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Hourou Musuko Wandering Son


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Allison and Lillia



I think more people have heard of their predecessors though. Takako Shimura is probably more well known for Aoi Hana (Sweet Blue Flowers), and Keiichi Sigsawa is probably more well known for Kino's Journey. All four series are some of my all time favorite anime but they are also pretty unheard of to most... well maybe not so much for Kino's Journey as the others are.
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Kino no Tabi aka "Kino's Journey"



This is a light novel series that has a 13 episode anime adaption.
I would highly recommend it if you're a fan of Mushishi, Studio Ghibli, or Le Petit Prince.

The description from TV Tropes covers it best,
"It follows the travels of a teenager named Kino and a talking motorcycle named Hermes as they travel from country to country. Each land they visit contains unique and eccentric people and customs, sometimes helpful and sometimes dangerous.
Kino's world isn't kind though, and any viewer faces slavery, cannibalism, execution, and homicide both justifiable and not, for every flying machine, beautiful city or pastoral wilderness."


It's definitely one of my favorites. I got the first episode on a disc in an anime magazine years ago and wasn't particularly fond of it, especially the art style, but I gave it another go a few years back. Don't let the slightly "young" looking art style of the TV series throw you off.
It's a great episodic/psychological series that isn't too pretentious.
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Shion no Ou
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Dang, people, I've heard of some of these, but never watched them. My turn now.

Unico and the Island of Magic
Generator Gawl
Ai Mai Me Strawberry Eggs
Blue Submarine No. 6
Dual!
Scrapped Princess
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Esper Mami, the old-school shounen series. Not to mention Tekkaman, Yusha or Cyborg 009, which I doubt most of the guys here have seen.
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Shwuishu wrote:

Only because I don't see a lot of people mentioning it, I'll add Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo



Based on the famous book by Alexander Dumas (also wrote the Three Musketeers), this 2005 (ish) adaptation by Gonzo is one of my personal favorites. Do give it a try, the plot is intense, intricate, and well thought out. The entire anime looks just like the picture I posted above me, so watch if you'd like something that looks different.

+ Excellent story, one of the best stories about revenge you can find
+THE COUNT IS ONE OF THE CLASSIEST BADASSES IN EXISTENCE!
+You don't have to read the book to watch this. Though you might be left wanting to read it after watching this.
+Music and atmosphere keeps up with the plot, and holds up the tension well

+/- The art style is certainly gorgeous, but it can be taxing on the eyes. I've seen some people complaining about getting headaches from it. Also, sometimes I really question Gonzo's choice in wallpapers. Albert, WTF are you wearing?
+/- Albert as the protagonist instead of the Count like in the book
+/- This is very faithful to the book, but many plot elements are changed around. For one thing, this anime actually only adapts the second half of the book.
+/- There are A LOT of characters here. It's not as crazy as the book, but you might have to give yourself a couple of episodes to remember everyone and how they're connected to the other characters.
+/- This being based on a novel that takes place in the early 1800s, the futuristic setting with spaceships and planets would be a bit confusing to some. The culture and mannerisms is the same as aristocratic 1800s France, but there's flying cars and such around.


I have the complete series on DVD.
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Gugure! Kokkuri-san


I haven't come across anyone who's watched this yet.
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This would be the one for me:

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You can't go wrong with Yuyushiki if you want some comedy.



Storyline is almost non-existant, but It's clear Yuyushiki tries to deliver laugh out loud comedy (of which it does successfully) over an enthralling story.
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Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova harass anime and I'm pretty sure its not known to the casual fan
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The legend of legendary heroes.
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new and casual fans - OP


Filthy Casuals (sarcasm)


I have seen close to 300 series now, and the only one I never see mention of is probably "Level E" (I visit /a/ alot so alot of the lesser known "hardcore shows" tend to pop up from time to time, so they normally have a large following so i wouldn't consider them unknown).



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Birdy the mighty decoded
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Tokyo Tribe 2
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The Twelve Kingdoms

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