This is an approximate categorization of how well-known or obscure anime series are among English-speaking anime fans on the Internet. This list is to be used as a guideline. It may be handy as an informed guess as to whether your audience might know what series you're talking about.

This list is divided into seven categories. They are:
* Level 0: Series is so well-known that many people outside of the anime fandom generally know about this. The series is to some extent part of worldwide pop culture (and usually dominates in Japan). Almost all anime in this category was released in America as a [[AnimationAgeGhetto kid-oriented]] English dub on network television during TheNineties, with a couple released earlier.
* Level 1: Some people outside the anime fandom may have heard of this. Pretty much everyone in the fandom knows about the series. They may not know it in great detail, but they should know enough to talk about the series and likely have an opinion on it. You may find limited traces of it in pop culture.
* Level 2: Detailed knowledge is mainly restricted to a specialized fandom, but most people in the fandom know about it enough to have some idea what it's about.
* Level 3: General awareness is not guaranteed, but fandoms are sizable enough to be notable.
* Level 4: Fandoms are small, but sizable enough that the series still shows up on some radars. For example, you may be able to find a number of fan-videos focused on these series, and chances are that in any bunch of 10-20 tropers you might have one or two who know the series in question other than you. The internet has really helped bring these fandoms together, due to how small and scattered they tend to be.
* Level 5: Even more obscure. Fandoms very small, mainly because word hasn't really even got out about the existence of this series. You'd probably be lucky to find 1 out of those 20; you should be casting your net wider. If the series isn't current, you might be one of only a handful in a convention who knows of it.
* Level 6: For things that, while they exist, seem to be impossible to find, even on the internet with modern proliferation of filesharing.

Rules about this list:
* The general anime fandom, as relevant to this list, is defined as being English-speaking anime fans on the Internet.
* Substantially different adaptations that have led to split fandoms, such as between GoLion and {{Voltron}}, can be listed separately in this list.
* This list pertains ''only'' to anime series. Do not include manga-only series. Only judge popularity of the anime itself; if the manga is very famous but few fans know about the existence of the anime version, it still counts as obscure.

Things to remember when reading, editing, and using this list:
* When editing this list, ''please give an edit reason'', ''especially'' if you are moving a series from one category to another. Try to avoid edit wars if at all possible; if a dispute can't be resolved, take it to the fora.
* This list is ''not'' a measure of the quality of a show. Very obscure series can be very good, pretty good, meh, pretty bad, and very bad. Try to think as objectively as possible about how many people within the groups stated in the criteria above would know the series.
* If this article should be translated to another language, please make it pertain to the internet anime fandom in ''that'' language, ''not'' English. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Rankings may obviously be different.]]
* Please list series in alphabetical order, and please type out alternate names (such as "Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha" and "Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha"), so it's easier for other people to read the list and find series.
* Recent series may be difficult to categorize. It can take some time for the hype to subside.

The list is formatted in folders. The top folder is not part of the list, but a separate list of works that people have requested rankings for, but which they themselves have not been able to place. You, the reader, are requested to help out.

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[[folder:Series requesting placement]]
* Manga/AkameGaKiru!
* Manga/{{Amatsuki}}
* Anime/AngelsEgg
* Anime/AngieGirl
* Anime/ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS
* Manga/{{Barrage}}
* Anime/BoscoAdventure
* Anime/ButtAttackPunisherGirlGotaman
* Anime/CampusSpecialInvestigatorHikaruon
* Anime/ChocottoSister
* Anime/CombattlerV
* Anime/CosmosPinkShock
* Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}
* Anime/DaiGuard
* Anime/{{Daimos}}
* Anime/DelpowerXBakuhatsuMiracleGenki
* Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness
* Manga/DokonjoGaeru
* Manga/DragonsHeaven
* Anime/FlintTheTimeDetective
* VisualNovel/GakuenHeaven
* Manga/{{Genshiken}}
* Anime/{{Grenadier}}
* Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim
* Anime/HiSpeedJecy
* Manga/HunterXHunter
* Anime/JeanieWithTheLightBrownHair
* Anime/JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu (aka Hare + Guu)
* Manga/JyuOhSei (Planet of the Beast King)
* Manga/TheKabochaWine
* Manga/KagihimeMonogatari
* LightNovel/Katanagatari
* Anime/{{Kiba}}
* Anime/KissXSis
* Manga/KoiKaze
* Anime/LeChevalierDEon
* Manga/LovelyComplex
* Anime/MangaMitokomon
* Anime/MasterOfMartialHearts
* Anime/Mnemosyne
* Anime/MonColleKnights
* Anime/MonsterRancher (aka Monster Farm)
* Manga/{{Nineteen 19}}
* LightNovel/NoGameNoLife
* Manga/Noragami
* Anime/OnegaiTwins (aka Please Twins!)
* Anime/OtakuNoVideo
* Anime/PanzerWorldGalient
* Anime/Piano
* Anime/PleaseTeacher (aka Onegai Teacher)
* Manga/RaveMaster (aka Groove Adventure Rave)
* Anime/ReporterBlues
* Anime/RoninWarriors
* Manga/{{Shigurui}}
* Anime/ShinkonGattaiGodannar
* LightNovel/SorcererStabberOrphen
* Anime/StrikeWitches
* Anime/SpacePirateMito
* Manga/ToLoveRu
* LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms
* Manga/VenusVersusVirus
* Anime/{{Xabungle}}
[[/folder]]

!The List

[[folder:Level 0 series]]
* Manga/{{Akira}}
* Manga/AstroBoy
* Franchise/{{Digimon}}
* Anime/DragonBallZ
* Franchise/{{Gundam}}, at least the eponymous mechs; the individual series in the franchise vary in recognition from Level 0-1 (i.e. Wing, G, 00) to 4 (i.e. Victory, X, Turn A). Precisely which series rank where differs markedly for Japan, where the main UC series (especially the original and ''Zeta'') rank higher than most of the spinoffs.
* Franchise/HelloKitty
* Anime/MyNeighborTotoro
* Anime/{{Pokemon}} - The anime helped advertise the rest of the franchise outside of Japan, but even after the initial hype settled, it still has a strong enough fanbase to remain in the mainstream, at least for the early seasons. Anything released after 2001 is Level 1 - after all, you won't find many mainstream adults who know about [[Anime/PokemonLucarioAndTheMysteryOfMew Lucario]] or [[Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened the "new Mewtwo" controversy]].
* Anime/SailorMoon
* Anime/SpeedRacer
* Anime/SpiritedAway
* Anime/{{Voltron}} (The original version, {{Golion}} is a Level 5 in Japan due to just being one of many SuperRobot series made during the 1980s.)
* Anime/YuGiOh (The 2003 series; the Toei series hovers around Levels 3-5, and the spin-offs are all around Level 1-2)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Level 1 series]]
* Manga/AttackOnTitan (Shingeki no Kyojin)
* Anime/{{Bakugan}}
* Anime/{{Beyblade}}
* Manga/{{Bleach}}
* Manga/CardcaptorSakura
* Anime/CodeGeass
* Anime/CowboyBebop
* Manga/DeathNote
* Manga/DragonBall (Level 0 in Japan, alongside Z)
* Anime/DragonBallGT (bordering on Level 0 in Japan, but markedly less popular than the other series due to its reputation)
* Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren
* Anime/FullmetalAlchemist and [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]] (non-anime fans in English-speaking countries are more likely to know the former, but most anime fans are fairly familiar with both)
* Manga/GhostInTheShell
* Manga/InuYasha
* LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya
* Manga/KOn (the poster child for [[{{moe}} moeblobs]], gaining fame/infamy partly through NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity)
* Manga/{{Naruto}} - Actually halfway between Level 0 and Level 1, since its presence in America wasn't as a [[AnimationAgeGhetto kid-oriented]] television dub during TheNineties, and is therefore far less well-known with older adults.
* Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion (Level 0 in Japan) - {{Deconstruct|ion}}ed the common tropes of mecha series aimed at young boys, popularized intense psychological exploration, and gave the anime industry a much-needed boost to save it from its death throes.
* Manga/OnePiece (easily Level 0 in Japan)
* Anime/PokemonOrigins - in contrast to the main ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, this miniseries is a PragmaticAdaptation of the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games, but is slightly more obscure than the games themselves due to its [[NostalgiaFilter very specific target audience]].
* Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea
* Anime/PrincessMononoke
* Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica (Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica), the PostModern, DarkerAndEdgier counterpart to Manga/CardcaptorSakura. Surprisingly, has become a Level 0 in Japan despite its brutal subversion of {{Kawaisa}}.
* Manga/RanmaOneHalf
* Manga/RurouniKenshin
* Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle
* Manga/VampireKnight
* Manga/YuYuHakusho
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Level 2 series]]
* Anime/AfroSamurai
* Manga/AhMyGoddess / Oh My Goddess
* Anime/AngelBeats
* Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay
* Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia
* Manga/AzumangaDaioh
* LightNovel/{{Baccano}}
* Manga/{{Bakuman}}
* Manga/{{Berserk}}
* Anime/TheBigO (got a second season because of its American popularity)
* Manga/BlackButler (Kuroshitsuji)
* Anime/BlackRockShooter
* Anime/BloodPlus
* Manga/BlueExorcist (Ao no Exorcist)
* Anime/CasshernSins (was promoted from a 4 or 5 to a 3 when FUNimation released it on DVD. Was promoted to a 2 when it was aired on the revived {{Toonami}} block.)
* Anime/CastleInTheSky
* Manga/{{Chobits}}
* VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}
* Anime/DarkerThanBlack
* Manga/DeadmanWonderland (the anime version, at least, was boosted from a level 4 or 5 to this thanks to being aired on the revived {{Toonami}} block.)
* Manga/DetectiveConan (Case Closed: One Truth Prevails)
* Anime/DigimonSavers (Data Squad) and [[Anime/DigimonXrosWars Xros Wars]]
* Manga/DNAngel
* Anime/{{Doraemon}} (a definite 0 in Japan, Indonesia, much of East Asia and Mediterranean Europe)
* Anime/DragonBallKai
* LightNovel/{{Durarara}}
* Manga/ElfenLied
* Anime/EurekaSeven
* Manga/FairyTail
* Anime/{{FLCL}}
* LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero (Zero no Tsukaima)
* VisualNovel/FateStayNight and it's prequel, LightNovel/FateZero
* Manga/FruitsBasket
* Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughTime (Toki o Kakeru Shoujo)
* Manga/{{Gintama}}
* Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies
* Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka
* Manga/{{Hellsing}}
* VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi (When They Cry)
* Anime/HowlsMovingCastle
* Manga/InitialD
* Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion
* VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}
* Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn
* Anime/KikisDeliveryService
* Anime/KillLaKill
* Anime/KurokoNoBasuke
* Anime/LastExile
* Manga/LoveHina
* Anime/LuckyStar
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'' (along with ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'')
* Manga/MahouSenseiNegima
* Franchise/LyricalNanoha (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
* Manga/MiraiNikki
* Manga/{{Monster}}
* Anime/MyNeighborTotoro
* Anime/MazingerZ
* Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind
* Manga/{{Nichijou}}
* Anime/NinjaScroll
* Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub
* Anime/PorcoRosso
* Anime/PrettyCure (Like Manga/OnePiece above, easily a Level 0 in japan. Was previously much lower in the western fandom until ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'')
* Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis
* Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena
* Anime/{{Robotech}} (these days due to its historical significance)
* Manga/RosarioToVampire
* Manga/RozenMaiden (Largely because of [[MemeticMutation Suiseiseki]])
* Anime/SamuraiChamploo
* Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats
* VisualNovel/SchoolDays (due to the "Nice Boat" {{meme}})
* Manga/SchoolRumble
* LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana
* Anime/ShinChan
* LightNovel/{{Slayers}}
* Manga/ShugoChara
* Anime/SonicX
* Manga/SoulEater
* LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf
* VisualNovel/SteinsGate
* Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross
* LightNovel/SwordArtOnline ([[BrokenBase extremely polarizing to say the least]], but popular enough to attract several people involved in its production to U.S. conventions)
* Anime/TenchiMuyo
* Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann (Gurren Lagann)
* Manga/TokyoMewMew
* Manga/{{Trigun}}
* LightNovel/VampireHunterD
* Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne
* Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK (NHK ni Youkoso!)
* Franchise/{{Zoids}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Level 3 series]]
* LightNovel/AccelWorld
* VisualNovel/{{Air}}
* Manga/AirGear
* Literature/{{Another}}
* Manga/{{Aria}}
* LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)
* LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}
* Manga/{{BECK}}
* Manga/BlackCat
* Manga/BlackJack
* Manga/BlackLagoon
* LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan
* Manga/BoboboboBobobo
* LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex (To Aru Majutsu no Index)
* Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun (To Aru Kagaku no Railgun)
* Manga/ChronoCrusade
* Manga/{{Claymore}}
* Manga/DGrayMan
* VisualNovel/DaCapo
* LightNovel/DirtyPair
* Manga/DrSlump (Was a Level 0 in Japan, now perhaps Level 1 due to age and displacement by Manga/DragonBall)
** Awareness of the series in English-speaking countries is generally restricted to knowledgeable anime fans and the more devoted fans of Manga/DragonBall and Creator/AkiraToriyama, but mostly on an academic level and fewer have actually read or seen it. The manga has been released in English, and the first five movies are available subtitled on DVD, but neither the TV series (including the '90s reboot) nor the sequel manga has made it to the Anglosphere. It is probably closer to a Level 1 or 2 in Europe and South America, where it has existed for longer and its popularity more sustained.
* Anime/EdenOfTheEast (Higashi no Eden)
* Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja
* Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld
* Manga/ExcelSaga
* Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar
* Anime/{{Free}}
* LightNovel/FullMetalPanic
* Manga/FushigiYuugi
* Anime/GalaxyAngel
* Manga/{{Gantz}}
* Anime/GaoGaiGar
* Manga/GetterRobo
* Anime/GenesisOfAquarion
* Anime/GirlsUndPanzer (Has become a major SleeperHit in Japan, and has produced a fair bit of steam amongst not only otaku, but also the ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'' fandom.)
* Manga/{{Gravitation}}
* Anime/GuiltyCrown
* Manga/{{Gunnm}} (Battle Angel Alita)
* Manga/GunsmithCats
* Manga/GunslingerGirl
* Anime/GunXSword
* Anime/HaibaneRenmei
* Anime/{{Hamtaro}}
* Manga/HayateTheCombatButler
* Anime/HellGirl
* Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead
* Manga/HikaruNoGo
* Manga/HoneyAndClover
* Manga/HouseOfFiveLeaves
* Manga/HunterXHunter
* Literature/{{Hyouka}}
* Manga/IkkiTousen
* LightNovel/IsThisAZombie (Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?)
* Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure (Parts 1-3; Parts 4-8 hover between this and Level 5 due to lacking an anime adaptation)
* Manga/MaidSama (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!)
* Manga/{{Kaiji}}
* LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai
* Manga/KimiNiTodoke
** This series would be placed on a somewhat higher level in Japan, where it recently became a fad.
* Anime/KinnikumanNisei
* Manga/KotouraSan (It's infamous DownerBeginning gave it near-instant SleeperHit status on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, but the [[AudienceAlienatingPremise premise is alienating]] which may have slowed the spread of its awareness among fandoms.)
* LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh
* Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes
* Anime/{{Madlax}}
* Manga/MagicKnightRayearth
* Anime/{{MaiHiME}} and Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}
* Manga/MariaHolic
* LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru
* Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico
* Anime/MegaManNTWarrior
* Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch
* Anime/MillenniumActress
* Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater
* Manga/{{NANA}}
* Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends
* Anime/{{Noir}}
* Anime/OjamajoDoremi
* Manga/OutlawStar
* Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt
* Literature/{{Paprika}}
* Anime/ParanoiaAgent
* Anime/PerfectBlue
* Manga/PingPong
* Anime/{{Planetes}}
* Anime/PsychoPass
* Anime/QueensBlade
* Anime/RahXephon
* Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar
* Manga/SaintSeiya (As [[DubNameChange Knights of the Zodiac]] in America, it at this level, In Europe, Latin and South America, it's at Level 0-1)
* Manga/{{Saki}}
* Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei
* Anime/SerialExperimentsLain
* Manga/SgtFrog (Keroro Gunsou)
* Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume
* Manga/SlamDunk
* Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie
* Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon
* LightNovel/StrawberryPanic
* Anime/StrikeWitches
* Anime/{{Witchblade}}
* Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows (Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai)
* LightNovel/{{Toradora}}
* Anime/TokyoGodfathers
* LightNovel/TrinityBlood
* VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}
* VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry
* Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato (aka Star Blazers) (although in Japan, this would be arguably a 1 or 2 depending on the age of the fan and considering spike of popularity with {{Space Battleship Yamato 2199}}.)
* Manga/YakitateJapan
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Level 4 series]]
* Franchise/DotHack (Especially Anime/DotHackSign, Manga/DotHackLegendOfTheTwilight, and .hack//Roots)
* Anime/AbenobashiMahouShoutengai (Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi)
* Manga/{{Appleseed}}
* Manga/{{Area 88}}
* Manga/BambooBlade
* Manga/{{Bokurano}}
* LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai (1 or 2 in Japan, [[AmericansHateTingle harem series have a bad reputation in the U.S.]])
* Anime/BubblegumCrisis
* Manga/BunnyDrop (aka Usagi Drop)
* Manga/BusouRenkin
* Anime/CaptainHarlock
* Manga/CatShitOne (Apocalypse Meow)
* LightNovel/ChuunibyouDemoKoiGaShitai
* Manga/CLAMPSchoolDetectives
* Manga/CromartieHighSchool
* Manga/TheDaughterOfTwentyFaces
* Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys
* Anime/DennouCoil
* Manga/DetroitMetalCity
* Anime/DiGiCharat
* Anime/DuelMasters
* [[VisualNovel/EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo Ef: A Tale of Memories / Melodies]]
* Anime/ErgoProxy
* Manga/{{Eiken}}
* Anime/FromTheNewWorld
* Manga/GalaxyExpress999
* Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}
* VideoGame/GateKeepers
* Anime/GaReiZero
* Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro
* Manga/GirlsBravo
* Anime/GunBuster / Anime/DieBuster
* Manga/{{Heroman}}
* Manga/HidamariSketch
* [[Manga/HimechanNoRibon Himechan's Ribbon]]
* VideoGame/InazumaEleven
* LightNovel/InfiniteStratos
* Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor
* LightNovel/JinruiWaSuitaiShimashita
* Manga/{{Jormungand}}
* Manga/JunjouRomantica
* Manga/KamenNoMaidGuy
* LightNovel/KamisamaNoMemochou (aka Heaven's Memo Pad)
* [[LightNovel/{{Kampfer}} Kämpfer]]
* Manga/{{Kannagi}}
* Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl
* Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer
* Anime/KiddyGrade
* Manga/{{Kinnikuman}} - Specifically, its toy release under the MUSCLE name gives it a boost it might not otherwise have.
* LightNovel/KinosJourney
* Manga/KodomoNoJikan
* Anime/KurauPhantomMemory
* Manga/LoneWolfAndCub
* Anime/LostUniverse
* Anime/MaoChan
* Manga/MidoriNoHibi
* Manga/{{Minami-ke}}
* Manga/MysteriousGirlfriendX
* Anime/{{Moetan}}
* Anime/{{Mononoke}}
* Manga/{{Mushishi}}
* Manga/{{Narutaru}} (Shadow Star)
* Anime/{{Noein}}
* LightNovel/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu
* Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere
* Main/OnYourMark
* LightNovel/OreNoImoutoGaKonnaNiKawaiiWakeGaNai
* Manga/PandoraHearts
* Anime/PaniPoniDash
* Anime/ParallelTroubleAdventureDual
* VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper
* Anime/{{Potemayo}}
* Anime/PrincessNine
* Manga/PrincessResurrection
* Anime/PrincessTutu
* Anime/ReadOrDie
* Manga/RoseOfVersailles(Level 1-2 in Japan and [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff parts of Europe]] )
* Anime/RuneSoldierLouie
* Anime/SaberMarionetteJ
* Manga/{{Saikano}}
* Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman
* LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess
* Anime/{{S-CRY-ed}}
* Anime/SeireiNoMoribito
* LightNovel/SeitokaiNoIchizon
* Manga/{{Shiki}} (Corpse Demon)
* MakotoShinkai's films:
** Anime/VoicesOfADistantStar/Hoshi no Koe
** Anime/ThePlacePromisedInOurEarlyDays/Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho
** Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond/Byousoku 5cm
** Anime/ChildrenWhoChaseLostVoices/Hosho wo Ou Kodomotachi
** Anime/TheGardenOfWords/Kotonoha no Niwa
* VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}
* Anime/{{Simoun}}
* Manga/{{Sketchbook}}: ~full color'S
* Manga/SkipBeat
* Anime/SkyGirls
* {{Anime/Sola}}
* Anime/SoRaNoWoTo
* Anime/SoraOKakeruShoujo
* Anime/SpeedGrapher
* Anime/StellviaOfTheUniverse
* Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow
* Anime/{{Stratos 4}}
* [[DesertPunk Sunabouzu/Desert Punk]]
* Literature/TheTatamiGalaxy
* VisualNovel/TearsToTiara
* Anime/TanteiOperaMilkyHolmes outside of Japan (inside it's probably closer to 1 or 2).
* Manga/TentaiSenshiSunred
* Anime/TekkonKinkreet
* Anime/ThisUglyYetBeautifulWorld
* Anime/TigerAndBunny
* VisualNovel/ToHeart and VisualNovel/ToHeart2
* Manga/TonariNoKaibutsuKun
* Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase
* Manga/UruseiYatsura
* VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}
* Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator
* Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu
* Anime/{{Vandread}}
* Manga/WanderingSon
* Anime/WolfsRain
* Anime/XamdLostMemories
* Manga/ZatchBell
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Level 5 series]]
* Manga/EightOhOneTTSAirbats
* Manga/{{Adekan}}
* Manga/{{Airmaster}}
* Manga/AngelDensetsu
* Franchise/{{Anpanman}}: A ''major'' Level 0 series in Japan, with a tiny but dedicated following in English, mainly due to its target demographic and WidgetSeries nature.
* LightNovel/AsuraCryin
* Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine
* Manga/{{Bastard}} OVA
* Anime/BattleProgrammerShirase
* Anime/{{Beat Angel Escalayer}}
* LightNovel/BenTo
* LightNovel/BookGirl (AKA: Literature Girl, Bungaku Shoujo)
* Manga/{{Blame}}
* Anime/BlueCometSPTLayzner
* Anime/BlueNoah (aka Thundersub)
* Anime/BrainPowerd
* Every other series in the Braves franchise.
* Anime/CatSoup
* Manga/CandyCandy
* Anime/{{Cencoroll}}
* Manga/ChibiMarukoChan (definitely Level 0 in Japan)
* Manga/ChocoMimi
* VideoGame/ChronoTrigger OVA
* Anime/CombattlerV (level 2 in Japan)
* Anime/CorrectorYui
* Manga/CosmoPoliceJusty (If only because Anime News Network brought it to attention a couple of years ago; it'd be level 6 otherwise)
* [[LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars Crest/Banner of the Stars]]
* Anime/{{Dangaioh}}
* Anime/DokiDokiSchoolHours (Sensei no Ojikan)
* Anime/{{Elf 17}}
* Anime/FantasticChildren
* Anime/{{Figure17}} (Possibly the most obscure Anime to be localized in the United States)
* Anime/{{FLAG}}
* Manga/FromFarAway
* Anime/FushigiboshiNoFutagohime (AKA: Twin Princesses of the Mysterious Planet)
* Anime/GanbaNoBouken
* Anime/GeneratorGawl
* Anime/GearFighterDendoh
* Manga/GingaSengokuGunyuudenRai
* Anime/GoLion
* Anime/GreatMazinger
* Anime/TheGreatMissionToSavePrincessPeach
* Anime/{{Harmgeddon}} (Notable for being the first anime Katsuhiro Otomo worked on. Some might recognize the footage from the early laserdisc game ''Bega's Battle''.)
* Manga/{{Hitohira}}
* Anime/InnocentVenus
* Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}
* Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade
* Manga/JiuJiu
* Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure (OAV)
* Anime/{{Kaiba}}
* Anime/SheAndHerCat/Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Their Standing Points
* Anime/{{Karas}}
* Anime/{{Kemonozume}}
* Manga/KingOfThorn
* Manga/KokoroLibrary
* Manga/TheLegendOfKoizumi
* Anime/LibraryWar
* Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar (A Tiny Snow Fairy Sugar, Chicchana Yukitsukai Sugar)
* Anime/MagicalPlay
* Manga/{{Mahoraba}}
* Manga/MasterKeaton
* Manga/MasterOfMosquiton
* Anime/MDGeist
* Anime/MegaManUponAStar
* Anime/{{Munto}}
* Manga/NagasareteAirantou
* Anime/NajicaBlitzTactics
* Anime/OceanWaves (would be level 6 if not for the Ghibli name giving it some recognition)
* Anime/OdinPhotonSailorStarlight (aka Odin: Starlight Mutiny) (The uncut version is not well known)
* Manga/OgreSlayer
* Anime/NatsuiroKiseki (A Summer-Colored Miracle)
* Anime/{{Nightwalker}}
* Manga/OmamoriHimari
* VisualNovel/OokamiKakushi
* Manga/{{Outlanders}}
* Manga/PilotCandidate (aka Candidate for Goddess): Aired once on [AdultSwim] when the block was finding it's legs and has never aired the show since it's inital airing.
* Anime/QueenMillennia (Mostly remembered by some as one half of the Macekre ''Captain Harlock and the Queen of 1000 Years'' which itself is level 6)
* Anime/PrincessComet
* Anime/PuniPuniPoemi
* Anime/RealDrive
* Anime/RocketGirls
* Anime/RyuseiSentaiMusumet
* Manga/SakigakeOtokojuku
* Anime/SenkoNoNightRaid
* Franchise/SentouYouseiYukikaze (However, an upcoming film starring Creator/TomCruise may bump it up a level or two when it comes out)
* Manga/ShoujoSect
* Anime/SpoonObaSan (Mrs. Pepper Pot)
* Anime/TaishouYakyuuMusume (Taishou Baseball Girls)
* Anime/TamaAndFriends (Possibly one of FourKidsEntertainment's most obscure dubs)
* Anime/{{Tamayura}}
* Anime/TattoonMaster
* Anime/{{Texhnolyze}}
* Anime/TokyoMagnitude8
* Manga/TowardTheTerra (Both the 1980 movie and the more recent remake series)
* Anime/UFORoboGrendizer (Level 1 in many Arabic countries, Italy and France )
* Anime/UtaKata
* Manga/VideoGirlAi
* Manga/ViolenceJack (though most GoNagai series fall here stateside)
* Anime/VoltesV (Level 1 in the The Philippines)
* Manga/WanganMidnight
* The famous series from Anime/WorldMasterpieceTheater (the lesser known ones should be level 6)
* Manga/YamadaKunAndTheSevenWitches (in Japan it is Level 3 or 4 as it is at least popular enough to have gotten its own live-action adaptation)
* Manga/{{Zeorymer}}
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[[folder:Level 6 series]]
* Anime/AiCity (Other than an early 90s VHS release by Right Stuff International, this title is obscure, even in Japan.)
* Anime/AshitaNoNadja (Latin America being a possible exception)
* Anime/AkuDaisakusenSrungle
* Anime/CaliforniaCrisis
* Anime/EagleRiders
* Anime/GarzeysWing (''possibly'' a level 5, but even then, only because of a single video which was linked to from ThisWiki. As a testament to how obscure the series is, the video failed to spawn MemeticMutation)
* Anime/GoShogun (Including the sequel Time Stranger): Of the few who have seen this, no one seems to notice the connection between this series and the Macekre known as Macron I.
* [[Manga/{{Grey}} Grey: Digital Target]]
* AnimeIdolDensetsuEriko
* Macron I (a Macekre of the anime series Anime/GoShogun of which the previous entry is a followup)
* Manga/MukaMukaParadise: The only easily accessible videos online are of the songs, though the Chinese dub of the first episode can be seen on Veoh.
* Anime/{{Pokonyan}} (Rocky Rackat!)
* Anime/PrincessRouge is between this and a 5, though that's more leaning on a 6 than anything else. Fans do exist, but they are abysmally small in number, and you have more chance of winning the lottery than finding any ''Princess Rouge'' fans at an anime convention. This would be a firm 6 if it weren't for the fact that the original US preview was put on Media Blasters' ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' tapes, and it was also aired once on IFC way back in 2003.
* Manga/SazaeSan: ''The'' Level 0 series in Japan, as the highest-rated and longest-running anime in existence. Basically unknown outside the country.
* Anime/{{Windaria}}: The original Japanese non-Macekered version is impossible to find anywhere in the West, although those who can find a copy online universally declare its superiority.
* Pretty much anything made before 1960 (although Japanese animation shorts from the '20s have been well preserved and are easily available on Website/YouTube for viewing)
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