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.
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?
There are numerous anime which explore the question "what makes us human". If we slowly replace parts of ourselves, at which point do we go from man to machine? Do we lose our soul? And if not, can machines have souls as well? Two of the more serious examples of this type of anime are Ghost in the Shell and Armitage III. Both set in dark cyberpunk futures, they interspread intense action with philisophical exploration. Whether you are looking for more philosophy, or just a good cyberpunk action romp, neither of these disappoint
If you like the whole cyborg problematic (who draws the line that separates humans from robots); a cool female protagonist; cyberpunk action but are also seeking a less romantic story watch, Ghost In The Shell.
Both shows lay heavy focus on the question what the human soul or mind is. They both contain questions about the ethics of artificial lifeforms and contain plenty of action.
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...
Appleseed and Armitage are perfectly matched for each other. The animation style might look drastically different, but both are amazing cyberpunk stories that will capture your attention. If you like cyberpunk and darkness, why not check these out??
The story of both this movies revolves around humanity creating new forms of life enhancing humanity itself and then the fear and hate to the beings they created. They also share the subject of these new races reproduction, as well as a great deal of action, a hardcore girl and a hardcore boyfriend where one of them is a cyborg.
What will happen if we can replace human bodies with machine and keep our conscience. Would your loved ones still love you? Would you be the same? What if your a robot with develops a conscience? How do you know you were human in the first place?
Among the garbage dumped down from the mysterious aerial city of Zalem, a new life is found. Restored by a brilliant cyberneticist, a young girl named Gally struggles to find her own place in the world, to learn the extent of her own deadly abilities and to discover that which makes her truly human: love.
Battle Angel Alita and Armitage both exude a cool cyberpunk style, and both characters are badasses. If you enjoy cyberpunk and dark series, there's no doubt you'll enjoy them. If you liked one, you WILL like the other, hands down.
Battle Angel Alita and Armitage III are both series that intermingle action with philisophical debate. Cyberpunk futures where robots are indestinguishable from humanity, each series explores what it means to be human and what future robots and humans can find together. If you enjoyed one series, you are more than likely to enjoy the other.
Both anime are set in a futuristic society where androids are commonplace. With the titular characters being an android, both anime explore their emotions and what it means to be human rather than artificial. The feel and themes of both anime are very similar so I'm sure that if you liked one then you'll like the other.
In the year 2808, criminals are no longer just wasting space in prison cells. The Cyber Police have turned to using these “patrons” by giving them a choice. Their sentence, or to work with them to catch other criminals and knock some years off their sentence. But getting off easy isn't, as each criminal is fitted with booby trapped collar that operates on a 24 hour cycle, stopped ONLY if they capture their intended targets. As time runs out on each case, someone's head must roll... the target's, or their own!
Both Armitage and Cyber City are serious cyberpunk - and both have that slightly retro edge that marks classic cyberpunk. Cyber City is quite gritty and it concentrates on the task at hand; whilst Armitage builds up a bit more back story on the characters. Both are enjoyable and worth watching.
Two of the better classic cyberpunk OVA's that I've seen. Simply put if you like old, gritty, cyberpunk with adult themes, great action, etc, you'll enjoy both.
In a dystopic city of the future, there has been a rash of killings at the hands of prototype robots. These anomalies from the company Locus Solus are making headlines, and have caught the attention of the cyborg Batou and the crew of the Section 9 special forces. Yet beneath the random violence, a sinister plot is unfolding -- a situation so dangerous that it threatens not only Batou, but innocent humans and cyborgs alike. Can the team of Section 9 unravel the mystery of these murders before they suffer the same fate as the victims?
Cyberpunk action flicks with an underlying question of what it means to be human - Armitage III and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence are very much alike. Armitage III is a bit more straightforward in the pursuit of her goals while the Major is more subtle. Regardles, if you enjoyed one, you will likely enjoy the other.
Both start out the same--mysterious deaths involving marginally legal androids, and a full human and cyberbeing are in charge of figuring out the nefarious scheme behind it all. Both also attempt to explore why there is now a blurry line between what is human and what is machine, with mixed success.