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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?
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.
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...
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.
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?
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.
Seven stories are told in seven very different ways. In a Dahli-esque Serengeti, a tale of a hunter and hunted unfolds. A young boy finds a useful device and is sucked into a futuristic battle. A slow-paced train ride takes two delinquent school children for a ride to the beach and down memory lane. And a baby travels through his dreams because of the ‘Happy Machine’ – amongst other tales.
Animatrix and Genius Party both explore a futuristic dystopian society. Animatrix is, of course, the brainchild of the Wachowski brothers -- but, this series of short animations venture and attack the Matrix world from various directors' viewpoints. It gives the Matrix universe a depth beyond the film trilogy. Genius Party is also a set of shorts which explore a sci-fi projection. It's a little more artistic in nature, but equally stimulating. Don't give up this tour de force of eye/brain candy.
Ross and Armitage are now living on Mars with their daughter, Yoko. Their peace is interrupted when a riot involving the Thirds takes place -- alerting Armitage to the possibility that someone is trying to manufacture them yet again. After discovering the truth, she must fight not only for her life, but for Ross and Yoko's as well.