Japanese Fans Name The Anime Reminiscent of American Sci-Fi Legend Philip K. Dick

The anime that reminds otaku of PDK's work or which they'd show sci-fi newbies to interest them in it

The works of American sci-fi legend Philip K. Dick explored subjects that the author was painfully familiar with, including paranoia, drug abuse, transcendental spirituality. While it didn't afford him anything close to a comfortable living, Hollywood has been in love with works, which have spawned Blade RunnerTotal RecallA Scanner DarklyMinority ReportPaycheckNextScreamers, and The Adjustment Bureau. 


There aren't any PKD anime, but a new Biglobe Anime Ranking asks Japanese fans to name the anime that remind them of his work, or which they'd show sci-fi newbies to interest them in Dick.



1. Neon Genesis Evangelion

2. Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

3. Psycho-Pass


5. Blast of Tempest

6. Angel Beats!

7. A Certain Magical Index

8. (tie) Puella Magi Madoka Magica

8. (tie) A Certain Scientific Railgun

10. Durarara!!

11. (tie) Chūnibyō Demo Koi ga Shitai!

11. (tie) Steins;Gate 

13. Darker Than Black

14. (tie) UN-GO

14. (tie) Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai - Under the Innocent Sky

16. (tie) Ghost in the Shell (movie)

16. (tie) Ghost in the Shell - Stand Alone Complex

18. Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor

19. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

20. Btooom!

21. (tie) She The Ultimate Weapon/Saikano

21. (tie) Ghost in the Shell - Innocence

23. (tie) Fate/zero

23. (tie) Millennium Actress

25. (tie) Scrapped Princess

25. (tie) Noein: To Your Other Self 

27. Ghost Slayers Ayashi

28. RD - Real Dive

29. (tie) Future Diary

29. (tie) Paranoia Agent

31. (tie) Tōka Gettan

31. (tie) Xenosaga - The Animation

33. (tie) Paprika

33. (tie) sola

33. (tie) Figure 17

36. (tie) Zegapain

36. (tie) Haibane Renmei

36. (tie) The World of Narue

36. (tie) Yukikaze

40. (tie) Utawarerumono

40. (tie) Serial Experiments Lain

42. (tie) Revolutionary Girl Utena

42. (tie) TEXHNOLYZE

42. (tie) Big O

45. Penguin Drum


The amazing omission is Bubblegum Crisis... the anime highly influenced by Blade Runner... which was based on PKD's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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