Fist of the Northstar, Overfiend, Ninja Scroll (probably my fave) and to a lesser extent The Guyver. Gonna annoy people with this but Akira, although eminently re-watchable and brilliant to look at ….. is overrated (imo)
I would suggest something along the lines of Deathnote or Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. Maybe even Cowboy Bebop or FullMetal Alchemist. Those are good starting anime that aren’t some long drawn out show with several seasons. FYI Full Metal Alchemist (FMA) and FMA Brotherhood are just two different adaptations of the same Manga, both are great, there just wasn’t an ending to the Manga yet when the series first got adapted so they made one for the show only. Brotherhood is my favorite, but the beginning of FMA is better fleshed out.
I really enjoy Anime but I would say I’d be considered a “normie”.
There’s only so much free time and gaming is my passion.
That being said, Kill La Kill is not only my favorite Anime but one of my favorite shows, period.