Science fiction has always been a mysterious realm that stood amongst other genres. At every turn, it left us pondering. What is it all about anyway? Complex formulas and physics, time travel, futuristic, science-y stuff? Yet again, we meet you with another list. It’s all for you, dear fans, to enjoy. Check out some of the best titles that color the world in shades of gray, surprisingly vibrantly. Let’s start!
The series is set in the near future in which it is possible to instantaneously quantify a person’s state of mind, personality, and probability of committing a crime. All of that records itself on an individual’s Psycho-Pass. When their “Crime Coefficient” index reaches a high extent, police officers persuit and apprehend them. Police officers known as Inspectors, and their hunting dogs, the Enforcers. In this way, order is maintained.
Unit One of the Public Safety Bureau’s division of criminal investigation, navigate the system to keep justice in their seemingly Utopian society. Into this world enters Akane Tsunemori, a young woman with an honest desire to impose justice. However, as she joins the side of the veteran Enforcer Shinya Kougami, she bitterly finds out that the Sibyl System’s judgments are not as perfect as she thought it to be. With everything she has known turned on its head, Akane strives to trully find the meaning of justice.
The story begins with the middle schooler , Igarashi Ganta. He is a fairly normal teenager, with a reasonably mundane life— going to school, hanging out with friends. All of that suddenly changes when his entire class is slaughtered while still in school. As the only survivor, they blame him for a mass murder and sentence him to death. They send him to Deadman Wonderland´s jail to wait out the time before his execution. The entirety of the plot revolves around the many characters in the infamous Deadman Wonderland prison, a place where you can trust no-one, where death roams around every corner.
With everyone now setting their sights on Ganta, he must navigate his way out of the labyrinth of nefarious conspiracies, greed, betrayal, murder, revolution, gladiatorial combat, and enough blood to make a vampire drool.
Trigun is a classic Sci-fi, action, adventure, comedy series with an amazing Western concept. This action-packed show shows it fill of adrenaline fuelled gun battles and awesome characters to back it up.
The story follows the protagonist Vash, also known as a terrifying Gunman, with a $60,000,000,000 bounty on his head. The story lies itself out as an episodic adventure, where each one or two episodes bring about a different story, involving certain trials and hardships the characters experience. The good thing about this series lies in that each adventure links nicely to the next, so there lies a form of progression and development. But this all changes later on in the series, where a major plot-twist happened, and it becomes clear that this is an adventure with a purpose.
Descending from the sky, parasites fall onto humanity. They worm their way into humans, penetrating skin and then act erratically before eating whoever is around them, yes they hunger for flesh. As the story begins, a parasite fails in its attempt to infect a teenager, Shinichi, who becomes the protagonist. The thoughtful and quick-witted guy manages to prevent the parasite by cornering it in his arm, which afterwards leads to lots of humor from his wayward right hand with a life of its own.
They settle into a symbiotic relationship, though the parasite, going by the nickname of Migi, needs the boy more than the boy needs him. Thus, there is the threat of body mutilation waiting for the boy, if he ever decides to attempt to remove his right hand or let the world know about the parasite. It’s a great relationship, with high stakes, tension, and drama. Yeah, it’s a boy and his right hand.
6-Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Lelouch Lamperouge appears to be a typical high school student at Ashford Academy in the Britannian controlled Area 11, formerly named Japan. But he’s actually a prince in the Britannian imperial family and seventeenth in line to the throne. He develops a strong, blinding hatred for the emperor of Britannia and the entire imperial establishment, vowing to one day destroy them for the death of his mother and cripple of his sister.
After an encounter with a mysterious young woman named C.C., Lelouch gains the power of Geass. That said encounter grants him the ability to force anyone to do what he wishes. With this ability, Lelouch becomes a mysterious figure named Zero and begins his battle against the Britannian Empire. This show filled with so much action, bombastic dialogue, and has such eye-catching visuals that it tops the charts in entertainment value. This is an exciting, epic sci-fi anime. Definitely over the top.
The plot progresses in a post-apocalyptic world where everyone is being kept in the dark and left wondering about what’s just beyond their grasp. Yes, that´s the main story here. Within the destroyed city of Romdo lies a small number of humans on Earth. Thousands of years ago, a global ecological catastrophe doomed the planet; now, life outside these domes is virtually impossible.
To expedite mankind’s recovery, AutoReivs, humanoid-like robots, humanity made and created to assist people in their daily lives. However, AutoReivs have begun contracting an enigmatic disease called the “Cogito Virus,” which grants them self-awareness. Re-l Mayer, granddaughter of Romdo’s ruler, gets assigned to investigate this phenomenon alongside her AutoReiv partner Iggy. Beginning as a routine investigation, it all, quickly, spirals into a conspiracy as confronted by humanity’s darkest sins confront her and new acquaintances, precisely a man named Vincent.
“No one knows what the future holds. That’s why its potential is infinite.” Such a powerful quote, yet, from an sci-fi anime as equally powerful. This portrays one of the many wise quotes featured in the excellent, time travelling tale called Steins;Gate. A story praised by many; and I think the show is definitely worthy of all its praise: it’s an excellent piece of work.
The plot revolves around the antics of Rintarou Okabe, a self-proclaimed mad scientist. He goes by the alias “Hououin Kyouma,” as he essentially messes around with time and subsequently deals with the consequences of his selfish actions. One of the great things about Steins;Gate is that the characters are developed incredibly well. Astonishingly well. To the point where you feel connected with them in terms of their feelings, and aims. I stress that you must watch this series.
3- Neon Genesis Evangelion
The basic, initial, plot goes this: a 14-year-old boy named, Shinji, is called to NERV. NERV is an organization charged with defending mankind from extinction, no less, by his estranged, seemingly cold and calculating father. There, his fathers’ first words are an order to pilot an immense robotic machine, the titular Evangelion, and fight against the monster that’s attacking Tokyo-3, the city under which NERV has its headquarters.
These illusory ‘monsters’ called Angels seeingly invincible. Traditional weaponry, even in the year 2015, barely affect upon them. Only the Eva biomechs, piloted solely by certain selected 14-year-olds, can stop them. There’s a metric ton of mystery, suspense, twists and turns in Evangelion’s plot, all routinely thought-provoking and intensely interesting. It is simply a classic masterpiece.
2- Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
In the near future, mankind has developed to a point where complete body transplants from flesh to machine are not something impossible. Thus, the latter blurred the lines between the cyborg and human world. With that said, criminals use that advanced tech for evil purposes, leading to anarchy and serious consequences. In response to that, the Japanese Government has established Section 9, an independently operating police unit to make sure that no rules are breached or trespassed.
This sci-fi anime further explores the way the cyborg, Motoko Kusanagi views the world, and her place in it as the squad leader of Public Security Section 9. Aesthetically, the series does not disappoint. It has this precocious ability to show and tell, which allows it to manifest into an unforgettable audio-visual-sensory experience. All combined, this is one glorious experience that will inspire anyone.
Last but not least, as a top charter, Cowboy Bebop. This sci-fi western anime equalizes between humor and seriousness. The anime community considers it as a classic. In fact, a level of sophistication shows in both the story; its characters that is rare for a show. In the year 2071, humanity has succeded to colonize a great number of outer planets and moons of the solar. Now, earth is a deserted desolate land.
The Inter Solar System Police is now trying to keep peace in the galaxy, aided by outlaw bounty hunters, referred to as Cowboys. Spike and, Jet Black are two members of the latter, they roam galaxies aboard their ship, starting their own adventures. Cowboy Bebop is enjoyable and it has wide appeal. I would probably recommend it to just about anybody.
Boys, girls, and unicorns, too, this is a wrap for today´s list. We genuinely hope that you consider watching the titles we suggested, it will be worthy of your time. Again, if you have any favorite sci-fi anime that we forgot to mention, please list it down below. Enjoy the list.