top 10 Best Cyberpunk Anime You Need to Watch

Gunslinger Girl

Rounding out the list is Gunslinger Girl, an anime that revolves around military themes. The anime was released during the fall 2003 season and takes place in Italy.

Accel World

Released during the Spring 2012 season, Excel World has themes surrounding school life romance.


Texhnolyze is a psychological original anime developed by studio Madhouse. The anime was released during the 2003 spring season and takes place in a fictional town called Lux.


Madhouse's second entry on this list is the anime film, Metropolis. It is an adaptation of the manga by Osamu Tezuka.

Ergo Proxy

Released during the 2006 winter season, Ergo Proxy is a psychological mystery anime. The anime takes place in Romdo, a city surrounded by a dome.


Shortcoming! is a science fiction film released on May 20, 2017. The series also has a six-episode special, but this entry will focus on the film.


Released on July 16, 1988, Akira is one of the most popular cyberpunk anime.

Serial Experiments Lain

The serial experiment tells a psycho-supernatural story of Lan Lan Iwakura. Released during the summer season of 1998, Lan is a 14-year-old cool girl who goes to school.


Released during the Fall 2012 season, Psycho-Pass is an original by Production IG. studio.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Rounding out the list as the best cyberpunk anime, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex stands above the rest.