6 Anime Like RobiHachi [Recommendations]

It’s not every season that we get a crazy science fiction anime to shake things up, and lately, RobiHachi has been doing exactly that. Set in Neo Tokyo in a far future where humans have made contact with alien races and gained lightspeed technology, it seems like things are looking up for humans. Well, everyone but Robby Yarge, whom everything seems to be going horribly wrong for. Without a job and chased by debt collectors, Robby encounters in with a would-be thief named Hatchi Kita when he fails to steal Robby’s bag. Robby thinks he will never see Hatchi again - until Hatchi shows up as one of the debt collectors after Robby! A series of unexpected events later and the two find themselves travelling through space together, hoping to find a legendary planet legend tells will bring happiness.

RobiHatchi is a fun and light-hearted science fiction anime meant to take viewers of an adventure through space. There have been a few anime like this in the past, including some that went on to be quite popular. We sorted through a lot of sci-fi anime to find the six we felt had the most in common with RobiHatchi, either for the story, setting, style, or a mixture of the three to make our list of 6 Anime like RobiHatchi. If you’re looking for more adventures in space, unlikely friendships, chaotic stories, and a bit of humour like RobiHatchi, read on!

Similar Anime to RobiHachi

1. Space☆Dandy

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Jan. 2014 - Mar. 2014

Space☆Dandy is about a man named Dandy who, well, travels through space! The universe is an endlessly strange place full of aliens and weird people, and Dandy is always in the middle of the weirdest situations. His job is to hunt down unclassified aliens alongside his cat-like alien partner Meow and a cleaning robot named QT. Each episode of Space☆Dandy brings the trio to a new place and new experience, with every story unique from the last and every situation unexpected. Dandy can never be ready for what he is going to face - and neither can you!

Space☆Dandy and RobiHachi have a lot in common. They’re both about travelling across a huge universe having strange adventures and encountering unexpected other beings. They also both feature an unlikely cast of main characters that may not be best suited for the work they are doing, but that’s just part of the fun. RobiHachi and Space☆Dandy are both light-hearted sci-fi anime that are meant to make viewers laugh. And being frank, they’re also both really weird, making the viewer question what it is they’re watching sometimes. If RobiHachi made you smile and especially if it made you laugh, Space☆Dandy is going to do the same.

Space☆Dandy Trailer

2. Cowboy Bebop

  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: Apr. 1998 - Apr. 1999

Cowboy Bebop is set in the year 2071, where humanity has spread across the solar system to escape from the uninhabitable Earth. Keeping peace across multiple planets and moons is hard, though, so the authorities also enlist the help of bounty hunters called “cowboys” to help capture criminals. On the starship Swordfish, Spike Spiegel and Jet Black are two of these cowboys. Eventually, with a team of four people (and one hungry corgi) these bounty hunters cross the stars to bring in criminals and keep money in their pockets, mostly motivated by food. Through their adventures, their mysterious backstories are revealed.

Cowboy Bebop and RobiHachi are both light-hearted science fiction anime that take place across multiple planets. They both feature stories that can be told in a single episode but have a larger over-arching plot that pieces together each character’s story as well. Both RobiHachi and Cowboy Bebop have main characters who are in desperate need of money and are working to get some, with a little help from their eccentric and unlike friends. Finally, Cowboy Bebop and RobiHachi are both anime that balance action and comedy, using light-hearted humour when the show needs it the most.

Cowboy Bebop Trailer

3. Redline

  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: Aug. 2009

Redline is an anime movie about a high stakes car race - in space! Every five years the infamous Redline race takes place on a new planet with the only rule being that there ARE no rules. It always attracts adrenaline heads who are willing to put their lives on the line to race like daredevil driver JP, one of only two humans who qualified for this year’s Redline. This year will be even more dangerous than normal, taking place on the military planet Roboworld despite the world’s adamant refusal to allow the race to take place. But JP and the other racers are ready to win - or literally die trying.

Both Redline and RobiHachi are science fiction anime full of aliens, robots, and other cool technology. They both feature main characters that are a bit down on their luck and looking to do something drastic to change that, and thus both anime show a darker side of universes they are set in as the characters encounter loan sharks and other grittier and corrupt members of society. Redline and RobiHachi never take themselves too seriously though - they both know how to make someone laugh. Finally, both of these sci-fi anime are on the wild side; they’ll both leaving you wondering what you just watched sometimes, and probably asking for more!

Redline Trailer

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4. Seihou Bukyou Outlaw Star (Outlaw Star)

  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Jan. 1998 - Jun. 1998

Seihou Bukyou Outlaw Star is a wild ride through space on the advanced starship Outlaw Star. The protagonist is Gene Starwind, a young man finally realising his dream to travel across the stars and leave his odd jobs he had just to stay afloat behind. Tasked with protecting a young girl called Melfina, Gene adventures through space to unravel her secrets alongside his partner James Hawking and treasure-hunting outlaw Rachel Sweet. Who is Melfina, and what will investigating her story unveil? And who will they encounter along the way? The only way to find out is to watch!

Like Cowboy Bebop, Seihou Bukyou Outlaw Star is a bit of an older anime, but it has a lot in common with RobiHachi! Again, both anime feature a main character who is escaping from a mundane life into space in search of something better. RobiHachi and Seihou Bukyou Outlaw Star are both science fiction anime with plenty of aliens and intrigue, action and adventure. They both also are comedy anime in addition to being science fiction, interspersing humour between the action and dark points of the story to lighten the mood.

Outlaw Star Trailer

5. Uchuu Senkan Tiramisu (Space Battleship Tiramisu)

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Apr. 2018 - Jun. 2018

Uchuu Senkan Tiramisu takes place mostly abroad the Tiramisu, Earth’s top battleship tasked with keeping the Earth safe from alien ships that have been arriving ever since humanity began travelling in space. Subaru Ichinose is the main character, a pilot that would much rather be in his cockpit than interacting with other humans. Subaru has a personal mecha named Durandal who he fights alongside, protecting not only humanity back on Earth but the sanctity of his own cockpit from those who would try to take it from him!

Uchuu Senkan Tiramisu and RobiHachi are both comedy science fiction anime taking a lighter look at the sci-fi world. Both are arguably slice of life anime as well, exploring the daily life of a couple of young men living in the far future. They both have plenty of robots and mecha around as well for fans of that! There’s an added bonus for fans of BL that may be enjoying the relationship between Robby and Hatchi that many fujoshi have been enjoying - there’s a similar dynamic between Subaru and his friend that fans can get excited about.

Uchuu Senkan Tiramisu Trailer

6. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (Gurren Lagann)

  • Episodes: 27
  • Aired: Apr. 2007 - Sep. 2007

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann begins deep in an underground village where humans live, hiding from huge monsters on the surface. One day, a boy named Simon finds a strange object that turns out to be the key to an old war machine that he and his friend Kamina name Lagann. Together, they use the machine to fend off an attack from the surface that leaves the sky exposed to them for the first time. Kamina and Simon are swept off on an adventure on the surface with Lagann and a strange girl named Yoko as they try to fight the powerful Beastmen that populate the land.

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann may not be set in space like the other anime on our list, but don’t assume it isn’t similar to RobiHachi - it is, just in a different way. It’s still a science fiction anime after all; Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is just a different kind of sci-fi. What RobiHachi has most in common with Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is the style and tone of the two anime. They’re both overwhelming, sometimes crazy, and really funny. They have a lot of bright colours, flashy animation, and scenes that will sweep you off your feet. Both anime are intense, while not necessarily violent - their intensity comes in the form of passionate storytelling and a crazy adventure.

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Trailer

Final Thoughts

Well, are you ready for another fun-filled adventure into space? Ready to see some cool visuals, aliens, robots, and more? And of course, are you ready to laugh a bit? All of these anime have at least one, if not more, of these things in common with RobiHachi. And you never know, you might find something that you like even better! There’s no shortage of sci-fi anime out there to check out, and hopefully, we have at least helped you narrow down your search for your next anime after RobiHachi. Now you don’t have to waste time searching that you could instead use to watch more sci-fi!

Are you ready to try out one of these anime now? Have you already watched one before? Do you have another suggestion for an anime similar to RobiHachi? Let us know in the comments, we would love to hear from you!

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Author: Jet Nebula

Living the dream in Tokyo, where you can find me working at a theme café catered towards women. When I’m not writing for Honey’s, I’m working on original dystopian science fiction or blogging about Tokyo’s trendy coffee scene. I spend my free time in Harajuku and Shibuya wearing alternative Japanese street fashion. I love video games, J-rock, tattoos, and Star Wars.

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