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Saturday, August 22, 2020

By Far The Best Anime You've Never Heard Of

The Best Anime You've Never Heard Of
[Source: Looper] Naruto, Sailor Moon, My Hero Academia — you've read them, watched them, cosplayed them, and otherwise loved them. They are titans of anime, beloved the world over for their twisty plots and sympathetic characters. And they're not exactly unknown quantities out in the wider world, either. After all, Dragon Ball Z's Goku stars in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The world is anime-savvy, and all the better for it.
But for every anime juggernaut a la One Piece or Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, there's an obscure title out there, waiting to be discovered. Anime is, of course, a medium and not a genre, filled with heartfelt dramas, rip-roaring sea stories, and dizzying space operas, with more produced each and every day. Some anime, naturally, gets lost in the shuffle, no matter how worthwhile a watch they might be. What's a fan to do? Join us as we explore the best anime you've never heard of, of course! We're here to guide you through the world of anime obscurities, from the tenderest school stories to the headiest heights of science fiction — giant robots, magical girls, and masterless samurai included.

Ebichu | 0:00
Thermae Romae | 1:39
Gunbuster | 3:25
Ristorante Paradiso | 4:43
Haibane Renmei | 6:06
House of Five Leaves | 7:43
Kaiba | 9:10
Red Garden | 10:35

1 comment:

  1. Love to also add: "Mushishi", "Rideback", the "Read or Die" OVA and "Xam'd - Lost Memories".