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Underrated Anime Series: Series that you thought didn't get enough credit

  1. #1148342018-10-10 06:42:07Kittycat said:

    Phantom - Requiem for the Phantom in my opinion is very underrated. It's basically never talked about, but I remember it being one of my favourites. Going to have to rewatch it soon.

  2. #1158372019-02-25 01:52:31mizlily said:

    @Kittycat this is a very good series, it took me a while to actually get started on watching this because it appeared to be a type of series that drags itself out, but I was totally wrong.

  3. #1149422018-10-20 12:58:06Kinnear said:

    Baccano is absolutely underrated, outside of CL. Most people haven't even heard of it. Even a significant portion of people who have seen and enjoyed Durarara haven't seen its predecessor.

  4. #1149432018-10-20 13:12:47 *DarkChaplain said:

    >Ranked #109 on MyAnimeList,
    >Popularity Ranking #90
    >Members listed 507,524
    >Average Score 8.48, scored by 231,563 users
    >53k+ 10/10 ratings, 75k+ 9/10

    The only people who haven't watched it are those like @BakaHime who don't watch good shows to begin with. Hardly underrated or underappreciated.

  5. #1149752018-10-23 17:58:36MewCocoa said:

    Here are some anime that I feel are underrated/ or people just don't know of:

    Kodocha! - A story about a child star named Sana who has to deal with her work as well as the bully at her school, Akito. She soon find there is more to him that she originally thought. Zany comedy that can turn dramatic pretty fast when it wants to.

    xxxHolic - Watanuki is a boy who can see spirits and hates it, he gets drawn to a mysterious shop where the owner Yuuko says she can grant his wish of not being bothered by them if he works for her at her shop that grants wishes for a price. Alot of be careful what you wish for stories mixed in with spirit world shenanigans.

    Ichigo Mashimaro : A comedy series about 4 young girls and one of the girl's older sister getting into antics. Cute and funny.

    Princess Tutu : A Duck becomes a girl, whom lives in a town full of fairytales. She transforms into Princess Tutu to find her beloved Prince's heart shards. Really good fairytale story with a darker undertone.

    Casshern Sins : A amnesiac robot makes his way through a wasteland of Earth where humans have died out and now only robots roam the Earth. They were supposed to live forever, but now the ruin has started and they have to face death as well.

    lol that last one is a little bleak but its good haha

  6. #1158472019-02-26 03:09:36 *mizlily said:

    @MewCocoa Kodocha!, xxxHolic and Princess Tutu were all popular series during their time, pretty sure the first two series had a major following especially xxxHolic with its connection to the popular Clamp series Tsubasa Chronicles and Card Capture Sakura.

  7. #1155452019-01-27 22:17:59 *EvoRulz said:

    Area 88

    Deep in the sandy plains of the Middle Eastern kingdom of Asran, Japanese photojournalist Makoto Shinjou travels to the remote airbase Area 88 to document the activities of the mercenaries who destroy the country’s enemies for a living. Among their ranks is Shin Kazama, a Japanese ace pilot who was tricked by his former best friend into signing a contract with the Asran’s fighter squad. Because of this, he lost his career as an airline pilot and the chance to marry his fiancee Ryoko Tsugumo. Now, Shin has three choices in order to leave Area 88 and return to Japan: serve the mercenary group for three years, earn US$1.5 million, or desert the base, risking imminent death.


    Just finished watching this, i picked it out simply because of the name, premise, and artwork. LOVED it, ended up watching it in one sitting!

  8. #1158392019-02-25 07:24:37Destro said:

    Hinamatsuri is loved by everyone who watches it but not enough people have watched it also someone else said planetes and i second that i have the full manga set too its dank as heck

  9. #1158432019-02-26 02:45:14mizlily said:

    @Destro I am pretty sure it was you or someone on CL who recommend Planetes to me. It looks like an anime for old farts but I’m so glad I’ve watched it.

    Also, I have been seeing a lot of ads for Hinamatsuri on crunchyroll and I’ve been successfully brainwashed — now it is on my watch list.

  10. #1158542019-02-26 07:44:03Destro said:

    That makes me happy i used to recomend it a lot whenever anime comes up but i'm sure a lot of the other weebs on this site could have brought it up.

    The secret to hinamatsuri is that it is the single most wholesome viewing experience i've ever enjoyed while at the same time being properly funny. It opens with what seems to be a generic anime plot, that quickly turns into a slice of life that has literally made me cry and laugh out loud within the same 21 minute episode.

  11. #1161522019-03-26 09:35:59Destro said:

    @mizlilly Personally I found the characters to be very charismatic as well as finding the humor to be really solid throughout. For me It was fun to watch regardless of how the plot developed because i was already so charmed I just enjoyed watching things play out no matter how predictable.

  12. #1161302019-03-24 21:42:59DarkChaplain said:

    @mizlily But of course, one of the most universally praised and beloved titles of the past few years, with movies and sequel lined up, really belongs on the list of underrated shows that didn't get much credit.

  13. #1161792019-03-28 19:24:48DarkChaplain said:

    It really suffered from where it was simulcast at the time. Amazon's Anime Strike shit, I believe? As in, the double-dipping fee to stream some animu.

  14. #1162092019-04-02 16:59:42Kani14 said:


    IT'S SUMOOOO!!!!!!!!!

    I didn't really check this series out and I feel like this got overshadowed by other popular anime of Fall 2018 and also by Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru, another great sports anime. It's a really simple cliché sports anime but, it's about sumo which is quite unique as it gives a nice insight about everything related to sumo. Worth a watch!

  15. #1162912019-04-19 04:01:31ID_Tuner said:

    One anime I can think of that can fit this thread is Wangan Midnight. It had an intense story arc and some awesome characters. Plus, it showed further into the ins and outs of car tuning and racing. Sadly, It seems Wangan Midnight has been way overshadowed by Initial D due to how many have heard of Initial D but not Wangan Midnight...