Armitage III OVAs

Rating: 3½ Rampages Armitage

Mars has been colonized by Earth, populated by humans and "Second Type" robots (designed to perform the menial tasks humans won't do). Then there are the "Third Types" (illegal humanoid robots designed by a nationalist force to look and behave exactly like humans) living undetected among the Martian population as citizens, until one man, Rene D'anclaude, declares war on the "Thirds," starting a massacre in a vow to destroy them all.

That's where she comes in. She's Naomi Armitage. A cyber-punk cop in hot pants, with an attitude as deadly as her gun. She's also a "Third," and her fight against D'anclaude is a fight for her survival. Her partner, Ross Sylibus, lost his partner at the hands of a cybernetic killer and hates robots. Ross must face this prejudice when he is injured and received cybernetic limb replacements, bringing him closer to becoming one of the monsters he abhors. He begins to realize that being human is more than just flesh and blood and joins Armitage in her fight against D'anclaude and her quest to discover the mystery of why the "Third Type" was created. Armitage and Ross are brought together in a bond of love and hope as their journey uncovers a secret that could destroy two worlds!

Very cyberpunkish, and wonderfully drawn, this is one nice piece of eye candy. The story isnít exactly original, but its still quite good, and the music is very nice and futuristic. A good series overall.

Armitage III: Polymatrix

Rating: 3 Rampages

Pretty much the same story as the OVA, but with many parts cut out to make it feature length. Only released as a dub (a pretty good one too) it still has the fantastic art of the OVA, but lacks quite a few important parts. Still a very good story and worth the money.

Available subtitled or dubbed through Pioneer Animation.

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