We all know about the Animes well known to everyone but some hidden gems don’t get the recognition they deserve.

Here is a list of Underrated Animes that you should give a look.

1. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Director – Tatsuyuki Nagai
Stream On – Currently unavailable ( Use VPN )
MAL Rating – 8.46
Genre – Slice of Life, Supernatural, Drama
Total Season – 1

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, is a beautiful anime that will leave many viewers in tears at the end of the show. The anime has soundtracks that draw on the thoughts and perceptions of the characters. The anime is about a male character named Jinta Yadomi, who is pursued by the spirit of his deceased friend Menma. After reuniting with old mates, it’s up to them to help Jinta transfer the spirit of Menma to heaven.


2. Welcome to the N.H.K.

Director – Yūsuke Yamamoto
Stream On – Currently unavailable
MAL Rating – 8.34
Genre – Comedy, Psychological, Drama, Romance
Total Season – 1

These anime fall under the radar of many anime fans as the lack of mainstream audience looking for more mature-themed anime. The protagonist of this anime is Tatsuhiro Satō, a college dropout living all alone by himself. He lives a reclusive life as a hikikomori and eventually came to the realisation that this is because of some sort of plot. One day, as his life is absolutely unchanged, he encounters Misaki Nakahara, an enigmatic girl who appears to be able to rid Tatsuhiro of his hikikomori ways.


3. Death Parade

Director – Yuzuru Tachikawa
Stream On – Hulu ( Use Vpn)
MAL Rating – 8.2
Genre – Thriller, action, adventure
Total Season – 1

Death Parade may look beautifully light-hearted from the start, but it gives you a lot to worry about. If you’re looking for a show of fantastic suspense and fascinating characters, you may want to take a look at this one. We love the idea that a bar is a kind of purgatory where souls head until they are executed on the basis of their personal decisions. It’s a great idea that provides everyone a view not only of the missing ones but also about the one in charge who evaluates them. And if you’re in the mood for any kind of spiritual analysis, check out this show.


4. Space Dandy

Director – Shinichirō Watanabe
stream On – Tubi Tv
MAL Rating – 7.88
Genre – Sci-Fi, Space, Comedy
Total Season – 2

Space Dandy is a combination of Cowboy Bebop and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and it seems special in its own way. We encounter Dandy who is a bounty hunter whose job is to track down aliens who are deserving of a reward. His career could be the least boring job in the world for now. Full of amusing characters, he experiences the scenes of the best action along the way. This may not be a classic anime like Cowboy Bebop, but it’s certainly a more modern and funnier version. The cast and the visuals are so amazing that you’re totally absorbed in the show. The alien cat team and the vacuum robot are probably the funniest on this list.


5. Deadman Wonderland


Director – Kōichirō Hatsumi
Stream On – Netflix
MAL Rating – 7.3
Genre – Thriller, action, adventure
Total Season – 1

Igarashi Ganta, a high-ranking junior boy, is identified as a murderer after seeing all the gruesome murders of his classmates. He is then moved to Deadman Wonderland, a privately run jail, and amusement park, where inmates compete in Ninja Warrior-Esque, the dangerous trials of fun for the public. Through a game confined to criminals, Ganta finds himself thrown into another world. He’s trying to find out what’s going on after losing the war and all that has to do with his classmates’ deaths. A belittled gem full of crime, provocation, and satire.


6. Psycho-Pass

Directors – Naoyoshi Shiotani and Katsuyuki Motohiro
stream On – Netflix
MAL Rating – 8.4
Genre – Sci-Fi, Crime, cyberpunk, dystopia
Total Season – 2

Psycho-Pass is one of the few animes known for its science-fiction and cyberpunk tropes. It’s got 8.4 stars on My Anime Database. Well known for its strong storyline and quality of production. It’s got a complex story that’s going to keep you on your seats, and you’re going to binge it. This anime is known to be one of the best cyberpunk shows that never shy away from giving off any daring plots and hope for the future. The anime introduces Akane Tsunemor, who is the star of this series, a recently entered Investigator, a trained police officer who tries to catch these suspected suspects and avoid the crimes before they happen.


7. Michiko & Hatchin

Director – Sayo Yamamoto
Stream On – Youtube
MAL Rating – 7.6
Genre – Thriller, action
Total Season – 1

This anime is produced by none other than Shinichiro Watanabe, known to make such a great anime as Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, both classics. This anime is a bit different from the other norm, in the respect that can only be felt when watching this wonderful anime. It is known as Finding Paradiso in some nations. The series follows a free-spirited woman named Michiko, who had just escaped from a jail that was meant to be imminent, and Hatchin, a teenage girl who wishes to be released from her dysfunctional foster father. They ‘re both joining hands to be on the quest for freedom.


8.  Ergo Proxy


Director –Shūkō Murase
Stream On – Netflix
MAL Rating – 7.9
Genre – Cyberpunk, Psychological Fiction, Thriller
Total Season – 1

Ergo Proxy is an original anime that implies that this has not been adapted from any source material, such as a manga or a light novel, and ranks among the best original anime of all time. This series is produced by Manglobe. It’s available to stream to Netflix India, and I can say you’re going to get hooked when you read the premises. The storyline is made up in the near future in a town named Rondeau, where humanity and replicants coexist as AutoRievs, the question emerges after a virus outbreak causes robots to become self-conscious and threatens to kill humanity. Look at it for you like a dark cyberpunk-themed show, and gothic vibes are a bonus.


9. Violet Evergarden

Director – Taichi Ishidate
Stream On – Netflix
MAL Rating – 8.6
Genre – Slice of Life, Drama, Fantasy
Total Season – 1

Violet Evergarden is an anime adapted from a series of light novels by the same name. It also won the best anime of 2019 and was presented an award at the Crunchyroll Awards. The storyline follows a girl named Violet, who was a ghostwriter during the war; she now has a prosthetic arm. She now works as a writer and writes for others and trying to relive her past. Watch it; it’s an emotional anime. The anime is available to stream on Netflix.


10. The Blade Of Immortal


Director – Hiroshi Hamasaki
Stream On – Amazon Prime Video
MAL Rating – 7.33
Genre – Action, Adventure, Historical, Supernatural, Drama, Martial Arts
Total Season – 1

This is an anime set in medieval Japan, and a Samurai Warrior called Manji cursed by a nun that makes him immortal and the curse can only be broken if he kills 1000 evil people In his journey. He finds a girl called Rin Asano, who is an orphan.  And he promises her to avenge the death of his father, and now the tale begins. It is an original anime from the house of Amazon so you can stream it on Amazon Prime Video.