Texhnolyze, Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex Recommendations
Texhonolyze is darker and heavier then Ghost in the Shell but it shares similar atmosphere and cyberpank features.
Both of these series are as sci-fi cyberpunk as you can get, and both have a very dark and gritty noir-ish tone. They also share the trait of having complex and twisting storylines, although S.A.C. is partly episodic in nature while Texhnolyze is a fully serial drama.
Both are cyberpunk anime and also, rather philosophical when it comes to man and machine.
Both series takes place in a futuristic setting giving off a dystopian feeling along with the cyberpunk themes. As such, technology in both series are advanced than our own along with other ethnics.
Both series consists of science fiction as well as a strong story with the characters that are involved in them.
Both series features some psychological themes along with action and drama.
By given standards, both series are appealing to those who are into a more deeper analysis and understanding of the story.