Are you an anime fanatic who like cyberpunk? The nostalgic atmosphere, the post-apocalyptic but futuristic setting, and the strong main characters! You had to adore them, right?
10. Serial Experiments Lain
A frightening letter from a classmate who just committed suicide is received by introverted and socially awkward 14-year-old Lain Iwakura.
She was taken to a virtual world of communication networks as she opened the letter. After that, she keeps running across bizarre occurrences.
Wherever she goes, a mysterious gang of men known as the Men in Black pursue her and question her.
As the barrier between reality and online has gradually started to blur, she is forced to deal with ever stranger and more weird scenarios.
What actually is happening? The Men in Black, who are they? What exactly was the mail? Serial Experiments by Lain reveals everything.
9. Ergo Proxy
The last of mankind remains in the city of Romdo, which is dome-shaped to shelter itself from the harsh, uninhabitable surroundings beyond the city, after a worldwide ecological catastrophe has decimated the earth.
Robots that resemble humans were developed and given the name “AutoReivs” to help humanity recover. However, the “Cogito Virus” caused these robots to become self-aware.
Re-l Mayer, the emperor of Romdo, has charged his granddaughter with looking into this infection.
But what she ultimately discovers are humanity’s most sinister truths.
is a well-known cyberpunk film from 1988 that is being talked about today.
A youngster with psychic abilities set off an explosion that sparked the third global war. The youngster is brought into custody in order to stop additional devastation.
Shoutarou Kaneda is the leader of “the Capsules,” a ragtag crew famed for riding enormous, modified motorbikes, in Neo-Tokyo 31 years later. They frequently engage in gang combat with their adversaries, “the Clowns.”
Kaneda begins to exhibit supernatural talents after he interacts with an esper who had fled the government institution.
He is currently being sought after by the authorities for quarantine in an effort to stop history from repeating itself.
7. Megalo box
Megalo Box is a form of mechanical boxing that uses gears as its fighters’ fighting limbs. The wearer’s speed and power are increased by the gears.
Although Junk Dog is a skilled boxer, his employer Gansaku Nanbu orders him to throw matches in order to earn money.
After his fight with Yuuri, the Megalo Box champion, everything changed.
In an underground encounter, the champion faced off against Junk Dog under the guise of a regular fighter and won in one round. He then challenged Junk Dog to a formal fight if he was serious about boxing.
This incident gave Junk Dog a fire in his heart, inspiring him to do everything in his power to rematch the champion in the legitimate ring.
The events of Blame! take place in a distant future when technology has advanced to its highest point and humanity has taken on its most advanced form—the Net Based form.
A multi-leveled city structure that duplicates itself eternally in all directions was first created in the past when a “virus” drove the automated systems to go berserk.
Now that mankind has lost control of the city, it is being hunted down by the “Safeguard,” the city’s protection system.
In such a world, a man by the name of Killy the Wanderer embarks on a quest to locate the Net Terminal Genes in an effort to bring about world peace.
5. Cowboy Bebop
No millennial anime fan is without knowledge of this renowned cyberpunk series.
The events of Cowboy Bebop take place in the utopian year 2071, by which time mankind has successfully colonized the whole solar system. Inter-Solar System travel is now very frequent.
The intergalactic police use bounty hunters’ assistance to capture horrible offenders in order to maintain peace on all worlds.
One such bounty hunter is Spike Spiegel, who goes on adventures from world to planet while battling and apprehending criminals for a reward.
4. No Guns Life
In the post-war era, the cyberpunk anime No Guns Life is set. The public may now access the cyborg troop production technology that was employed in the conflict.
The people who choose to have robotic prosthetic limbs installed were referred to as “Extends.” Also known as “Over Extends,” cyborg warriors that served as weapons throughout the conflict
Juzo Inui, one of these over extends, manages a consultancy to handle the issues brought on by the extends.
However, a strange Extend hires him to protect an unconscious child from their pursuers, putting an end to his normal life.
What child is that? Why does he need to be found? What threats are concealed in plain sight? And how does Juzo Inui fit into all of this? That is the essence of the No Guns lifestyle.
3. Ghost In A Shell
Humanity developed advanced cybernetics in 2029, enabling humans to replace their missing limbs with artificial augmentations. Power, nevertheless, often brings corruption.
The Public Security Section 9 was created to address that. They battled the perilous risks that emerged as a result of this globalization.
The “Puppet Master,” a criminal who manipulates his victims and robs them of their memories, is being sought after by Motoko Kusanagi, the Major of Section 9.
The exploits of Mokoto in his pursuit of this enigmatic criminal are chronicled in Ghost in a Shell.
2. Psycho Pass
The Japanese government has implemented the Sibyl System, which determines each citizen’s danger level, in the year 2202. This is accomplished by analyzing their mental state for any indications of criminal intent.
The Inspectors use deadly force to subdue anybody who is proven to show even the smallest malice.
Akane Tsunemori, who collaborates with the system’s enforcer Shinya Kougami, soon learns that the system’s interpretation of justice is dubious.
What is justice in reality? Is it genuinely possible to maintain it with the aid of the Sibyl system?
1. Trigun – Best Cyberpunk Anime Of All Time
Vash the “Stampede,” also widely known as “The Humanoid Typhoon,” is a renowned outlaw with a hefty reward on his head. People get shivers down their boots just hearing his name. The legends claim that he is infamous for leaving a trail of blood wherever he goes.
However, Vash is actually a jovial airhead who loves doughnuts and has never murdered anyone. If that’s the case, why else would he be so dreaded by everyone and have such a large bounty? How did he spend his past? The entire story is told in this 26-episode animation with a wild-west theme.