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I've just had my faith in humanity torn from me in a rage thread elsewhere, thanks to this:

I was an animu fan back in middle school and highschool, when manga was still $15 bucks a pop and the newest thing was Serial Experiments Lain. I've wanted to get back into it, but the fanbase grows more shrill and self-referential by the minute, and it's hard as hell to find someone who can seriously recommend a series other than FLCL and Neon Genesis that doesn't make me laugh out loud at how asinine it is or how shallow and recycled the characters are.

I hunger for intelligent anime conversation and shows that aren't formulaic garbage with a 22 minute recap every 11th episode.

I know /a/ isn't the place to find that, so where is there to go? Where can I go to restore my faith in humanity?