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Anime Underground The 25+ Best Noir Anime  

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It turns out there are some great noir style anime, stories that clearly take their inspiration from classic film noir, but which are really worth your time? This list ranks the best noir anime, including older titles, as well as new noir style anime that you may not know about.

One example of a great tech noir anime is Ghost in the Shell, which has been adapted many times and follows the fictional intelligence department known as Public Security Section 9. Another acclaimed noir style anime is the legendary Cowboy Bebop, which centers on the Bebop crew and their days bounty hunting in space. The year is 2071. Debuting in 1998, this noir-esque anime has been universally praised for its originality and influence.

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Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime

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Ghost in the Shell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime

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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime

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Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime
Psycho-Pass

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Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime

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Ergo Proxy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime

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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alon... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime

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Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime

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Monster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime

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Akira is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime

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Psycho-Pass 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime
Psycho-Pass 2

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Ghost in the Shell 2.0 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime
Ghost in the Shell 2.0

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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alon... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime

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Lupin III: The Woman Called Fu... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime
Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine

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Lupin III: Jigen's Gravestone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime
Lupin III: Jigen's Gravestone

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Durarara!! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime

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Gungrave is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime

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Durarara!!x2 Ten is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime
Durarara!!x2 Ten

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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alon... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society

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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alon... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Individual Eleven

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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alon... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man

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Durarara!!x2 Ketsu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime
Durarara!!x2 Ketsu

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Durarara!!x2 Shou is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime
Durarara!!x2 Shou

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Denpa Teki na Kanojo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime
Denpa Teki na Kanojo

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Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best Noir Anime