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Cis and Duo, a pair of freed minds, practice their skills in an old-fashioned samurai sword-fight. Duo tells Cis that he's tired of living outside the Matrix and he wants her to come with him... and he's not accepting no for an answer.

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Credited cast:
Hedy Burress ... Cis (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Duo (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Kaiser (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kaho Kôda Kaho Kôda ... Cis (voice)
Toshiyuki Morikawa ... Duo (voice)
Shinji Ogawa Shinji Ogawa ... Kaiser (voice)
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Cis, one of the humans who have left The Matrix, is improving her skills in a virtual training program. All of the sudden she is joined by Duo, another human. After some sparring he begins a discussion about every human once in his life having doubts on making the right decision in leaving The Matrix and with it a care free life. He assures nobody can listen to them, since he blocked all communications with the interface. Cis admits she had has doubts, but Duo admits to something even bigger. He wants to return to The Matrix and Cis should come with him, even if she doesn't want to. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Program this!
16 February 2012 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

Two Samurai are tackling a training program. When the digital bad guys are vanquished the man (Duo) tells the woman (Cis) that he wishes to go back to the Matrix and that he should go with her. She disagrees, they clash, one of them loses.

It's a thin premise but saved by nice twist. Ninja Scroll director Yoshiaki Kawajiri brings his usual visual style to the story but it's nothing you haven't seen a hundred times before. The action isn't too exciting and the color schemes are kinda bland.

The Animatrix shorts are mostly good but this one is probably the worst, that's not to say it's terrible, just not that great.


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