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What Anime do you watch that no one (as far as you know) has heard of???
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Ok.... we all know there's so much more anime in Japan that we may never see here in the USA because of one reason or another... distribution issues, ownership problems. not interested in having it streamed online, content or moral issues, who knows..... but most of us have already seen them in one way or another, right????

So my question is this...
What anime do you watch that you think no one has seen yet OR should know about???

For example...
I'm a fan of a show called "Sky Girls". It came out in 2007-2008. Personally, I love the show, the characters, the emotion and the action. It's slow moving for a 26 episode series, but I still think it's a cool show.

But when I told people about it, they say they never heard of it... I'm like "WHAT???"..... (don't you hate that?? )

So, what anime is out there, old or new, that we should know more about???
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Well, I seen one called Chrome Shell Regios..
I haven't really met any people who know it, but I'm sure it's out there...
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In a way, this isn't much different than the underrated anime thread, but I'll still play along.

Here are two shows that are fairly obscure, but I think they are still worth watching:
Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu
Shinigami no Ballad
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purplevodka wrote:

Well, I seen one called Chrome Shell Regios..
I haven't really met any people who know it, but I'm sure it's out there...

That might be the case in Australia, but in the U.S. it is licensed by Funimation, the dub is available on Netflix, and both the dub and sub are available on Hulu.
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I seem to be the only one to know of Twelve Kingdoms.
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Posted 8/14/12 , edited 8/14/12
Kikou Sennyo Rouran

I also want to say:

Vision of Escaflowne

also about the sky girls thing, I watched sky girls, then I saw strike witches. so why is strike witches more popular? well because you see their underwear ever minute of the entire anime whereas sky girls they actually have military uniforms.

I am also a big proponent on sky girls >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> strike witches
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Shigofumi.

It's not that old and it's really good, but it's still swept under the carpet. I don't understand this.
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Posted 8/14/12 , edited 8/14/12

toxicblue wrote:

I seem to be the only one to know of Twelve Kingdoms.

I've seen other people (aside from myself) sing its praises in other topic on CR. I've also seen it come up in the "anime you would like to see more of" type topics.




AnimeKami wrote:
also about the sky girls thing, I watched sky girls, then I saw strike witches. so why is strike witches more popular? well because you see their underwear ever minute of the entire anime whereas sky girls they actually have military uniforms.

I am also a big proponent on sky girls >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> strike witches

Strike Witches had both a legal simulcast (one of the first, if not the first for CR), and a U.S. video release, including continuous streaming by Funimation, as well as a more recent sequel series. Sky Girls, by contrast, has no legal release here of any type (and AFAIK, the same is true for the UK and Australia, as well). That impact should not be underestimated.

As for those uniforms, lets not give people unfamiliar with it a misleading impression...



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TheAncientOne wrote:


toxicblue wrote:

I seem to be the only one to know of Twelve Kingdoms.

I've seen other people (aside from myself) sing its praises in other topic on CR. I've also seen it come up in the "anime you would like to see more of" type topics.




AnimeKami wrote:
also about the sky girls thing, I watched sky girls, then I saw strike witches. so why is strike witches more popular? well because you see their underwear ever minute of the entire anime whereas sky girls they actually have military uniforms.

I am also a big proponent on sky girls >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> strike witches

Strike Witches had both a legal simulcast (one of the first, if not the first for CR), and a U.S. video release, including continuous streaming by Funimation, as well as a more recent sequel series. Sky Girls, by contrast, has no legal release here of any type (and AFAIK, the same is true for the UK and Australia, as well). That impact should not be underestimated.

As for those uniforms, lets not give people unfamiliar with it a misleading impression...





Yes, lets not give people that are unfamiliar with the anime misinformation

notice how they have skirts that go towards the knees... I'm sorry notice how they actually have skirts



whereas



granted they change into your image when they go into battle, strike witches kinda walks around like that and just jumps into "those" things I forget what they are called.

yeah...
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Umi Monogatari: Anata ga itekureta koto
Welcome to the NHK
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora

and i wonder if Mushishi and Library Wars is popular?

just feel like listing

and i agree to the person who mentioned Shigofumi
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ginkou-san wrote:

Night Wizard
Umi Monogatari: Anata ga itekureta koto
Welcome to the NHK
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora

and i wonder if Mushishi and Library Wars is popular?

just feel like listing

and i agree to the person who mentioned Shigofumi


Just a friendly FYI: If I remember correctly, C'roll used to host Umi Monogatari, Library Wars and NHK in Yokouso, back in the pre-2010 day.
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AnimeKami wrote:
Yes, lets not give people that are unfamiliar with the anime misinformation

notice how they have skirts that go towards the knees... I'm sorry notice how they actually have skirts

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whereas

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granted they change into your image when they go into battle, strike witches kinda walks around like that and just jumps into "those" things I forget what they are called.

yeah...

Given that misinformation is "false or inaccurate information" and you admitted the image I presented was neither, "incomplete information" would have been the correct terminology.

FYI, I've never seen Sky Girls myself as I only became aware of it after I had stopped watching fansubs.

To further the previous discussion, one other reason Strike Witches is more popular is that it is older. The first manga started in September 2005, whereas Sky Girls was an anime original that first appeared in an OVA 11 months later.

A second reason (and no doubt greater factor) is that SW has a broader base; aside from an OVA that would qualify for this topic, and the mentioned two series, there are a number of manga, two different light novel series, and a relatively large amount of merchandise. While a "chicken and the egg" argument could be made that much of this stemmed from the initial success, it does explain why it is far more popular.




ginkou-san wrote:

Night Wizard
Umi Monogatari: Anata ga itekureta koto
Welcome to the NHK
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora

and i wonder if Mushishi and Library Wars is popular?

just feel like listing

and i agree to the person who mentioned Shigofumi

I would argue that anything that is licensed and released on home video and/or available for legal streaming really doesn't fit the bill, so it would be helpful if people would mention what country they are in if their profile doesn't state it. Otherwise, this just becomes another "unpopular / less popular anime you like" thread.

Mushishi, for example, is another title available on both Netflix and Hulu (as well as Funimation's own site, as well as on disc. Welcome to the NHK misses out on being on Netflix, but otherwise is the same. Shigofumi is available on TAN, has the first two episodes on Hulu, and is available on DVD.




jellybean101 wrote:
Just a friendly FYI: If I remember correctly, C'roll used to host Umi Monogatari, Library Wars and NHK in Yokouso, back in the pre-2010 day. :)

I think you mean pre-2009.

They actually legally streamed about half of Welcome to the NHK at one point. I remember that clearly, because it was an ad for it at The Anime Network's website at the time that brought me to CR.

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The one I would have to say is Nanatsuiro Drops and is high on the list of my favorite anime series.
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I've watched Sky Girls.
Strike Witches > Sky Girls, and any other like them.
Strike Witches is more popular becaus people like lolis in panties like that XD
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i'm going to go with "Sora no otoshimono", randomly found it one day, jumped straight to the top of my list, it's really fun, yes it's highly HIGHLY perverted, but the characters and comedy is great, and the story is progressing nicely in both manga and anime, the fact it went , s1, s2, movie and now a s3 means it's worth a watch for those who've not heard of it, which is why i'm posting it here, coz whenever i talk to people about it, they've never heard of it.
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