Ranked #2429

Armitage III

Alternative Titles

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


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


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Ranked: #24292
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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)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Armitage, Naomi
Armitage, Naomi
Kasahara, Hiroko
Kasahara, Hiroko
D'anclaude, René
D'anclaude, René
Nakao, Ryuusei
Nakao, Ryuusei
Sylibus, Ross
Sylibus, Ross
Masutani, Yasunori
Masutani, Yasunori
Moore, Julian
Moore, Julian
Ogata, Megumi
Ogata, Megumi


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

More episodes Episodes(4/4)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Electro Blood
Electro Blood (Electro Blood)
Feb 25, 1995
2 Flesh & Stone
Flesh & Stone (Flesh & Stone)
Apr 21, 1995
3 Heart Core
Heart Core (Heart Core)
Jun 25, 1995
4 Bit of Love
Bit of Love (Bit of Love)
Nov 25, 1995

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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Aug 21, 2009
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
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
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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Jul 20, 2013
I have a great nostalgia for Armitage III (OVA), for it is among the first anime I had seen, having found an abandoned copy on VHS in a dorm room in 1995 (its year of release). I'm not sure it is possible for me to distance myself from that bit of affection in writing a review, but I have seen it many times since and it remains among my favourite and most esteemed works. Not for its story or art, in which it has surely been outdone by others, but for its sheer visceral feeling.

To clarify, I must make two suggestions. The first is read more
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