List of the best Cyberpunk anime


Cyberpunk is a type of science fiction in which the rapid advance of technology has the cost of neglecting social issues. In this article we will see a list of anime in the genre, and a brief description of the best and most popular cyberpunk anime.

Common themes include powerful or intelligent computers, vast cyberspace networks that can be connected or explored virtually, or human enhancement. Generally the anime are of the action and psychological thriller genre.

Many Cyberpunk anime shows a society that has evolved into a hyper-efficient dystopia, where human needs are secondary to a corporate machine that runs smoothly. Which anime await in this list?

The Best Cyberpunk Anime

There are few anime in the Cyberpunk genre, but they are great and neat. Many of these anime are old, since the Cyberpunk style was on the rise decades ago. See below the best cyberpunk anime:

Psycho Pass

Psycho Pass is an original anime series that has won more than 3 seasons and a film, telling the story of Akane Tsunemori, a girl who ends up entering the Police department in a world where crimes are monitored before they happen.

A system called Sibyl presides over the country and provides order to all facets of life. It determines which job citizens should enter and can read the mental state of each resident and predict which ones are likely to commit crimes in the future.

Akane Tsunemori is starting her career as an inspector, a specialized police officer who works to arrest latent criminals and prevent crimes before they happen. For this she receives help from latent criminals called Executors.

List of the best cyberpunk anime

Ghost in the Shell

Another anime series that has won several films and series over the decades, even a Live Action. The series is quite complete and requires attention from those who will watch it, starting from the oldest and going through the films.

A new and mysterious hacker, known only as the Puppet Master, threatens to create chaos by erasing and rewriting the memories of his victims: humans who have abandoned their physical bodies to become cyborgs. Is he an evil genius, or could he signal the beginning of a new era in the relationship between man and machine?

List of the best cyberpunk anime

Ergo PRoxy

In an almost sterile futuristic world of life, humanity is confined to cities with mechanized domes, where AI controls all aspects of life. In this world, humans are no longer born, they are manufactured on a production line; and next to them walk androids known as autoreivs.

In the summit called Romdeau, lives Re-Mayer, one of the few citizens who are not entirely prevented from thinking. His grandfather's prominent position and the affection of the scientist Daedalus left his free will more than was normally allowed.

Re-l began to question the sanctity of the city and the perfect way of life for its citizens. With mysterious beings known as proxies wreaking havoc and a man named Vincent wielding great influence in his life, Re-l must travel outside the city to find the answers she seeks and discover the mystery behind "awakening".

List of the best cyberpunk anime


After the disaster caused by a mysterious being called 'Akira', Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a seedy city, the moody Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running in a biker gang.

They chase local rivals and generally evade the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo runs into a strange looking boy during a bicycle chase and the military ends up taking him away.

When he finally returns to his friends, he is no longer the same weak boy they have always known - in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination.

While the military intends to recover his specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is tired of being bullied and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who the boss is.

List of the best cyberpunk anime

The Best Cyberpunk Movies

There are few cyberpunk animes, but there are many Cyberpunk movies and animated OVAs, some of which deserve to be highlighted. First we must mention that Ghost in the Shell has several films, I will not mention them here, but here's the tip.

Battle Angel Alita - Restored by a brilliant cybernetic, a young woman named Gally struggles to find her own place in the world, learn the extent of her own mortal abilities and discover what makes her truly human: love.

Mardock Scramble - To stop the unstoppable, you need the irresistible. To kill the immutable, you need someone for whom death is meaningless. And to get the perfect serial killer, you need the only person who knows your methods best ... your latest victim!

Appleseed - In a world where humanity is on the verge of destruction, a lone scientist invented the means to save it: the bioroids. These artificial humans coexist with humans in the city of Olympus, under the watchful eye of the Gaia supercomputer - to stabilize society. 

Blame! - Killy is a wanderer in a vast technological wasteland known as Megastructure. Your mission is to find a human being with liquid terminal genes to prevent the collapse of Netsphere, a virtual domain under the control of the Authority.

List of the best cyberpunk anime
Blame movie on Netflix

The Best Cyberpunk Manga

Now let's share some cyberpunk manga available on Amazon. Remembering that the first volumes are usually more expensive, but if you browse the site you will find other volumes very cheap.

List of Cyberpunk Anime

Cyberpunk AnimeTypeYear
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GigTV2004
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexTV2002
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State SocietyMovie2006
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing ManMovie2005
Ghost in the ShellMovie1995
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Individual ElevenMovie2006
Ghost in the Shell 2.0Movie2008
Psycho-Pass SS: Case. 3 - Onshuu no Kanata niMovie2019
Ghost in the Shell: AriseOther2013
Psycho-Pass 3TV2019
Psycho-Pass SS: Case. 2 - First GuardianMovie2019
Ghost in the Shell 2: InnocenceMovie2004
Ergo ProxyTV2006
Psycho-Pass 2TV2014
Mardock Scramble: The First CompressionMovie2010
Mardock Scramble: The Third ExhaustMovie2012
Ghost in the Shell: The New MovieMovie2015
Mardock Scramble: The Second CombustionMovie2011
Serial Experiments LainTV1998
BLAME! MovieMovie2017
Psycho-Pass SS: Case. 1 - Tsumi to BatsuMovie2019
Appleseed: Ex MachinaMovie2007
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045Web2020
Appleseed AlphaMovie2014
Appleseed MovieMovie2004
Battle Angel AlitaOVA1993
Armitage IIIOVA1995
Armitage III Poly-MatrixMovie1997
Bubblegum CrisisOVA1987
Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040TV1998
Armitage III Dual-MatrixMovie2002
Human LostMovie2019
The AnimatrixOVA2003
Cyber City Oedo 808OVA1990
Ghost in the Shell: Ghost ChaserOther2018
Bubblegum Crash!OVA1991
Baldr Force EXEOVA2006
Megazone 23 Part IIIOVA1989
Appleseed XIII Movie 1: TartarosMovie2011
Arve Rezzle: Kikaijikake no Yousei-tachiMovie2013
AD Police FilesOVA1990
Appleseed XIII Movie 2: OuranosMovie2011
AD PoliceTV1999
Appleseed XIIIOVA2011
DRAMAtical MurderTV2014
DRAMAtical Murder: Data_xx_TransitorySpecial2014
Ai CityMovie1986
Techno Police 21CMovie1982
Download: Namu Amida Butsu wa Ai no UtaOVA1992
Blame! PrologueOVA2007
Blame! SpecialSpecial2003
Cyberpunk: EdgerunnersWeb2022
Texhnolyze: RevisitSpecial2004
Akira (New)TV
Megazone 23 XIOVA
Megazone 23 SINOVA
BLAME! Movie 2Movie
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