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Which is Your Favorite B-Tier Anime?

By B-Tier anime I mean anime that is "average", nothing that you would consider the best-anime-in-the-world, or so-bad-that-is-good, or something that you would have strong opinions about; but animes that are just "ok" but can hook you up from start to finish.

The best that would fit this category for me is Uninhabited Planet Survive, which is about some kids in the future who get space-shipwrecked in an unknown planet. The premise is so simple but every episode is enjoyable and have a decent overall story.
It's not the best anime in the world nor it tries to be (it's mostly aimed for children), the animation is ok, the soundtrack is nothing special, and the characters aren't very original but they feel real (every one with their own flaws).

So, it was an interesting experience for me to find an anime that fit this category, and I would love to read if anyone else feels the same with any other average anime.

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  1. [3]
    bkimmel
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    I don't even know enough about anime to say for sure what is "A" vs "B" tier, but I really enjoyed this one and I don't hear it mentioned much:...

    I don't even know enough about anime to say for sure what is "A" vs "B" tier, but I really enjoyed this one and I don't hear it mentioned much: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gankutsuou:_The_Count_of_Monte_Cristo

    5 votes
    1. herson
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      Oh wow, I actually remember back in 2008 or so, a friend lent me some DVDs with random animes including this one, but I never got the opportunity to watch it.

      Oh wow, I actually remember back in 2008 or so, a friend lent me some DVDs with random animes including this one, but I never got the opportunity to watch it.

      2 votes
    2. Akir
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      That’s because it’s clearly F tier. I’m mostly joking about that; I just really dislike Studio Gonzo’s animation, and that show is the primary showcase. Though it’s actually a tie between that and...

      That’s because it’s clearly F tier.

      I’m mostly joking about that; I just really dislike Studio Gonzo’s animation, and that show is the primary showcase. Though it’s actually a tie between that and Gantz. It’s the visual equivalent of Top Banana. If you can look past the animation it’s actually an OK show with decent writing, though far too slow paced for me personally. And of course, if there is one thing that this show has going for it, it’s the striking visual design - anyone who has seen it will remember having seen it.

      2 votes
  2. PhantomBand
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    Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka is probably this for me. I liked the premise, an intenser sort of mahou shoujo with more graphic violence, but not like in a subversive edgy way like Madoka. Asuka is...

    Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka is probably this for me. I liked the premise, an intenser sort of mahou shoujo with more graphic violence, but not like in a subversive edgy way like Madoka. Asuka is really cute, the aesthetic and artstyle of the show are super on point, fights are fun, etc.

    Problem was mainly the somewhat awkward and laggy animation for me, and I don't like Kurumi at all.

    Though, hooking in on the "at least it's not edgy and subversive" point, I did read that it does effectively serve as a deconstruction of mahou shoujo, which would put it in the same league as Madoka, which I don't appreciate in the slightest...

    So I'm a bit lukewarm about it as a whole.

    3 votes
  3. helloworld
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    Saekano. Its a parody of Harem anime's, and while it gets the job done, it's not something to write home about. Characters are well hashed out, show gold growth over the story, jokes are funny,...

    Saekano. Its a parody of Harem anime's, and while it gets the job done, it's not something to write home about.

    Characters are well hashed out, show gold growth over the story, jokes are funny, animation and score are good enough, and kvera story is very usual without any big surprises.

    3 votes
  4. zptc
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    D4DJ (idols that perform music with an EDM flavor) can be a fun watch, but I'm not a super fan of the music and the characters aren't anything out of the ordinary. Sore ga Seiyuu is a SoL about...

    D4DJ (idols that perform music with an EDM flavor) can be a fun watch, but I'm not a super fan of the music and the characters aren't anything out of the ordinary.

    Sore ga Seiyuu is a SoL about voice actresses trying to get their start in the anime industry. Unless you're interested in voice actors and/or the anime industry itself, it's probably not worth watching.

    3 votes
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    Buck_Rogers
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    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei The Irregular at Magic High School Great incidental music, Interesting story.

    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

    The Irregular at Magic High School

    Great incidental music, Interesting story.

    3 votes
    1. Apos
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      I was going to vote for this one so I submitted another one instead.

      I was going to vote for this one so I submitted another one instead.

  6. mrnd
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    New Game. I can't really say it is especially good by any standard, and it has some very cringy fanservice I usually try to avoid in anime. But I still find it very charming, and the characters...

    New Game.

    I can't really say it is especially good by any standard, and it has some very cringy fanservice I usually try to avoid in anime. But I still find it very charming, and the characters are nice. And tbh I just love the premise of all-woman game dev company.

    3 votes
  7. petrichor
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    Ouran High School Host Club, maybe? I happen to think it's rather good - the dub is great - but it's absolutely the kind of comfort show that you can sit down and watch all the way through.

    Ouran High School Host Club, maybe? I happen to think it's rather good - the dub is great - but it's absolutely the kind of comfort show that you can sit down and watch all the way through.

    3 votes
  8. Akir
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    Ok, so I mentioned elsewhere that I have a hatred of Studio Gonzo, but there’s one series of theirs that I actually like, and it’s Speed Grapher. It’s got a pretty simple premise, where a guy gets...

    Ok, so I mentioned elsewhere that I have a hatred of Studio Gonzo, but there’s one series of theirs that I actually like, and it’s Speed Grapher. It’s got a pretty simple premise, where a guy gets the power to blow things up by taking pictures of them, but it takes it to some interesting places. The main character is wonderfully flawed and puts himself into some interesting and tense situations. And although it doesn’t have a real ending, it’s actually really well thought out; it’s got a pretty brisk pace and the actual animation production is pretty good.

    2 votes
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    vegai
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    Is Vision of Escaflowne too good to qualify?

    Is Vision of Escaflowne too good to qualify?

    2 votes
    1. mrbig
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      That is relative to your habits, but I'd personally say yes, Escaflowne is way too good to qualify.

      That is relative to your habits, but I'd personally say yes, Escaflowne is way too good to qualify.

      2 votes
  10. Apos
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    I really liked Mushibugyou. The main character is really cheerful and the show was entertaining. Another one that was really good: Suisei no Gargantia. I actually got my cousin into animes with...

    I really liked Mushibugyou. The main character is really cheerful and the show was entertaining.

    Another one that was really good: Suisei no Gargantia. I actually got my cousin into animes with that one. It's a really cool concept and I think they executed it really well. The music is really good. The world building was really nice and I thought the ending was great. I actually rated it 10/10.

    2 votes