For a while now I’ve been wanting to make a list of “my favorite anime, some of which are underrated and/or not talked about very much at all.”
So here have a random list of anime recommendations!
You all know that I love Free! and Haikyuu!! and Yuri!!! on Ice. But here are some more anime that I love but don’t reblog about very often.
Love Com is a romantic comedy about a tall girl and a short boy. I haven’t watched this anime in years, but I remember it cracked me up, it’s hilarious! It’s pretty cute too, the romance made me smile~
If you like angst and sadness, this anime is for you. It made me cry very hard, so if you easily cry, have tissues with you. It’s about a group of young friends who drift apart after one of them dies in a tragic accident. Years later, the old friends have to come back together to help their friend’s spirit move on.
Hyouka is one of my all-time favorite anime. Very underrated, in my opinion. It’s based on a mystery novel. The main character joins his high school’s Classic Literature Club at his older sister’s request, to keep the club from shutting down from lack of members. He and the other club members begin to look into the history of the club and the school. Sounds boring and it is kind of slow moving, but this anime is a little different than others I’ve seen and I really enjoyed it!
Just watch it. This anime is so colorful and bright, I absolutely adored it. The music is fun and relaxing too. I can’t even begin to explain the plot, it’s wonderfully absurd. Just watch it.
Silver Spoon (Gin no Saji)
Another one of my favorites! The main character is a city kid who goes to an agricultural high school to get away from his family, and learns that life in the agriculture industry is not easy. Also from the creator of FMA, so if you’re a fan of that writer, you might like this! (Just a warning though that the farming in this is pretty realistic. I happened to watch this anime the same semester I was taking an Animal Science class, and there were points where I learned something new in lecture and I was like “oh they talked about that in an episode of Silver Spoon.” So if you’re a vegetarian or just have a weak stomach when it comes to the idea of eating animals/meat, you may want to skip this.)
Ore Monogatari!! (My Love Story!!)
Just about the cutest anime ever, it’s so sweet. The plot is on the tin, it’s a love story of two very adorable characters!
Great animation and a really interesting premise! The story had me hooked week-after-week. This one’s pretty popular so I don’t need to explain the plot, but I do love it and wanted to include it!
One of the best anime I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching. It’s so cute and funny. It’s just… pure. It is the definition of pure. The main character is a professional calligrapher who is sent to a small village on an island by his father to cool his attitude down a bit and to gain inspiration. There, he meets the local kids and hilarity and cuteness ensue.
Terror in Resonance (Zankyou no Terror)
Incredibly engaging story and beautiful animation! Another one you will need tissues for though if you’re easy to cry like me. The plot is just… too complex for me to summarize.
Cute cute cute! About a girl whose family owns and runs a mochi shop. One day, she finds a talking bird, and it’s just a comedy/slice-of-life about her life living in a market place. If you watch this, be sure to watch the sequel film “Tamako Love Story” as well!
Prince of Stride Alternative
If I’m honest, this isn’t the most memorable anime ever. But they get creativity points for the fictional sport of Stride. It was fun to watch! Also the ED song is very catchy.
Sweetness & Lightning (Amaama to Inazuma)
A very sweet, touching story about a single father who is just trying his best for his young daughter, with the help of one of his students. This anime about cooking, so it may make you hungry for delicious food~