Top 25 Sci-Fi Anime Films and Series: A Must-See List for Any Fan

 The 25 Best Sci-Fi Anime Movies & Series



The 25 Best Sci-Fi Anime Movies & Series is a list of some of the most iconic and influential science fiction anime of all time. From classic movies like "Akira" and "Ghost in the Shell," to popular series like "Gundam" and "Attack on Titan," this list covers a wide range of genres and themes within the sci-fi genre. With complex storylines and memorable characters, these anime productions have captivated audiences and solidified their place in the history of anime. Whether you're a long-time fan of sci-fi anime or new to the genre, this list is a great place to discover some must-see shows and movies.

list of 25 Best Sci-Fi Anime Movies & Series is below

"Akira" (1988) - This classic anime movie follows a teenage biker named Kaneda who is caught in the middle of a government experiment gone awry in a post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo.

"Ghost in the Shell" (1995) - In a future where humans can enhance their bodies with cybernetic implants, a cyborg policewoman named Motoko Kusanagi hunts for a mysterious hacker known as the Puppet Master.

"Neon Genesis Evangelion" (1995) - In this psychological sci-fi series, teenager Shinji Ikari is recruited by his father to pilot a giant bio-machine called an Evangelion to fight mysterious beings known as Angels.

"Cowboy Bebop" (1998) - This space western follows a diverse group of bounty hunters as they travel the galaxy trying to catch the galaxy's most dangerous criminals.

"Bublegum Crisis" (1987) - In this cyberpunk anime, a group of women don powered exoskeletons to defend their city from rogue robots and the corrupt corporation that created them.

"Serial Experiments Lain" (1998) - This mind-bending series follows Lain, a teenage girl who becomes connected to the "Wired," a virtual world that may or may not be the afterlife.

"Eden of the East" (2009) - After waking up with no memories and a phone that contains 8.2 billion yen, Akira Takizawa becomes embroiled in a game where he must use his wits and resources to save Japan.

"Gundam" franchise (1979) - This iconic mecha anime franchise follows the wars and politics of giant robots called Mobile Suits, with each series focusing on a different conflict and set of characters.

"Psycho-Pass" (2012) - In a dystopian future where people's mental states can be quantified, a group of detectives work to uphold the law and maintain societal balance.

"Grave of the Fireflies" (1988) - This devastating war drama follows a brother and sister trying to survive in Japan during World War II.

"Nanatsu no Taizai" (2014) - In a fantasy world where the powerful Holy Knights rule over the kingdom, a group of rebels set out to defeat them and restore peace.

"Death Note" (2006) - This psychological thriller follows a high school student named Light who gains the power to kill anyone by writing their name in a special notebook.

"Fullmetal Alchemist" (2003) - In this fantasy series, two brothers use alchemy in an attempt to bring their mother back to life, leading them on a journey to find the Philosopher's Stone.

"The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" (2006) - In this comedy-drama, a high school student named Kyon is dragged into a strange world of espers, time travelers, and aliens by his eccentric classmate Haruhi Suzumiya.

"Attack on Titan" (2013) - In a world where humanity is on the brink of extinction due to giant humanoid creatures known as Titans, a group of young soldiers must defend their walled city and uncover the mystery of the Titans.

"One Punch Man" (2015) - This action-comedy follows a powerful hero named Saitama who can defeat any enemy with just one punch, but his lack of challenge and recognition leads him on a quest to find

"Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex" (2002) - This anime series is a spin-off of the original "Ghost in the Shell" movie, following the members of Public Security Section 9 as they investigate cyber crimes and conspiracies.

"Dennou Coil" (2007) - In this cyberpunk series, a group of young kids use augmented reality glasses to solve mysteries and unravel a conspiracy in their futuristic city.

"Ergo Proxy" (2006) - In a post-apocalyptic world where humans and androids known as Autoreivs coexist, a young woman named Re-l Mayer investigates strange occurrences and uncovers a deeper mystery.

"Steins;Gate" (2011) - This time-travel sci-fi series follows a group of friends who accidentally discover a way to send messages to the past, leading them on a dangerous journey to change the future.

"Blade Runner: Black Out 2022" (2017) - This anime short film is set in the same universe as the "Blade Runner" movie and follows a new character as he tries to survive in a world where Replicants are hunted by Blade Runners.

"The Empire of Corpses" (2015) - In this alternate history, Victor Frankenstein succeeds in creating life and his techniques lead to the creation of Corpses, undead beings used for manual labor and warfare.

"The Five Star Stories" (1989) - This space opera follows the adventures of a young knight named Ladios Sopp as he fights to protect the peace in a galaxy filled with politics and intrigue.

"Violet Evergarden" (2018) - This emotional drama follows a former soldier named Violet who becomes a ghostwriter in order to understand the words of love left to her by her deceased commanding officer.

"The Promised Neverland" (2019) - In this survival horror series, a group of orphaned children discover the dark truth about their idyllic orphanage and must find a way to escape before it's too late.

Where to watch:

Many of these anime series and movies can be streamed on platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and Crunchyroll. Some may also be available to rent or purchase on Amazon or other online retailers.

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