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Flowers of Evil - This show is amazing. Everything about it is just done so well. The music, the story, the animation. Yes, the animation. I know the rotoscope style doesnt sit well with many, but there are some moments in this series that could have not been done as well in any other medium. A lot of the hate come from fans of the manga, they were expecting a show with the same look. I read the manga after watching the show and yeah, I can understand their disappointment. But I went into the series cold. Its amazing. I will say that the series just kind of ends, and I HIGHLY recommend to read the manga if you enjoy the series. But don't read it first.
{Kaiba} is possibly overrated by the people who like it, but I never see it talked about, and I love it. It was a very smart series that allowed viewers to come to their own conclusions through vague hinting, then confirm those suspicions a bit later on down the line. There's no "shit hits the fan" moment, information is drip-fed at a steady and reasonable pace.
{Medaka Box} Once you realize this anime is one big parody trying to take the piss out of literally everything and every character archetype, it becomes pretty hilarious. Slightly biased because I read the manga and that's where the one great character gets introduced
{Tenshi no Tamago} is a lesser-known Mamoru Oshii film, but I consider it his best. Everything's a symbol for something, and there's theme exploration galore. My kind of anime.
{Eikyuu Kazoku} is an interesting short film about an incredibly strange TV show and its effects on the actors. It's really out there; I wouldn't be surprised if FLCL took influence from this short.
{Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster} is a six-episode mecha series directed by Hideaki Anno of Evangelion fame that really helped to establish the "psychological mecha" microgenre. Criminally overlooked.
{Kemonozume} is Masaaki Yuasa's TV directorial debut, often overshadowed by his work on The Tatami Galaxy and Ping Pong The Animation. Everyone ignores it, which is a shame, because it has a lot to offer even if it isn't quite as good as his newer stuff.
{Selector Infected WIXOSS} is, to me, a better version of Madoka Magica. It's a card game series, but focuses way more on the psychological states and stakes of the players than the card game itself.
Some of these are huge in Japan (Natsume in particular), but are rarely talked about on /r/anime. Some were big when they were out, but then just kind of disappeared.
Ah! My Goddess!
Aria the Animation
Bamboo Blade
Flying Witch
Gunslinger Girl
Haibane Renmei
Initial D
Hell Girl
Iria: Zeiram the Animation
Kino no Tabi
Kotoura-san
Little Busters!
Love Lab
Natsume Yuujinchou
Nodame Cantabile
Oda Nobuna no Yabou
Ristorante Paradiso
So Ra No Wo To
Vampire Hunter D and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
Witchcraft Works
Yozakura Quartet
Here's a bunch off of the top of my head from all over the board.
{The Rose of Versailles} - From the 70's but still fantastic.
{Ouritsu Uchuugun: Honneamise no Tsubasa}
{xxxHOLiC}
{GTO}
{Ergo Proxy}
{Mobile Police Patlabor}
{Natsume Yuujinchou}
{Revolutionary Girl Utena}
{Magic Knight Rayearth}
{The Vision of Escaflowne}
{Boogiepop Phantom}
{Ristorante Paradiso}
{A Lull in the Sea}
{Irresponsible Captain Tylor}
{Azumanga Daioh}
{Fruits Basket}
{Ano Natsu de Matteru}
{Ichigo Mashimaro}
{Kokoro Connect}
{Texhnolyze}
{Haibane Renmei}
{Serial Experiments Lain}
{Ouran High School Host Club} - This one was huge but I never see it mentioned anymore. Its still my favorite comedy.
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