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Robot Carnival

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This collection is comprised of 7 very different and unique stories. This OVA series preaches of intriquing storylines and fantastic artwork, each from a different artist. Each story has a different interpretation or concept about the one theme upon which this collection revolves: Robots. This interesting anime classic has least one story for everyone.

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Joe HISAISHI Music
Isaku FUJIA Music
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Robot Carnival skankfish 4/10 May 30, 2010
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vigorousjammer watched Robot Carnival at 7 of 7 episodes
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Memories

Memories

This set of 3 fantastic stories will take you from the haunting delusions of a space explorer, to a bio-chemical threat with the power to wipe out all of Tokyo, and finally to a day in the life of a young boy who lives in a world ruled by cannons. These stores will capture you with their intriguing storylines and awe inspiring artwork.

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TheBurningCrow

Memories is another MASTERPIECE of anime. If you liked Robot Carnival for it's sheer glory and interesting sets, you will like the 3 stories from Memories. They are overwhelmingly well done.

sothis
Robot Carnival and Memories are both a collection of short stories. The plots? Not very similar. Robot Carnival is a collection about.. you guessed it! Robots... while Memories is 3 longer stories which are totally unrelated, but all captivating. If you liked watching a collection, you'll like both of these, since both are FANTASTIC animations.
Wazoo
Both Robot Carnival and Memories are collections of shorts by various directors based on a common theme (Robots and Memories for each title, respectively). In both titles the directors’ interpretation of the theme ranges from the humorous to the dramatic to the thought-provoking. Because the various sketches are so different, it is hard to unconditionally recommend either of these anime to fans of the other, but if you enjoyed seeing the various interpretations and visual styles directors used in one of these titles, you will find more of the same in the other. Notably, the sketches in Memories are much longer, but lesser in number.

Neo Tokyo

Neo Tokyo

Neo-Tokyo (commonly called Manie-Manie Monogatari) is a collection of three sci-fi stories, based on the stories of Taku Mayumura. "Labryinth Labyrithos", "The Running Man", and "Order To Stop Construction" were directed by Taro Rin, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, and Katsuhiro Otomo, respectively. Ranging from an abstract demented clown to malfunctioning robots, each of these short stories are sure to entertain.

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sothis
Not only are both of these short stories, but both have a sci-fi, sometimes robotic feel to them. I really think if you liked one, you'd like the other.
Mladen

Both Robot Carnival and Neo Tokyo are compilations of many different stories in very different styles, covering a wide range of animation styles and storytelling, with a high quality of production.

Angel's Egg

Angel's Egg
  • Movie (1 ep x 75 min)
  • 1985

In a dark and largely abandoned city a little girl wanders in search of something – beneath the folds of her dress she carries a mysterious giant egg. While living on the streets, she encounters a lonesome warrior who has forgotten his past and his purpose and, like the girl, travels aimlessly. Now they journey together, mistrustful of each other whilst sharing in the silence of the city. But who is the little girl? Who is the warrior? And what form of creature lies sleeping inside the egg?

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valondar

Both of these eighties anime works feature incredible imagery, and both feature almost no dialogue. Angel's Egg is a continuous narrative, though an obtuse, symbolic one, while Robot Carnival alternates through a series of shorts which vary from pure visual invention to straightforward storytelling.

Animatrix

Animatrix

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.

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kilrothi

What's that, you say? A set of short animations, completely unrelated save for their basic premise, done by the greatest animators of their time!? Could you be talking about Robot Carnival or the Animatrix? You could! ^_^

Beyond this, however, both deal heavily with exploring the different sides of their premise, each having examples of wonder, humor, action, and fun.

Armitage III Poly-Matrix

Armitage III Poly-Matrix
  • Movie (1 ep x 95 min)
  • 1997

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.

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TheBurningCrow

Armitage 111 Poly-Matrix is a great robot anime movie, that is very high in action. It is not very similar to Robot Carnival, but if you must have robots, this is a great step.

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