Fifty years ago, Haru was diving in the sea as part of a scientific experiment; but something went terribly wrong, and a shockwave both decimated the area, and caused Haru to slip into a coma. In the present, Haru awakens as an old man into a vastly-changed society. People, no longer content with reality, have turned to a metaphysical reality called the Metal to fulfill their desires – and it’s up to "cyber divers" to save these souls when something goes wrong. With the help of the cheerful girl Minamo and the android Holon, Haru strives to become a cyber diver, discover the secrets of the Metal and ultimately discover the reason why his life has slipped away.
In a futuristic world, the virtual world is merely a layer on top of reality; within it, cyberpets are abundant and information is plentiful, and it is only visible by wearing special cyberglasses. In Daikoku City, this cyberspace is behaving strangely: cyberpets are going missing, dark entities known as "the Illegal" roam obsolete space that shouldn’t exist, and a large pink antivirus program known as Satchii wanders the streets, attacking both virus and pets alike. Sixth grader Yuko Okonogi has just moved to Daikoku City, and after cyberdetective children help her rescue her lost dog, she soon joins the others in a search for the truth behind these strange occurances.
Real Drive and Dennou Coil have similar augmented reality concepts. If you like Real Drive you will probably like Dennou coil too. The only difference is that Dennou Coil they use glasses to view all the virtual stuff while here they have a cyber brain. Information menus pop up in air just like in RD. And Real Drive is also slice-of-life. Plus they also have some mystery going on in Dennou Coil, which is like RD's care solving.
Both are science fiction anime stories that can be enjoyed by all age groups. Real Drive deals with the use of cyberspace while Denno Coil deals with the use of AR tech.
In a dystopic city of the future, there has been a rash of killings at the hands of prototype robots. These anomalies from the company Locus Solus are making headlines, and have caught the attention of the cyborg Batou and the crew of the Section 9 special forces. Yet beneath the random violence, a sinister plot is unfolding -- a situation so dangerous that it threatens not only Batou, but innocent humans and cyborgs alike. Can the team of Section 9 unravel the mystery of these murders before they suffer the same fate as the victims?
Both are sci-fi futures in which humans have allowed their brains to become cybernetic, leading to a whole host of problems. Both involve similar symbols and motifs, and boast impressive visuals.
It is the year 2029, and as many rush to embrace the changes that cybernetic technology bring to mankind, the seedier side of humanity is even quicker to take advantage of it. This series follows Public Peace Section 9, a government organization that plays behind the scenes to stop the worst of these criminals. Join Major Motoko Kusanagi and her team as they take you through an incredibly vivid world filled with plots of such depth and intrigue as is seldom seen.
Any fan of this show would probabally really enjoy Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and the other way around as well. Both of them have the same Author, Masamune Shirow, and both deal with the subject of cyberization and the boundry between man and machine.
In the present, murders are solved not by investigations, but by memories. Using the removed brain of a victim, the members of Forensic Investigation Office Section Nine examine the person's last thoughts to determine a suspect and motive in the case. Many oppose the violation of their loved ones' private and personal memories; but what they don't understand is that behind the scenes, even the investigators themselves are often conflicted with their deeds. Aoki Ikko is one such man who struggles to overcome his own mental doubts about his profession, while trying his best to take down those responsible for the crimes.
Loups is much more of a thriller than Real Drive, but both spoke to me in the same way and had a similar tone - at least, partially. Most of humanity is immersed in a virtual world, there are those who choose to remain out of it, there's a mystery to solve (in Loups, way more thrilling of a mystery). If you liked one, try out the other.