【Alternative】The best shows nobody has seen 【Elitist superstructure】 (132)

1 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-07 11:37 ID:mZIIRzbg

In this thread, we discuss awesome shows which are not popular! Don't bother posting about your Fullmetal Alchemists or Bleaches or Cowboy Bebops in here! Feel free to be as elitists as you want!

And let's not turn this into a "list thread", because those are useless and suck. ITT, we talk!

2 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-07 11:44 ID:mZIIRzbg

To start things off, here are a few suggestions for awesome shows:

  • Windy Tales - created by the winner of an anime concept contest, produced by Production IG, with highly quirky art and wonderful writing. Finished airing ages ago, but still only fansubbed up to episode 11. Ostensibly about a group of girls who learn how to control the wind, but actually just a heartwarming slice-of-life show. Has flying cats.

3 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-07 11:48 ID:mZIIRzbg

  • Zettai Shounen - a sort of coming-of-age show featuring trans-dimensional beings that don't do much of anything. Great characters and a sense of wonder makes it very enjoyable watching. Some people were probably scared away by the name, which sounds incredibly lame, which is a real shame, because it's one of the best shows of last year.

4 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-07 12:00 ID:mZIIRzbg

  • Fantastic Children - reminescent of both Hayao Miyazaki and Osamu Tezuka, it's high adventure with a touch of Lovecraftian horror. Old-school both visually and story-wise. Licensed before it aired, so it never had much of a chance to take off in fansub circles.

5 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-07 14:17 ID:Heaven

Windy Tales, Zettai Shounen, Fantastic Children are all slow-as-molasses anime. Action is very diluted.

I gave up on Windy Tales at ep06, but I was bored way before that. The first few eps were great for originality, then it became sort of repetitive and aimless. The fat-girls design didn't help to keep me hooked.

Zettai Shounen I finished, because I wanted to know the "secret" of the light balls. Also, the chara design was easy on the eyes. But in the end it was a very shallow meal.

Fantastic Children, I lost interest right at the first episodes. I checked a few eps here and there to see if I could finally get hooked. I wanted to like it, because the subject interests me. Whatever I saw failed to keep me there.

6 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-07 14:28 ID:mZIIRzbg


Of course they are slow shows - if there was a lot of action, people would watch them just for that and they wouldn't be overlooked, now would they?

But really, if you went in looking for explanations to secrets in Zettai Shounen, it's no wonder you were disappointed, because that was never the point of the show. Neither is Windy Tales "aimless" - it just doesn't have the aim you were apparently expecting.

7 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-07 15:55 ID:ZEYFQB+Y

Gyakuten Ippatsuman
One of the coolest of Time Bokan series!

8 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-07 16:12 ID:Heaven


Well, do tell us more! Because, you know, nobody has seen it!

9 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-07 18:56 ID:MRHJq9p0

Pretty Combat Communist Rika-chan
I hardly ever hear talk about this grreat series. :(

10 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-07 20:11 ID:Heaven



11 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-07 21:03 ID:kz7b6+lX

>>4 Yeah, Fantastic Children is a great series, but I think surprisingly many people have seen it, regardless of the unappealing name, slow pacing, and the icky taste of licensing. Mahou did a decent job with their sub, and I doubt distribution has been poor enough to keep anyone from watching it.
Many people have been turned off by the mystery and weirdness in the first half of the series, but since this is for once an anime in which the loose ends are tied, it's just a matter of patience - which shouldn't be too rare a trait amongst otaku.
I believe good anime just doesn't stay unwatched nowadays, besides, timeless shows like this get more and more viewers in the course of years, unlike super-popular shows that are based on a temporary fad.

12 Name: mappy : 2006-06-07 21:15 ID:EbdkQHk+

2064 is my favorite. i don't know why more people aren't into it!

13 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-08 11:25 ID:mZIIRzbg


Maybe. But those who have theoretically watched it have been doing a very bad job of actually talking about it. Thus, I talk about it ITT!



14 Name: Alexander!DxY0NCwFJg : 2006-06-08 15:06 ID:D+QAvAIv

Kousetsu Hyaku Monogatari a.k.a. 100 Stories.

Great show with beautiful (and daring!) art. I'm hesitant to say the truth (it's a horror anime), since it's so much much better than most horror shit I've seen. No quick-cut-to-blood-you're-scared, but instead slow and meticulous building of atmosphere.

The excellent voices, the hot half-naked Ogin, the fog that looks like eraser smudges, the traditional Japanese setting, the quirkiness....it's all so good and beautiful. The only benefit of so few people having seen it is that I can rant about it in this thread.

15 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-08 20:11 ID:Heaven


>so few people having seen it

Wut? It got fansubbed, I'm sure more than a few people saw it.

As for my rating... well it was okay overall. Some good episodes, some less memorable ones. To call it "great" may be pushing it a little too far. Let's say above average.

16 Name: Alexander!DxY0NCwFJg : 2006-06-09 01:25 ID:D+QAvAIv

>Wut? It got fansubbed, I'm sure more than a few people saw it.

Most series in this thread have been fansubbed. This doesn't mean that -relatively speaking- many people have seen them.

>To call it "great" may be pushing it a little too far.

I liked it a lot, but I can see how one could like it less or even dislike it. The bad CG was intentional in my eyes, but for many others it was probably just crap.

17 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-12 07:05 ID:Heaven

18 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-12 23:40 ID:ZPf1PlWb

planetes =best show ever
12 kingdoms is pretty good also

19 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-13 12:36 ID:Heaven


I tried watching 12 Kingdoms, but it bored me to death within two episodes or so.

Of course, you could just take that as a re-affirmation of its cult classic status!

20 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-13 12:47 ID:ttjtaSZo

Oh I see...
So if I understand it well, an Elistist Superstructure anime is a boring anime where nothing really happens, or in very diluted quantities?
Ok, I nominate Pokemon.

21 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-13 13:52 ID:ZEYFQB+Y

22 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-13 17:07 ID:Heaven


I've seen some clips of Momotaro, but that's about it. But now I really do want to see Hakujaden.

23 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-13 17:45 ID:9mt73Hmb



Two episodes? You must not know about the three episode test then.

24 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-13 19:44 ID:Heaven


I know about it, and think it's bunk! Almost none of the series I've liked have waited three episodes to hook me.

25 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-14 10:06 ID:1Nof9mqh


I know. Hence the sage.

26 Name: 25 : 2006-06-15 09:56 ID:1Nof9mqh


Uh, I didn't originally read the link. orz.

Something about that stuff just annoys me. Yes, there are unlikeable people involved in the fandom. There are several stupid phenomenons. Also, there are several overrated series. Is this really something one should spend time in?

27 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-16 04:27 ID:lhiaS5YM

The things >>21 listed don't seem all that interesting to watch. Oh, and, if a show gets fansubbed, it's not a show "nobody has seen." Windy Tales, Zettai Shonen, FC, and the like have been seen by a considerable amount of non-Japanese otaku, and have beed discussed in great detail on Animesuki forums. I remember when FC was being fansubbed, some episodes had leechers into the 1000's; and 1000 + people is not "nobody." No one knows how well FC is selling, but Vol.2 is #14,814 on Amazon.com DVD ranking, it's currently outselling more popular shows like Elfen Lied. A few years ago, there was a thread on AoD discussing obscure anime, and some of the titles being brought up were truly rare, to the point where I felt like an idiot for thinking my DVDs of Spring & Chaos/Night on the Galactic Railroad are something special.

28 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-16 12:15 ID:Heaven


While you are definitely catching on to the spirit of the thread, I think it's better to have people actually discussing things than keeping quiet because they are not obscure enough.

The title is facetious hyperbole. The point is to talk about shows that are not all that popular, and don't get talked about much.

29 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-17 09:27 ID:ZEYFQB+Y

A fan read out the source code seen in Nagato's typing scene, and compiled it.

http://blog.proj.jp/ituki/data/2006/20060615.SimInject.cc (minor fix)

compiled file

Wow... It worked...

30 Name: 29...failed : 2006-06-17 09:28 ID:ZEYFQB+Y

wrong thread... orz

31 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-22 21:52 ID:hvApL/A5

I'm sure loads of ppl have seen this but I'd liked it Kashimashi (Girl meets Girl) it's been subbed by more than one group. I wouldn't normally be in to a show about "feelings" but this one caught my attention.

32 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-23 01:42 ID:+CgJREIQ

"I wouldn't normally be into a show about 'feelings' but this one has lesbians."

33 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-23 04:18 ID:Heaven

If it were that he would have watched Maria-sama ga Miteru.

34 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-23 05:26 ID:Heaven

Maybe he watches that too.

35 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-23 09:02 ID:0dS9rqIq

Kashimashi is just ok.I tried watching up to 4 episodes and then gave up. Even the manga is sucks. Hantsuki ??

36 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-07-18 09:48 ID:8RZlmU20

i enjoyed to heart and boys be. both shows are somewhat well known, but not popular like say naruto. to heart is the typical slice of life - nothing special. but it's quite good for something based on an ero game. boys be is basically to heart but with a drop in production values.

37 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-07-18 12:51 ID:Wzkecvif


38 Name: Einhander!anzteOw4H6 : 2006-07-19 04:48 ID:yFHRyRgF

Fairly non-obscure by the standards of this thread but fuck it:

Haibane Renmei

I don't know how many people on this forum haven't seen it, but to whoever hasn't: drop everything, get on amazon.com and buy the DVDs immediately. Immediately. Don't even think about it. Just go.

39 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-07-20 11:09 ID:OqmQaBJs


Three moments touched me, the opening, the well thing and when I realized what the toga's were. There were some chuckles, the characters were decent, but... Maybe I'm getting too picky?

It's an OK watch I guess.

40 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-07-21 09:16 ID:MsPpiOUK

waah! has Suzuka come up yet? Apart from the rinning thing (which sucks imho) the relationship development is marvelously worked out, in fact its what the whole series is about (screw the track and field club!)-->(running is what you do by yourself)

or am I not aware of better examples of this genre?

41 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-07-21 12:45 ID:kqQ7Ktb5

If you're wapanese you could be forgiven for thinking Suzuka wasn't popular outside Japan either. If you're from the west you should have known it was one of the most popular shows of the summer 2005 season among fansub downloaders. Also one of the most discussed.

My nomination would be Figure 17. Came out once a month, 45 minute episodes (only two per DVD) and the low fansub quality probably turned a lot of people away. However, the story itself is really beautiful and I just love the idea of suddenly ending up with an identical twin. Technically it was also good; nice animation and character design with interesting theme music.

42 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-07-22 23:25 ID:2uN6z8QG

Kamisama Kazoku is good, and also has super-cute unique character design style.

43 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-08-01 07:10 ID:CPE8kG9b

Wait...who were to Toga? I apologize, but I'm not well versed in religious references...

My contribution: She and her Cat (彼女と彼女の猫). This is a short (5 minute) story about th life of a girl, from the point of view of her cat. I'm sure many of you have seen it, but it's relatively obscure.

44 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-08-02 12:29 ID:8RZlmU20

Planetes and 12 Kingdoms... very few people i know have watched the full series - mainly cause it's slow as fuck until ep 5

45 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-08-08 15:51 ID:5wAm3gnj

It's apparently a very good children's anime about a young witch that starts out as an adventure comedy but gets serious later on. However, the DVD set is so expensive(170 10-minute episodes) and the raws so rare online that only episode five has been subbed. From what little I've seen of it, the story looks pretty interesting, and the OP rocks. An anime with a character who flies by turning her hair into butterfly wings and riding a floor buffer, and whose mentor is a talking manatee must have some merit to it.

47 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-08-08 20:56 ID:Heaven


That really is some hair!

48 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-08-09 19:04 ID:1RMIfPhB

Anything with "moeru" or "moero" in the title.

49 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-08-30 03:24 ID:bSwm22mi

I liked Legend of the Galactic Heroes...I haven't really met more than one person who likes or knows about it so I'm pretty sure it qualifies for this thread.

50 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-10-03 15:38 ID:XwKMkZnb

Shin Hakkenden. It aired in about 1999-2000 on AXN in SEAsia but nobody realy talks about it. It's typical anime fare once you think about it - adaptation of the Hakkenden fable with magical balls and a group of people, but I remember it well because I used to enjoy it with my one other anime-loving friend when we were still in primary school. And it had a generally sad ending which I liked. Yay.
Also it was the first time I ever heard an angela song (the OP, Memories) but I didn't realise it until about 2005... The ED is awfully nostalgic though.

52 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-04-09 17:09 ID:t6LyTt/1

> Seraphim Call

I dunno, it's entertaining enough, but it is still a Dengeki G's moe production.

Tortov Roddle is pretty awesome, though.

However, we'd really be better off if you actually shared some opinions, >>51.

53 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-04-09 20:23 ID:tWjMfBzu

Snake bucket (forgot the japanese name)

In the late 60's early 70's about a boy in south america who collects snakes and how he accidently encounters a gorilla fighter and by time we seen him grow up and join them.Tragic show, but brilliant!

54 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-04-11 02:51 ID:pqzy5CIR


>Darkside Blues

I read the manga and it was quite obscure. Nobody I knew had heard of it.

55 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-05-08 14:12 ID:/335I+Kx


56 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-05-08 19:31 ID:Heaven

Wasn't Tokko kind of terrible?

57 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-05-09 13:38 ID:vNykZrLH

All of Studio 4C. Some of Noitamina like Mononoke and Hakaba Kitarou.

58 Name: Sen : 2008-05-16 19:19 ID:ydfVSdBu

I've seen a few shoujo ones that not many people I know have seen.
Mainly really old magical girl ones though. In my defence, it was a few months after I started watching anime, and I automatically went for the girly ones..At least I didn't watch Sailor moon.
Hime chan no ribbon? Anyone heard of it?

59 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-05-25 02:17 ID:dHKtJTLu

Angel Sanctuary doesn't get the respect it deserves. Despite the plot (angel reincarnated as a boy with incestual fealings for his sister), it was pretty awesome as a manga, but rather short lived as an anime. Unless they did make more anime of it.

Also, Tsukihime, which isn't as well respected as an anime as the games were.

60 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-05-25 12:48 ID:W0U74l2D

Possibly because the anime didn't have nearly as much rape.

61 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-05-25 20:58 ID:Heaven


Those are hardly shows "nobody has seen".

62 Name: sasunaru_fan : 2008-05-26 04:41 ID:iZfreYxp


63 Name: none? : 2008-05-26 20:17 ID:v4GTmSMt

64 Name: K-otaku : 2008-05-26 20:49 ID:/NBScN+B

ever heard of haibane renmei. I loved that show even tho it was kinda slow paced

65 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-05-26 23:54 ID:Heaven


Everybody has heard of both of these.

66 Name: noname : 2008-05-27 00:12 ID:eTp/QoBI

yep true u_u
So... the best show uh...
i'm pretty sure you've seen it but there's Brave story who's cool, but not that great.
Maybe Makoto Shinkai's work like ; Byousoku 5 centimeter, Beyond the cloud the promised place etc.

67 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-05-30 20:16 ID:x26lSZf4

well i vote for
saikano - fictional "would-be-war" drama, real good presentation and the only things to complain about are the back-story of the war and the kinda abstract ending

kimi ga nozomu eien - romance drama thing that's kinda heavy and pretty hard to describe without spoiling the plot, usual high-school (and beyond) drama with great presentation

kini no tabi - short stories about a traveler visiting different countries, hard to classify this, it's kinda like slice-of-life deal with a look at human psychology and why people behave the way they do (well, if anyone can help with the description it would be great)

68 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-06-01 12:23 ID:Heaven

>>67 All of those are pretty mainstream.

69 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-06-02 01:52 ID:Heaven

Look, people, this show is not about "shows that are less popular than Naruto". It's about stuff that is actually obscure. If you can walk into your local video store and rent it, it likely doesn't go in here.

70 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-06-03 12:44 ID:Heaven

What about Love Pheromone? That show's pretty wild. Never managed to find a copy of it IRL but found it on an obscure web site recently.

Still, the way the Internet is, it's probably on major torrent sites by now.

71 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-06-05 17:13 ID:Heaven

Summer Days With Coo

72 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-07-25 13:39 ID:mgTNSVVW

Twilight of the Cockroaches

73 Name: You Know ME!8NBuQ4l6uQ : 2008-07-25 13:48 ID:dss6M3h1

Some one said be elitist ....

74 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-07-25 14:53 ID:3zzWcnVk

Turn A Gundam

75 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-07-25 15:14 ID:mgTNSVVW

Urarochi Diamond

76 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-07-25 16:37 ID:y41dsE0t

It's neither that obscure nor that elitist, but I certainly haven't seen Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoiyo!! Masaru-san discussed nearly as much as it deserves. It's a madcap comedy done right, spiritually similar to Ping Pong Club, but better.

And speaking comedy, Ippatsu Kikimusume is an oft-overlooked surrealist gem that plays with the contrast between the events and the deadpan narration to great effect.

77 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-07-25 16:45 ID:mgTNSVVW

Restaurant of Many Orders

78 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-07-28 14:29 ID:t6LyTt/1


That's probably because it's very much hit-or-miss comedy. I tried to watch it, and found it excruciatingly painful and entirely unfunny. However, I know very well that that's a very personal reaction and that somebody else might find it hilarious.

79 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-07-28 15:14 ID:mgTNSVVW

Maeterlinck no Aoi Tori

80 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-07-28 19:31 ID:9v+hjqae

Kaiba, best show you'll watch for a long time.

81 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-07-28 21:50 ID:mgTNSVVW

Le Petit Prince

82 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-09-16 07:24 ID:uDTqPRhB

Dagger of Kamui.

Epic and moving.

83 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-09-16 16:36 ID:8Kw9vLUY

The Dunwich Horror

84 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-09-17 21:32 ID:v6rnp30I

dragonball z

85 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-09-17 22:16 ID:8Kw9vLUY

Kin no Tori

86 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-09-18 13:24 ID:W0U74l2D

>>83 Oh shit! I do want to see that!

87 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-09-18 16:58 ID:8Kw9vLUY

Ursa Minor Blue

88 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-09-24 00:48 ID:XtcfsxKM

Windy Tales

89 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-09-24 01:44 ID:8Kw9vLUY

Genius Party

90 Name: DomiRican : 2008-10-13 18:20 ID:0LROoTEB

jojo's bizzare adventure, blue sub 6, welcome to the nhk, hajime no ippo, gin detsu weed

91 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-10-13 18:56 ID:8Kw9vLUY


92 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-10-22 09:49 ID:EECFg4uJ

2X2 Shinobuden

93 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-10-22 12:23 ID:8Kw9vLUY

Cream Lemon

94 Name: Good anime : 2008-10-23 02:28 ID:1X3XKNt1

Lost Exhile!

95 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-10-23 02:59 ID:8Kw9vLUY


96 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-10-24 13:35 ID:Heaven

So is this nothing more than a list thread now?

97 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-10-24 15:00 ID:8Kw9vLUY

Ponyo on a Cliff

98 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-10-25 14:32 ID:/crxxzUE

Captain Future!
I wish some subbing group could grab original Japanese version and sub it in english. There are only German/French dubs.

99 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-10-25 14:39 ID:8Kw9vLUY

A Piece of Phantasmagoria

100 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-10-29 13:10 ID:4Vp2I+HD

Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula

101 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-10-29 18:47 ID:8Kw9vLUY


102 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-11-15 08:28 ID:bYQWs2zn

Space Adventure Cobra 2008
Heck, I haven't even seen it myself, but I really mean to. Soon!

103 Name: Scotland : 2008-11-15 17:10 ID:R3vP7xT7

No one has heard of GantZ, the storyline is realistic aswell as the culture, and gives a message and meaning. nothing can top this. sad that a true Otaku should actaully know about this since its tells us the meaning of Life, itself.

104 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-11-16 01:04 ID:8Kw9vLUY

The Old Crocodile

105 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-12-04 02:53 ID:ZKvjVa4W

Isn't Gantz about dead people dressed up in leather suits that fight aliens for the amusement of some kind of hovering black ball?

106 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-12-04 12:03 ID:8Kw9vLUY


107 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-12-15 21:55 ID:p4Lf5lko

Everyone and their mom knows Gantz.

FFFFFFFFFF I remember watching it on TV. Where can I find this on the Internet?

108 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-12-16 16:56 ID:8Kw9vLUY

Kagami no Genon

109 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-12-17 08:08 ID:s1tGnVGA

Everyone ITT will have heard of the movie, but I think few of you actually watched the series.
It is the sort of gentle mindfuck anime that doesn't pretend to be DEEP, yet you will never forget the characters, the setting, or the music.

110 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-12-18 22:12 ID:8Kw9vLUY

Ushiro no Shomen Dare

111 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-12-19 06:06 ID:cgc3rohV

112 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-12-19 13:46 ID:8Kw9vLUY

Planet Busters

113 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-12-29 10:06 ID:vxmtxq1n

Legend of Black Heaven

An ex-rockstar who's sick of his wife for throwing away his favorite flying V tries to have an affair with the new hot chick at the office, who's really an alien, and ends up going to space to jam out and save the universe.

The end.

114 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-12-30 17:12 ID:8Kw9vLUY

Iczer Reborn

115 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-12-31 12:09 ID:xzdSggj6

I've seen a bit of utena, but apparently I've never gotten to
the mindfuck part o.O

hmmm, I don't know whether this is popular or not, but EVE no
Jikan. It's about a future where androids are used, and about
whether they have feelings or not. I at least think it's very
interesting. Despite the deep subject, it feel somewhat light
hearted, which is a good thing. (or at least i think so)

116 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-12-31 14:41 ID:xzdSggj6

I've seen some part of 12kingdoms, but I read the first book first and thought that was better. plus the anime started to become so different I stopped watching it. The book really had me hooked but, somehow the anime put me off.

I've been interested in Mizu no kotoba. Same makers as EVE no
Jikan I believe? Cosette I have seen. It has a great, and creepy
, atmosphere. Angels Egg and Darkside blues seem very
interesting, I think I will watch them some time.

Byousoku 5 centimeter, Beyond the cloud the promised place,
those are pretty well known I think. B5C a little less maybe.
both were really good, sadly I watched the first one together
with a friend as we were in a giddy mood, which sort of
destroyed the entire feeling in it.

yeah that would be pretty much what it is about, in a nutshell
anyway. The protagonist annoys me so I stopped watching it.

117 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-12-31 15:03 ID:8Kw9vLUY

Doutei Kawaiya

118 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-01-01 13:41 ID:WxAWa6cW

Venus Wars / Venus War Chronicles

same animation director as the original Gundam, main character rides a single wheeled motorcycle.
part cyberpunk, part war story.

I live in the UK where nobody has ever seen this, maybe it's different in the states, but people online never seem to talk about it.

or maybe it's just shit, but I love it.

119 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-01-01 17:13 ID:8Kw9vLUY

Sora no Iro Mizu no Iro

120 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-02-02 06:13 ID:mC3EnyWb

Comedy by Studio 4˚C was pretty cool. I also liked Noiseman Sound Insect, but I see someone else has already brought that up.

121 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-02-08 12:52 ID:I1pbnACh

Futakoi alternative. It's got a great soundtrack, nice animation and a story that makes little to no sense, just the way I like it...

There's also Kabocha Wine, which I watched several times when I was a kid... Probably anyone else would think it sucks and wouldn't be wrong, but I still love it...

122 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-02-18 06:49 ID:0cAdxvDR

123 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-02-21 15:11 ID:7smQjijt

Alright, the suggestions I'm about to give out aren't exactly that obscure, but what the heck.
What about Cat Soup? That was one of the weirdest movies I've ever watched, but it was great nonetheless. I also say Inaka Isha and Kanashimi no Belladonna. And Monster, and Texhnolyze :D

124 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-02-22 02:09 ID:sGJ9yicG

Oh, could some of you talk more about your favorite obscure titles? Just the name tells me nothing, after all...I want to hear about the soul, the heart of your favorite titles!

I know I've seen Dagger of Kamui, mentioned in this thread. That one is incredible and moving, with beautiful art and music! A classic if there ever was one, that film. A ninja movie done right, if you can believe it!

125 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-02-27 23:23 ID:JY44xiA9

Alright then. Inaka Isha is an adaptation of Franz Kafka's short story "A country doctor". In my opinion, it transmits the atmosphere from his books quite well (I don't know what else to say about it, if you're familiar with Kafka's works you should know what I mean ^^'').

Kanashimi no Belladonna is a movie with some psychedelic tones about a woman who was raped on her wedding day and how she later started communing with nature. This one is set in the middle ages, and it's somewhat erotic, tough I still recommend it if you still dislike that kind of stuff. Very unique style and beautiful animation sequences.

Monster, who is actually fairly well known amongst more dedicated anime watchers (by this I mean people who care to look for hidden gems, I don't mean it in an offending way), is about human nature. What makes people monsters and that sort of thing. I'd rather not give you an explanation of the plot, since it's always more interesting when you find out by yourself (at least that's how I feel about Urasawa's stories xD). It actually takes some episodes for the story to take form, but its really worth it, at least that's what I think.

Texhnolyze, another one which is not that obscure either, kind of also deals with human nature (it is COMPLETELY different from Monster tough). Well, I don't know how to explain it, since I watched a few episodes, and then finished the last four months later. I don't have a solid idea of the plot (kinda forgot), I'll have to re-watch that one xD

126 Name: ... : 2009-05-05 14:56 ID:L+T5q2hd

Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, also known as Silver Fang.

You might find it on the net, but it t's the has never been translated in English. It is the most famous anime in northern countries because is one of the fist ones released and the first marked as anime. For a change, it focuses on animals, dogs, instead of humans.

It might sound stupid at first, I know, but try it out. You might be surprised.

127 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-05-06 05:51 ID:CY8kjCAj

fuck yea, Futakoi alternative.

I love the ending, whole jumping out of a plane running on missiles to kick a giant squid. was just a fun anime to watch cause i never knew what would happen.

128 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-05-15 10:06 ID:XwvlWRpC

Monster is top-ranked in every corner of the internet, so it's not really a hidden gem. Don't suspect so many people have seen it all, but who does finish a series, really?

129 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-05-18 17:02 ID:Qv5YXg6b

I never really understood why Otomo's "Memories" hadn't received more love. I mean, the three parts, each in their own way, are very high quality animation, be it artistically or technically. And the stories are great. Maybe it's the fact they're short stories and not a real movie or a series.

130 Name: Kujikya : 2009-05-19 16:10 ID:VRulMZBl

You could also try fucking yourself. Just a suggestion.

131 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-05-20 02:03 ID:Heaven

They probably lack kame-hame-has or death notes.

132 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-05-23 03:09 ID:Heaven

Sadly, you might be right. But one of the stories has somebody who kills with his body odour! This could appeal to the teenage audiences...

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