Grim mentioned Ghost in the Shell, which I own along with several other series.
Akira is rather CPish in origin if you're unfamiliar with it (though most people probably should know of at least the movie). �Granted the movie was fucking badass as hell.. �it didn't exactly cover the entire story that the 6 graphic novels did. �Yes, that's right. �There's fucking six of these large-ass things. �It may get rather confusing at times, and you'll most likely have to read it a few times to get the whole picture, but its definately a good read if you're into CP comics.. �or any comics, really.
Can't forget Transmet, of course. �Its already been mentioned about a billion times everywhere in this BBS, as well as a few times in the game (Comic Shack, anyone?). �Does anyone know when the final trade paperback is going to be released?.. �Or is it already out?
Ah.. �Battle Angel Alita is rather CPish as well.. �though not really as well-written as I had hoped. �Wasn't there a character named Gally once (the name of the main character in its original japanese format)? �There are other novels in this series as well, but I haven't gotten ahold of them just yet.
Oh, and I remember anim� was brought up somewhere.. �But I forget where on the boards. �Regardless, I'd like to bring up a few movies that may be of interest.. �Akira and Ghost in the Shell are given. �So's Bubble Gum Crisis 2040. �But there's one movie I've found rather recently that I believe is simply badass. �Osamu Tezuka's "Metropolis." �
Metropolis was originally based on a comic series written and illustrated by the same fellow who did such for "Astroboy," �which I personally think seems rather cutesy in its style, but.. �after watching this movie, I'm tempted to read it. �Metropolis, though indeed rather childish-looking with its bright colors, and childlike characters, is simply one of the best CP anim�s I've ever watched. �Not traditional CP, per se, but an original blend of futuristic goodness with a 1920s feel. Kind of like Steampunk..
Even with the "ancient" clothing styles and similarly styled arcitecture and vehicles, there is a distinct feeling of "this is the future" to everything. �There is everything from street scum to corporate oppressors here. �People fighting for their own freedom. �Androids being mistreated and oppressed, lacking rights of any kind. �Hell, there are even different distinctive LEVELS to the city. �Sound familiar? �Yeah.. �so go check it out. �I'm done rambling.