For me, InuYasha is the best anime to watch for 1st timers! There's action, comedy, romance, tragedies, reunions and so much more that make this anime so great! It shows Japan in the feudal era and during the modern age, and the story plot is so interesting and one of a kind! Everyone in the show is connected by either their past, a similar tragedy or love. The characters are so loveable, even the one that you hate, you love to hate them! The animation is really top notch and very pleasing to the eye! Also, it's so long! 167 episodes in the first original run, 4 full length movies, and it even came back 8 years after the original run completed with 26 episodes that really brought everything full circle! If you havent seen InuYasha, I recommend starting it right now!!!