The Big Three are not unknown in the anime community. One Piece, Naruto and Bleach have made a name for themselves by being some of the most commercially successful pieces of work to ever be screened on television. However, some or maybe even many people say that these three anime are only the tip of the iceberg and that there are much better anime if you go deeper. We shall talk about some of them here.
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In the year 2071, cocky bounty hunter Spike Spiegel and the crew of his spaceship, Bebop, descend on Mars in search of a massive financial prize. Ex-military soldier Vincent is being sought by a four-person team that includes towering cyborg Jet Black, brave Faye Valentine, and tech specialist Edward.
The former hero has transformed into a biological terrorist with a deadly arsenal of nano-bots that he plans to unleash on Alba City on Halloween night if his demands aren’t met.
Attack on Titan
The story of Attack on Titan revolves around a civilization that exists between three walls. It is the last known spot where humans still reside, according to local knowledge. Its residents have been indoctrinated to think that humanity was on the verge of extinction over a century ago due to the appearance of humanoid giants known as Titans, who attack and eat humans on sight.
The last survivors of humanity have withdrawn behind three concentric walls, where they have lived in peace for nearly a century, and going outside is frowned upon and discouraged. The country’s military uses Vertical Maneuvering Equipment, a set of waist-mounted grappling hooks, and gas-powered propulsion that allows for incredible three-dimensional mobility.
The true history of the series however gets revealed as the story progresses.
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Evangelion takes place fifteen years after a global disaster, in the futuristic fortified metropolis of Tokyo-3. Shinji Ikari is a teenage boy who has been recruited by his father Gendo to operate a huge bio-machine mecha named “Evangelion” into combat against monsters known as “Angels” by the clandestine organisation Nerv.
As they struggle to prevent Angels from triggering future cataclysms, the series explores the experiences and emotions of Evangelion pilots and members of Nerv. They are required to comprehend the ultimate causes of events as well as the motivations for human conduct as part of this process.
The series has been described as a deconstruction of the mecha genre, with archetypal imagery drawn from Shinto cosmology, Jewish and Christian mystical traditions, and other sources.
It follows the exiled prince Lelouch vi Britannia, who gets the “power of ultimate obedience” from a mysterious woman named C.C. in an alternate chronology. He leads a rebellion against the sovereignty of the Holy Britannian Empire, leading a series of mecha fights, using this supernatural power known as Geass.
Gon Freecss is a young boy who discovers that his father, who abandoned him when he was young, is a world-renowned Hunter, a licenced professional who specialises in fantastical pursuits such as locating rare or unidentified animal species, treasure hunting, surveying unexplored enclaves, or hunting down lawless individuals. Gon sets off on a quest to become a Hunter and track out his father. Gon meets other Hunters and experiences the otherworldly along the way.