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The Best Futuristic TV Shows on Funimation

Finding a good Futuristic TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Futuristic TV shows of all time streaming on Funimation.

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1. Cowboy Bebop

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8.9/10
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80/100
Year: 1998-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police (ISSP) set up a legalized contract system, in which registered bounty hunters (also referred to as "Cowboys") chase criminals and bring them in alive in return for a reward.

Where to Watch: 26 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 26 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Funimation). 26 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Dr. Stone

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8.2/10
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72/100
Year: 2019-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Animation, Anime

What it's about: One fateful day, all of humanity was petrified by a blinding flash of light. After several millennia, high schooler Taiju awakens and finds himself lost in a world of statues. However, he's not alone! His science-loving friend Senku's been up and running for a few months and he's got a grand plan in mind, to kickstart civilization with the power of science!

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (96%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 24 episodes (96%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Funimation). 24 episodes (96%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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3. Psycho-Pass

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8.2/10
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70/100
Year: 2012-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Psycho-Pass is set in a futuristic era in Japan where the Sibyl System, a powerful network of psychometric scanners, actively measures the biometrics of its citizens' minds. The resulting assessment is called a Psycho-Pass. When the calculated likelihood of an individual committing a crime, measured by the Crime Coefficient index, exceeds an accepted threshold, he or she is pursued, apprehended, and either arrested or decomposed by the field officers of the Crime Investigation Department of the Public Safety Bureau.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (2%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 45 episodes (92%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Funimation). 33 episodes (67%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Ergo Proxy

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8.0/10
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67/100
Year: 2006-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, which premiered across Japan on 25 February 2006 on the WOWOW satellite network. It is directed by Shukō Murase, with screenplay by Dai Satō et al.. Ergo Proxy has been described as a dark sciencefiction mystery with philosophical underpinnings. It features a combination of 2D digital cel animation, 3D computer modeling, and digital special effects.

Where to Watch: 23 episodes (96%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll & Tubi). 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Funimation). 23 episodes (96%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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5. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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8.3/10
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65/100
Year: 2011-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: She has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time... Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader of Mitakihara middle school, is one of those who lives such a life. One day, she had a very magical encounter. She doesn't know if it happened by chance or by fate yet. This is a fateful encounter that can change her destiny. This is a beginning of the new story of the magical witch girls.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (92%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 13 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, HBO MAX & 2 others).

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6. Deadman Wonderland

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7.2/10
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63/100
Year: 2011-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He's framed for the carnage, sentenced to die, and locked away in the most twisted prison ever built: Deadman Wonderland. And then it gets worse.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Funimation). 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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7. Plastic Memories

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7.3/10
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62/100
Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: After failing his college entrance exams, 18 year-old Tsukasa Mizugaki is offered a position at the renowned SAI Corporation, known for its production and management of Giftia, androids that possess human emotions. Tsukasa’s position is in the terminal service department where the main job is to recover Giftias that are close to their expiration, a graveyard department in every sense. To make matters worse, Tsukasa is ordered to work with Isla, a female Giftia who is never given any responsibility other than serving tea to co-workers.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 13 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Funimation).

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8. Guilty Crown

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7.1/10
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59/100
Year: 2011-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: The story revolves around Shu Ouma, a high school boy who inadvertently obtains an ability called "The Power of the Kings" that enables him to draw out items called "Voids" from other people. He is then thrown into the conflict between a resistance group called Funeral Parlor which aims to restore Japan's independence from a quasi-governmental organization known as the GHQ. In the process, Shu has to deal with the burden his ability puts on his shoulders and the horrific mystery of his past.

Where to Watch: 23 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Funimation). 22 episodes (96%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Last Exile

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7.9/10
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59/100
Year: 2003-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: A richly romantic action-adventure fantasy, set in a world where retro-futuristic vehicles permeate the skies. Against this lavish background are the lives of young and heroic van ship sky porters - Claus and Lavie - who are forced to take on the mission to deliver a mysterious girl, Alvis, to the battle ship Silvana. Before they know it, they become entangled in an aerial adventure between two countries gripped in an eternal war of magnificent air battleships.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (4%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 47 episodes (92%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Funimation). 49 episodes (96%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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10. Gankutsuou

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8.0/10
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58/100
Year: 2004-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: In an elegant future Paris, a Count returns to wreak havoc on those that betrayed him.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Funimation). 24 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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11. Black Blood Brothers

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7.1/10
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52/100
Year: 2006-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: Black Blood Brothers, also known as BBB, is a light novel series written by Kōhei Azano and illustrated by Yuuya Kusaka. In 2006, Studio Live and Group TAC produced an anime based on the series. It is directed by Hiroaki Yoshikawa. It was licensed for North American release by Funimation Entertainment, with the first DVD being released in February 2008.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Funimation). 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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12. Dimension W

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6.9/10
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51/100
Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Humanity has found a way to achieve infinite energy by using coils to draw it from the fourth plane: dimension "W". With the production of coils having been monopolized by the New Tesla energy company, freelance collectors are hired to find and remove any illegal, unofficial coils. This is the story of collector Kyōma, who also happens to have a huge hatred towards coils. During one of his missions he stumbles upon a female android that perceives herself as being human, leading the two to enter an unlikely partnership.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Funimation). 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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13. WorldEnd: What are you doing at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?

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7.3/10
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48/100
Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: The fleeting and sad story about little girls known as fairy weapons and an associate hero that survived. This is a world after it was attacked by unidentified monsters known as beasts and many of the species in the world, including humans, had been destroyed. The species that had managed to survived left the ground and were living on a floating island called Regal Ele. Willem Kmetsch wakes up above the clouds 500 years later and couldn’t protect the ones who he wanted to protect. Actually, he was living in despair because he was the only survivor.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Funimation). 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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14. Fractale

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6.9/10
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40/100
Year: 2011-2020Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: Clain lives quietly amongst doppels—holograms that replace his parents and friends. Alone on a typical day, he saves a shrine maiden from pursuers and treats her wounds. He’s mystified by her worldly charms, but she disappears—leaving only a pendant behind. When a curious girl emerges from the amulet, Clain’s life takes a chaotic turn as he seeks to unlock the secrets his new friend holds.

Where to Watch: 11 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Funimation). 11 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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15. Shangri-La

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6.2/10
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39/100
Year: 2009-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: The story of a young woman fighting for her survival in a real "urban jungle." Only 18 years old, Kuniko Hojo finds herself at the heart of the battle for humanity's future when she discovers that the government which rules Atlas intends to continue marginalising the less-privileged masses outside the tower - by force, if necessary.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Funimation). 24 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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16. The Rolling Girls

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6.4/10
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38/100
Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Ten years after the Great Tokyo War, each prefecture in Japan has split up into independent nations. Each nation is ruled by a prophet called "Mosa" and an army called "Mob" as they start to compete to take over other countries. Four "Mob" girls from the Saitama clan, Nozomi, Yukina, Ai, and Chiaya, are ordered by their "Mosa" to travel around Japan riding their motorcycles to mediate multiple battles between nations and clans as they emerge.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Funimation). 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).