Anime is one genre of film that is incredibly well covered by internet forums, fans websites, and reader write-ups.
While the top films and scenes are written about and discussed in so many ways, sometimes it is the less known scenes that provide the most interest and offer incredible depth to a storyline.
These underrated action series are well worth a watch, especially if you have been through all the most popular series, and are looking to try something new.
BlazBlue: Alter Memory
This series is set in 2199, and consists of 12 episodes. Created by Bones studio, it falls within the action and fantasy genre. The Grim Reaper or Ragna is driven to destroy the system that controls the modern world.
Fighters all arrive and converge on Kagutsuchi to claim the bounty that has been offered. Definitely give this series a chance, as the storyline is quite entertaining.
Originating from Gonzo studies, this series consists of 1 more episode than is the standard, offering viewers 13 action-packed episodes. Creatures that are called Synthesizers take over a shopping area. These creatures are known to eat anyone visiting Akihabara – eating their will to live and their social energy. It is soon discovered however, that they can be destroyed by exposing them to sunlight.
The challenge is how to do this, and this forms the basis of the storyline of this series. Heroes discover that the best way is to rip the clothes of the creatures, which will allow sunlight to touch their skin and then destroy them.
Atom: The Beginning
A series developed and produced by Production IG, OLM and Signal MD, this series of 12 episodes is classified in the Mecha and Seinen genres. The plot centres around Japan as the county falls victim to a major disaster.
After being hit by the catastrophe, the story unfolds five years later while reconstruction of the city is taking place. The story is as immersive as eSports betting in Australia and follows two researchers at a local university who are developing a robot. Astro Boy becomes real, and the action unfolds and viewers are treated to an incredible storyline and wonderful animation.
Druaga no Tou
This anime is the last in our list, but is a wonderful series to really get stuck into. With 24 episodes, it is a great option for a binge watch one weekend. There are a variety of characters and groups that form part of the storyline.
Viewers are treated as the various characters play their role in defeating or stopping the monster known as Druaga.
Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio
Created by Sanzigen studio, also consisting of 12 episodes, this series covers a Fleet of Fog who have been equipped with a diverse range of super weapons. They appear in various locations around the earth. Because humanity did not have the ability or tools to withstand these powers, they became easily defeated. As a result, they are unable to travel the seas any longer.
A group of heroes later take over a submarine, changing its name to I-401. As they stand together, the series unfolds as these heroes attempt to overthrow the Fleet of Fog. Real action and drama, the ending will stay hidden as viewers unpeel the layers of this fascinating series.