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The Best Cyberpunk Anime of All Time

Updated October 22, 2019 5.3k votes 1.7k voters 170.1k views24 items

List RulesVote up the finest cyberpunk anime series.

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
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    Psycho-Pass (Production I.G, 2012) is a Japanese sci-fi anime series. Policewoman Akane Tsunemori obeys the ruling, computerized, precognitive Sibyl System, but when she faces a criminal mastermind who can elude this "perfect" system, she questions both Sibyl and herself....  more
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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
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    Battle Angel Alita is a manga series created by Yukito Kishiro in 1990 and originally published in Shueisha's Business Jump magazine. Alita, a cyborg, has lost all memories and is found in a garbage heap by a cybernetics doctor who rebuilds and takes care of her....  more
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