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3 Underrated Netflix Original Animes You Need to Watch

3 Underrated Netflix Original Animes You Need to Watch

Anime is easily one of the best things to come from Japan. From the various amazing art style to the original stories only the Japanese can come up with, there’s absolutely no reason for you not to watch anime. So if you’re looking for a Netflix anime recommendation, don’t worry. I got you.

With that said, I present to you three of the most underrated Netflix Original Animes you absolutely have to watch:

Great Pretender (2020)

Great Pretender is a Netflix Original Anime series produced by Wit Studio and is directed by Hiro Kaburagi and written by Ryōta Kosawa.

If you love heist series and films, this is one anime you don’t want to miss. The story revolves around Edamura Masato, a Japanese conman who crosses paths with a French rival, and gets entangled in conspiracies and scams beyond his wildest dreams.

You’ll absolutely adore each of the characters in the series and how well they all work together to pull off scams that are extremely bizarre. The character development for each character is also very well written. Making people who watch the show truly invested in what’s going to happen next.

With multiple twists and turns and amazing visuals, the series definitely delivers a story unlike any other.

Hi Score Girl (2018)

The year is 1991, and arcade video games are the latest craze. Becoming a professional gamer is a far-fetched dream in an industry that has yet to spread its influence. Yet, that is the path sixth-grader Haruo Yaguchi wants to pursue. His aptitude for video games has earned him respect in local arcades and bestowed him with confidence and pride, both of which are shattered when fellow classmate Akira Oono easily defeats him in Street Fighter 2.

Akira is rich, pretty, and smart—as close as can be to a perfect girl. But Haruo had never cared about these things as, despite his multiple shortcomings as a person, his supremacy in video games was, in his mind, undisputed. So, now that someone has appeared who can rival him, part of Haruo cannot help but loathe her. Another part, however, itches for somebody who can compete with him on equal terms, and Akira is more than capable.

This Netflix Original Anime is one of those animes that you’d watch if you wanna feel good inside. The story isn’t that slow however the ending will leave you wanting more. Currently, there are two seasons based on the manga however, there isn’t news yet whether we’re getting a third season. So if you’re into video games and want to watch a nostalgic anime set in the ’90s, Hi Score Girl is definitely for you.

Devilman Crybaby (2018)

Another Underrated Netflix Original Anime is Devilman Crybaby. The series is directed by Masaaki Yuasa, produced by Aniplex and Dynamic Planning, and is animated by Science SARU.

This Netflix Original Anime revolves around Akira Fudou. A teenage boy who’s always had a bleeding heart. So when his childhood friend Ryou Asuka asks for his help in uncovering devils, Akira accepts without hesitation. However, to Akira’s surprise, the place they go to is Sabbath: an immoral party of debauchery and degeneracy. Amidst bloodshed and death, demons possess the partiers, turning their bodies into grotesque monsters, and begin wreaking havoc. In a reckless attempt to save his best friend, Akira unwittingly merges with the devil Amon and becomes a Devilman, gaining the power to defeat the remaining demons.

Though it grants him great power, this new partnership awakens an insatiable and primeval part of Akira. Having the body of a devil but the same crybaby heart, Akira works alongside Ryou, destroying those that harm humanity and his loved ones.

This one truly takes the cake for me and takes the #1 spot as the best anime I have ever seen in my life. And believe me, I’ve seen plenty. The story is great although it is a reboot, it’s nice to see the characters and the story brought to life in modern times. It truly shows how messed up humanity is and by the end of the series, you’ll see who the true demons are. The limited series has ten epic episodes full of heart and horror.

So there you have it, three underrated Netflix animes that you should definitely watch right now. As in right now. Literally, drop everything you’re doing and watch them.

Kidding aside, I hope you enjoyed this article and happy watching.

If you liked this article and wanna read more underrated lists, check out these articles I wrote about the top 5 underrated heroes and villains in video games.