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Anime You Wouldn't Be Able To Explain If Someone Walked In On You Watching

Updated April 22, 2019 10.2k votes 2.1k voters 75.7k views15 items

List RulesVote up the anime that looks the weirdest from the outside.

It's hardly a secret that anime is considered niche entertainment in the US. While some of the best anime series are clearly action-packed stories with a beautiful message nestled at the heart of the plot, other series look downright weird and perverted. Most people wouldn't think twice about having someone walk in on them watching Dragonball Z or Bleach, but shows like Prison School and Manyuu Hikenchou can make for one seriously awkward encounter.

These anime series are ones you'd have a hard time explaining if someone happens by. Even though you'd frantically try to describe how the show is one of the funniest anime series of all time or how it has solid action scenes, the impossibly large breasts or the grown woman squatting on a toy horse would speak volumes otherwise. Vote up the anime that can be embarrassingly difficult to explain when someone walks in at the wrong time. 

  • Kill la Kill may be packed with some great comedy and action scenes, but your parents probably won’t be interested in hearing any of that once they catch sight of Ryuko Matoi’s magical, talking outfit. Ryuko’s clothes goes by the name Senketsu and he does a lot. He gives Ryuko superhuman abilities, provides an incredible layer of defense, and even talks enough to add a special brand of comedy to the series.

    The only thing Senketsu doesn’t do well is actually cover Ryuko. When it’s time to fight, Senketsu shrinks down to little more than sleeves and fancy suspenders. Sure, there's a skirt there, but it's so short that it may not even qualify as a skirt. Either way, Kill la Kill has a stellar cast of characters, a great plot, and awesome fight sequences. 

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  • High School Of The Dead
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    High School of the Dead is an anime that starts with a simple premise: an apocalypse has left a group of students fighting to survive in a world that's been overcome by zombies. However, in the midst of this undead invasion, there's an insane amount of screentime given to cleavage and upskirt shots. The anime itself is actually a solid viewing experience, but you’ll have to get used to a lot of scenes that come pretty close to flashing it all if it weren’t for the help of some conveniently placed bath bubbles. 

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  • Golden Boy
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    The actual plot of Golden Boy is rather innocent and, quite frankly, it could be truly admirable in a sense. Golden Boy follows the journey of a young man named Kintarou Ooe who simply wants life to be his teacher so he runs around performing odd jobs. The 25 year old certainly learns a lot from his experiences, but he also always seems to find himself in some pretty awkward positions with beautiful, curvaceous women - many of which are scantily clad and have a knack for popping up nude. 

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  • A lot of ecchi anime get their sexual edge by simply featuring characters with large, bouncy cleavage, but Manyuu Hikenchou has created an entire plot around it. In this world, large breasts are more than just eye candy for lingering perverts - chest size denote status, wealth, and influence. The anime's two main protagonists, Chifusa and Kaede, are fighting against this breast-obsessed society, but they are often still the subject of some risqué shots throughout the series. Surprisingly, Manyuu Hikenchou has pretty decent action scenes, a solid story steadily told throughout, and some great comedy. 

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