If you are looking for the best sci-fi anime in 2019, we made this list specifically for you. Check this out and you might just find the next anime series to watch in your free time.
10. Cannon Busters
Aired: August 15, 2019
This anime is the story of a trio who decided to go on a journey in a dangerous world. The group is spearheaded by SAM “Special Associate Model”. Their main goal is to find SAM’s best friend Kelby who is actually a prince. In this anime, you’ll be watching out of this world magic and mechs.
If you are a fan of Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo and Trigun, then you are in for a treat. You need to watch this and expect great fight scenes.
Since the anime is Netflix produced, it has a great visual appeal. Job well done on creating a unique universe in this anime. The sound theme and sound effects are great as well. You’ll easily become a fan of the main characters. Certainly among the best mecha sci fi anime for this year.
9. Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo YU-NO
Aired: April 2 to October 1, 2019
This anime is the story of Takuyama Arima who has a device that allows him to travel to a different world/dimension. The device most likely has something to do with his father – a historian who recently disappeared.
Since the anime was based on a novel which was popular around 2 decades ago, it hard to imagine that it would be that interesting today. It would surely have a different impact when it was released several years ago. Though it is still good enough, it does not stand out too much. The anime is still interesting enough to grab your attention and continue watching its episodes.
This anime is best for those who wanted to see an anime not because of its entertainment value but because of its legacy and how it made a significant change in the anime world decades ago. And if you are looking for an anime that is worth it for its story, you should not miss this.
8. Cop Craft
July 9 to October 1, 2019
The anime follows the unlikely duo of Kei Matoba who is among the best cops in their department and Tilarna Exedilika, who is a knight in their Kingdom. It is certainly interesting to watch how this partnership of a human and non-human would unfold in a buddy cop theme. If you are a fund of this type of team-up like Rush hour and Bad boys, then this anime would be great for you.
Living with strange creatures known as fairies happened due to a gate that appeared on the Pacific Ocean. This connected the human world to the world of fairies and monsters.
The thing that made this anime successful is the pair of Kei and Tilarna. When they are together expect the scene to be great. The story is also wonderful considering that it has something to do with blending the human world with a different world. And with such condition, expect the anime to be a good mix of comedy, good guys fighting bad guys and drama. The guys behind this show also did a great job of organizing the whole story especially on establishing the relation of the main characters.
7. No Guns Life
Aired: October 11, 2019
In this anime, there are people known as Extended. These are people who were outfitted with robotic parts. The main character of this anime is Juuzou Inui who has no memories of his past. His goal is to determine who are the people responsible for him becoming an Extended.
You will like this anime because of its interesting setup. The anime world is well created that it makes you want to know more about the place. The main characters also play an excellent role in making this anime a good one. These characters are interesting enough that makes the overall story great.
This anime is best for those who are looking for a fascinating show with action, mystery, and cyberpunk.
6. Psycho-Pass 3
Aired: October 25, 2019
Psycho-Pass 3 follows the story of this anime from Season 1 to Season 2 plus 2 new rookies in the lineup. This anime is considered to be one of the classic anime series which is the reason for its wide popularity. It had somehow failed to give justice to its fans on season 2, but many are still hopeful for this latest season.
Season 3 has become more interesting. Especially focusing on the development of the new characters. You’ll find out more interesting facts as the story progresses and the more you know about these character’s stories. The action scenes in this latest season are still fairly good. And overall animation with sound effects was executed well.
5. Kanata no Astra
Aired: July 3 to September 18, 2019
The year is 2063 and at this time, space travel is a common thing – its commercially available. This anime is the story of a group of campers in the outer space who were mysteriously sucked by a black light. And because of this incident, they have to find a way how to get back home after being transported thousands of light-years away from home.
It’s a story of survival so if this is the type of anime you are looking for it will surely entertain you. Here you will witness how teenagers overcome their emotions in order to stay sane and make the right decisions to survive and get home.
The overall sound effects and visual is great. Plus the story and character development is commendable as well.
4. Date A Live III
The anime continues the story of Shidou Itsuka on this quest on finding spirits and sealing off their powers. While doing so, he is doing his best to maintain a good relationship with the ones he already has sealed.
In this new Season, our main character will encounter more trials as he discovers more about the mystery and origin of the Spirits.
Considered as one of the most underrated anime this year. And once you start watching it, you’ll certainly find it enjoyable to watch. While the anime is not the best compared to the other seasons in terms of animation, aside from this, everything is good with this anime.
For those interested in sci fi anime with female lead this is a must-watch.
3. Dr. Stone
Aired: July 5, 2019
This anime is one of my favorites this year. The story is very unique where a green light causes everyone to turn into stone. When the name character Taiju Ooki wakes up, he saw a new environment where nature has flourished and once again has become dominant. Plus, all the statues of people who have becomes stones.
Together with his partner Senkuu who is already active before Taiju woke up, they are in an adventure to revive all those who were petrified. The plan is all made possible due to the brilliant mind of Senkuu. While on the other hand, his partner Taiju does most of the other physical works.
If you are looking for a unique anime to watch with a different kind of story, this one is for you.
2. Yakusoku no Neverland
The anime is about orphans who live as a family in a certain house which is surrounded by a forest. A gate entrance restricts them from going into the forest area. And since its an orphanage, even though how happy they are already in the said place, the time comes that one has to leave and be adopted by a new family.
However, 3 siblings do not buy this fact and have suspicions that something unusual is happening in the orphanage. And they are about to discover something horrific.
This anime is one of the most promising and most anticipated anime of 2019. And by far it has lived to the expectations.
One of the most amazing parts about this anime is how they highlight dramatic/climatic moments. It will surely make you want for more. The animation is great added with excellent sound effects, it all adds up to the effectiveness of this anime.
The story is something you will also love. You will be hooked on thinking about how these kids will survive in the orphanage. How will they be able to escape death? The story is very addictive since the writers were able to make a gradual progression in the story after every episode.
1. One Punch Man Season 2
Our top sci-fi anime in 2019 is One Punch Man. When we talk about anime, it’s not surprising to have this anime on top of the categories it is under. Season 2 continues the story of Saitama in search of a strong opponent that would be a fair match for him.
If you are searching for a fun, action-packed sci-fi anime, then you will never go wrong with One Punch Man. One of the best things about this anime is the main character Saitama. He is a very likable character with a non-human strength.
Though he doesn’t look that strong physically, one will immediately know the reason why he is considered the strongest human/creature on Earth after a single punch.