In the year 2065, life on Earth is almost extinct due to an invasion of creatures known as "Phantoms." Only a few cities remain in the midst of a wasteland, which are shielded by barriers that the spirit-like Phantoms cannot cross. While the brilliant scientist Aki Ross and her mentor Dr. Sid want to find a way to peacefully end the conflict with the Phantoms, the military would prefer to fire a space cannon to eradicate the mysterious life forms from the planet – though Earth might be destroyed in the process. In a race against time, can Aki and Dr. Sid find a solution before the cannon is fired?
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.
Though Animatrix is remarkably more dark and varied as far as the animation goes, it and FF:SW seem to have a similar tone and feel. Fans of "Final Flight of the Osiris" will immediately recognize FF:SW's character designs (and vice versa), as they were both animated by the talented folks at Square. With a similar post-apocalyptic setting, grim demeanor and interesting story, both FF:SW and Animatrix aim to please. Most people tend to prefer Animatrix, but fans of one would probably enjoy the other.
Both films utalise high tech visuals -owing to their large budgets- to show their futuristic world where humans are struggling to survive on the desolate planet. Additionally they both have a similar sci-fi theme revolving around similar advanced technology and a protagonist deemed to be the worlds last hope.
Whilst it is difficult to recommend these two anime together, considering one in fact contains multiple anime in the one dvd. This recommendation, may be seen as mainly based more toward one WITHIN the dvd: Final Flight of the Osiris. However, this recommendation DOES show relations between Final Fantasy and the others within the dvd.
Both anime are future based, in a world where Humanity is dying, and the world itself has decayed. And namely Both Final Flight of the Osiris which is animated with similar styles. Not just the look of it either. And with FFotO, if female protagonists are your thing, well they both have that too. :D
Both anime are great watching and, if you like this genre, will keep you watching.
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...
Both films feature post-apocalytic settings with plots around action and conspiracies. Both have awesome computer graphics, though Appleseed has gone for a more of an anime feel whereas Final Fantasy went for realism. If jaw-dropping computer graphics and action are your thing then check both of these out.
Appleseed and The Spirits Within are sci-fi movies done exclusively with computer generated technology, which lends them the same overall feeling, 3D animation dominating the viewing experience almost completely. The plot is similar, in both cases humanity is at the brink of extinction and it is up to scientists to come up with solutions.
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.
Both have similar post-apocalytic settings and excellent graphics. If you like futuristic films, excellent graphics and action then these films are for you.
For animated movies that push the envelope of CGI you can't get much better than these. Even If you don't care for either story just watch and stare in complete awe at the absolutely stunning CGI scenery and your time will still be well spent. There are scenes in both of the movies where it doesn't even look animated it looks so amazingly realistic.
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?
If you liked Final Fantasy's animation style you'd love Vexille which raises the bar that Final Fantasy initially set. Vexille has a great story and while I'll be the first to admit the stories aren't totally similar the imagery and style has definite cross over appeal.
The year is T.C. 4767. Four thousand years have passed since humanity abandoned its birthplace, the planet Earth. Beset by the hostile alien Gnosis, mankind is now scrambling to find ways to defeat this threat to their existence. The development of KOS-MOS (a specialized android with amazing capabilities) by Vector engineer Shion Uzuki was one response to the threat, But when their ship is destroyed by the Gnosis, Shion and her companions find themselves thrust into the middle of a battle with no clear sides...
Shion Uzuki and Aki Ross are two science-driven ladies who, as part of a team, will have to use force along with intelligence in order to combat the mysterious life forms that plague their universes, as well as combat threats from people supposedly on their side.
Their enemies are quite similar in that not much is known about them or how they appeared, and the story is driven largely by the quest for this information. These entities have almost ‘ghost-like' qualities so you can be sure that you will not be seeing the usual kind of gunfights, and both plots follow similar ideas in terms of how best to deal with this threat. Both Anime also feature a ‘super-weapon' - a beam type cannon with the potential to cause massive damage, but violence is not always the only option.