We’ve compiled a list of the top anime featuring military themes for you today. Anime that focus on wars and political instability will be included in the list, as well as those that feature a military subplot.
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With this list, you’ll find a variety of anime that will leave you speechless in just a few episodes. Great animation, a lovely soundtrack, and some of the best military action scenes in anime are all found in the series on our list.
10. Gunslinger Girl
The government employs a group of orphaned girls as assassins. If you’re looking for a Military Anime, this might not be what you’re looking for. A faceless army is not the enemy the characters face; rather, it is their own conscience. In a pretentious way, it could be said that the girls are at odds with their own humanity in this episode.
Gunslinger Girl doesn’t pretend to be something it isn’t. It’s a mess and a puzzle all at the same time. The animation is beautiful to look at, and the soundtrack perfectly matches the story’s mood.
Car-drifters are not what I’m talking about. Samurais have been a staple of Japanese culture for centuries, so get used to it. (The visuals and sound are original and rarely ridiculous.
Shimazu Toyoshia and Oda Nobuna are the protagonists of our story. Nasu Yoichi (or, more precisely, her). The characters are based on genuine historical personalities, and the fact that they come from all over the world makes them much more fascinating.
While it depicts plenty of bloodshed and gore, as you’d expect from a historically accurate play, it also makes an attempt at infantile humor.
8. Pumpkin Scissors
Do you know what happens when a conflict has ended? Well, in our Empire, the poor are starved, while the affluent nobility, well, are wealthy? That’s not a surprise. Section 3 Army is in the thick of it all.
As a result, the poor and the aristocracy and other military branches (the same people they’re trying to help) despise them. There is a lot of fine detail in this animation. To begin with, the music is excellent; but, the final track is a complete dud.
Although it has a heavy focus on realism, I truly appreciated some of the mystical components in this story. One of the main characters, Corporal Oland, has the appearance of Frankenstein’s Monster, but when things get serious, he transforms into a bizarre version of The Terminator.
7. Mobile Suit Gundam
Somehow, humanity managed to last until the 24th century before concluding that burning fossil fuels was a bad idea. And last, they’ve figured out how to harness the power of the sun in a sustainable way.
In spite of all of this, human beings continue to wage war against each other. Organizing into groups and reviving our legacy of savagery. In the middle of all this, a group named “Celestial Being” tries to bring peace and harmony to the world. (As you would imagine, this is not a simple task.)
Besides the excellent voice acting, the Gundam animation and mecha fights give this series an added edge.
It’s not the people that are one-dimensional slobs, but rather the plot, which is the actual star of the show. Still, it surprises you when you least expect it, and you’re engrossed in it.
6. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Retaining its colonies and making them even more strong was no easy task for a civilization that never sleeps. Mechanics known as Knightmares were used to accomplish this.
Because Japan was one of the only big countries that was never captured in real life, they’ve colonized it. Even so, they don’t even refer to it as Japan any more.
Area 11 has been reduced to its smallest unit. Our protagonist, Lelouch, is a woke, anti-Empire skeptic who lives in Area 11 of the game. A mysterious girl bestows upon Lelouch the power to transform into Professor Xavier, allowing him to assume the mantle.
My favorite character is Lelouch. In contrast to Suzaku, who intends well but ends up irritating, he’s endearing and endearing.
Despite the fact that it is classified as a mecha-anime, politics nevertheless plays a significant role in the plot. While the animation is only passable, the accompanying soundtrack is downright grating.
A narrative set in CHINA provides a welcome change of pace. There aren’t many of these around.
Be a lamb and look up the warring states period in China to have a better sense of the time period in which this story takes place. In contrast, our main story is about a prince and an outcast village kid who take on the prince’s brother, “the usurper,” despite all odds.
There’s nothing deafening about the sound, and the animation is demonstrably incorrect. Because of the animation, I believe many people were unable to keep up with it.
If you can’t get past the gimmicks and focus on the story, you won’t be able to enjoy this show. Overall, I think this is a great product and would highly suggest it.
4. The Irresponsible Captain Tylor
Military themes and comedic material don’t usually mix well. It’s not exactly amusing to joke about war, violence, and humanity’s ultimate fate. It’s impossible, right? I find the thought of Captain Tylor being in charge of determining the fate of the entire human species to be hilarious.
Movie’s a shame that the animation is so antiquated; the ensemble is what really makes it special. You’ll see the standard mix of somber men and adorable anime females, so they’re not particularly distinctive, but they’re still amusing.
3. Legend of the Galactic Heroes
This is NOT a Star Wars or Star Trek parody. I repeat: DO NOT compare this to those films. It’s understandable that it can feel a little too familiar; it is. I’d say it’s the best of both worlds if compared.
Nearly much of the action takes place in the middle of the conflict between two antagonistic kingdoms. However, the most of the action takes place at a distance between battleships, with only a few close-range encounters.
Having an open mind about “Space Operas” is a prerequisite for enjoying this. Since the animation and sound are so dated, they aren’t particularly appealing to a younger audience.
The story, on the other hand, is a masterpiece. Yang Wenli vs. Reinhard von Lohengramm is a fascinating fight to witness. You’ll appreciate the fillers and the episodes that aren’t even related to the main tale.
2. Vinland Saga
Vinland Saga is, in my opinion, the epitome of what it means to be undervalued in the anime world. In my opinion, this is one of the greatest anime series of the previous decade and has the potential to be one of the greatest of all time. I don’t understand why it’s so underappreciated.
When you hear the word “Vikings,” images of chiseled warriors wielding axes and roaring at dizzying decibel levels come to mind. My initial impression was that this was what everyone else was expecting to see, as well.
If you’re hoping for a story filled with mindless carnage, prepare to be let down. Despite the fact that the Vinland Saga is a story of revenge, it is not a story of revenge at all. We also have a villain who is more beloved by the audience than the hero. Thorfinn can’t even come close to Askeladd in any way.
1. Attack On Titan
The Titans nearly exterminated humanity after committing a massive genocide against it. It was only after a fateful confrontation with our infamous Colossal Titan (whom you may have seen in memes even if you haven’t watched Attack on Titan) that the Titans were able to break through their concentric walls. The outermost border is rendered meaningless, and our protagonists’ lives are flipped upside down.
Eren Yeager and Mikasa Ackerman join the Survey Corps in order to combat the invasion of these invading animals. What will happen to them both in the end? What are Eren and Mikasa’s feelings for one another about? Who knows where they’ll end up next. Which brings us to the mystery of Eren’s blood?
No matter how long the anime community debates which series is the greatest of all time, Attack on Titan will always be a part of the conversation. Moreover, this reopens the age-old question about mainstream anime losing its appeal due to an overabundance of “normals.” Is watching mainstream anime shows a sign of becoming a “normie”? Exactly what it means to be a “true Otaku” and what it means to be a “normie.”
I’m sorry, but I’m unable to provide answers to these queries. In spite of this, there is one thing I can state with absolute certainty. The time you spend playing Attack of Titan will be well spent.
This show is going to make you laugh, it’s going to make you cry, and it’s going to ruin everything. For whatever reason you chose to watch, you’ll come to understand why it has become so popular.