The Japanese were very quick to pick up on the Cyberpunk movement, and it wasn't long before they combined the core themes of the genre with the surreal visual language of anime. Enjoy the fruits of that marriage with such modern classics as 'Akira' and 'Metropolis'.
The Animatrix is a collection of several animated short films, detailing the backstory of the "Matrix" universe, and the original war between man and machines which led to the creation of the Matrix.
In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new facade. And what does this community have planned for the rest of humankind?
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psychics can stop.