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.
but those are excellent shows anonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxLA2CzwYDU
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….
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.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2SdR5np1UU
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.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsziD14XmP4
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.
Nobody here said it was.
NGE, Sailor Moon, Madoka, JoJo, Bebop, Kill La Kill, Berserk and AzuDai are all normie as fuck.
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.
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.
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.http://robkelk.ottawa-anime.org/meganekko/fulltime-a.html
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.
>>33201> 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 authorhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Doraemon_characters#Nobi_family
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.
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.>>33212
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.
>>33237>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.
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.
>>33241>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.
>>33243>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.
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
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.
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.
>>33153>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>
>>33153>Sailor Moon>level 2
That should be on the first one. Conversely I'd add Doremi at 2 or 3
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?
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.
>>33468> 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.
>>33557>Yugo the Negotiator
Would you rec?
Bit late, but are all these of the same series or are they similar different shows? Also, where should I start?
They’re all magical succubus shows meant for 10 year old Japanese succubi that people pretend are high art as a joke.
Was I the only one who viewed this anime as an attempt to explore the issue of young people leaving rural villages for the city through an analogous anime story? I found it almost to be distracting.
If the anime has been localized then it's not obscure
That isn't really true of most of the weird stuff that came out during the vhs era.
I'm like ~30 episodes into Aikatsu and so far it's good.
Pripara and Aikatsu are actually pretty good
>>33433>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/.
This has been much more common in recent years with people's obsession with the 80's, which I admit is an interest to me as well and I don't know how to feel about it.
I do think knowing Japanese gives you more credit, there's a lot things out there that I want my hands on but will never be translated, and I hate when monolinguals act like they've touched everything anime(or any medium) has to offer. I can barely grasp English, so I'll never get there.
Obscure is a loose term and you are right. And there have been anime that had notable popularity, even in the west, that are no virtually forgotten, Project A-ko comes to mind.
I have Darkstalkers downloaded but untouched.
It is a weird one because I wouldn't call it obscure, it's based on a fighting game series from the 90's that still has a cult following now, who spawned characters that still appear everywhere now. But at the same time, a series that hasn't had a new game in more that 20 years and probably won't ever have one. The anime is well known but only in that small culture. I wouldn't call it obscure, but more niche.
Doomed Megapolis/Teito Monogatari, same story, I have it but still haven't watched it. Teito Monogatari I think is why "obscure" is a flimsy word in this case. It's virtually unknown here, but based huge hit novel series in Japan that is practically responsible for sparking an interest in the occult over there and influenced tons of media, everything from SMT to arguably Street Fighter.
when talented people like her or actors, musicians and what not who have it all, money, fame whatever one could wish; if even those people are suiciding themselves, how is an average nobody supposed to make it then? Someone like me who is devoid of any talent or marketable skill. For example this club 27 of musicians one better than the other and all offed themselves at age 27 or died of overdose. If this world was a nice place, people would not pump themselves up with drugs so they die from it.
that is bad reasoning
Only 0.01% or some shit died by suicide. The average make it by living their usual life.
I have no idea why famous people off themselves (seemingly?) more often, maybe they believe that they already achieved everything, while not feeling that much better than normal people, I don't know
anyway, in the case of Catsoups Nekojiru, if any of you are interested, her editor wrote a long letter after she died, seems they were friends, his wife also killed herself after:http://www.pelleas.net/aniTOP/index.php/yoshiaki_yoshinaga_on_nekojiru
To me it seems like in her case she didn't really find a place in the world, she seemed somehow asocial, got famous and couldn't cope with the stress and expectations they put on her
>>34361>she told others that she would kill herself when she hit 30, and well she did
source? i tried finding anything to back that up but couldn't find anything, also it was 31. it seems like no one really knows.
I gotta agree. It was just too much bald faced cynicism.
Nice to see someone linking Anipages.
Sorry I was way too drunk while writing that, think I pulled the "death by 30" out of my ass, can't find any source, no idea where I got that from
Reading the linked article it says that she told her editor>"You'll be dead at 35.">I went completely pale.>Why am I going to be dead at 35? >A drug overdose? A hit and run? >I don't want to die.>I couldn't stop thinking about her ominous prediction.>She had seen the shadow of death hovering over me.>But her premonition, it turns out, had in fact been directed at herself.
she also tried commiting suicide before:>Having attempted to commit suicide in the past, Nekojiru had written wills on a number of occasions. >Her last extant will in fact dated from several years prior.
her manga also seemed to tell awful much about herself, like the first one, Nekojiru Udon Ch. 11, where the cat wants to become invisible>I wanted to go and see the other shore myself, but for some reason I was scared and couldn't do it.. >But one day, I just felt like I had to go see the other shore. I couldn't bear it any longer
I saw Shiki on DVDs a year ago so I don't think it's that obscure.
What I am surprised is that it was written by the same person as Twelve Kingdoms, which I very much enjoyed but never see anyone talk about.
that is weird, i guess twelve kingdoms is too old? it's certainly better than most stuff airing these days.