Here are some titles that I feel deserve more love than they get!
From the New World - This anime was a masterpiece. Paced and well-planned, the show entangles you without you knowing until its too late. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to sink their teeth into a psychological fantasy that leave you with a strange mix of innocence and uneasiness.
PrincessJellyfish - A love story between a confident and fashionable crossdresser and an awkward, introverted girl. This is golden!
Welcome to the NKH! - Just the right amount of humor and psychological torment to keep every viewer enthralled. Is it a conspiracy?
Monster - What happens when a promising young doctor saves the life of a boy who was fated to die? A gripping thriller of justice and revenge!
Bokurano - A group of kids become the chosen pilots of a robot faced with saving the planet, a beyond awesome experience for them!…or so they think. They sign the binding contract and now each one of them must pay the price.
Wolf’s Rain - As legend has it, wolves will open the gate to Paradise in a dying world. This anime is a gripping, heart-wrenching tale of an unlikely pack of wolves searching for promised Paradise. Out of any of the shows on this list, Wolf’s Rain is worth watching. It is a legend it its own right.
Samurai Champloo - THE MUSIC. The music alone should be enough to draw you into this epic tale, but in case you need more persuasion, know that this show revolves around the two most badass fighters in town and their quest to help a girl they are indebted to find the samurai who smells of sunflowers. Ugh its so gooooood.
Mawaru Penguindrum - Weird and comical sum up this anime pretty nicely! It is a fun watch that you will find hard not to binge on once you start. Stay with me people: An alien penguin-hat grants a girl her life back in exchange for her two bothers’ help in acquiring the Penguindrum (whatever that is). I know what you are thinking, but please give it a try! You won’t regret it!
Eden of the East - “This nation faces a great crisis. One among you must save us. I cannot tell you how. I cannot tell you why. Should you fail, you will be eliminated.” 12 people have been chosen to save Japan, each given a phone with 10 billion yen on it and the simple instruction to save Japan–their lives are on the line. Despite this harsh description, the actual show also has an element of humor, so don’t be afraid to jump in! Noblesse Oblige.
Steins;Gate - Many of you have probably heard of this and thought that is was too stuffy or complicated for you, but I’m here to tell you that you will watch this show, make it to episode 22, and then thank me. YOUR WELCOME. Sure, this show takes some getting into, but once you delve deeper into the plot, you will find things falling into place. It has unconventional characters, a really great romance stuck in there, and a pretty refreshing, sciency tone. Enjoy.
Nodame Cantabile - To think that so many people have not seen this gift to humanity sickens me. Nodame is most assuredly the most interesting and unique anime character to walk this little anime earth. There is music! There is romance! There is SO MUCH HUMOR! There are 3 seasons!!! You can’t really pass up this opportunity to watch a legend.
Hunter X Hunter (2011) - This is the only long-running shonen series I will ever watch. This is a series for those of you who like action but not fight scenes that span multiple episodes and like actual character development and good animation consistently throughout the show (I swear its perfect the whole way). Gon wants to be a Hunter just like his father and he meets Killua, the boy-assassin (an resident cinnamon roll), Kurapika, the last of the Kurta clan hell-bent on revenge, and Leorio, a guy who wants to strike it rich. Follow these four on a journey you won’t forget!
Yea this is a mysme blog but y’know I wanna spread the love for these underrated anime. Okay, so, in no particular order:
-nice art style, really over-the-top and expressive
-incredibly poignant portrayal of social anxiety
-sci-fi fishing drama, power of friendship, alien invasion
-c h a r a c t e r d e v e l o p m e n t
Wolf’s Rain (2003)
-this series follows a pack of wolves as they make their way to ‘paradise’ at the end of the world
-it’s pretty philosophical, and it has environmental messages
-the main characters are wolves but they’re so well-written
-all in all a harrowing story that blends fantasy and reality and makes you feel so much for the characters
Terror in Resonance (2014)
-an emotional show that discusses the nature of society, government, and the tendency for the existence of most people as individuals to be forgotten
-it also tackles the subjects of domestic terrorism - can acts of terror ever be justified? And investigates the relationship between governments and their people
-the animation, THE ANIMATION OOOO and the characters omgggg. This anime is just soooo good
-the story is told through the POV of 3 very damaged individuals
Paranoia Agent (2005)
-this series is so good. It follows detectives and victims as they investigate a series of mysterious attacks
-it shows how the media affects things, how individuals’ POVs completely warp the reality of the situation. Its use of unreliable narrators is 10/10
-it’s a kind of mystery/existentialist thing
-it does take a bit of concentration, but it’s totally worth it
-this series follows a group of teenagers whose pain is linked together in an experiment for a ‘better world’ - e.i. when one of them feels pain, all of them feel pain
-their only task is to survive the summer while linked together. The scientists behind the experiment provide them with increasingly dangerous challenges as they learn to work together
-the animation is niiice, and I actually really love how the whole thing is handled. The characters learn to get along despite being so, so different, and it does bring to mind some interesting thoughts and ideas
i never posted these here so i figured i may as well, hello i am danny and i am making a wolf’s rain!au comic that will be cleverly named “volt’s rain” check it out like fave comment subscribe
i designed their wolf forms a while ago but i love them a lot and still have a blast drawing them. pidge was the most fun to design but lance is the most fun to draw altogether? i’m really excited to start this project…
will it be cute? will it be sad? heck i don’t know winks
Many of us have watched a lot of anime through the years, but there will always be that one list of anime in the back of your mind that become timeless and close to your heart. No matter how many years have passed they still remain the best of the best, because let’s be honest, anime is not what it use to be.
This will include series/movies/OVAs. there are also many series in this list that i couldn’t decide which i love the most, so there isn’t a particular order.
Ghost in the shell
I really like the Ghost in the Shell franchise, but the 1995 animated movie was my favorite. the execution of the animation and the story/plot was definitely something special, and no matter how many years have passed it still remains one of the best. The fact that the Matrix was inspired by the GITS 1995 movie supports my point.
The music for stand alone complex by Yoko kanno was awesome.
Rurouni Kenshin - Trust and Betreyal OVA mini series. (the franchise better known as Samurai X)
You guys have no idea how much i love this OVA, because not only am i a sucker for symbolism and everything that has to do with Feudal Japan, but because this mini series did a wonderful job at conveying so much wisdom and depth. It has something poetic about it. to me it’s a masterpiece.
i have the DVD somewhere around my house, but, i can’t find it and i’m freaking out about it, cuz from what i’ve heard you can’t find that original version anywhere anymore since it was discontinued , so basically it’s a rare relic. 3 :’D