Are you a fan of cyberpunk anime series? then you have come to the right place, Today we are going to explore some of the best cyberpunk anime series of all times.
These cyberpunk anime gives you post-apocalyptic, yet futuristic environment, the retro vibe and the bad-ass main characters what else can you ask for?
There are not a lot of these cyberpunk anime series but I have tried to find some of the best from the internet and here what I have found.
21 Best Cyberpunk Anime of All Time
Lets explore the best cyberpunk anime of all times.
21. Gunslinger Girl
In the heart of Italy, the Social Welfare Agency rescues young girls from hospital beds and gives them a second chance at life using the latest in cybernetic advancements.
With their artificially enhanced bodies, the girls are brainwashed and trained as assassins to carry out the dirty work of the Italian Government.
Despite all the modifications, they are still just children at heart, struggling for recognition from those they love, even knowing the love they feel is manufactured.
This tragic tale unfolds as these girls grapple with their emotions in an agency that treats them as nothing but ruthless killers.
20. Genocyber (1994)
As the nations of the world begin to merge, world peace is threatened by the private armies of individual corporations.
The Kuryu Group has just discovered a weapon that will tip world power in their favor. The Genocyber: a nightmarish combination of cybernetics and psychic potential.
Many desire to control this monstrosity, but can its hatred be contained… Battle erupts, and the cyberpunk world of the future is about to explode with violence.
19. Accel World
The story of this Cyberpunk Anime takes place in 2046 where “neuro-synchronization”, a powerful piece of advanced technology that allows manipulation of different senses.
Now, imagine that. In about 34 years, God knows what will happen of our world or even the Accelerated World. Nonetheless, the series stars Haruyuki Arita who has a low social esteem of himself as result of his physical appearance and views of the world.
The kid spends his time playing virtual games mindlessly to void of the reality that he wants to rid of. That of course, changes one day when he meets the popular girl of the series, Kuroyukihime.
With the beauty style of a butterfly, she forms a bond with Haruyuki-kun and together, they become close friends, partners, and even a couple at times.
18. Battle Angel Alita
Doc Ido, a doctor and mechanic who lives and works in the hellish, postapocalyptic “Scrapyard”, finds the—miraculously preserved—remains of a female cyborg in a junk heap.
After he revives and rebuilds her, the preternaturally strong, amnesiac “Gally” begins to forge a life for herself in a world where every day can bring a fight for life.
Adapts the first two volumes of the “Battle Angel Alita” manga.
17. Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040
After a mysterious eathquake levels Tokyo, Genom becomes a powerful influence providing their artificial organic lifeforms called Boomers to rebuild and act as a labor class to humanity.
However, some of them occasionally run amok, and even the specially created AD Police are at a loss to stop them.
Lina Yamazaki travels to Tokyo for employment but also hopes to join a vigilante force called the Knight Sabers, who pilot powered suits to destroy these rogue Boomers.
16. No guns life
The technology to create powerful cyborg soldiers has been released for public use by the Berühren Corporation. Those outfitted with robotic parts are known as the Extended.
Juuzou Inui, one such Extended, was created as a soldier and has no memories of his former life. But now, after the war, he runs a business that takes care of Extended-related incidents around the city.
Rumors of a renegade Extended that kidnapped a child reach his ears; lo and behold, as Juuzo returns to his office, a giant robotic man with a boy on his back crashes in, asking for help. While Juuzou could just turn the guy in and be done with it, something about this situation is too fishy to ignore.
It seems that everyone wants hold of this kid and, whether he likes it or not, Juuzou must find out why this Extended is on the run, how it connects to the Berühren Corporation, and just how far the treachery runs in this city.
This is a pitch black cyberpunk anime tale of High Quality -Abe Yoshitoshi- in all regards : entrancing music, beautyfull art, bright direction and mind-blowing plot.
Due to the slow, unusual story-telling and somewhat symbolic plot, the show sometimes fails to keep your mind plugged.
However, the directing is really top notch: centerings, lightings, designs are some of the best i ever seen in an anime, period.
Metropolis has a complex story plot. There are several characters and events going on to keep up with.
The story of this cyberpunk anime focuses more on the characters than the events which is kind of a downfall since this can cause some to get lost on the way.
Overall the story of this cyberpunk anime is very unique and interesting. The best part out of the whole movie was the ending. I could watch the ending a thousand times.
Trigun is another one of my “must see in cyberpunk anime” shows. The easiest way to explain why I believe this can be summed up by one name: Vash.
Vash the Stampede is arguably one of the coolest, toughest, and funniest characters ever created. He’s everyone’s favorite superhero (even though he demolishes everything he gets close to).
Vash brings forth something that I think everyone has a little in themselves, compassion. If Vash had a middle name, it would be Compassion.
12. Mardock Scramble
The story of this cyberpunk anime follows a young Rune Balot, who as a child was raped by her father. Enraged, her brother then proceeds to shoot the father.
As her family falls to pieces, Rune grows up as an underage prostitute, and where she is ultimately caught and put in jail.
Enter Shell, the main antagonist of this anime, who gets her out, gives her shelter, offers her his love and support… and then proceeds to blow her up.
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