Friday, September 9, 2011

Top 5 Anime Domes

Long time, no five. We're back in action, though, with class . . .

In honor of the 15th anniversary of the cinematic masterpiece Bio-Dome, here's our

Top 5 Anime Domes

#5 - Romdeau (Ergo Proxy)

In a post-apocalyptic future (aren't they all?), the few remaining humans don't have it so bad--as long as you live in the right dome.

In Ergo Proxy, the place to be is inside the city of Romdeau. This utopia is complete with android helpers called AutoReivs, so you don't have to do any driving, raising of children, thinking, and so on. Just be careful once robots become self-aware and crazy monsters start popping up.

#4 - No. 6 (No. 6)

As long as you're born on the right side of the tracks, you've got it good in this utopia. Wait. Look out! It's bees! Bees! BEEES!

#3 - Zuellni Academy (Chrome Shelled Regios)

When the world is over-polluted and giant buggy Filth Monsters are running loose, it's time to move. Literally.

Humanity decides they don't want to live just in domed cities, but MOBILE domed cities called Regios. And in some insane Lord of the Flies experiment, one Regios called Zuellni is completely populated and governed by a bunch of teenagers. Yeah. That'll last.

#2 - Siberian Domepolis (Overman King Gainer)

More environmental cataclysms, more domed cities, this time going by the name Domepolis. Everything's hunky dory, as long as you stay inside. But if you want a breath of fresh air . . . well, you'd better go find a giant robot.

#1 - Paradigm City (The Big O)

Utopic domes are nice and all, but sometimes they can be a little . . . dull. Time for some urban renewal - New York noir style. Or maybe you're a tomato fan.

And if you don't like the domes, you can always venture outside for more urban sprawl. Travel far enough and it's not the end of the world, just a sandy wasteland. Heck, you may even find a giant robot out there.

Okay now, let's crank up the AC.