What are the best obscure anime?

Let's face it: With too many anime series getting released every day, it's almost impossible to even keep track of them all. Most fans might know the more popular titles like Naruto, One Piece, Fairy Tail, and My Hero Academia. But what if you're the type of person who doesn't like mainstream titles all too well? What if you want to take a break from mainstream every once in a while?

Lucky for you, the great thing about anime is that it provides creators with limitless possibilities. Those possibilities are all born from their imagination and transcribed into digital media. Plus, it's those same possibilities that keep people hooked on anime. With that, you don't have to stick to what's in or what's hot. There are a lot of other anime titles that you might have never even heard of but are as good as the more famous ones.

If you've never tried to stray from the path of the mainstream, then now's your chance. Are you a fan shounen? Try watching Hoozuki no Reitetsu. It's a series with a pretty simple premise but asks a big question: What would hell be like if it runs like a bureaucracy? If you're not a fan of shounen and are more into anime that are more realistic then don't fret. Have a slice-of-life on your plate with Handa-kun. Follow the story of this regular high school boy who's not so regular as you might think.

Yeah, it's not as popular but that doesn't mean that it's not as good as the others. Take a look at the best obscure anime in this list and who knows, you might like them all!

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      #1Hoozuki no Reitetsu

      Hoozuki no Reitetsu

      Hoozuki no Reitetsu is about a demon ogre named Hoozuki. He works for King Enma, the King and Head Judge of Hell. Enma is responsible for determining what kind of hell the dead will be sent to and Hoozuki makes sure that all is well in Hell.

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      Handa-kun follows the story of Sei Handa who goes about his high school life as an outcast, or so he thinks. In reality, he happens to be the most popular guy in school due to his unmatched calligraphy skills, good looks, and cool personality.

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      #3Trickster (2016)

      Trickster (2016)

      Trickster: From Edogawa Ranpo's "The Boy Detectives Club" is a 2016 Japanese anime. It follows Yoshio Kobayashi, a mysterious amnesiac boy who can't seem to die. He joins the "Boy Detectives' Club" to uncover the mystery behind his ability.

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      #4The Daughter of Twenty Faces

      The Daughter of Twenty Faces

      The Daughter of Twenty Faces is a Japanese anime that features Chizuko Mikamo. She's a young girl who was trained by the world-famous thief, Twenty Faces. She eventually grew to become an exceptional thief, one that will use that to her advantage.

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      #5Heroic Age

      Heroic Age

      Heroic Age is a Japanese science fiction mecha space opera anime series that aired in 2007. The anime's theme is based on stories in Greek mythology of which the main character is Heracles. It refers to the time of the Heroic Age in Greek mythology.

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    Best What are the best obscure anime
    1Hoozuki no ReitetsuTV Shows 17 Paid
    2Handa-kunTV Shows 11 Paid
    3Trickster (2016)TV Shows 10 Paid
    4The Daughter of Twenty FacesTV Shows 1 Paid
    5Heroic AgeTV Shows 1 Paid

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