Anime Underground The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias  

Ranker Anime
1.2k votes 345 voters 6.8k views 25 items

It turns out there are some great anime about dystopias, but which are really worth your time? This list ranks the best anime about dystopias, including older titles, as well as new dystopian anime that you may not know about.

One example of a great anime set in a dystopian future is Pyscho-Pass, a crime thriller that depicts an authoritarian society where every citizen's mental state is monitored. Similar to The Minority Report, it features a bureau of investigation that's given oversight of this information, which it uses to prevent crimes from happening before they do. Another good dystopian anime is From the New World, which takes the viewer 1,000 years into the future where everyone has gained psychic abilities and society is divided by the gifted and the ordinary.

Don't see your favorite anime about dystopias already? Add it to the list, so others can vote on it too!

list ordered by

1
145 23
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias

2
90 21
No. 6 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias
No. 6

3
67 15
Akira is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias

4
72 21
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias
From the New World

5
53 16
Ergo Proxy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias

6
47 13
Wolf's Rain is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias
Wolf's Rain

7
54 18
Claymore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias

8
47 15
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias

9
35 16
BLAME! Movie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias
BLAME! Movie

10
47 27
Psycho-Pass 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias
Psycho-Pass 2

11
37 22
Psycho-Pass Movie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias
Psycho-Pass Movie

12
24 13
Wolf's Rain OVA is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias
Wolf's Rain OVA

13
19 12
Now and Then, Here and There is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias

14
19 15
Sakasama no Patema is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias
Sakasama no Patema

15
19 17
Fist of the North Star: Legend... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias
Fist of the North Star: Legend of Kenshiro

16
18 20
Berserk (2017) is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias
Berserk (2017)

17
7 10
Sakasama no Patema: Beginning ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias
Sakasama no Patema: Beginning of the Day

18
9 13
Fist of the North Star: Legend... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias
Fist of the North Star: Legend of Raoh: Fierce Fight

19
10 15
Planetarian is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias
Planetarian

20
8 13
Fist of the North Star 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias
Fist of the North Star 2

21
6 11
Fist of the North Star: Legend... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias
Fist of the North Star: Legend of Raoh: Death for Love

22
4 10
Toward the Terra TV is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias
Toward the Terra TV

23
4 10
Pale Cocoon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias
Pale Cocoon

24
4 11
Planetarian Movie: Hoshi no Hi... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias
Planetarian Movie: Hoshi no Hito

25
4 12
Kaiba is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best Anime About Dystopias