Updated: Sep 18
Throughout this list of underrated animes, they will be checked by how much merch and how many people know this anime exists. This list is only based on my personal opinions on which animes are underrated. This list will consist of Slice of Life, Isekai, Lyashikei, Drama/Tragedy, Supernatural/Magic, Romance, and some ecchi. If you have watched or even heard about these animes then you are a man of culture in my opinion. The sources I will be using for how much merch and how many views these animes have is the Goods Republic and MyAnimeList.
Girls & Panzer
"Senshadou" is a traditional sport using World War II era tanks in elimination-based matches. Widely practiced by women and girls alike, it's advertised as a form of art geared towards making ladies more prominent in culture and appealing to men. Miho Nishizumi is at odds with the sport after a traumatic event led to her retirement and eventually a rift to form between her and her family.
Merch = 7,720 Popularity #607 Members 198,225
One of my many favorite animes ever and it doesn’t get enough love as it should get.
The Devil is a part-timer
In the world of Ente Isla, the Demon Lord Satan has attempted to conquer humanity using an enormous army of demons. When he almost succeeds, mankind's champion, Hero Emilia, thwarts his plans. He is forced to retreat into a portal that leads to a world unbeknownst to him. Satan stumbles upon the modern-day city of Tokyo without any knowledge of the world itself.
Merch = 178 Popularity #57 Members 891,547
This was the second anime I ever got into and I love it
In ancient times, a group of young men devoted their lives to protecting Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom and War. They became known as Saints, as they could summon up the power of the Cosmos from within themselves. The young and spirited Seiya is fighting a tough battle for the Sacred Armor of Pegasus. What new quests await the heroes of the epic Saint Seiya saga?
Merch = 1,561 Popularity #965 Members 128,856
My first ever anime and my dad introduced me to it will never forget
Interviews with Monster Girls
High school biology teacher Tetsuo Takahashi's fascination with the "Ajin," more commonly known as "Demi" Demi are half-human, half-monster beings who have integrated into human society. Demi-chan wa Kataritai follows Takahashi's daily life in Shibasaki High School. Takahasheri meets three Demi students: a vampire, dullahan, snow woman and succubus.
Merch = 266 Popularity #400 Members 274,316
Really good anime and amazing characters
The helpful fox senko san
Eight hundred-year-old foxgirl Senko-san volunteers to take care of Kuroto Nakano. She will do everything she can to ease the tension in his weary soul. Fox deities can see this darkness and have a duty to save people before it is too late.
Merch = 570 Popoularity #713 Members 174,491
Wholesome anime overall
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
Kobayashi is a programmer who finds the head of a dragon in her apartment balcony. The dragon transforms into a maid, Tooru, to work as her maidservant. The maid's unorthodox methods of housekeeping often end up horrifying Kobayashi and at times bring more trouble than help. Tooru's presence also attracts several other mythical beings to her new home, bringing in a host of eccentric personalities. Back to Mail Online home.
Merch = 37 Popularity #110 Members 611,375
Really wholesome and cute at the same time
Gabriel White Tenma believes it is her mission to be a great angel who will bring happiness to mankind. Gabriel grows addicted to video games on Earth and eventually becomes a hikikomori. She declares herself a "Fallen Angel" and is apathetic to everything else. Vignette April Tsukinose is a demon whom Gabriel befriended in her angelic early days on Earth. Back to Mail Online home. Back to the page you came from.
Merch = 134 Popoularity #370 Members 290,913
The specials had more character development than the actual series itself
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions
Yuta Togashi is a middle schooler who posed as the "Dark Flame Master" during his middle school years. He longs to attend a high school far away where nobody will recognize him. But when an eccentric girl crashes into his life, his dream of an ordinary, chuunibyou-free life quickly crumbles away. In this hilarious and heartwarming story, Yuuta's delusions of old are far from a thing of the past. Back to Mail Online home. ÂBack to the page you came from.
Merch = 252 Popoularity #370 Members 785,569
Love the characters and the chunibyo
Rin Shima has always done everything by herself, and has no plans of leaving her little solitary world. Nadeshiko Kagamihara is forced to take refuge at her campsite after falling asleep partway to her destination. Despite their hasty introductions, the two girls nevertheless enjoy the chilly night together, eating ramen and conversing while the campfire keeps them warm. And even after Nadeshika's sister picks her up later that night, both girls silently ponder the possibility of another camping trip together.
Merch = 1,083 Popoularity #502 Members 237,441
Looks like an amazing place to just vibe
No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!
Tomoko Kuroki is unattractive, socially awkward, and spends most of her evenings playing video games. Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! depicts Tomoko's daily struggles with social anxiety in a lighthearted and relatable way.
Merch = 48 Popoularity #198 Members 458,375
A weeb but a girl
Nichijou - My Ordinary Life
Nichijou primarily focuses on the daily antics of a trio of childhood friends. Their stories soon intertwine with the young genius Hakase Shinonome, her robot caretaker Nano, and their talking cat Sakamoto. With every passing day, the lives of these six experience both the calms of normal life and the insanity of the absurd.
Merch = 142 Popoularity #144 Members 549,270
Darling In The FranXX
In the distant future, humanity has been driven to near-extinction by giant beasts known as Klaxosaurs. Surviving humans are forced to take refuge in massive fortress cities called Plantations. Children raised here are trained to pilot giant mechas known as FranXX. Hiro, an aspiring FranXX pilot, has lost his motivation and self-confidence after failing an aptitude test. He encounters a mysterious girl with two horns growing out of her head, who introduces herself by her codename Zero Two.
Merch = 158 Popoularity #91 Members 696,071
Some people say that Darling in the franxx messed up their world set but the story overall is pretty cool overall
Yui Hirasawa applies for the Light Music Club, which she misinterprets to be about playing simple instruments. Unable to play an instrument, she decides to visit to apologize and quit. Meanwhile, the club faces disbandment due to a lack of members. This causes the club members to offer anything, from food to slacking off during club time, in order to convince Yui to join. As a last resort, they play a piece for Yui, which sparks her passion and finally convinces her to join the club.
Merch = 3,234 Popularity #97 Members 662,448
I personally love music and this anime just makes me love it way more
The Sage Of Tanya The Evil
Tanya Degurechaff is a young soldier infamous for predatorial-like ruthlessness and an uncanny, tactical aptitude. Underneath her innocuous appearance lies the soul of a man who challenged Being X, the self-proclaimed God. Tanya resolves to ascend the ranks of her country's military as it slowly plunges into world war. But her actions have an unintended side effect: propelling the mighty Empire into becoming one of the most powerful nations in mankind's history.
Merch = 417 Popularity #184 Members 484,436
Basically war and anime together
Servant x Service
Three new employees are about to discover what really happens behind the scenes. Lucy Yamagami is bent on revenge against the civil servant who allowed her comically long name to be put on her birth certificate. They are supposed to be trained by Taishi Ichimiya, but he has no idea how to do so, even though he has worked there for eight years.
Merch = 24 Popularity #1010 Members 153,612
(The animes don't mean anything in the order they are like that to just list their names and not ranked) Even if most of these animes have a bunch of followers or merch they don’t mention a lot or don't have a lot of merch here in us or in japan for some of them.
All credit goes to tf2borthers and Otaku Senpai