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?
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).
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'.