Before experimental shorts were referred to as "Avant Garde" MAL called this genre "dementia", named after the mental disorder, but because these anime are generally poorly animated and have no story, characters, or substance I like to call them "demenshits". This is a selection of these types of anime if you feel inclined enough to become enlightened to the world of demenshits. Some of these may feature flashing lights and/or obscene imagery so watch at your own risk.
Was looking at some fan art one day and it came to my attention that fanart (and very good fanart) is an extremely good indicator of how important an anime is. So taking away the fanart factor from this list. Here is a list of very important anime.
This list is based on many objective factors.
- Hongse Jiangshan: Huangma Fenghuo; Jingzhong Baoguo - not very important.
- Haikyuu!! - whilst there are indeed hot boys, it has come to my attention that many anime are similar (with whole genres too). Even if this was hyped by normies.
- SAO, Fate/stay night, Ling Feng Zhe
Do you want to watch anime so artsy that will either relate to the deepest part of your soul or completely confuse you?
Well here you go, and since they are so short you don't have to feel like you wasted your time.
This list includes arthouse anime that are around 15 minutes or less, so movie length (Angel's Egg) or OVA/episode length (Cat Soup) are not in here.
Some of this may be a bit challenging to find, some are up on youtube and for some you'll have to get creative, buying or streaming them is probably out of the question.