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* ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' has a few, most notably the Zentraedi bombardment of Earth and the Invid invasion inherited from two of its component series, but also a few original ones in the backstory:
** For the Invid themselves, the end came when the Robotech Masters, looking to corner the supply of Protoculture ([[AppliedPhlebotinum the incredibly powerful fuel that makes the advanced Robotechnology possible]]), defoliated their homeworld of Optera and destroyed all Flower of Life (the plant Protoculture is made from) there. Since then, the Invid were reduced to nomads crossing the stars trying to take their revenge on the Masters and secure supply of both Protoculture and Flower of Life (that they feed on), at least until they found out that the Flower now grew naturally on Earth - and that Earth's defenders and the Robotech Masters had destroyed each other.
** For the Robotech Masters and their Tirolian Empire, the end was caused by their own supply of Flower of Life somehow drying up, leading to the Zentraedi being dispatched to find Zor's ship that carried fertile seeds and thus reaching Earth, and the destruction of the Zentraedi taking out the near totality of their military forces, allowing the Invid to come and take their revenge. When the Masters come to Earth with what little Protoculture they still have is in the attempt to refuel and rebuild their civilization, while the people back on Tirol and their cluster are defenseless against the Regent's faction of the Invid - at least until Earth's Robotech Expeditionary Force (sent to either negotiate peace with the Masters or fight the new war away from the still recovering Earth) shows up.
** In ''WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles'' it turns out the Invid and their Flower of Life aren't originally from Optera, but from a long lost world the mysterious Children of Shadows destroyed to try and annihilate Protoculture and anyone using it, an attempt that resulted in their own annihilation at the hands of their would-be victims... Or so it seemed, as during the REF's final attempt at retaking Earth from them [[OhCrap the Invid recognize their technology being used by the human forces, including the same bombs that destroyed their original homeworld]].


* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is set in an unspecified future where humanity has been reduced to a handful of walled villages that are constantly under threat from roving giants that seek to eat them alive. The story follows the main defense force of the last city on earth as they seek to take the fight back to the monstrous Titans. [[spoiler:This is later revealed to be a lie; while the island the main cast lives on ''is'' overrun with Titans, the rest of the world is made up of thriving human civilizations and no apocalypse has ever occurred. The Titans are transformed humans sent by hostile nations to herass the peoples inside the walls, and the Titan Shifters are their agents. Once this is discovered [[GenreShift the post-apocalyptic tones are dropped and it becomes a war story]]]].

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is set in an unspecified future where humanity has been reduced to a handful of walled villages that are constantly under threat from roving giants that seek to eat them alive. The story follows the main defense force of the last city on earth as they seek to take the fight back to the monstrous Titans. [[spoiler:This is later revealed to be a lie; while the island the main cast lives on ''is'' overrun with Titans, the rest of the world is made up of thriving human civilizations and no apocalypse has ever occurred. The Titans are transformed humans sent by hostile nations to herass harass the peoples people inside the walls, and the Titan Shifters are their agents. Once this is discovered [[GenreShift the post-apocalyptic tones are dropped and it becomes a war story]]]].


* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is set in an unspecified future where humanity has been reduced to a handful of walled villages that are constantly under threat from roving giants that seek to eat them alive. The story follows the main defense force of the last city on earth as they seek to take the fight back to the monstrous Titans. [[spoiler:This is later revealed to be a lie; while the island the main cast lives on ''is'' overrun with Titans, the rest of the world is made up of thriving human civilizations and no apocalypse has ever occurred. The Titans are transformed humans sent by hostile nations to herass the peoples inside the walls, and the Titan Shifters are theie agents. Once this is discovered [[GenreShift the post-apocalyptic tones are dropped and it becomes a war story]]]].

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is set in an unspecified future where humanity has been reduced to a handful of walled villages that are constantly under threat from roving giants that seek to eat them alive. The story follows the main defense force of the last city on earth as they seek to take the fight back to the monstrous Titans. [[spoiler:This is later revealed to be a lie; while the island the main cast lives on ''is'' overrun with Titans, the rest of the world is made up of thriving human civilizations and no apocalypse has ever occurred. The Titans are transformed humans sent by hostile nations to herass the peoples inside the walls, and the Titan Shifters are theie their agents. Once this is discovered [[GenreShift the post-apocalyptic tones are dropped and it becomes a war story]]]].


* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is set in an unspecified future where humanity has been reduced to a handful of walled villages that are constantly under threat from roving giants that seek to eat them alive. The story follows the main defense force of the last city on earth as they seek to take the fight back to the monstrous Titans. [[spoiler:This is later revealed to be a lie; while the island the main cast lives on ''is'' overrun with Titans, the rest of the world is made up of thriving human civilizations.]]

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is set in an unspecified future where humanity has been reduced to a handful of walled villages that are constantly under threat from roving giants that seek to eat them alive. The story follows the main defense force of the last city on earth as they seek to take the fight back to the monstrous Titans. [[spoiler:This is later revealed to be a lie; while the island the main cast lives on ''is'' overrun with Titans, the rest of the world is made up of thriving human civilizations.]]civilizations and no apocalypse has ever occurred. The Titans are transformed humans sent by hostile nations to herass the peoples inside the walls, and the Titan Shifters are theie agents. Once this is discovered [[GenreShift the post-apocalyptic tones are dropped and it becomes a war story]]]].


* The world of the Anime/MonsterRancher anime is explicitly stated to be this. The human civilization which created the monsters was crippled by natural disasters, then the survivors fought an increasingly destructive war until Moo was created to be the ultimate weapon, except he decided to just destroy everything instead. The last few survivors barely managed to create the Phoenix and defeat Moo. By the time the series takes place, civilization has returned to a Medieval level with occasional SchizoTech.

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* The world of the Anime/MonsterRancher ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' anime is explicitly stated to be this. The human civilization which created the monsters was crippled by natural disasters, then the survivors fought an increasingly destructive war until Moo was created to be the ultimate weapon, except he decided to just destroy everything instead. The last few survivors barely managed to create the Phoenix and defeat Moo. By the time the series takes place, civilization has returned to a Medieval level with occasional SchizoTech.



* ''LightNovel/SukaSuka'' is set in a world where all the humans barring the main character are now extinct following the war between them and the god-like Visitors and the mysterious rise of the [[EldritchAbomination 17 Beasts]] who now plague the land and turned the surface world into a desert wasteland. The surviving races in the present day have now fled to and dwell on the floating islands where they're remotely safe from the Beasts, though there would be the occasional invasions certain Beast species wouldn't mind doing to some of the islands that are inhabited...


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* ''LightNovel/WorldEndWhatDoYouDoAtTheEndOfTheWorldAreYouBusyWillYouSaveUs'' is set in a world where all the humans barring the main character are now extinct following the war between them and the god-like Visitors and the mysterious rise of the [[EldritchAbomination 17 Beasts]] who now plague the land and turned the surface world into a desert wasteland. The surviving races in the present day have now fled to and dwell on the floating islands where they're remotely safe from the Beasts, though there would be the occasional invasions certain Beast species wouldn't mind doing to some of the islands that are inhabited...

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** After [[spoiler: Eren sics the Wall Titans on Humanity, it's gradually becoming this trope ''for real''.]]

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* ''Anime/TheBigO'' is set in a city which was built after an unknown event caused mass total amnesia. Everything else is believed to be barely-inhabited wasteland.

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* ''Anime/TheBigO'' is set in a city which was built after an unknown event caused mass total amnesia. Everything else is believed to be a barely-inhabited wasteland.



* ''Manga/DrStone'' takes place 3700 years after a mysterious phenomenon [[TakenForGranite turns every human on earth to stone]]. The story follows the protagonist's attempts to recreate modern technology and rebuild civilization after finally breaking out of the petrification.

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* ''Manga/DrStone'' takes place 3700 3,700 years after a mysterious phenomenon [[TakenForGranite turns every human on earth Earth to stone]]. The story follows the protagonist's attempts to recreate modern technology and rebuild civilization after finally breaking out of the petrification.

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* ''Manga/DrStone'' takes place 3700 years after a mysterious phenomenon [[TakenForGranite turns every human on earth to stone]]. The story follows the protagonist's attempts to recreate modern technology and rebuild civilization after finally breaking out of the petrification.

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* ''Manga/FireForce'': The story is set 250 years after The Great Disaster caused a world to be engulfed in flame. The Tokyo Empire survived, but most of the world was ruined.


* ''Manga/{{Gigantomakhia}}'' is set, at least according to the title page, [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale one hundred million years in the future]]. The world has been turned to [[DesertPunk lifeless desert]] by a cataclysmic event, where "[[CataclysmBackstory the stars fell from the sky, the earth erupted, and the world was covered with ice]]". Humans and animals alike have had to adapt to living in the desert world, creating new species like "[[AlluringAnglerfish sand anglers]]" and [[PettingZooPeople demi-human tribes]], like the beetle folk, "the Scarabaei".

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* ''Manga/{{Gigantomakhia}}'' is set, at least according to the title page, [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale one hundred million years in the future]]. The world has been turned to [[DesertPunk lifeless desert]] by a cataclysmic event, where "[[CataclysmBackstory the stars fell from the sky, the earth erupted, and the world was covered with ice]]". Humans and animals alike have had to adapt to living in the desert world, creating new species like "[[AlluringAnglerfish sand anglers]]" and [[PettingZooPeople [[HalfHumanHybrid demi-human tribes]], like the beetle folk, "the Scarabaei".


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%%* ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}''* ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'' takes place after WorldWarIII has devastated most of the planet.



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* ''Anime/BlueGender'' is set after the titular Blue has wreaked such havoc and destruction on modern society that a majority of humanity was forced to retreat into space and live on a station dubbed "Second Earth". Those who weren't that lucky live day after day in perpetual fear that the Blue will swoop down and kill them at any moment. Buildings lie abandoned and the Blue infest nearly every area of the Earth.
* ''Anime/BlueSubmarineNo6'' is set in after Dr. Zorndyke causes mass flooding on Earth and the remaining cities are getting ravaged by fish-human hybrids



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%%* ''Literature/FromTheNewWorld''* ''Literature/FromTheNewWorld'' takes place in a distant future after something caused the decline of mankind.



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%%* ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind''* ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' is a post-apocalyptic story is set a millennium after the global catastrophe called the Seven Days of Fire.



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%%* ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere''* ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'' is a case where this is after and during, as Shu gets transported to a future where the Earth has dried up and it's orbiting a sun that's about to go nova.



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%%* ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood''* ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' opens to a future where it's 900 years after an unnamed disaster nearly kills off almost all of mankind.

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* It's easy to miss the fact that ''Manga/VampireKnight'' is set in [[TheFuture the far future]], after the apocalypse, long enough after for things to have been rebuilt to about the same level. In a recent flashback, Juri tells a story of her adolescence to the young Yuuki; we've heard before that she was about three thousand years old, and the architecture and setting appears to be roughly modern day Japan, certainly within the last 30 years or so.
** It's more likely that the setting of time everything takes place in is fictional. During another flashback where Juri reveals her first pregnancy, the setting here appears to be set around more ancient times again, with a horse carriage and old fashioned clothes. We don't know how long after the "Umbrella" bonus Juri and Haruka had their first child, and as most of the story centers around the Cross Academy school, Kuran's mansion and the Hunter Association's headquarters, we know very little about how the rest of the world looks like in terms of what era it is.


* ''AiRen'' is set in an AfterTheEnd scenario with humanity dwindling in the face of ecological catastrophe combined with AlienInvasion. [[spoiler: Or maybe not. It's kind of a MindScrew.]]

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* ''AiRen'' ''Manga/AiRen'' is set in an AfterTheEnd scenario with humanity dwindling in the face of ecological catastrophe combined with AlienInvasion. [[spoiler: Or maybe not. It's kind of a MindScrew.]]


** In a meta-example, Creator/HideakiAnno actually made a parody radio drama together with the main voice cast after the end of the series. It was called ''AudioPlay/EvangelionAfterTheEnd'', and in it the characters discussed what they would do for a sequel now that [[spoiler:everything had gone to hell]]. It was kind of Anno's own version of the now-famous Creator/SpikeSpencer "Shinji Rant". All of that joking about a sequel [[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion isn't so funny now, is it?]]

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** In a meta-example, Creator/HideakiAnno actually made a parody SelfParody radio drama together with the main voice cast after the end of the series. It was called ''AudioPlay/EvangelionAfterTheEnd'', and in it the characters discussed what they would do for a sequel now that [[spoiler:everything had gone to hell]]. It was kind of Anno's own version of the now-famous Creator/SpikeSpencer "Shinji Rant". All of that joking about a sequel [[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion isn't so funny now, is it?]]

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