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The Best Otaku Anime

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List of the best otaku anime, voted on by Ranker's anime community. This may not be the most popular genre of Japanese animation, but all of these shows are worth checking out if you're looking for something new to watch. This poll includes video clips of each show, so if you haven't seen one you can watch it right here on this page. Otaku anime focus on a character with an obsession that is uncool and unpopular about toe embark on a quest toward popularity. The shows that are listed may have different sub-genres, but they're all about otaku in one way or another. List ranges from Welcome to the NHK to World God Only Knows and more. What is the greatest otaku anime of all time? Scroll down and find out for yourself!

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    Outbreak Company

    Video: YouTube
    Outbreak Company, known in Japan as Outbreak Company: Moeru Shinryakusha Autobureiku Kanpanī: Moeru Shinryakusha, lit. Shin'ichi Kanō is a young secluded otaku who is offered a job thanks to his vast knowledge of anime, manga, and video games. However, just after meeting his new employer, he is kidnapped, awakening in an alternate world with a fantasy setup.
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    The World God Only Knows: Four People and an Idol

    Video: YouTube
    The World God Only Knows: Four People and an Idol is a 2010 prologue OVA sequel episode to The World God Only Knows, a Japanese anime TV series directed by Shigehito Takayanagi, and based on the manga series written and illustrated by Tamiki Wakaki.  ...more
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    Video: YouTube
    Blood Lad is a manga series created by Yuuki Kodama and serialized in Young Ace. The manga series has been licensed for distribution in English by Yen Press. Blood Lad follows Staz Charlie Blood, a vampire from the surreal "Demon World", who meets Fuyumi Yanagi, an ordinary girl who accidentally wanders into the Demon World through a portal. Shortly after their meeting Fuyumi is killed by a carnivorous plant and turned into a ghost, causing Staz to take responsibility and pledge to help bring her back to life. An anime adaptation aired between 7 July, and 8 September 2013 and was licensed in North America by Viz Media for streaming on their website VizAnime and home video distribution in  ...more
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    World God Only Knows

    Video: YouTube
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