Kôkaku Kidôtai (1995)
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How can't you see anything human in this movie? guy down here is just exagerating. I think it's a good Sci-fi story about what does it really make us humans?
And isn't a " super complicated plot" come on, it's the same old big-corporation-doing-dirty-stuff-plot; really simple plot, huge stuff to think about.
And, obviously, really great visuals.
I just finished reading Neuromancer, and wanted nothing more than to see a visualized version of it. Absurdly, decades after the novel first paved the way for cyberpunk, a movie version has yet to be made. This animated film is more than a sufficient substitute, however - dealing with many of the same themes (downloaded consciousness, artificial intelligence, computerized society, the cyborg, etc). Some great action sequences as well!
Matrix was inspired by Kôkaku Kidôtai.
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This movie ranks #4 in Paste's The 100 Best Anime Movies of All Time
This movie ranks #35 in Animation
This movie ranks #35 in 100 Science Fiction Films (BFI Screen Guide)
This movie ranks #36 in Independent
This movie ranks #38 in Top 100 Animated Features of All Time
This movie ranks #46 in Sci-fi
This movie ranks #64 in The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies
This movie ranks #97 in The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema
This movie ranks #199 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
This movie ranks #261 in Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
This movie ranks #493 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #1132 in Doubling the Canon