When you think about manga, you can’t help but think of a Science Fiction title or one with a Fantasy twist. There is no doubt that the media generates Sci-Fi episodes at an alarming rate, but how can you sift through the crowd to discover the most engaging ones? Hard Sci-Fi, as it’s known, is a wonderful combination of genres. Now you don’t have to wonder any longer! This list includes the top twenty-five Science Fiction manga, ranging from the first manga through Sci-Fi classics to the finest of what’s new.
- 1. Ghost in the Shell
- 2. Serial Experiments Lain
- 3. Planetes
- 4. Akira
- 5. Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise
- 6. Cyber Coil
- 7. From The New World
- 8. Space Brothers
- 9. Steins; Gate
- 10. Noein
- 11. Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind
- 12. Cowboy Bebop
- 13. Psycho-Pass
- 14. Trigun
- 15. Astro Boy (2003)
- 16. Neon Genesis Evangelion
- 17. RahXephon
- 18. Galaxy Express 999
- 19. Casshern Sins
- 20. Paprika
- 21. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
- 22. A Certain Scientific Railgun
- 23. Ergo Proxy
- 24. Bodacious Space Pirates
- 25. Hack/Sign
1. Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell, a famous cyberpunk film that addresses the big issues, joins the list of psychological Manga. Its mix of a complex narrative, stunning animation, and all-around awesomeness ranks it as the finest Science Fiction Manga in our opinion. In the future, the border between humans and machines will be blurred, and people will be vulnerable to the failure of their mechanical components. When a creature known as the Puppetmaster hacks into the minds of susceptible humans and meddles in politics, a specialized organization known as Section 9 is dispatched to stop it. Then everyone begins to wonder what it means to be human. Ghost in the Shell is a rich film in nearly every aspect. It pulls you into its intricate universe to marvel at its exquisite animation and ponders its many issues about what it means to be human. It may be difficult to get into since it needs you to put on your thinking cap, but this is for you if you love pondering in movies. Why it was included on the list? Ghost in the Shell is a fan favorite for good reason. It blends the richness and complication of a great Science Fiction universe with questions and psychological concerns. It’s a good movie to think about and an even greater movie to devour the inner workings of its world.
2. Serial Experiments Lain
If it isn’t dystopic future civilizations or Manga with a lot of robots, it’s the internet world and everything it implies. Serial Experiments Lain is one of them, with the protagonist of the same name lured into the realm of computers and online occurrences. Serial Experiments Lain appears to be a narrative about how one girl’s sudden interest in computers and “The Wired” evolves into something more than her being a shut-in. On a deeper level, this Manga is a series of questions about identity, what is genuine and what isn’t real, and how far a Manga can go before its viewer becomes too bewildered to continue watching. It could also be about how one girl endeavors to wear her cute bear pajamas; psychological Manga is all up to the viewer. Aside from the jokes, Serial Experiments Lain’s approach to Science Fiction is quite unusual, utilizing it to raise questions rather than explore worlds. It’s fairly unusual to feel perplexed by what’s going on, but things begin to make sense when you consider the series to be more than what’s on screen. Why it was included on the list: Serial Experiments Lain is the list’s thinking man’s Manga. Concentrating on psychological and philosophical issues provides an initially perplexing narrative that invites you to go deeper. It’s not simply the standard Sci-Fi fare that distinguishes this Manga.
Because space can make everything fascinating, why not utilize it to follow the day-to-day lives of garbage collectors? Consider this: on Earth, rubbish is just junk, but in space, garbage is fascinating Sci-Fi stuff. Planetes begins like a rocket, all gleaming and pristine and ready to take flight. In a somewhat episodic collection, main protagonists Hachirota and Ai go about their regular lives collecting space garbage. The rocket then separates, discarding its now-empty fuel tank and settling down for the long haul — the show’s heart exposes itself as concerned about humanity’s evolution. People feel lonely amid the immensity of space, which makes sense. Planetes, like Mouretsu Pirates, is a slower Sci-Fi Manga that is as much about the people as it is about the technology. Maybe it’s the lack of room that slows everything down. But, just as folks on the street may conceal some incredible stories, Planetes unfolds into something remarkable. Why it was included on the list: Planetes is one of those Manga that appears to be very uninteresting at first glance, but the inclusion of in space helps it come together beautifully. The slice-of-life moments build into the series’ heart, which has a lonely but optimistic message for the future and isn’t simply about picking up screws in zero gravity.
Akira, the little perplexing movie that blows you away with an action-packed narrative with a more cerebral plot than others, ranks towards the top of this Top 25 Best Sci-Fi Manga list. At twenty-six years old, you’d expect it’d show some wear, but like the movie’s hideous psychic children, it just exhibits a few wrinkles with age. When a somewhat ugly infant escapes from a laboratory and flees to the streets of post-World War III Tokyo, it encounters a bike gang and awakens psychic abilities in one of its members. Now that he can blow stuff up like a badass, biker Tetsuo must keep his skills under control while being kidnapped by the military to be experimented on. And we all know how successful experimentation can be. Akira’s location and characters are about as Science Fiction as the film will go, yet they still make up a large portion of the film. Things tend to lean toward inexplicable psychic powers, but Akira is still a Sci-Fi Manga with a lot of action scenes. Why it was included on the list? Akira is a great film that more than deserves its moniker. Even after 26 years, it still looks great in terms of detail and execution. The plot does not disappoint either, but it may require a second viewing to comprehend the more perplexing passages fully or simply to appreciate the action once more.
5. Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise
Honneamise, a relatively obscure Sci-Fi film, features a fascinating tale about world politics impacting personal interests as the protagonist embarks on a journey to discover a life aim. Of course, it’s all for a young girl. Honneamise takes place on a planet with an alternate past, where space exploration is regarded as a frivolous endeavor and a waste of time. Shiro joins the Royal Space Force after failing to join the navy and wasting his days messing around. Shiro is motivated to strive harder at his profession after meeting a young woman, and he eventually warms to the notion of being the first man on the moon. But things aren’t so simple since the Space Force is about to be utilized. Honneamise is an intriguing Manga since it takes you on a vast tour of society and politics while focusing on a personal journey. It’s not like any other science fiction series about space travel. The quantity of location information in the film is its strongest aspect. Why it was included on the list: Wings of Honneamise stands out as a great Sci-Fi film due to its intricate alternate history set in modern-day Earth. While it dives into the period’s culture and how its politics impact various institutions, the story is always about Shiro’s struggle to discover what he genuinely wants to accomplish with his life.
6. Cyber Coil
Dennou Coil, a Sci-Fi show packed with technologies we wish we had now, was one of many outstanding series that adorn the 2007 Manga seasons of gods. This series is something, with its secrets, child tech geniuses, and subtle advancements. The year is 2026, and everyone is obsessed with spectacles. Threats of being labeled “four-eyed” are no longer a concern, owing to the augmented reality glasses that everyone wears. Yuko lives in this universe as she relocates to Daikoku City. As is often the case with technology, there is a lot of unlawful exploitation, and Yuko joins a group of youngsters using illicit technology as part of an “investigative agency.” Mysteries abound. While you may become engrossed in the series’ brilliantly interconnected universe, the plot in this Manga is what you should be looking out for. It creeps up on you like a good mystery and culminates in a dramatic, action-packed, yet completely gratifying conclusion. Why it was included on the list: Dennou Coil’s universe is big enough to get lost in, but this fantastic Manga doesn’t end there. Everything is meticulously crafted to convey a wonderful tale from beginning to end, surprising you with its simplicity.
7. From The New World
Shinsekai Yori is a fascinating blend of what appears to be Fantasy but is ultimately proven to be Science Fiction. It takes what you’d expect from a Sci-Fi Manga and discards it, concentrating on nature and humanity rather than the traditional robots and technology. Shinsekai Yori takes us to a future where everyone has telekinesis. In reality, there are schools where youngsters are taught how to concentrate and use their abilities. Saki and her five pals are attending one of these schools. One day, while on a field trip, the group deviates from class and comes upon a relic of the old world that explains how things have changed. While the group struggles to grasp the news, little do they know that this chance meeting has changed their fate forever, as they now know too much to safely live in society any longer. Shinsekai Yori’s hard Sci-Fi classification stems from explanations of how people have changed over time and how the planet came to be, as there isn’t much technology to speak of. The program is much more naturally minded than other Sci-Fi Manga, yet it still provides the science-based reasoning you’re used to. Why it was included on the list: Shinsekai Yori is a more adult animation that asks major issues, exposes faults in societal structures, and explores people’s awful powers. It’s a program for pondering, with adorable character designs mixed in with intense introspective moments that foreshadow a frighteningly possible future for humanity.
8. Space Brothers
Space Brothers, a story of two brothers and their pug, is one of the longest series on our list. Space Brothers is one of the longest-running advertisements for NASA recruiting, with a total of 89 episodes. Mutta and Hibito are two brothers who wish to be astronauts. They are so taken with the notion that they commit, but when Hibito becomes an astronaut-in-training, Mutta falls far behind. Mutta takes up his dream and rushes to catch up to his brother only after his family and friends join together. Space Brothers may be a Manga about following your ambitions, but it takes a laid-back approach to professional goals. Much of the series depicts the two main characters’ upbringing as they compete to be the next man on the moon, but it’s done in such a manner that the series is more of a pleasant watch than something to binge on. Why it was included on the list: Space Brothers’ intriguing narrative is grounded in fact, with some startlingly realistic depictions of American locations. Because of its real-life basis, this series seems like a true look into the lives of aspiring astronauts, complete with comedic moments and a slice-of-life vibe.
9. Steins; Gate
Steins; Gate combines time travel with otaku to create one of the most intriguing Sci-Fi programs in recent years. The characters transition from a funny premise to something believably somber and moving with just enough comedy and bad luck to get by. Okabe Rintarou and his otaku pals are the core of the program. They succeed in building the time machine Okabe is obsessed with after numerous trials with converting bananas into a nasty goo. However, it causes a massive chain reaction of events that Okabe must correct using the power of maids, traps, cosplayers, tsundere scientists, and supaa hakkaas. Despite the show’s 2ch and otaku culture levels, it’s surprisingly serious and has a few adult moments. Each of the characters is deeply invested in their fields, yet they work well together and have moments of tremendous earnestness without compromising their comic qualities. Why it was included on the list: Steins; Gate transforms from an aesthetically unattractive program to an entertaining plot-driven Manga peppered with humor and heartfelt moments. It also contains several scientific explanations and borrows reasoning from a variety of real-world ideas to make the program credible.
While there are gigantic floating dragons, alternative universes, and teleportation in Noein, the series is as strongly immersed in science fiction as any other on our list. The distinction is in execution. Haruka and Yuu are two average youngsters; although Haruka is carefree and spends a lot of time with her friends, Yuu struggles through excessive study to get into a decent university. However, when a fight in another world goes wrong, Yuu’s future self – a guy named Karasu – enters their life. Haruka and Yuu must now battle fate if they want to live properly again. Noein is as steeped in science as Steins; Gate, but it manages to be extremely simple to grasp. Even while science accounts for a large portion of how the worlds interact with one another, it appears to be highly human-focused and hence much easier to grasp. Why it was included on the list: Noein’s science fiction themes and technical language might be daunting at times, but it never becomes too much. Even though it does not shy away from explanations, the program is primarily focused on its characters and how they interact, giving it a less techy vibe than other comparable series.
11. Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind
Of course, a Studio Ghibli title cuts, grabbing the eleventh position on our best of Sci-Fi list. While the studio is more interested in Fantasy than Science Fiction, their first legendary film is difficult to overlook as a fantastic piece of post-apocalyptic magic from the company. After mankind annihilates itself, like in every other apocalyptic narrative, toxic woods and insects proliferate, isolating the last human settlements. Princess Nausicaa is compelled to lead her people into battle in an unspoiled valley when a hostile neighboring country threatens to unleash a vast power to wipe away the poisonous trees. It’s the best human-insect tale ever recounted. Nausicaa, like many of Studio Ghibli’s previous films, is heavily focused on the environment. The man against nature theme is prominent, yet the picture is so entertaining that the weighty issues don’t detract from it. The characters are basic yet endearing, and it’s refreshing to see a princess take command. Reasons it was included on the list: Aside from being one of Studio Ghibli’s early masterpieces, Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind is a fantastic film in its own right. With a post-apocalyptic world that isn’t overrun by machines and concrete, Nausicaa takes a different approach to the genre and even sides with nature in this one.
12. Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop is widely regarded as one of the finest Manga ever produced. It’s a stunning spectacle that combines space exploration and jazz. But what we’re all here for is the sci-fi element, and it doesn’t fail on that front either. Cowboy Bebop is an episodic program that depicts the everyday life of a group of bounty hunters. Everything appears to be as usual for most of the series: main character Spike and his buddy Jet track down various crooks, capture them, or let them go. But what emerges throughout (and was present all along in retrospect) is a gently unfolding background that catches you off guard. Nobody in the group can escape their history, and it all comes to a head in one massive battle. While Cowboy Bebop is a captivating program for casually weaving in the background, it does not scrimp on world-building. Throughout the series, you learn about the show’s universe and how certain systems (such as warp gates) function, as well as what happened to ancient technologies. Why is it on the list? It’s an outstanding masterpiece that hasn’t aged nearly as well as other shows from the same era. It’s a classic in every way, accessible, mature, jazzy, and enjoyable, and it’s sure to develop like a fine wine with time. Its Sci-Fi world construction is as subtle as anything else, yet it is an important component of the program.
Psycho-Pass is a Manga that asks, “What if the whole country’s ruling body knew you were some online asshole?” or “what if they knew you were plotting retaliation against those morons who picked on you the other day?” That is the dismal truth of the world in Psycho-Pass albeit it is even more serious. Thoughtcrime will be real shortly, and a specialized police force will be present to prevent crimes from even being contemplated. Akane Tsunemori is a rookie detective on the force who is soon drawn into the realm of determining a person’s intrinsic potential to commit crimes using a specific type of pistol. After a short while as part of the police, she’s involved in an intricate string of murders where she must question what a criminal is and fight with how her society has evolved to suppress itself. Psycho-Pass is more on the political Sci-Fi side of the genre, delving into technology and its implications for future society. While there are lots of explanations about the planet and how technology has altered to fit humanity, the emphasis is more on how individuals act in this new environment, and it gets very grim. Why it was included on the list: Psycho-Pass is your typical bleak dystopic future, yet it’s immensely intriguing for how it reveals secrets and pits society against society. Psycho-Pass is distinguished by its blend of action and profound contemplation, as well as connections to western literature. It’s a gloomy Manga, but it’s also engrossing.
The next film on this list is a sci-fi/western hybrid with a dash of everything in between, from humor to kickass action to character depth. It’s a fantastic shounen title, but it’s also a fantastic Sci-Fi series. Vash the Stampede is the universe’s most sought badass. Anyone who follows his path of devastation is greeted with a gunshot, yet no one knows for certain that the guy has never murdered anyone. He’s just the type of reckless moron who can get away with the sixty billion dollar price tag on his head, yet there’s a lot more to him than meets the eye. Trigun has a Cowboy Bebop-like appeal, with its episodic format leading to increasingly severe episodes. Of course, it features a lot more shoot-em-up action, and Vash himself is a bit of a mystery. Why it was included on the list: Trigun combines Sci-Fi and Western genres in the same way as Cowboy Bebop combines Jazz and Western, and it does it successfully. It’s also one of the few programs that can successfully combine comedy, action, and serious character development. It hooks you in with Vash’s paradoxical nature and follows him and his companions as they grow, all while keeping the action going.
15. Astro Boy (2003)
Nothing is more nostalgic than Astro Boy, the sci-fi Manga that started it all. While the series has been remade several times over the years, the 2003 remake of Astro Boy gets it closer to the visual style we all know while delivering the same tale with minimal modifications. Astro Boy is a kid robot who does not go Astro but comes near. Astro Youngster, created by a lonely scientist following the death of his kid, was intended to fill up for the boy but was instead shut off. Another scientist finds Astro Boy and reboots him, deciding that it’s best to let the animated hunk of metal experience normal life as a 6th-grade student. Still, the action finds him anyway because not wearing a shirt kind of makes him stick out. The sci-fi aspect of Astro Boy is found more in the location and circumstances than in the speech. While there are no major discussions on the intricacies of Astro Boy’s construction, there are enough robots and massive technologically sophisticated cities to make it feel like a true Science Fiction Manga. Why it was included on the list? Astro Boy is the original program that began it all and is considered a classic in its own right. The 2003 reboot of the series refreshes the art for people who are snobbish about black and white TV or 1980s cartoons while altering minor plots to give the show a new twist. There are several technical breakthroughs to marvel at, as well as plenty of robot action if you want your Sci-Fi to be more on the mecha side.
16. Neon Genesis Evangelion
Evangelion, the psychological sci-fi Manga that started all psychological sci-fi Manga, is almost in the top fifteen on this list. You’d assume this was a very conventional action Manga with gigantic robots, angry aliens, powerful teens, and large-scale destruction. Until you realize it’s Evangelion and you’ve already met your “what the fuck” quota for the year. Shinji Ikari is compelled to operate an experimental robot on a planet where extraterrestrial invasions drive humans to adopt drastic means to stop them. The robot is one of just two operational robots capable of causing any harm to the aliens, and a select group of adolescents can only pilot it. Throughout the series, Shinji screams and cries and probably defeats a few aliens while he’s at it, but it’s mostly him crying and writhing in anguish. It’s easy to understand why Evangelion has been the inspiration for elements in a slew of other series. It has a solid Science Fiction foundation, but it also goes into philosophy, addressing some big issues and exploring large themes. Why it was included on the list? Evangelion interpretations are as diverse as the fandom and are certain to provoke thought. The program is legendary as a psychological and mecha series, and it’s well worth seeing if you want to see how numerous other shows have stolen from it.
To mech or not to mech, that is the dilemma posed in our upcoming series. RahXephon embarks on its journey of thinking and discovery, heavily influenced by the great Evangelion. However, despite being a manga featuring mecha and sophisticated technology, it concentrates on the people and narrative. When massive robots invade Tokyo, protagonist Ayato is ripped from his normal existence. He encounters a mysterious female who instructs him to go in the robot Shinji—er, showing him a humanoid creature capable of saving Tokyo (now a weird enclosed space). Ayato must confront his new world and battle to preserve humanity with the help of the girl and his newly discovered powers.
18. Galaxy Express 999
Galaxy Express 999, perhaps the oldest item on our list, is one of the pioneers of space opera animation and an unquestionable masterpiece, despite having over a hundred episodes. People will be able to gain immortality in the future by abandoning their human bodies and receiving a lump of better metal. With this objective in mind, Tetsuro joins the Galaxy Express 999, which isn’t an express, and stops at every single station for the whole 103 episodes. But at least Maetel, the lovely blonde woman, is there to keep him company.
19. Casshern Sins
Next on our list of the best Sci-Fi manga is a program that manages to be highly philosophical while remaining simple to understand and enjoy. Of course, the great animation and soundtrack help. A few bad actions almost kill the planet in a narrative where machines ultimately undermine the human race, usurping the long-held history of racism that every other Sci-Fi fiction has. After millennia, the planet is still a toxic wasteland, with people and machines trying to survive. Casshern, a robot with no memories, appears within this ruin. He must travel to remember who he is and what he has done.Casshern Sins has a unique plot, but one of the most appealing aspects of the game is its graphics. The fight sequences look incredible, and when the action slows down, the magnificent backdrops take over. This manga is one for the eyes, but it also has a solid narrative to back it up. Why it was included on the list: Casshern Sin’s unique perspective on machines vs. humans, along with its amazing visual style, distinguishes it as an excellent Sci-Fi series. Those searching for a philosophical narrative that doesn’t go too far into their thoughts will enjoy this program.
If you’ve ever wondered what western movies might look like as Japanese animation, Parprika’s “oh Japan, you’re so insane” take on the blockbuster film Inception provides the answer (even though it was made before it). The parallels between Paprika and Inception are so apparent that a plot description is unnecessary. Both films include a person entering dreams via technology to prevent something from happening, only for things to go wrong and endanger lives. Paprika deviates from the norm by basing its Inception on LSD and having its dreams flow over into the actual world, where everything becomes one terrible drug trip. Paprika is Inception meets LSD, with a slew of technical advancements replacing the film’s box of ingredients. Much of Parpika’s setup focuses on how science has evolved to allow individuals to share dreams and then how that knowledge is used to go on a massive drug trip through brains and creative animation. Why it was included on the list? Aside from the comparisons to Inception, Paprika is a powerful film with Science Fiction roots that takes a more innovative approach. It investigates creativity and imagination in novel ways to provide a more explosive approach to the standard Sci-Fi fare.
21. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
Suisei no Gargantia is the next manga on our list, and it seems more like a movie divided into segments. The series surprises with its blend of slice-of-life adventures and themes of conflict and differences, with a fish-out-of-water narrative that is both amusing and profound. Ledo is a Human Galactic Alliance lieutenant. Ledo was born and raised in space to combat squid-like adversaries, and he does not know of independent existence or his people’s past. That all changes when Ledo is swallowed by a spatial distortion and awakens on the long-lost planet Earth in the middle of a conflict. He meets humans who live solely aboard ships, collecting wreckage from previous civilizations to survive. As Ledo tries to communicate with these primitive people, he realizes a lot of differences from his group of people and tries to console this life with his strict war upbringing. Ledo’s new existence on Earth is heavy on attractive females and sensual belly dances, but underneath the slice-of-life appeal lies an intriguing narrative about different civilizations and how societies can influence their people. There’s a good share of pain, as one would expect from famed writer Urobuchi Gen, but you’re here for the sci-fi, and it’s quite strong on that as well.
22. A Certain Scientific Railgun
If all of the technology and space jargon has left you wanting more, the Railgun manga series offers a wonderful combination of Fantasy themes supported by Sci-Fi explanations in a confined Sci-Fi environment. It also contains a lot of action sequences. As a teenager, everyone wishes they had superpowers, and for the majority of the students in Academy City, this is a reality. Almost 80% of the city’s population is made up of students, and the majority of them have a unique power with a tier of strength. Misaka Mikoto, a girl who can manipulate electricity and burst through practically anything, is one of the city’s most powerful teenagers. Being a powerful teen with the riches to back it up, Misaka gets into plenty of trouble with various underground experiments, but her three friends are always there to fight alongside her. Misaka’s wealth and influence provide her access to all kinds of shady dealings and allow her to blow things up with no repercussion. The series keeps things entertaining with action scenes while never losing sight of the fact that it’s all about science. Why it was included on the list: Railgun is an odd blend of science fiction and fantasy, with fanciful aspects of adolescents with superpowers, backed up by scientific reasoning. Railgun, for whatever reason, consistently puts science-related storylines and mysteries at its center, surrounded by enough action and intrigue to be a wonderful watch from start to finish.
23. Ergo Proxy
Ergo Proxy, at number twenty-two, fulfills this list’s dark and edgy requirement. Ergo Proxy stands out as a wonderful Sci-Fi manga that deals with identity, combining psychological concerns with a dark and realistic visual style, and also because the lead heroine is gorgeous. Two individuals meet in a society of secluded domes and human-serving robots: immigrant Vincent Law and respected inspector Re-l Mayer. As the series’ weak protagonist, Vincent tries to entice Re-l and a random young robot into a voyage through the desolate planet to discover the identity of a mysterious creature and why robots all over the world are afflicted with a virus that provides free choice. Ergo Proxy has won the hearts of many manga fans for being a sophisticated psychological manga that digs deeper than meets the eye. It’s a voyage around the world to solve a mystery, but it’s also a journey of self-discovery, with a dash of romance and familial sentiments tossed in for good measure. Why it was included on the list: The gloomy visual style and complex psychological narrative of Ergo Proxy make it a favorite of many Sci-Fi enthusiasts. Just like Vincent is pulled to Re-fantastic l’s blue eye makeup, you can be lured to the huge post-apocalyptic universe were exploring the setting is only the tip of the iceberg.
24. Bodacious Space Pirates
Bodacious space pirates aren’t constantly looking for treasure, but they do it in style when they do. The space opera animation that places attractive ladies in space, with plenty of looting, space wars, and lesbians, is next on this best Sci-Fi manga list. Yes, that’s correct. Marika Kato is a typical high school student who enjoys piloting space ships. Marika has more to contend with than the death of her estranged father when two mystery persons arrive at her house and notify her that he has died – she has inherited the life of a bodacious space pirate! Marika sets out to perform her obligations as a pirate as she juggles school and working. Mouretsu Pirates is heavily influenced by the space opera genre, concentrating on romantic space adventures and the intricacies of the ships that aid in these adventures. There is a lot of planning and discussion, which slows down the show’s tempo. While there are a few action moments, at the end of the day, Mouretsu Pirates is primarily about space and space ships, which places it close to the hard Sci-Fi genre. Why it was included on the list: Cute ladies doing cute things are everywhere. Still, Mouretsu Pirates manages to transport them to space to offer fascinating and technologically advanced manga.
Hack/Sign is another series that interestingly combines Fantasy and Science Fiction. While the characters’ world is pure fantasy, Science Fiction comes in when they have to interact with the actual world, and especially when they have to save Tsubasa. Tsubasa is stuck in an MMO, but the series is much more. Why was it included on the list? Aside from being the original “trapped in an MMO” animation. Hack/Sign is a fantastic event in and of itself. It expertly mixes Fantasy and Sci-Fi themes, yet beneath the fanciful world is a universe full of mystery and an underlying dark storyline.
That’s it, folks! The list of top 25 Sci-Fi Manga comes to an end here. We hope you loved the manga we picked. Comment down the name of any of the manga you think that must be added to this list!