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Psychological and Deep Animes (IF YOU REALLY UNDERSTAND)

The list is intended for people who really value a story that brings them deep reflection. May they take you out of comfort and make you perceive life in a different way. Not all stories bring an obvious reflection, some animes have only comments or minimal excerpts, that if you are not attentive or looking for these reflections (often profound criticisms of our society), you will miss it and the anime will be just another normal anime.
1 Alice in Borderland

Alice in Borderland

Here we have the start of the history, but u need read the Manga to know and appreciate the full story. (The anime is good, I recommend u watch first and later u go to Manga) 

2 Alien Nine

Alien Nine

This anime is incomplete and you need to read the manga to finish it, but practically every part of the story that is interesting is in this part that shows in the anime, I leave reading the manga as optional for those who really want to finish the story. (If we can say it was finished, the end point of the manga is kinda....)

3 Amazing Nuts!

Amazing Nuts!

It's really Amazing Nuts, not just the look! (Various artist, concepts and histories, refreshing) 

4 Angel's Egg

Angel's Egg

I don't have words to describe this, u need to feel. The melancholic atmosphere is unique! 

5 Ani*Kuri15


Same premise of Amazing Nuts. 

6 Aoi Bungaku Series

Aoi Bungaku Series

Man, sometimes we need to hear this kind of story.... The stories are very good, besides they are well produced.

7 A Piece of Phantasmagoria

A Piece of Phantasmagoria

Quiet, short and fun to watch.  I personally liked the way the narration was done, it brought a special charm. 

8 Argento Soma

Argento Soma

Romance, philosophical, tragic and has several references. 

9 Armitage III

Armitage III

The cover makes it look like something it is not, the content is much better than the perverted flashy cover. 

10 Armitage III Dual-Matrix

Armitage III Dual-Matrix

Sequel of Armitage III

11 A Wind Named Amnesia

A Wind Named Amnesia

Watch other options first, but don't forget! It's cool! OVA from this decade have a different taste. 

12 Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror

Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror

A unique masterpiece and a new concept

13 Babylon


The anime addresses interesting questions, invites you to think, to participate in the plot. However, the anime does not lead very well, both in terms of characters and choice as well as the story. In general, the anime is not good, but the approaches (not the conclusion, only the reflective approach) of the anime are worth it.

14 Bartender


Watch, enjoy and savor the stories.  (no need to drink anything alcoholic to enjoy) 

15 Battle Angel Alita

Battle Angel Alita

Here we have the start of the history, just the start. You need to read the manga and read it in full, the whole story is very good and you need to finish it to understand everything. Don't give up halfway (I know it's a little big and there are moments that discourage you to continue)

16 Berserk


TELL ME WHY! It's interesting, but I really don't think it's good like everyone tells. The history behind is very simple. But the interesting thing is the drama behind, because the tone of the tragedy is like Chivalric epic. 

17 Betterman


Don't start here



Jump straight into the manga and get into an amazing atmosphere. The design of the story's plot is really very cool.

19 Bokurano


If you have issues about losing someone important (even if it's yourself), it won't do you much good. 

20 Boogiepop Phantom

Boogiepop Phantom

How can I describe something that is so amazing? You need feel, understand the atmosphere. Just watch with all your heart and later watch again with all your mind. 

21 Bubblegum Crisis

Bubblegum Crisis

Interesting (have a special charm of the decade) 

22 Bunny Drop

Bunny Drop

Interesting (Just watch and think about all your life, what are u doing?) 

23 Bus Gamer

Bus Gamer

The anime is just a call to get you to read the manga. 

24 Casshern Sins

Casshern Sins

He will make you question the value of your life. (Despite how it looks, this is not Seiya)

25 Cat Soup

Cat Soup

Cat Soup, this anime is a trip

26 Claymore


I recommend u watch just 20 episodes, later u go read the Manga. 

27 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Incredible, u need watch this! Do u know the pain u need to feel to change? 

28 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

Continuation of Code Geass. 

29 Comedy


One of the best, deserved to be a little bigger. 

30 Comical Psychosomatic Medicine

Comical Psychosomatic Medicine

Comical, but brings several lessons.  What we sometimes believe to be a moral problem may actually be a disease. 

31 Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

It's about life, its ups and downs. 

32 Darkside Blues

Darkside Blues

Interesting, watch it thinking about the name. 

33 Death Note

Death Note

It's not deep, but the M character has some interesting points!

34 Death Parade

Death Parade

Moral lessons, Not everything is what it seems. 

35 Denpa Teki na Kanojo

Denpa Teki na Kanojo

The animation is low, but it's Interesting because it is about suicide, serial killers and this kind of history

36 Digimon Adventure Movie 1

Digimon Adventure Movie 1

Yes! Digimon This film brings several perspectives, is exciting and a classic. 

37 Digimon Tamers

Digimon Tamers

Digimon again! This Digimon I believe to be the most serious of all Digimon, which really brings points for you to stop and reflect.

38 Don't Cry

Don't Cry

The tittle tells half of the history, but watch and think about the situation. 

39 Eat-Man


This is the sinopse _ Rather than selling his services to whoever can pay, he accepts jobs for his own reasons, and insists on doing things his way _(I need to say something more?!) 

40 Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

This anime is incomplete, but worth u watch first and later go to Manga. Elfen Lied is a incredible art, You need to read the afterword of each chapter of the manga, in order to appreciate the whole work. 

41 Ergo Proxy

Ergo Proxy

Lots of philosophical references, don't blink or you'll miss the details.  I recommend that you know about Greek mythology and the philosophers of its time. 

42 Eternal Family

Eternal Family

Your life or your neighbor's, isn't it? 

43 Extra


Extra is Extra! 4C studio knows how to do amazing things, they had a team that had very good prospects and unique art. 

44 Fate/Zero


You need to understand who the characters are or you'll miss out on everything good behind them. (I recommend reading the philosophy and history that gave rise to each character, like Bluebeard, Arthur and everyone else)

45 Fate/Zero 2

Fate/Zero 2

Part 2

46 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Start by watching this movie, then play Final Fantasy 7 on Playstation 1. You won't understand much of the story initially, but later you'll see how amazing it is. 

47 Galerians: Rion

Galerians: Rion

Galerians, this one surprised me in a good way.  I don't like CG, but this one is worth it.  I wish it were bigger and normal animation, it would be really awesome. (Play the games too) 

48 Gallery Fake

Gallery Fake

It's very interesting because it gives you the opportunity to know a lot about the art world! In addition, there is an interesting story! 

49 Gangsta.


The characters are very well developed, you need to go to the manga if you want to know the whole story.  (which is a shame, because in the anime there are scenes where a deaf person speaks, and these scenes have a special value that the manga doesn't convey....) 

50 Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

A story of another story, but it's cool. (read the original too) 


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Halex Oct 8, 2022

You may want to add:

I have a lot more but check this batch first and let me know what you think.

WhiteIce24 Sep 10, 2022

I really want to know other animes that bring this reflection, send me suggestions, please!