become more familar with the latter like I have.
If I really, really enjoy something I make a mental note of who directed it and which studio it was produced by. Then I start checking past works of theirs out (along with other shows which may be listed as being very similar). Over time you start to get to know the different studios, what kind of shows they generally do, familar directors etc.
Brain's Base are one studio I usually look out for because Baccano!, Durarara!!, Natsume Yuujinchou, Hotarubi no Mori e & Kuragehime all came from there and all 5 were directed by the same dude (Takahiro Omori). I started with Baccano, loved it and so looked to see what else he'd done and found Durarara which was supposed to be very similar too. Then later checked Natsume out etc etc. It wasn't long before both him and the studio were high on my radar to look out for in the future hehe. I can't wait to see what the guy does next, everything he touches turns to gold as far as I'm concerned lol
Likewise with the works of Kenji Kamiyama / Production I.G, Makoto Shinkai, Satoshi Kon etc. It's something I've always done with movie directors over the years so once I'd gone through a shitload of recommendations from Anny, BD, Ava & co I just adopted the same to my anime.
Anyway enough of my rambling. Hope you enjoy those two shows, Syn'n!. Steins;Gate is still one of my favourite shows that I've watched during the "seasons" so I hope you enjoy that one in particular