Best Anime Set In The United States

Here is everything you need to know about the best anime set in the United States.

Read Or DieRead or Die

Read or Die is another OVA based on manga. This one was divided into three parts. It saw success so it got turned into a full season eventually. The OVA begins as most great American tales with a villainous takeover of the White House.

The series stars Yomiko who has the power to weaponize paper. Most villains in the series, including the OVA, are based on fictionalized versions of historical figures.

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone OceanJoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean is the latest season in this epic series. It’s the first to take place almost fully in the U.S. Jolyne Kujo, Jotaro’s daughter, is imprisoned for a crime she didn’t commit. Jotaro comes to break her out after gifting her Stand powers.

Unfortunately, the big bad of this season wipes Jotaro’s memories. This forces Jolyne to stay in prison to fight back against this oppressor for her father’s powers. If she fails he will die. The season is far from over as only part has aired so far.


Heroman was a collaboration between the legendary comic guru, Stan Lee, and the anime studio Bones. Most might know Bones from their work on Fullmetal Alchemist.

It takes place on the West Coast of the U.S. in a fictionalized version of LA called Center City. The main character, Joey, buys a defective toy. It gets brought to life one night after being zapped by lightning. Now it’s up to the two of them to fight off evil.

Eden Of The EastEden of the East

Eden of the East has a bizarre beginning. Saki is a visiting student from Japan who wanted to go see the White House. Outside she sees a naked man, Akira, running away. She decides to forgo her dream and help him out. It turns out he is some sort of secret agent but has amnesia. There is a lot more to it than that but the two try and solve this thrill ride together.

Between the original and the sequel films and books, the series goes back and forth between Japan and the U.S. Eden of the East, as a series, at least begins in America and returns there frequently enough to make it count.

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Appare-Ranman! is like a modern-day version of Speed Racer. It begins in Japan but then heads off to America. Wherein a Japanese inventor and his reluctant friend decide to compete in a race around the frontier. It is the steampunk era of the world.

Even when Appare-Ranman! goes full anime, the ideas are at least coming from a logical place in time. It’s only thirteen episodes so it’s a fast watch.

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