What the F? An anime show without
That’s got to be impossible, right? I’m sure you’re thinking…
And I don’t blame you in the slightest. I relate to your skepticism. Especially knowing how hard it is to watch anime without even a drop of
Or an inch for that matter.
I’ve watched and seen well over 200+ anime shows. And some of them match what you’re looking for.
So with that said, here are 15 anime shows I’d recommend.
And yes, they don’t have
Noir focuses on two main characters: Kirika Yuumura and Mireille Bouquet. Who are both work as freelance assassins.
Though there’s no blood, you’ll find plenty of action, gun-fights, mystery and drama.
Noir’s one of my top rated anime’s that I feel is so underrated and unpopular.
Especially when compared to the obvious shows, which ironically include
I’d recommend adding it to your list if you’re taking a break from the
One of the greatest anime shows ever made as far as I see it.
Barakamon focuses on Seishuu Handa. A caligrapher who’s sent off two live on an island to get his act together.
And that’s because Barakamon is so good it doesn’t need “fan-service” to make it entertaining.
3. Lucky Star
I’ll always recommend Lucky Star as an alternative to
There are 4 main characters. One of which is a
One thing you’ll find refreshing is Lucky Star has NO plot whatsoever.
Each episode is a random set of events focused on the lives of the main characters.
And there’s tons of comedy and witty-lines to keep you entertained.
4. Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon is an anime I had doubts for.
And those doubts almost punched my teeth out when I realized what a fool I was.
You’ll see nothing but grimy streets, drug-selling, mercenaries with a bad attitude and a gangster lifestyle in Black Lagoon.
It’s one of the darkest, most realistic anime shows I’ve ever seen. And it’s in a league of its own.
Danganronpa… Another anime I was unsure of at first. But in fact – it’s quite unique compared to anime in general.
Basically a bunch of teenagers are lead to what they believe is a
And the only way out is to play sick, twisted
6. Kantai Collection
Kantai Collection has it all when it comes to character favorites.
You have busty females if that’s your thing.
The anime definitely doesn’t discriminate when it comes to that!
Kantai Collection’s genre is a
Personally I enjoyed all 12 episodes from start to finish.
7. School Live
School Live is an anime with a name that’s deceiving if you’ve yet to watch it.
Because once you do, you’ll realize the anime’s focus isn’t happy or “cute” in the slightest.
It starts off after a zombie apocalypse has broken out. Where 4 main
And trust me when I say this anime is dark and emotional the more you watch it.
Link: School Live Merchandise
Girls Und Panzer
What would you do if your
Mio Nishizumi, and 4 other main characters make an effort to win a series of
And if they win and come out on top, they’ll have the resources to stop it from happening.
What I like about Girls Und Panzer is the tactical, strategic battles that take place.
It can teach you a lot and is relatable to real life.
And the light comedy here and there doesn’t hurt either.
9. New Game!
This slice of life anime was released back in 2016.
And it focuses on the gaming company: Eagle Jump, as well as the employees who work there.
it’s a refreshing choice among your average slice of anime series these days.
Link: 6 New Game Anime Quotes
I can’t not recommend an anime like K-On. And not just because it’s not a
K-On is a
All 4, eventually 5 characters create their own
And along the way there are some sad, emotional moments that will pull your heart strings. Plus some pretty funny dialogue that will literally kill you from laughing so hard.
11. The Royal Tutor
The Royal Tutor is one of the newest kids on the block in 2017.
Like Assassination Classroom, the Royal Tutor focuses on a teacher-student relationship.
Except the location is based in the Royal Palace with 4 princes being the main characters.
This anime won’t just make you laugh, it’ll teach you life lessons that are bound to inspire you.
And get your brain ticking.
12. Squid Girl
Squid girl comes from the sea, as her name suggests. And she has one main goal in mind: to conquer the earth.
Of course it doesn’t turn out that way. And what follows is a hilarious anime with creative dialogue.
And enjoyable comedy.
It’s only around 12+ episodes long, but you should give it a go.
13. Terror In Resonance
At first sight you’d think this anime is about terrorism and crime.
But as you dig deeper you start to see the “real” reason behind all the crazy stunts pulled by 2 main characters.
There aren’t many anime’s with the depth and quality of Terror In Resonance.
It might not be “famous”, but so what?
It’s worth watching compared to the cliche anime we’re too used to seeing.
14. Love Live School Idol Project
I’m a guy, and I can proudly say I loved watching every bit of Love Live.
It’s an anime series focused on
And there are 9 main female characters who are easy to remember.
You’ll learn about teamwork, staying calm under pressure, and other life lessons that makes this anime a masterpiece in its own right.
15. Ergo Proxy
Ergo Proxy isn’t the kind of anime you watch to uplift your mood or have a good laugh.
But if you’re all about philosophical, deep, meaningful and mysterious topics, then watch this anime
It has themes related to sci-fi with futuristic elements and
Not one of my favorites, but it would be wrong of me to not mention it.
Other anime’s worth mentioning:
- Ghost Hunt (Tiny hints of
- Amagi Brilliant Park (mostly zero
- Higurashi: When They Cry.
What anime’s would you recommend that isn’t
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