Steampunk is a science fiction subgenre that mixes old steam-powered technology with futuristic ideas from the Industrial Revolution. In this article, we present the top 10 steampunk anime series that are sure to captivate your imagination.
1. Fullmetal Alchemist
Alphonse and Edward Elric try to bring back their dead mother by breaking the rules of human alchemy. However, operating alchemy comes at a huge cost. Alphonse loses his body, and Edward loses his arms and legs. Edward is a naturally talented alchemist who embarks on a journey with his brother to find the Philosopher's Stone, a powerful object that can regain their bodies. All their hopes lie on that stone, however, they realize they are not the only ones behind it.
2. Nadia: Secret Of Blue Water
It is a story about a 14-year-old girl named Naida and Jean Roque, a talented inventor. Naida possesses a blue pendant named Blue Water, due to which a group of them were behind them. They were rescued by Captain Nemo. Gargoyle, the antagonist, wants to dominate the world. However, Captain Nemo, in charge of the Nautilus submarine, teams up with Nadia and the rest to put an end to Gargoyle's plans.
3. Princess Principal
In the early 1900s, a group of girls from Queen's Mayfaire School worked as undercover spies. With Dorothy as their leader, the group is made up of Ange le Carré, Chise, and Beatrice. With their individual abilities, they survive in an enigmatic world filled with conspiracy.
4. Last Exile
People in the world of Prester travel through the air using a unique liquid called Claudia Fluid. The Guild has authority over the skies and helps sort out problems between fighting nations. Claus and Lavie, pilot and co-pilot, respectively, work as sky couriers. They got engaged in a mission to transport a young orphan girl named Alvis Hamilton, which led them into a battle while protecting the girl.
5. Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress
During the time of the industrial revolution, a mysterious virus that turned humans into corpses was also known as Kabane. They are so strong that melee weapons and steam-pressured guns are not effective against them. Ikoma, a young engineer, creates a weapon to fight Kabane. One day, Kabane attacked Aragane Station, and Ikoma used this opportunity to test his weapon. However, he gets infected during the fight. Somehow, he manages to resist the virus to some extent and turns into a human-kabane hybrid.
6. Samurai 7
A tiny village is constantly targeted by robbers who steal their crops when it's time to harvest. The villagers are extremely worried and make a plan to search for samurai who can guard them. Because they don't have any money, they rely on finding samurai who are okay with being paid for rice. Anxiously, the villagers wait for the samurai to arrive before the rice is ready to be harvested.
7. Sherlock Hound
In Sherlock Hound, the characters are dogs, and the show is based on the famous Sherlock Holmes stories. The clever detective Sherlock Holmes partners with Watson and Mrs. Hudson to crack mysterious puzzles. The main culprit is usually Professor Moriarty and his gang, who use crazy inventions to steal things.
8. Violet Evergarden
After a lengthy and harsh Great War, the continent of Telesis gradually heals and rebuilds itself. Violet Evergarden, a young girl who was forced to fight in the war, gets hurt and becomes lost. After beginning her new job at CH Postal Services, Violet discovers the role of auto-memory dolls, who write down people's thoughts and feelings. Inspired by this, Violet becomes an auto-memory doll and sets off on a transformative journey to assist others and discover her true self.
9. The Case Study Of Vanitas
In 19th-century Paris, a vampire named Vanitas creates a special book to punish other vampires. Noé is looking for the Book of Vanitas and encounters a human doctor who has the book. Together, they face a mysterious case and use the book's power to restore sanity to vampires.
During the early 1930s, the Flying Pussyfoot train takes off on a perilous adventure across the land. Meanwhile, in New York, scientist Szilard and his assistant Ennis are searching for misplaced bottles of a magical potion that grants immortality. The mafia war intensifies as well. In 1711, aboard the Advena Avis, alchemists face the consequences of immortality. Baccano! is a story that combines alchemy, survival, and everlasting life, with two thieves named Isaac and Miria who bring all the events together.