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Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.


The first episode is a normie filter, there is ecchi/fanservice and harem vibes. So idk if you are into these things. But anyway, the last 2 episodes are fucking amazing. There is an episode where the MC makes one of my favorite speeches of all times. He shows all his egoism and arrogance in a godlike way. I swear to god I loved how straight foward was the MC.
 
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Mo Dao Zu Shi


It's a chinese anime, WAY too underrated
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hanada shonen shi

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Fei Ren Zai

Note: It is not fully subbed yet (and I believe there are more episodes than the entry currently lists). It is one of the best short-episode anime I have seen so far, with an interesting art direction, cast of quirky characters, and funny situations, while teaching you basic information about Chinese mythology.
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Ergo Proxy and Rec perhaps.

Also, why is this in the anime discussion and not in the anime recommendation forum?
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Houseki no Kuni
Serial Experiments Lain
Inferno Cop
Banana Fish
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
Initial D
Mushishi
Trigun
Ghost in the Shell
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WIXOSS was very good in my opinion, didn't expected that.
 
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Currently watching Le Chevalier D'Eon and it's really good. Surprised that I never anyone mention it.

Akagi is another great anime that is rarely brought up.
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Wolf's Rain flies a little under the radar nowadays, but I think it's easily the best show that Cowboy Bebop's director has ever made. Fantastic storytelling, powerful atmosphere, my favorite anime soundtrack ever, and an ending that ranks among my top 5 anime endings of all time. Just make sure to also watch the 4-episode sequel OVA, as that's the true ending; production issues forced the team to waste 4 episodes on recap, so the proper ending was animated as a separate OVA.
I came into this thread hoping I would run into someone mentioning Wolf's Rain. I'm extremely glad.

It's deep and the symbolism is so straightforward. I loved every bit of it. An overlooked classic imo.

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Granbelm that is airing this season is definitely a hidden gem
 
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_namles said:
ayalazhar08 said:
Nabari no ou, hakata tonkotsu no ramens, shiki, classroom of elite

Half of these aren't exactly "hidden" gems, but okay.
oh okay sorry but I think that nabari no ou is a hidden jem
 
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I know I mention this anime all over these forums, but Uta Kata truly is a hidden gem. EXTREMELY RECOMMENDED to fellow Madoka Magica fans.

Some more truly underrated stuff:
  • Air - the underrated and least talked about of the "Key-KyoAni holy trinity" (Air, Kanon 2006, and Clannad)
  • Shamanic Princess - wonderfully animated OVA that mainly only die-hard magical girl otaku have heard of
  • Bottle Fairy - wholesome kids' show about four fairies learning about Japanese culture
  • The Crayon Kingdom of Dreams - a kids' show that I'm sure most people have never heard of. I didn't until I heard the very cute OP here and there. This is another wholesome kids show
  • Twin Spica - TV adaptation of one of my favorite manga of all time (which itself is even more grossly overlooked). A story with a couple of sad parts and about a girl who wants to enter a space school
  • Castle in the Sky - obviously not a hidden gem of an anime movie, but is a hidden gem of Studio Ghibli's overall library. Not many people I know have watched or talked about this one
now here's the part where i'm sorry for making my post longer, but i really feel the need to respond

Xstasy said:
Hmm IDK maybe Angels Egg and Macross
Ayy someone else watched Angel's Egg! A good amount of people know this, but from what I know, it seems mainly the deep anime fans have actually bothered to watch it— it's an anime that isn't discussed that much among the general anime community aside from a couple of YouTube videos on this anime or something
Recommended if you're a fan of Mamoru Oshii

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Death Parade
Fruits Basket
Full Moon wo Sagashite
Kobato
Kuragehime
Lovely★Complex
Mawaru Penguindrum
Shin Shirayuki-hime Densetsu Prétear
Sugar Sugar Rune

Versailles no Bara
Literally all but two of these anime that you mentioned are not hidden gems lol
Haven't watched Sugar Sugar Rune but I do agree that I don't see much discussion on it. Prétear though... that's an actual hidden gem right there

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Machikado Mazoku is the hidden gem of the season.
Ayyy someone agrees with me here, go watch Machikado Mazoku as soon as you can

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Princess Tutu.
Uhh that's not a hidden gem... I hear a lot of magical girl fans all over the Internet recommending this show and even the MAL average score for it shows that it is nowhere near being hidden
It is a good show so far though (I'm still watching it)
 
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ayalazhar08 said:
_namles said:

Half of these aren't exactly "hidden" gems, but okay.
oh okay sorry but I think that nabari no ou is a hidden jem

Do note, I said "half" for a reason.
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Pelagus said:
_namles said:

Half of these aren't exactly "hidden" gems, but okay.
well i agree but they might be "unknown" to some ppl - thanks for bringing something new to the table btw dickhead

That was uncalled for.
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Nobunaga Concerto has the most beautiful still frames I've ever seen in anime. Albeit weird CGI, still, a good ride definitely needs to be watched more.

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When you look at an anime like death note, you will see a popular and widespread anime that everyone loves, a hidden gem however, is an anime that has gone unnoticed despite how good it is. There is one anime i have always thought of as a hidden gem and here it is.

https://myanimelist.net/anime/16/Hachimitsu_to_Clover?q=honey

Honey and clover is about a group of college teens/young adult that goes to an art/craftsman college and are struggling to discover one's self. We get invested in the characters as we learn more about them and the anime show/tells us about each characters path and their actions. It's a comedy, drama, slice of life, romance anime. When someone ask me if it is worth watching i always tell them to try and watch the first episode to get a feel for it, because it has a good first episode that gives you a taste of what to expect from it's genre and it's characters personalities. This is on of my all time favorites, a 10/10, a true masterpiece.

Anyway i hope you will give it a try and that you like it.

Happy anime watching :)
 
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Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru - Hilarious, fun time-passer with a ridiculous premise.

Ushio to tora - Old-school shounen, if you like those kind of anime this would be in your alley
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Pelagus said:
HopefulNihilist said:
I think you should first tell us what kind of anime you like, so we can reccomend the right anime.
i like storytelling that goes into certain aspects of society, life, morals etc. ex. death note, code geass
btw why tf is denzel your favorite artist looool, i thin he is really talented but i prefer nas or ye since the are better at storytellin


Watch speedgrapher. it's exactly what you are looking for
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Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono

Pretty fucking meta and the segments are formulaic, but the best part of the show are the ad-lib segment.

It shouldn't take much time to watch the two seasons as each episode is only 13 minutes long, except the "spin-off."



The guys who made this anime were also behind Kemono Friends
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Diamond no Ace - very underrated even if it's popular title
Gakuen Babysitters - very different from we can all watch weekly
Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin - emotional and might brake your heart
Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e - nicely animated and have not typical story
Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori - just watch and chill
Gokukoku no Brynhildr - interesting plot
All Out!! - not well known but very good anime about rugby
Tsurune: Kazemai Koukou Kyuudoubu - one of my favs from last seasons
Hanebado! - never thought badminton games can be that interesting, insane and well animated ;)

also series like MIX: Meisei Story and Kono oto Tomare!
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All of Aria is underrated - The Origination, The Natural etc. The most perfect slice of life I've ever had the pleasure of watching.

should i start with Aria The Origination?


Aria the Animation is the beginning.
 
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Naruto
Bleach
One Piece
Shingeki no Kyojin
Boku no hero Academia
Code Geass
Steins gate
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
dude, all of those are anything but hidden
 
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Some of the lists in the thread are a bit disappointed since they are anything but hidden gem. Here is my list:

-Minky Momo in Yume ni Kakeru Hashi
-Zettai Shounen
-Glass no Kamen
-Watashi no Ashinaga Ojisan
-Zegapain
 
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Saraiya Goyou (House of five leaves). Its a heavy drama about a gang that kidnaps rich people for ransom. The artwork is rather unique and takes some time getting used to. Don't expect action or anything like that from it.


I second Saraiya Goyou, It's very character driven.
One Outs (sports)
Hoozuki no Reitetsu (comedy)
Sakamichi no Apollon (slice of life)


 
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https://myanimelist.net/reviews.php?id=275530

best anime there is , also happens to be a hidden gem

https://myanimelist.net/anime/2476/School_Days

obviously,


https://myanimelist.net/anime/11837/Zetman

that one was pretty good for an anime, reasonable through and through and entertaining idk, most animes fall short but this one had what to offer

https://myanimelist.net/anime/31931/Full_Metal_Panic_Invisible_Victory

not so hidden (and not this season) but this anime is good in general, its reasonable and "realistic " (by that i mean chars dont scream to gain superhuman powers or teleport through time and space and are unbeatable with super plot armor, i mean there's obviously some but its well presented)
lots of music -

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Mononoke is a straight up classic in my eyes. If you like multi colored Horror from Edo era Japan, i highly reccommend this

https://myanimelist.net/anime/2246/Mononoke?q=mononoke
 
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Ojamajo Doremi
Maison Ikkoku
Akage no Anne
Aria
Ie Naki Ko
Takarajima
Urusei Yatsura
Tamayura
Cross Game
Omoide Poroporo
Tenshi no Tamago
Eve no Jikan
Ginga Tetsudou 999
Kaguya-hime no Monogatari
Mai-HiME
Major
Soukou Kihei Votoms
City Hunter
Hyouge Mono
Kimagure Orange Road
Mirai Shounen Conan
Musekinin Kanchou Tylor
Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199
 
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Bee Train's "Girls With Guns" trilogy:
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Madlax
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Saiki Kusuo no psi nan

Believe me, it's hilarious. The protagonist is voiced by the Levi Ackerman's VA so the sarcasm just seethes through the screen.

Each episode consists of five minute or so shorts (about five of them?) so you can watch it whenever you have some time to spare.
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Some favorites of mine:

- Patapata Hikousen no Bouken/The Secret of Cerulean Sand

- Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne/Phantom Thief Jeanne (if you're okay with magical girls and below-average animation)

- Wolf's Rain

- Tegamibachi/Letter Bee
 
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Some favorites of mine:

- Patapata Hikousen no Bouken/The Secret of Cerulean Sand

- Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne/Phantom Thief Jeanne (if you're okay with magical girls and below-average animation)

- Wolf's Rain

- Tegamibachi/Letter Bee


Wolf's Rain looks cool. I'll add it to my watchlist :)
 
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strange dawn is a unique and interesting show with next to no views
 
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Pelagus said:
iShipMyFriends said:
Some favorites of mine:

- Patapata Hikousen no Bouken/The Secret of Cerulean Sand

- Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne/Phantom Thief Jeanne (if you're okay with magical girls and below-average animation)

- Wolf's Rain

- Tegamibachi/Letter Bee


Wolf's Rain looks cool. I'll add it to my watchlist :)


Yesss it's so good
 
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Afro Samurai - short 5 episodes series, but really enjoyable.
 
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Afro Samurai - short 5 episodes series, but really enjoyable.

watched it, can confirm is gud
 
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ruby, emerald, diamond, maybe even topaz
 
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Black Jack OVA : https://myanimelist.net/anime/1520/Black_Jack?q=BLACK%20JACK

If this is not a hidden gem then i don't know what is!

It's scored by under 7k people, despite it's immense quality and really unique history.
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Pelagus said:
Stormy_77 said:
All of Aria is underrated - The Origination, The Natural etc. The most perfect slice of life I've ever had the pleasure of watching.

should i start with Aria The Origination?


The Order of watching is as follows:-

1 Aria the Animation (season 1)
2 Aria the Natural (season 2)
3 Aria the OVA: Arietta
4 Aria the Origination (season 3)
5 Aria the Avvenire
 
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Stormy_77 said:
Pelagus said:

should i start with Aria The Origination?


The Order of watching is as follows:-

1 Aria the Animation (season 1)
2 Aria the Natural (season 2)
3 Aria the OVA: Arietta
4 Aria the Origination (season 3)
5 Aria the Avvenire

aha ok :)

quick question: what's an ova? i've forgotten lul :/
 
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quick question: what's an ova? i've forgotten lul :/
Original Video Animation. Basically anime that they released straight to DVD instead of airing it on TV
 
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Black Jack OVA : https://myanimelist.net/anime/1520/Black_Jack?q=BLACK%20JACK

If this is not a hidden gem then i don't know what is!

It's scored by under 7k people, despite it's immense quality and really unique history.


Young Black Jack is also really good.
 
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quick question: what's an ova? i've forgotten lul :/
Original Video Animation. Basically anime that they released straight to DVD instead of airing it on TV

OVAs were the primary method of anime distribution before late-night television carriage became a thing. Now they are often bundled with copies of the adapted manga or as an extra in a series Blu-ray release.
 
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Thanks for the explanation :)
 
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Soukyuu no Fafner series
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 War in the Pocket
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Gosick - its not really a hidden gem, a lot of people do know it and recommend it but its not something that pops up a lot.

I got recommended this a long time ago, I just watched it a few weeks ago and I regret not watching it the first time.
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Cyber City Oedo 808.
A cyberpunk Anime OVA that's pretty good. It consists of three 40-something minute episodes that each have a contained story. You might have seen clips of it's english dub which contains a line about vampires biting someone on the dick. The original Japanese dub doesn't have that but it's still well worth your time if you like cyberpunk and early 90s anime.
 
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