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
Producers: Pioneer LDC
Studios: AIC
Source: Original
Duration: 34 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

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


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)




More reviewsReviews

Aug 21, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
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
Dec 16, 2017
Gundroog (All reviews)
Armitage III is a good example of how important execution is now matter what concept you're working with. At the core this is a standard cyberpunk romp about the complex role of ever improving technology in human society, in this particular case it's about incredibly advanced androids that are not much different from humans in their make-up and functions. I don't think there's much wrong with the plot since story is not the highlight this time and more of a vehicle for stylized action that's occasionally mixed with some noir and drama.

Art\animation - I'm not quite sure who did the character designs for this show read more
Jul 13, 2018
Krunchyman (All reviews)
“I wish I had no brain to think and worry.” — Naomi Armitage

Ah, the age-old dilemma of being human (or a robot emulating a human), that which separates us from the animal kingdom — namely being, our superior cognitive abilities — is the same variable that alienates us, as well. We have the capability of creating fantastic technological instruments to ease our lives, yet those same instruments have the ability to “replace” our intended “purpose” of existence. From a biological perspective, we tend to believe in passing on our genes to future generations in a process known as procreation. The sense read more
Mar 21, 2011
bloodlover (All reviews)
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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