Yeah I can get that infact the music video that opened Bublegum crisis episode 1 really blew me awayAkira was the first anime and the first cyberpunk-ish movie I ever saw. Loaned it as a VHS and it blew my mind. My world was never the same again, as until that point the only animated movies I had seen were Disney movies.
The Neuromancer trilogy as books followed close, along with Masamune Shirow mangas Appleseed and Ghost in the shell.
ps. In fact just the Manga video intro at the beginning of the VHS blew my mind