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The Animatrix

Alternative Titles

English: The Animatrix
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
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Warner Bros. Japan
Studios: Madhouse, Studio 4°C
Source: Other
Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Duration: 10 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.321 (scored by 27,315 users)
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Ranked: #24562
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1642
Members: 56,530
Favorites: 207


Both Animatrix and Halo Legends are based on US material and have a similiar structure, with each episode having a unique style and represents its own story. 
report Recommended by MinorDespera
Both are anime made up of shorter segments meant to explain the gap between feature films. 
report Recommended by AfterGlow
“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?  
report Recommended by BDL
Two anthological sci-fi anime, which explore similar existential concepts. 
report Recommended by madfrieza
It has a similar story line with a system they hook up to with the ablilty of changiong reality.  
report Recommended by AniHero
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. 
report Recommended by nDroae
Similarity : + Action-Adventure anime set in Virtual World Different : + Animatrix is more dark & mature compared to webdiver  
report Recommended by Shunaria
+ 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)  
report Recommended by Shunaria
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. 
report Recommended by Quetzal_dactylus
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.  
report Recommended by Shunaria
Visually stunning. Purpose and bending of reality. Control the dream world. 
report Recommended by pllplp
Similarity : + Figthing in virtual reality world + CGI movie (The Animatrix 1st Arc is CGI movie if you don't know) Different : + The animatrix is much more darker, violent, and heavy atmoshpere compared to .hack//  
report Recommended by Shunaria
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. =) 
report Recommended by Hari
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.  
report Recommended by arimakenshin
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 
report Recommended by David-Xanatos
Similar animation style - Festival animation. And a very nice story. 
report Recommended by Umasuki
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). 
report Recommended by Shwele
MSMM follows The Matrix series in the way it deals with matters of hope and faith. There are some more outright similarities, but no spoilers here. 
report Recommended by Forion
Very much the same premise, a bunch of kids find glitches in a program that is connected to the real world. 
report Recommended by Blaem
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) 
report Recommended by helensan
World record, and Kid's Story share a similar art and animation style. Even though unrelated story wise, if you enjoyed the art from one you will enjoy the other as well. 
report Recommended by kibak