Based on a bestselling manga, ‘7 Seeds‘ has had a lot of hype around it since it was first announced. While many were excited about the anime, a lot of manga readers were highly concerned about how it would turn out. ‘7 Seeds’ has a strong start where the characters wake up on a mysterious island and realize that all this while, they’ve been part of a fail-safe project known as the “7 Seeds.” In a world that has changed in ways more than one, the various groups of survivors try to adapt to their surroundings whilst discovering all that has changed since they last left it. Initially, the show seems to have a lot in common with the American TV series ‘Lost‘ where the characters find monsters on a secluded island and also run into a bunk full of food on it. But after a while, it goes in a very different direction with several interesting plot twists.
Apart from its interesting story that slowly builds upon its mystery elements, even the characters and their interactions are quite intriguing. As the mystery further evolves, the anime makes the use of flashbacks to further add to the development of the main characters. So at the end of the day, ‘7 Seeds’ can be regarded as quite an enjoyable anime, considering how hard it is to execute something that has such a complex science-fiction-based plot. What’s really disappointing, though, is its animation style. Now it’s not downright bad, but it certainly is nowhere close to Gonzo’s other creations such as ‘Gantz‘ and ‘Afro Samurai‘.
So I believe that for the most part of it, the anime did manage to get the attention of fans even though it may not have completely met the expectations of many of them. If you are drawn to stories that explore natural disaster aftermath and post-apocalyptic world, then we’ve got a special compilation for you that you must check out. Here’s the list of best anime similar to ‘7 Seeds’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these anime like ‘7 Seeds’ on Netflix, Crunchyroll or Hulu.
11. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (2007)
Ages ago, the entire human race was terrorized by “Beastmen” who took over the whole surface of the Earth. The few surviving humans were forced to move underground and form their own communities there. These communities can barely interact with one another and going back to the surface is not at all option for them. One day, a young badass delinquent named Kamina decides to go to the surface and he invites his younger brother Simon to come with him. The two boys meet a girl named Yoko on the surface who helps them battle the beasts in order to reclaim their rights on a planet that once belonged to them. ‘Gurren Lagann‘ has an amazing story and is also packed with some great action scenes.
10. Now and Then, Here and There (1999-2000)