Most of the famous anime series are usually about romance and adventure, but there are also gems in the science fiction genre that every anime fan should try.

These are the best titles for beginners in science fiction anime.

Zankyou no Terror (2014)
After an attack at a nuclear facility left the authorities baffled, a strange video of two men appeared and challenged the police to solve puzzles before acts of terrorism can be performed. However, it seems that the acts are not simply about terrorism, because the two young men are motivated by their traumatic experiences.

Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Considered a classic, the series is not only about a group of people who came together because of a hostile world. It also features the most important concepts explored in most science fiction works.

No.6 (2011)
This dystopian series explores the ideas of friendship between an educated, privileged boy who meets a skillful outlaw. Shion is about to learn the dark history of the city he has been calling home.

Psycho-Pass (2014)
Imagine a world where criminals can be identified by just simply assessing the mental state using a high-tech pistol. In a world where it’s easy to pass judgment using tools that are supposedly accurate, an unusual criminal will challenge the system and makes the enforcers question their reliance on technology.

Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
This apocalyptic series features a different Tokyo trying to survive attacks from creatures named angels. Viewers will notice the use of symbols from Judeo-Christian beliefs and a different take on the mecha genre.

Steins;Gate (2011)
When a group of friends discover a way to travel through time, they use the opportunity to send warnings to influence present events. However, simply influencing the events does not always guarantee the best outcome.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)
Set in a world where cyborgs are common, the story focuses on a special task force assigned to track and solve crimes, specifically incidents involving a prolific hacker and a terrorist.

Fractale (2011)
The name Fractale is used on an A.I. that was set up to guide humanity into happiness and prosperity, but like any sophisticated virtual reality system, there are imperfections that cannot simply be ignored.

Persona 4: The Animation (2011)
Based on the popular video game, the anime features Yu Narukami and friends who are learning to control their powers to save people from a mysterious series of deaths.

Texhnolyze (2003)
In an underground city called Lux, three groups are trying to take control through a series of conflicts threatening to destroy the place. During it all, an orphan and a young prophet try to reveal the secrets of the city to save it from destruction.

Last Exile (2003)
In a world torn by an unending conflict between two nations, three friends set out on a mission to try to reconcile the two factions to bring peace at last.

This list is compiled in no particular order.