5. Oregairu – 21
The influence from this series, and particularly from Hiki’s statement of desiring “something genuine,” has profoundly affected this blog. “Authenticity,” the central theme of Oregairu, is at the very center of what we’re trying to be here on Beneath the Tangles. And there’s no doubt that when the final season finally makes it to air, we’ll be digging into the show once again, and likely for years afterwards.