The other night I went over a friend's house cracked open the Stars Without Number Mongoose edition. Grabbed a glass of soda. Opened up a box of VHS tapes & loaded this old jewel in the VCR. This one has it all for you post apocalyptic types like me.
A.I.s, forgotten technology, hover speeder bikes with transforming capabilities which are A.I. assisted, robotic knights & paladins, mecha dragons straight out of Gamma World, Robotica Magic which uses a basic language command, wild robotic life forms, junk hunters, etc, etc.
Lots of the technology looks like it came out of Appleseed. The weaponry has that odd anime/Aliens mock up feel to it. This isn't a bad thing at all. The whole anime could fit into Mutant Future or be Mutant Future with no modification what so ever. The last couple of days this has been my vision of both Mutant Future & Metamorphis Alpha.
The world of this anime is at times more compelling then the anime itself. Time & again I found myself matching stats to stuff on the screen. The junkhunters on speeder bikes hunting down wild robots was for me a scene straight out of a game of Waste World that I ran years ago. This whole world could be ported into any post apocalyptic world with the right technology level. Just add mutants & your ready to go.
There's also the underlying theme of man becoming or leaving in fear of his creations. This goes back to Frankenstein & even further back. Its also a great excuse for DMs to have the PCs beat the crap out of robots.
Ever wonder what those war robots in Gamma World could be used for besides fodder for your PCs? Well give them the traits of the paladin class from AD&D then let them go.
Genesis Survivor Gaiarth doesn't have the feel of a Heavy Metal magazine series or as dark as something out of Warren Comics. It does have the vibe to go that way definitely.
The weather is wild & actually relates to the magic of this world that looks like something out of a Michael Moorcock order style world or more.
The world would make a great colony in a Terminal Space Game as well. Something slightly off beat for the characters to visit & adventure on. For a more D&D world add in more from the Visionaries world where the magic is starting to break down & eat the technology.
The Melee weapons are powered swords & such. They are straight out of Star Wars but make sense given the robotic life on this world.
Anyhow this is all from the first episode. You could do worse then to pull a few ideas from this anime.