Top 10 End Of The World Post Apocalyptic Anime

There is no shortage of animes that have explored the fascinating concept of the post-apocalyptic dystopian anime world. In the End of the world animes, the world is usually suffering from mass-scale destruction and civilization has ceased to function as it used to be.

Today, we will be ranking the best animes that have provided a unique dystopian plot featuring the consequences of human selfish actions, human psychology, drama, emotional romantic reunions, and heart-wrenching separations.

To understand the storylines of complex animes for adults let’s indulge in captivating post-apocalyptic settings of animes along with fascinating stories of survival resilience and freedom fight.

10: Darling In The Franxx

Darling in the Franxx is 2018 action romance series set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian sci-fi place where the remaining civilization is struggling to live. On all of that human remnants are living in mobile fortress cities and train their youth to defend humanity by piloting large Sci-fi robots called Franxx. The fuel for these robots is a human life force driven by the bond of a male and female.

Darling in the Franxx animation quality is not very praiseworthy but the love triangle while fighting with gigantic beasts is a treat to explore.

  • IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
  • My Anime List Rating: 7.2/10
  • Released: January 2018

9: Expelled From Paradise

Expelled From Paradise introduces a bit more advanced plot regarding the end of the world anime. It take place in a distant futuristic spaceship because Earth is now considered a harmful place to live after the great disaster.

Two percent of the remaining humanity has abandoned their bodies and uploaded their consciousness to a Digitalized spaceship called Deva. Angela Balzac a female agent is equipped with a physical body and tasked to eliminate a troublesome hacker on ruined place Earth. Expelled from Paradise is well-written anime containing a minimalistic cast.

  • IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
  • My Anime List Rating: 7.3/10
  • Released: November 2014

8: Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress

As human civilization has progressed a lot in the industrialization sector, a mysterious virus appears that holds the properties to convert any human into a monster which called “Kabane”. These newly emerged creatures are difficult to kill and become a horrible nightmare for civilization as human remnants are forced to live in fortress-like places called the Stations.

The few people capable of fighting these creatures are highly skilled warriors who are called “kabaneri” the hybrids of human-kabane.

  • IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
  • My Anime List Rating: 7.3/10
  • Released: April 2016

7: Highschool Of The Dead

Highschool of the Dead features a group of high school students and school’s nurse are struggling to fight against a catastrophic event known as the “Outbreak”: a deadly pandemic that turns humans into senseless zombies. It’s one of the best post-apocalyptic storylines that hold admirable characters, horror drama, and action.

  • IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
  • My Anime List Rating: 7.5/10
  • Released: July 2010

6: Seraph Of The End: Vampire Reign

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A newly emerged virus kills everyone over the age of 13 but the growing Yuchiro Hyakura is aimed to find an antivirus while fighting with the forces of vampires. Seraph of the End is pure adventure series that takes place on ruined a chaotic Earth where Yuchiro is determined to avenge and save all of those who he loves.

  • IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
  • My Anime List Rating: 7.5/10
  • Released: April 2015

5: NO 6

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After many years of bloody war, mankind took shelter in six states which are the only remaining peaceful surface on Earth. These so-called peaceful states are best suited for elites and forbidden for wasteland people to live on. This is the tale of Shion and his family who were forced to leave 6 States for helping a wasteland fugitive named Nazumi. No 6 is an underrated psychological anime set in a post-apocalyptic era.

  • IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
  • My Anime List Rating: 7.6/10
  • Released: July 2011

4: Fist Of The North Star

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Fist of the North Star is 1984 one of the highest grossing anime set in a dystopian world. A world that has been destroyed as a result of nuclear warfare and the remaining human civilization is in chaos for the depleted resources.

Unfortunately, the world is still facing instability within the concept of rich and poor. Kenshiro a highly skilled martial artist has decided to use his skill for protecting the weak in this struggling end-of-the-world anime.

  • IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
  • My Anime List Rating: 8/10
  • Released: March 1986

3: Made In Abyss

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Made in Abyss is a 2017 action fantasy series where a great pit shows at the surface of Earth. This pit is called The Abyss and its depths are the residence of mysterious creatures and rare articrafts.

The people who explore these depths are called The Divers and Riko is one of them. With his new friend named Reg the robot, she descends into the depths of abyss in search of her high-ranked diver mother. While portraying dystopian places, it is an anime with the best storyline which includes emotional drama, highly depressing plot twists, and a unique post-apocalyptic world.

  • IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
  • My Anime List Rating: 8.7/10
  • Released: July 2017

2: Dr.Stone

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From looking at its very first episode, an anime starts with a usual high school storyline until a mysterious flashlight occurs and every living thing on planet Earth turned into stone. After 3700 years, A genius high schooler named Senku eventually revived from its fossilized form and discover that all the remnants of civilization ceased to exist.

As our Protagonist is an extremely genius boy, he has counted all the time while remaining in a stone state. Now Senku embarks on a journey to revive human civilization while inspecting the reason behind all this chaos with the help of his scientific brilliance. Though some other revived people oppose his idea and call a war against him, its newly released 3rd season is one action-packed anime series of 2023.

  • IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
  • My Anime List Rating: 8.3/10
  • Released: July 2019

1: Heavenly Delusion

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Heavenly Delusion is a 2023 newly released mystery action anime displaying the theme and events regarding the end of the world.

Some years ago an undefined disaster struck the Earth and now ruined human civilization is struggling to continue its existence in the presence of mysterious man-eating monsters.

If you haven’t read its manga, this is a superb mystery action anime staged in the worst anime world. Heavenly Delusion is a considerable combo pack of mystery, action, adventure, attractive animations, and light comedy.

  • IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
  • My Anime List Rating: 8.2/10
  • Released: April 2023


Related to end-of-the-world anime, many renowned websites have included famous animes in their lists that are truly praiseworthy anime if by chance anyone has missed those. But in this piece of content, I have tried my best to offer diversified lists of anime that feature end of the world conceptual theme.

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