As an anime enthusiast, Shrimay holds his opinions among newer fans of this medium.
Quarantine: A Blessing
As horrific the situation might get, it will mean nothing to us fellow weebs as long as we are following the same old routine of staying in bed watching our favorite anime shows. We never even thought this day would come when instead of pushing us out of the house our family and even the government will encourage us to stay inside.
This is the paradise we longed for and we will use it to the fullest. Here's a list of anime series which are quite frankly underrated but are really fun to watch.
5.Classroom of the Elite
Classroom of the Elite is one of the most underrated anime from 2017. It’s a series that delves into the complex topics like equality and the dark side of human nature. You will never find dull moments in this series, the constant tension comes tied with the bundle of this 12 episode fiction. The lengths these characters will go through to achieve success are realistic thus making this series even more shocking. The series makes you feel uncomfortable with the realistic nature of the characters.
The characters are willing to compete against their classmates and senpai, willing to cheat, lie, and steal. At the prestigious Koudo Ikusei Senior High School, the students are promised the most successful lives imaginable if they stay on top.
The opportunity to go to the college of your dreams is the prize with everyone aiming for it. As we go on the goal becomes way more difficult than it originally seemed.
4.Zetsuen no Tempest
Zetsuen no Tempest is, without a doubt, one of Studio Bones’ best works. The first twelve episodes remind us of Death Note, while the second half makes you question your morals. There is action, psychological drama that blends so perfectly with magic and is completely driven by romance.
Two best friends both secretly like the same girl. One day, that girl mysteriously dies which causes one of them to take revenge on the murderer. He gets into contact with a princess who is stranded on an island and kidnapped by people who are out to correct the world. As chaotic and complex as it seems, all of them are connected by destiny, and it’s up to all of them to fix each other’s problems before the world is destroyed.
Ever wondered what happens after death? Death Parade is the best choice to quench your thirst. This anime is a completely different take on death, there's is no heaven or hell, but rather a bar to decide your fate in the afterlife.
The series isn’t well known as much because it caters to a limited audience with open minds. But once you start watching, with its mystery vibe and dark style this anime manages to keep you hooked. It’s a very character-driven show that plays on our very human nature. The very games played by the souls and confessions made by them will make you question yourself.
Mushi-shi is a slow-paced story-driven series following the travels of a man. The world is inhabited by spirits called Mushi that interact with humans, this anime beautifully depicts the daily lives of normal humans and intertwines them with Mushi.
The protagonist can see these Mushi and made it his occupation to help people who are troubled by their negative effects. There isn't much of an overarching plot and instead, it focuses on the lives of the people that need help. There is no action or suspense but it has it beautiful animation and storytelling to go for it.
Each episode shows you something more indulging and deep than the last one. This anime is more of a relaxing and soothing one than anything else. It's because of this very nature of the anime that it was unable to get nearly the recognition it should have gotten.
1.Parasyte: The Maxim
Frankly, if you haven't watched this yet, you are missing out. 26 episodes full of action and psychological tension bundled with a clear and definite ending, each viewer can appreciate the feeling of satisfaction that only completed stories can give.
It has everything a viewer expects from an anime: friendship, romance, OP characters, and a decisive ending. This anime is without stretches and is devoid of plotholes.
When a boy gets unlimited power from something which might try and eradicate the human race, a lot of changes occur in his life. Keeping sanity intact becomes difficult when he starts losing people close to him for something he did not call for. The losses of close ones teach him that peace and normal life cannot be taken for granted.
© 2020 Shrimay Dutta
Shrimay Dutta (author) from India on June 01, 2020:
I appreciate you for reading this article. 'A silent voice' is a good anime movie that might be able to rebuild your love towards anime. I hope you are doing well. Stay safe in this pandemic.
Susan Ng Yu on May 31, 2020:
I've only watched one of these - Mushi-Shi - and only the first episode. Like you said, it's slow-paced. So slow paced I got bored. :-p Classroom of the Elite is on Netflix, but the synopsis didn't appeal to me. I might give it a chance now.
The newer anime that I have seen and liked are:
- The Rising of Shield Hero
- Bungo Stray Dogs
- God Eater
- Devils' Line
- Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
My all-time favorites:
- Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
- Ouran High School Host Club
- Rurouni Kenshin
- Kimi ni Todoke
- Nodame Cantabile
Frankly though, I think I might have outgrown anime. It's so hard to find one with mature yet bishounen male leads. I just can't get into an anime with, forgive me for saying this, ugly-looking characters. :-D
Snehashis on May 31, 2020:
Same I'll also go for parasite. Some of my friends also recommended it.
Mimamsa on May 31, 2020:
Must watch animes. Good recommendations