Anime always come up with the most addictive and unique story, and one of the most, not talked-about anime genres is cyberpunk, and this is why I am listing some of the most addictive cyberpunks anime out there.
And in this blog, we are going to talk about those addictive cyberpunk animes.
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Addictive Cyberpunk Anime
1. Ergo Proxy
Ergo Proxy is a cyberpunk suspense anime series, Ergo Proxy anime is set in the future where humans and AutoReiv androids coexist peacefully until a virus gives the robots self-awareness, causing them to commit a series of murders.
Inspector Re-l Mayer is allowed to investigate, finding there is a more complicated plot behind it that involves a humanoid species known as “Proxy” who is the subject of mysterious government experiments.
Psycho-Pass is a Psychological cyberpunk anime series, which is set in a world authoritarian future dystopia where omnipresent public sensors continuously scan the mental states of every passing citizen.
3. Ghost in the Shell Series
Ghost in the Shell is a cyberpunk anime franchise, Primarily set in the mid-twenty-first century in the fictional Japanese city of Niihama.
In this post-cyberpunk iteration of a possible future, computer technology has advanced to the point that many members of the public possess cyber brains, a technology that allows them to interface their biological brain with various networks.
The level of cyberization varies from simple minimal interfaces to almost complete replacement of the brain with cybernetic parts, in cases of severe trauma.
Un-Go is a 2011 anime series, Un-Go is set in a war-torn Tokyo, in a near-future Japan.
In response to Japan sending its military abroad as peacekeeping forces, terrorists launched multiple attacks on Japan, killing many people and destroying much of its cityscapes.
5. Serial Experiments Lain
Serial Experiments Lain is a 1998 experimental anime television series, this anime explore themes such as reality, identity, and communication through philosophy, computer history, cyberpunk literature, and conspiracy theory.
The series centers around Lain Iwakura, a young middle school girl living in suburban Japan, and her introduction to Wired, a global communications network that is similar to the Internet.
Akira is a 1988 post-apocalyptic cyberpunk anime action film.
Set in a dystopian 2019, Akira follows Shtar Kaneda, the leader of a biker gang, whose childhood friend, Tetsuo Shima, develops extraordinary telekinetic powers after a motorcycle crash, ultimately threatening an entire military complex amid anarchy and rebellion in the vast futuristic metropolis of Neo-Tokyo.
Texhnolyze is an experimental anime series. The story is set in Lux, a lively yet dying underground metropolis. Lux residents have begun to refer to it as “The City” and treat it as a sentient force. It revolves around Ichise, a stoic prizefighter who sacrifices a leg and an arm to please an enraged promoter, Onishi, a young but level-headed executive with many enemies, and Ran, a young girl with a powerful talent that affects the entire region. They experience significant events that decide the city’s existence and destiny as they attempt to embrace the obstacles they are faced with.
8. Accel World
Haruyuki Arita is a short, overweight boy who is often bullied by delinquents at Umesato Junior High School. To escape the agony of real life, he logs onto the school’s Local Network cyberspace, where he always plays virtual squash alone, and his innate video game skills catch the attention of Kuroyukihime (literally “Black Snow Princess”), the school’s popular, highly intellectual, and attractive female Student Council Vice-President.
9. No Guns Life
Many people will become “Extended” cyborgs in the near future. However, with a big war recently concluded, many Extended, who are former soldiers, turn to crime in order to survive. Juzo Inui is a “Resolver,” a type of Extended mercenary who specialises in resolving issues produced by other Extended. Juzo’s world is flipped upside down, however, when a rogue Extended breaks into his office and begs him to protect a small kid named Tetsur Arahabaki.
10. Akudama Drive
In a dystopian future in which Kansai has become a vassal state of Kant, an anonymous customer sends a message to various highly trained criminals known as Akudama requesting that they release a death row prisoner known as Cutthroat before they are executed. Four Akudama accept the challenge and descend on Kansai Police Headquarters to gain a large sum of money.
However, while inside, they realise that the assignment was part of a wider scheme by their client to force them to collaborate on a larger mission: infiltrate the Shinkansen and steal valuable goods from a vault at the front of the train.
An average girl arrested on a minor offence but forced to maintain the appearance of a Swindler, and a low-level Hoodlum who was accidently busted out of jail during the initial theft, are roped into the assignment. The gang must work together to complete the assignment and receive their hefty payoff, all while staying ahead of the Kansai Police Executioners on their tail.
11. HELLO WORLD
The year is 2027, and Kyoto has seen significant technological advancement. Naomi Katagaki, a socially awkward and introverted lad with a love of books, and Ruri Ichigyou, a girl with a cold personality who is often blunt with others but shares his love of reading, reside in the city. Despite their shared hobbies, Naomi is hesitant to approach Ruri due to her unfriendly demeanour.
When Naomi goes for a walk one day, a crimson aurora pierces the sky for a brief instant before disappearing. Soon after, he encounters a three-legged crow and a mysterious hooded guy who exposes himself to be Naomi from ten years in the future, revealing that he has come to change an impending sad occurrence that occurs to Ruri soon after they begin dating.
Taking his comments with a grain of salt as first, present-day Naomi follows his future self’s advice and begins approaching Ruri, determined to save her.
12. LAST HOPE
The series is set in 2038, seven years after the Xianglong Crisis, in which a quantum reactor burst, causing a chain reaction that annihilated society. It also sparked a rapid evolutionary process that transformed most animals into bio-mechanical creatures known as BRAI (Biological Revolutionary of Accelerated Intellect), which gradually became a threat to humanity, prompting the city of Neo-Xianglong to develop MOEV (Multi-purpose Organic Evolution Vehicle) mecha to combat the BRAI.
Leon Lau, a scientist previously exiled from Neo-Xianglong for his role in the Xianglong Crisis, offers the Hyper Drive, a reliable quantum reactor, to enable the MOEV of the established Pandora Unit to combat a series of BRAI strengthened by a similar device constructed by the enigmatic Sieg.
13. ID: INVADED
Narihisago, a renowned detective now imprisoned, is entrusted with digging into the id wells of numerous serial killers in the anime. Narihisago’s daughter Muku was brutally murdered by a serial murderer two years before to the current events, prompting Narihisago’s wife to commit suicide. These deaths compelled him to track down and assassinate the perpetrator, earning him a prison sentence.
He is still depressed and haunted by the deaths of his wife and daughter, but he uses this as motivation to take his work seriously and help stop serial killers; however, as a result of his family’s deaths, he holds a grudge against all serial killers, which occasionally manifests as an uncontrollable urge to kill. Despite this, it is clear that the bulk of Narihisago’s coworkers hold high regard for his job. Hondomachi, a rookie field analyst, becomes a significant figure in the series after nearly dying in a serial killer case.
14. AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline
Japan has lost its sovereignty in the year 2061 AD. After being split and dominated by the four major trading factions, the Japanese people spend their days as oppressed citizens. Following the deployment of AMAIM—a humanoid special mobile weapon—by each economic bloc, the country rose to the forefront of the world.
Amou Shiiba, a boy who likes machines, meets Gai, an autonomous thinking A.I. one day. The experience inspires Amou to join the fight to retake Japan, piloting the AMAIM Kenbu that he built himself.
Humanity’s technology has advanced by leaps and bounds since their encounter with aliens on the moon. Even though most people have it easy in this evolved civilization, Robby Yaji and Hacchi Kita can’t seem to get a break half a century later. Robby, a guy plagued by misfortune, owes significant sums of money to debt collectors as a result of his failed investments in dubious get-rich-quick schemes, and Hacchi struggles to overcome the dullness of his monotonous life.
When loan shark boss Yang sends Hacchi to collect the money Robby owes, the two are thrown into an adventure of a lifetime. Rather than pay his debt, Robby takes out into space and travels to Isekandar, a planet that is said to provide happiness to anyone who visits it.
Seeing an opportunity for some much-needed excitement, Hacchi joins Robby on this voyage filled with extraterrestrial encounters, enormous robot battles, and all sorts of mischief—all while evading Yang and his cronies who are desperately searching the cosmos for them.