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The Best Steampunk Anime

Updated October 8, 2019 1.8k votes 720 voters 67.5k views17 items

List RulesVote up the best steampunk anime.

Grab your goggles and gloves! This is a list of the best steampunk anime, voted on by Ranker's anime community. This may not be the most popular genre of Japanese animation, but all of these shows are worth checking out if you're looking for something new to watch. Although the Full Metal Alchemist series isn't exactly a "steampunk" anime, it does have certain steampunk elements that allowed it to make this list. This poll includes video clips of each show, so if you haven't seen one you can watch it right here on this page. The shows that are listed may have different sub-genres, but they're all considered steampunk in one way or another.

This list has a variety of anime, including Steamboy and Steam Detectives. What is the greatest steampunk anime of all time? Scroll down and find out for yourself! Then check out our list of the best steampunk movies.

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    Trigun (Madhouse, 1998) is a Japanese action anime series based on the manga by Yasuhiro Nightow. Vash the Stampede, the most infamous outlaw on the planet Gunsmoke, travels the wasteland and encounters new adventures with a 60 billion double dollar price on his head....  more
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    Tegami Bachi: Reverse

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    D.Gray-man is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Katsura Hoshino. The series tells the story of a boy named Allen Walker, a member of an organization of Exorcists who make use of an ancient substance called Innocence to combat the Millennium Earl and his demonic army of Akuma. Many characters and their designs were adapted from some of Katsura Hoshino's previous works and drafts, such as Zone. The manga began serialization in 2004 in the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine, published by Shueisha. It made the transition from a weekly to a monthly series in November 2009, when it began serialization in Jump SQ. There is also a spin-off novel series titled D.Gray-man Reverse, authored...  more
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    Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing

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