This has LESS to do with what people think, and more about awkwardness.
Most people (parents especially) wouldn’t know what to do with themselves… if they caught you watching High School DxD.
And trying to explain yourself out of that won’t end well, anyway.
And then there are
Let’s talk about both scenarios, and the types of
Anime To Watch Alone:
1. Food Wars
I remember watching Food Wars for the first time like it was yesterday.
When I seen the cover I thought: “wow, food wars? an
And it’s not like the description for the
“The Moon Festival is Tootsuki Academy’s annual gourmet gala, where students compete against each other to earn the most profit through selling their cuisine of choice. But for Souma Yukihira, it is also his first opportunity to challenge the Elite Ten, the supreme council that rules over the academy.”
Then before I knew it I was curious to see what the
The main character (and his father) cook up a good meal in their mini-restaurant.
The girl in the middle is a childhood friend, with everybody else being popular locals who LOVE the Yukihira style of cooking.
“The food looks delicious, the animation is good too” – a reasonable thought at this point.
But then out of nowhere… you start hearing a girl “moaning” as if you’re watching something X rated.
The food is SO good she can’t help herself.
And then the tentacles come out to play…
And later into the 1st episode….
Imagine watching that with other people in the room who don’t know what
You’re best off watching this
Related: 18 Appetizing Quotes From Food Wars
2. Flying Witch
While Food Wars is an
It’s one of those
It’s no exaggeration to say it’s the most relaxing series I’ve ever dived into, heads first!
The story is simple. Makoto Kowata is a “witch in-training” who’s sent off to live with family in the countryside.
While picking up basic skills like working in the fields, growing vegetables and what not, you get a little comedy, slice of life, and tender moments that makes you wanna kick back and relax all your troubles away.
It’s the equivalent of getting a massage. And like any massage, it’s best enjoyed alone.
Otherwise you don’t get to enjoy the moment to the fullest, WITHOUT being distracted by others in the process.
But it’s true.
The investigative nature of
Not to mention the “chilling” episodes that feel so much better when watched by yourself.
And then there’s the intellectual side of
It’s just that kind of horror series.
4. A Silent Voice
And that’s a GOOD thing.
Bullying is a universal theme everyone deals with. Across ALL countries, town, cities and especially schools.
And there’s not much more despicable and aggravating then seeing people bully those who are disabled for their own sick pleasure. To make themselves feel better about their sh** lives.
That’s what A Silent Voice is all about. And you get to experience it first hand.
Watching this kind of
While that’s not a bad thing, you can only fully take in the emotions of this kind of
Then by time you’re finished you’ll have a “unique” understanding of what just happened. The kind that wouldn’t happen if other people are around to watch it with you.
It’s a very intimate series.
Kill La Kill
Why? I’ll let the images do the talking…
I think you get the picture by now.
Don’t be “put off” by what you see.
The story is solid, and the characters are written well. But whats’s really surprising about
It doesn’t feel “
In fact – it makes it better once you understand the context of the series and what’s actually happening.
Just make sure you AVOID watching it with anyone other than yourself.
Or else you’ll regret it.
Unless of course everyone around you is a fan of
6. Kino’s Travels: The Beautiful World (or Kino’s Journey)
Kino’s Travels: The Beautiful World is one of my top
The reason I recommend Kino’s Travels to watch alone is because it’s an
Kino travels the world on her motorbike, staying in any town or city for at least 3 days. This is enough time to learn about the culture, people, customs, societies and more importantly: stories.
Unlike a comedy series, Kino’s Travels is a slice of life/mystery with psychological elements. And LOTS of philosophy.
So it doesn’t lend itself well to watching in big groups (it might bore some people as the pacing is relaxed).
But watching this alone will give you a similar feeling to Flying Witch.
- It’ll help you relax.
- And enjoy the
animewithout working your brain too hard.
The storytelling aspect of Kino’s Travels is the
7. How Not To Summon A Demon Lord
I mean –
Especially in recent years.
The main character is summoned to another world as his favorite in-game character: Diablo. A Demon lord.
Within tthe first episode he ends up on both sides of 2 girls, on the receiving end of a kiss too “seal the deal”.
I still wonder to this day what got me into this
Given the choice I’d recommend watching
How Not To Summon A Demon Lord is even more explicit, and the joy and humor you get from the series is better experienced alone, anyway.
It’s too ridiculous to watch it any other way without losing its charm.
8. The Garden Of Sinners
The Garden Of Sinners is in a “parallel universe” to the original Fate series. But unlike Fate, it’s a movie split into 9 LONG episodes.
In a way it’s similar to
There are so many details, mysteries, puzzles and psychological elements to piece together. It wouldn’t be as interesting if you were to watch it with too many people, because it’ll spoil the fun.
If you’re into supernatural series that “keep you guessing” from start to finish, give this movie a try.
Of all the
9. Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends
Haganai is a mixture of bullying,
It’s a strange mix unlike anything I’ve come across (it’s a harem and slice of life as well).
The main characters: Yozora and Kodaka start the neighbors club to help them find and make friends.
But because of the foul language, it’s not the kind of
Watching Haganai alone is fun, and you won’t ever watch an
- Higurashi: When They Cry.
- Gakkou Gurashi.