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  • Almost any anime produced by Studio Shaft, especially those by Akiyuki Shinbo, reeks of this in varying levels of weirdness and randomness.
  • The Attack on Titan OVA featuring all of Isayama's troll previews adapted into a half hour-long plot. Complete insanity ensues.
  • Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan is this in a nutshell. Seriously the show's premise is a psychopathic yandere angel who repeatedly bludgeons people to death and brings them back to life, and also transforms characters' heads into those of animals.
  • Bobobo Bo Bobobo. Most of the "jokes" are Japanese puns, so the English dub appears as a series-long BLAM. It really does make some kind of sense in Japanese, but something was definitely Lost in Translation. It's still a pretty wacky, spontaneous and tripped-out series regardless. It's because of the very nature of the anime that the constant disorientation caused by the altered jokes in the dub never feels out of place.
    • Even Jeff Nimoy thinks that the show was made on drugs. Three hits of acid and you're good to perform on the show.
  • Cat Soup. It's a thirty minute short film that makes you question the mental state of its maker.
  • Cuticle Detective Inaba. Let's see... Inaba is a genetically engineered wolf-man who gains superhuman powers by eating hair. His secretary is a sadistic trap, and his nemesis is a money-eating goat who calls himself "The Don." Don's primary minions are a samurai with a bag on his head and a sexy female assassin who spends most of the first episode shooting Don in the head. The page description goes into more detail, which doesn't really help.
  • Dead Leaves. If you actually managed it this far, go ahead and try to make any sense of the climax.
  • The opening for episodes in the second season of Death Note, even more so when compared to the first season.
  • Youko Matsushita, the author of Descendants of Darkness, seems to have had trouble coming up with ideas; as such, her arcs were often heavily cribbed to the point that the style of the work completely changed. The story was trimmed down to essentials and retooled for the anime, and all this hilarity removed. Cracky sequences include:
    • The 'Catholic boys' school kinky murder mystery of sex and intrigue, caused by a demon, with a side of undercover crossdresser' arc.
    • The 'Tsuzuki stuck in bad romance novel with a female version of himself as the lead (who winds up with the Expy of one of his male friends)' arc.
    • The 'the department abruptly competes in Ministry of Hades Field Day and Terazuma is unable to kiss Hisoka even for athletics points' arc.
    • The 'hot springs arc with the spontaneous talking animals in clothes where the Fairy Queen turns out to have gotten ill from eating Tsuzuki's muffins and nobody gets paid' arc.
  • Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera. Especially episodes 9, 10 and 11.
  • Excel Saga is designed to be this kind of series. As its page quote says: "Excel Saga: For when crack isn't enough."
  • FLCL. It's the only show where you see a robot getting pulled out from a kid's forehead! ...Among other things.
  • The whole concept of The Gothic World Of Nyanpire in general.
    • An abandoned cat was found that an actual vampire decided to give its own blood, which resulted in turning it into a vampire cat named Nyanpire and loving strawberries. Nyanpire later gets adopted and lives with an actual living kitten named Chachamaru. He also makes friends with a samurai cat called Masamunya and an angel cat named Nyatenshi. Masamunya also has a secret crush on him and Nyatenshi will sometimes start flirting with Nyanpire and making Masamunya jealous.
  • Hamtaro. Even the name of the titular hamster sounds like it was created on drugs. We have things such as hamsters who are everything from ninjas to rainbow creators, a hamster (Penelope) who only speaks in the constant saying of one word (that word being "Ookyoo"/"Ookwee"), and two magical hamsters (Lapis and Lazuli) who reside in a magical Sugar Bowl literally made out of candy. All this and you'll be questioning the collective mental state of the production staff.
  • Haruhi Suzumiya. A school boy and several others are dragged into a supernatural topics-obsessed schoolgirl's club, and said schoolgirl has reality-warping powers, which could destroy the world if she got bored and decided to make a new one. First-time readers will be left wondering what Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Ito were on when they created the original novel.
  • The Mochis storyline from Hetalia: Axis Powers. Just... What is Himaruya smoking?
    • "IT'S OKEY! I'M AMERICAN!" and as the aliens put it... "Oh god, WTF." And this is not even translations; it's written by HIMARUYA himself.
    • Also the Hetalia Bloodbath 2010, which starts out as a relatively normal webcast by Finland, turns into a creepy survival story that spawned a truly incredible amount of Wild Mass Guessing, and then the big reveal: the culprits were actually the cat-eared inhabitants of a parallel world where walking around naked is the norm, who need to find a nation with a certain mark on either their chest or butt to keep their world from exploding. In this world there are apparently 123 France's, and America is kinkier than all of them.
    • In fact, the franchise in general counts. Countries turned into impossibly cute/hot guys with copious amounts of Ho Yay is considered a major twist on Moe Anthropomorphism to most, but many feel the concept of the franchise involved the usage of a fair amount of crack.
  • Kill la Kill. The story of Ryuko, a tough and plucky wandering transfer student who seeks to track down her father's killer and avenge his death, armed with a sentient, super-empowering Sailor Fuku uniform and a giant red half of a pair of scissors that was left behind by whoever killed her father. Her travels take her to Honnouji Academy, a school on top of a huge tower in a city on an island in the middle of a post-apocalyptic Tokyo Bay. Unfortunately for Ryuko, however, her investigations put her right in the firing line of a very hammy Absurdly Powerful Student Council who routinely execute people for minor rules violations and seek to conquer the planet. And that's the show's basic premise; it just gets more and more surreal from there.
  • King of Bandit Jing in 7th Heaven. The engine room of the train is one guy singing that causes the dogs to bark at the dodo causing it to run faster. The carnival part is even weirder.
    • In general, if you are important somehow to the story line, your name is an alcoholic beverage.
  • The animated version of Humanity Has Declined. Episode one offers synthetic bread suicide, episode two offers cigar-smoking skinned chickens diving in slow motion to Ave Maria, and the protagonist is a cute Little Miss Snarker taken to eleven. This is surely destined to be a defining Widget Series which Makes Just as Much Sense in Context.
  • Some of the wackier scenarios in Kyo Kara Maoh!.
  • At one point in the Lucky Star OVA, the four main girls decide to visit a pet store. After they have looked around, Minoru appears (proclaiming he's Zero) and presents them with a container carrying two frogs that oddly resemble Keroro and Tamama. Their trademark croaking is cuddly at first, until we are treated to gross-out close-ups of the frogs, the croaks becoming louder and more disturbing and the scene becoming more warped. Then, we suddenly cut to the girls in frog costumes doing stuff near a pond. Then, as a final slap to logic, Minoru poofs into being again, dressed as a stage magician, and flies off singing "wa-wa-wa-wasuremono...".
  • Madlax. Funny enough the director and writer conceived the series ending during an intoxicated brainstorming session.
  • Mobile Fighter G Gundam. Many of the Gundam designs are based on stereotypes of various countries, but often seem like those stereotypes as seen by someone on crack. Neo Spain's Gundam has a giant bull's head for a body, Neo Holland's Gundam is a windmill, Neo Sweden's Gundam looks like Sailor Moon for some reason, Neo Mexico's Gundam is wearing a sombrero and is called "Tequila Gundam," and Neo America's combines football, cowboy gunslinging, boxing, and surfing and is piloted by a guy who acts like a rockstar and is constantly surrounded by bikini girls.
    • Speaking of Neo Mexico, their colony is a giant space sombrero.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion, the last third, at least, as well as the movie "The End of Evangelion".
    • It's been said that the last half of Neon Genesis Evangelion was greatly influenced when Anno went off his psychiatric drugs, which is also the point where the viewer realizes that the characters have pretty bad psychological issues. Anno also used personal notes about how he was thinking during his clinical depression to add more depth to the story.
    • Here's some examples of the mad shit that happens in End of Evangelion: a giant robot begins spewing organs and growing extra eyes after being defeated, some more giant robots grow faces (which look like Rei, the show's resident Emotionless Girl) all over their bodies and commit suicide with a spear, with their bodies just hanging in space for a while, a giant version of Rei has a tree covered in eyes (which is actually another giant robot, which is actually the main character's mother) plunged into a vagina in the middle of her forehead (which already has an eye in it), everyone gets hugged by their true love and turns into orange juice while a normal version of Rei watches them (yes, it's a different Rei for each person; there are at least a million of her now), and a giant pink eye rises out of the Earth to kill everyone.
  • Some of the...odder things in One Piece can lead one to conclude it wasn't only the characters eating magic fruit. In fact, the description for it on the Anime & Manga Widget Series page could also work well here. And to this day, no one has asked Eiichiro Oda the question on if he uses drugs during the making of One Piece.
  • Oruchuban Ebichu is about a housekeeping hamster who is often beaten mercilessly by her owner. Then there's a guy who's in love with Ebichu.
  • Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt creators have admitted they were drunk when they came up with the idea.
  • One of the Pokémon movie shorts, titled Gotta Dance!! might qualify as this. The MacGuffin of the episode is a baton that, when activated, causes every Pokémon within hearing range to start involuntarily dancing. This goes on and off for most of the short, which is both charmingly idiotic and hilarious. Many of the Pokémon shorts that come coupled with the feature length films venture into this territory with their cheerful, idealistic tone, and the fact that nobody is speaking coherently.
  • Although Puella Magi Madoka Magica in of itself doesn't count, the Acid-Trip Dimension-esque designs of the witches' mazes definitely do. Taken Up to Eleven by Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion, as a direct consequence of a Big Budget Beef-Up and the fact that most of the movie takes place in a witch's barrier.
  • Puni Puni Poemy condenses all its insanity into two episodes, but they’re definitely enough for all but the most stoned.
  • Ranma ½: The concept of Chinese hot water springs that give you the problematic power to turn into everything from a girl to a cat sounds like it was created on drugs.
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena. Especially The Movie, but a good 75-80% of the series in total is just...weird.
  • Everything animated or directed by Masaaki Yuasa, his work is very bizarre and surreal, such works include the hallucination scene in 9th episode of Samurai Champloo, several sequences in Crayon Shin-chan, and the Adventure Time episode "Food Chain".
  • Space Patrol Luluco: The writers came up with a 5-minute episode series about a policeman's daughter who is forcefully enlisted and stuffed into a giant gun that fires lasers at (literal) alien citizens. All the super deformity with only (insert low percentage here) the sex-appeal.
  • Super Milk Chan is made of this.
  • Trouble Chocolate. One of the characters is a crossdressing Frankenstein's Monster.
  • The latter half of Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-. Every time you think you're starting to understand it, Clamp adds more complexity to the story.
  • Urusei Yatsura features such things as Lum (an alien) assembling together random fossils and turning them into a living creature and Ataru summoning the devil by having a rather strange jogging route. Then the anime adaptation and the movies bring it Up to Eleven, the top of the weirdness being reached with the second movie (that, to be fair, was set in a dream) and episode 151. In fact, Rumiko Takahashi could have her own page for this trope.
  • The So Bad, It's Good Yaoi manga series Vibrator Company starts with a pair of salarymen, employees of the titular company, breaking into a warehouse full of sex toys and exchanging vibrators as a token of their love for one another. This is probably the least ridiculous thing that happens - from there on in it's a nonstop crazy train of suggestively-shaped office buildings, security guards dressed as teddy bears and industrial espionage. Over sex toys.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! is mainly about high schoolers and adults solving the world's problems by playing a children's card game - plus there's Ancient Egyptian demons, psychotic computer programs, and hairstyles that defy all possible logic. All of that sounds like it was created on drugs.
    • The fourth and final season of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. It is a combination of a Coming-of-Age Story for all its main characters, as they choose what to do with their futures once they leave Duel Academy, and an Assimilation Plot orchestrated by the incarnation of darkness and despair, which in turn was picked up from an abandoned plot line all the way from season one. Overall the result is quite the Mind Screw.
  • Pop Team Epic. Every single episode feels like the animators OD'd and somehow lived to tell the tale before coming up with them.


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