8 Most Amazing Sci-Fi Anime Movies

There are a lot of anime movies that are in the sci-fi genre, so it can be frightening to find the best. That’s why we have created our listing of the Best 8 Sci-Fi Anime Movies.

Before we start, let’s clear the atmosphere on what we consider a Sci-Fi to be. We picked movies that have at least Sci-Fi element like:

  • High-level technology.
  • High-level civilizations.
  • Time travel or space.

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8. Summer Wars

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A young math genius solves a complex equation and inadvertently puts a virtual world’s artificial intelligence in a position to destroy Earth.

Kenji Koiso is a 17-year-old math genius and part-time OZ moderator who is invited by his crush Natsuki Shinohara on a summer trip.

  • Initial release: 1 August 2009
  • Director: Mamoru Hosoda
  • IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

7. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

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  • Initial release: 15 July 2006
  • Director: Mamoru Hosoda
  • IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

A teenage girl tries to use her newfound ability to travel through time to her advantage.

Makoto Konno is in her last year of high school but is having a hard time choosing what to do with her future. In between taking the pressure of her teachers and killing time with her best friends, Makoto’s life suddenly changes when she accidentally discovers that she is capable of literally leaping through time.

6. The Empire of Corpses

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  • Initial release: 2 October 2015
  • Director: Ryoutarou Makihara
  • IMDB Rating: 6/10

In 19th-century London, corpses are reanimated to be used for manual labor. After being invited to join a secret society, a young medical student is given a purpose to find the forgotten writings of Dr. Victor Frankenstein.

5. Paprika

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  • Initial release: 20 November 2006
  • Director: Satoshi Kon
  • IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Paprika, a therapist, must save the day when a machine that allows therapists to enter the dreams of their patients is stolen.

After its release in 2006, Satoshi Kon’s Paprika has built up a status for being somewhere between an LSD trip and a waking nightmare. It’s been compared to Spirited Away and Inception.

4. Psycho-Pass: The Movie

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  • Initial release: 9 January 2015
  • Director: Naoyoshi Shiotani, Katsuyuki Motohiro
  • IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

The state of SEAUn introduces the Sybil System in a bid for peace and safety, but the cracks soon begin to show. Inspector Tsunemori is sent to investigate.

Due to the ridiculous success of the Sibyl System, Japan has begun exporting the technology to other countries with the hope that it will one day be used all around the world.

3. Blame! Movie

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  • Initial release: 20 May 2017
  • Director: Hiroyuki Seshita
  • IMDB Rating: 6.7/10

In the far future, civilization has fully combined with cybertechnology, resulting in automated cities. A virus causes these automated systems to malfunction, sending humanity to the brink of extinction as their defenses turn on them.

2. Steins; Gate: The Movie − Load Region of Déjà Vu

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  • Initial release: 12 September 2013
  • Director: Kanji Wakabayashi
  • IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

A scientist’s lover and assistant travel through numerous timelines to find out why he keeps disappearing and how to prevent time from erasing him forever.

Amid the despair, Kurisu is faced with a truly arduous choice that will test both her duty as a scientist and her loyalty as a friend: follow Okabe’s advice and stay away from moving through time to avoid the potential results it may have on the world lines or ignore it to rescue the person that she cherishes most.

1. Akira

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  • Initial release: 1 January 1988
  • Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
  • IMDB Rating: 8/10

Biker Kaneda is confronted by many anti-social elements while trying to help his friend Tetsuo who is involved in a secret government project. Tetsuo’s supernatural persona adds the final twist.

Sujeet Kumar
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