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Top 15 Underrated anime on Crunchyroll (2023) | Update

Last updated on April 25th, 2023 at 07:50 pm

In the vast world of anime, there are many series that are not so popular despite having great premises. The only reason these series are rated so low is their lack of appeal to most people. Most people have not heard about them or have not watched them yet.

So, I included some of the most underrated anime in the article that deserves more love and popularity than they currently have. In this article, we talk about the top 15 underrated anime on Crunchyroll. Let’s get right to it.

Top 15 Underrated Anime on Crunchyroll

15) Izetta: The Last Witch

Izetta - The Last Witch

Anime NameShuumatsu no Izetta
MAL Rating6.75
Number of Episodes12
Genre(s)Action, Fantasy

Izetta: The Last Witch is a historical-fantasy anime and one of the underrated anime on Crunchyroll. It mainly focuses on Izetta, the last witch, and her story during the Second World War.

She has incredible magical powers and is the only living member of her witch clan. She tries to stop the imperialist forces of Germany from invading her small alpine country. This series is a perfect choice for people who love female leads and magical powers.

14) Please Tell Me! Galko-chan

Please tell me Galko-Chan

Anime NameOshiete! Galko-chan
MAL Rating7.03
Number of Episodes12
Genre(s)Comedy, Slice of Life

Please Tell Me! Galko-chan is a slice-of-life and comedy anime series mainly focused on Galko, a young girl. She doesn’t like her name as well as her attractive slender body and always feels embarrassed. Her whole life story is quite unique and interesting and provides us with great experiences.

In this series, she also talks about various anime and manga series as well as reading manga herself. Despite having unique themes and amazing characters, it is regarded as one of the most underrated anime on Crunchyroll.

13) Boogiepop and Others

Boogiepop and Others

Anime NameBoogiepop wa Warawanai (2019)
MAL Rating7.07
Number of Episodes18
Genre(s)Drama, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural

Boogiepop and Others is a psychological-horror anime and one of the underrated anime on Crunchyroll. The story of this series revolves around a supernatural being known as Boogiepop. Initially, he seemed to be the murderer, but he was actually a good individual.

This series allows you to investigate the fundamental connections between humans and their concept of time. Its dark psychological elements, and complex characters make it better than other psychological anime.

12) Denki-Gai


Anime NameDenki-gai no Honya-san
MAL Rating7.19
Number of Episodes12
StudioShin-Ei Animation

Denki-Gai is a romantic-comedy anime that follows the stories of a group of friends. All of them worked together in a fictional doujin shop known as Umanohone. Each of them has their own distinct tastes; some of them love manga or anime, while some love doujin.

This series is an excellent choice for people who have a great love for anime and manga culture. It also helps you to explore the beautiful world of anime to its fullest. The only reason it is underrated is that most people do not hear much about it.

11) Kemono Jihen

Kemono Jihen

Anime NameKemono Jihen
MAL Rating7.39
Number of Episodes12
Genre(s)Action, Mystery, Supernatural

Kemono Jihen is a dark fantasy-mystical anime series from 2021. It is set in a world where humans live alongside man-eating species, like ghouls.

It mainly follows the story of a young boy, Kabane Kusaka, who was abandoned by his parents for being a half-human-half ghoul. After learning the truth of his abandonment, he began searching for his parents.

This series features amazing characters and incredible fighting sequences with great visuals. It is the most underrated anime on Crunchyroll due to its low attraction among people. Believe me, it is one of the best ghoul anime and deserves lots of attention, just like other ghoul series.

10) Paranoia Agent

Paranoia Agent

Anime NameMousou Dairinin
MAL Rating7.67
Number of Episodes13
Genre(s)Drama, Mystery, Supernatural, Suspense

Satoshi Kon proved, again and again, his brilliance in telling suspenseful, psychological thrillers with an atmosphere that will leave the viewers just a little bit disturbed.

Paranoia Agent is another one of his underrated gems. It showcases the power of human imagination and how our mind can make even the slightest bit of doubt into a full-fledged danger.

The story starts with a character designer suddenly getting attacked at night by a boy on roller skates with a golden baseball bat. Soon, more and more victims come forward, confusing the police and drenching the whole town in a stifling paranoia.

9) Eden of the East

Eden of the East

Anime NameHigashi no Eden
MAL Rating7.76
Number of Episodes11 + 2 movies
Genre(s)Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Suspense
StudioProduction I.G.
Aired2009 – 2010

Another criminally underrated anime on Crunchyroll is Eden of the East. The story starts with a missile attack on Japan.

But since no one was harmed, the incident was quickly brushed away, named the Careless Monday. Eight months after that, soon-to-be college graduate Saki Morimi is on a trip to America.

During a trip, she is saved from an unsavory incident by a strange young man calling himself Akira Takizawa.

Akira is not only naked, but he also seems to be suffering from amnesia and only has a cellphone in his possession. The anime is full of intriguing mystery and beautiful art.

8) Shadows House

Shadows House

Anime NameShadows House
MAL Rating7.79
Number of Episodes25 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Fantasy, Mystery
Aired2021 – 2022

Shadows House might seem like a straight-to-the-bone fantasy anime, but its plot holds several social commentaries, some subtle and some more apparent than others.

It tells the story of the Shadows family, consisting of nobles with skin so black that they become faceless. They stay isolated from normal human civilization deep within the mountains.

Serving the Shadows family are the lifelike dolls, each one having a face that could have belonged to their assigned master. The protagonist is the bright-spirited Emilico, who serves the quiet and reserved Kate.

7) Drifters

Drifters poster
Anime NameDrifters
MAL Rating7.90
Number of Episodes12
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
StudioHoods Drifters Studio

Drifters is a dark-fantasy and isekai anime series from 2009. It is set in a fantasy world where several powerful historical warriors are summoned to save it.

These warriors are not only human warriors but also some mysterious species such as elves, dwarves, and hobbits.

This series provides you with incredible action sequences and amazing visuals. It is an underrated anime that deserves more love and popularity than it currently has.

6) The Case Study of Vanitas

The Case Study of Vanitas

Anime NameVanitas no Karte
MAL Rating7.91
Number of Episodes24 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Fantasy, Mystery
Aired2021 – 2022

The Case Study of Vanitas is a dark fantasy and steampunk anime series from 2021. It is set in a fictional Paris and follows Vanitas, a young man, and his amazing adventures. Their world is filled with many vampires who seek help from Vanitas to heal their curses.

This series also has plenty of action sequences and thrilling events. Despite having a low number of episodes, it excellently depicts all aspects of vampires and their curses. It truly deserves to gain the same amount of popularity that other vampire anime have gotten.

5) Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle

Anime NameMaou-jou de Oyasumi
MAL Rating7.99
Number of Episodes12
Genre(s)Comedy, Fantasy
StudioDoga Kobo

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle is one of the few anime that is an excellent combination of fantasy and comedy. It depicts the story of a young princess, Syalis, who was kidnapped by the Demon King. However, she is never afraid of demons and makes her imprisonment a vacation.

It is interesting to explore her hilarious activities in the demon castle. Despite having a unique combination of fantasy and comedy, it is still underrated.

4) Time of Eve

Time of Eve

Anime NameEve no Jikan
MAL Rating8.02
Number of Episodes6
Genre(s)Sci-Fi, Slice of Life
StudioStudio Rikka
Aired2008 – 2009

Time of Eve is a science-fiction and drama anime series from 2008. It is set in a futuristic world where androids and robots have come into common usage. However, they, unfortunately, start to think on their own and create problems for people.

After the series of events, it was revealed that a café named “Time of Eve” was the meeting place of these androids. It excellently depicts the future world with the concept of androids within a few episodes.

3) The Twelve Kingdoms

The Twelve Kingdoms

Anime NameJuuni Kokouki
MAL Rating8.03
Number of Episodes45
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Aired2002 – 2003

The Twelve Kingdoms is an epic-fantasy anime series that depicts several stories from the twelve kingdoms of the world. These kingdoms are located on distinct islands in another dimension, which can only be accessed through magical portals.

However, two high school students were brought to this kingdom by a mysterious man for a hidden reason. This series has amazing storytelling and plot twists that make it better than other fantasy anime. Most people have not watched this series yet, which makes it one of the most underrated anime.

2) SK8 the Infinity

SK8 the Infinity

Anime NameSK∞
MAL Rating8.03
Number of Episodes21

Sports anime tend to focus on the more popular sports like baseball and soccer. SK8 the Infinity, however, takes skateboarding as its central sport.

And not just skateboarding, but a high-tension, underground skateboarding race where rules are minimal. Reki Kyan is a skateboarding enthusiast who loves everything about it.

When he meets the new transfer student, Langa Hasegawa, who seems to be a genius at skateboarding despite never trying it before, Reki finds his ultimate partner in him.

1) Kids on the Slope

Kids on the Slope

Anime NameSakamichi no Apollon
MAL Rating8.31
Number of Episodes12
Genre(s)Drama, Romance
StudioTezuka Productions, MAPPA

Kids on the Slope differs from the popular, mainstream anime with the themes it explores and the sensibilities put behind them. It tells the story of Kaoru Nishimi, a top student and classical pianist who’s never had any friends.

But when he meets Sentaro Kawabuchi, the school delinquent with a passion for jazz, Kaoru not only finds a new genre of music to love but his very first friend.

This anime has a beautiful art style and a touching story of love and friendship with plenty of drama to go by. It is also a criminally underrated anime on Crunchyroll.

Notes: This list of underrated anime on Crunchyroll is based on the library of Crunchyroll (US). To watch this amazing anime, you must sign up for Crunchyroll and log in with your email address.

We’ll wrap up this article by going over each anime on the list of the top 15 underrated anime on Crunchyroll. Despite these being underrated anime, they have a great premise and amazing characters. Each of these series is fantastic and deserves to be highly rated on IMDb and MAL.

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