Animatrix

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Now and Then, Here and There

Now and Then, Here and There

Amidst a beautiful sunset, Shu is violently whisked away to a grim future devoid of water, and empty of hope; a place where children are forced to become soldiers, and kill countless others in the name of King Hamdo. Shu's companion is a mysterious girl named La La Ru, who may hold the key to survival. Now, he must concentrate on the only things that matter: escaping Hellywood, and finding a way home.

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norco norco says...

I found the end of the world/post-apocalyptic nature to be somewhat similar in these two shows.  Especially some of the war scenes in Animatrix are similar to those in Now and Then, Here and There.  So if you enjoyed the graphic war content and the dramatic post-apocalyptic scenery in one then you might like it in the other as well.

Connected

Connected

A girl on the subway listens to music, a boy on his skateboard zooms down the streets, and a motorcyclist picks up his date while the buildings of the city both sprout anew and collapse all around them. Fast-paced, always-moving and ever-evolving, follow a group of people in their daily lives while the cities around them develop to the point of self destruction.

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AnarchicQ AnarchicQ says...

Both have a similar feel and message about where humanity might be headed, except that Connected seems much more optimistic about it all.

Vexille: 2077 Isolation of Japan

Vexille: 2077 Isolation of Japan

Disturbed by Japan’s emergence as the de facto world leader in robotics, the United Nations instituted an international treaty requiring stringent regulations. When vocal objections failed to overturn the decision, Japan chose to withdraw from the UN and vanished from world view in a self-imposed isolation made possible by an impenetrable electromagnetic barrier. Now, ten years later in 2067, the only means of contact between Japan and the world belongs to Daiwa Heavy Industries, a powerful corporation monopolizing the world’s robotics market. The uneasy truce comes under question when SWORD, a U.S. special forces unit, finds disturbing evidence that Japan may have sinister designs for the rest of the world. SWORD must now infiltrate Japan to separate fact from fiction, but is anyone prepared for the truth?

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cerberus38 cerberus38 says...

Both animes are feature a conflict betwwen humans and machines with machines that are out of control (The Jags are very similar to the Sentinals). The animation of Vexille is excellent like some of the episodes of The Animatrix. If you liked one it might be an idea to check out the other.

Gall Force 4: Rhea Gall Force

Gall Force 4: Rhea Gall Force

By the year 2085, World War III has left both the East and West crippled and destroyed. The major cities have been reduced to rubble, and a mechanical army known as the MME - soldiers originally created by both sides to fight in the war - has decimated the population; extinction is eminent. Though hostilities prevent the two groups from cohesively joining together to combat their now common enemy, a daring plan has been hatched that may save some of the world's population from destruction: they will be sent to the Mars Base in an evacuation. Sandy Neuman, along with other remaining military forces, must now fight the machines with all they've got so that others may escape safely to the stars... 

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sothis sothis says...

As a caveat, Animatrix is better than Rhea Gall Force in almost every way - animation, story, and overall enjoyment. Regardless, this is a decent rec based upon plot alone. Both deal with a future where machines are winning the war against humanity, and that alone makes an acceptable recommendation.

Trava - Fist Planet

Trava - Fist Planet

Taking any job that pays a lucrative amount, ace pilot Trava and mechanic Shinku are on their way to Fist Planet to take part in the Speedmaster race - a competition which of course boasts rather impressive cash prizes. However, they first have a contract to survey Area 78 on planet Fable, something which is making them both very uneasy. Once in orbit, they pick up a young girl, Mikuru, who has been in cryosleep for an unknown amount of time and had her memories erased. What is Mikuru's past, why were her memories blanked and what secrets does Fable hold?

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valondar valondar says...

This is chiefly a recommendation for the short 'World Record' in the Animatrix. If you liked that short - or if you liked Trava - well, the other title offers more of the same: An identically ugly visual style with distortedly cool bodies and stuff happening that just about sort of makes sense I guess when I think about it.