Awesome Anime You May Have Missed

Due to the insane number of episodes produced every year, anime shows always have a hype problem. Otakus over-hype shows like Attack on Titan, Yuri on Ice, and One Punch Man, leaving countless other quality programs completely overlooked. As any anime fan can tell you, the best shows are often the most obscure. So for the sake of enriching your anime-viewing experience, I've compiled a list of awesome anime you may have missed.

 

If you're looking for a daring dystopian anime, try From the New World (Shin Sekai Yori)

A thousand years from now, life is completely different. People are blessed with amazing telekinetic powers and live in a seemingly utopic village. Following the lives of a group of friends just beginning to understand the warped world they live in, From the New World is a coming-of-age story bursting with dark mysteries. Why are kids disappearing only to be forgotten immediately afterward? What happened to all of the people born without powers? Where did the monster rats and other strange creatures that have evolved over the last thousand years come from?

From the New World is a rare, profoundly deep anime that will absolutely blow your mind.

 

If you're looking for an anime with superheroes, try Tiger & Bunny

Right now every major network has hopped onto the superhero bandwagon. These shows either get canceled (looking at you, Powerless), get mixed reviews, or they just plain suck. So if you're tired of lackluster superhero shows or just aren't sick of 'em yet, consider Tiger & Bunny. Every episode is entertaining, the show's main plot is always engaging, and unlike those live-action superhero shows, the epic fight sequences on T&B never look cheesy.

Bonus: Instead of subtly trying to include in-show advertisements for products, the heroes wear brand names on their costumes. Watching a teenage girl freeze villains alive while simultaneously promoting Pepsi is pretty hysterical.

 

If you're looking for an anime that's short and sweet, try Orenchi No Furo Jijo

It's a five-minute anime about a mermaid living in a grumpy guy's bathtub. If that sounds silly and stupid to you, it is. But that's the point! With all of the serious and melodramatic anime out there, sometimes you just want to clear your head and laugh a little. If you're having a tough day and need a little pick-me-up or you feel like not thinking for a few minutes, give Orenchi No Furo Jijo a shot.

 

If you're looking for an anime that's dark and has depth, try Death Parade

Though hyped slightly during the spring 2015 anime season, Death Parade definitely flew under the radar. At the Quindecim Bar, people who have died are forced to compete against each other in fun games like darts and billiards in a competition to determine where their souls end up. Believed by many to be a companion piece to Death Note, this show poses just as many psychological and philosophical questions as its predecessor.

And for those of you still obsessed with Death Note, you may recognize a familiar face in one of the later episodes. According to the rules of the notebook, "the human who uses this note can neither go to heaven nor hell." Light had to go somewhere after he died… right?

 

If you're looking for an odd, outside-the-box anime, try Gankutsuou

Based on The Count of Monte Cristo, this anime has space travel, revenge, and a truly inappropriate central romance. That said, you'll never see another anime like this one. Even by today's standards the animation from this 2005 show is unique. Like it or hate it, the visual style is memorable and one of a kind. The soundtrack to this show is amazing, the story is compelling, and the ending won't make you feel like you just wasted your time. You can't really ask more from an anime that's centered around a centuries-old book and begins with the main character visiting the moon.

 

If you're looking for an emotionally resonant, colorful, and bright anime, try Kyousogiga

As difficult as it is to describe this anime without spoiling anything, it is even more difficult to describe how this anime will leave you feeling. The world of Kyousogiga is gorgeous, the characters are dynamic, and the story (though initially confusing) comes together in a truly magnificent way. If you're familiar with the incredibly light feeling watching an awesome anime gives you, you'll know what I mean when I say this show lifts up your heart. If you aren't familiar with that feeling, you should give this anime a shot and find out.

Have you already seen these underhyped anime? What amazing overlooked show would you recommend? Leave your comments below!

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May 11, 2017 10:23AM EDT

I sure missed all of these Animes. Never heard of them before. :-(
So, I just added From the New World to my tracker. Topic sounds interesting.
I don’t know which one I’m going to watch next, Gankutsuou or Death Parade. They both sound equally intriguing. Let’s see.
Thanks for the list, TelevisionFanboy!!

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May 11, 2017 6:30PM EDT

Keep doing lists like this because it's great. I have only heard of a couple of these but it's overwhelming how many anime there are, and new anime especially. I feel like every time I turn around there are 100 new ones and I'm lost. Will definitely check out Tiger & Bunny and Death Parade.

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May 11, 2017 6:59PM EDT

Thanks for the awesome comments guys :) please please check out From The New World geysha it is amazing! I really think you will like it. A.nwns I think with your tastes you would probably prefer Death Parade to Tiger &Bunny. It is much smarter and the visuals are amazing!

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May 12, 2017 3:24PM EDT

Awesome list. I watch Anime every now and again, and I'm always intrigued. But, there are just soooo many of them. Keep these coming. Will definitely watch Death Parade and From the New World

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May 13, 2017 2:13AM EDT

I disagree with a.nws. Please stop posting so many great anime.. we only have so many hours in a day.... or make a list of which we should watch first!

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May 13, 2017 8:43AM EDT

Orenchi No Furo Jijo was great. If you're looking for another short and sweet anime, and you love to read as much as you love to watch TV, I'd recommend "Miss Bernard Said." Death Parade is amazing too. I need to check out Tiger & Bunny.
Yes, there are a lot of anime. I think now 60-80 come out every SEASON (a season in Japan follows the actual seasons). And maybe 80% of them get legally subbed in the US and Canada now.

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May 15, 2017 12:29PM EDT

awesome tips as usual :D

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TelevisionFanboyContributor
May 15, 2017 9:32PM EDT

Aww thanks you guys :) Tell me which ones you guys watch and which ones you like, this batch has a lot of personal favorites.

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