This applies to the Animatrix in general. It's another compilation of short stories based on an existing property, each with its own style and all. Works out quite well as the Matrix is largely inspired by anime.
If you like both franchises, Matrix and Halo, then you'll probably enjoy Halo Legends if you enjoyed Animatrix or vice versa. The films have very similar concepts. They are both collections of short films that explore more deeply some of the nuances of these universes. They each provide short films that go deeper into the history of the universes they take place in, and also provide more personal stories regarding the kinds of people who live in these universes. They both offer a variety of story types and art styles about a variety of different kinds of people. Definitely, recommend one or the other to some one who enjoyed one of these. The only caveat is that one would have to have an interest in the franchise to enjoy it because these short films are meant to give a deeper look into a universe of which you would hopefully already understand the premise. read more
Both are a collection of short stories that take place within a franchise of American origin, with stories that are written & directed by Japanese creators. They were also both released in-between the first and second films in a trilogy. I also feel like the art and presentation in both of them have a similarly dark, pulpy tone.
“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?”
Serial Experiments Lain and the Matrix franchise share the same themes:
What is reality? Can we trust in what our senses tell us? Is there another reality beyond that we can see?
Black Out 2022, and "The Second Renaissance" part of The Animatrix, are about the struggle of synthetic people against oppression. Scenes in both show violent human mobs attacking and destroying synthetics in the streets, with particular attention given to a synthetic girl apparently created to be used for sex. The synthetics then rise up against humanity.
+ A new virtual world created inside network, which allows people to perform normal activities like in the real world. But an incident began to disrupt the peace of this new utopia.
+ MC originally live inside this "virtual world" but decided to leaving because she/he know that world is not real (Animatrix Episode 4)
+ Also we can see how relationship between human & robot can be made (Animatrix Episode 9)
One segment of The Animatrix is World Record - which, like Redline, has the name Takeshi Koike listed as director. Both titles share the same overall style. But while Redline can be viewed as its own self-contained story (with the Trava OVA as a sideshow), World Record does require some knowledge of the Matrix film series (whether from the main movies or the other Animatrix shorts) to fully appreciate.
A compilation package that contains several animation video from different studio or staff. Each video featuring different style animation, which some of them have some connection with original series (Example : The Matrix & Evangelion) or rather completely original animation.
+ Figthing in virtual reality world
+ CGI movie (The Animatrix 1st Arc is CGI movie if you don't know)
+ The animatrix is much more darker, violent, and heavy atmoshpere compared to .hack//
Reffering to the 2nd Renessance and Detecive Story for the most part here. The two shows have certain styalistic touches in common and the bleak portrait of the future is similar enough in the two to reccommend but not so similar you'll feel like they copied eachother. =)
Imagine if The Animatrix was mixed with Eve no Jikan (heavily influenced by Isaac Asimov). The result would be Baton. Its science fiction story mixed with light inter robotic romance budding from a robot's existentialism sets this anime apart from bland Shounen and fanservice plagued anime released in the past few years.
The Wachowski brothers, makers of the The Matrix trilogy, have commented on the influence of the first Ghost in the Shell film, directed by Mamoru Oshii, on The Matrix. Producer Joel Silver also stated in an interview on the The Animatrix DVD that he was shown the Ghost in the Shell movie during a pitch from the Wachowski brothers to indicate the style and look of the film they wanted for The Matrix
There is similarities in these OVA's/movies... They are both in parts with similar arts and stories about possible future, therefore I highly recommend it if u like anime that deal with possible future destruction, if u search to watch different arts in one anime or if u are fan of Matrix (this counts for Animatrix).
Karas has proper storyline, while Animatrix is several divided stories, they may seem very different at the beginning, but Karas gets very Matrix-ish later in the series (men vs machines + mechanical tentacles)