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  • Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion
  • Shoka
  • Kurozuka
  • Genji Monogatari Sennenki
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

History of Japan Through Anime by knoxyal

A list of shows that are based on historical events that took place in Japan or are set in a specific era in Japanese history. Fantasies are included. Sorted in chronological order.

  • Aloha! Youkai Watch: Rakuen Hawaii de Geragerapou!!
  • A Letter to Momo
  • Akai Hayate
  • Aihime Megohime
  • 96Neko & Kurousa-P: Gegen no Tsuki

Wafu Fantasy (Anime) by CaptainSlow

These Fantasy anime have a distinctly classical Japanese aesthetic, often taking place in Japan or Japan-adjacent settings that are steeped in the country's culture, folklore and traditional costume. More Supernatural than your...

  • Attack on Titan
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun
  • A Certain Scientific Accelerator
  • A Certain Magical Index
  • .hack//SIGN

Animes with a Watching Guide by Halex

Some animes are difficult to figure out where to start and what is worth watching. These Animes have a Watching Guide. I'm only adding the Season where the story begins to keep the list short and they are in Alphabetical Order...

  • Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation
  • Mononoke
  • Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror
  • Aguu: Tensai Ningyou
  • About the Girl

dark shoujo by Stela

when nights start drawing in, I feel like watching horror and melancholic stuff

  • Asobi Asobase
  • Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge
  • Arakawa Under the Bridge
  • Aiura
  • Agukaru: Agriculture Angel Baraki

Anime With Vivid Color Palettes by OneCraftyLady

Anime with consistently vibrant usage of colors in both character and scene design that lasts for all of, or the majority of, the show.

  • Spirited Away
  • Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror
  • Mononoke
  • Mushishi
  • Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

Animes with Incredible Art by Halex

Most of the time I just care about the story and rarely pay attention to the visuals or sound quality, but every once in a while I come across some anime that just may be worth watching because of the incredible art they have! I...

  • Space Dandy
  • Hyouge Mono
  • Hotarubi no Mori e
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Samurai Champloo

Zen Anime by Celeriac

This is a list of anime that offer a zenlike perspective to their stories. Zen (禅), also "chán" in Chinese or "dhyāna" in Sanskrit, means mindful absorption or a meditative state of mind. Zen's core mindset is that of...

  • Angel's Egg
  • Alien Nine
  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
  • 663114
  • 1001 Nights

refreshingly different by Stela

I tried not to list everything Masaaki Yuasa worked on. for my favourite independent animators I only include one entry per creator

  • Kaiji - Against All Rules
  • Kaiji - Ultimate Survivor
  • Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
  • Claymore

Best Animes From 2007 by Halex

I really had a hard time ordering the animes from this year, many should be side by side not above or below. I only included the animes I have watched from these years. I'm not including Sequels when quality declines or when the...

  • Demon Prince Enma
  • Brave10
  • Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror
  • Amatsuki
  • A Letter to Momo

Japanese folk, yokai, shrines and whatnot by alala

fantasy/supernatural with a very japanese touch