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 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.
3 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.

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!

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

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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 Arata: The Legend
7 Samurai 7

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

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.

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
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.

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 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

14 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.

15 Heroic Age
16 Majestic Prince
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.

Not underrated - Userguy44

18 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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19 Pani Poni Dash!
20 Dragon Ball GT Dragon Ball GT
21 Tenchi Muyo! GXP
22 Please Twins
23 F-Zero: GP Legend F-Zero: GP Legend
24 Elder God Demonbane
25 The Law of Ueki
26 Magic Knight Rayearth Magic Knight Rayearth
27 Kanon (2002)
28 After War Gundam X

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

29 Gatchaman Crowds Gatchaman Crowds Gatchaman Crowds is a 2013 anime television series produced by Tatsunoko Production and directed by Kenji Nakamura.
30 Betterman
31 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.
32 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.
33 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.

34 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

35 Black Lagoon Black Lagoon
36 Ajin: Demi-Human Ajin: Demi-Human

DEFINITELY underrated that makes me sad ;-;

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

37 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

38 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.

39 Digimon Savers
40 Space Dandy Space Dandy

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

41 Spider Riders
42 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

43 Kodocha

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

44 Fafner in the Azure
45 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.

46 Eden of the East Eden of the East
47 Hyouka Hyouka

An awesome anime that isn't very recognized

48 Natsume’s Book of Friends Natsume’s Book of Friends
49 Rainbow: Nisha Rokubo no Shichinin
50 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS
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