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

Updated April 22, 2019 9.8k votes 2.1k voters 78.2k 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. 

  • Prison School is an anime packed full of everything that makes for an awkward confrontation with your parents. You've got female characters with ridiculously large breasts that are always exposed, upskirt shots of girls’ panties, and blatant sexual innuendos (if they can even be called innuendos). Yet despite all the sexual pervasiveness, Prison School is still an anime worth watching because it consistently delivers some great adult comedy. 

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  • High School DxD
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    High School DxD packs so many panty shots, cleavage shots, and blatant nudity into every episode that it spends a lot of time tinkering on the border of ecchi and hentai. Even something as seemingly innocent as a tennis game takes an awkward turn when every move results in skirts flying up. Despite being an ecchi series, High School DxD offers an average story, good music, and funny moments, though you'd be hard-pressed if you tried to convince people that you're watching it solely for those reasons. 

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  • Known as Shimoneta for short, this anime series is about a world where censorship laws have erased the concept of dirty jokes. You've got high school kids who don't know about much about sex, as it is a forbidden topic. It may be hard to explain why the main protagonist wears underwear like a hat, but Shimoneta presents a shockingly funny and deep commentary on sexual censorship. 

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  • Akiba’s Trip The Animation
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    From the plot to the minute details, every corner of Akiba's Trip is filled with some pretty bizarre content. The anime follows the journey of two siblings who were out and about when Akihabara is suddenly attacked by vampiric, cosplaying monsters. One thing leads to another and before long, the siblings have embarked on a journey to dispatch the creatures they refer to as Bugged Ones. Comedic value is arguably high in this anime, and that shouldn't be too hard to explain after describing how bad guys are dispatched by stripping them of their clothes and exposing them to sunlight. Oh, wait... 

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