The year is Tokyo 2034, and humans coexist with artificial intelligences known as Boomers. The Branch, a special police unit, has the mission of handling all Boomer crimes. With the help of Basil, the Boomer Rod, the heavy weapons-freak Reiko, the Boomer-expert Bill, and Elza, the Branch must protect people from defective Boomers and investigate why they are suddenly going berserk. The case becomes more complicated when Kimbal finds a mysterious drug during one of the investigations. Mad Dolls, a dreaming hooker Boomer, and unexpected events unfold into a political conspiracy against Boomers and Basil himself!
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.
Both Paraside Dolls and Armitage III are taking place in a cyberpunk world, in which robots and humans coexist. The nature of robots reached a point where they can claim a citizenship like humans, and this question is dealt with through murder cases, and criminal activity.
Armitage III and Parasite Dolls are about androids in a world of humans. In both series you can see a kind of investigations about murders involving robots. Style and plots are on the same level and I think whoever liked one could like the other too.
Like Parasite Dolls, Armitage III is a world set in a not-too-distant future where androids are an every-day part of life--much to the displeasure of some. And the story also revolves around the police investigating a series of android murders. World and story aside, both also have a fairly similar feel and animation style.
Ross and Armitage are now living on Mars with their daughter, Yoko. Their peace is interrupted when a riot involving the Thirds takes place -- alerting Armitage to the possibility that someone is trying to manufacture them yet again. After discovering the truth, she must fight not only for her life, but for Ross and Yoko's as well.
Both Armitage and Parasite Dolls have a similar mood to them. Though the plots are completely different, both deal with the future of artificial beings in their respective societies. If you liked the action and character designs in one, you'll probably like the other too.
In a futuristic world almost barren of life, mankind is confined to mechanized domed cities where A.I.’s control all aspects of life. In this world, humans are no longer born, they are manufactured in a production line; and alongside them live androids known as autoreivs. Within one of these domed sanctuaries named Romdeau lives Re-l Mayer, one of a few citizens who aren’t entirely prevented from thinking. Her grandfather's prominent position and the affection of the scientist Daedalus have left her more free will than is normally allowed, but Re-l has started to question the sanctity of the city and the citizens' perfect way of life. With mysterious beings known as proxies causing havoc and a man named Vincent causing great influence on her life, Re-l must travel outside of the city to find the answers she seeks and discover the mystery behind "the awakening".
In Both Ergo Proxy and Parasite Dolls deal with the status of humanoid robots from a diferent point of view, which makes it interesting to see both and compare their positions. Additionnaly, both of these anime have a dark plot taking place in a cyberpunk world, the ambiance of both anime is very similar.
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 and Parasite Dolls have a very similar ambiance, animation style and the backgrounds in which they take place also share some aspects. Both GITS and Parasite Dolls also have a philosophical aspect to them, although the latter is more implicit and suggestive.
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?
Parasite Dolls and Innocence are not only similar from a graphical and cyber-punk ambiance point of view, but also their plots have some similarities. Again, GITS has more explicit philosophical content, whereas Parasite Dolls focuses more on action.