One of the many great products of Japan's love-affair with technology is their sci-fi - combine that with their unique animation style, and you're left with a sub-genre that has resulted in some of the greatest sci-fi flicks of all time, including 'Metropolis' and 'Ghost in the Shell'.
Here is an introduction to some great anime, modern and classic, drama, sci-fi, action, and romance. You're guaranteed to find a gem you haven't heard of in here (or you just watch too many cartoons, grow up).
A mix of the best animated and live action science fiction, horror, and fantasy anthology series. A succession of high quality stand-alone stories that share a common feel. This genre originated in the 1950s with Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone, and is experiencing a renaissance with shows like Black Mirror and Love, Death, and Robots
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'.
Set in futuristic dystopias, Cyberpunk narratives focus on the alienation of human beings in societies driven, surveilled, and organized by technology. Another key element is the focus on low-lives in a high-tech world. And yes, we know the Matrix was 1999. But it hardly feels dated!