1. Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop is set in 2071 and follows the adventures of bounty hunters in space, exploring the unresolved issues of their pasts through unique genre-blending episodes and a memorable soundtrack.

2. Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō

Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō focuses on a robot running a cafe in a post-apocalyptic coastal town and explores themes like loneliness and transience.

3. Dorohedoro

Steins;Gate is an anime series that follows a group of students who discover and develop technology that gives them the means to change the past.

4. Attack on Titan

In Attack on Titan, humanity lives behind walls to escape man-eating Titans, leading to intense action and deep explorations of themes around freedom.

5. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind centers on a princess seeking to understand a toxic post-apocalyptic jungle, with environmental themes and a strong female lead.

6. Eden: It's an Endless World!

Eden: It's an Endless World! follows a virus-immune youth uncovering the truth behind the post-apocalyptic world, with complex plotting and transhumanist themes.

7. Girls' Last Tour

Girls' Last Tour depicts two girls searching ruined civilization for supplies, with a melancholic tone and existential themes.

8. Heavenly Delusion

Heavenly Delusion involves fighting alien oppressors to free humanity, with unique art and explorations of religion and freedom.

9. Dr. Stone

In Dr. Stone, a revived scientist rebuilds civilization using science after humanity's petrification.

10. Future Boy Conan

The story follows a young boy named Conan who sets out on a journey to save his grandfather and uncover the truth behind the disaster.