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Armitage III: Poly Matrix (1997)

Video  -  Animation | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  4 August 1997 (USA)
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A policeman, Ross Sylibus, is assigned to a unit on a Martian colony, to find that women are being murdered by a psychotic named D'anclaude. He is assigned a very unorthodox partner named ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Armitage (voice)
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Ross (voice)
Dan Woren ...
D'Anclaude (voice)
Wanda Nowicki ...
Julian (voice)
Mike Reynolds ...
Randolph (voice)
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Eddie (voice)
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Chris (voice)
Barry Stigler ...
Asakura (voice)
Doug Stone ...
Coroner (voice)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ...
Kelly (voice) (as Dorothy Fahn)
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Manager (voice) (as Steven Blum)
Riva Spier ...
Jessica Manning (voice)
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Rosalind (voice)
Debra Rogers ...
Model (voice) (as Debbie Rogers)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Bulen ...
Salesman (voice)
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A policeman, Ross Sylibus, is assigned to a unit on a Martian colony, to find that women are being murdered by a psychotic named D'anclaude. He is assigned a very unorthodox partner named Naomi Armitage, who seems to have links to the victims. To stir things up more, every victim is found to be an illegally made third-generation android, built to be almost perfect replications of humans. It becomes a race against time when the government attempts to cover up the existence of the 'Third Types', and eliminate the only ones with the evidence. And even more importantly, why are the Thirds created to be so similar to humans, even to the extent of being indistinguishable from them on every level, mentally and biologically? Written by Chris McFadden <admthorilson@unspacy.org>

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If mankind hates me...then why did they create me?


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Armitage III: Polymatrix  »

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The Region 1 DVD from Geneon was one of the few releases from the company to feature THX-certified audio and video. See more »

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Armitage: If humans didn't want me, why did they create me?
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10 February 2003 | by (IL, USA) – See all my reviews

Armitage has long been one of my favorite animes. It's hard to describe much of the story without giving away at least small bits of the plot, I'll be rather brief. The basics of the story is about a cop, Ross, who travels to Mars and meets a female officer named Naomi Armitage. They get involved in solving a murder case involving a famous country singer.

The singer is found to be, shockingly, a machine. Issues are brought up about robots and the rights of machines. The robots are divided into various types, Seconds and the rumored mysterious Thirds take center stage. Many questions are raised and debated as the story progresses, it's very well written and thought out.

Ross himself is pretty much a normal Earth cop. He's calm and calculating where Naomi is quicker to act and fight. They make quite a great team. Ross pretty much gets dragged into the whole mess and keeps things well grounded. He stays cool under pressure and generally makes for one tough cop. Naomi is from the very outset a hardcore energetic fighter. She gets the job done using her own methods and lets no one stand in her way. If you make it through this movie without a soft spot for Naomi, you need to watch it again.

As the story progresses, clues appear and we dig deeper into the backgrounds of Ross and Naomi. The characters forge a friendship with new characters and enemies become clear and yet mysteries shroud everything. It will keep you guessing all the way through.

All in all, It's a very interesting anime that has managed to stay one of my absolute favorites for many years. It's well written, has plenty of action, and very memorable main characters. If you've never seen it, give it a shot. You'll have a great time.

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