The motorcycle anime is the type of genre that is only seen to be remembered only by the old and true anime lovers. This type of anime is very unique in every way possible. Whether it is a plot, illustration, or theme, it is different from the anime you watch daily. These animations have a different twist than the others and we are here to tell you what is it and which motorcycle anime you need to watch right away!
1. Akira (1988)
Akira is this one anime film that is famous among all the anime enjoyers. This manga-based anime film is very indulging and interesting as well throughout the entire plot. Akira is a Japanese cyberpunk post-apocalyptic manga. The manga series was first released in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine in the year 1982. The plot tells of a “Neo-Tokyo” which shows the place in its post-apocalyptic state. The story revolves around a trio of teenage bikers. The trio has Shotaro Kaneda, the gang leader, Kei, and Tetsuo Shima. The manga tells us more about their lives and the adventures they get to see throughout the entire manga. The anime film released in 1988, holds a very exciting adventure holding the genres like a political thriller with the taste of bikes and their love for these motorcycles.
2 Bakuon!! (2016)
Bakuon is a Japanese anime based on a manga series of the same name. The manga is created by Mimana Orimoto in the year 2011. The plot is quite fascinating and unique as we see at Okanoue Girls’ High School where their students are allowed to use Motorcycle on their way to school. A freshman, Hane Sakura, becomes very amazed as she sees other students with their motorcycles and the style they carry. Her interest in the sport rises as she joins the motorcycle club at her school. The anime that was released in the year 2016 shows more about the manga in a moving animation and tells us about Hane’s adventure as a rookie biker.
3. Bari Bari Densetsu (1986)
Bari Bari Densetsu is a two-episode Japanese anime series. This anime is based on a motorcycle racing manga series of the same name. The anime is written by Shuichi Shigeno. The manga series was published in the year 1983. The two Original Video Animation (OVA) of this manga series was released in May 1986. The characters shown are some high school teenagers who illegally ride motorcycles around the public streets instead of going to school. They seem to race all around the place including dangerous mountain tops and the roads. This creates a social issue among the locals and wants this to end. They later come up with a competition to end the things once and all.
4. Blassreiter (2008)
Here we find a new type of anime that is more into the darker side of the world. Blassreiter is an thriller Japanese anime that was released in the year 2008. The anime was created by Gonzo Studio and Nitro+. The anime holds a strong concept and a mixed culture layout. The anime tells us about an outbreak of biomechanical creatures in a fictional Germany. The creatures called Demoniacs are savage and attack the humans. These creatures have the ability by which they can take over mechanical things like cars and motorcycles. To stop them, a team named XAT which stands for Xenogenesis Assault Team is formed. The team faces a ton of danger when they fight against these Demoniacs.
5. Bubblegum Crisis (1987)
Bubblegum Crisis is a cyberpunk Japanese OVA series. This anime series was released on February 25th, 1987. This series is quite futuristic in its features. Set in late 2032, which is seven years after the Second Great Kanto earthquake caused Tokyo to divide into two geographically. The place struggles to keep up with the number of post-disaster and post-war situations. The anime is complete fiction as it shows how humans and robots and cyberoids continue to live in the same space. The theme of cyberpunk shows the usage of gadgets and motorcycles which is quite expressed well. 8 OVAs have been released for the first part of the series. The series also continues with a new OVA series, Bubblegum Crash!
6. Circuit Angel: Ketsui no Starting Grid (1987)
Circuit Angel: Ketsui no Starting Grid is a Japanese anime that brings a passion for motorcycles and the sport. The OVA provides us with one episode of 44 minutes that shows us the life of a girl and her love for motorcycles. A girl named Mariko is described as a tough girl who can take care of herself. Yet she is kind and soft-hearted. Her love for the two-wheeler vehicle is very much visible throughout the plot. She gets herself into a race where she has to compete with a rich bike maker’s son to prove her skills and worth for her vehicle. The animation is filled with action, humor, and the racing environment which gives us the thrill of watching it with more interest. Mariko’s passion is impressive and aspiring which gives hopes and dreams to the viewers.
7. Durarara!! (2010)
Based on a light novel, this anime has been one of the top action anime on the list of anime enjoyers. Durarara!! is originally a light novel that is written and illustrated by Ryohgo Narita and Suzuhito Yasuda respectively. The novel is followed by a manga adaptation and an anime adaptation adding up to the franchise. The story brings us to Ikebukuro where we see a boy, Mikado Ryugamine moves for his further education and meet his childhood friend who lives in the city. After spending the time in the city, he finds the city is a little dangerous to those who are not familiar with the internet-based gang who called themselves the Dollars. Mikado later finds a lady who rides around the city on her motorcycle. The lady was later identified as a dullahan who is trying to catch the Dollars.
8. Fate/Zero (2011)
Fate/Zero is an anime based on a Japanese light novel. The novel is written by Gen Urobuchi and the illustration are done by Takashi Takeuchi. The anime adaptation by Ufotable was first aired on October 1, 2011. This light novel is a prequel to the Fate/Stay Night. Set in the same plotline, we get to see that it is a story of the Fourth Holy Grail War. The war continues in one of the cities in Japan named Fuyuki City where we get to see the seven mages. These seven mages are known as Master summons Servants, who are reincarnated as the heroes of the past. The story is very interesting and amusing as we get to see action and thrill mostly in the plot.
9. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s (2008)
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s is one of the main Spin-offs of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Franchise. The anime is themed as per the original series and helps to keep the theme straight. The anime tells us about the rider duetists competition that is being held by the Duel Monsters after so long. One of the duetists named Yusei Fudo is a promising duetist who is not quite show off his talents and skills in front of others. On the other side, we get to see Jack Atlus who is known as the Absolute King of the duetist. These two become the ultimate rivals and try to race each other throughout the entire plot.
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10. FLCL (2000)
FLCL, also known as Fooly Cooly is another OVA anime series that is highly enjoyed by the viewers. This anime series was created and directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki, while Yoji Enokido wrote the anime and was produced by the anime’s production committee. The anime speaks of a twelve-year-old boy, named Naota Nandaba who lives with his father and his grandmother. The boy’s life suddenly takes a turn when he was hit by a Vespa owned by a girl named Haruko Haruhara. The girl ends up hurting him on the head with her guitar. The injury on his head caused a portal. The story takes huge turns as we see the genres like Comedy, science fiction, and surrealism involve throughout the anime.
11. Furari Daka (1984)
Furari Daka which means Twin Hawks is a Japanese anime that holds the theme of motorcycle racing. This anime is based on a manga series with the same name. The 36-episode-long anime tells us about the two individuals, Sawatari Taka and Toujou Taka, and their competition against each other. This motorcycle racing anime is amusing and fascinating. The theme remains constant and we get to see the intense race between the two riders and their passion for the sport through it. The anime was first released on September 20th, 1984. The series has been a hit among anime lovers and sports anime fans. It is what every viewer would like to see.
12. Galactic Gale Baxingar (1982)
Galactic Gale Baxingar is an anime that is surrounded by machines, robots, and other mechanical stuff. The anime was first released in the year 1982 in Japan. This anime brings us to the late Tokugawa period and the story of the Shinsengumi Samurai. The story starts after 600 years, after Jupiter is destroyed and when the solar system was at peace under the Bakufu government. Despite the peace, the injustice remains under the government that is wished to be gone. The government brings us up a team that will fight against injustice and other evil factors. The team builds up a whole lot of cost mobiles, including cars, motorcycles, and other weapons. One of their major weapons remains the super robot called Baxingar.
13. Super Cub (2021)
Supper Cub is an anime that tells us of a high school girl named Koguma. She has no parents, friends, or anything to spend her life with. She soon gets to know about a motorcycle club, known as Honda Super Cub. After joining the club she realise the essence that she was missing in her life. The club helps her to get over all the depression and other worries off her mind. The anime holds a deep meaning as we get to explore more about Koguma’s life and her love for motorcycles.
14. Genesis Climber (1983)
This group of people is here to save the earth from the destruction that humans are doing the earth by polluting it. Genesis Climber MOSPEADA is a Japanese anime that was created by Shinji Aramaki. MOSPEADA stands for Military Operation Soldier Protection Emergency Aviation Dive Armor. This is one of the transformable motorcycle armor that this group of people uses to use when they are on their mission. The anime tells us about a futuristic world in the year 2050. The world gets invaded by the aliens and they try to take over the planet. So this group of fighters defend the world with their advanced technology and keep the enemies away from the planet. The anime is very futuristic and fun to see with all the action and science fiction involved.
15. Kino’s Journey (2003)
This series of Kino’s Journey has been very famous among fans who particularly like this genre. Kino’s Journey is a Japanese anime that gives us a sense of independence and travel dreams as we see Kino doing the same. Based on the manga series of the same name, this anime has 13 episodes and was released in April 2003. The plot tells us about Kino and her motorcycle named Hermes. The motorcycle can talk which gives makes it a good companion for Kino on her rides. The series is all about how Kino comes together with her motorcycle and goes through the challenges that come in her adventure. The anime has been loved by fans all over the world and it has also made its way to the list of best motorcycle anime.
16. Kino’s Journey: Life Goes On (2005)
Well, we are here again with the continuation of the previously mentioned anime. Kino’s Journey: Life Goes On is the continuation of the first anime of the same name. The story continues and tells us about how Kino continues her journey and comes to see different things in course of her life. She comes back with a renewed plot that we get to see. Kino starts to learn about the art of weaponry from Shishou and starts to look for her real identity of hers. The anime is again filled with thrilling adventure, life lessons, and other things that are beyond our imagination. The story engulfs the viewers as they keep on showing their love for the series. The anime thrives on the love of its fans and it keeps growing day by day.
17. Megazone 23 (1985)
Megazone brings us the exact plot that we need for this type of genre. Megazone 23 is a Japanese anime film that is created by Noboru Ishiguro. The series is divided into four parts where we can see the plot even more descriptive and well told. The anime speaks of a boy named Shougo Yahagi, a motorcyclist who is extremely passionate about his bikes and his skills. He ends up possessing the government prototype bike which leads him to unlock many more secrets about the government. He tries to get into the depths of the situation and tries to bring them into the light. The anime film adaptation was first premiered in March 1985. This movie series continues with three more parts named Megazone 23 II, III & IV respectively. This anime film series brings out more than these words, so why not try them out now?
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18. Melody of Oblivion (2004)
The anime where we get to see the never-ending war between Humans and Monsters makes its way up the list when we talk about this here. Melody of Oblivion is a Japanese anime that is created by Gainax. The plot tells us about how the humans failed to defeat the Monsters who were now ruling humankind and were treated as normal beings by those who were born in the present day. However, the group of warriors continues to fight against these Monsters in the hope to see them leave mankind alone. Among this chaos, we find a teenage boy Bocca, who chooses his path to becoming a warrior who would make these being surrender.
19. One-off (2012)
Here is another anime that shows that girls and motorcycles are not a bad combination. One Off is a Japanese anime that is created by Junichi Sato. The anime holds up the theme of motorcycle racing among the high school girls and their adventures throughout. The story tells us of a girl, Haruno Shizoaki a high school student who likes motorcycles. She tried to leave her hometown but then she meets Cynthia who brings out her excitement for bikes in her. They together go around and make their days more exciting and adventurous throughout the anime. The anime gives us the right amount of boost the youthfulness of it. The girls show us the slice of life genre in a very different way and it is kind of refreshing.
20. Ride Back (2008)
Ride Back is a Japanese anime based on a manga series of the same name. The manga was created by Tetsuro Kasahara. This 12-episode anime adaptation was first released in January 2009. The anime tells us of a futuristic Japan. In the year 2025, an organization called Global Government Force has taken over the entire world. The story revolves around a girl named Rin Ogata who proves to be a promising ballet dancer but unfortunately, she quits because of her injury. Many years after the incident, she turns in a school club for motorcycles named Rideback, where her love for the vehicle develops. She also proves herself as one of the skilled riders in the club. She uses these skills to get into the depths of the problem the government was facing.
21. Robotech: The Movie (1986)
Robotech: The Untold Story is an American-Japanese anime film that is based on the Robotech TV series. Originally, the series is taken its gist from the Japanese anime movie named Megazone 23 Part I. This movie tells us more about the earth in the future. The aliens are here to take their revenge on humankind for destroying their vessel. The movie holds the thriller and immense action that happens between mankind and the other beings from outer space. The movie was released on July 25th, 1986. The movie becomes a hit all over the world increasing the name of Japanese animation production.
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22. Scared Rider Xechs (2016)
Scared Rider Xechs is a Japanese anime that is based on an Otome Game published by Red Entertainment. The game was so much in demand that the creators came up with an anime adaptation of the game. The anime tells us about the Blue World. This world holds a deep symbolization of reason. The world gets under attack by the vicious Nightfly O’Note who were sent from the Red World so they can take over the Blue World. Akira Asagi, a 17-year-old researcher takes charge of one of the combat units. These fighters are riders and they were given the name Scared Rider Xechs.
23. Terror in Resonance (2014)
Terror in Resonance which is also known as Terror in Tokyo is a Japanese anime series which is created by Shinchiro Watanabe. The anime was first released on July 19th, 2014 with a season of 11 episodes. The plot tells us of Tokyo City being under attack. The two boys threaten the people through the video of a prototype of an atomic bomb on the internet and ask them to solve a riddle to save the city. The boys are the survivors of a secret experiment and try to get their revenge by making the people suffer. The anime is indeed full of action and thrillers that make the audience anticipate more and more from this series.
24. Two Car (2017)
Two Car is a Japanese anime series made by Silver Link. The anime is about motorcycle racing and a love for the sport. The anime also gives the passion that the two characters have will they race to their victory. The plot gives us the story of two girls named Yuri Miyata and Megumi Merguro. These two girls get paired in the motorcycle race where they have to help each other through the race. The anime is all about sport, friendship, and trust. This anime was first released on October 7th, 2017, and ended on December 23rd, 2017. This 12-episode anime gives us the best of this type of genre and the true color of the genre.
25. Venus Wars (1989)
Venus Wars is a Japanese anime that is based on a manga series of the same name. The manga series is created by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. The anime tells us the life on Venus and the current war that is going on on the planet. The war between the two nations is getting so high that it is influencing the lives of the teenagers living on the planet. This group of kids tries to break free from the war and find their way to get through the war.
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