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The Animatrix

The Animatrix

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Synonyms: Beyond, Detective Story, Matriculated, Program, The Second Renaissance, Final Flight of the Osiris, World Record, Kid's Story
Japanese: アニマトリックス


Type: OVA
Episodes: 9
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 3, 2003
Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Duration: 10 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 7.371 (scored by 14751 users)
Ranked: #18482
Popularity: #920
Members: 31,289
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Mar 29, 2010
Anthologies of animated shorts based on Western properties have become something a big deal. In the past two years we've seen both Batman and Halo get this treatment, as well as the videogame Dante's Inferno. However, the Animatrix is still the gold standard of such works, even going so far as to outshine some of its source material.

The secret for the Animatrix's success is the talent that was poured into it. Some of the creative minds that worked on it include Mahiro Maeda (Gankutsuou), Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Ninja Scroll), and Shinichirō Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop), in addition to some up-and-coming talents as well.

While the read more
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Mar 9, 2008
This review is for Beyond.

From a Matrix fan's point of view, I feel it's one of the weaker pieces of the collection. It wouldn't be able to really stand well on its own because there's not enough substance. However, in tandem with the rest of the shorts, I think it gives an interesting view into how the Matrix affects "normal" people's lives. It displays the extent of the Agents' and Machines' control over even the most seemingly innocuous areas of the system.

The art and animation were done quite well by Koji Morimoto, who did the art direction for Akira. The characters were a bit read more
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Apr 19, 2014
It’s rather hard to talk about a show like this because it’s mostly like a range of different episodes. They may all contain the Matrix like style but there really isn’t much that connects them. From the story to the animation, each part is different and told in its own way. The movie gets more and more confusing as the stories keep going, making it hard to get what is going on. There isn’t an indication of if you are inside the Matrix or outside it. All I could understand was how pretty the animations were at points and how ‘crappy’ they were in others. read more
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Feb 6, 2008
This review is for Beyond.

This wasn't really matrix related...the matrix was involved but it seemed fairly irrelevent.

This was pretty plain, few strange happenings because of the matrix, nothing special...

Animation was nice and detailed, added a decent touch, if the animation wasnt up to scratch i don't think i'd have carried on watching it...but hey it's only 10 minutes...

Sound wasn't bad either...the sound and animation was the best part about this animatrix.

I personally found the characters really boring and nothing good was really happpening...

Was hoping I wouldnt have to say this but I hope this was just an odd filler and not running out of ideas read more
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Feb 17, 2013
The episodes of this series are completely irrelevant. They add nothing to the Matrix franchise and have no relation between them. The name "Matrix" was used to sell this thing that looks like filler or a very disappointing spin-off. I lost time of my life watching it.
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