Sabikui Bisco has been one of the remarkable series of the winter season, exploding onto 2022 with its unique blend of action and unusual post-apocalyptic setting that takes the well-worn concept of “zany shows that make sense” in an interesting direction. Sabikui Bisco’s pleasantly absurd themes and bizarre scenes are sure to give you a “now that’s weird” feeling every few episodes while also being exhilarating.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Japan has been ravaged by a deadly plague-like wind called rust that affects everything, including humans. Somehow, mushroom spores are thought to be the cause of this, and due to this, mushroom keepers, people skilled in handling mushrooms, are being hunted by the government. In truth, it’s the opposite, and mushrooms actually prevent rusting. The story follows Bisco Akaboshi, a wanted criminal and a mushroom keeper. Alongside the crab Akutagawa and young doctor Milo Nekoyanagi, in search for the legendary “Sabikui,” a rust-eating mushroom said to devour all forms of rust.
Sabikui Bisco’s action scenes and character interactions are appealing, and the story is very intriguing and well fleshed out for an anime of its kind. With its stunning world, eccentric creatures, and, of course, “Mushroom”, Sabikui Bisco is set up to embrace a good story above every other new post-apocalyptic anime we’ve seen so far. If you are looking for more anime that perfectly suits the series’ setting, look no further. Here are some anime similar to Sabikui Bisco.
Anime Similar To Sabikui Bisco
Humanity was on the verge of extinction due to air pollution reaching lethal contamination levels. To protect themselves from contamination and unknown life forms known as Gadoll, which emerged from this apocalypse, the survivors built Deca-Dence, a 3000m-high mobile fortress.
Residents of Deca-Dence are divided into two classes: warrior class known as Gears and support workers known as Tankers. The story follows a tanker named Natsume, an orphan who aspires to become a Gear and fight the Gadoll as a warrior.
2. Gurren Lagann
Simon is a fourteen-year-old orphan who lives in an underground village known as Giha and makes a living by digging ancient artifacts. He is friends with Kamina, whom he looks up to and refers to as his big brother. Kamina is a fiery guy who aspires to go to the surface despite the village elder’s constant warnings.
While digging one day, Simon discovers a strange drill-shaped key. Just after that, a massive robot emerged from the surface and began attacking Simon’s village. Simon accidentally activates a mini-robot with the key and manages to defeat the enemy robot with Kamina’s assistance. Thus begins Simon’s journey with others to reclaim control of the surface.
The world of Dorohedoro is constituted between two distinct species, humans, habitants of the lawless city called Holes, and sorcerers, who live in the Magic Realm. Despite their similar appearance, Sorcerers have a specialized circulatory system that allows them to produce “smoke” and use all kinds of magic and are revered in their realm.
Residents of Hole are sacred of sorcerers the most as they experiment on them and kill them while testing their magic on them. The story follows Kaiman, a strange man with a lizard head who was a victim of a magic attack losing all the memories of his past. Along with his friend, Nikaido, Kaiman is on a pursuit to find the person responsible for his current state.
4. Fire Force
A mysterious phenomenon called Spontaneous Human Combustion has plagued humanity and is the reason for many people’s death, with the cause of this phenomenon being unknown. It’s a phenomenon that transforms normal humans into violent flaming creatures known as Infernals.
To combat the rising Infernals problem, the Tokyo Armed Forces, Fire Defense Agency, and Holy Church of Sol decided to form the Special Fire Force. The Fire Force employs Humans who can control fire flames. Shinra Kusakabe, a young lad with the ability to ignite his feet at will, joined the Special Fire Force Company 8 to solve the mystery behind the cause of Infernals.
5. Blood Blockade Battlefront
One day, a gate opened in New York, connecting Earth and Beyond. Three years since that event, New York is now known as Hellsalem’s Lot, where creatures from the other dimension live along with humans. A group called Libra works in the shadow to make sure no trouble arises between the residents of Hellsalem’s Lot.
Leonardo Watch is a young boy who one day, while touring Hellsalem’s Lot, gained the All-Seeing Eyes of God from a mysterious being, allowing him to see things that cannot be seen by normal sight. But in return, the mysterious being took his sister Michelle’s eyesight. He joins Libra to find that mysterious being and get back his sister’s vision.
6. Made in Abyss
One day, out of nowhere, a vast hole in the center of the world appears, containing all manner of strange and incredible creatures and relics. This vast chasm became known as the “Abyss.” To explore this Abyss and unravel its mysteries, people known as Delvers from all over the world descend into its darkest depths.
Riko is a young orphan living in a town near Abyss. Riko’s mother was a Delver, and like her mother, she also aspires to become a wonderful delver someday. While exploring the landscapes near the Abyss, one day, Riko finds a mysterious robot that resembles a human boy. The story follows the two as they embark on a perilous journey into the depths of the Abyss.