Do you dream of operating Gundam? Mechas and sci-fi movies are always the dream of boys. It goes without saying that the Sci-fi genre has one of the most wonderful anime out there.
1. Ghost in the Shell
In the middle of the 21st century, computer technology has allowed human brains to connect to the Internet, spawning criminal behavior. Therefore, the police formed the [Public Security Section 9] to solve and prevent crimes. This special force will face many. Each case reflects the existence of human beings and strong thinking ability.
2. Neon Genesis Evangelion
After the second impact event, the world faces a new threat. There’s an advent of a new race known as “Angels,” which is, surprisingly, poles apart from the absolute ideals of angelic deeds. They are here to crush humanity and suppress the movements of this new race. NERV, an organization, focuses on producing “Evangelions.” These androids are equipped with astounding weaponry and terrific combative skills.
3. STEINS; GATE
STEINS; GATE is a remarkable anime that brings physics elements into roleplay. The main protagonist of the series is a scientist who loves to tinker around and build new machines in parallel with the ideals of classical physics. It turns out that one of his machines known as “Phone Microwave” faces an anomaly and starts sending emails into the past. This ultimately leads to the possibility of time travel.
4. COWBOY BEBOP
The human race has left the rotten Earth behind and is already interplanetary travel. Surprisingly, many planets have been colonized to sustain harmony, a group of people known as “Cowboys’ ‘ guards patrols the habitable planets. Well, a team filled with members with forgotten and dark pasts embarks on a thrilling adventure to unravel the coveted mysteries behind their existences.
5. CODE GEASS
CODE GEASS is an anime that will keep you on your toes for the entire 25 episodes. For particulars, the anime projects the 2010 Holy Empire of Britannia, which is currently busy taking over the areas of Japan. In this metaphorical quagmire, a Britannia student gets caught and finds himself wielding the power of Geass, which allows him to exert his rule on anyone. It’s also known as the power of kings. Now, he traverses through these territories as a masked person to bring order to this chaotic world.
6. THE PROMISED NEVERLAND
The Promised Neverland is a gruesome anime with a groundbreaking narrative. Well, in the anime, orphans are kept in the grace field where they are looked after by a “Mama.” Her job is to prepare the orphans for tests and ensure that they come out at the top. The real question is why. Unfortunately, she is a trader who trades children with demons. The world is divided into two, and for the demons to survive, they need to munch over human brains. A contract has been formed where orphans are the sole targets.
Psycho pass is quite extraordinary when it comes to mainstream anime. Currently, Japan enforces a vile law supposedly enshrined to find the wrongdoers. In short, a system that checks for ill-will in the brains of the civilians. If one is found, the person is severely punished for the undone crime. It’s more like a dystopian novel “1984”. For punishing the citizens, forces have been established known as “Enforcers” and “Jaded Inspectors.”
Vash the stampede is an acclaimed antagonist in the anime with an exceptionally high bounty. It is said that he’s a cruel killer, and his imprints are to be avoided to survive. He’s another name for the tempest roaring in the middle of the seas, always vibrant yet horrific. A juxtaposition is revealed that Vash never killed a single person. Now, the storyline revolves around this loophole and a couple of other characters tasked to follow Vash.
9. Ergo Proxy
The Earth is in shambles and probably doomed after a global catastrophe. For particulars, the affected areas on Earth cannot sustain human life; thus, the people are to stay within domes. To ensure greater productivity, humanoids, or let’s say, androids, are created to aid humans in flourishing. Lest these androids contract a disease that grants them self-awareness. The whole anime is based on this notion and mythical entities known as “Proxies.”
10. Outlaw Star
Outlaw Star narrates the story of Gene Starwind, who always dreamt of maneuvering a spaceship in the never-ending universe. Surprisingly, his life takes a turn when he meets a treasure-hunting outlaw who proposes to him and his partner to protect a girl. Thus, they are sent out in a ship known as Outlaw Star to venture into deep space to protect the girl from the oddities.
11. Serial Experiments Lain
A strange and bizarre email pops up out of nowhere in Lain Iwakura’s technophobe. An email that is supposedly sent out by a girl who committed suicide recently. In trepidation, she opens the email and is directly plunged into a world of Cyberspace. Unbeknownst to the technology and Internet, she tries to figure out her identity and the world she’s brought in. At every step lies a clue to that one single email that changed the course of her life.
A cataclysmic event caused by the psychic powers of a young boy brought the city of Tokyo to absolute cinders. This ultimately led to the initiation of World War III. To curb the anomalies, the boy was captured so that his existence was rubbed off from the face of Earth. Now, in 2019, the same event can occur with the arrival of Tetsuo, another teenager who possesses the same sort of Psychic powers. What options does the government have now?
13. MADE IN ABYSS
A deadly chasm, an abyss, springs out on Earth with no inklings of its formation. Numerous divers have dived right into the abyss to find its origins but failed remarkably and lost their lives in the process. The abyss houses mysterious and deadly creatures that are lethal to human form. The main protagonist, Riko, is permitted only to explore the upper layers of the abyss but somehow gets plunged deeper and deeper to face the slumbering horrors of the chasm.
STONE narrates a nightmarish event of the petrification of the world. One day when Taiju Ooki, the protagonist, is ready to confess his blossoming love, the emergence of a blinding green light turns everyone into a statue. A few millennia later, Taiju wakes up and finds one more sole survivor of the event, Senkuu, his best friend, with a grand scheme of revitalizing the world with humans.
15. Space Dandy
Space dandy is a great anime that brings in the narrative of a Dandy who’s so much into killing extra-terrestrial creatures like aliens and monsters. On the surface, it may seem like an easy job, but it’s not. While hunting down aliens, he comes across many different mythical creatures, a plus point for Dandy and his adventures.