Anime Underground The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time  

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You might be asking why we created a list of weird anime, since most anime series are already weird. Well to put it simply, some are weirder than others. Here's our ranked list of the weirdest anime of all time, including both older and new anime series that you can find on Netflix. Just because these shows are weird as hell doesn't mean they aren't watchable. Shows on this list include very good anime like Soul Eater, Kill la Kill, and Gurren Lagann. Some shows on this list are strange because of the odd character designs or humor, while others are more psychologically strange, like Satoshi Kon's Paranoia Agent. Others are just legitimately WTF anime, such as Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (even the name of the show is weird.) Vote for the shows below that you've seen based on how weird they are, not how good they are. You're voting for what you believe to be the strangest, most WTF anime on this list, not the one that you like the most.

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FLCL is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
ruydemendoza added FLCL

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Gintama Kazuya Nakai, Rie Kugimiya, Tetsuharu Ohta

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

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Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
1489114162718 added Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Koyasu Taketo

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Paranoia Agent Shôzô Iizuka, Toshihiko Seki, Michael McConnohie

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Excel Saga Takehito Koyasu, Kotono Mitsuishi, Jason Douglas

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Gurren Lagann Nikolas Freeman, Jacob Hope Chapman, Doug Walker

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Cat Soup is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
Nobume Yato added Cat Soup I don't even know how to described it. It's like nothing you have seen before.

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Nichijou

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Cromartie High School Akitarô Daichi, Megumi Hayashibara, Unshô Ishizuka

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Welcome to the N.H.K. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
Danny Ochre added Welcome to the N.H.K. Yui Makino, Sanae Kobayashi, Yutaka Koizumi

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Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
AliD.Ozcan added Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Minami Takahashi, Maaya Uchida

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai Yui Horie, Satsuki Yukino, Mai Nakahara

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Dead Leaves

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Soul Eater Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod

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Arakawa under the Bridge Maaya Sakamoto, Natsumi Abe, Koyasu Taketo

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Puni Puni Poemy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
laeiryn added Puni Puni Poemy

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Beelzebub is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
Jinx Aeris Caldera added Beelzebub Shizuka Ito

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Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
utaelu added Serial Experiments Lain Ayako Kawasumi, Shigeru Shiba, Ryūsuke Ōbayashi

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Hetalia - Axis Powers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
Aaron1 added Hetalia - Axis Powers Daisuke Namikawa, Hiroki Takahashi, Katsuyuki Konishi

The Best Cult TV Shows of All Time

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Date a Live is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
Patrick Lane added Date a Live Jamie Marchi

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NyaNya chan added Plastic Nee-san very short anime that follows a third-year high school girl who likes building plastic models and the wacky conversations she has with her fellow club members.

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Himegoto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
LoliKilljoy added Himegoto

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Speed Grapher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
ruydemendoza added Speed Grapher Toshiyuki Morikawa, Hiro Yūki, Yūji Takada

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Boku no Pico is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
1526837550804 added Boku no Pico Pico, Chico, Coco.

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AndrewWilkerson added Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi Kenichi Suzumura, Takeshi Aono, Akemi Okamura - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time

The Weirdest MTV Animated Shows

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
Rebecca Mitchell added Puella Magi Madoka Magica Chiwa Saitō, Junko Iwao, Yūko Gotō

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Another is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
enderian-master added Another Atsushi Abe, Natsumi Takamori, Tomoaki Maeno

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Punchline

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Yosuga no Sora is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
JasonZKam added Yosuga No Sora

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Boogiepop Phantom Crispin Freeman, Fumiko Orikasa, Mamiko Noto

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Gokicha!! Cockroach Girl is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
NyaNya chan added Gokicha!! Cockroach Girl A heartwarming story about a cockroach girl who tries to be liked by humans while dodging the insecticide.

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Mr. Osomatsu is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
brow4975 added Mr. Osomatsu Takahiro Sakurai, Aya Endo, Jun Fukuyama

60+ of Your Greatest Childhood Fears

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49 Days Yo-won Lee, Gyu-ri Nam, Jo Hyun Jae

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Sleeping With Hinako

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Ergo Proxy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
utaelu added Ergo Proxy Ai Kobayashi, Rie Saitou

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Yakitate!! Japan Chihiro Otsuka, Ruri Asano, Yumiko Kobayashi

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The Tatami Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
Motaz.saleh added The Tatami Galaxy Maaya Sakamoto

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Pop Team Epic is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
Shannibal23 added Pop Team Epic

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Akikan Mamiko Noto, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Ryōtarō Okiayu

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Sekushi Commando Gaiden: Sugoi... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
wolv500 added Sekushi Commando Gaiden: Sugoiyo! Masaru-san Kazuhiko Inoue, Yuri Amano, Omi Minami

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Ishida and Asakura is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
NyaNya chan added Ishida to Asakura Anime adaptation of the surreal gag manga about two high school boys, Ishida and Asakura

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Strange+ is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
hanasenhime added Strange+

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1+2=Paradise

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Arcade Gamer Fubuki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
NyaNya chan added Arcade Gamer Fubuki Tōru Furuya, Megumi Toyoguchi, Satsuki Yukino - Fubuki Sakuragasaki is a powerful gamer who, with the power of her Passion Panties, climbs up the ranks of the BAG (Best of Arcade Gamer) tournament to become the greatest Arcade Gamer in the world. However, the evil Gulasic ...

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NyaNya chan added Doujin Work Asano Masumi, Saitou Momoko, Yasumoto Hiroki - Doujin Work follows the life of a young girl named Najimi Osana and her exposure into the doujin world. She was first tempted into becoming a doujin artist after seeing how much one of her friends can make at a convention.

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Yodha Pratama added Tentai Senshi Sunred