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Most unrecognized anime?
Posted 9/29/14

dustymonster wrote:

An anime that is very unrecognized in my opinion is tengen toppa gurren lagann. It's incredibly entertaining with a great story, but no one I ask has ever seen or heard of it.


You can't be serious. Your friends must be either 12 or avoid mainstream anime.
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I guess it'd be a tie between Ergo Proxy and Texhnolyze. Both great anime with fantastic stories but very few people seem to have heard of them never mind seen them. I once met Liam O'Brien at a con and had him sign Ergo Proxy since he voiced one of the main characters and he was surprised to see it and talked about how obscure the title is.
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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



I'm sorry WHAT!? Ghost In The Shell: SAC is one of the most beloved and respected anime out there for it's great storytelling and slick animation. The Ghost In The Shell franchise is really popular. Some of your other answers are hardly unrecognized anime either.

Sometimes people pick strange answers for these things that are well known or even incredibly popular and mainstream.
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I never hear people talking about Fantastic Children, despite it being a REALLY good anime.http://myanimelist.net/anime/455/Fantastic_Children

Another good one that goes unrecognized is Living For the Day After Tomorrow ( aka Asatte no Houkou ). It's a SoL hidden gem with a fantasy element to it. http://myanimelist.net/anime/1554/Asatte_no_Houkou
Posted 9/29/14 , edited 9/29/14
I'd say Mai-HiME for the Shoujo Ai crowd. It is overshadowed by Kannazuki no Miko - whether because it is shorter or people like smaller casts (To clarify - KnM is the shorter show with a smaller main-cast). Mai-HiME has great animation and amazing characters. It is a real shame it doesn't get enough attention and I am unsure if it is because other works from Sunrise are just much more of a priority (like the obvious Gundam series and Code Geass, [ect]). I truly feel as if the characters had their own motivations and personalities, they were just well developed - even if some were only hinted at for a while. In rewatching and noticing glances - it is clear they planned how the characters interacted well.

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Kaze No Stigma
Date A Live
Kyousou Giga
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Posted 9/29/14

Tsukiau wrote:

I'd say Mai-HiME for the Shoujo Ai crowd. It is overshadowed by Kannazuki no Miko - whether because it is shorter or people like smaller casts (To clarify - KnM is the shorter show with a smaller main-cast). Mai-HiME has great animation and amazing characters. It is a real shame it doesn't get enough attention and I am unsure if it is because other works from Sunrise are just much more of a priority (like the obvious Gundam series and Code Geass, [ect]). I truly feel as if the characters had their own motivations and personalities, they were just well developed - even if some were only hinted at for a while. In rewatching and noticing glances - it is clear they planned how the characters interacted well.



I didn't read your post before posting this, but basically I am in agreement with you but I didn't really think Kannazuki no Miko is that much known to the newer generation of "yuri" fans. But I loved Mai-HiME as well.

Here's my actual post that I wrote before reading this one:

The ones that I considered unrecognized are:

Ghost Hunt
Someday Dreamers
Hanasaku Iroha
Nana
Mai-Hime

Hanasaku Iroha might be more known than I think it is. Just I never hear people mention it very much.
Nana, I only heard complaints that people didn't like the art style, and the manga is unfinished because it is on hiatus.
Someday Dreamers, I only found because I dug for it -- it's like a supernatural, slice of life. Ghost Hunt has a very different pacing than a normal anime, it's not really about an overall story, or the characters (a bit about the characters) but it's more like the cases they work on. Mai-Hime, not much is spoken about for this anime. It's actually another magical girl deconstruction, and is only a mere shadow to Madoka (although Madoka is a masterpiece IMO), but Mai-Hime has never really been taken seriously and I found it to be very good. Mai-Otome is actually even worse off!
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Posted 9/29/14 , edited 10/3/14
Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero is the most unrecognized anime in my opinion. Don't know very many people at all that have seen it or even heard of it. I however enjoyed it. Good characters and a very OP MC.
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Posted 9/29/14
i feel like a lot of slice-of-life, calm anime goes beneath the bridge. Think Mushishi, Natsume Yuujinchou, Gingitsune, etc.

although the first two have more than one season, so i guess they have a good enough following. ^^
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ye i loved Planetes and i'm also lucky enough to own it as well
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Posted 9/29/14
I've never seen Sasameki Koto mentioned on the internet before.
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Posted 9/29/14

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I've never seen Sasameki Koto mentioned on the internet before.

It used to be in the catalog here, but the license either ran out or was acquired by someone else, because it is gone now. THe old page still remains, though. /sasameki-koto
Posted 9/29/14 , edited 9/29/14

Sogno- wrote:

hmm probably Saiunkoku Monogatari..


Excellent, wonderful series with a brilliant, strong and likable main female lead. Love the political context and the setting. Reminds me of 12 Kingdoms but with romance. Ever read the light novels? I haven't (since they're not translated); however, someone posted how the series ends and it is HORRIBLE. So unfortunate the author decided to end the series in such a tragic way. Considering how serious the series become the further it went on, no one was expecting a happy ending, but what the author did was too much.
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Shinsekai Yori : http://myanimelist.net/anime/13125/Shinsekai_yori

and

Basilisk: http://myanimelist.net/anime/67/Basilisk:_Kouga_Ninpou_Chou
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Posted 9/29/14 , edited 9/29/14

dustymonster wrote:

An anime that is very unrecognized in my opinion is tengen toppa gurren lagann. It's incredibly entertaining with a great story, but no one I ask has ever seen or heard of it.


Gurren Lagann unrecognized? You simply must not be asking the right people...
I think the best you'll get here are under-recognized titles. Plenty of decent anime have at least a niche fan base, even outside of Japan.

Here are a few of my picks:

Koi Kaze
Kobato
Amagami SS
Rinne no Lagrange
Sola
Uchuu no Stellvia
Ichigo Mashimaro

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