From the creators of The Matrix trilogy, this groundbreaking choice of nine short films from seven of the world’s leading anime directors provides a visionary fusion of CG-Animatrion and Japanese anime.
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Matrix creator-directors Larry and Andy Wachowski commissioned seven artists from Japan, The united states and Korea to make nine short films set on the planet in their feature trilogy. One of the vital top anime directors contributed to this anthology, including Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Ninja Scroll), Koji Morimoto (Robot Carnival), and Shinchiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop). One of the vital films tie straight away into the narrative of the live-action movies. Drawn in a style paying homage to Jean “Moebius” Giraud, Mahiro Maeda’s The Second Renaissance (Part I & Part II) depicts the human-machine wars that caused the enslavement of humanity and the creation of the Matrix. The duel between two flamboyantly costumed Kabuki warriors in Kawajiri’s Program is an expanded version of the cybernetic training Neo (Keanu Reeves) undergoes within the first Matrix film. Watanabe evokes the look of old newspaper photographs in A Detective Story, which falls outdoor the storyline of the features. Fast-paced, violent and grim, The Animatrix is an uneven but intriguing compilation that represents a new level within the ongoing cross-pollination between Japanese animation and American live action. (Not rated, suitable for ages 16 and older: considerable violence, violence against women, grotesque imagery, brief nudity, alcohol use) –Charles Solomon