There is more to anime that just you typical shonen or shojo-type shows, you know. If you ask anime fans what kind of shows they like, yeah, the majority of them will probably say shonen-type shows. What about those that want a bit more thought and complexity to their shows though? This is where intellectual anime shows come into play. These kinds of shows feature deeper characters, a complex narrative, and typically tackle more mature themes compared to other anime genres. These are the type of shows that will make you think long after you're done watching them. They're great and you guys should give them a try if you haven't yet. Check our list of some of the most intellectual anime to consider watching first. Feel free to share your thought and other recommendation in the comments section.
The story of Okabe, Makise, and the gang is as sci-fi as you're going to get, just better. The stakes are higher and more personal. Each decision and wrong turn could cost them dearly and that is one of the reasons why it's such a great show. Add the fact that it tackles some pretty philosophical and complex themes, makes it a great recommendation for intellectual anime lovers.
By now, any anime fan would know what Ghost in the Shell is. It's a show that helped popularize the cyberpunk sci-fi genre as we know it today. It had complex characters, a deep and highly intellectualized story, wrapped around a cyberpunk, dystopian vibe that works well with the show's setting. This is a must-see if you still haven't watched it yet.
Code Geass is a great mecha anime made even better with the addition of supernatural elements. Outside of its amazing visual and fast-paced action lies a riveting story that touches on highly philosophical themes. It is a show that any fan of intellectual anime shows will surely like. It's a masterpiece that will keep you hooked from start to finish.
It seems like the sci-fi genre is a great medium for intellectual anime shows to tell their stories these days and Psycho-Pass is no different. In fact, it has been a while since we have seen a show this smart and this riveting. From the characters to the story, and the philosophical questions it poses, it's a thrilling ride from start to its climactic end.
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