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.
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.
For fans of Armitage, Battle Angel Alita is a fairly obvious choice. Both main characters are robots fighting to stay alive and find their place in human society. These are both decent action anime.
Battle Angel Alita, like Armitage, is a cyberpunk romp through the lives of the humanity-challenged and what they must do to discover themselves and survive. Though Armitage is clearly the superior of the two, you'd most certainly appreciate BAA if you liked Armitage.
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.
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?
Ghost in the Shell is a 'cult' anime classic now. The cybernetics/robotics are very present in both these movies as well as the fact that the main character in both is a strong female presence. There is lots of great action in both Ghost in the Shell and Armitage 111 Poly-Matrix.
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.
Hazama is a private detective, who becomes fatally wounded in a run-of-the-mill case. In order to survive, Hazama is tranformed into the legendary cyborg 8Man -- to put an end to the cybernetically-enhanced criminals' wave of crime. But as the death count increases, Hazama soon begins to question how much of his real self is left, and if the emotionless 8Man he becomes is really in control...
What are the differences between man and machine? What defines a soul? Both 8 Man After and Armitage focus on finding the answers to these questions for themselves while blowing things up of course. If you liked one you'll like the other.
Metropolis is a grand high-tech city-state populated by humans and robots alike. It is in these streets that Detective Shunsaku Ban and his sidekick Kenichi search for the rebel scientist Dr. Laughton who unbenounced to them, is developing a super android named Tima as a tool for the Duke of Metropolis. What starts out as a normal case turns into mayhem as the scientist is murdered, and the true plans of the Duke are finally revealed...
Both Armitage and Metropolis have female humanoid robots as the main characters in a future not so far from our own, but there the similarities end. Armitage is a willful, rough and tough warrior, while Tima is timid and helpless for most of the movie.
Surrounded by water and a world of pollution, oppression, and never-ending rain, the city of ECOBAN feeds off of the surrounding pollutants to sustain life on this seemingly last continent on earth. Shua, a man thrown out of the city, misses the blue sky and now fights to cast down light on this cloud covered island, while uncovering figures from his past.