10 Underappreciated ANIME Of The 2010s

With the decade coming to an end, its time to look back at not only the best anime which came out and how they affected the community but also the forgotten. The titles which didn’t get the respect they deserved and could use a bit more love overall. Picking out one a year, here are 10 underappreciated anime of the last decade.

2010-Star Driver

Star Driver

There was a time when the idea of Studio Bones making an anime series was met with great anticipation. After Rahxephon and Eureka Seven, fans were waiting on bated breath for Bones to make more giant robot based series. Then the studio made the blandness known as Captain Earth and everyone was like, “Maybe try another genre.” Still in between Eureka Seven and Captain Earth came a little shown known as Star Driver. Featuring some bizarre mecha designs and a fun cast, Star Driver seemed like a show which would get a lot of love. Instead, it went mostly forgotten which is why it ends up on this list.

2011-Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star Of Milos

Fullmetal Alchemist

After fans had already gotten the proper adaptation of the original manga with Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, it would have taken a miracle to divert their attention away to any new material from the franchise. Sadly, Full Metal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos does not have such power. A side story for the cast, the film is by no means bad, but it’s not a must-see or anything more than a momentary distraction which is forgotten moments after the film comes to an end. Sure, fans may want to argue on the film’s importance but if asked about simply “What did you think of the Full Metal Alchemist Movie” many will think of Full Metal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa before they think of this film.

2012-Zetman

Zetman

Anime based on Super Heroes are nothing new but one of the most popular is definitely My Hero Academia. Two years before it debuted a little series called Zetman came into play. In this series, a boy finds his mysterious abilities came from an experiment by a mysterious corporation. As more of the experiments form the corporation appear he has no choice but to transform into the powerful being known as Zetman to save the day. Great show but sadly not many watched it.

2013-Gargantia On The Verdurous Planet

Gargantuous

Initially, it seemed like this series got a little bit of attention but as it came out the same year as both Kill La Kill and Attack On Titan, anime fans were quick to shove it to the side. Sometimes a mecha show doesn’t have to span an entire library of model kits or merchandise to be entertaining. If done right, a series where a boy from another world with a giant robot, meets a native girl and the world they create together. The series offered fun characters, great action, some great visuals, and definitely deserves a bit more attention from the community.

2014-I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying

I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying

This one didn’t register on anyone’s radars but introspective geek comedy should always be checked out. Kaoru’s husband is an Otaku and she often has no idea what he is going on about. Still, the pair love each other very much and the struggle of being in a relationship where you don’t always comprehend your partner or their interests is a concept a lot of people can get behind. It’s a short series (half-length episodes) and is the perfect thing to bing on date night.

2015-Young Black Jack

Young Black Jack

Sadly, despite how important the work on Osamu Tezuka is on a historical level, not many get a lot of attention in America. Case in point Young Black Jack. Though not the best presentation of the character (The OVAs by Tezuka’s student Osamu Dezaki are just too incredible) the series still told the story of a Kuroo Hazama before he took the title Black Jack and became an underground doctor. The focus of the series was on Hazama’s problem with bureaucracy, getting caught in the Vietnam War, and struggling to save the lives of injured revolutionaries. There is a lot of great action which unfortunately didn’t get much attention.

2016-Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto

Haven't you heard I'm Sakamoto

This was one of the best series of the year and full of some legitimate comedy gold. Sakamoto is the most perfect individual in the school and it’s beyond amusing to see how flawless he can be. Still, it would appear despite the recommendation of how good it was, not many individuals took the time to enjoy Sakamoto and his antics. Such a shame, because no one is cooler than Sakamoto.

2017-The Royal Tutor

The Royal Tutor

This series seemed like it would definitely get a major following but sadly one did not materialize. The Royal Tutor has a lot of similarities with its comedy as Ouran High School Host Club but unfortunately, it didn’t garnish the same crowd. The lackluster film might indicate to the creators more of the show might not be the best idea. The manga is still running though so maybe another season might retroactively help the show to grab some attention.

2018-How To Keep A Mummy

How To Keep A mummy

Stories with cute characters are commonplace in Anime. Sometimes a series full of adorable creatures doesn’t attract as many as you think it will. With How To Keep A Mummy, Sora receives the tiny mummy Mii-kun in the mail and discovers all the adventure which comes from taking care of the little guy. Between figuring out what to feed him, ensuring he won’t dry out, and meeting other magical friends along the way, this series was too cute for words. Sadly, not many took the time to experience the fun of Mii-kun and his friends.

2019-Kemono Friends: Season 2

Kemono Friends

Yes, there was a second season of this and it did come out in 2019. Sure, there was initial buzz about more adventures from fans but they seemed to be more focused on the release of The Promised Neverland. There was no great story of real work engagement with the series like with the first season and the story of Grape-Kun (Miss you little guy!). Still, the continued adventures of Serval and Kaban are worth checking out and deserve to get a bit more attention.


What anime of the last decade do you think needed some more attention? Leave a comment below and let us know.

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Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peaks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.

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