Anime, whose genre is about science and fiction, can often be regarded as something out of the world. These shows include some of the best world-building in anime even though they have tried out some of the tested science fiction tropes, just like spaceships and mechanics with more twisted plots than the wiring of an octopus. Although, everyone should keep in mind that some of the best anime series whose characters create trends and legacies are mostly set in the science universe (I mean, look at Rick and Morty).
As a matter of fact, there literally is no shortage of science and fiction anime because the limit obviously goes beyond the sky. It is because anything is possible in such genre anime shows and films as long as the characters and story are believable. These shows can also prove out to be perfect for bringing a novice into the wonderland of anime. Well, here we have wrapped up some of the perfect science, and fiction anime shows that you should never miss.
This one is a hit anime from 1999. It happened to be so popular that it has now become something just like science and fiction anime. This content can even be considered as a flag bearer of such an anime sub-genre. Throughout the years, we have witnessed various science and fiction anime trying to snatch the crown, but Cowboy Bepop never shakes. Just like another anime Trigun, this show also blends different types of genres. The premise of this tale is pretty logical. It throws the entire spotlight on a group of pretty hungry bounty hunters. Each episode in this show is made up of a self-contained story entirely of its own.
It is narrated from the different perspectives of the four main characters of the anime show. This show literally has almost everything. It includes memorable characters with an animation that might even be better than most of them we come across even today. And not to forget, we also have a great narrative in the show. There are not enough anime series made by the industry that has even scratched the surface of quality held by Cowboy Bepop.
Trigun is actually one of the oldest anime made with the science and fiction genre. It is obviously considered an irreplaceable classic film. However, this show is not exclusively a science fiction drama. It is pretty difficult to give Trigun a category because it is a lot of things and a majority of the action. In this show, we witness the misadventures of Vash the Stampede. He is a fugitive and an outlaw who has a six billion double dollar bounty on his head.
It is because he is responsible for destroying the city of July. The only issue here is that Vash does not even remember that he has done any such thing. It is because he suffers from retrograde amnesia. It is bad because bounty hunters do not stop pursuing him even though he is a really kind person who always helps people.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Well, you guys should know that Hollywood literally owes a lot to Ghost in the Shell. It was an anime series that has inspired the Wachowski brothers to originate The Matrix franchise. It is obviously one of the best action as well as science and fiction films out there. Its original inspiration, that is, the Ghost in the Shell anime films, is no sort of slouch and has now become an international sensation. This anime film can be considered as one of the strongest cyberpunk in the media.
To people’s fortune, the show also comes in the format of an animated series. Special focus should be laid on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. As the story goes, we witness Major Motoko Kusanagi’s exploits, that is, the android protagonist. She takes her mission against all her hackers as well as the cybercriminals also against other androids. The show also employs an overachieving sinister plot that eventually unravels as the story goes by.
If a person likes watching the anime series called Minority Report, you should definitely check out Psycho-Pass. It is almost like Minority Report but instead throws the entire spotlight on a less futuristic society existing in Japan. That, too, does not make it any less of a science and fiction anime. The majority of the people categorize Psycho-Pass as cyberpunk that also falls into the science and fiction category. The show has a lot of resemblance to Minority Report because it is also set in the same social system that the plot revolves around.
The story has a pretty calculated narrative that can predict the crimes and the criminals even before they actually happen. This makes the job of law enforcement personnel a whole lot easier. These people are termed as enforcers here, and two of them, Shinya Kogami and Akane Tsunemori, have their work all finished for them in this show.
Steins; Gate actually was an anime series adapted into an anime TV show back in 2011. This series does not include mechs or even visitations to other planets or even the space battles. Although the show obviously deals with the most convoluted idea of science fiction that has ever happened. Well, if you like the plot where anything is possible but also not possible at the same point in time, then Steins; Gate is probably made for you. Oddly enough, you guys should know that the events and the plots that happen in Steins; Gate are all because of Rintaro Okabe, that is, the self-proclaimed mad scientist.
This guy happened to create a time machine with just the help of a microwave oven. Later in the scenes, we witness a confusing series of events that soon follow. Okabe then involves resolving a lot of damage that he has done to bring back the woman he is in love with.
Gundam Seed surely proves itself as one of the best Mobile Suit Gundam anime series that also arrives with a bit of decent animation setting today’s standards. Everyone can literally bet that the show does not lack lasers with space wars and teen drama. The star of Mobile Suit Gundam anime has to be Kira Yamato. He is not a human being but rather a part of a genetically modified superhuman race known as coordinators. As any person can already imagine, the man is good at everything he does, which means he is excellent at piloting Strike Gundam’s signature.
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