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The Best Parallel Universe Anime

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List of the best parallel universe 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. It's been said that there are many universes that exist. These anime will explore them and take you on epic journeys to them all. The shows that are listed may have different sub-genres, but they're all about parallel universes in one way or another. The list you're viewing is made up of many different anime, including Star Driver and sole penetra le illusioni ~ Day Break Illusion. What is the greatest parallel universe anime of all time? Scroll down and find out for yourself!
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    Outbreak Company

    Outbreak Company
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    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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  • Sunday Without God
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    Sunday Without God is a Japanese light novel series written by Kimihito Irie with art by Shino. In a world that has been abandoned by God, "gravekeepers" have the ability to put people t"to rest" and die. One Gravekeeper, Ai, sets off on a journey with Hampnie Hambart and learns more about his mysterious world....  more
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    Luck and Logic

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  • Pandora Hearts
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