The anime world is full with stuff that some people will consider “weird” Giant robots, crazy super powers, magic spells, etcetera. It is true that most anime is uncommon for the new comers, but there are also some series who premise seem weird even in the crazy world of anime. These are some of them. And no, their is no hentai in this list (NOTE: This is neither a top ten best nor worst anime, it is just weird, and weird doesn’t means neither bad nor good, it means weird)
One of my favorite series. It has a lot of action and is actually very gory, and also has a kind of weird history when you heart it at first. Imagine that when you die you don’t go to heaven or hell, you are “teleported” to an apartment in Japan whit a weird black sphere in the middle of it that gives you missions to hunt aliens that lives in earth. Yes, it sounds crazy, but I recommend this series, especially if you like action.
A kid friendly series in the list? Well, it seems pretty innocent by it self, a bunch of kids playing with trading cards, that’s normal. What is not normal is that in this world, everything, EVERYTHING is resolved by playing with trading cards, even saving the world.
8. Princess Princess
In an all boy’s school, the prettiest students are selected to become “Princess” that is to be dressed and act like girls, have some benefits in the school world and make the live of all the other kinds “interesting”. Sorry, but that doest sound normal (well… maybe in jail it would be)
7. Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei
Literally translated to “Goodbye desperate teacher” This series show us the live of a school teacher with suicide tendencies and his students whit heavy psychological issues. That seems to be a good argument for a drama, isn’t it? Yes, but in this case is a comedy, and a very good one. It is a really funny, but just try to explain that to some one: “I’m watching a series about a guy with suicidal tendencies, and is hilarious!” If you tell that to someone, it is possible that people will thing you have no soul. Jokes aside, a real good one, check it out.
6. Midori Days
This one is about a love story of a guy and a girl, the twist? The girl is the boy’s right hand. LITERATLY, the girls IS his right hand. No, it’s not a hand puppet, its not a metaphor for masturbation, it is a girl living in the right hand of a boy. That is simply weird.
5. Cromartie High School
One of the funniest series you can find is also one of the weirdest. In the Cromartie High School almost all the students are delinquents and the protagonist enters the school, but he is kind of innocent and harmless, it’s like a rabbit in a cage of lions, but has the others student see it is a very stupid rabbit or a real badass rabbit, and they take the second options. The school is full with crazy students, including gorillas, robots, aliens, etcetera. Funny as hell, just don’t try to hard to make some sense of it.
4. Excel Saga
An “evil” organization is trying to take over the world and to do so it will take over just one city, because the world is not ready to a radical change and is better to star little by little. We follow the intents and failed plans of this organization and his evil agenda, witch is really more crazy than evil. This is more like a parody of every other anime gender, with a lot of randomness. This one is really fun too, but just for anime fans (I guess…)
An extraterrestrial girl who wants to find the most powerful space pirate in the galaxy, and to do so, she opens dimensional portals on the protagonist head using her bass guitar. I’m sorry everyone. You all seem to love this series, I do too, but you can’t tell me that this is not one of the weirdest things you will ever see.
2. Serial Experiments Lain
Oh my God! This is weird. The story begins when the protagonist receives an email from a friend that commits suicide no to long a go, the strange thing about it is that the date is after her friend die. It seems like a standard J-horror movie at this point, but the plot just get more confusing and weird in every episode. None the less this maybe one of the best anime series ever. It is weird at first sight, but it really is a philosophical trip. Be ready to change your definition of reality after watching this one.
1. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
Holly shit! This could take the other nine spots in the list by itself. In the year 300X the world is under the domain of Baldy Bald the 4th and his evil Maruhage Empire. Using the Hair Hunters, the empire gets his supremacy by cutting the innocent peoples hair, making them bald. Fortunately, there is hope in this world thanks to the powerful Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, who juse the millenary fighting art of Hanage Shinken (Fist of the Nose Hair). This show is crazy, bizarre and with no logic at all. You will not find anything weirder in the WTF-Ometer.