Anime Underground The Trippiest Anime of All Time  

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If you ended up on this page, you're one of two people. If you're a nerd like me, then you're looking for some good trippy anime because you love unique art styles and want to watch some different. Then there are those of you who are about to eat some mushrooms, and want to know what anime they should watch while tripping. Either way, we've thrown together a great selection that includes trippy anime movies, as well as god anime. These shows are all very visually stimulating, playing off a wide selection of colors and shapes that are guaranteed to blow your mind at least a little bit. We've included classics like FLCL and Akira, but if you've been out of the game for a while then you'll be delighted to discover some newer trippy anime titles, especially Space Dandy.

There are a few titles on here that are more psychologically trippy, so if you want lots of colors and don't want to think too much you should definitely stay away from Satoshi Kon's Paranoia Agent. Vote up your favorite anime that is visually or mentally trippy, or simply use this as a guide for anime to enjoy during your next trip (or not, shout out to us sober people!)

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Spirited Away

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890 220
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
flex capacitor added Death Note Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

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533 114
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FLCL

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546 143
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Howl's Moving Castle

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450 111
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Akira

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336 90
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Paprika

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385 117
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
Carl Anderson added Elfen Lied Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto

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422 137
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My Neighbor Totoro

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250 63
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
Oscar Lee added Future Diary Tomokazu Seki, Akira Ishida, Yuki Matsuoka

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209 42
Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
Franco Ferrer added Neon Genesis Evangelion Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi

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368 132
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Kill la Kill Nobuyuki Hiyama, Shin-ichiro Miki, Toshihiko Seki

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339 120
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Samurai Champloo Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka - Check out episodes #9 (Beatbox Bandits) and #22 (Cosmic Collisions)

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201 52
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
Oscar Lee added Steins;Gate Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa

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211 60
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
flex capacitor added Serial Experiments Lain Ayako Kawasumi, Shigeru Shiba, Ryūsuke Ōbayashi

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Space Dandy Jun'ichi Suwabe, Uki Satake, Hiroyuki Yoshino

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Paranoia Agent Shôzô Iizuka, Toshihiko Seki, Michael McConnohie

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187 70
Mushishi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
andrewjuel27 added Mushishi Kôjun Itô, Yûto Nakano, Travis Willingham

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154 51
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
Tatyonna added Puella Magi Madoka Magica Chiwa Saitō, Junko Iwao, Yūko Gotō

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64 9
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
Guest_ead48ef8-18d0-4b66-9506-0e2e5d50e192 added Tokyo Ghoul Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

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107 38
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
Gracie Martin added Noragami

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175 92
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112 49
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
Millard Goss added Akame ga KILL!

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167 92
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67 15
K is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
Lynn Black added K Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukuyama

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118 65
Ninja Scroll is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
flex capacitor added Ninja Scroll

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54 18
Aeon Flux is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
Ron Kokopelli Le Mat Heyoka added Aeon Flux Denise Poirier^! John Rafter Lee^! Julia Fletcher

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186 140
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
1471293214307 added Sword Art Online Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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69 41
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
Simca Wood added Charlotte

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31 15
Beelzebub is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
Lynn Black added Beelzebub Shizuka Ito

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Excel Saga is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
Angela Crocker added Excel Saga Takehito Koyasu, Kotono Mitsuishi, Jason Douglas

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85 70
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Dead Leaves

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30 18
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
jaivster added One Piece

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15 3
Shinsekai Yori is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
ShamHussain added Shinsekai Yori Yūki Kaji

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14 3
Monster is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
ShamHussain added Monster Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern

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77 69
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Mind Game

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12 4
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
ShamHussain added Shiki Gackt, Nozomi Sasaki, Wataru Takagi

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10 4
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
ShamHussain added Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai Yui Horie, Satsuki Yukino, Mai Nakahara

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The Tatami Galaxy Maaya Sakamoto

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26 23
Memories is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
Robert Shea added Memories

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5 4
Mayoiga is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
ShamHussain added Mayoiga

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Boogiepop Phantom is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
Guest_a7161a6e-3494-41b2-9c0b-db902f14ddc8 added Boogiepop Phantom Crispin Freeman, Fumiko Orikasa, Mamiko Noto

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Blast of Tempest is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
Oscar Lee added Blast of Tempest

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RIN - Daughters of Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
ShamHussain added RIN - Daughters of Mnemosyne

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Mawaru Penguindrum Yui Horie, Akira Ishida, Mamiko Noto

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Deneme is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
Hakkı Konu added Deneme

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4 15
Cuticle Detective Inaba is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
Lynn Black added Cuticle Detective Inaba

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33 60
Pupa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Trippiest Anime of All Time
Joseph Anthony Ruiz added Pupa

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29 56
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Kaiba Chiwa Saitō, Houko Kuwashima, Mamiko Noto

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21 54
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Kemonozume Daisuke Gōri, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Kiyoyuki Yanada