Science fiction or sci-fi is generally described as a work of fiction that centers around imagined or actual science’s impact on society. Many of the most successful works take place in the not-so distant future or in a world that is slightly different from our own.
Machines or beings from other worlds are also a common motif. They tend to have superior knowledge or abilities to human beings. Their arrival or presence usually indicate that something drastic is about to happen to the current civilization.
The three anime below are great shows, but more than that, they are also archetypes upon which many contemporary works draw inspiration from. These are perfect picks to get you situated in the sci-fi genre and lead you to a whole array of shows to choose from.
2. Cowboy Bebop
3. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex