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In Japan, a team of scientists have created a medical breakthrough: a device that allows the wearer to enter the dreams of a patient, for the purpose of healing. The talented Paprika is a master at her profession, but complications have now appeared in the form of a “dream terrorist” – an unknown foe who inserts nightmares into the minds of those who use the device. The victims are swept up in a ghoulish parade of dolls, kitchen appliances, and musical animals, and are reduced to a vegetable state – or worse. Now, Paprika and the team of scientists must delve into the minds of those affected to figure out the source of the tampering before more people, including themselves, are damaged beyond repair.
Animatrix and Paprika are mostly scifi-based and the main theme in both is virtual world; how to use it and, eventually, how to escape it. Though Paprika is a little more colourful and has more humor in it, Animatrix has many different kinds of styles in it. What the heck, watch both!
Animatrix and Paprika are both sci-fi anime that approach the subject of conscious and unconscious mind, humanity and technology.
I think that if you liked one you'll probably like the other.
A mysterious new hacker known only as the Puppet Master threatens to create chaos, erasing and rewriting the memories of his victims: humans who have cast away their physical body to become cyborgs. Is he an evil genius, or could he signal the beginning of a new age in the relationship between man and machine?
Both anime are about our future with robots, showing us that robots can have human feelings. It is both about where our effort to create the artificial inteligence leads.
Although the Animatrix is a collection of shorts and Ghost in the Shell is a feature length movie, there are some similarities which if you liked one, you will probably like the other. Both involve futuristic Sci-Fi which incorporate A.I and machines. Thematically, they explore relationships between humans and machines and the unintended consequences of advancements in technology. If you enjoy cyberpunk, you will enjoy both of these.
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.