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The Best Science Fiction Anime on Netflix

Updated December 17, 2019 1.6k votes 392 voters 19.2k views28 items

Looking for science fiction anime on Netflix? Let's take a look at what sci-fi anime is currently streaming on Netflix, and let's rank them while we're at it!

Although the Ghost in the Shell TV series isn't on Netflix, they do have the three Ghost in the Shell Arise movies - Ghost Pain, Ghost Whispers, and Ghost Tears. Looking for some mech action? Knights of Sidonia is a Netflix Original anime that features some great mech fighting, along with stunning animation. Other good Netflix sci-fi anime includes Gurren Lagann, Cyborg 009: Call of Justice, and Aldnoah.Zero.

Use this list as a guide to find sci-fi anime that's on Netflix now, but also vote up the series you have watched and enjoyed so that other otakus can get some good anime recommendations.

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    Sword Art Online
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    Sword Art Online

    Action, Game
    Sword Art Online (A-1 Pictures, 2012) is a Japanese fantasy anime series based on the light... more on Wikipedia
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    Sword Art Online II
    Sword Art Online is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by... more on Wikipedia

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    Fullmetal Alchemist
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    18

    Fullmetal Alchemist

    Action, Adventure
    Fullmetal Alchemist (Bones, 2003) is a Japanese fantasy anime series based on the manga by... more on Wikipedia

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    Gurren Lagann
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    Gurren Lagann

    Action, Adventure
    Gurren Lagann (Gainax, 2007), also known as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is a Japanese mecha... more on Wikipedia
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    Kuromukuro
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    21

    Kuromukuro

    Kuromukuro (Netflix, 2016) is a Japanese mecha anime television series directed by Tensai... more on Wikipedia

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    The Irregular at Magic High School
    The Irregular at Magic High School is a Japanese web novel series by Tsutomu Satō. An... more on Wikipedia
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    Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
    Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet is a Japanese anime television series produced by Production... more on Wikipedia

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    Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border: 3 Ghost Tears
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    24

    Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border: 3 Ghost Tears

    Ghost in the Shell ARISE - Border:3 Ghost Tear is a 2014 animation film and the third release...
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    B: The Beginning
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    B: The Beginning

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    Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border: 1 Ghost Pain
    Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 1: Ghost Pain is a 2013 Japanese anime film directed by...
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    Gunslinger Girl
    Gunslinger Girl is a manga by Yu Aida. It first premiered on May 21, 2002 in the monthly... more on Wikipedia

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    Gun Gale Online
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    5

    Gun Gale Online

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    Mobile Suit Gundam UC
    16
    11

    Mobile Suit Gundam UC

    Action, Drama
    Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Netflix, 2014), also known as Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, is a Japanese... more on Wikipedia
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    Ultraman
    Ultraman (Netflix, 2019) is an anime series. Shinjiro Hayata learns that his father passed on...

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    Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
    4
    0

    Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

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    7 Seeds
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    1

    7 Seeds

    7 Seeds is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yumi Tamura. Netflix is airing... more on Wikipedia

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    ID-0
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    1

    ID-0

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    Expelled from Paradise
    11
    8

    Expelled from Paradise

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    Code Geass
    7
    2

    Code Geass

    Action, Military
    Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (Sunrise, 2006), often referred to as simply Code Geass,... more on Wikipedia

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    Hero Mask
    Hero Mask (Netflix, 2018), stylised: "HERO≠MASK," is a Japanese animated television series.... more on Wikipedia
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    Ajin: Demi-Human
    Ajin: Demi-Human is a Japanese manga series and 2015 anime series written and illustrated by... more on Wikipedia
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    Neon Genesis Evangelion
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    5
    Neon Genesis Evangelion (Gainax, 1995), commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a... more on Wikipedia

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    God Eater
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    2

    God Eater

    Action, Fantasy
    God Eater (ufotable, 2015) is a Japanese anime series based on the video game series. Set in a... more on Wikipedia

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    Last Hope
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    Last Hope

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    Ingress
    Ingress (Fuji TV, 2018), also called "Ingress: The Animation," is a Japanese anime science... more on Wikipedia