6 Anime Like Clockwork Planet [Recommendations]

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Tick-tock, tick-tock. We often hear and feel that the days, months and years pass us by very quickly. Over and over, we set aside that “list of things to do before we grow old” thinking that we’ve got all the time in the world to work on it. On many occasions, unexpected circumstances can occur, producing very unlikely outcomes. This is the case in the anime Clockwork Planet, where the Earth has died and is rebuilt out of clockwork. Here, we watch a newly assembled Earth dial in on various challenges and events. We also observe the disorderliness, even though such mechanisms and structures are established throughout the environment. As this anime is currently airing, this article intends to keep your gears going, offering some great titles similar to this one. So here are 6 anime like Clockwork Planet. Let’s glide.

Similar Anime to Clockwork Planet

1. Dimension W

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2016 – March 2016

Dimension W is an exciting sci-fi, futuristic, action anime. Dimension W is a newly discovered fourth dimension. With a newfound technology called coils, humanity can now use an inexhaustible source of energy to power up robots that closely resemble people. However, our lead character, Kyouma Mabuchi, is skeptical of the usage of coils because of his affinity for classic and old school technology. As he is an independent contractor, his job entails retrieving these coils. During one of his missions, we run into Mira Yurizaki, an android. As the unlikely pair is united, Kyouma and Mira discover more information about coils detailing their mysteries and secrets.
In comparing Dimension W with Clockwork Planet, both share a setting of Earth in the future. Both Earth environments require a great dependency on new technology and mechanisms to fuel its power. Dimension W and Clockwork Planet also include a duo of individuals from the old and new worlds who need to help one another discover various mysteries. Overall, both offer an interesting outlook on how the planet would be if we exhausted its resources.

Dimension W PV

2. Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukani (Unbreakable Machine-Doll)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2013 – December 2013

In Unbreakable Machine Doll, the story begins with Japanese teen Raishin Akabane, who suffers a terrible tragedy when his family is murdered. His luck slowly turns when he meets a woman who gifts him a doll. This doll is a humanoid automaton, Yaya, who accompanies him as part of his puppeteer training. Moving on, Raishin advances to Europe, continuing his training in order to take part in the “Evening Party”. As Raishin and Yaya compete against the top students at Walpurgis Royal Academy of Machinart, this duo of Puppeteer and automaton must work with one another to gain the title of “Wiseman”, one who is given access to the most powerful forbidden arts.

As Unbreakable Machine Doll deals with students and competition and Clockwork Planet encompasses sustaining the Earth, the one component that brings these anime close to each other is our humanoid males have a loyal, cute, and mechanical female partner. Aside from the main storyline, both Unbreakable Machine Doll and Clockwork Planet provide viewers with a lot of fan service.

Unbreakable Machine Doll –Official Trailer

3. Rozen Maiden

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2004 – December 2004

Jun Sakurada is a timid young man who has shut himself off from the world. He has suffered an unfortunate loss with the death of his parents, as well as being bullied at school. After this, Jun and his sister try to make the best of things together on their own. So as a recluse, one of the things that gives him comfort is ordering exotic and rare items online. When Jun receives a purchase one day, to his surprise, this item is about to change everything. So what could this item be? Wind it up and what will be revealed will demand everyone’s attention.

Both Rozen Maiden and Clockwork Planet are well rounded, providing viewers with a taste of everything: comedy, action, drama and a cast of dynamic personalities. In highlighting personalities, Shinku from Rozen Maiden and RyuZU from Clockwork Planet may appear cute and adorable, but don’t let their faces fool you. They are two sassy girls that more often than not, get their way with their male counterparts. As opposites attract, each pair finds a way to make their relationship operational.

Animation Rozen Maiden Trailer

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4. Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume (Planetarian)

  • Episodes: 5
  • Aired: July 2016 – August 2016

Earth and humanity are falling towards extinction. Everything has crumbled into destruction. There is silence and no sign of nature or wildlife. As we venture around, we come to a building with a robotic doll, Yumemi, who greets you and invites you to stay. What little population of mankind is left, are a few people who employ themselves as “Junkers”, individuals who scavenge for goods and artifacts in ruins from long ago. As it has been thirty years since Yumemi’s last customer, she is eager to please when Kuzuya enters the vicinity. A reluctant Kuzuya winds up sticking around longer than he previously intended, with her cheerfulness and optimism bringing about solace that hadn’t appeared for quite some time.

In comparison, Planetarian and Clockwork Planet occur long after Earth has ceased to exist. What we would perceive as normal living no longer transpires, with no visible life forms in sight. The animation in both attempts to demonstrate the way Earth would appear utilizing a dark color scheme with pops of bright colors. As this aspect happens in Planetarian and Clockwork, we believe that no matter how bad things can get, there is always hope.

Planetarian PV

5. Sora no Otoshimono (Heaven’s Lost Property)

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: October 2009 – December 2009

Tomoki Sakurai’s peaceful life is forever changed when a strange, bright, white, meteorite-like object falls from the sky. As this entity lands on the surface, its appearance is angelic and adorable. The purpose and function of Ikaros, as she is called, is to find a being to call her master. As she gazes upon Tomoki, from that moment forth, servant and master experience a ton of craziness and shenanigans. Additionally, Heaven’s Lost Property is recognized for providing a great deal of fan service. It’s divine!

Whether or not Heaven’s Lost Property has more fan service than Clockwork Planet is up for debate. Both stories deal with a young male lead that has little to none experience with the ladies. Once Tomoki from Heaven’s Lost Property, and Naoto from Clockwork Planet are exposed to their female counterparts who drop in from the sky, they are overwhelmed with raging hormones. Furthermore, as these gals have their sights set on them, their loyalty for each other sticks through each episode!

Sora no Otoshimono PV

6. Guilty Crown

  • Episodes: 22
  • Aired: October 2011 – March 2012

Guilty Crown follows high school student Shuu Ouma, who has an ability that will aid in exposing the secrets of GHQ, a military force which objective is to restore proper order; Funeral Parlor, a guerilla group; and Lost Christmas, the plot surrounding the Apocalypse Virus outbreak. Shuu’s newfound power comes at a great price, but he must learn how to wield his new ability in order to save Japan. Further, Inori Yuzuriha, who grows to become his rock and support, accompanies Shuu on this exciting, action packed adventure.

A few similar components between Guilty Crown and Clockwork Planet are a strong, courageous male lead, his female counterpart that he develops strong feelings for, and an interesting, active storyline. As both anime include various factions of groups fighting against one another, it is easy to root for our heroes, picking out our favorites, as well as jeering their haters. Definitely both great series.

Guilty Crown Trailer

Final Thoughts

So, that concludes our list of recommendations for 6 Anime Like Clockwork Planet. We really hope you enjoy these selections! If you haven’t already, make sure to check out all of these great titles! Another title that we would like to mention that’s just as great, is Chobits (2002). As such, we know these are only a few of the many in comparison. Let us know what we’ve missed! What other anime similar to this one can you suggest to us and other readers? Leave your comments below! See ya!

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Author: Eva B.

Hello! I’m Eva. I was born and raised in San Francisco, California. I’ve lived in Texas, Kentucky, and will soon be living in Japan! I’m a recent college grad with an MS in Justice Studies; a considerable feat in my life. When I’m taking a break from work/studies, I enjoy a variety of anime, passing a lot of time binging episodes alongside my husband. I also take pleasure in spending time with my two dogs and two cats, hiking, yoga, computer/video games, reading, and trying new cuisines. I’m pretty shy, so writing here has been a great outlet for me to come out of my box.

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