Most Underrated Anime


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1 Kekkaishi
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.

Hot girl is hot

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!

Fate/stay night originated from a game that came out in 2004.
Within a span of 13 years there's also Fate/ stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Fate/ stay night: Heaven's Feel, Fate/ Zero, Fate/ Grand Order, Fate/ Apocrypha, Fate/ strange Fake, Fate/ Extra, Fate/ Extra: Last Encore, Fate/ Extella, Fate/ Hollow Ataraxia, Fate/ Unlimited Codes, Fate/ tiger colosseum, Fate/ labyrinth, Fate/ school life, Fate/ kaleid, Fate/ Koha Ace and Fate/ Prototype.
With all of these prequels, sequels and spinoffs that take form as anime, manga, novels, games and movies, not to mention its overwhelming popularity in Japan, how this franchise is rarely talked about on this site will forever baffle me.

4 Air
5 Arata: The Legend
6 Samurai 7

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

7 Nabari no Ou
8 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

9 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.

10 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

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11 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.

12 Ponyo
13 Nichijou Nichijou
14 Heroic Age
15 Majestic Prince
16 Pani Poni Dash!
17 Tenchi Muyo! GXP
18 Please Twins
19 Elder God Demonbane
20 The Law of Ueki
21 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.

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

22 Magic Knight Rayearth
23 Gatchaman Crowds Gatchaman Crowds Gatchaman Crowds is a 2013 anime television series produced by Tatsunoko Production and directed by Kenji Nakamura.

I see this as the anime equivalent to Azure Striker Gunvolt 1 & 2 in terms of tone and atmosphere. - PerfectImpulseX

24 Betterman
25 Kanon (2002)
26 After War Gundam X

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

27 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.
28 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 - KianaLexi

29 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

30 Digimon Savers
31 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.

32 Kodocha

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

33 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.

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

This is by far one of the most entertaining and action packed anime out there

It's good but far from underrated. - Tia-Harribel

34 Spider Riders
35 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

36 Space Dandy Space Dandy

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

37 Fafner in the Azure
38 Ajin: Demi-Human Ajin: Demi-Human
39 Hyouka Hyouka

An awesome anime that isn't very recognized

40 Eden of the East
41 Natsume’s Book of Friends Natsume’s Book of Friends
42 Rainbow: Nisha Rokubo no Shichinin
43 I My Me! Strawberry Eggs
44 Future Card Buddyfight
45 Bokurano
46 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.

47 From the New World From the New World
48 Noragami Noragami

One of my favorite anime, yet it gets so little recognition - izayaorihara

It's a shame it's so underrated.

My favourite anime, hands down. In my opinion, it is quite underrated. Even though it has been getting a lot more popular, anime like Naruto and Bleach are overshadowing it. Noragami is a masterpiece and was hella funny! Yato made me laugh more than any character in anime (Apart from Dazai from BSD, they're on the same level) and the story is so good! I definitely recommend that you watch it!

49 Higurashi When They Cry

So underrated and needs to be seen. A rare anime that does horror well

My 3rd favorite anime of all time along with death note and bakemongatari it’s the best horror anime I’ve seen almost 65 difference anime this anime is a masterpiece 10/10

50 Baccano Baccano

Baccano! Is one of the best animes I have ever sceen. It's characters are fun and origenal, it's story is exiting, and the mystery of the show always made me exited to watch the next episode. It's only 16 episodes, so if your able to find it and have some free time on your hands, definitely check it out.

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