Armitage III Series, OVA
Armitage III Scans
I love this series. It has high replay value, an enjoyable cast, the cyberpunk feel and aesthetic, and a proper story. It didn't portray itself as something jaw-droppingly amazing, but a good series to watch. And, happily, it is. I enjoyed it quite a bit. There wasn't much navel-gazing, sadly, but there was a great take on what it means to be and feel human. I liked that.
Wow. I'm going to have to watch it again tonight. It really is that good, and watching it, anyone could see why.
Pretty good OVA series, I like how it goes into what a cybernetic being such as Armitage herself asking the question "If they (humans) hate us so much, then why did they create us?!", it's a pretty powerful statement and shows the depths of her character and shows that she is more than a machine. I love how she has a fiery, interesting personality and the relationship she has with Ross is a special one that I love as well. I enjoyed Hiroko Kasahara's performance as the title character from the original OVA, from someone who usually does characters with a gentle persona such as Kasahara...she did a great job in performing a more hardcore character. I wish Kasahara was a more prolific seiyuu, she's certainly one of the better ones as she has great range and possesses a fine acting and singing talent.
First anime I owned, and the first I loved. It isn't recent, but it's still quite good. Be sure to watch the OVA -- it makes more sense than the movie, which was the OVA with deleted/added scenes to make it shorter.
The sequel was alright. It wasn't what I was looking for, but still quite enjoyable as an action flick.
Both series have very nice OSTs, as well.