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The 20 Best Anime About Aliens

Updated June 23, 2019 2.0k votes 451 voters 23.6k views20 items

Whether they're abducting and attacking humans or opening the door to unfathomable new worlds, aliens can spice up any story - including anime! Let's take a look at the extraterrestrial beings that appear in alien anime. 

Anime aliens don't usually have gray faces or giant black eyes - in fact, many of them look a lot like humans. Examples of this include the Saiyans from Dragon Ball Zwho are so similar to humans that they can even have children with them, and To Love-Ru, where the aliens are all cute girls. But humanoid aliens aren't the only variety to appear. There are also aliens like Migi, a parasite who takes over human bodies in Parasyte: The Maxim, and Meow, Dandy's catlike alien companion in Space Dandy.

Which of these anime about aliens do you like the best? Vote it up to help guide your fellow fans to their next great watch. 

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  • Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 20 Best Anime About Aliens
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    When Shinichi's right hand is taken over by a parasite he calls Migi, he's thrown headlong into a series of dangerous battles between rival groups of parasites who not only take over human bodies but can also transform them into super strong weapons. Will Shinichi and Migi be able to survive?

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  • As a baby, Goku was sent to Earth from the planet Vegeta. Now, he seeks to defend its people from a wide variety of alien enemies who seek to destroy it.

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  • Tenchi Muyo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 20 Best Anime About Aliens
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    Tenchi Masaki seems like an ordinary young man who happens to be housing a variety of alien women who are in love with him. That's all true, but Tenchi also has a destiny far beyond what he understands.

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  • Outlaw Star is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 20 Best Anime About Aliens
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    After a series of mishaps leads to Gene Starwind venturing into outer space to protect a mysterious girl named Melfina, he'll encounter a variety of alien life forms. Some of them are friendly, but others are hostile - will Gene be able to survive long enough to complete his mission?

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