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In a futuristic world, the virtual world is merely a layer on top of reality; within it, cyberpets are abundant and information is plentiful, and it is only visible by wearing special cyberglasses. In Daikoku City, this cyberspace is behaving strangely: cyberpets are going missing, dark entities known as "the Illegal" roam obsolete space that shouldn’t exist, and a large pink antivirus program known as Satchii wanders the streets, attacking both virus and pets alike. Sixth grader Yuko Okonogi has just moved to Daikoku City, and after cyberdetective children help her rescue her lost dog, she soon joins the others in a search for the truth behind these strange occurances.
Featuring a heavy concentration on technology, Denno Coil and Animatrix will have plenty of appeal for anyone who enjoys a Sci-Fi feel to their Anime. While Animatrix is very varies across its different stories, the central Sci-Fi themes remain, as do the emphasis on characters and how technology affect their lives in every way. This latter point is the main driving force behind Denno Coil - a touching tale of how technology can bring people together, and also taking them away again.
Both techo-universes also contain vigilant watchers and anti-hacker codes, such as the sentinel machines in Animatrix and the Satchii in Denno Coil, and also of unknown entities that exist in these unexplored spaces, like the Nulls of Denno Coil. This adds a real feeling of danger and spookiness to the mix of both Anime.
Denno Coil is quite similar to some of the lighter stories in the Animatrix saga; both anime focus on the borders between technology and humanity and are interesting viewings. If you liked one, give the other a try.
What do you get when you cross a robot, a baby, a parasol, and a homicidal personality? Just one of the players in a futuristic and violent game of life and death. Children with guns, demented astronauts, slick shade-wearing badasses, robots gone wrong and more clash in a bloody and frantic experience through the streets of a dystopic city.
Call me crazy, but people who liked the robots and strange nature in either Extra or Animatrix would enjoy the other. Animatrix is definitely more in-depth as far as plot due to the fact that Extra is a 3 minute music video, but I just have a gut feeling that they would have the same fanbase.
Extra could almost have taken place some time, some where in the Matrix universe. People killing robots, robots killing people, the brutality of all of it. If you liked the darker man versus machine shorts in Animatrix, and want just a little more, you will probably love Extra.
Nishi has been in love with Myon since he was 9 years old. They both had feelings for each other, but due to Nishi's cowardice their relationship never became more than friendship. Now, in the present, Nishi is 20 years old and aims to be a great manga artist; but he still loves Myon. After years of being apart they meet again, but she tells him that she's thinking of marrying her boyfriend. Nishi is still a coward so he accepts it and wishes her luck. While they're talking at her older sister's restaurant a pair of yakuza walk in looking for their father. One of the yakuza starts harassing Myon and out of anger Nishi chooses to finally take a stand -- but he is shot and dies. Now, in limbo, he chooses to live again; but will he really live any differently than before?
If Animatrix brought out the artist's eye in you, Mind Game will certainly do the same. The wide range of animation techniques, layouts, character interpretations and effects in both series are treats for animation fanatics. If you liked one on creativity alone, you will like the other.
When I watched Mind Game I automatically thought in Animatrix. They share a similar art style, though I found the plot of Mind Game more comprehensible than some of the Animatrix's mini-stories. If you liked one you'd like the other one too.
In the future, androids live side by side with humans – but not as their equals, as their slaves. Though they look identical, these androids must display a holographic ring over their heads so the difference is clear. One day, a boy named Rikuo finds abnormal activity patterns in the logs of his own android, and alongside his friend Masaki, he sets forth to find where the android has been. Much to their surprise, the duo discovers a secret café known as Eve no Jikan with a single rule: within its walls, there must be no discrimination between humans and robots. In this place, androids appear to be human and are even displaying signs of independence – a trait that should not be possible. Rikou finds his perceptions increasingly challenged as he struggles to come to terms with his own android, and the relationship between man and machines...
Both anime deal with machines wishing to be treated like equals by their human masters. Animatrix is much, much more dark and disturbing, so if you like the ideas presented in Animatrix but were turned off by the brutality, try Time of Eve.
You will like one if you like the other, both involve Sci-Fi aspects as well as machine sentience, where Animatrix emphasises the worst possible outcome being the war between man and machine, Time of Eve focuses on the relationships between man and machine if machines were able to achieve free will.
Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Katou have died, having been torn apart by a train. But rather than finding themselves at the gates of heaven, the duo materialize in a room full of strangers and a giant black sphere known as GANTZ. As if dying once wasn’t bad enough, the occupants of the room are then forced to embark on dangerous missions to kill strange aliens; missions that very few return from. Now, Kei, Katou, and a well-endowed friend must fight for their freedom with an arsenal of guns, high powered suits, and a very low chance of survival.