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Call these "cute" and you're in for a ride

These anime may give a certain feel, perhaps with the cute artstyle and loveable characters, but don't trust it. It won't continue that road for the entirety of the episodes. I know I'm not supposed to say these cuties have some dark plottwist in them, but knowing that certainly won't ruin the fun surprises ahead.
1 Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Let's be honest, you probably know about this one already. Buuut, since it fits in perfectely within my list I'm going to add it in anyway. It's also important to know that wheter you already got spoiled or you're new to the anime community, this one will always be a classic within it's genre. 

2 Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero

Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero

3 School-Live!


Just stick with for the first two episodes, saying anything will ruin the surprise. 

4 Charlotte


5 Little Busters!

Little Busters!

What seems to be an average high school anime at firts, slowly turns dark and sinister. It takes it time letting you get to know each and every character and their often not-so pleasant secrets. 

6 From the New World

From the New World

7 Full Moon wo Sagashite

Full Moon wo Sagashite

They mellowed this one out quite a bit in the anime version mainly for the reason that they decided to aim it towards a younger audience, but here and there some of that dark backstory manages to seep it's way through. Although if you want something to really fuck you up, I recommend checking out other entries in the list. 

8 Selector Infected WIXOSS

Selector Infected WIXOSS

9 School Days

School Days

10 Made in Abyss

Made in Abyss

11 Girls' Last Tour

Girls' Last Tour

The oddly good combination of calm, melancholy and post-apocalyptic. It might be about suruvival and living day by day, but you should only be watching this kicked back and ready to relax. If you're looking for a similiar anime (atmospehere wise) except with sligly more action, I highly recommend Made in Abyss. 

12 Kobato.


13 My-Hime


14 Penguindrum


15 Magical Girl Raising Project

Magical Girl Raising Project


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Halex Oct 26, 2018

Good List! You may want to add My-Hime, it fits right in.