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Armitage III

Armitage III

Alternative Titles

English: Armitage III
Japanese: アミテージ・ザ・サード

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 25, 1995 to Nov 25, 1995
Duration: 34 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.231 (scored by 6361 users)
Ranked: #24262
Popularity: #2050
Members: 11,827
Favorites: 54
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Synopsis

The year is 2046. Detective Ross Sylibus is transferred to Mars when a country singer on her flight is murdered. Making matters more complicated is that the singer is a "Third"—a robot that looks and feels like a human. Sylibus is partnered with Armitage—a beautiful female cop with a bad attitude. As they investigate the murder of the singer and other women on Mars, they uncover a conspiracy that can have them both killed by the Martian government.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Armitage III
Sequel: Armitage III Dual-Matrix
Summary: Armitage III Polymatrix

Characters & Voice Actors

Armitage, Naomi
Armitage, Naomi
Main
Kasahara, Hiroko
Japanese
Kasahara, Hiroko
Lenghi, Laura
Italian
Lenghi, Laura
...
D'anclaude, René
D'anclaude, René
Main
Nakao, Ryuusei
Japanese
Nakao, Ryuusei
Woren, Dan
English
Woren, Dan
...
Sylibus, Ross
Sylibus, Ross
Main
Stellrecht, Skip
English
Stellrecht, Skip
Rossi, Massimo
Italian
Rossi, Massimo
...
Asakura
Asakura
Supporting
Stigler, Barry
English
Stigler, Barry
Shima, Shunsuke
Japanese
Shima, Shunsuke

Staff

Hasegawa, Yasuo
Producer
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Konaka, Chiaki
Script, Screenplay, Original Creator
Kasahara, Hiroko
Theme Song Performance



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Aug 21, 2009
Archaeon
I will admit that I'm a fan of cyberpunk in its many forms, from novels by the likes of William Gibson and Iain Banks to movies like Blade Runner and Mad Max. As a child of the 80s, these were mainstays in my entertainment repertoire. By the time Armitage III was released in February 1995, I had already been exposed to titles such as Appleseed, Battle Angel Alita, Cyber City Oedo 808, Genocyber, AD Police Files, and those classics Akira and the Bubblegum series.

Now, given the time of it's release, much of the hype of that moment centred around the forthcoming Ghost in the Shell, read more
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Apr 15, 2013
Toucanbird
Armitage III: Where's Armitage 1 and 2?

Okay, so let me get this straight...it's 1995. There's this anime about a hot, skimpily dressed cybernetic police officer with her large, strong as hell partner trying to stop a terrorist that's trying to shake the political scales of the world in the distant, but not too distant future? Oh, Ghost In The Shell, right? Well, you're half-right, but the anime I'm referring to is a 4 episode OVA called Armitage III...which in all actuality came out before Ghost In The Shell.

At any rate, the plot revolves around a former Chicago police officer named Ross Sylibus, who is read more
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Mar 21, 2011
bloodlover
The story is focused on two cops, Ross and Armitage as they try to discover the reason behind all the chaos. At times I was under the impression that it is maybe too much influenced by Hollywood movies such as Blade Runner or AI but in the end, the story is well constructed and presented through the 4 OVA's. This is well explained with the use of the great animations. This came out in 1995 and it looks amazing for its time. The high amount of details is very impressive and you can see another anime that influenced The Matrix with the now famous green read more
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Feb 14, 2008
DARGONTeraAlpha
Humans from Earth who created androids known as the "Second Types" colonize mars. People on Mars eventually become paranoid about these very human looking androids, causing riots and lynch mobs to burn the "Second Types" in mass quantities. The androids begin to resist the only way they can, by evolving into a new class of Android the "Thirds". A group of these "Third Types" begin to murder humans in retaliation for the way their kind is treated. The "Thirds" are soon classified as unlicensed androids, for the simple fact that they not only look, but act exactly like human beings.


Upon arriving on Mars Detective read more
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Recommendations

Another cyberpunk anime with a cyborg heroine as the lead role.
Armitage came out around the same time as GITS and was therefor completely overshadowed by GITS' huge success. Both series have stacked intelligent heroins that excel in combat and who are members of a policing force and both have strong muscle bound male leads that play the important balancing role. Both fall into the "Cyber Punk" genre and both ask many of the same questions regarding the questions of what makes us human and the very definition of life.

However, One key difference is in how they approach these same philosophical questions. While GITS uses Motoko (a cyborg) to search for life inside the digital machine world, Armitage uses Naomi (an android) to search for life inside herself.

Don't let this series pass you by.
Some characters are not as human as they appear to be. Major characters spend the whole show trying to learn what is really going on.
Short cyberpunk story´s, simmilair animation , the whole pakage is there, mis-use of technology, filthy villians, cybercrime, blood, dark background story, and cultclassics! there u have it!
In fact I wonder how I cannot notice the similarity from th very beginning?!
Firstly, they both involve police and detective job, and their tasks are really far from ordinary ones.
Secondly, the characters are very alike. Male characters are both in some kind of surbodance to their partners, they are both hulk types. Women are bold, even risky depending on their partners a lot, though the latter might not notice that.
Thus, if you like the pairing, police atmosphere and unusual cases watch both.
Both titles are of the cyberpunk genre and feature lavishly-designed futuristic worlds. The protagonists are young cyborg/technologically-enhanced women on a mission to unlock the clandestine reasons for their existences. These ladies have the capacity to be killing machines, yet through their experiences in a fateful partnership, prove they can love as well as they can fight.

Opening Theme

"Main Theme" by Hiroyuki Namba

Ending Theme

#01: "Ii Yume o Omoidesenai (いい夢を思い出せない)" by Hiroko Kasahara (eps 1-3)
#02: "I've Got It" by Hiroko Kasahara (ep 4)
#E1: "Phantom World" by Hiroko Kasahara [English dub] (eps 1-3)
#E2: "I've Got It" (English version) by Sharyn Scott [English dub] (ep 4)

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