Best 5 Sci-Fi Movie Anime Of 1996 You Should Watch

They’re the best Anime that 1996 has to offer! We counts down the best anime to come out this year, including the likes of Armageddon, X/1999, Armitage III: Poly-Matrix, and more!

5: Armageddon

English: Armageddon
Japanese:
MAL Score: 3.95
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Four billion years ago, in the Andromeda Nebula, an ambitious project was launched. An ancient race of aliens, seeing that there was no other intelligent life in the Universe, set their massive supercomputers the task of seeding more races that could grow to sentience. The project was known as the Omega Program. The human race was the result of this project.

However, humans were not the only races to grow from the Omega Program, and lurking in the future is the deadliest threat the human race has ever faced. In time, the products of this Program are destined to clash in violent opposition. Hopelessly outnumbered by the technologically superior enemy, Earth has one last hope—the secret fail-safe of the Omega Program—the Delta Boy, living avatar of the supercomputer that began life on Earth.

His only problem is staying alive long enough to save his future—and that of all humanity…

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4: X/1999

English: X – The Movie
Japanese: エックス, X/1999
MAL Score: 6.58
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

At the millennial edge, the concluding battle for humanity’s future is staged. Kamui Shirou’s destiny has been decided as he returns to Tokyo to face his ultimate challenge. The Dragon of Heaven, defenders of the Earth, stand ready to protect the world from the Dragon of Earth, the seven angels of legend, who embrace the devastation of the planet to bring about its purification. Now Kamui must decide which side to fight for although he finds the idea utterly unappealing. It isn’t until realizing that his two childhood friends, Fuma and Kotori Monou, are in grievous peril that Kamui decides to step into his fated position in the climactic struggle of the Year of Destiny: 1999.

(Source: AnimeNfo)

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3: Armitage III: Poly-Matrix

Japanese: アミテージ ザ サード POLY-MATRIX
MAL Score: 7.07
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

In the year 2046 humans are moving away from using robots and begin to trust them less and less. In this time life becomes very perilous for the beings known as seconds. The seconds are the most recent line of robots, as far as the public knows. This is the world Detective Ross Sylibus lives in. Detective Sylibus is transferred to Mars by his request after his partner was killed by a robot. As he arrives he falls headfirst into a murder where a country singer on his flight was murdered. He steps off the plane and watches as a scene unfolds and he meets his partner, Armitage a female cop with a major attitude. A rash of murders begins when yet more women are killed. As the investigation is continued a secret is uncovered. There is another line of robots known as Thirds. More and more Thirds turn up missing, as a serial killer who is intent on wiping out all the Thirds runs rampant. Armitage in her quest to put the murderer to justice reveals a secret. She herself is a Third.

(Source: ANN, edited)

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2: Dragon Ball Movie 4: Saikyou e no Michi

English: Dragon Ball: The Path to Power
Japanese: ドラゴンボール 最強への道
MAL Score: 7.13
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

A retelling of Dragon Ball’s origin with a different take on the meeting of Goku, Bulma, and Kame-Sen’nin. It also retells the Red Ribbon Army story; but this time they find Goku rather than Goku finding them.

(Source: ANN)

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1: Tenchi Muyou! in Love

English: Tenchi Muyo! In Love
Japanese: 天地無用! in Love
MAL Score: 7.42
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

In a dark corner of the universe, intergalactic criminal Kain breaks out of prison and destroys the Galaxy Police Headquarters. Basking in the afterglow of the terror and destruction he has caused, Kain sets his sights toward a much bigger prize waiting on Earth.

Meanwhile, Tenchi Masaki and his crew are watching some old home videos of his mother, Achika. As the film rolls, Achika slowly starts to vanish. While watching her fade away, Tenchi also begins to disappear. However, thanks to a device created by Washuu Hakubi, Tenchi is not gone for good.

The gang soon learns about Kain and deduce that he must have done something to Achika, which has resulted in time being altered. To save himself and maintain the future, Tenchi travels with the girls back in time to protect his mother from her fate.

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Did YOUR favorite anime make the cut? Let us know in the comments below!

1. Tenchi Muyou! in Love
2. Dragon Ball Movie 4: Saikyou e no Michi
3. Armitage III: Poly-Matrix
4. X/1999
5. Armageddon

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