With so many anime released per season, it’s only natural that a lot of anime will go unwatched by fans. There are so many series that don’t get a chance to shine in the spotlight, which is a shame. Here are some underrated anime with beautiful visuals that fans should try to watch.
Kyousougiga is the wildest anime you’ve never seen! The series aired alongside Kill la Kill during the Fall 2013 season, and Kyousougiga lost out in terms of viewers. It features a touching family-centric story to along with some amazing visuals, making it a rare anime that has style and substance.
2. Concrete Revolutio
Concrete Revolutio is a blend of superheroes and social commentary. Traditional comic book fans are familiar with this style blend, but it’s not something too many anime fans are used to watching, which resulted in a lukewarm reception. However, the series is worth revisiting for fans of beautiful animation and poignant commentary about accepting strangers into society.
3. Ergo Proxy
Ergo Proxy shows that darker hues and dim lighting can lead to beautiful visuals. The futuristic setting ponders humanity’s place with A.I. while delivering a thrilling murder-mystery.
4. The Eccentric Family
The Eccentric Family has a cast of bizarre characters from three different races; humans, tanuki (shape shifting raccoon-dogs), and tengu (goblins) that try co-exist and try to live in peace. The series is home to beautiful background art and smooth animation from P.A. Works.
5. Flip Flappers
Flip Flappers is a surrealist take on the magical girl genre and fairy tale stories. Every episode features a new animation style, so you’ll always have something fresh to look at! The story takes a backseat, so people looking for explicit answers may get lost easily.
6. Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta
Yozakura Quartet was created by the Durarara!! illustrator, so you know it’s going to look stylish. The story centers around a group of teens with superpowers and they protect the city of Sakurashin from yokai.
7. The Tatami Galaxy
You might need to watch The Tatami Galaxy a couple of times to appreciate the amount of detail that went into the animation. The series uses different animation techniques to highlight the main character’s mental state as he juggles college and romance.
8. Blast of Tempest
Blast of Tempest is a unique take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet and The Tempest plays. The story centers around retribution and is filled with twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
9. Record of Lodoss War
Record of Lodoss War is a fantasy epic from the ’90s and features some of the best animations from the era. The story centers around a group of warriors trying to prevent war from breaking out through various kingdoms. Record of Lodoss War was popular in its time, but newer fans have a tendency to pass it over due to it’s older art style. It’s as close to a Lord of the Rings anime as you’re going to get.
What are your favorite underrated anime with beautiful visuals?