Top 20 Futuristic Anime

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Today we decided to embark on a journey to rank the Top 20 Best Futuristic Anime. So here it is. 

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20. Gurren Lagann: Childhood’s End 

Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jiha, and his main work every day is to dig tunnels. However, his close friend Kamina wants to break free from their oppressive existence and reach the surface world, where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual excavations, Simon discovers a robot with a huge face buried in the rocks. He has barely shown Kamina his mysterious find when two creatures from the land crash land in Jeeha’s village – one is an armed woman calling herself Yoko, and the other is a terrifying mech piloted by a beast-man! Seeing a chance to escape from the grind of the village, Kamina urges Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader with the help of the new Lagann robot. However, upon reaching the surface, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have imagined. Their struggle for adventure has just turned into a war for the survival of the human race – will their lust for freedom resist such dire adversities? 

19. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Lagann-hen 

“When the heavens are pierced, the young man sees the way to the future …” Bravely enduring the traumatic aftermath of previous events, Team Dai-Gurren finally reaches Teppelin, the royal capital, where Simon fights the Spiral King. Lordgenom. Seven years have passed since the Battle of Teppelin, and people are recovering the earth’s surface and enjoying an unprecedented period of peace and prosperity. However, the growing population of mankind is causing the sudden appearance of an unknown, powerful enemy. 

18. Heroic Age 

Far, far, far away in time, there is a tribe of people called the Golden Tribe who can make stars and fortune-tellers. They gave a warning to those who have not yet matured: “Move.” Three tribes responded to their call: the Silver Tribe, the Bronze Tribe, and the Heroic Tribe. Soon after, the Golden Tribe stumbled upon a wrecked ship in which only the human infant is known as Age survived; they named the child’s race the Iron Tribe and assigned one of the few surviving members of the Hero Tribe to protect him and his race. Now, in a distant part of the galaxy, mankind is threatened with extinction at the hands of other tribes. Having only a prophecy, they set out to the deepest depths of the cosmos to find their savior called the last hope of the Age of mankind. 

17. Valvrave the Liberator 

In the future, the Earth will be divided into three factions: Dorssia, an empire focused on world domination; ARSUS, a military alliance; and Jiro, a collection of neutral states with colonies across the galaxy. In one of these colonies, Haruto Tokishima lived a carefree life at Sakimori High School. His biggest concern was to find the courage to confess to his childhood friend Shouko. His idyllic life is cut short when a team of Dorsk super soldiers led by a mysterious L-elf raids the colony to retrieve the “Valvrave”, a mobile suit clandestinely constructed there. In the ensuing chaos, Haruto watches Shouko disappear into the laser beam; enraged, he climbs to the now available Valvrave and defeats the Dorsk army after he surrendered his humanity to the machine. Haruto is committed to protecting the colony, but can he come to terms with what he has sacrificed to gain such power? 

16. Aldnoah.Zero 

Fifteen years have passed since the collapse of a hypervolume on the surface of the moon – the catastrophe known as the Fall of Heaven. The war between Earth and the Mars Empire VERS has been suspended. Princess vers Asseylum came to Earth as an ambassador, hoping to encourage reconciliation, while some citizens were unwilling to compromise. Inaho Kaizuka, an earthly high school student … and Slaine Troyard, who swears his allegiance to Princess Assylum … Their fortunes cross as the two societies watch in horror as a bullet crashes into the Asseylum roadway. This event marked the beginning of a new war. 

15. Toward the Terra series 

Centuries ago, humans carelessly destroyed the earth’s environment, forcing them to leave and establish colonies elsewhere. To prevent the same mistakes from happening again, they let the supercomputer run their lives. Children are genetically engineered and take “adult examinations” at fourteen, thanks to which the supercomputer ensures that they are fit for membership in this ideal society. Those who pass through have their memories erased and are led to the next stage in life; those who fail are immediately destroyed. Jomy is a boy about to sit for adulthood exams, but things take a fatal turn when a man wrapped in light shuts down the trial. He is Mu – an aberration, a new generation of humans with extraordinary powers, usually detected and eliminated by a supercomputer. This man tells Jomy that he is Mu too and introduces him to the community of Mu. They are a group of rebels hiding from an oppressive human regime, living in the hope that one day they will find life in peace on Earth. 

14. Toward the Terra 

Five hundred years ago, humanity left Earth after the destruction it had caused on its land. To be more effective and avoid repeating the same mistakes, males as young as fourteen are reared in test tubes and their minds reprogrammed to function better in society. A central computer known as Universal Control manages the system, destroying those that stray. Among these people is Jomy Marcus Shin, a young man who will be hailed a traitor when he discovers that he is Mu, a monster with telepathic powers that will disrupt their lives. 

13. Moonlight Mile 

After discovering the element on the moon that would be used to trigger a nuclear reaction to power the Earth for the next 1,000 years, leaders of sixteen countries declared that their space programs would be merged into the International Space Agency (ISA) – and by 2023, fifteen nuclear reactors would be built on the Moon. Lostman and Goro are two young climbers who reached the highest point on Earth – Mt. Everest – now look up to the skies for the next challenge: to become astronauts and explore the stars. Goro becomes a design specialist and Lostman joins the Air Force; they will both work their hardest to get into space, by whatever means are necessary. 

12. Crest of the Stars 

In the distant future, mankind has taken over space and spread empires across the galaxy. While many choose to colonize distant planets, others choose to stay among the stars, eventually giving rise to a new strain of humanity known as Abh. Both genetically and culturally different from his earthly peers, Abh soon becomes engaged in a bloody war that is fought over hundreds of planets and decides to restore peace through conquest. Jinto, the nobleman and ambassador who entered the recently acquired Hyde system, is responsible for representing the interests of his people and governing on behalf of Abh. To be officially crowned for this position, a cold but beautiful Abh princess named Lafiel arrives in Hyde to escort him back to the capital of the empire. However, when they are suddenly attacked by an anti-Abh liberation front, the celebration is cut short and they both have to flee against all odds. 

11. Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Hoshi-Meguru Hakobune 

A new superweapon has appeared and Gamilas ships are disappearing from the seas. Meanwhile, Yamato has left the Large Magellanic Cloud and is on its way back to the Milky Way. During the voyage, the crew was attacked by a fleet of Gatlanteans fighters led by Goran Dagam, who claimed that Yamatee was its victim. When the commander of Susumu Kodai refused to hand over the ship, Yamato escaped and accidentally entered a strange world that violated the laws of logic and physics. The expedition team is sent to the surface and has a truly stunning experience from which they cannot escape. Also, the team doesn’t seem to be alone after meeting their former enemies. Time is running out, and Gamilas and the Terrons tread a fine line in a world that is not their own, with Gatlantean perched on their backs. 

10. Captain Harlock 

In 2977, humanity had long since passed its peak; machines are capable of doing any task a human can do, and humans have become apathetic. However, there is one person who is unwilling to accept such existence: Captain Hallock, a pirate sailing in the stars on his ship “Arcadia”. Most of the people of Earth fear and hate him, yet he is their only hope against Mazon, a strange alien race of beautiful women that threatens humanity. Thus begins a lonely battle as Harlock and the Arcadia crew try to stay true to their ideals, slowly discovering the sad history of the Mazons. 

9. Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise 

Shiro Lhadatt wanted to fly jets for the Kingdom of Honneamise Air Force when he was young, but unfortunately did not receive the required grades; instead, he enlisted in the Space Forces, a tiny embryonic entity most people have never even heard of. Embittered and disappointed with his fate, Shiro takes no interest in his training – that is, until he meets and meets a young woman preaching God’s Word on the streets of the city. After one inspiring conversation with her, Shiro immediately sees the light; his passion for flying has grown to life and he immediately volunteers to become the pilot of his unit’s first spacecraft! Reaching this new frontier is good and good, but Shiro still faces some serious hurdles: even if the launch of the first spacecraft becomes a reality, not everyone will be happy with the success of the space forces. Suddenly, Shiro has to deal with the complex, far-reaching consequences of his very personal decision. 

8. Banner of the Stars: Tokubetsu Hen 

Three years of unrest have passed since the Four Nations Alliance declared war on the Abh Empire. With both sides decimated by the first encounter, the silence of violence provided enough time to build fleets powerful enough to cover the entire galaxy. However, just before Abh’s preparations for conquest are complete, the Alliance is launching a preemptive strike, forcing them to take the defensive. Now in command of his ship, Lafiel is assigned to the fleet as destroyer captain and eagerly awaits the opportunity to prove that he is the real Abriel. But when a new class of enemy ships emerges on the front lines, things quickly turn for the worse. With her ship now little more than cannon fodder, her dreams turn into a desperate race to survive – will she and her crew survive on the battlefield of endless death and destruction? 

7. Banner of the Stars 

It has been three years since the Four Nations Alliance declared war on the Abh Empire. With both sides decimated by the first encounter, the silence of violence provided enough time to build fleets powerful enough to cover the entire galaxy. However, just before Abh’s preparations for conquest are complete, the Alliance is launching a preemptive strike, forcing them to take the defensive. Now in command of his ship, Lafiel is assigned to the fleet as destroyer captain and eagerly awaits the opportunity to prove that he is the real Abriel. But when a new class of enemy ships emerges on the front lines, things quickly turn for the worse. Her ship is nothing more than cannon fodder now, her dream has become a desperate survival race can she and her crew survive the endless battlefield of death and destruction?  

6. Gunbuster Movie 

Among the stars, there are monsters, nightmares from outer space that want to destroy the human race. Noriko Takaya was just a child when her father sacrificed his life to temporarily hold back an alien attack. Now he is learning to pilot a giant robot. However, it’s not very good. Until her trainer suggests following the example of the best school pilot, Kazumi Amano. Mastering the skill to reach the top turns Noriko into both a rival and a partner for Kazumi, who secretly loves his trainer, and a third fiery woman in the form of the Soviet pilot Jung Freud joins the competition. But their real opponent is time because the required speed of faster-than-light travel steals the years on Earth for the hours spent in flight. This means that even if they survive, the loved ones whom Noriko, Kazumi, and Jung travel to space to defend might have already died before they returned. 

5. Super Dimensional Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love 

Hikaru Ichijyo is a fighter pilot who lives aboard the Macross – a spacecraft that is constantly under attack by an alien Zentraedi race and is stuck light years away from home. After rescuing pop star Lynn Minmay during an enemy invasion, they both seem ready for an affair; but, divided by fate, he is in the arms of another woman. When it turns out that Minmay’s singing may be the only thing that can prevent a galactic war, Hikaru must set out to find her and make the most difficult decision of his life: the love that escaped or the love that she is now loving? 

4. Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 

In 2199, relentless attacks from the planet Gamilus forced all life on Earth into underground dwellings and raised radiation levels to near-toxic levels. The only way to remove this harmful radiation is to use Cosmo Cleaner, which the queen of the planet Iscandar has generously offered to mankind. Unfortunately, Iscandar is 148,000 light-years away, but Earth is only one year before rising radiation levels render it uninhabitable! The only ship that can travel is the Yamato – a spacecraft equipped with advanced technology and modeled on the famous battleship of World War II. Can the Yamato crew make it to Iscandar and back before all life on Earth is extinct? 

3. Space Brothers 

When Mutta and Hibito were kids, they promised to stay together as astronauts after spotting the UFO one night. Now adults, the duo’s path couldn’t diverge any further – Hibito is about to embark on a trip to the Moon with NASA to help simulate future Mars exploration, and Mutta is unemployed because he recently hit the boss at an auto company. Despite this, the man cannot shake off his desire to surpass his younger brother and soon becomes a candidate for the Japanese JAXA space program. His ultimate goal is to stay one step ahead of Hibito and go to Mars. But the path to becoming an astronaut is long and full of tests and challenges. Will Mutta and Kenji and Serik’s newly met friends manage to persevere and make their dream come true? 

2. Legend of the Galactic Heroes: A Hundred Billion Stars, A Hundred Billion Lights 

Reinhard von Mussel, a member of a poor family that enjoyed noble status in the Galactic Empire, suffered a huge loss: his beloved sister was sold to the corrupt Kaiser Gordonbaum. Reinhard and his loyal friend Siegfried Kircheis must climb the imperial ranks in the hope that one day they will be able to overthrow the corrupt imperial aristocracy and free their sister. To achieve this goal, Reinhard and Siegfried must survive Reinhard’s life attempt, occupy an enemy’s base in the Arctic world, resolve a terrible murder at the Imperial academy, and even break An illegal drug cartel. 

1. Legend of the Galactic Heroes 

The war between the monarchical Galactic Empire and the democratic Alliance of Free Planets has raged uninterrupted across the galaxy for over a century, and the fleets of both powers have fought countless battles. Currently, the conflict revolves around the Iserlohn Strategic Corridor, which is one of only two space channels through which two forces can contact each other. Here, the Empire built the nearly impregnable Iserlohn Fortress, a lethal weapon that thwarted the Alliance’s relentless efforts to capture it. Phezzan, a neutral merchant state, controls the second corridor. The long war has resulted in an indecisive stalemate, but there are two people from two worlds who will change everything: Wen-Li Yang, a gifted Alliance strategist who wants nothing more than to retire and become a historian; and Reinhard von Lohengramm, a man of the Empire whose ambition knows no bounds. Their loves, struggles, triumphs, and defeats unfold on the interstellar scene of intrigue, war, and death. 

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