The Sci-Fi genre has always been a staple in the umbrella term that is anime. With its ability to basically show what may or may not happen within the future, taking the Sci-Fi path allows for many different story’s to be taken. Whether it be discovering new lands or new alien races/species, developing technology or even just uncovering something that conflicts with our understanding, the Sci-Fi genre is employed in a multitude of ways to provide stories that may reflect humanities future to the anime community. This year in anime brought a lot of future based technology, that we don’t see today, with the applications of it being mainly used for battle. There were also different kinds of universes explored and possible what if scenarios created. With that being said
Deirii Raifu’s Pick:
Macross Delta – ‘That one song’
With a combination of Idols, music and space action, Macross Delta takes the top spot this year for Sci-Fi. With an expansion on the Macross franchise, Macross Delta did not fail to exemplify a place where humans have ventured out, meeting new races of aliens and thus found different possibilities for technologies to be used, such as the power of songs. Mixed in with all this is some great futuristic action, and lights show, which made it an enjoyable watch.
2) Heavy Object
3) Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm
Special Mentions: Brave Witches, Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 2nd Season, Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume