In this anime I saw (it's been years), it seemed like a nice floating city, but something was going on (sadly don't know the exact plot anymore), so the main character gets somehow chased by the police and falls off the city with this girl he met and as he wakes up from his fall he gets cared by an old man, and it turns out people who live down there need to be careful because the city sends out drones to check on them, also they are searching for the boy. I think the girl had some weird powers but not sure.

Also I recall them later being up on the floating city again but in the underground and he tries to get something done there, it's really futuristic down there (just dark and some guidelights which are stripes of light). But this part could also be from a different anime, it's been too long.

The boy should have given the girl to the police because of whatever she could do but refused, that's why both got chased. Maybe also because of something else but I think this was the main reason.

It's a series, not a game or anime movie. It seemed not like a new one, it could be about 5-10 years old or so. Also it's sadly not a really known one, I searched already in forums.

(Someone on MyAnimeList also seems to be searching for the exact same as far as I can tell)

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    From the title I would have guessed Castle in the Sky, but the description doesn't fit: imdb.com/title/tt0092067
    – Thomas
    Feb 8, 2017 at 11:06
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    Floating city? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Angel_Alita
    – Valorum
    Feb 8, 2017 at 11:10
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    @Thomas no i have seen castle in the sky, also it's not an anime-like movie but for sure an anime series
    – Yakki
    Feb 9, 2017 at 12:18
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    @Valorum it's non of them, it's also a series, no game or movie
    – Yakki
    Feb 9, 2017 at 12:18
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    It looks like the pitch for Astro Boy, the movie of 2009 (floating city, underground action,...) but I am not sure. Maybe the previous Astro Boy series fit better ?
    – Goufalite
    Feb 9, 2017 at 14:40

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That does sound like Ergo Proxy http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0791205/

It is from 2006, the anime is about a society where people live together with andoroids. The story follows a female inspector who investigates a series of murder.

I recalled the scene you mentioned when the protagonist falls down the floating city

After his fall he gets nursed by an old man living in some kind of dumpster village. There they have to hide from drones sent by the authorities of the floating city. I only remember the plot up to this point, so i cannot say anything about a return to the floating city.

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    Can you provide a synopsis and possibly some more details that suggest similarity between the two, maybe you could add an image of the cover or something? Take a look at this guide and see if you can add some good details.
    – Edlothiad
    Dec 5, 2017 at 9:52

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