The Animatrix

The BEST episodes of The Animatrix

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Straight from the creators of the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy, this collection of short animated films from the world's leading anime directors fuses computer graphics and Japanese anime to provide the background of the Matrix universe and the conflict between man and machines.

Last Updated: 3/16/2022Network: Adult Swim
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Beyond
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8.84
63 votes

#1 - Beyond

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/17/2004

A young girl searching for her cat discovers a haunted house caused by a glitch in the system.

Directors: Kôji Morimoto
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The Second Renaissance Part I
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8.20
97 votes

#2 - The Second Renaissance Part I

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/17/2004

The story behind the war between man and the machines, how mankind scorched the sky, and the creation of the Matrix.

Directors: Mahiro Maeda
Kid's Story
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8.05
116 votes

#3 - Kid's Story

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/17/2004

A teenager is contacted by Neo, and manages to escape the Matrix.

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Final Flight of the Osiris
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7.99
76 votes

#4 - Final Flight of the Osiris

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/17/2004

The crew of the hovercraft Osiris attempt to warn their city of an imminent attack.

Directors: Andrew R. Jones
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Program
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7.91
89 votes

#5 - Program

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/17/2004

Two warriors battle in a samurai training simulation when one decides to betray his crewmates and re-enter the Matrix.

A Detective Story
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7.84
63 votes

#6 - A Detective Story

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/17/2004

Private investigator Ash tracks a hacker named Trinity through the looking glass.

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World Record
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7.66
65 votes

#7 - World Record

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/17/2004

A champion sprinter manages to break free of the Matrix by sheer physical effort during a record attempt.

Directors: Takeshi Koike
The Second Renaissance Part II
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7.66
147 votes

#8 - The Second Renaissance Part II

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/17/2004

The story behind the war between man and the machines, how mankind scorched the sky, and the creation of the Matrix.

Directors: Mahiro Maeda
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Matriculated
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6.19
59 votes

#9 - Matriculated

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/17/2004

A group of humans capture a machine scout and insert it into a 'human matrix'.

Directors: Peter Chung