Anime

“One More Final: I Need You” – The Cyberpunk Aspects of Neon Genesis Evangelion

The poster child for character writing and world building in anime, both classic and modern, Evangelion reached out and touched a generation of viewers with its crucifix-laden hand. It drew us into a ...

Neon Dystopia Reacts to the Ghost in the Shell Trailer

In the last year, the Ghost in the Shell live-action adaptation has been controversial within the cyberpunk community. Concerns have mounted over whitewashing, Hollywoodification of a timeless propert...

Under The Dog Anime is an Underdog

We all love to root for the underdog, and the anime Under the Dog is no exception. Under the Dog is an anime that was conceived in the 1990s by Jirō Ishii as a spirtual successor to Ghost in the Shell...

BLAME! Trailer Reaction – Save The Megastructure

Following the successes of Anime in their catalog (whether or not they are actually originals), Netflix has released a trailer for what is a beloved manga, BLAME! I will admit I have not read this ser...

Armored Trooper Votoms: A Masterpiece in Cyberpunk Anime

It’s April 1st, 1983, a full year before the release of Neuromancer. Across Japan, TV sets are idly tuned into the premiere of Ryosuke Takahashi’s Armored Trooper Votoms, a dark, gritty military drama...

Have you seen: Cyber City Oedo 808? [8/10]

In the mid 90’s some of us in England were privy to the late night happenings of Channel 4, one of the (then) 4 main broadcasters on terrestrial television. If you stayed awake long enough on a ...

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Low and High Tech Collide in Dimension W [4/10]

Dimension W, from which the anime takes its name, is an alternate dimension that can be exploited for energy. A company called New Tesla monetizes this discovery and revolutionizes the world’s e...

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Dead Leaves is Cyberpunk Chaos [8/10]

Dead Leaves came out back in 2004, but I had never heard of it until recently. It’s a one-off anime movie, that is chaotic, offensive, and overly sexual which is probably why it never rose to an...

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Baoh – Cyber/Biopunk Anime (1989) [7/10]

Baoh is one of the more obscure cyberpunk animes out there. I suspect that is often overlooked because of it’s strong biopunk and shonen (anime for boys, think Dragonball or Naruto) elements. Ba...