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The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu 

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Updated April 16, 2020 851 votes 124 voters 3k views

If you have a Hulu subscription and love sci-fi anime, then you're in luck! Hulu has a wide variety of good science fiction anime currently streaming right now, and we're going to rank them with the help of your votes.

As of right now, there are over 30 different sci-fi anime on Hulu, but some are more categorically "sci-fi" than others. Hulu anime that best represent the sci-fi genre include Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Psycho-Pass, and Steins;Gate. If you haven't seen all three of these, you really need to make them a priority! Other good science fiction anime streaming on Hulu are Infinite Stratos and Cowboy Bebop (another masterpiece you need to watch ASAP if you haven't.)

Even if you don't have a Hulu subscription, vote up the sci-fi anime on this list that you have seen and loved.

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Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 Japanese anime series developed by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro ...more

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Infinite Stratos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
Infinite Stratosis a Japanese light novel series by Izuru Yumizuru with illustrations provided by Okiura and CHOCO. A 12-episode anime adaptation aired in Japan between January and March, 2011, ...more

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Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime television series that was produced by Production I.G, directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani and written by Gen Urobuchi. The series was aired on Fuji TV's Noitamina ...more

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Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
Charlotte is a 2015 Japanese anime television series directed by Yoshiyuki Asai. In an alternate reality, a small percentage of children manifest superhuman abilities upon reaching puberty. High ...more

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Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
Guilty Crown is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G which aired on Fuji TV's noitamina program block from October 2011. The story revolves around Shu Ouma, a high ...more

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Chivalry of a Failed Kni... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
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Chivalry of a Failed Knight (Rakudai Kishi no Kyabarurii, "The Heroic Tales of the Failure Knight") is a Japanese light novel series written by Riku Misora and illustrated by Won and ...more
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Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
Parasyte is a science fiction horror manga series written and illustrated by Hitoshi Iwaaki, and published in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine from 1988 to 1995. Parasyte centers on a male ...more

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Ghost in the Shell: Stan... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
In the future when technological enhancements and robotics are a way of life, Major Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9 take care of the jobs that are too difficult for the police. Section 9 employs ...more

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Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
Steins;Gate is a 2011 anime series created by the animation studio White Fox, based on 5pb. and Nitroplus's video game of the same name. It is set in 2010, and follows Rintaro Okabe, who ...more

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ALDNOAH.ZERO is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
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Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
Elfen Lied is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. Elfen Lied takes place in Kamakura and Kanagawa, and focuses on the "Diclonius", a newly mutated species. ...more

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Gargantia on the Verduro... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet is a Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G and directed by Kazuya Murata, and aired between April and June 2013. A manga adaptation began ...more

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Plastic Memories is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
Plastic Memories, abbreviated as Pla-Memo , is a Japanese anime television series produced by Doga Kobo and directed by Yoshiyuki Fujiwara. Plastic Memories takes place in a city in the near ...more

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Accel World is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
Haruyuki is an overweight kid and at the bottom of the food chain at his middle school. Within the sci-fi setting of the real world he often seeks refuge in a virtual one. One day however his ...more

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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, is an anime series in the mecha genre directed by Masashi Ikeda and written by Katsuyuki Sumizawa. It is one of the alternate universe Gundam series, taking place in the ...more

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God Eater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
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God Eater (ufotable, 2015) is a Japanese anime series based on the video game series. Set in a post-apocalyptic Japan in the year 2071, the world has been mostly destroyed by mysterious monsters ...more

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To Love ru Darkness 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
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Black Bullet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
Black Bullet is a Japanese light novel series written by Shiden Kanzaki and illustrated by Saki Ukai and 2014 anime series. A 2021 viral epidemic yields a batch of female "Cursed ...more

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To Love-Ru is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
To Love-Ru is a Japanese manga series written by Saki Hasemi and illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki, creator of Black Cat. The manga was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine between ...more

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Darling in the Franxx is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
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Darling in the Franxx, abbreviated as DarliFra, is a 2018 Japanese science fiction anime television series. The survivors of a catastrophic war against monsters cluster inside mobile fortress ...more

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Heroic Age is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
Heroic Age is a science fiction anime directed by Toshimasa Suzuki. It was produced by XEBEC and aired on Japanese television networks. The series first aired on April 1, 2007 and ended on ...more

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Tenchi Muyo! War on Gemi... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari, released in North America as Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar, is an OVA anime series that is a spin-off of the Tenchi Muyo! series created by Masaki Kajishima. Kenshi ...more
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Heavy Object is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
Heavy Object is a Japanese light novel series, written by Kazuma Kamachi and illustrated by Ryō Nagi. A 24-episode anime television series adaptation produced by J.C.Staff aired from October 2 ...more
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Delete is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
Tiger & Bunny is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise under the direction of Keiichi Satou. The series takes place in "NC 1978" in a fictional, re-imagined ...more
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Mobile Suit Gundam: The ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Science Fiction Anime on Hulu
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team is an original video animation anime series in the Gundam franchise. Released from January 25, 1996, to April 25, 1999, the 12-episode series details the ...more

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