Vivy: Flourite Eye’s Song, an anime series that will soon hit our screens. The series is created by Tappei Nagatsuki and Eiji Umehara and will be released this April in 2021. The anime has big names such as Aniplex and Wit Studios behind it, with the former producing it and the latter responsible for the animation part. The story first began as a light novel by the same writers behind the anime and was later turned into an anime adaptation. Tappei and Eiji have previously collaborated on great works like Re: Zero, and so it will be interesting to see what kind of story they have to tell with Vivy: Flourite Eye’s Song.
The story is set in a futuristic world. In Nierland, an A.I. theme park where hopes, dreams, and science depend on one another and interlay often. Vivy, the titular character, is the first-ever humanoid A.I., her mission? To make everyone in Nierland happy. She makes and performs songs routinely to make sure everyone is in tune with themselves and joyful. However, things take a turn one day when Vivy is visited by another A.I. named Matsumoto.
Matsumoto tells Vivy that he has traveled a hundred years in the past to talk to her. Apparently, if they don’t make something right, there will be humans vs. A.I. war in the future 100 years later. Equipped with this knowledge, the two A.I. begin their journey of trying to correct things before it’s too late. If you get terminator vibes from the story, then you, my friend, are not alone. The story is definitely interesting and worth checking out.
However, Vivy: Flourite Eye’s Song is supposed to release today, on the 3rd of April. There is plenty of other anime just like it that can be watched and enjoyed all the same. Here is a list of anime like Vivy: Flourite Eye’s Song, which is ready to be watched and enjoyed.
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10. Akudama Drive
The story revolves around Akudama, highly skilled criminals who are challenged to a heist. The premise is much like Vivy: Flourite Eye’s Song, as both is set in a futuristic setting. However, Akudama drive is set in a dystopian future where things might not be as good as the other show. The 4 Akudama who accept the challenge of saving a death row prisoner soon find out that their real mission is something entirely else. They are supposed to infiltrate the fast-moving Bullet Trains to steal precious cargo from them. Will they succeed? You’ll have to watch the series to find out.
9. Cowboy Bebop
The iconic anime has many fans, and at the same time, a large number of people don’t know much about it. It is also set in a futuristic world where Earth has been rendered uninhabitable. Humanity has taken to other planets and moons to live their lives. The InterPlanetary Solar System Police hires Cowboys, bounty hunters who bring criminals around the solar system to justice. The main cast features an ex ISSP officer and an ex-criminal who belong to the space ship Bebop and work as cowboys for the police.
Another great anime. Set in the future, Psycho-Pass revolves around a world that is monitored by an advanced A.I. system. The system keeps track of all the citizens. It keeps track of their mental statuses and checks if anyone has the chance of committing a crime. Thanks to the Psycho-Pass system, crime in society has almost completely been eliminated. At such a time, the police force finds a notorious criminal who commits countless crimes without getting a hit on the system. The anime is pretty thrilling and tense. Perfect for anyone who wants to watch something similar to Vivy and Death Note.
An anime set in a post-apocalyptic world where life outside the cities is impossible. The world of Ergo-Proxy is an intense cyberpunk one. After a natural disaster, most of the Earth is rendered uninhabitable. Humanity has been forced to live in massive domed cities. However, they are not alone as they have to coexist with AutoReivs in the city. AutoReivs are A.I. androids who soon start committing murders inside the city of Romdeau, threatening the balance. The androids have been infected by a powerful virus that makes them aware of themselves. If you have watched shows like WestWorld, Ergo-Proxy is definitely something up your alley and something worth checking out.
6. Ghost In The Shell
A series set in a cyberpunk future where humans can completely change their body parts with cybernetic ones. In fact, they can program their brains to have interfaces and completely replace their brains with a cybernetic one in case of severe trauma. Apart from this futuristic twist, the story remains the pretty normal police-criminal story. The members of Public Security Section 9, including agent Matoko Kusanagi, have it in their hands to protect the people from criminal activities. The Public Security Section 9 forces look after everything ranging from robberies to terrorist attacks. The activities they investigate change from series to series, but other than that, the premise and characters remain the same. The franchise has had many iterations, including a live-action version starring Scarlett Johanson.
5. Serial Experiments Lain
Serial Experiments Lain is all about the world of humans and the world of The Wired. What is the Wired? It’s a virtual reality world, just like the internet. However, it manifests more strongly and deeper in the human world. It was created when all the electronic and communication devices came around and monitored the human world ever since. Lain, an otherwise normal girl with a dysfunctional family, finds out that her classmate has received texts from a dead girl. She soon gets to talk to the girl, only to reveal that she isn’t dead. She has only left her physical self behind to live in the Wired world where everything is connected. From thereon, Lain’s life gets weirder and weirder. It later turns out that Lain herself is meant to be a bridge between the Wired and the real world, and she is capable of much, much more than she knows. Will Lain turn out to be an actual god? Watch the show to find out.
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Just like Vivy: Flourite Eye’s Song, Steins; Gate also works on the principle of time travel. Rintaro Okabe, a scientist, obsessed with time travel, works at a Future Gadgets Laboratory in an apartment. While attending a conference all about time travel, he accidentally finds the body of Kurisu Makise, a neuroscience researcher. He texts his friend and fellow scientist Itaru about the incident quickly, and suddenly, Kurisu comes back to life. When he checks the text, he finds out it was delivered before he even sent it. They soon find out that the cell phone-operated oven they have been working on can send texts back in time, and that text was somehow responsible for saving Kurisu’s life. She soon develops the oven to send memories through time and making time travel itself possible. Anyone looking for a sci-fi time travel anime should definitely check out Steins; Gate.
3. Level E
This anime slightly diverts from the serious world-ending themes we have talked about so far in the list. Level E is a humorous comedy anime with sci-fi themes written by Yoshihiro Togashi, the creator of Hunter x Hunter. The series features an Earth inhabited by aliens, most of whom are available of their own existence, but it’s a secret from the humans themselves. Soon, Baka, a prince from another planet, crashes, lands on Earth, and loses all of his memories. He finds Yukitaka, a high school student, and moves in with him. As a result, Yukitaka’s life turns upside down in a very comical way.
An anime set in a fictional Germany. Blassreiter is all about zombie-like beings who arise from corpses and have the ability to merge with any form of technology. They are controlled and policed by a group of officials known as the Xenogenesis Assault Team, who try to protect people from them and find the cause of their existence. One of these beings known as Demoniacs will rise above all and be known as the Blassreiter.
And finally, number 1 is Erased. An anime about Satoru, a boy who has the ability known as ‘revival,’ allows him to time travel to a time right before a life-threatening situation. When his mother is murdered in their house, Satoru is sent 18 years in the past to prevent this from happening. He is also given a chance to prevent the kidnapping of his childhood friends. Will he successfully save them all? Erased will blow your mind in every way possible as you find the answers to the question.