Armitage III: Poly-Matrix

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Synonyms: Armitage III Poly-Matrix, Armitage III the Movie: Poly-Matrix, Armitage III: Poly Matrix
Japanese: アミテージ・ザ・サード POLY-MATRIX
Spanish: Armitage III
French: Armitage III
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 20, 1996
Producers: Pioneer LDC
Studios: AIC
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: DetectiveDetective, MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 1 hr. 32 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


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Ranked: #39612
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Popularity: #5378
Members: 16,040
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In the year 2046 humans are moving away from using robots and begin to trust them less and less. In this time life becomes very perilous for the beings known as seconds. The seconds are the most recent line of robots, as far as the public knows. This is the world Detective Ross Sylibus lives in. Detective Sylibus is transferred to Mars by his request after his partner was killed by a robot. As he arrives he falls headfirst into a murder where a country singer on his flight was murdered. He steps off the plane and watches as a scene unfolds and he meets his partner, Armitage a female cop with a major attitude. A rash of murders begins when yet more women are killed. As the investigation is continued a secret is uncovered. There is another line of robots known as Thirds. More and more Thirds turn up missing, as a serial killer who is intent on wiping out all the Thirds runs rampant. Armitage in her quest to put the murderer to justice reveals a secret. She herself is a Third.

(Source: ANN, edited)

Characters & Voice Actors


Morijiri, Kazuaki
Ochi, Hiroyuki
Director, Episode Director
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Satou, Takuya
Episode Director


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Ending Theme

"Multi-Matrix" by Hiroyuki Namba.


Dec 2, 2012
Considered to be a classic cyberpunk anime, it introduced a wave of cyberpunk and anime fans when this movie was released in 1995. However, it got overshadowed by Ghost In The Shell, which in the US became such a well-known anime movie but Armitage III had strong popularity in Japan, so that kinda counts. Armitage III Poly-Matrix is a must-see anime film for all cyberpunk and anime fans who missed this gem a long time ago.

Welcome to the year 2046. The Earth became overpopulated and therefore, mankind created a colonization in Mars with the help of first type" androids and built the city of Saint ...
May 15, 2012
A product of the early 90's cyber-punk craze, Armitage the Third, like many other cyber-punk movies of the time, focused on robot/human relations and questions about what constituted as being human.

The artwork is hand drawn in painstaking detail, as CGI was in it's infancy at the time, so the background artwork is very rich and complex. The main characters in the American dub were voiced by people who were A-list stars at the time, so you can expect great voice acting.

One last word of warning though: Like many cyber-punk movies of the time, nudity and ultra-violence is prevalent throughout the movie. Certain naughty bits appear ...
Jan 16, 2021
Trying not to be biased here, because time has changed my tastes somewhat and other opinions have made me think about it harder than I originally did, so this is tainted. Probably not the right word, but we'll roll with that.

On the surface we have a standard cyberpunk cop story set on Mars, with Naomi Armitage meeting her new partner, Ross Syllabus. He's a cyborg with a deep disdain for electronic lifeforms, and it turns out she is secretly the next big step in that direction.

And looking back this where it's issues lie. An android capable of human conception? ...

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