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Planning to travel through the modern states of East Asia next year for about three months.

Particularly Mainland China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Macau.

What cities must I visit for the Blade Runner aesthetic and at what time of the year?
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Shanghai
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>>2381279
Do you think China will resume issuing tourist visas next year? I do want to experience these digital jungles.
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>>2381303
Yes from 8th of january, normally.

Other than that, Hong Kong, Shanghai, come to my mind.
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What about Singapore?
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Don't forget Taipei.
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Macau
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>>2381329
Still can't believe that this is a real picture.
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>>2381336
Same, when I first saw it I rolled my eyes at another shitty CG mock up.
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Shanghai

https://youtu.be/2uQ58Xwx1V4
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>>2381318

Good pic
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>>2381336
It's exaggerated using some photography tricks. I don't know why this specific photo encourages people to vacantly daydream about this building being ten thousand stories tall.
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>>2381274
Hong Kong, maybe Shanghai and Tokyo. not in asia obviously, but NYC and LA are also a big influence. The rest isn't cyberpunkish. It's just your average urban sprawls.

>>2381296
Nothing cyberpunk about this. There are similar skylines all over the US. You wouldn't call Seattle "cyberpunk-esque".

>>2381317
Clean city. Too clean to have anything nitty gritty about it, it's full of greenery, the streets are gigantic, Blade-runner/Cyberpunk aesthetic is about dense, polluted spaces. You'll find Singapore to be a beautiful and harmonious mix of tropical and urban biomes, not unlike Kuala Lumpur.

>>2381318
Taipei is a city with very low rise buildings that vaguely look old jap buildings from the 80s. These are just small little lanes running paralel to the bigger streets. What this picture is showing is like, 3-floor houses sticking together. This blue lighting doesn't make sense. In fact, if it's cloudy like this shit's pitch black. this is just classic bisexual lighting. Also, Taipei 101 was photoshopped.
Regarding the city though, it does have a few comfy neon-y spots but nothing to write home about. Taipei is one of the smaller capital cities in Asia and wouldn't even be considered tier 3 by China. the city has a boring skyline, and you're pretty much reminded that the city is surrounded by mountains and forests, especially around 101 since it is at the city's westernmost edge, which basically has little to no suburbs due to the mountain range. Not very cyberpunky, but still, very beautiful city.

cont.
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>>2381329
Because it really isn't, Macau is as cyberpunk as fucking Granada or Sevilla. It's small mediterranean streets all over town, i don't get why they show these ridiculous pictures where they photoshop the biggest building right in sight, this never happens because the view is blocked by the tightly packed buildings. Anyone going there thinking they'll be like fucking ryan gosling will be sorely disappointed. It's a really nice city because it's so fucking eerie to see colonial mediterranean architecture in the middle of Asia, and the combination of casinos and old shit is kind of nice but 99% of the city is just yellow portuguese/andalucian architecture. And the fucking church everyone visits only drives that point further.

THIS is what Macau looks like. Plus one beautiful casino street.
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Hong Kong on the other hand is as cyberpunk as a human city can get in real life.

There is no photoshop in this image. This is Mong kok, the most densely populated neighborhood in the world. This vicinity all the way to the south feels like you're in basically Night City (or rather, NC feels like HK). Full of neons, gigantic complex sprawls with 20 to 30 store buildings, soot build up all over the fucking place.Some places are pretty cramped, but you can mostly navigate the area without any problem. Walking all the way south gets you to hong kong island, which is the financial district and has its own vibe too. It's the only city that does it for me. The other ones have their own vibe and it is not blade runner or the cyberpunk genre in general. Even Tokyo is milder than what people picture it. You want grit, go to Hong Kong. In contrast, Macau actually is a nice break since you've got all that south european mediterranean feel that is pretty relaxing. Feels like summer in Barcelona, seriously.
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>>2381415
>>2381420

Nice rundown. Godspeed Anon.
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>>2381423
For someone who hasnt been to any of these places, for pure experience. Rank the ones worth visiting:

Beijing
Tokyo
Osaka
Kyoto
Taipei
Seoul
Busan
Hong Kong
Macau
Chongqing
Kuala Lumpur
Jakarta
Shenzhen
Singapore
Shanghai
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>>2381428
Out of the ones I've been to:
Taipei
Tokyo
Osaka/Kyoto
Seoul
Shanghai
Singapore
Kuala Lumpur
Busan
Macau
Hong Kong

I liked all of them except Hong Kong, which is kinda boring and hyper expensive.
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>>2381428
It really all depends on your tastes, anon. But if you want the most bang for your buck, plan a trip to do two of these cities at the same time. For example, the ferry from HK to Macau is only 40 bucks (roundtrip) and Shenzhen is right at the border. So you could like, leave a day or two for visiting Macau and do the rest of the week in Hong Kong visiting the city, museums, the nearby greenery or simply just having fun. Same goes for Singapore and Kuala lumpur, a simple bus trip of a few hours gets you from one to the other.

Same goes for Japan. Kyoto and Osaka (+kobe) are basically the same city. only issue is if you want to do Tokyo too, in which case an overnight bus trip (500km) won't cost much. And Same goes for Seoul/Busan (300km)
Taking this into account, you can easily see that HK/Shenzhen/Macau is a great deal and so is Kyoto/Osaka/Kobe (kobe is definitely worth a visit !), especially if you can fit Tokyo into your timetable/budget. I'd also put Malacca/Kuala Lumpur/Singapore as another trio worth visiting.

On the other hand, there are places where it's worth just taking 2-4 weeks, find an appartment or airbnb to rent, and pretend you've lived there all your life. These places are Chongqing and Taipei, in my opinion. They're relatively peaceful places with not much shit to do but basically go on a walking adventure around the city, discover the people, hear their stories. Maybe have a love story. Maybe look at the job situation so you can make it there. Who knows.
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>>2381443
Oh yeah ? That's basically the year i've been to it, so that makes sense. Even then, i'm not sure someone who's never been there would complain.
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>>2381274
Chong Qing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD-t3W1zLzg
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kek you losers, enjoy your self induced paris syndrome when you go there and just realize you're still on earth no matter what
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>>2381274
Macau 100%. Shitty slums with weirdly shaped space ship buildings that have multicolored lights.
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>>2381428
>Beijing
Huge roads, not walkable, shit public transport, gray, businesses mostly in big ass malls, shit nightlife (as in, night street food, night restaurants etc). Very restrictive so not many small things going on.

>Tokyo
Small streets everywhere, businesses everywhere even in the tiniest corner. There’s always something to do.

>Osaka
See Tokyo but more chaotic, friendlier, less autistic and more night things going on.

>kyoto
Classier and more orderly than Osaka. High-end culture.

>Taipei
A mix of the best of both worlds (Japan and China), reminiscent of Hong Kong in some ways but less chaotic, more laid back.

>Seoul
Only went there in the 90s. Not very interesting back then.

>HK
Very “cyberpunk”. Very rich and poor mingle together. Businesses everywhere, almost impossible to see darkness in the central parts. Closest you’ll get.

>Macau
Discount Hong Kong with much much less life going on. Went there in the late 90s though.

>Chongqing
Memed by youtube videos. No idea why this city is brought up all the time. Many cities are similar to this one, part of the recent trend of newly invested cities such as Hangzhou.

>Shanghai
My personal favourite but not because of how “cyberpunk” it feels. It’s a city with a lot of life, good blend of modernity and (not so old) history.
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Dubai
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Gonna choose probably a retarded answer but for the US, what about Portland or SF?

They’re both rich with low lifes. The people there are non binary and don’t look human.
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>>2382506
Portland is boring my dude. There's literally nothing there. It's a big enough town it's called a city and the people there are weird unless they're from out of town and just commute in which case they're your average normal person (which is a good thing)

SF is just your average american megacity. If anything it's convenient because it's walkable, but that's it.
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>>2382523
I just set my tinder there and I’m matching with what looks like are hot space aliens.


What cities in the US are exciting?
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>>2381318
photoshop trash
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>>2382525
>Exciting cities in the us
Take a fucking guess, genius.
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>>2383066
Why are you talking like that
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>>2384145
>exciting
because you're asking retarded questions.
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chongqing
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>>2381329
Macau is the most culture shock I’ve ever gotten in a developed country. The weird mix of Portuguese and Chinese, the Vegas-on-steroids atmosphere, the endless concrete high-rise tenements, the hot tropical climate… it all feels like a fever dream.
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>>2384222
The average street in Macau looks like this btw, not sure what that retard saying it’s like a “Mediterranean city” is smoking
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is the only way to achieve the "bladerunner" aesthetic to have some popular shitty photoshop photo of it?
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>>2384238
>is the only way to achieve the "bladerunner" aesthetic to have some popular shitty photoshop photo of it?

or just have it be in China
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>>2384250
it always boils down to essentially pic related
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>>2384259
who tf said NY isn't cyberpunk retard? Are you arguing w/ yourself?
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>>2384286
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Cyber but not very punk:
>Tokyo
>Seoul
>Beijing
>Singapore
>Dubai


Not that cyber but plenty of punk:
>New York
>Paris
>Rio de Janeiro
>Cairo
>Belgrade
>Naples
>New Delhi
>Manila

Dystopian but not cyberpunk enough
>Pyongyang
>Los Angeles
>Tehran

Cyberpunk:
>Hong Kong
>Moscow
>Mumbai
>Bangkok
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>>2382525
New York, New Orleans, Miami.
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China is the most cyberpunk because when even fucking legless hobos beg for money by shoving a QR code in your face, you know they reached some dystopian level of technology in daily life.
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>>2384366
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>>2384369
Kino
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>>2384369
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>>2384371
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>>2381648
>No idea why this city is brought up all the time.
Because actually not many Chinese cities are similar to Chongqing, especially since CQ has had some fairly unique features long before others came along in Mainland China both due geography and history.
I assume that the last decade has brought the city more in line with others.
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>>2384376
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>>2381420
what happened to the rest of the church ??
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>>2381274
For the ultra high tech feel, it is ard to beat Tsukuba. It also has shades of Solarpunk and there is a whiff of "Academy City" since the full name is supposedly Tsukuba Kenkyuu Gakuen Toshi, which certainly speaks of ambitions.

>>2381423
I have never been to a city that feels more intensely busy than HK. However people are leaving as China increases the pressure.

It felt rather different from Shenzhen.
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>>2381274
Dubai has very modern cyberpunk vibes, Bladerunner 2049, Deus Ex Human Revolution vibes.
Just through the sheer amount of new age architecture crammed together.
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>>2381557
no no no shut the fuck up, put on the pink and blue lights again
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>>2381274
Yorkshire, England
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>>2381274
Based and cyberpunkpilled
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>>2384224
Whats the fucking difference ? AC fans ? The chinese sign ? Also,
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Fuck going to China rn. They be sneezing on everyone atm. Have you been seeing their deaths?! It's fucked up! Don't go until they all get jabbed in the pussy first. It will save you from the BS the government there have been trying to drag the world down with.
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my home
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>>2387726
take your meds schizo
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Shinjuku for sure. China is locked down like fuck and Korea and other countries are not letting anyone who has been in China to enter. There will be no tourist visas this year at all.
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>>2388374
trash LEDs are trash
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>>2388398
State your reasons.
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>>2381274
kowloon
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>>2388374
Nowhere in Japan is remotely cyberpunk, it's actually quite dark at night. Maybe Dotonbori, but it's too touristy and crowded to be enjoyable.
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>>2388604
>t. never been to Shinjuku
Did you really think China was going to issue tourist visas? LMAO
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>>2381303
What jungle? The businesses and small shops that made up those urban digital "jungles" and gave them their buzzing vibe are all closed and shuttered for good due to being closed during Zero COVID policies. You'll be walking through nothing but empty, silent labyrinths now.
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>>2381428
Here's the Cyberpunk rankings of the cities I've visited so far:

Tokyo (7/10) (overated- too clean and tidy)
Seoul (7/10) (overated- has too much of a boring American "grid" like layout)
Busan (8/10) (underated- multiple skyscraper urban cores tucked in between mountains and hills filled with favela looking "slums", good mix of grit and modern/sleek)
Kyoto (0/10) (Asking if Kyoto is Cyberpunk is like asking if Florence, Italy is Cyberpunk. No.)
Jakarta (6/10) (too "low life" and not enough "high tech", its just a giant open sewer slum with some high end shopping malls in the center)

Some others
Bangkok (9/10) (100% Blade Runner/Night City, my favorite on this list, only reason its not a 10 is because I havent been to China yet which I imagine would take all perfect 10/10 rankings)
Saigon (8/10) (the "low life" aspect among neon grit is well represented, but a little lacking in the balance of modern infrastructure, skyscrapers and urban verticality outside of a very small area of District 1- give it time though, the city is building up fast and will probably take a 10/10 spot some day)

Keep in mind, this was all before COVID though- 2018 and 2019- and I imagine lockdowns killed any sort of that Cyberpunk "wild west", hustle and bustle feeling these places used to have. I imagine theyre all a lot quieter now and all the small businesses are mostly shuttered.
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>>2386347
That's all "cyber" and no "punk".
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>>2389342
I've been all around China but apperantly the most cyberpunk city there is Chongqing. That's #1 on my list for my next visit to China.

I'd rate Hong Kong pretty high on the list if you've never been as well. Maybe an 8 if Tokyo is a 7.
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>>2384296
Mumbai is surprisingly Cyberpunk. I went there during the monsoons and it was really moody. Too bad it smelled like pollution most of the time.
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>>2384224
>posts a street scene you could find in any grubby southern european city

based retard
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>>2389713
literally Greece?
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>>2381274
Picrel is Qingdao which was one of my favorite cities in China.

I disagree with Shanghai in this thread though. The skyline maybe but in the ground it feels super cosmopolitan and clean with wide streets and big shops. 2nd tier cities in China would be more bladerunner imo.

Parts of Saigon also have an aesthetic I think you'd like. Especially if you do a bunch of Ketamine and ride around on the back of a motorbike.
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How hard is it to get ketamine in saigon ?
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>>2387876

Mad weather today eh?
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>>2389374
Neat. Thanks.
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>>2388398
This. Too sterile for a proper Cyberpunk vibe. Fuck LED lights.
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>>2388604
>>2390281
I wish I got to experience Osaka or HK in the 80s. When these places were still thick with cigarette smoke, covered in buzzing neon lights and full of seedy places like pachinko parlors and brothels (which are still there but I hear zoomers don't frequent them).

I've heard Tsukiji was like this too back then because you had this huge fish market, a mix of very industrial and traditional scenes surrounded by a bunch of seedy bars, porn shops, and soapland places catering to the lower class Japanese men who worked there.

I'm surprised Taipei and Manila arent' getting more attention itt.
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>>2390304
Me too, anon. Me too... If reincarnation is real, I feel like I lived in one of these places during that time frame in past life. I get a certain type of nostalgic, "home" sort of vibe when I watch media from these areas during the 80's. Even though I was technically not alive at that time, nor have I ever even been to HK or Osaka before.
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>>2384379
more ghost in the shell than Bladerunner
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>>2384200
>>2389374
Are there massive class differences etc in that city?
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>>2381274
Chongqing.
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>>2390304

you watch too many films retard
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>>2389374
Chongqing is also top of my list and it's good to see it mentioned here. I did a lot of reading and it always seemed like n1 for me. These things age fast and change every decade, for example in the 80s it was 100% HK and Singapore, then Tokyo
I would visit as a priority but I am terrified of them randomly changing covid policies for the 18th time and getting stuck in some chink quarantine lab
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>>2384238
despite popular beliefs, Asians don't like to bath in colorful neon lights all day as well.
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>>2390609
It's communism of course there is
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>>2386347

Dubai is a bad taste shithole in the middle of a desert, full of sand niggers.

Stop shilling this shit
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>>2381648
>Chongqing Memed by youtube videos. No idea why this city is brought up all the time. Many cities are similar to this one.
Not really, it's the most cyberpunk city in China for sure and these days more 'cyberpunk' than Tokyo or HK. 'Memed by youtube' = 'it's getting popular so time for me to hate on it while praising fucking Kyoto
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>>2386347
Fuck that place, you don't know what punk is
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>>2381557
this isn't comfy to you?
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>>2392494
eww. Wtf is this? discount japan in china?
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>>2386347
Only futuristic hard shit
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what about Kuala Lumpur?
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>>2381274
Shanghai. Nighttime.
t. Lives in Shanghai
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>>2384296
>moscow
>cyberpunk
in what sense?
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>>2384296
>>Moscow
You've lost your fucking mind, I lived in Moscow even the nicest parts of the city are old world aesthetic there's not a goddamn cyberpunk scene in the whole country
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>>2381274
Chongqing?
https://youtu.be/ea1k-8sQtxw
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>>2381274
Chongqing china
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2
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>>2393524
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>>2388374
You posted a street with wide streets and buildings that are literally 5 floors tall.

Tokyo isn't the slightest bit cyberpunk in any way. It looks like a midwestern American city just with narrower roads and 10 times as big, but with architecture just as boring.
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>>2384369
BASED
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>>2393643
How is that not cyberpunk? Why would skyskrapers be cyberpunk? You are retarded.
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>>2393643
Tokyo was literally the origin of cyberpunk aesthetics.
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>>2381318
Drive an hour north to Keelung for real blade runner "dystopia"
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>>2393740
Huge ass buildings with cramped streets are literally the main aesthetic in cyberpunk. It’s the one thing that makes cyberpunk immediately recognizable and distinct from just sci-fi.

50 foot buildings with 6 lane roads is not remotely cyberpunk
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>>2394136
no
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>>2389756
I’ve lived in Qingdao for about 10 years. It’s the least cyberpunkish city of China kek.
Livinh standards are extremely high by China standards, it’s very green (planted trees and plants absolutely everywhere), there is almost zero poverty (beggas have disappeared), people live in better conditions than most of China (less traffic jams, wide streets, very clean, bigger homes) and the historic German neighborhood is absolutely gorgeous. However, you will quickly get bored, there’s not much high quality entertainment.
If anything, it’s one of the least dystopian place of China.
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There aren't any beggers because they round them up and put them in prison work camps if they are able bodied, or nursing homes to be euthanized if they aren't.

Which is based, and I wish they would do that in the usa.
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>>2394167
>>2394153
real answer is they round them up and send them back to whatever low tier city or rural area they came from
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hukou
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>>2394175
Shut the fuck up shill. Crippled homeless are routinely disappeared and never reappear. Just fucking own it, stop being a pussy.
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>>2394167
>>2394175
Iunno where this meme comes from. They are there just that it's way less common in China. They don't make fucking camps so they aren't as noticable. If you go out looking for them at night you can definitely find them. After work I would always see them. I donated some socks and gloves to them. I think stronger family ties is also a reason you see much less of them.
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>>2394167
Cyberpunk took its inspiration from the contrast in Japanese cities in the 70s and 80s with the massive contrast between new buildings, highly efficient infrastructure, small streets and old wood buildings which were still plenty in the early 80s.
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>>2394224
https://archeyes.com/plan-tokyo-1960-kenzo-tange/
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>>2393874
Hong Kong
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>>2394224
Even talking about Blade Runner. A recurring theme of the world building was that Japan would dominate the future.
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>>2394380
That's because cyperpunk tropes are outdated. People in the 80s thought that Japan would own all companies, be we saw what happened in the end.
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>>2381423
>Mong kok
lmao
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>>2394394
>People in the 80s thought that Japan would own all companies,

This is true, then in the 90 s they thought the EU and yuro were taking over, then later China and now AI, people are idiots
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>>2381397
you don't? I think it's perfectly clear. Obviously, the framing and telephoto lens contribute to the effect, but furthermore the exterior surface of the building gives the impression of far more floors than are actually present. It's like the line pattern on the outside mimics the "quick and dirty scale-granting texturing" that photobash scifi artists use. I think it's very easy to see why people get the impression that the building is incredibly tall.
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I have been to both Bangkok and Hong Kong and Bangkok has more cyberpunk atmosphere with lively cities and modern high-tech skyscrapers next to stalls selling boiled eggs and people getting a haircut on the street while their Huawei phone is repaired.

Hong Kong is quite stale and boring.Plus it is massively dirty for some reason.
Personally I think it is shilled by Anglos out of sentiment for their colonial past.
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>>2390304
Just go to bangkok then?
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>>2393095
>in what sense?
Dystopian
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>>2381557
this. faggots dont want to admit that those pics are heavily edited
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Chongqing is the most cyberpunk city in the world
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Any tier 2 or above city in China desu
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>>2390304
Nip-pon barely has any neon nowadays, China on the other hand (picrel) doesn't seem to get bothered by its higher costs
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>>2395249
kino

>>2395254
This looks like something you'd legit see in Chongqing . Needless to say...KINO
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>>2395249
Yeah, Chongqing is crazy. Some design choices they made looks insane in real life when you're actually there. I was walking to my hotel one night, went up on a bridge in the middle of the city which was like 6-8 meters above ground, looked up and saw another larger bridge like 25-30 meters above me that went straight inbetween two skyscrapers. Being from Europe with barely no skyscrapers.. walking around drunk in Chongqing was a trip
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>>2395383
Is walking around drunk generally safe in CQ? What's the nightlife like and are there dangerous areas to avoid?
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>>2395385
I've only been there once and that was for a week so I'm no expert, but in terms of crime and walking around at night I felt very safe, I was out every night walking around and I was never bothered by anyone and you actually felt safe aswell compared to walking alone at night in London for example. BUT there's one big danger that I can warn about though that I noticed on day 1, and that is crossing the road.. a lot of chinese ignores red lights so when walking across a road look multiple times before crossing, and then keep looking on both sides like a schizo as you're walking across. The roads are complicated to navigate, people get stressed and either ignores or don't pay attention to a red light, which is obviously dangerous for especially tourists walking around that barely knows the city and are confused themselves.

In terms of dangerous areas I honestly have no idea since I stayed inside the more central parts for the entire week. The nightlife is great though, the city is so large there's people out every single day of the week partying at night clubs, there's also "party streets" that are filled with bars and shit
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>>2394175
Homeless in China and East Asia in general tend to be people that fell into bad luck in life. Big difference from the junkie scum and subhuman trash you see in western cities. Same in Taiwan, the homeless tend to hide away neatly, not bothering anyone. They can easily get a job as a street cleaner in China too.
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>>2394153
Im the one who posted. I agree with you desu. Qingdao was very chill and nice by China standards. I mostly wanted to share my pic haha. I agree with you that many Chinese cities top it on the cyberpunk chart.

I did fuck a super q t Mongolian chick when I visited and the beer tasted great there. Qingdao will always hold a place in my heart.
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Qingdao has a bit of cyberpunk too imo
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>>2381274
I'd say Hong Kong easily but I don't think you can visit it without a permit nowadays.
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>>2395907
You can’t enter HK without the death jab
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Some of the cities mentioned in this thread are too 'clean' to be cyberpunk. More like cyberpop. Look for cities that have large slums; the more populated the slums, the more likely it is to become cyberpunk, as the slums begin to stack on top one another. Bonus points if it's next to high rise skyscrapers in a densely packed area. Also, look at rapidly developing countries which are industrial & thus are very polluted. The destruction of the environment is a major trope in cyberpunk; places with lots of smog, terrible weather, rivers of trash, e-waste will definitely fit this.

Other tropes are the feeling of isolation in a densely packed area, orwellian surveillance and the 'sin city' factor, especially if it's open-air/ungoverned/state sanctioned.
Think the 7 sins:

Lust: escorts, massage parlors, love hotels, easy access p0rn, hypersexuality, gay bath houses, ladyboys
Gluttony: fast food, binge drinking, gold plated food, silver facials, excessive materialism/consooming
Greed: crypto, casinos/gambling, stock market, hustlers, gig economy, cash4gold, various scams, black market (silk road, organ harvesting),
Sloth: high automation, widespread apathy/nihilism, indifference to cruelty/bystander effect (watching people die, ignoring untouchables), promoting laziness
Wrath: war propaganda, political/ethnic/religious scapegoats blasted on media, eye 4 an eye mentality, cheering on violent/self-destructive behavior, sanctioned gangrapes, crimewave, gangs, police brutality, rudeness
Envy: sports cars, bling, expensive bags, photoshopped models, paradise packages, high rise condos next to slums, celebrities
Pride: social media, taking pride in degeneracy, ethno-narcissism, hyper-nationalism, religious zealots, promoting vanity

Which cities come to mind? Next time you re in a big city, look around for the 7 sins and tropes such as class disparity, pollution, industrialization, automation, overpopulation etc.
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Chongqing is objectively the most cyberpunk city in the world, having undergone staggering development in the last 10 years, arguing otherwise because it's gone viral on youtube and tiktok in recent years is retarded tier contrarianism. It is not even an argument that makes sense considering other 'cyberpunk' cities are even more famous and ingrained in pop culture.
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>>2381274
>mainland China
Oh wow, OP are you sure that's a good idea right now?
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>>2396342
Oh no, don't visit a different culture, you might not be able to use your (((great and unbiased)))) search engines without a VPN or smoke drugs in public like in the Land of the Free. You might not even see a trans or black person for a whole day, a terrifying prospect
best go and see the beautiful New York City or Philidelphia instead
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>>2392494
Didn't say anything about comfy. I just said that this is just a normal street. Sure, it has some of that Japanese street lanes characteristics but this is far from anything remotely cyberpunk. having one big tower in view doesn't change anything to that, especially since you have to run down a road that gives you a view like this.

I'm just saying that you guys don't understand that what makes something cyberpunk is a feel, an atmosphere, a location and a weather. It's night, rainy, you're pensive and walking a street full of neons is cyberpunk. Could be Paris, could be Tokyo, could be fucking Ouagadougou.
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>>2396427
>Could be Paris,
retard, just because a street is rainy and neon doesn't make it cyberpunk, go read some literature from the genre because you clearly have no clue what themes define the genre. Cyberpunk is far more than a 'feel' and you ignore elements like wealth disparity and a visible underclass, predatory capitalism with 'megacorps', futurist and brutalist architecture, consumer technology that dominates people's lifestyles, atomised population etc
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>>2395996
Everyone keeps saying Chongqing but Chongqing feels far too developed to be truly cyberpunk. Bangkok has a far better combination of the high tech, low life aesthetic.
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>>2396433
Chongqing went through heavy development in the last decade, there are parts of the city you would not be able to recognize any more.
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What you autists are forgetting is that OP specifically asked for cyberpunk AESTHETIC. Being actually cyberpunk, with megacorps, surveillance, trash everywhere, wealth disparity and all that, is not required.
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>>2381274

Manchester is an underrated cyber punk kino location.
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>>2396451
alright I'm done with this joke of a thread
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Is there any European cyberpunk city?
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Middlesbrough UK was the inspiration for Blade Runner
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>>2396451
Not really
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>>2396347
USA is an underrated cyberpunk destination. China ain't got shit.
https://youtu.be/1O_k0xB0M6E?t=34
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>>2396634
Don't be daft, lad. It was clearly Stoke on Trent
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>>2384297
>>2384297
Boston in the summer is pretty kino
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>>2381274
>>2381318
went to Taipei for a week in 2017 here's my qrd:
-poor air quality
-soulless locals that make the japs seem like social butterflies
-overpriced clubs with high schoolers
-went on 3 dates from tinder, one boring starfish same night lay
-expensive all around

overall felt soulless, would not visit again, in comparison mainland china had more diversity and vibrance
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>>2392494
see my >>2398324
taipei is soulless, nothing comfy about shitty cramped concrete jungle streets
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not sure if this counts as cyberpunk, but it reminds me of the stacked trailer houses in ready player one. has a similar vibe
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>>2388604
Man I fucking love Dotonbori. I'm glad my bro and I are staying and extra day in Osaka. My favorite city in Japan. People are a bit more authentic despite the copious amounts of fashionistas in between.
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>>2396451
kill yourself retard
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>>2398361
looked a lot better in the 80s
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>>2384238
Cyberpunk characters live at night (Cyberpunk, Shadowrun) or the environment is so polluted it's basically the same.

So basically find a job as a bouncer or as a bartender.



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