It is the year 2029, and as many rush to embrace the changes that cybernetic technology bring to mankind, the seedier side of humanity is even quicker to take advantage of it. This series follows Public Peace Section 9, a government organization that plays behind the scenes to stop the worst of these criminals. Join Major Motoko Kusanagi and her team as they take you through an incredibly vivid world filled with plots of such depth and intrigue as is seldom seen.
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 works examine some of the ethical and moral concerns that would arise should society closely integrate technologies that blur the boundaries between man and machine, e.g. bioroids, androids and cyborgs.
Both animes follow a female protagonist belonging to a government unit investigating androids. Both explore the boundaries between being human and being a machine, though Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex is much more complex while Vexille is more action-oriented. If you liked one it might be an idea to check out the other.
The year is 2027, and robotic dreams of the past have turned into a present nightmare with artificial organs turning humans into machines, and advanced AI making androids more like people. With the boundaries of humanity and morality blurring, it's the inhumanity of modern crime that the Advanced Police have to face every day on the dark streets of MegaTokyo - everything from masochistic cyborgs to subway prostitute murders. Will the violence and corruption of the city be too much for new recruit Leon McNichol?
At there core, AD Police Files and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex share a similar setting. A future where the lines between man and machine begin to blur, a new law enforcement agency is created to handle situations involving cyborgs and androids. In AD Police Files, this force is the AD Police. In GitS: SAC, this force is Section 9. Both series contain their fair share of action. If you enjoyed one of the shows, be sure to try the other.
Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.
Both Akira and Ghost in the Shell are fast-paced, technology-based thrillers. They are action packed but still leave lots of room for character development. Both do not shirk from ladling on the violence, but execute it in a way that is gripping and not off putting. If you like like tech and guns without the accompanying Gundams, these are series you should watch.
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.
Both anime explore the problems of man and machine living together: where does the machine end and the man begins? The introspective aspect apart, GitS is an action anime that can come as a fresh breeze after watching Animatrix, and Animatrix also explores the history of The Matrix, for a good change of pace after GitS.
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...
if you liked one of these you would like the other, although Appleseed is a movie and Ghost in the Shell Complex is a series (although there are movies about it) i thought i would recomend if one liked the one they would like the other, both anime have female leads, one a military hero the other a police cyborg, each have cyborg and advanced technology and plently of action, so check it out!