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Top 50 Best Cyberpunk Anime Of All Time

Priya BhothPriya-Updated Sep 15, 2022


Cyberpunk Anime

 

Let's start this with a question, what is your favorite anime genre? I can hear you telling Shounen, Shojo, Josei, Yaoi, Isekai, etc.., But, did anyone say Cyberpunk?

 

Very few of you might have. And let me compliment you on that. Cyberpunk is indeed a very engrossing genre to have an interest in.

 

And for the ones who stumbled here by mistake and wondering what in the world are “Cyberpunk” animes.

 

Let me tell you something about this forgotten genre of the anime world. Cyberpunk is an old yet still evolving genre of the animation bubble.

 

The genre was introduced to the world by Bruce Bethke in 1982, through his story, “Cyberpunk”.

 

Cyberpunk is known to be a sub-genre of the well-loved genre “science-fiction”. Cyberpunk has always been something that could look into the future for you.

 

I mean, you might have thought robots will work for you, from waking you up from sleep to doing your laundry.

 

From making you some delicious snacks to taking you to places. No one would have.

 

Nevertheless, there were still few geniuses that anticipated this change from ages ago.

 

And they were more amazing people who brought this interesting topic to the anime world.

 

Now tell me if that sounds interesting. Yes or No? Well, mixed feelings? I got you!

 

I brought you this list of the best 50 cyberpunk animes of all the time which by the end will make you interested or will at least convince you to pick one of them.

 

 

50. Terra e… (TV)

 

Terra e… (TV)

 

Entity Detail
Title Terra e... (TV)
Type TV
Studios Tokyo Kids, Minami Machi Bugyousho
Premiered Apr 7, 2007 to Sep 22, 2007
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.911
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

What would you do if you wake up with supernatural powers? Well, we all got our ideas.

 

But, what again you are feared for the exact powers? Sad, right? We got a similar story here.

 

Far, in the future, where everything is on the verge of destruction and humans are needed to live on colonized planets, a system monitoring their lives.

 

But, this new development led to the birth of people with extraordinary powers. These kinds of people are known as “Mu”.

 

Humans are terrified of them but all the Mu wants is peace. They want to have a life without any intimidation of being feared.

 

They want to go back to Earth but that is not a planet to live on anymore.

 

With the increase in pollution and running out of resources, it becomes impossible for a human to survive.

 

Oblivious about all this, we have Jomy. A young boy who will be turning eighteen soon and super excited about it.

 

But, what will happen when he comes across his powers? And will he be the one to guide everyone back to Earth?

 

The show is 24 episodes long and the first episode was aired on April 7, 2007.

 

The anime was abstracted from a manga series written and illustrated by Keiko Takemiya. The serialization was done by Asahi Sonorama in Gekkan Manga Shonen.

 

All the chapters were later collected and made into five bound volumes.

 

In August 1980, the volumes were reissued and a movie, “Towards the Terra” was released directed by Hideo Onchi, and produced under the label of Toei Animation.

 

 

 

49. Blame! (film)

 

Blame! (film)

 

Entity Detail
Title Blame! Movie
Type Movie
Studios Polygon Pictures
Premiered 2017-05-20
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.101
Duration 1 hr. 45 min.

 

Many of us find robots idealistic and helpful. But there are also many others among us who are scared of this emerging technology.

 

That development will lead to something worse in the future. Not to scare you more but there is an anime that has predicted our fears.

 

Sometime in the distant future, robots are ruling the Earth. The peak of civilization has brought it up to the human's throat, to be slaughtered completely.

 

They have been stated to be “illegal residents” of the place and will have to be extinct at any cost.

 

Everyone is living in fear while scavengers try their best to protect humans as much as they can.

 

Their hope deepens when they come across a man called Killy, who might lead them in the right direction to save humanity.

 

The movie is a recent sensation that was released in the year 2017. It is based on a science-fiction manga with the same name.

 

The duration of the movie is around 106 minutes and was produced under the production banner Polygon Pictures.

 

The anime is now also available on Netflix so binge!

 

 

 

48. Project ARMS

 

Project ARMS

 

Entity Detail
Title Project ARMS
Type TV
Studios TMS Entertainment
Premiered Apr 7, 2001 to Sep 29, 2001
Source Manga
MAL Score 6.981
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Teenage is a very memorable part of everyone’s life. And it turns out best when your teens also bring superpowers to you.

 

Sound interesting? Learn more. A couple of high school kids who just want to have a normal school life start developing a power that turns their normal human-like organs into powerful weapons.

 

The oblivious kids are fighting off each other without even knowing when and where their weapons will pop out from.

 

They are also not aware of the fact that they are meant to work as a team and fight off the military monsters who want to end humankind.

 

The weapons are still not a complete team with two of their parts missing. Will they be successful in finding the one they want?

 

And will they fight off the military opponents? The anime has been released in two seasons, with its first season airing on April 7, 2001.

 

The season ran with 26 episodes and came to an end on September 29 of the same year.

 

A year after in 2002, the second season came into view. The anime is also a manga adaption with the name “ARMS”.

 

It was written and illustrated by Ryoji Minagawa. It got serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday in the year 1997.

 

Serialization ran a long way from 1997 to 2002.

 

 

 

47. Moonlight Mile

 

Moonlight Mile

 

Entity Detail
Title Moonlight Mile 1st Season: Lift Off
Type TV
Studios Studio Hibari
Premiered Mar 4, 2007 to May 27, 2007
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.171
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

Trekking is a fun, dangerous, and satisfying sport to do. And the people who trek huge mountains are so commendable.

 

I bet they feel empty once they achieved what they paced through all the time.

 

But, does that stop them from dreaming about another project? Hell, Nah.

 

Saruwatari Gorou and Jack F.Woodbridge are two trekkers who have achieved a lot after reaching the highest peak in the entire world, Mount Everest.

 

But, like any other dreamer they did not want to stop just there. So, they dreamed about aiming for something higher than the mountains, ISA Space Station.

 

They exchange promises to reach Outerspace and fulfill their new dream. However, when Helium 3, a new energy source is discovered on the moon, the Nasa Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) can help Earth.

 

And now the noblemen are sighting off to live their dream and to harness the Helium 3 energy source.

 

 

 

46. No Guns Life

 

No Guns Life

 

Entity Detail
Title No Guns Life 2nd Season
Type TV
Studios Madhouse
Premiered Jul 10, 2020 to Sep 25, 2020
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.061
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

Another robot-based anime. The rapid growth in technology led them to an ability where they can create powerful cyborg soldiers.

 

These soldiers were named the “Extended”. Juuzou Inui is also one of these Extended. The boy was created into one with no memory from his past life.

 

However, once the war comes to an end, he starts a new business where he could take care of Extended-related matters.

 

And on an unusual day, a huge robotic Extended falls before his door carrying a boy on his back.

 

The Extended has been desperately asking for help. But, what such a giant need help with?

 

And what’s the matter with the kid? Is this by any chance related to the kidnapping rumor of a child?

 

The questions deepen when he starts doubting the Beruhren Corporation, which was the reason behind all this Extended thing.

 

Like any other anime on the list, this is also has been adapted from a manga released with the same name in the year 2014.

 

Later on, this manga by Karasuma and Tasuku got animated in the year 2019 with 12 episodes which later on was extended to season two.

 

 

 

45. Cyborg Kuro-chan

 

Cyborg Kuro-chan

 

Entity Detail
Title Cyborg Kuro-chan
Type TV
Studios Studio Bogey
Premiered Oct 2, 1999 to Jan 6, 2001
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.101
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

The cat lovers out there will definitely find this entertaining just like I did. Kuro-chan is a normal pet with an elder couple taking care of him.

 

He wants to protect his owners just like any other pet. His life changes when on a date with his girlfriend Pooly, a dog he gets kidnapped.

 

An evil scientist turns Kuro into a machine. He turns him into a robot which later is been solved by Koru who removes the chip from inside of him.

 

However, the experiment has changed his appearance entirely including an achievement to talk just like a human.

 

But, that just makes people scurry away from him. He then decides to live under the skin of a stuffed toy and be the same pet forever.

 

The anime is one of the long ones with 66 episodes and got premiered in the year 1999.

 

It has been adapted from a manga series with the same name.

 

 

44. Murder Princess

 

Murder Princess

 

Entity Detail
Title Murder Princess
Type OVA
Studios Bee Train
Premiered Mar 28, 2007 to Aug 29, 2007
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.011
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

This one here brings so much fun to the list. Ever wonder what will you do, if you change bodies with a very unwanted person in your life?

 

What will you do about it? Well, our Princess has got some plans for you.

 

The kingdom of Forland loses its king due to a coup d’etat, but before his death, the king sends off his daughter, Princess Alita Forland on an escape journey.

 

While running away, the incredibly threatening situation makes the Princess swap bodies with the hunter Falis.

 

The Princess wants to protect the kingdom at any cost. She, then asks Falis to take her place in the kingdom and save people.

 

And this way, we found our rise to the “Murder Princess” which a very big mouth.

 

The first episode was aired on March 28, 2007, under the license of Funimation. The source again is a manga.

 

The anime is only six episodes long with 24 minutes each. What more do you want to know?

 

This is just perfect for a short and lovely watch.

 

 

43. Unbreakable Machine-Doll

 

Unbreakable Machine-Doll

 

Entity Detail
Title Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai
Type TV
Studios Lerche
Premiered Oct 7, 2013 to Dec 23, 2013
Source Light novel
MAL Score 7.111
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

Did you ever wish that the doll you used to play with, in your childhood to remain untouched and lovely always?

 

Or the robot you caught as a gift for your birthday? You do, right? All you want to do is preserve that precious thing.

 

But, ever thought about the ones that make them? I will give you a chance.

 

Student puppeteer Raishin Akabane arrives at Walpurgi’s Royal Academy of Machinart and study of Machinart.

 

Which means a club of magic, Al, and military tactics and mechanicals. Every four years, the top 100 students of the academy fight their automatons to win the title of “Wisemen” and of the greatest puppeteer.

 

 

42. Appleseed

 

Appleseed

 

Entity Detail
Title Appleseed
Type OVA
Studios Gainax
Premiered 1988-04-21
Source Manga
MAL Score 6.591
Duration 1 hr. 6 min.

 

Some female lead action? Oh yeah! The female character-oriented animes or storylines have a completely different fan base.

 

Also because it's quite a rare and unique kind of concept in anime. But, we have got a very interesting one here.

 

The story revolves around Ai Kobayashi, a female warrior who is just back from the global war.

 

She successfully made it through the war and now is in out where she met her former friend and lover, Jurota Kosugi.

 

She realizes that the boy she loved is now a cyborg resulting from his wounds from the war.

 

She soon also discovers a new cyborg ethnicity, Bioroids. The Bioroids seem to be an eye-sore for the peaceful life of Olympus.

 

But, what triggers her the most is that the life span of Bioroids is seemed to be shorter and as if something is been controlling that.

 

Hence, she jumps in to investigate this matter. The movie got released in 2004 under the production company Digital Frontier.

 

 

41. Armitage III

 

Armitage III

 

Entity Detail
Title Armitage III
Type OVA
Studios AIC
Premiered Feb 25, 1995 to Nov 25, 1995
Source Original
MAL Score 7.041
Duration 34 min. per ep.

 

Just like I told you earlier, cyberpunk indeed does see in the future. It takes us by surprise whether the science has been inspired by the animes made long ago or the anime makers have already predicted the future.

 

Confused about what I am talking about? Well, read about this anime you will understand it better.

 

Armitage III and Poly-Matrix is an anime set in the far future of 2046. Due to the overpopulation of Earth, humankind has started its colonization on Mars.

 

With the help of android, the race can eradicate the usual environment of Mars into a more friendly one to live in.

 

They are all set to invade the planet and form a city by the name of Saint Lowell.

 

Now, this does sound interesting, doesn’t it? And the fact that this anime was released back in 1995 is way surprising.

 

The first episode of the anime was aired on February 25, 1995. There are been only four episodes which gives more reasons for us to watch it.

 

The extraction again has been done through a manga of two volumes, by the same name by Zarae Otana and Tatsuya Ikegami.

 

 

40. Saikano

 

Saikano

 

Entity Detail
Title Saishuu Heiki Kanojo
Type TV
Studios Gonzo
Premiered Jul 2, 2002 to Sep 24, 2002
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.171
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Having a love life is a privilege these days. And when you get a partner that can make you happy, it feels like you have achieved so much, isn’t it?

 

Well, our little Chise is also in that kind of love. But there is still more.

 

Chise is what you call a regular schoolgirl. With a lean and small figure, she was very fragile with limited knowledge.

 

She is only being enjoying her life to the fullest by virtue of her loving relationship with her boyfriend Shuuji.

 

The couple resides in a small town known as Hokkaido, which is also a military base town.

 

One day, when Shuuji and his friends visit Sapporo to get some exciting gifts for their girlfriends, a major air raid on that town ends up killing thousands of people including one of Shuuji’s friends.

 

Running away from the place, Shuuji spots his girlfriend Chise whose fragile body was no longer made of only flesh, there was steel included.

 

She was attached a pair of steel wings and her right hand was replaced by a massive gun.

 

She was manipulated and turned into a cyborg weapon despite unwillingness. But, what would Shuuji do now?

 

Was his girlfriend even a human anymore? The anime was first aired in July 2002 and has 13 episodes in total.

 

The source again is a manga.

 

 

39. Densetsu Kyojin Ideon: Hatsudou-hen

 

Densetsu Kyojin Ideon: Hatsudou-hen

 

Entity Detail
Title Densetsu Kyojin Ideon: Hatsudou-hen
Type Movie
Studios Sunrise
Premiered 1982-07-10
Source Original
MAL Score 7.831
Duration 1 hr. 38 min.

 

War is a place where an enormous amount of people lose their lives. There is only tragedy and cries involved.

 

But, here we have got an anime that is much more than just a war.

 

Years after years, the crew of Solo Ship has been at war, fighting off against their enemy, the Buff Clan.

 

The Solo Ship has a benefit of a powerful weapon Ideon. Nevertheless, the Buff Clan has developed their own weapon the Ganda Rowa which is a warship and can easily dominate Ideon.

 

In meanwhile, Karala, a member of Solo Ship who is also a past member of Buff Clan realizes she is pregnant and thinks that the baby can be their last hope and put a full stop to this war.

 

However, the birth of the child increased the strength of Ideon and gave more oil to the burning flame.

 

 

38. Heroic Age

 

Heroic Age

 

Entity Detail
Title Heroic Age
Type TV
Studios Xebec
Premiered Apr 2, 2007 to Oct 1, 2007
Source Original
MAL Score 7.551
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

How far would you go to save mankind? Go on a far journey to find the only person that can help to save the human race.

 

The set of the anime is far future, where humankind is on the verge of demolition.

 

The only human that could everything from destruction is still missing. And the savior is Age, the only human that was raised by the Golden Tribe.

 

The crew of Argonaut and princess Dhianeila are all set to travel through the entire universe just to find Age.

 

At last, they do. They find Age on an abandoned planet, Oron. Now, along with Dhianeila and Age, their journey of saving earth begins.

 

The anime aired its first episode in the year 2007 and ran over 26 episodes.

 

 

37. Levius

 

Levius

 

Entity Detail
Title Levius
Type ONA
Studios Polygon Pictures
Premiered 2019-11-28
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.221
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

As just said, war indeed is very unpleasant to be a part of. And when you lose someone really close to a war, it makes everything worse.

 

Levius is a young boy who has lost both of his parents to the war.

 

He is fierce about the fact and ends up practicing metal boxing in order to take out his anger.

 

He becomes one of those arena fighters, recovering from the extreme effects of war, turning himself into a killing machine.

 

The anime is produced under Netflix and was aired in the year 2019 and has 12 episodes with 25 minutes duration per episode.

 

 

36. Mugen No Ryvius

 

Mugen No Ryvius

 

Entity Detail
Title Mugen no Ryvius
Type TV
Studios Sunrise
Premiered Oct 6, 1999 to Mar 29, 2000
Source Original
MAL Score 7.471
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

And here comes some more space action. Kouji Aiba and Aoi Housen are two astronauts in training in the year 2225 AD.

 

During their training in the Lieba Delta, located on the shore of the Geduld Sea.

 

After a sudden attack on the land, the space station breaks down into the sea.

 

A plasma that links all the planets in the system makes it impossible for any ship to stay on, killing every onboarding adult.

 

The young astronauts are the only ones to rely on but in the meanwhile, the place gets sabotaged.

 

And the cherry on top, the evil people plan to attack once more.

 

 

35. Vandread

 

Vandread

 

Entity Detail
Title Vandread
Type TV
Studios Gonzo
Premiered Oct 3, 2000 to Dec 19, 2000
Source Original
MAL Score 7.191
Duration 22 min. per ep.

 

We still got gender wars happening on Earth, don’t you agree? Though thousands of laws have been made and implied, people on a personal still find it difficult to digest certain things about the opposite gender.

 

Here we got the same interesting story with the development of sets. I mean, the war is not on Earth anymore but straight up in the galaxy.

 

The set is in the galaxy where humankind has colonized the galaxy. Among the one-star system, men and women have been segregated.

 

They have been carried to live on two different planets Mejere for the woman and Taraak for the men.

 

And this mere oil has given rise to a huge flame war between men and women.

 

 

34. Waga Seishun no Arcadia

 

Waga Seishun no Arcadia

 

Entity Detail
Title Waga Seishun no Arcadia
Type Movie
Studios Toei Animation
Premiered 1982-07-28
Source Unknown
MAL Score 7.491
Duration 2 hr. 10 min.

 

We all know that World War II has been very bad for Japan. And so says the anime right here but with an “anime” touch in it, if you know what I mean.

 

The Earth is occupied by the Illumidus Empire, which is very evil for saying and came to our planet because of the post results of World War II.

 

Captain Harlock and his group of friends begin their journey to fight these monsters and win the Earth back.

 

Will they be successful in storing the peace of Earth? 

 

 

33. Battle Angel Alita

 

Battle Angel Alita

 

Entity Detail
Title Gunnm
Type OVA
Studios Madhouse
Premiered Jun 21, 1993 to Aug 21, 1993
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.091
Duration 30 min. per ep.

 

The protagonist of this anime is Alita, a cyborg. The concept revolves around new life, war, and trust.

 

Sounds interesting, right? The story is set in 2563, and after 300 years of unfortunate war on Earth called the “Fall”,

 

Dr. Ido finds an abandoned woman which goes ahead to be our protagonist Alita. He brings the woman to his place to treat her, and even though she regains consciousness she did not have a bare memory from her past.

 

Alita discovers her new life while the doctor stands like a wall in between her and her past.

 

 

 

32. Cyborg 009

 

Cyborg 009

 

Entity Detail
Title Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier
Type TV
Studios Shaft, Brain's Base, Japan Vistec
Premiered Oct 14, 2001 to Aug 27, 2003
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.261
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

Voicing against evil is quite an impressive thing. And the people who usually do it are indeed commendable. So let us praise these brave souls.

 

An evil person Black Ghost had kidnapped nine men and women and had turned them into cyborg soldiers.

 

But, are they aware of the number of soldiers that are revolting against them? Oh, they will soon.

 

The anime is a second-time adaptation of the manga Cyborg 009. It got released in the year 1979 and had a run time of 25 minutes.

 

 

31. After War Gundam X

 

After War Gundam X

 

Entity Detail
Title After War Gundam X
Type TV
Studios Sunrise
Premiered Apr 5, 1996 to Dec 28, 1996
Source Original
MAL Score 7.321
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

The colonization of Outerspace seems terrible. A war between the Earth and those colonies? Worse.

 

One more war and BOOM! More than a decade has passed since the last war between the Earth and the colonies that want complete destruction of humankind.

 

The ones who got to survive, have been preying on the technology to survive and there is also a widespread Mobile suits supremacy.

 

Garrod Ran, a young boy who is now a part of the scavenger group, along with the girl called Tifa Adiel will start their journey to explore the post results of the war.

 

And on the way, suppress the eruption of a new one. The anime was released in the year 1996 under the production banner Bandai Visual Company, Dentsu, Sunrise.

 

 

30. Bubblegum Crisis

 

Bubblegum crisis

 

Entity Detail
Title Bubblegum Crisis
Type OVA
Studios AIC, Artmic, Darts
Premiered Feb 25, 1987 to Jan 30, 1991
Source Original
MAL Score 7.281
Duration 41 min. per ep.

 

The title gives us a couple of ideas but let’s see if that is actually what it is.

 

Woman's power rise! The anime revolves around a group of female mercenaries who are armed with a few special and unique abilities, power suits and are set in the year 2032.

 

It begins after a huge Earthquake that splits Tokyo into halves. Nevertheless, the girls were marvelous putting the exoskeletons down and facing any other problem with a lot of bravery including the rogue robots.

 

Watch them explore and impact your life in a positive way. This is a mini-series of 8 episodes aired in the year 1987 and ended in the year 1991.

 

The total run time of the anime is about 330 minutes.

 

 

29. Freedom

 

Freedom

 

Entity Detail
Title Freedom
Type OVA
Studios Sunrise
Premiered Nov 24, 2006 to May 23, 2008
Source Original
MAL Score 7.441
Duration 27 min. per ep.

 

Quiz time!! Who was the first man to step on the moon? Of course, you all know.

 

It's Neil Armstrong. Now don’t come on to me telling me why I raised such a silly question.

 

I have my purpose. We know that our human race has been an enthusiast to discover resources on the moon, which is an easy one to live on, leaving the fact of low gravity.

 

But, somehow our anime people here have found a way to stay on the moon and have colonized it already.

 

The set of the story is in 2041 A.D. when people formed the first colony on the moon.

 

The colonies are governed by a body known as “Eden”. However, three bike racing teens find a heinous truth about Eden and something about their long-lost land, Earth.

 

Watch him explore so much more about his homeland.

 

 

28. Gunslinger Girl

 

Gunslinger Girl

 

Entity Detail
Title Gunslinger Girl
Type TV
Studios Madhouse
Premiered Oct 9, 2003 to Feb 19, 2004
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.411
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

What if you get a second chance to live after a tragic “almost-death”? And the ones you granted you a life wants a favor?

 

And… that favor turns out to be something very illegal. Will you still help? Sounds tough, right?

 

Well, our little girls here have got a similar situation. Somewhere in the middle of Italy, Social Welfare has saved young girls from their deathbeds and has given them another chance at life.

 

But, this new transformation is only to turn them into assassins and revolt against the Italian government.

 

However, the girls are still at the age of feeling love and sensitivity to hate.

 

Their humble heart hurts to be acted upon and treated as killing weapons. Where will this emotional yet ruthless ride take them?

 

The anime was released in the year 2003 with 13 episodes under the studios of the Madhouse with a time duration of 24 minutes.

 

 

27. Kurau: Phantom Memory

 

Kurau: Phantom Memory

 

Entity Detail
Title Kurau Phantom Memory
Type TV
Studios Bones
Premiered Jun 25, 2004 to Dec 16, 2004
Source Original
MAL Score 7.341
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

Birthdays are a very important part of everyone’s life. Many like to keep it simple, while many like to enjoy it like a King.

 

Nevertheless, birthdays are important and quite memorable even if you try to not make them like one.

 

Just a 12-year-old here. Amami Kurau is a young twelve-year-old girl and daughter of the chief scientist of the new project that colonizes the Moon.

 

The little girl follows her father to the lab on her birthday, but an unfortunate event leaves Kurau struck between twin bolts of light.

 

The news breaks to her father and he is horrified to find his cute little daughter is not herself anymore.

 

 

26. Mobile Fighter G Gundam

 

Mobile Fighter G Gundam

 

Entity Detail
Title Mobile Fighter G Gundam
Type TV
Studios Sunrise
Premiered Apr 1, 1994 to Mar 31, 1995
Source Original
MAL Score 7.561
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Wars between humans, countries, and the world is everything we know, read, and learned.

 

But, ever thought about how would it be if a robot fights for you? Exciting! We are now long forward in the future, in the 60th century, the polluted and messed up planet Earth is left behind and everyone is off to the other orbital zones.

 

However, a question has rose about the ruling of the orbitals and colonies. To solve this, the countries have decided on a tradition wherein they build a new Gundam and fight them off to the winner of the last Gundam fight and then the new winner gets to rule the colonies for four years straight.

 

Similar Japan has sent the Domon Kasshu along with a powerful Gundam in order to take the trophy this year.

 

Is that all are they worried about? Or there is much more? The anime was first released in the year 1994 with 49 episodes.

 

A long one on the list.

 

 

25. Seikai No Senki

 

Seikai No Senki

 

Entity Detail
Title Seikai no Senki
Type TV
Studios Sunrise
Premiered Apr 14, 2000 to Jul 14, 2000
Source Light novel
MAL Score 7.711
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

A love blossom between wars? It sounds funny and intriguing. Even our protagonist is stuck in something similar.

 

After putting a full stop, Lafiel Abriel and Jinto Linn are now reunited. Lafiel is now the captain, while Jinto is the supply officer.

 

The outburst of war between Abh and humankind is going to create much more problems for the duo.

 

How will they work on this with the growing tension and difference between them? The second season of the series, Sekai No Senki was released in the year 2000 with 13 episodes, each of them 25 minutes long.

 

 

24. Space Adventure Cobra

 

Space Adventure Cobra

 

Entity Detail
Title Space Cobra
Type TV
Studios Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Premiered Oct 7, 1982 to May 19, 1983
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.701
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

They say one can go over everything to save their love and their country. I mean there is no lying there.

 

Just like what our Cobra is up to. Cobra, a space pirate who is very popular and apparently went dead two years ago.

 

But, no one knows that the man with a psycho-gun left hand is alive and very much in love.

 

Cobra has fallen in love with a huntress, Jane Flower, who is a target that to be Necron, the lord of crime.

 

And Cobra stands in between the world and her to save her and also the world from the crimes of Necron.

 

The movie got premiered on the 3rd of July, 1982. It is 1 hour 39 minutes long.

 

 

23. Turn a Gundam

 

Turn a Gundam

 

Entity Detail
Title Turn A Gundam
Type TV
Studios Sunrise, Nakamura Production
Premiered Apr 9, 1999 to Apr 14, 2000
Source Original
MAL Score 7.701
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Saving the Earth is one of the primary responsibilities of humankind. But we care less.

 

The planet is on the verge of destruction but all we do is nothing. The cherry on top we all know what will this lead to if not taken under control.

 

Likewise, we have got an anime here that shows how humankind had destroyed our home planet and flown off to the Moon.

 

The people on Moon are known to be “Moonrace” and are all set to get back to Earth.

 

They have to keep an eye on it for a way long to capture it again and resettle.

 

Keeping this in mind, they send Rolan Cehack to check the living resources. Rolan stays in the place and gets familiar with everything for a year long.

 

When the people on the Earth planet do the age-coming ceremony by making a giant stone doll known as “White Doll”.

 

However, the Moonrace is all set to get back to the place and take it by force.

 

Upon that the White Doll breaks and turns into a Gundam known as “Turn A Gundam” with Rolan in the backseat controlling it.

 

Will Rolan be successful in saving the Earth again from this Moonrace? The anime got released in the fall of 1999 with 50 episodes.

 

 

22. Cyber City Oedo 808

 

Cyber City Oedo 808

 

Entity Detail
Title Cyber City Oedo 808
Type OVA
Studios Madhouse
Premiered Jun 21, 1990 to Oct 4, 1991
Source Original
MAL Score 7.181
Duration 43 min. per ep.

 

Having mercy is a good thing. And giving a second chance to someone who did wrong in the past but yet has the heart to correct it.

 

Like how in the year 2808, three criminals are set free to perform tasks on behalf of the police.

 

In return for their performances, the life sentences under their name will be reduced. They have been given a collar around their neck which keeps them in check and if they fail to meet their tasks, those particular collars will be the reason for their death.

 

Now that’s on having mercy also being ruthless at the same time. Cyber City Oedo 808 was aired in the year 1990 with only three episodes in check.

 

Isn’t that a good offer to grab?

 

 

21. Tenchi Muyo

 

Tenchi Muyo

 

Entity Detail
Title Tenchi Muyou!
Type TV
Studios AIC
Premiered Apr 2, 1995 to Sep 24, 1995
Source Original
MAL Score 7.441
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

Having one woman and making her the happiest can be sometimes tough, and some more time impossible.

 

And we are talking ONE woman. Can we guess about six of them? I can see your jaws dropped, I know it's hard.

 

But, our Tenchi is indeed stuck with six women from other universes. Let’s find out how.

 

Tenchi Masaki’s life takes a 360-degree turn when he rescues Ryouko, a pirate whose ship has been crushed down near his family temple.

 

Upon helping Ryuko a certain change of events happens that leads a series of women to walk in his life.

 

All these women include Princess Aeka, her sister Princess Sasami, a detective Mihoshi Kuramitsu with her partner Kiyone Makibi and a crazy scientist Washuu Hakubi.

 

The women try their best to get settled in the environment but that only creates more problems for the young boy, Tenchi.

 

Nevertheless, this indeed leads him to have a good relationship with each of them and see the purpose of his life.

 

The anime first aired on 2nd April 1995 and ended on 24th September 1995

 

 

20. Texhnolyze

 

Texhnolyze

 

Entity Detail
Title Texhnolyze
Type TV
Studios Madhouse
Premiered Apr 17, 2003 to Sep 25, 2003
Source Original
MAL Score 7.761
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

No, I did not get the spelling wrong. It is “Texhnolyze”, it's a new evolution where our story will revolve around.

 

The city of Lux is a man-made underground city. Ichise is our main character who is an orphan and also a prizefighter, he fights for a living.

 

Unfortunately undergoing a rivalry, his opponent attacks him and injures him. The injuries make him lose his left arm and leg.

 

Before Ichise could lose his breath, a woman scientist takes him under her wing and gives him the arm and leg he lost through Texhnolyze.

 

Ichise is all set with his new limbs and is been taken under a powerful leader of a gang Organ, Oonishi.

 

He then meets a girl Ran, who can see in the future. They together discover that Lux is on the verge of collapsing.

 

Will they be able to save the city? The anime had its first television debut in the year 2003 and has 22 episodes throughout.

 

 

19. GaoGaiGar

 

GaoGaiGar

 

Entity Detail
Title Yuusha-Ou GaoGaiGar
Type TV
Studios Sunrise
Premiered Feb 1, 1997 to Jan 31, 1998
Source Original
MAL Score 7.821
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

The title sounds really very interesting, doesn’t it? So is the story, let’s read. Zonders are a kind/race of alien monsters that emerge from the underground and are about to destroy the city of Tokyo.

 

And humans are nowhere in comparison to an alien power. The only thing that can survive the city through this attack is their last hope and power, GaoGaiGar.

 

Watch the giant robot fight off the outworlders and enjoy sitting right at your seat.

 

 

18. Sidonia No Kishi

 

Sidonia No Kishi

 

Entity Detail
Title Sidonia no Kishi
Type TV
Studios Polygon Pictures
Premiered Apr 11, 2014 to Jun 27, 2014
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.671
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

The aliens have completely destroyed the Earth and after several years of destruction, they are now on the back of the humans who escaped years ago.

 

However, we find Nagate Tanikaze after his long isolation in find some food. The Guana aliens trap down the humans and begin their harassment, but Tanikaze shows up as their last hope.

 

He, with all his mates and soldiers Shizuka Hoshijiro, Izana Shinatose, and Yuhata Midorikawa fight off to protect humanity and fend off the villains aka the aliens.

 

The 12 episodes long anime was first aired in the year 2014 with each episode duration of 24 minutes.

 

 

17. Space Pirate Captain Herlock: Outside Legend - The Endless Odyssey

 

Space Pirate Captain Herlock: Outside Legend - The Endless Odyssey

 

Entity Detail
Title Space Pirate Captain Herlock: Outside Legend - The Endless Odyssey
Type OVA
Studios Madhouse
Premiered Dec 21, 2002 to Dec 21, 2003
Source Unknown
MAL Score 7.351
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

For the horror enthusiasts on the viewers' side, we got in something for you. On his way to the archaeologic mission, Professor Daiba awakens an ancient horror figure from his layers of sleep.

 

Right after five years, the crew members are all set to sail the stars, and also Daiba is ready to meet Captain Herlock, once again.

 

Or should I say, for the first time ever? The anime started airing from December 21, 2002, to December 21, 2003.

 

The anime went on for 13 episodes and it has a parent story, Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Herlock.

 

 

16. Macross

 

Macross

 

Entity Detail
Title Macross
Type TV
Studios Tatsunoko Production
Premiered Oct 3, 1982 to Jun 26, 1983
Source Original
MAL Score 7.931
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

The anime takes place in 2009 A. D. the world is about to take its big step toward growth through the colossal space battleship Macross.

 

The whole world awaits the launch but there is also another who waits for the moment.

 

Zantradi, an alien group that is hovering above just causes destruction and pain throughout the world.

 

The Macross is all set to take over the aliens with the dormant system boarding it.

 

It is taking humans through the solar system where they are about to prove humankind.

 

The anime got released in the year 1982 under the production of Tatsunoko Productions. The whole series consists of 36 episodes in total.

 

 

15. Akira

 

Akira

 

Entity Detail
Title Akira
Type Movie
Studios Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Premiered 1988-07-16
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.161
Duration 2 hr. 4 min.

 

We got a political drama on the list. Corruption and the greedy government does trigger you in the wrong way, doesn’t it?

 

And it turns out to be important to fight against it just like our gang leader.

 

Kaneda is a gang leader of a bikers’ group. He is all set to fight anyone and everyone just to save his friend from illegal government activities.

 

What illegal activities? Let me tell you. In 1988, the government of Japan throws an atomic bomb as an experiment.

 

Down the lane, after 31 years Tetsuo is most likely to be the bait and Kaneda will not let that happen.

 

He fights off the government, politicians, and many more. Will he be successful in saving his friends and the others?

 

The movie got released in 1988.

 

 

14. Space Cobra

 

Space Cobra

 

Entity Detail
Title Space Cobra
Type TV
Studios Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Premiered Oct 7, 1982 to May 19, 1983
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.701
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

What will you do if you one day realize that you are not what you think you are but are something else or something more?

 

Johnson, a salaryman wakes up to discover that he is not a mere 9-5 worker but a space pirate Cobra.

 

And also that he was supposed to be dead. His left arm is a Psychogun that shows his powers.

 

He reunites his memories, his spaceship, and his partner, Armaroid Lady. Though, after gaining his powers, he will be on his way to find the most powerful weapons, easy through the prisons, rob away the museums, and whatnot.

 

He confronts one of the most feared who is a lot more than you can see.

 

What the pair will do now?

 

 

13. Ergo Proxy

 

Ergo Proxy

 

Entity Detail
Title Ergo Proxy
Type TV
Studios Manglobe
Premiered Feb 25, 2006 to Aug 12, 2006
Source Original
MAL Score 7.921
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

Have you ever thought of a life where you will happily share your secrets with “android” friends than humans?

 

Practically we already are doing that. Look at your phone. Lol. A place in the future, where humans and robots are coinciding in peace.

 

It’s just any other place on Earth and just like any other place, there are still crimes going on.

 

Likewise, a series of murders in the city has caused a lot of trouble and raised suspensions in the eyes of inspector Re-I Mayer.

 

The anime has 25 minutes long episodes and 23 in total. It first got aired in the year 2006 and had quite a good response which is also a reason it sits in 13th place.

 

 

12. Ghost in the Shell

 

Ghost in the Shell

 

Entity Detail
Title Koukaku Kidoutai
Type Movie
Studios Production I.G
Premiered 1995-11-18
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.291
Duration 1 hr. 22 min.

 

Another ghost one on the list? Well, Nah. Let me tell you why. The technology advancement is at its peak, it’s the year 2029 and things like robots, cyborgs, and stuff are pretty common.

 

The technology had raised up so well that the interest can be accessed directly from the human brain.

 

We have Maor Motoko Kusanagi, who is a police officer who deals with crimes secretively and for special purposes.

 

She is now concerned about the activities of a hacker Puppet Master, who hacks the brains of Cyborg and smuggles the information to carry out his nasty doings.

 

The movie premiered in the year 1996 with a budget of 600,000,000 Japanese Yen and grossed about $516,540.

 

 

11. Mobile Suit Gundam

 

Mobile Suit Gundam

 

Entity Detail
Title Mobile Suit Gundam
Type TV
Studios Sunrise
Premiered Apr 7, 1979 to Jan 26, 1980
Source Original
MAL Score 7.771
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

We have got another in-between robots fight animes. A war has broken out between the Principality of Zeon and the Federation of Earth.

 

Zeon wants independence from the colonies that have been formed in space. To fight this off, the Earth Federation has given rise to its powerful weapon Gundam.

 

However, to control Gundam they need the right pilot, and for which a young and inexperienced boy comes into the picture.

 

Though the boy is not a pro he still proves to be good in this.

 

Amuro Ray, the young boy, and all other civilians tie off their lays to run this race against the Zeon. Will they be able to fight Zeon off?

 

This anime is one of those specials where you can say it's back from the dead.

 

At first, this anime was not that popular and was all set to get canceled.

 

The episodes were put down from 52 to 39 but then negotiated at 43. Nevertheless, time changed, tables got turned and the anime won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize in the year 1979.

 

 

10. Kanata no Astra

 

Kanata no Astra

 

Entity Detail
Title Kanata no Astra
Type TV
Studios Lerche
Premiered Jul 3, 2019 to Sep 18, 2019
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.131
Duration 28 min. per ep.

 

Traveling into space takes a lot of effort and with no guarantee of your well-being but in the future, we might get something so that we can travel safely in deep space.

 

Just how this story suggests. The way in the future, it is around 2061, that space travel has become so much easier.

 

Easier and affordable in such a way that high school are set to go for a Planet Camp.

 

However, during their camp, nine of the students get stuck in the unforeseen sentient light sphere and are taken away for 5012 light-years.

 

They find an old spaceship there and are strong-willed that they will indeed return home.

 

Safe and sound. Will the students remain brave and strong and be able to return back to their planets?

 

The anime is a recent one i.e. 2019. It does sound very interesting and different from the regular ones.

 

The series is 12 episodes long and the running time is about 24c minutes.

 

 

9. Serial Experiments Lain

 

Serial Experiments Lain

 

Entity Detail
Title Serial Experiments Lain
Type TV
Studios Triangle Staff
Premiered Jul 6, 1998 to Sep 28, 1998
Source Original
MAL Score 8.051
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

Introverts are pretty common these days, everyone likes to keep it down, just like Lain.

 

Lain is our introverted and shy girl with minimum friends and less talk. She is fourteen years old and one of those girls who receive quite horrific and disturbing messages from Chisa Tomoda.

 

That Chise is no longer alive and has committed suicide. One such message is opened by Lain and that email takes her to a virtual platform where she encounters mysteries one by one.

 

Men in Black start popping up everywhere she goes.

 

Will she be able to fight the difference between these two worlds?

 

 

8. Space☆Dandy

 

Space☆Dandy

 

Entity Detail
Title Space Dandy
Type TV
Studios Bones
Premiered Jan 5, 2014 to Mar 27, 2014
Source Original
MAL Score 7.881
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Wow, Space Dandy is an anime where you can get everything checked and followed. Considering it in this genre, our main character is set to explore the whole universe of aliens dressed like a disco dancer.

 

I am not joking, I promise. Let me tell you more. He is on his way to exploring the universe, catching the aliens, and giving them away for some reward.

 

But, there is also a lot of this coming in between like some romance, adventure, zombies, and whatnot.

 

Do not get distracted and jump on the ship to see what the sparkly man has got for you.

 

 

7. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie 2: Lagann-hen

 

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie 2: Lagann-hen

 

Entity Detail
Title Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie 2: Lagann-hen
Type Movie
Studios Gainax
Premiered 2009-04-22
Source Original
MAL Score 8.571
Duration 2 hr. 5 min.

 

A peaceful life often attracts problems and I know almost all of you will agree with me.

 

So did happen with the people of Earth. They have finally got their homeland back and are having a peaceful life on it but that peace didn’t stay for long.

 

An enemy from the unparalleled side of the world comes over to destroy the remaining traits of a human.

 

The Spiral King progress with his destruction but the team Gurren is ready to fight them off.

 

As per his dead brother’s wish, he is ready to take everyone under his wings and throw the Spiral King out.

 

The movie is a sequel to Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie 1.

 

 

6. Planetes

 

Planetes

 

Entity Detail
Title Planetes
Type TV
Studios Sunrise
Premiered Oct 4, 2003 to Apr 17, 2004
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.301
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

This story is about the crew of our spaceship DS-12 “Toybox”. It is a part of the Space Debris Section which is in return a unit of Technora Corporation.

 

This section is responsible to avoid any danger or damage to the satellites, stations, or any spacecraft.

 

It throws away the trash from the orbits of the Moon and Earth. In short, Space is no longer a faraway thing for humankind.

 

It’s just a usual adventure now. Though the Debris section is hardworking, there is not much appreciation for their work.

 

And Ai is disappointed about it. Will Ai, together with her mates be able to bring respect to the section?

 

 

5. Psycho-Pass

 

Psycho-Pass

 

Entity Detail
Title Psycho-Pass
Type TV
Studios Production I.G
Premiered Oct 12, 2012 to Mar 22, 2013
Source Original
MAL Score 8.371
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

What if someone starts reading your thoughts and everything before they are like an open book?

 

Nothing can be hidden. Now that is very scary. But, anime here uses that to lower the crimes.

 

Psycho-Pass is a technique you can access one's mind and check whether his will is good or ill-natured.

 

Then if ill, he is investigated and stopped from doing such crimes. That is very ahead in technology I must say.

 

But, it can’t always be perfect, right? Just like Akane Tsunemori understands the Sibyl system and investigates the errors of the system.

 

 

4. Casshern Sins

 

Casshern Sins

 

Entity Detail
Title Casshern Sins
Type TV
Studios Madhouse, Tatsunoko Production
Premiered Oct 2, 2008 to Mar 16, 2009
Source Other
MAL Score 7.521
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Does it annoy you when someone blames you for something you didn’t actually do? Well, that is not even a question.

 

Of course! We ain’t saints. Unless you are, which is cool. But, that does hit a nerve, right?

 

Similarly, according to Casshern, he did not kill Luna. But he is still considered a convict.

 

Who the hell is Casshern? Let me tell you. Casshern is a boy who has no idea of his past life events, he is oblivious of his identity yet he is chased by bulky robots every other day, and they want him dead.

 

The reason behind this is Luna. The news of Luna’s death is widespread on Earth and the time of Ruin has started.

 

The robots start rusting and getting treated and keep living need to kill and eat the murderer of Luna, who is no one but Casshern.

 

Well, that is what everyone thinks. But, did he really kill Luna, and does he really not remember anything?

 

Catch the truth along with Casshern or watch him pay for his Casshern sins.

 

 

3. One-Punch Man

 

One-Punch Man

 

Entity Detail
Title One Punch Man
Type TV
Studios Madhouse
Premiered Oct 5, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Source Web manga
MAL Score 8.541
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

This anime ranks in the 3rd position in our top 50 comedy animes list.

 

One-Punch Man is another mind-blowing anime that again appears to be very versatile to be listed here.

 

The story revolves around Saitama who starts practicing boxing as a “nothing-serious” action but soon gets so powerful to kill the enemy with just a punch.

 

He transforms into a superhuman and soon is followed everywhere by Genos.

 

It is not your typical superhero anime. It has a very unique plot and that makes it different from other superhero anime out there.

 

The anime first got released in the year 2015 and has been doing extraordinary since.

 

 

2. Cowboy Bebop

 

Cowboy Bebop

 

Entity Detail
Title Cowboy Bebop
Type TV
Studios Sunrise
Premiered Apr 3, 1998 to Apr 24, 1999
Source Original
MAL Score 8.771
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Now that’s quite a name. Cocky Spike Spiegel along with his crewmates, Bebop, a band of hunters lands on the planet Mars.

 

This happens in the year 2071, and doing the Mars thing will definitely get them some reward.

 

The team of four is in search of officer Vincent, who happens to be turned into a terrorist and threatens to destroy the Alba city with nano-bots if he would be kept any unsatisfied.

 

Will the four, Jet Black, Edward, Faye Valentine, and Cocky be able to track down Vincent?

 

 

1. Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu

 

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu

 

Entity Detail
Title Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
Type OVA
Studios K-Factory, Kitty Film Mitaka Studio
Premiered Jan 8, 1988 to Mar 17, 1997
Source Novel
MAL Score 9.061
Duration 26 min. per ep.

 

And we made it to the first position on the list, let’s see what we got here.

 

Finally, a 150 years long tie came to an end with the new rising leader of the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance.

 

The new heads are Reinhard von Lohengramm and Yang Wenli. Reinhard is supposed to fight in the war and also save his sister from the clutches of Kaiser.

 

He is also responsible to put humanity under a certain rule of a modest and genuine King.

 

However, Yang who is a believer in democracy stands in between the peace of the country and Reinhard.

 

The opinions clash and so do the swords. Anyhow, is it necessary that your opponent is always wrong?

 

 

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