Anime Underground The Best Cyberpunk Anime of All Time  

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List of the best cyberpunk anime, voted on by Ranker's anime community. This is a very popular genre of Japanese animation, and with the Ghost in the Shell movie coming in 2017, it will only grow even bigger. This poll includes video clips of each show, so if you haven't seen one you can watch it right here on this page. Cyberpunk is a word used to describe a lawless underground world of an opressive society that has become dominated by computer technology. Complicated, but just watch these shows and you'll see what we mean. The shows that are listed may have different sub-genres, but they're all cyberpunk in one way or another.

Anime here includes everything from Accel World to Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG. What is the greatest cyberpunk anime of all time? Scroll down and find out for yourself!

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In the future when technological enhancements and robotics are a way of life, Major Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9 take care of the jobs that are too difficult for the police. Section 9 employs hackers, sharpshooters, detectives and cyborgs all in an effort to thwart cyber criminals and their plans to attack the innocent. ...more on Wikipedia

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Ergo Proxy


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Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, which premiered across Japan on February 25, 2006 on the WOWOW satellite network. It is directed by Shukō Murase, with screenplay by Dai Satō. Ergo Proxy has been described as a dark science fiction mystery with philosophical underpinnings. It features a combination of 2D digital cel animation, 3D computer modeling, and digital special effects. ...more on Wikipedia

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Psycho-Pass


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Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime television series that was produced by Production I.G, directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani and written by Gen Urobuchi. The series was aired on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block between October 2012 and March 2013. The story takes place in an authoritarian future dystopia, where omnipresent public sensors continuously scan the Psycho-Pass of every citizen in range. The sensors measure mental state, personality, and the probability that the citizen will commit crimes, alerting authorities when someone exceeds accepted norms. To enforce order, the officers of the Public Safety Bureau carry hand weapons called Dominators. The story follows Akane Tsunemori, Shinya ...more on Wikipedia

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Serial Experiments Lain is an anime series directed by Ryutaro Nakamura, with character design by Yoshitoshi ABe, screenplay written by Chiaki J. Konaka, and produced by Yasuyuki Ueda for Triangle Staff. It was broadcast on TV Tokyo from July to September 1998. A PlayStation game with the same title was released in November 1998 by Pioneer LDC. Serial Experiments Lain is an avant-garde anime influenced by themes such as reality, identity, and communication. The series focuses on Lain Iwakura, an adolescent girl living in suburban Japan, and her introduction to the Wired, a global communications network similar to the Internet. Lain lives with her middle-class family, which consists of her ...more on Wikipedia

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