It can often be difficult to decide what anime to watch next when options are plentiful and the genre is broad. When it comes to sci-fi, it can be even more difficult to pinpoint what kind of sci-fi anime you would enjoy. From dystopic futures to mechanical suits, the umbrella term of sci-fi makes it hard for many to decide on their next viewing. Why not just follow the stars, though?
Your zodiac can indicate many things about you, but most importantly it can indicate your interests and values which are both important components in identifying what kind of anime you would enjoy. So, whether you’re an Aries with a love for action or a Cancer who would prefer something more emotional, here is a list of sci-fi animes picked out based on your Zodiac sign.
12 ARIES: Megalo Box
For the Aries individuals who prefers something more dynamic and full of the thrill of competition, there is no sci-fi anime more fitting that Megalo Box.
The story follows an underground boxer of Megalo Box known as Junk Dog who, like the rest of the boxers of Megalo Box, utilizes mechanical limbs on his quest to become the best Meglo Boxer. One match after the other, the show is never empty of excitement and action.
11 TAURUS: Kiznaiver
Taurus folks are known for being more grounded and honest with their emotions, and Kiznaiver provides the perfect exploration into this zodiac’s values as the show’s protagonist goes on a journey of discovering the truth and his emotions in general.
The anime follows Katsuhira Agata, who has lost his sense of pain and (apparently) emotions. However, Katsuhira and five others are abducted and forced to join the Kizuna System as “Kaznaivers.” As Kazinaivers, they are joined through pain as they can feel each other’s pain. Throughout the the anime, the group must expose themselves to each other or else face grave consequences.
10 GEMINI: Mekakucity Actors
For fun-loving Geminis who can’t help their flighty nature, Mekakucity Actors is a perfect watch due to its energetic and humorous nature that makes every moment enjoyable.
The story follows Shintarou Kisaragi, an eighteen-year-old computer geek who hasn’t left the house in over two years. As luck would have it, the first time Shintarou leaves his house he finds himself in a hostage situation. He’ssaved by a group of teenagers known as “Mekakushi Dan,” who all have mysterious eye powers. From there, Shintarou is forced to join them, and the secret ties that the group members share slowly come to light.
9 CANCER: Plastic Memories
Cancers are known to be quite emotional with a love for forming close relations with others; as such, Plastic Memories could easily become a sci-fi favorite of this zodiac.
In a world slightly more advanced than our own, Tsukasa Mizogaki lands himself a job at SAI Corp after failing his college entrance exams. This corporation has created highly advanced humanoid androids known as Giftias which have a lifespan of 81,920 hours. Our protagonist is part of a department responsible for collecting the androids before their expiration. Emotionally dramatic with a bittersweet romance, this anime is perfect for any Cancer looking to have an emotional trip.
8 LEO: Inuyashiki
Leos are warm-hearted and tend to strive to do what is best for those around them. Such traits can be found in the protagonist of Inuyashiki which Leos are guaranteed to identify with and cheer on till the very end.
The anime follows Ichirou Inuyashiki, a 58-year-old family man going through a tough time. Diagnosed with cancer and met by an apathetic family, Ichirou runs to a field and finds solace in his only companion – a Shiba Inu dog. During this event, a mysterious figure looms over Ichirou and he wakes up to find himself reborn as a mechanized weapon wearing his former skin. From there on, Ichirou goes on to use his new powers for good all while investigating their origin.
7 VIRGO: Ergo Proxy
Observational and analytical, Virgos’ attention to detail is something that would come to their aid in enjoying Ergo Proxy.
The anime takes place in a future where an ecological catastrophe has doomed the planet and life is no longer possible outside domed cities. Re-I lives within the city of Romdo and is the granddaughter of its ruler. She is assigned with a mission to investigate an enigmatic disease called “Cogito Virus” which affects AutoReivs – humanoid androids created to assist people in their everyday lives. The further Re-I digs, however, the further she uncovers some of humanity’s darkest sins.
6 LIBRA: Psycho-Pass
A prominent trait that Libras are known for is their strong sense of justice and evaluation for it, and that concept is put under a lens with this anime.
Psycho-Pass is an anime running since 2012 with its third season concluding back in December, and a movie which is meant to be released sometime this year. The premise of the story takes place in 22nd century Japan that enforces the Sybil-System in which people’s levels of danger are objectively measured through their mental state – otherwise known as their psycho-pass. We follow our justice driven protagonist, Akane Tsunimori on her job as a law enforcer as she comes to the realization that the Sybil-System isn’t as accurate as previously thought.
5 SCORPIO: Cowboy Bebop
Taking place in 2071 when humanity has colonized many planets, Cowboy Bebop is set in a world where The Inter Solar System Police relies on bounty hunters known as “cowboys” for help. The anime follows two of those cowboys who are thrown off track by the addition of four new members to their crew along the way.
While it is full of dynamic action and light-hearted comedy, Cowboy Bebop doesn’t shy away from more mature themes as it explores its characters’ pasts – all of which makes this show a perfect fit for the fun-loving Scorpio who still want some drama.
4 SAGITTARIUS: Legend of the Galactic Heroes
The Sagittarius zodiac holds philosophical views of life and is often interested in understanding the meaning of things which makes Legend of the Galactic Heroes a perfect fit.
With 110 episodes, the anime follows the ideological war between two leaders: military genius Reinhard von Lohengramm and reserved historian Yang Wenli. The two stand on opposite ends each representing a different political view and party within the war, and amidst all the tragedies they are faced with the question of the true purpose behind this struggle.
3 CAPRICORN: Neon Genesis Evangelion
For those unfamiliar with the plot, Neon Genesis Evangelion takes place in a world that is threatened by “angels” with the only way to fight them off being through the usage of Evangelions – mechanical suits that can only be operated by compatible pilots that can synchronize with it.
The protagonist, Shinji Ikari, is the son of the head of the organization, and his average life is turned upside down upon having to pilot one of the Evangelions. The story has a realistic vision of the psychological damage such situations can put on a child; further cementing it as the perfect watch for the ever-realistic Capricorns.
2 AQUARIUS: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Code Geass takes place in a Japan that has been colonized by the Holy Empire of Brittania. In the midst of a brewing war, 17-year-old Lelouch Lamperouge finds himself caught in the crossfire.
With the appearance of a mysterious girl who bestows powers upon him coupled with his motivations for revenge, the show offers much to enjoy for the intellectual Aquarius through its complex characters and the political climate found within the show.
1 PISCES: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
When it comes to anime, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya portrays the relationship between its characters and those around them in an interesting and philosophical light – something Psices folks will appreciate.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is recognized by fans even today. It follows Kyon, a high school student who has lost faith in all things supernatural and unrealistic. In sharp contrast, he meets Haruhi who is only interested in the supernatural and actively pursues it. Kyon inspires Haruhi to form her own club that goes on wacky adventures in search of the supernatural.
Sci-Fi anime very distinct from one another, and one show would fit a certain Zodiac sign better than others