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Name the most obscure anime shows out there in the deep dark reaches of the internet that most people don’t know about


If Angel's Egg is that deep how you would classify Sakamatp desu ga? It was pretty good, too.


>hetalia level 1
>fucking idolmaster level 6
That pic is either old as fuck, or shitty bait.


lvl 6 filled with idolshit made me lul


honestly the reason a lot of the anime are obscure is because they're shit,only once in a while you find a gem


Blue gender. I wonder if it's as hipster'ish as I think it is.


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but those are excellent shows anon


Just look at how good Love Me Tear is.

Precure and Mewkledreamy are also on the same tier as Prepara and Aikatsu.

If people actually gave them a chance….


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Here's Mirai's (Love me tear) Identity sung by Akari and Mirai. While the version Mirai sings solo I like this version much better.


From kiratto prichan here's Ring marry's (Maria and Suzu) song. it's so great to see Suzu singing becasue of how she was at first.


It get's even better when Daia da☆mon does her first live. By casting aside these shows you're really missing out on a lot bros. They're also all subbed too, though Prichan is a bit behing.

>pics are the MC from Mewkledreamy


How do the japs come up with these names? That seems hard enough to pronounce in english, let alone japanese.


It's a play on Miracle Dreamy.


Hibiki's "Be Star". Aikatsu has such good music.



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Obscure doesn't mean good…


Nobody here said it was.


NGE, Sailor Moon, Madoka, JoJo, Bebop, Kill La Kill, Berserk and AzuDai are all normie as fuck.


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>Ergo Proxy Level 4
>not a single mention of Gantz
this list is bullshit

Anyway I like Gantz based on its simple, video game like premise and violent imagery.

Ergo Proxy was an anime based entirely on someone complaining they can't remember shit.


Move everything in Level 2 to Level 1. Move Ghost in the Shell and Bezerk to Level 1. Neon to some extent is known by normies, but only to be mocked, but that still makes it at least level 2. FLCL should be level 1 for being fucking emo nomrie punk. Paprika should be level 2 as plunty of edgy faggots know and parrot it as being awesome. I'd say move Lain up a level, it's well known but watching it does work as pleb filter. Texnolyze is problem the only one they are right about.


deepest I can go is Nadia: Secret of Blue Water, but anyone that's a fan of Neon will know this studio and seek out everything they made. The rest is to vague of a description.


Furthest I can is detective conan and bobobo. I feel like the fetish H anime and doujin anime is cheating as anyone who just has a specific fetish will fit that tier.


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Incidentally I almost hit the bottom low with pre-60's and Ideon so obviously I feel compelled bragging about it. Not much to rec from that era though, Momotarous brave sea warriors maybe.


Kimba alone put me at the bottom, this pic should be inverted in my case. Even without Kimba, Doraemon is the only anime I still watch and that would put me pretty deep even though I never even heard of half of those other titles above it.
The guy who did this is pretty hit or miss imo, you have stuff like Porco Rosso, Patlabor and Sakura pretty low, even my mom know about Porco Rosso. Lupin the Third is another one I assume everybody knows about. It's cool though, whoever did this really put some effort in it.


i remember a long time ago on 4chan that someone dumped an archive of early japanese animation, it was cool. was either the anime or japan board. 1920s and 30s stuff i think. i can't find any info on it but i want to watch some of them again. if anyone can find it, i think it was a torrent, id appreciate it


Not disagreeing with any of that, in this part of the world everyone knows Moomin as it has aired on TV regularly for several decades.
Have you seen all of Doraemon?


I've been following the recent series since episode 350 or so, last week they released the 600th episode. I did see some of 80s Doraemon when I was 4 or so as it aired on national TV here.


What about it do you reckon is the appeal?


It's a sweet show about childhood and friendship, the characters and Doraemon in particular are extremely charming and even Gian and Suneo who often are in an antagonistic position have redeeming and sweet personalities. It's a show depicting a life worth living, I think it's the best way I can put it. The bond Doraemon and Nobita share is very enjoyable to watch. I also enjoy how the plots to this day fails or choose not to realize the difference between science fiction and fantasy, and often several of Dora's gadgets are powerful and potential world-ending black magic items they use to get things like sweets and toys. The people behind this show really have a good grasp on how kids react to things, it's pretty good.

On a more personal note, when I first began learning Japanese I read the entire run the manga had. Also it's one of the few anime I can watch comfortably without subs because the dialogues and storylines are fairly simple and straight forward.


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doraemon and nobita relationship shows the immaturity of fragile kid and now that i think about it reminds me of shinji sometimes
fujiko is a very interesting artist to me. I think ive watched plenty of episodes of doraemon (even some of the movies) but i can't say im a fan of the series myself. On the other hand i get the appeal on why people in his home country like his works. must be the timeless simplicity of his designs


ive been at level 5 for years and i dont even like anime

a few years ago i went on old ass anime websites and added a bunch of shit to MAL just from digging in the rabbit hole.


ive watched anime for almost 10 years but have only seen 50, its not as interesting to me as it was when i was a highschool twink


I think a lot of people slow down anime consumption as they age. Your attention span becomes shorter and you become more cynical, so something has to really catch your eye before you waste time even trying it.


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On a slightly unrelated note, Nobita has a neet uncle that he looks up to because he's so lazy.


> Nobita has a neet uncle
What's his name, I've never seen or heard of him
Maybe he's added after the official series by the deceased author


This article is missing at least another minor character, Nobi's dad also also has a younger sister that appears in a story where Nobi and Doraemon goes back in time to see how their parents met. The neet uncle is only mentioned as uncle (he's Tamako's brother) and I think he's only in a single story (he's just there so Nobita realize how having his own apartment would enable him to do nothing the whole day, same for this episode).
For the first 10 to 12 years of the manga run there wasn't much concern on keeping track of all this characters. For example, Shizuka has (had?) a white dog that "she had all her life and loves deeply" only for it to completely disappear, I've never seen it mentioned again and it's in none of the new episodes or movies.


I just don't like most anime especially all the high school shit.


That's what I mean. You recognize there's tons of high school shit and repeated tropes or settings. So you can be pretty sure you're not missing out when you skip these ones because you probably know everything that's gonna happen.


Ojamajo Doremi is so obscure that it takes an absurd amount of shitposting to convince people to even watch it.


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Yep, so obscure that we've had a whole thread dedicated to specifically that for about a year.


it was on tv in my country


anime isn't an obscure medium tv series, movies, ovas or anything else requires a lot of people to produce directing, animation, coloring, script, voice acting, sound effects, music…
its not like music, books or small videogames that can be achieved by anyone with an interest or movies than can be by a theater group and a camera in a few evenings
it is also a very consumer centered medium
most obscure animes are probaly old ones that only aired on tv once between 1960-2000 or were released in vhs and only sold 200 copies sending the animation studio into bankrupcy
it's highly unlikely those or the shorts made by art college students are worth watching
if you want to watch anime just go to a database like mal or anidb pick one you like order by less popular if you want to watch something no one ever liked
if by obscure you mean pretentious im sure theres lists out there


Every story has tropes in it, which are by definition repetitive, and few settings are original. That a story takes place in a Japanese school does not mean that you are magically going to guess everything that's going to happen–good luck guessing the twist in Gakkou Gurashi just because you've seen K-On. Then again, why are you even expecting every story to have a twist to it? There is not even supposed to be a twist to K-On and many, many other anime that take place in school. That is not the point.

Obscure: "relatively unknown, such as not prominent or famous."

Touhou, Cave Story, Undertalea nd Minecraft are games made by a single person, but are not obscure. On the other hand, how many people have heard of Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord? I mention this game because a mere ten years ago it was listed by PC Gamer as the 53rd greatest game of all time. The further back you go in these lists the more games there are that today would only be known to older PC gamers, and perhaps only by name. Even if they were well-known and highly reviewed games for their time, and were made by full development teams, the general gaming public has never heard of them today. In the same way, many games well-known in Japan are obscure in the West and vice versa.

In the West, nearly all anime that has ever been made is obscure. The average person is laser-focused on just a handful of the really, really popular ones that everyone is talking about, and he has little to no idea about anything else. Even people who have spent years in anime communities tend to be shockingly ignorant.


Yeah, every story does have tropes in it. Doesn’t make it untrue that once you’ve seen a few high school anime you’ve seen them all. Same goes for shit like Disney movies or medical dramas.


School is not a genre. Go look at shows like Gakkou Gurashi, Revue Starlight, SSSS.Gridman, Watamote, Lucky Star, Ping Pong, Hoshiai no Sora, Zetsubou-sensei, Animegataris, Haruhi Suzumiya, Tasogare Otome, Sukitte Ii na yo, Eizouken, Strawberry Panic, Centaur no Nayami and Hibike! Euphonium. They are not interchangeable, not even if they have the same genre or subject matter. The idea that anime set in school is all the same comes from people who don't watch anime set in school, because they heard that it's all the same.


Half the anime you listed are hardly in a school at all, and you clearly don’t understand what is meant by high school anime.


Which of the anime I listed don't take place in school? How would you even know?

>you clearly don’t understand what is meant by high school anime

You are the one who doesn't understand what it means, which is why you think it's all the same.


>Which of the anime I listed don't take place in school?
Ping pong is the biggest offender because high school doesn't matter in the show. They could've all been just hobbyists or adults and the show would play out largely the same. Gakkou gurashi is another one. Sure it takes place in a school, but the setting is largely unimportant. They could've been in pretty much any building. Just like high school of the dead, it's even in the name, but they only spend the first two episodes even in a school. The focus of these are not about school at all. Other ones you said like watamote, lucky star, zetsubou snesei, haruhi, hibike euphonium, etc. are focused centrally about the school, and the plot would be wildly different had it been set somewhere else.

It's like saying evangelion is a high school anime because shinji goes to school sometimes. Or my hero academia is about school when it's really just a battle anime.

>How would you even know?

Because I've seen a ton. And I roll my eyes when they take a field trip to the beach, or a hot spring, or the guy falls down on a succubus, or there's a goody goody class prez character, or a delinquent but she has a kind personality on the inside. Even that japanese are so used to reused characters they have names specifically for that archetype.


You said school anime. You didn't say anything about how central the setting should be to the narrative.

>Because I've seen a ton.

That's not possible.


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The words school anime carry the connotation that it's about school. Like how horror anime is about horror, and mecha is about mecha. Are you seriously not getting this? Should I start calling things earth anime because they take place somewhere on the earth?
>That's not possible.
Oh wow, sorry, I forgot some anonymous jackass knows more about what I do than myself.


It means anime set in school. That's how it's always been used.

>Oh wow, sorry, I forgot some anonymous jackass knows more about what I do than myself.

I only know what you wrote, and you wrote something that precludes the possibility that you have seen "a ton" of school anime.


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>It means anime set in school.
Usually that's because the school is IMPORTANT IN SOME WAY.
> you wrote something that precludes the possibility that you have seen "a ton" of school anime.
Okay commander anime. Clearly you know best and I know nothing.


The importance or lack of importance of the setting has never been specified.

>Okay commander anime. Clearly you know best and I know nothing.



>The importance or lack of importance of the setting has never been specified.
It goes without saying. You'd never see someone call kill la kill a sports anime, yet it has an episode with football players in it. Is it now a sports anime?


It's just a case of people treating a setting as a genre. That's all it is. Your Kill la Kill example doesn't make any sense; nobody said that an anime has a school setting because one episode features a school.


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yeah i havent watched highschool bullshit anime since I was like 16. I remember I had read JOJO and realized I had been watching a bunch of other 16 year olds going on adventures and having fun meanwhile I was the kissless virgin autistic crab sitting in his room. Somewhere around that time I resolved to not watch highschool bullshit anime or little kid anime and needless to say I have not watched very much anime since then especially since 2014-2015 when every ironic-weeb normie faggot decided they were anime pros too.

im glad i came to the realization i was not as unique or interesting as i thought i was very young though.


«french quotes it is»


there's a show called astro fighter sunred, ten minute episodes based on a satirical manga I think

I just rewatched all 52 episodes after ten years, it's still genuinely amusing and I didn't regret it


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at the end of every five episodes or so there's a short cooking segment where the main villain teaches you how to make relatively easy japanese-ish dishes, a lot of those looked really tasty


Huh? I just wanted to post the cute song about sunred.


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there's one called kaiketsu zorori but the only fansubber group is some canadian furry duo that takes literally years in between releases these days, it seems they've decided to take another stab at it recently and do another season but it's probably just the usual cycle of stop subbing after a few episodes for a few more years

the time I've waited on these people made me sympathize with that one wiz who was serious about learning japanese just to consume more anime, being at the mercy of lazy fansubbers is horrible

for some reason they also decided the new episodes gotta be 1GB each, it's like who the fuck do they think has that sort of hard drive capacity to spare? or do they think we're playing them on 90" HDTVs? I don't anyway

oh yeah, zorori is a cute

there's another obscure, great anime called okojo san they tried doing and stopped


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The works of Nishioka Kyoudai are the deepest I can go and still enjoy.


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Moe Can Change
It's the OVA for a gacha phone game from the early 2010s, and it's obscure because it's bad. And it's not even bad in a funny manner, it's just a completely mediocre 20-minute advertisement for the game.


I'm currently watching Darkstalkers, an anime adaption of the Capcom game of the same name. I'm not saying that it's particularly hard to find about the anime but I have literally never seen anyone talk about it online even though it was made by Madhouse and the animation is of very high quality.
The same can be said about Doomed Megapolis/Teito Monogatari, another high-quality OVA from Madhouse that is among my favourites, which doesn't get a lot of appreciation online because it's deemed too edgy or something.


Oh yeah, the same can be said about Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran, also from Madhouse and I think this was the last show they made with cell animation. It's like a comedic version of the 'lone wanderer' subgenre which I'd also put Kino's Journey and Mushishi into. I also think this was one of the first anime to ever depict the out-of-touch western otaku stereotype.


>eve no jikan
Its weird no one I have talked to have ever seen it but it should be pretty main stream? Or am I just really out there>


>Sailor Moon
>level 2
That should be on the first one. Conversely I'd add Doremi at 2 or 3


You gotta be careful by what you refer to as "obscure". I mean some anime that is unknown by modern day normies in the west may have been a popular anime in Japan at the time it was released like Lupin. Even some of that old anime can be rediscovered by normies and used as posturing to show how they are "true" anime aficionados. Every anime fan I've met in real life is a pompous asshole, feels like you need to study Japanese in order to appreciate anime, which is why I usually avoid forums like /a/.

On the other end you have shit amateur animations post on vimeo that is art house shit masquerading as an anime tribute. Speaking of which what the fuck happened to the picture from post 33181? The shit it was describing at the bottom was what I was referring to.


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How do you guys even summon the will to care about what is or isn't obscure, or who is or isn't a "real" anime fan anymore? It's all so much pettiness and doesn't matter in the slightest.


Idolmaster isn't obscure, it is just very few people are into that shit (though the ones the are tend to be super into it).


I thought he was called giant?


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There's really no such thing as an "obscure anime", unless it's genuine lost media brought to no one's attention. If there are otaku's that drool over the most obscure old-as-mammoth's shit bargain bin tokusatsu films that even the film directors forgot existed, chances are your precious "hidden gem" you watched on kissanime is not so obscure and special after all.


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Shiki is super good, and it's actually on Hulu buy I have never heard a person other than me mention that it exists. Struck a deep chord with me because it dwells heavily on death and people's reactions/philosophies about it and that's the biggest thing I'm scared of.

Not sure how "obscure" I'd say it is. Level 4/5 maybe? I know most of the stuff in 4 and above and not much below it


I wanted to like it, but didn't.
The premise I heard was nice, how humans can also act like monsters and how both sides could be cruel and animalistic. But I think anime prolonged too long
-too many characters whose names I forgot
-too much attention on figuring out what was going on
Wish it was more focused on the premise. It had its golden moments yes, but I wouldn't rewatch it.


> I have never heard a person other than me mention that it exists.
So you don't lurk in anime communities or this board much then.
It isn't obscure at all and is brought up whenever anime involving darker plots or vampires are the subject.

While I liked the show it had major pacing problems in the middle that dragged down the watching experience for me.


It's one of the most well known horror anime around anon, it's just not discussed much because horror isn't a popular genre in the medium


It's probably obscure to surface level anime watchers but if you go on imageboards etc it's not very obscure.

According to the chart the most obscure thing I've seen is Mononoke. I've also seen the original Idolmaster anime but that has to be some sort of joke on the chart.

I've also seen this anime called "Yugo the Negotiator" that I've never seen anyone ever discuss. Maybe one other person. That might be mine.


>Yugo the Negotiator
Would you rec?

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