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The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time 

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Updated April 7, 2020 13.1k votes 3.6k voters 71.5k views 53 items
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
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Starring Kazuya Nakai, Rie Kugimiya & Tetsuharu Ohta (TV Tokyo)
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Starring Nobuyuki Hiyama, Shin-ichiro Miki & Toshihiko Seki (Mainichi Broadcasting System)
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Jojo's Bizarre Adventure... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
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Starring Nikolas Freeman, Jacob Hope Chapman & Doug Walker (TV Tokyo)
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Starring Shôzô Iizuka, Toshihiko Seki & Michael McConnohie (WOWOW)
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Excel Saga Starring Takehito Koyasu, Kotono Mitsuishi & Jason Douglas (TV Tokyo)
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Starring Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa & Micah Solusod (TV Tokyo)
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Food Wars: Shokugeki no ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
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Welcome to the N.H.K. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
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Nichijou
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Pop Team Epic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
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Starring Akitarô Daichi, Megumi Hayashibara & Unshô Ishizuka (TV Tokyo)
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Cat Soup is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
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I don't even know how to described it. It's like nothing you have seen before.

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Arakawa under the Bridge Starring Maaya Sakamoto, Natsumi Abe & Koyasu Taketo (TV Tokyo)
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Dead Leaves
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Serial Experiments Lain ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
utaelu added Starring Ayako Kawasumi, Shigeru Shiba & Ryūsuke Ōbayashi (TV Tokyo)
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Puella Magi Madoka Magic... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
Rebecca Mitchell added Starring Chiwa Saitō, Junko Iwao & Yūko Gotō (Mainichi Broadcasting System)
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Beelzebub is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
Jinx Aeris Caldera added Starring Shizuka Ito (Animax)
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Puni Puni Poemy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
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Hetalia - Axis Powers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
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Another is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
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Kemonozume is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time
Carlos Wood added Starring Daisuke Gōri, Hiroyuki Yoshino & Kiyoyuki Yanada (WOWOW)