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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?
Animatrix and Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (remake of the 1st) 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.
if you enjoy scifi action movies then both are good choices(maybe watch the earlier ghost in the shell first though as the cg additions in 2.0 are abit of a turn off for some).
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.
Naota Nanbada is a boring young boy who leads a boring life in a boring town. His older brother has left for America, and the closest he comes to any excitement is when his deadbeat dad has too much sake. But things change one day when a bizarre girl zooms up to him on a scooter and smacks him in the face with her guitar. What's more, once Naoto returns home he discovers that this strange woman has arrived ahead of him and moved in! Not only does she constantly engage in perverted activities with Naota's father and flirt with the young man himself, but she also claims to be an alien who is searching for the ‘Pirate King.' Now, Naota must learn to live with this new intruder, deal with an odd government agent who sports exceptionally large eyebrows and the mysterious Medical Mechanica, and come to terms with the fact that there are a variety of robots and weapons emerging out of his head - amongst other things. Perhaps boring wasn't so bad after all...
In a futuristic and wild west-inspired Japan, there are only two rules: the Number 1 rules the world and only the Number 2 can challenge him; these ranks are worn with pride in the manner of headbands. In these harsh times, Afro is a samurai who is on a mission for revenge – an evil gunman killed his father to become the Number 1, and it’s up to Afro to take him down in a shower of blood and entrails. He has mastered the art of the sword and become Number 2, but many others want to hold his title and the title of Number 1 for themselves. With competition and sword fights at every turn, can Afro finally exact his revenge?
If you liked the alternative animation styles then you would like this short series, besides, in animatrix you can see nine different styles in nine ovas.
Of course you will enjoy the bloodbaths and a different way to see the world and things around the principal characters, perhaps, around you.
Like almost all the anime I´ve watched, this two are full of action and a lot of interesting things, like what is the true of our existance or why are we here, or even are we really human or at least a little kind to be?
I promise, this two series will make you think about your world.
The year is 2179: humans and robots have colonized Mars. A newer Third-Type robot has been designed to interact undetected in human society. That is, until a man named D'anclaude discovers their secret and starts a movement to wipe them out. Armitage is a Third-Type that works for the police with her partner Ross, and now these two must rid the planet of D'anclaude and his evil plans.
Armitage is cyberpunk defined - it's slick, sexy, gritty, and set in a post-apocalyptic world; oh, and did I mention the lead character is a robot? Animatrix is undoubtedly much more gorgeous, being made many years in the future. Though this might seem to be a strange recommendation to some, I strongly feel that the type of person who likes Animatrix's grim and gorgeous look at a world overrun by machines will love the cyberpunk elements of Armitage, and vice versa.