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20 Fantastic Anime From the 2010s You Probably Missed  

Anna Lindwasser
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The 2010s have been an incredible decade for anime, with each year bringing so many smash hits that it's hard to keep track. While popular shows like My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, The Promised Neverland, Fruits Basket, and The Rising of the Shield Hero have brought the anime community together with incredible moments that we can all appreciate, it's also worth checking out some of the underrated 2010s anime that the decade has to offer. 

One great example is Kyousou Giga, a surreal anime about a young girl who shakes up the lives of the residents of a paper town. There's also Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation-, an anime about an osteologist who solves crimes using bone samples. 

There are plenty of obscure 2010s anime that are worth your time. Which one is your favorite?

Blood Lad is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Fantastic Anime From the 2010s You Probably Missed
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Want to watch a show about a vampire who is also a total weeaboo? That's exactly what you'll get with Blood Lad, which features a vampire protagonist who is so totally obsessed with Japan and Japanese media that he can't focus on ruling his own territory.

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Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's In... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Fantastic Anime From the 2010s You Probably Missed
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Sakurako Kujou is an osteogolist who solves crimes using clues left in bones. Shoutarou Tatewaki is her reluctant assistant. Together, the two of them uncover all the secrets that bones have to offer.

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A Lull in the Sea is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Fantastic Anime From the 2010s You Probably Missed
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In a world where human beings used to live in the sea, and some still do, a group of sea-dwellers must attend school on the surface. There, they are forced to deal with discrimination and existing conflicts between the sea-dwellers and the land-dwellers, as well as their own personal and emotional problems. 

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Silver Spoon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Fantastic Anime From the 2010s You Probably Missed
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While you've almost definitely seen the anime version of Hiromu Arakawa's other manga, Fullmetal Alchemist, you might have missed her more realistic manga, Silver Spoon. This series focuses on Yuugo Hachiken as he moves from a Sapporo to an agricultural boarding school, and it's based partially on the author's own experiences growing up on a dairy farm.

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