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 it's fandom generally know about this. The series is to some extent part of worldwide pop culture (and usually dominates in Japan). In the English-speaking fandom almost all anime in this category were those released in America as a [[AnimationAgeGhetto kid-oriented]] English dub on network television during TheNineties, although this isn't a rule, as there are a couple of animes released before or after that decade that also qualify.
* Level 1: Some people outside it's 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 Anime/GoLion and Anime/{{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 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.

See also SlidingScaleOfWesternAnimationObscurity and SlidingScaleOfFilmObscurity.

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[[folder:Series requesting placement]]
* Anime/AldnoahZero
* LightNovel/AmagiBrilliantPark
* Manga/{{Amatsuki}}
* Manga/AngelSanctuary
* Anime/AngieGirl
* Anime/ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS
* Anime/AssembleInsert
* Manga/{{Barrage}}
* [[Manga/{{Guyver}} Bio-Booster Armor GUYVER]]
* Anime/BladeAndSoul
* Manga/BloodBlockadeBattlefront
* Anime/BoscoAdventure
* Anime/BraveBeats
* Manga/BreakBlade
* Manga/BungouStrayDogs
* Anime/ButtAttackPunisherGirlGotaman
* Anime/CampusSpecialInvestigatorHikaruon
* Anime/CandyBoy
* Anime/CardfightVanguard
* Anime/ChocottoSister
* LightNovel/CoffinPrincessChaika
* Anime/CrossAnge
* Anime/CosmosPinkShock
* Anime/DaiGuard
* Anime/{{Daimos}}
* Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund
* LightNovel/DateALive
* Anime/DelpowerXBakuhatsuMiracleGenki
* Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness
* Anime/DevilHunterYohko
* Manga/DimensionW
* Manga/DokonjoGaeru
* Manga/DragonsHeaven
* Manga/FlyingWitch
* Anime/FromUpOnPoppyHill
* Manga/GakuenAlice (a.k.a. Alice Academy)
* VisualNovel/GakuenHeaven
* Anime/GagMangaBiyori
* Literature/{{Gate}}
* Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun
* Anime/TheGirlFromPhantasia
* Manga/{{Golgo 13}}
* Anime/{{Grenadier}}
* Manga/HauntedJunction
* Manga/HaventYouHeardImSakamoto
* Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim
* Anime/HiSpeedJecy
* Anime/{{Himawari}}
* Manga/HimitsuNoAkkoChan
* Manga/HimoutoUmaruChan
* LightNovel/HowToRaiseABoringGirlfriend (aka Saekano)
* Anime/IdolAngelYokosoYoko
* Manga/IkokuMeiroNoCroisee
* Manga/IsTheOrderARabbit
* Anime/HareGuu (aka Hare + Guu)
* Manga/JyuOhSei (Planet of the Beast King)
* Manga/TheKabochaWine
* Anime/KabaneriOfTheIronFortress
* Manga/KagihimeMonogatari
* LightNovel/{{Katanagatari}}
* Anime/{{Kiba}}
* Manga/KiniroMosaic
* Anime/{{Kiznaiver}}
* Manga/KoiKaze
* LightNovel/KonoSubarashiiSekaiNiShukufukuO (aka Konosuba)
* Anime/{{Landlock}}
* Anime/LeChevalierDEon
* Manga/LovelyComplex
* Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic
* Anime/MangaMitokomon
* Anime/MasterOfMartialHearts
* Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}
* Anime/MonColleKnights
* Manga/MyDearMarie
* Manga/MyHeroAcademia
* Manga/MyLoveStory
* Anime/{{Nayuta}}
* Manga/{{Nineteen 19}}
* Manga/NodameCantabile
* Manga/NonNonBiyori
* Manga/{{Noragami}}
* Anime/OsomatsuSan
* LightNovel/{{Overlord}}
* Anime/{{Panze}}
* Anime/PetitePrincessYucie
* Anime/{{Piano}}
* Manga/{{Pretear}}
* Manga/PrisonSchool
* Manga/RaveMaster (a.k.a. Groove Adventure Rave)
* Literature/RDGRedDataGirl
* LightNovel/ReZero
* Manga/{{Sabagebu}}
* Manga/SasuraiNoTaiyou
* Manga/SchoolLive
* Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd
* Manga/{{Shigurui}}
* Anime/ShinkonGattaiGodannar
* Manga/ShirokumaCafe
* Anime/ShowByRock
* Manga/SorcererHunters (a.k.a. Bakuretsu Hunters)
* LightNovel/SorcererStabberOrphen
* Anime/SpacePirateMito
* Anime/SteelAngelKurumi (as well as Anime/SteelAngelKurumi2)
* Manga/TanakaKunWaItsumoKedaruge
* Anime/TalesFromEarthsea
* Anime/TamakoMarket
* Anime/{{Tekkaman}}
* Anime/TenshiNiNarumon (a.k.a. I'm Gonna Be An Angel!)
* LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool (a.k.a. Mahou Koukou no Rettousei)
* Manga/TheStarOfCottonland
* Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya
* Manga/ThreeLeavesThreeColors (a.k.a. Sansha Sanyou)
* Manga/TokimekiTonight
* Manga/TokureiSochiDantaiStellaJogakuinKoutoukaC3Bu
* Anime/TongariBoshiNoMemole
* LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms
* Manga/UshioAndTora
* Manga/VenusVersusVirus
* Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere
* Anime/WhisperOfTheHeart
* Anime/{{Xabungle}}
* [[VideoGame/XenoSaga Xenosaga: The Animation]]
* Manga/{{Yawara}}
* Anime/YurikumaArashi
* [[VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders Zone of the Enders: 2167 IDOLO]]
* [[VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders Zone of the Enders: Dolores, i,]]
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[[folder:Level 0 series]]
* Manga/AstroBoy
* Franchise/{{Digimon}} (the first season, it slides more to Level 1 with further seasons)
* Manga/DragonBall
* Anime/DragonBallZ
* Anime/DragonBallGT an outsider will instantly recognize the main characters due to the popularity of the other installments, however, Dragon Ball GT is somewhat less popular in the United States than the other installments due to the particular reputation it gained on American audiences. However, it is solidly level 0 (just like the other installments in the series) in: Japan, South East Asia, Latin America, Europe (both Western and Eastern) and the Middle East.
* 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
* Manga/{{Naruto}} - Was in level 0 at the peak of its popularity in the late '00s, before regressing halfway between Level 0 and Level 1 as its mainstream presence declined (since its presence in America wasn't as a [[AnimationAgeGhetto kid-oriented]] television dub during TheNineties and was therefore somewhat less well-known with older adults) but after more than 10 years of mainstream public being exposed to the series it is back to being a solid level 0, just like it already was elsewhere in the world (Japan, East Asia, Western Europe and Latin America).
* Anime/MyNeighborTotoro
* Anime/{{Pokemon}}
* Manga/SailorMoon - Widely-known around the world, but popular knowledge mostly limited to it's first season for the most part in the English speaking world. Material starting with R generally falls under Level 1.
* Anime/SpeedRacer
* Anime/SpiritedAway
* Anime/{{Voltron}} (The original version, Anime/{{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)
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[[folder:Level 1 series]]
* Manga/{{Akira}} this film shockingly showed the West that animation could be a respectable medium on its own merits, not just entertainment for kids, and spearheaded an anime invasion that would change the Western concept of animation forever.
* Manga/AssassinationClassroom
* Manga/AttackOnTitan (Shingeki no Kyojin)
* Anime/{{Bakugan}}
* Anime/{{Beyblade}} level 0 in Latin America, on par with Anime/YuGiOh.
* Manga/{{Bleach}} level 0 in Latin America, on par with Anime/Naruto.
* Manga/CardcaptorSakura level 0 in Latin America and Quebec.
* Anime/CodeGeass The spinoffs hover around Levels 2 and 3.
* Anime/CowboyBebop Can be argued as a borderline case level 0 in North America especially back in the early 2000s where it introduced the concept of mature grittier anime aimed at adults to American auudience and was even having journalist and pop media exposure outside of anime/manga magazines and websites and it was certainly the most popular series while it was airing towards non-anime adult American fans.
* Manga/DeathNote
* 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, and the latter has eclipsed the former in popularity in large anime circles.
* Manga/GhostInTheShell
* Manga/InuYasha level 0 in Latin America.
* LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya
* Anime/KillLaKill - The BreakthroughHit of Creator/StudioTrigger, gaining fame due to its creator's [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann previous]] [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt works]], the sheer amount of {{Fanservice}} it provided, and for being the SpiritualAntithesis to Madoka Magica, as well as the {{Reconstruction}} of the MagicalGirlWarrior genre.
* Manga/KOn (the poster child for [[{{moe}} moeblobs]], gaining fame/infamy partly through NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity)
* Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion (Level 0 in Japan, Latin America and Western Europe) - {{Deconstruct|ion}}ed the common tropes of mecha series aimed at young boys.
* Manga/OnePiece easily ''the'' Level 0 in Japan [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_manga by 320 million miles]] and its honor as the best selling manga of all time. However, a combination of factors played against its popularity on the West, like a horrible localization by 4Kids with censorship and bad dubbing (you know you're doing a really horrible job when even the very One Piece's author declares that he is embarrased by the localization and gives the Western fansubbers the green light to fansub). In the West it is below Naruto and Bleach in the heriarchy of the "Big 3 of anime".
* Webcomic/OnePunchMan -Notable for being one of the fastest examples of it going into this level in recent memory. Was previously a level 3 in its Webcomic form and level 2 in Manga form.
* 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]]. Another factor contributing to it being ranked on level 1 insted of level 0 is long lost interest by the mainstream public on any form of Pokémon anime.
* 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 subversion of {{Kawaisa}}.
* Manga/RanmaOneHalf level 0 in Latin America, for the same reasons that InuYasha also is.
* Manga/RurouniKenshin level 0 in Latin America and especially Spain. In particular it is significant in the latter country because the TV anime's popularity led to a snowball effect of not only attracting the manga being translated there but the manga is easily the finest example of GatewaySeries as it led to Glenat to dominate the industry. Glenat would be responsible for publishing so many other mainstream mangas into the country exposing Spain to a whole lot of a seres.
* 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/TengenToppaGurrenLagann (Gurren Lagann) The show is [[FountainOfMemes highly quotable]], to say the least, but the first part of the series is what the general public tends to know about the show. The show's run on Toonami helped solidify its position as a Level 1.
* Manga/YuYuHakusho level 0 in Brazil and Argentina due to its airing on the TV channel Rede Manchete in the mid '90s, though it is level 2 in the rest of Latin America. Also a level 0 in the Philippines and one of the main gateway anime series for that country to the point of both surpassing Dragon Ball in popularity and gathering higher ratings than local popular TV dramas during its original airing there.

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[[folder:Level 2 series]]
* Anime/AfroSamurai
* Manga/AhMyGoddess / Oh My Goddess
* Manga/AkameGaKill (promoted to level 2 since it airs on {{Toonami}})
* Anime/AngelBeats
* Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay
* Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia level 1 in Japan and Western Europe.
* Manga/AzumangaDaioh
* LightNovel/{{Baccano}}
* LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}
* Manga/{{Bakuman}}
* Manga/{{Berserk}}
* LightNovel/BeyondTheBoundary
* Anime/TheBigO (got a second season because of its American popularity)
* Manga/BlackButler (Kuroshitsuji)
* Manga/BlackLagoon
* Anime/BlackRockShooter
* Anime/BloodPlus
* Manga/BlueExorcist (Ao no Exorcist)
* Anime/CastleInTheSky a total level 0 in Japan, just like the other Miyazaki and Ghibli films.
* LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex (To Aru Majutsu no Index)
* Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun (To Aru Kagaku no Railgun)
* Anime/{{Charlotte}}
* Manga/{{Chobits}}
* VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}
* Anime/CrayonShinChan (Definite Level 0 in South-East and Far-East Asia).
* VisualNovel/DanganRonpa
* 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) a 0 in Japan and probably most of East Asia, also a 0 in Latin America.
* Anime/DigimonSavers (Data Squad) and [[Anime/DigimonXrosWars Xros Wars]]
* Manga/DNAngel
* Anime/{{Doraemon}} a definite 0 in Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Spain, France, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Panama, Chile and Uruguay. Strikingly, it is sharply less known by the mainstream American public due to decades of lack of exposure to the series, but it may be slowly gaining popularity now that Disney not only has the rights to the show in the US, but is doing all it can to promote it, including costume character appearances).
* LightNovel/{{Durarara}}
* Manga/ElfenLied
* Manga/{{Erased}}
* Anime/EurekaSeven
* Manga/FairyTail level 0 in Japan.
* Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Easily a Level 0 in Japan, France (''Ken le survivant'') and Italy (''Ken il guerriero'') where it has mainstream popularity from the '80s to this day. In the United States, lack of exposure to the anime played against it. Even though the 1986 animated film and the first 36 anime episodes were dubbed, the lack of continuation dubbing the rest of the work, together with the release of an underwhelming live action film based on the series in 1995, played against its promotion in the United States. In recent times it has been getting more popular in the United States thanks to word of mouth, contact with the Japanese and European fandoms, the realease of games of the series, fansubs, some appearances in videogames like Jump Super Stars, and official releases by Discotek and Creator/SentaiFilmworks.
* Anime/{{FLCL}} level 0 in Japan. Elsewhere, it is known mostly as the anime that the people of Gainax studios made to ''heal themselves'' after the madfest that was Evangelion.
* LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero (Zero no Tsukaima)
* VisualNovel/FateStayNight (especially the 2014-15 remake, the original 2006 series is nowadays level 3) and its prequel, LightNovel/FateZero
* Manga/FruitsBasket
* Manga/FutureDiary (Mirai Nikki) level 1 in Latin America.
* Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughTime (Toki o Kakeru Shoujo)
* Manga/{{Gintama}} level 0 in Japan, where its constant parodies and shout outs to different series amuse the Japanese to no end.
* Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies being a Ghibli film, it is level 0 in Japan.
* Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka
* Manga/{{Hellsing}}
* LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD
* VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry (When They Cry)
* Anime/HowlsMovingCastle
* Manga/HunterXHunter level 0 in Japan where it is so popular and sells so well that the public doesn't mind the frequent Hiatus of its author or that the 2 animated adaptations had to be stopped short in order to not overtake the manga... twice... in a 11 years span...
* Manga/InitialD with the general public, although it feels like Level 1 if you spend a lot of time in car-enthusiast circles.
* LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon is fairly well known in anime fandom, even if it's just as "the boob string show".
* Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Specifically, the parts that have gotten an anime adaptation (Parts 1-4) are of this level, with [[WolverinePublicity Part 3]] being a borderline Level 1; the parts that have not been adapted are around Level 3. In Japan [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff and Europe]], the series is easily a Level 0.
* Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion easily a level 0 in Argentina and Mexico, where it is on par with the other '60s pioneer animes like Astroboy and Speed Racer. Also a level 0 in Japan
* VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}
* Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn level 0 in Japan.
* Anime/KikisDeliveryService
* Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa
* Anime/KurokoNoBasuke
* Anime/LastExile
* Anime/LittleWitchAcademia
* Manga/LoveHina
* Franchise/LoveLive - Level 0 in Japan; Level 1 in China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
* Anime/LuckyStar
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'' (along with ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'')
* Manga/MahouSenseiNegima
* Franchise/LyricalNanoha (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
* Manga/{{Monster}} level 0 in Japan and Western Europe.
* Anime/MazingerZ (Level 0 in Japan and Spanish-speaking countries)
* Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind
* Manga/{{Nichijou}}
* Anime/NinjaScroll
* Manga/{{Nisekoi}}
* LightNovel/NoGameNoLife
* Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub
* Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt
* 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) a level 0 in Latin America.
* Manga/RosarioToVampire
* Anime/RoninWarriors
* Manga/RozenMaiden (Largely because of [[MemeticMutation Suiseiseki]])
* Anime/SamuraiChamploo
* Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats
* VisualNovel/SchoolDays (due to the "Nice Boat" {{meme}})
* Manga/SchoolRumble
* LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana
* Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma
* Manga/ShugoChara
* LightNovel/{{Slayers}} it is a level 0 in Latin America and Spain.
* Anime/SonicX
* Manga/SoulEater
* Anime/SpaceDandy
* LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf
* VisualNovel/SteinsGate
* Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie
* Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross
* Anime/TenchiMuyo
* Manga/ToLoveRu
* Manga/TokyoGhoul
* Manga/TokyoMewMew
* Manga/{{Trigun}} - Easily a level 1 in North America where it was one of Adult Swim's premier programs and helped solidified the programming block along with Cowboy Bebop and like Cowboy Bebop, one of the series that helped broadened North American market to adult audiences. However elsewhere in the Englis speaking world such as UK and Australia, its far less known however level 3-2.
* Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle
* LightNovel/VampireHunterD
* Manga/VampireKnight
* Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne level 1 in Latin America.
* Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK (NHK ni Youkoso!)
* Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero - Now featured on Netflix in the West, so can possibly be recognized by people who have never watched any anime of any kind.
* Franchise/{{Zoids}}
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[[folder:Level 3 series]]
* LightNovel/AccelWorld
* VisualNovel/{{Air}}
* Manga/AirGear
* Literature/{{Another}}
* Manga/{{Aria}}
* LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)
* Manga/BakusouKyoudaiLetsAndGo (Level 1 when it was in TheNineties in Europe and Asia)
* Manga/{{BECK}}
* Manga/BlackCat
* Manga/BlackJack
* LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan
* Manga/BoboboboBobobo it's popularity in Japan is puzzling, the show was cancelled due to its bad reputation, but the series as a whole keeps appearing among the most popular. Maybe a level 2.
* Anime/CasshernSins
* Manga/ChronoCrusade
* Manga/{{Claymore}}
* Manga/DGrayMan
* VisualNovel/DaCapo
* LightNovel/DirtyPair
* Manga/DrSlump a Level 0 certainly in Japan, Western Europe and Latin America, even more so because of being discovered by new generations as the predecessor of the legendary Manga/DragonBall.
** Level 2-3 in Asia outside of Japan. Strangely, despite getting ample airtime outside Japan in Asia, it was only aired in the late 90s in the region and never repeated since, so it's only remembered by those who grew up in that period.
** 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.
* Anime/EdenOfTheEast (Higashi no Eden)
* Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja
* Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld
* Manga/ExcelSaga
* Anime/{{Free}}
* LightNovel/FullMetalPanic
* Manga/FushigiYuugi
* Anime/GalaxyAngel
* Manga/{{Gantz}}
* Anime/GaoGaiGar
* Manga/GetterRobo
* Anime/GenesisOfAquarion
* Manga/{{Genshiken}}
* 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
* Manga/{{Haikyuu}}
* Anime/{{Hamtaro}} level 1 in Latin America.
* Manga/HayateTheCombatButler
* Anime/HellGirl
* Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead
* Manga/HikaruNoGo
* Manga/HoneyAndClover
* Manga/HouseOfFiveLeaves
* Literature/{{Hyouka}}
* Manga/IkkiTousen
* LightNovel/IsThisAZombie (Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?)
* Manga/MaidSama (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!)
* Anime/{{K}} - despite being more popular in Japan (season 2 ranked in the top 10 for TV ratings multiple times; gets featured on the covers of {{Bishonen}}-centric magazines quite often).
* Manga/{{Kaiji}}
* Manga/KamisamaKiss
* LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai
* Manga/KimiNiTodoke
** This series would be placed on a somewhat higher level in Japan, where it recently became a fad.
* Anime/KinnikumanNisei
* LightNovel/KokoroConnect
* 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
* LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions
* Anime/{{Madlax}}
* Manga/MagicKnightRayearth being one of the classic CLAMP works certainly helps, it is a Level 2 in Japan and definitely a Level 1 in the Philippines and parts of Latin America where it is remembered as part of a golden era of shojo in the '90s.
* Anime/MaiHime and Anime/MaiOtome
* Manga/MariaHolic
* LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru
* Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico
* Anime/MawaruPenguindrum
* Anime/MegaManNTWarrior
* Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch
* Anime/MillenniumActress
* Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater
* Manga/{{NANA}} level 1 in Japan, where it is considered ''the'' mature love series.
* Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends
* Anime/{{Noir}}
* LightNovel/{{Oreimo}}
* Anime/OjamajoDoremi
* Anime/OnlyYesterday
* Manga/OutlawStar
* Literature/{{Paprika}}
* Anime/ParanoiaAgent
* Manga/{{Parasyte}}
* Anime/PerfectBlue
* Manga/PingPong
* Anime/{{Planetes}}
* Anime/PsychoPass
* Anime/QueensBlade
* Anime/RahXephon
* Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar
* Manga/SaintSeiya As [[DubNameChange Knights of the Zodiac]] in England and United States, it's at this level. However, it's a completely different case in the rest of the world. In Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, and (especially) Latin America its a solid Level 0 and one of the most popular animes ever. Much like Akira in the United States, in Latin America Saint Seiya is remembered as one of the animes that spearheaded the anime revolution in the '90s together with Dragon Ball, Captain Tsubasa and Sailor Moon.
* Manga/{{Saki}}
* Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei
* Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman
* Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo
* Manga/SekaiichiHatsukoi
* Anime/SerialExperimentsLain
* Manga/SgtFrog (Keroro Gunsou)
* Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume
* Manga/SlamDunk a total level 0 in Japan, you know you've got a Cash Cow series when the Shonen Jump sharply decrease its sales the moment you finish your series. Also an absolute level 0 in the Philippines and along with YuuYuu Hakusho one of the gateway series in the country. Practically anyone who's big into basketball born in the 90s have watched the show at one point during its original airing in the Philippines. To a lesser extent, the show is a Level 1 in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, Level 0 during the basketball craze of the 90s and early 2000s.
* 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 without doubt level 1 considering its consagration in the Japanese consciousness as one of the most epic series ever and because of the spike of popularity with ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199''.
* Manga/YakitateJapan
* Manga/YourLieInApril
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[[folder:Level 4 series]]
* Franchise/DotHack (Especially Anime/DotHackSign, Manga/DotHackLegendOfTheTwilight, and .hack//Roots)
* 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 a level 1 in Western Europe and Japan. Mostly remembered by some as the other half of the Macekre ''Captain Harlock and the Queen of 1000 Years'' which itself is level 6.
* Manga/CaptainTsubasa - An easy level 0 and Europe and one of the franchises along with Saint Seiya, Dragon Ball, and Sailor Moon that is responsible for bringing anime into the continent. Also hovers around 1-0 in Japan; in the soccer fandom of the country its practically a level 0 to the point Soccer teams even have Tsubasa merchandise in their clubs and lockers.
* Manga/CatShitOne (Apocalypse Meow)
* Manga/CLAMPSchoolDetectives
* Manga/CromartieHighSchool
* Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}
* 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/FinalFantasyUnlimited - no doubt heard of by the Final Fantasy fan community outside of Japan, but unfortunately ignored by other anime enthusiasts. It was released subbed in the US in the 2000s by ADV films tho.
* Anime/FromTheNewWorld
* Manga/GalaxyExpress999
* Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}
* VideoGame/GateKeepers
* Anime/GaReiZero
* Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro
* Manga/GirlsBravo
* Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughSpace
* Anime/GunBuster / Anime/DieBuster
* LightNovel/HeavensMemoPad
* Manga/{{Heroman}}
* Manga/HidamariSketch
* Manga/HimechanNoRibon (Himechan's Ribbon)
* LightNovel/HumanityHasDeclined (Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita)
* VideoGame/InazumaEleven surprisingly one of the latest hits in Latin America, easily achieving a level 1.
* LightNovel/InfiniteStratos
* Anime/{{Interstella5555}} level 3 in Western Europe, due to its popularity among Music/DaftPunk fans.
* Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor
* Manga/{{Jormungand}}
* Manga/JunjouRomantica
* Manga/KamenNoMaidGuy
* [[LightNovel/{{Kampfer}} Kämpfer]]
* Manga/{{Kannagi}}
* Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl
* Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer
* Anime/KiddyGrade - In the Western fandom, in particular North America, it hovers around level 3-2. Probably solidly level 2 in North America with a diehard cult fandom in the continent.
* Manga/{{Kinnikuman}} - Much higher (level 0-1) in Japan; specifically, its toy release under the MUSCLE name gives it a boost it might not otherwise have. On the other hand, in the early 2000s a special American-only season was made...
* LightNovel/KinosJourney
* Anime/KissXSis
* Manga/KnightsOfSidonia (despite being licensed by {{Netflix}})
* Manga/KodomoNoJikan
* Anime/KurauPhantomMemory
* Manga/LoneWolfAndCub
* Anime/LostUniverse
* Anime/MagicalShoppingArcadeAbenobashi
* Anime/MaoChan
* Manga/MidoriDays
* Manga/MinamiKe
* Manga/MysteriousGirlfriendX
* Anime/{{Moetan}}
* Anime/{{Mononoke}}
* Anime/MonsterRancher (a.k.a. Monster Farm in Japan) a level 3 in Latin America, mostly remembered for being among the series of the Collectible Mon craze of the late '90s and early 2000s.
* Anime/MoribitoGuardianOfTheSpirit
* Manga/{{Mushishi}}
* Manga/MyLittleMonster
* Manga/{{Narutaru}} (Shadow Star)
* Anime/{{Noein}}
* LightNovel/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu
* Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere
* Anime/OhEdoRocket
* WebAnimation/OnYourMark
* Anime/OtakuNoVideo these 2 OVAs are level 2 in Japan, elsewhere are mostly known as the last works in the early period of Gainax studios.
* Manga/PandoraHearts
* Anime/PaniPoniDash
* Anime/ParallelTroubleAdventureDual
* VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper
* Anime/PleaseTeacher (a.k.a. Onegai Teacher!)
* Anime/PleaseTwins (a.k.a. Onegai Twins!)
* Anime/{{Potemayo}}
* Anime/PrincessNine
* Manga/PrincessResurrection
* Anime/PrincessTutu
* VideoGame/{{Pripara}}
* Anime/ReadOrDie
* Anime/RinneNoLagrange - Started out at this level, getting mixed to positive reviews from critics and a moderate fan following. Soon after the series finished it's run, it drifted to Level 5. Not even an English dub and release by Creator/Vizmedia helped much.
* Manga/RoseOfVersailles Americans don't know this little series, which is level 1-2 in Japan and [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff a solid level 0 in parts of Europe like Italy, Switzerland and France]] where it has mainstream popularity to this day and even had several recent reruns on local TV.
* Anime/RuneSoldierLouie
* Anime/SaberMarionetteJ in Japan and Latin America, all Saber Marionette installments are level 1-2.
* Manga/{{Saikano}}
* Anime/SamuraiFlamenco
* LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess
* Anime/{{Scryed}}
* LightNovel/SeitokaiNoIchizon
* Manga/{{Shiki}} (Corpse Demon)
* Creator/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
* Manga/{{Sola}}
* Literature/SoundEuphonium (Hibike! Euphonium)
* Anime/SoundOfTheSky (So Ra No Wo To)
* 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/{{Toriko}} Level 0 in Japan, where it rapidly gained crossovers not less than with One Piece and Dragon Ball and a certain fame of one of the ''next big things''. Its state of popularity in the West, however, it's a puzzle for the moment.
* Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase
* Manga/UruseiYatsura
* VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}
* Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator
* Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu
* Anime/{{Vandread}}
* Manga/WanderingSon
* Anime/WolfsRain
* Anime/XamdLostMemories
* Manga/ZatchBell- Around the lines of level 3-2 in Japan.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Level 5 series]]
* Anime/BagiTheMonsterOfMightyNature
* Manga/EightOhOneTTSAirbats
* Manga/{{Adekan}}
* Manga/{{Airmaster}}
* Manga/AngelDensetsu
* Anime/AngelsEgg
* 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/{{Bannertail}} "Bannertail: The Story Of A Grey Squirrel"]] (Level 1-2 in some parts of Europe mainly Germany and Spain)
* Anime/BlueCometSPTLayzner
* Anime/BlueNoah (aka Thundersub)
* Anime/BrainPowerd
* Every other series in the Braves franchise.
* Anime/CatSoup
* Manga/CandyCandy however, a level 1-2 in Japan. And in Latin America, Spain, Italy, Portugal and France it is level 0 and fondly remembered together with Marco, Maya the Bee, Heidi and other melodramatic animes of the '70s.
* Anime/{{Cencoroll}}
* Manga/ChibiMarukoChan (definitely Level 0 in Japan and hovers between Level 1 and 2 in the rest of Asia)
* Manga/ChocoMimi
* VideoGame/ChronoTrigger OVA
* Anime/CombattlerV (level 2 in Japan)
* Anime/CorrectorYui Borderline Level 6 because only 18 of the 52 episodes have ever been subtitled into English. Level 4 in Latin America, where it is associated with a flow of animes that aired in the early 2000s on Cartoon Network.
* 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)
* Manga/DontLeaveMeAloneDaisy (would be Level 6 if Bandai Entertainment didn't localize it in the United States)
* Anime/{{Elf 17}}
* Anime/FantasticChildren
* Anime/Figure17TsubasaAndHikaru (possibly the most obscure Anime to be localized in the United States)
* Anime/{{FLAG}}
* Anime/FlintTheTimeDetective however, a level 4 in Latin America, where it is associated with a stream of animes that aired in the early 2000s on Fox Kids.
* Manga/FromFarAway
* Anime/FushigiboshiNoFutagohime (AKA: Twin Princesses of the Mysterious Planet)
* Anime/GadGuard
* Anime/GanbaNoBouken
* Anime/GeneratorGawl
* Anime/GarasuNoUsagi
* Anime/GearFighterDendoh
* Manga/GingaSengokuGunyuudenRai
* Anime/GoLion (it's Macekre, Anime/{{Voltron}}, is level 0 however)
* 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''.)
* Anime/HappyBirthdayInochiKagayakuToki (still relevant in Japan, as a musical based on the movie was released years ago)
* Manga/{{Hitohira}}
* Manga/HappyHappyClover - Level 4 in Japan
* Anime/InnocentVenus
* Anime/JeanieWithTheLightBrownHair a level 4 in Western Europe countries like Italy and France.
* Franchise/{{Jewelpet}} - At least in the United States and some parts of Europe and Asia.
* Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade
* Manga/JiuJiu
* Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure (OAV)
* Anime/JungleKingTarChan (AKA ''Jungle no Ouja Taa-chan'') greater popularity in Japan where it frequently appears in lists of Shonen Jump series of the past.
* Anime/{{Kaiba}}
* Anime/SheAndHerCat/Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Their Standing Points
* Anime/{{Karas}}
* Anime/{{Kemonozume}}
* Manga/TheKindaichiCaseFiles
* 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/MapleTown - The anime used to air on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} in the late 80's and early 90's. The series is currently forgotten is in the United States. Slides between 1-3 in Spain and some parts of Europe.
* Anime/MDGeist
* Anime/MegaManUponAStar
* Anime/MomokoKaeruNoUtaGaKikoeruYo (borderline Level 6, if the movie didn't gain awareness by anime specialists, reporters, fans who watched the movie and fansubbers)
* 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/NightRaid1931
* Anime/{{Nightwalker}}
* Manga/{{Nintama Rantarou}} - Level 1-2 in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea.
* Manga/OmamoriHimari
* Anime/OniisamaE
* VisualNovel/OokamiKakushi
* Manga/{{Outlanders}}
* Manga/PilotCandidate (aka Candidate for Goddess): Aired once on Creator/AdultSwim when the block was finding it's legs and has never aired the show since it's initial 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/ReporterBlues - While it was dubbed into French, Spanish, and Portuguese, it's very hard to find any fans of the show, let alone an English subtitled version or much of anything about it online.
* Anime/RocketGirls
* Anime/RyuseiSentaiMusumet
* Manga/SakigakeOtokojuku much like Jungle King Tar-chan, it is greater known in Japan and frequently appears in products commemorating the Shonen Jump output. Also, it helps that it is closely related to other '80s muscular fighting series like Fist Of The North Star and Jojo's Bizzarre Adventure.
* Franchise/SentouYouseiYukikaze (However, an upcoming film starring Creator/TomCruise may bump it up a level or two when it comes out)
* Anime/SelectorInfectedWixoss
* Manga/SetoNoHanayome
* Manga/ShoujoSect
* Anime/SpoonObaSan (Mrs. Pepper Pot)
* Anime/StarOceanEx - very few RPG enthusiasts and fans of the franchise were even aware that there was an anime adaptation of the RPG.
* Anime/SuzysZooDaisukiWitzy - despite getting an English dub, it remains obscure that the show's target audience are ''infants'' and it airs on a ''baby'' channel in the US. Also, it's based on an American franchise, further muddying the situation- the viewers who are watching it may not be aware that it's an anime at all. It is at least level 1 in Japan and Taiwan.
* LightNovel/TaishoBaseballGirls
* Anime/TamaAndFriends (Possibly one of Creator/FourKidsEntertainment's most obscure dubs)
* VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss: The AnimatedAdaptation by Sunrise is this- Creator/NamcoBandai only released it subbed for the North American market. Comparatively the game got an English dub, albeit with the title theme bowdlerized to be instrumental only (as per the case with all Tales games released outside Japan). Most fans of the Tales series knows of it's existence tho.
* 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
* At least in the United States, the entire lineup from Anime/WorldMasterpieceTheater, the more known are 5 at best while the lesser known ones sit at level 6.
** Anime/HeidiGirlOfTheAlps is level 0 in Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa. It's still fondly remembered to this day for being one of the animes that introduced the public to Japanese animation, together with Astroboy, Speed Racer and Kimba the White Lion, not to mention the Ear Worm songs.
** Literature/MayaTheBee would fall in level 1 in Latin America and Western Europe. Slides in Level 0 in Belgium and the series native country Germany.
** ''Marco, from the Apennines to the Andes'' would sit at level 0 in those markets.
** Literature/LittleWomen would fall in level 1 in Western Europe and Level 2 in Latin America.
* Manga/YamadaKunAndTheSevenWitches (in Western anime/manga fandom, though it seems to be sliding towards level 4 or even level 3 with the anime making more people aware of the series' existence. In Japan it is level 3 or 2 as it sells fairly well and is popular enough to cause demand for three different adaptation - a live-action show, an anime and two OVA's)
* Anime/{{Yokai Watch}} it is though to evaluate since it is one of the most rapidly growing and expanding franchises right now, but right now it seems to be: Level 0 in Japan, Level 1 in other parts of Asia, Level 5 in the west, and gaining popularity, due to the anime and games being exported, and some of the importers are promoting the franchise so heavily that they actually brought in costumed characters).
* Manga/{{Zeorymer}}
[[/folder]]

[[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/AzusaWillHelp (it doesn't help the fact that Animax didn't release this special on home video)
* Anime/CaliforniaCrisis
* ''Captain Harlock and the Queen of 1000 Years'': A Macekre formed from the Level 4 Captain Harlock and Level 5 Queen Millenia, and even less remembered than it's sources, but those who do remember it remember it fondly.
* Anime/ChikyuuGaUgoitaHi
* Anime/DaisukiBuBuChaCha (Level 5 in Japan and Asia, technically Level 6 everywhere else).
* Anime/DaisukiDaiChan (Extremely obscure, even in Japan. No home-video version is known to exist)
* 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.
* Anime/GotouNiNaritai
* [[Manga/{{Grey}} Grey: Digital Target]]
* AnimeIdolDensetsuEriko
* Anime/InochiNoChikyuuDioxinNoNatsu
* Anime/{{Kanashimi no Belladonna}}
* Macron I (a Macekre of the anime series Anime/GoShogun of which the previous entry is a followup)
* [[Manga/MrArashisAmazingFreakShow Midori: Tsubaki Shoujo]]: Originally banned in Japan, but there were re-releases, albeit probably intended for the small demographic of circus fans, as the original animator refuses to screen it unless the avenue is presented as a carnival highway. A US release is also known to exist, but is so obscure that it is only detailed on the French version of TheOtherWiki. The French release is the easiest one to find. Its safe to say that most of the fans of the series are French.
* ''Manga/MidoriNoMakibao'': An anime about horse racing, for kids. Yeah you read right. Such a more Audience-Alienating Premise than this could only be found in a more WidgetSeries. Unsurprisingly, due to it's strange combination of topic and age range, it's technically unheard of outside of Japan and Taiwan.
* 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/{{Ojarumaru}} (aka Prince Mackaroo) - Level 1-2 in Japan.
* [[Anime/ThumbelinaAMagicalStory Oyayubi Hime Monogatari]]: The more familiar English dub is a CompilationMovie that shows only a fraction of the series. Everything exclusive to the original Japanese cut is virtually nowhere to be found.
* Anime/{{Pecola}}
* 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. Sazae-San, along with Doraemon, Astroboy and Totoro, is considered by the Japanese as one of the ''unnofficial cultural ambassadors of Japan''. Its schedule block of Sunday evenings recurrently has the highest TV ratings not only among anime, but also among all shows aired. Strikingly, once you cross the waters separating the Japanese islands with the rest of the world, Sazae-san is completely unknown. And, seeing that Sazae-san is a really Long Runner (the manga started in 1946 and was released for 30 years, while the anime started being aired in 1969 and hasn't ever stopped) it will be difficult to achieve a localization, like the one Doraemon is getting, and be introduced to the mainstream public of the United States. Compounding things further is that the creator of the anime had a ''no home video releases'' policy, which was continued to be enforced when she passed away, which makes it extremely difficult to test the popularity that the anime could get in international waters- and as a result, no company has ever thought of trying to license it for an international audience.
* ''Anime/ShimaShimaToraNoShimajiro'': While not unknown in Japan and Taiwan, isn't popular outside of it's target demographic, preschool teachers and parents for several reasons [[note]]Firstly, the shows are straight-on SliceOfLife {{Edutainment}} for preschoolers ala WesternAnimation/PeppaPig. And secondly, the show had a tendency to turn into an overly long commercial for educational toys[[/note]]. However, in other Asian countries it's practically unheard of, and it's only exposure in the west was due to a particular potty-training video that went viral[[note]]Pants-man Shimajiro[[/note]], and was quickly forgotten soon after.
* ''Anime/TamaAndFriends: Search for It! The Magic Puni-Puni Stone'': while the original ''Tama & Friends'' is at level 4, this sequel series is definitely level 6 (this show qualifies as a separate series due to a major GenreShift and ArtEvolution- so much that it's practically TamaAndFriends InNameOnly). Even in Asia and Japan the show is at level 5.
* 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 1961, being 1961 the year that Americans first made contact with anime because in that year the first animes began to be released in American cinemas with the anime films ''Magic Boy'' (少年猿飛佐助 Shōnen Sarutobi Sasuke), ''The Tale of the White Serpent'' (白蛇伝 Hakujaden), and ''Alakazam the Great'' (西遊記 Saiyu-ki). It is worth noting that Japanese animation shorts from the '20s and '30s have been well preserved and are easily available on Website/YouTube for viewing. The thing with these pre-1961 films is that maybe if you are a film scholar or a historian of Japanese films or animes you will have heard of some of these titles, but chances are if you go to an anime convention will be hard pressed to find someone who watched Anime/ShonenSarutobiSasuke (the aforementioned ''Magic Boy''), just like it is mostly likely that if you ask a random person in the street they will tell you that they didn't watch Film/Nosferatu.
** Anime/MomotarosSeaEagles (1943) and its sequel Anime/MomotarosDivineSeaWarriors (1945). Maybe you've heard of these if you're a World War Two enthusiast or a black and white cartoons aficionado.
** Anime/ShonenSarutobiSasuke (1959) if you are interested in the chronology of Toei Animation or in the history of importing anime to the United States, then maybe you've read about this somewhere.
** Nonetheless, the release of anthology box sets like the ''"Japanese Anime Classic Collection"'' 4 DVD box sets somewhat helped to boost the profile of these pre-1961 animes and gain a little bit more popularity by the mainstream public in the West.
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