Anime can be a lot of things if you look hard enough. A sweeping romance, a thought-provoking story, or a terrifying experience.
But, we don’t care about that right now. No, instead, it’s time to embrace your weird side and dive into “trash”. This is the stuff that people don’t talk about in polite company, but indulge in during quiet nights.
You stare intently at the screen as you witness Koyomi brush Karen’s teeth. Surely, this sibling bonding is foreshadowing future events or is symbolizing something of some sort. Just wait until you get to the bath and Shinobi scenes…truly deep storytelling!
2. Highschool of the Dead
Amongst the carnage and gore, you notice something odd. The half-decomposed zombie girl is kind of cute and that zombie guy is a bit of a hunk…Wait, why are they focusing on a girl’s cleavage while she’s getting eaten?
3. Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya
You recline back into your seat, processing what you’ve just watched. For the past 20 episodes, you’ve indulged in middle-school girls kissing and prancing around in revealing costumes. After some thinking, you decide to call a lawyer for a favor. Turns out, every episode adds a year to you impending jail sentence.
4. No Game No Life
Panties and lots of them. Angels, dog girls, and a NEET 11-year-old. You’re not quite sure what the story is about – something about board games, conquering races, and panties. Oh, better turn the volume down, Jibril is moaning again…it’s totally about games!
“I’m watching it for the meme,” you tell yourself. “This anime is trash and so am I!”
Yes, embrace that depraved pit in your heart as you indulge in middle schoolers talking about peckers and lewd art. You deserve it.
6. A Sister’s All You Need
“Oi! He doesn’t even have a sister!!” You’re wrong, you just aren’t looking hard enough. But that’s only if you can make past the infamous breakfast scene.
7. To Love-Ru!
A boy and an alien harem sound innocent enough. There are standard ecchi scenes that you wouldn’t want mother knowing about, but it’s tame — what are they doing with that popsicle? Rubbing tails really makes aliens get excited? Why does Rito fall face first into everyone’s crotch??
8. Koe de Oshigoto
It’s about voicing eroge, don’t act surprised when you hear over the top noises and see finger sucking. You knew what you were getting into from episode one.
9. Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash!
Senran Kagura is honest. It’s about buxom ninja girls wearing paper mache, eating sushi rolls in a provocative manner, and stripping down to almost nothing. You’ll honestly deny ever binge-watching the entire season.
10. Yosuga no Sora
A newfangled anthology that gives every main girl a chance to shine. You struggle to wrap your mind around the out-of-order structure, but none of that matters once the finale rolls around. You’re not sure if weird sibling stuff is your thing, but that scene had better animation than most hentai.
11. Kiss x Sis
“It’s not really illegal if they aren’t blood relatives,” you smugly tell others. Afterall, the twins are into their step-brother…except for when they are kissing each other.
“I watch it for the humor” will be your next excuse.
Sex jokes and a trope-filled story clash to make you feel funny. “It’s really about the importance of sexual education!” you say in an attempt to justify the scene to yourself while the cast strokes bananas. Just let the perverse humor embrace you like an uncomfortably warm blanket.
13. Prison School
You project yourself as a straight-laced and vanilla individual. No funny business or weird fetishes to see – a real model citizen! But that’s a lie. You worry someone will discover your masochistic, fem-dom loving nature after accidentally quoting Prison School.
14. Sleeping with Hinako
People will call it cancer or a mistake, but they could never dream of comprehending the depths of the emotional storytelling and symbolism. Afterall, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Sleeping with Hinako.