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What are the best post-apocalyptic anime?

Who doesn't love a good post-apocalyptic anime series? It's a pretty prevalent genre that before was only common in movies or TV shows. Now, it's even made its way into anime. But what is it with humanity and our obsession with our own downfall? Do we fear it that much that we've become paranoid? Maybe because we see that our planet is slowly getting destroyed by our own doing that a post-apocalyptic world isn't too hard to imagine. For whatever reason, one thing's for sure: It makes for some pretty thrilling content. Whenever mankind's survival is at stake, it just makes it even more exciting. From man-eating giants to murderous aliens, the top post-apocalyptic anime have different variations. Some of their doomsday concepts may seem strange but are very intriguing at the same time. A lot of fans consider them to be the best because they're always kept at the edge of their seats whenever they watch. Even the unlikeliest of heroes can keep you glued to your screen when they're fighting for survival just to live another day. Not to mention the fact that it's not just fans who have a good time watching the anime, but the creators themselves are having a blast. Storytellers in anime absolutely love post-apocalyptic settings. It gives them an opportunity to explore the human psyche when exposed to a world that's downright terrifying or too advanced for its own good. Some of the anime listed here even have their own post-apocalyptic anime movies. That says a lot about how good they are! Check out this list of what we think are some of the best post-apocalyptic anime out there! 

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  1. 1Attack on Titan

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    Attack on Titan or Shingeki no Kyojin is set in a post-apocalyptic world where humans are forced into hiding as flesh-eating monsters called "titans" rule the land. Mankind created a three-walled city to escape from extinction. And like with any other story, their peace was disrupted when a titan broke their only barrier from death.  Join Eren, Mikasa, and Armin in their journey to cleanse the earth. Just a fair warning though, this is not for the faint of heart.

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  1. 2Highschool of the Dead

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    Highschool of the Dead is an action anime series that follows a group of high school students during the start of a pandemic that has turned the populace into mindless zombies. It shows how the lead characters fight, survive, and reach safety.

  2. 3Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign

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    Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign is a supernatural anime. This animated program is set in a world where few survivors became livestock for dominant vampires after a viral plague.

  1. 4Trigun

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    Trigun is an action-comedy anime TV series that came out in 1998 and spanned 26 episodes in total. Vash the Stampede is an outlaw with a legend so ruthless that he has a 60 billion double dollars on his head. However, the real Vash the Stampede is not the same man that the rumors make him out to be.

  2. 5Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

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    Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is a 12-episode anime TV series released in 2016. During the Industrial Revolution, mankind is threatened by the sudden emergence of undead monsters, the Kabane, who can only be killed by piercing their heart through an iron plate.

  3. 6Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

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    Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, also known as Gurren Lagann, is an action-adventure mecha anime aired in 2007. This tells the story of Simon and Kamina who became symbols of rebellion against the Spiral King who isolated mankind.

  4. 7Neon Genesis Evangelion

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    Neon Genesis Evangelion is an action drama mecha anime released in 1995 which was created by Hideaki Anno by the studios Gainax and Tatsunoko Production. It centers on Shinji Ikari who was recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots. 

  5. 8Akira

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    Akira is a cult classic and has been one of the most influential films in Japanese animation as well as the sci-fi genre in general. For a film that came out nearly four decades ago, the themes that it tackled and the story that it tried to convey are still very much relevant to this day. Not to mention the art and animation has held up beautifully though the years. It's a must-see for any post-apocalyptic anime fan.

  6. 9Blame!

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    Fans of the original sci-fi manga series have been waiting a long time for the adaptation of this series and it finally came in the form of the Blame! movie. It's a fresh new take on the story complete with amazing visuals and tons of action to go around. Some fans might be left wanting, but it's a great start for future adaptations.

  7. 10Wolf's Rain

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    Wolf's Rain is a story set in a post-apocalyptic world. Don't let that fool you into thinking that this is just another dark sci-fi story because it's not. From the animation to the various action sequences, there's a lot to like about this show. Add to that, the riveting story all the way to its beautiful conclusion, it's a must-see show for sure.

  8. 11Casshern Sins

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    If you're looking for a good post-apocalyptic anime, this is a show that's often overlooked but it's really worth checking out. You can think of it as sort of a dark fairytale that delves deep into the philosophical side of things. It poses questions like why we live and for what purpose do we live for.

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RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Attack on TitanTV Shows 19 Paid
2Highschool of the DeadTV Shows 15 Paid
3Seraph of the End: Vampire ReignTV Shows 11 Paid
4TrigunTV Shows 4 Paid
5Kabaneri of the Iron FortressTV Shows 4 Paid
6Tengen Toppa Gurren LagannTV Shows 2 Paid
7Neon Genesis EvangelionTV Shows 2 Paid
8AkiraMovies 0 Paid
9Blame!Movies 0 Paid
10Wolf's RainTV Shows 0 Paid
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