‘A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-‘ is an action-packed anime that will keep you at the edge of your seat at all times. Due to its short span, the show brings in quite a lot of ideas in its initial episodes itself. Though all this might be a little overwhelming at first, once the show establishes the plot, it becomes quite easy to understand what it is trying to portray. If you go by the ratings of the show, you’ll probably get the impression that it’s just another one of those typical anime that use cliched sci-fi archetypes to present an interesting concept. But if you start watching it with no expectations, you’ll realize that it’s way better than most similar shows out there. ‘A.I.C.O Incarnation’ has a very dire and dark opening theme that sets the tone for the entire show.
Set in the year 2035, the story begins with a research experiment going horribly wrong to an extent where the entire Kurobe Gorge gets eroded by a blob-like mass known as “Matter”. This event is referred to as the “Burst”. To prevent any further destruction, the scientists behind the experiment decide to quarantine the entire area. A few years later, an ordinary wheelchair-bound school girl named Aiko Tachibana meets a mysterious transfer student named Yuuya Kanzaki. He changes everything she knew about herself and her past and then convinces her to join him on a quest to find the answers that still lie in the depths of the “Burst”.
If you enjoyed watching this anime and are looking for more shows that are thematically and stylistically similar to this one, then we’ve got you covered. Here’s the list of best anime similar to ‘A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-‘ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these anime like ‘A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-‘ on Netflix, Crunchyroll or Hulu.
10. Kuromukuro (2016-)
During the construction of the well known Kurobe Dam, an ancient artifact is discovered. This leads to the establishment of the United Nations Kurobe Research Institute that starts to investigate the artifact to understand its true nature. Soon, scientists from all over the world gather in the facility to unlock the secrets that it holds. One of these scientists’ daughter, named Yukine Shirahane, visits the facility one day and is somehow able to solve a small part of the artifact’s puzzle. As soon as she does this, a samurai from the Sengoku era named Kennosuke magically appears before her. Soon, they get to know that a threat from outer space is heading towards them and they must unite to protect their world from the approaching invaders. And while they are at this, Yukine also learns the true purpose of Kennosuke in her world.
9. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002-)