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Animatrix

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Witness the true beginning of the Matrix: how men created the machines and how those machines stood up against their masters, and the effects of the great war that waged between them, which in the end led to the fall of mankind. Watch the ship Osiris and its efforts to warn the remaining humans of the imminent attack; follow a champion who happens to break free from the Matrix; explore the exploitation of a glitch in the overall system; observe the story of the Kid and how he was found by Neo; travel with an investigator who tracks the well-known hacker Trinity; and learn the secrets of the Matrix in other wondrous ways.

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Name Role
Mahiro MAEDA Character Design
Takeshi KOIKE Character Design
Naoyuki ONDA Character Design
Yutaka MINOWA Character Design
Shinji HASHIMOTO Character Design
Shinichiro WATANABE Director
Koji MORIMOTO Director
Mahiro MAEDA Director
Yoshiaki KAWAJIRI Director
Andy JONES Director
Peter CHUNG Director
Eiko TANAKA Producer

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Title Author Score Date
Animatrix angelsreviews 5/10 Apr 19, 2014
Animatrix gmross 7.5/10 Jul 5, 2011
Animatrix Shucurucu 8.5/10 Apr 25, 2011
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Shows I Own BlueAlexander93 66 May 26, 2014
My Top Anime So Far (no specific order) Zolag 18 Apr 23, 2014
Anime I Must Rewatch Tomciux19 64 Apr 13, 2014
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GANTZ

GANTZ

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.

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dgsub

Both GANTZ and Animatrix feature a life beyond life, be it in the Matrix or The Game. Also they each deal with the effects this has on normal people ( Kei from GANTZ may be annoying, but people like him do exist in life).

Genius Party

Genius Party
  • Movie (7 eps x 15 min)
  • 2007

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.

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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.

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

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.

Paprika

Paprika
  • Movie (1 ep x 91 min)
  • 2006

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.

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Menchi

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!

Redline

Redline
  • Movie (1 ep x 101 min)
  • 2009

In a time where hover cars reign supreme and wheeled vehicles are a thing of the past, one group of dedicated speedsters aim for the ultimate goal: to compete in the notorious "Redline" race. In a no-holds-barred battle where anything goes from nitro boosters to all-out warfare and dirty tactics, competitors must be prepared for anything. Having lost out in the qualifying Yellowline race, "Sweet" JP finally gets the chance to participate in Redline as a substitute. However, with his car requiring a total rebuild, the Roboworld government using all their military might to prevent the race from happening, and host of the universe’s best racers – including the beautiful Sonoshee Maclaren – to contend with, can JP go for glory and take the checkered flag?

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valondar

The recommendation here is chiefly for the short "World Record". Both "World Record" and Redline were directed by Takashi Koike, and have a very similar look - angular, ugly bodies, and the like. Each also involve a protagonist pushing himself to the limit to suceed in a sporting event in a science fiction future which presents more than a few complications. Redline far exceeds "World Record" in animation, but if you liked one, the other is probably worth a look.