In Japan, there is an idiomatic expression called shiruhitozoshiru (知る人ぞ知る), which means “Those in the know, know it very well”. It is often synonymous with things which are not really well known but for those people who know about it, they are quite knowledgeable about it.
For this week’s poll by anime character database, Charapedia, they have asked 10,000 fans which anime or manga series that they know about but are not very much well-known to the mainstream audience, would want to recommend to people they know. Of these 10,000 respondents, 54.6% are male while 45.4% are female.
However, before we get to the results, please note that the phrase shiruhitozoshiru is subjective from voter to voter. Here are the Top 30:
30) The Flowers of Evil
29) Jinzou Konchuu Kabutoborg VxV
27) The Big O
26) BPS: Battle Programmer Shirase
24) Dennou Coil
23) Hybrid Child
22) Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto
21) Ashita no Nadja
20) Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto
19) Psychic Detective Yakumo
18) Mangaka-san to Assistant-san
17) Haibane Renmei
15) Revolutionary Girl Utena
14) GA : Geijutsuka Art Design Class
13) Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
11) Ef: a Tale of Memories
10) Kaleido Star
9) Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!