Anime Underground The 25+ Best Abstract Anime  

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It turns out there are some anime best described as abstract, that is stories that don't adhere to traditional narration, character development, or style and choose instead to convey their message through a more singular approach, but which are really worth your time? This list ranks the best anime representative of the abstract, including older titles, as well as new abstract anime that you may not know about.

One example is Mononoke; the title refers to spirits that pull from negative human emotions. The protagonist, known as the "Medicine Seller," takes on the mononoke during his travels and with his intellect, is able to defeat them by figuring them out. This anime falls under the "occult detective" genre. Another good abstract anime is Kaiba, a sci-fi story produced by Madhouse that deals with the heavy topic of memory theft. The main character is Kaiba, who begins the story with no memory, only to find that he is actually the king of memories, Warp.

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Angel's Egg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
Angel's Egg

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Dead Leaves is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime

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Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

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Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
Mononoke

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Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei

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Hikaru Utada: Fluximation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
Hikaru Utada: Fluximation

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The Diary of Tortov Roddle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
The Diary of Tortov Roddle

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Cat Soup is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime

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Maroko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
Maroko

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Eden of the East: Falling Down is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
Eden of the East: Falling Down

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Mind Game is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
Mind Game

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Kaiba is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
Kaiba

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Kemonozume is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime

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Noiseman Sound Insect is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
Noiseman Sound Insect

Professional Wrestlers Who Died Young

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Superflat Monogram is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
Superflat Monogram

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1 1
Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai!

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Kuuchuu Buranko is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
Kuuchuu Buranko

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Kanashimi no Belladonna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
Kanashimi no Belladonna

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L'Œil du Cyclone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
L'Œil du Cyclone

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The Diary of Tortov Roddle Spe... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
The Diary of Tortov Roddle Specials

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Hikaru Utada: Passion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
Hikaru Utada: Passion

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Strange Story of a Dream Spher... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
Strange Story of a Dream Sphere Dealer

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Spring and Chaos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
Spring and Chaos

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Catman Series II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
Catman Series II

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Catman Series III is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best Abstract Anime
Catman Series III