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Most unrecognized anime?
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I wouldn't worry too much about TTGL, it has a massive fanbase.

In recent memory probably Space Battleship Yamato 2199. That one flew under almost everyone's radars (including my own) but if I can steal the soap box from AK for just a minute I think it was one of the best anime we've gotten lately.
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Yeah - if TTGL is "unrecognized", it's only because it's seven years old and so many have watched it that there's not usually a huge reason to talk about it. But the love's there.

One that I don't hear talked about often is Blood Lad. I wouldn't say it's the "most unrecognized", so much as "under the radar". It find it to be entertaining, if a little generic, but it never gets mentioned when good, humorous anime is brought up.
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Insomnist wrote:

I wouldn't worry too much about TTGL, it has a massive fanbase.

In recent memory probably Space Battleship Yamato 2199. That one flew under almost everyone's radars (including my own) but if I can steal the soap box from AK for just a minute I think it was one of the best anime we've gotten lately.




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Michiko to Hatchin, The Beast Player Erin, and Moribito.

Also, kind of a thread already like this here
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I would say Tamayura is fairly unrecognized on the internet. I never really hear/see anyone talking about it. I think either a lot of people have never seen it (possibly never even heard of it) or just forgot about it shortly after hearing about and/or checking it out. I've been hearing more talk about "relaxing" anime recently, but even though several different series come up across those discussions, I rarely if ever hear Tamayura mentioned, even though I personally would say it's relaxation in anime form. If someone were to ask me to define "relaxing," I'd just point them in the direction of Tamayura.

There should be some kind of special dictionary that defines all of its words with an anime. "Relaxing" (and other associated words) would be defined by Tamayura, for example. I can't think of any other examples at the moment, but I think that would be a cool and fun project to undertake as a group.

And there I go with my crazy ideas again.
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I so agree!
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There's two that really get no love.

Record of the Lodoss War doesn't get the attention it deserves, given that it practically codified 90% of anime fantasy tropes out there. Pretty much every depiction of elves you see in anime owes it a huge debt, and it's also one of the best straight fantasy anime out there.

Bastard! was the first I know of to pay homage to western metal, and was the forerunner of things like Guilty Gear. Also a very early anime with a jerk protagonist in a comic, dark fantasy. Also, Arshes Nei is hot.
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Jormungand - I won't say it's perfect, but I found it just as much fun as Black Lagoon and it's in the same vein, but it hardly ever gets brought up.

Joshiraku - The puns don't translate, blah blah blah. I may not be able to understand each and every joke, but it's still one of my favorite dialogue based comedies. Learning about Japanese idiosyncrasies is one of the things I love about slice of life, and this show has that in spades.
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Record of the Lodoss War

I love the art style too, I didn't notice it much at first but after a couple episodes it started to really stand out. I haven't been able to find anything else that looks quite like it, Legend of Crystania could have but lacked the budget I guess.


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Bastard!!
This felt like an old school delinquent manga transplanted into a fantasy universe. It was a lot of fun.


And while we're covering the fantasy classics, I should mention the first season of Majutsushi Orphen. Not all the 90s shounen tropes aged particularly well, especially the slapstick comedy ones, but overall I really enjoyed the story.

I also really liked that Orphen was a pretty mature and responsible lead for the series.



Another would be The Twelve Kingdoms, which is based in a Chinese-themed rather than Western fantasy. I wasn't sure if I'd like it early on but I was hooked by the end of the first cour. I'm sad more of the story was never adapted.

This and Moribito are the two series I've seen with a similar setting, I wish there were more.




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/carefully returns the soap box / pulpit back from whence it came
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I loved this show growing up. If I recall correctly it was the very first anime I watched that only had 24 episodes. Everything I'd seen before was a longer series. The action was great, it had a good mix of comedy and seriousness.

And I have never once heard a single person talk about it.
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Mushishi
Legend of The Galactic Heroes
Space Brothers
Berserk
Monster
Beck
Aku No Hana
Ping Pong the Animation
Baccano
Spice and Wolf
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex
Initial D
Hajime No Ippo
Kaiji
Nana
Fist of the North Star
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Once more I will beat the drum for Planetes a good near future scifi show with great SCIENCE! The only not really believable piece of hardware is the space station is way to big. But that is a very minor quibble. Some might not like the art style, but it was good. And the comedy in the episode A Minor Proposition is great. And absolutely nothing for the person who can identify the origin of that title. The only bad thing about Planetes is the price of the DVDs. But it can be found on another site. (But I hate watching anime on this craptop.)

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Gundam.

(obviously I'm kidding)
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Jigouku Shojo (Hell Girl) - Pretty much unrecognized if u ask me.


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