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Appleseed (1988)

Appurushîdo (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Crime | Video 20 October 1993
In a vast futuristic city, built on the ashes of the third world war, a police officer and her cyborg partner fight terrorism.

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Masako Katsuki ...
Dunan (voice)
Yoshisada Sakaguchi ...
Bularios (voice)
Toshiko Sawada ...
Athena (voice)
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Karon (voice)
Mayumi Shô ...
Hitomi (voice)
Nobuo Iwamoto ...
AJ (voice)
Kumiko Takizawa ...
Nike (voice)
Yûji Mitsuya ...
Yoshi (voice)
Tamio Ôki ...
Nereus (voice)
Mika Doi ...
Fleia (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto ...
Bronx (voice)
Masayuki Omoro ...
Anchor (voice)
Yasunori Matsumoto ...
Cop (voice)
Kenichi Ono ...
Cop (voice)
Yôsuke Akimoto ...
Newsman (voice)
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Officer Deunan Knute and her cyborg partner Briaros Hecatonchires must prevent terrorists from gaining control of the Olympus city computer and causing massive chaos. As they fight to stop the terrorists and preserve their society, the question of who is actually in the right--their society, or the "terrorists"--continues to arise. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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There is a live action commercial/test footage at the end with Dunan and Briareos driving around in a jeep on the 1994 laserdisc from Bandai / Emotion. See more »

Quotes

Deunan: What the hell's going on?
Brialeos Hecatombcales: I heard Hitomi in that truck!
Deunan: What?
Brialeos Hecatombcales: Remember, we're looking for a crooked cop!
Deunan: What? You can't mean Karon! I don't believe it!
Brialeos Hecatombcales: We know he thinks Olympus murdered his wife!
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Crystal Celebration
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Not as good as the manga..no Snake Pliskin..COUGH!
15 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pretty decent for his early work and no Kokaku Kidotai without it, and gets an 2 points extra for the easter eggs. For Shirow definitely a rung in the ladder. I am biased as a Shirow fan but this was a big step from Dirty Pair which was what I knew of him. Violent fun with a porno soundtrack! You cannot help but notice that. I know people appreciate him for Ghost in the Shell..but all of the deep spiritual overtones were dealt with in Appleseed. ESWAT killing terrorists, the struggle for humans to stay viable as bioroids phase them out, and Deunan staying thin despite her intake of junk food. Definitely like the characters even the traitor..and I do not know why.


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