There’s always those fans who ruin it for everyone else or make a so called “community” too toxic for anyone to take part in.
To be fair, this happens in the most popular
Even still, there are positive fandoms worth talking about.
Here’s a good amount worth mentioning.
1. Violet Evergarden
Violet Evergarden is one of the best
Following the life of Violet after the war, we see the toll and the pain that comes with the choices she made. Even if she was brainwashed and turned into a child soldier, etc.
The Violet Evergarden fandom isn’t one you’ll hear much about as far as popularity, but it’s positive and nothing fans would think of avoiding.
That comes with the territory of slice of life shows across the board.
Madoka Magica is a mainstream series and one of the most famous magical girl shows ever made.
It’s unconventional and started the trend of depressing magical girl
None have succeeded to the level of this
Made by studio Shaft, it’s a short series with some of the nicest artwork, even in 2020. And deconstructs the whole genre and breathes life into it.
With powerful anime characters, the
It’s pretty tame.
Akame Ga Kill
anime shows of all time. It’s an unconventional series that doesn’t follow the typical Shonen tropes of the MC being saved by mysterious BS.
Even being a fantasy, it’s closer to being realistic and operating in a way that’s similar to the real world.
Especially as far as death.
Even with its insane popularity in the
Clannad is one of the greatest and most emotional slice of life/romance there is.
It’s original as far as the idea of a main character and where the
Season 1 is more about Tomoyo Okazaki, Nagisa Furukawa and a few other characters lives in school. And how they all grow closer, etc.
Season 2 is where things take a surprising turn, giving this
Just like with most Kyoto Animation
5. A Certain Scientific Railgun
A Certain Scientific Railgun is an
In Academy City there are espers in the millions. But only a handful or two have reached celebrity status in their level of power, skill and ability.
I can’t speak for Magical Index (the original), but A Certain Scientific Railgun is an
If it’s there, it’s so small it’s irrelevant.
For the most part the fandom is as normal as you’d want it to be. With fans doing analysis, talking about characters, comparing and other stuff.
6. Food Wars
Food Wars is an
- Maid Sama
And plenty of other
Released in 2016, Food Wars has become one of the most recognized
It combines food with competitions and throws in some
This unique blend is why the
As big as the fandom is, there’s no negativity or the typical things you’d expect at its level of success.
7. Code Geass
Imagine your country is overtaken by a foreign government, and is then forced to be 2nd class citizens within its own country.
This is the beginning of Code Geass.
The Japanese are named “elevens”, and the main character gives up a lot to get revenge and more by a stroke of luck.
Code Geass has dedicated fans. Let’s not get it twisted. The
No debating it.
But it’s not a fandom most
It’s not toxic and especially not to that degree.
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The country has 8 companies who deal with these issues, each with a “sister” of the church to help put them to rest.
Also, there are supernatural human beings. One that can manipulate fire and a type who can generate it from their own body.
It’s a world of fire, flames, demons, biblical references, and some of the nicest animation we’ve seen in the last decade.
K-On is one of the original “anime.
It’s responsible for the “Moe” genre, just like a lot of other Kyoto Animation produced
As for the
Sounds daft, but it’s legit.
10. Owari No Seraph
Owari No Seraph (Seraph Of The End) is an
It’s made by the same studio as Attack On Titan (Wit Studios).
As you’d expect the first episode is dramatic, traumatic, and cruel. The main characters are orphans in a world run by vampires.
It’s a decent mix of action, depth, comedy and a story that makes sense.
No toxic fandom either.
11. The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K
The main character is an introvert with psychic powers. The type that make him so OP he can change reality itself. But that’s not the highlight of the show (it’s a slice of life/comedy).
The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K is an
There’s no overly dramatic comedy, or forceful events that try to be so ridiculous you can’t help but laugh.
It’s fresh and tones down fan service to almost zero. Proving that you don’t need it to make an
Isekai series that takes a different route to differentiate itself. It’s nothing like your average.
The main character is a slime after death, and then evolves as the
The characters gender being non-stereotypical is another element that makes the protagonist less cliché.
If we’re talking about positive fandoms,
13. Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist is an underrated series to some degree. The fandom has a sizeable fanbase.
It’s about Rin Okumura, a teenager who’s the son of Satan. He’s had a tough upbringing because of his differences that people can’t see on the surface, but can definitely feel.
It’s not the best action
14. Spice And Wolf
Spice And Wolf has to be one of the most relaxing and to a degree, romantic anime shows out there.
Its historical vibes give the art style a different look.
One thing most fans know is Spice And Wolf is an
It’s an educational series following a merchant and a wise wolf (self proclaimed) who helps the merchant on his journey.
The Rising Of The Shield Hero
anime that’s built up a fanbase since 2019.
Because of the controversy it managed to do it faster than most
Naofumi Iwatani is accused of rape and the whole country goes against his word.
The vindictive, toxic woman – Myne is treated as “innocent until proven guilty”. Naofumi is treated the opposite.
This is the source of the
With 2 more seasons planned, this
16. Higurashi: When They Cry
Higurashi: When they Cry is a horror series that takes you for a spin.
Every couple of episodes the plot changes. And everything “resets” to something new.
This element of Higurashi is why the
With a new series coming in October 2020, there’s plenty more to see.
- Eureka Seven.
- Shakugan No Shana.
- One Piece.
- Hunter x Hunter.
- Gurren Lagann.