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Cyberpunk to help prepare you for the coming madness.

Well kiddies we all know it's coming. The dystopic cyberpunk future. Corporations will rule the world. Currency will all be Nuyen or digital currency. Cyborgs are common place and hackers will fight the system. Wait what am I saying in this day and age people are to glued to their phones to learn how to actually use a computer for anything more then looking at cat videos. SO now is the time to consume. purchase all your anime in a HD format online. And let your mind rot while you watch it with VR goggles in a shipping container. Well with that being said not all of this is cyberpunk in the traditional sense that neuromancer is cyberpunk most of it will appeal to the audience that is looking for that. And some of it is exactly that and some I added to this I have yet to watch but I know some people who have and they say well they're good.
1 Accel World

Accel World

OK so this one is a bit iffy. I am not normally a fan of this type of show but accel world was really quite good. I am not really a fan of sword art online and this supposedly being set in the same world well it kinda tossed me. If you like augmented reality games that's pretty much what this show is all about. It's nothing to write home about, but it's not horrible.

2 Akira


The classic cyberpunk of japan. This is a must watch. It might not make sense but the animation is off the wall amazing.

3 Armitage III Dual-Matrix

Armitage III Dual-Matrix

Armitage is a classic, Nuf said I feel though I should say a bit more. These movies like Ghost in the shell ask the question. What does it mean to be human? I really don't want to put spoilers here.

4 Armitage III Poly-Matrix

Armitage III Poly-Matrix

5 Battle Angel Alita

Battle Angel Alita

This is really here for art reasons. The show makes little sense and the manga less so. But from an artistic standpoint this anime is cyberpunk to the nth degree. 

6 Chobits


I really hate to put ecchi and sudden girlfriend in any suggested list but this show is just one of those wierd possible future deals. It lost me after a while but I didn't really want romance at the time.

7 Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Bebop is one of my all time favorites. From the intro music, the art style the characters. It's a look at a possible dystopic future spread over many planets. Loosely cyberpunk and more Space cowboys,(kinda like firefly)

Cowboy bebob will drag you in from the first episode and keep you watching until it's all over.

8 Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

This right here. Is the all time greatest cyberpunk anime. If you have not seen it go do so.

9 Ergo Proxy

Ergo Proxy

Ergo Proxy is not for everyone. This show is tough to get into tough to watch and the story is, well it's out there. I would almost say the show is part post apocalypse. I don't remember much as it's been a while but I found it to be very sureal. The art style is outstanding and the animation is top notch. It didn't really hold my intrest like some of the others on this list but it was still good.  

10 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Ghost in the shell. Is the show that made cyberpunk mainstream. I believe it needs no introduction. If you haven't seen Stand alone complex go watch it now. RIGHT NOW. WHAT ARE YOU DOING I SAID NOW!

11 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig

Second season to Stand alone complex.

12 Psycho-Pass


Psycho-pass is one of those shows that if you are not a fan of fitting into a mold you might find it rather uncomfortable to watch. The whole mandatory government therapy and people being forced into a job that would suit them best really very much bothers me. Utopian societies to me are creepy as shit. But that being said I have only really got about 3 episodes in.

13 Trigun


while not really cyberpunk, trigun does have some elements that work for that. I would imagine if the world for the most part wasn't a desert wasteland then it would be very cyberpunk.

14 A Certain Scientific Railgun

A Certain Scientific Railgun

Ok yeah this is another one that you are most likely shaking your head. But hear me out. give it a try. Railgun takes place in a massive city devoted to science and tech. The show mixes supernatural and science themes in a very modern setting, As in next few years possible. Not the whole tossing a penny with enough speed to destroy a car. Yeah I don't think that's possible but the setting might just be. 

15 Mezzo


This is a bit more light hearted then some of the shows on this list. Mezzo is funny,actiony, and in a futuristic setting with a spunky girl that kicks ass. 

16 Mezzo Forte

Mezzo Forte


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Halex Feb 1, 2018

Nice list! Here are few more you may consider to add:




Desert Punk

Sianeka Nov 4, 2016

Please add reasons for those shows missing explanations - I'm really interested to see them!