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Armitage III

Armitage III

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.

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sothis sothis says...

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.

BLAME!

BLAME!

BLAME! is a very dark and abstract set of 6 shorts which are based on the manga by Tsutomu Nihei. The "story" (if it can be called that) revolves around a man named Killy: a human living amongst clones and androids. His task, it seems, is to collect things known as "net-genes", and to help find the remaining humans that may or may not exist.

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tasanime tasanime says...

Par the obvious sci-fi connection, both are beautifully detailed animations that are snippets of stories forming a larger tale (Animatrix to the Matrix trilogy and Blame! to the manga series of the same name).

Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?

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Darkpenguin13 Darkpenguin13 says...

In a broad range of sci-fi type animes i personally think that both are some of the best out there. Cowboy bebop with its captivating scenes in outer space and symbolic storyline and the animatrix with its deep ideas relating to the matrix trilogy, both truely stunningly epic proformances.

Robot Carnival

Robot Carnival

This collection is comprised of 7 very different and unique stories. This OVA series preaches of intriquing storylines and fantastic artwork, each from a different artist. Each story has a different interpretation or concept about the one theme upon which this collection revolves: Robots. This interesting anime classic has least one story for everyone.

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kilrothi kilrothi says...

What's that, you say? A set of short animations, completely unrelated save for their basic premise, done by the greatest animators of their time!? Could you be talking about Robot Carnival or the Animatrix? You could! ^_^

Beyond this, however, both deal heavily with exploring the different sides of their premise, each having examples of wonder, humor, action, and fun.

Appleseed Movie

Appleseed Movie

In a world where mankind is at the brink of destruction, one lone scientist has concocted the means to save it: bioroids. These artificial humans coexist with humans in the city of Olympus, under the watchful eye of the supercomputer Gaia -- to stabilize society. The military strongly opposes their use, however, and the elite soldier Deunan may hold the key to saving both the human race and the lives of the bioroids. Teamed up with an old friend, Briareos, Deunan must race against the clock to discover the secret of the Appleseed before countless lives are tragically lost...

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Adouma Adouma says...

Apocalyptic worlds, great big robots, explosions, what more could you need? Big questions about the nature of freedom and humanity itself, you say? Well, you drive a hard bargain, but okay. Appleseed and Animatrix, other than both starting with A, also share the ability to leave your desires for philosophy and destruction equally satisfied.