Hello, all. I am looking for recommendations. I'm pretty green when it comes to anime, so I don't really know where to start. My exposure has been casual at best: Akira, Dragon Ball Z, Fist of the North Star, Afro Samurai (does that count?), maybe couple others here and there.
A friend of mine recommended Orange and Kiznaiver which I'm about to dive into, and I've got a couple more Studio Trigger series queued up if I like those. I also have most of the Studio Ghibli stuff because I've heard so many good things about it and it seems fairly accessible.
I'm pretty open minded but I'm generally into sci-fi, but not necessarily action/sci-fi, though that can be fun, too. Ideally I'd like something a bit headier and thought-provoking regardless of the genre. Noir-ish stuff is always good. But as long as the writing and plot is good I can go for just about anything.
I'd also appreciate if y'all could point me towards some good sources of the original Dragon Ball Z series, for nostalgia's sake. I don't really have a preference, but I think I'd prefer the uncut versions.
Also, is it generally better to get subbed or dubbed stuff? Or is it all preferential? I use subtitles for everything I watch regardless, so it's not a deterrent. I'm just looking for the best possible experience.
Thanks for your help!
Edit - One last thing. I'd also appreciate it if anyone knows a good site for cover art, preferably free. Gotta make my media look pretty.