Most Underrated Anime


The Top Ten

1 Kekkaishi

This anime is awesome! Better than Bleach or Sword Art Online

This is the most underrated anime in the planet. It deserve more attention

2 Fate/Stay Night Fate/Stay Night Fate/stay night is a Japanese visual novel and anime series by Type-Moon. There are three story lines in the visual novel: Fate, Unlimited Blade Works, and Heaven's Feel. A 24-episode anime series based on the Fate route and a film based on the Unlimited Blade Works route were made by Studio Deen. A more.

This anime was really good. Definitely in my top 10 favorites.

It's not underrated anywhere else where anime is involved, but over here on TheTopTens, it surely is underrated. I never see anything on the list feed where a visitor or a user other than me votes for something Fate/Stay Night-related. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Not many people nowadays talk about Fate/Stay Night anymore. It's a shame.

I don't know this anime but it has certainly caught my attention. I want to see it!

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3 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is an anime television series produced by Production I.G and based on Masamune Shirow's manga Ghost in the Shell.
4 Air
5 Hell Girl

An amazing series. The main character Ai Enma is a great and tragic protagonist.

My favorite horror anime! Sadly it gets little to no attention.-Vestalis

6 Samurai 7

Is a retelling of a classic but in a fantastical setting including mechs and whatnot.

7 Arata: The Legend
8 Samurai Champloo Samurai Champloo Samurai Champloo is a Japanese anime series developed by Manglobe. Samurai Champloo is set in an alternate version of Edo-era Japan with an anachronistic, predominantly hip hop, setting. It follows Mugen, an impudent and freedom-loving vagrant swordsman; Jin, a composed and stoic rōnin; and Fuu, a more.

Everyone should watch it, that's all that can be said about it.

This anime is full of action, witty comedy and overall very entertaining. Even though its story and ending were lacking, fans still loved watching it the entire way through.

Unfortunately, all people wanted to watch at the time in terms of action anime were "Naruto" and "One Piece", which is why Samurai Champloo didn't gain much attention.

Completely enjoyable. story, art work. etc.

9 Nabari no Ou

The end is heartbreaking but it is definitely worth the watch!

10 Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, known in Japan as Hoshi no Kirby, is a Japanese anime series created by Warpstar, Inc.

So underrated and underappreciated this anime is way better then pokemon in my opinion the voices are done well it's sad it ended so fast and just was forgotten - Toptenanimallovers

In my opinion, this is by far the best anime based on a video game. The characters are just so amazing in this show. I actually prefer Right Back At Ya over the actual games. - Smash64

The original sub is adorable and has a nice charm on it, with some dark episodes to spice things up. Deserve more attention in my opinion

It was good. But the problem is that 4kids got their dirty hands all over it.

The Contenders

11 Ponyo

Aw this was my favourite when I was a kid

12 Nichijou Nichijou
13 Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

I don't hear many people praise or talk about this anime, but it certainly is worth the watch, even the reviews of it on youtube don't have many comments about it.

14 Hunter x Hunter Hunter x Hunter Hunter × Hunter is a manga franchise created by Yoshihiro Togashi. In 1999, Hunter × Hunter was adapted into a 62-episode anime television series produced by Nippon Animation and directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi. The show premiered on Japan's Fuji TV and ran until 2001. Three separate original video more.

None of my friends even know about this show and call themselves "anime fans"...It's kind of sad...

Even though it's not underrated but I think this show deserves much more attention than some other crappy shows like Naruto which literally copied a lot from this show.

This along with the 1999 version should easily be among the top 10 greatest animes of all time

It's not really unpopular but I feel like it's not getting the popularity it desires. I get really disappointed when everyone knows the "Big 4 Shounen series", when this is one of the best shounen series I've seen.

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15 Jūsō Kikō Dancouga Nova

It is such a shame this anime got overshadowed by Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann as it came out the same time as TTGG. - PerfectImpulseX

One of the few good animated T.V. show remakes - PerfectImpulseX

Even though it has almost nothing to do with the source material - PerfectImpulseX

16 Heroic Age Heroic Age
17 Pokemon Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.

It's overrated if you ask me. - Smash64

Not underrated - Userguy44

18 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS

The best entry of the entire Nanoha franchise, the best magical girl anime I've ever seen, and a pretty underrated one at that (in my opinion)
It's such a shame that almost nobody talks about the Nanoha franchise anymore and if somebody even talks about it, they almost always just talk about the original series and A's and never about StrikerS, ViVid, ViVid Strike, or any of the movies. :( - PerfectImpulseX

19 Venus Versus Virus Venus Versus Virus
20 Majestic Prince
21 The Law of Ueki

Most underrated in my opinion! This anime is so good! I think it's one of those shows that is amazing the first time you watch it, and also when you watch it from then on! It's pretty layered if you look for it! And I think people of any age, gender, background, etc can enjoy this! There is something in it for everyone!

22 Dragon Ball GT Dragon Ball GT
23 Pani Poni Dash!
24 Tenchi Muyo! GXP
25 Please Twins
26 F-Zero: GP Legend F-Zero: GP Legend
27 Sonic X Sonic X Sonic X is a Japanese anime television series created by TMS Entertainment and based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series published by Sega.

Needs another dub, 4kids shouldn't be dubbing this. - Smash64

28 Magic Knight Rayearth Magic Knight Rayearth
29 Kanon (2002)
30 Elder God Demonbane
31 Black Butler Black Butler Black Butler is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and premiered in October, 2008.

What? This is actually very popular

I wouldn't say that black butler is underrated its more on the overrated

Kinda underrated kinda overrated because of rabid fangirls like me

32 Trigun Trigun Trigun is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow. The manga was serialized in Tokuma Shoten's Shōnen Captain in 1995 with three collected volumes when the magazine was discontinued in 1997.

An fun Western style fantasy anime. Really enjoyable.

33 FLCL FLCL FLCL is an anime original video animation series written by Yōji Enokido, directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and produced by the FLCL Production Committee, which consisted of Gainax, Production I.G, and King Records.
34 Ajin: Demi-Human Ajin: Demi-Human

This is amazing! Took a while to get used to the 3-D animation but the story and the characters are mind-blowing! - Spiceberry

DEFINITELY underrated that makes me sad ;-;

35 After War Gundam X

It's such a shame that it got overshadowed by Neon Genesis Evangelion. - PerfectImpulseX

36 Gatchaman Crowds Gatchaman Crowds Gatchaman Crowds is a 2013 anime television series produced by Tatsunoko Production and directed by Kenji Nakamura.
37 Betterman
38 Space Dandy Space Dandy

Mind blowing this Anime saved my mood more than once - TopiTaupe

39 Black Lagoon Black Lagoon

Revy alone makes this show awesome - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

40 Serial Experiments Lain Serial Experiments Lain Serial Experiments Lain is an avant-garde anime series directed by Ryutaro Nakamura, with character design by Yoshitoshi ABe, screenplay written by Chiaki J. Konaka, and produced by Yasuyuki Ueda for Triangle Staff. It was broadcast on TV Tokyo from July to September 1998. The series is influenced by more.

Nobody's heard of this anime, it's really crazy.

41 11eyes

Yeah if you want to see a crazy yandere who doesn't hesitate to make the world in danger just for her creepy ass go ahead. - TopiTaupe

42 Digimon Savers

AKA. Digimon Data Squad - PerfectImpulseX

43 Spider Riders
44 Danganronpa

Such a suspenseful, intriguing, and surprisingly psychological anime about hope versus despair. Sadly, it's constantly overlooked, and when it is acknowledged, it's criticized for not being as good as the source games. On its own, this is an amazing series. - Absolite

The most creative anime with the most exciting plot but it's not even popular. We must make this first! - Tuana123

45 Shaman King Shaman King

People tend to overlook this shonen gem. It's got great characters, humor, and ethnic diversity. Needs to be in more critics' top lists. - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

46 Kodocha

Kodocha goes back to the good 'ol days of romance anime.

47 Squid Girl Squid Girl Ika Musume is the main character from 'Shinryaku! Ika Musume' an anime about a Squid Girl that wants to punish humanity for polluting the oceans, but ends up breaking a wall and is forced to work at a restaurant to pay off the damages.

It's very underrated, and it's one of my favorite comedy animes.

48 Hyouka Hyouka

An awesome anime that isn't very recognized

49 Eden of the East Eden of the East Eden of the East is a Japanese anime television series, which premiered on Fuji TV's noitaminA timeslot on April 9, 2009. Created, directed and written by Kenji Kamiyama, it features character designs by Chika Umino and animation production by Production I.G.
50 Steins;Gate Steins;Gate Steins;Gate is a 2011 anime television series created by the animation studio White Fox based on 5pb. and Nitroplus's 2009 video game of the same name, and is part of the Science Adventure franchise.
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