In 2001, Dan Grendell was contracted by Guardians of Orders to write a sourcebook about the Armitage III animes. Like many publishing projects, the book ended up not being printed. However, all is not lost, as fans of Armitage and the BESM game will be able to enjoy much of what would have been in the book here on the web.
Armitage III is a recognized anime classic in the cyberpunk genre. Set in the year 2179, it is a fast-paced storyline about robots impersonating human beings but at its heart explores the question of what truly defines humanity. However, if one isn't interested in weighty issues, there's plenty of action to distract you. Armitage III has it all--beautiful animation, interesting plots and sub-plots, intriguing themes, and engaging characters, in addition to giant robots, gunfights, and romance.