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Cyberpunk series
ITT: We share cyberpunk series that we like.

I will start.

Ghost in the Shell

>Ghost in the Shell (Japanese: 攻殻機動隊 Hepburn: Kōkaku Kidōtai, "Mobile Armored Riot Police") is a Japanese media franchise originally published as a seinen manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. The manga, first serialized in 1989 under the subtitle of The Ghost in the Shell, and later published as its own tankōbon volumes by Kodansha, told the story of the fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, in the mid-21st century of Japan.

>Animation studio Production I.G has produced several different anime adaptations of Ghost in the Shell, starting with the 1995 film of the same name, telling the story of Section 9's investigation of the Puppet Master. The television series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex followed in 2002, telling an alternate story from the manga and first film, featuring Section 9's investigations of government corruption in the Laughing Man and Individual Eleven incidents. A sequel to the 1995 film, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, was released on 2004. 2013 saw the start of the Ghost in the Shell: Arise original video animation (OVA) series, consisting of four parts through mid-2014. The series was recompiled in early 2015 as a television series titled Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture, airing with an additional two episodes (one part). An animated feature film produced by most of the Arise staff, titled Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie, was released on June 20, 2015. A live-action American film of the same name was released on March 31, 2017.

>Shirow has stated that he had always wanted the title of his manga to be Ghost in the Shell, even in Japan, but his original publishers preferred Mobile Armored Riot Police. He had chosen "Ghost in the Shell" in homage to Arthur Koestler's The Ghost in the Machine, from which he also drew inspiration.

>Primarily set in the mid-twenty-first century in the fictional Japanese city of Niihama, Niihama Prefecture (新浜県新浜市 Niihama-ken Niihama-shi),[Note 1] otherwise known as New Port City (ニューポートシティ Nyū Pōto Shiti), the manga and the many anime adaptations follow the members of Public Security Section 9, a special-operations task-force made up of former military officers and police detectives. Political intrigue and counter-terrorism operations are standard fare for Section 9, but the various actions of corrupt officials, companies, and cyber-criminals in each scenario are unique and require the diverse skills of Section 9's staff to prevent a series of incidents from escalating.
>In this post-cyberpunk iteration of a possible future, computer technology has advanced to the point that many members of the public possess cyberbrains, 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. This can also be combined with various levels of prostheses, with a fully prosthetic body enabling a person to become a cyborg. The main character of Ghost in the Shell, Major Motoko Kusanagi, is such a cyborg, having had a terrible accident befall her as a child that ultimately required her to use a full-body prosthesis to house her cyberbrain. This high level of cyberization, however, opens the brain up to attacks from highly skilled hackers, with the most dangerous being those who will hack a person to bend to their whims.

Intrigue, conspiracies, phylosophy, criminal investigations, bewildering showcase of techonology and showcase of societal evolution, flashy gun and hand to hand combat.

What's not to like? May be kind of a shocker to watch at first but, it nicely highlights many possible effects that cybernesitation could have on human societies.
You can watch it here: https://gogoanime.io/search.html?keyword=ghost-in-the-shell

Basically, just watch the series or movies from oldest to newest to not spoil some of the mysteries that intended time ark offers.
Bonus points if you suceed to prove that main character is in fact trans.
>A.D Police
A.D Police is a three part pyschological action thriller OVA series set in a dystopian society where a cyborg underclass called "boomers" run amok in deadly rampages. It's a short, yet thought provoking shoa that details the implications of augmentation and the line between man and machine.
Any animes with biopunk themes?
What's biopunk?
Pretty much the same thing as cyberpunk but with more of a focus on biotechnology.
I strongly suggest that you all read the manga called BioMega. It's done by the same author as Sidonia Kishi and Blame! (loved Blame!).
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I just found this story line for the plot.

1. Dead Heads – First appearance of N5S virus

2. Noise – Creation of Silicon Life

3. Digimortal – Development of Silicon Life

4. Abara – Development of Gaunas

5. Biomega – Takeover of N5S virus

6. Knights of Sidonia – Fight against Gaunas

7. Zebnoid – Meeting of two species in space

8. Blame! – Fully developped Megastructure
Nice parallels. I hadn't read them all yet.
It doesn't entirely line up, but Blame featured parallel universes and time travel.
This bastard just loves to end his stories with a total mindfuck...
I only watched movie "Blame" and I haven't noticed any parallel universe references or time travel. Story ended with failed attempt to connect to the netsphere, Cibu leading humans to abandoned zone without surveillance, Killy gave his collar to Zuru and left searching for net gene terminal.

Sure am enjoying this Overboard theme. Already got few ideas for threads written down but I want to make it look good so its gonna take bit of a time.
Read the manga. It's worth it.
You'll get to see some awesome fight scenes, fascinating plotlines, and aesthetic structures.

Some commenters on the movie said that original Blame doesn't have romantics with it. I personally enjoy romance a lot.
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Is there another one I don't know about?
Also, there's a bit of romance to it. Most of it closer to the last couple dozen chapters though.

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>jajajajaja, love, in blame? never, this is not that kind of story, maybe the movie didn't express the feeling of blame in its whole self, but read the manga, you'll see that there is not love in it, creepy things yes there you'll find them and confucion, abstraction, characters die and all and thats not the point, the point is the mistery of that world.

Guess I remembered it wrong. He means manga.
Found first three stories:
I guess Gunnm/Alita battle angel/Alita last order count, right? Weird not seeing it listed yet
Nihei Tsutomu is a fucking spectacular artist.