Top 10 Animes that Never Got Licensed in the USA

With Anime being more accessible than ever, you'd think we get more diamonds in the rough
but executives love to screw us over by denying us variety like the following

The Top Ten

The Adventures of Gamba

The Adventures of Gamba is cruel fate story, The anime is destined for fandom because of it's Watership Down like story and child like art style but alas it never came stateside

TMS at one point in the early '80s made a test dub but was snubbed at C/FO (Cartoon/Fantasy Organization) because of their fetishistic obsession with mecha/giant robots - SgtBilby


Remember how puzzled you were when "Ultimate Muscle" came to T.V. because of continuity errors galore? That's because Ultimate Muscle was actually a sequel to Kinnikuman, an anime that never saw US broadcast but only saw success through the M.U.S.C.L.E toy line - SgtBilby

Silver Fang

Otherwise known as "Ginga Nagareboshi Gin", Silver Fang is another shamefully unlicensed gem
most likely due to fears of intimidation from PETA - SgtBilby

Dr. Slump

Out of all of Akira Toriyama's work, Dr. Slump is the only series to never see US broadcast
In fact, Harmony Gold tried to bring the anime to the US but failed to do so - SgtBilby

Onegai My Melody

Sanrio in Japan as of recent is breaking out of it's typecasting of it's reputation as the "Hello Kitty company" with Aggressive Retsuko and Onegai My Melody

Despite the cult followings of both animes, Sanrio USA has no interest in bringing them in the USA
probably because of PTSD from the string of disappointments in the 1970s and early 1980s prior to Hello Kitty - SgtBilby


Despite the anime Yatterman Nights and the appearance in the cult favorite Wii game "Tatsunoko vs. Capcom", Yatterman (both the 1970s and 2000s versions) never saw US broadcast - SgtBilby


NHK's Domo recieve cult status because of the advent of the Internet, Nanami wasn't so lucky
Nanami-chan's anime should've been licensed because of it's pseudo-Ghibli like atmosphere but sadly no licensee cared - SgtBilby

Kaiketsu Zorori

(this also applies for it's sequel Majime ni Fumajime Kaiketsu Zorori)
Sunrise hardly got any luck in the US mostly because of Bandai's overdependence of Gundam during the early 2000s
While Sgt. Frog got lucky thanks to ADV and later Funimation, Zorori wasn't so lucky
While Zorori was brought to other countries, Not one anime distributor touched poor Zorori with a 10 foot pole - SgtBilby

GeGeGe no Kitaro

With anime being more diverse in the US, you'd think this would get licensed or be streamed on Crunchroll - sadly no - SgtBilby

Bomberman Jetters

While the game on the Gamecube saw US release, The anime (despite cult following) never saw US release - SgtBilby

The Contenders

Ojamajo Doremi Na-I-Sho
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