Anime Underground The Best Post-Apocalyptic Anime of All Time  

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In each of these post-apocalyptic anime series on this list, the world has pretty much gone to hell. Since there are so many, we're ranking the best post-apocalyptic anime of all time, with the help of your votes. From anime like Attack on Titan where the world is dominated by man eating monsters, to Gurren Lagann where humans have lived underground for years, these anime all feature post-apocalyptic themes and settings. The characters in these shows aren't necessarily suffering or struggling to survive, but all live in some kind of post-apocalypse world.

What is the best anime about the apocalypse? Vote for your favorite series below, and feel free to add more to the list if they fit the criteria.
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Trigun

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Gurren Lagann

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460 157
Seraph of the End is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Post-Apocalyptic Anime of All Time
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Neon Genesis Evangelion

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344 121
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371 152
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226 102
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184 76
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214 101
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Guilty Crown

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179 81
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Wolf's Rain

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151 64
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147 73
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Fist of the North Star   

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139 69
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Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor

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92 31
Darling In the Franxx is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Post-Apocalyptic Anime of All Time
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Desert Punk

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74 25
NausicaƤ of the Valley of the ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Post-Apocalyptic Anime of All Time

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Aquarion

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73 72
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From the New World

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47 44
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After War Gundam X

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45 43
Shinsekai Yori is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Post-Apocalyptic Anime of All Time
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School Live! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Post-Apocalyptic Anime of All Time
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Utawarerumono

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42 53
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Now and Then, Here and There

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8 11
Girls' Last Tour is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Post-Apocalyptic Anime of All Time
BryanMontford added Girls' Last Tour An excellent story about friendship and survival. The ending might be considered bleak in some reggards.

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Sound of the Sky

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4 8
Humanity Has Declined is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Post-Apocalyptic Anime of All Time
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41 57
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29 44
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16 39
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Innocent Venus

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15 38
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14 41
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Legend of Basara

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14 44
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10 38
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DT Eightron

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9 39
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Tide-Line Blue

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10 44
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